Tuesday Favourites: August 6th

Urban Decay All-Nighter Pollution Protection Setting Spray

Hey guys!

It’s Tuesday, which means I’m bringing you another one of my favourite products: The Urban Decay All-Nighter Pollution Protection Setting Spray! This one’s pretty popular, so I’m sure many of you have heard of it or tried it before. However, I can’t leave the house without this stuff, so I figured I’d share!

This stuff LITERALLY works wonders in terms of keeping your makeup intact all day. I find if I ever run out, the difference between with and without is extreme. This stuff has held my makeup intact through so many situations; from the humidity of South East Asia, to the glaring Calgary sun, in the sweatiest of fraternity parties, to the longest days without time to touch up. Dare I say? Miracle worker.

I will be honest and admit I’ve never tried any setting sprays outside of the Urban Decay line. However, I can say that out of Urban Decay’s setting sprays, this one takes the cake. The other ones are good, sure — I spent a summer trying out a bottle of the Chill cooling and hydrating spray, as well being an avid user of the original All Nighter, but this stuff is by far the best. Environmental Pollutants are one of the largest causes of skin problems, and I have noticed my skin clear up significantly since I switched to this product from the original All-Nighter spray.

If this sounds like the setting spray you’ve been needing, be sure to check it out at Sephora here!

Have a lovely Tuesday, y’all!

Xoxo,

Meredith

Tuesday Favourites: July 23rd

Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel Exfoliant

Hey y’all!

I’m back with another Tuesday Favourites for you guys, and this one’s a little special for me. When I first started my blog, I cranked out every single Tuesday Favourites post that you’ve read up until now over the course of a few days and queued them up until last Tuesday. I wasn’t really sure what I was doing when it came to blogging, and was uncertain if the posts were going to take off. However, so far it seems like you guys have really enjoyed them, so I’m going to keep continuing on with the series! Thank you all so much for all your support so far, it really does mean the world to me.

Anyways, back to this weeks product: the Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel! If you’ve kept up with my posts so far, you’ll already know I exfoliate religiously. I’ve tried out all sorts of products for exfoliating my face; from scrubs, to enzyme peels and masks — but this product reigns supreme. When I first got a sample of it from Sephora, I didn’t even really think about it — I try so many samples every time I shop there and it really takes something special for me to know instantly I need to buy the full-sized product. However, when I got around to trying this stuff, it literally blew my mind.

This product combines all my favourite things in an exfoliator — effectiveness, enzymes and efficiency. First of all, and this may be a personal preference, but I love a good enzyme peel. I’ve tried a couple of scrubs here and there and found them either ineffective or irritating — plus I kind of hate the texture. Rather than having to scrub down my whole face, I love the convenience of applying a product and having my skin perfectly exfoliated by the time I wash it off. However, a lot of peels can take time; I’ve had some products work as quickly as three minutes, while some have taken up to five. This, obviously, can be less than ideal if your ever in a rush.

This is where FirmX comes in — it literally works instantly. You just apply it and rub it on dry skin, and your dead skin cells just rub right off. It’s so easy its almost unbelievable — expect you can actually SEE the results immediately. Its not harsh on my face at all, either, and I’m pretty prone to sensitive skin. Plus, it removes everything evenly, avoiding the patchiness or need to scrub intensely that I often find scrubs come with.

If this sounds like a product you’d like to try, you can find it on Sephora here! And once again, thank you for tuning in every Tuesday!

So much love for you all,

Best,

Meredith

Tuesday Favourites: July 2nd

Fresh Deep Hydration Facial Toner

Happy Tuesday y’all!

Sometime soon I’m going to do a whole post on my full skincare routine, so I’ll keep it brief. I find a lot of toners contain alcohol, which is super drying for your skin. My skin is already incredibly dry as is, so I don’t want to put anything on it that may irritate it more.

Before using this product, I was using the Fresh Rose Floral Toner, which is also a great alcohol free toner for dry skin (and apparently also a setting spray? Which I had no idea about until I searched up the product to add the link but! The more you know!) However, one day went I went to go grab a re-fill, this product caught my eye. The Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner seemed like the same product, only better, so I did a little research. I was hesitant to change products from something I’ve been using for so long as I was worried that the excess hydration would cause breakouts or oiliness.

The one largest complaint online about this product is the rose petals in the bottle clogging the spout (which have yet to be an issue for me), so I decided to go for it. Now that I have, I would never switch back. Yeah, the rose toner was great and didn’t leave me with feelings of tightness or dryness. But this stuff is EVEN BETTER. It contains hyaluronic acid, which is amazing for hydration, as well as being alcohol free.

I’ve been using this stuff for a month or so now and I’ve already seem changes in the freshness of my skin, the hydration, as well as the appearance that my skin is more even and radiant. Seriously, this stuff is amazing. If this sounds like the product you’ve been looking for, check it out on Sephora here!

That’s all for now, be sure to check back in next Tuesday for more!

Much Love,

Meredith

Tuesday Favourites: May 7th

Biossance Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Hey friends! I wanted to start up a little weekly segment where I share some of my favourite products every Tuesday! To start off I thought I’d share one of my all time favourite face products: Biossance Squalene + Vitamin C Rose Oil!

My skin is combination but way more on the dry side, so I absolutely love this stuff. I put it on right before bed and let it absorb overnight. I have to say, for the first few days I was using it rubbing oil all over my face felt just plain wrong, but this product really does work wonders (and you only have to use a few drops!).

The product itself is mostly meant to brighten and firm, which it certainly does well. My skin looks WAY more radiant and fresh ever since I started using it. HOWEVER, the part I love the most is the squalene. I’m no scientist, but from what I understand squalene is something your body produces naturally, as a barrier to protect your skin from dirt and pollutants. However, you produce less and less of it as you get older. While at 22, I no longer seem to get the same type of hormone-related skin issues I did in high school, I still occasionally struggled with breakouts — until I tried this. Even at such a young age, the protective barrier against my skin was clearly starting to fade away and I swear I felt the effect of this product immediately.

On the whole, I gotta say I really love this product. 5/5 stars, will probably purchase it until the end of time, so it seemed fitting for my first Tuesday Favourites! Hope you guys liked this review, check back next week for my next review!

As long as I use it regularly, I swear I never get zits anymore. It’s THAT good. While I was hesitant to buy it, as it is pretty expensive (it’s $90 at Sephora), I’ve had it for months and still have most of the bottle left. Furthermore, the line carries other squalene-based products that are cheaper, or may be better suited to other skin types.

10 Facts About Me

Hey everyone! Welcome to my blog.

I really had no idea where to start with this, so I figured as good a place as any was a quick introduction to who I am with some fun facts!

  1. I am currently 22 years old residing in Vancouver, Canada
  2. I have a degree in Psychology from UBC
  3. I am an alumna of the Kappa Kappa Gamma organization
  4. My hobbies/favourite things include exercising, travelling, makeup and skincare, as well as hanging out with my friends
  5. I’m a HUGE cat person. My parents have a Siberian Forest kitten named Dmitry and he might be the love of my life
  6. I’m originally from Toronto, Canada and I moved to Vancouver at 17
  7. Tea over coffee but I still love both
  8. I LOVE the outdoors, plants are a huge essential in my home decor
  9. I’m an aspiring Wedding Planner
  10. My absolute favourite beauty line is NARS (with Tarte being a close second), and my favourite skin care line really depends on the product but I’d have to say probably Naturopathica.

So that’s me! I’m hoping to use this blog to share stuff about skincare, makeup, design, fashion, lifestyle as well as my life and I’m super excited to start sharing with you all!

xoxo,

Meredith