Tried and true, these are my 6 skincare must-haves after testing them out for over 3 months. I swear by these as basic skincare essentials that every man or woman should have on their bathroom counter.
As the season shifts over to Fall, I'm also switching over to some products that are more hydrating for my skin. A few new beauty brands and products that I've introduced into my beauty routine this past month include Glossier, Peach & Lily and Fresh.
Who doesn’t love a good mask? They promise endless benefits and give you a reason to pamper yourself a few times a week. What’s great is that there are so many different types to satisfy your specific skin type and to treat different beauty concerns — there’s always something for everyone. Here’s a round-up of my current favourite masks that address my different skin needs.
To combat my dry and blemish-prone skin this winter, I've introduced a new skincare routine. If you've read my previous beauty posts, I've been using Proactiv for most of my life because that was what my skin depended on. Determined to abolish the bi-monthly $70 charges to my credit card bill and what has been actually harming my skin, I stopped using Proactiv altogether. It wasn’t done overnight, but rather gradually over a month’s time. I’ve read a ton of reviews on what I can do to clear the acne that was appearing in my T-zone, but it’s challenging to tell what will actually work for your skin unless you’ve tried it. A few of the gentle products I’ve incorporated into my routine include these ones...
Whether it be a day trip to a coffee shop, a night out on the town or traveling, I always rely on a few key products. Here’s a round-up of my favourite beauty products that I take along with me wherever I go.
I’ve always had a hard time shaping and filling in my brows because they’re very sparse, thin and light. They're more like distant cousins than sisters and it's incredibly difficult to get them to match. a
When it comes to beauty and make-up, I can’t say that I’m very well-versed in this field. However, I do know what works for my skin and what doesn’t and that can only be learned through trial and error. After using these for a few years, I can now call these my 5 most loved skincare products...
The one thing that I miss most about my long hair is being able to put it into a raid, either messy fishtail or a simple, classic three strand braid. It was the perfect lazy sunday in hairstyle to keep your hair out of the way. The "Book of Braids" is likely the handiest guide I've seen to date — and with its beautiful illustrations, it reveals the various types of braids for every occasion and teaches you how to achieve them yourself.
This look I have here is a bit of a messy up-do, perfect for special occasions or a date night. I had this done as a part of a complimentary service at Her Majesty's Pleasure for their #PreTIFFPampering happy hour!
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I don't have perfect skin. Ever since I was a teen, I've struggled with acne. Not to the extent where I would require any form prescribed medication, but consistent enough that it would affect my self-esteem. After starting my Proactiv treatment about 8 years ago, it's been rather challenging to move onto anything else. Of course, this was after learning it the hard way while trying to prove to myself that my skin wasn't dependent on a certain type of product. I regretted this decision immediately after experimenting with other products, hoping that it would give my skin the same results as Proactiv does or better. I tried Shiseido "The Skincare" line, St. Ives green tea cleanser & scrub, and finally the Clarisonic Mia with Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser. There were amazing reviews on the Clarisonic Mia, even from those who suffered from severe acne so I thought that this would be it for me. After using it for two months or so, I was still undergoing the daunting "purging" phase. I think this was the point when I came to accept that my skin was different from everyone else's and that what works for others may not ever work for me. Proactiv is the one product I can rely on and so now I use it religiously every single morning and night. I am still hoping for that miracle product to coming along to save me from spending $70+ every few months, but for now, this will have to do.
Ever since I started working in an office setting, I felt almost compelled to put on my face every single morning. Yes - that means long gone are the days where I would simply climb out of bed, spend a couple of minutes getting ready in the bathroom and be on my way out to my morning classes. I have to admit though that a little makeup does go a long way in concealing your blemishes and dark circles.