All posts filed under: Skin Care

Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments

My loves, The beauty industry is forever changing and advancing and with new technology there are many surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments. There is the constant debate whether plastic surgery, lip injections etc. are taking beauty treatments too far. Are we taking it too far? Should we really be altering our image? How vain has our society become? However, there are many non-surgical beauty treatments that I for one am all about and would love to try. And I’m not going to lie Botox and filler can be very tempting. What are your thoughts on surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments? Check out this article that explains 5 Top Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks. Latisse, Chemical Peels and Medical Grade Skin Care products are all the hype right now. And let me tell you these products work. Plastic Surgeons’ Top 5 Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks I’m always on the hunt for the latest beautification tips, and I recently got inspired to check out a source I’d never really thought about: plastic surgery practices. A friend told me a few …

Blistex| New! Orange Mango Blast

My loves, In the winter months we always find our lips extra dry, so we are constantly using lip balm and making sure are lips stay hydrated. Unfortunately, I, like many others tend to neglect my lips in the summer months. We have to remember that they still need the same tender love and care as well as protection from the sun in the summer months. Which is why Blistex new Orange Mango Blast lip balm is simply the best. Blistex Orange Mango Blast moisturizes, protects and refreshes lips with a tantalizing fruit blend. Super-Smooth Moisturization: Orange Mango Blast is fortified with anti-oxidant vitamins C & E and rich moisturizers to quench your lips. It’s a smooth-gliding balm that leaves lips feeling protected and totally juicy. Refreshing Flavor Sensation: Orange Mango Blast is a mouth-watering combination of two tasty fruit flavors. Juicy orange melds with sweet, tropical mango to deliver an explosion of flavor. It’s as delicious as it is effective. SPF 15 Sun Protection This is simply the best lip balm on the market …

Look Beauty| Intensive Lip Care Gel Patch

My loves, Since winter has decided to creep up on us again here in Toronto, which then of course makes my skin suffer! Especially my poor lips, they are so dry! While in Shoppers Drug Mart (I keep finding the best products in Shoppers lately) I came across these beauty treatments from Look Beauty, for you face, for your hands, for your feet and of course for your lips! So I of course snatched up the lip treatment, because my lips are in dire need of some tender love and care! “Enriched with Shea Butter, Cranberry Extract, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, Intensive Lip Care Gel Patch intensely hydrates and soothes dry, cracked, chapped lips, while long-lasting moisture makes your lips soft, supple, smooth and kissable. Especially made with a unique lip-shaped patch, this advanced hydrogel formula is the most effective and convenient way to protect lips and sensitive lip areas. Perfect for dry, cold or windy days.” $9.99 Available at Shoppers Drug Mart DIRECTIONS: 1) Thoroughly clean and dry your face. 2) Open the …

GLAMGLOW| Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment

My loves, I am absolutely obsessed with GLAMGLOW products, the results from their products are incredible. Which is why I get very excited when they come out with a new product! I love trying new product, especially when it’s from a reputable company such as GLAMGLOW. Now I’ve mostly tried their masks so I was very intrigued to try a dual cleansing treatment. Ladies, the newest product to the GLAMGLOW collection, ‘Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment’. A mud-to-oil, gentle, deep cleansing treatment that removes the weekly buildup of dirt, oil, and makeup. “Revolutionize your cleansing routine with POWERMUD™ mud-to-oil Dualcleanse Treatment. Indulge in a multisensory cleansing experience, uniting the power of mud and the power of oil to achieve amplified deep cleansing, yet gentle results. Goodbye weekly buildup—hello super clean, velvety skin.” 0.5oz $21.00 1.7oz $76.00 Suggested Usage: -Apply an even thin layer to clean, dry skin -Leave on 5 to 10 minutes, allowing to dry -For removal, apply water and use circular motions to transform into a Cleansing Oil Treatment -Use once or twice a week …

Travel Essentials for the Beauty Queen

My loves, It’s that time of year where so many people decide to take some time off and travel somewhere tropical. I for one am planning a trip to Nicaragua in  a little over 3 weeks! I seriously cannot wait, I am so excited. You all know how much I despise winter, so some sunshine, some water and some awesome volcano boarding (more on that later). When traveling there is always the question ‘Do I check a bag?’ ‘Should I just bring a carry-on?’ I have decided that I am only going to bring a carry-on because with my luck my bag will get lost and I just can’t have that. I’ve been searching for the best travel items at the best value, because I am absolutely awful at packing lightly. This is an entirely new experience for me. I mean I still have to look good while on vacation, so I need the very best beauty products. The key is to small the small ones that I’m allowed to bring in my carry-on. Here …

Bite Beauty| Lip Love

My loves, Bite Beauty has to be one of my favorite make up lines when it comes to lip products. And you all know how much I truly truly love my lip products. Whether it be a lip mask, a lip gloss, lipstick or even a lip scrub, I’m all over it and I love trying new lip products. Which is why I was incredibly happy when I received Bite Beauty’s Lip Love gift set for Christmas. I know I know (I’m a Slacker), but I wanted to properly try out the product before I gave you my opinion. Now unfortunately this set is not available any more but don’t fret, Bite Beauty has some new sets out now that you buy. And all these products are available to purchase at Sephora. “Give Your Lips Some Love” This lip kit is filled with four essentials lip products to help keep those luscious lips of yours soft, supple, nourished and hydrated. This kit offers everything you need to treat lips day and night. 2 Lush Lip …

Rebels Refinery| Capital Vices Skull Lip Balm – Unisex

My loves, I’m about to introduce to you the cutest and best lip balm probably on the market. I know, I know that’s a pretty bold statement. But the packaging on this lip balm is pure genius. I mean I basically bought it just for the packaging. What can I say I’m an easy target when it comes to marketing, you could literally make me buy anything. But this lip balm from Rebels Refinery not only has the best packaging but it works! It’s an all natural lip balm, which makes it even more awesome. “Oh hi there. Sorry that from hereforth all other lip balms will seem boring. We had to. Function meets design with the Capital Vices Collection Skull Lip Balm. The highest quality coconut and sweet almond oils moisten, nourish and protect while Vitamin E provides essential antioxidants. Did we mention it’s unisex? The bottom of each balm is embossed w/ the quotation: “Be all my sins remember’d”- Hamlet” This lip balm comes in 3 different flavours: avaritia-natural, superbia-mint, luxuria-strange-fruit. I chose …

TIFF| Sibu Beauty-Age Defying Eye Cream

My loves, Since I have been up far too late these past few nights and when I do manage to find my bed I haven’t been sleeping all that well! It makes for tired looking eyes, and tired eyes are never a good thing when you work in the beauty industry. Especially when like myself you have to attend more than one movie, multiple dinners and after parties. Thank goodness Charming Media sent me Age Defying Eye Cream from Sibu Beauty along with Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara. When you haven’t gotten much sleep there are two things that help you, good eye cream and lots of mascara. Sea Buckthorn Age Defying Eye Cream “Our age defying eye cream is an all natural formula, specifically designed to gently support the delicate eye area. The time-tested plant oils of sea buckthorn and pumpkin seed, protect and firm the skin while refining fine lines. This botanical blend will leave the skin around your eyes feeling soft, smooth and youthful.” Smooths fine lines and wrinkles Firms and …

Night Time Skin Care

My loves, We all tend to focus more on our daily makeup routines and neglect our evening routines if we have any at all. I know that after a long day at work the last thing you want to do is follow through with a night skin care routine. Your nighttime skin care routine is crucial to ensuring your skin is healthy and glowing. I take my skin routine very seriously. And for those of you who are skeptical that skin care actually makes a difference my mom is walking proof because she looks freaking amazing for her age. I start with a double cleanse using Dermalogica’s Pre-cleanse, which is an oil-based cleanser that is absolutely to die for. It helps remove any makeup, dirt and bacteria, leaving my skin soft and supple. I then use One Love Organics’ Easy Does It Cleanser as my second cleanse to ensure I’ve removed all traces of makeup. I follow-up with Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant, which is a gentle cleanser that you can use on a daily basis. It …

Ipsy Glam Bag| June 2014

My loves, Warm white sandy beaches or a cafe under a star filled night sky, being pretty in YOUR paradise is only a Glam Bag away. We picked products that are excellent for an extravagant getaway or a quintessential kit for a quick trip for some peace and quiet. What paradise is on your bucket list? From a selection of 16 products the Ipsy Glam team carefully selected 5 products for each Ipsy Member determined by their Ipsy profile. When I opened my Ipsy parcel I was immediately pleased with the bag all the products came in. I think it’s adorable. The products for this months glam bag are amazing. They are all perfect for these hot summer months. I’m particularly pleased with the anti-frizz styling cream, as someone with curly hair it’s definitely a must in the summer! Become an Ipsy Member just like me! Subscribe to Ipsy and receive 4-5 beauty products once a month delivered right to your door, only $10 + $4.95 for shipping. It’s an affordable way to try new …