Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gift Idea: tarte the jewelry box palette and reusable necklace

Brand: tarte
Name: the jewelry box
Price: $52 USD / $68 CAD

This amazing, limited-edition palette is exclusive to Sephora and accessorized with a removable and wearable necklace! You're sure to look "off the chain" at holiday soirees and year-round!

Formulated without: parabens, petrolatum, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, sythetic dyes, synthetic fragrance

Limited edition kit includes:
- 32 full size, new and limited-edition eyeshadows (16 shimmering and 16 matte)
- 8 new lipglosses
- full size, mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess
- new soft pink highlighting powder
- 5 new long-wearing eyeliners

skinvigorating ingredients:
- vitamins A & E: natural preservative acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and fights free radical damage
- vitamin C: antioxidant that fights free radicals and prevents oxidative stress and premature signs of aging, while brightening skin
- grape seed oil: lightweight emollient easily absorbs into skin to deliver a high content of vitamin E and minerals while helping fight free radicals
- mineral pigments: colors derived from natural minerals have been known to soothe and soften the skin
- cocoa seed butter: lightweight moisturizer absorbs easily to replenish and deliver minerals, antioxidants and vitamins

image: press release

Saturday, November 27, 2010

NEW Product: Lise Watier Mineral Compact Powder

Brand: Lise Watier
Name: Mineral Compact Powder
Size: 10 g
Price: $35 CAD;

Name: Oil Blotting Papers (Refill Cartridge)
Size: 30 papers
Price: $8 CAD;

Lise Watier has just launched a really unique new product and I can't wait to try it out (watch for a Product Review coming soon on Cinnamon Kitten!).

From the press release: "The Mineral Compact Powder evens out the complexion, corrects imperfections, and gives skin a matte finish that looks smooth and natural. Virtually invisible on application, it boasts a light and silky texture that melts into the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and flaws. The powder can be used to achieve different degrees of coverage, from light to medium; subtle when used lightly for touch-ups, or with more emphasis for an opaque finish. The result is flawless; the complexion looks even and naturally enhanced."

- fragrance free
- talc free
- paraben free

What makes this compact slightly different is that it has an innovative case with a refillable compartment that holds 30 oil-blotting papers. Complete with powder puff and mirror, this take-everywhere compact is practical and ideal for on-the-go touch-ups during the day.

Available in 6 shades:
- Neutre
- Naturel
- Beige Beige
- Beige Pur
- Bronze
- Caramel

image: press release

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gift Idea: Schick Intuition Plus gift packs

Brand: Schick
Name: Intuition Plus gift pack
Price: approx. $15.00 CAD

Schick Intuition Plus gift pack includes:
- an Intuition Plus razor, the first ever 4-blade razor that lathers, shaves and moisturizes in one easy step
- a 3-pack of refills, compatible with any Intuition Plus razor
- a 5-piece spa kit including a massager, exfoliating belt, loofah, hair brush and pumice scrub

There are 2 gift packs available:
- the Advanced Moisture gift pack: for the woman looking to beat those winter dry spells
- the Sensitive gift pack: great for those with skin that needs extra TLC

image: press release

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NEW Product Collection: La Senza Nail Polish Collection

Brand: La Senza
Name: Nail Polish Collection
Price: $6.50 or 3 for $15.00 CAD

La Senza has recently launched some new beauty products, and true to the brand, they are fun and flirty, with bright, fuchsia packaging.

La Senza's first-ever collection of nail polish features 15 trendy colours. The polish is long-lasting, chip-resistant, and is DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free.

Shades available:
- Whistler White: marshmallow white
- Sand Paolo: neutral pale pink
- Turkish rose: baby rose pink
- Parisian Pink: hot pink
- Tango Red: rosy pink
- Hollywood Strip: fuchsia pink
- Santiago Chili: true, deep red
- Very Versailles: medium purple
- Moscow Nights (seasonal): midnight purple
- Marrakesh Me: spicy, deep brownish red
- Big Ben, Baby! (seasonal): medium taupe
- Black Sea Magic: deep, coffee brown
- Fiji Fantasy (seasonal): deep, iridescent cobalt blue
- Make Mine Milan! (seasonal): camouflage green
- Reykjavik Lights: Super Silver - wear alone or as a top coat

Available at select La Senza retailers.

image: press release

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lancome Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Lancome Bonus Time!

Retailer: Sears
Duration: November 20-26, 2010
Minimum amount you need to spend: $34 CAD (before taxes)

What You Get:
- a signature bag with matching companion bag

Your choice of one of five customized gift options:

Gift 1 includes:
- High Resolution Refil-3x Triple Action Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15, 15 mL
- High Resolution Collaser-5x Intense Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Serum, 15 mL
- Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, 50 mL
- Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Repair Cream, 60 mL
- Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Lip Colour in Love It

Gift 2 includes:
- Rénergie Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Treatment, 15 mL
- Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Intense Targeted Repositioning Lifter, 15 mL
- Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, 50 mL
- Nutrix Royal Body Intense Lipid Repair Cream, 60 mL
- Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Lip Colour in Love It

Gift 3 includes:
- High Resolution Refil-3x Triple Action Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15, 15 mL
- High Resolution Collaser-5x Intense Collagen Anti-Wrinkle Serum, 15 mL
- Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, 50 mL
- Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, 2 mL
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Impress, Avant Gold, Gold Riche, and Sparkling Brown
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Lip Colour in Love It

Gift 4 includes:
- Rénergie Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Treatment, 15 mL
- Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Intense Targeted Repositioning Lifter, 15 mL
- Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, 2 mL
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Impress, Avant Gold, Gold Riche, and Sparkling Brown
- Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Beach Plum
- Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover, 50 mL

Gift 5 includes:
- Rénergie Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Treatment, 15 mL
- Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Intense Targeted Repositioning Lifter, 15 mL
- Cils Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base, 2 mL
- Colour Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Impress, Avant Gold, Gold Riche, and Sparkling Brown
- Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss in Beach Plum
- Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara

image: e-flyer

Elizabeth Arden Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Elizabeth Arden Bonus Time!

Retailer: Sears
Duration: November 13-28, 2010
Minimum amount you need to spend: $38 CAD (before taxes)

What You Get:
- a black patent cosmetic bag with ONE of the following two 7-piece gift sets

Gift 1 includes:
- Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanser, 50 mL
- Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum, 5 mL
- Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream SPF 30, 15 mL
- Quad Compact - 4 eyeshadows in Moonbeam, Smoke, Twilight and Sparkle
- Exceptional Lipstick in Starlight
- Red Door Eau de Parfum Anniversary Replica, 5 mL

Gift 2 includes:
- Intervene 3-in-1 Cleanser Exfoliator Primer, 50 mL
- Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15, 15 mL
- Prevage Face Advanced Anti-Aging Serum, 5 mL
- Quad Compact - 4 eyeshadows in Moonbeam, Smoke, Twilight and Sparkle
- Exceptional Lipstick in Breathless
- Red Door Eau de Parfum Anniversary Replica, 5 mL

image: e-flyer

NEW Product Line: Whole Truth Solutions Healthy Beauty Bath Bars

Brand: Whole Truth Solutions
Name: Healthy Beauty Bath Bars
Price: approx. $7 USD

Founded by Teresa and Frank Bebla in 2008, Whole Truth Solutions offers all natural bath and body solutions for women, men and children. Their Collection is inspired by their life philosophy which is to only embrace beauty by healthy means.

Every Healthy Beauty Bar is handmade with plant based ingredients, including natural teas with cleansing organic oils, organic butters and healing herbs, and produced using the cold process method. Each bar is cured for at least 4 weeks before being packaged in 100 percent recycled material. No two bars are identical; therefore each provides its own distinctive gift.

Each comes with a unique name, special quote on its packaging and tells its own special tale:

- 4:30: an herbal masterpiece inspired by hemp and its natural sustainability with hints of sea kelp and cedarwood.
- Alice Rose: inspired and named after Whole Truth Solutions’ founder Teresa Bebla’s late mother, Alice Rose. Bask in the scent of lavender mixed with roses.
- Along the Shore: takes you on a long, relaxing beach walk with its aroma of sea salt and kelp.
- Caisse: a tribute to Nurse Rene Caisse for her contribution to the world of Cancer. Features a blend of essaiac tea, basil and eucalyptus for their healing qualities.
- Cigarettes & Coffee: an ode to Otis Redding., this bar smells of coffee, cocoa, almond and ginger.
- Crouching Tiger Hidden Jasmine: Asian-inspired with hints of green tea and jasmine.
- Hello Vera!: nothing can beat the natural healing qualities of aloe vera.
- I Hope: with the aroma of hibiscus, lavender and vanilla in the air, you won’t have to hope to relax after a long day, you just will!
- Lavender Buds: the perfect bed time bath bar, made with lavender and chamomile to soothe skin and relax the soul.
- Lemon Sense: when life hands you lemons...shower with this bar and let the soothing combination of chamomile, oatmeal and lemon peel calm you.
- Nature Boy: inspired and named after a Nat King Cole song. Features plantain, aloe and lime.
- Pumpkins From Poppy Seeds: nourishes and exfoliates skin with pumpkin, poppy, cedarwood and sage.
- Raw Honey & Oats: blended with 2 of nature’s finest ingredients - oats and honey - to create the comforting aroma reminiscent of homemade oatmeal cookies.
- Simplicity: in honor of appreciating the simpler thing in life, this bar has 3 simple flavors - coco, sunflower and myrrh.
- Unhook the Stars: wish upon a star for younger looking skin… or just use this acai berry-filled bar and let it do all the work for you.
- Vanilla Berry Truffle: this exotic bath bar will leave you feeling spoiled! Made with white truffle oil, vanilla beans and ylang ylang.
- Vanilla Sky: represents a blank canvas and a fresh start with a refreshing shower filled with the aroma of vanilla bean, spearmint and white thyme.
- White Tea Jasmine Rose: shares the simple and beautiful aroma created when jasmine and rose are swept up by the same breeze.
- Yellow Brick Road: made with lemongrass, ginger and poppy, oh my!

image: press release

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NEW Product: Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle

Brand: Schick
Name: Quattro for Women TrimStyle
Price: approx. $12.99 CAD

For all those times you wish your razor was just a touch smaller or a little handier, the Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle combines the high-performance blades of a Quattro for Women razor — which is ideal for long-lasting smoothness on your legs, underarms and bikini line — with a waterproof, battery-powered trimmer, perfect for safely tidying up or styling your bikini area.

With 4 adjustable trimmer lengths, the Quattro for Women TrimStyle allows you to get as neat as you'd like or as bare as you dare.

The easy to use four blade razor and waterproof trimmer is perfect to keep in the shower. It allows women to shave, trim and shape with the flip of the handle.

image: press release

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gift Idea: Olay Gift Pack

Brand: Olay
Name: Gift Pack
Price: approx. $12.99 CAD

For those Olay fans on your list - here's a sweet little gift pack that would make a great stocking stuffer.

Gift Pack includes:
- Olay Foaming Face Wash, 200 ml – deep cleans, thoroughly removing dirt, oil and make-up without over-drying skin. This daily cleanser is 100% soap and oil free.
- Olay Refreshing Toner, 212 ml – a low-alcohol, dermatologist-tested formula containing aloe and witch hazel to cleanse and refresh skin without over-drying. Suitable for all skin types.
- face cloth

The Olay gift set will be available for a limited time at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores.

image: press release

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gift Idea and NEW Product: Lip Elixirs

Brand: Lip Elixirs
Price: $6.50 USD

A perfect little stocking stuffer for everyone on your list, Lip Elixirs is an all-natural line of lip balms in a variety of mouthwatering cocktail flavors.

Kukui nut oil, aloe and cocoa butters blended with all-natural essential oils create this line of a non-greasy and light lip balms that glide on smooth and leave your lips nourished and protected from the elements. Packaged in a stylish and understated retro tin, Lip Elixirs are perfect for popping in a pocket or purse so your lips never have to be left to dry out.

Available in:
- Mimosa: a light, refreshing citrus blend
- Mojito: the cool crisp tingle of spearmint
- Vanilla Bourbon: all natural vanilla
- Sassafras: the unique scent and taste of good old-fashioned root beer
- Chocolate Martini: a blend of tempting chocolate with a unique twist of lavender

image: press release

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Bigger Picture takes a closer look at Botox

For Canadian beauty mavens curious about Botox:

This Sunday, November 14 - Global News’ current events program 16:9 The Bigger Picture will be airing a revealing investigation into the world of Botox.

Botox has become quite a common procedure these days and many people see it as a harmless, "quick-fix" to help smooth out the tell-tale signs of aging. But an undercover investigation by 16:9 The Bigger Picture has uncovered some startling facts about this billion dollar industry.

The investigation uncovers some scary information - from an underground network selling this potentially dangerous product over the internet, to an explosion of spas and clinics offering to erase your worry lines without a prescription.

For anyone who's ever thought about getting Botox or are just curious about the procedure, don't miss this 16:9 The Bigger Picture episode. It airs this Sunday, November 14 at 6:30 pm EST/CST, and 7:00 PM AST/MST/PST on Global (in Canada).

Product Review: La Senza Ooh La Lips Lip Gloss

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: La Senza
Name: : Ooh La Lips Lip Gloss
Size: 13 g / .46 oz
Price: $7.50 or 3 for $15.00 CAD

Shade Tried: Pinktastic

To Purr About:
- super glossy, shiny look
- light minty taste
- easy, angled applicator
- light coat of colour
- not too sticky

Claws Out:
- creates a bit of a tingling feeling on the lips

Final Comments:
La Senza's line of lip glosses definitely deliver lots of shine and gloss, but without a lot of stickiness. I really like the light tinge of colour that it leaves and the light minty taste is a cute touch. The only thing I don't really care for is the cool, tingling sensation that it leaves, which may not be a good thing for those with more sensitive lips, or for my lips in the winter, when they tend to be more dry or chapped.

Although the gloss doesn't have immense staying power, it doesn't come off too easily, and the tube packaging, with the angled applicator, makes it great for tossing in your bag and carrying it around for quick touch-ups.

Rating (out of 5):

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

image: press kit

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Product Review: Rimmel Stay Glossy Lip Gloss

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Rimmel
Name: : Stay Glossy Lip Gloss
Size: 0.18 fl oz / 5.5 ml
Price: approx. $8 CAD

Shade Tried: 480 Black Diva

Rimmel's Stay Glossy lip glosses features "advanced Shine Extend technology for up to 6 hours of fabulously polished perfection. Its lip-loving formula pampers lips with a caring complex of cotton and silk for increased lips moisturisation. The innovative Soft Extend applicator is designed for ultimate speed and accuracy, defining your dream lips in a flash." (from the site)

To Purr About:
- really soft applicator that's slightly flattened is very easy to use and applied gloss smoothly
- although the applicator is quite small and thin, it holds a lot of gloss for one easy application (without the need to keep getting more product from the tube)
- slightly indented lid is comfortable to hold, adding to application ease
- light pleasant fragrance
- gloss is very light on lips - not sticky

Claws Out:
- the gloss is a little thin so when applying it gets pushed around on the lips by the applicator, making it difficult to build up colour
- it was nearly impossible to completely cover my lips with the black gloss as every time I tried to fix one area, I pushed the gloss around and uncovered other areas

Final Comments:
Since I got this gloss as a sample, I wasn't able to choose the shade and I definitely wouldn't have chosen Black Diva. At first, I was excited to get a black lip product because Halloween was coming up and I had never tried black on my lips before. Well, I've learned my lesson - no black lip gloss. If I ever want to do black on my lips, I'm going the lipstick route.

This lip gloss is wonderful (just not in black) because it's light, non-sticky and the applicator is light and soft and applies the gloss smoothly. The problem with the black shade is that the gloss is too light and liquidy to get a good cover of black on your lips. After my first application, I had weird pink streaks (my lips) showing through), so I tried to touch up the gloss with more gloss to get a nice black cover, but whenever I put the applicator onto my lips to add more gloss, I pushed some of the existing gloss off, so I was really just moving gloss around on my lips. I never managed to get a nice even colour of my lips and it was always streaky and uneven.

If I wasn't trying the black colour, this lip gloss would be great. Unfortunately, Black Diva just didn't deliver. I'm assuming the other glosses that are lighter in hue wouldn't have this problem, but until I try another shade, I'll have to give this lip gloss a lower rating.

Rating (out of 5):

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


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NEW Product: La Senza Hello Sugar!

La Senza
Name: Hello Sugar!
Price: $18.50 CAD

From the press release: "Take your senses on an aromatic journey with La Senza’s latest sweet-smelling eau de toilette, Hello Sugar! The scent starts off delectably playful, with sugary hints of berries and vanilla, and leaves a warm, musky lasting tone. It’s a deliciously sweet indulgence that is sure to get you noticed! Available at participating La Senza retailers.

Top Notes - Fruity: Bergamot, Raspberry and Strawberry
Middle Notes - Whimsical: Cotton Candy, Black Licorice and Liquid Caramel
Base Notes - Warm: Vanilla, Sandalwood and Musk

image: press release

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NEW Product Collection: Lise Watier Winter 2010 Collection

Brand: Lise Watier
Name: Winter 2010 Collection

The Winter 2010 Collection, aptly named Jingle Belle, features a selection of warm, glittering colours with lots of sparkle and metallic shine. Perfect for all the upcoming holiday parties!

Mine D'Or Shimmering Dust, $35 CAD
Limited Edition. Golden and coppery nuggets that become a shimmering veil when brushed on the skin. Extremely light and non-greasy, the powder leaves skin feeling soft and satiny. Perfect to sprinkle on the cheeks, shoulders, and decollete, wherever extra glimmer is needed. Encased in a stylish compact with a diamond cover. Available November 2010 to January 2011.

Rouge Plumpissimo, $20 CAD
An ultra-pigmented lipstick that offers a blend of plumping agents and hydrating ingredients. It glides on with a creamy texture for beautiful coverage and an intense, brilliant look.
- Rouge Braise

Lip Kiss Crayon Gloss, $18 CAD
This gloss has all the definition and intensity of a lipstick teamed with the high shine of a gloss. Hydrates and nourishes lips while keeping them feeling comfortable all day. The shimmering, creamy texture and pencil format make for easy, precise application.
- Rose Intense
- Melon Twist
- Rouge Flamenco

Palette Jingle Belle Eyeshadows, $38 CAD
This limited-edition palette features eyeshadows in Veronese green, plum, dark purple, bronzed brown and gold. The oven-baked cream eyeshadows have a soft and velvety texture, for a satiny, faintly iridescent finish. The palette itself makes a lovely gift and is covered with shimmering stones. Available November 2010 to January 2011.

Duo Shadow & Glitter, $25 CAD
A combination of a cream eyeshadow rich in iridescent pigments and a sparkly loose powder. Use the eyeshadow alone for a metallic effect, or gently layer the fine glitters on top for an ultra-shimmering finish.
- Smokey Silver
- Golden Taupe
- Opalescent

Divine Lash & Line Duo, $20 CAD
Both liner and mascara, Divine Lash & Line Duo enhances lids and lashes with subtly glittering accents. Its innovative applicator features an eyeliner brush for a precise liner application and ridges on the stem, like a mascara, to delicately coat the lashes with sparkling glitter.
- Or
- Vert D'Or

Nail Lacquer, $12 CAD
Limited Edition - available November 2010 to January 2011.
- Violet Dore
- Rouge Braise

images: press release

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Gift Idea: Schick Hydro gift pack

Brand: Schick
Name: Hydro gift pack
Price: approx. $15.00 CAD

The Schick Hydro gift pack includes:
- a Schick Hydro 5 razor equipped with 5 Ultra Glide Blades that provide a close comfortable shave. Breakthrough Skin Guards on each blade double the points of contact that act to smooth out your skin as you shave and reduce irritation
- a 4-pack of Hydro refills
- a multi-compartment shave bag

image: press release

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Product Review: Arbonne FC5 Cooling Foot Creme

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Arbonne
Name: FC5 Cooling Foot Creme
Size: 118 ml / 4 fl. oz
Price: $22 CAD / $18 USD

With fresh kiwi cells and Moisture Fresh Complex, this "miosturizing, non-greasy foot creme hydrates rough, dry skin and soothes, cools and comforts tired feet." (from the brochure)

Incredients include: fresh kiwi cells, avocado oil, shea butter and Moisture Fresh Complex of cucumber, birch leaf, watercress, clover blossom, St. John's wort

To Purr About:
- extremely light cream
- lightly scented with a unique fragrance - midway between minty and floral
- scent is not overpowering and fades pretty quickly
- absorbs very quickly
- no greasy feeling at all

Claws Out:
- none

Final Comments:
This was my first exposure to an Arbonne product and I'm extremely impressed with it. My feet really take a beating and lately, with the recent change from hot to cold seasons, they've been feeling awfully dry and I've been drying everything to get them back to normal.

I love how light this moisturizer is. It goes on very lightly and absorbs quickly, leaving behind a light fragrance and a nice, hydrated feeling. There's no greasiness at all. Even though the cream is very light, my feet felt instantly relieved and stayed moisturized for hours. Although I'm not a fan of scented body lotions, the scent isn't too overpowering and fades pretty quickly, so it's not that noticeable and definitely worth it for how great this product makes my feet feel!

Rating (out of 5):

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


Cinnamon Kitten's contest winner update

Just a quick update on the latest Cinnamon Kitten giveaway winner:

MD Merricone Cold Plasma

Earlier, I had announced that Isabella from British Columbia, Canada had won a jar of Perricone Cold Plasma, value $150 USD and she was kind enough to send a photo of herself with her prize. Isn't she adorable?

Thanks again to everyone who has been entering the Cinnamon Kitten contests! More to come really soon!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Product Review: Simple Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Simple
Name: : Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion
Size: 200 mL
Price: approx. $5 CAD

From their website: "Drier skin will benefit from this creamy Kind To Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion which gives a gentle, thorough cleanse, even around the delicate eye area.

- Pro-Vitamin B5 restores, softens and smoothes
- Added moisturisers improve skin condition
- pH balanced so works in harmony with your skin"

To Purr About:
- very gentle on my super sensitive skin
- no scent
- easy to use
- leaves skin feeling very moisturized
- works great as a gentle make-up remover

Claws Out:
- states that it provides a gentle cleanse around the delicate eye area, but cautions against getting it near the delicate eye area on the bottle
- doesn’t cleanse as well as other cleansers that require washing off

Final Comments:
I’ve had the chance to try Simple’s Kind To Skin Cleansing wipes which I really enjoyed, so I was excited to give their cleansing lotion a whirl.

I find it very foreign to cleanse without having to rinse afterwards (except when using those handy wipes), so that took a little getting used to.

In the end I found that although a great on-the go solution to having cleaner skin I still prefer cleansers that wash off. It definitely worked to remove some dirt and make-up, but I don’t think it was as affective as other cleansers that require washing off. I’m not sure if that’s just my bias though. I still like this product as it’s great when I’m going from work to evening and need a quick freshening up before I apply evening make-up.

Rating (out of 5):

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


NEW Product: eos Anti-Bacterial Tangerine Lip Balm Smooth Sphere

Brand: eos
Name: Anti-Bacterial Tangerine Lip Balm Smooth Sphere
Price: approx. $3.29 USD

*shiver* Winter is just around the corner (we had snow here yesterday!) so I'm definitely more focused on looking for products that will be able to help me withstand the harsh weather. My lips definitely take a beating when the cold, bitter winds start to blow.

On top of that, studies have shown that, each winter, the average person contracts approximately 3 colds, and those who are around young children catch even more (or even more, if you're like me).

From the press release: "eos (evolution of smooth) has launched a new Anti-Bacterial Tangerine Lip Balm Smooth Sphere just in time for winter. This 95% natural, petrolatum and paraben-free, daily-use lip balm provides anti-bacterial protection with the use of Phenol and offers medicated relief to help sooth dry lips and alleviate symptoms of cold sores. Its revolutionary smooth sphere packaging provides a direct, hygienic application and is packed with antioxidants, zinc, vitamins C and E, shea butter and jojoba oil to keep your lips healthy and germ-free this season!

Key Ingredients:
- Phenol - higher level of phenol at 0.5%, providing anti-bacterial and germ-fighting protection with antiseptic properties
- Antioxidants - vitamins A, C & E, zinc, honey and natural fruit & green tea extracts to soothe and heal
- Jojoba oil – provides long-lasting moisture
- Shea butter – softens and nourishes"

image: press release

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

NEW Product: La Senza Lip Glosses

Brand: La Senza
Name: Lip Gloss
Price: $7.50 or 3 for $15.00 CAD

La Senza’s has relaunched their signature lip glosses with bolder graphics and sexier colours. Although they have a fresh new look, the glosses still contain the same great formula for sheer colour and gorgeous shine, producing notice-me-lips.

Each of the nine glosses has a delicious minty flavour and are available at participating La Senza retailers across Canada.

Shades availabe:
- Mintini: clear, shimmery
- Cutie Pie: light baby pink with a hint of shimmer
- Nude Attitude (seasonal): nude beige with a hint of shimmer
- Lingerista: sheer peachy pink
- Pinktastic: medium blue-pink with a hint of shimmer
- Pin-up Pink: bright, medium pink with a hint of shimmer
- Candy Glam: (seasonal): medium berry
- Very Vixen: (seasonal): deep plum with a hint of shimmer
- Love Marilyn: deep, true red

image: press release

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Gift Idea: Gillette ProGlide/ProSeries Gift Set

Brand: Gillette
Name: ProGlide/ProSeries Gift Set
Price: $12.99 CAD

The Gillette ProGlide/ProSeries gift set is right for the man who shaves often. When these 3 products are used together, they help to reduce the ‘tug and pull’ feeling that’s associated with shaving and minimizes skin irritation.

The gift set will become available in October and includes:
- Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor
- Gillette Fusion ProSeries Thermal Scrub
- Gillette Fusion ProSeries Intense Cooling Lotion

image: press release

Monday, November 01, 2010

and it's November...

Wow, where did the year go?

I've been getting a lot more emails and press releases with lots of great holiday gift ideas, and rather than dump them all onto the blog in a rush, I'm going to start posting these products as "Gift Ideas" starting this week - I'm hoping to do at least one Gift Idea post each day.

Hopefully, some people, including myself, will get inspired to start their holiday shopping early (I'm a notorious last-minute shopper).

Some of the products in these "Gift Idea" posts will be brand new to the market, others will be old favourites and other will be current products that have been re-packaged for the holidays.

Happy giving!
Cinnamon Kitten

Product Review: Olay Body Wash plus Sheer Moisture Ribbons

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Olay
Name: : Body Wash plus Sheer Moisture Ribbons
Size: 295 ml
Price: approx. $7 CAD

From Olay’s website: "Olay Sheer Moisture Ribbons leaves you with weightlessly moisturized, beautiful skin. This cleanser infused with mandarin oil and a ribbon of rich moisturizers will lightly indulge every inch of your body. Enjoy the subtle fragrance inspired by mandarin blossom with every shower."

To Purr About:
- lathers up well
- leaves skin feeling clean and moisturized
- did not irritate my super sensitive skin

Claws Out:
- not too of the scent

Final Comments:
I have had good experiences with Olay’s Botanical Fusion Body Washes, so my expectations were

After using Olay's Sheer Moisture Ribbons body wash for weeks, I have to say that although I am quite happy with it, I actually prefer their Botanical Fusion line. Although the Ribbons product did lather up well and leave my skin feeling moisturized and clean it didn`t leave my skin as moisturized as the Fusion line.

Rating (out of 5):

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

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