Fall Essentials.

I love summer don’t get me wrong, but I am the girl who enjoys her pumpkin spice flavours, fall colours, cozy sweaters and warm blankets. Here are some of my fall essentials so far…

So I’ve started to use a new foundation and serum combination (review to come) but I think I’m in love. It is the Estée Lauder serum – Idealist Pore Minimizing and the Estée Lauder foundation – Double Wear. This combination is mind blowing.

Of course candles are on the list of fall essentials. I’m a huge fan of any scent most of the year round but especially during fall – lavender and mint, marshmallow, and just got a new creme brûlée scent!

Sweater weather. Two key words, with not much explanation needed.

Food wise, classic grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup. It is warm and comforting and all those great childhood feelings wrapped into a meal.

Another go-to is having a girls night in, loving netflix and a good early 2000’s show ‘Scrubs’. It is a hospital comedy – really amusing.

I also have been enjoying journalling more and writing down whatever comes to mind. This could mean to-do lists, blog ideas or just how my day went. This with meditation is very stress relieving and calming.

Who doesn’t love to feel good?


Neutrogena Skincare Routine and Review

I don’t think I’ve mentioned my age before but I am 22 years old. The point of this being I am past the teenager acne phase.. or so I had hoped. But like many other young adults, we still get acne and sometimes often. My doctor had told me about Neutrogena and my mom always said she grew up with the soap bar from them – so I thought why not give it a try?

I start off by washing off my makeup with the All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Lotion (about $10 CAD). This takes off a good amount of the day’s debris and doesn’t strip the skin. I then go in with the Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser (about $10 CAD). This is for sensitive skin, and cleanses that extra mile, but doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin. Then lastly I go in with the Oil-Free Moisturizer for combination skin (about $13 CAD). This leaves my skin refreshed but not oily, as I tend to have enough of that on my own. So far this has been helping me a lot and it’s a nice way to end the day feeling clean.

All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Lotion (4/5)

Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser (4.5/5)

Oil-Free Moisturizer for combination skin (3.5/5)

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Refresh


This was $8.00.

Let’s just start off by saying, as a post-secondary student the last 4 years I’ve quickly learned what is worth the money and what is not, and what is genuinely  affordable for what you get. This is.

I was always hesitant on the “ok so this water is going to clean my face?”. But this product is incredible. I take off my makeup with whatever makeup wipe I’m using at the time, then swipe over with a little cotton pad and it’s like I haven’t even taken makeup off to start with. This removes so much debris that you never thought was still there. Yes I say debris, you know what it’s like after a long day and if it’s heavier makeup too.

I know there are some higher end micellar waters, but I mean this is affordable and good for what you get. So why not save a little and still feel fabulous?

5/5 thumbs up.