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The Ordinary Company 2% Retinoid Serum

This Retinoid Serum costs just $9.80. If you’ve always been interested in top-of-the-line skincare, but wary of the price point, then you need to check out The Ordinary skincare company.  They have key ingredients formulated at a strength that’s really going to make a difference in your skin, and all without the crazy price tag […]

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Take it All Off Makeup Remover

Double cleansing is the norm now, and if you didn’t know, now you do!  If you wear makeup daily, or even on the weekends, the best way to get it off is with a creamy or oily cleanser and then with something that can get rid of any residue that might be there. My latest […]

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Laneige Sleeping Masks

At the end of last year, I got a trio of Laneige sleeping masks, including one for the lips which is pure sorcery.  Read my review of it here.  I don’t know why it works so well but it does, and it’s basically now my go-to lip balm because it completely works every single time! […]

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New MAC Lip Scrubtious Collection

If you’re struggling with dry lips that peel off, then you need a lip scrub.  MAC Lip Scrubtious is five flavours of lip scrub made up of sugar, grape seed oil, and shea butter to help hydrate and get rid of dry flaky lips.  I don’t normally use a lip scrub, but I like using […]

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My All-Time Favourite Daytime Moisturizer

I didn’t used to use moisturizer in the day, but when I started using sunscreen everyday, I would find that the sunscreen would actually be a little bit drying on my skin, so I’ve since switched to a moisturizer that contains sunscreen.  My favourite one is Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost gel cream with SPF 15. This […]

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Live Clean’s Fresh Face Hero Products

If you’re looking to change your routine to something that’s more plant-based and yet affordable, then check out Live Clean’s Fresh Face line (available at drug stores and mass merchandisers).  I’ve been using their Fresh Face Daily Foaming Cleanser and the Soothing Daily Moisturizer, and both seem perfect for people with combination or oily skin. […]

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Splurge or Save: Rose Face Masks

Truly, the face mask trend sees no sign of fading, and as someone who’s been using masks for the past twenty years, I’m glad that they’re finally in the main stream.  One of my fondest memories is hosting girls night in nights where my guests try on different masks and sort through makeup and just […]

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A Foot Mask That Works Better Than a Manicure

Thank you Skin Republic for making these Foot Peel masks which are basically a pedicure in a mask – actually, they’re better – and CHEAPER – than a pedicure because they do a better job and last longer! The Foot Peel mask (some of you may have heard of the “Baby Feet” mask that you […]

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Reviews of a Couple Beautycounter Face Products

As the weather gets cooler, a lot cooler, I’ve turned to more heavy-duty moisturizers to keep my skin feeling and looking its best.  I’m trying out the Beautycounter Soothing Face Oil ($78) and the Beautycounter Nourishing Day Cream ($52).  Both are proposed to be gentler and safer on the skin because they don’t contain mineral oils, […]

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Budget Lip Balm and Splurge-Worthy Lip Balm

… yup, ’tis the season for layering on the lip balm.  I find that my lips don’t get too dry if I drink lots of water during the day, but one of my main problems is that I don’t like drinking water, and I LOVE drinking coffee… so… drinking water is a struggle.  But I’m […]

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