Jealous Body Coconut & Coffee Scrub

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I’ll start off this post by just saying WOW. I’ve seen lots of people rave about coffee scrubs and how amazing they are, so when the Jealous Body Coconut + Coffee Scrub* ($17.95) landed on my desk a few weeks ago I couldn’t wait to test it out. Jealous Body is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia which made me really excited.

This scrub is made up of all natural ingredients such as coffee, organic cold pressed coconut oil, brown sugar, sea salt, vitamin E and minerals. It’s said that with each use it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, acne and the list goes on. It’s pretty much a miracle product that will help with many different skin concerns. All you need to do is get down and dirty with this scrub 2-3 times a week.

The smell of this is absolute heaven and makes you feel instantly awake. The coffee grounds do an amazing job at exfoliating the skin, and the coconut oil and vitamin E makes my skin feel extra smooth and hydrated. My boyfriend tried this out and said his skin had never felt better. You can use this scrub on the face and body and I couldn’t believe how amazingly my face products when on the next day after using this. For someone who has quite dehydrated skin like myself that is really impressive. I do have to note that this is quite an abrasive scrub, so if you have sensitive skin be sure to apply it gently.

I have tried many scrubs that are good, but this one knocks them all out of the park. Now that I have this in my life I can’t imagine using anything else.. and that’s a big deal. You can find out more about Jealous Body on their website. If you live in Canada or the US your order ships free and international orders ship for only $3.95. Definitely give this a try whether you are new to scrubs, or can’t get enough of them like myself. I’m hooked!

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MAC Purple Times Nine

MAC Purple Times Nine

MAC recently released “Eyes On MAC“, a collection of four quads that will appeal to every eyeshadow lover. Each palette contains nine eyeshadows, each one expertly picked to create an endless combination of looks for any occasion.

The Purple Times Nine* ($48) quad has a stunning selection of purple toned eyeshadows, including some of MAC’s most popular shades such as Beauty Marked and Shadowy Lady. I love the variety of finishes in this palette and you can easily create a look for day time, and amp it up for night time wear with this palette alone. It is also very compact so it won’t take up much space in your makeup or hand bag.

All of the shades in this palette are extremely easy to work with, with the exception of the darker matte shades which took a bit of effort to blend. This collection really caught my eye and I am very interested in trying some of their other palettes as well. If nine shadows aren’t enough, you can check out their their Warm & Cool palettes that come with 15 beautiful shades.

The shades included in the Purple Times Nine palette are:

  •     Sweet Lust – soft champagne (lustre)
  •     Poignant – light lilac (frost)
  •     Lightly Sugared – soft lavender (satin)
  •     Mancatcher – lavender taupe (frost)
  •     Satellite Dreams – (veluxe pearl)
  •     Bon Nuit – dark plum (matte)
  •     After Dusk – soft red wine (veluxe pearl)
  •     Beauty Marked – darkened purple with red sparkles (velvet)
  •     Shadowy Lady – blackened plum (matte)

With this palette I decided to create a dark, smudgy smokey eye as it seemed ever so appropriate. This look is something that I would wear on a night out and the purple is a great alternative to brown, black or grey smokey eyes.

I first started off by applying Painterly paint pot to the entire eyelid as a base, and began to blend Bon Nuit into my crease. I then applied Beauty Marked onto the lid and blended the two shades together, darkening up the look as I went, until the transition between the two colours was even. I then took Bon Nuit on a small angled brush and applied that to my lower lash line.

To add a little bit more shine to the look I patted Satellite Dreams onto the middle section of my lower lashline, as well as blended it on the upper part of my crease. I then took a light vanilla eyeshadow and placed that underneath my brow and with a pencil brush lightly applied Sweet Lust into my inner corner. I then went ahead and applied some black eyeliner to my top and bottom waterline, added some mascara and finished off the look with a pair of false lashes.

MAC Purple Times Nine

Which “Eyes On MAC” palette has caught your eye?