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January Beauty Round-up

coffee soap

I can’t believe it’s 2017! I wanted to share with you a few of my January beauty favorites to help keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated in the New Year. Here’s what I’m loving right now:

Coffee Soap

Do you have a hard time getting up in the morning – especially when its cold and dark outside? Give your body a jolt with this handmade bar of coffee soap made with coconut oil and ground coffee beans. The coffee also does a great job of exfoliating dry, flaky skin and it smells amazing! Definitely one of my top January beauty products. (more…)

Winter Beauty Favourites


For all my friends out east – brrrrr! It’s getting cold out there and your skin is probably freaking out. I have the same problem whenever the weather changes that I wanted to share with you a few of my winter beauty favourites:

Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil – When my skin is really messed up from airplanes, travel, changing altitudes or cold air – I always start layering on the argan oil. Josie Maran’s is 100% pure like the name suggests, so there are no fillers or any other crap. The best way to wear it is to apply it at night before you go to bed and then slather your favourite night cream on top of it. I treat it like a serum and it’s part of my winter beauty routine. (more…)

The Best Holiday Value Beauty Gift Sets!




We’re talking about stuff you actually want to buy for yourself!

The holidays are a great way to stock up on your beauty favorites because there are a TON of special value beauty gift sets that only come out this time of year. You get an amazing amount of product for a discounted price. Here are the ones I really love:

Biotherm Holiday Set

This is one of the first holiday kits I bought for myself! I chose the Aquasource Gel Holiday Set which is perfect if you have combination skin like me. It’s only $41 for an $80 value, plus you get $10 off your first order if you subscribe to their email list.

It includes a full-size moisturizer which I love – everything else feels like a freebie! You also get to choose a few samples upon checkout which just adds to the value as well of getting one of these beauty gift sets. (more…)

Fall Beauty Favorites

caudalie value kit beauty

It’s been awhile since my last beauty round-up, but I’ve been testing a whole slew of beauty products that I’ve fallen in love with. I paid $10 for that Sephora ‘prime’ service and it’s started an addiction!

Here are a couple fave beauty products I definitely recommend:

1) Caudalie Favorites Kit

I was on the hunt for a new micellar cleanser, when I came across this Caudalie Favorites Value Kit which included the cleanser and a bunch of other skincare products. I love the little trial/travel sizes and it made me a believer of their micellar cleanser and the Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet – I would buy the full-size of both. The cleanser is super gentle and my skin sucked up every last bit of the gel-like sorbet.

It was also really nice working within one system and letting the products compliment each other. For $39 – this is an amazing deal and would make a great Christmas gift! (more…)

5 Worth-It Beauty Splurges For Your Make-up Bag



What are your favourites beauty splurges?

As someone who grew up buying all sorts of drugstore make-up for under $10, I sometimes find it difficult to spend that little bit extra on higher-end beauty splurges for my make-up bag.

I definitely think there are things WORTH saving money on, but then there are just a few things I think are total beauty splurges that are worth investing into. The higher quality product sometimes justifies the cost. Here are my top 5 beauty worth-it beauty splurges for your make-up bag:

1. The IT Sponge

I can’t believe I spent $25 on a make-up sponge, but honestly it makes my foundation look flawless compared to the strokes of a foundation brush. The Beauty Blender is a pointy sponge you soak in water, dip in your make-up and bounce all over your skin for that ‘airbrushed’ look.

I love it because it makes my foundation go on evenly and looks quite natural. My sponge came with a mini solid soap to wash with daily. Just make sure to replace it every 3-6 months depending on how ofter you use it. (more…)

December Beauty Favourites


It’s December already!

Which means Christmas is almost near and I have an all-new round-up of December beauty favourites to light up the holidays. Here are the best things to come across my desk this month:

Stocking Stuffers from L’Occitane – I am loving the Hugs & Kisses Duo featuring their L’Occitane’s classic hand cream and lip balm. Perfect for dry winter skin and comes in a festive ornament style gift box. I’ve also been keeping the intoxicating Jasmin Immortelle Neroli Hand Cream on my nighstand, it also slips easily into a stocking – or my purse!


Next up were the Pivoine Sublime Tinted Lip Balms with peony extract are an awesome stocking stuffer. They come in a range of rose colours for a natural enhanced look on your lips, without that heavy feel of lipstick. I also love that the lip balms contain SPF 25 and provide 8-hours of hydration.

I found the colours deep enough without being too dramatic and sheer enough for a casual day look. My lips felt soft and I love that I didn’t have to layer it on top of my sunscreen either. (more…)