5 Ways to Help Your Skin This Winter & My Skincare Routine Favourites!

Welcome to Blogmas post number 3! You can read all about my take on Blogmas this year & the first post here.

The season’s change, and so should your skincare routine! As we transition into the colder months (well, pretty much three quarters of the year here in Canada), I add a bit more to my skin care routine because nothing is worse than having dry, itchy skin.

Not only should it be products you invest in your skincare routine, but also habits you should adapt in your every day life that will help achieve your skin care goals.

1. Drink plenty of water

Yes we have heard this over and over again, but honestly it is the truth! As much as we want to switch out our water intake with hot cocoa and eggnog, do not forget to keep hydrated throughout these winter months. I bought this smart water bottle to help keep track of my water intake (it also reminds you to drink water!) and I noticed a huge change in the appearance of my skin.

2. Invest in a humidifier

As the cold creeps in, our thermostat creeps up! This will pull out any remaining moisture in the air. Invest in a humidifier to tackle replenishing your skin throughout the evening and wake up hydrated! This one or this one are functional and great for multi-uses!

3. Exfoliate your lips after brushing your teeth

Pucker up buttercup! We do not want to forget about our lips. Especially now more than ever with everyone wearing masks, our lips will lose the moisture they desperately need in the cold months. Exfoliate to remove dead skin and slather on good lip balm throughout the day. This lip mask is a life saver – once again, tackle the dry lips throughout the evening!

4. Lower the shower water temperature!

No, you don’t have to freeze yourself, but as tempting as it may be to take a long, hot, steamy shower during winter, your skin will thank you for a shorter, lukewarm shower (or bath!). It is less irritating on your skin and less likely to strip away your skin’s natural oils. Don’t forget to use a body moisturizer to lock in moisture right after your pat yourself dry.

5. Have a hydrating morning & evening skincare routine

Including all those above habits as well as investing in hydrating products for your morning and evening skincare routine, your skin will love you for it! As mentioned earlier, with wearing masks in addition to the colder weather, your skin is begging for all the hydration it can get. Be sure to watch the type of products you use and reach out to a dermatologist if you are struggling finding the right skincare products for your skin. Skincare is not a one size fits all solution. By keeping up with your morning and evening skincare routine, you can be sure to start the day feeling moisturized and end the day replenishing your skin while you sleep (yay for beauty sleep!).

See below for my current skincare routine favourites!

These options are affordable but it is always worth it to invest in your skin.

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I have tried and used these products for months and I know they work well for my dry skin. As I transition to really extreme cold temperatures here in Canada, I have invested over the past eight years in more medical grade high-end skincare routine that you can see here. Skinmedica has truly worked for my skin and every time I use the full routine consistently, my skin is glowing & hydrated.


I hope my tips and sharing my favourite products encouraged you to up your skin care habits and routine to stay hydrated this winter. Stay warm and cozy this winter and take care of the skin you’re in.


10 Mother’s Day Gifts She Will Love!

As a mother myself, I have a huge appreciation for Mother’s Day. It is not always about getting a gift, but about recognizing the importance of the hardworking and loving moms in our lives.

10 mother's day gift she will love - a gift guide

But, sometimes is it nice to show that appreciation through a gift! So I decided to put together a fun little list of 10 items I know I would love and other moms would love too!

This is my first gift guide EVER! So I decided to keep it short and sweet with 10 of my favourite items as a mom! I only chose products and items I have, love and used. If you enjoy these gift guides, let me know in the comments below or DM me on Insta so I can continue making these for you!

I know during this time with everything going on with COVID-19, we want to be safe. At this time, some of us are unable to connect with everyone, even our moms during Mother’s Day. Everything listed here is available online, which makes it perfect for you to have delivered right to her door!

  1. These personalized cold cups (and hot cups too) are so adorable! you can get them to say anything you want. I know I would not have any issues with my water intake, drinking it out of a cute cup!
  2. Speaking of personalized, have you seen these custom name necklaces? I love wearing mine proudly that says “mama”. Or hey, put her own name or initials of all the kids!
  3. I am a big fan of wine here. Even more when you have gorgeous wine glasses like these to drink out of!
  4. If your mama loves to wear bracelets, these Victoria Emerson wraps are perfect! They take all the guesswork of creating a beautiful stacked bracelet.
  5. Whether it’s to hold make-up, or skin care products, at home or for future traveling, this organizer is great. It has customizable dividers so she can make it work for her and her products.
  6. Now, every mom appreciates good sleep. Help her get the Zzz’s she deserves with this silk sleep mask.
  7. It is a well known fact that a coffee drinking mom will lose count of how many times she has to reheat her coffee. This tumbler is seriously a lifesaver! It goes hours keeping her beverage warm (or cold if that’s her thing) and she won’t have to worry about constantly warming up your java that she left attending to the kids!
  8. I always appreciate anything that saves my dry lips any time of the year! This lip mask is a godsend. It’s like the perfect moisturizer for your lips.
  9. As a mom, I need a bag that can carry practically my entire life. This designer dupe tote is perfect for any mom! It’s spacious, wonderful quality, and has the designer look, without the price tag! Use code SPRING2020 to get 30% off your order!
  10. These face masks will make any mom feel like they are bringing the spa home. And what mom doesn’t deserve to feel like they are at the spa?

I hope you enjoyed my 10 Mother’s Day gifts! I would love to hear what you are getting your mom this year or what was your favourite Mother’s Day gift you received.

Shoutout to all the hardworking mommas out there! Stay safe!



Sephora Spring Savings Event Must Haves!

It is that time of year again! The Sephora Spring Savings Event. I am sharing my favourites from Sephora!

This Sephora Spring Savings Event is a TWO WEEK long sale where Sephora insiders receive special discounts site-wide from 10-20% off.

The three levels are the following: Beauty Insider, VIB, and Rouge.

Signing up to be a Beauty Insider is FREE and you’ll be instantly qualified for savings. When you have spent $350 within the year, you will be upgraded to VIB level. When you spend $1000 within a year, you will upgrade to the Rouge status.

Dates to Remember, Discount, and Codes:

Rouge Early Access: April 17 – May 1 / 20% off w/ code “SPRINGSAVE”

VIB: April 21 – April 29 / 15% off w/ code “SPRINGSAVE”

Insiders: April 23 – April 29 / 10% off w/ code “SPRINGSAVE”

Below I have listed my favourite skin care items and beauty products that are my ride or die! I have repurchased these items and are a staple in my everyday routine!



What are you snagging during this sale? Tell me your favourites below!


TULA Skincare – Is It Worth The Hype?

Good morning & Happy Friday! 

I know you have probably seen TULA skincare everywhere. If not, then I am not sure where you are hiding. It seems to be in everyone’s skin care routine, must-have item list, and raved all over Instagram! If you aren’t familiar with TULA, it’s a skincare line formulated with probiotics. They are 100% free from phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, petrolatum, gluten, and mineral oil. They are also cruelty free!

I decided to try it out TULA this past year and see if it was worth the hype! Over the past ten years, I have tried so many skincare brands and I have my favourites. Everyone’s skin is so different in so many ways, that I did have my hesitations on using TULA that seemed to work for every single person I followed on Instagram (pretty much!) 

I will start off saying that I have had pretty decent skin over my lifetime. I only have the odd hormonal breakout, I have dry to normal skin, and I don’t have any major skin issues or complications.

Skincare is something I definitely think is worth the splurge but affordable skincare that actually does wonders for your skin – I am in! I wanted to try a few range of products that I would normally have in my day to day skincare regimen, so I started with Tula’s Discovery Kit. The kit contained the following products:

Face wash: The Cult Classic Purifying Face Cleanser

This has to be my favourite cleanser I have ever tried. It does a wonderful job of truly cleansing my skin, without over drying it.

Toner: Get Toned Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Toner

Compared to most toners, this one does not dry out my skin. It makes my skin look balanced and bright and one of my favourite products to look forward to in my routine.

Serum: Hello Radiance Illuminating Serum

Putting this on, is like the cherry on the cake. It helps my skin feel hydrated and brighten any darker areas.

Moisturizer: 24-7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream

I have tried so many moisturizers for my dry skin. This stuff is incredible. Its not too oily and I really feel like my skin is hydrated and not feeling tight. I can wear this under my foundation too and it’s not too thick.

(Bonus! Limited edition TULA travel bag)

For only $52 dollars, this was a steal of a deal. Especially since it gave me enough product to actually use for a long period of time to ensure it was given the time it needed to show results. I was not disappointed. If you are not sure what to start off with, TULA has quizzes and starter kits to find the right products for you!

DISCLAIMER: TULA no longer offers shipping to Canada, but since a majority of my readers/ followers are in the United States, I decided to share my experience to help those looking. Hopefully TULA will bring shipping back to Canada for us to enjoy!

Final Thoughts: I was very skeptical about using a product that so many people seemed to enjoy, I thought it was too good to be true. BUT, I am dying for them to bring shipping back to Canada because TULA is totally worth the hype!

Have you tried TULA? If so, what are your favourite products by them?



At Home Spay Day

I always have loved turning my bathroom into my own home spa! And today, I want to inspire you to give yourself a little TLC.

Whether it is to de-stress, wine down (yes, I said what I said – it’s wine o’clock whenever you want it to be), or to pull yourself out of a funk, by lighting a candle, loading up the tub with bubbles and salts, enjoy my recommended goodies and treat yourself to a spa day at home!

Especially with the social-distancing we are needing to do to fight this virus going around, this is a great way to pamper yourself, without leaving your home! Here a just a few of the items I have been using during my spa days:

  • A Good Book
  • Clay Mask
  • Face Masks
  • Moisturizer
  • Bubble Bath
  • Bath Board (to hold all the wine and goodies)

If you want to see a complete list of my go to must have spa/ tlc items, let me know in the comments below!