I’ve never been an avid consumer of fragrances. I enjoy them on occasion but that’s it. This somewhat changed in the summer of 2013.  At the time, I was vacationing in Paris when I purchased this incredible fragrance by Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Aqua Universalis.

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Facial massage is such an important but often forgotten step for maintaining healthy skin.  It boosts blood circulation- flooding the skin with nutrients and oxygen- and enhances lymphatic circulation (which helps drain out toxins – great for healing blemishes quicker). View Post


I think the Body Shop’s Camomile silky cleansing oil is the first cleansing oil I’ve ever used. What a discovery it must have been at the time. Taking makeup off in one swoop, effectively and quickly; add to that the satisfaction of seeing the makeup melt in front of your eyes and it’s simply brilliant! View Post

I don’t know exactly how long I’ve been using oil makeup removers, years for sure. It’s effective at dissolving makeup (especially waterproof makeup), quick to use and isn’t harsh on the skin. Also, not having to use a myriad of cotton pads and scrub my face (even gently) is a relief. View Post