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Beauty

Skin Care Regimen for the Face & Body

Update (10 June 2013): I’ve added 2 new products! Remember, Top = BEST, bottom = LEAST FAVOURITE or NOT BENEFICIAL. My skin type: Normal/Combo – oilier in the summer, dryer in the winter. A month ago, I wrote a post on make-up but clearly, we need to know how to take care of our skin …

Beauty Lifestyle

My Beanpole Disorder

Deep down inside, you know you’re healthy. You may not appear so on the outside. People glance at your body and give you a look of pity or disgust. You’re doing everything you can to be that ‘healthy, normal, fit’ person, whatever that means. Still, no one seems to notice a difference. “Are you ok? …

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Barefaced Beauty

Recently I’ve been thinking more about body image. This world is obsessed with beauty and yet its perception of beauty is not altogether natural. Most magazines seem to tell us that beauty means flawless skin, painted faces, hairless body, slim figure, and ultra-glossy hair. More recently, it seems that more and more people have pressured …

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Review: Lipbalms & more!

If there’s one skin-care/make-up product that I can’t ‘live’ without, it’s lipbalm. Summer or winter, I want to keep my lips moisturised. Over the years, I’ve tried more than 13 different lipbalms or lip remedies that I know which ones I prefer. The sad part is I now have a drawer full of lipbalms that I …

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Beautiful Brows @ Bombay Brow Bar

Eyebrows are such an important part of your face. They help define your eyes and can change your appearance if you switch styles. I grew up with the ugliest brows that made me look even more hideous than I already was. At 12, I tried to fix my brows but for the next 10+ years, …

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Make Me Up

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent How true, is it not? This world is not only obsessed with looks, it prefers painted faces. That’s what my Dad calls it when I put make up on – I’m painting my face. Yet now …

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Lush Face Masks

One of my friends finally (and successfully) convinced me in 2011 to try out one of the face masks from Lush. The first face mask I tried was the Oatifix. For $6.95 CAD in a 60g / 2.1 oz pot, I wanted my money’s worth! It was winter so, being a combo skin type, my …

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The Scent of a Woman (Perfumes)

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a different aroma on you. Here are some scents I’m presenting to you today. 🙂 What I wear Chanel‘s Coco Mademoiselle This is what most girls in their 20’s seem to be wearing. Just about every girl I know has this perfume! Another favourite perfume brand of mine is Escada. …

Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

What’s in your Handbag?

Queen’s handbag: Reading glasses Fountain pen Comb Handkerchief Small gold compact Lipstick Money*: £5-10 note on Sundays for church collection (tithes are generally 10% of what one makes. Yet I wouldn’t want anyone to know how much I really give. So let’s not call her stingy!) Handbag hook: to hang under the table Good luck …

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Butter London Nail Polish

Your recommendation du jour is… Butter LONDON Web: http://www.butterlondon.com Twitter: @butterLONDON Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/butter-LONDON/198992439003 Price: $14 USD / $17 CAD Where to buy: Canada – Hudson’s Bay Company *Vancouver – HBC; Curlique USA – Nordstrom; Sephora To commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine (nee Middleton) in 2011, butter LONDON came out with the special …