Philosophy Dry Shampoo and Body Mousse Review

philosophy dry shampoo and body mousse

Dry shampoo. What can I say about dry shampoo other than it’s like thee most miraculous product out there that I couldn’t live without. Also being a Philosophy product devotee I was ecstatic to receive some PR samples of their new products: dry shampoo and body mousse.

philosophy dry shampoo

Hands down this dry shampoo has given my hair the most uplift and body than any other. Truly such an incredible hair boost and volume with the Philosophy dry shampoo. It even worked well on 3 day old hair, when other dry shampoos start letting me down just a little bit. This dry shampoo leaves a hint of a baby powder-like scent which is quite pleasant throughout the day.

philosophy cooling body mousse
I’ve never tried a cooling body mousse before so wasn’t quite sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by it. This frizzy body mousse is actually cooling and was fun to put on. It feels great going on the skin, almost like a foamy liquid satin and leaves the skin feeling like silk. Also leaves a very subtle baby powder-like scent. I can’t wait to try this out on a hot day at the beach!

Thank you to Philosophy for providing these products. All opinions are my own.

 

The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Review

With the transition to Spring come softer colour palettes, greener landscapes, pretty flowers and of course fresh and fruity scents for the warm season ahead. Synonymous with Spring come trips to The Body Shop to re-stock different flavours of body butter (papaya and mango being my faves) for skin baring season. Although I hadn’t stepped out of the products that I know and love so well (fragrant oils and body butters), I’ve always had my eye on what I would call their ‘adult fragrance line’ and was stoked when I received some pieces from their spring/summer collection to try out.

The Italian Summer Fig. It really is quite a delightful scent. Not overpowering, it delivers a fresh yet subtle fruity fragrance. The perfect summer counterpart for roadtripping and running free in the forest if you ask me. Maybe it’s because the figs are hand selected from the sunshine coasts of Puglia, Italy making for a deliciously juicy fig scent that makes for a perfect refresh on a summer day. The green and juicy Italian Summer fig scent comes in a fragrance mist as well as an eau de toilette allowing one to layer the scents to create different dimensions of the fragrance. A fun compliment to the line are these two Colour Crush eyeshadows in Fig Leaf and Sweet Pea which will blend together nicely for a fresh summery look.


I’ve always used the Body Shop’s massage oil, but have never ventured out of adding plain old vanilla to the mix, pretty boring I know. Having said that, I really am enjoying the Smoky Poppy massage oil which blends spices and florals with the woods, also making it completely man-friendly if you just so happen to live with the outdoor-lumberjack type like me.


The Drops of Youth feels great – it is a light air-whipped face cream that smooths, tightens and hydrates skin. When I was younger I didn’t pay much attention to youth enhancing skin care however it is becoming almost a pre-requisite in my current skincare routine. The Drops of Youth uses plant stem cell technology (enriched with Edelweiss, Sea Holly, and Criste Marine) to help protect, firm and renew skin. After using the cream my skin feels tighter with a velvety-like finish, and obv moisturized. I especially like that the cream isn’t too heavy, allowing for daytime and nighttime use.


Also with the change of the seasons I tend to opt for a lighter moisturizer. This Vitamin E lotion not only hydrates dry skin but also helps to protect against environmental damage, which really is an essential in the summer time when baring all that extra skin, even moreso important when contending with big city pollution. This one has a lightweight texture which absorbs easily and contains 100% natural origin biofermented hyaluronic acid (think youthful antioxidants).


Let me know if you’ve tried any of these new Body Shop products, or simply what your fave classics are. Would love to hear what you think.

A special thank you to the Body Shop for providing these lovely products for me to try out. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Illusions x Pinkstix SS17 – The White Tote Bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag
topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag
topshop peony print minidress with white tote bag

topshop peony print minidress with white tote bagDress, Topshop. Tote bag c/o Pinkstix. Shoes, Zara. Bracelets, earrings c/o Pinkstix. 

My apologies for being sporadic with posting lately, but I’ve been wrapped up in a special little project that I’m finally able to share with you. Over the years I’ve incorporated Pinkstix handbags into my looks and every day life and that’s why I couldn’t be happier to have teamed up with them to show you my favourite selections from their SS17 line. For those of you who may not be familiar with the brand, Pinkstix is a Canadian handbag and accessory designer that only uses vegan leathers.

What I enjoy most about Pinkstix are their fun, feminine and colourful designs of not only bags, but jewelry as well. The first bag from my spring/summer lineup is a white pebble vegan leather tote which also comes with the cutest detachable floral zipper clutch (which I’ll show you in a future post). Thinking of summer brings about thoughts of going to the beach and a tote bag makes the perfect companion. Typically I refrain from bringing pretty bags to the beach but all Pinkstix bags are made out of a very durable vegan leather that not only withstands our brutally cold winders, but also wipes clean with a cloth making for a very low maintenance carry-all. Whether you’re heading to the beach or running errands and picking up flowers,  a roomy tote bag is an essential spring and summer accessory.

Speaking of picking up flowers, peony season is just around the corner yet captured beautifully in present tense with this gorgeous peony print making it a pretty compliment to the tote bag. The look is completed with delicate accents of turquoise in a three-standed bracelet and exquisitely detailed dove earrings also from the SS17 accessory line. Hope you enjoyed the first pick, I’ll be sharing more with you through the rest of Spring.