Monday, June 20, 2016

Who You Gonna Call

I heard about Zoe Foster-Blake's brand Go-To Skincare a couple of years ago but it wasn't until I ran out of my bottle from Kosmea a few weeks ago and direly needed a replacement that I placed an order. They are cruelty-free, natural and free of mysterious wonder ingredients, and backed by a beauty editor with a career of experience and a hilarious husband to boot. I decided to try the Face Hero facial oil as well as the Very Useful Face Cream because I'm running low on my First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream. I passed on the other products as I have a cleanser which works very well for me, I use great exfoliating swipeys from Nip+Fab and while I would like a new serum. they don't make serums. I was very tempted by Lips! but decided I didn't need a fancy lip balm, even if the packaging is adorable. That goes for everything that Go-To do; the packaging is crazily cute and very fun. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Autumn Chills

Posting an update with another wave of food and haul photos! Sorry for my erratic posts - I've been balancing an office job with part-time study and while I've been making some interesting purchases here and there, it doesn't leave much room for dedicated photographing and picking products apart the way I was afforded when I was a student. I've made a few purchases and I've started taking zinc supplements, which seems to be helping my skin out! I'm considering omitting dairy from my diet but I love my cappuccinos and melty cheese so I have too many soft spots to give up dairy for good. I had a cold, got better, and I'm nursing a second bout of the cold so this week I found some time to get these photos together. Hope you enjoy!

Visited Sonder in Sunnybank with a friend and we tried their premium green teas and their desserts - I got the anmitsu (agar agar jelly, red bean paste, mochi rounds, matcha ice cream and kuromitsu brown sugar syrup) instead of one of their parfaits that are so popular on Instagram because I was recovering from a cold and didn't want the cornflakes or vanilla soft-serve in the parfait. I love their crockery and the vibe they're trying to achieve but it's so busy and noisy that the ambience of an intimate, cosy cafe just wasn't there.