Empty bottles The Body Deli Melon Foaming Cleanser Herbivore Rose hibiscus Coconut Water mist Marie Veronique Treatment Mist

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, 99% of the reason being that as a mother of 2 now, it is incredibly hard to find time to do anything that doesn’t completely revolve around my kids. To all the moms out there who have more than 2 kids, I bow down to you. I simply do not know how you do it. My kids aren’t even fighting yet and I’m already harebrained.
Thankfully, I still manage to keep my with my skincare routine through my half closed eyes, only because I am still so traumatized by my teenage years. I’m going to keep this short and simple since I’m writing while one of them is taking a nap, and I’m trying to glue the other one to the tv (not very successful, he’s glued onto my arm as I type). Continue reading…

Summer Favourites: Travel Beauty

Joelle Chan | Makeup Artist Calgary Alberta Canada | Summer 2015 Travel Beauty Favourites | Pai Skincare Tatcha Glycomed Makeup For Ever Bumble and Bumble | Green Beauty
My love of travel sized toiletries stems from necessity. I’ve always had an extensive skincare regime compared to my friends, no matter what age, but one needs room in their luggage for all the shoes they need on vacation! Plus all the stuff you bring back. My brief stint as a flight attendant also meant I needed the room for all the snacks I would purchase on my layovers, heh. Since I couldn’t travel size my shoes, the one thing I could make smaller was all my cosmetics.
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Review: True Nature Botanicals Pacific Exfoliating Cleanser

True Nature Botanicals Pacific Exfoliating Cleanser Review | Luxury Green Beauty | Safe Toxin-free Cruelty-free Organic Skincare | Mill Valley California | Joelle Chan make-up artist Calgary Alberta Canada
Is it just me, or is it ridiculously difficult to find a good exfoliant? For me, they’re either too harsh or too time-consuming to use (as in, it comes in a powder and I have to mix water into it. I NEVER GET THE RATIO PERFECT). When I bought my Clarisonic, I loved it but used it WAY too much. I don’t know why they say you can use it twice daily, because I’m willing to bet that a large percentage of the population cannot, like me, and I applied VERY gentle pressure. My skin eventually had nothing more to give and it wasn’t a good feeling. I learned to slow down my Clarisonic use to once every 1-2 weeks, and life improved immensely…until something arrived in the mail that made me COMPLETELY forget about my Clarisonic for months, until a few days ago. No joke. Continue reading…

May Favourites: Beauty

May 2015 Skincare Makeup Favourites | True Nature Botanicals Pacific Exfoliating Cleanser | Dr Alkaitis Soothing Gel as toner | True Nature Botanicals Pacific Balancing Oil | Pai Echium & Argan Eye Cream | Fresh SPF 15 Lip Balm Passion | Anastasia Dipbrow Ash Brown | MAC Creme Blush Virgin Isle | Jao Goe Oil | Green Beauty Organic Wildcrafted Eco friendly Natural | Joelle Chan make-up artist Calgary Alberta Canada
It’s that time of the month again when I get to ramble about my monthly favourites. At the end of April, I received my Sephora shipment (I prefer buying online because I get to choose my 3 free samples and browse all the deluxe samples, heh!) from the VIB sale so May has been pretty exciting. My skincare is still the same but now my bottles are starting to get depleted and I have to start thinking of what to buy next which is exciting and daunting at the same time when everything is done online. Continue reading…

April Favourites: Beauty

April 2015 Lip Wear Beauty Favorites | HURRAW SPF 15 | PAI Bergamot lip balm | YULI Cellular Lip Conditioner | ILIA Lipstick Voila | REVLON Colorburst Balm Stain Romantic | Green Beauty Bloggers | Natural Organic Wild Crafted Eco Cosmetics | Joelle Chan make-up artist Calgary Alberta Canada
Happy Spring! The grass is finally turning green and the leaves are peeking out. It’s always around this time of year that I miss living on the west coast where I know everything is has been lush and blooming for a while now. One cannot have everything I suppose. Continue reading…