Monday, September 30, 2013

Be Still My Heart... VINCE Fall 2013

I have been the worst beauty blogger, I know. But alas, it's a new month, it's a new dawn, it's a new day (and... I'm feeeeeeling goodddddd *sings that Michael Bublé song*).
I promise to deliver more content for you all in the upcoming fall months. Fall is my favourite season, especially early fall when I can still roll out of bed, and get ready for work without having to wear any socks. Naturally with a change in season comes the desire to change some things in my wardrobe. I have made some damage at J Crew, Zara and Aritzia thus far... and the new Vince fall/winter stuff has stopped me in its tracks, these two looks in particular:



Excuse me while I go get a mop to wipe away the pool of drool I have just created on the ground. If I could somehow encapsulate my fall 2013 style in two photos, that would pretty well be it. I love the layering, the textures, the dark hues and those gorgeous pointed pumps (I'm still on the hunt for a perfect pair). You can browse the new Vince offerings here and weep at the prices with me. All I can do is feel incredibly inspired for the next season :)

What have you been craving for fall?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dehydration Is (Not) Coming | Vichy Aqualia Thermal Review

With summer coming to a screeching halt, it's time so switch skincare gears and lean towards products that aim to rehydrate and plump the skin. My skin is oily most of the time but can have its short spells of dehydration, especially in  between seasons. For the last few months I have been testing out one of the new offerings from Vichy and I have loved it more and more with each use - the Aqualia Thermal Night Spa



It's a rehydrating mask that is meant to be used at night time, as needed. It has a light gel-creme texture that sinks into the skin quickly and leaves it plump and hydrated by the time you wake up. I use this on top of Indeed Labs Hydraluron on nights where I want an extra kick of moisture and the two are absolutely lovely together.

If you have ever used Chanel's Hydramax / Hydra Beauty Gel Cream, the texture is identical and the price is less than half, with similar results.

It's the perfect hydrating pick-me up for girls with oily/combination skin that want to combat the grease but keep the dehydration at bay at the same time. I use it about twice a week. If you're in Canada you can find Vichy products at your local Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall, amongst other drug stores. It is not out in the United States yet - but you can explore and shop the rest of the Aqualia Thermal range at http://vichy.ca or http://www.vichyusa.com.

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