Purlisse- Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant Review

A few weekends ago, I attended the Generation Beauty show in Toronto. I was so excited to see Purlisse as an exhibitor. With my Ipsy subscription, I had the opportunity to try Blue Lotus + White Tea treatment sheet mask sheets and fell in love with this Asian inspired brand. Not only did they give us some great samples during the event such as the Daily moisturizer and BB tinted cream but there was also an opportunity to buy some of their products.

I decided to purchase the Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant for $30 Canadian (special event price). The Mud Mask + Exfoliant is one of their latest product. The retail price is $52 US which is a bit high for Canadians as our dollar is not very good.  However, I was amazed with the results and I highly recommend it.

I have a combination skin where my T zone (forehead, nose, and chin) is drier during the winter and oilier during the summer, so multi masking is sometime my best bet. Since I can be lazy, I do like finding products that I can apply all over my face. Sometime a girl just doesn’t want to apply different masks to target specific areas of concerns!

No surprise there that I was so happy to find out that this Mud mask is perfect for all skin types including sensitive. No multi-masking required, YES!!! What else could I have asked for! This mask did not leave my skin dry or irritated, on the contrary, I got an amazing glow, my skin felt so smooth and my pores were clean. The mask helped me to even out my skin texture and took care of those little hormonal breakouts. Should this product be renamed to Fairy Godmother from Cinderella?! I think so!

This 2 in 1 mask + exfoliant is so smooth and easy to apply. After cleaning your skin, you apply a thin layer of the product on your face and you let it dry for 10-15 minutes.  When the mask is set you can remove it with warm water in circular motion near a sink or if you are like me you can hop in a warm shower so you don’t have to worry about making a mess on the counter. I always end up making a mess on the counter when removing face masks! Once you start to feel the mask fading away with the warm water, you start to feel mini beads that are exfoliating your skin. It is such a nice sensation. Make sure to keep that circular motion going until they are all gone. Your skin is now refreshed and ready for the day!

Purlisse recommend using this mask 2-3 times a week. As it is a bit pricey for Canadians, I personally like to use it every week as a royal pampering treatment. I do use other exfoliating products during the week that are a bit less expensive but none of them compare to this product.

I am so glad that I decided to try this new product as the Blue Lotus Seed Mud Mask + Exfoliant is now part of beauty routine.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts? How would you re-name this product? Comment below 🙂

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Benefits listed:

  • Blue Lotus extract is a powerful antioxidant known for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits
  • White Clay tightens skin & purifies pores
  • Bamboo improves skin texture
  • Ginger detoxifies
  • Mushroom extract helps to brightening skin tone
  • White Tea soothes skin
  • Rice Bran Water improves skin texture

You can buy this product online at: https://purlisse.com/products/blue-lotus-seed-mud-mask-exfoliant

 

Ipsy Review: My 2017 March Glam Bag

Hello and welcome back!

Here are the 5 items I received in my March Glam Bag. Don’t forget to follow me to receive my latest posts by email.

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Ladykin- Affinitic Snail Cream

  • Snail cream…… what is snail cream and why would I want to put it on my skin. I was a bit thrown off when I received this product as I dislike snails. I decided to do a bit more research on this type of product before trying it. Snail cream is made from snail secretion. Yes yuck! Their slim is suppose to promote skin regeneration, help to prevent and reduce acne as well as fine lines. Now back to the product. Ladykin packaged this cream in a very cute snail container. I was very curious to know if the snail cream would have a different odour. I am glad to report that it smells just like any other face creams! I have not yet decided to put this product on my face but I did try it on my hands. It is very light, almost silky and left my hands as smooth as a baby’s butt. Maybe I will work the courage to try it on my face! Did you receive this product? Have you tried it on your face?

INT Cosmetics- Eyeshadow in Goddess Gold

  • This eyeshadow is simply stunning! It is a nice rose20170315_120627 gold colour and is very easy to apply. I always use similar colour for my natural day look. After trying it, I realized that it was very close to All that glitter from Mac cosmetics ($16- top swatch) and to NYX Perfect Filter Golden Hour (3rd shade, first row, 10 colours palette $20- bottom swatch). Out of the 3, the shade from INT Cosmetic (middle swatch) is now my favorite one as it is more pigmented. I am so happy that I received this eye shadow and I highly recommend it! Tip: Use an eye primer to get even more pigmentation and tap the product on with a compact brush.

Tarte cosmetics -Tarteist™ quick dry matte lip paint in delish

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  • I requested to receive this specific shade in my glam bag. The ipsiers had the opportunity to either receive the shade rosé, delish or vibin. In order to make a decision on which colour I wanted, I searched online swatches and example of other girls wearing it. It seemed like delish was a nice deep pink which to my surprise, was much darker with a slight redish/orange undertone when I received it. I love almost any lip colour so I decided to match it with a beautiful blush from Annabelle cosmetics (06-33-003). To get a perfect pout, I recommend applying it with a pointed lip brush or line your lips as this lipstick dries very quickly.

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Chella- Tweezers

  • What to say about this product…. It is very bright, has a large handle and I will not loose it in my makeup collection! At this point, I am not convinced that a larger handle is easier to use. The tweezers do work well and can remove small hair. However, it will not replace my favorite Revlon tweezers.

Eva NYC- Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer

  • I am not usually a big fan of hair primer as I feel they dry my hair more than help but I did enjoy this one. Not only did it smelled amazing, it helped to untangled my crazy curly hair and made my hair shinier. Nevertheless, I would not buy this product as it’s a nice to have but not need to have in my opinion. I love my Dove curly hair mousse and I don’t need to use an additional product with it.  Have you tried this product? What is your opinion? Would you buy it again?

I would rate this March bag a 3.5 stars!

I received some great products but the snail cream, tweezers and primer will not be part of my day-to-day routine.

What is your opinion of the March Glam Bag?

Stephanie

 

Subscription boxes & promo codes

FabFitFun (US):

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What is included: Fashion, beauty and lifestyle items. Some of my favorite items from past boxes were a scarf, beach bag, jumping rope, lotion, body scrubs, necklaces, coloring book and makeup.

Frequency: Quarterly

Cost: $49.99 US (discount if you become an annual member)

To receive $10 off on your first FabFitFun box, click on this link: https://t.fabfitfun.com/aff_c?offer_id=13&aff_id=3510&source=ElleStephanie and use the promo code “Springtime”. #fabfitfun #fffpartner

Fitbox (Canadian):

What is included: The best natural products and healthy lifestyle items such as body products, healthy snacks, and wellness essentials. They include up to a dozen products and the box is retailed at approximately $200. This company is from Edmonton, Alberta.

Frequency: Quarterly

Cost: $54 Signature Box, $59 includes signature box and local discounts ( 10% discount if you become an annual member)

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Ipsy (US):

What is included: Deluxe sample and full-sized beauty products (5 items + makeup bag). You will complete a quiz about yourself and they will create a combination of product that match your interests. This subscription is perfect for someone who loves makeup or want to try new beauty products.

Frequency: Monthly

Cost: $10 US (If you are Canadian, they charge and additional $5 for shipping)

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Ipsy Review: My February 2017 Glam Bag

Welcome back!

With this review, I hope: 1) you will find some new products to try; 2) give you an idea what you could receive in your subscription.img_20170214_165707_630

This month I received:

  1. Luna By Luna Cosmetics Highlighter in Calypso
    • Beautiful colour, and pigment. I didn’t had this colour in my makeup collection, so I did enjoy receiving it. The colour is very mauvy grey so I suggest applying it very lightly on the cheekbone or with a chisel brush on the eyelid as an eyeshadow.
  2. NYX Professional Makeup Butter™ Lipstick in Ripe Berry
    • This lipstick is so buttery! It is a nice change from the matte lipstick which usually dry out the lips. This one feels very nourishing. The colour is beautiful. I highly recommend it if you are looking for something more light and comfortable.
  3. Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer
    • I was quite surprised with this matte bronzer. I am usually not a fan of bronzer and found myself loving this shade. It works perfectly on my light skin and doesn’t have the shimmery look.
  4. Luxie Beauty Luxie Rose Gold Blush Brush 514
    • This is a very nice soft brush but not my favorite one from Luxie Beauty.  I like my blush brushes thicker and this one is very light on bristles. However, I do find it perfect to highlight the cheeks.
  5. Biobelle Sheet Masks #StayGorgeous and #Iwokeuplikethis 
    • These masks are parabens free, gluten free and with no GMO’s. Only negative feedback is that they are not sold in stores in Canada. The only way to buy them is online through Amazon Prime or the shopping channel.
    • #StayGorgeous is made with almond oil and vitamin E to hydrate and nourish your skin. This mask was perfect for me as my skin has been a bit dry lately with this weather.
    • #Iwokeuplikethis is made with wild rose and vitamin C to enhance the natural glow of the skin. This mask is quite amazing and leave your skin so soft.

This February bag is definitively a 5 stars!

Have you tried theses products? Did you like them?

I would love to know your opinion.

Stephanie