Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In and Out - rainy Wednesday


- all your skincare recommendations! Thank you.
I am dying to use up a couple of my current items which I still love and would repurchase, don't get me wrong - but I find that for me personally it is good to change things up every 3 months or so even if it's just one new product so that my skin continues to respond. Effaclar K is great but after a month of twice daily use, it stops doing its thing so I need to take breaks from it and revisit later.
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant also seems to get a lot of love and it's just what I'm looking for so I'll be sure to check it out. Lactic Acid and Salicylic combined? Sign me up! haha

- another thing I've been obsessed with are these candles (well, candles in general) but my recent acquisitions by Voluspa have made me even happier. In Canada I got mine from my favourite bookstore, Chapters, and I've also purchased them from Nordstrom in the US and at Anthropologie before! They're a nice change from my usual Bath and Body Works bonanza. Their scents are a bit more sophisticated and complex and the tins are gorgeous! For my small bedroom, these little ones are perfect. I had a 3 wick one in my room before and it was toxic. They are also made of a coconut wax which is burns even cleaner than soy and it holds more fragrance. Score!

- the blog No More Dirty Looks (thanks to my reader Ana who mentioned them in a comment recently), it's a very popular blog and they even have a book out, but I just had never heard of it. If you are interested in dabbling with anything organic/natural (skincare and body care in particular), this blog is a great read and I've been reading it all morning.


- rain and lack of proper waterproof footwear.

- it's dark at 5 pm which has diminished my productivity immensely. YAWN.

Hope your day is fantastic :)


  1. Completely agree about it getting dark earlier, I come back from uni, have dinner and just want to crawl into bed! Depressing.


  2. I've seen these Voluspa candles at Chapters for a while and have loved the scents but I've never bought one... I'm not sure why :p...

  3. Hey, now following. My sister and I love your blog. BTW you're gorgeous!

  4. hey, i love the blog you mentioned, thanks! it is always nice to find something different and new!
    candles sound amazing and look super pretty, i wonder if i could find them in belgium..
    now, red wine and dark chocolate, this is my cure to early darkness!
    baci! x

  5. Thanks for the blog recommendation. It looks fantastic. And those candles seem divine!

  6. I dislike that it gets dark so early now too.

  7. Hahaha, like your dislikes! :D

    I wanted to read You a comment on the skincare-related post earlier, but forgot is.

    I have kind of the same skin type as yours, and during fall, winter and spring I love Bioderma and Avene products, both from france, very clear, non-irritating and over the professional line products.

    I love the sensitive and hyrdrating line of Bioderma, and love the Avene products for problematic skin.

    My fav is the Avene Diacneal (or Triacneal, nearly the same, Triacneal is a newer version) which is for problematic skin, contains AHA, (i guess a little BHA too) and very clear retinol, which has two benefits: clearing and renewing skin, and also works as an anti-aging ingredient. If they carry Avene in Your country, i highly recommend You to give it a try (and of course use sunscreen all the time!) way more better than the Effaclar! (and let me say that the Avene's or Biodermas's products in the same category as La Roche Posay's are far more better one-by-one too!)

  8. I myself am a huge fan of Mario Badescu. In fact, I just did my first post on his Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

  9. I will forever be grateful to you for sharing that blog with me! For a skincare fanatic like me, it's perfect! xoxoxo

  10. Thanks for the info on NoMoreDirtyLooks, never heard of it before!!

  11. Lack of waterproof footwear, agreed!


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