The last few months have been quite busy for me, in a good way. Between work, travel, and seeing friends and family, I've certainly been feeling it. While I do for the most part try to get a good amount of sleep, I do still wake up looking tired. The giveaway? My dark circles! Of course, a bit of concealer does the trick, but most days I am makeup-free. I've been on the hunt for a good undereye mask to help brighten my problem area and was so happy to try the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair*.
Natalie Loves Beauty
Montreal-Based Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
September 15, 2023
May 25, 2023
I love trying the latest technology when it comes to skin and hair care and Laduora is a brand I've had my eyes on for a couple of years. They specialize in blue light and red light skin, sonic facial cleansing, and hair and scalp treatment. I was so intrigued by their latest release, the DUO 4-in-1 Scalp & Hair Care Device*, so when the opportunity presented itself for me to test it out, I of course was more than willing to report back on my experience!
February 28, 2023
One brand I have been eyeing over the last few years is The Inkey List. I love how they focus on simple ingredients and allow you to build your own routine depending on your skin's needs without breaking the bank. With that comes a bit of overwhelm to choose suitable products for your skin type, but thankfully The Inkey List team set me up with skincare that works together to soothe and treat my acne-prone skin. My skin has taken quite the beating over the last few months (hello stress and sickness) so I could really use some acne-fighting and hyperpigmentation-treating ingredients. Let's dive into the routine I have been loving lately.
November 7, 2022
It's nearing the end of the year which means my empties bag has started to overflow (eek!)... my sign that it is finally time to sit down and round up all of the products that I've used up - or that I am finally ready to part ways with. I am always shocked by how much I manage to go through, but at the same time, this makes me eager to try something new or make room for an old favorite in my collection. Without further adieu, here are the products that have, for the most part, been getting a lot of love in my life lately!
July 25, 2022
With summer in full swing, I've been spending a lot of time outdoors, in and out of the pool and on many daily dog walks with my little Mika. I've also been escaping the city on weekend road trips, going on hikes to soak in what nature has to offer. The change in temperatures from air-conditioned spaces to full-on heat and humidity means I've been keeping up with my skincare routine as I tend to have dry skin even in the warmer months. While in the colder months I prefer using a thicker body cream, lotion or balm, I discovered the benefits of body serums which feel lighter and are perfect for summer dress weather. I have been testing a new one out, the Pascoe Hyaluronic Body Serum* - I've been enjoying their Hyaluronic Face Cream and Vitamin C Serum Intensive Care on my face and it was time for me to shine some light on their body care!
June 22, 2022
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might remember a recent review I wrote on the Pascoe Vitamin C Serum Intensive Care which I have quickly added to my daily routine, and today I am back with a no-fuss moisturizer that has become an everyday staple of mine, the Pascoe Hyaluronic Face Cream*. I had personally not heard of Pascoe up until a few months ago and have really been enjoying their products so far this year.
June 5, 2022
Last month, I got to escape to Cuba for a week and it was a wonderful reset and escape, not having travelled abroad in almost four years. It was a great reminder of all that the world has to offer and I enjoyed my stay at the Playa Paraíso all-inclusive resort in Cayo Coco. Scroll to the bottom for all the tropical vibes! Now that I have a bit more colour (yay for sunkissed skin!), I've been loving playing with peachy pinks and bronzy blush and highlighter which you will see I used in this summery makeup look.
May 4, 2022
You all know I'm a skincare fanatic, and nothing gets me more excited than to try something new. When I came across the GUGUG Facial Skin Scrubber* and read the reviews, I couldn't help but wonder if this nifty facial tool was actually effective with it being so affordable. I've never come across anything like it, and what really got me is the different functions it has. I've been putting it to the test over the last couple of weeks and wanted to share my experience with you so far.
April 28, 2022
As a beauty blogger, I have had the great joy of testing many skincare brands over the years and I get the most excited when trying out new up-and-coming brands. I enjoy documenting my thoughts online as I myself always turn to the internet when it comes to reviews of a product I am considering purchasing. That being said, I was recently introduced to Protecia*, a Canadian-founded and Korean-made skincare brand that caters to those of us living in an urban environment. With this lifestyle comes exposure to higher levels of pollution which leads to what has been termed by dermatologists as "city skin," whereby our pores get more clogged, as opposed to if one lived outside of an urban setting. Aimed to protect the skin, Protecia was created to combat dryness, irritation, dark spots and premature aging which often come from living in a metropolitan area. I was so intrigued by the mission statement of Protecia, and I am so excited to share my insights after testing the entire line over the last few weeks.
April 25, 2022
I am always amazed when I come across a health and wellness brand I have not heard about and discover they have been in the game for a very long time. Curious about my most recent find? Pascoe*, a German brand that was founded in 1895 and that specializes in natural health care products as well as supplements. I was thrilled to see that they have their own skincare line, and was excited to get my hands on their Vitamin C Serum Intensive Care which I've had the pleasure of testing out over the last couple of weeks. Keep reading to find out my thoughts on this fabulous facial product!
March 11, 2022
I am one of those people who loves trying out new hair care products and I am always overjoyed when I come across a vegan and cruelty-free brand that delivers on all fronts. I've read amazing things about Vegamour* over the years and I am beyond excited to have gotten my hands on some of their hair care products and to share my thoughts with you! I received the Gro Revitalizing Shampoo, Gro Revitalizing Conditioner, Gro Scalp Detoxifying Serum and the Enso Overnight Restoring Mask and have been testing them out over the last few weeks. Without further ado, let's dive into it, shall we?
March 1, 2022
Over the years, I have had the chance to try a handful of beauty tools and devices. From a neck massager to a hair removing device and various facial cleansing tools, I love seeing what is out there and what actually performs. It can definitely be overwhelming and I personally love reading more in-depth blog reviews to see if a product is a right fit for my personal needs. I have heard of the amazing benefits that LED light therapy can have for the skin long-term, so I was excited that CurrentBody reached out for me to try their Skin LED Light Therapy Mask*! Praised by the likes of Gal Gadot, Kaley Cuoco, Kate Hudson, Renée Zellweger, Suki Waterhouse, Tati Westbrook and Wayne Goss, this product has received quite the hype and I wanted to share how I've been enjoying it over the last few weeks!