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Friday, June 16, 2017

New Blog Domain

Hey everyone! I actually purchased my own domain and I will only be posting on there from now on. I will leave all the content that I posted in the past on this website but just know that I will no longer be updating anything on here. I am not migrating this content over, I wanted to start fresh and give my blog a new look. I have used blogspot for many years and it is time that I move forward with my own domain.

Check out some new exciting content here: https://www.beautybyberrz.com/

Until next time & thanks for all of your support so far!

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution vs Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution

Hey everyone! Micellar water has been popular for a little while and I wanted to see which one out of the two performs better!


Marcelle 3 in 1 Micellar Solution - You can buy this online from the Marcelle website, at Shoppers Drug Mart or even on Amazon. The full size bottle is 300 ml and it retails for $19.95 but I have the 50 ml travel size. There are many different ways to use micellar water but I actually need to wash my face with an actual cleanser before I go to sleep. I just use this as a toner (if you will,) to remove any remaining makeup on my face that my cleanser didn't already remove. I wouldn't say that this is necessarily a Bioderma dupe and it smells differently to me. This did a decent job at removing the remaining makeup off my face after I cleansed it but it didn't do anything out of the ordinary.



Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution - You can purchase this online at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, on the Bioderma website or even on Amazon. This was very gentle on my face and removed the remaining makeup easily on the cotton round. My face felt very clean and refreshed after using it. This may replace my current toner that I am using which is Orange Blossom Water.


It costs $18.90 for 250 ml of product or $24.90 for 500 ml. I have the travel size version (100 ml) that I purchased in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart for $4.95. Overall, I much preferred the Bioderma and it definitely outperformed the Marcelle micellar water. I would splurge on the Bioderma because it left my face feeling very clean and the Marcelle one just didn't do it for me. Neither one felt overly greasy or oily on my face, they did not burn my eyes and they were gentle on my skin.

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. I purchased the Bioderma myself  and the Marcelle item was a free gift with purchase. All prices are in CAD dollars unless stated otherwise. Some links are affiliate. 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser & Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Review

Hey everyone! Today we are going to compare two different cleansers: one by Clinique and another one by Fresh to see which one works better!


Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser - It is a daily cleanser and a scrub that will give your clearer as well as soft skin. This cleanser can be used on all skin types except for those with sensitive skin. The full size retails for $25 for 4.2 fl oz/125 ml and you can purchase it at Sephora, Clinique (online and/or at a counter,) as well as at Mecca if you live in Australia. It did a great job at removing my makeup but it feels strange to remove my makeup with this cleanser with the tiny exfoliating beads. It will definitely be used as my morning skin cleanser because it worked well on my skin!



Fresh Soy Face Cleanser - This product is for all skin types including sensitive. This comes in two sizes and the travel size costs $20 for 1.7 fl oz/50 ml. The larger size will run you $47 for 5.1 fl oz/150 ml of product. The size shown in the photo was part of the Fresh Skincare Power Players set that is sold on Sephora's website. I have used it in the past and I found it to be gentle on my skin. It is nice to use and did a fairly good job at remover my makeup at night!



The verdict is that I like them for different purposes and they both performed well on my skin! I prefer to use the Clinique Pep Start in the morning and the Fresh cleanser at night to help remove all of my makeup.

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. The Clinique Pep Start Cleanser was a free gift from Sephora and the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser came in the Power Players Skincare Set. All prices are in CAD dollars unless stated otherwise. Some links are affiliate. 

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (Mild) vs Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap

Hey everyone! I was curious about these two cleansers from Clinique and I wanted to see how they compared to one another! Let's see how they were similar, different and which one works best!


Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (Mild) - You can purchase it on the Clinique website, at Hudson's Bay or at Ulta if you live in the USA. The full size retails for $22 and you get 200 ml of product. It had a little bit of an odd scent that I can't pinpoint and I didn't really care for this cleanser to be honest with you. It definitely isn't my favourite and it did an alright job at remover my makeup. It is also very messy to use and you get product or cleanser in the cap, it won't be fun to clean up (I'm speaking from experience!)




Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap - This is an oil-free product and this product was actually created for the sonic cleansing brush which I do not own. For 150 ml of product, it retails for $25 and you can purchase it at any of the aforementioned stores. This is a much better product in my opinion than the other cleanser for several reasons. It is a cream based cleanser, it isn't nearly as messy, it removes makeup better than the Liquid Facial Soap and you can really work the product into your skin. It still has an odd scent to it that is different from the other one, but this wins by a landslide. I do have very oily skin (all over my face,) and if you have dry or normal skin, it may be too harsh on your skin type.



If you haven't guessed already, I much prefer the Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap for the stated reasons I mentioned above and it is definitely worth paying a few more dollars for it!


Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Regular Cotton Pads vs Shiseido Facial Cotton

Hey everyone! I have been using regular cotton pads for a very long time now and have heard amazing things about Shiseido Facial Cotton pads therefore, I did what anyone else would do, I put them both to the test!


Equate Cotton Rounds
- I purchase mine at Wal-Mart
- The single packs that I used to buy, are now sold in packs of 3! A 3-pack with 100 cotton rounds (3 x 100) will cost you $4.87.
- These are quilted and they aren't very large in size compared to the other kind that Wal-Mart sells (also by Equate)
- There aren't any threads of cotton left behind while using it
- The cotton round does absorb a lot of the product 


Shiseido Facial Cotton
- Bought mine online at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique
- $11 for 165 cotton sheets
- On the back of the package, they tell you to wrap the cotton pad around your middle finger and then smooth it over your face with your product of choice saturated onto the cotton pad
- The facial cotton does not absorb much product at all
- You can cut each cotton pad in half to maximize your usage and they are large anyway that you can get away with doing that


Which Cotton Pads Win?
Before trying out the Shiseido cotton pads, I had read many reviews of consumers saying that they wouldn't go back to using cheaper priced cotton rounds after using these by Shiseido! I can see why people are saying this because: it feel luxurious on the skin, it doesn't absorb a lot of product, the cotton pads do not break or leave any threads behind, cutting them in half maximizes your usage and that is the perfect size for me to use anyway. I will say that they are both great to use but if you are on a budget, definitely go with the Equate brand but if you want to splurge, purchase the Shiseido brand.


Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover Review

Hey everyone! I really wanted to put this product to the test to see if it would remove my Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation that is both waterproof as well as long wear! I also want to see how well it would remove my liquid lipstick because those can be difficult to remove. Now let's see how it did!


Price, Where To Purchase & Claims
Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover retails for $22 and you get 5 fl oz/150 ml of product. This claims to be 'an effective gentle remover of long lasting colour wear makeup.' This is a cream based product and it also claims to 'leave the skin with a luminous, radiant appearance.' You can purchase it on the Dermablend website, Amazon or at Sephora (USA only.) 


How It Removed My Makeup 
When I began to massage the product into my skin, it reminded me of a cleansing balm in the sense that it was doing a great job at breaking down all of my makeup. It definitely broke down my eye makeup and face makeup the best. However, when I started to rinse off, I realized that there was this greasy film leftover on my face. Not much makeup was coming off my face and I even used more product thinking that would make a difference which it didn't. I ended up giving up and just went in with a makeup wipe to remove the film as well as the makeup that was smeared all over my face. Also, the scent left on my face reminded my exactly of when you use a face wash at a hotel and before you apply moisturizer, you smell the remaining scent left over from your face wash.


Overall Thoughts
I also want to say that I have rough skin on my hands due to having psoriasis on my hands for many years and this product actually got into the cracks of my hands! It was black from the removal of the eye makeup and I had to wash my hands very well to remove off of it. Also, I was very annoyed because there was a film that stained my sink a brownish, black colour and I had to get the bathroom cleaner to get it all out. Doing that at night was not fun and let me just say that in all of years that I have used makeup cleansers, not one product except for this one has stained my sink like that. Next time I use this product, I will use the product on my face to break down my makeup and then I will go in with a makeup wipe to wipe away the residue. I will have to go in with another cleanser after that because I can't go to bed without properly washing my face with cleanser and warm water. 

Would I Purchase?
If you're wondering: it was gentle on my skin, it did not break me out and it did not dry out my skin. This seems like extra work right before bed and it isn't very easy to track down this product in Canada after doing some research. I definitely need to use quite a bit of product, and on the back of the tube, it does say to 'place a generous amount on fingertips...' All in all, I definitely would not purchase the full size version and certainly would not recommend this product because it was not convenient nor hassle-free to use. It did not make my skin look more radiant or more luminous just for the record.

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Oil & Eye Cream Review

Hey everyone! I picked up these two products when I was at the Estee Lauder Warehouse Sale! I put them both to the test and let's see what the results were!


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II: This claims to be for all skin types and this claims to help fight visible signs of aging. This will help you get a more youthful, radiant complexion and is great for people with dryness or uneven texture to their skin. Based on a study that ended last year, this was declared the number one repair serum and that this product was effective for all ethnicities. 



Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II: I am still on the hunt for the best eye cream out there and again, this is formulated for all skin types. This is targeted to those with puffy eyes, dark circles, fine lines and/or wrinkles. The formula is described as 'a rich cream-gel' that uses ChronoluxCB Technology. 


Price, Sizes & Where To Buy
The oil comes in 3 different sizes: a 1 oz/30 ml bottle retails for $80, 1.7 oz/50 ml will run you $118 and lastly, 3.9 oz/115 ml that is exclusive for VIB Rouge card holders only, retails for $225 but has a value of $306. The two larger sizes are limited edition and if you haven't already guessed, you can purchase this line at Sephora or at your local Estee Lauder counter. If you're wondering about the eye cream, it comes in only one size and it will cost you $74 for 0.5 oz/15 ml of product.

Would I Purchase A Larger Size?
The oil is not the best smelling product, but your skincare shouldn't really smell good because it's all about how the product itself performs. Even though I purchased a deluxe sample size, I hate that there is no dropped and it is very messy to use. I didn't feel like it did anything to my skin and my skin isn't exactly in repair mode at the moment because I'm still in my 20's. Overall, I much prefer the Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil that I have been trying out and I wouldn't purchase the full size.


The eye cream definitely had an Estee Lauder scent to it and was a true gel-cream consistency. It glided effortlessly onto my under eyes and I really enjoyed using it! The under eye area was not sticky, it was plump, hydrated and looked luminous! I even had my mom try out this eye cream and she loved it! A little bit goes a long way and if I ever wanted to splurge on an eye cream, this would be the one for me! 

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NIVEA Q10 | Body Oil, Body Lotion & Anti-Age Hand Cream Review & Unboxing

Hey everyone! My Grandma has been using Nivea products for as long as I can remember and she has very soft, smooth skin. I received this package in the mail yesterday from Chick Advisor and was so excited to start trying out products from the Nivea Q10 line!


Products & Claims
Nivea Firming Q10 Plus Body Lotion (16 fl oz/473 ml) $9.99 - This body lotion claims to have your skin feeling firmer in two weeks and they use both Q10 Creatine as well as L-Carnitine in their formula. Which leaves the skin feeling more elastic and it also helps to strengthen the skin through moisturization. This is aimed at people with normal skin and it is recommended to use this twice daily.


Nivea Anti-Age Q10 Plus Hand Cream (3.3 fl oz/100 ml) $6.99 - This is targeted to those with dry hands and it claims to help reduce to appearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines over time with regular use of this product. It is enriched with Q10 coenzyme and helps the skin to look more youthful. This is a smoothing hand cream and it is Dermatologist tested.


Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil (200 ml) $13.99 - This is the newest product in their line and it claims to help reduce the look of stretch marks. It also provides various benefits and keeps the skin hydrated at the same time. This is a unique formula that combines the moisturizing properties of standard oils and the advanced performance from specialized oils to help give you great skin with this all-in-one product! It contains: Coenzyme Q10, Avocado Oil, Cottonseed Oil and Macadamia Oil.


Testing Them Out
I was most excited to try-out the body oil because I had ran out of mine a few weeks ago and was actually going to purchase another one before this came in the mail! The Body Oil did not feel oily or greasy on the skin, it absorbed nicely and didn't stain my clothes. I am not the biggest fan of how the product is dispensed but I can of course look past that because most body oils can be difficult to store in packaging. The Firming Body Lotion did have a scent to it but I quite enjoyed it and it absorbed quickly into my skin with no sticky feeling. I thought the formula was great and it left my skin very soft. The Anti-Age Hand Cream had a nice consistency as it was not too thick and not too liquidy. It smelled great, did not leave a greasy residue and it was definitely one of the better hand creams that I have ever used!


Overall Thoughts & Feelings
My legs are rather dry lately and my hands are very dry because I do have psoriasis. This lotion did a fantastic job at hydrating my skin and I am big fan of the hand cream! It felt great on the skin, it is easy to throw in my purse and it did not irritate my psoriasis on my hands which a ton of other hand creams often times do! I really looked forward to using the body oil and it will be perfect to use in the summer months. I am a fan of all 3 products and the price point for each one is definitely very affordable. These products are easy accessible at your drugstore, Wal-Mart and even at major grocery stores!

I absolutely love Nivea's Lip Butters and I have gone through the Raspberry Rose Kiss in the past! I'm currently working on the Vanilla & Macadamia one! 

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. These products were sent to me at no charge for testing purposes by Chick Advisor. #GotItFree All prices are in CAD dollars unless stated otherwise and some links are affiliate. 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

5 Summer Must Haves

Hey everyone! Happy Memorial Day weekend to all my American readers and us Canadians had the Victoria Day long weekend last week! As we all know, summer is quickly approaching and I complied a list of 5 Summer Must Haves for this year!


5 Summer Must Haves
1.Dad Hat, 2.Coloured Lens Sunglasses, 3.Smile Brilliant4.Hair Mask & 5.Tinted Moisturizer

It is definitely important to protect your eyes and head from those harmful UV rays! My hair tends to get super dry from the heat and the water so deep conditioning my hair is crucial! My favourite product to use is the Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask that I fell in love with a little while ago. To help give yourself the illusion of a healthy glow, I have been using Jergens Natural Glow for many years and it is my go to summer moisturizer! Having a beautiful white smile really finishes off the look and I give credit to Smile Brilliant for helping me achieve a whiter smile! Having a sunscreen with a decent SPF is a given and that goes without saying!


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Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

May Empties

Hey everyone! It is time for another month of empties and here are all the products that I have used up for the month of May!


Face
beautyblender pro - I absolutely love this makeup sponge and although it is on the more expensive side, it is certainly worth every penny! It helps blend out your makeup flawlessly and I can’t tell you when the last time was when I used a foundation brush! I also use it to apply my: cream contour, highlight, blush and I even use it to apply powder when I’m baking my face!

Citrus Orange Scented Cleansing Wipes (25 count) - I purchased these at Michaels awhile back and I purchased 4 packs for under $5. These are great for removing swatches off my arms, but are not my personal favourite for removing makeup off my face. You definitely get what you pay for and these are not bad because they do a decent job, they just aren’t the best cleaning wipes on the market.

Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (8 count) - I always have Biore pore strips on me at all times and these once were effective, but my favourite ones of all time are the pore strips for the face.



Bath & Body Works
Coconut Pumpkin Latte Nourishing Hand Soap (8 fl oz/236 ml) - I loved the scent of this hand soap and I smelled more coconut than pumpkin! It is a good one and I was actually sad to run out of it! It is described on the side of the bottle as, “a nourishing hand soap with pumpkin butter!” My hands felt soft and clean after using it!

Sea Island Cotton Deep Cleansing Hand Soap (8 fl oz/236 ml) - This is definitely a classic Bath & Body Works scent and I have repurchased it in different forms before (lotions, soaps, etc.) This is a very fresh and clean scent that reminds me of laundry.

Peach Bellini Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz/259 ml) - This is a scent that I have been using for many years having no intention of stopping any time soon! It is described as a, 'juicy peach, white apricot and fresh mango' scent. It is definitely one of their classic scents and I have also used the Scentportable of this particular scent in the past! It smelled great in my car and I highly recommend it to everyone! 

Cedar & Sage Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (8.75 fl oz/259 ml) - This has to be one of my favourite masculine scents of all time from Bath & Body Works! This reminds me of a fragrance that I had when I was in high school and I think it was Diesel Green but I could be wrong!

Island Margarita Scentportable Fragrance Refill (0.2 fl oz/6 ml) - This is definitely one of my go-to scents from Bath & Body Works during the summer. This scent never gets old to me and it’s definitely one that I look forward to use each season! 

Caribbean Escape Scentportable Fragrance Refill (0.2 fl oz/6 ml) - This is a classic summer scent by Bath & Body Works that has been around for a few years now. I prefer Island Margarita over this scent but it is definitely nostalgic to me!



Body
Gilette Satin Care Shave Gel with Shea Butter for Dry Skin (198 g/7 oz) - I have very oily skin on my face but the rest of my body is dry and that’s why I decided to pick up this product. It didn’t do anything out of the ordinary and I would still need to slather myself in body lotion. It was a very standard shave gel and it definitely wasn’t one of my favourites. 

Teeth
Oral B Healthy Clean Medium Toothbrush - I actually featured this in my March Empties and after using another one of these toothbrushes, I can say that I really don't like the medium kind. I much prefer a soft bristle toothbrush and will no longer be purchasing that type anymore. Don’t get me wrong, Oral B is an amazing brand and makes my favourite toothbrushes, I just prefer the soft bristle ones! I only bought the medium kind because there were no soft ones and I was in a pinch! 



Samples/Promo

Face/Body
Caudalie Resveratrol (Lift) Face Lifting Soft Cream (0.5 fl oz/15 ml) - This was definitely too greasy and oily for me to wear in the day time especially if I was going to be wearing a full face of makeup that day. I did enjoy using it at night and using it in conjunction with a facial oil. My face felt hydrated the following morning. I wouldn’t purchase this because it does feel greasy on the skin and I know that your skincare isn’t supposed to smell good, but there is a scent to it that I can’t describe. It isn’t foul smelling but it isn’t the most pleasant either so keep that in mind when you are purchasing.

Avene TriXera Nutri-Fluid Balm (0.3 fl oz/10 ml) - This was a deluxe sample that was included in my Beauty Boutique order. This is fragrance-free and is for both the face as well as the body. I liked using it on my body but felt that it made my face too oily and would not use it on my face again. This is targeted for those with dry to very dry sensitive skin. I have dry skin on my body but it is not sensitive and it did a great job at hydrating the skin on my body. It is also hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause an allergic reaction) and non-comedogenic (it will not cause blocked pores.) It was a very standard lotion though and it didn’t stand out from the rest but it did make my skin very smooth as well as soft. 

Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Intense Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Corrective Care (0.1 fl oz/3 ml) - This is targeted to those with normal to combination skin. There is a light scent that I quite enjoy and the formula is thicker than I thought it would be which is another plus. It is white in colour but it completely blends out leaving no residue. It did not break me out and I would definitely consider purchasing the full sized version!

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Cream (4 ml) - I received this free in a gift trio that I received from L’Occitane. I really did enjoy using this cream, it is on the thick side and I would use it before bed. There is a floral scent to it and the jar is very beautiful. It made my skin soft and supple. 

Time In A Bottle 100% In-Control (3 ml) - You pour the activator into the serum, shake for 20 seconds and that will result in the formula turning a light pink. You can use this both in the morning and at night. It was rather messy to use and there was no sticky feeling left behind after you rubbed the product in to your skin fully. This does have a nice scent to it and the full sized version (1.35 oz) retails at Ulta for $76 USD. 

Nivea In-Shower Body Milk (80 ml) - This is targeted to those with dry to very skin skin and it claims to be nourishing, lasting up to 24 hours or more. It contains almond oil and it is supposed to cleanse your skin as well as hydrate it. I have very dry skin on my body right now and this product didn’t help with it. I had tried a smaller sample of this in the past and after trying a larger sample more recently, I still don’t care for this product to be honest with you.



Hands
L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream with 20% Shea (10 ml) - I actually received this as part of the L’Occitane Free Gift Trio that I have an entire post dedicated to. I have used this hand cream before and I really like it! It is definitely unisex and does a great job at nourishing your hands. My hands did not feel greasy after applying this to them and they felt very soft!

Fragrance
Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum Spray (.05 fl oz/1.5 ml) - The notes are described as: “Viva la Juicy combines delicious wild berries with creamy vanilla and bright jasmine.” This is designed for the glamorous girl who is the life of the party. This is a great daytime scent that you can feel good about wearing. It smells great but my only complaint is that it is not lasting and wears off within a few hours before you need to reapply. 

Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster in Fresh - I heard about a DIY from Ciaobella on Youtube and it’s where you pour some of these beads into a mesh bag. You then secure it shut and you can put it in any drawer or in your car or even in your laundry room! I love the scent of these and it definitely freshened up my entire drawer! I do the same exact thing with dried lavender and have been doing that for as long as I can remember! 

Until next time,

STAY CLASSY

Berrz

FTC: This blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. I purchased all these products myself unless it falls in the promo/sample category and all prices are in CAD dollars unless stated otherwise. Some links are affiliate. 

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