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July 29, 2019

Honeymoon Beauty with Drunk Elephant The Littles

Drunk Elephant The Littles Skincare Review

We're going to Miami and I am packing light. I am soooo ready to chill out. You will find me poolside, champagne side, and lathered up in SPF. It's just how I roll. I am beyond excited for the wedding but am also so excited to hang with my hunnie for a few days just us two! This summer has flown by with wedding prep, launching GG & CO, and work.

So what's in my skincare bag? Since I'm packing light I am relying on one brand that  I adore. I am obsessed with Drunk Elephant. I started with their Vitamin C serum after I ran out of this one, and from then on I knew I had to try more from the brand. The whole DE range is clean, fragrance-free,  and they focus on using LESS. Which is so important, no filler toxins or strange ingredients. Just

The Littles set is the ultimate and most perfect travel set. It includes everything you need for your skincare collection, all in travel-sized bottles to fit anywhere! I am smitten with this set. It's their most loved goodies all wrapped up into one little blue waterproof bag to take on the go.

So, what's in it? How do you use it?

drunk elephant skincare the littles set

I'll take you morning and night how I use the products:

AM
*Beste Cleanser (jelly, so light but really cleanses the prores)
*C-Firma (vitamin C serum), mixed with B-Hydra (hydrating serum). I mix these two serums together. You don't have to. Decide if you want to brighten go for the C-Firma if you want hydration go for B-Hydra.
*C-Tango (eye cream to dab in the thin skin below the eyes)
*Umbra Tint (it's a moisturizer with SPF 30 and has a little glow to it)

PM
*Beste Cleanser again
*T.L.C. serum (it's a glycolic serum so it exfoliates and gets rid of dead skin cells)
*Marula Oil (Face oil to rejuvenate the skin, lock in moisture and nourishes the skin)
*Protini Cream (a decadent face cream to seal the deal for the night)

GUYS. THIS SET. It's literally everything. So worth it. Literally made me for to take to Miami, right?!

Let me know if you're drunk in love with DE.

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July 15, 2019

Indie Lee Daily Vitamin Infusion

indie lee daily skin nutrition

When brands actually take the time to reach out to you to get their message out to the world, it has such a huge impact on me.  So many companies try and inundate the industry with their "try this, try that messaging", but why? We want to know how they use their products, what they use and all the deets!

indie lee daily skin nutrition

While Indie Lee was visiting Toronto, I had the chance to sit down with her and chat all things wellness, clean beauty and even her favourite spots in Singapore.

If you don't know her story, you NEED to drop everything and become familiar with it now. The brand is about empowerment, education and healthy living. After being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, Indie made it her mission to change what we put in and on our bodies, what we clean with,  and what we eat. She's fighting disease, pollutants, toxins one day at a time, and wants to educate us on how we can do the same.

I love Indie Lee products. They are grounded in education, nature and holistic living. One sniff and I instantly feel at ease and my shoulders lower. It's like my tension is released, and I am calm. Like I can breathe again, and see straight again.

I've already chatted about the squalane oil here, but I think I found my newest obsession. The Daily Vitamin Infusion. It's a new oil/serum and it contains my beloved squalane, but also rosehip seed, vit e, rosemary leaf, and avo oil. Basically, MAX nourishing, plumed, and hydrated. I am hooked! Just a few days with this stuff and my skin is already looking so refreshed!!

Next, do you ever suffer from achy muscles, inflammation, or body pain? ME TOO! Post gym soreness? Tense shoulders? Tech neck? I have it all... Enter in the I-Recover Mind & Body Gel. It contains arnica, black pepper, lavender, and mint. All you do is rub over your muscles/joints and it soothes and releases pain and tension. Indie told me she uses it whenever she has a flare from her arthritis. Now that is power by nature! It goes on light, absorbs quickly and the smell is just so sensual.

Some of my other favourites? The Brightening Cleanser, it's light, smells like strawberries, and none of the products are formulated with sulfates, phthalates, petrolatum, parabens, aluminum, and dyes. Hello, beautiful!

And, while I still have your attention, I URGE you to check out the Radiance Renewal Peel pads. Man, on man, you know I LOVE peel pads. It's like an instant skin fix. Leaves you with baby soft skin as it exfoliates, and skin is brighter and more even toned. I love that these contain vit c (!!), so good for hyperpigmentation. Just make sure to lather up with sunscreen afterward, as your skin will be more sensitive after the exfoliation! And guys-- don't let these go to waste, use the remainder on the back of your hands and on your chest. You know what I said

Have you dived into the green world of beauty? Now I don't want you to become overwhelmed and throw everything away and feel like you need to be 100% green and clean. Just start with small changes! Are you out of a product? Why not, when you go to restock try out a different one, that is better for you, the environment and ultimately the world!

Let me know if you've tried Indie below...

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June 26, 2019

Pre-Wedding Beauty Tips

pre wedding beauty tips

This post is sponsored by Centrum, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

You all know that I am serious about my beauty routine. It's something I don't compromise on. Now that the wedding is officially one (!!!) month away I'm doing all the things I can to stay on top of it. But it can get a little hard. There are all the outings, the celebrations, and the indulgences that definitely take a toll on my skin, and in turn, are affecting my time management skills. With all the things on my mind, like finalizing the officiant, collecting RSVPs, getting guest favors in order, I need max efficiency when it comes to beauty. Especially since stress can affect you on many levels. No thank you!! There are a few things I've been doing to keep in check that require minimal thought and effort. Like so minimal I don't even need to think about it. Which is amazing for lowering those stress levels! And I'm about to spill...

pre wedding beauty tips

Here are the latest three beauty hacks I've been incorporating into my wedding routine:


Beauty foods
Water dense foods have really been helping to improve my hydration levels and keep me looking plump and dewy. If you look in my fridge there is usually a wide assortment of fresh fruits and veggies. I love snacking on them, taking them to work, or having them cut and prep for when I am ravenous and need something to tide me over before dinner is ready. I recently read that celery is great for hydration, carrots can provide nutrients for my eyesight, and veggies like spinach can help build on my fiber intake. You can really never have enough greens, right? Just drizzle with some olive oil and lemon and you're all set!

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Beauty Supplements
This is something I introduced into my routine this year and I'm hooked. Taking Centrum Multigummies Multi+Beauty requires no effort or thought on my part, which I love. I can work on my beauty routine without even thinking about it. I have the bottle out on the counter with my beauty items, and the flavours are cherry, berry, and orange! Best part? They really work to support your beauty from within. It's not just a cosmetic fix! The gummies are a multivitamin that is formulated to maintain eyesight, bone health, and metabolism. They also contain essential vitamins (including biotin) to promote thicker hair, healthy skin and stronger nails. Efficient, effective, just what I need right now! Plus-- my hairdresser actually told me my hair looked so great on my last appointment!

pre wedding beauty tips
Gua Sha
I can't get enough of this little tool. It's a self-care, beauty technique that is said to help with circulation, help reduce puffiness, lift and firm the skin as well as smooth fine lines and wrinkles.  If you are familiar with a jade roller, it's similar to that. You glide the tool over the face in an upward motion to move the liquid and build up out of your face. It's amazing for contouring and really de-bloats the face. Here's a quick video to get you started on how to do it. I just slather on some face oil or serum and glide away. The stone has a grounding/calming effect so the ritual is very therapeutic to me. Try it out next time your reading, watching tv or lying in bed.


Centrum multigummies beauty + gummies
Do you have any other beauty tips to spill? I can't wait to keep you posted on the wedding journey! Time is just flying by!


*This post is sponsored by Centrum.

Have you tried Centrum Multigummies Multi + Beauty supplement? For more information, visit www.centrum.ca.

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