My Morning Skin Care Rountine!

Hello beautiful people! Hopefully the weather where you are is as sunny and gorgeous as it’s been here in Canada lately, I think spring has finally arrived!
I was reading through some of my old posts the other day, and I realized that I’ve never written a skin care routine post! So, without further ado, my morning skin care routine!

During the day, I don’t like to have a lot of heavy products on my skin; I typically reserve products that are geared more towards treating and correcting my skin for the evening. All of these products are light weight; they smell really good, and provide protection and hydration for my skin throughout the day.
Let me just tell you guys that I have combination/oily skin, so I tend to get oily through my t-zone and break out in that area as well. So even though some of these products are amazing for me, they may not work with your skin type.

First, I cleanse with my Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash ($35). This is a really nice cleanser that lathers into thick foam, which really makes it feel like you’re cleansing your skin deeply, just like it says on the bottle. I’ve been using this since just before Christmas and I really like it, it’s gentle and effective and makes my skin feel really clean without drying it out.

Next I move on to my Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willow Herb ($48), I recently mentioned this in a favourites post, so I won’t ramble on for too long about it. This serum has a gel like texture, so it sinks into the skin without feeling greasy, your skin feels soft as soon as you apply this, and over time I’ve really seen an improvement in the tone and texture of my skin.

The moisturizer I use is something that won’t be a shock to you if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, the Origins A Perfect World White Tea Antioxidant moisturizer ($51). I’ve been using this as my day cream for almost two years now and I love it, its super light-weight which allows a little to go a long way, it smells like oranges so it really wakes you up in the mornings. This product is enriched with vitamins and antioxidants that protect your skin from free radicals, while adding a beautiful level of hydration. You can also get this cream with an SPF in it, but I prefer the regular formulation.

Last but not least is the Origins (Surprise, I really love origins!) Gin-Zing eye cream ($37.50). This cream really brightens and de-puffs the under eye area, it has a slight shimmer to it which reflects the light, and it hydrates really well without being too watery.

Make-up layers on top of these products beautifully as well!
This has been my morning skin care routine for a few months now and I’m noticing some great improvements in my skin!
Let me know if you’ve tried these or if you have and recommendations for my combo/oily skin! I’m always up for trying new products!
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!
Until next time,
xoxo |

** Another photobomb, courtesy of my cat Woobie

January favourites!

Hello beautiful people! I hope you’ve all had a lovely week, and are looking forward to a fun weekend!
Since we’re only a couple of days away from the beginning of February, I figured a January favourites post was in order!

My first January favourite has got to be my new kitten, Woobie. She is the cutest, most energetic little baby, and I can’t imagine my house without her now!

Next is actually a YouTube channel! I decided I want to make more of an effort to be physically active, but I’m so not a gym kind of person, so I haven’t always been motivated to exercise.
After finding Blogilates,that’s definitely changed!
Cassey Ho creates workouts that are fun and effective; they’re also not that long, which I personally prefer as I’m not the kind of person who can work out for hours on end! I’m definitely going at my own pace and taking it slow, but I look forward to working out alongside her videos! If you’re finding it hard to get motivated, I’d check out her channel.

During the winter months, I find my hair gets super dry and frizzy and my regular drugstore products just aren’t cutting it.
To remedy my issue, I went into Sephora and picked up the Living Proof PHD (perfect hair day) system, which has a shampoo, conditioner and a leave in treatment.
After the first use of these products my hair looked so much softer and healthier, there was way less frizz, and all in all my hair looked and felt 100 times better. I use the leave in treatment on my damp hair, and then I’ll either blow dry it or let it air dry, but I always end up with salon soft locks!
The shampoo and conditioner are quite pricey, at $30 a bottle, but as gross as it is, I only wash my hair 2 times a week, so the bottles last quite a while. I would say if you can’t afford those, at least go for the leave in treatment ($18) because I feel like alone it would still make your hair feel incredible!

The Revlon colourburst laquer balm in tease is my next favourite. I’ve been wearing this every single day, it’s so gorgeous!
I recently used this in a drugstore make up look post, so I won’t go into too much of a ramble, but this pencil is hydrating while adding a lovely wash of colour to the lips. I’ll definitely continue using this throughout February and into the spring.

I think I’m super late to the party on this product, but the Maybelline colour tattoo cream shadow in Bad to the Bronze (or on and on bronze depending where you live) is honestly incredible. It’s a gorgeous bronzey- taupe shade that creates a really beautiful effect on the lids. It’s got great pigmentation and it’s long lasting, just like all the other colour tattoos. I wear this by itself, or with shadow layered on top to add more intensity.
I’m sure a lot of you already have this in your collection, but if you don’t, I promise it’s worth the hype.

Another product I wrote a whole blog post on is the LUSH cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty, so again, I won’t gas on about it. I use this mask once a week and have definitely noticed a huge improvement in my skin! I have way less break outs, and my skin looks smooth and glowing. If you haven’t tried this, please give it a shot! It smells great and really works!

Yet again, a product I’ve already done a post on, but really love!
The Covergirl full lash bloom mascara separates lashes while adding a good amount of volume, and literally 0 flaking. I’ve worn this mascara for 12 hours straight without a single flake falling, and it’s not even a waterproof formula! The packaging is cute, and it’s a drugstore product so the price is right! If you’re looking for a new mascara, I would highly, highly recommend this one!

Finally is another skin care discovery! The kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate is a blend of essential oils to help hydrate, and add radiance to your skin. You can use it on its own, or underneath your night cream depending how much hydration you want/need. I noticed a difference after only a few days of using this stuff! My skin looked less red, my blemishes weren’t as sore; my skin just looked hydrated and lovely. Also this serum smells slightly like lavender, which is soothing when you’re trying to fall asleep.

January was full of new favourites!
Let me know if you guys have tried these & what you think of them!
Until next time,