Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Avon, Review
Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Who doesn’t love a good beauty hack? A good hack can shave off time and energy spent on doing other things, like being on Instagram or binging on Netflix. I’m always on the hunt for new gadgets and tools that make the makeup process smoother and faster. So when I was introduced to a few new and really cool items from Avon, I quickly realized how they were quite awesome beauty hacks and had to share it with you guys!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Avon seems to be pulling out all of the stops this year when it comes to expanding their product line with really cool and modern products. Take the Beauty Tool Organizer ($15 / Available at Avon.ca) for instance. It’s a very cute organizer that keeps your vanity clutter-free. It’s made with flexible plastic that keeps your tools standing upright and easy to reach. It can hold brushes and tools of all shapes and sizes and the base and top plastic holder can be separated for easy cleaning. This is a great hack for preventing powders, creams and other products from dirtying up your vanity or other surfaces. It holds a lot of brushes and different tools so when I’m looking for a certain brush, it’s all right there instead of rolling around on a table or in a makeup bag. Genius!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

You know when you have your go-to brushes that you like using for multiple things but it gets a bit frustrating to have to clean off the product that’s on it so you can use it for something else? The Brush Cleaner In A Tin ($12 / Available at Avon.ca) is all you need to quickly clean off your brushes and continue using them. It removes powder pigments from your brushes with just a simple sweep over the dry sponge until the pigment is removed. This hack is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to use a lot of brushes while doing your makeup. Why bother when you can simply clean off your fave brushes and reuse them? I’ve wasted a lot of time cleaning off brushes with makeup wipes and this is such a time-saver because it also doesn’t damped my brushes like makeup wipes do!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Be gone spider lashes! We all have those mascaras that need a little help to make our lashes look fabulous. I know for me, I get a bit of clumping on the outer corner lashes which I try to fix by adding more mascara (urg!) and don’t even get me started on how often I have to clean up the mascara that smudges onto my skin. Well not anymore thanks to the Mascara Applicator ($5 / Available now at Avon.ca). This applicator has the perfect arch that you can place around your top and bottom lashes to prevent smudging on your skin and you can use the other end to comb through your lashes and your brows to get rid of any clumps and make sure everything looks perfectly groomed. I’ve tried other mascara smudging preventing tools but this is more of a 2-in-1 hack tool because it takes care of clumps too. Everyone needs a tool like this so you’re not spending more time cleaning up mascara and making it look good. Sadly the next tool is no longer available through Avon but I think it’s such a really cool hack. The Eyelash Curler with Comb is better than your average eyelash curler because it curls AND separates your lashes. And you know how some people like to curl their lashes a bit after applying mascara? This can lead to them looking like a clumpy mess but that doesn’t happen when you use this tool. It keeps all of the lashes separated and looking fresh to death. So if you like making sure that your lashes are curled and voluminous, no matter if you apply mascara before or after curling, you need to pick up a tool like this.

So what do you think of these awesome beauty hacks you need in your life from Avon? Do you have any of your own, really cool beauty hacks?! Share your hacks and thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Turning Back Time with Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

Mary Kay, Review
Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

There’s no denying that I’ve put my skin through hell in my 20’s and for the past couple years I’ve been trying to fix that damage. All of us have, at some point in our youth, thought that we were invincible against the sun and that whatever effects that would come with it would only be a concern to us much much further down the road. Boy, were we wrong! I’ve tried a lot of skincare products to help rehabilitate my skin but haven’t used many products with Vitamin C, which is huge for helping skin damage and making it look more youthful again. So, it felt like a sign from the heavens when I received the brand new Mary Kay‘s TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares and the complimenting TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C to try out.

Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

Totally new to the market and never seen before, the TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares ($30 for 12 squares / Available at MaryKay.ca) is a beauty industry first because it supercharges your daily serum with the boosting power of pure Vitamin C in a little square. After the square dissolves when you mix it with your serum, your skin will look more even toned, more radiant, with less fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks of use. Pure Vitamin C loses its power and potency when it’s exposed to air, light or water, but with the technology that Mary Kay has put into these squares, the pure Vitamin C remains stable until you unlock its power with every use. When the square dissolves into the palm of your hand, it transforms into a fresh, potent and pure Vitamin C elixir that gives a power boost to your serum for an anti-aging boost. The Vitamin C in each square stays fresh and powerful every time it’s used. What could be better than that? So how do you apply it? Start by opening up one of the packets and place the square in the palm of your hand and ad 3-4 drops of water and mix until the square dissolves, then add your usual amount of serum to the solution and mix everything together. Then apply the solution to your face and wait until your skin is dry before putting any other skincare products on top. You can use these squares three times a week and since it can’t be mixed with SPF, I prefer to use this at night.

Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares

To really give the squares an even bigger boost, I decided to pair it with the TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C, which made this an unstoppable Vitamin C power duo. The TimeWise Replenishing Serum+C ($65 / 44 ml / Available at MaryKay.com) is made of an antioxidant rich formula that has a potent blend of botanical sources that are known for their high levels of Vitamin C. The serum helps boost collagen and helps skin bounce back by making it firmer and more lifted. It comes in an innovative airless pump bottle that keeps air out so it maximizes the power of the product with every application. To use this serum, apply three pumps of the product both in the morning and at night.

My Glittery Thoughts:

So after years of saying to myself “Oh I’m only going to be out in the sun for a few minutes” and “The sun won’t hit me as hard when I’m driving!” (what a crock!), I started to develop deeper freckles and some wrinkles because of squinting in the sun a lot. Being pale and a natural red head, I’m one of the sun’s biggest targets and that didn’t clue in for me until the last couple years. I just thought I could get away with my bad habits and deal with the consequences later. After trying out these products for the past few weeks, I’m dumbfounded that I didn’t take integrating Vitamin C into my skincare routine on a regular basis seriously. I can absolutely see a difference in how my skin looked before using these products and how it looks now. I’ve noticed a bit of peeling along the way but that’s because the Vitamin C has been helping shed that damaged skin and since it’s super charged, I’ve been able to see results a lot more quickly. When you combine these two products together, you know you’re getting the absolute highest concentration of Vitamin C there is. I think it is quite genius to put the pure Vitamin C into squares that dissolve when you mix them with a bit of water and the serum. The only thing I have a tiny issue with is that the serum doesn’t smell the best but when the products do this good of a job, you don’t let smell get in the way. I’ve even used some of it on my shoulders that have seen a lot of damage as well and it has helped out tons.ย If you’ve let your skin suffer at the hands of the powerful sun, these TimeWise products are absolutely necessary for you to get closer to what your skin looked like before all of that damage showed up all over the place.

What do you think of the Mary Kay TimeWise Vitamin C Activating Squares? Have you tried a Vitamin C serum or similar product before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty

Pixi, Review
Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty

You know when you’ve put on a bangin’ lipstick but your dry lips aren’t doing it justice? or when you’ve applied an amazing makeup look but forgot to set it and now you’ve barely got any on? or when you just need a quick colour touch up but left all of your good products at home? I’ve had my fair share of those dilemmas and if you’ve ever experienced the same, I can proudly say that now we don’t have to deal with that anymore! Pixi Beauty has got some seriously amazing and thoughtful products that are quick beauty fixes for all of those problems I mentioned and much more. You know you’re curious about these products, so let me introduce you to them!

Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty

I was recently introduced to four really cool multitasking products from Pixi that nourish your skin, add colour to your cheeks and lips and set your makeup for a fresh, fuss-free look. They also come quite in handy when you’re dealing with a beauty dilemma.

Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty

The Nourishing Lip Polish ($12 / 10 ml / Available at PixiBeauty.com & select Shoppers Drug Mart stores) is a luxurious lip exfoliator that renews and soothes the lips. It has a unique massage applicator that stimulates circulation to give you a healthy, plumped lip effect. The MultiBalm ($12 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & select Shoppers Drug Mart stores) is a multi-use, cream to powder formula that comes in five shades and adds a quick touch of colour to your cheeks and lips.

Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty

The Makeup Fixing Mist ($15 / 80 ml / Available at PixiBeauty.com & select Shoppers Drug Mart stores) is an all-over makeup setting spray that makes your makeup last longer. It’s formulated with rose water and green tea which hydrate and protect the skin. The Quick Fix Powder ($20 / Available at PixiBeauty.com & select Shoppers Drug Mart stores) is an invisible and lightweight powder that creates a velvety matte finish to any makeup look. You buff it on top of your makeup to set it and blend it out, or you can use it on bare skin for an airbrushed effect.

My Glittery Thoughts:

I think these products are great quick beauty fixes because they take care of the things we usually forget about and they are pretty makeup bag friendly. I cannot tell you how many times I get ready in the morning before work and put a great makeup look together and find that my makeup doesn’t look as good when I arrive compared to when I just put it on. The Quick Fix Powder is very easy to use and take with me for quick touch ups. It takes a bit to get the powder to come out at first but when it comes out, you need to blot it on the back of your hand so you don’t get too powdery of a look on your face. I like adding it to my nose and chin, where I find I get more oily, and it keeps everything in place and looking flawless. We all know that the air circulation in office’s isn’t the best for our skin and makeup and the Makeup Fixing Mist has become my new best friend. It smells amazing and gives my makeup a dewy glow that keeps me hydrated and my makeup looking great. It’s the perfect desk drawer companion for a quick touch up/refresher. I’m pretty bad when it comes to remembering to exfoliate my lips sometimes and the Nourishing Lip Polish makes it really easy because you just rub the polish into your lips with the exfoliating, massage applicator and your lips instantly look better. I prefer this over lip exfoliators that require me to apply it with my fingers because sometimes I just don’t want to get messy! Lastly, the MultiBalm is amazing because it’s very travel friendly and adds colour to multiple places and yu can even add it to your eyes for a touch of colour! The colour is very long wearing and leaves a velvety finish on your skin. Products like these are awesome for freshening up your look or when you need a quick fix. It’s important to have a set of quick beauty fix secret weapons to whip out when problems arise, am I right?

What do you think of theseย Quick Beauty Fixes from Pixi Beauty? Have you tried any of these products before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.