For the love of toner

So I haven’t really blogged about my skin care routine because, frankly, I think it’s kind of dull. That said, I do take good care of my skin because you only get one face. I think it’s a good idea to look after it. Ya feel me? I don’t do anything super fancy but I definitely have a few products I swear by. For me, exfoliating, toning, and moisturizing are the keys to healthy looking skin. I recently ran out of toner and I wanted to try something new. I headed to the good old Body Shop, I’ve been obsessed with it lately, and picked up a bottle of the Seaweed Clarifying Toner.

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This toner is supposed to remove impurities and refine pores. I haven’t really noticed a difference in my pores (does anyone ever actually see a change? ) but I do like this stuff. It’s really good for catching any make up I missed when washing my face and it’s super gentle. It’s also going to last for ages, which is nice. My only complaint is that the bottle isn’t very squeezy. Overall I think I will definitely be repurchasing this product.

On the same trip I also purchased a tub of the Vitamin E Illuminating Moisture Cream.

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With the change in seasons my skin had been feeling a little dry and I wanted a richer moisturizer. I read positive reviews of this one on a few blogs and I wasn’t disappointed.

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This cream is very silky and luxurious. It’s not greasy and just gives that extra bit of hydration that I was looking for. It’s a day cream but I’ve been using it at night as well because I’m lazy a rebel and it does the job nicely. It claims to be light reflecting but to be honest I really haven’t noticed anything like that; however, I like this cream and I will definitely buy it again.

P.S. I am still completely obsessed with the Chocomania Dry Oil. Have you tried it yet? I think that you should.

What’s your skin care routine?

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Fall Wishlist

I don’t know if you guys are into this kind of post or not, but I always enjoy them on other blogs. So, without further ado, here is my Fall 2013 Wishlist.

Mom – feel free to check this list out for Christmas information;)

*Jazz hands*

1.  Wilfred by Aritzia Free Yasmin Dress

I’ve been obsessed with this dress for a while, ever since it started popping up on all of my favourite blogs. I love it for summer with just a pair of sandals, and also for fall and winter with tights, boots, and a chunky sweater.

Wilfred

2. Nine West Valcaria Boots

Riding boots aren’t going anywhere this season. I’ve got a busted zipper on my old pair, as well as general scuffs, scratches, and holes so I’m thinking it might be time for a new pair! In the winter I live in my boots.

Nine West Boots

3. A really simple, structured bag.

I just want something that’s a great goes-with-everything bag.Purse

4. Anything and everything from the Body Shop’s Chocomania line because I am ADDICTED.
Chocomania

What’s on your wishlist?

*Disclaimer – no Mother, I haven’t been shopping. I’ve been wishing.

All images from Pinterest.

Chocolate Yum Yums

I’m not generally a chocolate loving girl. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the odd square or three, but if it’s a choice between a chocolate bar and a salty snack, salt wins every time. My favourite thing to have for dessert is chips. I’ve seriously considered setting up a salt lick in my bedroom. All that saltiness aside though, I am currently completely addicted to the Body Shop’s Chocomania Beautifying Oil.

The Body Shop

Holy crap you guys, this stuff is unbelievable! The Body Shop nails their scents every time. This oil smells like high quality chocolate. It’s not at all sickly or fake, unlike the scents from  Bath and Body Works some other retailers.  Once it’s on the skin the scent really lasts as well, but it’s not overpowering. Another great thing about this product is that it’s multi-purpose! You can use it on your body, your hair, and your face! So far I’ve only used it on my arms and legs but I will definitely try it out on my hair.

Verdict? GO GET YOURSELF A BOTTLE! It’s on sale right now!

Are you a Body Shop lover?

Sweet Kiss

Ok lovelies, today we’re talking lippy. I used to be all about gloss. For years I wore super glossy, sweet lip glosses. Lately though I’ve been  interested in slightly more matte lips. Slightly more matte, as in balms and lipstick. I don’t think I’ll ever be someone who wears a completely matte lip.

I’ve tried a few different lipstick brands, most recently Revlon which I adore, but most often I find myself reaching for my Bourgois Sweet Kiss lipsticks. I have two of them and I love them both.

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The first is in the shade Rose. Rose is a really nice daytime appropriate pink. It’s an easy one to wear and I like to use it if I’m meeting friends for brunch or lunch or something. It’s got quite a lot of chunky gold-toned glitter in it, so if sparkle isn’t your thing this shade isn’t for you. I don’t find it to be overly shimmery on the lips though.

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The second is in the shade Fuscia Class, kind of an odd name but I didn’t come up with it. This is my favourite of the two. This is a super bold, super bright dark pink. I love it for nights out. I wear it out to dinner, out for drinks, to shows, and just about anywhere else you’ll find me of an evening. This shade has no shimmer and it lasts for ages. The formula is creamy and glides on smooth; it doesn’t cling to dry patches or flakes.There’s no need to reapply, which is just so fantastic! 

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So there you have it! You can purchase these babies at your local Shopper’s for about $18. The price is slightly steep but these lipsticks are worth every single penny.

What are some of your favourite shades?