Hydration Obsession

Fresh face oil

When I first heard of face oils I cringed {is that not the exact opposite of what you want on your face?} and vowed never to use them. However, this winter desperation hit after suffering of an endless cold marathon that unfortunately claimed the skin around my nose as a victim. Not even the fanciest aloe-infused Kleenex were able to prevent that gross dry skin area around my nose so I caved and decided to give face oils a try {as you can see by the tiny bottle in the photo above, I was still not convinced so I opted for the safe test-size}. After exfoliating and cleansing, I applied this oil on my face and neck and although I looked like an oily mess for a few minutes, my parched skin quickly sucked it all up and my nose was back to its normal self! I now use it on a daily basis to fight the terribly dry winter skin and will soon have to go get the real-sized bottle.

I was told by a woman at Sephora that she actually uses the oil to hydrate her hair and hands as well. I have not given this a try but I am curious to know if you have and what you thought about it.

 

Hydration Obsession

Friday Favourites

German pointer via Blushed Tapatia{This crazy dog keeps us so entertained. He hates cold weather as much as I do but has the energy of a 5 year old on a caffeine kick. One of his favourite things to do right now is to let his head hang upside down. He does it constantly and it makes me laugh every.single.time}

The end of January is here and although I know that there are still a few months left of winter, I am happy that we are at least one month closer to warmer days ( anyone else miss wearing their jean jackets?!). This week I have been trying to stay positive, regardless of the weather. It’s not always an easy thing to do but I find that doing this series really helps out- it gives me the opportunity to look back at my week and truly appreciate the small moments that brought me joy.

I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend full of friends, food and football!

afterlight (76)    afterlight (77)    {I finally caved and got this Shu Uemura eyelash curler and I am pleasantly surprised. I really did not know that my eyelashes could be so curly – I am obsessed}

afterlight (78){There is nothing like homemade apple cinnamon pancakes and a warm cup of coffee to start the day}

afterlight (74){Most mornings Talulah wakes up with me and prances around my feet while I get ready for work but lately it has been so cold in our apartment that she just stays in bed (and I can’t blame her). I recently discovered, however, that she peeks out that little nose of hers from under the covers and follows me around the room. It reminds me of this moment}

Friday Favourites

The Perfect Nude Lip

marc jacobs severine

Although I am a lover of all things bright I find it takes a lot in me to add some pop to my lip. I have to not only be in the mood for bright lipstick but also be willing to take a break from my regular make-up routine. I still, however, covet the sharp and polished look that a well-applied lipstick can create. The solution – nude lipstick.

Nude tones are just about everywhere so during my search for the perfect nude lip I was shocked to learn that the majority of nude lipsticks out there are just not right.  Some shades made me look like I simply applied concealer causing my lips to disappear while others were too matted or too sticky. Just as I was about to throw my hands up in the air and call it quits Marc Jacobs dropped his new cosmetic line – Marc Jacobs Beauty. The colours available in his Lovemarc-LipGel are beautiful and the texture is glossy without being sticky – sheer perfection, but really, what else could we expect from Jacobs? Severine 112 is the perfect nude tone and when I found it it took everything in me to prevent a victory dance party from happening in the middle of Sephora. Needless to say, it has been incorporated into my every day look.

To top it all off, the body of the lipstick is magnetic so the lid securely fastens & will not fall off and create a mess in your purse {or does that only happen to me?}. It also has been great at attracting all the lose bobby pins in my purse making it incredibly easy for touch ups.

The Perfect Nude Lip