nightly routine

hey babes, happy spring, finally! not sure how much more of this cold weather I can take *insert eye roll here*.img_3847

so, if you’re like me, then your nightly routine probably changes every few months. if it doesn’t then you’re lucky. it seems like after three months of the same routine my face is just like “okay, cool and?” and it becomes unaffected by it.

with that said, I thought I would share my current night routine. first off, make up remover. that is one thing that doesn’t change because I swear by the Neutrogena remover wipes. I really like wipe removers because they feel less oily than the liquid removers. the Neutrogena wipes are my img_3848favourite because other wipes I’ve tried have felt really rough on the eye area and end up making my skin super red. so I will always 10x out of 10 recommend these.

after removing the make up I take a cotton ball and Formula 10.0.06 Totally Clean Pore Cleanser, which is essential an acne/blackhead treatment and removes any oil that the wipes left behind. and I go over my whole face with a Nip+Fab Bee Sting toning pad.

c8640f5f-273f-4058-ae43-4336b590aaabnow this is just my basic every night thing some nights are a bit different because I don’t exfoliate every night because I usually do that in the morning before make up.

after toning, I have been using a 5 minute eye mask from Patchology as well as their FlashMasque. I usually put on the eye mask first, since its the quickest.

before the actual facial mask I go ahead and get my teeth 3d28fcfc-7986-4e27-aaf6-8a984d40c0c2whitening trays together so I can whiten while the mask is on. if you haven’t seen my older posts, I have been using Smile Brilliant (home teeth whitening) for teeth whitening, and I seriously LOVE it. so I put my trays and and plop the mask on and just chill, do some school work, BLOG. lol.

since I will be collabing with Smile Brilliant for another whitening kit giveaway, I will drop a few links for you to check out if your interested in the giveaway; Things to know before whitening & How-to video.img_3849

I usually leave the trays on longer than the masks so after the mask is done I just kind of roam the house taking care of random things before bed. then viola!

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xo

December Favourites

Hello my beautiful little flowers! 😀

Quick reminder, if you are interested in entering the giveaway, please do so before time is up! Also, I wanted to apologize for not giving you much content these past few weeks, but I have been out of state for vacation. I thought I would stick to what I said, and give you a IMG_2149.JPGDecember Favourites!

All my faves from last month are all skincare related, so here we go:

First off, is the OFRA Drying Lotion. This is for those of you who are like me and get the randomest break outs, for absolutely no reason. Just shake it up and use it as a spot treatment. I usually leave it on overnight and wash my face in the morning. This stuff is seriously a miracle in a bottle. It dries the break out, which can, depending on the size of the break out, clear it up almost completely, or reduce it in size a good bit.  It has been a life saver, especially during my special time of the month, when my body completely hates me *insert eye roll here*.img_2148

Also, something I have been using is the Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk. I am actually kind of annoyed with myself, because I forgot to bring this on my trip!

It works for all skin types and it seriously does SO much. It detoxifies, cleanses, removes make up, and moisturizes!

Not to mention this stuff smells like heaven. I actually really love S&G and have been meaning to make a post with my fav S&G things, so maybe I will do that when I get back home!

Next are some more Nip + img_2147Fab items! I believe I had a N+P product in my November Favs, so you may be familiar with the brand. One is the Kale Fix moisturizer and the other is the Kale Fix make up removing pads. The moisturizer is great and I think it would be especially great for dryer skin. You can notice a difference with your face as soon as it hits your skin. It also softens your face, which makes it feel SO smooth. The make up removing pads have the same affect. If you have dry skin, I honestly recommend you try this out.

What are some of your favourite products that you have been trying out?

xx

 

 

November Favourites

Hello mah babies!

So today I thought I would let you know what products were my absolute favourites from last month! I also have been thinking about making this a permanent thing, and will try to post monthly about my overall favourites for said month.dscn0073

Now, in November I did quite a bit of shopping BUT there were 3 things that seriously amazed me. I think it says a lot about these items that out of everything only 3 stuck out.

First is the Nip +Fab Viper Venom Micro Blur Fix. I have actually been on a Nip + Fab spree and am really loving some of their things. This actually reminds me of Porefessional from Benefit. But way cheaper. It blurs your pores to make them less noticeable and it makes your skin super smooth. I have been using it as a primer but also have been using it on days without make up. A definite 8/10 on a primer scale.

The Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is my next thing. I have never fallen in love with a foundation so fast. Before this one I tried the Estee Lauder Double Wear and wasn’t a big dscn0150fan. Which feels weird to say because everyone else loves it but it just wasn’t for me. BUT this stuff has been so great. It is full coverage, but doesn’t feel thick after application. It stays beautiful all day, even without setting spray. I seriously have nothing bad to say about this foundation. I have been through ALOT of foundations and I have never found one that I really felt was perfect for me until now.

Okay let’s talk plumpers. I love plumpers BUT I hate them, you know? Even with my hate for them, I picked up Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme and OH MY GOD. This is probably the first plumper that has actually plumped. Most plumpers give me that tingly feeling but my lips never look different. This stuff actually did what it said it would. On top of that, it doesn’t feel all sticky and tacky like a lot of plumpers. Too Faced has definitely changed how I feel about plumpers and I am glad I actually gave it a try.

Was there anything you have recently tried that really just over went your expectations?

Also, before I bow out on this post, we hit our 1,000 marker! This means keep your eyes out for an upcoming post about how to enter the giveaway and also information on the giveaway item!

Talk to you guys soon!  xx

 

Cotton masks w/ bbeautylimited

bblmaskHello my little loves! I just renewed my domain, and something about that just felt exciting! I can’t believe it has been a year since I have started blogging. I’ve gotten to meet and talk to so many new people and try new things.

Speaking of which, lets dive in. So recently I got to try some great masks from bbeautylimited which is ran by Lisa and Madoka who are seriously sweet and lovely.

Let me tell you, these masks are wonderful. First off they are cotton sheet masks, so they are super easy to apply and remove and don’t make a huge mess. Lisa and Madoka were kind enough to send me a Papaya and Jojoba Oil mask. They were both amazing for their own reasons. The Papaya was my favourite in terms of smell, but in terms of how my face felt I found the Jojoba Oil very soothing.

As you all know, I am huge on skincare, and masks like these really pick your skin up. Especially with all this cold weather. I cannot say it enough you guys: exfoliate and moisturize. If not, this cold weather will seriously do your skin in.

So go give these lovely ladies a follow, and check out their products, you won’t regret it.

You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @bbeautylimited as well as their website, linked at the beginning of this post!

What are some of you guys’ favourite sheet masks?

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Nightly skin routine

So me and Emily (Beauty and Brushes) decided to discuss our nightly skincare routines witimg_1020h you guys! So make sure to check out her page to see what products she likes to use 😛

My routine is pretty simple and quick. So I will list the products in the order I use them.  Some products you may remember from previous posts, and others you may not.

First, I use Radha Beauty’s vitamin C cleanser to remove any dirt and left over make up I may have left on my face.

I follow that with Formula 10.0.6’s One Smooth Operator to exfoliate and remove impurities.

I apply a thin layer of Radha Beauty’s Clear Skin Anti-Acne Treatment because my skin hates me, especially during my img_1021period D:

I usually leave that an hour or two then right before bed I apply Beyond Belief’s lift & firm eye cream and a vitamin c & hyaluronic acid serum combo.

There: Quick, simple, and easy!

What are some of your favourite skin care products?

s/n: We are 50 followers away from the giveaway start! So don’t forget to share and follow and tell your friends to do the same!

xo

 

JustNeem + giveaway

img_0835Hi there puppets! I’ve missed you all and hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. If you want to check out my families Halloween, head over to my Instagram (I posted tons of photos!).

I can’t believe it is already November! Christmas is around the corner, and the cold weather has already begun. While I hate the cold weather, I love breaking out my hoodies and boots.

Luckily, the neighborhood I took my little one around for Halloween, was also giving out hot chocolate! How sweet is that. Just goes to show that in the midst of a crazy world, some people care.

So today, in order to finally give my other areas on my page some content, I am going to talk to guys about some great skincare products I got to try out! img_0859

I would like to take a moment to thank JustNeem for sending me these products. I received them for the sole purpose of talking about how I really feel about them. So let’s get to it :p

First, all products are from raw and natural ingredients. I know natural ingredients are important to some of you guys, so if you need a new skincare line to check out, here you go!

Now out of the products I received, the clay mask is my absolute favourite. It cleans, exfoliates, and hydrates all at once. A lot of masks that exfoliate tend to dry me out as well, so the fact that this hydrates too, is amazing. I’ve been using it about twice a week for two weeks now, and in that little time my face looks so much clearer and smoother.

img_0861The cuticle oil pen is super convenient. I literally keep it stashed in my purse. It’s been great for my cuticles and I haven’t had any hangnail type of things going on. I don’t keep my nails done, because I am so busy with my hands that it always chips too easily or gets in the way. So at least my cuticles are taken care of! If you need some cuticle help that is easy and convenient, give it a try.

 

IMG_0860.PNGNow, I will admit that the Pumpkin Spice body butter is not one of my favourite things. Mainly because of the smell. I have never been a fan of the Pumpkin Spice smell. BUT I know a lot of you guys love that kind of thing, so this may be for you. The smell aside, this lotion moisturizes like nothing before. I am a big fan of Bath and Body Work’s lotions and don’t stray from them, but this lotion actually moisturizes better and it seems to stay moisturized longer.

If any of you guys are interested in any of this, or anything else you may have seen on their site I have a 25% off code for you guys! It is off your entire order and the code it TRYNEEM.

Also their social media handle for Twitter and Instagram are @justneem

My goal is to post again for you guys before the end of the week, so I will see you soon!

As always don’t forget to follow me on social media for other products and giveaways. ALSO we are SO close to our goal for the next giveaway! So share this post, like it, comment, and follow!

xox

 

 

 

moisturizing routine ft formula 10.0.06

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Fresh face! No lashes, no contour, and day old hair! 😛

Ciao my loves!

 

So, please excuse the page. If you are trying to sort through the categories, I haven’t completely finished adding all the old posts to their respective places. Now that I have added the extra categories, however, I have been neglecting the skincare area, so I thought I would make this post to bring it to date!

Now I know a lot of people do fail to neglect the moisturizing process. Moisturizing and exfoliation are super important aspects when it comes down to make up application. It really is something that should be a part of your make up routine because it makes a HUGE difference in appearance.

Right now, I am currently using the Formula 10.0.06 line. This line is great and has so many wonderful products from moisturizers, masks to make up remover and scrubs. To be honest, I first started trying the products because I thought the packaging and labeling was so simple and cute. Honest to God, I literally picked up my first product because it was “cute”. Story of my life. There are various moisturizers, but the ones I love are the PM Perfector (which I moisturepsuse before bed) and the Picture Perfect Day (which I use before make up application).I love PPD because the texture is like a moisturizer and primer all in one, so most of the times I skip primer because of it. There is also an oil absorbing/mattifying moisturizer that is wonderful too. The PM Perfector is great for oily skin as well. It is one of the best overnight moisturizers I have used. Typically with overnight moisturizers, I would wake up feeling super oily from it. However, PMP leaves me moisturized without all the oiliness and morning breakouts.

Along with these moisturizers, I use a couple of the masks from the line. My favourite is the Three Times Sublime. It is a mask, that in my opinion, does everything. It unclogs maskspspores, exfoliates, and helps with problem skin. If you are like me and get blemishes out of no where, this is the mask for you because it’s kind of like an all-in-one. My skin has been super clean and blemish free since using it. The other masks are great as well, but I typically use either Get Your Glow On or Pores Be Pure once a week. Just to clear up any build up or tough to unclog pores. The all-in-one is something I use more often as a facial wash/exfoliator.

So don’t forget proper skin care, it is just as important!  Has anyone tried Formula 10.0.06 products? What are your favourites? Also, what are your favourite skin care lines?

xx