Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty || Summer Lovin’ || My hot weather product picks…

It’s that time of year again, when the sun is shining, vacation mode has begun and I can’t get enough of the outdoors. At this time of year I shift my makeup and skincare routine to a pretty fast and effective daily ritual focusing on protecting my skin from sun damage and environmental factors. Here are my top beauty picks to help combat those rays, look effortlessly polished and glowing in minutes.

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Summer Tip #1: Protect your assets

1) A large brim hat effortlessly chic and protects your face, neck and shoulders from overexposure to the sun.

2) Origins Age-Defense Eye Cream with White Tea SPF 20: Perfect for my sensitive eyes, this lightweight, hydrating treatment with antioxidant-rich white tea instantly renews and brightens my under eyes for that well rested look.

3) SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50: this lightweight sheer coverage tinted sunscreen adapts to most skin tones without a white cast. Apply it in under a minute to even out your skin tone and protect your skin all day.

 

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Summer Tip #2: Own it! Get your butt into a swoon worthy suit, feel confident and enjoy the weather

1) Full Piece: Mei L’ange Swimwear is offering you 20% off your eneitre order using promo code NORTHERN20. What can I say? I love the retro feel and flattering cut of a well made one peice bathing suit.

2) Rodial SUPER FIT Tummy Tuck: this concentrated skin firming formula helps improve skin tone and elasticity. Gemmoslim™ and fast-acting wheat protein help improve elasticity and texture for smoother and tighter looking skin. I’m LOVING this cream, and it’s not only because I had a baby this year… it’s my beach body in a bottle.

3) Vichy Mineral 89:  This should be your daily skincare fix. This lightweight face moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and 89% Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water makes my skin more resistant to visible signs of aging caused by pollution, stress and fatigue. It provides 24-hour hydration with a scent free formula for my sensitive skin.

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Summer Tip #3: Get you Goddess on! Aim for an effortlessly natural sunkissed glow

1) Vita Liberta Self Tanning Anti-Age Serumthis serum contains anti-aging actives that firm and plump the look of skin while giving you sunkissed glow. It delivers a made-to-measure, natural-looking tan, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and conditions skin. I like to add a few drops into my daily moisturizer.

2) Jouviance Pro-Corrector 3 in 1: this professional corrector instantly conceals dark circles, redness, signs of fatigue and other blemishes. A little dab will do ya to instantly conceal a few tiny imperfections without a heavy full coverage foundation feel.

3) NUDEStix Sheer Eye Color: with one swipe of this crayon instantly transform the look of your eyes. It’s that “no makeup” look with no fuse.

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Beauty || I’m Coconuts Over These 12 Beauty Game Changers || May Product Round Up

This month’s beauty round up is here! Below you will find the 12 products I’ve been using and loving on the regular… from skincare to hair to makeup, all the beauty bases are covered. Let’s get started.

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Kopari Coconut Melt $38: A premium, multitasking organic coconut oil that hydrates and casts a dewy glow from head to toe.

Tatcha Pure One Step Cleansing Oil $48 c/o: A gentle, two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser.

Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Power $30 c/o: The hydrating powder veil provides a healthy glow that doesn’t cake or dry the skin.

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Pura Ambrosia Beautifying Complex $124 c/o:The Rolls-Royce of rejuvenating face oils with rare, ultra healing blue tansy from Morocco is designed for post-baby skincare.

Rodial Super Acid X-treme Pore Shrinking Cleansing Pads $80: Gentle apple amino acids blend with olive oil and salicylic acid to deeply cleanse and soften skin, while evermat shrinks the appearance of pores and refines skin texture for a more toned appearance.

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Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer $30 c/o: A hydrating face primer that smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oil $9 c/o: The lightweight sheer coverage lip oil nourishes with Coconut and Meadowfoam Seed Oils to keep lips moist, soft and smooth.

Origin’s Super Spot Remover Acne Treatment Gel $16: A blemish-busting acne spot treatment with salicylic acid. Continue reading

Lifestyle || Mother’s Day Gift Guide || And a few free ideas for that special mama…

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, if you’re looking for gift ideas or just a thoughtful act of kindness I’ve got you covered.

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I’m obsessed with this crystal watch from Bulova! It’s stunning in person, perfect for that glamorous women in your life. It is for sure a statement gift option this month. Best part? It’s currently on sale HERE!

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Another thoughtful and glamorous gift, a perfume from Guerlain. This sophisticated scent is perfectly balanced and fresh. Nothing says luxury like a little pink bottle from an iconic French beauty brand.

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Looking for something free? I know I love a spotless home! A hot bubble bath or a long hand message. A handwritten note.

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And my number one Mother’s Day gift… Flowers! It’s simple and classic for a reason. Flowers are an amazing gift for any occasion. One of my all time favourite local Edmonton florists, Fleurs Flowers is offering 20% off with the promo code MDAY2017 for a limited time. Get your preorder in before they are sold out!

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Beauty || Tips & Tricks || A France Trip Recap with @VichyCanada || #partner

If you followed along with my Instagram you know that I made such an amazing girls trip with my blogging bestie Bonjour Bliss Blog and Vichy. We jet set to France where we got to experience Vichy’s new product release Mineral89. Without giving away too much about the product I will say I am excited to see a mineral water based beauty serum hit the market that contains  89% thermal water! I will be sharing more product details as I try it over the next month or so, I’ll share my progress closer to the release date which is mid June for Canada. Head to my Instagram and scroll my feed if you missed the trip highlights, there were quite a few gorgeous moments you don’t want to miss.

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From helicopter rides to see the volcano where the thermal water originates to L’Oreal factory visits, and of course a trip to the spa… we did it all in style with Vichy.

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The life tips and tricks that stood out for me were around the concept of all the environmental stresses we experience everyday: pesticides, stress, UV rays, pollution, bacteria and viruses to name just a few. I loved how Vichy shared easy ways to combat those factors and live the best life you can. The new Vichy Mineral89 release will contain 15 essential minerals and help strengthen our skin barrier. It can be used morning or night for that essential first step to hydrate and help skin retain the water it needs daily. They suggested cutting down on caffeine, sleeping 7 hours, and not hitting the snooze button. Splashing your face with cold water 5 times for energy and intensify the start to your day. It relaxes you by decreasing your heart rate, digestion increases and serotonin / endorphins are released in your body. It’s free and simple! Finally, the cold shower tip was amazing! You can burn up to 200 calories by taking a cold shower for 3 minutes. It tightens your tissues, increases immune defences and releases endorphins. Continue reading