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Skincare Favorites: A moisture story…

Kira Nov 17 2018 0029Kira Nov 17 2018 0016 This is the time of year, I feel my skin change with the temperatures. The moment cold weather is upon us my skin screams for moisture in all shapes and forms. I’ve partnered with Vichy to share my top 3 products I’ve been loving this past year. Here are my fav’s to combat winter dry skin and get that glow back with Vichy:

Kira Nov 17 2018 0013LiftActiv Supreme: PURE MOISTURE at it’s finest this light cream will melt into your skin leaving no grease residue behind. Honestly, it was tough not including the night cream from this same line, but I love this moisturizer so much for how smooth and radiant my skin can look within just a few uses with zero shine. If you are looking for a main moisturizer you can use every morning pre-makeup with zero time to let it soak in this one needs to be in your life!

Kira Nov 17 2018 0023Mineral 89: There should be no surprise this made my list. Using it for well over a year, this is my first step to the day EVERYDAY. Even my husband has his own bottle! Minéral 89 is a non-greasy gel that I love to use as my primer and initial skin boost to the day. It contains Thermal Water with natural origin hyaluronic acid to strengthen skin’s barrier function, which is so important with the harsh winter weather we put our skin through everyday. Even if you are not into skincare, this product is an easy add to your routine. 

Kira Nov 17 2018 0006LiftActiv Vitamin C: This small but mighty bottle is my favourite product for getting that glow. With 15% Pure Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Fragmented Hyaluronic Acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water you’ll notice brighter and tighter skin after just a few weeks. I love the power of Vitamin C for a skincare routine but I struggled to find products with a high percentage, this is why Vichy’s version made my list. A little goes along way with this mineral packed bottle. 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Vichy Canada but may thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

#GotitFree Beauty @VichyCanada || Looking for Moisture?

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Remember when I attended Vichy Lab a few months ago In beautiful Lake Louise? One of the products you asked about on Instagram has hit stores this past week. I’m so excited to share the new redefined Vichy Aqualia Thermal line that’s launching in drugstores across Canada and on Vichy.ca. A line close to my heart, as it was one of the first lines from Vichy I ever tried way back. Testing the new launch had me falling in love all over again. Let’s talk moisture!  Continue reading

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#AD || Fun in the Sun|| #AveenoCA #AveenoBabyCA

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AVEENO® but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.

canadian mom influencer blogger northern style aveeno canadian mom influencer blogger northern style aveeno I’m so excited summer is finally here! Maybe it was the extra-long winter or the hibernation mode we’ve been experiencing as a family this past season, but I know we are so ready to get out in the sun for some fun! I’m so excited to partner with AVEENO® to share our experience with the AVEENO® BABY Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 & AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick SPF 50. We love getting out to the park and playing in the sun as a family but there is always that risk of sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. For our family, the fact that  AVEENO® is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby skin care brand was a bonus. It The baby sunscreen also uses 100% naturally-sourced zinc oxide, a natural UVA/UVB filter, for effective sun protection. Meanwhile, the ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat ingredienthelps lock in moisture, nourish and soothe babies’ delicate skin, which is great as both of my kids struggle with dry skin or reactive atopic skin. The size of the AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick is perfect to throw in my purse and have it on me for reapplication throughout the day – remember, it’s every two hours when you’re out in the sun! I want to provide that necessary protective barrier to shield my children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays, so we can get out there and enjoy the whole summer… every sunny minute of it!

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Are you ready for sun season?

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Beauty || Long Stay Lipstick, Fast Illuminated Skin & Bold Brows! An easy 5 minute face.

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I love a quick makeup routine, and by love I mean I NEED a fast makeup routine. Being a busy mom of two I rarely get kidless time to do my makeup anymore. Gone are the days where I could test out new techniques, browse through products and put a full glam face on for 20 minutes. Over the years, you know that I have gravitated to products that have tons of impact because I’ll only get to use a few in my 5 minutes with kids for my morning beauty routine. When asked recently on Instagram how I’m getting my skin to look so bright, brows on point and a perfected pout… I thought I would put all the answers here! Here are the products I used to get this look in just a few minutes.

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Let’s start with long stay lip wear. It’s my best friend, with no need to reapply every hour I’m loving the new Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink line. I find I can get away with a full meal, coffee break and at least 4 hours before I want a minor retouch. The brush applicator is easy to use and helps me get that shape without the time doing a liner. I’m wearing #80 RULER in this look. Int;’s easily my favourite shade from the collection.

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Next up skin! Usually I would get into the skincare I’ve been using… because yes I feel that makes a difference but that’s a whole other beauty post. Let’s just talk about the handful of products used in this look. Under and above my eye I’m wearing Too Faced Born This Way Concealer. On my skin, I applied the Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer to smooth out my skin and help my makeup last longer. Plus, it protects your skin from clogged pores and future breakouts! It’s a crime not to prime!

Next, I used BAREMINERALS BarePRO™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. This foundation has amazing coverage, so I only use a few drops on a ARTIS Elite Mirror Oval 8 Brush. I find this brush blends foundation so quickly and evenly giving me an air brushed look. Finally, I dabbed Hard Candy Glow All The Way in 318 on my cheeks.

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For brows, I used Josie Maran’s The Good Brow pencil, this easy to use two step product both defines brows shaping them with colour while illuminating the arch. You don’t need to be a makeup artist to get defined brows with this pencil, it’s so easy to use. Best of all, it’s organic! I used the IT Cosmetic 5in1 Hello Lashes mascara. It is a conditioning lash primer, lash-enhancing serum, lash tint, and curler—all in one. That’s right, it does ALL of that all at once. It’s a great timer saver. And a swipe of Charlotte Tilbury’s Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette for Bigger Brighter Eyes for good measure.

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Beauty Top Picks: Eye Edition || Bags, puffiness, dark circles be gone!

You requested it and I’ve answered. So many of you have messaged me asking for my favorite eye creams. There are almost too many out there, it can be overwhelming but I’ve broken my favorites down by concern. Once you find the right eye cream, it can truely be a transforming part of your beauty routine. Here are my top eye creams to help you combat fine lines, dark circles and the dreaded puffy under eye.

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Revitalization (Combates Fine Lines and Wrinkles):

bareMinerals Brilliant Future, glo eye  restore, it. Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream, PURA Neroli Eye Ritual (Oil)

Brightens (Combates dark under eye circles):

it. Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream, Tatcha Luminous eye serum, bareMinerals Brilliant Future

Hydration (Combats dryness and puffiness):

Josie Marian Pure Argan Milk & Milk Devotion eye serum, Bioderma Sensibios Eye GelTatcha Luminous eye serum, it. Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream.