Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Just me and a few of my lifestyle favourites march 2021! But if I’m really being honest, I mostly just like my cat the best. 

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CLOTHING

SWEATPANTS / SWEAT SUITS

I’ve finally retired my freebie sweaties from a fast food restaurant (that will remain nameless) and did a full upgrade. Since this year has been spent at home mostly in soft pants, I decided I needed a much nicer pair that were comfortable, warm, and had pockets. The Lululemon Scuba Joggers fit that bill perfectly. I even got the matching Scuba Zipped Hoodie too. (Both items were gifted but I ended up buying a second pair of the pants on my own because they’re so damn good.)

LULULEMON Scuba Jogger Sweatpants
LULULEMON Scuba Hoodie

PERIOD UNDIES

Over the last few years I’ve been reducing waste in different facets of my life and period products is one of them. It all started with the the Diva Cup which I eventually upgraded to the far superior Saalt Cup and also added some period undies to the mix.I’ve been loving my pairs from Knix. They’re amazing for the days when you just want to not deal with a period at all. Bedtime? No problem, period panties. Going out for a long period of time and don’t want to have to empty your period cup in a public washroom? No problem. It’s truly changed my life. 

KNIX Lace Leakproof Bikini (not affiliate)
KNIX Leakproof Bikini (not affiliate)

SAALT CUP

The Saalt Cup is far superior to the Diva Cup just based on material alone. I always found the Diva Cup to be made of such hard plastic, it was always a struggle using it. Enter the Saalt Cup…. it’s made of super soft silicone, it’s BPA free, and it even come with a cute lil bag to store it in. 

SAALT Regular Soft Menstrual Cup

ACCESSORIES

PEANUTS X ERSTWILDER

My sister gifted me these for Christmas and quite frankly, they’ve been bringing me a ton of joy since then. The whole collection is still available on their site (not affiliate linked).

SLIP SILK SCRUNCHIES

I’ve talked about these scrunchies numerous times and it’s because they have saved me from a lot of hair damage since I’ve started using them. Being able to slip off a hair tie effortlessly makes such a difference when it comes to keeping my hair from breaking. Because these scrunchies are made of silk, I don’t have to fight to get my hair out of a ponytail or messy bun anymore. If you haven’t made the switch yet, I really recommend trying it and let me know what you think!

SLIP SILK 
Small Scrunchies
Bunny Scrunchies
Medium Scrunchies

BAILEY NELSON GLASSES

Spending time in front of screens has been a long standing activity I’ve done but it certainly feels like I’ve upped my screen time even more these days. Glasses with blue light filters are a non-negotiable now. because of that. I have fewer headaches and at the end of the day. my eyes aren’t feeling like they’re being incinerated anymore. The latest pair of glasses I’m wearing give me a bit of a Buddy Holly vibe too.

BAILEY NELSON Dustin Glasses (not affiliate)

MEGAN MACWHIRTER EARRINGS

These are the cutest earrings of all time hands down. Megan is an incredible artist, Every piece of her ceramic jewelry and home accessories are so damn adorable. I can’t get enough of her work! And she’s based in Alberta too. 🙂

MEGAN MACWHIRTER – Joni Cactus Earrings (not affiliate)
MEGAN MACWHIRTER – Dolly Earrings (not affiliate)

BOOKS

Whenever I find myself chatting about books, these two titles come up as my most recommended. So here I am, yet again, encouraging anyone who will listen, to read these two books!!!!!!

WOW, NO THANK YOU by Samantha Irby 
TRICK MIRROR by Jia Tolentino

BEAUTY

Facial massage and moisturizing the only routines I have been able to keep up. I’m holding on by a thread but at least I smell dreamy and my face isn’t tense. There are SO MANY excellent YouTube tutorials on how to use a Gua Sha as well as giving yourself facial massages without a tool. I’m practicing a combination of both!

ODACITE Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool (via Detox Market)
LUSH Pansy Solid Moisturizer (tub version only available now also not an affiliate link)
LAURA MERCIER Vanille Body Cream 

 

 

HOME FRAGRANCES

I’ve spent a small fortune on candles trying to make my space as enjoyable as possible and I have no regrets. I’m oscillating between Sydney Hale Co and Astier de Villatte. Both brands create such sumptuous combination of scents. My preference leans to the woodsy and musky scents. There are few florals I have tolerance for but Lilac is always the exception to that rule.

SYDNEY HALE CO Eucalyptus + Sage Candle & Room Spray
SYDNEY HALE CO Woodsmoke + Amber Candle

ASTIER DE VILLATTE Hollywood Incense

ASTIER DE VILLATTE Porte Des Lilas Candle (this smells like a gorgeous lilac bush)

 

 

 

FOOOOOOOOOD

I’m a snacky person, so much so that I made a whole video about it: My Favourite Quarantine Snacks. But here are a couple more to add to the list because there’s always room for more 🙂

Lifestyle Favourites March 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this post, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: Historic Lowell ArizonaFull Face of Honest Beauty, or My Morning Skincare Routine. xo SJ 

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Full Face of Honest Beauty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Well, well, well. It started with the mascara but sure enough I was intrigued to try more. Here is my Full Face of Honest Beauty with the caveat that I only used items currently available in Canada. The line was created by Jessica Alba with a focus on natural non-toxic products with ethically sourced ingredients. The brand extends beyond just makeup as well! Keep scrolling for the products I used in this look.

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👻FACE 👻

BURT’S BEES Goodness Glows Illuminating Face Primer
BURT’S BEES Goodness Glows Tinted Moisturizer in 2040 Honey

HONEST BEAUTY Luminizing Glow Powder in Dusk Reflection and Midnight Reflection
LAURA MERCIER Flawless Fusion Concealer in 1N

HONEST BEAUTY Creme Cheek Blush in Rose Pink

HONEST BEAUTY Magic Beauty Balm and Magic Beauty Balm Stick

💄LIPS 💄

*ALL HONEST BEAUTY*
Tinted Lip Balm in Summer Melon

Demi-Matte Lip Crayon in Marsala

Liquid Lipstick in Off Duty

Full Face of Honest Beauty

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my full face of honest beauty with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMorning Skincare Routine Winter 2021, or the Buxom White Russian Collection! xo SJ

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Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

We’re in the middle of endless winter here in Canada, so here’s my morning skincare routine winter 2021 edition. The only semblance of routine I have left these days is my skincare. I’m grateful to have one piece of normalcy to cling to right now. Skincare and scented candles are my liferaft. My life may be a disaster, but I’ve found a morning skincare routine that’s working for me. I’ll take the wins where I can get them. Keep scrolling for product details. 🙂

FTC – This post was not sponsored. All bold brand products were received in PR with no obligation to post and any including a hyperlink are affiliate

🎀 ACCESSORIES 🎀

SLIP SILK silk hair tie

🧼CLEANSERS 🧼

FRESH Soy Cleanser

💦FACIAL SPRAYS // ESSENCE 💦

CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir

🧪SERUMS 🧪

SKINCEUTICALS C E Ferulic
INDIE LEE Stem Cell Serum

BIOSSANCE Squalane + 10% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

☀️SPF☀️

JUICE BEAUTY CC Cream SPF 30 in Desert Glow
REVERSA Anti-Wrinkle Eye Contour Cream SPF 15

👄LIPS👄

EOS Vanilla Bean Balm

Morning Skincare Routine Winter 2021

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my morning skincare routine winter 2021 with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or the Buxom White Russian Collection! xo SJ

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Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Buxom White Russian Collection

Join me while I try out the recent Buxom White Russian Collection launch. My only regret is that I did not make a White Russian cocktail to go along with this video. But I don’t drink milk and I rarely drink cocktails…. so this logic was flawed from the beginning. Please enjoy my video.

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💧PRIMING💧

JUICE BEAUTY CC Cream SPF 30 in Desert Glow
LAURA MERCIER Pure Canvas Primer

🖌BRUSHES🖌

SEPHORA Tapered Blending Brush
SEPHORA Shader Brush
RMS Brush Powder Eyeshadow Brush
MAC angle brush

SONIA KASHUK smudge brush
MAC 316 SE brush
BOBBI BROWN Concealer Brush

SEPHORA Beauty Sponge
FENTY BEAUTY 125 Face Brush
IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8
LISE WATIER blush brush
SEPHORA Fan Brush

Buxom White Russian Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out the Buxom White Russian Collection with me! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or the Shop My Stash ! xo SJ

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Shop My Stash

Shop My Stash

Shop My Stash

I decided to Shop my Stash and revisit a few products to see if I even like them anymore! I re-fell in love with more than a few things but there was also a disappointment. Watch to find out and scroll to peep the products up close. 

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👻FACE 👻

LAURA MERCIER Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation 1w1 ivory
MAC Strobe Cream in Peachlite

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Affogato

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Filmstar Bronze and Glow

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Beauty Highlighter Wand in Pillowtalk

BOBBI BROWN Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon

NUDE BY NATURE cashmere pressed blush in pink lily

👀BROWS 👀

BENEFIT Ka Brow in 2
BENEFIT Gimme Brow in 2

🖌BRUSHES🖌

MAC 252 shader brush
SEPHORA Tapered Blending Brush

FENTY BEAUTY 115 Foundation Brush

FENTY BEAUTY 125 Face Brush

IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Boutique Blush #4

SEPHORA Fan Brush

ALDO x Disney collection Earrings – Sold out

Shop My Stash

And those are all the products I used for a little shop my stash! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: 2020 EmptiesMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or my 2020 Makeup Favourites! xo SJ

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2020 Empties

2020 Empties

2020 Empties

I actually saved all of my used up beauty products for a year just to make a 2020 Empties post. Let’s sort through all my trash and discuss what I loved, hated, and indifferent to. There’s a few things I’d most certainly replace. Anyway, here’s the video. I hope you enjoy this trash journey with me. (Just kidding, I recycle most of the things because Edmonton has a innovative recycling program. One of the few compliments I have for this city.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this video, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts such as: How To Make Fresh Pasta at HomeMAC Powder Kiss Collection, or my 2020 Makeup Favourites! xo SJ

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