My Oily Skin Care Routine!

There’s a new post up on the blog! This one is all about managing Oily Skin. I share my full routine including exfoliating, masks, etc.

Come read the post here!

Lots of love,

Meghan. xo

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April Sephora Haul!

Hello again!

I hope you’re all well, I have currently been drowning in the almost exam period at my university, so needless to say, i’m a busy bee.

I decided to treat myself for my birthday and do a wee bit of Sephora shopping. So if you would like to take a peek into my haul then get yourself a cup, a snack, a comfy chair and lets get started.

#1: Origins: Radiance Boosting Bests Kit (500 Point Beauty Insider Reward)

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What’s Inside: 

  1. A mini of the GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
  2. High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream (1 oz.)
  3. Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash mini
  4. Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion mini

I was so excited to see this finally pop up in the rewards boutique. I have been saving up my points for something good and this did not disappoint! I love Origin’s masks so I cannot wait to try out the rest of the products. And ps they are all really generous sizes (especially the Night-A-Mins).

#2: Marc Jacobs Birthday Gift Mini Makeup Set

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What’s Inside: 

  1. Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
  2. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in “Black”

This was the birthday gift that I chose this year. I mainly picked it because I was running low on an eyeliner and figured this would be a good option. I’m happy with my initial swatches, the eyeliner is ridiculously black, soft and seems to be long wearing. The lipstick is a pretty neutral pink colour, so a staple for anyone really. Would highly recommend!

#3: Living Proof Sample Trio 

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What’s Inside: 

  1. Living Proof: Prime Style Extender
  2. Living Proof: Instant Texture Mist
  3. Living Proof: Satin Hair Serum

This little trio was a gift for VIB and VIB Rouge members and I was super excited about it. I got the two of the three products from the brand that I really wanted to try and they’re huge sample sizes as well. I will try these and keep you updated.

#4: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette 

What’s Inside: 

  1. Luminous perfecting powder in Sunlight, Moonlight
  2. Perfecting powder in Filtered Light (middle shade)

This palette has had me drooling over it for months since it came out. I was so obsessed that I finally splurged and bought it. This turns out to be a stunning palette and the packaging looks beautiful on my table. If you want a review on this then please leave a comment letting me know! 

So as always with my hauls, please let me know if you want my opinion/ review on any of these products in the comments below and I will write about them in the future! Let me know what products you want to try from my haul as well!

Until next time,

Meghan. x

FYI: I bought all these products myself and all opinions are my own! xo 

Products Mentioned:

Origin’s GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream: http://www.sephora.com/ginzing-refreshing-eye-cream-P297511?skuId=1375625&icid2=brand%20content_origins_bestof_origins_carousel_brand:origins_p297511_image

Origin’s Night-A-Mins Renewal Cream: http://www.sephora.com/high-potency-night-a-mins-mineral-enriched-renewal-cream-P297520?skuId=1375724&icid2=brand%20content_brand:origins_p297520_image

Origin’s Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash: http://www.sephora.com/checks-balances-frothy-face-wash-P297516?skuId=1375682&icid2=brand%20content_brand:origins_p297516_image

Origin’s Modern Friction: http://www.sephora.com/modern-friction-nature-s-gentle-dermabrasion-P297513?skuId=1375658&icid2=brand%20content_brand:origins_p297513_image

Marc Jacobs Highliner Eye Crayon Eyeliner: http://www.sephora.com/highliner-gel-crayon-P379434?skuId=1501311&icid2=content%20store_marc_jacobs_beauty_bi_birthday_highliner_sku_grid_marc%20jacobs%20beauty_p379434_image

Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”: http://www.sephora.com/le-marc-lip-creme-P392352?skuId=1651389&icid2=content%20store_marc_jacobs_beauty_bi_birthday_lip_creme_sku_grid_marc%20jacobs%20beauty_p392352_image

Living Proof Prime Style Extender: http://www.sephora.com/prime-style-extender-P375668?skuId=1460138&icid2=brand%20content_living_proof_stylelab_carousel_ca_brand:living%20proof_p375668_image

Living Proof Instant Texture Mist: http://www.sephora.com/instant-texture-mist-P387801?skuId=1635291&icid2=brand%20content_living_proof_stylelab_carousel_ca_brand:living%20proof_p387801_image

Living Proof Satin Hair Serum: http://www.sephora.com/satin-hair-serum-P379058?skuId=1532217&icid2=brand%20content_living_proof_stylelab_carousel_ca_brand:living%20proof_p379058_image

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkling Lighting Palette: http://www.sephora.com/rainforest-the-sea-skin-twinkle-lighting-palette-P405596?skuId=1779032&icid2=brand%20content_tarte_lp_whatsnew_carousel_ca_brand:tarte_p405596_image

April Sephora Haul!

The Best Masks For Acne-Prone Skin

Hello again,

It’s Emma here. Nice to see you. Today I am bringing you both mine and Meghan’s favourite face masks to use when our skin is feeling not our best. In case you weren’t aware Meghan and I are sisters with two different but vaguely similar skin types. Though her skin is more oily and my problem is dryness, we both come from the exact same parents and have one fellow enemy: acne.

We both grew up with acne and have used every product under the sun to try to combat our annoying genetics. We’ve been through products that balance your pH levels, products that cut down on oil, improve healing of the skin blah blah. We’ve done it all. After years of trying out products there is one thing I do know for sure and that is that sometimes you are going to have bad skin days. It’s just going to happen. And on those days face masks are a way to keep you sane. We have narrowed down our favourites to the top 3. Drum roll, please…

The first mask that we absolutely swear by is the Origins “Out Of Trouble” 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin (retails for $31). This mask is revolutionary. It makes any day into a good skin day. It reduces redness, calms down any breakouts and has a slight mint scent/sensation that makes you feel clean. Meghan loves the mint, I personally don’t care either way. It feels good and it works, and that’s all I care about. You could easily use this mask once a week if you wanted to but I tend to just use it on days where my skin hates me or if I’m feeling particularly red.

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This next one is something that I love and have basically forced my love upon Meghan as well. It’s just so cool. I was given a free sample for this product from The Face Shop – they’re great at giving out samples- used it once and was automatically sold. It’s the Mild Papaya Peeling mask by The Face Shop (retails for $17). So yes, it is a peel and yes that does it mean it takes off your dry skin. You only need 1-2 pumps to cover your whole face as for it comes out almost like a clear jelly and you rub it into your skin like a wash rather than leaving it there like a mask.

The first time I used it I was feeling little bumps and was all “oh hey, it has exfoliating beads” and then I realized IT WAS MY SKIN. SHEDDING OFF. LIKE A LIZARD. Honestly Meghan thinks this is gross. I love it. Especially because I have some acne scarring and often have dry skin I love knowing that I’m getting rid of the bad layers and going down to the pretty skin that is literally as soft as a baby’s butt. I use this at least once a week and it is important to remember to use a toner after because apparently it opens your pores. Just try it, you will love it. papayamask

Last but not least we have the charcoal mask that makes you look absolutely frightening in. I don’t know who had the original idea to put charcoal into skincare was and if they were a bit of a mad hatter but hey, it works. The Origins “Clear Improvement” Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores (retails for $31) is my favourite product to use when I feel like I really need to get the gross bacteria pile-ups out of my pores. I also use it on days when I feel particularly oily as for it is slightly more drying than the other Origins mask. For Meghan, something to pull out excess oils is fabulous. For me, it just means I need to put a moisturizing mask on after. No biggie.

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And there you have it folks. I hope these suggestions help you in your quest to flawless skin.

Signing off,

Emma xo

FYI: All of these products have been purchased by me and all opinions are my own. 

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Products Mentioned:

Mild Papaya Peel: https://thefaceshop-america.com/en/mild-papaya-peeling
Origins Out Of Trouble Mask: http://www.sephora.com/out-of-trouble-10-minute-mask-to-rescue-problem-skin-P297551?skuId=1376052
Origins Clear Improvement Mask: http://www.sephora.com/clear-improvement-active-charcoal-mask-to-clear-pores-P297524?skuId=1375773

The Best Masks For Acne-Prone Skin