On August 22nd, MERIT launched their new matte eye colour product, Solo Shadow, and their new dual ended eyeshadow brush, Brush No. 2.…
Last week, I decided to challenge myself to post at least twice on my TikTok account for the next 2 weeks. My TikTok account is like an extension of this blog. While my content pillars (lifestyle, wellness, and beauty) remain the same on all my social media accounts, I upload mostly photo and video content on TikTok as opposed to the written content I put on this website.
Here is a link to a recent TikTok I made on some things that made me happy this past month. Some of the photos in the video include my favourite skincare/makeup products as well as some fun activities I was able to get up to!
Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
With care & joy,
Wanted to share some ways you can take care of your well-being this month as we start up February!
Wellness is something that’s important to me because I admit that I can be a bit of a workaholic. I realized how much chronic stress affects my body and mental health negatively and I plan to make this year the year I don’t put my own wellness on the back burner.
Hope these tips inspire and help you to take care of yourself this upcoming month!
I’m convinced that candles are the perfect home accessory. They’re just one of those staple pieces that can really turn your house into a home and elevate the environment of any room. Though I don’t currently have a place to call my own, (Hello, inflation in Vancouver…) I pretty much always have a candle burning as I work and study in my room.
I gravitate towards candles that are made from non-toxic ingredients. I love that Mala The Brand uses “natural coconut and soy wax, wood wicks (for maximum cozy feels), lead-free cotton wicks and the highest quality blend of phthalate-free fragrance and essential oil,” as stated on their website.
Obsessed with pink and beige tones and vanilla scented anything, their Milk & Sugar candle caught my eye. After my boss told me that this was also her personal favourite candle, I felt that I had only more reason to ensure that I had one of my own.
I feel so grateful to have had this candle gifted to me by my boyfriend this year for Christmas. Halfway through the candle after burning it consistently, I feel ready to share my honest thoughts…
This is probably the best candle I’ve owned! From its neutral aesthetics, the soothing cackling that emits from its wood wick, and its dreamy vanilla and sweet cinnamon scent, I feel like my room always smells like cookies straight from the oven – and who would complain about that?
I’d rate this candle a solid 5/5 and would encourage you to support this Vancouver, female-owned candle business. On top of the incredibly quality of their candles, Mala The Brand also plants a tree with every purchase. I can’t wait to try out more amazing scents and candles from them!
With care & joy,
When I first started getting into the “hype” of skincare and make-up products in my first year of university, I remember I’d spend 45 minutes to an hour in front of my bedroom mirror to end up with a face full of make-up before going to class or work.
I loved watching YouTube videos in my free time that would show me the latest trending products I should use for clear skin and fell victim for smoky eyeshadow looks and matte lipstick.
While I’ve scaled back a lot on the time I spend prepping and pampering my face every morning and don’t watch beauty/skincare videos as much as I did as a college freshman, the time I spend in the morning to do my skin and make-up is a little pocket of joy I always look forward to in my everyday routine.
I thought I’d kick-off my first post with a round-up of skincare products I’ve been loving lately. Most of these products are from local, female and Canadian owned businesses and only use clean and natural ingredients.
So, let’s dive right into it…
- Cerave | Foaming Facial Cleanser: Made with normal to oily skin in mind, this cleanser has kept my face looking glowy and feeling refreshed! I love how it easily removes excess oil and dirt yet feels so gentle on the skin. This cleanser also includes amazing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and niacinamide to help restore the skin’s barrier, retain hydration, and soothe the skin.
- K’pure | Time Out (Uplifting Toner & Body Spray): This hydrating facial toner really does the trick when it comes to ensuring that my skin locks in my moisturizer. I love using this toner after I cleanse my face and it truly leaves me feeling relaxed once I apply it.
- K’pure | Sweet Serum: Though I only started implementing serums into my skincare routine last month, this luxurious facial serum has seriously become one of my holy grail skin products. It has a maple syrup like aroma that is concentrated yet not overpowering. I love applying 1-2 drops on my face after I use the Time Out toner.
- K’pure | Drenched (Whipped Face & Body Butter): If you can’t already tell… I’m obsessed every single K’pure Naturals product I’ve tried but I think this product takes the cake for me personally. I’ve tried a couple of different moisturizers/body butters in the past from other brands but nothing can come close to how rich, thick, absorbing, and heavenly this Drenched stuff is. I absolutely love their Extra Rich Vanilla scent and love applying this as a facial moisturizer and a body butter once I hop out of the shower. My skin always looks so smooth and silky after using it!
That’s a wrap on Part 1 of my Skincare Favourites! Will be back with Part 2 shortly!
With care & joy,