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Squeaky clean scalp-Liveclean apple cider vinegar shampoo

*I was sent these products for review-my thoughts are my own! Please be wary when reading blogger reviews-it is NOT a requirement to disclose whether one has received a product for review or not in Canada, but it IS good manners and ethics 🙂 *

I’ve changed my shampoo and conditioner routine considerably over the years.  One of those changes includes using a clarifying shampoo 1-2 times a week.  This has become ESPECIALLY important recently due to my hair extensions.  They way that I wash my hair has changed and cleansing my scalp is essential!  The fact that it contains natural ingredients bumps it up a notch over other clarifying shampoos!

live clean

Because this is a Live Clean product, it’s completely vegan with no animal products used in the formulations.  Live Clean products are safe for the environment too!!!

Live Clean Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Shampoo

350mL, suggested retail $6.95 CAD

-Reduces dulling residue

-For all hair types

-Contains Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

-Pure vegan

-Paraben, Phthalate and Phosphate free

-SLS/Sulfate and petroleum free

-DEA free

Available at Rexall, Shoppers Drug Mart, Target, Walmart and Uniprix

Find Live Clean :  www.live-clean.com

I recommend this product -it thoroughly cleanses and removes build-up without drying the hair. I have integrated it into my hair routine.   The price point is perfect too-and I even use it to clean my makeup brushes (thanks to a suggestion from a Make Up Artist friend of mine, Naomi).

I’m curious about…….pur minerals spring 2014 cleansing line

I have my favorites from pur minerals (and my not-so-favorites) and recently received a ‘look book’ describing the products in the line. I’m fairly curious about these products and would like to share the information I’ve received.  Keep in mind I do NOT have samples at this time of these products….this is more of a “Look at this-what do you think” type of post.

Pur minerals new cleansing line

Pur minerals new cleansing line

Claims:
Pur minerals skincare is clinically proven to correct, prevent and interrupt your biggest skin concerns for radiant results you can see.

Products:

Simplicity Gentle Cleanser-Normal, sensitive, oily and dry skin

Simplicity

Sulfate-free formula gently but effectively washes away oil, impurities and makeup without irritating the skin or drying it out. Featuring honey extract, shea butter, and Sepicalm, a combination of water lily and a key amino acide, this extremely mild daily cleanser helps hydrate and calm the skin as it cleanses.
My initial impression after reading description: One cleanser for all skin types? Is this possible?

In the Clear clarifying cleanser-Oily skin

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Multi-action cleanser that gently exfoliates, clarifies and soothes irritable and problematic skin. As lactic acide melts away pore-clogging surface debris, tea tree oil reduces the appearance of excess oil for a shine-free, matte finish. Sulfate-free formula is never harsh or over-drying; this clarifying cleanser calms and cools with a refreshing mix of lavender, peppermint and aloe.
My initial impression after reading description: This is a cleanser I’d like to have in my arsenal for breakouts!

Miracle Mist hydrating makeup spray-Normal, sensitive, oily and dry skin

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Containing over 79 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, this moisturizing mist infuses your skin with vital moisture to help soothe and refresh your face, hair and body and even set makeup.  Anti-bacterial sulfur keeps blemishes at bay for clear skin the face and body.

My initial impression after reading description:  Is this like my Urban Decay b6 spray? Or is it more like MAC fix+? Do I need 79 essential vitamins and minerals on my face?

Melt away makeup emulsifier-Normal, sensitive and oily skin

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All natural makeup remover that’s tough on even waterproof makeup, while remaining gentle on delicate skin.  12 essential oils, including Argan oil, Avocado, Macademia, and Jasmine Oils unite, eliminate makeup, condition skin and nourish lashes.  Oil-busting formula provides a thorough pre-cleanse as oil attracts oil to cut through excess oil and stubborn cosmetics.

My initial impression after reading description:  So is this an oil?  Sounds like it.  If so, I WANT IT. I’m a huge fan of pre-cleansing with oils or balms.  My only hangup may be the smell-as I’m not sure what a combination of Argan, Avocado, Macademia AND Jasmine oil smells like.  Any clues?

Dirty Girl detoxifying mudd masque-Normal, sensitive, oil and dry skin

DirtyGirl

Deep cleans and detoxifies your skin using a unique form of calcium bentonite clay.  This mineral mud facial mask unclogs pores and draws impurities out of your skin, leaving your complexion looking brighter, smoother and radiantly clean.

My initial impression after reading description:  A mud masque? Meh, why not….wonder if it’s like GlamGlow.  That’s one of my favorites.  How messy is it?

 

And there you have it. Anything you’re interested in?  Tell me in the comments section below!

30 days into miracle 10!

I have spoken before about how much I like miracle 10! Just wanted to give a quick update since I am now 30 days in!

This is my skin after 30 days using miracle 10 products-no makeup on here of course:

30 days in....not too shabby!

Barring some hormone issues, my skin is looking and feeling quite well-barring some (hormonal) blemishes!  I am more than happy with my miracle 10 and will continue to follow the program to see if 10 weeks makes the biggest difference of all!

How’s your skin doing?

Pre-detox jitters

this is it!!! last junk food day!

It’s detox time for me. Again.  I’ve got the ‘pre-detox’ blues.  Why?  I don’t know-this isn’t my first time!  I endure this process twice a year, with excellent results!

For some reason, this time is different and I can’t quite put my finger on it! For now, I am going to lump it under “I’m not in the right frame of mind”.  But what IS the right frame of mind?  Is it the preparation?  Is it the spiritual connection between mind and body?  Do I need to “set my intentions” as anjali_handa so eloquently wrote?

And is there ever an “ideal” time for detox?  I know that I have always missed “Canadian Thanksgiving” because of some kind of wellness/cleansing/detox situation. Is this going to be my new tradition?

Well I certainly better figure it out soon-as my anticipated start date is tomorrow.  I’ll be shopping for my “detox-friendly” foods, and thinking about all the reasons that I am really going through with this (did I mention it’s six weeks long?).  My yoga schedule is in hand, I have secured sauna/steam room time and put out the S.O.S. to joyoushealth and drjohndempster!  Hmmmm maybe I am ready!

I sense a breakthrough!

*random note* HUGE shout-outs to my mexi-CAN Paola for passing her Canadian citizenship test with flying colors!  That girl is going places!!!