Thursday, January 20, 2022

winter skin care week: how often should you exfoliate in winter?

There is no doubt about it: exfoliating is an absolute must. Especially in the winter. Depending on where you live, the winter season may be on the chilly side. When the temperatures start to drop, the humidity drops, too...which means there is less moisture in the air. The end result? Dry and flaky skin. While exfoliating is a good idea year-round, it is especially important during this time of year. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, which not only makes your skin look better, but also ensures that your foundation applies with ease. For healthier and happier skin, exfoliation is essential. But how often should it be done? 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

winter skin care week: holiday themed hand cream + face masks

It is probably obvious by now, but I love a good theme. Not only is this winter skin care week on the creation of beauty is art. (the latest theme week) but when it comes to holiday sets, I am all in. Themed beauty products make me happy! Which is why it was so thrilling to be treated to some Christmas themed skin care products recently. My husband gave me a holiday themed hand cream set as well as a holiday themed face mask set for Christmas....and I have been putting it all to the test. 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

winter skin care week: seasonal skin care tips

The winter season can be summed up in a single word: dry. The cool temperatures outside can cause your scalp to be flaky, your hair to become limp and damaged, and your skin to feel tight and uncomfortable. There is nothing worse. If you are tired of living with dryness winter after winter…you don't have to deal with it anymore. This season, it is time to say goodbye to dry once and for all. That's right...there are many different ways to ditch the winter blues and feel more comfortable this season.

Friday, January 14, 2022

rude cosmetics: holiday cheer eyeliner and blush set

 I love holiday sets. Not only are they wonderfully themed...but they also give you the chance to test out different beauty products. This season, leaving my house was a rare occurrence. Even for holiday shopping! I only went out a handful of times in early December to purchase some extra Christmas gifts. One of those little excursions included a stop off at one of my favourite places: Winners. This is essentially a discounted store that has lots of beauty products, clothing, accessories, and home goods. You never know what you will find there. While I did purchase some items for loved ones, there was also a holiday set from Rude Cosmetics that caught my eye. I'd never heard of the brand before, but the packaging was cute and the price point was affordable. Let's take a closer look at the Holiday Cheer Eyeliner & Blush Set....

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

current obsession: bath & body works (mini reviews)

What could be better than Bath & Body Works? Not much, if you ask me. There is something about the brand that makes me smile. The wonderful scents, the adorable packaging, and the cute themes create an unforgettable experience. I always feel a little happier and a little brighter when I use Bath & Body Works products. Which is often! I love the candles, soaps, lotions, and everything in between. Recently, I was ridiculously spoiled by one of my friends. For Christmas, she gave me lots and lots and lots of products from Bath & Body Works. I was overwhelmed and excited. Ready to take a closer look at the items? Find out how they compare to other Bath & Body Works products? Here is everything you need to know...

Monday, January 10, 2022

holiday wrap up: hard candy (the secret stash set)

It is difficult to resist Hard Candy. Especially when their holiday sets are released. Not only are they often sparkly and winter themed...but they are also ultra affordable. Need an example? The Secret Stash set cost $4.99 CDN and included three different beauty products. It was the perfect way to treat myself in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It was early December and I was at the store with my parents. We were trying to finish our holiday shopping ahead of time so we could avoid stores in the latter part of the month. While we were there, a few Hard Candy items caught my eye. Since they were so budget friendly and it was my last chance to be out and about for a while, they were added to my cart. One of those items was of course, The Secret Stash set. It included several different Hard Candy products that I was eager to put to the test. 

Saturday, January 8, 2022

holiday wrap up: harry potter advent calendar (review + reveal)

Any Harry Potter fans out there? I remember reading the first Harry Potter book when I was in elementary school. And then the second. They were compelling and immediately stood out from other books at the school library. The characters were interesting and there was this whole other world to imagine and explore. Several years later, the movies started to come out and the Harry Potter mania reached another level. Over the years, I have attended midnight movie screenings and book release parties. I have stayed up late reading page after page. I have purchased Harry Potter memorabilia, have attended Harry Potter themed events and theme parks....and that is only the tip of the iceberg. It really is such an important part of my life. I am always grateful for all of the magic and joy that the series has created. Which is why I was so thrilled when my husband surprised me with a 25 day Harry Potter Holiday Magic Official Advent Calendar.