Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo


I have tried dry shampoo in the past but not the Dove brand. I like to flat iron my hair and not wash my hair for a few days so I can keep my flat ironed style. On the days I don't wash my hair, I use a dry shampoo to prevent my hair from looking oily and greasy.

This dry shampoo sprays easily from the can and is quite powerful. I did find that if I sprayed too close to my hair that I end up with a white residue ( I have dark blonde hair). I guess that happened to me as my sister told me parts of my hair looked white! So spraying a distance from the hair will prevent the white residue.

The dry shampoo kept my hair feeling fresh and clean and helped to prevent any greasy look. I did find that where I sprayed the dry shampoo that my hair felt a little dry and “crunchy” and it was not soft and smooth like the rest of my hair. Despite this fact I would still recommend this dry shampoo for in between washes. I would also purchase it in the future as Dove is an affordable brand and even more so when it comes on sale.

I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste



I have tried Arm & Hammer toothpastes in the past and have found some of them to be pasty and chalky probably due to the addition of baking soda.  This toothpaste however was nothing like that.  This toothpaste is smooth and very minty.

This toothpaste claims to reveal a radiant smile in just 5 days.  I didn't think it did this for me but after just one use my sister commented on how white my teeth looked so perhaps this toothpaste really made my teeth shiny and sparkly after all!

The paste comes out the tube easily but I would have preferred a flip cap instead of a screw off top.  I just find flip caps much easier to use and they don't roll away.

I love the deep cleaning sensation this toothpaste gave me and how fresh it made my breath.  I really felt that my teeth were clean and my breath stayed fresh much longer compared to using my usual toothpaste.  It was so powerful in fact that it left my lips feeling tingly!

Overall, this is a toothpaste I would continue to use, would purchase in the future and would recommend 100% to others.



I received this toothpaste free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Birthday Cake



This week we celebrated my mom's birthday.  In keeping with my theme of making rose birthday cakes, I made this lavender rose cake for my mom.  Happy Birthday Mom!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy 150th Canada!


Today we celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!  What a blessing it is to live in Canada.  We are truly a blessed nation!  In honour of our great Country and this special birthday, I did a DIY pedicure with some red and white nail polish and a maple leaf vinyl sticker.  It was fun to create! Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brightening & Smoothing Moisturizer



I use moisturizer on a daily basis so have used many brands over the years. I must say this Garnier moisturizer is one of my favourites thus far! I like that this product has a pump as it makes application easy. The consistency of the moisturizer is perfect. It is a lotion but it's not too runny. It absorbs quickly and easily into the skin and is non-greasy. It is nicely fragranced with what I would call a green tea scent.

This moisturizer does have an SPF 15 in it which is great if you're like me and wouldn't bother to apply a separate SPF on top of your moisturizer.

Within a few uses of this moisturizer I noticed how soft and smooth my skin was becoming. It made for an excellent base on which to put my foundation. I have noticed just a slight increase in the radiance and brightness in my skin. Hopefully with continued use I will see more of this benefit.

I do have oily and very acne prone skin and this moisturizer did not make my skin any oilier than usual nor did it cause any increase in breakouts. This is a moisturizer I would happily switch to and recommend to others. I do find the price high for a drug store moisturizer and thus would only purchase it if it were on sale.

I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dove Style + Care Hairspray



I use hairspray on a daily basis on my bangs to keep them plumped up and out of my eyes. I first noticed how powerful the trigger on this hairspray is. Just one little touch sprayed out a powerful fine mist. Some hairsprays take a lot of pressure on the trigger to get anything to come out. I was pleasantly surprised at how little effort it took to release the product.

This hairspray gives a firm hold. It held my style perfectly in place without having to touch up during the day. My hair didn't feel sticky or tacky using this hairspray. This is definitely a product I will continue to use and wouldn't hesitate to purchase it in the future.


I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review.