My Top Favourite Beauty Oils – Josie Maran, Tarte and Kosmea

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I don’t know about you but I am in love with beauty oils. It started off as a crush and then out of nowhere it has blossomed to full PDA love. Even my boyfriend incorporated beauty oils in his daily face routine!

Before I start my list of favorites, I want to quickly share my experience with oils.

I went crazy for a month and thought that I didn’t need to use any beauty oils (For some reason I thought that it was an expense I would be able to cut back on but I was so wrong). Within that short time period my skin went through some major negative transformations and at first I had no idea why. My skin started to look very dull, makeup wouldn’t set right, very DEEP eye wrinkles.
I went back on beauty oils and instantly the life in my skin came back.
Here is a list of some of my top faves:

1. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil – $20 – $125
Available at Sephora

A very lightweight oil that can be used for your face and oil (I only use it on my face). This has been an absolute game changer. This 100% Pure Argan Oil is a legendary oil that’s rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, and grown organically in Morocco. With its multitasking benefits, Argan Oil can be used for many areas including hydrating and nourishing skin, as a daily moisturizer, skin treatment, treating spilt ends, and softening cuticles. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types and is believed to help with skin conditions including acne. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin to give you a youthful, dewy glow, and has astonishing healing, conditioning, and antiaging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil – $55
Available at Sephora

I first received this as a sample and fell in love with it right away. This 100% pure maracua oil quickly absorbs for firmer, brighter, smoother skin. Pure maracuja oil is rich in vitamin C, so skin appears instantly brighter and more radiant. The oil is also a source of essential fatty acids (EFAs), a requirement for healthy skin cells that the body cannot produce on its own. EFA deficiency can result in the breakdown of essential skin cells which causes skin to appear dry and aged. By supplementing skin with pure maracuja oil, you are infusing life back into dull skin and replenishing EFAs to rapidly rebuild and repair. This potent antiaging elixir that has anti-inflammatory benefits promotes active skin recovery and delivers maximum hydration without any greasy or filmy feel.All in all, oil that is great for your skin!

Kosmea Skin Clinic Organic Rosehip Oil – $50
Available at Well.ca
Kosmea Skin Clinic Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, this easily-absorbed oil is a real treat for the skin. It may help smooth wrinkles, even out skin tone, reduce appearance of scars, moisturise and soothe dry skin, nourish and hydrate ageing skin, balance oily skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Great for giving that glow to dull, tired skin.

Beauty oils can be a bit pricey but trust me, the payoff is huge! It will soon become the holy grail in your skincare routine! I don’t know how I ever lived without it!

Stay tuned on which one I currently use and how I use it in my skincare routine.

Stay wonderful,

 
 

Summer 2014’s Most Coveted Fashion Trends

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Fashion trends in the city changes within a blink of an eye, it’s hard to keep up with whats hot and not.

When the summer starts I am so inspired and creative on creating interesting outfits that are on trend but as the weeks fizzle by I get less and less inspired. I tend to fall back into wearing standard shorts, tee and uninteresting sandals.

With this guide, I am able to stay on top of my fashion game and reinvent my wardrobe!

Outdoor Glam

What better way to soak up the sun then up North at the cottage or on a canoe trip with the fam? Just because your giving up the city life for a day doesn’t mean you have to give up your unique style too! These pieces will help keep you looking glamorous the whole day through

Sporty In The City
 
For the weekends where you can’t make it out of the city, these stylish accessories will have you looking prepped and ready to go for any work-out, bike ride or daytime adventure !
Nautical
 
We all want to hop on a boat once it hits 5pm on Friday and sail away for the weekend. Unfortunately this isn’t always an option, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to look the part anyway! Our favorite nautical prints and accessories are sure to keep you feeling like you’re on a sailing trip, no matter the location.
My hands down favorite look is the Nautical look. It’s just so classic!
What is yours?
 
 

April Haul – Sephora, Lush, H&M, Target

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I feel like I haven’t gone shopping in so long! To be honest, I actually wasn’t planning on shopping but I had a meeting by the mall and so I thought I would kill some time. BIG MISTAKE.
I ended up leaving with a few goodies that I have been wanting for a long time but really didn’t need. The items were CALLING my name. I couldn’t say no!

Want to see what I got?

See my youtube video!
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Where have I been? First Youtube video!

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I know I have been absent for awhile BUT it’s all for good reasons!

I’m really excited to share with you guys my first Youtube video! I have to admit, it is so nerve wrecking filming and entering the Youtube world. Even though I should be good at talking to myself, it is extremely hard to do when you have a camera facing you. Now, let me tell you a secret that I think it is important to share with you prior to watching the video. I was extremely nervous. While I was editing, I was a bit disappointed (It’s also me being really picky!) that I feel like my true personality didn’t shine through.

I think while I work on more videos and get more comfortable with being in front of the camera, I will be able to relax and be myself.

Without further ado, here is my video!
Please support me – remember to like and subscribe to my video!
Also – leave comments below on how I can improve!

Thanks, everyone!

 
 

Perfect Nightime Skincare Duo

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Skincare duo

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As much as I want to deny it, I am getting old. Each year that passes is a new wrinkle shows up on my face with a “gotcha” look.

I can’t stop time but I can try to slow things down. The Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 with the Philosophy Help Me retinol night treatment is a match made in heaven.

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10  Eyes and Lashes
Suitable for sensitive eyes
Rhamnose 10%
$50 CAD

Since I wear contacts, I am constantly tugging on my eyes to put in and remove them. I’m also not the most gentle when it comes to removing my makeup, pulling and tugging away till all my mascara is removed.
I have noticed some fine lines under my eye which makeup just settles into and urg… I hate it! It looks horrible and seriously ages me.

This product is AMAZING! With 1 drop I am able to see results within 10 minutes. You read that right, 10 minutes! I get firmer, lifted eyes, wrinkles reduced and helps nourish my lashes.
I have noticed my lashes are stronger and mascara just glides on beautifully. My lashes are full and long… just wonderful!
I’ve already gone through one bottle – which lasts about 4 – 5 months (a little goes a long way!). I had to rush to the drug store to buy a new one as soon as I ran out.

The Benefits:

  • RHAMNOSE 10% 10 years of research. 7 international patents. Chosen over dozens of other anti-aging ingredients. Naturally derived and proven to boost skin rejuvenation on all surface layers.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – Hydration and plumping effect to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Ceramides – Derived from Haircare technology to strengthen and fortify eyelashes.

How to use:

  1. Massage a drop of serum onto your fingertips. (use after cleansing)
  2. Close your eyes and apply with light pressure on the whole eye contour area.
  3. Finish by smoothing the whole eye area, with eyes closed from the inner eye corner until the outer one including lashes.

Philosophy Help Me
An advanced, age-fighting night treatment featuring time-released retinol.
1.05 oz – $59 CAD

I have been using Help Me for  little over a month and I’m slowly seeing changes within my skin. Although I don’t have many fine lines and wrinkles on my face to notice too much of a difference, I notice that my skin is smoother and more clear. It’s also helped me with my dark spots I have on my cheeks and also has helped reduce acne.

Benefits:

The retinol in help me is encapsulated in Microsponge Technology, which keeps the retinol stable in the cream, while allowing it to be released into the skin gradually, resulting in less irritation. Help Me is the winner of Allure magazine’s Editor’s Choice Best of Beauty Award for best anti-aging treatment.

How to use:

  1. After cleansing, I apply a pea size amount all over my face
  2. Massage into skin
  3. To reduce the risk of irritation, mix with moisturizer or argan oil – I personally have to reacted to it so i use as is and then apply my moisturizer on top

Skincare duo

These two products together is a match made in heaven.
Try it out and let me know what you think.

What is part of your night time routine?

 

 

 
 

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