Thursday, 25 June 2015

My Random Life Part 2

This my second 'My Random Life' tag, somethings have changed over the past 6 months... So here we go.
My Random Life:


Christina Elizabeth Broughton


Comfy, relaxed.. Its the last of my days off so its time to relax, clean the house and get ready for the week.

Favorite Colour as of now:

Fuchsia, magenta... All the purples

Current Book I am Reading:

Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks.. This is a amazing book, I have not been able to put it down.

Current Show I am Obsessed with:

Fringe... Oh my this show, I can't even explain my enjoyment of it.

Current Trend I am Loving:

Bralettes... Is this a trend? 

Current Favourite Song:

Just Like You - George Canyon
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Currently Obsessing Over:

My new hair colour, Orange is the New Black, and Fringe.

Something I am Excited for:

Getting to go out and dance tonight, yay for days off

Favorite Quote Right Now:

"It was what I was born for -to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world - to instruct myself over and over..." Mary Oliver

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Hair Care Holy Grails

In the past year and a half my hair has been through hell and back, for lack of a better explanation... From red to platinum blonde, to violet, back to red and now fuschia. In order to keep up with these hair colour changes, I need a good hair routine. Oh did I mention on top being a handful of different hair colours in the last 18 months... I also have a weave. Yes, my hair is high maintainence, these are the products that work for my hair, they may not necessarily work the same for you as they do for me, but I hope if you decide to try out any of these products that you love them as much as I do!

Devacurl Deva Care No Poo - When I first started using this product, I didn't believe it would actually clean my hair, I mean how does a product that does not lather get the hair clean, I was pleasantly surprised. Since using this my hair has become much healthier, and shinier, my extensions have also become more manageable.. because this doesn't lather my colour lasts longer and the braids for my weave don't get loose from scrubbing my hair to create a shampoo lather. I will never go back to traditional shampoo at this point. 
Moroccan Oil Moisture Repair Conditioner - Moroccan Oil products are a staple in my haircare. This conditioner helps to repair the damage I have caused my hair and the only conditioner I will use now. Its very moisturizing and my hair needs the extra moisture and repair in its life.    

AG Keratin Repair Reconstructing Mask - This mask smells amazing, kind of like cream cheese icing. It works wonders on my hair making it feel fantastic. I use this every second time I wash my hair because I only wash my hair once a week, so I do this every two weeks. I would use it once a week if I washed my hair more often but it is not needed every time I wash my hair. Anyone with damaged hair should try this product out!

Moroccan Oil Treatment - I use this in my hair when it is wet and dry, this oil moisturizes my hair, helps with the frizz that my extensions can get and gives my hair some extra shine.
Joico Ironclad - I love this thermal protectant for my flat iron and curling iron, I like this because it is a aerosol and not a spritz pump. I find it drys super quick and you cannot feel it in the hair after it has been used. Thermal sprays are a must when heat styling.
Redken Pillow Proof Two Day Extender - This is my go to dry shampoo, it absorbs all the oil in my hair and makes it look freshly washed even when my hair hasn't been washed in a week, and that in my books makes this a holy grail product for me!

If there is any other products you guys think I should try let me know

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Lush Cosmetics Favourites

Every product I try from Lush, I have fallen in love with... I thought I would share with you guys products that are a staple in my skincare and body care routine though, because honestly I cannot get enough of them.

Flying Fox Shower Gel- The smell of this product is to die for! It has scents of jasmine, ylang ylang and palmarosa oils to give it a nice clean, flowery scent. It also has honey in it to moisturize your skin. I can't go a day without using this and I am sure my skin has become more moisturized since I began to use it... I also use this in the bath as a bubble bath because the scents are very calming! 

Imperialis Facial Moisturizer - this moisturizer is amazing, it's made for combination and picky skin and man does it work. It has lavender infusions to balance the skins oil production, basically this means that dry areas will start to produce more oil so they are not as dry, and oily areas of the face will begin to produce less oil (hello combination skin friends doesn't this sound amazing?) the orange blossom water in the lotion helps to brighten up dull or drab looking areas, and the tiger lily extract helps to tighten pores and reduce blemishes. This is the first moisturizer I have used that actually does what it claims to and anyone with crazy cranky skin like I have should try it! 

Tea Tree Water Toner- this is amazing for oily skin, since I have started using this toner my skin has done a 100% turn around, it is still oily but much less than it was to begin with. Tea tree, juniper berry and grapefruit water are in this formula which helps to balance skin tone, and keep skin looking refreshed. The tea tree reduces redness and clears excess oil. There is no alcohol in this toner, which is great because alcohol is very drying and makes the skin produce more oil. Again my oily skin girls you should try this stuff out! 

Mint Julips Lip Scrub - this is a mint chocolate scented and flavoured lip scrub, living in Canada my skin gets super dry, lips included, this has saved my life. The lip scrub gives a light exfoliation so you have a smooth lip canvas for lipstick or just in general. I love the mint one mostly because of the taste but I have also tried other scents and they are all amazing as well. 

Bath Bombs - for bath bombs I cannot pick just one that I like, I love them all. Every time I go to Lush I'm pretty sure I get like 10 and have never been dissatisfied with one of them, everyone who loves baths and doesn't use these should jump on it right now! 

If you guys have any other products I should try let me know :) 


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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask

Photo from Google 

After camping for a few days, I needed a good face mask to get all the dirt out of my pores... Hanging out in front of a campfire, going into the forest to get wood for a fire and all that jazz is the breeding ground for a breakout, so here we are with the Origins Clear Improvment Charcoal Mask. 

Origins says that this mask uses 'active charcoal' and 'white China clay' to get toxins out of the skin. The Charcoal is said to draw out dirt that is deep in the pores and the white China clay is supposed to absorb environmental toxins.

This mask does everything it is supposed too. I use this every time my skin needs a deep cleaning and it has cleared up my breakouts and cystic acne. I have been home from camping for about 24 hours now and my skin is as perfect as when I left, so this face mask has a complete thumbs up in my books.  Anyone who has acne, cystic acne, oily skin, or skin that just needs a deep clean should try this mask out.  It retails at sephora for 17$ for 1.7oz and 25$ for 3.4oz. I used the trial/travel size to try out the product and then went back and bought the larger size because I fell in love with it. 

Let me know if you ladies have any other masks I should try out. 


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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Electric Haze Tanning Lotion

I have recently started tanning again... Mostly because it is now summer here in Calgary - or as close to summer as we get and I needed some colour. This meant I needed a new lotion, so here we are with the Electric Haze Lotion by Hippie.

I have to admit I was skeptical when trying this out because anytime I have used a tanning lotion with a bronzer in it, I have turned orange (no one likes a oompaloompa) the employee at my tanning salon assured me that this lotion would not do that and he was right! The lotion states on the bottle that it has anti aging and skin firming properties, I'm not sure if I have noticed my skin being firmer in the past few weeks, so I am not fully sure if it is firming or not.  What I find is really great about this product is the fact it keeps you tanning for 4 hours after you leave the bed, that's a real plus for me because my skin doesn't tan quickly, so the extra time that the lotion keeps working is a plus for me.  This doesn't have a strong tanning lotion smell which is nice, but it does still smell a little like you have just been in the tanning bed. Overall I do like this lotion even though it is a little pricey, but for people like me who want to get real dark real fast it works like a charm. 

The lotion retails for about 100$ at Fabutan where I purchased it, so it is a little more pricey but I find it totally worth the price! 

Stay beautiful girls, xo

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