August Favourites

Hi all,

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a monthly favourites post! There were a few things this month that I really fell in love with that I thought would be worth sharing. Let’s get into it!

  1. EOS lip balm- I’ve used the ball for years, but I much prefer the stick version. It takes up less room and can fit into almost any bag.eos
  2. La Croix sparkling water- for the last two months, I have been obsessed with sparkling water (or more precisely Club Soda). I saw these at the store and loved that they have no artificial sweeteners so I wanted to try them. My favourite flavour is the Cran-Raspberry; I find that it’s the strongest flavour.la croix
  3. Coconut cream pie Lara bars- I feel like I’m late to jump on the Lara Bar bandwagon, but wow are they good! I’ve only ever tried this flavour so I can’t compare it to others, but it’s so tasty. It’s made mostly with dates though so you do have to really like dates. I also love that there are only 5 ingredients; I love having healthy alternatives for when I’m craving something like a granola bar.larabar
  4. Big Little Lies novel by Liane Moriarty: I have this thing with books and their movies or television shows. When I know a movie or show based on a book is coming out, I always like to read the book first, which is why I picked up this book. It is so good!! I literally could not put it down. She writes so incredibly well; it makes me jealous of her skills. And she also knows how to pack a punch! I won’t spoil the end, but towards the end, we find out something quite important, and I was not expecting it at all. I sat there for a solid three minutes, saying “what?!” over and over. Like most movies (or shows), the book is so much better. The series is still good, but I would highly suggest reading the book first. If you haven’t yet, go grab it!

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That’s all for this month, I hope you enjoyed it!

I’d love to know what some of your favourites were this month! Leave them down below 🙂

Have a great week!

Marilyn

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Favourite Care Products For Cold Weather

Hi all,

With winter (aka dry skin & hair season) right around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favourite products that have saved my skin & hair! Let’s get right to it.

Body

Cerave Moisturizing Lotion for normal to dry skin:

I started using this product on my hands because I have really bad eczema in the summer months. I tend to “breakout” when my skin hasn’t been moisturized enough or properly, and this really does the job. I also use this as a body lotion when I feel like I need that hydration boost.

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Face

La Roche-Posay Hydreane Riche:

I have tried many face moisturizers over the years (as I’m sure all of you have as well) but I never found anything that compares to this one. I normally have dry skin, so some face moisturizers tend to burn when applied because of the fragrance, or because of the consistency of the cream. This one is so smooth, thick and rich that it doesn’t burn at all. If you use too much it can get a little bit greasy by the end of the day so just be mindful of that. They also have a “light” one if you’re not into the super rich cream.

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St-Ives Smooth & Nourished Oatmeal Scrub + Mask:

I use this about once a week since I have dry skin. As the name suggests, it can be used as a scrub or as a mask, but I usually use it as a mask. I leave it on for about five minutes and it really does leave my skin feeling so smooth. My face doesn’t feel dry & tight after; it just feels hydrated.

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Hair

OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Creamy Hair Butter

I love OGX products and this one is no exception. I use this hair mask once a week, and replace my conditioner with this on the day that I am using it. I find that if I use both a conditioner and this mask, my hair feels slightly weighed down.

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Lips

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm

I use this lip balm on those really dry days; when it seems like my lips are determined to stay chapped no matter what I do. After using this a couple of times throughout the day, I see a significant difference. This one doesn’t have a “taste” or an odour, which is why I talk about another lip product below.

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EOS Sweet Mint Lip Balm

This is the lip balm I use the most regularly, but it doesn’t provide the same hydration as the Nivea one does on really dry lip days. I particularly like this EOS one because of its scent or “flavour”. You know when your lips are dry and they start to burn? And then you lick them to make them stop burning, only for it gets worse a minute later? The mint cools the lips and soothes that burning feeling.

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Those are all of my favourite products for those really cold & dry days!

I hope this was helpful & happy Monday!

Marilyn