Masks for All!

I love skincare – probably more than I love makeup – and masks are a big part of that. They can give you instant results (results that require maintenance, but instant no less!). So I’m sharing my favourite masks for all skin types.

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Glow-ly Cow!

Caudalie Serum

I know, I know. Bad pun. But stick with me, will ya?

If you’ve read my skincare posts before, you’ll know that I’m especially fond of radiance-boosting products. (Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. And that’s just for starters…) Needless to say, I’m a little obsessed with getting my skin as even and glowy as I possibly can. Between naturally uneven skintone and acne scars from even the most minor of breakouts, it can get kind of dicey. Read more!

The Face Mist That Shouldn’t Work But Does

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Last year, the blogosphere was abuzz with rave reviews for Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It’s a facial mist with a spalike smell attributed to a bunch of different waters and essential oils. I opted out of it largely because a quick spritz in Sephora made me feel (and look!) Severus Snape-level greasy. I figured it wasn’t for my combo skin, so I passed. Read more!

How I Cleared Up My Skin

Skin Saviours

During all of May, my skin seriously misbehaved. It must be the change to warmer weather (and more oil). I’m spoiled in the sense that I’m not breakout-prone regularly, so I was a real baby about it. Complaining all the time and wondering when they’d go away…yep, all that.

It didn’t really get better until I introduced a few new products – and an old favourite – into my nighttime routine. Trying new products on angry skin was a risky move, but I was feeling desperate gutsy and, luckily, the risk paid off. Read more!

The Greatest GWP I Have Ever Seen

Samplesssss

I rarely take advantage of GWPs. Rarely. I’d much rather you give me 20% (or more) off a product and we leave it at that.

But sometimes, sometimes, they’re worth it. Read more!

The Skincare Series: Toner

Skincare Series Toner

The next step in a complete skincare regimen is toner. I’ve blogged about how important toner is, and I also mentioned that it’s important to choose a toner that’s made for your skin type. That’s not easy though, so here are some tips to get you started! Read more!

The Importance of Toner

Origins United State Toner

Today’s post is on the importance of toner.

I feel like it’s a thing that a lot of people skip, and that it’s generally a misunderstood product and step in a good skincare regimen.

The purpose of toner is to remove leftover dirt and debris after you cleanse. Even with a product like the Clarisonic – which I use daily – you’ll usually still end up with dirt and makeup left on your face. Because it’s a liquid, toner can penetrate the pores and clean them out really well. When I tone, I still see lots of dirt coming off on my beloved Shiseido cotton pad. (…and I have to admit, in a gross way, it’s really satisfying…like pulling off those old Bioré pore strips!)
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