Monday, October 14, 2013

New Beauty Products I'm Loving

Life has been VERY busy in the last month since I picked up a side job of making newsletters for a psychology website. It seems like I spend the majority of every weekday in my office chair in front of my laptop. I'm spending more time working than doing much of anything else, which has made for a suddenly boring blog. Not much time to do cool things and then take pictures of/write about said cool things. Hopefully I'll get the hang of this soon and find a better balance between working/living/blogging.

In the meantime, I have had time to make the occasional trip to London Drugs or 4th Ave for a random beauty product or two. Here are a few products I've gotten recently that I'm super pleased with:

Davines Melu Conditioner
I received a sample of this anti-breakage hair conditioner the last time I went into Canvas Salon for a haircut at the beginning of the summer. [As an aside, I've seen Quyen for haircuts at Canvas twice now and have been happy with the results each time.] The conditioner made my hair feel fan-freaking-tastic. I don't normally ever splurge on expensive hair products (or any products, really), but my hair has really been feeling like crap lately - dry, unhealthy, and breaking like crazy. So I headed up the hill to 4th Ave to scoop up a full sized version of this miracle conditioner for about $33 from Canvas.

Davine's Melu Conditioner, Mellow, Anti-Breakage Lustrous Conditioner
This conditioner makes my hair feel completely quenched - and SO much stronger and healthier. After shampooing, I just work a 4-finger-scoop of this Melu conditioner into the ends of my hair and then work it upwards, so that I end up using the least amount of product on the roots of my hair. Since our scalps are naturally oily, there's less need to use conditioner up there. I keep massaging the conditioner into my strands for a few minutes, then comb through it with a wide-toothed comb before rinsing it all out. And bam - instant hair model shit. I would definitely say this conditioner is worth the cost - I feel I've done my hair a huge fave.  

Davine's Melu Conditioner

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Gloss in Sunbaked
I got this lip gloss in my #blogvancity swag bag and it's one of my favorite items from the bag. It's a beautiful sunbaked berry color that is perfect for my skin tone for fall. This gloss has a really nice color pay off, though I do have to reapply every couple of hours - or after sipping on something.

Revlon ColorBurst, lip gloss, Sunbaked

I like the doe-foot applicator because you can adjust its width by rotating it, 
which makes application easier and more precise:

Revlon ColorBurst, lip gloss, Sunbaked, doe foot applicator

Revlon ColorBurst, lip gloss, Sunbaked, doe foot applicator

I love pairing Sunbaked with this other Revlon lip product I already owned - 
a Super Lustrous Lipstick in the color Blushing Mauve: 

Revlon ColorBurst, lip gloss, Sunbaked, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Blushing Mauve

Revlon ColorBurst, lip gloss, Sunbaked, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Blushing Mauve

eos Pomegranate Raspberry Lip Balm
My eyes are always drawn to the eos lip balm displays in stores because there always seems to be a new flavor that I haven't seen before. After standing in front of the display at London Drugs for a few minutes, trying to decide between the Pomegranate Raspberry balm and the Blueberry Acai balm, I decided that the raspberry one would be the flavor I'd probably use the most.

eos lip balm smooth sphere, Pomegranate Raspberry

So glad I chose this one! It tastes yummy, yeah - but it FEELS awesome! It makes my lips feel soooo buttery smooth. It might be replacing the Sweet Mint as my favorite of all the eos lip balms I own.

eos lip balm smooth sphere, Pomegranate Raspberry
Have you picked up any new beauty products lately that are really working for you? Have you tried any of the ones I've listed here?

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{Disclaimer: I received the Revlon Color Burst lip gloss for free as part of a swag bag 
from a blogger event, but all opinions are MINE - ALL MIIIINE!!!!! MUAHAHAHA!!!}


  1. Love the lipgloss color!

  2. I totally feel you - it's hard to find the time to blog sometimes! I find that waking up early helps. There really aren't enough hours in a day though!
    Also - that lipgloss color is so pretty!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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