REVIEW: THE SAEM ICELAND HYDRATING EYE STICK

Nothing is more satisfying that receiving mail and opening packages with products inside you ordered or that is sent to you. I’ve seen this eye stick around for years before I’ve made the decision that I wanted to try it. Special thanks to Jolse for sending this over to me to review for you, friends! This review has been long over due but last year alone was SUPER hectic for me and even this year so now I’m catching up with reviews to share with you all!

My Thoughts:

The concept of this eye stick is to refresh and re-hydrate the skin under and around the eyes. Personally, I was never a huge fan of The Saem skincare products due to their high usage of fragrances and this product was no exception. I gave it a chance simply because of the adorable packaging and a lot of my skincare peers on Instagram featured this specific product on their routines so I wanted to give it a shot. I found this product poorly executed because it’s not hygienic to constantly reapply product that has previously touched your face from time over to time; I’m sure bacteria will eventually accumulate and grow in the product. I also did not understand why they used fragrance in this because fragrance can be very irritating to the skin and let alone having it anywhere near the eyes, that could possibly irritate the sensitive eye area and cause milia/irritation.

  • Texture: 4/5 – Super smooth consistency and applies on skin at ease, it also gives a nice little cooling effect under the eyes. Those who do not have sensitive skin and sensitive skin around the eye area, may enjoy this product.
  • Price: 5/5 – Price is amazing! Super affordable and is currently $8.76 USD on Jolse’s website.
  • Performance: 1/5 – Didn’t do much for me and I wouldn’t use this in the long run. It’s just not something I would grab even if there were a pile of products in front of me.
  • Packaging: 3/5 – Amazing for aesthetics! Super cute and iconic. However, the product packaging function and for long term use is not ideal – likely will harvest bacteria, dirt and oil if constantly reapplied on the face. Just not the greatest for function-wise.
  • Overall: 2/5 – Would not repurchase, I can’t see this being practical for anyone’s skincare routine. Therefore, I cannot recommend it however, if you’re interested of trying this anyway, they do have a sale right now on their website and you can purchase it here.

I’m sure most of us are exhausted and hoping COVID restrictions are lifted so that we can enjoy our normal day lives. Til then, I hope you all take good care of yourselves and stay safe!

Bath time, self care time!

Special thanks to Brill Communications for sending out such an adorable little package. The package consists of 2 Me Bath bath bombs, a cute blue IKEA towel and a mermaid mask. I know how stressful it can be living life in quarantine but hang in there, friends. Remember to wear a mask, social distance and be kind. 🙂

Work has been hectic as per usual so I like to indulge and treat myself to a nice warm bath from time to time. I can never have too many bath bombs because I go through them quite frequently during the colder seasons. These bath bombs from Me Bath come in a nice range of colours and scents to choose from. They are relatively a new brand so expect to see more variety added in the future. These retail for $4.99 each and are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The two bath bombs I received were:

Mystic Mermaid – which has a fantastic aquatic scent and adds a gorgeous aqua-blue hue to your bath water. It’s very fitting to the theme and makes the whole bath experience more fun and exciting.

Unicorn Magic has a delicious sweet, fruity scent and it gives out a nice, bright neon pink hue to your bath water.

Bath time paired with a nice beverage of your choice, a book or even streaming your favourite shows always helps you unwind and puts everything else on pause. It’s a nice little treat you can give yourself. Bath bombs can be pretty expensive and range between 6 to 10 dollars so it’s nice to see Me Bath make the effort to create an affordable option.

With bath time, you can customize and amp up the experience by adding a bubbles or even some bath salts, the options are quite endless! Be sure to not have your bath water scorching hot because you’re going to irritate and dry out your skin. And try not to stay in for too long because your fingers and toes may prune up. I think disclaimers like these can be helpful since I almost never hear anyone mention these sorts of things. It’s good to take precautions and remember to enjoy your self care time!

Luscious Hair with Luseta Hair

Earlier of this year, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to become one of Luseta’s brand ambassadors and I was thrilled! I kept seeing their products all over my feed and explore page so it was very exciting to work with a popular and well known hair brand.

All Luseta products are sulfate, phosphate and carbon-free. ♡

Growing up, my hair was very thick and strong but as I aged, I noticed my hair has become a lot more weak, thinner even. It’s likely because of aging and diet. My diet isn’t the best so I need to work on that. You’d be surprised how much diet plays a role in your everyday life and overall appearance aside from just your overall physique. Skin and hair are affected by poor eating habits.

The first set of products I tried from Luseta was their Hemp Oil complex line. I no longer have the shampoo and conditioner because I used them but I highly reccomend this line to those who have thin hair and split ends. This line did a superb job making my hair less tangled and also made it feel a lot stronger. My boyfriend suffers from alopecia in the front of his head and he even found this line really gentle on scalp while leaving it refreshed and soft. He’s very picky with hair care so that compliment says a lot.

The Hemp Oil complex line is formulated with 3 beautiful key ingredients that helps stimulate, soothe and moisturize your scalp.

• HEMP OIL is excellent for most skin types as it is non-comdegenic (won’t clog your pores) and it helps balance out oily skin/scalps by hydrating and maintaining skin’s oil production.

• PEPPERMINT is commonly used in a lot of hair products that claims to stimulate hair growth/scalp care and etc. It also known to have fantastic antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. Please be aware that you will feel a slight tingling, cooling sensation when using products with this ingredient.

• GREEN TEA is an overall fantastic ingredient used for many purposes – anti aging and weightloss. For hair care in particular, this is great for combating against dry scalp and dandruff.

Alright onto the products that I do still have and have also been enjoying. They recently replenished my Luseta supply with their Collagen and Biotin line. This line is just so luxurious because they choose to use two of the most popular ingredients you see in supplements in our hair care.

HEMP OIL COMPLEX STRENGTHENING DUO

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Their biotin and collagen line consists of a wonderful blend of powerful ingredients from Vitamin b7 biotin, hydrolyzed collagen and argan oil; All these ingredients are perfect for restoring necessary nutrients into every strand while plumping collagen adds dimension and volume into the hair for a thicker, fuller and healthier appearance.

BIOTIN is commonly found in supplements to help with hair growth and fight against hair thinning.

Collagen has amazing benefits for the skin, hair and body. For hair, it helps build and strengthen hair proteins. It also may prevent against follicle damage and greys.

* in my opinion, greys can be caused by multiple factors such as stress, hereditary so it’s almost difficult for me to believe that entirely but I wanted to add my thoughts on this.

I found this specific set did an incredibly job moisturizing my scalp and hair. Often times a lot of shampoo products do dry out my hair and causing a lot of flyaways and I found this shampoo really great for moisturizing, softening and leaving my hair feeling so clean. Their conditioner pairs well with this shampoo as it leaves my hair feeling silky soft and lightweight while being nourishing.

BIOTIN & COLLAGEN SHAMPOO DUO

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Overall, I’m impressed with Luseta hair care products, they honestly are salon grade quality and top of the line products. I don’t think I’ll purchase any of hair care product because these work for me. I actually went ahead and purchased their apple cider clarifying conditioner to try out and I’m excited to see how that goes. 🙂 I highly recommend you guys to try out their products, you will not disappointed!

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