Favourite New Skincare Products

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One of first signs that tell me the seasons are changing is when my skin begins to go crazy. I used to have no idea why it reacted so aversely during the winter months, but after a few years of trial and error I’ve been able to figure out that the root cause for me is usually dryness and lack of consistency with my skincare routine. With that being said, here are a few new (and old) products that I’m starting to use now and looking forward to continue using through the colder months!
clarisonic review
The Clarisonic is the best thing I’ve come across for a thorough cleansing, especially on the days that I wear make up. This cleanser from fresh is a no-nonsense, gentle yet effective cleanser that goes perfectly with the Mia.
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Although I do like the taste of coffee, I try to avoid consuming caffeine as much as I can because my body doesn’t react very well to it. Topically, though, my skin loves the effects! These two Black Tea products provide firming and cooling; the eye cream is an especially good pick-me-up after night of less-than-decent sleep!
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Last year I discovered facial oils and have never looked back: they add a rich moisture that seems to absorb so much better into my skin than moisturizers do and have been able to calm my skin in a unique way. I haven’t yet met a face oil I didn’t like, and these two will be in the lineup all winter long.

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Do you have any current favourite skincare products as we approach the winter? I’d love to hear about them!

Clarisonic Mia | Soy Face Cleanser | Black Tea Mask | Black Tea Eye Concentrate | Tsubaki Beauty Oil | Seaberry Face Oil

All products in this post are available at Sephora. If you’re in Vancouver, be sure to check out the much-anticipated Robson Street opening on October 31st!

Vancouver Love with Yellow Pages

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One thing I love to do, both online and off, is to connect with individuals and listen to their stories. Recently, I had the unique opportunity to do just that with Yellow Pages, who chose five bloggers across Canada to create authentic and original local stories from real neighbourhoods and real residents for their Shop The Neighbourhood initiative. I was charged with the task of interviewing some of my favourite Vancouver-based small business owners to hear all about their shops, their passion for their communities and what they do. I visited some of my favourite retailers, including Rebecca Bree, Paper-Ya, and The Cross Decor and Design… and you can now read the articles (along with highlights of businesses in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Ottawa) here. If you’re traveling around Canada in the near future, be sure to check it out!
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Paper-Ya
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Shop The Neighbourhood is an initiative of Yellow Pages, a company with a century-long legacy of working with Canada’s small businesses. Held this year on Saturday, November 29th, across five cities, Shop The Neighbourhood encourages Canadians to support the small businesses in their communities by making a local purchase on that day.

Visit “Meet the Neighbour” section and join in on the Shop the Neighbourhood Facebook page here.
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