Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Moisturiser & Eye Cream

Nip+Fab, Review
Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Moisturer & Eye Cream Review

Nip+Fab is one of those brands I’ve passed by in Shoppers Drug Mart and have always wanted to try but have never gotten around to it. The names of their products are very intriguing, especially to someone like me who can’t get enough of anti-aging products and will try pretty much anything. So when I heard about their No Needle Fix Moisturiser and Eye Cream, I was completely sold and knew this was the time to try them out!

Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Moisturiser & Eye Cream ReviewThe No Needle Fix Moisturiser & Eye Cream are the newest additions to the No Needle Fix range. Want smoother, softer, more protected and restored skin all while getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles? Well look no further than No Needle Fix Moisturiser. It’s a super-charged day cream that fixes and protects the skin from outside impurities while offering moisture and smoothing out wrinkles. It’s formulated with Osilift R Bio, an elastic molecule that’s found in the natural sugars of purified oats and it helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for an immediate effect. It also contains Hysilk, a molecule with a water reserve that hydrates and moisturises but also smoothes and softens skin so it feels like silk, Vitamin E and Biophiclic S, which is a natural oil found in water systems that nourishes skin while also acting as a ‘second skin’ to restore and protect the skin’s barrier.

Price: $24.95 / 40 ml / Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart

The No Needle Fix Eye banishes eye bags with its triple action cream that reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles while hydrating to fight against premature aging. The eye cream also works at breaking down stubborn crows feet and deep-set wrinkles around the eye area to give you a fresh and youthful glow. The 3-in-1 formula combines red algae to target dark circles, tetra peptide to reduce puffiness and shea butter to hydrate and soften.

Price: $19.95 / 15 ml / Available now at Shoppers Drug Mart

Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Moisturiser & Eye Cream ReviewFrom L-R: No Needle Fix Moistuiser & Eye Cream

My Glittery Thoughts:

I’ve been using these products for a month now and they’ve been a really nice addition to my skincare routine. The moisturiser is a bit thick in consistency but it helps to really moisturise my skin, making it looking more plump and soft. The eye cream has almost a gel-like consistency, which is really nice because it’s easy to spread around my eye area and sink into my skin and better looking under my makeup. I’ve noticed a bit of softening in the lines around my eyes, forehead and mouth, and my skin just looks fresher. For the price, I think these products are worth looking into if you want something anti-aging but don’t want to shell out a lot of money to get it. After this experience, I absolutely want to try out more from the brand because names like Dragon’s Blood, Viper Venom and Bee Sting sound like exciting products too!

What do you think of the Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Moisturiser & Eye Cream? Have you ever tried anything from Nip+Fab before?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Complexion Perfection with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundations!

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Complexion Perfection with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundations!

When the weather starts to turn around and get a bit warmer, I always reach for foundations that are long wearing and give me a flawless finish. I was introduced to Lancome‘s Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick late last year and loved how long lasting the results were and when the opportunity came to try out the rest of the foundations from the Teint Idole Ultra line, I couldn’t be more anxious and excited!

Complexion Perfection with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundations!It all started with Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H has raised the stakes for 20 years with its ultra long wearing formula. With the anniversary of its 20th year, it got a bit of a face lift with a name upgrade, Teint Idole Ultra Wear, and a chic, new bottle, as well as an expanded range that offers up to 40 shades! It offers high coverage that contains broad spectrum SPF 15 and gives a blendable, radiant, velvety finish that doesn’t look streaky or cakey.

Price: $55 / 30 ml / Available now at Sephora & Lancome counters

My Glittery Thoughts:

I got to test out 140 Ivoire (N), a neutral shade for fair to light skin, and it has quickly become one of my absolute favourite foundations to wear. When swatched beside the cushion foundation, it looks a bit warmer and on my skin the warmth is very slight and just gives my skin a nice, healthy glow. It’s high coverage but doesn’t make me look like I have an obvious layer of foundation on because it feels and actually looks lightweight. I was impressed to find that it didn’t enhance any dry patches and the longevity is pretty amazing and will last from morning to night with barely any touch ups required.

Complexion Perfection with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundations!From L-R: Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation in 90 Ivoire N, Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation in 140 Ivoire (N)

Being a huge trend in Korea and now having landed in North America over the past year, cushion foundation has become a hit around the world. Lancome decided to recently launch Teint Idole Ultra Cushion Foundation. Not only is it high coverage and contains a whopping SPF 50, but it also contains Polar Cushion Technology that gives you a precise application and longer hold. It comes nestled in a classic compact case but you won’t need to retouch your makeup with this one. The foundation gives your skin a luminous, vibrant glow and the cushion is refillable in the compact when you run out. It comes in 26 shades for a fresh, flawless and quick application.

Price: $55 / 13 g / Available now at Sephora & Lancome counters

My Thoughts:

As my first forray into cushion foundations, I knew it was going to be fun wearing this foundation. I love the compact case and how sleek it looks and the cushion foundation was easy to pop into place. The compact itself comes with a round, flat sponge which I prefer not to use because it would get dirty pretty quickly. I dab into the cushion foundation with a beauty blender or my fingers and smooth it on. It feels extremely lightweight but gives incredible, buildable full coverage. The shade is a perfect match on me and I love that it contains SPF 50. There’s not a lot of product in it compared to the liquid foundation, but I like that a little goes a long way.

Complexion Perfection with Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundations!From L-R: Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick in 140 Ivoire (N) & 410 Bisque (W)

The Teint Idole Ultra line expanded last year with the launch of Teint Idole Ultra Foundation Stick. Not only does it offer 24-hour wear but a weightless, matte, high coverage finish that glides on seamlessly. It’s formulated with broad spectrum SPF 21 and contains porous polymers that absorb excess acne-producing oils to give your skin a matte, shine free appearance. It comes in 20 shades (soon to be 30) and is infused with ambora extract which helps reduce the appearance of redness and can be used as a concealer, contour or highlight stick as well.

Price: $53 / 0.31 oz / Available now at Sephora & Lancome counters

My Glittery Thoughts:

Last year I got to try out 140 Ivoire (N), the same shade as the Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, and this year 410 Bisque (W) was added to the family. It has a warm, yellow undertone for medium to deep skin tones, and I’ve been using it as a contour stick. I’ve been loving using the 140 Ivoire as both and foundation and concealer. I like using it with the liquid foundation as well as the cushion foundation to conceal as well as carve out my brows and the 410 Bisque is added under my cheekbones and to my temples for a natural bronze and contour. They’re very easy to blend out and I love  its powder to cream texture that gives a long lasting but natural effect to my skin. It can feel a bit drying so I have to make sure my face is prepped with a good moisturizer before I apply either of them.

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So if you’ve never tried any of the Teint Idole Ultra foundations, you’ve got lots of options in different formulas. By far, I think my favourite is the Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation because it lives up to the name and praise behind it.

What do you think of the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundations?! Have you tried any of them out?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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

Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!

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Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!

I will never forget the day that Target stores closed their doors for good in Canada. They had so many great collaborations and brands that were unattainable elsewhere and when they started having their closing down sales, I took every advantage I could to stock up on those brands I knew I would miss greatly. That included my love for Pixi Beauty! I missed their pretty pale green packaging and the wonderful products within them. Well, guess who’s back! Pixi Beauty is back in Canada and I couldn’t be happier!

Unless you travel to the US often to check out Target stores, you probably need a refresher on what kinds of products Pixi has to offer, right? Well here are some goodies that I’m currently loving and you’ll now be able to pick up for yourself in Shoppers Drug Mart stores!

Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!

  • Vitamin Wakeup Mist / $20: A boosting toner treatment that gives your skin a revatilized awakened effect to your complexion. It contains orange blossom blended with citrus fruit extracts, lavendar and arginine. You can apply it before your moisturizer to strengthen and tone your skin, after your makeup application it adds hydration and a protective veil, or you can use it anytime to refresh and wake up your skin.
  • 24K Eye Elixir / $28: It’s a multitasker that’s formulated with powerful ingredients to refresh your eyes and prevent signs of fatigue. It contains collagen which helps repair the delicate eye area as well as peptides to plump fine lines and raspberry extract to tone the skin. It comes with a cooling rollerball applicator that soothes and encourages circulation around your eyes.
  • Endless Silky Eye Pen / $16: Water proof and super long wearing, these liners come in 18 colours that glide on seamlessly and offer intense pigmented colour in a single swipe that doesn’t budge or smudge. No touching up needed!
  • Glow Tonic / $20 for 100ml / $38 for 250ml: The Glow Tonic is known for its cult status among makeup junkies around the world for its ability to tone, firm and tighten the skin, while removing dead skin cells and yep.. this bottle has my blog name written on it! This glycolic acid treatment gently accelerates cell renewal to reveal a brighter, more glowing complexion. It also contains ginseng to energize and improve circulation, aloe vera to soothe and hydrate, and all of it combines to refine the appearance of pores, and balances, heals and soothes the skin to make it look healthier and more radiant.
  • Nourishing Sleep Mask / $30: As an overnight treatment, this mask provides a nutrient-rich veil of moisture to heal and protect your skin while you sleep. It deeply nourishes the skin and is rich in fruit and flower oils that soothe, as well as arginine that stengthens and hyaluronic acid that plumps. You can use it 2-3 times a week and wash it off in the morning to reveal silky smooth skin.

Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!

  • Peel & Polish / $34: This enzyme peel reveals radiant skin by resurfacing to give you smoother, softer skin with a healthy glow. It contains natural fruit enzymes that loosen dead skin cells, lactic acid which gently exfoliates, and cellulose peels and sugar extracts polish and get rid of dullness to give you brighter skin. All you need to do is massage it in, leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse it off to reveal brighter, more polished skin.
  • Book of Beauty – Contour Creator / $34: This palette is carefully curated to make it effortless for you to create natural definition with your features. The powders are silky and micro-milled to make it fool-proof for you to blend and sculpt. It contains three shades for brightening and highlighting and three shades for contouring and bronzing.
  • Rose Oil Blend / $34: Improving your skin’s elasticity and glow, this oil is infused with a powerful complex of youth-preserving oils to rejuvenate, restore and renew your skin’s luminosity. It’s formulated with sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed and rose geranium oils which comfort your complexion and leave it smooth to the touch. Massage two to three drops into cleansed skin or you can a couple drops to your moisturizer for added hydration and glowyness.
  • Mattelustre Lipstick / $16: Full-coverage, demi-matte lipstick that conditions, plumps and protects your lips while giving them intense, long wearing colour. They come in 11 shades (including Rose Naturelle which is pictured above and swatched below) that are formulated with peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C and E to help hydrate and create fuller, smoother lips.
  • Flawless & Poreless Primer / $30: Intended to give you a seamless and silky finish with a stunning no-shine, cashmere finish, this primer is formulated with ingredients to help smooth fine lines, clear and unblock pores, as well as hydrate for a flawless and long lasting makeup application. It works on all skin types and complexions and is oil free and hypoallergenic.

The Swatches:

Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!Book of Beauty – Contour Creator
Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!From L-R: Rose Oil Blend, Nourishing Sleep Mask, Peel & Polish
Pixi Beauty is Back in Canada!From L-R: Endless Silky Eye Pen in Black, Mattelustre Lipstick in Rose Naturelle, Flawless & Poreless Primer

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Pixi Beauty might be on the pricier side for drugstore beauty products but I’ve always enjoyed their products and how a lot of them give me that glowy effect that I really love. I think it’s great that it’s being sold at Shoppers Drug Mart because I can easily use Optimum points towards buying some of their products and that will help you greatly as well if you’re on the fence about buying from them. I hope this will be a life long partnership and that we’ll get to see some new product launches and collaborations that Pixi has been offering to their US/worldwide customers.

How do you feel about Pixi Beauty being back in Canada? Do you have any Pixi product favourites?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

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