Hello!! 😻. There is something so satisfying about giving my eyes a good rub with the face cloth when my makeup is off and my face is clean. It’s like scratching my brain from the outside! . But, that satisfaction is short lived if I were to move the facecloth and see a hot mess of mascara all over my face. This is reason 1,235,986 to wash your face before bed and remove any makeup you may have on!! . Sweet dreams babes! 🌙 . . @thebdaysuit2 🎂🎂 #thebirthdaysuit#getyourwaxon#skincare#skincareroutine
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11! And of course you strut through this gateway with an undeniably electric swag that I admire so much about you @madjikalmaddy ... happyyyy BeARThday my love!! The world ain’t ready for your jelly!! 🎶💎🌹♥️⚡️💙
Last month I tried this Detox! And I must say, I loved it.. It’s cold here but I’ve switched on the heater, put Meera to bed, hot cuppa tea is ready, Netflix on and I’m ready for another session of detox.. 😂😂😂 @kind_ly @scott__broome @blacksixteenagency
The last 6 moths of my Beautycounter adventure have been so incredible. I’ve learned so much about how the products that we use impact my overall health and wellness. After all, your skin is your largest organ and everything you put on it, is absorbed right into your bloodstream. The U.S. has not passed a major federal law governing the cosmetics industry since 1938. (Ahem—that’s over 80 years.) The European Union has banned or restricted 1,400 INGREDIENTS from personal care products. The United States has banned or restricted only 30—and to Beautycounter, that’s simply not good enough. Changing the beauty industry means more than simply making safer products. I’m proud to be standing alongside Beautycounter as the leading company advocating for more health-protective legislation across North America. I never thought that the lipstick I choose would make could make me an agent of change. At Beautycounter, we advocate for stricter guidelines and regulations to shift the personal-care industry away from using harmful and questionable ingredients. Over 1,500 questionable ingredients are never used in our formulations—we call this The Never List™ —and our Ingredient Selection Process is unparalleled. WHY am I so passionate about this mission? It’s really this simple: beauty should be good for you. Currently, you can snag 2 free gifts when you make a purchase and switch a few of your products to something safer. I’m happy to help you make decisions on what is best for your skin and your routine as well as share some of my can’t-live-without-favorites. It can feel overwhelming but I’m focusing on making the switch one thing at a time! Happy shopping: link in bio 🧡
The relationship between food and skin has been on my mind lately. ✨ I notice for myself whenever I overindulge in sweets I ALWAYS end up with jawline breakouts the next week. Sugar is so inflammatory and will wreak havoc on your skin. ✨ I’m most prone to over indulge while traveling - for this reason I try to keep up with simple healthy habits like taking a greens powder, fiber supplement, and magnesium (keep it regular ya feel me?) to stay somewhat inside my regular routine. It’s important to indulge here and there but to keep it in control. ✨ I so wish I could have my treats with no consequences - but maybe it’s good to have consequences to keep me in check!
Raise your hand if you're the oldest🖐🏾 My youngest brother graduated a few weeks ago. We stayed up way too late swapping stories from our childhood & picking on each other. Being friends with my adult siblings is pretty awesome. Our middle brother was missing, but we're excited to reunite with him soon. He's in the Air Force. There's something special about family time. Friday is the last day of school & I look forward to soaking up all the family time I can get!!
• “Here’s the thing about Rodan + Fields: When they come out with a new serum or a cream or a peel, it’s not unusual for MILLIONS — literally MILLIONS — of people to go nuts over it.” - Allure I am beyond thrilled for yet another innovative product Rodan + Fields is launchung TOMORROW for our Preferred Customer and Retail Customer — FACE MASKS for ALL main skincare challenges! 🔬Our masks tackle ADDITIONAL skin concerns OUTSIDE of what is already addressed with our regimens. It’s a PLUS ONE in perfecting your complexion. 🧪Powerful ingredients and proprietary technology offers IMMEDIATE benefits you can see and EVEN BETTER results overtime. Concerns our face masks can help with: - aging - dull skin - sensitive skin issues - acne 👩🏻🔬How to use: Immediately following the cleansing step, you will put them on gently all over your pretty face (neck too if you feel crazy 🤪). Use them two to three times per week for best results. Introducing: ⭐️Redefine + Smooth Mask Bubbling gel to foam mask HYDRATES and REFRESHES in less than 10 minutes. It SMOOTHS the look of FINE LINES and WRINKLES overtime. ⭐️Reverse + Radiant Mask Gives your skin a noticeably SMOOTHER TEXTURE and instant GLOW in 10 minutes. And visibly EVENS skin tone overtime. ⭐️Sooth + Calm Mask Soothing calamine Mask reveals SOFTER, SMOOTHER-looking skin in 10 minutes. It CALMS visible REDNESS and DRY irritated skin for a healthier-looking complexion overtime. ⭐️Unblemish + Clear Mask Sulfur clay mask REDUCES excess OIL and BALANCES your skin in 10 minutes. Plus it helps TREAT and PREVENT BREAKOUTS resulting in clearer skin overtime. Masks are the FASTEST growing segment of skincare so naturally we are delivering the best! 💛Preferred Customer Launch and Retail Customer Launch Starting TOMORROW May 23 See my stories for the
“In the quiet, in the stillness I know that you are God”. ⠀⠀ Craving quiet and stillness and not knowing how to get it. Does anybody else struggle with this? There are so many distractions in our world today, when I sit down to just be still I often find my mind running a mile a minute. ⠀⠀ How do you set apart time to r e s t in the quiet and be s t i l l ?
I ALWAYS love it when Shawna from @empiresalonstalbert calls me because I know that means I get to create some really unique team photos that are always fun for me to set up, shoot, and edit as a photographer. Sneak peek from our session this morning. Always boss! For photographers, Nikon D810, 24-70mm f/ 2.7 at 24mm and f/3.2. Exp comp -2.3. ISO 800. 1/250 sec. Two OCF at 1/16 and 1/8 on opposite side of me in corners of the room.
Fave Nude Lipsticks. ____________________________________________ The Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Superstar Brown is a lovely, pink nude shade for medium to deeper skin tones. Plus, the formula is amazing - smooth, creamy, pigmented and a decent wear-time. If you're a fan of Wet 'n Wild's Mochalicious, then you'll probably enjoy the Revlon one as well. ____________________________________________ The Catrice Ultimate Matte Lipstick in Taupeless in Love isn't a nude shade in the traditional sense. Instead, it's more of a cool-toned smoked grey shade with a hint of mauve-purple. This pairs really well with cooler toned looks and it's a great shade if you want a purple lipstick shade that's not too bold. Also, the formula is great - pigmented, easy to apply, not too matte and, although it's not the most long-lasting lipstick, it fades pretty well. ____________________________________________ The Nyx Matte Lipstick in Maison is a true nude for my skin tone. Seriously, it's the best shade for when I have bold complexion and/or eye makeup because it sort of blends into the tone of my lips. The exact shade is a little challenging to describe - it's a cool-toned brown with a hint of burgundy. Have you tried any of these lipsticks? Comment down below!
#texturetuesday: The Body Shop Amazonian Acai Energizing Radiance Mask (around R350 for 75ml). ____________________________________________ I don't like this mask. Here's why: 1) This did nothing for my skin - no radiance, no energizing, very little hydration, no brightening, etc. 2) There's an unnecessarily high amount of fragrance in this mask. 3) R350 for a 75ml tub is relatively expensive. 4) Most of The Body Shop's skincare ranges tend to be overrated, overpriced and over-fragranced. 5) Using Greek yoghurt on your skin is way more effective than this tub of fragrance. ____________________________________________ Needless to say, I will not repurchase. Have you tried this mask or any of TBS's masks? Comment down below! #burgundyxthebodyshop
A Song of Ice and Fire. ____________________________________________ Who else is super excited (or nervous) for the final episode of Game of Thrones? I'm not the biggest fan of this season but best believe that I'll be awake at 3am tomorrow. As a huge fan of GoT, I was excited for the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones Collection but, upon seeing the products, I couldn't help but feel disappointed. The eyeshadow palette is not what I expected and I wish UD had released a few smaller palettes inspired by the different houses. Needless to say, I didn't purchase anything from the collection. ____________________________________________ However, I was inspired to create my own palette (using single eyeshadows from my makeup collection) based on House Targaryen, House Stark and House Lannister. Even though icy silver and blue tones come to mind when I think of Daenerys and House Targaryen, their house symbol is actually red and black (red dragons against a black background). House Stark immediately makes me think of snow while red and yellow shades are seen in the Lannister symbol. ____________________________________________ So photographed above are a couple of eyeshadow shades that are reminiscent of these house colours. Sugarpill's Love + is a true red (represents both dragon fire and the striking red shades seen in the Lannister and Targaryen symbols) and Nabla's Absinthe and UD's Lounge and Loaded are gorgeous icy blue shades that make me think of snow and white walkers. Have you tried the UD x GoT collection? Let me know below!
Various Empties Part 18. ____________________________________________ Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop - this is a lovely serum that has more of a lightweight oil consistency. Formulated with centella asiatica and vitamin C, this product helped to fade recent acne scars and blemishes (but didn't do much for more stubborn blemishes). What I liked about this is how gentle and moisturizing this was on my skin. It's not the most effective vitamin C product but it was a great way to slowly and gently introduce my skin to vitamin C. ____________________________________________ Vitaderm Enzymatic Gel Exfoliator - I usually love Vitaderm's approach to skincare (simple, effective and gentle products with minimal ingredients) but this exfoliator did nothing for my skin. Seriously, it has zero effects on my skin. Repurchase? Nope. ____________________________________________ The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% - this is, by far, the most effective vitamin C product I've ever used. It has a creamy yet gritty texture and it slightly stings when applied to active acne. But, it does an excellent job at fading blemishes and PIH. Plus, it's super affordable. Repurchase? Absolutely! Have you tried any of these products? Comment down below! #burgundyxempties
I often get asked why I wear a "bean" around my neck. For many of you who don't know, I was born with Vesicoureteral Reflux, a condition in which urine back-flows into the kidney(s) causing severe permanent damage if not detected early. Unfortunately that was the case with me when my kidney almost ruptured at the age of 2, requiring several emergency surgeries on my kidney, ureter & bladder. A chunk of my childhood was spent in & out of hospitals, having endless tests run and traveling to see the best specialists in the province. As I've aged my kidney function continued to deteriorate (getting as low as 8% 🙀) resulting in the removal of my right kidney almost 6 years ago (Thanks to the top Urologist in Calgary, he’s my life saver!!) Although my health is not 100% and I still deal with reoccurring stubborn kidney infections that leave me in the hospital for days on end, I'm incredibly grateful for the life I live. I wear this kidney bean for the kidney I lost and as a little reminder to myself to properly care for the kidney I still have (especially since its function is not always ideal😭). March is National Kidney Month & today marks World Kidney Day, so do yourself a favour friends and get your kidneys screened!! If you battle with diabetes, hypertension (like me) or have a family history of kidney failure your screening is FREE, so no excuses! 💚 Never take your health for granted, we only live once!! 🙃