If you remember from a few weeks ago, we discussed our skincare routines and how they differ.
I’m always interested in hearing everyone’s unique beauty routines because it’s such a definition of what makes us … us! And also, I’m a little nosy! I’m love peaking into everyone’s makeup kit and analyzing everyone’s tried and true favourites.
So, if I’m going to ask about yours, you might as well see mine! Here are my tried and true, desert island, beauty favourites! See anything you like?
As a gluten-free eater (80% of the time – I do cheat), I was immediately intrigued by Toronto’s Gluten Free Garage event. If you’re gluten free, you know that there isn’t as many places that cater to gluten free needs as there should be. Having a one stop shop for all things gluten-free was something I couldn’t pass up!
Luckily, the Gluten Free Garage invited me down to check out their Fall edition of their marketplace. How was it? In a word – perfection!
Come read some of the brands I got to interact (and eat) with at the event!
In the past, I’ve created lists of the must-read books for the upcoming seasons (you’ll can find the summer and falllit.picks in the links attached). Now, I’ve got books for you to read while you’re cozying up next to the fireplace with a cop of cocoa!
Get lost in these books during the upcoming snowy months!
I’m always interested – what’s in your beauty routine?
I’m always curious as to what others have in their beauty routine and makeup bag that perhaps I am missing. For instance, I’d love to pick the brain of the woman with the flawless skin just as much as I’d love to listen to what eye shadows were used by the woman with the sultry smokey eye. Beauty has a way to unite the masses, and get us on a common ground. Paying a compliment (“Your skin is flawless! What do you use?“) is a great way to break the ice.
If I’m asking so much about everyone else’s beauty routine, I should probably divulge mine.
Here’s the beginning of a series of breakdowns of my tried, tested and true favourite beauty products currently in my arsenal. First up? Skin care!
Last month I started a monthly series entitled chic.deals, where I find beauty, style, and books for less than $10.00 CAN. It’s completely possible to add special little statements to your wardrobe or beauty routine for less than $10.00 CAN. It’s also completely possible to get amazing books for less than $10.00 CAN. Being on a budget is something that the majority of women can understand – for me, I’m scaling back on purchases. To know that I can still treat myself to something special and not break the bank is completely important!
So above and below, I’ve got 7 items you can choose from to add to your life without counting pennies. Keep reading!
Apocalyptic YA books seem to be all the rage now, yes? Perhaps started with THE HUNGER GAMES, teenagers facing impossible odds is a lit trend on the rise…and I can’t seem to get enough! From previous lit.review THE 5TH WAVEto today’s review of MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne, apocalyptic YA novels are here to stay.
A freak hail storm causes a school bus to crash into a local grocery store. Going outside soon rules to be suicide. How do these kids survive on their own? Read on!