Lacoupe Naturals Collection | Fresh Avocado Frizz Control

When it comes to hair care I stick to the products with natural ingredients as well as free of silicones, sulfates and parabens. I have been introduced to Fresh Avocado Frizz Control shampoo and conditioner (C$ 39.99 for 500 mL) from Lacoupe Naturals. LaCoupe introduces a Naturals collection contain 4 luxurious haircare lines:

  • Coconut Milk – nourishes and softens dehydrated and damaged hair without weighing it down, while a combination of marula and argan oils penetrate and rehydrate from the scalp to the tip.
  • Fresh Avocado – Fight frizz and hydrate curly strands from the inside out with a nutrient rich formula infused with fresh avocado seed extract, sweet almond oil and hibiscus extract.
  • Moroccan Rose – Moroccan Rose strengthens fine and thinning strands while providing hair with a heathy dose of volume boosting biotin and collagen for luscious locks.
  • Royal Honey – Infused with a fortifying mix of royal honey, pure coconut water and macadamia oil to rejuvenate, repair and revive coarse, overworked and processed hair.

Each line is selectively targets a specific hair texture with paring of ingredients + exotic infusions along with rich blends of organically extracts that are highly performs and are environmentally friendly. I personally have a very dry and wavy hair, and gets frizzy due to dryness, the curls don’t get lock in.  My pick was the Fresh Avocado Frizz Control since its designed to fight frizz and hydrate curls. The formula is rich and infused with avocado seed extract along with sweet almond oil and hibiscus extract. The formula is also carries a rich blend of organic botanical extracts and natural moisturizers as well as exotic oils to reduce frizz while adding a nice subtle shine to the hair.
lately I have been forming some dry flakes or in other words dandruff on my sculpt lately and I found the shampoo have been taking care of those dry flats for me. It does takes me couple of wash to find out if the product is really working for me or not. I need to clarify if it cleans the hair well and doesn’t make the hair dry.  where my husband finds out within one wash whether its working for him or not.

There are even more goodness in this formula, its formulated with 100 % pure aloe leaf juice and coconut water which makes it even better. I found the formula not only takes care of the dryness and frizz it also strength the hair. The packaging is convenient and friendly while using in the shower. The easy pump dispenser gives you more control over the product use. Although this Fresh Avocado have been looking after my hair nicely but I’m supper carious over the other 3 lines. I think I will be giving all a chance by trying them. You can now find LaCoupe hair care line available at Wal-Mart and Jean Coutu.

Press samples are provided and courtesy of LaCoupe. 

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The VIntage Cosmetics

Recently I received a couple of items from The Vintage Cosmetics. I didn’t know much about the brand but when I went to their page to explore some of the products I was amazed. It’s a UK-based brand carrying a great range of products from hair, face, nails to some beauty tools. The brand carries a very unique vintage pattern with some very cute looking animates. I was thrilled to try out some of the products from the brand. I received Make-Up Melts, False Eyelashes, Eyelash Curler and 4 Piece Sectioning Clips for reviewing purposes. I was in love with them at first sight. These products come in nice vintage looking packaging carrying the same follower pattern.

Up first is the Make-up Melts towels are makeup removing and exfoliating towels that instantly removes makeup with a splash of water as well as you can use it as an exfoliator on clean skin. Each pack carries three pink square shape towels with a very soft and silky texture. I find these great on my sensitive skin, you don’t need any thing just a splash of water which makes with supper easy to carry with you while you’re traveling. There are no chemicals, very safe and gentle at the same time. You can also use your makeup remover for a very quick removal of makeup. They’re reusable and Machine wash friendly.

Up next is the False Strip Eyelashes – they carry a great range of false lashes in many different shapes and lengths. They all have a very vintage and traditional names which makes it easy while you’re shopping for your very own false lashes. The boxes come in with an adhesive for the lashes. I received them in:

  • Nancy Lashes –  comes in 0.9cm in Length, this adds a very natural and delicate volume to the lashes.
  • Betty Lashes – creates a nice vintage look, it comes in 1.2cm in length. Suitable for half lashes.

The adhesive works great, stays input all the time and removes easily with a makeup remover. I’m not a fake lash person but I love to wear them one in a while on a special event or occasion. I have tried both of them and they both gives a nice subtle lash look. The Nancy Lashes finishes the look naturally, which I love to wear most of the times. And Betty Lashes a little more drama to the finish of the lashes.  I personally loved the look of both lashes.

Up next is the Eyelash Curler that comes in high quality carbon steel and comes in silver and Rose Gold (limited edition). I wish this came in baby pink shade, I think that would have made this very cute. It also carries two replacement silicone pads which I found pretty good in compare to other lash curlers carries only one. Although I don’t use a curler for my eyelashes most of the times but after giving it a couple of shots, I would say it works pretty good. I found the lash curler works as good as any other normal lash curler would work.

Last but not least is the 4 Piece Sectioning Clips that comes in two shades – baby pink and baby blue. These comes in a soft touch texture and holds hair amazingly while styling. I have a pretty thick and heavy hair where I find most of the hair section clips doesn’t hold my hair. I was pretty impressed with these sectioning hair clips. These section hair clips carries crocodile teeth where it really holds on the hair without pulling the hair out.

over all a huge thumbs up for this brand The Vintage Cosmetics. I was pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the items I received. The brand carries a huge range of beauty products and styling tools. I would highly recommend to browse in to their website, it’s pretty impressive.

Many thanks to The Vintage Cosmetics team for sending out some of the items for the reviewing purposes.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a week away and this year I started to keep my eyes on some especial and most beautiful beauty products that covers from devices to skin, hair, and makeup. I have a round-up of my picks for some gift ideas for this year and most of the sites and stores have especial sales and promotions. I tried to keep it simple yet luxurious to feel our mom very special this year. As well as this round-up come in different price point, whether you want to get one or combine couple items to create a very special gift. This round-up carries items considering to complements all skin tones and textures. If you’re some one like me who have mother who always insists on just a nice visit along with a card is enough to make her happy. I do try to find some thing special for her to show my appreciation for what she does for me. I will most likely pick 2-3 items from my list to combine with a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers as I do most of the years.

  • White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion (C$680.00) from La Prairie is a high-end brightening facial serum (full review is coming soon). I think this is a perfect way to take care of your mother. Although I do think it’s a little pricy for some but if you’re some one who’s looking something for that price range I would highly recommend this product. I’m still in process of testing it but so far a huge thumbs up for this.
  • Smart Profile Face & Body Uplift Set (C$429.00) from Clarisonic is an advanced cleansing device with new anti-aging innovation. This system targets 15 aging signs on face and body for more cleaner and firmer skin. It comes with three smart brush heads (cleansing Brush Head, Firming Massage Head and Body Brush Head). It makes a perfect gift this mother’s day.
  • Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment (C$ 49.00) is a hair care oil that not only protects the hair from heating devices it also add shine and keeps the hair healthy all the time. I love how it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy at all. If you know you’re mom carries an oily hair there is a light version of this oil.
  • Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser (C$ 33.00) from OleHenriksen is pore purifying cleanser. This is a perfect for all skin textures especially for ladies with larger pores and oily skin. It’s formulated with Green Fusion Complex and neem seed oil which helps unclog and purify pores. Gifting skin care is a little too tricky but this is a great product to introduce to your loved ones like your mother. Although it’s truly for oil and combination skin but I have been loving it on my dry skin. It instantly gives a glowing and refreshed complexion.
  • Lancôme Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick (C$29.00) are highly pigmented matte liquid lipsticks that delivers intense color payoff yet lightweight that feels like skin. These wears on comfortably without drying the lips and colors looks that comes from within. The lasting power is amazing, it doesn’t smudge or slide through out the day at all. This is a luxurious gift add-on this season.
  • Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter (C$72.00) is a lightweight illuminating powders with incredible design pattern. Comes in four different colors to complement all skin tones. This year highlighting is taking the game and these looks and feels so luxurious.
  • NARS x Charlotte Gainsbourg The Multiple (C$49.00) this is the iconic Multiple in limited edition from Nars in collaboration with Charlotte Gainbourg. These are cheek and lip tints with sheer formula and comes in three shades. These are an other perfect add-on for gift combinations.
  • Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon (C$31.00) are highly pigmented and 12 hour waterproof eye crayons. These crayons come in beautiful bright and fun shades and colors, along with super creamy texture. The lasting power is amazing, it stays input without smudging and smearing. These are great for this spring and summer time.
  • Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (C$58.00) is an illuminating facial spray. It offers a luminous and glowying skin any where as well as it does takes care of dullness and aging process. You can wear it under foundation and over for a flawless finish. It’s a great way to present this, since gifting makeup products may be tricky considering colors and items.  
  • Lip Color Contour (C$33.00) from Burberry are nude lip pens that primes, contours and soften lips for a fuller look illusion. You can never go wrong gifting these luxurious pens. They come in four beautiful nude shades that complements all skin tones.  
  • The Smoother Universal Perfecting Primer (C$44.00) from Estee Lauder is a diffusing pore and imperfection primer. It’s supper lightweight and creamy. It’s infused with skin softening apricot essence which finishes the skin soft and smooth for a flawless finish.

I hope this round-up helps you find a perfect gift for your mother this year. Finding a perfect makeup or skin care gift can be tricky considering colors and textures unless you really know what makeup or color she likes. This round-up carries items that you can’t go wrong, you can bundle up items from this round-up to make it very special. I will share another roundup for fragrances with latest for this season following this post. I would love to know what you have pick up for your mother this Mother’s Day.

Many thanks to all brands for sending press samples for reviewing purposes.

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