Cetaphil DermaControl Review & GIVEAWAY!

HI GUYS! Long time no talk, eh? (Yea, some Canadians really do say eh.)

I’ve got an exciting post for you that is not only a product review but a giveaway as well! Cetaphil was not only generous enough to provide me with these products but to provide an awesome prize for my readers as well!

That being said I want to start off with a few disclaimers.dermacontrol-main

  1. These products were sent to me but all my opinions are completely honest and my own.
  2. Since skincare is so unique thing to each person, if these products did/didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it will/won’t work for you. Skin is just so damn complicated, am I right ladies??

The two products that Cetaphil sent me are the cleanser and moisturizer from their DermaControl line which is targeted at oily/combination and blemish prone skin. I have combination, acne prone, sensitive skin – awesome combo right?!

Cetaphil DermaControl Foam Wash

Product Claims My Thoughts
·       Hydrating wash I didn’t find it particularly hydrating. Almost felt dry just because of the way it feels when you’re applying it to your face.
·       Non-drying, soap-free foam I definitely agree, the foam did not lather (can be a good thing – means no sulfates) but it felt very strange. It felt like I was just rubbing water on my face and it didn’t really leave my skin feeling clean L
·       Rinses with no residue True!
·       Non-comedogenic, non-irritating I’m not sure if I can attest to this. My skin seems to always be somewhat irritated so I can’t tell if this product helped or hindered me at all.

Over all this cleanser was not my cup of tea and I will not continue to use it 😦

Cetaphil DermaControl Moisturizer

Product Claims My Thoughts
· Ceramide technology replenishes skin’s moisture barrier I did find it moisturized nicely.
· Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection This moisturizer is SPF 30 – always a plus!
· Absorbs quickly with long-lasting hydration It does absorb quickly and provides nice hydration!
· Lightweight, non-greasy matte finish Yes, yes, and yes!

Even though this product does seem to meet all of its claims, sadly, it just did not work out for me. It made me breakout and that’s just not cool #SensitiveSkinProbs. Obviously, I will not continue using this product.

Personally, I think these products would be great for someone with oily skin opposed to someone with oily/combo skin.

Even though these products didn’t 100% meet my needs I still want to give you the chance to win them because they may meet yours! Unfortunately, this giveaway is for those who are currently residing in Canada, sorry guys! 😦

Thank you so much for reading and good luck ❤


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Blonde Toning Shampoo – Before & After

I naturally have very dark hair but during the summer I decided to hop on the balayage band wagon. I noticed lately that my blonde ends were getting a tad bit brassy – nothing too crazy but I wanted to see if a blonde toning shampoo would help out. I like getting my shampoo and conditioner from Winners because you can get salon brands for great prices and I found the Joico Colour Endure Violet Sulphate-Free Shampoo for $8.99 (10.1 oz.) whereas the regular price is $15.99.

Here are my results after using it 3 times:



The shampoo has really brightened up my blonde and has made it so much shinier! A lot of the yellow tones have been removed as well. I love this shampoo and will definitely be repurchasing it 🙂

Tarte Coloured Clay CC Primer Review ❀

I got the Tarte Coloured Clay CC Primer a couple months back and I’m finally getting around to sharing my opinion on it! First, let’s read Sephora’s description:

“Buff your way to complexion perfection with this revolutionary correcting stick. Infused with Tarte’s new color-correcting Amazonian colored clay, this powerful, skinvigorating™ primer blends easily to help brighten skin, even skintone, blur imperfections, and neutralize redness and discoloration. Use this multitasking corrector before foundation as a color-correcting primer or alone as light coverage for an allover flawless look. Its antioxidant-rich formula delivers the perfect balance of color correction and coverage with a soft, matte finish.”

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Simple Eye Makeup Remover Review!

Hello again, I hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

I’m here today with my thoughts on the Simple Eye Makeup Remover.




This stuff claims to be kind to eyes…



This stung my eyes so bad that after the stinging stopped, it still hurt to blink my eyes! I didn’t even get a vast amount of remover in my eyes, I was just trying to remove my mascara! The struggle is real.

Definitely not using this makeup remover again. Has anyone else experience the same thing?

Thanks for reading my quick and blunt review ❤

First Impressions: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm (SPF 25) ♡

Hello again!

I got a deluxe sample of the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm that I featured in my latest Sephora haul and I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’ve been wearing it for the past couple of days and since it’s a small sample I’ll be finished it fairly soon haha. Anyways, here’s what it looks like!:


The magic of makeup.


I am always super skeptical of BB and CC creams. I never expect any coverage (homegirl loves coverage) and once again, I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage of this BB cream! It has a bit less coverage than the Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream which I have a first impressions post on here. But I think that is to be expected as a CC stands for Colour Correcting (I think?) and BB stands for Beauty Balm. I would say this is a light to medium coverage as it is sort of buildable. Here is Sephora’s description of this product!:

“A moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum, this all-in-one product also hides imperfections. Made with 50 percent water, Dr. Jart’s Advanced Water Bead Technology helps hydrate and maintain healthy moisture for a dewy, fresh look. Like a drink for your skin, once applied, tiny droplets of water appear before being quickly absorbed, generating an instant soothing and cooling effect. This oil-free balm includes sunscreen ingredients that protect the skin from a broad range of UVA and UVB radiation, leaving skin looking smooth, perfect, and natural.”

I think this might be THE perfect face product for summer. Kind of bummed I didn’t discover it sooner! It feels like you’re not wearing any makeup, it applys easily, and gives THE MOST amazing dewy finish I’ve ever seen (on myself anyway). It’s like that perfect dewy skin you see in magazines, it’s so natural yet it helps hide imperfections. I do find it clings to dry patches a bit though which is strange because it’s made mostly of water so I would assume it wouldn’t do that? It’s nothing I can’t manage though, I love everything else about this product so much that I’m willing to over look that 😛 This product goes for $36 for 1.7 oz. which isn’t too too bad but unfortunately only comes in one colour which is super disappointing 😦 Luckily, this shade works for me but I can’t say the same for other people. Maybe it could work sort of as a primer under your regular foundation? I think you could still grab that dewy skin look with this product if you use it as a base.

I really love this product and definitely recommend it to anyone looking for something light and dewy!

Let me know your thoughts on this BB cream if you’ve tried it before!