Trying Out Face Masks - Boscia & Origins

February 2, 2017

Now if you're like me, you're on a never ending quest to find the key to perfect skin. After searching high and low I've narrowed it down to these two super popular products: the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

The first up is the Boscia mask. It was a bit pricier than other masks I've tried out before, retailing for for $39 bucks CDN at Sephora. The consistency of the mask when putting it on was slightly goopy in addition to making my eyes water for some reason. The mask dries quite quickly, drying to a shiny black latex look. I left it on for about 30 minutes so it could could fully dry. When completely dry the mask felt tight, leaving me a little afraid to laugh too hard (haha). This mask is a peel-off, which I found a little intimidating due to the many videos I had seen online of people screaming and writhing in pain when removing it. When it came time to take it off it was indeed somewhat of a daunting task. For me the hardest part was trying grab a piece at the bottom to peel off. Once I did that peeling off the mask wasn't too difficult, albeit slightly uncomfortable. Even though my skin type is oily, I still found this mask to be particularly drying. It removes moisture from your face in addition to removing impurities from your pores. I guess this is why the instructions say to apply a moisturizer right after. My skin felt clinically clean the first time I used this which I liked, but also a little itchy and irritated. I would urge you use this mask with caution, especially if you have sensitive skin like myself. One cool aspect of this product was the fact that you could actually see the impurities being removed since they are pulled out as you peel the mask. 

Next up is the Origins mask. This mask was pretty straight-forward in its application and it's a trusted favourite of mine. With this mask you simply put it on, let it dry for about 30 minutes and then wash it off afterward. I really like the way my face feels afterward. It feels soft and supple and does seem to clear my pores up a bit. I would definitely recommend this mask to people who are looking for a weekly mask that isn't too harsh on the skin.

So that was my quick little review on both the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask and Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. For a more in depth review on the two products check out my YouTube video after the jump.

Adj's Summer Fashion Round-Up

September 12, 2016

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the hiatus, I know I haven't posted in a hot minute (school/life happened). Anyways, as Lisa said this Summer has definately been ridiculously hot! My go-to style for keeping cool has been decidedly city-girl chic. I wore lots of t-shirt dresses, denim cut-offs and rompers paired with sneakers. Check out some of my looks below.

Dress: H&M // shoes: Footlocker (Adidas) // Purse: Forever 21 // Sunglasses: Random boutique in chinatown

Romper: American Apparel // Purse: Aldo // Shoes: Little Burgundy

Hat: Forever 21 // Top: Brandy Melville // Shorts: Value Village // Belt: Value Village // Shoes: Little Burgundy (Jeffrey Campbell) // Purse: Forever 21

Top: H&M // Boyfriend Jeans: Costa Blanca // Shoes: Footlocker (Adidas)

Lisa's Summer Fashion Round Up

September 7, 2016

This summer was a scorcher!! I don't remember the last time there was a summer that was so consistently hot. I kept cool this season by rocking lots of denim cutoffs and mini skirts. I loved rocking all my summer styles, but I'm over this weather now and super ready for fall fashion. I know I'll regret saying that but anywho, check out some of my looks below.

Hat: Boohoo // Crop Top: Forever 21 // Skirt: Brandy Melville // Necklace: Forever 21 // Shoes: Forever 21

Necklace: DIY (Learn to make it here) // Halter Top: Brandy Melville // Skirt: Forever 21 // Shoes: Zara

Fringe Jacket: Forever 21 // Halter Top: Brandy Melville // Shorts: Levis via Aritzia // Shoes: Journeys

Hat: Boohoo // Crop Top: Forever 21 // Long Cardigan: Zara // Shorts: Thrifted // Shoes: Zara // Necklace: Aldo

Check out the vid below to see a lookbook of my summer styles.

Rihanna x Puma Unboxing

September 4, 2016

This post is a little late, but earlier this summer I ended up scoring a pair of the ever-elusive Rihanna Fenty x Puma Creepers. I was initially unsure of the shoe when it first dropped, but it quickly grew on me! I got the shoes in the Bordeaux colourway, which is a hunter green colour with a dark red stripe. I love this colourway as it reminds me of the classic 70s inspired Puma styles. I originally ordered this pair from Nordstrom and after a whole ordeal (watch the video below to hear about it) I ended up cancelling my order and ordering from Toronto-based Getoutside Shoes. I had no idea Getoutside was also carrying this line, so I was quite pleasantly surprised to find out I could grab a pair from here. This way I avoided dealing with insane conversion rates, shipping and customs fees. I think these shoes are a must have for any die hard fan of Miss Badgyalriri (such as myself) and/or Puma. I know I'm eyeing the fluffy slippers as my next purchase!

Check out my unboxing vid of the shoes below!

DIY Gift Crate

April 2, 2016

I created this really cute gift crate as a present to one of my best friends and wanted to share with you all how I made it! I think it's a really cool, aesthetically pleasing way of presenting a gift. The great part about it is that the recipient can use it as decor and storage afterward. The gifts we put in the crate were a collaborative effort between myself and two other friends and I think it all added a really personalized twist. Check out the video below for a full tutorial.

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