#MilkyJelly: Glossier's dreamy new launch

5.2.16


To say that Glossier made the perfect cleanser is an understatement. By a long shot. It's absolutely dreamy!

I've previously shared my love for Glossier here and here, and their new cleanser, Milky Jelly, is no exception. It's been a year in the making, and is based on the hundreds of comments from Into The Gloss readers. Keep reading for my full review!


The first thing I'm going to say is that if you're looking for a purifying, foaming cleanser, this is not it. Instead, it's double duty as both a cleanser and a makeup remover, it's silky smooth, and smells amazing.

While it may seem like it's a simple cleanser, it can be used on dry skin to melt off makeup, or on wet skin to cleanse it. And that's exactly how I like to use it: both ways. I use one pump on dry skin to remove my makeup, wet my skin, then use another pump to cleanse. The best part is that Milky Jelly is so gentle, you can use it to remove eye makeup with no problems.

While I don't think I'll be swapping out my Glamglow cleanser for morning use, because I really like a foaming cleanser that gets a little deeper in the morning, Milky Jelly has completely taken over prime position in my nighttime routine. I no longer need to use both a makeup removing oil and a cleanser, because this bad boy does it all.


Milky Jelly is the perfect addition to the Glossier family, and it most certainly plays well with others. And at that price, I won't cringe every time I make a repurchase. Which I will be. Often. Still need to get my hands on Boy Brow (why, oh why is Brown always sold out?), so I have an excuse for another order!

New to Glossier and want 20% off your first order? Go here. :)

-Kris

Beauty Bits Vol 9. - Some new & new-to-me discoveries

1.2.16




It's been a while since I've done a Beauty Bits post, so I've rounded up a few of my purchases from over the last several months to share my thoughts. A couple of these are new releases, while others are new-to-me. Keep reading to check it out!


Wonderglow: This stuff is as dreamy as they say it is, and I love that it acts as both a primer and adds a healthy bit of glow to my pale, winter complexion.

Color Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet: I wanted to try out one of the Color Chameleon's, and decided on Bronzed Garnet, a reddy-bronze shade. I like this cream eyeshadow formula, but I dont think anything can truly top my Nudestix Magnetic Eye Colors.

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Stoned Rose: This lipstick formula is exquisite, and so I just had to add another to my collection late last fall (I already owned Bitch Perfect). Stoned Rose is perfectly on trend with the revival of the 90s lip, with just enough rose-tones in it to make it a timeless classic.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Finland: This officially hits all stores where NARS products are sold today, and you should definitely go snatch up a bottle for yourself...fast! I had previously tried a sample of the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, but it was too dewy for my oily skin. This is Pure Radiant's perfect counterpart for us oily-skinned gals. I've been wearing this every day since I purchased it last week, and think that it's combination of easy application and stay-put matte finish will make it my new go-to lightweight base.

MUFE Ultra HD Concealer: There's a lot of hype floating around the internet right now about these guys, and it's well deserved! There are both corrector and concealer shades, and I got one of each (R22 & Y23). These are giving my beloved NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers a run for their money! I like the more hygienic packaging, but you have to be really careful not to use too much. A little goes a long way with these guys.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Bond Girl: I finally caved on Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipsticks after seeing the lovely Alexandra rave about them. These have such a dreamy formula, and Bond Girl is such a classic, spicy shade. Plus the sexy name isn't so bad either.

NARS Blush in Impassioned: I don't usually gravitate towards blushers, because I find most shades accentuate the acne scaring on my cheeks, but I tried this one and just had to have it. It's the perfect pale pink flush for spring.




Have you tried any of these products out? Any new recommendations I should check out?

-Kris

The Weekend Edit Vol. 63

31.1.16



Long time no blog! Between getting sick right after the holidays, and a busy couple of weeks back work, I'm desperately trying to get back into the swing of things over here (case in point: I only just put my Christmas decorations away on Friday. Oops!). I'm house/dog-sitting for my folks for the next week, so hopefully this will give me a chance to catch up on, well, everything!

I'm also super happy to announce that I'm now a regular contributor over at Julius + Valentina! Ariane and I spend so much time together as it is anyways, so we figured we might as well make it productive ;).

Off to run some errands, so check out these links below:

The ultimate test of packing flat vs. rolling your clothes. I'm quite surprised with the results!

This recipe sounds amazing! Makes me want to get a slow cooker.

I do quite a bit of solo travel for work, but I'm currently planning my first solo vacation for this spring. These are some great tips for travelling solo.

Another great recipe: Cast iron chocolate chip cookies for 2!

The ultimate Get Ready With Me video: Emily Weiss!

Did you see this story about the autistic barista at Starbucks in Toronto? Stories like this melt my heart.

Currently crushing on the pre-spring releases from Aritzia *insert heart-eyes emoji*

What are you up to this weekend?
-Kris

p.s. any good book recommendations? I'm looking to start adding to this year's reading list :)

The Weekend Edit Vol. 62 (Looking back on 2015)

3.1.16


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've all had lovely holidays, filled with all of your favourite things. I've spent most my 2 weeks off at the cottage, sleeping in, making coffee, and reading my way through a couple of books while sitting in front of the fire. Not sure I'm quite ready to go back to work tomorrow.

As we rang in 2016, I did a bit of reflecting on my goals for the upcoming year, but also everything I accomplished for this space in the past year. This blog is by no means my full-time endeavour, but it's a great hobby that brings me much joy. In 2015, I focused more on quality posts rather than quantity, worked with my first brand, and met some amazing new bloggers through the blogging community.

Some of my OOTDs from 2015 (Top row: 1, 2, 3, Middle row: 1, 2, 3, Bottom row: 1, 2, 3)

2015 was also a great year for travel for me, which I hope will continue into this year, and all of my trips were definitely the highlight of the year for me. You can keep up with my travels over on Instagram, with the hashtags #KrisTravels and #LLLTravels.

Top row: San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago
Middle Row: Tampa, Orlando, Toronto
Bottom row: Toronto, Boston, Hawaii (Hawaii 2016 has been booked!!)

For 2016, I've got some crazy projects going on at work, that will take a small miracle to pull off but are great for my career, and I hope to work on my photography skills. I'm not really one for resolutions, but I guess those are two of my broad goals.

What have you been up to during the holidays? Read any good books for recommendation? What are your goals/resolutions for 2016?

-Kris

Holiday 2015 - Simple Holiday OOTD

23.12.15


For most of my holiday parties this year, I kept things simple with a LBD, some statement jewelry and a bold, red lip. Sometimes simple is better! A LDB is a great, fuss-free option, and you can use a variation of the same outfit by switching up your jewelry and shoes.
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