Saturday, July 7, 2018

Skin and Nail Care Reviews from Indie Expo Canada 2018

Provided for review

I've wrapped up my reviews of all the skin and nail care (plus one lip) items I received to review at Indie Expo Canada 2018 into one convenient post. I was able to try some new-to-me brands and one of my favorites as well as a new item from Girly Bits as they expand their skincare line. 




Inspired Sense Hand Moisture Bites contain cocoa butter, coconut oil , beeswax, vitamin E and fragrance. They absorb quickly into the skin and don't leave a greasy residue. I really, really like this product.

The Inspired Sense Cuticle Oil contains all natural oils: avocado oil, rice bran oil and grape seed oil. These are scented but contain no parabens, phthalates, preservatives and NO animal testing is done. I tried the Fudge Brownie scent and it was delicious - it smelled just like brownies out of the oven. I will advise that the sample size roller ball didn't work so well. But if you're buying the pen applicator, it should work better though I did not try it myself.


The Hand & Body Butter is an extremely rich skin butter made from raw and natural ingredients: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Glycerin, Vitamin E, Beeswax and corn starch. This is another good product from the brand and moisturizes really well. It does take a while to absorb into the skin so I prefer this one before bed.


Cuter Cuticles! What can I say? Sammy's creations have been a longtime favourite of mine since she opened shop in 2015. The Lemon Cupcake scent is described as being "like a delicious and tangy lemon cupcake straight from the oven." Yes, please! 

Prior to receiving this trio of Lemon Cupcake products (cuticle oil, Barrier Butter and lip gloss), I had only tried the Barrier Butter in this scent and LOVED IT. The cuticle oil smells differently than the Barrier Butter (it's much more lemon-y and less cupcake-y). The lip gloss is incredible. I love the formulation with Castor Oil and the scent is heavenly. I put this on before bed and it really has helped to moisturize my lips. You can definitely wear this during the day because it's non-sticky and hydrating. Love, love, love it. I hope Sammy makes more lip glosses in all her amazing scents. 



Lastly is the Girly Bits Boo-Boo Butter which is a new product that has yet to launch on the Girly Bits Cosmetics website though I suspect it might launch on July 12. Pam explained that this Butter is best used for skin that has been damaged such as on cuts or new tattoos. It also works as a tattoo brightener to bring out the colours. Girly Bits Boo-Boo Butter is made with Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Calendula Oil, Vitamin E, Peppermint Essential Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil. As you can read, there are many amazing ingredients in this butter with lots of healing properties. It has a lovely scent of tea tree and lavender which is really soothing. It's not too strong. The Butter absorbs quite quickly into the skin - faster than I would have expected. I was using it on a hang nail I pulled way too far (a la Black Swan) and it healed up within 3 days which is really fast for a boo-boo like that. WINNING!

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