Friday, 25 January 2013

skin you-r-in

current skin-care

Here's my current skincare likes & routine:

  • Wash- daily, with Dove sensitive skin bar
  • Exfoliate- 1-2 times per week- cover my face with "Natures Gate" all-natural lotion, rub some Dove sensitive skin bar on my Clarisonic and get some exfoliating going on. I find that my skin is so sensitive that the lotion helps keep it soft and protected while it's being scrubbed.
  • Moisturizers- currently switching between the following. For normal areas, either Embryolisse Lait-Concentrate, Origins Starting Over Age Erasing Cream, Avene Redness Relief SPF 25 and for dry patches Avene Cicalfate or Avene Skin Calming Recovery Cream (in Rich Formula)

I'm really loving the Avene line right now. It's nice and rich (great for my skin which is drier in the Winter months). They do have lines for oily/acne-prone skin as well. The prices are decent too (check for sales at London Drugs and other drugstores). 

I also bought Nivea skin creme after reading that many models use it, and keep it in my car for my hands and face as needed. I thought my skin would be too sensitive for it, but it's actually nice (and only $3.95 for a small tube!).

I also like to do home-made masks from time to time. I usually blend a fruit (such as berries, for the apha-hydroxy acid content), with a fat (such as avocado or coconut, for the moisture) and something to hold it together (oatmeal is good, soothing). Throw it in the blender and apply to your face. 

I also tried a sample of a mask that one of my friends ordered online called "Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay". I will say that it stinks soooo badly (it's made from 100% Bentonite, aka Green Clay), but it did work quite well. She'd heard about it through some friends in the US and found it here on Amazon (it's only $6.79!). It tightens your face, cleans out your pores and doesn't dry your skin out like any other clay mask I've ever tried. I think I will order a jar.

As a side note, for body I find in Winter the easiest thing to do is add some oil to your bath. Try grape-seed, coconut, olive, almond or jojoba oils. It gets all over your entire body, and holds the moisture in your skin when you get out. Add some essential oils if you want to smell great too (I love lavender, rose, bergamot and geranium).

Here are some links to some of the skin products I mentioned:
Origins face moisturizer
48 CAD -

Face moisturizer
23 CAD -

53 CAD -

Clarisonic Blue Mia
190 CAD -

Monday, 14 January 2013

makeup @ 2013 Golden Globes

I did a little research and here are the breakdowns of products used for some of my favourite makeup looks from last night:

Jessica Alba
By: Lauren Andersen
Skin: Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Sand, Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm,  Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light 

Cheeks: Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset 
Eyes: Hourglass Film Noir Kohl Eye Pencil in Espresso, Hourglass Superficial Waterproof Bronzer in the crease of the eyes and the gold shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Dune on the lids. Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. 
Brows: Hourglass Arch Sculpting Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette.
Lips: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera
Anne Hathaway
By: Kate Lee
SKIN:  Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum, Chanel Base Lumière Illuminating Makeup Base. Chanel Vitalumière Aqua all over and Chanel Perfection Lumière foundation where little more coverage was needed.
CHEEKS:  Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium, Chanel Poudre Signée De Chanel Illuminating Powder
BROWS: Anastasia Brow Powder & Anastasia Brow Gel."
EYES: Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Fauve in the crease and underneath lower lashes. I left her lids nude, skipped eyeliner, curled her lashes, and coated them with Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara. 
LIPS:  Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Sedusicante (no lipliner)

Jennifer Lopez
By: Mary Phillips
Skin: L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur, L’Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Caramel Beige, L’Oréal Paris Super-Blendable True Match Crayon Concealer in Fair/Light Warm, a small amount of L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Nude Lift on Jennifer’s cheeks

Eye: several L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads including Cupa Joe as a base and Black Pump around the outer corners, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Eternal Black in the crease, L’Oréal Paris Super Slim Liner by Infallible on the top lids, L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara

Lips: L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain in Eternally Nude

Rachel Weisz
By: Melanie Inglessis

Skin: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #3 and #4, 

Cheeks:  L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blush in Angelic onto her cheeks.

Lips: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #201 

Sunday, 13 January 2013


When I'm itching for a change, the first place I look is my hair. You name it, I've tried it... black, blonde, red, pink, oh yeah and my natural brunette locks have crept in here and there.

I've been various degrees of ombre for quite some time now and I must say, it's the best hair trend I've ever experienced! No worrying about root growth and you kind of get the best of both worlds, with both lightness and darkness around your face.

However, I've clung onto this ombre hair long enough. Here are some cut & colour trends I'm currently craving...





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