SELF CARE

Meditation: At the beginning of the year, I was invited to an event hosted by Shoppers Drug Mart with a focus on “getting a routine that gets you”, during which we got to do a couple of workshops focused on self care. It was the perfect way to start the New Year, but I’m usually terrible with resolutions, so I only started applying some of these valuable lessons in the past couple of weeks. Better late then never, and never too late to start ;) So I decided to finally take the time to pass on the wisdom that was…

REVERSA SAVED MY SKIN

You read that correctly, Reversa saved my skin! For as long as I can remember, I always had good skin (aside from those awkward teenage years where some acne decided to appear on my face, but it was gone as soon as it came)! Then, something happened. **Personal story alert**  A few months ago, I had stopped taking the birth control pill. Now, before you jump the gun and start making assumptions, let me explain! I’m not planning on a baby anytime soon, but it’s been years that I have been on the pill and I just really wanted to…

SEPHORA FOR CHRISTMAS

Sephora did it again! Their Holiday Collection is so on point! This store has always been my go-to for all things beauty! Yes, I have earned their VIB Rouge status (don’t judge, lol), as I am a little bit makeup obsessed and so are my mom, sister & girlfriends – bottom line: between the 3 of us + gifts, it’s easy to spent that $1K/year. Especially that Sephora carries a wide range of products from so many great brands, including their own Sephora Collection (Ad). That collection is always so well packaged & the price/quality ratio is unbeatable. Below are…

Jouviance Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm

The best beauty products are made from natural ingredients & one of those ingredients is the coconut! It’s not just a fruit that makes Pina Coladas extra delicious! It also contains a ton of amazing properties: it’s anti-inflamatory (due to essential fatty acids), antioxydant & hydrating. So, when I heard that Jouviance launched the Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm, I needed to partner up with them to help my skin recover from the dreadful winter we had! After using this product for a couple of weeks (twice a day: morning and night), my skin got a lot smoother & softer! Lets…

SKINCARE & MAKEUP ROUTINE

In this New Year, I decided to try some new additions to my skincare & makeup routine! Ok, that’s not completely true, I adopted these products a month ago, so that I could begin to see some results before I reported them to you!  Here are my thoughts:  1- Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair: Never go to sleep without washing your face, removing your makeup and applying a serum. Mark my words! Skin naturally renews at night, which means that it absorbes whatever is on the surface. So what do you rather your skin to absorb: old makeup clogging pores or…

ARTIS BRUSHES

When I heard that the Artis brushes were finally hitting the Canadian market, I was beyond ecstatic to try them out! And, they surely did not disappoint! First and foremost, I think it’s important to mention that the fibres are 100% Animal Free! They’re actually made of CosmeFibre®. I tried out the brushes to apply foundation and concealer, and I found them to be super soft. The results of the application were smooth, even & uniform – absolutely flawless!!! Not a single patch of foundation showing. Honestly, artist worthy results, if I may say (did I just call myself an artist?…

STOCKING STUFFERS

Exactly one week left till Christmas! I don’t know about you but I feel like time has simply flew by. I cannot wait for some time with family & friens, but until then it’s time for one last sprint. Here are some last minute stocking stuffers ideas:  1-EOS soft lip blams: Lips get chapped during winter, there is simply no other way of escaping it except to hydrate the lips 24/7. EOS soft lip balms are made for exactly this reason. They’re enriched with shea butter & a blend of moisturizing oils, not to mention they are paraben & petrolatum-free.…