Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% Gel

Aloe Vera Gel is one of those au naturel acne remedies I had always heard recommended that I decided to put to the test. The most natural route is to purchase an Aloe Vera plant, cut off one of the leaves, and use the gel directly from the plant itself. Although, if you are an unfit plant parent, like myself, you will just go to your local Walmart and pick yourself up some pre-packaged Aloe Vera Gel instead.

IMG_4414This Fruit of the Earth “Aloe Vera 100% Gel” contains 340g/12oz of Gel within the bottle and it retails for $5.22CAD ($3.90 USD).

Aloe Vera has many, many uses aside from acne treatment.
The product claims on the front of the bottle are that it is: “Moisturizing Soothing   [&] Dry Skin Relief”.
On the back of the bottle, they write the general uses for Aloe Vera Gel:
Discover the many uses of aloe! TRY IT! • AS A SHAVING GEL • HAIR STYLING • ON BLEMISHES“. The Caps Lock on the bottle was a bit intimidating. “TRY IT!”

I have never used this product for any of the listed general uses aside from blemish treatment and moisturizer purposes.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics High Definition Powder Review

e.l.f. (eyes. lips. face.) Cosmetics is a brand that is notoriously known for having both really great products as well as really… not-so-great ones. Despite that, e.l.f. is a brand that many beauty lovers continue to go to because of their incredibly affordable prices (products as low as $1!).
In my experience, e.l.f. products fall on either end of a spectrum for me. Their products are either really good or really bad, there’s never typically a median. So, any time I purchase something new from their site, I am always curious as to whether I will absolutely love it and use it in my everyday makeup routine, or if I will keep it stored in the back of my makeup unit because I am too much of a makeup hoarder to throw away even the bad products.

thumbnail_IMG_3584I purchased the High Definition Powder from e.l.f.’s website, for the insanely low price of $6USD. Drugstores or beauty sections in grocery stores will sell e.l.f.’s products on their shelves, but oftentimes at a slightly higher retail price. I chose the shade “Sheer“, which is a fine white setting powder. The other two shade options are: “Soft Luminance“, a shimmery, beige toned powder that sought to illuminate while mattifying, and “Corrective Yellow“, a yellow toned powder that color corrects dark patches or under-eye circles.

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Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush Review

Too Faced is a brand that makes me weak in the knees whenever I see their products. Their packaging is always so unique and beautiful that I have a longing desire to own all of it just to display it.

thumbnail_IMG_3547For the longest time, I had wanted the Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush. I will not lie, the only reason I wanted this blush so badly was because of THE PACKAGING. It’s so cute. First of all, the outside of the package is shaped like a heart. That alone was enough to make me want to buy it. The gold “Too Faced” logo on the front worked so well with all of the shade ranges they had to offer.

The shade I chose to purchase was “Baby Love”. It is a fairly light, neutral pink shade. It is definitely a warmer toned blush as opposed to some of the other shade selections.

thumbnail_IMG_3546Next, the design of the blush itself is one of the most stunning and creative imprints I have ever seen on a piece of makeup. I did not use the blush for months after purchasing it because I wanted to preserve the stunning image. The floral pattern, with the two adorable little bunnies and Too Faced’s classic cursive logo unfortunately fades after the first few uses. You can help preserve the longevity of the pattern by being delicate with the brush application. The softer you press your brush into the product, the less it will damage the imprint.
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Juvia’s Place The Masquerade Palette Review

I first saw this palette used by Kathleen Lights in her Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette Makeup Tutorial and I instantaneously fell in love with it.

This palette can be found on Juvia’s Place website I kept my eye on this palette; not buying it for months, and in that time, I noticed the price of this palette had fluctuated from a sale range of $30USD to the highest retail price of $40. Currently, the price is $35USD on their site. The Mini version of this palette retails for $25USD (In my opinion, it’d be better to buy the full size for only $10 more). The Net Weight of the full size palette is 57.6G /2.03oz. Many YouTubers have given referral codes to their audiences that will let you save 10% on your order. Overall, for the quantity and quality of the product, the price is very affordable.

The first feature of this palette that immediately caught my eye was the beautiful packaging. Each of Juvia’s Places palette is said to represent different tribes of people from a given area. The Masquerade Palette, the latest of their four palettes has this stunning artwork display and depiction of African tribal women.

The package quality itself is made of a sturdy cardboard. Once shut, it is held together via a strong magnet. It contains no mirror on the inside, leaving it very lightweight and travel.Read More »

Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil

thumbnail_FullSizeRender (1)Lately, I have been using Burt’s Bees products any chance I can.
They are an all natural brand, allowing consumers to ensure their skin is not subjected to any harsh chemicals (Which is a bonus to those with sensitive skin). They are also a cruelty free brand! No bunnies were harmed in the making of any of their products.

While in my local Wal-Mart, I saw this Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil, which retailed for $15.97 CAD ($11.98 USD). The skeptic in me worried a cleansing oil would make my skin breakout. But, I thought wrong! 
As of this post, I have been using this product for two months as a regular part of my skin care routine  – and I can confidently say the claims Burt’s Bees makes about this Cleansing Oil are truthful.

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