Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday Roundup: I'm Cold Edition.

It's been really freezing here this winter. All those polar vortexes and whatnot. But in addition to being really cold, here's what I've been up to.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Haul: Embarking on New Shaving Adventures

I am bad at shaving. I can't get my hairs short enough. I get lumps and bumps and ingrown hairs. And I have zero patience for it as an activity. I have tried all sorts of razors, shaving creams and techniques. And most recently, I was following a routine that a stripper posted on reddit. If she's not an authority on shaving, I don't know who is. Anyway, I still wasn't getting the results I wanted.

Then I found a subreddit called /r/wickededge. It's mostly a community of guys (and a few girls) who really love shaving with old school safety razors. They also have a ton of info on different shaving balms, creams and potions. So I decided to give their routine a try. But first I needed to get all of the essentials they recommend.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Top 5 Favourite Oils

I fully understand that having a top oils post is weird. But I really like different oils. So much that I probably belong in over-moisturizers anonymous. 

However, I feel like there has really been a huge surge in using oils for beauty purposes. I've seen oodles of videos/posts on oil cleansing method, hair oils, oil massages and beauty oils. Even Sephora now has a section for beauty oils, which I'm pretty sure they didn't have in the past. From my perspective, the Josie Maran Argan Oil seemed to be the one that started popping up on youtube and blogs, and then the craze began. 

So without further ado, here are my favorite oils that I use on a daily basis, and where I buy them. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

February Pop Sugar Must Have Box

Overall, I wasn't too impressed with this month. All I seem to be getting are things that I would regift to other people, but few products I would want to keep. Pop Sugar is a lifestyle box, where for $40 a month, they send you the best beauty, home, fashion and miscellaneous things from that month. Here's what I got. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Ever since I was little, my mom and I have always celebrated Valentine's Day. Mostly because it's a holiday that revolves around chocolate. And because giving each other makeup and other goodies is always fun. And here are some of my ideas for special friends that you might want to celebrate with, or hints for your significant others. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Perfect Palette Tag

I know that this tag has been floating around youtube and blogs for a while now. But I've finally decided to do it. I don't have too many palettes to choose from like some people, but I had a lot of fun picking ones out.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask

I got this mask with my January Pop Sugar Box and at first I was a little skeptical to try it. Because in my mind detox/foaming/deep clean = dry skin. But that is totally not the case with this mask, and I'm really happy I got it because otherwise I would have never purchased this. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

January Favourites

January really flew by. Here's all the products I enjoyed using last month.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review: Lorac Pro Palette

I purchased this because of a spur of the moment decision during Ulta's Friends and Family sale, and I'm actually very glad I did. This palette is definitely worth all of the hype it gets, and then some. In fact, this had turned into my most loved/desert island palette.