Last Minute Gift Guide

Hello friends! Are you all looking forward to the holidays? I know I am! A bit of time off from work, a visit with my mama, parties to attend, and lots of yummy food are just some of things I’m excited about! I’m also pretty excited about all of the Christmas naps I’m going to take.

So for today’s post I’ve thrown together a few last minute gift ideas.

We’re down to the wire but better late than never, right? If you see something you like, click on the picture and it’ll take you to where you can buy it!

1. Cute socks.

I know this seems kind of boring, but I actually think a cute pair of socks makes a really sweet gift. Everybody needs socks! This pair is from the Gap and I think they’re adorbs!

Socks

2. Soap and Glory.

I am, like, soooooo loving Soap and Glory products right now. I’ve blogged about the Sugar Crush Body Butter, but I also love the Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss, and most of the whole friggin’ line! These products are just so much fun.

Soap and Glory

3. Books.

Books are a great idea and you can always find one that is perfect for the person you have in mind! Some of my current picks include:

“It” by Alexa Chung

It

“Man Repeller” by Leandra Medine

Not that I need help repelling men (I’ve got that sorted) but I think it sounds like a fun read.

Man Repeller

“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini

I’ve read all of Hosseini’s books and I loved them. I read this one in one sitting – it’s that good.

And the Mountains Echoed

4. David’s Tea

This stuff is delish and it makes a great stocking stuffer!

David's Tea

What’s on your last minute gift list?

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On the Wonders of BB Cream

I’ve been riding the BB Cream wave for about a year now, and I do believe I am hooked. I love BB Cream because it’s so friggin’ easy! Good-bye cakey, super spendy, powder foundations, hello easy, breezy, one-step wonder!

I’m sure you’ve all heard about it by now, but just in case you haven’t, BB Cream is a Korean 8-in-1 miracle product. It’s original use was for recovering plastic surgery patients to cover their scars. Those Korean geniuses decided to adapt it as make-up and the rest was history! BB Cream is a moisturizer, a cover-up, a foundation, an anti-aging product, and a sunscreen all in one magical little tube. The real-deal Korean versions also contain a skin lightening ingredient, something which I certainly do not need. I actually think the fact that some people still feel the need to look whiter speaks volumes about our supposedly inclusive society, but that’s a subject for another post.  

I started my BB Cream adventures with Marcelle (did you know that Marcelle is actually exactly the same as Clinique?) and was pretty happy; however, in typical Poutine fashion I had to try out the real deal. After a bit of research I got my little behind over to eBay and in no time flat secured myself a tube of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream for about $6 (the Marcelle version costs about $20).  BB Cream 1

Well, colour me impressed. The Missha cream is quite thick, it takes a bit of elbow grease to work it into your skin, but once there it’s not budging! It goes on slightly ashy and gray but after five minutes or so it settles down and adjusts to your skin tone beautifully. One of the things I love most about BB Cream is that it doesn’t feel like make-up, it feels like a rich moisturizer. It’s light, fresh, and looks natural. I really don’t like that super cakey make-up look. The whole idea of make-up is to highlight your natural beauty, am I right?

BB Cream

Verdict? Hustle your butts over to eBay and snag your little miracle in a tube ASAP!!

Have you tried BB Cream yet?

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Pretty Penny Pincher

If you’re like me (lucky you…) then you’re constantly (obsessively) mopping up the oil that is always maddeningly pumping out of your pores at the speed of Superman in flight (that’s got to be fast right?).

*sigh*

It is my cross to bear I suppose (my accursed curls are too, but that’s another story). Anyway, if you’re like me then you are aware of the Heaven-sent life savers that are oil absorbing sheets, and you also know that they’re not super cheap. For the diva on a dime (I’m temping as a stop-gap until my dream job falls into my lap) a strip torn from a toilet-seat cover will do the trick in an oily pinch! Tissue isn’t a good solution because it absorbs your make-up along with your excess sebum. So, quickly grab a toilet seat cover, fold it into a tiny square, and stash it in your purse before someone walks into the bathroom and wonders why you’re so paranoid about sitting on a public throne!

You’re welcome!

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