If I were to pick one skincare item that I could not live without, it would definitely be a moisturizer. Moisturizers are honestly the thing that I use religiously twice a day.
I’ve been through a lot of different moisturizers but this is one of my holy grail moisturizers. Laroche-Posay has many different moisturizers for a variety of skin types. My skin type leans more towards a mixed skin type where I am unfortunately both dry and oily due to my T-zone areas.
Laroche-Posay Hydreane Legere Face Cream is recommended for individuals with sensitive skin and I always believed I fall under this category due to my spontaneous breakouts of eczema from time to time. I also consulted a Shoppers representative in regards to this before purchasing this item. She had recommended a light formula so I would be able to gain the hydration from the moisturizer without giving it excess oils that tends to lead my skin to breaking out. I’ve had tons of difficulties in finding good moisturizers for this reason because skin produces natural oils and a lot of our cleansing products strips skin of these natural oils without replenish them properly.
This product comes in a cute little simple box package that states all the information one needs to know about the product.
My first impressions of the product was how small it was. It only had 40 mL but it doesn’t take too much of the product to cover your face.
The formula of the product is very light and I didn’t feel as if I was overly hydrating myself leaving my skin oily. I find a lot of products tend to be super thick but this was not at all like that. Laroche-Posay’s product holds to the legere formula name.
Although this product is one of my holy grail for face moisturizers, the only downside of it is the price. For a small 40 mL bottle, it costed $28 CAD+tax from Shoppers Drugmart.
This product overall is a great product to use and I have not found another moisturizer that has yet to top this one in regards to formulation. Even though the price is more than what I would like to pay for the product, I would repurchase it because of the quality.
Thanks once again for reading and if you have any questions, feel free to leave any comments below!
~Miss Happy Penguin
Shimmer and glitter. These two words always appealed to me and since the trend of highlighters came out. I used to love wearing those glittery eyeshadows when I was a child and even in my preteens years, so I was happy to jump onto the bandwagon once again. Highlighters have been my absolute new favourite type of product and I rarely go out without a little bit on my cheekbones nowadays.
Becca came out with the prettiest highlighter – Champagne Pop. It is a listed as a Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter and it has the nicest undertones that I’ve ever seen.
I was fortunate enough to have had this lovely product gifted to me, but the retail price of one of these is $46 CAD from Sephora. A hefty price to pay but the payoff of this highlighter is outstanding.
Champagne Pop colour has mainly soft white gold with a bit of a pinky peach to it. The pigmentation of this highlighter is absolutely beautiful and it’s very build-able. I generally just swipe a bit on the main areas of my face – cheeks bones, under my brows, a bit on my nose and my cupid’s bow – which is more than enough for a day look. I always add a bit more on the days I go out, but it lasts quite a long time.
As you can see in the above photo, the colour is highly pigmented. It catches the light well. You can really see the white gold and the tiny specks of peachy pink. It is a great combination of colours and looks great on any skin tone. I have a bit more of a tanned olive complexion and it brightens up my colour.
Here you can see the iridescent feel of the highlighter. It shimmers in the right places and it isn’t overwhelming like a lot of other highlighters. I especially love the fact that it has a gold undertone so it isn’t as shocking as the silvery kinds of highlighters.
Despite the priciness of this highlighter, I would highly recommend purchasing it. I have been using mine for a few months now and honestly I haven’t made a dent in the product. The payoff of this highlighter is unbelievable which is yet another plus on this product. If you haven’t had a chance to try this product, please give it a try. I believe that Becca has this highlighter in a smaller size too, so that might also be an option than buying it full-sized. Thanks once again for reading my posts. I look forward to writing more in the near future!
~Miss Happy Penguin
Finding the best mascara for my eyelashes has been the bane of my existence. I am unfortunate to have short straight eyelashes that never seem to work well with many mascara products. I decided to give the Maybelline The Falsies Mascara a try.
Maybelline has always been known for their mascara products and I was told that the non-waterproof mascaras would work well for my eyelashes so it wouldn’t be weighed down as much. This product was purchased at a local Shoppers Drugmart for $8 CAD (on sale) which is a decent price. I don’t use my mascara anymore than 3 months at a time to prevent any bacteria that could spawn on the wand.
This brightly coloured tubed is a good size for when you’re on the go. Once taking the product out of the packaging, I immediately wanted to know what the wand looked like. It was said to be “flared” but I wanted to know what that really meant.
After twisting open the mascara I was happy to find a curved mascara wand with smaller sized bristles. A lot of the mascaras that work better for my short straight eyelashes have smaller bristles to allow the product to get closer to the lash line.
This mascara surprisingly worked better than I thought it would. After curling my eyelashes before the application of the mascara, I was able to gently work the wand closer to my lash line which helped me create more volume. Although my lashes didn’t seemed lengthened, the aspect of the volume in this mascara was a plus.
Overall this product was worth the $8 cost but I am still on the search to find a mascara with the dual ability to voluminize and lengthen my eyelashes. I most likely would not buy this product again unless it was on sale again.
~Miss Happy Penguin
Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits. It was the first thing that I saw on the packaging that inclined me to buy the product.
Tony Moly never fails to surprise me with their cute packaging. This was one of their products that I had picked along with my Tony Moly haul and I was happy to give it a try (especially at the cheap cost of $5 USD).
This adorably packaged nose strip clearly shows its users that there are 3 different steps that needs to be followed. Even though I cannot read the Korean instructions on the back of the packaging, the pictures at the back were a great guideline.
The nose strips are separated into three steps; each strip can also be detached from the original package. Step 1 was a wet and soft nose strip that is supposedly for softening the skin around the nose before the actual nose strip that remove whiteheads/blackheads.
Before applying the Step 1 nose strip, I immediately got a whiff of strawberries which made me even more inclined to put the nose strip on. I find a lot of nose strip products tend to have this strong acidic alcoholic scent that is too overwhelming.
Each nose strip is instructed to be applied for 15-20 minutes. After the first nose strip, the skin around my nose was a lot more smoother and “tender.” It definitely felt as if that the skin was being prepared for the next nose strip. I have never used a nose strip that felt like this one.
The Step 2 nose strip was a different hue than the first nose strip; it had a more pinkish colour. This strip also pleasantly smelled like strawberries. The second strip was instructed to remove any unwanted whiteheads and/or blackheads. As recommended, I left the strip on for 15-20 minutes and took the nose strip off. The photo on the bottom right corner was taken after the use and it removed quite a bit of my whiteheads. I usually use nose strips once a week but I had purposely not used any for two weeks to see how efficient this product was and I was surprised how good it was.
The third and final nose strip was a bit of an odd shaped sort of nose strip compared to the first two. This strip was designed to help cool off your skin and to help close up the pores. I had never encountered a strip that was deliberately used for such a purpose. Once again I applied the strip for the recommended time and I felt an immediate cooling sensation. After all three strips, I felt really good afterwards and my pores felt thoroughly cleaned and pampered.
This product was originally one of those products that I just happened to throw into my basket when shopping around Tony Moly and it shocked me as to how good it was overall. It was super cheap and the 3-step process was super easy to follow. It was very efficient and it also smelled amazing. I honestly loved the fact that this three step nose strip product had the intention of making the removal of whiteheads and blackheads less harsh than it should be. Although this might be a bit of a long procedure for most individuals to be used on a regular basis, it is a good product to use for the days you want to give yourself a good pampering. I believe this product was well designed in the sense that it prevents individuals from increasing the size of their pores and allowing the pores to close properly. I highly recommend giving this product a try and I am so happy to have reviewed this for you today! I will have more products from Tony Moly later on, so stay tuned!
~Miss Happy Penguin
Have you ever come back home after a long day to find a streak of makeup not blended properly into your complexion? Please tell me I’m not the only one that has this issue, haha.
I always look for a good blending tool for foundation or for everyday products like concealer. When I saw that Quo had an inexpensive ($5) beauty blender, I immediately bought it to give it a try.
Quo has individually packaged beauty blenders in packages like the above image. Here I know it hasn’t been contaminated by anything else before opening the actual package.
My first impression of the blender was its interesting shape compared to the typical water droplet shape that most beauty blenders. It has two rounded parts and it fit well in my hand as a place to hold when used. The tip applicator of the beauty blender was also quite sharp to use in tighter spots around the eyes.
This beauty blender was surprisingly very soft and it had a plush feeling to it. I used both ends when applying makeup – top for concealer and areas around the eyes and bottom for large areas around the face for foundation. Both ends were great to use and more points for being a good investment.
Also if you’re wondering how to keep these blenders clean, I usually clean mine once a week with a bit of soap and some lukewarm water. By massaging the soap into the beauty blender, all of the product comes right out and you’re left with a soft plush purple beauty blender after the wash. I change my beauty blender every 2-3 months but it also depends on how often you use it. I find a good indicator for changing the beauty blender is to see if it loses its vibrant colour.
Overall this beauty blender was a great buy. Since it was an inexpensive $5 buy from Shoppers and its ability to be used the same way as the ones you get from Sephora, I knew this was a great product to use. I highly recommend getting one of these to use if you don’t have $30 to throw buying the ones at a higher-end store. Thanks once again for the lovely on this post. If you have any questions, please let me know and leave comments on your experiences on these products as well!
~Miss Happy Penguin
Sun burns? Peeling skin? Dry lips? Discolouration?
Honestly, those are the things that annoy me the most about the sun and about summer. The Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 was a product I purchased in the summer but I’ve continued to use throughout the year. Protection from the sun should be something that should be considered for any time of the year and shouldn’t be taken too lightly.
This product can be used in many ways. This can applied on your lips like a lipstick or as a stick to be rubbed onto your face and around the eye area. I love the fact that the product is not sticky, so you barely even feel it!