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Mary Kay Summer 2017 Collection

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Mary Kay Summer 2017 Collection

This summer, 90s influenced makeup is still going strong with lots of browns and earthy tones showing up in tons of collections. But, there’s still tons of shimmer to go around! Mary Kay took the summer’s best on trend shades and brought them together for their Summer 2017 collection.

Mary Kay Summer 2017 CollectionThe Limited Edition Summertime Jewel Look is comprised of soft, warm and sultry shades featuring three mineral eye colours in Sweet Cream, Hazelnut and Emerald, a mineral cheek colour in Sunny Spice, an eyeliner in MK Black, and a Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick in Mauve Moment. The set retails for $89 and has a $97 value.

Mary Kay Summer 2017 CollectionFrom R-L: Sweet Cream – pale cream beige, Hazelnut – medium chocolate brown, Emerald – light-medium pear green, Sunny Spice – beige pink

Limited Edition Summertime Jewel Look‘s ($23) come in two shades – Giving Heart, a rosy pink, and Kind Heart, a pale peach that can be used as a highlighter. The purchase of each Baked Cheek Powder benefits the Mary Kay Foundation and its support of women’s shelters and survivors of domestic abuse.

Mary Kay Summer 2017 CollectionFrom L-R: Giving Heart – rosy pink, Kind Heart – pale peach, Mauve Moment – mauve pink

My Glittery Thoughts:

The stand outs for me in this collection are the Beauty That Counts Baked Cheek Powders. They are gorgeous and make my skin glow which is exactly what I want in a summer look. The compact is a cute little set that’s good for travelling and the shades can be popped out and switched with other eyeshadows or blushes. I would’ve liked to see the Emerald shade be a bit brighter and more pigmented since it is pretty light. However, if you’re a fan of neutrals, you will like the addition of the green because it acts like a neutral. The lipstick is a pretty shade of mauvy pink that has a creamy feel that isn’t matte but is very comfortable to wear. If you’re looking for a set of everything you would need to create an modern 90’s look, the Summertime Jewel Look set is a great option. But if you love your shimmers and anything that glows, I would highly recommend the baked cheek powders!

What do you think of the Mary Kay Summer 2017 Collection? What’s your favourite product from the collection?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Old vs. New: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner

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Old vs. New: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner Review

A few years ago I reviewed the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser collection and at the time it was one of my favourite hair care lines to use. Well, it’s been recently revamped and I wanted to compare my old thoughts and the details about it to the new version and share which one is my favourite.

Old vs. New: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner ReviewThe new Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner contain Fruit Active Protein which is designed to make your hair healthier and stronger. They are formulated with Amia Fruit Extract and Phytokeratin (which was in the original formula), the plant based amino acids work to rebuild your hair’s strength from root to tip. It is a paraben-free and vegan formula. The original formula’s main highlight was that it contained Cupuacu Butter, as well as the Phytokeratin and there wasn’t any mention of them being paraben-free or vegan.

Price: $4 ea. / 370 ml (Shampoo) & 354 ml (Conditioner) / Available at Mass Retailers

Old vs. New: Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner ReviewOld Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Collection

My Glittery Thoughts – Which is Better?

They’ve put more thought and consideration into the revamped products by making them paraben-free and vegan which I really like. The products still have the same great smell I’ve come to know and love. The shampoo and conditioner are still light weight but very nurturing. I think they make my hair feel amazing afterwards with less frizz and more smoothness. My hair gets really dry on the ends but using these products makes my hair feel soft all over. So, overall I think they made a good product even better! I like that the new version is all about fruit active proteins and not about sneaking harsh ingredients in there. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly vegan shampoo and conditioner to try out that smells amazing and helps repair your hair, I highly recommend!

What do you think of the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo & Conditioner? Have you tried the old or new version? If so, which one is your favourite?!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set Review

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Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set Review

I don’t spend as much money on makeup and beauty products like I used to. Unless its got rave reviews and it offers something unique to my already overflowing collection, I will usually pass on it. A couple weeks ago, I checked out Sephora in Fairview Mall with the intention of just browsing because like most times I thought there wouldn’t be any products or sets that would sway me to pull out my card. But I was wrong. It was love at first sight with the Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set.

Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set ReviewAfter comparing the price of the set to the individual items in the case, it was too big of a bargain not to avoid it. Plus, it had one of the lip glosses that the girls from Dupe That recommended as being amazing and I REALLY wanted to get my hands on one and this was my opportunity. The Love, Bite Lip Set is a gift set that includes two Multisticks and a Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss, along with a floral print mirror. The Multisticks are made with 35% powder and go on like a cream and wear like a powder with buildable colour that can be worn on your lips, cheeks and eyes. The Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss offers a metallic, multidimensional shimmer to bare lips or over a lip colour. The set contains Multisticks in Cashew, a dusty taupe rose and Gelato, a light taupe pink, as well as Rose Pearl Prismatic Pearl Pearl Creme Lip Gloss, a metallic rose with violet and green shimmer.

Price: $45 / Available at Sephora

Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set ReviewFrom L-R: Rose Pearl Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss, Cashew Multistick, Gelato Multistick

My Glittery Thoughts:

I’m SO in love! These babies exceeded my expectations and then some. Sure, I have more than enough nude lipsticks in my collection but the formula of the Multisticks is so beautifully comfortable and quite long wearing. The Multisticks go on like a regular lipstick but dry down to a matte that feels lightweight, isn’t drying or shows texture on my lips and the soft, powdery feeling they give lips is very comfy and moisturizing. I’ve eaten with them on and they stuck through with barely any touching up required. I can also use them on my eyes as a cool base for shadows to create some fun looks, so I like that they’re versatile as well. Now, where do I begin with the lip gloss?! It blew me away with how it dazzles in the light with reflections of rose, violet and some green. You will get compliments when you wear it! It is so unique and such a beautiful shade with a slightly sticky texture on your lips that is not a big deal. I love wearing it on its own or over top of the Multisticks, and I’ve been pairing it with other lipsticks in my collection for equally stunning results. This set is $45 with the Multisticks individually being $28 each which automatically puts you over $45 if you buy two separately, plus you get the gloss which is $25 and that just justifies this purchase for me and should for any of you guys who have been eyeing this set. I would run not walk to Sephora (or head to their website as fast as possible) and get my hands on this before it’s gone for good!

What do you think of the Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip Set? Have you bought any products from Bite Beauty that you’ve been loving?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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