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Fekkai is Fabulous. A review of their Brilliant Glossing Line

22 Jun

Hair products are a lot trickier than one might think. It seems simple enough, you buy a shampoo and maybe a conditioner and then lather, rinse, repeat, condition. Most, however, know that it’s far from simple. Finding a hair products that works for you can be a nightmare and cost a future with all the products you buy and then hate. Lately, I’ve been struggling to find something I love but London Drugs sent me a sample of Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing shampoo, conditioner and cream and I must say, I was super impressed.

A little background for those who have never read my blog. My hair is blonde. Is it natural? NOT EVEN CLOSE! My hair gets bleached out every 6 weeks or so, and to top it off, I flat iron it almost every day, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s rather damaged. I need a product that controls frizz, moisturizes and adds shine back to my poor tortured hair. The Fekkai Brilliant Glossing line does just that. After using the three products my hair is soft. My hair is smooth. My hair is easier to style. I am a happy camper.

 
The product smells strongly, but it’s a nice smell and isn’t overwhelming after the fact. The Glossing Cream is awesome either before or after you flat iron, it smoothes away fizzies, adds sticky free texture and tons of shine. They warn that a little goes a long way, which is code for “can get greasy” but I find my hair is never greasy, just soft and smooth.

 
The thing I love most about the product is that it gives great memory to my hair, meaning that I don’t have to wash it every day, it’s easy to style without wetting, day two. So basically, I’m super happy with this product. And if you read about some of the other hair products I’ve tried, that is certainly not always the case. Fekkai products can be purchased at London Drugs and other retailers, you can also find it online here.

 
If you have dry, damaged or dull hair, I would put this on the list of “to try.” That being said, if you have oily, flat, limp or very fine hair this would certainly not be the product for you. Fekkai has a whole pile of interesting products and now I’m super curious, so I’ll certainly be checking out more of them and their website offers mini kits, which I love because you can try things out without it costing a fortune.

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Goodbye Cleavage Wrinkles! – A Review of Marcelle’s New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum

9 Jun

Let’s talk boobs! OK, not quite “boobs” per say, but cleavage, which is pretty much just as good as boobs. So I’ve hit that point in my life where I have *takes a deep breath* cleavage wrinkles. It’s true, too much sun, not enough sun block, dry skin and I’m sure a whole host of other things have led to some fine and some not so fine lines in my décolletage. I’ll admit, it’s to the point where I actually feel self-conscious about it.
About 2 weeks ago London Drugs was kind enough to send me a product, something I knew nothing about, it’s called New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum and is made by Marcelle. The product claims to be 8 in 1, as is suggested by the rather wordy name. The product claims:

1. Instant Botox-Like Action
2. Wrinkle Filling Effect
3. Firms Skin and Improves Elasticity
4. Visible Reduces Even Deep Wrinkles
5. Boosts Radiance
6. Reinforces Skin Structure
7. Lifting Effect
8. Improves Skin Texture

 

The product is hypoallergenic and fragrance free. The recommended application is twice daily on freshly cleansed skin. New Age Precision 8 in 1 claims that “Instantly skin appears lifted, creases and wrinkles look smoothed. Skin feels ultra-soft. 30 minutes: wrinkles are visibly reduced. 7 days: firmness and elasticity are improved as the skin’s structure is reinforced, skin appears smoother and more radiant.”

 
When I read the box I thought there was no way any of this could be true. I’ve tried more than a few products and have never been more than moderately impressed with what they do to wrinkles. That being said, this is hands down one of the best products I have ever used. Now I realize it’s for my face, and yes, I have been using it there, but naturally with the whole boob situation, that’s where I was really hoping it would make a difference, and it absolutely has. The skin looks far less crepey (that says crepey, not creepy, I sure hope my skin doesn’t look creepy) and even the deeper lines have diminished. I’m pretty much jaw to the floor about the results. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like every line is gone, but the skin looks much tighter and lot younger. I’ve also noticed similar effects on my face; my jaw line is tighter and my eyes look lifted.

 
So as it goes for wrinkle products, this is definitely worth it and I will certainly be buying it when I run out. Marcelle New Age Precision 8 in 1 Serum is available at London Drugs, other fine retailers and online from Marcelle. The suggested retail price is $33.95 CAD but as I wrote this I checked out the London Drugs’ Website and it’s on sale but not sure for how long.

Glowing Skin with Jouviance – A Review

23 May

Last year, at a London Drugs event, I was given a sample of Jouviance’s “3 in 1Revitalizing Anti-Aging Cream” to try. With a move across country many things got misplaced, that product included. Well, luckily I found it about a month ago and have been using it ever since.
A little bit about Jouviance:

According to their website, their products are actually manufactured in Canada and are developed by a Canadian dermatologist. Their products contain no parabens, sulfates, dyes, DMAE, TEA, artificial fragrances, mineral oils and are not tested on animals. Their products are also hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores.

Photo courtesy of http://jouviance.com/

Photo courtesy of http://jouviance.com/

Results:

My skin is glowing, I kid you not, I actually had a friend recently comment on it, saying that my skin looks “amazing.” It certainly adds that youthfulness back to your skin. As for reducing wrinkles, I certainly see a small improvement, it’s not like getting Botox, but it does soften the fine lines. That being said, as mentioned, I’ve only been using it for a month. But I can’t stress the “glow” enough, it’s pretty awesome. The other thing I like about the product is that it goes a long way, I only need a small amount to do my entire face and it also has next to no smell, which is great for people like me who are super sensitive to certain smells. For my super dry skin, the “Combination to oily” version is not enough moisturizer for me, I top it up with a light moisturizer that contains SPF, but they do have a version for normal to dry skin, as well as a whole host of other products, for a whole range of skin concerns.
So if you’re starting to notice some fine lines, the earlier you get to them the better and this is certainly a product I would recommend. You can find more info about them on their website http://jouviance.com/ and their products are available at London Drugs, online and at other select retailers.

Top gift ideas from London Drugs for Mother’s Day – May 11

6 May

MAY 6, 2014, RICHMOND, B.C. – She has been there since day one and supported you every step of the way. She is the glue that holds the family together and the shoulder you use to always lean your head upon. Although there are times when her efforts and hard work are never applauded, she never gives a single complaint. She would do anything for you to ensure your happiness. This year, show mom how much you care and appreciate her with one of these top gift ideas from London Drugs.

 

 

image003Bring instant fun and excitement to the special occasion with the Fuji Instax Mini 8. What is mom’s favourite colour? Chose from black, blue, pink, white and yellow this mother’s day. With auto flash and auto focus, take bold and vibrant photos in even the lowest of lighting. Relive Mother’s Day instantly with the quick printable photos. This year, capture the Mother’s Day moments with Fuji Instax. London Drugs is also offering a Mother’s Day special on batteries. Fire up the Fuji Instax with your choice of Fuji Instax Mini Film Twin Pack or the Fuji Instax Mini Rainbow Film. Visit the London Drugs website for more colour options.

 

 

image006Mom may not be cooking this Mother’s Day but the Kribbitt Tablet Support Stand will be an efficient stand for her tablet in the future. The Kribbitt is a support device that fits all tablet sizes, enables multiple viewing angles, which may reduce mom’s eye and muscle strain. Mom can keep her tablet secured as the device grips the tablet and remains balanced on uneven surfaces. The Kribbitt Tablet Support allows mom to easily demonstrate video, or take pictures with one or both hands free to capture those priceless Mother’s Day moments. Accessorize with the choice of black, green, pink, blue or silver. Visit the “Kribbitt” section on the London Drugs website for more colour options.

 

If mom loves music then consider buying her an iTunes gift card from London Drugs. Help mom to jazz up her phone or tablet with the purchase of iTunes songs, podcasts, movies and more.Whether it is a movie for the drive to your Mother’s Day destination or a playlist of songs to set the Mother’s Day mood, mom and the whole family can enjoy this special Mother’s Day gift.More gift card options are available in store. Still not sure which card may be right? You can purchase a gift card from London Drugs in store or on the London Drugs gift card section on the website.

 

image007Celebrate mom with a gift that sparkles. Make mom feel special with a jewelry set from London Drugs. Visit the London Drugs jewelry section in store or online to see the wide variety of styles to choose from. While choosing jewelry for mom, also consider a place to store these gifts. Help mom keep organized with her jewelry this Mother’s Day by gifting her with a place to store her earrings, rings and necklaces. London Drugs is offering Mother’s Day specials on two jewelry cabinets this year. The Mirror with Jewelry Cabinet for $109.99 and the Mirror with Slide Out Jewelry cabinet for $119.99 are two great gifts for mom.

 

 

image008You may have seen this product on TV before and it really is just as quick and easy to use. Help mom get ready in a snap with the 30-second heat up feature in the Infiniti Pro Curl Secret. This curler also has a tourmaline ceramic-coated barrel and two PTC heaters. The two slide switches with temperature that ranges from high to low will help mom chose from a wide variety of hairstyles. This salon quality curling iron also has many safety features to make mom’s life easier. The sleep mode function and safety tangle feature will allow mom to never have to worry about her curling iron again.

 

image009Whether it’s a night on the town with the ladies or a Mother’s Day brunch with the family, help mom’s hair look her best with this quality tool. Gift mom with the help to get her hair salon quality with the CHI Air Ceramic Hair Dryer. The air ceramic hair dryer makes hair dry faster and healthier by sealing the hair cuticle for shiny smooth hair. Mom’s mornings can be made much easier with the quick interchangeable settings displayed on the hair dryer.

 

 

image010This Mother’s Day spend some special one-on-one time with mom and paint your nails together. Get mom pretty and prepared for her Mother’s Day date this year with the Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish Pro Kit. The salon quality manicure set contains everything you need for a professional salon gel manicure in the comfort of your own home. The Red Carpet Manicure set provides a manicure that will provide weeks of long wear and shine. It also provides time convenience for those days when mom is on the go. For mom’s looking for a simpler nail polish option check out the multitude of brands in the nail section on the London Drugs website.

 

 

image011This Mother’s Day treat mom to a spa day at home. The Emjoi Micro-Pedi gives an instant pedicure that is salon quality. This battery-operated foot buffer is perfect for pedicures and is a safe alternative to harsh, metal scrapers. Micro-Pedi’s spinning rollers quickly and easily buff away rough, callused skin revealing mom’s smooth and touchable feet. The Emjoi Micro-Pedi has a handle designed for easy grip and is portable and convenient. This easy to clean pedicure set will give mom the ability to have a spa day in the comfort of her own home any day of the year.

 

After you’ve chosen your gift, show mom how much you care this Mother’s Day with a personalized message. You can choose from a variety of greeting cards that fit mom’s personality best. London Drugs offers humorous cards, cards that sing, or even cards that may make you shed a tear. Whatever the mood be, let mom know how you feel and how appreciated she is this Mother’s Day with a card to show her your love. Pick up your card from the greeting card aisle.

 

Mother’s Day is only a few sleeps away, so visit your local London Drugs store for hundreds of great gift ideas for Mom, or visit www.londondrugs.com to shop online.

 

About London Drugs

Founded in 1945, B.C.-based London Drugs has 79 stores in more than 35 major markets throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba including its online store www.londondrugs.com. London Drugs offers consumers a range of products from digital cameras and cosmetics to computers and televisions. Renowned for its creative approach to retailing, the company employs more than 7,500 people with pharmacy and health care services being the heart of its business. Committed to innovation and superior customer service, London Drugs has established itself as a reputable and caring company and continues to position itself for future growth and development.

 

Disclaimer: This post was written by the PR department at London Drugs.

Review of Nexxus hair products at the London Drugs “Come Fly With Me” beauty event

13 Aug

For those of you that know my background, I have always strictly used professional hair care products. It’s fine, go ahead and call me a snob.  When I started in the industry, about 14 years ago, Nexxus was a professional product, but now it can be found in non-professional hair care places such as London Drugs. I was a little hesitant to try the product “Nexxus Humectress” a conditioner for intense hydration. I had used it previously when it was “professional” but did not know what to expect now that it is more readily available.

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Photo Courtesy of Fabulously Innovative Marketing

Courtesy of London Drugs and Nexxus I was able to take this product, along with its matching shampoo “Nexxus Therappe” with me on a 15 day road trip across Canada, and I was truly glad that I did. I have bleached and very damaged hair. These products were my saviour. Regardless of the type of water I was using the lather from the “Nexxus Therappe” was rich and moisturising and my hair was left soft and shiny.

Although I had my doubts, I am pleasantly surprised and would actually recommend it to people with dry hair. You can find a whole range of Nexxus products at London Drugs.

This post can also be found on Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver

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