Category Archives: Beauty

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

Beauty || Argan Oil Love || Sephora Confessions of a @Josie_Maran Addict #partner

We all know I love a natural alternative in the beauty department. For me it’s so important to support companies that have an eco focus but still produce high end luxury products. Obviously I was so pumped to experience the Josie Maran argan oil line that is both transforming for your skin and conscious in environmental sustainability. Probably the most important part, the line includes both skincare and makeup! There are far too many products to name from the full argan line but I thought I would share with you my stand out favourites. All products are carried at Sephora or directly through Josie Maran.

Use promo code EARTH22 for 22% off your purchase HERE

Or

Use promo code ROUGESPRING for 15% HERE

Both promotions end in the next week, so move fast to score some at a discount!

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I have a mask obsession, it’s easily one of my skincare rituals I cannot live without. This Whipped Mud Mask is both hydrating and detoxifying with a heavenly mango scent, it’s not to be missed for any mask addict.

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By far my favourite is the limited-edition Argan Reserve concentrate. It both nurtures and enhances my skin’s clarity, texture, hydration, and overall resiliency. My skin feels smooth and revitalized by using it both under my makeup and at night to supercharge my skin with moisture.

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With skin strobing all the makeup rage recently, this Argan rich illuminizer should be added to your next Sephora haul. Bring a glowing look to the skin whiling providing nourishment, it’s champagne hue mirrors the natural, radiant look of healthy skin. You look naturally glowing without a heavy makeup look.  Continue reading

Beauty || DIY Bath Bomb || Peppermint Vanilla

 

Recently my little guy has gotten addicted to LUSH bath bombs… let me tell ya those things are not cheap! So instead of either letting him pamper himself out of house & home or burst his bath bomb dreams I decided to make some myself! How hard could it be to make a fizzy luxury bathing product? The answer, not hard at all and this is coming from a very craft inept person. Here’s my simple bath bomb recipe:

 

  1. 1 cup baking soda (Food grade, NOT washing soda)
  2. 1/2 cup citric acid
  3. 1/2 cup Epsom salts or Bath Salts (I went with my fav peppermint vanilla scent from Rocky Mountain Soap Company)
  4. 1 tsp. water
  5. 2 tsp. coconut oil
  6. 2 drops of red food colouring

 

peppermint vanilla bath bomb recipe DIY

 

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

 

Next add the coconut oil… mix lightly.

 

Here’s the only difficult part, adding the water. You don’t want to add it to quickly to the mixture or you will cause the fizzy bath bomb reaction. I found that it is easiest to use a spray misting bottle and spray a few times, mix with hands… spray a few times, mix with hands. Repeat this step until you get the mixture to start sticking together a little. You are not going for cake batter… more like still dry and flaky cookie dough. AGAIN DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH WATER or DO NOT ADD WATER TOO QUICKLY. You want to save the reaction for the bath later! Place two drops of red food colouring, toss once in bowl.

 

IMG_3946Finally, place mixture into moulds of choice. Go with what you’ve got! Cute cookie cutters, silicon cupcake trays, or just an ice cream scoop will do the trick. Press down on mixture, gently remove from mould and place on parchment paper to dry.

 

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Beauty || 30 Days Of @maybellineCAN || #partner

I’m so excited to share with you my personal lipstick colour picks for 30 days of Maybelline lipstick! It’s crazy how much a new lipstick can change your look. I’ve covered all the bases from nudes, to pinks and my fav reds to help carry me through a full month of different lipstick for everyday. Be sure to check back because I’ll be giving away a Northern Style x Maybelline lipstick vault for one lucky reader. It will include all 30 of my favourite colorsensational lipsticks in the ultimate makeup haul.

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For now here’s a look into my top Maybelline lipstick picks…

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Subscribe to Maybelline’s newsletter for more insider info! Can’t wait for you to come along with us and see how we make it happen this year!

Love,

 The #MaybellineSquad

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Beauty || DIY || Cooling Bath Bomb Recipe

nick's vapour rub cooling the big chill lush bath bomb hack recipe DIY

Recently my little guy has gotten addicted to LUSH bath bombs… let me tell ya those things are not cheap! So instead of either letting him pamper himself out of house & home or burst his bath bomb dreams I decided to make some myself! How hard could it be to make a fizzy luxury bathing product? The answer, not hard at all and this is coming from a very craft inept person. Here’s my simple bath bomb recipe:

  1. 1 cup baking soda (Food grade, NOT washing soda)
  2. 1/2 cup citric acid
  3. 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  4. 1 tsp. water
  5. 2 tsp. coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp. vapour rub

nick's vapour rub cooling the big chill lush bath bomb hack recipe DIY

Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Next add the coconut oil and vapour rub… mix lightly.

Here’s the only difficult part, adding the water. You don’t want to add it to quickly to the mixture or you will cause the fizzy bath bomb reaction. I found that it is easiest to use a spray misting bottle and spray a few times, mix with hands… spray a few times, mix with hands. Repeat this step until you get the mixture to start sticking together a little. You are not going for cake batter… more like still dry and flaky cookie dough. AGAIN DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH WATER or DO NOT ADD WATER TOO QUICKLY. You want to save the reaction for the bath later!

Finally, place mixture into moulds of choice. I used large silicon ice cube trays from Epicure. Go with what you’ve got! Cute cookie cutters, silicon cupcake trays, or just an ice cream scoop will do the trick. Press down on mixture, gently remove from mould and place on parchment paper to dry.

*If you want some added glitz, you can press a little more salt into the tops before removing from moulds.

There you have it easy cooling bath bombs! Perfect for cold season or hot summer days.

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