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Spring Moisturizers for Morning and Night

It’s spring!  Officially! And if you’re like me, you’re beginning to think of applying sunscreen all over, and not just on your face.   So I’ve decided to keep a sunscreen for all purposes in my purse so that I can apply before I get into the car, or if I get stuck in the […]

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Light Hydration for the Spring and Summer

Come spring and summer, I find that my makeup starts sliding off my skin, and so all I’m wearing is a good moisturizer and sunscreen.  If I’m lucky, my sunscreen will have a little bit of coverage in it, but you can’t always win them all, right? My moisturizer has to be super-light, and so […]

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The Gentle Skincare Company You Need to Know

Skincare seems to be a hot topic for so many people.  If you have kids, you’ll be aware about the rise in nut allergies, but if you’re in the beauty industry, you’ll realize that more and more people have sensitive or easily irritated skin.  Most of my friends have very sensitive skin or some kind […]

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L’Occitane Launches Solidarity Balm for International Women’s Day

Every year, L’Occitane launches a limited edition product in support of International Women’s Day.  This year, this product is a Shea Butter Balm scented with rose and decorated in a design reminiscent of fabrics worn by the Burkinabe women in Africa. The Solidarity Balm is only $6 and 100% of the profits will go to […]

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Favourite Facial Oils Roundup

Face oils – consider me a convert.  I’ve realized that my skin isn’t just combination, sometimes it’s downright dehydrated because of the climate and because of not drinking enough water!  The struggle is real! So I’m adding hydration to my routine, usually first thing in the morning, and I’m also using a facial oil so […]

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New Giveaway: Men’s Products from Jack Black!

Today I’m so excited to be hosting a giveaway of Jack Black products!  They make products mostly for men, but they’re very high quality and I love them too!  Right now, I’m using the Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm ($9), and the Intense Therapy Hand Cream ($17.50).  The Lip Balm is very long lasting and […]

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New eos Flavour – Summer Fruit

Our favourite organic lip balm is now available in a Summer Fruit flavour.  95% organic and 100% natural – no that doesn’t mean that it’ll work better than plain old petroleum jelly, but at least you won’t feel bad if it you end up licking your lips an accidentally ingesting some of it. The lip […]

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Winter Hydration Solved: Neutrogena Deep Moisture Day Cream

If you’ve read about my experience with using Retinol, then you know that I suffered from intensely dry skin for a couple of weeks after I started using it.  My saviour was Neutrogena’s Deep Moisture Day Cream which is perfect to use if you’re exfoliating because it also has SPF 20 in it. The Deep […]

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L’Occitane’s Valentine’s Gifts

I know that the majority of my readers are women, so this Valentine’s day, I want to encourage you to give a gift to another woman that you love and respect.  It’s a tradition that I saw co-workers participate in years ago, and something that I’ve picked up myself.  I’ve taken Valentine’s day to mean […]

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Renewing Skin with Dr. Renaud

Exfoliating your skin gently on a regular basis is a skincare habit you should definitely start if you don’t already – especially if you’re noticing signs of aging skin such as small surface wrinkles or age spots or freckles. Starting exfoliating more can help remove those signs, and make your skin look better. My new […]

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