Sunday, April 13, 2014

Kiss Nail Reviews - Blogging on the Go

This week I'm blogging from my phone! I apologize if my posts are a little sloppy.
The blogger app is about 100x worse than blogging through the web platform - which doesn't offer much customization either.

Anyways! In the past few weeks I had the opportunity to test out some of Kiss Nails' products. Here's what I thought about them.

Kiss Gel Fantasy

I received these beautiful gold glitter full nail and French tip press-ons.

They give you two options for application: adhesive stickies and glue. I opted to alternate between each.

I wore these nails out to a concert and was not overly impressed with them. I applied them around 12:00 and by 5:15 one of the adhesive stickies had already started to let go - thanks to water seeping under the nail.

By that night all the adhesive ones I'd applied had let go. However, never fear! The glued ones lasted a very long time! I ended up having to remove them because I wasn't happy with having a few naked nails, but if you're going to purchase these, use the glue!

Would I purchase? Maybe - in a pinch, on sale.

Kiss Nail Dress

These are strip appliqué's that are peeled off a backing and applied to the nail with pressure, given a top coat (either polish or gel) and supposedly last 1-2 weeks.

I opted for the gel application but was not impressed with how these applied.

I can't even include a picture of them completely finished because I disliked how they turned out SO much that I'm ashamed to post it. 

Maybe the ones I got were a bad batch. They were too thick to be able to apply without lifting and folding and the adhesive barely stuck. 

These were honestly the worst strips I've ever tried; and I've tried a lot of strips.

Would I purchase? No. 

What did you think of these products? Did you try them?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bathe With Me: Montagne Jeunesse Mask Challenge Week 2 and Lush's The Brightside Bubble Bar

The other night I tried out a few awesome products while I was in the bath. First up I'm going to show you the Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off Mask.

Detox & Pore Cleanse with our new Green Tea Peel Off Masque for a deep cleansed, toned complexion. Experience the well being of natural minerals, young Green Tea, root Ginger and reviving properties of squeezed Lemon to uplift and refresh skin. Deep cleanse your pores, remove impurities and peel to reveal healthier, younger looking skin.
 This product is:

  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Derivative Free
  • No Added Parabens
I love the packaging of these masks - they make them seem so easy, relaxing and fun.

The product was a sticky yellow goo. I would recommend putting this in a bowl and applying with either your fingers or a brush. It goes on very thin.

It doesn't smell bad. Not as nice as the chocolate mask, but it smells pretty good nonetheless - fresh, like green tea and lemon, but very subtle. 

This was definitely one of the prettier masks I've tried. Only leaves a slightly yellow glossy finish on your face - so you don't have to be TOO afraid of having your significant other walk through the door with a face mask on.

What impressed me was the removal process! My mask came off all in one go - resulting in this Scream-mask-looking thing. 

In the end my skin felt refreshed, and softer. I definitely recommend following up with a good moisturizer as it's slightly dehydrating, but I thoroughly enjoyed this mask! 

Would I purchase? Probably.

You can purchase Montagne Jeunesse face masks for $1.99 at Farleyco.Ca or the following retailers:

  • London Drugs
  • Select Brunet
  • Select Familiprix
  • Select Jean Coutu
  • Select Lawtons Drugs
  • Select Loblaws
  • Select Pharmasave
  • Select Proxim
  • Select Uniprix
  • Select Value Drug Mart
  • Select Zehrs
  • Walmart

The Brightside of Life

"Everything about this Bubble Bar will leave you feeling cheerful and looking on the bright side of life! When you crumble this one under the tap, your tub will turn into a vivid, hypnotizing red-orange sunset with frothy white clouds of bubbles. Sink in and inhale the uplifting citrus blend of Sicilian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils, and imagine yourself in a sun-drenched locale. You’ll emerge from the tub feeling energized and smelling like a dream!"

For this bath I used the Lush's "The Brightside" bubble bar; and oh how bright it is! Orange and Yellow and infused with glitter this bubble bar smells of citrus. I do love me some citrus.

As part of their Easter collection, this bubble bar is available only for a limited time so make sure to go out and get it. You can get 4 or more uses out of it if you break it up. It's 10.99!

The bubble bar has fantastic bubble payoff. It left me reminiscent of my old favourite "The Comforter". The size and shape are roughly the same.

Just look at all the bubbles!!! So much bubbles. 

Doesn't that pie just look simply delicious? It's a vanilla rhubarb pie. I wish I could eat rhubarb. Sadly, I'm allergic. :(

At the end of it all, this was a thoroughly enjoyable bath experience! 

What made your last bath awesome?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

March Favourites Day 3 - Beauty Favourites

This month's beauty favourites are plenty! They're either products I have loved for a long time, or products I found a new love for. Let's get started!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Self-Heating Masque Review

The gals with the Canadian Beauty Bloggers have all been sent some Montagne Jeunesse masks to try out over the next couple weeks. We're basically doing a FMSD (Face Mask Smack Down) to find out which of all the mask types goes over the best, whilst still reviewing on our individual blogs to discover which works best for our own personal use.