THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS CC CREAMS AND ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE PRODUCTS REVIEW

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You want what’s best for your skin, and for your life. Total Effects offers seven beautiful results in one place, so you can be your best beautiful and your busy self. How did they do it? After extensive research, Olay identified the 7 attributes that keep skin looking young, and Total Effects’ unique vitamin complex speaks to each one of them. All in a single bottle. The look of lines, pores, wrinkles, and age spots minimized. Signs of damage reduced. Skin is left hydrated, looking firmer, healthier, more radiant, even and smooth.
 
As I’m nearing my mid-20’s, I really need to take extra care of my skin to prevent any pre-mature aging. For me, that’s especially true for the eye area because crows feet are just not pretty, especially if you’re smiling. So I’m really happy to be testing out some Olay Total Effects products that are for the eyes.
 

Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream
Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream works with your natural complexion to balance and help even skin tone while providing 7 beautiful benefits.

1) Helps brighten the eye area
2) Helps reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles
3) Reduces the appearance of dark circles
4) Reduces the look of puffiness
5) Helps even skin tone
6) Improves surface skin turnover
7) Strengthens skin’s natural defenses against moisture loss
 

I think it’s really important to keep in mind that even though this is considered as a “CC/Colour Correcting” product, it actually doesn’t really have any colour. So please don’t treat this product like a concealer. Now that’s out of the way, I have to say that I am in LOVE with this eye cream. Even though this product is not a concealer, I like how the colour of the cream itself is of an orange undertone, which means it will neutralize the under eye colour.

I place small dots around my eye and take my ring finger to slowly pat it until it’s absorbed. It does take a little bit of time to absorb into the skin because of it’s heavy texture. I also noticed that it works well under a concealer as it doesn’t set underneath the under eye. You can pick this up at your local drugstore for around $20 CAD.
 

Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream
This gentle brush applicator sweeps Total Effects Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream onto your eye area with precision and provides 7 beautiful benefits for younger, healthier-looking skin around the eyes.

1) Immediately reduces the appearance of dark circles
2) Helps reduce the look of wrinkles
3) Massages to reduce the look of puffiness
4) Hydrates for firmer skin appearance
5) Helps visibly renew skin texture
6) Evens skin tone
7) Provides nourishing moisturization
 

This is a daily tinted moisturizing for swiping under eye to reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. It comes in a pen-like object with a brush at the end where the product is dispensed. Of course, right away I realized that it was going to cause hygienic issues as the brush can’t really be washed. The product comes out at the end with the brush by a clicker on the opposition end of the pen. The bristles are very gentle so it will not hurt the eyes.
 

This is the colour of the Dark Circle Minimizing CC Cream. It’s definitely has a little more coverage than the Brightening CC Cream, however, the formula is not as effect as the latter. Since the texture is lighter, I find that it doesn’t do a great job at concealing anything. Plus, I find that the cream sets terribly on the crease of my eye, thus, making my fine lines look even more apparent.
 

Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths
Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths gently cleanse and exfoliate skin in one simple step—no lathering or rinsing required. At the same time, they infuse age-defying Vitamins and moisturizers for fresher, younger-looking skin. Total Effects fights 7 signs of aging (look of fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, uneven skin tone, dullness, noticeability of prominent pores, age spot appearance and dryness).
 

I use the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths to lift away dirt and make-up from my face, neck and around my eyes. In my opinion, these towels have just the right amount of wetness…not too wet but also, wet enough to do its job. I find some cleansing cloths to be too drying, but not these ones! They work really well in removing even waterproof eye makeup but not so well with the glue for my false lashes. Thus, I would still suggest using an eye makeup remover instead of this cloth for your eyes.
 

I do like the size of the towels and they are really soft and durable. It’s much bigger than other wipes on the market and it’s very soft to the touch. I can’t say if it actually fulfill its promise of fighting the 7 signs of aging but if you’re looking for a good, durable makeup wipe, then I would suggest these ones by Olay.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the 2/3 Olay Total Effect products. I would recommend the Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream and the Total Effects Wet Cleansing Cloths if you’re looking for an eye cream or cleansing cloths.

L’OREAL COLLECTION PRIVEE JULIANNE MOORE NUDE LIPSTICK & NAIL COLOUR GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

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TIFF 2014 has officially come to an end this past weekend. I’ve had a great time, not only watching a movie The Forger with John Travolta, but attending different events hosted by one of the sponsors of TIFF, L’Oreal Paris. In celebration of another successful TIFF year, I am giving away a set of the Collection Privee Nudes in Julianne Moore, who I also saw during TIFF in Toronto. Thank you L’Oreal Paris Canada for giving me so many amazing opportunities!
 

The Collection Privee is definitely one of my favorite collections by L’Oreal. They are not only chic in design but the colours are absolutely stunning. (You can see my review of the nail polish collection here). You can see the detail of the Julianne shade in the photo below.
 

The giveaway is open worldwide and the rules are all listed on my Instagram account. If you’re interested, please head over to my account here, to enter. Good luck!
 
PS, I’ll have another giveaway happening here on the blog this week! So make sure you visit back soon.

TWOSOME

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Urban Outfitters Silence + Noise oversized studded moto jacket, Forever 21 tank top & sweatpants, Adidas Kids Duramo Slides, Longchamp Le Pliage handbag (mini), Ray-Ban aviators

Two things that I wish will never go out of style: these Adidas shower slides and sweatpants. I think I have rotated these two items more frequently than any other garments in my entire wardrobe…like ever. Of course, comfort plays a huge factor but it also helps that they go with everything that I throw with them. Whether it’s a moto jacket, denim jacket, blazer, sweater, t-shirt…it still works.

PRE-FALL

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American Eagle plaid shirt, American Apparel t-shirt, Zara skort (last season), Coach Madison Mini North/South Bonded Tote in Python Embossed Leather, Soludos espadrilles, eBay pearl necklace

Friday, Friday, Friday! That is all.

 

PAUL SMITH KEYRING GIVEAWAY ON INSTAGRAM

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In business for over 40 years Paul Smith had established himself as the pre-eminent British designer. Paul Smith has an ability to anticipate, and even spark off trends not only fashion but in the wider context of popular culture. He manages to transmit a genuine sense of humour and mischief mixed with his love of tradition and the classics.
 

I am currently hosting an Instagram Giveaway for this iconic coloured and cute authentic Paul Smith keyring. It’s made out of 100% leather and crafted in Italy. It has swirl printed leather and gold coloured hardware. With a gold coloured love heart shaped tip and hardware embossed with the ‘Paul Smith’ signature logo, it will go well with your house and car keys
 

Comes with original dust bag and authenticity card. SRP is over $80 CAD. What are you waiting for? Head over to my Instagram right now to enter!

BLAZING

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Dynamite leather vest, H&M black dress, from Hong Kong boutique sandals, Cheap Monday backpack

It’s like the weather gods actually heard my cry from my last fashion post. Toronto ended up get getting hit with this weird heat wave that caused temperature to rise to almost 35 degrees celsius last weekend. It was hot when I took these photos. But for some twisted fate, today’s low was only 10 degrees celsius. I was like…


 
 
 

AKASHIRO JAPANESE RESTAURANT + BAR: A TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE

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Every once in a while, I get thoroughly angry/upset/disappointed at something that I have the urge to express those feelings on here. Unfortunately, for the restaurant, today is one of those days. For those of you who follow my on my other social media, you’ve already gotten the main bit of the story. But I can’t help but share my experience here too…so here it is…
 

So basically, this restaurant at the Eaton Center is pure sh*t. I did a little background information about this restaurant and here is what I could find: This is the store’s main website and on it, it says Akashiro provides their customers with wide range of foods including healthy and delicious meals at lunch time and transforms itself to casual drink bar at night time. Akashiro is also an affiliate to Sushi – Q which is a famous Japanese food franchise in Canada. (So it’s very interesting to hear that they are affiliated with a very big Japanese food franchise in Canada)
 
Okay, so let me start my story. First, they were highly understaff. I went on a Wednesday night, so I do understand if you’re a little understaff. But considering that you’re in the heart of downtown Toronto, don’t you think having one waiter and one hostess is too little? Anyways, the one male waiter could hardly speak English was in charge of more than 10 tables and another girl, who’s only function from what I could see was to hand out the food and to sit new customers down. (Problem #1)
 
Next, We ordered our food and then 30 minutes in, nothing. Not even our tea was given to us. We ordered a bottle of beer too (They had Heiniken on the menu but they said they didn’t sell it so we had to get another brand), but that didn’t arrive either. We asked the girl waiter, TWICE, kindly for the food, and she was clueless. We also asked you should at least give us tea and our beer, but it never came. (Problem #2)
 
Here comes the kicker…finally, after 45 minutes, the male waiter came and said something along the lines of “Sorry your order sheet that I wrote down what you had order got wet…so what did you order?” This meant that after 45 minutes, he only noticed that he was missing our orders NOW? And you didn’t bother telling us? Plus, we only ordered 4 dishes (Unagi Don, Sexy Roll, Dynamite Roll and Natsu Set) really it was that hard for you to remember that? I thought waiters needed to have superb memory. I guess he really didn’t know how to be a waiter. (Problem #494857908450)
 
You thought I was done? Oh no…another problem arrived! Then I asked to speak to the manager and the waiter replied with “there’s no manager”! Hahaha! No wonder the place is falling apart, no one manages the place. So I asked for a business card…but guess what? It took him another 5 minutes to find me a business card! Wow! (Problem #98529859845904285)
 
And all this happened while I was in a rush to watch a Wicked, the musical which was AMAZING! Yeah this place is banned! We walked out of the restaurants and didn’t even bother to try the food because according to Yelp and Urban Spoon, I’m not missing on much. This place got terrible reviews.
 

Have you had ridiculous experiences at a restaurant before?