Note from Lifestyle Queen Bee: Happy Thursday! It’s been a busy week for me with finishing off some subcontract Virtual Assistant work and sending out proposals & setting up Discovery calls with some potential clients that I am thanking my lucky stars for these amazing guests posts! Today, my guest is Aurora M and she’s here to debunk some Continue reading “Guest Post: 4 Common Beauty Myths Busted”
I am a HUGE beauty fanatic. Makeup, hair, skincare, you name it. While some things tend to be more about creating a new look or feel for yourself, the other aspect is self-care. Taking care of yourself, including your skin, is vital. Ever since I was a pre-teen, I have been on a journey of finding the best products that will help me to put my best face forward. One of the struggles in trying to find such products is the trial and error you go through. Buying a product based on how cute the packaging is or how nice it smells can only get you so far when it comes down to putting that stuff on your face. While reading a magazine article or watching a commercial on TV can help give you more details about a particular product, I find nothing does it best than to read a review about someone who has the same skin issues as me (large pores & oily, blemish prone skin) tell me if this is a hit or a pass. One of the reasons I started my blog was to do be able to Continue reading “Arbonne Intelligence Ultra Genius Review”
Winter is coming. If you’re a Canadian reader, you’re probably already living winter conditions although it still is technically Fall (FYI – Winter is officially here on December 21). Maybe the cold weather has set in but you haven’t experienced any snow yet but you might be experiencing the telltale signs of dry hair and skin. Instead of going through the days dried out and looking flaky like a pie crust, it’s about time to swap out the ways (and products) of warmer weather and start transitioning for the long, cold winter ahead. Today, I’m sharing my ultimate guide to winter essentials to help get you started before you officially hibernate for the winter. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide of Winter Essentials”
Many of us want to improve ourselves and add it to our daily goals to achieve it. While there are tons of books, blog posts (like this one!) & general suggestions on how you can go about this, what better way to lay out a few ideas by making it as easy as your A-B-C’s? While this blog post is set up in a fun format, Continue reading “An A to Z Guide on Living a Fuller Life”
One of my favourite things to do for my skin is a deep cleaning face mask. With the colder weather starting to creep its way in, the dryness will start to take its toll on our faces. While we all would love to treat ourselves to a weekly spa day or have the cash to shell out on expensive beauty products, we can still achieve fantastic results at home using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen! Today, I’m sharing 5 AMAZING DIY Face Masks I have stumbled upon & have personally used myself that provided me with results! Continue reading “5 DIY Face Masks to Try This Weekend!”
Hey guys! Did you miss me? I went a little M.I.A for 2 weeks as I was away travelling across Canada with work and then when I got back, I wanted to spend time with my husband & pup and give them my undivided attention. Now, it’s September. While I am a lover of all things Summer, I secretly have a crush on Fall. I love the feeling of fresh starts and new beginnings. The smell of change is in the air. I love how the nights get a bit cooler, sweaters become a staple, you eat more comfort food and don’t even get me started on Halloween (my FAVE!!). To help get you started on the right foot Continue reading “Must Have Fall Essentials”
If you thought having JUST a morning & evening skincare routine was enough, you’re mistaken. You need to give your skin pampering 1-2 times a week to really see results. In today’s post, I discuss my weekly treatment skincare routine as well as the products I regularly use.
This post on developing a weekly treatment skincare routine is the final part of a three-post skincare routine series. If you missed the morning skincare routine post, check it out here. The evening skincare routine post is here.
3 Keys to an Effective Weekly Treatment Skincare Routine
- Establish When Weekly Treatments Take Place
Choosing a specific day and time can help integrate the routine into your daily schedule flawlessly. As my skin tends to require more maintenance, my weekly treatments occur twice a week EVERY week. If you’re skin is less of a Diva than mine is, you can stick to just once a week. I have my weekly treatments on Wednesday and Sundays; I chose Wednesday as it’s the middle of the week and I can combat the stress from the week so far while prepping to finish the week off. Sundays is the day I prep for a new week so prepping my skin falls into accordance with that line of thinking. As I do my weekly treatments before bed, I start off with my evening skincare routine. This is the most effective time for your skin to rejuvenate and products to really work their magic.
I LOVE a good face mask! Store bought, DIY, doesn’t matter the type, I am all for a face mask. When you have large pores and oily skin like I do, a face mask is a LIFE SAVER, especially when you’re having a particularly stressful week and it starts to show on your face. A good mask can provide you with an amazing deep clean to help flush out all the impurities from your skin. While I’m a face mask junkie, the one that is currently in my routine is LUSH Cosmetics’ Mask of Magnaminty (you can read about my Holy Grail of LUSH Products here in case you missed it). This mask deep cleans your face with China clay and fresh peppermint. It also contains vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe your skin.
- Spot Remedies
We’ve all been there. The pimple that shows up and makes itself at home on your face when you REALLY don’t need it. While spot remedies are great to use within your regular routines, working with a higher strength spot treatment can help give you the extra power to give your unwanted guest the boot. I like to use Benzagel Spot-On Acne Gel when I feel a pimple coming or when one has already broke the surface. This treatment is super effective and fast acting! I dab a bit on before bed and wake up to a vanished pimple (or one that’s shrunken overnight).
This concludes the 3 part skincare routine series – you now have the tools to create the ideal morning, evening & weekly treatment skincare routines that will best benefit you as well as some recommended products in case you don’t know where to start (all these products have been personally used by me!).