My claim to standing fame…

“Are those Crocs?”

So many times I am asked if my shoes are Crocs… and YES, they are! I seem to be remotely famous in my work setting because of these babies. Working in retail you are standing and walking and sweating and swelling all 8 hours of your day. I also suffer from the circulatory phenomenon of Reynoids which adds to the potential discomfort and essentially “no sense no feeling” aspect of my apendages (fingers and toes). Continue reading “My claim to standing fame…”

REVIEW: Lush Light Pink colour supplement & Feeling Younger Skin Tint

I am always seeking out new and great ways to make up my face without coating my face in makeup. I love evening my skin tone and correcting discoloration while hydrating and protecting my skin. But I don’t love the feeling of most products that can do this. I have a couple posts about face makeup (REVIEW: Garnier Skin Active Renew BB Cream & REVIEW: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless) and the search is always ongoing.

I am currently trying out Lush Light Pink colour supplement. On the website it is described to be used as a foundation, mixed into your moisturizer or applied as a concealer. It features fresh rose infusion as the base of the colour supplement to make it suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. There are 5 colours to select from. So far I am enjoying this product. It is summer so the temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 30 degrees with and without humidity. I have been mixing the colour supplement with my moisturizer to create a tinted cream to layer onto my skin. I find it helps to reduce the redness around my nose and eyes, and give the appearance of smoother skin, although it does not conceal any of my blemishes. I have tried to add the pigment directly to the blemish spot, blending with a concealer brush but it still does not hide the skin imperfection well.

This product feels great on the skin. It is very hydrating, although if heavy handed the product can feel sticky to the touch. I think it is more comfortable when set with a translucent loose powder. I will continue to work with this product to find the best way to wear it because I love its’ natural ingredients and benefits for the skin. Fairly pricey at $17.95 CDN for 18 grams of product and no preservatives (although safe for about a year) I want to get my moneys’ worth!

Check out more details on Lush Light Pink colour supplement here.

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Light Pink & Feeling Younger

Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint is one of my favourite makeup products at the moment. It is intended to lighten and brighten the skin with a gorgeous glow all made from incredible ingredients for your skin — oatmeal, cocoa butter, almond and jojoba oil. This can be used for that summer sun kiss on the cheekbones or mixed into your moisturizer or primer to give an all over sheen. In any application this product helps your skin radiate! I love it. Buy it at Lush for $19.95 CDN. Preservative free and made without mineral oil, this product is made for inner and outer glowing beauty!

Check out more details on Feeling Younger Skin Tint here.

Lush Light Pink colour supplement isn’t tested enough to be all things francie approved.

Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint is all things francie approved!

REVIEW: essence make me brow eyebrow gel mascara

First off, I have to say that I use this product every day. It is a product I have seen floating around YouTube and decided to finally try it out. I have ashy brown eye brows that at times can look slightly grey when compared to my warmer toned hair. So, I fill in my brows daily (makeup days or non-makeup days) to help tone-match to my hair and fill sparse areas. Many YouTubers mention this to be a dupe for Benefit‘s original gimme brow product; which will run you close or over $30 CDN at Sephora. Benefit has since revamped their brow makeup line, but for me… meaningless! The essence brand is affordable and delivers on their products.

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The essence make me brow eyebrow gel mascara promises 3-in-1 benefits — colour, density, and shape. It is a tinted gel containing tiny fibers that will help to fill in any sparse areas. There are 2 shades, 01 blondy brows and 02 browny brows. I have dark blonde hair with warmer undertones and I am loving the second shade. This product thickens up my brows without over-darkening them. The product is buildable and allows me to choose the intensity of the brows. Because of the small size applicator brush, I can control the shape and placement of the product.

Best of all is… the price! I purchased this at Shoppers Drug Mart for $3.99 ! Yes really!

I can also use this product to hold my brows in place after penciling, powdering, or pomade-ing them in.

essence make me brow eyebrow gel mascara is all things francie approved.

Check it out here on the essence website.

Zumba!

Wow. What have I been missing? The moves, the music, the atmosphere! I haven’t had the courage until recently to go to a class at the gym, and I wish I had gone sooner. I love to dance so Zumba seemed like something I may enjoy; it is a type of cardio excercise inspired by Latin dance moves.
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