Friday, December 31, 2010

Best of 2010 - Blush

This will be my last post of the year so I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have taken the time to read my blog & share your time and thoughts with me.  I appreciate it so much.  I look forward to more of the same in 2011 and want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!  So, on that note...on with the show. 

This picture is a bit embarrassing...I can just hear some of you thinking 'how much blush does one need'?  Well apparently, a lot.  I just want to point out that most of these are primarily drugstore blushes, and not higher end.  I do love a NARS, Benefit & Cargo blush and am definitely planning to try a Stila cream blush next year.  But I just photographed ones that I bought or used for the first time, & I think you can all agree I showed great restraint ;)  I have decided to break this category up a little differently, as you will see below.  

Best of 2010 - Blush
Starting from the bottom left; Sheer Cover Pressed Mineral blush in Pinched; Maybelline Dream Mousse blush in Soft Plum, Pink Frosting, Cloud Wine; Covergirl Tru Blend Minerals; Clinique 01 Glow Blush; (forgot Benefit's benetint in top pic) Hard Candy in Honeymoon; Milani minerals in Luminous; Covergirl Cheekers in Classic Pink; AVON smooth minerals in blushing mauve; ELF Studio Line in Tickled Pink & Candid Coral; Rimmel in Santa Rosa; Annabelle in Rose Fawn - 44; ELF Mineral blush in Rose; NARS in Orgasm; NYC blushable creme sticks in Berry New Yorker, Urban Spice, Plaza Pink, Big Apple Blush

Favourite Powder Blush 2010 
It's another tie!
ELF Studio Line Blush in Candid Coral & Tickled Pink 

These are great little blushes.  To start the packaging is adorable, sturdy little containers with a see thru window on top, so you don't have to turn it over or open it to see the color, as well as a little mirror inside the compact.  These have surprisingly great color pay off, with only the very slightest shimmer to them.  The Candid Coral does remind me of NARS Orgasm, as many people have suggested, but a softer version of that blush.  The Tickled Pink is great for that grown up flush of color on your cheeks.  Both are only $3 each, very hard to beat that!  The only downside is that these are only available online (at least in Canada) at

Annabelle Blush in Rose Fawn - 44

I first bought this blush years ago & loved it, and am not sure why I forgot about it.  I spotted it  again earlier this year, picked one up and fell in love all over again.  This is truly an almost fool proof blush, that would compliment most skin tones.  A little goes a long way but you can apply more to get a deeper plumy pink tone.  This has no shimmer & gives just a beautiful velvety finish.  Unfortunately I think this brand is only available in Canada, but if you live here or you can find it, you really must try it!

Honourable mention powder blush
 Rimmel London Powder Blush in 102 Santa Rosa
This picture does not do this little blush that could, justice.  It is actually more of a very light coral pink than it appears in this picture.  I just couldn't get a good shot for some reason.  I discovered these blushes this year & I really love them.  They are very affordable-I can usually get them for under $4 when Rimmel is on sale, and they have some very beautiful but subtle colors.  These are also great to experiment with different colors or layering.  I use this a lot, and can actually even apply it as a contour/blush in the winter.  With a bit of NARS orgasm, or ELF Candid Coral over top it's beautiful!  

Favourite Cream Blush 2010
Another tie!
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting & N.Y.C. Creme Stick in Plaza Pink
These are both great to give you that 'I just got off the ski lift' flush to your skin.  I just daub a bit on my finger and tap on to my cheek, & then rub lightly in little circular motions to blend.  The N.Y.C. does best if you rub your finger on the blush for a few seconds to warm it up, then follow the same idea as the mousse to apply.  I use all of the colours I have in both of these products, but these two are the colours I tend to grab for the most.  The mousse blushes are also beautiful as a lip stain of sorts-sounds kind of strange but trust me, try it.  Maybelline mousse blushes are typically about $9CAD and N.Y.C. creme sticks about $6CAD, but as always watch for sales! 

Least favourite blush 2010

Covergirl Trublend minerals in Shimmering Sands & ELF mineral 
blush in Rose

I think the picture almost says it all, these are MESSY with a capital MESS.  The Covergirl is just not a blush at all, it's a highlight at best but a chunky, glittery one that does not blend well. The ELF mineral blush came apart when I first opened it & I think that was a sign of things to come.  It is quite dark and the smallest amount of this was just too much blush for me.  It also does not blend well & tends to sit right where I first touch it to my face, to give you that awful clown paint type effect.  
To be fair the Hard Candy & the Milani blushes are also not really blushes either, but both of those work quite well as a golden pink highlight.  I think the Covergirl was being discontinued because I got it for a steal when I was in Florida.  Either way, I just do not recommend either of these 'blushes'.  

What were your favourite blushes for 2010?  Leave me a comment & let me know!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best of 2010 - Bronzers

Ahhh bronzers, how I heart you.  You have been a part of my make-up routine for years.  I wear bronzer year round, although I use less in the in the winter when I wouldn't have a tanned look to my skin.  And because I don't tan, I love bronzer even more to get that 'I just got out of the sun' look, but without the sun damage.  So here are my bronzed favourites.  

What I used this year
Hard Candy in Tiki, NYC in Sunny, Hoola by Benefit, ELF in Golden Bronzer, ELF blush/bronzer duo, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, Rimmel Blush in 'bronze', ELF $1 line bronzer, Rimmel in Sunlight

Favourite bronzer 2010
N.Y.C. in Sunny

I am happy to report that this is usually sold for less than $5 and available at drugstores, where ever N.Y.C. products are sold.   I bought this at the suggestion of emilynoel83 (on youtube) and didn't really think to expect much; I was happily wrong.  This is a very good shade of bronzer that won't leave you looking orange.  It is extremely buildable, meaning you can wear a little or a lot.  Best of all it's basically matte without any glitter, so you won't be getting more than you wanted in a bronzer.  I use this pretty much every day and LOVE it.  For the money, you really can't go wrong in trying it!  One of my best budget finds for 2010.  

Honorable Mention
Hoola by Benefit

This was one of the first bronzers I ever bought and I continue to re-purchase it.  As you can seen from this picture, this is a well used bronzer.  Hoola is expensive when compared to N.Y.C. in Sunny, retailing for approximately $36CAD at Sephora or Shoppers Beauty boutique stores.  However this bronzer lasts you a long time and is honestly one of the best for anyone's skin color.  It is matte, has no glitter and I think it's more of a true chocolate color than Sunny.  The only downside of this bronzer is truly the price..otherwise it's winner!  If you got a Sephora gift card for Christmas & don't know what to spend it on, this would be a good one.  

Least favourite bronzer 2010
Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sunlight

Okay quite honestly I feel bad even listing a least favourite because this is not a bad bronzer.  However, in the spirit of my 'best of' lists I felt I had to choose the one I liked the least.  I had heard that N.Y.C. in Sunny was being discontinued & that this was the next best thing to it, for a drugstore brand.  It turns out that N.Y.C. in Sunny is NOT being discontinued & it's a good thing because this just isn't the same for me.  I do think that part of the reason I don't like this is because of the packaging.  N.Y.C. comes in a flip top compact style container, where this one has a screw top that is quite loose & flimsy.  I also find that the Rimmel product is a bit more 'orange' than other bronzers I've used, at least for me.  Having said all that, a lot of people really like this drugstore bronzer but I'm just not one of them.  I do however like the Rimmel blush in 'bronze', which I use as a light bronzer on those days when I'm feeling a little more pale.  

I could go on & on about bronzers but I'll keep it to this list.  If you have a bronzer you have loved, that you don't see in my stash..PLEASE share!  

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best of 2010 - Concealers

I'm back from my little Christmas break.  I hope it was wonderful & stress free for you all.  We had a very merry one this year, with all the fabulous things that come with it.  January is going to be harsh...yikes.  I was very lucky to get some great gifts this year, some of which I'll share with you here in some upcoming posts.  For now I'll be continuing on with my 'best of' posts and the next category....concealers.

I really have not regularly used a concealer until a few years ago, believe it or not.  It's not that I don't have anything to 'conceal' but more that I just never found one I liked or a way to apply it that didn't look obvious to me.  I have a list of concealers I still want to try but as of now, here are the hits & misses for me in this shockingly slim category.

Best of 2010 - Concealers

Favourite concealer of 2010
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer (approx $10 CAD)

This has changed the way I think of concealers.  It is light & 'mousse' like (go figure) and goes on like a dream.  Okay I think I had too much wine when I wrote this.  Anyway it does go on beautifully and blends well. The best way I've found to apply this is to use my Quo crease shadow brush, which is a fluffy blending brush, any similar brush would do the same.  I daub the brush into the concealer lightly and then tap it on the areas I want it.  Once it's on I go back and blend with the brush, using small circles and back & forth motions very lightly, using only the tip of this brush.  I really do get the concealer craze now after using this product!  It lightens & highlights my under eye area, but also hides most things I want to hide.  Beautiful, easy to find & affordable.  

Honourable mention
MAC Select Cover-Up ($20 CAD)

I do like this product as well but I use it for any spots I want to cover rather than under my eyes.  I find that it's too heavy for an under eye concealer (at least for me) but does the job beautifully otherwise.  I tap this on with my finger and then use the same crease brush to blend out the edges.  Even though this is approximately double the price of the Maybelline concealer, it will last a long time because a little really goes a long way.  

Least favourite Concealer
Jane No Show Oil-Free Concealer

I saw this at one of my local drugstores and thought it looked a lot like my MAC concealer, packaging and all.  For less than $5 I smugly thought I was going to discover the next greatest dupe.  I was wrong.  The texture of this is quite thick and it is very hard to blend, making it easy to spot on my skin.  Not exactly the look I was going for.  This did not work for me at all and not worth it at any price!  

I have a bit of list of concealers I'm hoping to try next year, because as you can see I haven't tried many.  If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you.  I will be back next week with more 'best of' posts.  Until then, I hope that you each have a wonderful holiday season and are able to enjoy some time of celebration with friends and family.  

Best of 2010 - Foundation

I had been really been in a foundation rut, so I set out trying to find a better routine for my foundation this year. I definitely have some redness & uneven skin tone that I like to cover, but I don't like looking like I'm wearing a mask.  So here's what I tried.  

Best of 2010 - Foundation

What I found was this...finding a good foundation is a lot of trial and error.  Foundation is such a personal thing, just like the skin on our face.  What works great for me may not ever work for you, which can be frustrating and expensive.  Having said that, I found a lot of these products through recommendations from other beauty blogs & youtube beauty gurus and some have been outstanding!  

Favourite Foundation of 2010

It's a tie!
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder (approx $40 CAD)

Clinique Almost Makeup SPF15 (approx $25 CAD)
I just couldn't decide between these two as I love & regularly use both.  The Laura Mercier is an absolutely a gorgeous mineral powder, finely milled and goes on beautifully and appears quite seamless on my skin.  I use a kabuki brush to apply it or my flat top E.L.F. brush.  If I have a spot where I want a bit more coverage, I use a small triangular sponge just to dab it on.  I use the Clinique when my skin feels dry or I require less coverage, as to me it's actually somewhere between a full foundation and a tinted moisturizer.  I feel like I'm wearing nothing on my skin when I put this on, it's so light and dewy, but not in a bad way. Lovely!

Honourable mention foundation 2010
Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying foundation

This was a great foundation to use on those hot summer days when you want a little coverage but don't want heavy makeup that will look greasy in a matter of minutes.  I have also heard great things about the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation and am planning to try that as well.  Works great with the Rimmel Fix & Perfect primer!

Least favourite foundation 2010
Maybelline Super Stay foundation

Given the spirit of my blog, I hate that my least favourite foundation this year was a drugstore buy.  Although it was not a huge sacrifice on my wallet at least!  This was a highly recommended foundation in the beauty world but I just couldn't get it to work for me.  I tried it with/without primer, using a brush and my fingers, etc.  It just caked on me and showed up way too much on my skin.  I could never get it to really blend in properly and just did not like the way it looked or felt on me.

As always, please feel free to comment and let me know your hits & misses.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Some great customer service - Balmshell

I just needed to share a quick story of some great customer service.  I ordered some lip glosses from Balmshell on Cyber Monday which was November 29th, right after American Thanksgiving.  As of last week the glosses still hadn't arrived so I went on Balmshell's website for contact information and found an email address to reach them.  

I sent an email and received a reply on the same day, with information on when my order was shipped, along with the assurance that they would make sure I got what I ordered before Christmas.   Yesterday I followed up with them, as requested, and let them know my order still hadn't arrived.  They once again answered immediately and told me they would send out a new order (as the original one had obviously gotten lost) and would expedite the shipping so that I would get my purchases on or before December 23rd.  

I went to the mail today and found my expedited package...on December 21st.  The postage on the package showed me that they paid the premium shipping rate to ensure I got my order.  I just couldn't be more impressed.  I would show you what I bought but these are gifts for people who may be reading this, so instead I'll post some pictures from their website of a lip gloss I own,  this one is called 'Weekend in the Hamptons'.

Sheer Taupe Sandy Beige ~ for the city to weekend getaway look
Illustration information:
This is the story of a typical summer weekend for a BALMSHELL living in New York City. Two women in their business suits slide behind a sign that has an arrow pointing west saying, “The City” and another arrow pointing east saying “The Beach.” When they slide out from behind the sign, they are on a beach in their bikinis.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to spread the word about this company.  Balmshell is a Canadian company that was started by twin sisters who are self described 'cosmetic junkies'. They set out to create the perfect lip gloss using only the highest ingredients with no added preservatives or parabens to produce a high shine, moisturizing lip gloss.  The added bonus is the packaging.  One side of the lip gloss has a floating picture that can be detached and added to an included key ring.  The colorful illustrations & cute storylines behind each lip gloss are worth the price alone!  

The lip glosses are available in Canada at Murale, Shoppers Drug Mart Boutique stores, London Drugs and of course through their website at  Please check out their website for more information and additional pictures of their beautiful products.  

I was a past customer of this brand and now will be a returning one.  Thanks Balmshell..great job!

Monday, December 20, 2010

The best of 2010 - Face Primers

I love these monthly & yearly favourite posts so I thought I would add my own..with a bit of a twist.  

I think it's great to know what people love, but just as interesting to know what they've tried and perhaps didn't love as much.  So with each category my plan is to post a photo containing as many products as I can dig up, that I've used this year.  Then I'll announce a winner, (some honourable mentions), a loser or least favourite and a mini sized review of each.  I hope you enjoy and I would love to see some of your hits & misses for the year.  

The first category....face primers.

I don't have as many products in this category as you'll see in others, because quite honestly I was a tried & true lover of Smashbox Photo Finish primer for years.  I still really like that product but I have crowned a new favourite.

Favourite primer of 2010
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base

I use this more than my Smashbox or any other primer.  I actually love wearing it alone, on days where I'm wearing no other make-up, as it creates a soft air brushed appearance on my face & helps to minimize any pores or fine lines.  The product itself is a cross between a mousse & a lotion in texture.  The only thing I don't like is having to dig my fingers in to a pot to get the product out, so of course I'm obsessive about washing my hands thoroughly before I go near this.  Love it!!
Best yet, this is a drugstore product that retails anywhere from about $9-13CAD, depending on where you find it, sales, etc.  

Honourable mention
MAC Prep & Prime SPF50

I was generously given a few samples of this product this past summer and I have to say I really love it.  They do have one with no SPF that isn't quite as thick, but I loved not having to apply an added sunscreen when I wore this.  What you're seeing is one of the samples I was given but I will be purchasing this. 

My least favorite primer of 2010
E.L.F Mineral Infused Face Primer

This kind of breaks my heart a little because I have really loved a lot of the E.L.F stuff I have bought, and I especially love their prices.  But this primer just did NOT work for me.  The first time I put it on it felt I was putting mineral oil on my skin.  It left my skin greasy and never seemed to absorb into my skin.  I believe it also contributed to a bit of break out  on my cheek, and I never break out there.  I have endured it a few times just to be sure, I've also shaken up the container thinking maybe the product settled during shipping...and nothing has changed.  Hated it, just DID not work for me. 

As always, would love to read any comments and hear your thoughts.  

Friday, December 17, 2010

Early present - Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Soap Bar

I am one of those lucky people who's birthday falls within a week of Christmas.  I have spent so many years bemoaning the birthday gifts wrapped in Christmas paper, the after thought 'oh crap we have to get her a birthday gift too' gifts and the 'we're too tired to do this but here's a birthday party for you' party.  Can you see my flair for the dramatic here?

All of this complaining & self pity has now resulted in my family spoiling me a little each birthday.  As adult children we typically don't exchange birthday gifts with each other anymore, but for the last few years I've been lucky to get gifts from my family.   Which is sweet, & un-necessary, but when I thank them I leave out the un-necessary part.  

This year I've already got an early gift from my brother.  This beautiful Goat Milk Soap Bar from Beekman 1802.  

This soap is scented with essential oils and smells like a fresh winter's day at a Christmas tree farm, that's truly the best way I can think to describe it.  Gorgeous! 

I LOVE goat milk soaps and for those of you who haven't tried them, you really should.  They have so many benefits for your skin, leaving it so moisturized and silky soft..without any harsh chemicals. Goats milk soap is said to contain a PH level similar to our own skin, which is thought to help protect the skin from bacteria and chemicals that we come into contact with every day. 

Beekman 1802 soaps are handmade and chemical free.  The soaps use the maximum possible percentage of pure goat milk, which makes it one of the most moisturizing bars available and the chemical free recipe makes it idea for sensitive skin.  The farm at Beekman Mansion is a restored estate where the the goats graze the land freely and drink the mineral water that once made that area the most famous spa destination in the world.  

I didn't know about the Fabulous Beekman boys until my brother told me about their reality show, which airs on Planet Green in the States.  Their 1st season should be available on DVD in January, for those of us who don't get the show.   The show follows Josh & his partner Brent, two corporate New Yorkers, as they learn how to become farmers & launch their lifestyle brand, Beekman 1802.  

To read more about the Fabulous Beekman boys and their adventures in farming or to purchase any of their products, you can check out their website Beekman1802.   

I can't wait to try this soap.  I'm going to stare at it & sniff it thru the wrapper for a few days before I allow myself to open it.  Making the present last even longer!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Great stocking stuffer find - Hard Candy

I just had to share this with you all.  I braved Wal-Mart the other day (in a and as if to reward me for my bravery I found these great little sets by Hard Candy.  I got one for each of my nieces and just maybe one for myself.  
They are called 'Face Facts' and each contains an eyeshadow primer, 3 baked shadows and a small blush/bronzer duo.  Totally adorable and best of all they are $5!  The sets are a little larger than my hand in case you can't judge the size.  One set came with brown shadows & the other with pink/purple/grey shadow.  There was also one with black/grey smokey colors.  For those of you not familiar with Hard Candy, read more about them here along with an earlier review of one of my favourite Hard Candy products.

I also got this duo of a 'Powder Keg' loose powder eye shadow in the colour 'groupie', which reminds me of swatches I've seen of the bare minerals shadow in nude beach. It came with a mini Ginormous mascara in black.  This set was $5.97.

I tried to take some pictures of a swatch but it didn't turn out too well, sorry.  I'll have to play with it a bit and try again.  

I also saw some great make-up brush sets ranging from $12-$19, and a few other Hard Candy nail polish, lip gloss & eye shadow kits.  If you have some time, and are very brave I would definitely say you should make the trip to Wal-Mart and check them out.  

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bargain alert - Stila cosmetics sale

Sales alert!

For any of you out there who like Stila cosmetics, or for anyone wanting to try some of their line, I just wanted to alert you to a great sale. has some Stila products on sale at their site, and are now offering an additional 50% of those already reduced prices, with the coupon code stila50.  Pretty hard to resist. Check it out here if you're interested.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Do you want healthy glowing skin for Christmas? – Kibio skin care

Don’t we all want healthy glowing youthful looking skin?  And aren’t we all just a little overwhelmed and intimidated by the amount of skin care information out there.  I know I am.  Anti-oxidants, anti-aging, collagen, elastin, vitamin C, toners, exfoliants, creams, serums…aahhh.  It’s enough to make your head spin.  Despite the overload of information I am on a quest to find a new skin care routine. 

Over the last few years I was using products I had used in the past, even though they really were no longer working for my skin.  Why I lived in denial for so long I don’t know.  Probably just laziness to go out and find something better, if I’m being perfectly honest.

I have done a lot of reading on-line about what I should be looking for in skin care, and I am more confused than ever.  There is just way too much information about this topic, some of it conflicting.  Everyone professes to have the best skin care line or the secret ingredient that is going to give you that perfect skin.  I have no idea what is right and what is not, but what I do know is that a lot of it is very expensive and making the wrong choice could prove costly.  Not only for my skin, but also for the wallet. 

Keeping this in mind I thought I’d try and simplify the process by simplifying my skin care, so to speak.  I went looking for a more natural, organic approach to my skin.

Before I start, my skin is ‘aging’…sob.  I have what I would consider combination.  If I break out its usually hormonal and 95% of the time it’s on my chin.  I have some broken capillaries & redness on my cheeks, as well as some sunspots and hyper pigmentation from sun damage. 

What I bought

Kibio is a certified natural organic line of skin care products, which claims that they use no silicones, mineral oils, synthetic colorants or perfumes, no animal raw materials, no parabens, no GMO (genetically modified organisms) and do not do any animal testing. Kibio products are meant to help your skin regain its natural balance. The lady that was helping me told me that these products have the highest possible level of organic certification (not really sure what that means but I nodded knowingly). 

The Gentle Cleansing lotion, is a 3 in 1 product that removes make-up, cleanses and tones the skin. It contains rose and verbena floral water which appeases and softens the epidermis.  Argan vegetal oil, which claims to slow down the aging process and improve hydration, and essential oil of lemongrass that is, know for its toning and stimulating qualities. 

After removing my make-up, I put some of the cleansing lotion on a cotton ball and gently rub in a circular motion over my face, as per their directions.  I was shocked at how much dirt & excess make-up this picked up, after using my choice of make-up removers.  One of the problems I’ve had with my skin is milia, those little white protein bumps that build up on your skin if the dead skin is not properly shed.  No wonder, after seeing all that dirt! This cleanser is said to have a slight citrus fragrance, but I don’t really notice the scent.  It’s very light & smells ‘natural’ to me. 

I follow this with the Kibio Radiance moisturizing cream, which has jojoba vegetal oil, shea butter & essential oils of almond & sweet orange.

According to Kibio, this fine delicious cream, that the skin soaks up greedily, provides it with suppleness, radiance and comfort. Moisturized and protected, the skin glows with beauty.

This can be used morning and night and claims to be an excellent make-up primer, when applied in the morning.  It should be noted that it doesn’t have any added SPF so you will need to use a sunscreen or other primer or foundation with sunscreen in it. 

I recently also bought the eye make-up remover, which I apply on to a round cotton pad to remove my eye make-up.  According to Kibio's website 'this soft, melting, non oily gel gently removes make-up from lashes and eyelids, without stinging or irritating the eyes, and treating the extremely fragile eye area with great care.  The eyes look rested, with a pleasant feeling of freshness & comfort'.

What I like:
I have received several compliments on how great my skin looks (sounds so vain but I promise it's true)
I need far less face cream now to feel like my skin is hydrated, it’s not as red & irritated as it used to be, even in the harsh cold weather we’ve already experienced
When I wake up in the morning I think my skin tone appears more even & any milia is slowly disappearing
I had slight redness on my chin from a recent breakout & this seems to be helping with the discolouration
After the lotion absorbs into my skin it feels incredibly soft & smooth
The other day I caught my reflection and my skin appeared to be glowing (again a little obnoxious)
The eye make up remover does not irritate my eyes whatsoever, and I am a contact lens wearer so this is particularly important.  
It is also quite moisturizing so I find the skin around my eyes doesn't feel as dry as when I use my usual eye make-up removers (typically Neutrogena oil free, which I still like as well) 
I don't use a lot of waterproof mascara but I do use waterproof liners & this seems to remove these just as well as other eye make-up removers that I've used. 

What I don’t:
The cleanser is in a squeeze bottle of sorts & if I were using it without any other make-up remover I think it would take a lot of product & time to get everything off my skin & get it clean

The cleanser is a bit yellow in color & sometimes it’s difficult to tell if I’m removing dirt or if it’s just the color of the product
The bottles are white so it is hard to tell how much product you have left in the container

The verdict
I really want to love this line...and I’m starting to believe that I do.  According to everything I’ve heard & read, you should give a new skin care product about 3-6 months use before you can truly decide if it’s working.  This is the end of month 4 and I have to say I think they have a new fan, given all the changes I've seen in my skin.  They have several other products in their line, which I am eyeing up as well.  See their website for further details and ingredient information. 

Purchase information
Kibio is owned by Clarins and is sold exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.  

The Gentle cleansing lotion is 200ml and retails for $29CAD (I'm already half way thru my second bottle in 4 months), the moisturizing cream is 50ml and costs $23CAD and the eye make-up remover is 50ml and costs approximately $20CAD.  

There is very little information/reviews on these products so if you've tried them, please let me know.  I'm so curious to hear your thoughts.  

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