#InspiredBeauty by Rexall

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In case you haven’t heard the great news already… Rexall recently revamped their beauty department at one of their first stores in the west end (901 Eglinton Avenue West), so they can “better service shoppers and meet their beauty needs!”

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Fulfilling their shoppers needs is exactly what they did! Rebranding their  Beauty Shop in a very clean black and white background was one a great decision! After visiting the store at their launch party last week, I could easily find all the products I was on the hunt for! Even new products that I never thought of trying.

A few of my favourite products that Rexall carried, are: 1. Ganier Micellar Water All-In-1 makeup remover. I recently asked a beauty guru/ blogger friend of mine which makeup remover worked best for her, and she mentioned Garnier Micellar. So, once I saw it at the Rexall store, I had to try it out for myself. I immediately fell in love with how easily my makeup came off, including my eye makeup! 2. elf lipstick in “Red Carpet” – If you know me, you would know my signature lip colour is a deep, bright red, and when I saw the lip shade on the shelf, I tested it on my lips. Not only was the pigment rich, it was moisturizing, without bleeding. I have a very difficult time finding a lipstick that doesn’t bleed or fade fast, so I was hooked, and will be stalking up on this shade for a while! 3. The Kit – Warming mask. I have a very busy lifestyle, and find it hard to get facials on a regular, so when I saw “Warming Mask”, sauna clay, I was intrigued. I mean why not treat yourself while you’re on the go, right? Not only was it soothing and warm feeling, it’s also a paraben free!

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In their chic beauty department, you can find a very extensive assortment of haircare and skincare products for both men and women. They’ve also brought on board some new products such as e.l.f. and milani, which I tested out myself, and LOVED! Their existing brand fabs include: theBalm, Cargo, Pupa, Real Techiniques, NYC expanded selection, Emani and much more; All, which us shoppers test out before purchasing!

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Keep an eye out for their new fragrance department, which will carry a variety of popular designer brands.

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Overall, Rexall’s Beauty Shop was very easy on the eye, which made it easy to find exactly what I needed without feeling overwhelmed.

Find a Rexall near you here!

 

Ready, Set, Summer!

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With summer just weeks away, it’s time to get our skin summer ready! Woot! Yes, that’s right ladies… It’s time to wax off those pesky hairs you’ve been hiding all winter long!

Nair’s latest Wax Ready-Strips are the easiest and most convenient way to get rid of those long gross hairs anywhere you go, even when you’re on the go.  It’s super easy to use, and the best part is – there is no warming or rubbing required! They are the only truly ready-to-use wax strips on the market.  A few other great things to know – they are also dermatologically tested, they help minimize hair regrowth, and it lasts up to weeks. *Cue the happy dance*

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I did laser hair removal on my whole body a couple years ago but I still have some hair growth in certain areas, so I was excited to test out Nair’s Wax Ready-Strips to get rid of them. After my first use, I found it to be super easy, and clean. Not only was it gentle on my sensitive skin, it was also painless. There wasn’t much wax residue after the application, so all it needed was a little soap and water, and presto! My skin looked and felt ultra soft right after the application.

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How to use the strips:

Apply the wax strip by pressing it down over the hair to be removed in the direction of hair growth, and make it adhere by pressing down firmly with the palm of the hand. Hold the skin taut at the base of the strip with your free hand and with one quick movement, pull the strip off with the other hand.

 

Always pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pull strip parallel to the line of the body. The same strip may be used several times until it no longer adheres to the skin. After waxing is complete, use a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue. *Make sure to follow the instruction noted in the wax applicator box.

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I also tested out the Nair Ultimate Microwaveable & Rinseable Roll-On Wax on my arms. With a quick 25 second warm up in the microwave, the roll on applicator was ready to use. It easily adhered to my skin, and was gentle and pain free after using the cloth strips. Not only did it remove the longer hairs, it also removed the shorter hairs too! After waxing was complete, I used a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue.

How to use the roll-on:

Microwave the roll-on applicator (follow full instructions noted on the air box). Apply the roll-on applicator on to skin in the same direction as the hair growth. Use cloth strip and make it adhere by pressing down firmly with the palm of the hand. Hold the skin taut at the base of the strip with your free hand and with one quick movement, pull the strip off with the other hand. Always pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pull strip parallel to the line of the body. The same strip may be used several times until it no longer adheres to the skin. After waxing is complete, use a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue. *Make sure to follow the instruction noted in the wax applicator box.

The Nair wax applicators make waxing super easy and quite affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank! I’d recommend you testing it out for yourself to see the results.

 

Revlon ColourStay Compact Makeup + Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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Fabulous makeup lovers! I have found the ultimate flawless, long wearing, compact makeup and concealer, plus a gorgeous velvety matte lip colour that you all must try!
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I was uber excited to test out Revlon’s new ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer because I’ve been hearing so many great things about how flawless and long lasting it is. They offer 12 shades, which makes it easy to find the perfect shade for your skin tone. And because the compact includes your foundation and concealer, Revlon completely takes the guesswork out of searching for the perfect match. Since I have fair skin, I chose the colour ‘Nude’.

The foundation feels so lightweight, so it doesn’t feel like you have very much on your skin, when really it’s getting the full coverage we all crave. I know I do! It left a polished, oh-so-pretty satin to semi-matte finish, which is the perfect balance for flawless looking skin. The quality is super high-end, so there’s no need to break the bank anymore!

The interesting part of this cool compact is the 3 different layers: 1st layer for the concealer, 2nd layer for the foundation, and 3rd layer for sponge – so it turns out there’s more foundation than you think! I found it super easy for me to toss 1 small compact in my clutch for touch ups, without having to worry about any bulk or mess.

The concealer is a thicker texture than the foundation, which is great to help hide the dark circles under my eyes. I would recommend starting off using less, then adding more if needed. The last thing you want is to look like it’s caked on – less is more, ladies!

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Now let’s talk about how uh-mazing the Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour is! The lightweight formula gives a high definition soft velvety finish that lasts for hours! I was quite shocked how long it lasted, without having to reapply like I normally would. For some reason, these pigmented lipsticks/lip glosses tend to bleed around my lips, which can be embarrassing and annoying. I usually steer clear of these colours but I guess I was wrong! The Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour lasted most of the day without having to touch up often, plus it didn’t bleed around my lips! Woot!
You can find 8 gorgeous shades in this 100% wax-free, gel formula lip colour! I’m wearing their Passion colour.

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Revlon is always improving their formulas, which surpasses any drugstore brands out there, making it comparable to other high-end makeup lines. A definite must-try!

 

This post was brought to you by Revlon but the images and opinions are my own.

Revlon All-in-One Mascara

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Okay girls! Who wants to take their lashes to the next level with volume, length, lift, definition and rich/intense colour?! I know I definitely do!

Revlon’s latest chic, innovative mascara, Ultimate All-in-One Mascara brings all of that and more in one easy application. So, that means you are getting the best of the best!
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I know you all want the secret to getting gorgeous voluminous lashes like I have in these pics. It’s actually quite simple…it’s all in the unique mini-oval shape brush, that allows you to reach every single lash on your eyes. Amazing, right?!

The Revlon Power Mini Brush might be small to the eye, but the hollow core helps you hold more mascara to maximize the amount of formula on your lashes, which means less dunking and more applying to create a fuller look.

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You can find this amazing All-in-One- Mascara in 3 different shades: Black, Blackest Black, and Brown.

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Eye Shadow – ColorStay: Adventurous

Eyeliner – ColorStay: Black

 

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Fast tips and tricks

  • To achieve an extra “pop” to your gorgeous eyes, use the tiny oval shape brush on the bottom and corner lashes. Bam! Now your eyes are popping more than ever!
  • Get the romantic/sexy-cool look by holding the brush vertical to your lashes and sweep back-and-forth after applying a base coat, or two. Voila! You’re eyes are now ready to make those heads turn!

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This post has been brought to you by Revlon but the images and opinions are my own.