Skincare

My Boyfriend’s Skincare Routine

So my boyfriend (Jonathan) has been asking me to write this blog post for ages. His skin is more on the dry side and mine is more on the oily side so I started passing on skincare that wasn’t quite right for my skin type onto him. In doing so, I have created a bit of a skincare addict. Here is everything he loves using at the moment – hopefully it’s helpful for some of the men out there!

My Boyfriend’s Skincare Routine

L’Occitane En Provence – Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil

I will be the first to admit that I struggle with keeping my nails and cuticles in tip-top shame. As a nervous/stressed nail and skin picker (I know, quite cringe) with very thin and dry nails, I need to find quick and easy solutions that make my fingers look better almost instantly. Enter the newest addition to my nail care routine – L’Occitane Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil ($22).

L’Occitane En Provence – Shea Nail and Cuticle Oil

Hylamide – Sensitive Fix Booster

If you follow me on Instagram you saw that I visited the recently opened Deciem store on Queen Street West for the first time last month. One of the products I picked up was the Hylamide Sensitive Fix Booster ($20) and as the lovely employee at the store told me, I should be able to see results around the two-week mark - so it’s time for a review.

Hylamide – Sensitive Fix Booster

Monthly Favourites – July 2016

The end of July means we’re starting to approach the end of summer in Canada. For me, it’s actually quite exciting because fall is definitely my favourite season but for now, lets recap the products I love during the height of the Canadian summer:

Monthly Favourites – July 2016

Skincare Empties - July 2016

It always feels great to totally use up a product but it feels even better to take stock of the products I used up and assess if I should buy them again or if that’s the end of their life in my drawers. Here is the rundown on the skincare products I’ve used up recently:

Skincare Empties - July 2016

Frank Body – Sweet Cheeks Kit

If you live for the #beauty #skincare hastags on Instagram, then you have definitely seen Franks Body products – before/after photos of various skin concerns and coffee-based body scrub all over beautiful people. Feeling more and more tempted by all the Instagram love, I purchased the Frank Body Sweet Cheeks Kit ($49.95) on the website a few months ago, which contains the full range of face products (Creamy Face Cleanser, Creamy Face Scrub & Everyday Moisturiser).

Frank Body – Sweet Cheeks Kit

Monthly Favourites – June 2016

Happy July! I hope my fellow Canadians had a great Canada Day last Friday and I hope all the Americas out there are having a good Fourth of July today. These Favourites are kind of all over the map this time around; some makeup, some skincare and toothpaste, so keep reading to find out what I loved in June.

Monthly Favourites – June 2016

Monthly Favourites – April 2016

I feel like I had a lot of products I wanted to talk about this month but I didn't want to spoil some of the longer feature posts I'm planning, so here is the curated shortlist of the things I really loved in April. Stay tuned from some more thorough reviews of new products coming up in the next few weeks.

Monthly Favourites – April 2016

KYPRIS – Clearing Serum & Moonlight Catalyst

I am definitely a fan of the medical/doctor skincare brands but it’s always great to find an effective collection of natural beauty products. Based on a selection of organic, wild crafted and sustainable ingredients, KYPRIS beauty products are 100% natural alternatives for all your skincare needs.

KYPRIS – Clearing Serum & Moonlight Catalyst

Monthly Favourites – January 2016

A new year, a new round of favourites. Admittedly, some of the products/brands were 2015 discoveries but these were definitely all daily products for me in January.

Monthly Favourites – January 2016

Holiday Gift Guide

As great as the holidays are, it can be a bit daunting to figure out exactly what to get your family and friends. From work parties to family dinners, New Year’s festivities and Secret Santa’s, I think we can all use a little help with some gift ideas. I’ve done my best to give you a few suggestions.

Holiday Gift Guide

L’Oréal Beauty in Bloom Warehouse Sale Finds

Since I was a child, my mom has been taking me to the L’Oréal warehouse sale. Admittedly, I really didn’t enjoy it when I was young but now I definitely appreciate the beauty discounts. For those of you who aren’t aware, this is an bi-annual sale that has discounted makeup/skincare/hair products from all the brands that are part of the L’Oréal family. Here is the list of what I picked up at the sale on Sunday.

L’Oréal Beauty in Bloom Warehouse Sale Finds

Body Cream To Love

I have to admit that I have never been a huge body cream/lotion fan. No matter how dry my skin gets, I can never get into a regular routine with any sort of moisturizing body product. That being said, I’m starting to change my tune after being sent the Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Body Cream ($15).

Body Cream To Love

Best of Beauty 2014 – Best Products of 2014 Part 1

My last blog post was my best beauty discoveries of 2014, but now we’re going to get a bit more specific. This is Part 1 of my best products of 2014. This is Part 1 of my best beauty products of 2014, which are my best skincare, complexion and nail products. Part 2  (going up tomorrow) will showcase eyes, lips, hair and fragrance.

Best of Beauty 2014 – Best Products of 2014 Part 1

Monthly Favourties – December 2014

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday! I took a little holiday break from blogging (hence why there are two Monthly Favourites posts in a row) but now that I am full to the brim with turkey and cookies, I am back in full force. December for me has been all about adjusting to the cold weather and putting down some old favourites to make room for some new additions.

Monthly Favourties – December 2014

Monthly Favourites - November 2014

November has definitely been a great month; I had my 23rd birthday, ran my first 5k, and bought A LOT of beauty products (although I seem to do that every month).

Monthly Favourites - November 2014

Skincare Empties

A pile has been forming at the bottom of my sink, in a big plastic container, full of empty skincare products. Since I decided to organize my gigantic beauty collection the other night, I’m finally getting around to doing my first empties post!

Skincare Empties

Giant VIB Rouge Sephora Haul

Last night I went to the Sephora VIB Rouge Holiday event at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The event was jam packed with drinks, treats, makeovers, facials, free samples and most importantly – 20% off all purchases!! Of course, I couldn’t help myself and I managed to do a bit of damage at the store. I haven’t tried most of these products before (two of which are for my mom) but I thought I would let you guys know what caught my eye at Sephora, in no particular order.

Giant VIB Rouge Sephora Haul

Monthly Favourite - October 2014

Happy November everyone!

I love the start of a new month because that means new Monthly Favourites. October has been jam packed with new favs. I started a new job in October (the reason for my temporary absence) so I’ve been all about those quick in easy products that are early morning friendly – I’m still not used to this whole having to be at a professional office at a specific time thing.

Monthly Favourite - October 2014

Loose Button Luxe Box – Fall 2014

I have tried countless beauty boxes and the reality is; they seem really cool but tend to be pretty lack luster once they arrive. I try not to be a pessimist but I’ve been through it all with beauty boxes, including but not limited to missing products in the box, broken products, even never receiving a box and never receiving a refund. These days I only receive one beauty box, Loose Button’s Luxe Box ($26 every 3 months or $50 every 6 months or $96 every 12 months).

Loose Button Luxe Box – Fall 2014