Jan 28, 2015

Morning Skincare Routine





Good day my lovely readers and friends!
In this beauty blog post I have decided to share with you my morning face routine.

I've accompanied this post with a video showing how I use these products. 
I hope you enjoy and please feel free to follow my youtube channel

Thank you so much!






I always start with a scrub. Here I am using the #freshessentials 


I then use a face mask and I didn't get the mask on the video but I've been using the Yves Rocher Grape mask. (no longer available) Any mask will do. 

I move on with Clarins Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel


I complete my face with Aveeno #freshessentials daily nourishing moisturizing face cream. 

I also use the Nivea Lip Butter. 

Done! :D



Here are links to the #FreshEssentials




Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30 
$16.97-$19.99 CAD/ 74mL bottle

Keeps the good in and the BAD OUT! :)
This Daily Moisturizer is a lightweight formula, enriched with anti-oxidants and vitamins.
 (A, C & E) 
It is clinically proven to replenish moisture to dry stressed skin. 
It softens and smoothes skin, it strengthens skin's moisture barrier with an exclusive formula that contains active naturals ( Southernwood Extract) 
Helps Protect skin from drying environmental stressors, and the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic and Non-comedogenic



$9.97-$12.99 CAD/ 145mL tube

This is a really amazing exfoliating scrub!
It exfoliates to remove dead skin cells with natural luffa and coconut pulp enriched formula!
 It polishes away pore clogging impurities that lead to breakouts. It is Oil free and hypoallergenic.
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic 



$16.97-$19.99 CAD/49ml Jar

This night cream hydrates and replenishes skin's moisture.
 Your skin feels so refreshed when you wake up!
This night cream hydrates the skin to help offset dryness caused by the environmental stressors, while helping to support the natural moisture reserves of your skin during its nightly rebuilding phase, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
It infuses skin with a blend of antioxidants!
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic and Non-comedogenic

*The #FreshEssentials are available
Nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers



* I was given the #FreshEssentials by the company to try out and I love them! 
* I have NOT been paid in anyway to post these or make a video. It's all my doing and I like to be creative! :D
*My opinions expressed are 100% honest!

Jan 27, 2015

Tips to Staying Hydrated in the Winter Also #FreshEssentials





Hello my wonderful friends!
Thank you for viewing this blog post and I appreciate all your support.

I'm here today to talk about hydration and how important it is to keep hydrated in the winter.
Our body needs water and needs to stay hydrated.

Here are some things that you can do to stay hydrated.

Drink lots of water!
You can add things like lemon and lime in your water to increase vitamin c.
Also add cucumber or even snack on them! They are very good and hydrating.


water


Decaffeinated drinks are hydrating!
tea is very good for you!


Lots of veggies!
Salads are amazing for you!


Soups are very amazing in the Winter!
Tea and water also!


Juicing is really beneficial!
Lots of fruits and veggies have so many 
vitamins and are very hydrating.



Don't forget your skin, lips and hair!

Recently I've been using #freshessentials from Aveeno 

I find that Aveeno really hydrates my skin and protects my skin from the harsh winter weather and the sun. I really love how it makes my skin look and feel. I'm a huge fan of Aveeno #FreshEssentials

The three that I use are

Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30 
$16.97-$19.99 CAD/ 74mL bottle

Keeps the good in and the BAD OUT! :)
This Daily Moisturizer is a lightweight formula, enriched with anti-oxidants and vitamins. (A, C & E) 
It is clinically proven to replenish moisture to dry stressed skin. 
It softens and smoothes skin, it strengthens skin's moisture barrier with an exclusive formula that contains active naturals ( Southernwood Extract) 
Helps Protect skin from drying environmental stressors, and the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic and Non-comedogenic



$9.97-$12.99 CAD/ 145mL tube

This is a really amazing exfoliating scrub!
It exfoliates to remove dead skin cells with natural luffa and coconut pulp enriched formula!
 It polishes away pore clogging impurities that lead to breakouts. It is Oil free and hypoallergenic.
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic 



$16.97-$19.99 CAD/49ml Jar

This night cream hydrates and replenishes skin's moisture.
 Your skin feels so refreshed when you wake up!
This night cream hydrates the skin to help offset dryness caused by the environmental stressors, while helping to support the natural moisture reserves of your skin during its nightly rebuilding phase, leaving your skin soft and smooth.
It infuses skin with a blend of antioxidants!
Also oil-free, hypoallergenic and Non-comedogenic

*The #FreshEssentials are available
Nationwide at food, drug and mass merchandisers

.................

I  also love using oils in my bath too and in my hair. 
Oils are wonderful to hydrate and nourish the skin.
My lips are very dry and I've been loving NIVEA Lip butter and C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve.






Stay Hydrated my friends and keep moisturizing, oiling and drinking water!

* I have NOT been paid to write about the products
*Products with the * in front have been given to me to review.
*Products expressed in my post are all 100% my honest opinion

Thank yoU!

Jan 26, 2015

COLAB Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo & I Love... REVIEW

These two munchkins hold the keys to my heart!

(The heart and locket came with the sweet  I love... Raspberry & Blackberry Spritzer.)


Hello Everyone! 
Hope you are all well!

I'm here with another exciting post!

I was kindly sent these lovely beauty products to try out and review.
This is my honest opinion and I have NOT been paid to write this.
Just so you know my reviews are all honest and real. :D


I received the COLAB Invisible Dry Shampoo, which is a creation of an influential collective of beauty insiders led by Ruth Crilly. (Ruth Crilly is an international model and founder of beauty and fashion website called, 'A Model  Recommends'.)

The formula is designed to revive & refresh your look. Clean hair for longer, no fear of white residue and a veil of fabulous fragrance. It instantly revitalizes and refreshes your look. Gives the hair body and bounce and also keeps clean hair feel clean longer. This COLAB Invisible Dray Shampoo is available at London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Lawntons, select Pharmasave, PharmaChoice. 


The COLAB Invisible Dry Shampoo
REVIEW

The formula of the COLAB Invisible Dry Shampoo is invisible/transparent and they both smell so good! 
This product came right on time for me because I'm a busy mommy and I have no time to wash my hair everyday. So my hair was very oily and greasy on the day that these arrived. 
You can see in my pictures bellow of the before and after. 

Before using the COLAB invisible dry shampoo
yuck! LOL
After using the COLAB Dry Shampoo
I'm very pleased with the COLAB Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo!
I totally recommend it and I would even use it when my hair is clean because it just feels good in the hair and smells so good too! 
I give it a 10 out of 10! 

I LOVE...
REVIEW


I also received a I LOVE... Raspberry & Blackberry Refreshing body Spritzer!
can you say YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously! I really love this spritzer! It smells so delicious! I'm a huge fan of raspberries and blackberries so this smells so sweet and delicious! 
This would make the perfect Valentine's Gift for any girl! 

The Collection has many Flavours! There is Strawberries & Cream, Raspberry and Blackberry, Mango Papaya and Coconut & Cream! The collections come in many lovely forms. They come in bubble bath, shower gel, body butters and body spritzers. 

The I LOVE...Bath & Shower Creams are for 100ml - $9.99
The I LOVE...Spritzers 100ml -$4.99
The I LOVE...Body Butter 200ml- $9.99



The "I love..." Raspberry and Blackberry Spritzer is so sweet smelling and very fruitful!
I really can smell both raspberries and Blackberries. It is not overpowering and makes you feel so fresh.
I use this after I take a shower and I feel so refreshed and happy.
The "I love..." beauty line can be found exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and PharmaPrix Stores.


#selfie with the I love...  Raspberry & Blackberry Spritzer! :D
Can you tell how much I love it?
xoxoxo



Thank you so much to www.farleyco.ca 
for the lovely and beautiful goodies.
I'm really impressed with the products and I totally recommend the products mentioned in this post!

*This blog post contains my 100% honest opinion!
*I have NOT been paid to write this blog
*I have been given these products to review = One HAPPY woman!

Thank you so much!


:D

Jan 22, 2015

Make Up For Ever. Tease Me Berry Lip Trio. REVIEW




I'm truly grateful for receiving The Tease Me Berry Lip Trio from #makeupforever to review. 
This is my honest opinion and I have NOT been paid to write this review.

Make Up For Ever  is the Makeup Partner of Universal Pictures and Focus Features' Fifty Shades of Grey! Now fans can have the makeup featured in the movie! Can you say HOT!
 Make Up For Ever introduces a limited edition color selection for Spring 2015. 

Makeup For Ever introduces very sophisticated and beautiful kits inspired by the character of Ana who transforms her look from sweet and innocent to sultry, passionate and sophisticated!
Sound exciting? Oh yes! I'm totally excited!
My previous POST Shows All the kits if you like to have a look.

POST WITH ALL KITS--->HERE

I have NO WORDS!! well yes i do! I really love love love this trio!
This Hot Tease Me Berry Lip Trio is HOT! HOT! HOT!
It feels like silk on the lips! It is so long lasting and I didn't want to take it off!




The Tease Me Berry Lip Trio is $38 available at Sephora and Sephora.com  


I'm very excited! Movie release date is Feb 13, 2015! Will you be going? 

Interesting facts
"Fifty Shades" trilogy has been translated into 52 languages and sold 100 million copies!!!!!! Wow! 

I'm totally excited for MAKE UP FOR EVER's involvement with the movie.














I have not been paid to write this post.
I have received The Tease Me Berry Lip Trio for Review Purposes.
:)
Thank you so much to Make Up For Ever
I'm truly grateful and LOVE the Trio!

Valentine's Day Heart M&M Cookies



Valentine's Day Heart M&M cookies! 



Ingredients
1 cup oil 
1 cup of sugar 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
2 tsp vanilla 
2 eggs 
2 1/2 cups of flour 
1/2 or 1 cup red M&Ms

Instructions
Set Oven to 375F 


Add all the wet together and blend really well.
 Then add the wet to the dry ingredients. 
Add the m&m's stir. 
 Use 1 tbs for each cookie 
on a cookie sheet with parchment paper,
Press dough into the heart mold.  

Bake cookies for 9 min!

Let cool and enjoy!




Jan 21, 2015

Juicing, Smoothies and Chia Seed Pudding!

Juicing! So amazing for you and the taste is amazing! 

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Fruit and Veggies
Juicer used: Braun 
Here I used 
1 pear
2 apples
5 carrots




Fruit Smoothie
Blender: Breville 

Ingredients used

Yogurt 
Peaches
Strawberries 
Grapes
Banana
Water and Pom Juice
I sprinkled chia, flax and hemp hearts on top. 

Chia Seed Pudding with Oatmeal and Banana 

Ingredients 
1/4 chia seeds
1cup almond milk
A dash of cinnamon
1tbs honey
1 pack oatmeal or some granola 
1 banana
1tbs raisins 

Instructions

In a cup or mason jar add 
1/4 cup of Chia seeds
 1 cup of almond milk 
a dash of cinnamon
 1tbs tablespoon of honey. 

Stir really well and put it the fridge until the next day.
You can then add all the toppings you like!
I added oatmeal banana and raisins but feel free to add whatever kind of fruit and toppings you like. if you have granola bits it would be great too!
Thank you!
Have a happy and healthy day!

Berry Brown Lips|cozycomfycouch


Beauty Blog Post! :D


This post is about my Berry Brown collection of lip products. 
I wanted to share it with you.
 Here I'm wearing Lancome Amber Spice with my Cocoa Cacao  Lipliner from Annabelle.
What are your favourite berry and brown lip products?
Please leave comments bellow. I love comments. 




Berry Brown Lip product collection


From LEFT TO RIGHT

Lancome Amber spice
Essence 09 Wild Berries 
444 Chocolate Chip NYC
124 Bordeaux Rimmel 
443 Purple Crush NYC
440 creamy caramel NYC 

LIP GLOSS and BALM

Essence lipgloss 31 metal shine 
Wetnwild megaslicks lip gloss 568 Bronze Berry 
Lipsies by Annabelle lip balm in hot chocolate. 

Lip pencils 
Annabelle spice and cocoa cacao 

Thank you for your support!


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Jan 19, 2015

Pink Lips|Cozycomfycouch





Hello Lovely Beauty Bloggers and wonderful friends.
I wanted to share with you a few of my pink lip products! 
Hope you enjoy and let me know in the comments what are your favourite pink
lip products?

Lipsticks 

Swatches left to right 


447 NYC Forever Fuchsia 
417 NYC flirty
036 Kissed by Rimmel
Essence 08 Color Crush 
Essence 10 Cotton candy



Lip Balms and glosses
Left to right 











Lipsies Annabelle flirty candycane
Lipsies Annabelle grandma's peppermint
Essence xxxlshine 30 frosted pink
Vasanti River Finn 
Vasanti St Lawrence
NYX 02 Candy Land
Wetn'wild glassy gloss lip gel


IG @cozycomfycouch
Here I am wearing the amazing 
NYC Lipstick in 447 Forever Fuchsia 
and the beautiful wetnwild Glassy Gloss Lip Gel!


Thank you so much for viewing!
Your support and comments are truly appreciated!

IG: cozycomfycouch
Twitter: @cozycomfycouch

Jan 17, 2015

MAKE UP FOR EVER-Fifty Shades of Grey

I have very exciting news for you!!! Makeup For Ever www.makeupforever.com 
is the Makeup Partner of Universal Pictures and Focus Features' Fifty Shades of Grey!
Now fans can have the makeup featured in the movie! Can you say HOT! 
Make up forever introduces a limited edition color selection for Spring 2015. 
Makeup For Ever introduces very sophisticated and beautiful kits inspired by the character of Ana who transforms her look from sweet and innocent to sultry, passionate and sophisticated!
Sound exciting? Oh yes! I'm totally excited! 
Make up forever has an extensive range of colors that allows women to discover many different facets of their own personalities. Now fans can create their own look and sophisticated make up transformation with all the beautiful kits.

The Tease Me Nude Lip Trio and Berry Lip Trio is
$38 available at Sephora and Sephora.com  

The trio includes a smudge proof lip liner, a highly pigmented and long-wearing lip gloss and a lightly textured gloss to deliver natural looking color with a glittery shine! 

The Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio is 
$56 available at Sephora and Sephora.com


Packaged in a keepsake velvet pouch with a key inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey this limited-edition cheek palette allows fans to customize their cheek look from a youthful, healthy glow to a more classic cheek look with coral, light pink and dark pink hues. The Desire me set includes a travel-size brush!!! It's from MAKE UP FOR EVER's Artisan Brush Collection, which is 100 percent synthetic fiber technology that mimics natural hair. 

GIVE IN TO ME Alluring Color for the eyes and lips $79 Available at Sephora and Sephora.com


Is so beautiful! It can transform a look from soft and innocent to sultry and playful. You can create smokey and mysterious eyes and soft sensual lips. 
GIVE IN TO ME set showcases a palette of four cult-favorite artist shadows with a gel-powder formula to bring forth a bold and vivid Color and superior  blendability. In this kit there is eye and lip essentials to create a natural, sultry and sophisticated look. The kit includes 4 Shadows, graphic liner (NEW) Smokey extravagant, rouge artist natural and lab shine gloss. 

I'm very excited! Movie release date is Feb 13, 2015! Will you be going? 

Interesting facts
"Fifty Shades" trilogy has been translated into 52 languages and sold 100 million copies!!!!!! Wow! 

I'm totally excited for MAKE UP FOR EVER's involvement with the movie. These beautiful kits that have been featured on my blog are all so beautiful and can be purchased at Sephora and sephora.com 

I have NOT been paid for this blog post.