Monday, 16 November 2015

Pray for Paris

We all know by now what happened on Friday night in Paris. Words cannot describe what I think.

I was there at that time last year and even though I could feel social tension, I have never felt unsafe in the city, even coming back alone at 3 am.

This makes me think that this can happen anywhere, any time and we must not give into terror. I remember 9/11, people were saying that the world would not travel by plane anymore. We didn't give in. We must not give in. 

In the meantime my prayers are with my French friends, and their loved ones. They are all safe, but I hope they also feel safe.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

October Empties

And here we have another month of empty products! As usual, I have a lot of soap bars, and a few other things!

Yves Rocher Jardins Du Monde Grapefruit from Florida Shower Gel: I love Yves Rocher Shower Gels. They have a good variety of scents and they're good products. I loved the scent of this one for summer.

Klorane Dry Shampoo: This is my favourite dry shampoo, along with the Colab ones. This was a sample size, but I also get the full size sometimes, when they have a promo on them. They are quite expensive, at around 12-15$. Right now I have a few Colab bottles, but would repurchase this at some point.

V05 Hot Oil Hair Treatment: Found this in my stash and decided to use it as my bleached hair was dull. I used to love this product a lot, but it seems that on my bleached hair I didn't see the results for 1 use, but when I had long hair it helped with knots.

Eyeko Hydrogel Eye Patch: I always feel weird with those gel patch things. It always seems that the product is left in the sachet more than on the patch. Those seem to be discontinued.

Amie Skincare Spring Clean Mask: I loved this mask, it feels fresh and if you have oily skin you know the bliss after a refreshing mask! It also smells really nicely of lime. The only thing I'm not fond of is the buttery texture, which feels weird for a make.

Giorgio Armani Si: Loved this perfume sample, I considered buying the full size when I was in Quebec City, but then I spent too much so I decided against. Might be purchasing at some point in the future.

So I finished 15 products, which is good!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Manicure Monday: Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Hacks and Tips

MsBubu Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover Hacks Tips

This Magic Nail Polish Remover from Bourjois is a staple in my beauty stash. I bought it a few years ago in London, as Bourjois is not well stocked here in Canada and even so, I think they only have makeup. 

If you are not familiar with this product, it is a pot containing a foam soaked in nail polish remover. The foam has a hole in it, in which you dip your nails one at a time, wiggle a little and it's clean when you take it out!

Now, as I said, I've had this one since a few years and it's still going strong. But there are a few things I'm doing to get the most out of it, as I cannot repurchase easily. Here are the tips I have for you:

Don't just wiggle your nails in the hole. I also wiggle my nails on the outer foam, the part that is sitting next to the pot, as opposed to the middle hole. This prevents nail polish buildup on the foam, which makes for a cleaner removal.

On that note, when you feel the foam might be too stained from the polish buildup, take it out, flip it around, and put it back in. Be careful, as the foam is soaked in nail polish remover, and you can make a mess. I did this over the sink.

If you don't have any Bourjois stockist near you and love the idea of the Magi Nail Polish Remover, try out Gemma's DIY Nail Polish Remover Jar.

Otherwise, you can buy it on ASOS, for around 10$.

Have you tried the Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover? Any tips on this products or how you remover your polish?