Five Faves

I have always loved turning my girls onto the little treasures I come across, and now that I have this blog, I am excited about passing these finds on to you;)… Here are todays Five Faves:

Alpha Hydrox products have been around for decades, I remember getting turned onto them back in college, when my budget was tight and I wanted excellent results for minimum pay.  This product left me amazed by the results, which is the reason I continue to be loyal long after my college days.  I use the foaming wash and the AHA Souffle pictured here, which has 12% AHA.  It smooths my skin and has cleared the discolouration over the years.  The price is astounding for all this product offers, at $15 per jar, I have plenty left in my budget to spend on my ever growing list of must-haves.  I order directly from the site because it seems they always have a promotion.  I just ordered a replenishment and received my facial cleanser complimentary!  It’s almost too good to be true, but true it is.  I urge you to check out the site and explore options for your individual skin needs, if you need assistance, phone the customer service number, they are always pleasant and ready to help answer your questions.  If you decide any of the products use the following code at checkout: NC-US-319

Next up, Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder.  Bumble and bumble hair products are among my favourite, and the hair powder is a gem.  It dry cleanses and adds great tint and volume.  For those who have greys sprout up long before the next salon visit for touch ups, this powder is a great way to camouflage, and if you are in between shampoos and the oil is building up, problem solved with this dry cleanser.  This is a great product for set work or if you plan to take photos because it gives the appearance of a thick, healthy mane when sprinkled on side and middle parts in the hair.

Target Up & Up Baby Wipes are a staple in my car, home, purse and set kit.  They are handy for spills, makeup removal, cooling the skin on hot summer days and a multitude of other uses you haven’t even thought about until the moment arises.  They are under $2 and so very handy.

Denim, denim, denim… yes, it has now become the wardrobe staple in the closets of women all across the globe.  Being from a city where dressing up to go to the grocery store was the norm, it took me a while to jump on the denim bandwagon, and now I’m pretty much committed.  I have every style and cut you could possibly imagine from Sevens to AG and Current Elliot, however, my favourite brand is Joe’s.  First off they fit like a glove and secondly they are perfect for those of us with long legs.  I’m 5’8″ and prefer my jeans drag a bit so this coupled with my height can make it challenging to find the perfect denim, not anymore, Joe’s rarely miss the mark for me, and for those who don’t necessarily need the length, you’ll appreciate the comfort.  The material is so soft and feels like a second skin, definitely worth a trip to the tailor.

Last, but surely not least, with hot summer days comes the desire to wear the minimum amount of fabric, especially when you live in areas where humidity is common.  James Perse tees are my answer during these summer months, and of course they are great for layering, as the weather cools.  The cotton is high quality, super soft and thin.  The tees are also offered in a wide variety of colours and styles, and they look great with jeans, trousers, shorts and skirts.  They have become a staple in my wardrobe, and by now, you may know it’s all about the quality for me, so yes, they last forever and a day… not really, but you’ll surely have them for years to come;).

Flattering Hairstyles For Your Face Shape

Face shapes come in many different shapes and sizes, and factor in largely with the hairstyles we choose.  There are definitely hairstyles more flattering than others depending upon face shape.  The most popular face shapes are the heart, long, round, square and diamond.

The Heart Shaped Face like Scarlett Johansson’s is widest at the forehead and tapers to it’s narrowest point at the chin.

Flattering hairstyles for the heart shaped face are those which create the illusion of a narrower forehead, and stronger jaw line.  Bangs either straight across or swept off to the side will achieve this, while shoulder length or longer is ideal to create volume around the jaw line.

The Long Shaped Face like Sarah Jessica Parker’s is longer than it is wide, with a long straight cheek line.

The most ideal hairstyles for a long face are either short with volume on the top with bangs, or longer with volume around the jawline to create more of a balanced effect.

The Round Shaped Face like Drew Barrymore’s is curved at the hairline and chin lines with a wider width.

Becoming hairstyles for a round face are those which give the illusion of a narrower face like a short style with wispy bangs or longer with soft curls or layers close to the jawline, round faces should keep volume to a minimum unless the style is a shorter option.

A Square Face Shape like Kiera Knightley’s is straight at the hairline, with a squared jawline and wider face.

Hairstyles most enhancing for a square face are those with layers and length.  Flowy layers or soft beach waves and side swept bangs soften the angles on a square face.

The Diamond Shaped Face like Halle Barry’s is narrow at the forehead and chin with greater width through the cheekbones.

A diamond shaped face has many options, shorter styles look great, as well as longer, since the structure of the face is already quite balanced.

Five Faves

Five Faves

Welcome to Five Faves where I share 5 favourite items I quite fancy, in no particular order. First up is Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub. Although I’m loyal to bathing versus showering, when I do choose to shower, Coconut Sugar … Continue reading