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WINTER BEAUTY SURVIVAL KIT

Is it just me or is old man winter really taking his toll these days? Continue reading WINTER BEAUTY SURVIVAL KIT

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RODIAL // SUPER ACIDS X-TREME HANGOVER MASK

This mask works with the detoxing power of clay and the exfoliating magic of glycolic and fruit acids to deep clean and remove any detritus from a night of partying/your everyday life of marathoning Gossip Girl.
While it might scare you to think about using a mask with acids in it (plus the name is a little intense), fear not, it is quite gentle–definitely not as strong as Alpha H Liquid Gold. I am a glycolic veteran and didn’t feel any tingling whatsoever.
A light layer of this mask dries in about 10-15 minutes (though the instructions say 5) to peel off, which is initially a bit shocking as it sort of looks as if your skin is coming off (the colour isn’t too far off from fairer skin).
Overall, a great way to quickly brighten up your complexion, especially for those acid rookies.

IN MY BAG // FALL LIP PRODUCTS EDITION

This is ridiculous. New bag (old faithful is getting repaired), new lip products, new post. No fewer than 7 lip products this season. A girl’s gotta have options! And for all of those who think I’m too vain for having 7 lip options, well, haters gonna hate.
RMS LipShine in Sacred: Even though it is now Fall (how is it so cold already?), I still love this hot pink. Buildable colour and shine, and fades to a pretty stain. Instant glamour and a pop of colour for when Fall makes your face look sad and pale.
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Rosé: A super-hydrating, pretty pink. This balm has been a mainstay since Sephora offered it as the VIB birthday gift two years ago. I somehow managed to snap up a second birthday gift from that year and have not yet to purchase one of these balms yet. When the day comes that I run out of tube #2, I will finally go to Sephora and actually purchase one in full-size.
Nuxe Rêve de Miel: So hydrating, with the most luxurious texture and prettiest most delicious smell. Definitely my best impulse grab from France.
Avène Cold Cream Lip Balm: Great for when you’re all business and just need a quick swipe of balm. Hydrating and gives you a slight 90’s frosted lip (like Angela Chase). What’s not to love?
Elizabeth Arden 8-hour Cream: This cure-all has stayed in my bag since last winter, when I got eczema on my eyelids. I apply to protect my lids from the cold winds, to my cuticles, to my lips, or mixed into some hand cream.
Rodial Glam Balm Multi: Similar to 8-hour, this magic all-in-one has so many different uses, from lips, to face, to body.
Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Medieval: The newest addition to my purse collection. It’s quick and easy (it’s a balm and lipstick in one) and the perfect subtle red– a great colour to have in my purse for Fall.
Also in my bag: Eye drops, Matte FX and Stila Retractable Powder Brush, Snagless Hair Tie.

RODIAL // GLAM BALM MULTI

I actually won this product not really knowing what it did. But boy, am I glad I entered that contest. This is my new favourite product for getting my glow on.
Rodial boasts that there are over 100 ways to use their  Glam Balm Multi, and I believe it. You can use it as anything from a lip balm, to a facial moisture mask, to a hair mask, to a primer. I’ve been applying it as a moisture mask overnight and have been waking up with plumper, more hydrated skin. My marionette wrinkles a even a little more filled in.
After applying my other serums I just put a thin layer of this oil/gel/cream/balm all over my face (and I mean all over, even on my eyelids). In preparation for my wedding, I want my skin to look as healthy and clear as possible and this product is definitely helping me get there. I also plan to smother this on my face on the plane this July for my honeymoon so that I arrive all fresh-faced. I’ll also mix it when some hand cream to pump it up a bit. Nothing worse than cabin air for sucking every last bit of moisture out of your skin.