#SampleSunday: Couple of Sephora, mostly Wishtrend!

This is my first time doing a sample post, but it was time to clean out my bathroom drawer.

The only reason I like any sample posts is because it’s like a first impression. It’s a bit hard to detect if a product works properly after one product I admit, but I also think it’s important to know how a product will react upon first contact with the skin.

I tried a few products t right after a bath, and the rest was before bed. I know it’s a lot of product in one go, but like I said – I wanted to get rid of these samples, plus I have backup skin saviours in case I get a bad reaction!

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Minimal Makeup ft. RMS Beauty

Hey Beautypuffs

With summer in full force, some of you might question the best way to do your makeup. It’s hot and can be humid at times. If you’re like me, your skin colour ranges a lot based on how much sun you may get on your days off. And a bonus to us acne-prone, our breakouts may be more inflamed.

This has been a personal feat of mine to try to find a way to get the most natural coverage in full light, while not having to buy multiple different shades to match my skin tone of the day. That’s when I finally discovered RMS Beauty.

RMS Beauty is a raw, natural, organic makeup line created by Rose Mary Swift – someone who’s been in the beauty industry for years and has had enough of the toxic, harmful ingredients in products. You can read about her personal experience with beauty products and the toll it took on her health here.

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REVIEW: S’well is Swell.

Hey hey,

I can’t believe I did it, but I purchased quite an expensive water bottle from S’Well. Similar to the S’well Founder’s aim, I want to stop using plastic water bottles. I have been provided 1L to 1.5L water bottles daily at work for the past 3 years, and always drink out of them. Little did I realize at the time I may have been harming my body more than doing it good from keeping hydrated.


A Little 101 on Plastic Bottles

Aside from the absolute waste of plastic us humans go through on the daily and the price we pay to have access to “fresh” Canadian water, it’s most likely we’ve been drinking from low quality plastic bottles. By this I mean they have Bisphenol A (BPA) and pthalates.

“Bisphenol A is just one chemical that’s been in the news — and in many plastic bottles — recently. This compound mimics estrogens (human female hormones) and has been linked to breast and ovarian cancers and childhood developmental problems. It is found in clear, hard polycarbonate plastic commonly used in household and commercial water coolers and some reusable bottles, and it’s just one potentially harmful substance associated with plastic containers.”

“[Pthalates] are commonly used in the U.S. to make plastics such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) more flexible. Phthalates are also endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been linked to a wide range of developmental and reproductive effects, including reduced sperm count, testicular abnormality and tumors, and gender development issues.”

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Supplementing Sunshine: Remember to Get Your Vitamin D

Hey Lovelies!

I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while. Since the warm, amazing weather is coming around in Toronto, I thought it’s the perfect time to talk about the sun and sunscreen!

I’ve noticed in the past few years the obsession with sunscreen. Like OBSESSION. People applying it daily, summer or winter, as an anti-aging measure, preventing hyper-pigmentation (post-acne marks) from darkening, as well as preventing skin cancer.

There’s been so much hype about sunscreen and wearing SPF50+, I feel as if people have forgotten how healing the sun is, and that it is our best source of vitamin D.

Now I’m not saying that SPF doesn’t protect you, or that the sun will not burn you and damage your skin.

I wrote this post to document the updated facts for not only myself, but my family, friends, and you! With this information, I hope you’re able to cater it to your own personal lifestyle (where you live, skin type, etc.).

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