As a longtime acne struggler, once you figure out a skincare routine that works for you and keeps pimples at bay, it's hard to try new products because you're so satisfied with what works. Lush's Tea Tree Water toner is a product that I have and will repurchase time and time again. I genuinely think it's a huge factor in my acne-free skin, and i'm so pleased I ever bought this. I also love the fact that after cleansing my face, I can just spray this and proceed to applying moisturizers or serums. No cotton pads, no swiping, nothing. Just spray and go! So simple and so refreshing. I love natural skincare and this is a must have for my skincare routine.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Some of you my have seen my youtube weight loss vlogs, something that in the past I had both a love/hate relationship with. It's really hard to say your struggles and admit your weight on a very public website, but I thought that it would be a great way to stay motivated. I think the mistake I made during my last vlog series was that I concentrated way too much on the number on the scale and not enough fitness. This time around I am much more interested in a lifestyle change, and incorporating more exercise into my daily life. If you're interested in my weight loss journey (10 pounds is my goal!) then please watch and subscribe to my channel!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Back in December while I was visiting my family in New York, I picked up the It's a 10's Miracle Leave-in Product. This leave-in spray certainly got a lot of hype from beauty bloggers in the past, I had seen Nicole Guerriero rave about it quite a lot. So I picked up the small size to give it a go. The verdict? Not bad...not great either. I found that it didn't do anything special in particular, which was disappointing considering that this claims to be a "miracle". I liked that it left my hair feeling silkier but I find that most haircare products do that anyway, so why spend the extra money on this?
For now i'm going to stick to my beloved Garnier Moroccan Sleek (see my post on it here), and while I wouldn't say this spray was bad, I just wouldn't repurchase it. I give it a 6/10.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Although i'm very satisfied with my lip balms and salves at the moment, living in Montreal means that you're bound to be effected by the weather. My lips have been looking very chapped lately, and I realized it was probably due to the lack of exfoliating. I asked a few friends via text what scrubs they like best, whether it be from Lush or Fresh, and my friend Sarah informed me that she makes her own! Why didn't I consider this before?! I've seen countless blog posts on DIY lip scrubs, but the best part about the scrub Sarah suggested was that I already had the two ingredients in my cupboard.
1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Now I realize that most people don't have coconut oil in their pantries, but if you're a beauty/skincare lover and don't own coconut oil I have one thing to say: WHATS WRONG WITH YOU!? Coconut oil is THE essential beauty item. I've exclaimed my love for it before (click here) so i'll just get on with it: all you need to do is mix these two ingredients together and you're good to go! I used organic coconut oil to keep things natural.
Let me know if you try this, and I hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
My friend Sarah was lovely enough to pick up some items for me during her trip to London last week, (Anyone remember this post when I asked my british readers for some drugstore recommendations?) Most of you said to get a palette from Sleek, or the Collection concealer. Since I already own the Collection concealer, I looked up the different Sleek palette colors and the one that stood out to me the most was the Blush by 3 palette in Pink Lemonade.
Pink Lemonade has 3 pink/rose blushes that I don't really own anything like. The middle shade in the palette is a cream blush, and I find that the quality is so lovely! The 2 blushes on the side are very Nars Orgasmy (haha) which I find suits me so well.
The other product I got from London I had been coveting for so long. Obviously they sell Rimmel in the US and Canada, but they do not however, sell the shade "Nottinghill Nude" in the Moisture Renew range. Because I had heard so many great things about it, I had to have it! Let me tell you I was not disappointed. Creamy and moisturizing, a perfect nude shade that is slightly on the brown side, works so well for me.
Do you own these products? If so, let me know what you think!