Skincare Series 1.1: My Daily Skincare Routine

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Here’s my updated skincare routine on products that I have used exclusively and consistently from July 2015 to almost a year. I needed to find products that would tackle the superficial breakouts I was experiencing on my chin, as well as the utter dehydration and tightness I constantly felt. I could not bare the thought of having cystic acne again, so this routine also had to be something that was preventative as well. My original go to routine (One Routine to Rule Them All) for intense breakouts was not hydrating enough for my skin, so I had to revamp my approach to a new skincare routine. The key to this was to find gentle, yet highly effective products, with a good ingredient list. I didn’t want to just turn to my local Shoppers Drug Mart and get over-the-counter products filled with benzoyl peroxide. I find products like those clear my face, but also make my skin thinner and weaker. Plus, my skin would become “addicted”  to the medical ingredient, meaning if I wanted to keep up a clear face, I could never sway from it. I wanted to rebuild the strength of my skin, and slowly ween my way off of any intense treatments that I’d have to rely on.

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Pale Face, Tanned Body: My Current Foundation Routine, ft. Sappho Liquid Foundation in Kate (Review)

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If you’re like me, then you know the agony of losing your sun-kissed skin. Less sun means becoming paler. Not that pale skin isn’t beautiful, it’s just that my face doesn’t match the rest of my body… Because I wash my face morning and night, it is the first to be noticeably lighter, thus inducing me to use a heavy hand with a bronzer. To avoid a muddy, terracotta type look, I decided to splurge and buy the Sappho Liquid Foundation in Kate ($52 CAD). After playing with it for a couple of weeks, I’ve figured out how to best use this product while I still have some colour on my skin!

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Hong Kong Haul! (With a Little Bit of Seoul)


Hey everyone, sorry I haven’t been consistent with my posts, but I was on a much needed vacation. My boyfriend and I spent around 10 days in beautiful, humid Hong Kong! I only brought a carry-on, but I was able to stow quite a bit of beauty products to pass the security line. My mother was also kind enough to buy me some items from her trip to Seoul! Below are my quick takes on the products I brought, and a more lengthy review on a few of the products will come in the near future 🙂

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