Light Therapy Acne Mask | Neutrogena | Review

Neutrogena got us – and our entire faces – covered! This Light Therapy Acne Mask is a new and innovative way to get rid of acne without spending thousands of bucks on expensive treatments. I’m so excited when I received this for free to review cause I’ve never seen anything like this in the market and I think it’s very intriguing to see it’s effectivity.

How does it work?

12 blue LED bulbs and 9 red LED bulbs

The inner part of the mask is lined with 21 red and blue LED lights to target the major causes of acne, Propionibacterium acnes and infammation. The blue light apparently kills off the P.acnes bacteria and the red light targets inflammation. The lights that work together make up that neon pink colour that gives off that millennial futuristic colour! I love it!

Of course I had to take a #maskfie to show you how cool it looks and how it covers my entire face!

I think it’s safe for the eyes since it comes with amber-coloured sunglasses that reduce glare. If it is too bright for you, you can close your eyes for the length of the session. The mask comes with an “activator” with 4 alkaline AA batteries. The activator lasts for 30 sessions which can last up to a month.

How to use:

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Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash | Review

Le Petit Marseillais, pronounced as “luh-puh-tee mar-say-ay”, are body washes came from Provence, France in 1981 and has now flown to Canada. It is claimed to be the number 1 body wash in France so my expectations were quite high.

There are five varieties of scents: White Peach and Nectarine, Lavender Honey, Cotton Milk and Poppy, Orange Blossom, and Vanilla Milk. All of these fragrances sound soooo scrumptious and refreshing. I took a whiff when I first received it in the mail and I was completely satisfied. All of these fragrances are inspired by the South of France and artful combinations of sunny, authentic notes formulated from top perfumers. It totally takes me on an aromatic trip!

Details below!

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Intro to The Ordinary | Review

It could get a little overwhelming when you’re new to the brand and you feel like you want to try everything. I was like that when I first dropped by the Abnormal Beauty Company at the Queen St. W location. It triggered my curiosity and along with the entire beauty world. I had no idea that this highly-raved skincare brand was just a couple of blocks away from me. I was also looking for cheaper serums that work because the ones at Sephora were just too damn expensive. I did my research first and decided to try 3 of their serums. I wanted something hydrating and antiaging.

So apparently The Abnormal Beauty Company is also called Deciem? Correct me if I’m wrong. They carry different skincare brands like Hylamide, Niod, The Ordinary, and etc. I do get why they are so popular. The minimalistic packaging, the price, the range of products targetted to specific needs? It’s all amazing, but does it work? My expectations were quite high!

This post will talk about:

  • Product aims
  • Basic ingredient knowledge
  • Prices in Canadian dollars
  • How I use it
  • When I use it
  • How I use them all together in my skincare routine
  • Effects on my skin
  • Would I repurchase?

Let’s begin!

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The Face Shop Designing Eyebrow Pencil | Swatches and Review

I feel like I’m never going back to Sephora for brow products ever again because I found out great ones from Korean brands. It’s not the first time I’m trying out The Face Shop’s Designing Eyebrow Pencil so I had a pretty good amount of time to actually try it and compare it to other brow products. Brows are the one thing I always put on because if not, I know I would look like a 15-year-old boy. I finally moved on from the Benefit Goof Proof and trying out something new! Let’s go on and have a closer look at the pencil. Note that I will mostly compare it to the Goof Proof just for reference.

PACKAGING

So it has double ended plastic packaging like the usual. A lot less of quality compared to the other brow products I’ve tried. I notice that the caps crack easily at about 3 months of use. The product is on the other end and the spoolie on the other. It has 0.3 grams which is just about the same as the Goof Proof which has 0.34 grams.

PRODUCT ITSELF

Texture

It’s a lot stiffer and waxy than others so one stroke would just give you a light shade of colour. Basically, it doesn’t have much pigment pay-off and not creamy at all (which is a not a bad thing for brow products!) With that being said, I notice that I use a heavier hand when using this compared to when I’m using the Goof Proof. I like making the inner/front parts of my brows lighter than the rest of the brows. This product is perfect for that because it delivers the perfect amount of product without being too heavy.

I would say that the texture is a lot like the Anastasia Brow Whiz which is less creamy that the Goof Proof.

Colours

top to bottom : 04, 03, 02

It only has 5 colours. I picked up 02 Gray Brown, 03 Brown, and 04 Black Brown only because I’m not sure what kind of brown I am. Lol. The colours are very close to each other so I don’t think I’ll mind using one or the other interchangeably.

Longevity

It stays long enough throughout the day. Wouldn’t say it’s budge-proof or waterproof though.

Shape

New tip 

Used tip

This is probably the only thing that’s a bit of a letdown. Once you use it after the first time, it loses its sharpness. So naturally, it’s going to have a rounded, circular tip. That shape makes it a struggle to draw a defined line. I find that I always have to wipe off product just to get my desired sharp eyebrow tail.

Price

A whopping C$6! That’s affordable compared to the Goof Proof which is C$32 and Anastasia’s Brow Definer which is C$30!

 

PROS

  • Waxy and hard
  • Buildable pigment
  • Very Affordable (C$6)
  • Long lasting

CONS

  • Low-quality packaging; cracks easily
  • Shape of the tip makes it hard to draw defined lines

 

I think I have a new favourite! For its price? I think this beats all other brow products!

Hope this was helpful!

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Peek Into My Bag Essentials

I don’t know about you but I like looking at other people’s things. Call me a creeper but a random peep at a stranger’s purse is something I unconsciously do. I like rummaging through my sister’s and my mom’s purse without a specific purpose. I even go through my boyfriend’s bag sometimes even though I know I won’t find anything interesting. I’m sure some of you are as nosy as I am so sharing what’s inside my bag would be perfect. Here’s a list of my bag essentials and why I carry them around.

  1. Wallet – which will be reduced to a coin purse because stupid me left it at a coffee shop patio. My sympathetic nervous system worked it’s way and relaxed all my sphincters and I felt like all the fluids in my body will leak out. Fortunately, good people exist and it came back home to mama. Lost it once, never again.
  2. Earphones – for long commutes (mostly caused by TTC delays)
  3. TTC Metropass – tied to a lanyard because hello, it’s me, and I lose everything. lol
  4. Glasses – for #LolaLei
  5. Eye drops – for my dry and strained eyes from too much electronics. #LolaLei
  6. Perfume – for stank dayz
  7. Mints – again. for stank dayz
  8. Hand lotion – for my crusty hands
  9. Lip balm – for my crusty lips
  10. Lippies – that always seem to accumulate after weeks and you realize you have 20 lipsticks after a few weeks
  11. Pens – because as I grow older, I realize that pens are essential to life and it must be inside your bag. #certifiedTita
  12.  Pain killers – TMI. for painful periods
  13.  Pads – (not in pic) TMI. for emergency purposes
  14. Umbrella – (also not in pic) Because. Rain.

Thanks for reading! What are your bag essentials??

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