3 Summer Moisturizers for Combination Skin

As much as it hurts to admit, summer in Ottawa has not been that great. The weather is very temperamental and it seems like we’re always having more of an extended spring. However, on the days when it’s actually nice outside, it gets really hot and humid. Needless to say, I’ve had an interesting time trying to figure out what to use on my skin to keep it looking nice and calm, even if the environment isn’t really cooperating. I’ve been keeping a few moisturizers in rotation to help achieve this, so if you’d like to learn more about what I’m currently using to keep my combination skin in check this summer, please keep reading.


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REVIEW | Birchrose + co Cleansing Oil

My skin has become unbearably dry and sensitive over the last few weeks making it very difficult to keep my skin soft and smooth. Luckily, I was contacted by a wonderful local company named Malachite + Elephant asking if I would like to try out one of the cleansing oils they carry. I was sent the Birchrose + co Cleansing Oil and I’ve been using it frequently over the last couple weeks. If you’d like to learn my thoughts on this product, please keep reading.

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Current Summer Skincare Routine

Now that we’re halfway into summer, I think now is a better time than ever to discuss some of the items in my current summer skincare routine. When the weather is warmer, I tend to keep the makeup light while focusing on the skin a little more. This is partly because I’m too lazy to apply as much makeup as I would like, but mostly because it’s just too hot to wear a full face comfortably in humid weather. Summer is the perfect season to let your skin take the spotlight, so taking care of it should be the #1 priority. If you would like to read about the products I use and learn my thoughts about them, keep reading!

too cool for school, mizon snail eye cream, coola sunscreen review, tarte maracuja oil, fresh rose hydrating gel cream review

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EMPTIES | April 2016

This month it felt as if I ran out of everything at once, and honestly, I felt really excited because I knew I would have a lot to share with you all! Most of it is skincare and a couple of them are some items I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, but the ones I haven’t mentioned yet are some of my absolute favourites. If you would like to know my thoughts on my April 2016 empties, place keep reading.

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