Lucky me had a little swap over in equipment over the fall season – I got my hands recently on the Canon 70D, a beautiful camera that has me floored with its capabilities. It’s gorgeous and packs a mean bundle when it comes to performance, weight, and overall ability to capture my lifestyle stunningly.
As a unique cross-over camera from amateur to pro (not sure if that’s indicative of my skill level, but let’s hope so!), this bad boy has a multitude of improvements from the predecessor, 60D. Let’s take a little camera stroll, shall we?
Eye Anatomy 101:
Did you know under-eye skin is 10x thinner than facial skin? And to accommodate eyelid flexibility, the connective tissue around the eyes is slack and prone to wrinkling and sagging.
SkinCeuticals is the amazing skincare line behind the creation of AOX+ Eye Gel. The evolution of the product began in 1997. After 4 generations of antioxidant breakthroughs, 10 antioxidant patents, and 20 plus peer-reviewed studies, AOX+ Eye Gel was established in 2013. This product is special because it is a serum-in-a-gel that revolutionizes the texture of topical antioxidants while keeping the efficacy of a serum formula to penetrate into the skin.
What it does:
- Prevents signs of aging
- Corrects signs of photo damage
- Helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags
- Combats signs of fatigue to restore a fresh, vibrant appearance
- Ideal for all skin types
Since I normally sleep late, I really wanted this product to help reduce the appearance of my panda eyes. After 3 weeks of diligent use, there has been a noticeable improvement with the puffiness. However, no luck yet with brightening up the area. During this process to diminish my dark circles completely, it’s at least working to help me prevent fine lines. I really like the texture of this product because it seeps into my skin effortlessly. A little goes a long way, especially with the new pump design. So even though it has a strange campfire scent, I love this product so far and can’t wait to see some more results from it. I’ve tried several eye creams and I definitely think this one is as close as it gets!
Until next time, make sure you get that beauty sleep girls!
How many times have you been able to say with a straight face to a stranger, that you love what you do?
Odds are more likely than not, it’s not something that enters your speech. I remember early in my career I was wildly blessed to be placed on the fast track at a financial services institution. I couldn’t believe my luck (well, I could after 10 failed attempts at getting a “normal” marketing job when graduating) that I found THE job. The one with a perfect fit, where I loved every assignment and all of the people around me.
Of course the nature of this work changes and you become more demanding (as any Gen Y YUP would) when it comes to your job satisfaction and happiness. With the rise of entrepreneurship as a common career path, our expectations are soaring to incredible levels when it comes to success, salary, and work-life balance. You can’t have it all, but you can have a lot – here are five ways to get started on figuring out how to do what you love.
It’s the end of the year and there’s no better time than to give thanks for all that has happened, and Pay It Forward with a little loving. Whether it takes the form of something handmade or something wonderful that you’ve shopped around for, giving back and sending love forward is a great thing.
One of the destinations that I’m finding more original, handicraft type things from is Etsy.ca. I’m always in awe of their wild abundance of products, that range from home furnishings, to travel, to…culinary? It’s the perfect spot to find something interesting, lively, and with a personal touch.
So what have I decided to grab from Etsy? I fell in love with this Instagram pillow, from Craft Squatch. While they have all things plush and geek, this one screamed at me to pick it up. Happily splurging on this ($32USD), I knew it would make for the perfect company in my living room for my roommates and I to enjoy (we all had a good laugh). This is where the magic starts.
What else did I do with my credit? Well, you’ll just have to see, but here are some other ideas on what you can do for gifts:
When I think about the brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, I immediately think about extravagant, formal gowns that are great for special occasions like prom, red carpet events, birthdays and office cocktail parties. Visiting their first-ever spring/summer 2014 media preview proved me wrong as I became acquainted with easy to wear pieces from their latest runway, ready to wear and their signature Hervé Léger by Max Azria collections over a delicious breakfast.
More pictures after the jump!