Review and Swatch: OPI - Always Bare For You Collection (Spring 2019)*

This Spring, OPI brings to us a beautiful collection called Always Bare For You, which features six sheer, soft and neutral shades perfect for the upcoming wedding season, and well of course also catered to those of you who love a more natural look to your nails. 

This collection is meant to have a sheer romantic look to the nails, so I did not layer the polish to make it opaque, it would defeat the purpose of the collection. Instead, I stuck to my typical two layers and let the polish speak for itself. 

Baby, Take a Vow - a true sheer baby pink.
Throw Me A Kiss - light pink base with an iridescent glitter finish. 
Bare My Soul - a sheer tan neutral with a hint of pink finish.
Engage-meant to Be - sheer light grey
Chiffon-d of You - a metallic baby pink finish
Ring Bare-er - sheer sage green

While some of you may think, oh sheer polish, why? honestly when applied it looks beautiful. Engage-meant to Be is quickly becoming one of my favorites, it's just so unique I've never seen anything like it, same with Ring Bare-er. The other day I wore Bare My Soul at the office, and received a few compliments as well. Remember, with shades like Bare My Soul and Baby, Take a Vow - you can easily use them as a base, one coat, for a french manicure as well if you like!

Which shade is your favorite? 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

Giveaway: Earth Day Live Clean Prize Pack*

Happy Earth Day everyone! I am so happy to bring to you another amazing giveaway from Live Clean Canada! For those of you who are followers of my blog, will already know that I am a huge fan of their products and my entire family, including my son has been using their products since birth! 

This time, to honour Earth Day, they are offering TWO of my followers the opportunity to win the "Original Six" prize pack. These are the products that started off Live Clean and remain as favorites to this day. The prize pack includes:

This collection is aimed to gently cleanse and restore moisture to the hair. It contains Vitamin E, Panthenol and certified organic botanicals of Rosemary and Chamomile to give your hair a healthy vibrant feel.

This duo stimulates your scalp with the shampoo and then hydrates and nourishes with the conditioner. It helps tame any flyaways or frizz that you may have (for me it's those pesky baby curls I still have that go in every direction). This formula contains certified organic Lavender and Eucalyptus (my favorite!).

Lastly, this duo helps to cleanse the hair and add volume and strength (which is what I need with my postpartum hair). It also hydrates the hair and doesn't feel heavy. It contains a blend of emollients and moisturizers to strengthen and add shine, and oat proteins help to build body and volume for fuller hair.

As always, their products are: Plant derived * With Certified Organic Botanicals * SLS Free * Petrolatum Free * DEA Free * Paraben Free * Silicone Free * Phthalate Free * Phosphate Free * Dye Free * Pure Vegan * Never Tested on Animals * Package Recyclable * Contains Biodegradable Ingredients * Hypoallergenic * Dermatologist Tested

1. Please do not follow just to unfollow, it's unkind and dishonest! I will be checking if you have followed both accounts when the winner is selected.
2. Giveaway is open to Canadian Residents Only!
3. Winners have 48 hours to respond to my notification e-mail, failure to do so will result in me selecting a new winner (this is to just keep the ball rolling and not hold-up the process)
4. Prize pack is not mailed out by me, but I will be facilitating with the process with the winner.

Good luck everyone!

Until next time, XO - M.

*prizepack is provided by Live Clean Canada

Review: Scentuals Natural and Organic Skincare Review*

I was recently graciously sent the above products from Scentuals to try out, they are a brand that produces Natural and Organic Skincare products, and it is my first time trying out their products. If you're interested in knowing my thoughts, and which products I would recommend then keep on reading below! I have included descriptions of the products directly from their site for your convenience!

Review: Live Clean Natural Deodorants*

Live Clean is honestly on a roll the past few months, launching their foaming hand washes, then foaming body washes and now deodorants! This is so exciting as I feel like this was much needed in their range of body products. I have very sensitive armpits, I've written about this on my blog before, and using generic brands irritate and causes rashes (so attractive, I know). I am currently using LaVanilla Sport Luxe Deodorant which works amazingly, but hey it has quite a hefty price tag. I was very interested in trying these out the minute I got it, so if you're interested in seeing what I think, then keep on reading below!

They have launched four different scents - from left to right in the photo above, you have Fragrance Free, Sparkling Citrus, Cool and Fresh and Powder Clean. These are made with 99% naturally derived ingredients and is said to provide you with freshness, comfort, leaving behind no white residue and providing odour control. 

The formula contains baking soda, corn starch, soothing aloe and vitamin E. Certified organic parsley, rosemary and sage will also leave your underarms conditioned and fresh all day. 

Lastly, the most important part, which I believe is essential into making sure that irritation does not occur (especially in circumstances like mine), is that this deodorant does not contain aluminum, propylene glycol and triclosan. It does not contain parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, phosphate or silicone. It also does not contain artificial dyes or colors. 

These are available for purchase at Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws and retails for approximately $6.99 - $7.99 each.

My personal favorite is the Sparkling Citrus - Fragrance Free wouldn't work for me as I do need some scent as back-up to feel fresh and clean. So far, I have not experienced any irritation, I don't sweat alot so it is doing the job for me and I am quite pleased that I now have a more affordable option for purchase at the drugstore. 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent to me for review/consideration. All opinions are my own.

Review, Swatch & Tutorial: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Collection*

Physicians Formula is a brand that has recently added quite a few things to their skincare and makeup collection - I thought that I would focus just on the makeup portion here and bring to you some swatches from their Murumuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette , the bronzers, blushes and lastly the lip creams - all of these items can be found in their Murumuru Collection page. 

I am so happy that they have decided to expand the range of bronzer shades - it comes in 8 shades now, and you can use these as bronzers or contour powders. They smell faintly of coconuts and as the name suggests, it is like butter on the skin. You only have to gently tap your brush in the pan and it delivers an even sweep of sunlit glow on ur face. This will last you a long time for sure!

The blushes, come in 7 shades total and applies just like the bronzer above and contains the same faint coconut scent. You need to just gently tap your brush in the pan, and it gives you an almost ethereal glow of flushed colors to the cheeks. It looks shimmery on the swatch, but when applied to the face, it just adds dimension to your cheeks, doesn't leave you looking flat and makes you look like you have a healthy glow.

Left: the Tropical Days MuruMuru Butter Eyeshadow Palette comes in two different color variations - this one is called Tropical Days, and the other one is called Sultry Nights (which has more earthy, smokey tones). It contains 12 shades with a mix of mattes, shimmers and swatches just as beautifully on the hand and blends on the lids like a dream. They can be used wet or dry (even though I found the shimmers fine without being wet). 

Right: Murumuru Butter Lip Cream contains SPF15, which is a great two in one product, it applies like a smooth balm like texture, it is weightless and has a slick to it, and the pigmentation is beautiful and opaque. It contains lots of hydrating properties to leave your lips soft, moisturized and supple. It also comes in 10 shades, so you will find something that will suit you.

I used the palette above to create a natural daytime look (that can be paired with the nude lip) and showed how easily it is to just create a more dramatic look as well.

I highly recommend these products, you really need to grab one or two considering they're available at the drugstore! 

Until next time, XO - M.

*products were sent for consideration, all opinions are my own.