How I Keep My Skin Looking Healthy


I have learned over the years that creams and lotions are not for me. I find them heavy and they make my skin feel like its wearing glasses a hung mask which causes my fave to feel sweaty underneath the cream! This is likely caused by waxes that are used in creams. I have tried many oils and have really become a fan of Graydon's selection as they light and breathable and make my skin look and feel healthy and nourished. And the best part is my skin is not overly oily so I can literally apply a ton and my skin drinks it all up.

All Over Elixir Oil

Recently I've been using Graydon Skincare's All Over Elixir Oi (I ran out of their Detox + Renew Serum so I had to choose a back up) and I've really been liking it! The smell is soothing and rich and it leaves skin super hydrated. And best of all it can be used on both face and body. I'm heading on vacation tomorrow and Elixir Oil is seriously going to decrease the size of my toiletry bag. 

graydon elixir oil

Detox + Renew Serum

I've tried so many facial serums and Graydon's Serum is among my faves. My face feels completely nourished and it gives my skin a healthy sheen which I like. My face isn't oily is my skin absorbs what it needs and the rest is left behind to give a nice glow. Love it.

graydon detox + renew serum

Face Food Mineral Mist

After I moisturize with the Elixir Oil or The Serum I douce myself in Face Food which is a clear, scent free mist that contains copper (to help the production of collagen), silver (to kill bacteria), and zinc (to decrease inflammation). I have been spritzing my face after cleansing and moisturizing with it. It's totally refreshing I find it really calms my skin after I shave or get too much sun on my face.

graydon face food

How To Get a Bronzed Glow (That's Perfect For Summer)

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Summer is finally here! If you haven't had the chance to soak up some sun or you're headed to one of many the many festivals this season; here is a dewy, golden look with a pop of colour to give you that bronzed summery vibe. 

To ensure your makeup stays on all day despite the heat, make sure to use a primer. To brighten and give your skin a healthy 'lit from within" look, try Graydon's Face Glow Tinted Primer + Illuminator.

graydon face glow

For added warmth and a natural looking flush, blend a cream blush like Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color in Venice Beach Bronze to the apples of your cheeks with your finger or a dual fiber brush. 

smashbox LA lights lip and cheek

To make your eyes pop, use a volumizing mascara like CLINIQUE's High Impact Mascara applying to both top and bottom lashes for an extra bold effect. 

TIP: Try a nude eyeliner in the waterline to make eyes appear bigger and more awake!

CLINIQUE's High Impact Mascara

Now we have to give those brows some structure! In keeping with the subtle, effortless theme; lightly fill in your brows using a brow pencil like the Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick

Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick.

All that's left is the lips. Because the eye look is so simple, go for a bold lip colour. Line the lips with a waterproof lip liner similar to your natural lip colour for a long lasting "eat proof" base and then go in with a bright, matte lipstick like Bobbi Brown's Art Stick in Orange to contrast with your glowy skin. 

TIP: Apply a shimmery 'champagne' eye shadow or highlighter to the centre of the lips for a plumping effect. 

Bobbi Brown's Art Stick Orange

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Holiday Gift Guide For Him or Her!

Lately I'll been keeping mental notes of product gift ideas I've tested out, found while doing research or saw through some affiliate programs I'm involved with. I've listed some of them below in case you're having some trouble thinking of a stocking stuffer or gift for your partner! Keep checking back as I'm going to grow this list up until the holidays!
Product names are hyperlinked if you want to explore them on the websites!

Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic MaskThe Glamoxy Snake Mask
I've tried out both of these masks and was impressed. I think they'd make such a cute 'his and her' stocking stuffer! The Glamoxy Snake Mask is jet back too so your fella will feel manly wearing it haha.

holiday gift guide rodial

Graydon Skincare Holiday Gift Set For HIM and HER
They have just released gift sets of 3 products each on the Graydon's website under the tab Holiday Gift Packs. The packs have been curated with bestsellers for him and for her and they come in a cute burlap sack so all you have to do is slap a bow on them!

holiday gift guide graydon gift pack for him

L'Occitane Luxury Shaving Kit
I'm a huge fan of using a shaving brush, I've used one since I was a teenager. There's nothing better then a fresh blade and a nice looking shaving cream so this trio would be before for any man who shaves or keeps his facial hair neat and tidy. L'occitane is offering free free shipping on orders $99 or over! I've made it easy to access that by clicking on their logo here:

L'Occitane Canada

 (Please note that I am an affiliate of L'Occitane so when you make a purchase I receive a commission which helps support my blog.)

holiday gift guide l'occitane

The Body Shop Modern Gent's Rescue Kit
This cool looking kit is a little gimmicky but I totally love it!  The kit comes with two 'skin rescuing' products in a sleek tin case. Sadly, I can think of a ton of things I could use that tin for..haha! The Body Shop has free Shipping with any $75 purchase! If you think it's something you know someone would like then again I've made it easy to access, just click on the logo:

Everyday Free Shipping with any $75 purchase at The Body Shop!

 (Please note that I am an affiliate of The Body Shop so when you make a purchase I receive a commission which helps support my blog.)

holiday gift guide body shop

Honest Company
Honest Co. has some great offerings that would be great for stocking stuffers. Their sunscreen spray is pretty amazing and I really enjoy the organic lavender mint lip balm. I have smelled the candles but I'm sure curious about them and they are a great idea for a hosting gift. If you're a first time shopper with Honest Co., you'll get $10 off with your purchase of $25 or more! Use promocode GET10 by clicking on the logo below. That's a pretty sweet deal!

The Honest Company

 (Please note that I am an affiliate of Honest Co. so when you make a purchase I receive a commission which helps support my blog.)

holiday gift guide honest beauty