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Protection and Escape from the Sun No Matter Where You Are with Parasun

Being fair skinned and fair haired I do not deal well with the sun. Not only do I want to protect my skin from sun damage I also can't tolerate being out in the sun for very long before it starts making me feel ill. While a sun hat is handy for protecting your face from the sun's damaging rays it also ruins your hair. I have curly hair and the last thing I want is flat hat head! I need more than just a hat. I need SHADE! If it's a hot day with strong sun I will always search out any shade I can find. Unfortunately at my cottage

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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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My Top 10 Summer Sunscreen Picks

Today the Beauty Blogger Top Ten team is sharing our Top 10 SPF picks for summer. Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced SPF 50+Weightless Body Lotion ($19.99 CAD) This new ultra-fluid sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection with a bare skin feel. It absorbs quickly, is fragrance free, and offers up to 80 minutes of water resistance. Bioderma Photoderm Spray SPF 40 ($29.95 CAD) This high UVA-UVB protection has a light texture with no white residue. It is moisturizing and contains the Cellular Bioprotection biological

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The Sun Care Products of Choice in My Household Right Now – Sun Bum

I have been testing out some products from the Sun Bum Sun Care line and they have become quick favourites in my family. Here are some facts about the Sun Bum sunscreens (available in lotion and spray in SPF 15, 30, 50, and 70(US only).): Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with Parsol 1789. Water resistant up to 80 minutes (the highest possible rating). Paraben, PABA, and Oil Free. Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A) free. Gluten free and Vegan. Infused with antioxidant Vitamin E for anti-aging benefits. Tested and

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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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Top Ten Sunscreens for Every Occasion | Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday team is highlighting their Top 10 Sunscreen picks for summer! Protect that Face! Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen SPF 60 ($12.49 CAD/50ml) this light, oil free lotion won't cause breakouts while protecting your face with  HELIOPLEX photostable broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 50 is ultra-light, oil-free, and non-tinted. Dries to a soft matte finish and is great for men to! Also available as Silky Sheer BB Cream SPF 50  which contains colour-equalizing

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This Pale Gal is Ready for the Sun Thanks to L’Oreal Sublime Sun

It may be windy and raining outside my window right now but this girl is ready for the sun! While I love the warmth on my skin the arrival of warmer weather means the constant care that needs to be taken to keep my fair skin from burning. Something as simple as a quick 10 min stroll with the kids can turn into a sunburn for me. Thankfully L'Oreal Sublime Sun has me prepared to protect my skin with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and Vitamin E, and a blend of Grapeseed, Sea Buckthorn, and Sunflower Seed Oils to keep my skin soft

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Mika Ninagawa for shu uemura Summer 2014 Collection | Photos, Swatches, Review

The Mika Ninagawa for shu uemura Summer 2014 Collection brings us some of the coolest packaging I've ever seen. It is cute, quirky, and fun. What's not to love? Discover new and old shu uemura favourites in a wonderland created by renowned photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa. Let your curiosity turn the key and allow the butterflies lead you to pathways abundant with charming sweet candy or darkly seductive forbidden fruit... which butterfly will you follow? Mika has created four euphoric wonderlands. Blue

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Biotherm SKIN.BEST is Anti-Aging Skincare for a Youthful Expression Against Aging in Motion

I am really starting to notice the effects of aging on my skin. In fact the other week I posted on social media that I was considering giving up smiling because I was so fed up with the changes I saw happening. Biotherm has developed SKIN.BEST which is the first instant correcting and youth-protecting concentrate to target early skins of aging and acknowledges that the signs of aging are most apparent when we are making facial expressions. The wrinkles around our eyes, the deepening nasolabial folds, and the one that has been

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Makeup Wars ~ My Sunscreen Picks for Summer

This week the Makeup Wars team is sharing some of our favourite sunscreen products with you. My absolute favourite makeup bases containing sunscreen are the shu uemura UV Under Base Mousses. There are several versions available and I have been testing out the ob for shu uemura adorably packaged POREraser in Pink formula as well as the BB version in Beige. These light foams are incredible. The finish they give is so beautiful I hate covering them up with makeup. In fact they even out my skintone enough that I often find myself

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MDSolarSciences Mineral Screen Lotion SPF 40, Gel SPF 30+, Tinted Gel SPF 30+, and Stick SPF 40 Review

Being "Perilously Pale", sunscreen is of great importance to me. I must admit I have a bit of an annoying habit of stressing the importance of sunscreen to young people. I had always thought I was fairly diligent about sunscreen in my youth but the truth is I was not. You TRULY need to wear sunscreen every day if you are to be leaving the house. I have significant pigmentation on my driving side. There were a lot of days where I didn't think sunscreen was necessary in my 20's because I was just driving to and from the office. I

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Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 Review

It have been really lucking out lately discovering products to add to my "holy grail" list. One of the most exciting additions has been finding the perfect facial sunscreen for use under makeup. The new Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 ($38 for 1oz/30ml) has performed beautifully for me. It is indeed lightweight. It has a sort of runny consistency reminiscent of the the Shiseido SPF 60 I used to use but it hasn't given me the issues with dryness I used to experience with it. It absorbs well and sets to a sort of

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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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