Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Body Deli Rose Geranium Calming Cleanser

I have been wanting to share some of my favorite, non-nail polish beauty items with you for a while now. Today I have one of my latest obsessions from The Body Deli which is a new-to-me brand that offers all natural skincare that is raw, live and pure. The Body Deli does not test on animals, almost products are vegan (these two masques are the only non-vegan items) and non-toxic. The Body Deli offers fresh, organic, raw superfood enhanced personal care products. I am obsessed with the Rose Geranium Cleanser and want to spread the love to the blogosphere. I have sensitive skin, combination and acne-prone skin to give some context but I love this product. It's been working really well for me and it smells heavenly.

The Body Deli Rose Geranium Calming Cleanser

The Body Deli Rose Geranium Calming Cleanser is for those with normal to sensitive skin types, formulated to be gentle and soothing for sensitive skin. It claims to reduce inflammation, sooth irritated skin, reduce redness from rosacea and remove make-up. I would say it definitely reduced inflammation and redness, though I do not have rosacea. It also give an amazing clean to the skin and leaves my face feeling fresh and hydrated. Did I already mention it smells amazing?

According to The Body Deli's website, "Rose Geranium is a very harmonizing and balancing essential oil. This is an excellent daily cleanser for sensitive skin that is easily irritated from environmental pollution, stress or hormonal changes. The calming benefits of ROSE GERANIUM, LICORICE EXTRACT, RICE BRAN, and ARNICA are profound. These unique botanicals are known for their balancing effect in helping to hydrate dry patches and also normalize oiliness in the T-Zone area. Superfoods such as VIRGIN COCONUT OIL and TOCOTRIENOLS enhance the function and nutritional value for this facial cleanser." 

I highly recommend this cleanser to anyone looking for a gentle but effective cleanser. I don't use it to remove makeup personally so I cannot vouch for that efficacy but I love it as a cleanser after removing my eye makeup. I use it in the morning and it's a great way to start my day. I also feel great about the ingredients so it's a big win in my beauty book. 

The Body Deli Rose Geranium Calming Cleanser

You can purchase The Body Deli products from The Detox Market in Canada or directly from The Body Deli in the USA. 
Purchased by me.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Ellagee I Shall Call Him Squishy June Polish Pickup

I've got more pink for your eyeballs! Well, it's more a magenta. It's also the first time I have shared an Ellagee polish on the blog. I am working my way through Polish Pickup polishes I have ordered. This is from the June 2017 Polish Pickup. I am a HUGE fan of the Polish Pickup and hope to share more swatches soon even though none of them are currently available. Sorry!

Ellagee I Shall Call Him Squishy Polish Pickup

This is Ellagee I Shall Call Him Squishy which is described as a hot pink crelly base with with pink iridescent flakes and blue shimmer. To my eyes it's more a magenta than a hot pink as it's got a little bit of purple in it in addition to the blue flash. Pictures show three coats plus top coat. This polish wore very well with barely any signs of wear after 4 days. Colour me impressed!

Ellagee I Shall Call Him Squishy Polish Pickup

This was my second time trying an Ellagee polish and I really love the unique finishes offered by the brand. This is a really bright polish, bordering on neon and the iridescence and shimmer make it very unique. I found the formula to be a little thicker than I am used to and ended up applying three coats to get a finish I was happy with. Again, it wasn't a challenging application by any stretch of the imagination but not as breezy as expected but I'm super picky, if you didn't already know! Application was breezy with the other Ellagee I have tried and have another waiting to be swatched. All the Ellagee polishes I have tried have been from the Polish Pickup (Squishy included). Like I said before, wear was excellent for the Ellagee. 

Ellagee I Shall Call Him Squishy Polish Pickup

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy The Holo Hookup March 2016

You have seen a lot of Girly Bits on the blog lately so I thought I would switch it up with some Glisten & Glow. I realize I keep to a very select few brands in my nail polish collection and so I like to think of my blog as a finely curated selection of polishes from brands that I really trust. I so have some newish brands to share soon so look out for those over the next few weeks!

Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy The Holo Hookup March 2016

Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy was from The Holo Hookup box in March 2016. Over a year ago... which means this is no longer available but I bought it second hand so I am sure there are other bottles out there if you're looking. Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy is a bright pink linear holographic with cherry and silver holo microglitters and added pink shimmers. I am wearing two coats plus top coat. This dries quite smooth despite the microglitters but you definitely want to add top coat.

Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy The Holo Hookup March 2016

If you couldn't tell from the photos... this polish is HOT PINK HOLO PERFECTION. Wow! Is this ever sparkly and bright. Applying this nail polish brought a smile to my face because pink is my happy place. This also wore extremely well as all G&G holos have in my past experience. I had this on for 5 days with barely any wear which is a major win in my books.

Glisten & Glow Pink Rock Candy The Holo Hookup March 2016

You can purchase The Holo Hookup box here from the 21-28 of each month. Stay up to date by following The Holo Hookup on Facebook