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March 2018 Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

April 10, 2018

I know, I know. It’s April 10…why am I only posting my March favourites now?

I’ve been extremely busy/lazy. To be honest, I’ve felt very unmotivated lately and perhaps this is related to the fact that everything else going on in my life has become priority. At the end of each night all I want to do lately is soak in the tub or watch Netflix and shut my brain off.

Work is very, very busy. I’m not quite drowning in duties, but I’m definitely bobbing. Additionally, I’ve fallen back in love with fitness, including spin, which is a new form of exercise for me personally and something I never thought I would like! I’ve really enjoyed spending my evenings in the gym and trying new classes. Plus, owning a home is a lot more work than I expected. I’m now often spending my spare time cleaning. Fun, right?…

Finally, I’m trying to spend more time with family. Especially since I don’t see them quite as much as I used to.

I’m hoping to get my blogging mo-jo back soon and I think you can help. Let me know if there are any specific blog posts you’d like to see. Help me brainstorm some topic ideas! I’m pretty positive it will ignite some excitement and motivation. Leave a comment below!

Rant over, check out all of the things I loved last month…

Beauty

Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

I’ll be honest, I hate the scent of this product. It’s very nutty and earthy. At first I didn’t even want to use it because I wasn’t sure I could handle the fragrance on my skin. However, after getting past the ugly smell, I’ve come to really enjoy using the Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil from Pai.

Rosehip oil is known for its anti-aging and skin healing properties. It contains high concentration of Omegas to help repair any damage and help fade hyperpigmentation. It’s a very thin consistency with an orange tint that can stain clothing easily, so be careful when applying it. I’d also suggest ensuring it’s fully rubbed in, otherwise you may look like an Oompa Loompa.

I use mine immediately after getting out of the shower, on damp and freshly cleansed skin. While I haven’t noticed the fine lines on my forehead disappearing, the texture of my skin overall feels softer. I also think it looks a little more balanced.

Better Skin Lava Magik Cleanser

It may look like a yummy strawberry sorbet, but this pot of beautiful pink lava is best used as either a daily cleanser, scrub or mask. I discovered this lovely product during a Murale Spring 2018 Media Preview last year and have been using it every since. If you’re interested, it can  be found online at the beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart.

Containing volcanic lava from France, it’s quite gritty and does a great job buffing away dry skin and minimizing the look of pores. It also contains calendula, orange and grapeseed oils, cucumber, parsley and chamomile, which help reveal brighter and more nourished skin. It’s not too abrasive and smells pretty too.

Lifestyle

Bath and Body Works Tea & Lemon Scented 3-Wick Candle

I’m usually more of a “baked goods” gal when it comes to candles. But I absolutely love how light and uplifting the Tea & Lemon 3-Wick Candle from Bath and Body Works is.

Bath and Body Works Wallflowers

I want my house to smell nice at all times, so I have a bunch of these little plugs scattered amongst our various rooms. My favourite fragrance is Bourbon Sea Salt Caramel, which Dev has admitted is a little to sweet and sickly for him. But I love it! Having one near our front entrance makes it feel like I’m walking into a bakery every time I come through the door. For anyone opposed to sweet scents, I’d recommend Fresh Linen, which we keep just outside of our laundry room. It smells fresh and slightly floral.

Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients Cookbook

Since moving into our own place, Dev and I have used this cookbook a ton! The recipes are all so simple and quick to make, but they’re full of flavour and nutrients too. I also can’t deny being a sucker for the pretty pictures.

We typically pick one or two recipes that we would like to have for dinner during the week. The grocery list only ever requires 10 ingredients. But we’ve found that many times we already have a couple of ingredients, so the list and grocery bill is smaller. I highly recommend this book to anyone intimidated by cooking, or those who stare inside their fridge for far too long, struggling to come up with a meal idea. It’s divided into sections, including chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish, eggs, vegetables, salads, pasta, rice, noodles and desserts. So there’s something to please everyone!

I hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to leave a comment with requests or ideas.

xxx

Disclaimer: Products featured in this post are PR Samples, but all opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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