Showing posts with label fresh. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fresh. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beauty Review: Fresh Supernova Mascara

It always makes me feel great to use products that contain more natural ingredients than the rest. Fresh is all about using nature’s gifts in all of their products – what a great philosophy!

Fresh’s Supernova ultra-conditioning mascara contains natural ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil and linden bud extract which nourishes and fortifies lashes. What’s even better is that it doesn’t contain alcohol, sulfate, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances or phthalates.

Application is a breeze, and it holds true to its claim that it defines, thickens, lengthens, and curls in one coat. However, applying another coat creates a more dramatic look if that’s what you’re trying to achieve.

The curved brush is very effective at coating and separating lashes, and preventing clumping. Removal is super easy with soap and water, which is always a plus.

The only issue I had with this mascara is that it tended to smudge slightly throughout the day on my upper and lower eyelid. Overall, I was pretty impressed with this product having used the same mascara for years.

Fresh’s Supernova mascara only comes in black, and retails for $25 at Sephora. 

Have you tried this mascara? Love it? Hate it? Want it? 

by Brooke

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Beauty Feature: Lip Prep For Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day the perfect gift won't be hard to find because it's right under your nose - literally. Primp and prep those lips for some all night smooching! It's the best gift your special Valentine will ever get!

Step 1: Exfoliate and moisturize your lips to get rid of nasty dry, chapped skin. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50 USD) contains real sugar and is great for smoothing out the lips while providing moisture and sun protection. The downside is that it runs out quickly if you use it on a daily basis as a balm. My tip is to use it as a lip treatment once in a while when your lips are at its most un-kissable!

Step 2: Keep those smackers soft and supple daily with a good ol' lip balm. I'm a huge fan of Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 and now in time for Valentine's, Scented Lip Balm Trio ($25.50 USD) in Coconut, Vanilla, and Mango (love all 3 scents)! A little goes a long way so one little tube should last you a while. Plus, you get sun protection and some shine for a glossy feel!

Step 3: Priming your lips will enhance the performance of your favourite lippy. Benefit Lip Plump ($22 USD) is such a great primer. Relaunched with a whole new look, this creamy neutral-toned primer fills in lines and builds up the contour of your lips while helping your lipstick or gloss stay on longer! Less is more with this product - place 2 dots on top and bottom lip and blend or pat with your finger. Wait a few seconds before it dries to apply your lip product. Women who who have naturally pink or red lips will love how well this neutralizes!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Yummy Mummy Day Count Down!

When you think of Mother's Day you think of flowers, a touching card and brunch right? My all-time favourite way of spoiling my mom when I was growing up was cleaning my room and the entire house. It's a nice thought (can you imagine what my room looked like the rest of the year??) but I'm pretty sure my mother would have enjoyed something a little more tangible that could possibly be found at say - a store! Don't get me wrong - she was always touched by our efforts of making the day special for her plus she never wanted us to spend money on her. I think every mother will tell their kids that but deep down they really want something spectacular (or maybe that's just what I want lol). This Mother's Day is very special for me and many of my friends that have had babies this year because we can officially celebrate it! All that fuss we used to make over our own mother's someone else will be doing the same for us! Oh how sweet it is!

If you want to stay on your mother's good side or want to make sure your significant other stays on your good side, here are some great yummy mummy gift ideas (I'd love to get) to show your love and appreciation. I think I'll have to pass this list on to my babes... ;)

1. For the mother who loves makeup and can't enough of it Sephora has a lot of great palettes like Nars' Artist Palette (#1 on my list!), Lorac's Picture Perfect palette which is a picture frame on the front and makeup palette on the inside (genius!), or Sephora's Summer Blockbuster Palette.

2. My mom has the smoothest skin I've ever seen on a woman of "wisdom". Skincare has always been an important part of her beauty regime and if you're mom is like mine she'll enjoy these wonderful skin care sets like Sephora's Sun Safety Kit which includes all the best sun products Sephora carries (a set I shall have to put on my list), Strivectin's 2 Step Mother's Day Set The Gift of Youth (who doesn't want to look younger?), or Philosphy's Skincare Essentials Kit which comes in their signature cosmetic bags.

3. When my brothers and I couldn't come up with something original we'd get my mom perfume. If your mother or you are a kid at heart and love sweet scented fragrances then Aquolina's Pink Sugar Luxury Set is the perfect choice. If timeless scents are more her style Dior J'Adore Gift Set or Bvlgari Pour Femme Gift Set are great classics. For the fruity and "delicious" DKNY's Be Delicious Mother's Day Coffret smells just like a yummy green apple or one of my favourites Fresh Sugar Lychee Gift Set. If she's a vanilla fiend like me all the Lavanila fragrances are sinfully wonderful. If she's a woman that loves exotic blends that remind her of a tropical island, try Island Michael Kors Hawaii. For the sensual and mysterious woman a favourite of mine has been Gucci Rush or Calvin Klein's Euphoria.

4. Do a spa day either at your favourite spa or something more cozy like at your home with a few other mothers! Have a girly day indulging in spa products like Bliss' Simply The "Zest" Lemon+Sage Spa-in-a-box, The Body Shop's Feet Treat Elite for those hardworking feet, or Cake Beauty's yummy scented Hand Treat Trio for those overworked hands.

5. If you really want to go over the top make a nice gift basket with all her favourite beauty products, music, books etc! Set up a mother's day brunch with her and her closet friends and have it catered. What a perfect way to spend the day!

There are many ways to make Mother's Day a special one so whatever you decide on give it your own twist and make it fabulous!