PMD Personal Microderm | Review

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I couldn’t stop thinking about how much my skin gets so flaky and dry in the winter time. I feel like even after using an exfoliator there is a build up of dead skin on my skin that looks so unattractive when you apply makeup. I know it’s an amazing idea to go to a spa and pamper yourself or get a facial, but I’ve discovered a much better alternative.

The PMD Personal Microderm is really amazing! You can clear your blemishes, wrinkles, age spots, and dead skin with this great device from home without getting an expensive facial. I have noticed a more clear complexion within one use with this device. It claims that you notice changes over time, but I really saw a difference after using it the first time.

Since it was my first time using it I tried it on the back of my hand first to see it it’s okay for my skin and also to get used to it. It feels like your skin is being sucked in the device and you can really feel your skin clearing up. I used the head that it came with since it was for sensitive skin and I have some sensitivity in my skin. I used the PMD on my face and neck covering the area only twice with the PMD. It does look really red and irritated in the beginning but really it’s nothing to be afraid of.

I have a lot of dead skin and tiny blemishes under my skin and it really helps clear all of it. I also have some concerns with a few lines on my neck and I can see a difference already. It looks more lifted and smooth.

It does take a bit of time to get used to it but the results are AMAZING! Do your skin a favour and go get your PMD and clear your skin before spring!

 

xx, Mariam

PMD Personal Microderm CA $159.00

 

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this months cravings..

 

Here’s what I’m coveting this week… I would love to add these items to my wardrobe and makeup stash!

What are your favourites this month? Have you tried any of these?

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xx, Mariam

 

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valentines beauty essentials..

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone is prepared for this weekend. If you aren’t… well I’ve got some tips for you all!

  1. The night before Valentines day or the night before your date night start by prepping your skin for the next day! I recommend pampering your skin with a mask and using a gentle exfoliator on your skin to give you a polished look the next day. I recommend using the Origins Skin Retexturizing Mask With Rose Clay. Its a two in one kind of mask where you leave it on for 10 minutes in the beginning then gently wash it off by massaging your face with your fingertips in circular motions.

  2. Use a illuminating serum to give your skin a bright and even toned effect. I love using the Vichy Idealia Serum before I start applying my base to even out my complexion and give my skin a subtle glow. This serum works like magic and you can read more about it here!

  3. Use your favourite foundation that works for your skin and a product you can’t go wrong with. You never want to end up using a new product or something you’ve never used. I use the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation to give my skin a flawless finish.

  4. Dust your face with a powder to keep your foundation in place. It’s always important to set your base with a good powder to give your skin a finished look. I love using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light because it’s such a fine milled powder and it looks flawless on top of your foundation. You may use a highlighter on top if you want more glow on the high points of your face but I’d prefer just the powder alone if you want a more simple look.

  5. I love a more simple look on the eyes on Valentines day but lashes can never be simple for me. I always love my lashes as bold, long, and thick as possible. I love using the Benefit They’re Real Mascara to make my lashes bold and beautiful. Falsies can be a bit too much sometimes but if you’re looking to look super fabulous the Huda Beauty #7 Samantha Lashes are perfect.

  6. Lips is a major step in my routine and on a special day it’s always nice to wear a fresh looking lip colour. I love the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Passionate to give a fresh and bright looking colour on your lips. Add a bit of the Dior Lip Maximizer to slightly plump your lips and give your lips a fuller look.

  7. Last but not least you should wear your favourite perfume to make yourself feel special whether your going out to a date or not. This day is to love you and to look good for yourself too. I really enjoy wearing this Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline. It has a very feminine, fresh, and floral scent which I really love.

What are some of your most important tips for Valentines day?

xx, Mariam

BOURJOIS | healthy mix range..

There’s always that one foundation one can’t live without and for me it’s the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. I have found a product that I can always count on and it will never fail to make me love how perfect my base looks.

 

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Although the Original and the Radiance Revealed formulas are not available in Canada, I am so glad that the Serum is. It is a light to medium coverage and has a hydrating gel like texture. It has a dewy finish with a good amount of radiance. I have been using this foundation for 4 years now and I have never had a day where I have run out of it (I stock up on these all the time when I visit the drugstore). The scent of this foundation is very fresh hence when you apply it your face feels very fresh and hydrated. It claims to give your skin a radiance boost and let me tell you it really does!

 

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The only downfall of this foundation (which isn’t a big deal compared to all the great things) is the time it lasts on my skin. I usually realize a lot of shine on my t-zone after wearing this foundation for up to 6 to 7 hours. Though that being said, Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is still my go to budget foundations that I always reach for to get a beautiful polished look.

 

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After having so much love for this product I tried the other products from the range. The Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder was another great buy from Bourjois. It feels like silk on your skin and claims to give your skin more radiance and hydration. I found it to work very well with evening out my skin tone but it felt very drying on my skin since my skin is very dry in some areas. This is definitely one of the best drugstore powders out there.

Last but not least I also picked up the Healthy Mix Concealer. I really love this concealer for spot concealing as well as using it under your eyes. If you have very dry skin this may look a bit cakey and can be drying under your eyes so it’s a good idea to use a bit more moisture under your eyes to prevent that. The concealer matches the foundation and the powder shades very well. They are the exact shade but with a thicker consistency. What I love about this concealer is that it has a yellow toned colour so it really brightens the under eyes yet it isn’t to noticeable on other areas of your face.

 

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What I love about the Healthy Mix range is that they are all Dermalogically tested, it’s oil free, and it’s good for your skin! You can see a difference in your complexion after using them after a couple of weeks. Another important factor is the amount of hydration that the foundation has. I always use a wet beauty blender with my other foundations and concealers, but with this foundation I literally use my fingers to blend.

I hope this post was useful. Have you tried any products from the Bourjois Healthy Mix range? Comment below what your favourite is!

xx, Mariam

 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation $29
Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder $26
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer $21

valentines day glam | makeup look

 

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Here’s a little makeup inspiration if you have any valentines parties to attend to! This pink glitter liner looks fabulous in many ways!

I love the Heavy Metal Glitters fro Urban Decay! Should I review them?

xx, Mariam

Eye Prime – Makeup For Ever $26
Shade & Light Eye Contour Palette – Kat Von D $55
Espresso – Mac $19
Blaze – Urban Decay (discontinued)
Twinkle Pop – Marc Jacobs Eye Shadow Stick $35
Tartiest Clay Paint Liner – Tarte $29
Heavy Metal Glitter Liner “Junkshow” – Urban Decay $23
Catwalk Black Mascara – Dior $39
Huda Beauty Lashes “Giselle” – $18
Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in “Granite” – $18

in the spotlight | VICHY

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Vichy, Vichy, Vichy! This post is all about Vichy! I cannot describe how my love has grown for this skincare and makeup line. I remember I used the face wash and toner about 10 years ago and then I just stopped. I think I just ran out them and forgot to repurchased them. Every time I start using Vichy products my face completely transforms. I love the quality of the products and how gentle they are. For someone who has very sensitive skin it’s very hard to find a product that works and doesn’t irritate your skin.

Can you tell I love the Normaderm range? I love how it controls your acne and at the same time doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals to irritate your skin. The problem with most skin care products for acne is that it can really make your skin feel very dry, but this range doesn’t dry out your skin and it clears all the impurities.

I recently picked up the Idealia serum and I really love it. I heard a lot of people say good things about it but I never really got the chance to try it. This time I wanted to try something new and what really made me buy it was when I read that it helps with dull skin and reduces the sign of fatigue. It also helps with impurities in your skin related to stress, pollution, and hormonal imbalances. This is that one product that literally works over night and you can see the difference right away.

So there you have it! My favourite Vichy products at the moment. Have you tried Vichy products? What are your favourites?

xx, Mariam

Normaderm Deep Cleansing Gel $19.95
Normaderm Hydrating Acne Care $29.95
Normaderm Purifying Lotion $19.95
Normaderm Tient Shade #15 $28.95
Idealia Life Serum $59

winter must-haves | basics

Hey Everyone! Here are some of my all time favourite items that I think every girl needs in their closet! These items are all essentials and I cannot wear them enough. I always reach for these items.

What are your must have items this season?

 

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xx, Mariam

biker jacket / white sneakers / metal sunglasses / crossbody bag / distressed denim
 silver rings / black pumps / white t-shirt