skincare regimes and a giveaway

Do you ever go through great phases with your skincare regime? I'm never partial to any particular skincare line. In fact I usually have several cleansers and moisturizers on the go at any given time. Sometimes they work together and sometimes they're all wrong, but my most recent combination of products is perfect. It's like the perfect facial storm!

Here's what I'm using.

Morning: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel followed by Avene Thermal Spring Water Soothing Serum and Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.

I have sensitive skin that tends to be on the dry side, so the serum followed by the moisturizer really locks in moisture. The fact that all of these products are fragrance free also helps my sensitive skin.

Night: Weleda One-step Cleanser and Toner followed by Avene Ystheal + Eye Contour Cream (I should probably be using this in the morning too) and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

The Weleda One-step cleanser is milky and smells so good, even The Hubs has started using it! I am also totally in love with the Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl's.  Both of these products are fairly oily, but if you need the moisture you'll love them too. I wake up in the morning feeling like I had a facial overnight!

What's your skincare regime? Any favourite products you recommend? Leave your reccos and one lucky reader will win a bottle of Weleda One-step Cleanser and Toner!

Good luck and happy face-washing!


April 18, 2012 — AlannaB

the ultimate friday off

We're deep into the dog days of summer and I know you're just itching for a day off. Well, I've got just the ticket, in fact I've got two tickets (thank you Olympus!) to the Rogers Cup at the Rexall Centre at York University, Toronto this Friday and I'm giving them away (ya that's right!). Wouldn't it be nice to spend the day watching tennis while sipping PIMMS and lemonade?!

So if you want them here's what you gotta do.

Email me ( your favourite summer drink recipe with the subject line SUMMER SIPPER by 8:00 p.m. EST Wednesday August 11, 2010 and the person with the recipe that I like the most will win the tickets (got it?).

If you win here's what you get!

  • You and a friend get 1 ticket each to the Friday August 13, matinee game (matches start at 11:00 a.m.) in the Premium Series Gold seats Section 112, Row C (best seats in the house with VIP Lounge)
  • Your summer sipper gets featured on fridaysoff this Friday August 13 (I know, I know...that would have been enough of a prize, but I thought I'd throw the tennis tix in too)

Deal? Get cracking and start thinking about what you're going to tell the boss.