DRUGSTORE SKINCARE PRODUCTS + UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE

DRUGSTORE SKINCARE PRODUCTS + UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE

Recently all of my products ran out, pretty much around the same time – why does that always seem to happen even when the time before I bought each product at completely separate times? Anyway, because I needed several products and was not near a Sephora, I thought I would give some drugstore brands a go. Ones that I have no yet used but all had some great reviews. Indeed laboratories – pepta-bright  – An even skin tone enhancer. It claims to improve your skin clarity and even tone, Diminish the appearance of dark brown spots, restore luminosity and radiance and maintain your skins moisture levels. It’s also formulated without parabens, colours and fragrance. This one has many great reviews so stay tuned for mine! No7 Defence day cream – SPF 30 which is the main thing I look for in day creams. I just finished up my favourite every day SPF moisturiser from Tarte. But they are sold out in-store and online too. I am assuming this will not compare but we shall see how this one goes! L’oreal eye defence cream gel  – Reduces puffiness, lines and dark circles. These days I wake up with all of the above. I […]

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DIY BUTTERY MELTS FOR SHOWER OR BATH

DIY buttery melts for shower or bath

Introducing my DIY buttery melts for shower or bath! These are actually inspired from the Lush king of skin body butter bars which are designed to use in the shower. After washing yourself you use the bar to moisturize. Basically, it helps skip a step once you are out of the shower. I use to buy them religiously during my pregnancy with Noah specifically for my belly to give extra moisture to avoid stretch marks. When I had Siena I started using them again. But at $15.95 they can get pricey. Especially when they are used so often. So, I made my own. My first attempt at the home-made bars melted way too quickly, although they were super moisturizing each one was used too fast. With a 1-year-old and being pregnant I didn’t experiment any more after I had finished them. Until recently! I was in lush recently and saw the body butter bars and figured I will try making them again. And try I did! Without too much effort I think I made an almost perfect shower and bath melt. The reason I say almost is because in my next ones I would like to use cocoa butter too! The […]

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DIY BATH BOMBS

DIY Bath Bombs

This weekend we went to the zoo. The day was so much fun! The Zoo was really quiet because the weather was a little iffy, I guess no one wanted to chance it or leave the house on a yuck day (which turned out to be a really nice day). I find it is way busier when I go during the week! Siena is at an age now where she enjoys seeing all the animals, I would even say probably more than Noah! So she got really excited, especially when we saw the penguins and the hippos, whom I have never seen in so much action! At the end we thought we would treat the kids to a little toy or something from the gift store (it’s really me, because I’m a sucker for a gift shop!) We found some little fizzy eggs that you can put in the bath or a bucket of water and they have a little toy animal in them. I thought they were a cute little idea. They didn’t have any scent or benefit to them but the kids love the bath bombs from Lush so we knew it would be a hit, of which they were. […]

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SEPHORA BEAUTY INSIDER SALE

Sephora Beauty Insider sale

The Sephora beauty insider sale is on between April 20-23, 2017. Chances are if you hold a Sephora beauty insider card then you are well aware of the sale and already planning on what to buy. But, if you have not already started your shopping list or know about the sale then stay here. I will be listing off my top 20 favourite products from Sephora. A few old faithful products that I can never be without and a few are some new products that I would love to get my hands on. The Sephora beauty insider sale is 10% off everything and only occurs once a year. Sephora rarely has sales so now really is your best chance to get in! If you’re not familiar the beauty insider card is a free to join program. For every dollar you spend you get a point! The points add up and you can get some pretty amazing products. I am always excited to see what I can get every time I go in.   My top 20 Sephora products!   Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen lotion Lashfood – Lash transformation System Bumble and Bumble – Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer Kate Somerville – RetAsphere […]

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COCONUT MILK BATH SOAK

Coconut milk bath soak

We live in Alberta so the weather here is DRY. So incredibly dry, I don’t think my body will ever get use to it. We even turned the humidity up in our house to help ease the dryness, which it did. But it also gave us crazy condensation on the windows so we had to take it down a notch and not pretend like we live in the tropics. So, because of the said dryness I am constantly moisturizing. My skin, the kids skin, my lips, even at night I put paw paw ointment up my nose! TMI? Anyway, on top of our skin feeling dry it makes the coughs the kids inevitably get in the winter last even longer. So we have humidifiers, vaporizers and defusers spread all throughout our rooms. Which is how this Coconut milk bath soak came about. I like to experiment and make different body and bath products, mostly because it’s fun but they also have proven to be quite beneficial. Along with my coconut milk bath soak I have blogged some other recipes like my coconut sugar scrub and coffee scrub. I am not sure if I have made it clear enough yet, but I LOVE […]

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COFFEE SCRUB

coffee scrub

This weekend was a fairly quiet one. We stayed low. The kids weren’t 100% so we just really stayed around the home. But the weather was beautiful. It didn’t go below 10 degrees. Yes, that is warmer weather here! On Saturday Joe took Noah to the park while Siena and I had a (much needed) sleep in and the rest of the weekend was playing in the backyard and breathing in that fresh air! So, because of this nicer weather I felt the need to put on some tan and give my skin a healthy glow. One of my favourites right now is St Tropez with their tanning mit. It gives the best colour! For more of my favourite fake tans read this post. Before I apply my tan I like to exfoliate. Something everyone should always do to give a nice clean smooth slate. I normally always make my own. I use to always use The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub but over the years I have found it just as easy to make my own! Plus I really enjoy making my own skin care products. I pretty much use coconut oil for everything. Literally everything, my babies, me, baking, cooking, my […]

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