REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED] Palmer’s Coconut Oil Line

I was fortunate enough to receive a nice PR goodie bag from Palmer’s with a selection of products from their new Coconut Oil line. It got sent at a pretty good time, because self-care towards my body has decreased significantly (I’ll just say it: laziness) during these cold months.

I received the following:

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Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion
Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream

My boyfriend and I have been using all 3 products for a couple of weeks and it’s about time to officially share the love with you all!

Palmer’s is kind enough to provide a set of the same Coconut Oil products we got to 3 lucky winners!

If you are participating, please make sure to click on the giveaway link down below for details on how to enter.

Onto the review!

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REVIEW: By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash

I love me some chemical exfoliators: they make my skin smoother, keep any wrinkles and acne at bay, and when used in moderation, really amp up the quality of my skin.

I guess I was too comfortable using chemical exfoliants in the form of toners and masks, for I was sent the By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash*  to try out and felt like sorcery was at work!

I was VERY perplexed by enzyme powder washes. My friend loves them, but I just couldn’t comprehend how a powder cleanser could be that amazing. I’ve used powder cleansers in the past, and although they’re handy for travelling purposes, I couldn’t bring myself to to find them a necessity. This is where the noggin’  wasn’t processing the word “enzyme” in enzyme wash!

From my understanding,  (food-derived) enzymes are chemical exfoliants that are gentler, and quicker at removing dead skin cells. These types of enzymes are proteolytic, meaning they break down other proteins.

In the case of our skin, they remove old keratin, a skin protein that glues cells to each other to form a protective layer outside the skin. Usually too much keratin is what causes scaly skin and too much build up, which can lead to skin conditions like keratosis pilaris.

While researching the effectiveness of enzyme washes, I could not find any scientific study on its beneficial (or detrimental) uses in skincare. Only sources for enzyme washing detergents popped up, so I’m even more perplexed by enzyme facial exfoliants.

Before we get into the use, let me just say I grossly underestimated this product.

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REVIEW: Pixi x Weylie Hoang Dimensional Eye Creator Kit

Back in the good old oily-skinned acne days, I stumbled upon Weylie’s channel when trying to find a skincare routine and makeup that worked for my skin type. I’ve enjoyed watching her since, and even though I don’t have the same skin-type as hers today, I still like her content and watch her videos.

Naturally being a longtime fan of Weylie, I was excited when I saw Weylie release her collab product with Pixi actually available at Shoppers Drugmart. I couldn’t resist, and I picked up one for me and my sister.

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The palette is $28 CAD ($20 USD) and comes with an Eyeshadow Palette and Dual Ended Liner.

“Highlight and define for the ultimate dimensional eyes. Pigmented, blendable eye shades in a portable palette curated by Weylie are teamed up with a 2-in-1 black kohl pencil and liquid eyeliner duo to make this kit the perfect everyday eye essential.”

I’ve been playing with the products a handful of times and am ready to share my thoughts!

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