Reviewing My 2018 Beauty Expenses

Hi Everyone! Today, I will be reviewing my 2018 beauty expenses. Last month, I reviewed my 2017 expenses and it was eye-opening. I was originally going to post this later in the month (closer to the new year), but I think I’ve spent enough money on makeup and skincare this year and I have all […]

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Revisiting My 2017 Favourites | Part 2

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m revisiting my favourites from 2017. I’ve posted Part 1 of revisiting my Best of 2017 post (read here). There’s some overlap in my monthly favourites and Best of 2017 post, so if they aren’t listed below, they’re in that post. SEPTEMBER Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – When I used this, I […]

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Haul | 2018 Black Friday Purchases

Hi Everyone! I did a bit of spending on Friday and Saturday. I bought quite a few things, but none were huge purchases (didn’t buy a coat or TV or something). Here’s what I purchased during the Black Friday Sale! Tarte Maracuja Oil (supersize) – purchased online I love the Maracuja Oil, and it’s much […]

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Reviewing My 2017 Beauty Expenses

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m going to be taking a look at my expenses from last year. So, it’s going to get a little analytical and I have pie charts!! Earlier THIS year, I went through my receipts and I started an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of my beauty purchases. As you may have read […]

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Review | Kopari Coconut Deodorant

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m reviewing the Kopari deodorant. I was previously using Lady Speed Stick ones from the drugstore, but I wanted to start using a deodorant without aluminum. I decided to try out this Kopari one. The clean, non-toxic deodorant that really works! This aluminum and baking soda-free deodorant works with your body’s natural […]

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First Impressions with Saturday Skin

Hi Everyone! Today, I am reviewing a few Saturday Skin products that I purchased during the Sephora sale. I got the No Bad Days kit ($48 CAD) that includes 4 travel-sized products: Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream Featherweight Daily Moisturizing Cream Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel I’ve seen this brand on […]

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My Sephora VIB Rouge Haul | October 2018

Hi Everyone! I went a little crazy during the Sephora Sale! This is the most I’ve spent at Sephora in one go. I always saw these massive Sephora Hauls and thought, “Wow! This person bought so much!” But, those people are smart because there are usually 3 or more sales each year. So, if you […]

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October 2018 Product Empties

Hi Everyone! Happy Hallowe’en! Here are this month’s product empties. Dove Advanced Hair Series Regenerative Nourishment Serum-in-Oil (read my review) – I don’t do a lot of things to my hair, so it’s in pretty good shape. I don’t think I really need a hair oil, but I think every now and then I’d use […]

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My Sephora Sale Wishlist

Hi Everyone! I decided to do No Buy October (no makeup or skincare products) in preparation for the Sephora sales. I didn’t realize there would be a sale so soon! I think I will spread out my purchases across the upcoming sales. I will buy the things I NEED during the first one and then […]

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First Impressions with Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m reviewing the Waso Quick Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free. After finishing the Water Balm (read my review) from Sonia Roselli, I started using the Waso moisturizer. If you want to see what else is in my skincare rotation, click here! I bought it during the Sephora Beauty Appreciation Sale a while back. Originally, […]

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My Skincare Rotation

Hi Everyone! I thought I would do a post to show you what’s on rotation for my everyday skincare. The skincare products I use are pretty basic. I don’t use a lot of acids because I know that some don’t pair well together and it’s easier for me to just not use too many. I […]

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This or That | Body Scrubs

Hi Everyone! Today, I’m comparing two different types and also two different brands of body scrubs. There are a few different types: sugar, coffee, salt, herbal, etc. I’m comparing sugar scrubs with a fruit scrub (this isn’t what it’s called, but since it’s made of fruit and uses orange peel and corncob granules, I’m going […]

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September 2018 Product Empties

Hi Everyone! As you can see from the basket of empties, I have quite a few this month. So, let’s not waste any time and get started on the mini reviews! Smashbox Photo Finish Reduce Redness Primer (read my review)- I got a small tube of this and I did not like it at all. […]

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September 2018 Faves

Hi Everyone! Here are this month’s favourites!! Two new fave brow products of mine! The Diorshow Bold Brow in 002 Dark and Benefit’s Precisely, My Brow in 6. The brow mascara keeps my brows in place perfectly. Although you can feel that you have product in them, they don’t feel crunchy. I’ve tried an Estée […]

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The Body Shop Skincare Haul

Hi Everyone! As you may have already gathered, I really like The Body Shop skincare products. The tea tree oil line has been great for controlling and preventing acne. Check out my reviews: Tea Tree Oil Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution (I don’t think they sell this anymore) Tea Tree Oil Targeted Gel Blemish Stick Colour Adapting […]

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Instagram Giveaway | Sept 25-Oct 9, 2018

Hi Everyone! I reached 2k followers on my Instagram this week and I wanted to do a giveaway to thank all of you! Open to Canadian and US residents only. The giveaway will end on October 9th, 2018 at 11:59PM EDT. To enter on Instagram: 1. Follow @jencatbeauty 2. Like this pic 3. Comment with […]

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First Impressions with Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF50

Hi Everyone! I’m excited to write this review for the Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF50! I was gifted this product, but they didn’t ask me to review it. Since it is a new product, I decided I would share my thoughts on it! Read on to see what I thought about this BB Cushion! […]

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Beauty Brands I Want to Try

Hi Everyone! Whenever I’m scrolling through Instagram, I always see all these pretty flat lays with gold, black and silver packaging. High end products have such pretty packaging! A lot of drugstore brands’ packaging are getting prettier too, but there’s something about the look of a YSL or Dior lipstick tube that just makes you […]

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My First Haul from Tarte

Hi Everyone! I made an order from Tarte because I wanted to finally try the Amazonian Clay Foundation (the powder one). I’ve been eyeing it for a long time now and I finished up enough of my foundations that I allowed myself to buy a new one (read my makeup goals post). I wanted to […]

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