My favourites this month include a combination of skincare products, vintage clothing pieces, and a new read.
For skincare, I’m really drawn to natural alternatives for toners, facial cleansers, and face masks. I have combination skin; oily skin, but in the winter it tends to become a combo of oily/dry. I’ve been falling in love with Thayers Witch Hazel Aloe Vera astringent, it is a much better alternative to the super harsh toners in the commercial market. I use it as a toner after cleaning my face, and I’ve been loving the results. It leaves your skin feeling smooth, refreshed, and hydrated. For puffy/tired eyes, I love to use Yves Rocher’s Fresh gel under eye bags every morning and night because of its cooling, and quickly absorbent effects. It has even faded some of those pesky under eye wrinkles! As a weekly face mask, I have been using Yves Rocher Pore Clearing Mask and girrrrrrl let me tell you, this mask does wonders. It is a little chalky and dries up quickly, but after leaving it on for 30-45 mins your skin will thank you. Your skin will feel instantly firmer, softer and clearer. Use the mask twice a week for even better results.
Clothing + Shoes
For my Canadian friends, we are still in the midst of a chilly winter so I’ve been on the hunt for tailored coats, and comfy/sporty sweaters. I went shopping on Queen Street in Toronto recently, and stopped by a few thrift stores (F as in Frank, Black market clothing). I bought a really cute, oversized Wayne State University Champion sweater. I also had to see what the hell was up with the lineups at Zara, so I stopped by and bought an elegant but sporty mid-length grey sweater dress with white and mustard stripes down the arms. On the same day, I stopped by SVP sports with the intention of buying air force one’s but I ended up buying my second pair of Vans Old Skool (yes I butchered my first pair).
I’ve been hearing a lot of hype around “The Hate U give” by Angie Thomas. I haven’t started it yet, but know that it is based around race relations, more specifically the shooting of unarmed black people by police in the U.S. I’m anxious to start it and will probably do a review post on it!
What are some of your favourites?