Sunday, January 4, 2015

Spicy Miso Udon Noodle Soup

Beauty is not all about what you wear on your skin but also about your health. So as an addition to my beauty blog this year I am sharing with all of my readers what I have been trying out in the kitchen!

The results of my spicy miso udon noodle soup! Some key ingredients include Mirin, Miso Paste, Wakame (dried seaweed), and Katsuobushi (dried tuna flakes).

I hope you all enjoy reading my posts in the new year!

MaskerAide Pre Party Prep Mask

Another mask courtesy of Obsessed Canada! Compared to my previous review on the Weather Warrior mask, the Pre Party Prep mask is less thick and the serum is more translucent. How do the two compare? Well both masks are very low in scent, which I like. The Pre Party Prep mask is more watery than the Weather Warrior mask but in terms of hydration I find the Weather Warrior mask to be more effective. This mask is less heavy on the skin and I like how it absorbs nicely onto my skin. No greasy or sticky residue afterwards, which is a plus. 

If you are living in a place with really dry winter months you can appreciate using these masks to provide extra hydration to the skin. I like to use masks after cleansing and toning during the night so my skin can reap the benefits overnight.

Give them a try and tell me how they work for you!

Thanks again for reading!

Bare English & Co. Lip Balms

Hello Beauties! A few weeks ago I received the new 'Tinted Cherry Kiss' lip balm from a Canadian company based in Toronto called Bare English. I really like their tea infused lip balm and bought the 'Fresh Grapefruit' and 'Vanilla Coconut' balms. Most of their balms are not tinted except for this cherry flavour one and it is a nice shade on my lips. They have several other nice flavours to try like 'Juicy Peach' or 'Cucumber Melon'. 

I love how these balms are made of natural ingredients and the packaging is clean and simple. The balms do not have a waxy feel on my lips, which is nice. But I need to apply this more often as it quickly wears out so I can quickly run out of balm within a month or two since the winter months here are so dry. 

The grapefruit balm smells just like the fruit itself. The scent is similar to Burt's Bees' grapefruit lip balm, but I prefer the softer texture from Bare English. The cherry balm reminds me of cough drops but after a while I get used to it and I like the reddish tint. So overall a nice product. I bought two balms for $5 so I can't complain. Give it a try!

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

MaskerAide Weather Warrior

Hello Beauties!

It's time for another mask review! Today I tried Weather Warrior by MaskerAide, which is developed in Canada. Weather Warrior is a cream based mask for deep hydration during the winter months. The mask will fit slightly bigger than most of the masks that I have tried so those who are looking for larger masks should give this one a try.

What I like about this product is the hydrating effects on the skin and it leaves my face with a nice glow after 20 minutes. With a thicker cream based consistency, you will not have annoying drips around the sides of your face. And I love how it is not heavily scented so it is suitable for those who do not like scented products. The mask itself adheres well onto the skin and feels very similar to 100% pulp made masks. There are no parabens or any harmful ingredients (see picture below for the ingredients). I highly recommend this product to my Canadian friends that are surviving the dry winter months here in the prairies. This mask brings lots of moisture with no irritating results.

There are 6 types of masks to choose from and look at the cute illustration! I received 3 masks from ObesessedCanada to try and can not wait to try the other two masks and share my experience with all of my readers.

Thank you for reading!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Skinlite Ultra Hydrating Olive Oil Mask

Hello Beauties!

This is another mask I have tried by Skinlight, a Korean brand. A lightly scented face mask that does a good job moisturizing my dry skin during the winter months here in Western Canada. I highly recommend trying out face masks made of 100% pulp because I find they adhere closer to the skin. The ingredients are below for those who are interested in seeing what they are putting on their skin. I am usually curious about the ingredients myself. Happy to see that there is actual olive oil there but not so happy about the fragrance and parabens. I guess you can not have it all when it comes to packaged masks but it does the trick of moisturizing my skin.

Thank you for reading!