Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray and Foot Wipes

SHHHHHHH. I have sweaty feet. REALLY sweaty feet. Didn’t always, but since I hit my 40′s which is WOW, 7.5 years ago now-it’s like some sweat switch got turned on and I hate, hate HATE it. Having sweaty feet is NOT fun. Hello blister city! And smell. YUCK.

Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray and Foot Wipes have made a difference on my sweaty feet! Thank you Avon!

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Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray and Foot Wipes

Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray has long-lasting odour protection that keeps feet feeling dry and refreshed. Just spray on feet or in your stinky footwear. I love that you can double spray. It’s like the double-tap zombie kill. BAM. Hit the sweat and smell from both ends! Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray smells…refreshing! Not too powdery like other foot sprays, and right now you can get it for just $4.99! Yup, stocking up on this stuff for sure!

Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Foot Wipes are a new kind of sweaty foot product for me. I’ve never tried something like this before, but wowza! I like it! Clean, deodorize and refresh those feet in one easy swipe? Where have they been my whole life? Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Foot Wipes have odour-neutralizing technology, vitamin E and aloe so not only are these wipes tough on odour, they are also gentle on those sweaty feet!

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Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray and Foot Wipes

You get 24 wipes in one pack of Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Foot Wipes for a great sale price of $4.99 at the moment.  Just wipe on the soles of feet, between toes and heels, then flip that wipe to the opposite side and wipe your other foot. One wipe per feets! These smell kind of minty, yet powdery? And it takes a few seconds for your feet to dry, but they feel cool and refreshed and smell good! Love them! If you suffer from sweaty feet like me, give both of these products a try. I think you’ll like ‘em!

Order Avon Foot Works Healthy Deodorizing Spray and Foot Wipes on www.avon.ca or by calling your local Avon Rep!

Do you suffer from sweaty feet too? What do you use that helps? I’d love to hear!

*products provided by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dry Oil

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products are designed to make women feel beautiful by using rich technology that appeals to all of the senses.

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Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dry Oil

I’ll tell ya’ what senses made ME finish up these products-SMELL. My. Oh. MY. These Dove Pure Care Dry Oil stuffs smell so dang GOOD. It’s a unique fragrance that apparently evokes a summer day in the South of France and includes top notes of bergamot and lavender with intoxicating floral undertones. SIGN ME UP BABY. Like I’ve said before-I’m a bergamot whore, so throw that scent in anything and I’m addicted.

All of the products are infused with African Macadamia Oil too and are silicone-free which is AMAZING for drugstore! The Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo gently cleanses the hair and the conditioner leaves hair smooth and moisturized and smelling SO, so good.

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Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil has a dry oil technology, so it absorbs quickly into the hair leaving it 5x silkier, healthy-looking and never greasy. And again, it has that intoxicating fragrance that I can’t get enough of!

Smells aside, as you know I have grey hair. And curly hair. And grey hair has challenges. As does curly hair. My hair has a coarser texture, and is dry so I need products that will moisturize and keep that wiry business from making me look…OLD. These three products did just that! And I air dry my hair too, and my curly, grey hair looked great whilst using them! AND I can’t tell ya’ how much I loved the smell! I MISS IT. So, I’m getting some more. This week. And I’ll tell ya’ this-there aren’t a whole heck of a lot of beauty products that get sent to me for review that I actually repurchase. Hey-that would make a good year end post actually! I’ll remember that. Promise.

Find Dove Pure Care Dry Oil products pretty much everywhere! And try them, you must!

Ever miss a product just because of the smell? Never thought I’d ever say that about Dove hair products haha, but it’s true!

*products sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine! 

Summer Must Haves From Yves Rocher!

I’ve just tried two amazing products from Yves Rocher that I need to tell you about! I think you’ll like them as much as I do!

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Yves Rocher Beauutifying Oil and Yves Rocher Exfoliating Shower Gel in Organic Raspberry

I am love, love, LOVING Yves Rocher Beauutifying Oil and Exfoliating Shower Gel in Organic Raspberry! I know! I like a shower gel that’s freakin’ raspberry! I can’t believe it either. Maybe I was abducted by aliens and they reprogrammed my fruity-shower-gel-hating-mind. And that’s totally plausible, since I’ve had 3 MRIs of my brain since being diagnosed with MS. Your chances of the abducting aliens finding you apparently increases 10 fold with each MRI according to my brother. So yeah, it’s pretty much a done deal for me. And I promise, and cross my makeup-lovin’ heart- if I see any of you up there, getting probed in places that aren’t cool, I’ll protect you and stop it. I’ve got some abduction clout being a three-timer now. :D :D

OK, WOW, my brain lately? It’s just saying whatever is on it’s little mind, hey? Hope you’re enjoying it at least haha! Ok, back to the Yves Rocher Exfoliating Shower Gel in Organic Raspberry($9)!

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Yves Rocher Exfoliating Shower Gel in Organic Raspberry

Yumm, yumm, YUMM this is good stuff. It’s not overly sweet, and slightly tangy-like a real raspberry! Yves Rocher combines raspberries with kiwi seeds and apricot kernel powder which are known for their exfoliating properties. And that? Is what’s SO important these days with exfoliating products. This easily biodegradable formula won’t clog up lakes. Besides the intoxicating smell(and by the BY, if you love LUSH Rose Jam and didn’t stock up on enough of it to last you throughout the year? THIS would fill that Rose Jam void baby) the lather you get from this shower gel is super creamy! It’s probably the creamiest shower gel I’ve ever tried. Yup. And that means my skin feels so darn good after my shower-smooth, soft and smells GOOD. Big Tracy thumbs up for this product!

Now this. THIS. If you are a lover of that way too expensive Caudalie Dry Oil stuff? Try Yves Rocher Beautifying Dry Oil($20) instead. Your wallet will thank you!

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Yves Rocher Beauutifying Oil

Yves Rocher Beautifying Dry Oil contains Andiroba Nut Oil. Andiroba nuts are found at the mouth of the Amazon. Thanks to a unique partnership that sustainably values this traditional botanical to ensure an income, a cooperative of one hundred women pick the Andiroba nuts that have fallen from the trees. They wash them, dry them, and then press them to extract the nourishing Andiroba Oil for Yves Rocher. Cool, right? With 99% natural ingredients, Yves Rocher Beautifying Dry Oil will leave your skin satiny smooth! And the SMELL. I can’t put finger on it, but it’s divine. Slightly floral, yet nutty and just SO GOOD. You need to smell this oil! I don’t think it’s as dry of an oil as the Caudalie one, but it’s pretty close. It needs a few more seconds to absorb completely, but hey. It’s like less than half the price of that expensive one, yet just as darn good. I love that’s it’s light too. I hate full on, heavy body oils that leave your body all oily and greasy. This doesn’t do that, so another big Tracy thumbs for this product as well!

Right now everything on the Yves Rocher website is 45% off! I don’t know about you, but I sure as heck am stocking up on these products!

Ok, so fruity shower gels. Never been a real fan of them until now. What are some of your favourite fruity scents that I can further investigate?

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

This Beauty Junkie? Is So Tired of Makeup Perfection

Yup.  I am. I freakin’ SURRENDER.

If you were to run into me at the mall, the grocery store, at the park? Any place around town? This is the Tracy you’d see. Dark circles, chubby cheeks, and big-ass  pores in all their glory(oh and you’d get a HUGE Tracy-Bear hug too):

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I am wearing Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SP30(sunscreen is a MUST for me), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Light Plus, Dior Rosy Glow Blush(seriously, this is the blush I reach for when I don’t know what blush to wear-if you don’t have it? DUDE. You are missing OUT) and It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Lip Stain Je Ne Sais Quois. Oh, and that Benefit Eyebrow thingy, which MEH. I’m undecided about to be honest. I think I should have got the darker shade, because the lighter one is too warm for me. And one of my brows needs LOADS more help that just brushing on some of that stuff gives. It’s like a hairless wonder and can’t even really be classified as a brow? It’s a sorry, pretend brown and I don’t understand how they can be so different from each other. But otherwise? THAT’S IT. You can still see my large pores on my nose, my wrinkles(I mean HELLO, I am 47 years old-there’s no hiding those babies at this stage!). Nothing on the eyes, not even mascara because it’s summer. And frankly, most mascaras and eyeshadows bother my eyes lately. I think I have allergies. Never been tested, but WOW. My eyes are so itchy lately. And how do you scratch your eyes? YOU CAN’T. So, I just don’t wear much on my eyes most days so that I don’t have to deal with the blurry vision that makes it impossible to see my computer screen for DAYS after the fact. Do I look perfect? Hell no. But that’s ok with me.

Dude. Just because I BLOG about makeup and love it so much, doesn’t mean I wear a butt-ton of it on a daily basis. Seriously, who DOES? And when I watch these so-called YT Makeup gurus that slap on pounds of foundation, TONS of concealer under the eye and then POWDER IT all to highlighting hell, and contour with bronzer???? I CRINGE. I just can’t. Nope.

Which leads me to the wonder of WHY? Why does everyone think they need to look so dang PERFECT these days? I don’t get it. I don’t want to look perfect. I just want to look like ME. Just a bit better version of me. Sure, there are times I want to look perfect. But most days? PFFT. This is the Tracy you get. Chubby cheeks and all. So deal with it I say.

How about you? Do you try to look perfect every day? You know what I say? Perfection takes all the fun out of ANYTHING in life. F$$k it. I just wanna look good. Be good. Not perfect. It’s highly overrated I hear.   :P

And I’m done ranting today LOL. Let me know what YOU think. Because that’s why I do this. Honestly. And why does everyone think that they need to highlight so bloody much under their eyes lately? WHY?? Wrinkles don’t need help like that. UGGH.

Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set

Now this is a really cute idea from Mark!

Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set($28) is a kit that’s TOE-TALLY Adorable! See what I did there? :D Ok, I can’t take credit for that Dad Joke, it’s actually on the info sheet I have. I’m telling ya’, it’s exactly the kind of joke my hubby would make though. Yup, the 24 years we’ve been married have been TOE-TALLY Puntastic. :D Ok. I’ll stop now. :D

Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set contains a pair of flip-flops and 2 pedi-perfect nail polishes to match, or coordinate which I prefer to say.

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Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set

The flip flops are great quality actually! They’re not cheap $1 Old Navy rubber flip-flops. They’re heavier, and actually have some support to them with a moulded footbed. They’re embellished with coral-colored faceted faux stones and a fun palm leaf motif on the footbed too. There are three sizes in the flip-flops-small/medium fits a shoe size 5/6, medium/large fits a 7/8, and Large/XLarge fits a 9/10.

Now, I’ll spare you a shot of my feet in the sandals modelling the polishes, but I HAVE to show you this Avon model wearing them. I have never seen such pristine feet before in my life!

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Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set

AM I right? She has to be an alien or something! I’ve never seen anything like these feet!

The nail polishes are mini-sized that will get you 10 pedicures from each bottle. Azure is the blue, and Nudist is the really pretty beige. Cute with the sandals, hey? Like I said at the beginning, this is a really great idea from Mark!

You can order the Mark Nail This Look Lacquer and Flip Flop Set from your local Avon Rep, or online at www.avon.ca.

Now you may be wondering why I didn’t take my own pictures of this set. Well, that’s because I was sent the size small/medium set, and my feet are GIANT sized, so I haven’t opened it up(I’m 5’10″ people, my feet are sized so that I don’t tip over :D at least that’s what my dad always told me :) )

So what am I saying here? I’ll tell ya’ what I’m saying here! IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME PEOPLE!!

Unfortunately, because nail polish is involved in this giveaway, it’s ONLY OPEN TO MY FELLOW CANADIANS. Nail polish mailing is an iffy thing these days, so sorry my International babes. Next time! Just enter using the Rafflecopter option below, and GOOD LUCK! And remember these are a size SMALL. So yeah, if you gots big feet like me? They ain’t gonna fit!

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara

I think I’m just going to call this week COLOUR WEEK at Beauty Reflections. Today, it’s all about one of my favourite ways to add colour to my makeup looks: coloured mascara! And Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara is what I’ve been using.

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara

I don’t know about you but when it’s hot, I give up on eyeshadows. I haven’t touched an eyeshadow brush in a couple of weeks now. But you know me-I still want to play with colour. So, I just pick one Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara, sweep the bright colour on my lashes and Bazinga! I’m done!

Swatchy Time!

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara Violet Shock, Royal Shock and Emerald Shock

 

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara

I really like the brush on this mascara. It’s not too big and is really spiky with lots of bristles. The formula is pretty lightweight and buildable too. You can either apply just a hint of colour, or keep on layering for bold bright lashes. No flaking or smudging either, so it’s perfect for hot summer days.

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara Emerald Shock, Royal Shock, with Violet Shock on the bottom lashes

Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara in Violet Shock is the most subtle of the three as you can see. It’s perfect for those of you that are a bit leery about using coloured mascara. The subtle shade just adds a little a bit of pizazz to your look without screaming: I GOT COLOURED MASCARA ON!

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara in Violet Shock with brown eyeshadow

But if you’re like me and want to scream I GOT COLOURED MASCARA ON, then pair Violet Shock  with some purple eyeshadow and people will notice it for sure! In fact, a lot of you wanted to know what I was wearing on my eyes in this post here. It was Violet Shock with L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Wet Eyeshadow Quad Unforgettable Lilac applied dry.

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Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascara Violet Shock

I think Avon Limited Edition Supershock Brights Mascaras are an affordable way to add some fun colour to your makeup since they only cost $9.99 each. Call your local Avon Rep soon though, because they are limited edition and won’t be around for much longer.

Have you been trying some coloured mascaras this summer? Have I inspired you to add more colour to your makeup looks this week? I hope so!

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts are mine as always!

Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014

THIS is why I love Shu Uemura:

I want women to enjoy make-up more freely”

                                                          -Shu Uemura

Right? I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but that’s EXACTLY what I’ve been trying to get across lately here on the ‘ole blog. Sometimes, us makeup lovers take things too seriously imo. I know, for some it’s hard with work rules and all. But really, even if you can’t go full-on crazy with colour like I like to do, there’s ALWAYS a way to inject a little bit of fun into your makeup, right? Life’s too short to have an endless supply of browns and neutrals in our makeup.

And the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 is all about that! It’s full of colours and textures that will just inspire you to create playful eye make-up!

 

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Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014

Let’s start with the Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues($85).

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues

Hello NURSE, is this a palette custom made for Tracy or what? I don’t even want to USE any other eyeshadows since this palette showed up on my doorstep! With one matte base, two shades to define, and three colours to shade? It’s the perfect pink palette! What else could I possible need?
Swatchy Time!

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues: matte smokey dark purple, matte smokey dark blush pink, G pink 35, pearl rosy pink, ME light pink 126, M soft beige 813

The shades from left to right are matte smokey dark purple, matte smokey dark blush pink, G pink 35, pearl rosy pink, ME light pink 126, M soft beige 813.  Shu Uemura eyeshadows are an experience that you need to have some day if you love makeup. I think their eyeshades blend all by themselves, swear to the makeup gods. The glitter shades which are the G shades are the only ones I could do without, but then I use them and think PRETTY. GLITTER. LOVE. So, eh-there’s a place for them in my makeup for sure!

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Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils: ME green 51, G Gold 93, M Black 01, M Chesnut Brown 81

The star of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 are the Drawing Pencils ($28). So soft, so blendable, waterproof, colourful and come in four different textures-they are AMAZING.

These are advanced pencil eyeliners, inspired by Shu Uemura’s Atelier Pro Palette. The blend of double waxes allows for soft and smooth drawing while staying solid. These pencils are amazing at filling in the gaps at the lash root and blended into the skin for natural looking definition. Or you can blend them into other colours for some really cool looks. I’m really digging that there are four textures too-mattes to define, mattes to shade and sculpt, light shades, glitter shades for brilliance, and one amazing matte white that Tracy DEFINITELY NEEDS LIKE YESTERDAY.

Swatchy Time!

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Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils: ME green 51, G Gold 93, M Black 01, M Chesnut Brown 81

 

The shades with glitter don’t swatch all that well, but ignore that! On the eye? Divine! And boy they stay put that’s for sure!

Ok, enough chit-chat, let’s see these products in action!

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues

I love these Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 products A LOT. The shadows are amazing, the liners are so smooth and easy to apply and last all day long no matter what.

Wait! I forgot to talk about the Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara($29), which also is part of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014. It’s an all-in-one-eye-opening mascara that curls, gives length and volume, yet still looks natural.

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Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara

The pink blossom applicator was created for Asian eyes. It has a curved brush, and the bristle lengths are designed to fit well for Asian eyes. Meaning, it catches every last lash when you apply the mascara, spreading the formula from the roots to the tips. The wider base is what separates each lash.

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Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara

Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara is also waterproof and MAN is it ever. It’s a bit hard to remove, and you’ll for sure need a waterproof makeup remover and even then, you’ll have to really do some rubbing! But it has some bamboo in the formula, so your lashes don’t feel crispy which I appreciate. If you have problems with your mascara always smudging on you, then this is one you’d LOVE. This is the mascara I’m taking with me on our road trip to California to drop Marky off at college, which is HOLY COMING UP QUICKLY YOU GUYZZZZ. UGGGGH. Imma’ gonna need to stock up on kleenex boxes for the trip home….   :(

You can find all of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 at Shu counters across Canada at Holts and Sephora, or online at www.shuuemura.ca. And in the USA, you can order online as well. OH and guess what!

Use the code: DRAW15 to get 15% off your Shu Uemura order!

There are 3 other eye shadow palettes that are JUST as amazing as the pink one. The warm brown one looks perfect. Personally, I have my eye on the Blue Morning Palette because you know-it’s blue. And I love blues!  And there are 21 shades of Drawing Pencils to choose from! You really need to check out the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014!

Oh, and one more thing too! Share your summer looks on Instagram with the @shuuemurausa beauty community! Use #eyeloveshu in your photo caption to have your look featured in Shu’s summer eye gallery! You can even win $1000 worth of Shu Uemura makeup too! 

How’s it going? I feel like I’ve been too busy and too sick to really connect with you all lately! But I’m here to tell you I’m feeling SO MUCH better now. And power walking even! Life’s good when all is well with your health, hey?  :D

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine ask always and HEYYY can I say I’m so HAPPY that Shu Uemura thinks the same way about makeup as me? SO FREAKIN’ COOL. 

 

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