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My Current Skincare Routine | SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System Update

This week's Makeup Wars feature is all about skincare and I thought what better time than now to update you on my progress and results with the SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System that I introduced you to here. I had intended to follow up after 30 days but it turns out it's actually been 2 months now! I have been so happy using this system that I wasn't in a rush to move on to the next thing to test. I will be continuing to use these products as I enjoying using them as part of my daily routine with whatever moisturizers and

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New Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Skincare with Giveaway and Discount Code!

Sponsored Paula's Choice has a new skincare range available that offers soothing formulations with anti-inflammatory properties that will calm redness, and soothe irritated skin. I am such a huge fan of Paula's Choice skincare. I still remember when Paula Begoun launched her product line over 10 years ago and how excited I was that the Cosmetics Cop was releasing her own skincare products. I love knowing that I can feel confident choosing Paula's Choice products because they contain actives that have proven effectiveness,

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Currently Testing | SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System

I wanted to share with you the skincare system I am currently testing. This five product treatment regimen is designed to attack hyperpigmentation, diminish dark spots, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, boost radiance and improve overall skin appearance. Exactly what I need! The SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening System Includes: Phloretin CF: Powerful antioxidant that combines patented combination of 2% phloretin, 10% pure vitamin C, and 0.5% ferulic acid. Phloretin CF shields skin from damaging free radicals as it

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Revitalize and Repair Your Skin with the new Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil & Saving Face Recovery Kit

I love a good facial oil and I have a new go to in my skincare arsenal. The Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Oil ($39.50 CAD/30ml) is composed of 99.9% Camelina Oil that is naturally sourced and cold-pressed . Camelina Oil is extracted from the Camelina Sativa plants which is an arctic plant that thrives in sub-zero temperatures and has a unique composition of 9 Essential Fatty Acids that enable it to survive such harsh conditions. It has an Omega 3:6:9 ratio that is ideal for regulating skin function, defending against free radicals, and

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Blemish Prone Skin? Try these New Blemish Clearing & Pore Refining Products

Looking for clearer skin and tighter pores? Check out these new acne fighting and pore refining products. Bioderma Sébium Pore Refiner ($29.95 CAD/30ml) This multipurpose product from Bioderma prevents blemishes, tightens pores, evens skin texture, matifies skin, and even performs beautifully as a makeup primer. I've been using this to spot treat my nose, (where I'm prone to whiteheads), for a few weeks with excellent results. My nose has stayed clear and my pores are tighter. Available at drugstores and

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Pampering and Rejuvinating at Home with Indeed Labs Hydraluron, Exfoliator, and Nanoblur

Sponsored I'm not the kind of person who treats herself to a day at the spa. I think I've probably only had about 2 facials in my entire life. (OK maybe I need to work on having OTHER people in my life that treat me to a day at the spa ;P). Anyways, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a DIYer when it comes to pampering treatments. I enjoy relaxing in the comfort of my own home, with my extensive skin care routines, and a nice facial mask. It just isn't practical for me to arrange childcare and travel to treat my skin right, when I

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My Paula’s Choice Skincare Empties, Repurchases, and Wishlist + a Discount for You!

Sponsored I posted back in March about the Paula's Choice Skincare I had been using (and LOVING). Here is a refresher of the products in my arsenal, their current status, and my repurchase plans.

Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser – Rich, intensely hydrating cleanser that rinses easily with water. Designed for dry to very dry skin, the creamy lotion texture glides over skin while it cleanses and removes makeup. Works throughout the cleansing process to keep dry skin supple while actually improving skin’s

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Find Your Perfect Cleanser with Vichy Pureté Thermale

As women we all have different expectations from our cleanser without even realizing it. These expectations can change with the seasons and lifestyle. Some look for convenience, others for performance and deep cleaning, other for the sensorial experience and pleasure of the routine. I had no idea just how extensive Vichy's Pureté Thermale cleansing line was. They really have listened to women's needs to offer solutions for situation and mood. They have recently added two new formulas to the line for an impressive selection of 11

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Introduce Your Mom to Ours by Cheryl Hickey Natural Skincare for Mother’s Day

Ours by Cheryl Hickey is a line of cruelty free, natural products that keeps things simple with safe ingredients that you can feel confident using on your whole family. Babies, children, and adults alike. With familiar natural ingredients like Coconut and Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Shea Butter you can read the ingredient labels on these products and understand them and feel peace of mind in what inside. The line was created by Entertainment Tonight Canada host Cheryl Hickey. A mom of two who understood the need for

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Paula’s Choice Skincare Review | Rosacea Kit and More!

For the past few weeks I have been testing out a very complete skincare system and routine from Paula's Choice Skincare. If you aren't familiar with Paula's Choice than I highly recommend checking out the brand. It was founded by the "Cosmetic's Cop" Paula Begoun, the author of Don't Go to The Cosmetics Counter Without Me. I couldn't live without that book when I was younger before beauty blogs and forums became a part of my life. Paula and her research team honestly and scientifically analyze thousands of product formulations for

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Discovering the Live Clean Fresh Face Skincare Collection

I am excited to be able to share with you today an introduction to the entire Live Clean Fresh Face line. Live Clean Fresh Face is a luxurious collection of eco-friendly skin care with an incredibly affordable price point. The products offer exceptional performance with natural plant based ingredients and pure essential oils. The key to the Fresh Face line is that it is infused with Live Clean's trademarked Botanical Orchid-C Complex™. A powerful combination of Orchid – the eternal youth flower and anti-oxidant Vitamin C. Orchid

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Give the Gift of Good Skin with these Holiday Skincare Gift Sets

I think skincare gift sets are great for so many reasons. They make a great holiday gift since you don't have to know as much about a person's personal preferences as you would have to in order to gift colour cosmetics or fragrance. You can give a beauty gift that is a little more "one size fits most". They can also give you the opportunity to introduce someone who isn't very knowledgable about skincare, or who isn't very experimental, to some great new products. Finally, what I think is the main reason skincare gift sets are so

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Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush Review

In September of this year Clinique released it's new Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush ($95 CAD/$89.50 US). Upon first receiving this brush I was sceptical. Most attempted "Clarisonic dupes" fall short, very short. While I haven't tried any newer versions of the Clarisonic, I only have the original Mia from probably 7 years ago, I have to admit I am just as happy using the Clinique Sonic Brush as I am my Clarisonic Mia. I find a sonic brush essential to exfoliate and keep my skin clear of clogged pores and the

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Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Green Products for Earth Day

1) DermOrganic Firm Hold Volume Foam ($15 US/150 ml) - I am on my 3rd bottle of this stuff. Considering I rarely repurchase items considering the influx of new stuff I always have to test you can imagine just how much I love this stuff. It is perfect for curly hair. 2) bkr 500ml Glass Bottle + Silicone Sleeve ($30 US) - I am so in love with this reusable glass water bottle. Glass bottles have always made me feel uncomfortable because I always worry they can break. The silicone sleeves on the bkr bottles make the bottles so

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Introduction to the RejuvaSea Skincare Collection

As a Pretty in my Pocket Expert Blogger, I sometimes receive product samples from their brand partners. PRIMP’s newest brand partner is RejuvaSea! You can access all my product reviews and recommendations including RejuvaSea right on the Pretty in my Pocket app. If you haven't heard me talk about PRIMP before let me give you a brief recap on the service. Pretty in my Pocket (PRIMP), is a mobile beauty shopping companion that makes shopping for beauty products fun again! With honest reviews you can trust, this pocket pal guides

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M. Steves Reviving Exfoliator and Ultra-Nourishing Boost Review

The M. Steves Skincare line is a streamlined collection of skincare products revolving around the rejuvenating properties of pure, cold-pressed Chilean Rose Hip Seed Oil (RHSO). Creator Mally Steves Chakola has created the line to be full of  high impact natural actives for optimal skin care benefits. The line came to be after Mally, who loved the velvety texture of RHSO when adding it to her moisturizer during her nighttime routine, noticed a dramatic improvement in the size and colour of a scar she had after wiping the excess

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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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