Current Loves

A few things I am currently loving. I think I'm going to make this a weekly thing (or -- at the very least -- an every so often thing). Just a few random things I've recently purchased or rediscovered that I have been enjoying lately.

One, my new skincare routine. It starts off with cleansing. I've been using a combination of two cleansers from Bioderma. They are the same but different. The pink bottle is to rid my face of makeup and it does a spectacular job without any irritation or icky residue. The green bottle is to regulate my skin's oiliness. It's also a cleanser but I find that it makes for a great toner!

I have also been lapping in the luxury of the Shiseido Facial Cotton pads. Now, I know what you're thinking, why pay $9 for cotton when you can get it for a tenth of that elsewhere? Answer, quality. Seriously. It's totally worth it. It's not abrasive and it doesn't leave any fuzzies on your skin or lashes. Plus these don't waste your product! The fibers in the Shiseido cotton don't soak up toner/cleansers like drugstore cotton pads do, which means you won't need as much product to get the job done.

Two, my hair routine. I adore the original Moroccanoil treatment but I found that it really weighed my hair down. I've also learned that it contains a lot of silicones in it. The silicones make your hair look great but it does nothing for the actual health of damaged hair... but that's a whole other can of worms. 

Anyway, I opted for something a little lighter and easier to apply. The Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine is wonderful! It's exactly what I was looking for. It's a finishing spray that tames my frizz without the heaviness. It's a spray so it doesn't leave any residue on your hands.

I have also rediscovered my love for boar bristle brushes. I went through a phase of using just boar brushes, then just wide tooth plastic combs, then not combing my hair at all, and now back to boar brushes. Life was easier when I rarely combed/brushed my hair but with fringe, it's just not feasible. 

Boar bristles are actually easier on your hair than plastic brushes, believe it or not. They redistribute your hair's natural oils and it boosts shine. I still use a wide tooth comb to detangle my wet hair, but when it comes to styling, I turn to my boar bristle brush. I got it from my local BSO.. I think it was around $20. 

Three, bow belts. I think they are so cute and they are so fun! They are great for cinching tops, sweaters, dresses or just wearing around your belt hoops as a statement belt. I purchased these from the Gap a few months ago, I doubt they're still available in store.

Four,  my new Hello Kitty phone case! I feel like I've gone through so many phone cases since I got this iPhone almost a year ago. Usually it's because I get tired of one style and need a change. This time around, I actually needed a new case because my old one had just had enough. I dropped it one too many times. 

I adore this new case though. I got it from a vendor at the Pacific Mall in Markham for $13. I'm not sure if that was a good deal or not.. it was just the cheapest price out of the three stalls I visited. It came in three or four different colours but I chose red as sort of an homage to my previous case.

That's it for now.

What are some of the things you've been loving lately?


  1. i love reading your recommendations! i was just hating on my cotton pads and i think i might spring the extra dough for the shiseido ones!

  2. I also LOVE the Shiseido cotton pads! And bonus is they're available at Shoppers.. so convenient !

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  4. I really want to try those bioderma products...think I'll check them out this weekend...I saw those bow belts on sale two months ago but didn't get them and have been regretting it ever since. Waahhh

  5. I use the Moroccanoil Glimmer spray every morning after straightening my hair. It's nice stuff and like you said, very lightweight.

  6. @FashionFreak/Mihaela Thanks xx

    @ellesy Absolutely recommend! They're definitely worth the extra dollars xx

    @Nicole I know haha! I love that Shoppers carries great high-end brands! Plus their point system is the best.

    @ProvincialBudgetBeauty I am loving the Bioderma products! They were $22 each at Shoppers.. I'm just sad that I haven't been able to find the bigger bottles. xx

    @Jayne It's my favourite finishing spray! y hair would probably look like a frizz ball without it haha :).

  7. hi, aleeza, you are such a pretty girl! loved this video. :)