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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Impulse buy.  I saw it and I decided I needed to try it.  I picked up the colour Deep Blue for $9.97 at Walmart.  I’ve been looking for a good mascara lately and I’m not finding what I want, I was hoping this one was a game changer for me.

The colour Deep Blue was quite a bit lighter than I thought it might be and I immediately thought I had made a mistake.  It actually dries quite a bit darker without losing the blue colour.  I love it!  The scary wand was something I thought I might have to work with, but I managed to get long lashes on the first try, I was quite impressed!  I don’t use the small bristles on the opposite side of the brush, but I think it would be handy if you had some hard to reach lashes.  I did not get the waterproof version and the mascara stayed on all day without smudging, I did have some slight flaking though.  I started using it with a primer and I’ve had no flaking since.  I like the length I get with this mascara and I also really like the wand, it’s working quite well for me and I have not reached for another mascara since buying this one.  I finally feel like I’ve found a mascara that gives me exactly the look I want, long lashes without clumps and I really like the fact that it’s blue as well!


The shiny tube caught my eye and made me stop and look at the Joe Fresh display in Shoppers Drug Mart.  I wasn’t sure if this was a new product or just new packaging.  Since I had never tried it out, I decided to pick up the colour Pecan for $12 CAD.

The packaging is quite lovely and sleek and I appreciate the screw on lid that won’t accidentally come off inside my purse.  Pecan is a metallic nude colour that is sheer but at the same time has a good amount of colour and gloss.  This balm is surprisingly long lasting and very comfortable to wear and it also has a light fruity smell.  I’ve been loving this balm and will be going back to have a look at some other colours for sure!  The only downside is that it rubs against the inside of the tube while using it and leaves some ridges on the product, not a big deal at all really, but I’d thought it was worth mentioning.  I think I’ll have to have a closer look at some Joe Fresh products, it tends to be a brand I just pass by and if it wasn’t for the shiny tube, I might have missed out on this new favourite lip balm!

I was surprised to find my Topbox in my mailbox this month, I didn’t realize how far into April we are!  Topbox has been doing a great job at providing its subscribers with some extras lately.  It’s always fun to find a new product sample to try out!

I’m very happy to report that I have received no Bella Aura products (my views on these can be found in the past few Topbox blogs I’ve posted).

I received a CoQ10 Caviar sheet mask, I always love to try these out, so I’m pleased.  I received a Micellar Water by La Roche-Posay and have tried it out.  It works well but I didn’t find it to be a game changer.  A dry shampoo from Cake was also included, its smells like vanilla, but I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.

A Laritzy Lip Pencil was in this month’s bag, its just not my colour, I’ll pass it along to someone.  I assume that everyone received a Garnier Moisture Bomb sheet mask, so I’ll have another one to try out this week!

I also assume that everyone received a couple of trial samples of L’Oreal’s Hydra Genius.  I did try one out, it’s similar to a couple of gel moisturizers currently on the market, I really like them, and I liked this product as well!  Thanks Topbox, not a bad sampling this month and the “extras” are great!