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♥A Week at Curly Spring Blossom♥

Black Friday

I was so self-disciplined during this year’s Black Friday that I only bought two Philosophy Purity Made Simple (I paid $30Cnd for 24oz rather than the regular $56Cnd!). This is the cleanser that I swear by at night, just before using my Clarisonic. If you double cleanse (and you should), you want your first product to be very gentle, and Philosophy offers just that!

Anyway in Canada, Black Friday’s sales (at Sephora or other retailers) were not that great; it did help my self-discipline 😉

Black Friday Purity Made Simple

November 20 -November 26

November 21

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer | Review

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Review

November 23

Sephora VIB Sale “HAUL”| Fall 2016

Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2016

Have a beautiful Sunday my beauties!

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Beauty · project pan · Skin Care

Fresh Sugar Face Polish│Review

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016

I can’t believe that it’s already  WEEK 9 of our Project Pan 12; it means three more weeks to go to empty some products and three more weeks using the same freaking products!!! As usual, don’t forget to take a look at my Blogging BFF: Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley). This week featured product is the marvelous Fresh Sugar Face Polish. Finding a great face scrub can be tricky but once in a blue moon, you stumble upon one that you really like and surprisingly, it happens to be Fresh Sugar Face Polish .

fresh Sugar Face Polish Review

The claim:

This innovative formula is powered by pure brown sugar, a natural humectant that seals in moisture, to gently buff away dry, dull skin. Real wild strawberries packed with vitamin C help brighten and soothe, while hydrating plum seed oil and grapeseed oil leave the skin soft and supple. An invigorating aroma from a natural blend of citrus oils further enhances the experience.

Availability:

At Sephora: $75Cnd ($62US) for 4.4oz

Pros:

♥ Smells amazing (like strawberry candy),

♥ Non abrasive ( very very gentle) – well suited for even the most sensitive skin,

♥ Doesn’t cause breakouts and doesn’t irritate my skin even when using Retinol and Glycol Acid products simultaneously,

♥ Although pricey (really pricey!!), a jar will last you a very long time,

♥ My face feels super silky afterwards,

♥ I swear, my pores look smaller (or my eyesight is getting worst).

fresh Sugar Face Polish Review

Cons:

♥ The sugar dissolves very quickly,

Note: You have to massage it around your (barely) wet face, leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and then, rinse!

♥ Like I previously said, it’s pricey for a face scrub.

In Summary:

First, this product smells so yummy I could spread it on my toasts (joke – please do NOT ingest). Since Fall brings colder weather and lots of wind, my skin already shows signs of dryness and flakiness; I’ve been applying this scrub three times per week and, abracadabra, the flakes are GONE. I’m so happy, I’m just like a child on a post-Halloween sugar rush: I’ve finally found an exfoliant that works miracles on my acne-prone and very sensitive skin!

Will I repurchase: YES! How could I do without since it’s the best face scrub I’ve ever tried (so far)…

Project Recap…

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016 2 Months Recap

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016 2 Months Recap

As you can see, my Project pan 12 is going great: 5 products emptied and Fresh Sugar Lip Polish and Perricone MD Face Moisturizer are almost gone! Realistically, I won’t be finishing the Bliss mask and Hourglass Primer but heck, it’s still pretty good!

 Don’t forget to go have a look at week 9 of Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley)

The Schedule & Links …
✤ Monday September 19:  Cake Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion (Finish)
✤ Monday October 3:  Bio-Oils PurCellin Oil (Got reactions on my face and body- Discarded the product)
✤ Monday October 10: Lancôme Génifique Yeux (Finish)
✤ Monday October 17: Ole Henriksen Rub n’ Buff Salt Scrub (Finish)
✤ Monday October 24:  bareMinerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30 (Finish)
✤ Monday November 7: Fresh Sugar Face Polish
✤ Monday November 14:    Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask (Not going great!)
✤ Monday November 21:   Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
✤ Monday November 28:  Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer 

Have a beautiful week my beauties!

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.
Beauty · cruelty-free · Makeup · project pan

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream│Review

Project Pan 12 Fall 2016

Welcome to WEEK 7 of our Project pan 12. Like always, don’t forget to take a look at my collaborators in this Project: Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley). This week featured (and now empty) product is the tricky but wonderful bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, which is an hybrid between a BB, CC and a Tinted Moisturizer... Not a foundation for everyone but since it’s my third tube, I guess it’s only fair to assess that I LOVE IT !

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream│Review

The claims:

A versatile gel cream that combines skin care benefits and naturally radiant coverage in one.

This versatile cream achieves dewy, sheer-to-medium coverage to give skin a radiant, soft, and smooth-looking appearance. Formulated with mineral electrolytes to help energize skin, it’s also infused with marine botanicals to help replenish dry skin. It contains heart-leaf globe daisy, an antioxidant, which aids in protecting against environmental stressors—improving the appearance of skin while keeping it hydrated.

Availability:

At Sephora : $37Cnd for 1.18 oz. It comes in 16 shades (Travel size also available).

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bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream│Review

Pros:

♥ This product is cruelty-free,

♥ Affordable in today’s high-end market,

♥ Feels very lightweight and natural,

♥ Doesn’t cause any breakouts (acne-prone friendly),

♥ Great shades’ selection (My winter color is Vanilla 02 and in Summer, I wear  Buttercream 03),

♥ This product contains a good SPF 30, ideal for summertime,

♥ Blends effortlessly and can be mix with any other foundation for an added coverage if desired,

♥ Gives a dewy finish without ever looking greasy,

♥ Doesn’t oxidize.

Cons:

♥ Doesn’t mix well with moisturizer. This product is THE moisturizer and it needs to be apply on a bare face after you washed it. Even primers are sometimes tricky with this Tinted Hydrating Gel,

♥ After the 7 hour mark, it slowly starts to break down around my chin and my nose,

♥ Not an easy formula to build up (It’s made to give a light coverage).

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream│Review

In Summary:

I would be crushed if bareMinerals would discontinue this product. I love that it’s so versatile, that it can be mix with all my other foundations to create different finishes or colours, that it doesn’t make me look “cake face” whatsoever and that it gives a luminous finish without ever looking greasy. It’s not a perfect product; you really need some practice to achieve the best results! I still haven’t found the ultimate foundation yet, but for my personal tastes, this one comes close. Even the price is good, what more do you want…

If you like light coverage and a natural finish, you might want to give bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream a try; it could easily become a major component in your stash.

Will I repurchase: YES! I already have a backup but I will still buy a different shade at the next Sephora VIB Sale.

Project Recap…

The project is going great,but my neck not so much. Did you know that using a rollerball  perfume over and over can become very irritating? This Lavanila Rollerball (week 3) really begins to get on my nerves (literally)…  My neck is soar from using this product!!! Speaking of rollerballs, who knew they lasted so dam long? For Pete’s sake, I’m not even halfway done after months of usage. I adore Lavanila in Vanilla-Grapefruit but I definitely need the spray format.

Since I have a few products that are already panned, I’m happy to try new goodies. It’s been a while since I had the chance to try new stuff…

 Don’t forget to go have a look at week 5 of Stashy (StashMatters), Jodi (ABrashAttitude) and Chanelle (Chanelle Hayley)

The Schedule & Links …
✤ Monday September 19:  Cake Sugar Cookie Decadent Body Lotion (Finish)
✤ Monday October 3:  Bio-Oils PurCellin Oil (Got reactions on my face and body- Discarded the product)
✤ Monday October 10: Lancôme Génifique Yeux (Finish)
✤ Monday October 24:  bareMinerals Complexion Rescue SPF 30 (Finish)
✤Monday October 31:  Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair serum (Not going great!)
✤ Monday November 7: Fresh Sugar Face Polish
✤ Monday November 14:    Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask (Not going great!)
✤ Monday November 21:   Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
✤ Monday November 28:  Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturizer 

Have a beautiful week my beauties!

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DISCLAIMER: This is not sponsored. Although some items may have been sent as pr, I am under no obligation to review them. Most items I discuss are purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and not edited by any companies mentioned.