We all don’t get to see our hairstylists for the past couple of months and for me it’s been more than 5 months. Not only that we don’t get to see our hairstylist and not get regular hair trimming, but we are also facing cold and dry winter months that seem like never ends. Although we no longer under a lockdown yet I am taking extra measures to avoid going out at this point. I already changed my hair colour at home which was a great achievement. And at the same time, I have been testing quite some new hair treatments to reset my dull and dry hair and finally, I got to try out the L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water that caught my eyes while I was shopping at my local Shoppers drugstore.
L’Oreal Paris’ Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water is an in-shower treatment that launched in 2020 and transforms hair visibly softer and smoother within 8 seconds. The results are immediate! Its formulated with amino acids, and lamellar water technology that targets the areas of the hair where it needs attention without weighing down the rest of the hair.
The packaging carries a pre-measure usage indicator depending on your hair length and thickness but overall I found that one usage is good enough. Although it’s meant to use after your shampoo and conditioner, yet I have switched it with my conditioner. Squirt a dose of Wonder Water onto your mid-lengths of the hair and massage it through your hair. And rinse it out, and you’re all set. You’ll see results just within one use especially after you get to style your hair after the treatment. I love that I don’t have to set in the shower to get a hair treatment (you know how quick a shower should take for a mother of 3). I have already used it more than 3 times for the past two weeks and it has visibly transformed my dry & dull hair into a healthier and smoother-looking hair. I saw its best results when I blowout my hair. I have been kept touching my hair and wanted to feel the softness, and it looks unbelievably shiny.
BareMineral’s Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara & Strength & Length Serum-Infused Clear Brow Gel has been on my radar since its launch date. For the past year, I have been reaching out to more natural beauty products + products that enhance my natural look. Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara (&29.00) & Length Serum-Infused Clear Brow Gel (C$29.00) are clean, vegan and cruelty-free mascaras with plant base lash serum which adds more excitement for me. It visibly delivers longer and fuller lashes & brows immediately after application as well as you’ll see dramatic results after a period of time.
Strength & Length Serum-Infused Mascara formulas are super black and formulated with Red Clover Flower + potent peptides that help lashes look healthier and longer with fewer fallouts. Although I love the full and bulky lash look yet this one really separates out the lashes nicely and evenly yet you can layer the lashes using the back of the applicator for a fuller and bolder look.
The brush itself is quite interesting, it’s designed the way that you don’t need to wiggle the lashes. I love how it brushes out the lashes individually while you can build up the look by adding more layers.
Strength & Length Serum-Infused Clear Brow Gel sets brows nicely in place with a lightweight gel formula that provides natural-looking bows with fullness. It also comes in a tinted formulation that adds more dimensions to the brows. It’s been quite some time since I have done my brows professionally and I have been plugging out here and there. I am looking forward to springtime and wanted to grow my brows fuller before I go to my brow stylist.
It has been almost more than 4 weeks since I have been using both the Mascara & Brow Gel and yet I still have to use another 4 weeks to really see the results which I will update you on soon.
Bottom line I loved both the new additions, knowing that they are formulated with ingredients that will have a strengthening and lengthening effect on my lashes makes me more excited. I have already seen a good transition to fuller and longer lashes since I have started to use them. As well as they perform quite well with good lasting power.
Shiseido just introduced a new addition to their Benefice skincare line Overnight Wrinkle Resisting Cream (C$120.00). I have used some of the products from the Benefiance line before which makes this new addition more exciting for me. This is a silky smooth restorative night moisturizer that helps target multiple signs of ageing like dryness, loss of firmness and adds a nice glow to the complexion over the night.
This moisturizer is formulated with the Super Bio-Hyaluronic Acid which is a very powerful ingredient that supports the natural skin’s repairing process as well as the ReNeura Technology+ which improves skin’s receptivity. Its also formulated with KOMBU-Bounce Complex that helps smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles. The moisturizer carries a very rich texture that feels good on the skin, especially during the winter months.
The formula is designed for normal to dry skin which I have been loving on my dry skin for the past couple of weeks. You can use this alone or as a last step to your skincare routine and you’ll wake up with super soft and glowing skin the next morning.
I am very particular about my skincare products, especially for the nighttime skincare routine and treatments. I love something that gives my skin that subtleness yet not too heavy. Strong scents also play a big role in what I use for the nighttime while sleep. I have been really impressed with this formula for the fact that I can use it by itself the nights that I want to skip my skincare routine as well as it carries a soft floral-green fragrance that gives me a sense of freshness and doesn’t interpret with my sleep. This has been saving my skin from dryness for the past couple of weeks + I see a huge difference in my overall look of the skin. I have linked a couple of other products I have used from the Benefiance line down below.
Bottom line, I loved it! it’s impressive to see the results within a couple of use of the product and this is one of them. If you have normal to dry skin you’re going to love the texture, it’s rich but not sticky or heavy on the skin. You feel that instant comfort feels on the skin after application + skin feels plump and soft in the morning. You can find the newness available at Saks Fifth Avenue and all other retailers carrying Shiseido.
Sample provided and courtesy of Shisheido for reviewing purposes while the entire thoughts are my own.