The Wet n Wild Color Icon Precious Petals Highlighting Powder caught my eye a few months back and I finally picked it up last week. After using ever since I picked it up, I feel like I’ve really gotten to know the product and must say, I’m very impressed. Given the low $7 CAD price tag, Wet n Wild has really exceeded my expectations with this highlighter! I’m excited to share my thoughts on this find!

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I’m pretty vocal about my love for Colourpop products, and their Super Shock Shadows are no exception. This unique eyeshadow formula was one of my initial introductions to the brand, and I still continue to purchase them. I love the creamy, opaque texture and high-impact finishes. And the price point is pretty great too – at just $5USD a piece, you really can’t go wrong with these!

I have continued to collect and get so much use out of these eyeshadows since I began purchasing from the brand over a year and a half ago. My collection is well loved and diverse so today I thought I’d share it with you as it stands for the time being. It definitely will continue to grow in the future!

Please check out the video I posted yesterday to see the full collection with swatches! Thanks for watching!

I want to add more fun & bold shades to my collection! Please share your suggestions on what colours I should purchase next!

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On my journey to a completely cruelty-free lifestyle, I’ve tried lots of dental care options – but the Jason Powersmile range has definitely impressed me the most! JASON is a natural, cruelty-free brand that features good quality ingredients, while still being affordable and accessible!

When making the transition to natural products in your home, traditional toothpaste can be difficult to part with. The first time I tried natural dental care, I was using baking soda and water on my tooth brush. Then I moved up to a mixture bentonite clay with mint essential oil. These methods can work, and are very easy on the wallet, but I always craved something more like store-bought. I grew used to the full, lingering minty flavour and smooth texture. And that’s when I set myself on a the task of finding the “you won’t notice the difference” all-natural toothpaste.

I’ve tried several brands since then, and I’ve strayed back to the traditional products as well (naughty me) but now I’ve discovered my favourite range and have found myself repurchasing it time & time again!

JASON Powersmile Toothpaste and Mouthwash

I have used 3-4 tubes of Jason Powersmile Toothpaste, and I’m addicted to the minty-fresh flavour and smooth texture! This toothpaste even suds up just like other non-cruelty free brands do! And that’s the biggest difference to me. I’ve yet to find a natural toothpaste that functions near-identically to the other brands I grew up using. This toothpaste is a whitening formula as well, without causing sensitivity at all. I have not noticed it to whiten my teeth exactly, but it has maintained the white of my teeth, even though I am an avid coffee & red wine drinker!

I picked up the mouthwash about a month ago after using the toothpaste over and over. Again, this product is comparable to other alternatives I’ve tried! This formula is 2x concentrated – so yay for less packaging! You can choose how strong you’d like it to be, I personally tend to dilute the formula with equal parts water. It still offers a fresh flavour and clean feeling even when diluted!

Jason Powersmile offers a healthy and cruelty-free alternative to traditional toothpaste and mouthwash without compromising in performance! No nasty chemicals, animal ingredients or excessive packaging! This range really is the healthy alternative for your teeth!

Where to purchase

One of the hardest part of making the switch to natural and cruelty-free products is accessibility. Thankfully, this line is very accessible! My favourite place to shop for Jason Powersmile Toothpaste ($6.49) and Jason Powersmile Mouthwash ($10.79) is online through well.ca (I chatted a bit more about the site here). This site often has promotions where they offer large discounts and there is always free shipping over $35 in Canada!

I’ve also found Jason products available at retailers like Loblaws and Zehr’s Markets – just go to the organic/health section! However, lots of independently owned natural and health-food stores! Once you start looking for these alternatives, you really will start seeing these brands and products everywhere!

 

Have you tried these products? What were your thoughts on them?

Playing with bright, bold makeup is such a meditative experience for me. I feel like my mind goes blank, I simply focus on the moment – blending, combining, exploring, creating. It’s therapeutic. On Thursday afternoon, instead of worrying about heading back to work on Friday morning, I sat down with a bunch of makeup, without a plan and just went for it. The final result was this bright pink and gold look – and I love the final look!

 

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I’ve always admired the look of oval brushes, they look so elegant and innovative. I had seen some high end variations of this style brush, but honestly, was never willing to fork out the cash for some expensive brands! As much as I love trying out new beauty I am also always looking for a good deal too!  When Simple Glam Girls reached out to me with an opportunity to try their Oval Brush Set*, I was excited to think I may have accidentally stumbled upon a great, affordable alternative.

I received the Lush Rose Gold Oval Set by Simple Glam Girls about a month ago. The set contains 10 gorgeous brushes of all shapes and sizes, perfect for creating looks with cream and powder products. I’ve been testing these brushes since they arrived and have been quite enjoying these little beauties!

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