Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Beauty essentials for your gym bag..

Hi beauties! If you’ve ever hit the gym mid-day, you know firsthand that it can be tough to get your skin and hair back to normal in time for that afternoon shift or class. Throw these beauty essentials in your gym bag to make the transformation from fitness babe to effortless goddess a little easier.

-Tresemme DRY shampoo- 5.7 oz

Dry shampoo is something I’ve just started using. The nice thing is that dry shampoo is great for both curly and straight manes. If you’re like me and you sweat your little ass off at the gym, but you also don’t like to wash your hair EVERYDAY—then this little guy is a PERFECT quick fix. I’ve also had many hairdressers tell me that if you have to buy drug store shampoo, Tresemme is the one to go with. Spritz this lovely smelling stuff near your roots after your work out- and voila! fresh, post-gym tresses every time! Cost? About 5 bucks!

-Dove Go Fresh Body Mist-

I LOVE this product for my gym bag. Energizing scents like lemongrass or cucumber with a hint of Dove moisturizer really assist with that post work out..errr..aroma. Try not to use perfume to mask the scent of your hard work, a lot of the time, smelling like you bathed in your perfume can be just as bad as that sweaty scent.

-OXY cleansing pads-

 You’d think once you turn 22, acne breakouts would be a thing of the past. Not so! Personally, I have very oily, combination skin so I love this product. 2% salicylic acid penetrates deep into your pores and instantly begins to unclog them. These are SO key for us fitness freaks! Hint: OXY pads can be a little intense, so if your skin is extremely sensitive, swap Oxy pads for baby wipes!

Above: my soccer team & I (far left) looking like beauties :)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes..

I have always considered myself a bit of a mascara connoisseur and when I heard the name "doll lashes"-- I knew I had to try out one of Lancome's best selling products for myself (Also a best seller at Sephora stores). From the get go, I could tell Doll Lashes had a bit of an edge on the competition. Though it sells for about $31(Canadian), Doll Lashes is both paraben AND sulfate free- a nice bonus for those of us who hate all the added junk in our make up.
                                                      Above: myself-- getting beautified :)

So, what exactly are Doll Lashes you ask? Well let me answer that- "Doll Lashes" provide a fuss free, wide eyed look (think doe-eyed and flirty). The brush is also noteworthy- a sort of "cone shaped" brush that allows you to easily grab tiny, unruly lashes with the end of it. Further, the unique brush grabs the proper amount of mascara which helps to hinder clumps and goop. I have also noticed that the mascara holds very nicely for a full 24 hours, and by that I mean you get little to none of that annoying mascara crumbling late in the day. The wand allows you to grab just the right amount of mascara, leading to volumized, thick, to-die-for (REAL) lashes.

Above: Doll Lashes unique, "cone shaped" brush promotes both lash length and volume.

Stash or Trash? This is another keeper, ladies! If you're sick of wearing false lashes (can I get an a-men?!), Doll Lashes by Lancome is a MUST.