Guys!! I am so excited to have partnered with one of my favorite skincare lines, Karine Joncas Cosmetiques. I have curated a limited edition gift basket of my favorite products from the line and I am giving one away to one lucky follower! 

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If you have been following me then you know that I have been searching for the perfect body lotion for what seems like forever! I really wanted certain ingredients to help firm and moisturize yet that was paraben and chemical free. In addition to this, I needed it to either be fragrance free or be very mild because I am allergic to most fragrance in a big way. 

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Effaclear Duo bottle

Acne happens to the best of us. Hormones, weather change, environment and diet all have an effect on our skin. We all know this. But ladies (and gents!) I have found the answer to change all of that!!

La Roche Posay's Efferclear Duo is the answer to all of your anti acne prayers! A girlfriend of mine turned me onto it. I hadn't seen her in awhile and when I did, her skin was crystal clear and glowing. Once she told me her secret, I thought I would give it a try. It actually works!! If you put it on the affected area as soon as you feel or see a pimple coming, the cream will either take it away, or reduce it SIGNIFICANTLY overnight! IF you are prone to hormonal breakouts around "that time" of the month, you can put it on surrounding areas as a preventative measure and you will not break out!! Seriously, it really works!!! This is especially great if you will be traveling. We all know how air on an airplane, change of weather and new locations can affect the skin, slap some of this on as a preventative and you will not have that problem! This cream is also non drying, oil free AND it's paraben free! Can you ask for anything more?! Also, when using this, remember a little goes a long way. You only want to use a pea sized amount. If you follow the directions, one tube will last you a couple of months at least.



They also make a whole Effaclear line, including a cleanser and a clarifying solution amonst other things. I am only using the DUO right now but would be curious to try the others. I personally don't want to mess with what's working for me.. But La Roche Posay is such a clean, amazing line, so you really can't go wrong.

Pick up a tube if u suffer from breakouts and let me know how it works for you!! xo

*Recommended for mild to moderate acne-prone skin. Clinically proven to reduce acne as effectively as the leading acne prescription. Contains a patent-pending combination of Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide [5.5%] to reduce acne inflammation and Micro-exfoliating LHA [0.4%] to exfoliate and even texture. Dual action acne treatment that reduces the number and severity of breakouts with minimal irritation. Visibly reduces inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne in only 3 days.

Key Ingredients: Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide: Penetrates deeply to reduce imperfections and inflammation. Micro-Exfoliating LHA: Precise cell-by-cell exfoliation, refines pores.

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Hourglass Veil Foundation  

I searched far and wide for a foundation that could do it all, cover, correct, protect and that was oil free and wouldn’t clog pores. Oh yeah, and I also wanted it to be Paraben and chemical free. I tested out a TON of different ones that claimed to do what they said but had no luck. Then I worked with this incredible makeup artist named Andrew Squires on the hit Canadian TV show Republic of Doyle.

Pictures from The set of Republic Of Doyle

Andrew swore by Hourglass Veil foundation and promised it wouldn’t make my very sensitive, acne prone skin break out. Well, not only did it not break me out but it did everything it promised and more! It also looked great both on and off camera! It is really lightweight and has buildable coverage that doesn’t get cakey. It withstands all types of weather (we shot in freezing cold weather in Newfoundland where it literally started hailing in the middle of a take and I’ve been wearing it all summer in the LA heat.) It never makes you oily and as an added bonus it has Spf 15 in it. To make it even more appealing, it contains three percent Matrixyl® Synthe'6™ which supports the body's natural ability to produce collagen and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, It also contains Skin Tightener ST™ PH to improve the skin's texture and promote a younger-looking complexion. I absolutely love this stuff. I use mine with Smashbox’s bronzer primer which is oil and paraben free as well but does contain silicone. using the two together leaves me with a natural, glowy, dewy look!!

You can purchase this foundation here!


Vanilla lavender deodorant stick Ok we have all heard a million times how terrible aluminum is for us. It's the main ingredient in antiperspirants and it acts as a temporary block in sweat glands. The problem with most all natural deodorants is that they normally don't work or smell good. Well I have found the answer to both!! I have turned all my girlfriends on to this and they all swear by it now. Lavanilla Deodorant actually works and smells AMAZING!!! It comes in different scents you can chose from. My favorite is the vanilla coconut but they all smell so good!! No parabens, all natural and lasts all day.

Get this deodorant Here!