Hair is one of the touchiest style/beauty topics out there. We all have our specific preferences about hair, and for the most part aren’t easily swayed. I believe that you should spend as much time (or more) caring for your hair as you do for your skin; your skin will regenerate in a month’s time- your hair could take two or more years to regrow to the length that you want it at. I’m a firm believer in going to the same stylist who knows your hair and can give you correct and informed options for your hair! Today I’m sharing my tips on how to give your hair some love!
The summer- the time for most of us where we try to take advantage of the warm weather and do all of those outdoorsy activities that are difficult to do in the extreme cold and metres of snow. (Or rain/ normal amounts of snow that you may have…) It’s also the time when we tend to be harder on our skin. Sure, we often get dry in the winter but the summer can actually work against your skin in big ways. This is how I’m tackling the summer weather and protecting my skin!
For anyone who has been following this blog for a while, you will know that I’m really not awesome at the whole beauty/make up thing. I find it overwhelming, confusing, and quite frankly, just expensive. However, with a few gurus to lead the way, I’m slowly learning what products are a good investment and are good for my skin type and overall look. In the last few months, I’ve acquired a few new products that I’ve tested, and now love and recommend!
As the last few beauty related Style File Friday posts have explained, I am make up challenged. However, the exception to that rule of my life is Clinique- it’s the one brand that I am familiar and comfortable with, probably because I started with their Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief and it changed my skin’s life. I haven’t needed anything Clinique lately so I hasn’t been to The Bay lately, but that changed this past weekend! I repurchased my moisturiser AND was able to take advantage of one of those “gift with purchase” deals- and I’m very glad that I did.
I know that for most people buying make up isn’t an ordeal. From what I understand, it’s even enjoyable. However, while I feel entirely comfortable in the realm of style with fabrics, cuts, care, and pairing, I am quite overwhelmed by make up. I don’t know what each product is specifically supposed to do, and I find the price tag even more startling when I don’t understand why I need it in the first place. So, the fact that from January 1, 2017 to today I went from zero palettes to two palettes is astonishing. I’ve not had them too-too long, but here are my first thoughts! Continue reading
Today’s Style File Friday is about fragrance- I think that some people hate perfumes, some people love perfumes, some people just don’t understand perfumes. I was one of those people that was incredibly hesitant to try and find a scent for myself. Every time I walked near the perfume wall in Sephora or the counter in the Bay, I was either spritzed with a smell I had no interest in, or there was nothing that stood out to me. These are some tips to help you find your own scent in a relatively painless process! Continue reading
This week marks a momentous occasion. For some people, dare I say most people, this would not be an occasion at all. It would be a normal, everyday action that you wouldn’t bat an eyelash at. You see, I ordered my very first, honest to goodness, non-drugstore make up palette! I spent hours upon hours trying to find a palette that fit within my budget, brands that I want to support, and the colour range that I like wearing right now. So, which palette did I end up ordering? Continue reading
Hello all! Today is my final DIY gift post of the 2016 holiday season, a salted cream scrub. This is a wonderful gift that you can throw together a few hours before you need to give it, and takes literally no skills whatsoever. I enjoy making this and mixing it, but it is quite comforting to know that I couldn’t really screw this up. As a first time scrub-DIYer (I’m going to say that that is a profession, Lush probably employs a few) I was a little uncertain but I feel like I can now move onto to making slightly more complicated scrubs in the future! However, back to the scrub at hand…
We all know that there are two camps of people, those that get into the holiday spirit early and those that are strictly December folks. I am not ashamed to admit that I am firmly entrenched in the former, and I am a proud elf through and through! Canadian Thanksgiving was the second Monday in October, so Halloween and Christmas are really the only big holidays afterwards in the fall up here. Getting into the holiday spirit keeps me cheerful and happy at a busy time of year! One way that I enjoy celebrating is styling myself accordingly. Yes, I have in-your-face Christmas sweaters with bells to let you know that I am there, but those are reserved for December- November is all about subtlety. How do I do that? Continue reading
I have admitted time and time again, I am no beauty guru. I can do a basic look (read: I can put on two colours of eye shadow tops, some mascara, and blush.) I try to learn how to be more capable with my make up, but I put on a tiny bit more than I normally do and then I feel like I’m wearing stage make up. My focus for the last few months has really been on keeping my face clean and moisturised, as I am continually being told that if I take care of my skin now, I will be thankful later. (If that’s a lie, I’m coming after all of you marketing folks. For reals.) However, there is one area of my face that I might have not been treating the best… Continue reading