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    Best of August

    Everyone around me seems to be surprised at how quickly this year is passing and I am over here like; Is it Halloween yet? I just love this time of year, I know that spring time is traditionally considered the rebirth of life and new beginnings but for me, it’s fall. I think it’s a lot to do with the back to school season and feeling like you are embarking on something new. It’s always felt like a season of transition for me and I look forward to that feeling every year. Here’s a peek at what I was loving this last month of summer! aromatica Rosemary Refresh Toner –…

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    Best of July

    I wasn’t planning on doing a monthly favourites post because I don’t have very many beauty products but do have quite a few lifestyle bits so I am going for it! Mario Badescu Drying Mask – This mask smells like death but it clears stubborn breakouts like nothing I have ever tried before. I haven’t had too many skin issues but have had some stubborn spots, I use this mask to post treat my face a couple of times a week and it’s amazing! pixi Retinol Tonic – This is a super gentle, daily retinol toner. I don’t often get along with retinol but this tonic doesn’t bother my skin…

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    Best of June

    I didn’t share any products for Best of May since I could only come up with two products that seemed like favourites so I just saved those to talk about in this month’s post. I actually had a few things this month so let’s get to them. Drybar Hot Toddy – I purchased this after I started using the heat protectant spray and they work really well together. They both have the same musky scent that can be a little strong going on but I never notice it throughout the day. It gives my hair a little body and keeps it smooth without feeling sticky or weighing it down. I…

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    Best of April

    Remember when summer used to be a feeling not just a season? The feeling of elation and pure bliss as you threw open those double doors for the last time and embarked on 3 months of unadulterated freedom? It occurred to me while leaving work yesterday that I won’t ever experience that feeling again, summer is now just 3 months of trying to figure how to not sweat through your business casual clothing. That doesn’t mean you can’t peel out of your employer’s parking lot on a Friday night scream singing to the best nostalgic summer hits that your dusty ass Ipod has to offer. Before, we get to the…

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    Best of Brushes

    I have one spray bottle that disperses the perfect amount of product so after I try a new face mist in its original packaging, I will more than likely end up dumping it into my favourite spray bottle. I dump in small amounts from almost finished bottles so that I can chuck the package out as well so I tend to end up with some interesting concoctions. I don’t know what all I have in there right now but it’s amazing, I probably have about 8’ish different mists, I wish I could remember so that I could have this mix on hand all of the time. I have been wanting…

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    Best of March

    Eating some toast, minding my own business when I get asked if I wanted to go to Easter Mass. My response, totally unthinking was, No – I’m cool on Christ. Even I was shocked that this came out of my mouth! I immediately flashed back to my youth when I was discussing the Pope at the time (JPII) with my grandparents and I said, I think he is probably going to kak soon. In my defense, he literally passed away later that same year so I wasn’t wrong. Should one use kak and His Holiness in the same sentence? I mean, it’s probably frowned upon but sometimes I just don’t…

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    Best of February

    I skipped a Best of January because I didn’t have many products that I had been using habitually and really liking and I was trying a lot of new things. I try not to get in the habit of having all new products as favourites but it does happen. For February, I have quite a few products that I did just start using at the beginning of the year but have used them consistently enough now to know that I really do like them so here they are! Real Techniques Brush Crush – OK, legit the last time that I will talk about these 😛 I am obsessed with these…

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    Top 5 Posts of 2017

    I have been experiencing the worst eczema flare up that I have had in years, it’s all over my chest and neck – it is driving me bananas. I wear a lot of scoop necks and v-necks but I’ve been wearing turtlenecks and crew necks since this flare up and today I decided that I was going to wear whatever I wanted and not worry about it. Part of the reason was because of the rubbing, it irritates my skin more to have clothing constantly rubbing it all day and I just didn’t want to deal with it. The other reason was that I feel that I just need to get…

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    Best of December

    I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year! It is crisp and cold here but very sunny so I can’t complain – winter is my favourite season after all. Today I have gathered my fave products for the month of December, this post is a perfect example of picking new products as favourites which again, is fine but I’m really making an effort to use up my oldie faves this year too. Anyway, here are some products that I was loving this month. Up until a couple months ago, I only used sponges to apply my foundation but after watching a tutorial that explained how a sponge…

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    Most Repurchased Products – 2017

    I thought that I would do something a bit different this year for ‘favourites’ and instead of just listing favourite products, I have taken a look back through my order histories from wherever I purchase product and I am going to share my most purchased items. I know that I personally fall into the habit of listing new products in monthly favourites which is fine but sometimes I forget about the old standbys that I just repurchase without thinking. So, if you are wondering why I haven’t mentioned many of these products, that is precisely the reason – they are just there, so loved but so unloved 😛 I am…