Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Product Review: Borghese Splendore All Over Body Bronzer

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten  

Brand: Borghese  
Name: Splendore All Over Body Bronzer
Size: 354 mL / 12 fl. oz.  
Price: approx. $29.50 USD  

What it says in the press release:
This bronzing powder comes with its own brush, so you can give a sun-kissed glow to your body (or face), all without looking unnatural or heavy. Apply as much or as little as desired for just the right amount of "no sun required" glow. What it does:
- provides a subtle shimmer and sun-kissed glow
- skin looks natural, bronzed and flawless
- talc-free, fragrance-free and mineral-oil free

Now that summer is coming to a close, my friends and I are looking for ways to keep that summery glow as long as we can. I've never been one for bronzers - I think because most of the time my skin is too fair and bronzers generally are much darker than I require. Blush is usually the way I go, but Borghese's bronzer seems lighter than mot and had a nice shimmer to it, so I figured I'd give it a try.

To use, you twist the neck of the brush to the right and shake it (the brush) gently to release some powder. To finish, just twist the neck to the left and the brush closes up and keeps powder from spilling out.  

To Purr About:
- built-in, large brush makes it convenient for application
- not that dark, gives a nice, shimmery glow  

Claws Out:
- a little too much shimmer for me for day-wear, but kind of nice when going out in the evening or on weekends
- doesn't really give you a tanned, bronzed look
- takes a little getting used to as you can't really see the powder on the brush  

Final Comments:
If you're looking for a deep, tanned, bronzed look to match your summer look, this probably isn't the bronzer for you. But, if you're looking for a subtle, shimmery "glow", this is a really nice product.

I appreciated the large, built-in brush, although because the powder comes out within the brush when you shake it, it's a little hard getting used to how much product there really is on the brush since you can't see it that well.

A really light touch is necessary, so I generally ran the brush across the back of my hand first in order to ensure I didn't get too much product when applying it to my face. The powder is light and shimmer and does leave skin with a nice "glow". But again, this probably isn't something I would wear to the office every day, but it's nice for going out with friends or a dinner date. :)

Rating (out of 5):  

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lancome Bonus Time at Sears

Canadians - It's Lancome Bonus Time!

Retailer: Sears and
Duration: August 25 - September 26, 2011
Minimum amount you need to spend: $34 CAD (before taxes)

What you get:

- Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad in and Makeover, Trendy, Volcano and Daylight, 1.52 g
- Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Ooh La La!, 4 g
- Définicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara in Black, 2.07 ml
Blush Subtil Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush in Rose Fresque, 1.98 b
- Lancôme cosmetic bag and companion case

Then, choose which which skincare routine you would like:

OPTION 1 - Replenish, restructure.
- Absolue Premium Bx Absolute Replenishing Cream, 15ml
- Absolue Premium Bx Eye Absolute Replenishing Eye Cream, 7ml

OPTION 3 - Lift, firm, reshape.
- Rénergie Lift Volumetry Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Cream, 15ml
- Rénergie Lift Volumetry Eye Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Eye Cream, 7ml


Monday, August 29, 2011

Product News: Annabelle Smudgepaint

Brand: Annabelle
Name: Smudgepaint
Size: n/a
Price: approx. $10.95 CAD

Available: September 2011

What it says on the press release:
"The Annabelle Studio is expanding - catch the latest trend for smeared eyelids with Annabelle's new Smudgepaint. Daytime eyeliner or all-night party smudge, this long-lasting colour will survive anything life throws at you."

Other notes:
- 5 highly pigmented shades
- create-resistant finish that glides on smoothly
- sold in a striking printed box to easily identify your favourite shade
- apply in a thin line or smudge all over eyelid
- built-in brush is easy to use

Available in 5 shades:
- Muddy
- Sludge
- Tar
- Skyline
- Plummed

I do have the Annabelle Smudge Paint in Plummed and Tar and will be posting a product review shortly!

image: press release

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Beauty Reads From The Beauty Blog Network

Daily Polish tries her very first FOTD, a scary place for this lifelong nail blogger!

Tentacles anyone? Phyrra shows you the latest way to adorn yourself in her review of Deceptions jewelry!

Retrodiva is getting ready for Fashion’s Night Out in New York City, and has gathered up her best beauty events. Check out where she will be for this crazy night!

In the latest Breaking Down Beauty, Sheila from Painted Ladies shows you how to press your pigment shadows.

Cinnamon Kitten tries to tame those flyaways with a review of John Frieda’s Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer.

A Touch of Blusher previews SK-II's debut color makeup collection.

The Pink Sith is having a giveaway for her holy grail of sunscreen. Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46. Enter today. The giveaway ends on August 30, 2011!

Get to know Marina’s “beauty personality” on Beauty 365’s newest feature, The Beauty3/6/5.

Hello Dollface shows us beauty in pictures featuring Urban Decay and new Maybelline.

Beauty and Fashion Tech has MAC Me Over Swatches

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beauty Bits

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Cinnamon Kitten contest winners!

Congratulations to Rebecca C. of St. John's, NL, Canada, who won a 7-bottle nail polish set from Color Club courtesy of Nail Polish Canada. Rebecca chose to receive the Pardon My French set. It's on it's way to you now! :) Enjoy!

Congratulations to Lily Y. of Toronto, ON, Canada, who will be receiving a September Glymm Box courtesy of Glymm! Hope you like your goodies!

Watch for more contests coming soon, including a super-powerful hair volumizing hair dryer, a best-selling Lancome mascara and an Oxy gift-pack to get you ready for Autumn!

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Clean & Clear has partnered with United Nation’s Girl Up Foundation to connect girls in the US with girls in Ethiopia, Liberia, Guatemala and Malawi – giving them the tools, resources and confidence they need to make a difference by raising awareness and funds for underprivileged peers.

Do you want to help 600 million girls around the world stay in school and stay safe? Go to and become a Girl Up HERo and help change a girl’s world.

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Dermelect Cosmeceuticals is giving away free tubes of its best-selling Pore Revolution & T-Zone Mattifier to Facebook fans with any purchase from

To redeem the deal, just "Like" the Dermelect Facebook fan page and find the discount code posted under "Fan Only Offer." Enter the code at checkout and the product will be added to your order free of charge. Limited time offer.

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Marcelle has set up shop online so that now Canadians and Americans can shop for their favourite Marcelle products online.

In addition to their hypo-allergenic and perfume free skin care and make-up products, online browsers can also check out special offers, great discounts, free shipping on occasion and try to snag the last remaining stock of their favourite discontinued products.

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KORRES has partnered up with Shopper Drug Mart and Pharmaprix in Canada. As of August 2011, over 400 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across Canada will be carrying KORRES, making the brand widely accessible to Canadians - which is great news for Canadian KORRES fans.

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Actresses Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde have been announced as the new faces of Revlon.

The actresses will appear in TV and print advertising campaigns in 2012 as Revlon's new global brand ambassadors.

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Sephora is opening a new store in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada), this Friday, Aug. 26 at the Bayshore Shopping Centre (100 Bayshore Dr.).

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Lancome Bonus Time at Holt Renfrew

Canadians - It's Lancome Bonus Time!

Retailer: Holt Renfrew
Duration: ends August 28, 2011
Minimum amount you need to spend: $50 CAD (before taxes)

What you get:

- Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow
- Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color
- Définicils Precious Cells High Definition Amplifying Mascara in Black
- exclusive Lancôme beauty bag

Then, choose which 3-piece skincare routine you want from these options:

- Absolue Premium Absolute Replenishing Cream, 15ml
- Absolue Premium Eye Absolute Replenishing Eye Cream, 7ml
- Absolue Ultimate Replenishing and Restructuring Serum, 15 ml

- Absolue Precious Cells Advanced Regenerating and Reconstructing Cream, 15ml
- Absolue Precious Cells Eye Advanced Regenerating and Reconstructing Eye Cream, 7ml
- Absolue Ultimate Replenishing and Restructuring Serum, 15ml

- Rénergie Lift Volumetry Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Cream, 15ml
- Rénergie Lift Volumetry Eye Volumetric Lifting and Reshaping Eye Cream, 7ml
- Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. Intense Targeted Repositioning Lifter, 15 ml

image: e-flyer

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Product News: Annabelle celebrates the best of black

Brand: Annabelle

Annabelle has long been a staple of my makeup drawer - I remember that for YEARS my favourite eye product was a gorgeous smoky blue-grey eye shade stick. I was so sad the day they discontinued it and still haven't found a suitable replacement in the years (I remember when I found out they were being discontinued that I went to every drugstore I could get to in order to buy up any I could find).

And I definitely found this piece of news interesting - usually brands launch collection based on the season or a product, but this is a collection launch based entirely on that staple colour - black.

Annabelle introduces the best of black by launching FIVE new eye makeup products.

(Please note that prices listed are suggested retail prices)

(New shade) Glitterama in Blast Off, $8.50 CAD
A great addition to the Glitterama family, this black and silver sparkle gel layers beautifully on your favourite eyeliner in a thin line or an all-over sweep for extra oomph.

(New) Liquid Eyeliner in Black Spark, $8.50 CAD
Liquid eyeliner takes on a modern and party-ready twist with a metalized shimmer finish. Easy to apply with the foam tip applicator, this formula will last from morning till late.

(New) Smoothliner in Metal Daze, $6.95 CAD
Super smooth application, intense black payoff, topped off with shimmering specks. Long-lasting, waterproof, metallic and hypo-allergenic.

(New) Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil in Licoriche, $8.95 CAD
Intense, creamy black jumbo eyeliner that you can apply in a thick line or blen out all over for a dark smokey eye. Extreme longwear that lasts up to 9 hours. Super smooth, glides on easily and makes a wonderful deep black base.

(New) Le Big Show Mascara, $9.95 CAD
Annabelle launches a new mascara that's all about volume. Mega volume from the first stroke, easy separating without clumping and lots of length.

images: press release

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Product Review: John Frieda Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: John Frieda
Name: : Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer
Size: 14 ml
Price: approx. $14.99 CAD

As soon as I heard about this product, I knew I had to try it. How amazing does this idea sound???

Whenever I wash my hair, it always looks really great the next day - shiny, soft, fragrant...the only thing is that I have what seems like a million flyaway hairs that last until I either put some product in it to tame it or a my hair gets oily and weighs down the flyaways.

Well, this product promises to banish flyaways...and all in a convenient little tube too!

The product info states: "This portable wand polishes broken strands, smoothing flyaways and frayed ends with Inca Inchi oil to keep hair sleek and smooth. This must-have item for any woman’s hair styling arsenal has a crystal-clear formula that weightlessly smoothes flyaways without diminishing hair’s volume. The Touch-up Flyaway Tamer is small enough to fit in your purse making it ideal for touch-ups on the go. To use, simply brush the wand over dry, styled hair to touch-up and give a boost
of shine.

The first test run that I did was last month. I was going to a baptism and washed my hair about an two hours before the event. Immediately after I finished blow-drying my hair, I had to get dressed, get made up and dash out the door. So my fair was definitely doing the whole flyaway thing. In the car, I took the wand out and lightly ran it over the top of my head over the flyaway hairs. Instantly, they were smoothed away. I had used a little too much product, so smoothed down my hair with my hand - big mistake! I ended up some product on my hand where it instantly became sticky. Luckily, I had some wet-wipes with me, otherwise I would have been in trouble since I had nothing to wipe my hand on.

To Purr About:
- easy to use mascara-style wand makes it easy to apply the product to a few hairs
- instantly smoothed down flyaway hair
- compact tube packaging makes it easy to toss into a bag/purse

Claws Out:
- if you touch it right after application, it's sticky, which can be annoying if you're not at home or have any tissue handy

Final Comments:
I love this product. Except for the stickiness if you touch it with your hand, it really does get rid of flyaway hairs instantly without leaving your hair greasy or oily. I'm not sure how shiny it makes your hair since I didn't notice my hair being any shinier than usual, but I'm so happy with the flyaway fix that I don't really care if the product does anything else!

The convenience of the packaging and the applicator makes this a great on-the-go product and something I wish I've had for years!

Rating (out of 5):

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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Product Review: Lavanila The Healthy Body Wash

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Lavanila
Name: : The Healthy Body Wash
Size: 231 ml / 8 fl oz
Price: $14 USD

Scent Tried: Vanilla Grapefruit

I recently went away with my hubby (GuineaHubby) on a long weekend and grabbed this product since it was both a handy shower wash and shave gel (I love products that are 2-in-1's), plus I LOVE the scent of grapefruit!

What it says on the package:
This All-Natural Shower & Shave Wash delivers gentle cleansing and soft, silky shaving in one step. Hydrating Coconut & Rosehip Oils blend with Soothing Aloe & Calendula for a luxuriously lathering wash that deeply nourishes while you cleanse and prevents irritation as you shave. No Harsh Chemicals.

To Purr About:
- amazing grapefruit scent
- moisturizing body wash that doesn't leave skin dry
- allow very smooth shave with very little irritation

Claws Out:
- doesn't lather up a lot

Final Comments:
First of all - I wasn't disappointed with the grapefruit scent - it smells heavenly!

As a body wash: it doesn't lather up as much as I was hoping, and definitely not a "luxuriously lathering wash", but it isn't bad. It does have that lovely grapefruit scent and does give a nice, clean wash. Afterwards, my skin felt clean and soft, and definitely not dried out. I didn't even feel the need for a moisturizer after my shower, which I often find with a lot of body washes. It also rinses off easily and doesn't leave any residue except for a very light fragrance.

As a shave gel: it's more of a wash gel and doesn't work up into a cream or thick lather like other shave gels, so that's something that I had to get used to, but it does let the razor glide easily over the skin without any tugging. Afterwards I found that the shaved area was very smooth and not dry and my skin didn't hurt, which sometimes happens when my shaving gel/cream dries my skin out too much for shaving.

Overall, I'm really happy with this product. It's a really good body wash and a great shave gel, with a wonderful scent. I also love that it's a 2-in-1 product which is handy for travelling and for lightening the shower clutter.

Rating (out of 5):

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My August Glymm box

Yay! This afternoon I got a text from my hubby with just 2 words "Glymm box". LOL. It definitely gave me something to look forward to when I got home!

I was excited to see if my August Glymm box measured up to the July one. It would definitely have to have some sweet products to beat the Stila lip gloss and the Gucci mini perfume.

So, as soon as I got home, I headed right for the little pink box sitting on the kitchen counter waiting for me.

In my Glymm box this month:
- B. Kamins Vegetable Cleanser, 7 g / 0.25 oz
- Supergoop Sunscreen Swipes SPF 20, one 6"x8" wipe
- Benefit That Gal, 7.5 ml / 0.25 US fl oz
- Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Glam, 0.14 fl oz / 4.2 ml
- a little jar of Jelly Belly beans in white and pink (yummy!)

The first item I saw when I opened up the Glymm box was the Benefit That Gal sample. I've always wanted to try this primer/brightener, so that was exciting. And then I saw the Smashbox lip gloss in a lovely pink shade. After seeing those two items, I was already really happy with this month's surprise.

I know that several Cinnamon Kitten readers also signed up for a Glymm box and I'd love to know if you got the exact same box as me or if you got something different? Let's compare! What did you get?

You can sign up for more information or for your own Glymm box here.

Want to win the September Glymm box? I'm giving one away! Enter here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Product News: NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Brand: NARS
Name: Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Size: n/a
Price: $23.00 USD

Where to buy:

I'm a big fan of eyeliners. It's one product I can almost never leave the house without. Luckily for me, there are so many great eyeliners out there that I can have lots without breaking the bank. But I'm always on the lookout for new ones to try.

NARS is introducing a new eyeliner, the Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner that promises " a super-creamy, smudge-proof formula with an unparalleled long-lasting finish."

The sleek, soft-touch mechanical pencil features a convenient built-in sharpener.

Available in nine deeply dramatic shades, named after the most iconic streets in the world:
- Veneto: A deep black. One of the most famous streets in Rome, Italy. Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered around the Via Veneto area
- Santa Monica Blvd: A crisp white. One of the most famous streets in Los Angeles County, California.
- Via Appia: A copper brown. One of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic.
- Abbey Road: An iridescent turquoise. A street in London, England, after which the Beatles named one of their albums.
- Bourbon Street: A festive purple. A famous and historic street that spans the length of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. When founded in 1718, the city was originally centered around the French Quarter.
- Rue Bonaparte: A light almond. Laid down in the 16th Century, this French street accommodated some very fine distinctive mansions. Today it is an upscale home to fashion shops.
- Rue Saint-Honoré: A deep royal blue. The rue Saint-Honoré is an ancient street in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France. It is named after the collegial Saint-Honoré church situated in ancient times within the cloisters of Saint-Honoré.
- Madison Avenue: A slate gray. An avenue in New York City, that’s name has been synonymous with the American advertising industry since the 1920s.
- Rue de Rivoli: A metallic forest green. One of the most famous streets of Paris that features some of the most fashionable shops in the world.

image: press release

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekend Beauty Reads From The Beauty Blog Network

Thu from Painted Ladies taught an amazing eyeshadow class! Check out her recap and an awesome PowerPoint presentation here!

Phyrra shares a new sensitive skin serum, Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Fruit Seed Oil!

A perfect nail polish color and formula along with a Monty Python reference? Could The Pink Sith be talking about a-england’s nail polish in Tristam? Why yes. Yes she could.

A Touch of Blusher takes a look at
Anna Sui's revamped nail color collection.

Cinnamon Kitten shares the Glymm love and is giving away a September Glymm box here.

Beauty 365 shares her weekly at-home mini-facial routine - complete with pics and step-by-step instructions.

Retrodiva’s Beauty swatches some Serge Lutens lipsticks, but is the price tag worth it?

HelloDollfacetakes a look atCat Deeley’s Studio 54 look!.

The Shades Of U is holding a Zoya Summertime Nail Polish Collection Giveaway for followers!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Product News: NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Eyeshadows and Nail Polishes

Brand: NARS
Name: Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
Size: n/a
Price: $23.00 USD

Where to buy:

NARS has recently launched an Eyeshadow Palette and new Nail Polishes built on the success of their “Night Series” eyeshadows.

The eyeshadow palette is pretty cool, but I'm already in love with the Night Flight nail polish - it would be perfect for the fall!

Eyeshadow Palette, $55 USD
The limited-edition eyeshadow palette houses 6 shades used to perfect the sophisticated smoky eye. Wear them alone, layered to create depth, or wet for a high-impact effect.
Shades Included:
- Night Breed: black with silver glitter
- Night Star: sheer peach with gold pearls
- Night Rider: soft plum with silver glitter
- Night Porter: black with green pearls
- Night Flight: black with cobalt blue pearls
- Night Clubbing: black with gold pearls

Nail Polish, $17 USD each
Four new “Night Series” shades for nails - each shade creates a statement-making look.
- Night Breed: black with silver glitter
- Night Rider: soft plum with silver glitter
- Night Porter: black with green pearls
- Night Flight: black with cobalt blue pearls

image: press release

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beauty Bits

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Congratulations to Patricia of British Columbia, Canada and Nyla of London, England who were the winners of my Reader Survey $50 Sephora card.

And a great big thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. It's really helped me to figure out areas to improve and to find out more about you!

Don't forget that I also have 2 giveaways going on right now (sorry, both are for Canadians only, but I'm working on more givaways for my international friends!):

1. A 7-bottle nail polish set from Colour Club and Nail Polish Canada (ends August 12)

2. A September box of beauty goodies from Glymm (ends August 19)

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Sephora is opening a new shop in Halifax!

Coming August 12, beauty mavens can shop Sephora at the Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada).

Their hours are:
Monday–Saturday: 9:30 AM–9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM–5 PM

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Kiss My Face, a natural beauty and personal care company, that focuses on natural, cruelty-free products has launched a new website.

This new online resource will help you with user-friendly drop-down product menus and information about choosing natural beauty and personal care products.

You can check out the new site here:

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P&G Beauty & Grooming has launched a free beauty-related application for the iPhone and Android mobile platforms. P&G Beauty & Grooming brands Clairol, COVERGIRL, Olay and Pantene have joined forces to create the "My Beauty Adviser" app.

Upon launching the app, users can choose to explore products, complete a consultation or browse a free magazine.

My Beauty Adviser can be downloaded via the iTunes Application Store.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Product Review: Olay Oil Minimizing Toner

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Olay
Name: : Oil Minimizing Toner
Size: 212 ml / 7.2 fl oz
Price: approx. $6 CAD

Many years ago, I went on a hunt for a great toner and found one in the Neutrogena Oil-Free Toner, which I haven't deviated from in over 10 years (some habits are hard to give up). So, whenever I try a new toner, I can't help but compare it to my favrourite to see how it measures up.

Now, in the past few years, I've also discovered how great Olay products are, so I was pretty excited to try the Olay Oil Minimizing Toner.

To Purr About:
- toner is very effective in removing make-up and leaving skin feeling clean
- make-up came off easily
- not too drying on skin

Claws Out:
- in the bottle, the product has a soapy smell
- during use, the product as a very strong alcohol smell

Final Comments:
All in all, the toner really does the job well. It removes dirt and makeup quickly and easily, without too much tugging. It also left my skin feeling very fresh and clean, without feeling too stripped or dry.

The only problem I have with this product is that it has alcohol in it (which is weird since it doesn't dry out my skin like other alcohol-based products). The alcohol-smell is pretty overpowering.

I don't think that the performance of this product is great enough that I can overlook the alcohol content.

Rating (out of 5):

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

Monday, August 08, 2011

Cinnamon Kitten contest: Win a September Glymm box

In July, I posted about my first Glymm box and all the cute sample products I received. I can't wait to receive my August box and will definitely share with all of you what I find inside (I'd love it if some of you sent me photos/info of what you get in your Glymm box to see what differences there are!).

In the meantime, how would you like to win your very own pink box of Glymm? I have one September Glymm box to give away to a lucky Canadian reader!

To enter (mandatory):
- Comment below what product(s) you'd like to most see in a Glymm box.
- You must follow Glymm on Facebook. Please leave your username so we can verify if you're chosen as the winner.
- Don't forget to leave an email address where I can reach you if you win!

For extra entries - please leave a separate comment for each entry (and include your username so I can verify if you're chosen as the winner!)

- The contest is open to Canadians only.
- Contest ends Friday, August 19, 2011
- Winner will be contacted via e-mail and announced on this blog shortly after.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Product Review: Gillette Venus Pro Skin MoistureRich Razor

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Gillette
Name: : Venus Pro Skin MoistureRich Razor
Size: n/a
Price: approx. $16.00 CAD

From the website: "The Venus ProSkin MoistureRich razor is designed with
MoistureRich shave gel bars, enhanced with a triple blend of body butters for
a comfortable shave. Simply add water for a light lather and beautifully smooth

Each package comes with:
- 1 Venus ProSkin MoistureRich Women’s Refillable Razor
- 2 Razor Blade Refill Cartridges
- 1 Shower Hook

To Purr About:
- easy to open packaging
- shave gel bars mean no shaving gel/foam required
- great for travelling, camping, weekend getaways, etc.
- simple and light handy razor holder that is convenient for use in the shower
- easy grip handle that makes it easy to use
- nice clean shave
- leaves legs feeling moisturized

Claws Out:
- none really

Final Comments:
When I first picked up this product I was delighted to find that there were perforations in the packaging to make it easier to open. It comes in one of those sealed plastic packages and for once it was easy to open! I wish all of these types of packages had perforations.

I really like how convenient these razors with built-in shave gel bars as they are so easy to pack for trips. I can just toss in the razor handle and an un-opened razor and I’m good to go. And the replaceable shave gel bars also meant I could shave with the shower running, instead of having to turn the shower head off and run water to clean the blade off in between runs. They also helped to leave my legs feeling moisturized (in addition to smooth) and didn’t dry them out which was nice.

Although there were a few hairs I missed I’m not sure if it was my shaving technique or as a result of the razor.

On a side note - I liked how simple the shower hook was – not overly bulky, but unfortunately the suction cup never stays suctioned to my shower walls (I’m assuming because of the type of tile I have).

Rating (out of 5):

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

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Product Review: Olay Silk Whimsy Cleansing Bodywash

Reviewer: Suziesaurus

Brand: Olay
Name: : Silk Whimsy Cleansing Bodywash
Size: 354 mL / 12 fl. oz.
Price: approx. $6 CAD

From Olay’s website: "Olay Silk Whimsy Cleansing Body Wash, discover a world of romance when you smooth on this whisper light lather with delicate rose extract and almond oil. Feel it hush over you like rose petals floating in a Venetian bath.”

To Purr About:
- it is "light" – as the product is described
- seems to clean efficiently

Claws Out:
- scent is very superficial
- consistency is a bit thin / watery for my liking
- not moisturizing

Final Comments:
I have tried many Olay products in the past few years and I think have mostly had a quite positive experience, but unfortunately after using this product for about a month I have to say I’m a bit disappointed.

The first thing I noticed about this product is the scent. It is strong and I am not very fond of it. And although it’s botanical in scent, it’s not relaxing and I find it very superficial and fake.

Since this body wash isn’t very moisturizing and since my skin is extremely dry and irritable I don’t think I’ll be buying this particular product. I think this product might work well for you if you have oilier skin.

Rating (out of 5):

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