Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Best in SPF - Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 Review

Why has it taken so long for a product like this to be made available for consumer consumption? It just makes the most sense for reapplying SPF. This product offers amazing protection and is perfect for the beach/swimming. The packaging claims to offer water resistant protection for 40 minutes but this is subjective. Make sure you avoid the eyes. I forgot to shield my eyes during application , needless to say it burned like a motha regardless of the fact that the label says non-irritating! Also, avoid spraying it in your hair unless you want UV protection in your hair too. The product doesn’t smell of SPF but rather of something fresh and herbal, Rosemary, Peppermint and Spearmint. This product is also cruelty and allergen free! It’s available in a travel size which is perfect for touch ups throughout the day. Definitely recommend.

#SaintandSinner Box - Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eau de Parfum Review

I was beyond thrilled to have these sent to me for review...for free! I was on the short list but was not sure if I was getting these because it seemed most influencers got theirs before me. I had already smelled this previously but I wanted my own little piece of the action. I even went above and beyond and created a look around the fragrance flacon design. I was going to attempt to draw the flacon design in its entirety on my face but I think I was getting a bit ahead of myself and so I just did the little skull motif. Below are reviews of the fragrance, I hope you enjoyed this review I would love to hear your thought and let me know if you also were a part of the influencer campaign. Cheers 

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum
Before the re launch of this fragrance I always preferred Saint over Sinner and that seems to be the consensus but I prefer the dry down of Sinner. The top notes are clary sage and Mirabelle, heart notes are jasmine, almond blossom and lily-of-the-valley and the base notes are vanilla, cedar, peach and musk. This is very simplistic, universal floral fragrance sure to appease many. I don’t typically wear floral fragrances because they all smell the same to me, I like fragrance that isn’t deriguer, I don’t want to smell like everyone else. This EDP sells for $88 CAD but to me it smells like a cheap celebrity fragrance in luxe packaging, but this is a business model that works for a lot of fragrance houses – sell something that feels luxe but make the juice cheap. I would say the sillage is mild to moderate but for an EDP it doesn’t last long on the skin. Kat Von D played it safe with Saint I and again with the re-launch, it would have been nice if she changed things up a bit, like an ode to the former fragrance but made it more relevant. If you are looking for a powdery floral and don’t’ want to break the bank then this is for you. This was sent to me for review.

Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum
If we’re strictly speaking drydown, I prefer Sinner. I’m more into either earthy, sweet but not gourmandy or fresh citrus fragrances. Top notes are mandarin orange, orange blossom and plum, heart notes are jasmine, white flowers and cinnamon, base notes are patchouli, vetiver, vanilla and musk. This juice sits much nicer on my skin and has a bit better staying power than Saint. This however probably won’t be the one one most flock to as it’s been dubbed ‘too musky’ by most influencers/gurus etc. but I digress…