Beauty · canadians · cruelty-free · Makeup

Maison Jacynthe | New Fluid Foundation, Nail Polish & Highlighter

Maison Jacynthe Makeup

Cruelty-Free Makeup

Hi friends, I’m super excited to present three new makeup products from the awesome Maison Jacynthe. They graciously sent their new nail polish, fluid foundation & highlighter for me to review and share my thoughts and appreciation (no strings attach & #notsponsered)!

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to work with this ALL NATURAL & CRUELTY-FREE Quebec-based company, founded by the inspiring Jacynthe René. I was so impressed by her makeup line and fell immediately in love with their Blush in Juliette (02), an absolute marvel (You can read about their eyeshadow, blush and bronzer HERE).

Before I dig into today’s products, I would invite you to visit their beautiful website (Maison Jacynthe), both in English and French, and discover that ever-growing wellness brand, their nature-oriented skincare, books, perfume and makeup that are developed with care for women of all ages!


Maison Jacynthe Nail Polishes

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

The nail polish that I selected is in the color Taormina (Taormina is a commune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Messina, on the east coast of Sicily, Italy). After my first application, I was madly in love with the formula and mostly the color. If their was a “Ingrid” shade, it’s Taormina, which is the prettiest taupy/ mauvy ever made. TOTALLY a Fall & Winter must-have!

Her nail polish line also includes a base and a top coat, plus 10 vibrant additional shades. I foresee myself buying Portofino, ideal for Summer months.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I rarely wear polishes on my fingernails (except clear ones since I’m so brutal with all the gardening and my outdoorsy activities) but I wouldn’t be caught dead not wearing polishes on my toenails at any giving time. I feel very confortable to recommend these nail polishes: the formula is so long wearing and this colour so rich; you barely need a second coat. I’m just IN LOVE with Taormina (probably would be IN LOVE with the town also)!!!!!

Pricing: 14$CND


Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundations

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Honestly, my first impression was not a positive one at all. The coverage was way too light to cover my uneven skin (sun spots, acne scars & redness). But, after getting my usual coffee fix, I looked in the mirror to apply the rest of my makeup, and found my face to be radiant and beautifully glowy. This product is the ultimate foundation for a natural makeup day, aka a “no makeup, makeup day”!

What I love:

My shade, Beige Ivoire (01), is perfect for my light complexion. To be noted, that the color has a yellow undertone, which is great for me since I despise pink undertones.

In my honest opinion, this fluid foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin women since it has the most natural dewy finish (not to be confused with greasy!)

You do have to shake the bottle prior to application since it contains oils.

The packaging is super elegant and very practical with its pump and glass container (Hip Hip Hooray …. ) and sturdy enough for traveling purposes.

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Weirdly enough, this foundation smells AMAZING!! I’m CRAZY about the unique scent! If I might add, each product tested from this brand smells great, probably the result of all those natural ingredients.

As previously mentioned, the coverage is light – I cannot build it to a full coverage or even a medium one,

After 10 hours, it doesn’t look cakey or as not settle in my fine lines,

This product is made in Italy,

The only downside is that there are ONLY 5 shades available.

I wasn’t expecting to be blown away, but in all modesty, I look damn good with just this Fluid Foundation, a Bronzer and one of my many coral glosses. Also, may I remind you that it also smells ridiculously good…

Pricing: 46$CND for 1.01 fl oz


Maison Jacynthe Highlighters

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

If you like crazy pigmented highlighters then look no further, Maison Jacynthe has you covered.

What I love:

A little goes a very long way, this little number is PIGMENTED,

It blends like a charm and doesn’t emphasize the textures of my skin,

Depending on your mood, the occasion or you preferred look, this formula gives either a nice light shimmer or an intense one, but it doesn’t contain glitters. To my makeup addict friends out there, these highlighters remind me of the Dior Skin Nude Air Luminizer Powder, but in a cruelty-free & cheaper version…

I have to write about the scent again since I’m obsessed,

Luna Rose (02) is more golden than pink but there is however a very discret pink shift. Lovely product for the highlighters fan out there!

Pricing: 33$CND


Maison Jacynthe Compacts

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

As much as I REALLY enjoy these 3 new makeup products, I’m going gaga about their  compacts. Beautifully design and truly unique, these compacts are also very practical since you can interchange products as the season changes or simply for traveling.

Pricing: The compacts are sold separately 17$CND (for the medium) & 29$CND for the larger ones.

Maison Jacynthe New Makeup 2017

Maison Jacinthe’s natural & cruelty-free products can be found on her online boutique and in many other retailers in the province of Quebec. More info HERE.


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Beauty · cruelty-free · Favorites · Makeup · Skin Care

October Favorites (2016) │Makeup & Skincare

Where did October go? I say this each month but truly, time flies so fast, it’s just unbelievable. While I’m writing this, flurries are falling, our remaining coloured leaves are falling and, my morale is falling!! Our breathtaking autumn decor is a thing of the past and I see winter coming, slowly but oh so surely.

I don’t do favorites each month since honestly, I don’t have that many hardcore picks or new products to show, but when I do, I’m super excited to share them!

October 2016 Favorites (Curly Spring Blossom)

❀Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat❀

It’s definitely not a new product in the market, but I needed some cheering in our rather dull, grey October and I felt that this pink polish would do miracles on my mood. I tried it and it became my #1 product for my weekly manicure. Since nail polishes usually don’t last a day on my hands, I have been searching for a though, long-lasting, clear formula that could make my nails look polished and brilliant. In addition to its cosmetic properties, this product makes my nails feel stronger and it does last a solid 5 days before I take it off and reapply. A +++

Maison Jacynthe Blush in Juliette 

After my first application of this light pink blush, I was hooked. Awesome formula, pigmented enough to look natural and the color is simply perfect. My cheeks look just like I’ve just returned from a brisk walk but better. I haven’t fell for a blush this much in a very long time.

❀bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Rebel❀

I rarely hear a soul talking about bareMinerals lip glosses, and you probably won’t see anything in the future about them since, if my informations is correct, bareMinerals are thinking about discontinuing them. It’s sad because the “non-sticky” formula, the taste and the colors are so perfect for a nice daytime look! I will enjoy Rebel ’til its last drop…

October 2016 Favorites (Curly Spring Blossom)

Paula’s Choice Resist Brightening Essence

Paula’s Choice Resist Brightening Essence is one of these rare skincare products that would suit every single person, regardless of age or skin types. It perfectly does what the brand claims: it gives a healthy, radiant glow! The texture of my face is now so smooth, I’m addicted. Highly recommended!

Paula’s Choice Radiance Renewal Mask

How convivial is this overnight mask?!? I use it right after my favorite face oil application (these days it’s Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil). It kind of seals the oil in, and the next morning, I have a plumped skin and my uneven skin tone looks so much better. You can also apply this mask safely around the eyes (How cool!)…

Note: Since it’s a mask type product, I would suggest that you clean your face in the morning as you do each day since we sweat a lot during our sleeping hours and it’s ideal to clean our face prior to our skincare morning regimen anyway.

October 2016 Favorites (Curly Spring Blossom)

Smile and Enjoy Life!

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Beauty · cruelty-free · Makeup · project pan · Reviews · Skin Care · Weekly Recap

Ingrid’s Weekly Recap & My Love List ✮ October 2-October 8


♥A Week at Curly Spring Blossom♥

October 2 to October 8

October 3

Bio-Oil ✰ Project Pan 12 Fall 2016

Bio Oil Review

October 4

Sephora Favorites Trending: Beauty’s Most Coveted ✰ Review

Sephora Favorites Trending Beauty Most Coveted Review & Swatches

October 6

Maison Jacynthe │ Makeup Review

Maison Jacynthe Makeup Review

My Weekly Love List


♥ My Favorite New Products of the Week ♥

Nudestick Nude(art)ist Magnetic Eye Box Set $65Cnd (value $168Cnd)

If like myself you like Nudestick Magnetic Eye Color then, this set will pick your interest; it’s surely on my radar. These shadow sticks are all available in neutral, very wearable colors! The formula is amazing too…

Nude(art)ist Magnetic Eye Box Set

Stila Naturally Nude Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set $26Cnd

In general, I’m not a fan of liquid lipstick but there are some exceptions out there, and Stila Stay All Day are one of them. The colors included in this set are sublime!

Naturally Nude Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick Set

Burberry Runway Palette $72Cnd

On a purely aesthetic note, how beautiful is that compact? Personally, I wouldn’t buy it since I’m not the biggest fan of Burberry’s makeup line, but I surely can appreciate beauty when I see it!

Runway Palette

♥ My Favorite Pictures of the Week ♥

Ok, they may be my favorite photos because I took them but it was such a beautiful morning with the trees in autumn colors, the fog across the bridges, a clear blue sky… Splendid if I may say so myself! Imagine in a couple of months with the snow, the iced river.. Yuk!!!

Quebec City Fog

Quebec City Fog

♥ My Favorite Song of the Week ♥

Million Reasons

I’ll probably never spend a dime to buy Lady Gaga’s songs or albums, but her newest single is so beautiful (I listen to it in loops). I saw her at the Quebec summer festival two years ago and her voice is impressive to say the least. Her style not so much but who am I to judge…

♥ My Deception of the Week ♥

Once Upon A Time Season 5

Am I the only one disappointed about Once Upon A Time Season 5? I feel like the authors rack their brains too much for new twists and turns and the decors look like cheap cardboards… When I started to watch this TV show, I was touched by all our beloved Disney characters appearing and our classic childhood stories, but now, it’s just a dull tale with dull actors!!!  I still watch it (on Netflix) but after every episode I say to Beardman: “Aww! it’s not the best season…”


Have a beautiful Sunday my beauties!

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