Monday, June 30, 2014

Josie Maran - 100% Argan Oil

Josie Maran's 100% Argan Oil can be used on pretty much any part of the body; face, nails, hair, elbows, knees etc. What is great about this product is it is 100% natural. I have used one other oil before and was very impressed but the Argan Oil Light has won the Cosmetic Executive Insider's Choice Beauty Award 2014 so it must be worth trying at least. 

It can be purchased in Sephora for $58 plus tax. Not the cheapest of items but I know this will last me at least six months if not more.

I have not tried it other than a sample test but it is meant to be great on all types of skin and is good for those who suffer with blemishes or combination skin. I chose this specifically because of my combination skin, I do not need anything heavy duty during summer time and I am sensitive to a lot of products plus it is multi-purpose.  

Apparently this is also excellent to wear before applying make-up. However, I think I will wear this at night time to see what the results are. I will keep you posted. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Tonight is pamper night. My daughter got a nail polish set for her birthday so we decided it would be rude not to try out the new kit. A beautiful purple colour, sparkles and a translucent pearly pink.

I am not sure if face masks work or not but they are fun to try and the shock and horror on my kids face when I walk into a room with mud on my face is well worth it! 

Pore minimizing face mask. I am sure these work if used on a regular basis. The best facial I have ever had is in Birkam yoga and a power foods cleanse. It reduced my pours size, I looked less tired and my face was bright and fresh. I will be starting my cleanse this week. It is hard but well worth it if you can tolerate the lack of chocolate and cups of tea and coffee. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Splurge

I haven't done a splurge in a while. I have lots of products that I have yet to finish. However there are a few products I needed to add.

Duo Bioderma and I couldn't be more happy to see this on the shelves. I have almost ran out of my last bottle so I was in need of a new one then I found two. Excellent!

Face Mask Friday and a hair mask too. A bit of pampering is needed on this rainy day.

Rimmel Stay Blushed. This is cute handy sized tube can easily fit in any bag and can be used on the lips but it tastes a bit funny. Lovely little tint on a pale tone like mine.

One last thing, today I decided to try one of the many beauty boxes, Ipsy.  There are not many options for Canadians for whatever reason so I have opted with a company in America that ships across the border, it cost a little more but I still think it is a reasonable price. I am on the wait list but it should not take too long. We will see how Ipsy works out for me. I would like to try Beauty Box 5 too but I want to do one box at a time.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


My wonderful husband had to do a trip to the UK. I was gutted that I could not go but I did have a shopping list for him. One of the items I wanted was Cowshed products. You can now buy the in the USA but not in Canada! I have mentioned these products before in a previous blog post and they are truly a lovely brand.

My dear husband surprised me and bought me one of their best sellers and it had a selection of shower products with a lotion.

I love the names they have for the products. There is the Lazy Cow soothing body lotion, the Grumpy Cow uplifting shower scrub and the Gorgeous Cow blissful bath and shower gel. They smell delightful and fresh.

Love this brand.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The End of Spring

Here is my transferable spring to summer look. I have to wear my glasses more and more these days. It is a bit of a pain to be honest. However, I can manage without them as long I do not have to read. I like to tie my hair up during the summer months and in this photo I am wearing a scarf but you can not see it. It protects my head from the sun if I am not wearing a hat.

I love peonies in the spring and they are still available towards the summer too. They come in lovely colours and these is my current selection.