#NoFilter #NoMakeup. I wanted to wait until my regular routine gave me consistent results before dedicating a full post to it. I’ve been using the same products for a few weeks now and my skin looks and feels great! I do have some minor blemishing on my cheeks and jawline, but for the most part I’m pretty happy with my bare face (minus my uneven eyebrows). These are the products that are working well for my sensitive, oily/combination skin during this dry winter season. Heads up: lots of best sellers and cult favourites ahead!
Most of the time, I buy things after reading ratings & reviews online (a term called “webrooming”) so it’s uncommon for me to not like something. But of course everyone is different, and there will always be products that work for some people, and don’t work for others. This is my first post about products that didn’t work for me. They don’t necessarily suck, but if I went back in time, I wouldn’t have bought any of these items.
This is going to be a long post. If you’ve ever wondered what eczema is, or how to deal with it, I literally detail everything I did wrong and right when I got hit with it this year. I have no photos of the damage but I do go in detail to help as many people as possible. Some of this will sound gross, but I’m hoping I’ll help someone with their eczema too!
This past Halloween weekend, I flew to SoCal to attend a music festival (THE BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE… I may just write a full post on it) and do some touristy stuff. Of course, one of the most exciting parts of my trip was having the chance to shop for beauty south of the border. Most of these products aren’t available in Canadian stores so I had to pick them up!
I’m starting a new series called Skincare School, where regular consumers like me can learn about beauty ingredients on a simple (ish) level. The science behind everything is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! My first segment is on Alcohols and Sulfates: what are they, and what kinds should I avoid?
This month’s theme is clearly Halloween-inspired and came with a cute red lace print pag, with even a bat zipper! Overall I really liked this month’s bag.
Featuring The Face Shop x The Simpsons collaboration, Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara, and more! I show swatches and do mini reviews on them all. Some are good, some are bad. Want to see me with a Simpsons face mask on? Keep reading!
I recently re-subbed to Ipsy. For those who don’t know, Ipsy is a monthly subscription box that sends you sample and full size beauty products each month, tailored to your preferences (or so they claim). It costs about $20 per month including shipping to Canada and is usually a great deal. This is what I got this month!
Sephora usually creates “Sephora Favourites” boxes, including sample (sometimes full) sizes of products in a certain theme, and sells it for a deal much less than the combined value of all the products. This particular one, “Soko to Tokyo” has been out of stock for AGES but I managed to get my hands on it when it re-stocked last week (it sold out again in a day). This is what’s inside!
I lined up on the day it opened to have a peek inside and finally try some Glossier products. The buzz around this brand has been unreal so I had to check it out, and I wasn’t disappointed. Keep reading if you want to hear my thoughts, what I bought, and why I didn’t end up buying any of their super serums.