Feeling clean: Arbonne Bio-Hydria collection

Did you know that your skin contains around 64 per cent water? Although our skin is naturally full of moisture, there are many elements that affect how healthy it actually is.  Things like pollution, diet, water intake, and stress are all factors that can leave your skin dull and gloomy.

With it being the dead of winter here, keeping your skin hydrated should be top priority on your list and if you’re looking for some new skincare items to rotate in for some major moisture, then Arbonne has just released a line that will be sure to keep your dermis nice and happy.

Arbonne Bio-Hydria cleanser

The Bio-Hydria line contains five products to help restore moisture into your skin. Each product has ingredients such as proprietary sustainable edulis cellular water to hydrate and maintain critical moisture, as well as sustainably sourced aloe vera, which contains minerals and vitamins taken from the inner part of the leaf and helps to moisturize and support skin’s natural ability to maintain a healthy-looking glow.

Start your routine first with the Gel Cleaner (C$30), which contains witch hazel to help moisturize and soothe skin. This cleanser foams up and washes away makeup and impurities.  It also has plant-based surfactants to deliver a mild, yet effective cleansing routine.

Arbonne Bio-Hydria Serum

Next up, use the Liquid Serum (C$56), which is a lightweight serum that is concentrated with botanicals to moisturize skin. It also has edulis cellular water in it to maintain the moisture in your skin. I really love this stuff since the texture of it is unique. It comes out as a crushed jelly which quickly transforms into a liquid serum, making it super simple to apply to the skin.

Finally, before your moisturizer, apply the Eye Balm (C$53), which is perfect for adding some hydration back to the delicate eye area. This balm is a gel that helps to nourish the skin around the eyes. This is also a double whammy, since it is a pearlescent pigment that also helps to brighten up the area, diminishing dark circles.

The line also contains a Gel Cream (C$50) to keep your skin soft and supple, as well as a Herbal Infusion tea (C$21) to nourish the body from the inside out.

Arbonne Bio-Hydria products

I really love this line since it’s so soothing on the skin and really gives your face some much-needed TLC (especially in our -30C weather!). These products are all suitable for different skin types and are vegan and cruelty free. Check them out online or contact your Arbonne rep to order.

Have you tried the Arbonne Bio-Hydria line?

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Buttery smooth: Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Care

My desert island beauty product? Definitely lip balm.

Okay, so I’ve chatted about my love for lip balm many times on this blog, but seriously, I pretty much have to carry one everywhere I go since as soon as I don’t have one on me, my lips get so dry that it’s uncomfortable.

I do have a few favourites but I am always open to trying out some new ones, including Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment (C$26).  I actually received a few of these last year and have been holding on to them and using them for a few months now to really put them to the test.

The Butterstick Lip Treatment is a lip balm that is ideal for dry lips as it delivers up to 12 hours of hydration. This is also a great product to toss in your vacation bag as there is also SPF 30 in the formula!

Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Care

Available in six shades, this product glides on the lips and keeps them moisturized, thanks to ingredients such as fair trade coconut oil and lemon butter.

I had received three of these to try out, the clear one, Simply Rose, and Touch of Berry. My favourite is clear since I usually tend to apply this morning or night time after my skincare routine, so I don’t need any colour. The other two do leave a nice tint on the lips, so if you are looking for something nourishing with a bit of colour, then take a look at the shades they have available.

Overall, I think this is a good lip balm. When compared to the Sugar ones (which I found the packaging to be very similar), I would say that these are a bit thicker than the Sugar ones, but they aren’t too thick that it’s uncomfortable to wear. In fact, these would probably be better for a windy day, to be honest.

Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Care

Sure, C$26 is a lot for a lip balm, especially since there are so many amazing ones out there that are more affordable. If you are looking for a treat, then I would recommend investing in one of these (maybe even one of the coloured ones to get a double whammy out of the product).  Really though, like I said, you can never have too many lip balms in your life, so if you are interested in picking one up, I know that you’ll get a ton of wear out of it.

Have you tried Kiehl’s Buttersticks?

 

Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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Sparkling colour: Avon Be Bold lipsticks

I’m kind of in a strange predicament. I’m in the weird balance between having left-over holiday items and nothing new yet for January. Since it’s the beginning of a new year, the brands are slowly releasing their spring 2020 items, so this leaves me with not a ton of items to actually review.

One of the mailers I got when I was away in New York were some holiday goodies from Avon, and although these are sold out online, I still wanted to chat about them because they are super cute and they may still be available through your local Avon rep.

The Avon Be Bold lipsticks is a line of three shades that is totally something you want to add to your makeup collection. The first thing you’ll note about these stunners is the beautiful packaging. Not only do they come in a stunning box, but the tube itself is silver glitter, perfect for tossing in your bag for a night out.

Avon Be Bold lipsticks Avon Be Bold lipsticks and box

Available in three shades, Power Pink (fuchsia), Plum Perfect (purple), and Rule in Red (red), these beauties back on bold colour that is sure to turn heads.

All three shades are very vivid and apply easily to the lips. Truthfully, these really remind me of the Juicy Couture lipsticks that I reviewed in the fall last year since the shades are very similar and both of them use glitter in their packaging (although the Juicy ones have glitter on the actual bullet.

These deliver colour in a creamy matte finish, meaning that they are very comfortable to wear. Since it’s a normal lipstick formula (as opposed to a liquid one), you will have to reapply the colour throughout the day, however, with packaging that cute, I’m sure you won’t mind pulling the lipstick out to reapply it.

Close up of Avon Be Bold lipsticks Swatches of Avon Be Bold lipsticks

It unfortunately doesn’t look like Avon has these lipsticks part of their regular collection, but I hope they bring them back and make them permanent since I believe glitter shouldn’t be a seasonal thing. If anything, it makes me want to pull them out more often, plus it doesn’t hurt that the colour is pretty fabulous too!

Did you manage to snag any of the Avon Be Bold lipsticks?

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