The Ridiculously Expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum

AND…I feel HORRIBLE posting about this stupidly expensive product when people in Fort Mac have lost their homes…their EVERYTHING….because of the wildfires. My heart goes out to all those affected. I’ve donated to the Red Cross, and I urge you as a reader to do the same. I just can’t imagine the heartbreak these people are going through…we have to care. Please donate to the Red Cross if you can help them out.

OK….let’s get on with this ridiculous review.  :P

I get quite a few email from PR, not as much as SOME people I know…but enough to make me laugh, because the majority is such BULL. Most of these emails I tend to ignore because I just don’t care enough anymore, or they’re all about:  please post this and you will get all these followers…NO CAN DO. I deal with a select few brands and PR these days-those that know me and can tolerate my snarky blogging voice. And to be honest, I don’t get a lot of makeup sent to me anymore which is OK with me. But if it’s something to do with skincare, my 49 year old ears PERK THE HECK UP. And sometimes I get the ballz to ask for something to get sent here, like this time. Though I thought there was NO way they’d send it to little old me. Guess I was wrong!

The Ridiculously Expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum

Ok, WARNING to you all reading this…. it’s going to be a bit of a rant. SO, if you can’t handle my rants..move on.

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Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum costs anywhere from $500-$600

The only place in Canada that I’m pretty sure you can get Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is from Holt Renfrew at the moment…I don’t think Sephora Canada carries this one..yet…or if they ever will. Oh, and I bet it’s available at Nordstrom here in Canada as well.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum supposedly boosts collagen production, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles. It speeds-up cellular regeneration bringing brilliance back to dull skin and increases anti-oxidant production preventing future aging and damage. Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum has a powerful, patented compound of green tea stem cells, green tea EGCG and green tea saponin. Basically, it’s FULL OF GREEN TEA in case you didn’t get that part  :P  . All this tea boosts collagen production and rebalances melanin regulation-which HMMMmmmmmmm…. I’ll get to that later. It revives the skin’s hydration process to reduce lines and wrinkles, improve skin clarity and increase skin radiance and firmness.

Now, I’m OLD…and vulnerable to this anti-aging HOODOO SPEAK that beauty companies like to blather on about. BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION…STEM CELLS… MELANIN REGULATION….Hey, I’m only hooman myself and wishing for that fountain of youth too. But nothing a cosmetic company sells you can speak to your cells like they claim, and turn off or on functions… start making changes at the genetic level like this stuff is trying to tell us…it’s just NOT feasible people. Let’s get a grip?!! NOTHING TOPICAL CAN MAKE YOUR GENES DO THIS OR ACT LIKE THAT.  I will no longer listen to these “SPINS” that PR try to shove at us, and no longer pretend or try to convince you that this stuff is real. Cause it just AIN’T.

Sorry to burst your bubble Amore Pacific. But as someone who is aging…like REALLY aging compared to the plethora of under 30 year old beauty bloggers in the internets… and hey most of them are my friends…but no offence? I don’t take any skincare advice from ANYBODY that isn’t close to my age, so that erases ALL of you buddies I hate to say…I mean, I still read your thoughts and all? And if what you are reviewing offers hydration…ok that’s one thing I’ll listen to and try. But if it’s anything to do with aging? You have no idea yet, trust me.

Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is nice. It’s a serum that absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave your skin tacky or greasy. But, it’s really moisturizing. LIKE A LOT. I can’t believe they sell a cream to go with this serum, because honestly you don’t need a cream after using this stuff. I find once a day is enough for my dry skin, otherwise it’ll break me out. If you are really, REALLY dry then twice a day is your jam with this stuff.

But, to be honest? I didn’t really notice all that much difference when I used this…at least until it started to break me out. Once that happens, I stop using that product and that’s what I did with Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum. It’s in my skincare drawer, waiting there. I might try again soon? Or just wait until fall when it starts to cool down here again. It’s super-hydrating, and that’s pretty much all I noticed whilst using it for about three weeks.

So, the ridiculously expensive Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Renewal Serum is something for those of you that have a lot of extra cash sitting around. For those of you that LOVE Korean skincare. For those of you with really, REALLY dry skin. To be honest, I can’t think of anyone I know that can afford this stuff. And if they could? I’d tell them NOT to waste their money. #WhoSaidBeautyBloggersDontTellTheTruth #FightMe

What’s the most expensive skincare product you’ve ever tried? This one is it for me. I’ve tried the La Mer Cream and even had a jar at one point in my crazy beauty junkie addiction journey. But that’s pennies compared to this one LOL. What’s your spending limit when it comes to beauty? And are you ore willing to spend on skincare like I am?

 

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade Dior Summer 2016

Hey HOW YOU DOIN’?

I know, I’m a bad blogger. PFFT. I don’t pretend that this is my full time job so… if you are still around reading this then YAY… thanks man. To be honest I really don’t care anymore and this is the last dang time I apologize for not posting often enough…Either you like me, or you don’t, so…HA. DEAL DUDES.

Anyways…Dior Summer 2016 unexpectedly showed up on my doorstep one morning. Yeah, usually I have to email the PR and ask heyyyyyy……remember me?!! I used to do that. Not anymore, because I don’t give a rat’s ass now and won’t beg for crap to show up here. Especially Dior, because I’m not a huge Dior Fangirl as you know.  So, I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t forgotten this time…although let’s see what happens down the road hey? :P I tend to tick off a lot of PR because I don’t blog for any brand and their free stuff..I blog because well…I like chatting with you all.

Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

So today I’m going to tell you my thoughts about Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade. Because it’s the one that most people seemed to gasp at when I showed it on Instagram? And I don’t know why, because honestly the colours aren’t that amazing or unique? It kind of surprised me to be honest.

Swatchy Time!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

They’re typical Dior shadows…slightly powdery and dry, but blend nicely. Not a lot of pigment either. Like I said, typical Dior. Click to enlarge the images below to get a better look.

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Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade

I mean I like the palette? But it takes A LOT OF WORK to get these looks I created-especially the more pastel one I created. The brown one wasn’t hard at all, but that’s just not a very unique look at all now, is it? Unless you are totally new to this makeup game, I’m sure you all have a nice golden warm brown eyeshadow in your collection by now. And the peach shade is rather paltry in this palette… I’d much rather use MAC Paradisco for a bazinga! peach shade on my lids. That one doesn’t take TONS of layering to show up like the one in Dior 5 Couleurs Polka Dots Eyeshadow Palette #536 Escapade did.

Again Dior, you just kind of fall in that I ALMOST LIKE IT ENOUGH TO BUY IT category….but just not quite there. I mean, this isn’t a cheap palette here in Canada, costing $72 which is LUDICROUS, so I’m not going to tell you that this is a MUST buy if it doesn’t WOW me…and this just didn’t do that. Sorry Dior. You can do better. I’m just waiting for that day…whether it comes soon is another question…I wait with bated breath. :P

Summer collections are the ones that typically disappoint me…what about you? I just don’t get summer collections at all. I hardly buy any summer makeup as they just aren’t my style at all. You?

Blinc-For When You Need Your Makeup to Stay Put #thinkblinc

I remember blinc mascara from way back when-it was one of the first ‘tubing mascaras” which was a godsend for people who had trouble with mascara smudging on them all the time. And that is pretty much the extent of my blinc knowledge until now… :P

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blinc products have the cutest packaging ever!

Well, it seems that blinc has been BUSY since the last I heard of them! They are back at Sephora, and with a handful of carefully curated products that most women want to last all day. blinc products have been developed with a formula that offers waterproof qualities while still being incredibly easy to remove. And these products are ideal for fitness lovers, allergy sufferers, and anybody that needs their brows to stay put no matter what!

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blind products that stay put!

 

blinc Mascara Amplified($30)

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blinc Mascara Amplified

So, this has been reformulated since the last time I tried it. It’s still like the original Blinc Mascara, as it’s still smudge-proof, sweat-proof, water-resistant, and flake-proof. As with the original, Mascara Amplified coats lashes with tiny water-resistant “tubes” around each lash. But, unlike the first formula, this one applies more like a traditional mascara, so you can add as many coats as you want to build it up. And, you can even go back and reapply if needed, after it dries.

To be honest though, I didn’t try this one. TUBE MASCARAS FREAK ME OUT OK….I just get all creeped out pulling the tubes off my lashes and just couldn’t put myself through the experience again, so SUE ME, LOL. If you are a tuber, you’ll love this stuff I’m sure.

blinc Eyebrow Mousse($30)

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blinc Eyebrow Mousse

HOLY JESUZ this is some serious eyebrow tint!! It fills in sparse areas with tint, and then locks it all in place with a gel formula that doesn’t fade, run, or smudge, even if you sweat like a mofo during Zumba class like I do. Now, this shade I was sent is light brunette which is too dark for me-kinda’ gave me Groucho Marx brows, so no pics of Tracy with the stuff on because damn it, there’s just quite enough embarrassing photos of me on the interwebs. But trust me when I say this does not budge AT ALL. And don’t use a makeup wipe to try and remove it because all that will do is just take out any loose eyebrow hairs that have met their day. You need an oil cleanser to get these blinc brows off safely. All I know is that I’m getting a shade that’s more suitable for me that’s for dang sure because WOW. Good stuff.

blinc Eyeliner Pencil


Blinc’s eyeliner pencil was created to feature water proof, smudge proof, fade proof color that makes it one of the longest wearing pencils available and OMG, again they don’t kid about this stuff you guys. It’s creamy, so you have some time to smudge and blend, but once it sets, it’s THERE. And lasts forever and a day, AMEN. It’s so good on my upper waterline where I tightline all the time! LOVE LOVE.

blinc Eyeshadow Primer

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blinc Eyeshadow Primer

Ok, where has this stuff been my whole life? Because again HOLY SHIZ this stuff is amazing and holds everything! I don’t wear a lot of eyeshadow lately, but what I dearly love wearing is my Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow Top Coat Blanc Satin. It’s just a clearish cream base shadow with the prettiest white sparkles you’ve ever seen. It’s meant to be used as a sparkle top coat on top of shadows, but I love it just on it’s own. It brightens up my old eyes so much! BUT…it has major fall down with every primer I’ve tried-white glitter all over my cheeks no matter what I do, so I kind of gave up on it, until this blinc one came around. This miracle primer keeps the white sparkles on my lids where they belong and it’s total LOVE. Just so much love!

Swatchy Time!

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Swatches of the blinc eyebrow mousse in Light Brunette, the eyeliner pencil in black, and the primer in light-the primer comes in different shades to help counteract any discolouration on your lids so another YAY for that.

And if you believe anything I ever say, then trust me again-you need some blinc in your life! If you have trouble with certain products like these ones I’ve shown lasting on you, then you seriously need to give blinc a try! You won’t be sorry, I promise.

Have you ever tried anything from blinc before? Are you a fan of tubing mascaras? Or do they creep you out too?

 

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

More lipsticks Tracy? Heck YES.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour($36) are ultralightweight, hydrating lipsticks that feel SO good on the lips. They are comfortable and very buildable in pigmentation. They give a juicy, shiny look to your lips that’s perfect for warmer weather. And they are not sticky at all. I absolutely adore them!

Swatchy Time!

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour have a balm-like gel texture. I actually couldn’t believe how much pigment Burberry packed into a sheer lipstick. A couple of swipes and you get amazing pigmentation on the lips. Unlike other sheer lipsticks that have a colour payoff cap, these you can keep building up layers to get LOADS of colour payoff. And it doesn’t matter how many layers you build up, the formula still feels light and comfy. Infused with Burberry’s signature rosehip, tea and lavender formula, the scent is very subtle this time around and barely noticeable. Yay for Burberry softening up on their heavy scents finally! I just got one of their newer lipsticks during the sale, and that one has no scent at all. Yippee-Kai-Yay!

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #249 Hydrangea is a neutral, pretty, every day rose shade that’s so easy to wear.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #249 Hydrangea

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #257 Coral is a light coral that’s perfect for spring and summer and just brightens up the face.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #257 Coral

Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #241 Crimson Pink is my favourite shade of the three that were sent. It’s so bright! And fun! I’m really getting into bright, happy pink shades like this lately.

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Burberry Kisses Sheer Moisturizing Shine Lip Colour #241 Crimson Pink

Remember when I used to say Dior Addicts were my favourite sheer lipstick formula? Yeah, they used to be. These have become my new top sheer lipstick, that’s for sure. The formula is just outstanding I think. Very cushiony on the lips, moisturizing and not drying at all, and have great colour pay off. They actually feel like a thinner version of my fave tinted lip balms, the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balms. The wear time isn’t really amazing though, but hey these are sheer, so that’s fine with me. The darker Crimson Pink one actually lasts the longest, leaving a pretty stain as it wears off. That one I can get about 2 hours of wear time. So, if you want one that lasts longer try a darker shade I say. I do think they last longer than the Dior Addicts anyways, so if you like those, then these Burberry Kisses will become a new fave for you as well. Oh, and these have that Burberry lipstick magnetic closure too which is pretty dang fancy I think.   ;)

There are a whopping 27 shades to choose from too, and wow I want MORE hahaha… #LipstickFiend  But, I wish my Sephora had Burberry in store so I could see them in person! But, maybe that’s a good thing though hey :P

What’s your favourite sheer lipstick? 

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red

I almost, ALMOST bought another Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip($32) today at the mall because DUDES. These are so GOOD. The only thing that stopped me was the hubby wanting a Tom Ford fragrance because of the discount. Otherwise the shade #10 Rosewood would have come home with me today…and it still might find it’s way into my online shopping cart tonight because I love this formula. A LOT.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip

It’s not like this is a new idea, let’s get real. Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip is a dual-ended lipstick that aims to create the illusion of a fuller looking lip using an iridescent powder-to-cream highlighter. You just tap that highlighter on your bottom lip and Bazinga! Fuller, younger looking lips are yours. And it’s not like you can’t do this already with any shimmery eyeshadow you got in your collection, because you totally could. It’s not the highlighter that I love so much, but the formula of the lipstick is the star here, and that’s what has me wanting MORE of them!

Swatchy Time!

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red is GORGEOUS. It’s a classic red that anyone can pull off. The formula, like I said, is SUPERB. It’s opaque in one swipe, and the shape of the pencil makes it the easiest application ever. It just fits yours lips pretty perfectly!

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red

It’s semi-matte I say, and dries down to a matte that is SO COMFY to wear, and that’s because it’s infused with oil. For me, this is one of the best lipstick formulas I’ve tried in ages! It doesn’t feather at all, and lasts comfortably until my chubby tummy decides it’s time to eat, which is pretty much at the 4-5 hour mark. I’m kind of hoping that MUFE decides to make a lipstick line without the highlighter some day in loads of shades, because they really should! The highlighter adds a pretty highlight as you can see, but to be honest, I can do without it. MAKE. MORE. LIPSTICK. SHADES….Please?!

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip #40 Carmine Red

Yeah, it’s a bit pricey for a lipstick I agree. But Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip is worth it I swear. Cross my heart, and hope to NEVER say “Contouring my Lips” because… NO. Not going to go there MUFE. Sorry HAHAHA!

Lots of nice new things from MUFE this spring! I see they have some new pink lipstick/gloss/balm things too that I kind of want to try out! So many lipsticks, so little time! Did you get a new lipstick during the Sephora Spring Sale? 

 

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 Florals

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals($52) is the newest makeup palette from one of my favourite makeup brands ever. It has eight MUFE Artist Shadows, including one that can be used as a blush. To be honest though, if you wanted to wear the bright teal as a blush, you GO GIRL…all of Make Up For Ever’s shadows can be used where ever you please, unlike some brands…no warnings in case you use certain colours near the eye…#WTHUrbanDecay #StopThatCrapPlease

Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals

SIGH…yeah I’m a neutral shadow lover too, but when a palette puts a lilac shade in there, all bets are off…until I swatch though, because let’s get real…most lilac shadows kind of suck.

Swatchy Time! Click the pic to enlarge the photo to see it better. And these are ONE SWIPE swatches, so you know.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals

And here are the names of the shades if you care because I’m way to lazy to type them out.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals

MUFE Artist Eyeshadows are a dream to use! So buttery, so blendable…if I had the money I’d buy every single one I swear. But thank goodness they make these palettes. It’s a good way to collect multiple shades for a fraction of the price. And since this palette is called Florals,  my eye look is inspired by Irises-just click on the image to enlarge it.

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Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 – Florals

I have the neutral MUFE Volume 1  palette, and wow I can hardly wait to use some of these colourful floral shades with that palette! But as you can see, this palette can be used on its own no problem. I used 6 eye shadow shades for this eye look, but I was testing out the palette. You don’t need to use that many shades all at once. And that lilac is to DIE for as you can see! With the Sephora Spring Sale on right now, the Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 3 is even a better deal. I highly recommend this one if you are looking for a colourful eyeshadow palette for spring and summer!

What do you think? Do you wear colourful eyeshadows like this? Or are you just a neutral shadow lover?

Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum For Radiant Skin!

As I age, I find that keeping my skin radiant and luminous really helps me look younger. And I have to tell you about Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum, because this has been my new skincare love for the past month. And if you’re like me and wanting to stock up on skincare during the Sephora Spring Sale this week, then you need to know about this awesome product and pick it up to try!

Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

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Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

Farmacy Beauty has become one of my favourite skincare discoveries this year. Everything I try from them I really love. Their whole philosophy of using farm-grown botanicals and then fusing age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technology to create irritant-free bioactive formulations just makes me SMILE. You see, I have a problem when skincare uses plant-based bioactive botanicals. Active plant ingredients usually make me break out. But Pharmacy Beauty is my dream come true as none of the products, including Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum has irritated or broken me out, so YAY!

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Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

This serum from Farmacy Beauty helps to improve the skin’s radiance and luminosity, even skin tone, and improve the appearance of crow’s-feet. Farmacy Beauty Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum is powered by Green Envy™ which is in all of their products. Mark Veeder, co-founder of Farmacy Beauty, is the developer of a patent protected form of Echinacea. Yeah, the immunity boosting plant! This plant is a unique variant of Echinacea Purpurea which contains the highest known concentration of Cichoric Acid. Cichoric Acid inhibits the enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid in the human body and protects collagen from free radical damage. Cichoric Acid also normalizes the skin pigmentation process to give a more even-toned complexion. Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum contains the highest percentage of Echinacea GreenEnvy of all the products in the Pharmacy line, so this is the star product in my eyes and the one to get if you want serious results!

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Farmacy Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum

You can use Farmacy Beauty Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum day or night. I prefer to use it at night myself. The screw-on dropper cap is so cool too! You just press down on the top of the dropper and then remove it with a perfect dose for your face and neck. I just apply to clean skin with an outward and upward pressing motion -never rub your skincare products in a downward motion. You’re just helping gravity out there my friends and believe me, she is a harsh mistress and doesn’t need our help at all haha! It’s a clear, watery serum that absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t leave my face tacky at all. then follow up with a night moisturizer of my choice, and I’ve been testing the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm and it’s pretty great stuff too! But I’ll talk about that one another time. ;)

Check out Farmacy Beauty at http://www.farmacybeauty.com/ and learn more about their awesome products. You can even order from their site as well.

But hey! I have a little giveaway for you guys!

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Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

I have an extra mini Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm for someone to try! Let’s just do this the old fashioned way and leave me a comment on this post. Tell me what your favourite thing about spring is! I’ll let the giveaway go on for a week, until April 15th. It’ll be open internationally too. I’ll pick a random winner from the comments and announce it in a blog post and on my Facebook page as well. Good luck!

Are you going to pick up any skincare during the Sephora Spring Sale?

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