Ah, the joyous jingle of sleigh bells and the scent of cinnamon wafting through the air— 'tis the season to be merry and make spirits bright! With the holiday festivities approaching, I'm here to sprinkle some extra magic into your gift-giving game. Whether you're shopping for her, seeking the perfect present for him, or delighting the little ones with wonders, here is a curated selection of enchanting gifts that will leave hearts aglow.
Natalie Loves Beauty
Montreal-Based Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
December 8, 2023
December 1, 2023
Like many, I did not give much attention to eye-centered skincare until a few years into my adulthood. I first discovered VIIcode and their T2 Oxygen Eye Cream in 2016 and have been prioritizing undereye care for a few years now. A few months ago, I got to test out their T2 O2M Oxygen Eye Mask For All Night Repair which I find to be a great remedy for rejuvenating the undereye area while enjoying a restful night's sleep. More recently, I was introduced to the O2M Oxygen Eye Mask For Dark Circles* which has been a great addition to my skincare routine. Having quite visible dark circles, I was excited to give these patches a try. If you're on a mission to bid farewell to those pesky dark circles, this might just be the solution you've been searching for.
November 6, 2023
That's right - it's time for the next installment of my Epic Empties series! Since it's been a while since I posted my last one, I figured I would take you through all the products I emptied over the last year. I'll be showcasing various products spanning categories such as makeup, hair care, body care, skincare, and more! I hope this helps you discover brands and products you might otherwise have never heard of!
October 9, 2023
I've been sticking to the same skincare routine for the last few months, so with the change in seasons and running low on some staples, I was looking to switch up some of my products. Perfect timing, as I was introduced to MiamiMD and have been testing out their Dark Spot Corrector* and Age Defying Lift & Firm Cream* over the last few weeks! Keep reading to learn more about the brand and how I have been getting along with their products.
September 15, 2023
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*.
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.