Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Winter is one of those times when I have to go the extra mile for my skin. Despite putting on my humidifier nightly, I still have to be vigilant when it comes to keeping my skin hydrated. Neutrogena Hydro Boost is all about keeping the skin hydrated. It’s a line I’ve been using for a couple of years now so you may recall I included it in My Morning Skincare Routine post. Since then, I’ve also been testing out the other products in the line. I love combining it in my existing routine, and as a Hydro Boost specific routine. The key ingredient in Hydro Boost is hyaluronic acid, which helps to hold your skin’s moisture in. This is absolutely necessary for me living in a dry climate – I need all the moisture I can trap! With that said, here is my hydrated skincare routine with Neutrogena Hydro Boost. 

Morning Routine

Every morning routine should always start with an exfoliation to scrub away the dead skin and start fresh. I’ve loved the Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser for a couple of years now so it’s always how I start my routine. It’s not abrasive and leaves my skin feeling fresh. After that, I follow up with the Hydro Boost Multi-Vitamin Booster with Hyaluronic Acid. Always 👏🏼Use 👏🏼 A 👏🏼 Serum 👏🏼! This one in particular combines Vitamin E capsules (known to reduce the damage of UV rays) and purified hyaluronic acid. The last step of my routine is adding a gel moisturizer with SPF – my first choice is the Hydro Boost Gel Cream with SPF 15. On days when I’m spending more time outside, I will wear a SPF of 30 or 45 like the Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion over top as well. It’s lightweight and soaks in quickly and never leaves me feeling sticky (like some sunscreens). ☀️

Nighttime Routine

In the evening my skincare routine has a few more steps. First, I cleanse with the Hydro Boost Hydrating Cleansing Gel. I love the texture of it and can also use it with my Clarisonic. As I mentioned before, serums are everything! For nighttime, I use the Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum but the Multi-Vitamin Booster would work great too! Since it’s winter, I top off my face with the Hydro Boost Gel Cream Extra Dry formula which also contains hyaluronic acid. 💦The Hydro Boost Gel Eye Cream is an essential! I typically shower before bed and then moisturize my whole body with the Fragrance-Free Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream. I love that Neutrogena has scentless options! Their Whipped Body Balm is also great for dry winters and easy to take along for travel. As for the hands, I always have cream in my bag at all times, the Hydro Boost Hand Gel Cream has been my choice as of late. 

Hydrated Skincare Routine with Neutrogena

Taking care of my skin has always been a priority for me, even back when I was using Neutrogena as a teenager. It’s so cool that I’ve been able to partner with a brand I’ve used for decades! Especially since I’m able to talk about some products I’ve been using and loving for years. These are all items you will be seeing in one of my forthcoming empties videos! Thanks so much for supporting the brands that help support this blog!

Neutrogena recently sent me a sneak peak of their latest line, Neutrogena Bright Boost that promises to restore my skin’s brightness and treat the three main signs of dullness – dehydration, uneven tone and texture; I can’t wait to try it out! It’s available now at Shoppers Drug Mart. And for Canadians, if you buy anything from this line from @shoppersdrugmartofficial, you can get 5x the Optimum points until January 24th 2020. 

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Products I’ve Used Up – 2019 Empties

Products I’ve Used Up – 2019 Empties

Products I’ve Used Up

All the fun year-end wrap up posts are happening this week! Here’s a video of me going through last year’s garbage aka my empties and talking about which ones I liked most of all. I definitely filmed this as I was packing up my condo in September so this isn’t *all* of my 2019 empties but I most likely won’t film another one of these for a while because that would be a snooze. And with that, I present to you: all the Products I’ve Used Up! For more videos, peep my YouTube channel here or my blog’s beauty section. Can’t get enough of snooping my garbage? Here’s my 2018 Empties Tour. xo 

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Holiday Glam Makeup

Holiday Glam Makeup

Holiday Glam Makeup

Oh yeah baby. It’s officially the last night to get your HOLIDAY GLAM MAKEUP on! Here’s what mine looks like featuring ~mostly~ products from Bobbi Brown. Join me while I create this lewk and chat about what’s going on in my life. Or keep scrolling for some eye candy shots of the Luxe Gems Holiday 2019 Collection. 

(* Indicates gifted product)

💦 SKIN  PRODUCTS USED 💦

*BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Face Base Priming Moisturizer
*MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ 

💄LIP PRODUCTS USED 💄

*BOBBI BROWN Crushed Lip Colour in Sunset
*BOBBI BROWN  Luxe Lipstick in Retro Coral
*BOBBI BROWN Luxe Jewel Lipstick in Ruby Slipper – (this is the shade I used and it’s sold out!)

Holiday Glam Makeup

I hope everyone has a bewilderingly fun (and safe) New Year’s Eve! I’m looking forward to 2020 and all the dope things I will create. 🙂 Thank you all so much for stopping by but also for reading and supporting my blog over the past decade. I cannot believe this is my job and that something I started because I was disillusioned with university has turned into this! I’m feeling all the warm fuzzies right now! 

If you’re looking for more makeup related content, check out the beauty section on my blog or pop on over to my YouTube channel for other tutorials. Otherwise, I’ll see you in the new year! xoxo

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Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation

Join me for my annual xmas tradition! Every holiday season, I make an incredibly cheesy holiday card to send to everyone I know! In previous cards I was a present and a cowgirl.This year I was inspired by vintage Christmas bulbs. I sort of look like a demented David Bowie. Anyway, here is my Christmas Bulb Holiday Card Transformation: 

💄Products listed in order of use 💄

*IT COSMETICS bye bye under eye eyelift in a tube
*MAC paint pot in painterly
*MAC x Mia Moretti coachella limited edition palette
Watercolour pastels
*SEPHORA COLLECTION Holographic Effect Stick in Wonderful Stars
*URBAN DECAY Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner (discontinued colour
*MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline (discontinued colour)
*MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette in Smartorial (discontinued)
*MAC Colour Rocker Lipstick in Blue Bang! (discontinued)
*YSL Limited Edition Eye Couture Palette (similar here)
*TOO FACED Pretty Rich Diamond Light Eyeshadow Palette
*RIMMEL Wonder’Swipe 2-IN-1 liner to shadow in YASSSS
*URBAN DECAY Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Pyro
*DIOR Diorshow On Stage Liquid Eyeliner in Matte Blue

— ALL PRODUCTS WITH A * INDICATES GIFTED PRODUCT —

Make Your Own Holiday Cards!

The hardest part about making this card was having the patience to complete the makeup. The easiest part was printing the cards! I use Moo every year. (Check out my first holiday card post: How to Make a Personalized Holiday Card.) For 20% off your first order with Moo, click here. I’m always open for suggestions on what to create for the next card so please comment if you have any ideas. 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

This particular post was a long time coming! I first tried out the brand in 2016, but it was more of a toe dip than this full deep dive in. (Peep that post right here) Keep scrolling for more product shots and a video tutorial / review of my full face of Charlotte Tilbury makeup. With that said, please enjoy this crazy glowy lewk. (Disclaimer: All products with an * indicate they were gifted)

👀 EYE / EYEBROW PRODUCTS USED 👀

*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Brow Lift Eyebrow Pencil in Rita
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel in Cara ( I think the updated name is supermodel)
*MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Eyeshadow Quad in Uptown Girl
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Classic Eye Powder Pencil in Audrey
*TARTE Tarteist Pro Eyelashes in Heartbreaker
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black
*CHARLOTTE TILBURY Rock n Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Eye Cheat
*SEPHORA Sephora Collection Brush Tip Lash Adhesive

Full Face of Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

Since I filmed this video, the products that I have been using the most are the following: Pillow Talk lipstick + liner, Legendary Brow gel, Filmstar Bronze + Glow, the Magic Cream, and the Hollywood Flawless Filter. I finished up the mascara and I forgot how amazing the highlighter was so I will definitely be adding it into the mix. There’s something about cream highlighters that make my skin look less textured than powdered ones. Anyway, if you enjoyed this video… feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and if there are any Charlotte Tilbury products that you love but I didn’t try out, please let me know! I’m always on the hunt. xo

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Pura Botanicals

Pura Botanicals

Pura Botanicals

There’s a pink door on 124th Street that can’t be missed. It’s the expanded location of Pura Botanicals that opened up a full brick + mortar store in collaboration with So Pretty by Cara Cotter last year. It’s just as stunning as the last spot (peep here for reference.) Their former space is now dedicated to creating all their wonderful potions. Keep scrolling for a tour of the new space but be warned, it’s magical.

What to Expect

Whether you’re is in the market for natural skincare, locally designed jewelry, or even a bespoke fragrance, Pura Botanicals + So Pretty by Cara Cotter is a destination worth checking out. Every time I step foot inside the shop, it’s a relaxing experience. It smells like an absolute dream and the staff are incredibly helpful. Not sure if their skincare will work for you? No problemo, they have sample sizes available of all their products! Check out their full product line up here.

THIS WAY TO PURA BOTANICALS

10120 124 St NW
Edmonton, AB,
T5N 1P6

HOURS
Monday – Friday –  11am to 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 6pm
Sunday – closed

Pura Botanicals  – Instagram / Facebook / Website

Digging the tours of independent boutiques? Check out more of the shop spotlights here

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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