SKINCARE | Blush and navy wedding skincare featuring Suqqu, La Prairie, Laneige, Halo Beauty, and Nivea


Ever since we picked blush and navy to be our wedding colours, I’ve been subconsciously drawn to skincare products packaged in these colours. Today I wanted to share with you some of the products that I’ve been (still) enjoying in my skincare routine as I prepare my skin for our big day!

The first is Suqqu Moisture Repair Essence N. This product I added to my routine in early September as the weather was just starting to turn cold in Vancouver. My skin isn’t perpetually dry and dehydrated and I needed an extra moisture serum step to help boost my skins hydration level. I purchased this in London when I was there last summer, and so far I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s such a lightweight hydrating serum that works perfectly over my retinol. I love this under my La Prairie moisturizer too. With my dry skin I’ve been expecting it to peel once I restarted using retinol, but I haven’t had any redness or peeling.

I previously wrote about the La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, and I’m still loving it. While with the colder weather, it’s not quite enough hydration for my dry skin (hence the layering with the Suqqu serum), I love how it absorbs so quickly into my skin leaving no residue behind. While I love a rich moisturizer, some of them do leave behind a residue, but thankfully this does not. My skin feels firmer and smoother with every week of using this cream, featuring the new Caviar Premier which launched earlier this year.

I have perpetually dry lips but when I was in Vegas earlier this year, I picked up this mini size of the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. I LOVE THIS STUFF! It’s been absolutely amazing for my dry lips. My lips used to peel and crack regularly but with this lip mask applied every night, I haven’t had any issues at all with dryness. I also bought the day gloss / balm and while it’s great for on-the-go, I still prefer this one since it works the best on me.

In terms of general skin, nail and hair health, I started using Halo Beauty Hair, Skin and Nails Booster this year. I was using it off and on (which you’re not supposed to do since it won’t maximize the benefits), but when I am using it, I definitely see and feel a difference. I was on the keto diet earlier this year and I had been experiencing some hair fallout. While I feel like this didn’t stop the fallout, this did make my hair grow back at an alarmingly fast rate. I also noticed the random dry patches on my skin have been disappearing. Recently I’m back on HSN Booster on a regular basis because I’ve been really stressed out from work so my scalp has been really dry and flakey.  I’m hoping that this will help.

Lastly, an oldie but goodie is the Nivea Firming Body Oil. I’ve taken FOREVER to use up this entire bottle, and sometimes I do forgo this in favour of other, more interesting body lotions, but I always come back to this one eventually because it works. I love how fast it dries on my skin, how it doesn’t leave a residue, the amazing and comforting smell, and how it’s great for the colder months. I wanted to pick up another bottle but I don’t think they sell this anymore… so sad!

As I continue further into my wedding prep and get closer to the big day, I’ll be sharing more skincare prep ideas and product reviews with you! I’m so happy to be back writing skincare reviews, it really does bring me the most joy and I hope you enjoy reading them too!

La Prairie and Nivea were PR samples. Everything else was purchased with my own money or received as a retail gift with purchase. All opinions are my own.

New Hauls & Modelling pics of Juicy dress!

I received 3 packages in the mail this week, one was the dress I ordered from S|Sense, one was the stuff I bought from Diane‘s blog sale, and one was from Sephora.

First, the dress. I LOVE this dress. Originally I was so scared that I wouldn’t fit into the 6 because Juicy’s clothes fit smaller, but I actually fit perfectly. It fits so perfectly, I can wear it as a strapless dress. Being able to fit into the Juicy 6 really made me realize I am a size 6 now, I can’t believe I lost 2 sizes in a year (went from a 10 to a 6 in 12 months-ish). If you look closely, the big poke-a-dots on the dress are actually apples and pears. This is another reason why I love this dress so much.

And the price? it was $68CAD after tax and shipping, down from $350ish.

Edit: OMG the dress has pockets!!! Its very well hidden too because it is a bubble dress. I can hide a camera or credit card in it without it looking bulgy =D

I am makeup-less today.

Here are the stuff I bought from Diane‘s blog sale. I bought a Coffret D’or eyeshadow palette and a MUFE HD primer. The awesome Diane also added a ton of Laneige (LOVE), Shu Uemura and Juice Beauty samples for me to try out. Thank you Diane!!

Coffret D’or palette up close.

Swatches of the Coffret D’or palette and MUFE Primer. The Coffret D’or palette is very light, and not that pigmented, but it is extremely smooth and easy to blend. I actually prefer it this way because all of my Dior palettes are super pigmented, it is good to have one that I can wear during the day so I don’t end up looking super dramatic all the time.

The MUFE primer is just globbed on my hand for now. The texture is very light and creamy, and very easily blendable.

My Sephora order. See the Too Faced palette on the right? I ordered THREE of these. One for me and two more for my friends who had birthdays in October.

This is a really cute palette that has everything you need for a pretty face. I havent tested it out yet, but it all looks very wearable, not to mention it smells nice. The top flap kind of covers it, but there are actually 6 eyeshadows and a bronzer on the top row. The 2 side flaps are all lip products with the middle main part filled with face and eye products. It also comes with a mini eyeliner, mini lip injection and mini mascara. Total love, don’t you think?