Sunny side up: Bath & Body Works releases Sunshine Mimosa scent

When it comes to breakfast beverages, mimosas are definitely at the top of my list.

With Mother’s Day coming up, Bath & Body Works has released the most holiday-appropriate scent, Sunshine Mimosa.  This scent is a blend of champagne and citrus and smells sweet, refreshing, and summery.

As part of the collection, the brand has released just about every product they offer in this new scent. Think hand soaps, candles, lotions, body wash, fragrance mist, and even a perfume.

I actually didn’t even know that Bath & Body Works had eau de parfum and this one comes in a beautiful orange bottle that will promise to bring some happiness to yourself, your mom, or anyone you buy it for.

Bath & Body Works Sunshine Mimosa Bath & Body Works Sunshine Mimosa

I know that Bath & Body Works releases scents often, but next time you are near a store, I definitely recommend popping in and giving this one a whiff.  It’s really light, fruity, sweet, and overall pleasant and after wearing the scent for a few days now I definitely plan on making myself a mimosa this weekend (or two… or three… or bottomless).

Like I said, Bath & Body Works has this fragrance in just about all their items, but I recommend checking out the fine fragrance mist, the candle, and hand soap, and if you want a real treat, the perfume.

Bath & Body Works Sunshine Mimosa Bath & Body Works Sunshine Mimosa

I know it’s still early, but if you’re like me and like getting gifts out of the way early, then I would pick up a few items for mom from the new Sunshine Mimosa collection (it was inspired by mimosas at Mother’s Day brunch).  I know for my mom, she loves gifts from Bath & Body Works, so this one will definitely be included in her gift for this year.

Have you smelled Sunshine Mimosa yet?

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Sun’s out, fun’s out! The skincare you need to try for April 2021

The beauty category I could never get sick of? Skincare!

Seriously, brands have been on a roll with their skincare releases lately and just when I thought I’ve seen it all, there’s always more that gets released. When it comes to skincare, there is basically an item for just about any concern and the best part is, since the industry is so huge, there are so many options for any price point.

So if you are on the hunt for some new goodies this month (and just in time for the Sephora spring sale) then keep reading..

Laneige Lip Treatment Balm Laneige Lip Treatment Balm

One of my favourite skincare products ever is the Laneige Lip Sleeping Balm. I use this lip balm every single night before bed and the little jar will literally last you forever.

If you are a fan like me, then you’ll be overjoyed to know that the Korean skincare brand recently released a new lip balm to the family, the Lip Treatment Balm (C$32).

This lip balm, which comes in a super cute pink container that opens up, is a pearlescent daily lip treatment that coats lips in nourishing hydration, visibly smooths lip wrinkles, and boosts the look of fullness.

At first I totally thought this was along the same lines as their Lip Sleeping Mask, but this balm has a slight shiny tinge in it thanks to the pearlescent finish.  The formula contains coconut oil to moisturize and hydrate, peptide and adenosine to smooth lip wrinkles and boost fullness and firmness, and a pearlescent shine to make the lips stand out.

This lip balm smells amazing thanks to the coconut oil (perfect for summer since it smells like pina colada) and also has a cooling sensation when applied (which helps lips appear fuller as well).  The part I really love about it is the packaging.  It features a button detail on the lid which is actually the applicator which pulls out to apply the product, so not only is it super cool, but it’s also functional and keeps the balm nice and clean.

So if you’re wondering what the real difference is between this one, the Lip Sleeping Mask, and the Lip Glowy Balm, the sleeping mask is an overnight treatment, the glowy balm is for everyday wear, and the lip treatment is more a more intense treatment and also makes lips appear fuller.

If you are a fan of either of Laneige’s lip balms already then you need to pick this one up.

Tula Prime of Your Life

Tula Prime of Your Life Smoothing & Firming Treatment

You guys know how much I love Tula, so when they released a new primer, I was thrilled to try it out.

I’ve tried all their other primers, and although I don’t wear much makeup anymore, hence the decrease in the use of primers, I have always really loved how theirs performs and applies.

Tula’s newest primer, Prime of Your Life Smoothing & Firming Treatment ($42 USD) is a primer that has a skincare mentality and is packed with peptides, collagen amino acids & hyaluronic acid to smooth out the look of wrinkles, while also plumping and firming the appearance of skin over time.

This primer contains Vitamins B and C to brighten skin, as well as marine algae to improve elasticity, a blend of probiotics and prebiotic extracts to keep skin balanced and reduce the look of wrinkles.

This primer is very soft and light, and instantly gives you a blurred effect on the skin. You can either wear it alone or underneath makeup for a flawless application.

Don’t forget, score 15% off your Tula.com order with code SHAYNA.

Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask

Belif Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask

I love myself a good sleeping mask, so when I got in Belif’s Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask (C$45), I couldn’t want to go to bed and give it a try.

Apply this gel mask before bed to lock in and seal moisture all night long.  This mask contains Scottish Heather, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, Lady’s Mantle, which helps keep complexion smooth and youthful, and nappies aqua formula, which boosts hyaluronic acid.

This mask has a jelly-like formula (honestly, it feels like Jello), which contours to the skin to provide a refreshing layer of hydration. This mask will help to rejuvenate and replenish dull, dry, and fatigued skin so you wake up with hydration, glowing, and happy skin.

If you use retinol, this mask is also great to layer over top since retinol can be drying on the skin. Apply your retinol first and then layer this on top to lock in moisture.

Reversa Radiance Glow Cream

Reversa Radiance Glow Cream

I’m a huge fan of Reversa products and have been for a while now. Not only is the line Canadian, but it’s often found in derma clinics and it’s not as expensive as some of it’s other medical-spa counterparts.

New to the line is the Reversa Radiance Glow Cream (C$60), which is a lotion that is aimed to give you a radiant, hydrated, and luminous complexion.

We all now how our skin changes depending on the season and the weather, so this cream is aimed to instantly restore and revive skin’s luminosity and natural radiance. The formula contains a blend of glycolic acid, nonapeptide-1, murunga plum, and watermelon fruit extracts (I’ve been seeing this a lot lately in skincare) to smooth out the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and give your skin a natural-looking glow.  It also contains fragmented hyaluronic acid and shea butter to hydrate, plump, strengthen, and protect skin, so after a few days of use you’ll notice a more radiant complexion.

In addition to all this, this cream also has illuminating pigments in the formula to reflect and diffuse light, as well as mask fine lines and slight imperfections. It’s the cream that will give you a summer glow right now.

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint

Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Luminizing Tint

Speaking of summer, the one product you absolutely need for your body during the summer months (aside from sunscreen obvi) is Fenty Beauty’s Body Sauce Luminizing Tint (C$63).

This new body makeup from Fenty is a blurring, lightweight and subtly lumping body tint that applies like a dream thanks to its silky texture and helps to blur up any imperfection and add a killer glow.

This product, available in seven shades (I have the lightest one, Pearl Swirl), is transfer and sweat resistant, meaning that it won’t melt or wash away. It’s incredible lightweight and blends out to perfection, leaving you with a subtly shimmering complexion.

I love using products like this in the summer for nights out since it helps to cover up any veins, spots, etc. on my legs. This one also adds subtle colour which is buildable, as well as a radiant glow, which is incredibly eye catching.  Of course this isn’t just for the legs, you can put it on your shoulders, chest, really anywhere that needs a little oomph. I can’t wait to use this all summer long.

Indeed in-ceramide Daily Moisture Cream

Indeed in-ceramide Daily Moisture Cream

Looking for long-lasting hydration? Then take a look at Indeed’s newest product.

The Indeed Labs in-ceramide Daily Moisture Cream (C$22.99) is a lightweight cream that is aimed to give you all-day hydration, as well as plumpness for dry and sensitive skin types.

This cream contains three ceramides, which are known for packing on moisture. The three ceramides are C+eramide, which increases hydration by over 75 per cent in just an hour; SK-Influx, which restores the skin’s barrier function and enhances moisturization, which helps out sensitive skin; and Hydrasensyn Glucan, which combines the hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid and the structure of collagen to reduced inflammation, smooth out skin, and provide long-lasting hydration.

Use this moisturizer both day and night to get hydrated and nourished skin.

Skincare to try for April 2021 from Tula, Belif, Fenty Beauty, Reversa, and Laneige

There are so many amazing skincare products to try out this month, and believe me, this isn’t all of them. Keep a look out for more blog posts this month featuring more iconic and new skincare products that should be on your radar.

What’s in your skincare routine for April 2021?

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

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Serum savers: Three serums to try out this spring

A love a good serum.

When it comes to skincare products which should be in your routine, there are a lot of items to choose from but one that is a necessity?  A serum!

Depending on what your skincare concerns are, there is a serum for just about anything. I usually rotate through three or four of them and I have ones for day and for night.

If you are on the hunt for a new serum to add to your collection, then don’t worry, I got you. Just keep reading…

Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum

Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum

I love Glow Recipe’s Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask, so when they dropped a new serum in their avocado line, I was ecstatic to try it out.

The Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum (C$56),  which is a serum made of avocado and ceramics to help reduce the look of redness and irritation, as well as loss of firmness and elasticity.

This serum contains avocado butter and extract to soothe and nourish skin, ceramide 5 to reduce redness, and allantoin to soothe and calm skin.

If you suffer from redness, blemishes, dehydrated skin, or wrinkles, then you’ll probably like this serum.  It has a jelly-like texture, similar to their other serums so it’s nice and cooling on application.

CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum

CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum

I chatted a couple of weeks ago about the importance of incorporating Vitamin C into your skincare routine.  Incorporating a Vitamin C into your morning skincare routine will help to visibly brighten and even out the look of your skin for a more fresh and glowing appearance. It also helps to prevent damage against environmental aggressors and pollution.

If you are looking for an affordable Vitamin C serum, then CeraVe has you covered.  The CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum (C$29.99) has 10 per cent pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid).  L-ascorbic acid is the purest form of Vitamin C and is the one that is the most effective for the skin. When applied on the skin it helps to neutralize free radicals, which often lead to signs of premature skin aging.

This serum, when applied daily, can help to brighten the complexion and promote a more even skin tone.  It also contains three essential ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin B5 to help improve texture, rest the skin’s protective barrier, and enhance hydration for soft, glowing, and healthy-looking skin.

Suitable for all skin types, this serum is a great and affordable way to incorporate Vitamin C into your routine.

Guerlain beille Royale Eye R Serum

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye R Serum

I love the Guerlain Abeille Royale line, which is on constant rotation in my nighttime skincare routine.  I currently have the Anti-Aging Fortifying Lotion Toner, the Anti-Aging Double R Facial Serum, and the Youth Watery Anti-Aging Oil and love using this trio to keep my skin looking young and vibrant.

New to the Abeille Royale line is the Eye R Serum (C$155), which is an anti-aging eye serum that is designed to minimize wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles around the eyes.  The formula contains Black Bee Repair Technology, which supports the skin’s natural revitalization process, as well as naturally derived tensing polymers, which allow for a more visible lifting effect, and their exclusive anti-fatigue complex, which combines three plant extracts with naturally derived micro-nacres for a more radiant complexion.

This eye serum also has an innovative applicator, which features a cooling head to calm the skin, as well as deliver a precise dose of the product. The gold drop applicator has been designed to give a 360-degree massage application so the product is worked into the skin to perfection.

Finally, this eye serum is made with 94 per cent naturally derived ingredients, so although it’s not 100 per cent clean beauty, it’s pretty darn close.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Eye R Serum, CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum, and Glow Recipe Avocado Ceramide Redness Relief Serum

Later on this week I’ll be sharing more new skincare products that have come out recently.  There are so many products that are released every month that sometimes it can be tough to keep up, but regardless of what you use and what brand you use, adding a serum into your routine is a definite must.

Which serums do you use in your skincare routine?

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

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