Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

I have recently grown an obsession with organic “earthy” skin care products. I am so tired of buying drug mart cosmetics that exhaust my skin with harsh chemicals, not to mention buying expensive cosmetics at Holt Renfrew isn’t any better.

My boyfriend’s mother is a huge fan of this organic/vegan cosmetic line called LUSH. When she showed me their products I instantly fell in love, especially with the decadent containers the products come in. Lush cosmetics are handmade, it literally says on the back of each product the date it was made and who actually made the product.

Lush products are 100% vegetarian, 83% vegan, and 60% preservative-free (though these numbers fluctuate, as the product range changes frequently) and feature grapefruit juice, vanilla beans, avocado butter, rosemary oil, and fresh papaya and coconut. I mean…YUM! Every time I use their products I feel like I’m on a tropical island.

I highly recommend this fresh handmade cosmetic line. They have stores all over the world and you can also shop online. It’s a very SoCal product, people who try to survive harsh winters on their skin like me will love this, it gives your skin this softness as if you live on a beach in California!

Here is their website for Canadian’s http://www.lush.ca/

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Best Friends

Here are some pictures of my best friends since childhood and myself. We have been best friends for 12 years now…I can’t believe it! We have literally watched each other grow up, once I find pictures of us as kids I will post! 306234_3024909755877_1573137950_n551277_2854787102917_622402618_n381044_10151060662169200_868073941_n393990_10150506374404200_910924911_n149356_3019424218742_229384687_n46256_3895294714957_1640324926_n418568_2680818273805_936988614_n

Polished Beauty Bar

Hello everyone! Here is a picture of me when I had my eyelash extensions over the summer. Eyelash extensions are a life saver and they look super natural. I had them on for quite some time and it saved me a lot of time. I would wake up in the morning and not have to put on any eye make-up which was amazing. How it works? You first get a full set and than every two week or three weeks  you get them filled. No mascara needed! phew!

If you live in the Toronto GTA I highly recommend Polished Beauty Bar…visit their website @ www.polishedbeautybar.ca

They also do all sorts of spa treatments, friendly staff, very clean..its the place to be!

You will look LASH FANTASTIC!

Favourite Beauty Products

1. Essie Nail Polish: Ballet Slippers and Fiji

These two colours are great colours for any season. They are both classy and clean in pale pink tones. Fiji is more matte, it almost looks white…super cute on anyone.

2.Opi Nail Polish: Lincoln Park After Dark

Love this colour in fall and winter. Very edgy yet chic at the same time. Looks sexy on every girl!

3. Oscar Blandi: Volumizing Dry Shampoo

This spray is a lifesaver! There is no need to wash your hair every day or too often as it’s terrible for it. This dry shampoo gives your hair a boost and takes away the oil in your roots.

4. Clean and Clear: Facial Cleansing Wipes

Okay we have all done it…skipped out on washing your face that night your so tired or had too many drinks? Well…keep these beside your bed and clean yourself up in seconds to avoid those regrettable breakouts the next day.

5. Nars: Bronzer in Laguna, Blush/ Lipgloss and Nail Polish in Orgasm

This is my absolute favourite make up line. Nars suits everyone its fantastic. The bronzer in Laguna gives you a beach glow and the blush in Orgasm makes you look sun kissed. Its great in summer and winter. The lipgloss and nail polish are also in Orgasm giving you a finishing touch.

6. Biotherm Skin Care: Perfect Skin

Love these products. They are light and perfect for your skin literally in all seasons. It’s not too oily, yet keeps your skin locked with moisture 24 hours.

7. Moroccan Oil

It’s ultra light, non-greasy and absorbs instantly. Apply it to your ends to prevent frizz, and to keep your hair shiny and healthy.

8. Eos: Organic Lip Treatment in Sweet Mint

Best lip care, so yummy too. It also keeps your lips soft in all weather conditions. Plus it has an interesting shape where you don’t have to use your fingers to apply it!

9. Vaseline: Cocoa Radiant Body Oil

Love this instead of body lotion. You only need to use a little bit and it really gives you that silky feeling on your skin, it also dry’s quickly.

You can get all these products at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart!! Let me know if you like them or try them out. I would love to hear the feedback!

http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca

http://www.sephora.com

Cinque Terre

More pics from Italy while exploring the 5 most beautiful little villages through Cinque Terre! Love the looks in all these pics and the summer feel to them! Cinque Terre has the most insanely beautiful scenic views when hiking, I highly recommend it. My favourite in particular was Monterroso which offers a stunning beach unlike the other villages that are too high up in mountains..yet still beautiful of course.