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Hi guys! You probably know by now that I’m totally obsessed with skincare products, so for todays post I thought that I would share my top facial oil picks for each skin type and why you should start using one asap!



Facial oils are now one of the hottest skin care crazes despite being around for ages. Oil’s relationship with skin is tough, to say the least; some women seem to produce too much of it, while others don’t produce enough. That’s why so many of us, mostly those with oily skin, worry about our skin care products containing oil. However, oil can actually be a great thing for your skin (depending on which one you choose).  Oil works to replicate what your epidermis is missing, the best oils do not sit atop your face feeling greasy and film-like. A good facial oil should sink into your skin and hydrate immediately. So now the question becomes, which one?


For starters let me address Mineral Oil,  this “oil” is not your friend. Mineral Oil is a byproduct of petroleum therefore it sits on top of the skin and creates a barrier, blocking absorption and clogging your pores. Please, whatever you do, stay away from any facial product containing Mineral Oil (also referred to as Paraffinum Liquidum).  Now, depending on your skin type and concerns there are many oils to choose from…



Truth: Applying oil to already oily skin can actually help manage pore-clogging sebum and regulate the amount of oil your glands produce. The right face oil can benefit any skin type, even acne-prone. Try these:


Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil

Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

Clarins Lotus Facial Oil




Truth: Oils deliver powerful antioxidants and prominent anti-aging ingredients that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also giving skin the volume and density that it lacks. Try these:


Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil




Truth: Oils obviously moisturize but did you know they also boost radiance giving your skin that “glowy” look. Oils help retain the skins natural hydration all day long- without residue. Try these:


Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate



If you’re still unsure about using an oil on your face alone, mix a drop into your usual face cream or foundation for a little boost of hydration. 🙂

♡ Lauren
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Products mentioned:

La Mer Cleansing Gel

Tatcha Water Cream

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum

Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peel

Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme

Olehenriksen Retin-ALT Serum

Olehenriksen Goodnight Glow Sleep Cream

Herbivore Brighten Mask

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

Tarte Creaseless Concealer

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♡ Lauren

Hi guys! For today’s post, I am sharing the brand new essie fall 2018 collection. If you’d like to see all six shades swatched and hear my thoughts on this collection, then keep on reading. 🙂

“with the refreshing autumn energy of our shades, you’ll fall for NYC faster than a NY minute. it takes a west village for a wardrobe refresh. so throw on your new leather jacket, say it ain’t soho, and stop, drop & shop. you’ll be sashaying in your fringe booties on broadway and stepping right into an empire shade of mind.” – essie

‘it takes a west village’ (shop this shade here) this light mauve purple banded with subtle gray tones has us reminiscing of this colourful part of town. – essie

comparable essie shades: TLC ‘mauve-tivation’

‘stop, drop & shop’ (shop this shade here) attention all shoppers. get your fashion fix in a new york minute in a metropolitan mulberry red polish. – essie

comparable essie shades: ‘angora cardi’,

‘booties on broadway’ (shop this shade here) cue the spotlight and raise the curtains! this dark navy blue polish gets us on our feet. – essie

comparable essie shades: ‘after school boy blazer’

‘fall for NYC’ (shop this shade here) this mustard yellow nail polish with marigold highlights has us in love with the big apple and hailing good times. taxi! – essie

comparable essie shades: ‘taj-ma-haul’

‘say it ain’t soho’  (shop this shade here) the downtown commute is so worth the traffic for a fashionable, shimmering metallic copper nail polish dripping in crisp amber tones. – essie

comparable essie shades: ‘leggy legend’

’empire shade of mind’ (shop this shade here) uptown, downtown or crosstown- this asphalt metallic silver nail polish sizzles in any of the concrete jungle’s neighbourhoods. – essie

comparable essie shades: ‘no place like chrome’

The super creamy & smooth formula paired with their new easy glide brush made it a breeze to swatch this collection. The only shade I had a problem with was ‘booties on broadway’ which stained upon removal. I believe that this collection is officially launching in September but I just got word that it is available in stores already in Canada, as well as online. They also have a cute mini kit that you can snag here. My two faves from of this collection are ‘fall for NYC’ and ‘say it ain’t soho’ – which shades will you be picking up?

♡ Lauren

♡ Lauren

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Hi guys! Today I’m sharing swatches of essie’s new Avant-Garde collection from their Gel Couture line.


‘set the seam’ a rich modern plum purple cream

‘bold boundaries’ candied crimson red cream


‘what’s the stitch’ lilac purple with a blush pink cream

‘exhibit a-line’ a marigold orange with hints of vermillion red cream

…last but not least we have ‘avant-garment’ a dandelion yellow cream

This collection is available in stores and online now!

♡ Lauren

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