April 17, 2017
My jewelry collection is ever-growing, and one of my most prized possessions are my two Soufeel Jewelry bracelets I put together a couple of years ago (you can have a look here and here). I recently had the opportunity to build a third bracelet*, and this time around, instead of going for their basic bracelet, I opted for their rose gold clasp bracelet. Choosing charms is never an easy feat as there are so many to choose from (as in, over 500!), but after browsing through their various collections I found pieces that really spoke to me and I couldn't be happier with how everything came together. What I love about Soufeel is that all of their jewelry is made with 100% 925 sterling silver and they also use Swarovski and coloured gems to grace their creations, and despite their amazing quality their products are still very affordable. If you are looking for a Pandora-like bracelet at a fraction of the price, Soufeel is the way to go!
April 9, 2017
Back at it again with a bunch of empties! I'm actually super pleased as I have cleared out a bunch of products I've been holding onto for a while, but also gave some extra products that have just been taking up space away to friends and family, and feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder. Might have to do with spring cleaning and wanting to start the season on a lighter note, and I am sure a lot of you can relate. So without further ado, see below for a closer look and overview of my beauty and random trash, too!
April 3, 2017
Life has just become that much sweeter as macarons have now become part of my daily routine. Not the edible kind however - allow me to introduce you to Milk + Sass Macaron For Hair*. These cleverly designed detangling hairbrushes are not only super adorable, but they are also convenient and get the job done without putting you through unnecessary pain - because if you also deal with hair prone to knotting and tangling, you know just what I'm talking about!
March 27, 2017
My skin has been going through a rough patch and hasn't been behaving its best lately, so I've been reaching for a line that provides intense hydration, gentle exfoliation and light base makeup to help calm it down. I have found all of this in Purlisse, a natural skincare brand inspired by Asian beauty with key ingredients including Blue Lotus and White Tea which has done wonders for my reactive skin. From sheet masks, to eye serums, facial and lip moisturizers and even a BB cream, this brand has it all!
March 20, 2017
Unwanted facial hair - if you don't have it, count yourself very lucky! Peach fuzz, chin hair, and a moustache are what I've been dealing with for years, but I was always afraid to tackle my insecurity so I just let the hair be (it helps that they become less visible during summer from lightening in the sun and makeup does wonders too). So when the opportunity arose to try the Dermaflash Facial Exfoliating Device*, I saw it as a sign that it was finally time... to shave my face! I thought it would be helpful to document my experience, so I walk you step by step through the shaving process, and it isn't as scary as you would think!
March 12, 2017
While I love playing with bold and vibrants colours, I also enjoy keeping things simple when it comes to my makeup (best of both worlds, right?). With spring approaching, I've been trying out a few makeup collections, such as this one from Sothys, and today's look features the Glo Minerals Living Color Collection in Full Bloom*. This collection includes an eyeshadow quad, a cream blush, a shadow stick and a gloss that will help you achieve the no-makeup makeup look in a few easy steps.
March 8, 2017
March 2, 2017
There are those special brands that I come across that capture my attention not only for their rave reviews or pretty packaging, but also whose inspiring stories have to be told, and OSEA is definitely one of them. I've been familiar with the brand for a couple of years now after reading about their products on social media from fellow bloggers and YouTubers, and it isn't until recently that I had the chance to dive into the world of plant-based seaweed skincare (I couldn't resist the pun)! OSEA's roots go back nearly a century, when founder Jenefer Palmer's grandmother, Elsa Reuschle, suffered a terrible fall and healed her leg by swimming in the Long Island Sound in NY. She strongly believe that the minerals and trace elements present in this seaweed-rich water are what contributed to her speedy recovery as she would head out for a swim in the early morning daily despite the cold winter temperatures. Fast forward a few decades, granddaughter Jenefer Palmer decided to pursue a career in holistic healing, and after establishing her own private practice and developing treatments for spas in California, the idea came to her to create her own seaweed skin care line in 1996, which she named OSEA (pronouned "OH-SEE-YAH"), which stands for the core elements of wellness: Ocean, Sun, Earth and Atmosphere. To this day, the company is entirely run by Jenefer, her husband and three children, which is fascinating to say the least!
February 26, 2017
It may not feel like spring around here just yet, but is sure does in makeup land! New collections are popping up left and right, and I'm always curious to see what brands have created for the upcoming season. I'm stoked to have gotten my hands on some of the items from the Sothys Spring Summer 2017 Désert Chic Makeup Collection. Inspired by the hot desert, it features warm colours to mimic that sun-kissed look those of us living in northern climates ooh and aah over, especially during the cold winter months when the sun barely makes an appearance.
February 21, 2017
I am always up for a good challenge, so when UMA Oils asked me if I wanted to participate in their #DareToGoBare campaign, I couldn't say no! As you may be guessing, this challenge involved going barefaced and sharing my skin story on Instagram to encourage women to reveal their natural beauty by sharing a no makeup selfie. Having had imperfect skin for most of my life, I know how hard it can be to go au naturel, but it is something I truly believe should be embraced, especially since we tend to be our own worst critics when it comes to our physical appearance. I wanted to share my UMA routine with you, and let you know that they are hosting a fabulous giveaway you do not want to miss, so keep reading to find out what is up for grabs!