Eyes to Entice | A Heathered Plums Look from Elizabeth Arden

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I wanted to share with you this beautiful eye look that is inspired by Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Heathered Plums. I love this soft smoky eye that is a little different than the traditional grey and brown ones we usually see.

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Products used:

Beautiful Color Eye Shadow Duo in Heathered Plums ($32.00 CAD) 

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Beautiful Color Eye Shadow has a luxurious texture that is silky smooth. This buildable, long-lasting, crease-free formula brightens and lifts the look of eyes. Beautiful Color Eye Shadows are available as Singles and Duos and are featured in the new iconic gold and silver mirrored compacts. The Eye Shadow Singles feature a single sponge tip applicator, while the Duos include a dual-ended sponge and brush applicator allowing for versatile looks to be created. Beautiful Color Eye Shadow is available in 24 Single shades and 7 Duo shades.

Key Ingredients:

  • Retinyl Linoleate: our exclusive Vitamin A derivative gently, but effectively smoothes and firms the look of skin while reducing the look of lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamins C and E: antioxidants help protect skin from environmental damage.
  • Advanced Pigment Technology: coats each pigment particle with a blend of silky silicone, Retinyl Linoleate and antioxidants for a luxurious, smooth feel. As the particles spread out over lids, they create a fine layer that sits atop eyelids instead of collecting in fine lines.

Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black ($30.00 CAD)

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Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara is a multi-dimensional mascara that immediately volumizes, lengthens and curls lashes while enhancing long term lash health with continued use. Powered by a potent complex of peptides, this clump free, flake free formula protects so lashes appear visibly longer See 3x lash volume in just 15 days. To achieve optimal results, pair with PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum.

Key Ingredients:

  • Peptide Complex: a potent complex of vitamin fortified Peptide Biotinyl-GHK and Panthenol conditions, strengthens and lengthens the look of lashes, increases volume and helps diminish lash loss.
  • Carob Seed Extract: protects and strengthens lashes.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eye Pencils ($23.00 CAD)

Long-wearing pencil for a soft, powder finish. This long-wearing pencil in rich colors gives your eyes definition and drama. Smudge tip creates a smoky look.

I’m also testing the PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum ($115 CAD) supports and enhances the look of lashes and brows at all three stages of their life cycle and provides key ingredients and conditioners to help maintain healthy-looking lashes and brows. The serum also helps shield upper and lower lashes and brows from future environmental assaults.

Developed in partnership with the world-renowned Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute, Elizabeth Arden’s PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is clinically proven and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested. The safe and easy-to-use formula is fragrance and colourant free and is suitable for contact lens wearers.

PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum is powered by an exclusive triple peptide complex and blend of Pro-Vitamin B5 and antioxidants. Innovative ingredients and benefits include:

  • Triple Lipopeptide ComplexTM – supports lashes natural life cycle so lashes and brows appear lush, healthy and revitalized.
  • Retinyl Palmitate (Pro-Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) – this vitamin blend fortifies, protects and revitalizes eye lashes for a healthy appearance.
  • Panthenol – conditions lashes and promotes lash flexibility and durability.
  • Vitamins A, C, E, ProVitamin B5 and Botanical Extracts – Help minimize breakage as lash conditioners fortify to help protect, revitalize and recover from environmental, chemical and physical damage.

 I will do a full review and update of my progress with the PREVAGE® Clinical Lash + Brow Enhancing Serum at a future date.

Elizabeth Arden products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay, Sears, London Drugs, Pharma Plus Ltd. and Jean Coutu.

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Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.

City Lash Lash Growth Enhancer Review

There seem to be more and more lash growth enhancement products hitting the market these days. While some offer hefty price tags and a scary list of possible side effects, others offer a more affordable option, more availability, and less risk, but the question is  always “Do they work?” I have been testing out the new CityLash Lash Growth Enhancer. And if I am to go by the sudden increase in compliments on my (what I’ve always considered skimpy) lashes I would have to say it does work.

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CityLash ($79.99 US) uses the potent Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 as its main active. Through clinical trials this ingredient has shown from a 54% to 72% increase in lash line. CITY LASH is safe, natural, fragrance free, never tested on animals, and contains NO prostaglandin or paraben, which can damage eyes and skin.  Some products also sting, and cause redness and irritation as well as discoloration of the skin and eyes.  Using clinically tested SymPeptide™, CITY LASH can also be applied to thicken eyebrows. I found the product did not irritate the sensitive skin of my eyelids at all and I found no change in colour or condition of the skin. If you get the product IN your eyes however it does sting. I advise ensuring you don’t allow the product to drip down through your lashes into your eyes. It’s easy to avoid as long as you don’t apply too much.

“We have researched and created a groundbreaking eyelash enhancing product to enable women to look more beautiful with no health risks or side effects,” said Claire Atwood, Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert with CITY Cosmetics.  “Since our eyelashes and brows naturally grow thin over time, we wanted to offer a safe product that enhances our beauty.  Why wear false eyelashes and lash extensions if you can grow and thicken your eyelashes naturally?”

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I don’t find my before and after photos do a very good job of demonstrating the results I achieved. While my lashes are curled in both photos they appear to be holding the curl better in my after shots. Maybe a benefit of healthier lashes? Since my lashes are quite fair, especially on the ends, the length and new growth of lashes filling in some of my previous gaps, aren’t very evident without mascara. I wish I had thought to do proper before and after pics with the same mascara as with mascara on the results are quite a bit more dramatic. Available at CityCosmetics.com.

Ingredients: Water, Disodium Phosphate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Glycosaminoglycans, Milk Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hyaluraonic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Glycerin, Boric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethylmonium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Borate, Panthenol, Sodium Phosphate, Acetyl Cysteine, Acetyl Methionine, Inositol, Lactose, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Acetamide MEA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Alcohol Denatured., Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA. City Cosmetics are cruelty free.

 Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.

LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel Product Review

I have always wanted to try a lash growth product. I once even went so far as to order generic Latisse online but when I finally received it I ended up being too chicken about the side effects to ever use it. I decided a non-prescription product would be a method would be more comfortable with. The lovely people at LASHEM were kind enough to send my their Measurable Difference Lash Gel to test out. 

Experience the difference with our dual-patented lash boosting formula that is sure to condition those beautiful lashes! This lash boosting product works great on short, brittle and weak lashes. When it comes down to beauty we know it’s all about the eyes. Also works great on eyebrows. Irritation free, prostaglandin free and no prescription needed!
 BENEFITS: 

  • Eyelash boosting formula.
  • Protects your lashes and is designed to help improve the overall condition and appearance of eyelashes. 
  • Specifically formulated to deliver essential proteins, vitamins and rejuvenating ingredients that can nourish the structure of lashes, while adding shine and appearance. 
  • It is ideal for women and men with brittle, weak, thin or short eyelashes. 
  • Helps amplify volume by strengthening and rejuvenating lashes. 
  • Helps promote lash flexibility and durability. 
  • Adds moisture and shine to lashes and improve elasticity. 
  • Can also be used on eyebrow. 
  • Great for lash extension users! Help those broken, brittle lashes. 

I’d intended to post before and after pics of the results I saw using LASHEM but I ended up deciding against it. The way I photographed my before pics ended up not being the ideal method to showcase the results I saw. I had hoped for a dramatic difference in length but unfortunately I did not see much of a change in the length of my lashes. You may think that made this product a fail for me but it most certainly wasn’t. Prior to  using the LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel I was experience issues with bald patches along my lash line as well as having a lot of lashes falling out. It was really starting to freak me out. After using this product the bald patches are gone. I have more lashes now! I wish I had taken zoomed in shots of my lash line without mascara before testing this out so I could have given you visual evidence of my results. Not only were the bald spots filled in but I also barely ever experience lashes falling out anymore. The health of my eye lashes has absolutely improved using the Measurable Difference Lash Gel.  I hope I have enough product left that I can start testing this out on my eyebrows as well because I really could use some filling in of that area. 

The LASHEM Measurable Difference Lash Gel retails for $69.99 US on their website. LASHEM is currently running a promotion where you can get 25% off your order with the code “LASH25OFF” when you like their Facebook page.