Friday, 6 November 2015

My Skin Care Routine + Tips To Find Your Own

  Hey everyone!
Been awhile! But moving past the fact that I suck for not uploading I am going to make it up to you guys by trying to update more often.
Today, I am going to talk about somethings that I have figured out about skincare. Believe it or not I worked for a skin care brand but I'm not going to say which one. While I was working there I picked up quite a few techniques to find the perfect skincare routine! I am also going to show you some of the products I use for my skin.
To start I am going to divulge my skincare advice!
So the first thing I use on my skin care routine is a cleanser. The one I am currently using is the Boscia Cool Cleansing Oil
I really like this because it breaks down all of my make up, feels cooling (much like the title suggests) and doesn't make my skin dry, which I will have you know is a endevour
My next product is the Origins United Stats Balancing Toner.
II like it mostly because I (think I) have really clogged pores so I admire that this toner feels clean. I also appreciate that it doesn't have alcohol in it, so that is a plus.
The next product is the Hydro Plumping Serum from Kiehl's.
Safe to put on the eyes, check. Feels like adding water to your face, check. Keeps my skin from looking like a desert, CHECK!
I suppose it wouldn't be my skin care routine if I didn't have another hydration product, it's the OZ Natural's Moisturizing Serum.
The vitamin E is really good for hydration, but besides the hydration its also great because its cruelty free and good for vegans!
My second last product I use is for just night and it's the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

This is probably the one product that I could not change in my routine unless I could find a very similar alternative. I love the way that it controls my dry skin, helps to reduce my acne (which does occur for dry skin) and it also contains lavender which is really calming.
Lastly, I use the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

What can I really say about this product other then the fact that it is like adding a hydrating blanket to my face... Does that make sense?

So onto part 2!
So I have many tips for skin care.
Tip 1: Take your index fingers and place one on your fore head and one on your cheek. After rub your index fingers and thumbs together. If they feel oily then your oil production is in excess. Note: make sure you are not wearing make up and have cleansed your skin.
Tip 2: There are many skin types, however, for all skin types I recommend stay away from alcohol based products as much as possible as they strip skin, cause irritation and  can cause long term damage. If you do use anything for acne I recommend products with salicylic acid or tea tree oil.
Tip 3: If you purchase anything oil free, make sure that it has another moisture alternative. For example: glycerin as it binds moisture to the skin but is water based so you will not have the issue of clogged pores.
Tip 4: Cleansing oils and Oil Serums aren't bad for your skin. Despite the fear of adding more oil it is actually beneficial as these products match the natural oils within our skin cells.
Tip 5: It takes 28 days for your skin to shed and regrow. Therefore you can't see immediate results. Give your skin care time to adapt to your skin.
Tip 6: If you have sensitive skin try a product first in the crease of the elbow or the inside of the wrist. These areas are thinner and more likely to show sensitivity immediately. Sensitivity or allergic reations very but most commonly there will be redness, discomfort and/or flakiness.

So that's every thing for today and if you ever have any questions I am always available to answer them.
Also I do have a tumblr account and bloglovin accounts as well as my other social network accounts. As always I love you guys and will talk to you guys later!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Apologies for Being Gone

Hi guys!
I'm sorry for being M.I.A for a bit but I am back now!
It's been a busy few months since I last spoke to you guys but I am going to try and post more regularly. Pleases let me know if there is ever something you want me to write about! Your opinions are really important to me!
Anyways I love you guys and I will write a longer post soon!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

OZ Naturals's 5% Hyaluronic Acid Serum

 Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to try OZ Naturals's Hyaluronic Acid Serum. OZ Naturals formulation of products is 100% vegan and is completely cruelty free. When I look for products I am a huge fan of  natural ingredients and the Hyaluronic serum  is 72% organic.

The Hyaluronic Acid serum helps to re-balance moisture levels, boost collagen levels in the skin, increase radiance in dry skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as firms the skin and prevents facial sagging. While the benefits are predominately anti-aging the serum compliments youthful skincare regimens and it is useful in preventative skincare as it hydrates the skin.
There are many things I really enjoy about this product, but the foremost is the actual product texture. When I look for texture in skincare I personally prefer a little bit of stay power on the skin. I have very dry skin and product usually absorbs very quickly. For me I prefer a product that feels wet for at least 10 seconds. I enjoy this product thoroughly, do the serum's extremely hydrating formulation. However, it does not feel heavy which is ideal for all skin types including Oily skin types.

I also really like the packaging that it comes with. The colours are very impressive and the contrast between the green and the white. the packaging is also informative but also is minimalistic in its appearance.
Overall I really like this serum. It has impressed me and I highly recommend this product if not for anti-aging then for hydration.

 If you would like to purchase this product please click here!
Have a wonderful day guys!!!
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Friday, 29 May 2015

5 Books that Changed My Life

I am so sorry I have been on such a long hiatus everyone. It has been a very dramatic beginning to the year but that is no matter now, since I am back!! Anyways today I wanted to discuss the 5 books that have influenced my thoughts and opinions on life.

1. Annabel by Kathleen Winters
Annabel was an interesting book that at first I didn't know if I would like. In my grade 12 literature class we had to read this novel in a group and explain aspects that stood out. The novel, about an intersexed person (commonly and wrongly called hermaphroditism) is raised as a boy but identifies as both. It was interesting because the concept of gender had never occurred to me before. After reading this novel I was inspired to take a gender studies class. To say that my views on gender have changed and as a result I believe that this novel made me a more open and understanding individual. 
2. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
Typical choice for anyone. It's always Hemingway or Fitzgerald that makes you want to expand your horizons in the literary word. For me it was Fitzgerald. The setting of the Great Gatsby makes my heart flutter at the prospect of the ceaseless parties and the illicit pleasure of crime. If I was not a firm believer in equal rights and suffrage, I would say I want to go back to this era. Howevr, not only does the Roaring twenties call to me but also the green light. Fitzgerald's use of metaphor left me breathless as I could connect with every word. This novel really inspires me to write and has influenced my own style.
3. Standing Tall by Spencer West
This memoir of Spencer West is a really touching tale. Spencer as a double amputee below the pelvis describes his life as he grows up to his remarkable climb up Mount Kulimanjaro on his hands. When I was still in high school I attended a conference for Me to We (a subsidiary of Free the Children) and  he was a speaker. Having heard his talk, I decided to volunteer for the following conference. It was one of the best experiences of my life!
4. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
This novel more then anything was an intriguing read. Murakami is a painter with his words and although the novel is a translation of his Japanese first publication, the messages were still clear. This encouraged me as a writer to challenge myself and make a work that spoke to not just my country's audience but to the world. This novel also sparked my wish to translate and work on my language skills. 
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgentahler
This novel has I may have mentioned before is my favourite novel. Hands down the novel that convinced me that magic existed. Not of course in the spells and chants, but in the magic of creativity and imagination. I sometimes struggle to balance reality and the imaginary, however Morgenthaler makes me comfortable with embracing the unknown and throwing myself into this deep creative places.

These books are ones that I would highly reccomend if you want to have a good read! I saw this tag going around awhile ago but it took me ahi,e to actually sit down and write this hahaha.
As always I love you guys!