Friday, April 30, 2010

NEW Product Collection: Thymes Ambersweet Orange Collection


Brand: Thymes
Name: Ambersweet Orange Collection

Thymes, known for its collections of botanically-based bath and body products, introduces the Ambersweet Orange Collection. With a warm blend of simple, wholesome ingredients that are artfully combined to awaken the senses, Ambersweet Orange signifies well being and comfort.

This 14 piece set features a wealth of nourishing ingredients that satisfy the senses while delivering skin nurturing benefits. The healing properties of creamy yogurt and rich honey moisturize the skin for the ultimate indulgent experience while the harmonizing aromas of delicate orange blossom, tonka bean and vanilla gently swirl in the zest of nutmeg, sandalwood and cardamom.

The Thymes Ambersweet Orange Collection includes (all prices in USD):
- Body Lotion, 2 oz, $5.50
- Body Wash, 2 oz, $5.50
- Bar Soap, 6.8 oz, $13.00
- Bath Salts Envelope, 2 oz, $5.00
- Body Lotion, 9.25 oz, $24.00
- Body Wash, 9.25 oz, $18.00
- Cologne, 1.75 oz, $32.00
- Hand Cream, 2.5 oz, $16.00
- Hand Lotion, 8.25 oz, $14.00
- Hand Wash, 8.25 oz, $12.00
- Home Fragrance Mist, 3 oz, $16.00
- Liquid Foaming Bath, 12.25 oz, $20.00
- Poured Aromatic Candle, 9 oz, $26.00
- Sink Set with Caddy, 8.25 oz, $30.00

image: press release

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Product Review: Auravedic Moisturizing Body Butter

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Auravedic
Name: : Moisturizing Body Butter
Size: 200 g
Price: n/a

A moisturizing body butter with a lovely scent of mango and papaya that promises to leave skin moisturizer and smooth.

This is the first product I've tried from the company Auravedic. You can learn more about the company and their other products on their web site.

To Purr About:
- rich, moisturizing cream
- light, tropical scent
- after it absorbs, the body butter leaves skin very soft

Claws Out:
- is thick and doesn't absorb quickly

Final Comments:
I was surprised how smooth my skin felt after just one use of this body butter. Most body butters I've tried in the past are greasy and take a long time to absorb. This one still takes longer than most of my usual moisturizers, but it doesn't have any greasiness to it. It's thick, but after rubbing it in, it leaves my skin feeling really nice and smooth.

The tropical scent is nice, but can be overpowering if a lot of the butter is used, so I would have preferred something with a lighter scent.

Rating (out of 5):




Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten

image: press release

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Product Review: The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Powder Foundation

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: The Body Shop
Name: : Nature’s Minerals Powder Foundation
Size: 5 g / 0.17 oz.
Price: $25.00 CAD

Shade Tried: 02

From Body Shop’s website: "Best if you want to: Achieve a healthy, radiant complexion with ultra-fine minerals that blend evenly to protect skin and reduce redness and imperfections. With SPF 25."

Best for: suitable for sensitive skin, provides light to medium coverage

How it works:
- Kaolin clay and Mediterranean clay are absorbent minerals that provide long-lasting coverage.
- Mica adds luster and has light-diffusing properties to help disguise fine lines and pores.
- Titanium dioxide and iron oxide protect skin from the sun without clogging pores.
- Dermatologist-tested with no added fillers, preservatives or fragrances.

To Purr About:
- comes in 6 shades
- protects the skin from the sun’s harmful rays – comes with SPF 25
- very light and airy feeling
- looks very natural
- has a bit of a shimmer which leaves skin with a subtle healthy glow
- does not irritate my sensitive skin

Claws Out:
- requires a separate application brush which doesn’t allow for compact travel
- as with all other mineral makeup - doesn’t allow for addition of moisturizer after makeup application

Final Comments:
I recently walked into a Body Shop to pick up some lip products when I was told about their sale of the day. Since I had run out of the mineral powder foundation I was using I decided to try a new product. I`m not too familiar with Body Shop`s makeup products, but I have had such great experience with their lip care products that I had high hopes.

It took me a little while to get used to this mineral foundation, but once I got the hang of it I was rolling. It blended well with my colouring and really helped me even out my skin tone.

One really big positive of this mineral foundation is that it contains SPF 25 which makes it perfect for everyday wear. I think this is the first foundation product I have used with SPF in it and I’m hoping I will see more and more products with SPF incorporated into them to help protect us from the sun’s harmful rays.

Rating (out of 5):




Disclosure: This product was purchased by Suziesaurus.

image: thebodyshop.ca

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clinique Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Clinique Bonus Time!

Retailer: Sears
Minimum amount you need to spend: $26.50 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: April 23 - May 11, 2010

What You Get:
- Clarifying Lotion in your skin-typed formula ("2" for drier skins or "3" for oilier skins)
- Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
- Self Sun Body Daily Moisturizer in Light/Medium
- Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in Natural
- Different Lipstick in Think Bronze
- Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
- cosmetic bag


image: e-mail

Happy Earth Day!

There are so many great eco-friendly brands out there!

Today I used my eco-Tools bath tools and brushes, some lovely Cargo lipstick and eyeshadow and an all-natural avocado & milk mask. :)

What did you use to celebrate the environment?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

NEW Product Line: Softlips PURE 100% Natural collection

Brand: Softlips
Name: PURE 100% Natural collection
Size: n/a
Price: approximately $3.99 USD to $5.99 USD

The new Softlips PURE 100% Natural line includes lip glosses, tinted lip balms, lip butter, and a lip polish. The premium products blend 100% natural ingredients with light pleasant flavors and are free from preservatives, phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil and gluten.


Lip Gloss, approximately $4.99 USD
Lip Tint, approximately $3.99 USD
Want some color without going overboard for the beach or those hot summer days, Softlips PURE 100% Natural Lip Gloss and Lip Tint are a perfect choice. Each provides hydrating, natural SPF 15 for dry lips with zinc oxide while providing a natural glossy color with shine or sheer tinted color.
- Coral Charm
- Natural Honesty
- Shell Pink

Lip Butter, approximately $4.99 USD
For the nude lip look with a little shine, this lip butter goes on silky and leaves lips with a hint of shine while providing hydrating, natural SPF 15 protection with zinc oxide.

Lip Polish, approximately $5.99 USD
Dry, flaky lips are never pretty and often the end result after spending too much time in the sun or pool. This Lip Polish provides natural exfoliation for lips with organic coconut flakes and sugar and moisturizes, leaving lips looking healthy and smooth.

image: press release

NEW Product: Ralph Lauren Summer Romance

Brand: Ralph Lauren
Name: Summer Romance
Size: 3.4 oz
Price: $78.00 USD

Ralph Lauren's Romance is one of my favourite scents. It was "hand picked" for me by my husband when we first got married so it's always been one of the staples in my scent drawer.

I love that there's now a light, tropical summer version of this fragrance!

Summer Romance is the latest in the Romance collection, developed by master perfumer Harry Fremont. The original Romance was first introduced in 1998 in celebration of new love, followed in 2009 by Romance Always Yours, the essence of eternal Romance.

The fragrance takes a tropical twist on the classic Romance scent with blooming flowers, succulent exotic fruits, and an embrace of milky sweet musk.

Top notes: Mandarin, Passion Fruit
Middle notes: Hibiscus, Tiare Flower
Base notes: Exotic Woods, Apricot Musk

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NEW Product: 2 Love My Lips Lip Gloss

Brand: 2 Love My Lips
Name: Lip Gloss
Size: n/a
Price: £9.99

Here's a very interesting mix, but one that's guaranteed to make sense once you think about it.

2 Love My Lips lip glosses offer a unique combination of beauty and safety. Each lip gloss is a sassy, tingly two-in-one lip plumping / breath freshening gloss, cleverly packaged to include a drink spike detector kit.

Shades available:
- Beautiful Pink
- Charismatic Cherry
- Sophisticated Coffee
- Passionate Pink
- Posh Gloss


Learn more about this unique and useful product by checking out their site (you can also order the lip glosses on this site as well). Plus, keep up to date with what's new on their blog.

NEW Product: Remington Smooth & Silky 2-in-1 Complete Epilation Kit

Brand: Remington
Name: Smooth & Silky 2-in-1 Complete Epilation Kit
Size: n/a
Price: approximately $75 CAD or $60 USD

Ok, summer's just around the corner, which means it's time to start gearing back up for warm weather skin and beauty routines - and one of these routines for me is keeping those bare legs lovely!

I hate shaving. I hate how it irritates my skin and I hate how often I have to do it. But I also don't have the patience to wait for hair to grow to the right length for waxing. So I'm always on the hunt for better and better products (kind of like my hunt for the best moisturizer...)

Remington has just recently launched the new Smooth & Silky 2-in-1 Complete Epilation Kit. This easy-to-use epilator leaves skin "silky smooth for up to six weeks with interchangeable full-size and precision epilator heads (for full body hair removal) and two exclusive technologies that provide a pleasant and simple hair removal method. The best part? It removes hair as short as 1/5 inch, so skin will be smooth and silky all summer long." (from the press release)

It also promises:
- new moisturizing technology infused into the rollers releases a conditioner, hydrating skin as hair is removed
- twin tweezer system doubles the chance of grabbing hairs on the first try, and along with the W shaped rollers make the experience more comfortable

Include:
- body curve design for easy navigation
- two speed settings for ultimate control
- cord/cordless rechargeable operation

It's currently available for purchase at Target locations across the U.S. and Walmart in Canada.

image: press kit

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lancome Bonus Time at The Bay

Canadians - It's Lancome Bonus Time!

Retailer: The Bay
Minimum amount you need to spend: $34.00 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: April 15 - May 9, 2010

What You Get:
Your choice of a cosmetic case in either
- bright orange OR
- hot pink

Then, choose SEVEN of the following FOURTEEN Lancome favourites:
- Creme Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser Normal/Combination Skin, 60 ml
- Creme Mousse Confort Comforting Creamy Foam Cleanser Dry Skin, 60 ml
- Absolue Premium Rx Absolutel Replenishing Cream, 15 g
- Absolue Eye Premium Rx Absolute Replenishing Eye Cream, 7 g
- High Resolution Refill-3x Triple Action Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 Sunscreen, 15 g
- High Resolution Eye Refill-3x Triple Action Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream, 7 g
- Genifique Eye Youth Activating Eye Concentrate, 7 g
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow Quad
- Colour Desng Sensational Effects Lip Colour in Backstage Beauty
- Juicy Tubes Smoothie Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss in Raspberry Ice
- Le Lipstique LipColouring Stick with Brush in Ideal
- Le Crayon Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Black Ebony
- Definicils High Definition Mascara in Black
- Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, 50 ml

image: e-mail

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Product Review: Nu Skin ageLOC – Future Serum

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Nu Skin
Name: : ageLOC – Future Serum
Size: 30 mL
Price: $157.00 USD

"For the ultimate ageLOC experience, add ageLOC Future Serum to the lineup as your treatment step and discover how the products work synergistically to reveal younger looking skin morning and night. By targeting the ultimate sources of aging and with the maximum ageLOC concentration of any Nu Skin formula, ageLOC Future Serum truly transforms your skin with unsurpassed anti-aging results."

Cinnamon Kitten had posted a New Product preview on this product previously if you want more information.

To Purr About:
- slightly improved the condition and look of my skin over a short period of time
- absorbed quickly in to my skin

Claws Out:
- adds yet another step to the daily routine
- has a very odd smell that isn’t very pleasant
- quite expensive

Final Comments:
I’ve been pretty stressed out lately, and as a result I’ve been neglecting my skin. I recently noticed my stubborn wrinkles returning, so I figured it was time to start using a rejuvenating type product once again.

The first thing I noticed when I put on this product was the odd smell. I wasn’t a fan of the scent and neither was my husband. The smell did quickly disappear and the product absorbed quickly in to my skin allowing me to carry on with my skin care routine.

Although I did see results quite quickly, such as the reduced appearance of my most stubborn wrinkles, they were still there and noticeable. In the end this product didn’t wow me the way I expected it to for the price. Perhaps my opinion would be different if I tried this product 10 years down the line and with more wrinkles, but at the moment it`s out of my price range for the results.

Rating (out of 5):




Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten

image: press release

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Product Review: The Beauty Works Cellu-Smooth

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: The Body Works
Name: : Cellu-Smooth
Size: n/a
Price: £49.99

Cellu-Smooth claims to be a "anti-cellulite" home treatment system using a form of treatment that involves the use of ‘Ultra Sound’ waves to mobilise the fatty deposits, improving the skin condition and reducing the ‘orange peel’ effect of Cellulite.

"When used in conjunction with a good diet and exercise Cellu-Smooth will help speed up treatment and improve body shape. Cellu-Smooth will help give your skin a healthier and smooth appearance with visible results after two weeks of daily use." (from their web site)

After so many years of beauty blogging, I KNOW that there's no magic treatment out there to banish cellulite, however, there are things that you can do to "lessen the appearance" of cellulite. So I'm always weary about any "anti-cellulite" products, however this isn't just a cream that you spread on your thighs - this one is a little more involved and is more like something you would get in a spa or clinic.

To Purr About:
- very small, hand-held machine was light and easy to use
- included a light gel that wasn't too greasy but has to be used in conjunction with the unit
- doesn't take to long to use and easy to use daily
- the ultra-sonic waves have other uses other than helping rid you of "orange-peel" skin (as explained in the instructional booklet) - I did notice that whenever I used the unit on my sore joints, it helped lessen the pain more quickly

Claws Out:
- of course, my "orange-peel" thighs didn't magically disappear overnight, but I have noticed that they're slightly less visible.

Final Comments:
Ok, I must admit, I wasn't expecting to lose my cellulite overnight. And I haven't been using the product daily as I probably should be. But I have noticed that the "orange-peel" effect has slightly lessened (could it be put down to wishful thinking?). The one benefit is that I have been using it whenever I have sore muscles and joints and have noticed a definite decrease in pain almost within the hour so I know the sonic-waves are doing something, which is why I gave it such a positive rating.

As with many other anti-cellulite treatments, this isn't a miracle cure, but since almost everything that promises to help you banish cellulite costs so much, this is probably money well spent as opposed to "miracle creams".

Rating (out of 5):




Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten

image: web site

NEW Product Line: NARS Summer 2010 Collection


Launching on April 15, NARS new look is inspired by Catherine Deneuve's character Severine in the movie Belle De Jour.

Beautiful and elegant, the look is sophisticated and effortless.


Cream Blush, $26 USD
Moisture-rich cream finish formula that provides smooth, silky colour for naturally luminous skin. Delivers long-lasting colour with a velvety texture and blends easily for healthy glowing skin. Enriched with vitamin E, this blush provides a sheer, flush of colour.
- Enchanted: a soft-peach that delivers a hint of shimmer

Duo Cream Eyeshadow, $32 USD
This soft-blending formula may be applied with fingertips or a brush for more precision and control. Cream-to-powder formula provides glistening colour, non-creasing with intense hues.
- Burn It Blue: an iridescent ocean-blue paired with turquoise

Cream Eyeshadow, $22 USD
Soft cream-to-powder formula that provides long-lasting shimmering colour. Non-creasing, cream-to-powder formula provides glistening colour.
- Cayenne: a spicy, deep brown cream eyeshadow

Lipstick, $24 USD
Long-wearing, nourishing, non-drying and enriched with vitamin E.
- Love Devotion: a sheer guava

Lip Gloss, $24 USD
Ultra-shiny and highly pigmented, this gloss comes with a convenient wand application.
- Coup de Coeur: a shiny, sheer apple-brandy tinted lip gloss

Multiple, $38 USD
THe original multi-purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips and body. Creamy formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer colour.
- Lamu: a fresh, glazed-apricot shade with gold sparkles

Nail Polish, $16 USD
A long-wearing formula provides a tough, durable chip-resistant finish. Has UV protection to prevent polish discolouration. Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP free.
- Versailles: a champagne-gold nail hue that shummers

images: press release

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NEW Product: Daniel Chinchilla Beauty Perfecting Mineral Fluid

Brand: Daniel Chinchilla
Name: Beauty Perfecting Mineral Fluid
Size: 1 fl oz
Price: $22 USD

Daniel Chinchilla Beauty Perfecting Mineral Fluid is a hydrating, antioxidant-rich mineral foundation that restores skins texture and luminosity, with silky buildable coverage. It's Oil-Free, Paraben Free and Talc-Free.

The mineral and water based formula is infused with botanicals and ingredients such as Green Tea Leaf extract and Vitamin E. Chamomile extracts are anti-irritants which are included to soothe even the most sensitive skin, while SPF 8 protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays. This formula also contains St. John's Wort, which smoothes and restores the skin, as well as the natural antibacterial properties of Calendula Flower.

The Beauty Perfecting Mineral Fluid blends effortlessly for an easy mistake-proof application, and comes in 13 yellow based shades which look most natural, and match all skin tones.

Available at www.danielchinchilla.com.

image:press release

Monday, April 12, 2010

NEW Product: Stila One Step Makeup Foundation

Brand: Stila
Name: One Step Makeup Foundation
Size: 1 oz
Price: $44.00 USD

A new product from Stila that combines the benefits of a primer, foundation, concealer, and powder in one long-wearing formula.

From sephora.com: "This medium-coverage formula is energized with Stila's exclusive Ionic Mineral Complex that reads and reacts to skin zone-by-zone, visibly priming, balancing, correcting, and optimizing for a supremely flawless finish. Achieve a beautifully smooth look with this buildable, blendable, hydrating essential that minimizes pores, regulates oil, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."

This product: (from the Stila site):
- diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- smoothes away imperfections
- velvety, mousse-like formula
- buildable, weightless coverage
- 100% natural mineral pigments
- paraben free, fragrance free
- for all skin types

Available in the following shades:
- Fair: for porcelain to fair complexions)
- Light: for light to medium complexions with golden beige undertones)
- Tone: for medium complexions with neutral beige undertones)
- Medium: for medium complexions with neutral undertones)
- Tan: for medium to dark complexions with neutral beige undertones)
- Dark: for dark complexions with golden undertones)
- Warm: for dark complexions with warm golden undertones)
- Deep: for deep complexions with golden undertones)

image: sephora.com

Thursday, April 08, 2010

NEW Product: Sephora Color Play - 5 in 1

Brand: Sephora
Name: Color Play - 5 in 1
Size: n/a
Price: $29.50 USD

I love trying out these types of palettes because you get to mix and match and create a whole bunch of looks for a fraction of the cost.

This fun new Sephora product is a versatile eye, lip, and cheek set featuring 5 interchangeable colour "stories".

The 5 sub-palettes each fits easily into a conveniently portable compact. To switch colour stories, just pop out the previous look and insert a new one. The ones you aren't using are easily stored away in a convenient case.

Each of the 5 sub-palettes contains:
- 10 Eyeshadows
- 2 Lip colors
- 1 Blush

Each sub-palette has its own unique name and colour selection:
- Dinner in Paris: Grays and blacks
- Coffee in New York: Browns
- Shopping in Milan: Purples and pinks, green
- Tango in Buenos Aires: Blues and greens
- Clubbing in Tokyo: Baby blues, pinks, and yellows

image: sephora.com

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

NEW Product: Harajuku Lovers Sunshine Cuties

Brand: Harajuku Lovers
Name: Sunshine Cuties

The freakingly cute (and stylish) Harajuku Girls are back, this time ready for summer at the beach and are available only for a limited time!

"Love" Eau de Toilette Spray, 33 oz, $30 CAD
Top notes: nectarine, passion fruit, lemon blossom
Middle notes: plumeria, osmanthus, rose petals
Base notes: vanilla orchid, coconut water, sensual musk, sandalwood

"Lil Angel" Eau de Toilette Spray, 33 oz, $30 CAD
Top notes: Meyer lemon, mandarin, touch of blackberry
Middle notes: pink rose, vanilla orchid, tropical Sampaquita blossom
Base notes: sugared patchouli, vanilla bean, skin musk, golden amber

"Music" Eau de Toilette Spray, 33 oz, $30 CAD
Top notes: juicy pear, Granny Smith apple, dewy freesia
Middle notes: tiger orchid, jasmine petals, honeysuckle
Base notes: cashmere woods, creamy musk, precious woods

"Baby" Eau de Toilette Spray, 33 oz, $30 CAD
Top notes: crisp mandarin, wet neroli, bright sunglower
Middle notes: white poppy, living Valencia, orange flower, jasming absolute
Base notes: soft musk, rich vetiver, creamy birch woods

"Love" Eau de Toilette Spray, 33 oz, $30 CAD
Top notes: coconut water, mandarin, bergamot
Middle notes: white peach, heliotrope, exotic tiare flower, orange flower
Base notes: vanilla bean, tonka, skin musk, creamy sandalwood

Sunshine Cuties Blockbuster Set, $120 CAD
Get a Harajuku Lovers Cooler bag which includes all 5 scents in limited edition 10 ml sprays.

images: press kit

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Wave Goodbye to Shu Uemura if you live in the USA

Stock up on those eyelash curlers while you can!

I've been reading all over the blogosphere that L’Oreal USA is closing all US operations of Shu Uemura Cosmetics. I haven't been able to find an official press release of the news yet, but I know this is probably going to put Shu Uemura fans in the US into a spin.

The move was apparently made in order for L'Oreal to focus on growing the larger brands in the division's portfolio. Besides Shu Uemura, the Luxury Division contains the LancĂ´me, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Kiehl’s brands, as well as a number of fragrance licenses, including Viktor & Rolf and Diesel.

Shu Uemura is available in 18 countries (including Canada) and the decision won't affect any other market. Shu Uemura is said to do about 80% of its business in Asia. Of course, American customers looking for a Shu Uemura fix can still order products online.

I love my Shu Uemura eyelash curler (which I grabbed from Sephora) - I remember it instantly made a difference in my lashes compared to my previous curler (which, ironically, I think was L'Oreal).

Product Review: Olay Total Effects Body Wash – Exfoliate & Replenish

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Olay
Name: : Total Effects Body Wash – Exfoliate & Replenish
Size: 250 ml
Price: approximately $9.00 CAD

After the amazing results I saw from Olay’s Complete Ageless cleanser, I was excited to try yet another Olay product.

From Olay’s website: "Olay's most advanced body wash, Total Effects goes beyond cleansing to moisturize and fight 7 signs of aging all over your body. For soft, smooth skin in 1 shower, improved elasticity in 1 week, and young-looking, radiant skin in 1 month."

The product is advertised to:

- Improve elasticity
- Relieve dryness
- Deeply condition skin
- Brighten dull skin
- Even skin tone
- Smooth rough skin
- Minimize the appearance of dry lines

To Purr About:
- exfoliating beads to help keep skin smooth
- left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized
- lovely scent
- lathered up very well
- did not irritate my super sensitive skin

Claws Out:
- none really

Final Comments:
I have previously tried Olay’s line of Botanical Fusion Body Washes and loved them, so I decided to try another body wash in Olay’s offered products.

I really enjoyed using this body wash. I can’t really say if this body wash improved the elasticity of my skin or evened out my skin tone, but it did really help the condition of my skin by moisturizing it. The exfoliating beads were really refreshing and left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized when I came out of the shower. The scent was also very pleasing.

After using this body wash for a few weeks I noticed that the only dry areas left on my skin were on my hands. I guess that can’t be helped because I wash my hands so often using harsher soaps during the day and forget to moisturize.

Rating (out of 5):




Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten

image: olay.ca

NEW Product: Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss

Brand: Shiseido
Name: Luminizing Lip Gloss
Size: 0.25 oz
Price: $22.00 USD

A light lip gloss that promises no stickiness. Comes with a brush applicator that's easy to use and provides lips with moisture and an intense shine.

Shades available:
- Belini: sheer warm rose shimmer
- Brown Sugar: sheer golden bronze shimmer
- Cafe Creme: pearly ivory beige
- Cool: barely there lilac
- Honey: barely there golden brown
- Maraschino: sheer cherry red shimmer
- Pop Life: sheer bright pink shimmer
- Sunlight: barely there gold shimmer

image: sephora.com

Monday, April 05, 2010

My favourite EcoTools to celebrate Earth Month

April is Earth Month, and I was asked to celebrate it by listing my favourite EcoTools products. Easy peasy, I thought, as this was a brand that I really liked and didn't have a problem sharing with my readers.

EcoTools has been around for only two years, but already, the company has grown very quickly. Its success includes:
- Member of 1% For the Planet and donor to EarthShare
- Partnership with Alicia Silverstone to create the ecoTOOLS by Alicia Silverstone cosmetic bag collection
- Collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Meredith Baraf to create four instructional makeup videos
- Launched over 15 new products in the past year
- Winner of Ideal Bite's 2008 "Best in Green Award"
- Chosen as one of InStyle Magazine's 2009 Best Beauty Buys
- Winner of PETA's 2009 Proggy Award for Best Cruelty-free Brushes
- Winner of VegNews Magazine's 2009 Best of Show Award

Once you've tried EcoTools brushes, it's easy to see why they're a favourite of many beauty fans. Nothing in the collection costs over $19.99 USD and every piece is eco-friendly.

I had to think about this for a bit because I haven't tried an ecoTool product I didn't like, but here are my top three favourite EcoTools products (in no particular order):


- Blooming Planet body mist
I love carrying this body mist around during the hot summer months and it's also useful when travelling for a quick "pick-me-up". It has a nice, light refreshing scent.

- Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set
This little set is great to travel with. It has all the brushes I need to do my eye makeup and the carrying case and built-in mirror are perfect for tossing into my luggage and taking with me.

- Bamboo Bronzer Brush
I must confess - I use this brush for more than just brozner. I LOVE how thick and lush this brush is and the bristles are super soft.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Follow Cinnamon Kitten on Twitter!

I've finally decided to get a Twitter account for Cinnamon Kitten. I've used Twitter for other projects, but wasn't sure if one linked with Cinnamon Kitten would be useful, but I think so and I hope you think so too!

Click on the button to follow me!
Follow CinnamonKitten on Twitter

I'll be using Twitter to alert followers to new posts, but will also post promos and quickie deals that I'm informed of by my beauty contacts that I won't blog about, so if you want to stay completely up-to-date, follow me!

And I'd love to start "chatting" with my readers and fellow beauty addicts, so don't be shy! I think this is a great chance for me to hear from you and see what brands/products you want to see me review, if you've found a good deal to share or just have a question to ask.

"Tweet" with you soon!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Estee Lauder Bonus Time at Sears.ca

Canadians - It's Estee Lauder Bonus Time!

Retailer: sears.ca
Minimum amount you need to spend: $32.00 CAD (before taxes)
Duration: April 1-21, 2010

What You Get:
Your choice of Gift "A" or "B"

Gift "A" (warm shades) includes:
- Pure Color Lipstick in Hot Chili (full-size)
- Pure Color Lipstick in Autumn (full-size)
- Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Cappucino
- Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
- Take It Away Total Makeup Remover
- 2 "Shell" embossed cosmetic bags

Gift "B" (cool shades) includes:
- Pure Color Lipstick in Hot Kiss (full-size)
- Pure Color Lipstick in Bois De Rose (full-size)
- Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Roseberry
- Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex
- Take It Away Total Makeup Remover
- 2 "Shell" embossed cosmetic bags

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NEW Product: Secret Clinical Sport

Brand: Secret
Name: Clinical Sport
Size: 45 g
Price: approximately $8.00-$10.00 CAD

Secret Clinical has introduced Secret Clinical Sport to its collection of Secret Clinical products. With a new refreshing Sport Marathon Fresh scent designed for athletes, Secret Clinical Sport provides odour and wetness protection.

Secret Clinical Sport features triple-action technology:
- clinically proven odour and wetness protection
- odour-fighting capsules that absorb odour all day to keep you smelling clean and fresh
- moisturizing conditioners

It also:
- contains 20% of aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex GLY, the maximum level of this ingredient allowed without a prescription in an anti-perspirant
- contains skin soothing conditioners
- 2-click applicator is specially designed to ensure the right amount of product is delivered to the underarm with each use

It conjunction with the new product launch, Secret has announced a partnership with Jennifer Botterill, Hockey Canada National Women’s Team forward, 4-time Olympic medalist (3 golds and 1 silver) and 5-time World Champion. Ms. Botterill will help launch thew new Secret Clinical Sport Marathon Fresh Scent, as well as Secret’s new ‘Inspirations’ program that will help Canadian females find the personal strength, sources of inspiration and motivation to realize their dreams.


Cinnamon Kitten has received a sample of Secret Clinical Sport so watch for a product review soon!

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