Worrying about wrinkles, loss of volume and skin elasticity used to feel lights years away. But did you know beginning in your mid-twenties, your skin starts to loose that bouncy, plumpy feeling and once you hit the bit 3-0, aging skin concerns continue to progress, rapidly.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a beauty round up! I’ve tried so many new products over the last few months and I’m thrilled to share some that have managed to find its way to a permanent spot on my shelf!
Ready to discover my beauty selection just in time for the official start of Summer?!
Investing in beauty products can be quite intimidating.
Unless you’ve tried a specific product before or it has been highly recommended by a trusted source, it’s tough to make a decision on what product to choose. I love collecting beauty samples because they are a great way to try a product before making the full commitment. Samples often come in compact sizes and they’re also perfect packed in my luggage for travel or tucked away in my purse when I’m on the go.
Has the thought of getting fillers injections cross your mind?
I’ve contemplated fillers injections myself but just like many other women out there (two thirds to be exact), resorting to injections and needles just isn’t something that entices me. It’s costly and to be honest, I fear of the ‘gone wrong’ potential or worst, perhaps developing some terrible allergic reaction to it. However, with the arrival of my 35th birthday this year, I’d be the first to admit that skin aging has become a priority concern.
How well do you know your skin?
I’ve always been under the impression that I have dehydrated skin. Unless the signs are clearly visible, how would I know for sure? And more importantly, how do I know what to combat? I can’t tell you how many times (skincare or not) I thought I was struggling with one type of condition and ended up purchasing a ton of products and treatments to help correct it, only to find out that it was something entirely different.
Who’s that beauty queen in your life?!
If you’re still shopping for Christmas gifts, I’ve rounded up some of this season’s best gift sets and beauty finds for all your beautiful girl friends! I’ve included products at every price point, so there’s ought something fit for everyone.
What make up product can you NOT live without?
If I knew I was about to be stranded on an island and I could only pack ONE make up product into my bag, I’m almost certain I’ll take my foundation along with me (though my brow kit is definitely a close second). I rarely leave my house without putting on foundation. Yes, even if I go to yoga first thing in the morning, I swipe on a light layer, just in case. In case of what? I have couldn’t tell you for the life of me.
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Does your skin suffer when you are stressed?!
I’d like to think that I handle stress well, meaning that I don’t typically ‘feel’ stressed out or overwhelmed easily but the truth is, whether I feel it emotionally or not, my body will react to stress physically all by itself, and well, often, my skin takes the first hit!
When I’m juggling between two full time jobs, inundated with multiple deadlines, hit with a busy travel schedule, and piles of laundry are awaiting, the first telling sign that my stress level is rising is the increase in acne and dull, aging looking skin.
Sure, the simple way to correct the problem is to take a trip to the spa or setting some time to relax, but let’s be honest, taking that extra time off just means more work will await and the stress cycle just never seem to end!
The change in seasons always urge me to try new cosmetics.
With Fall just around the corner (and sadly, my tan beginning to fade!), I’ve been drawn to darker eye shadows, soft peach face palettes, and matte lipsticks in nude and jewel tones. Quo, exclusively available at Shoppers Drug Mart, launched their super fun and affordable limited edition Fall collection and guess what? The packaging was inspired by the much sought after marble trend which clearly was also meant to be given my newly renovated marble bathroom!
Life is good because it’s finally pool season! A couple of weekends ago I was invited to join some beauties for some good ol’ pool party fun! Not sure if any of you do this, but during the summer months, I’ve got a pre-packed pool bag ready to go at all times because I really don’t want to waste anytime packing my stuff in case someone calls for a last minute party!
Besides the usual list of pool bag items such as sunscreen, a towel, change of clothes, and a hat, I also like to bring along a Panasonic’s new Nanoe™ Compact Travel Hair Dryer because I want to be able to immediately wash the chlorine out of my hair and style it before heading out again!