Klorane | New Hair Ritual with Mango Butter for Dry Hair

Klorane is a new hair care brand that I was introduced with recently. Klorane is a French hair care brand since 1965 and their mission is to produce innovative, safe and effective plant base hair care products while preserving nature. Klorane introduced a new hair care range infused with Mango Butter which is formulated with 96% natural ingredients. The collection contains:

  • Mango Butter Shampoo
  • The Conditioner with Mango Butter
  • Mango Butter Mask
  • Leave in Cream with Mango Butter

The Mango Butter Shampoo is a nourishing and rich shampoo that doesn’t weight down the hair while it protects the hair shaft. The shampoo is good and hydrating especially if you have dry hair, I have been using it for a week now and I find is super nourishing. You can really see the difference once you use both the shampoo and conditioner, hair looks more supple and soft. The shampoo its self makes the hair tangles but the conditioner take cares of any tangles and the mix will add a nice shine and also gives ability to air dry without any frizz. I have a dry and naturally curly hair, the curls are big so once I brush them they look more like wavy and frizzy. I always look for shampoo and conditioner that would keep my hair hydrated so I can easily get control over the frizz and curls. I have pretty much fine hair but very flexible.

Just a little bit of sharing on my hair care routine, I personally wash my hair twice a week. I have a very dry hair and I don’t get to deal with oiliness or greasing at all. I usually wash my hair with a hydrating shampoo and depending on how I would style my hair I use my conditioner and mask. If I have to have keep my hair curly I would use an intensive hair mask after shampooing and if I know I would be styling right after showering I would only use shampoo that way I can extend my hair style for up to 5 days. And I would only use conditioner once in a while when I feel I need less moisture to my hair maybe during humid summer time. Hair masks are a rescue from dry winter months for my hair, it not only keeps the hair more hydrated and nourished it also adds a nice shine and protects from split ends that get to happen from dryness and using hot tools.

I’m definitely loving the Mango Butter Mask which is an intensive hair mask that immediately restores the hair fiber to life. To make you hair look healthy and shinny it literally takes 5 minutes to use this mask. And not to forget it smells divine, this is some thing I use pretty much all the time after my shampoo especially during winter time. It carries the right combination to nourish ends of hair and scalp while adds a nice shine. I have also liked the Schwarzkopf Q10+ Time Restore Hair Mask which was included on my Beauty Empties post.

And at last the Leave in Cream which is very hydrating and nourishing cream and infused with mango butter, and this was my first time going over a leave in hair cream. It really protects the hair from dryness without putting down the hair. I would suggest to start from the end working upward, that way you can really focus on the ends where is the dryness the most. It’s very easy to use and love how it adds a healthy look to my hair.

At the end a thumbs up from me, I loved how hydrating and nourishing the range is and for the fact that is formulated with 96% natural ingredient it attracts me even more. You can now find the Mango Butter range from Klorane in Shoppers Drug Mart.

Press materials were provide and courtesy of Klorane. 



Charlotte Tilbury | Magic Away Conealer, Airbrush Flawless

I have been having my eyes on some of the new and old beauty products from Charlotte Tilbury in the last couple of months. A new product that was launched back on the Fall 2018 was the Magic Away Concealer and her all time best-selling product Airbrush Flawless Finish Pressed Powder. I have been a huge fan of Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty products and I really wanted to try out these products.

Up first is the new Magic Away Concealer (C$44.37 for ) is a medium coverage long coverage concealer. The texture is super hydrating and lightweight, yet buildable to a full coverage. The finish is smooth and comes in 16 amazing range of colors. The concealer comes in with a sponge tip applicator which I was not sure about it at first sight, just because I prefer the tube or wand applicator especially when it comes to highlighting but slowly I got hang of it. It stays input and blends beautifully and the sponge applicator comes very handy for touch ups while you’re on the go. I found you do need to set the concealer with your finger tips just to get that flawless finish.

Closer look at the Applicator: 

I got to test them in two shades:

  • 2 Fair which is a pink porcelain shade with cool under tone
  • 4 Fair which is a warm beige shade with neutral undertone

Both shades were a good match to my skin, 4 Fair was perfect match to my skin tone and 2 fair was about two shades lighter than my skin which was a perfect shade to highlight. The color range is quite great and carries a various shades with different under tones for all skin tones.

Up next is the Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder (C$62.40) is an ultra fine setting powder that blurs imperfection while sets the foundation on its place. Probably you all know I’m not a powder person but I have been having on a mission to find a setting powder that would work on my dry skin. I do have quite some pressed powders that I trust and I reach to them when needed. I have had tried and tested the Genius Magic Loose powder a while back which I liked it (reviewed here) and I have been reading some amazing reviews on this Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting powder since then.
It comes in three universal shades to cover all skin tones, it blends in to your complexion and works like a translucent powder. I have been trying it in shade 1 Fair which is a nice bright shade with a neutral under tone which offers a natural finish.

Although I liked the Genius Magic Loose powder but still since its carries a mattifying effect on the skin. It works great during summer time but I was feeling dry on my skin during winter time. I find the pressed powder works like a translucent powder  with a softer texture that doesn’t feel dry on skin. It works like a light veil on top of your skin for a more perfecting finish. Its is formulated with Rose wax and almond oil which keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day. It sets the foundation and concealer beautifully. It doesn’t emphases the fine lines and the light reflecting ingredient diffuse light as it hits your face which gives a luminous complexion.

Bottom line I loved both products! Charlotte Tilbury beauty products never fails same with these two, I loved the concealer for its performance and lasting power. The creamy texture feels and looks hydrated on complexion. I also loved it for the fact that’s travel friendly, I can easily touch up while I’m on the go. The Airbrush Flawless Setting Powder is nice and I truly loved how it sets the foundation and concealer. It blurs out all fine lines and set on skin like a light veil. You can find these online and in store at Sephora and Nordstrom.

Press samples provided and courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury.  


YSL | Volupte Plump-in-Color Lip Balm

The Volupte Plump-in-Color (C$45 for 0.12 oz) is a collection of multitasking lip balm that offers an immediate volumizing effect with a rich and nourishing texture. I think initially they were launched two years ago and they have continued with collection while adding new limited edition shades each season, yet not to forget it is one of the best-selling lip balms. These Lip Balms are infused with coconut oil to keep the lips nourished, hyaluronic acid which hydrates and locks the moisture for a smooth and soft looking lips while the peppermint oil provides a cooling sensation for a fresh looking lips. They come in 8 beautiful shades to wear and have the cutest little heart shape in the centre of the lip balm. I got to test three shades from the brand which includes:

  • Mad Nude which is a nice warm nude shade with a universal under tone, the color is undetectable on the lips and gives a nice shine.
  • Insane Pink is a beautiful bright fuscia shade that really brightens up the look.
  • Exposing Coral is a gorgeous true coral shade.

The texture of these balms are soft and carries that jelly like feel into it. It has a sheer and transparent finish, if you liked the Dior Lip Glow Reviver Lip Balms I would suspect you would love these too. I found you can see your natural lip colour with nude shades while the deeper and brighter shades carries a good amount of colors to cover your lips nicely. The packaging carries the iconic lipstick YSL lipstick with silver finish. I’m Balm lover girl, I love the nourishing emollient feel and its super easy to apply while it adds a very fresh look to your over all look.

Since the coverage is sheer, it will look different on you depending on your natural lip color. I also found that the peppermint oil gives a really noticeable sensation, especially when you go back and forth longer with the balms, I would suggest to try it and see how you like the feeling of it.

As a lip balm lover, I loved the formula and the luxurious look of these lip balms. The presentation is absolutely amazing and Insane pink is a favorite shade of mine. I love to keep my lips neutral and rosy especially during the day and I find these are great. As many of you know I love to carry my lip balms since it rescue my look at any time and any where. I have already threw them in my purse.
At the end I truly love them, I think every one should check them once you’re at Sephora or at the YSL beauty counter. Since Valentines Day is just around the corner and I think these makes a perfect gift to your loved ones. You can find the YSL Volupte Plum-in-Color Lip Balm at all YSL counters now and you can also find them online and in store at Sephora and Nordstrom.

Press samples provided and courtesy of YSL Beauty for editorial purposes.