Three Make Up Products Every Girl Will Need This Summer

Hello everyone!

Sorry for being M.I.A for a bit but things have been extremely hectic for me these past few months with all the house huntings and business deals. I felt really guilty for not being able to put some time in this blog but the good news I  am back again and I cannot wait to share with you about everything that I have had experienced during the time I was M.I.A from my blog 🙂

Not sure which part of the world you are in right now but in Toronto, it finally feels like summer is here. When it comes to make up, there are 3 products that I feel like all of us will need (especially those that have oily skin like me) and I want to share with you why I love them so much and why I want to recommend these products to you.

Three Must Have Make Up Items This Season
  1. No More Shine Setting Spray:


What I love about this setting spray is that it can hold your make up up to 16 hours and it has more to offer than just a make up setting spray. To all my girlboss out there, you know how it feels to have a day jam packed of meetings and running around across the city getting your tasks done. This make up setting spray will be your best friend so you can be as productive as possible without worrying about touching up your make up. I love how my make up stays even after a crazy 16 hours of back to back meetings and photoshoots.

This spray weightlessly controls oil on your face and makes sure that your make up always looks matte and fresh. It offers a ‘fancy’ technology called surface cooling technology which cools down your body temperature and prevents make up from smudging or creasing. I love spraying this on my face and all over my body during a hot summer day.

This is a perfect substitution to oil blotting paper because you don’t need to dap the same piece of paper back on your skin (kinda gross sometimes). Thus, this spray also helps preventing clogged pores and acnes which are very common with oily skin.

Price: Very affordable ($30)

2. Motives Translucent Powder


Now I know summer is hot and a lot of us prefer to put as little make up on as possible so this Translucent Powder is actually perfect for you. I have combination skin (which is actually the trickiest to deal with) and I can’t go a day without this product. Why?

  • It controls shy without clogging your pores
  • It provides a satin finish look which makes your skin look and feel super smooth (I can’t stop touching my skin while wearing this product which is NOT a good thing)
  • Fragrance free
  • I can use this to set my liquid foundation in the summer and it feels almost weightless

Price: Affordable ($30) which is gonna last you for a year (mine lasts me over a year)

3. Motives California Girl Bronzer:

Of course, a summer MUST HAVE can’t be complete without a good bronzer. Since I already have oily skin, I try to stay away from any products that have more shimmering in their texture. I know for a lot of people, Motives Miami Glow Bronzer is their favourite but for me, I personally prefer the matte Kim K kinda bronzer so this bronzer is perfect for me 🙂


Price: Very affordable ($23)

This is my complete look using all 3 of the products 🙂 Fast, quick and simple and your make up stays amazingly for 16 hours!!!

Hello Summer 🙂





Timeless Prescription 3 Step Acne Care System


Good evening everyone and Happy Easter!

As I promised last week on my Instagram, I am sharing with you my experience after a week using this new Timeless Prescription 3 Step Acne System that I just got introduced to.

Since the products are shipped from the US, I had to wait about a week for them to arrive.

  • Packaging: I like the clean and fresh look of the products. The bottles come in 2 different sizes. Step 1 & 2’s bottles (4 oz.) are slightly bigger than Step 3 bottle (2 oz.). I like the fact that they are travel friendly size so you can easily bring them with you when you travel. They also comes with a clear travel bag that makes it even more convenient for packing.



So far, I think I like the cleanser. It contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide which is a very common ingredients in acne treatments. It has a sandy texture which helps with exfoliating your dead skin and uncloging your pores when you cleanse your face. Benzoyl peroxide is well known as an antibacterial ingredient that can deep cleanse your pore and kill bacterias that responsible for white heads and acne. I found that this cleanser is a bit too strong for me to use every day because I don’t have as much acne as I used to. But for someone who is still battling with acne, I highly recommend you trying out this cleanser. My acne immediately reduced in size and dried out after 2 days using this cleanser.

Why 2.5% and not higher? 

Benzoyl peroxide is quite strong and effective even at 2.5%. It’s always better to start at the lowest % first and increase it later on if your skin is not responding to it than starting off with a high % because if you have sensitive skin, this ingredient can cause more harm than help.


I have to say this is one of the best acne treatment toner that I have ever used. I found that most acne treatment toners tends to contain alcohol or harsh ingredients that dry out your skin but I was surprised to find that this toner is full of natural ingredients that help retain moisture and improve skin condition. It contains aloe vera leaf juice which is high in anti inflammation benefits and soothing agents, ginger root extract which is especially designed to respond to the problems of oily skin by supporting normal pore diameter and bacterial proliferation. It also contains witch hazel water which is well known for its soothing, cooling effects to promote healthy skin. I found that this toner is specifically designed to compensate for any dryness that the cleanser with benzoyl peroxide could cause. The best part is, it smells very light and fresh!


The instruction on the bottle suggests that you apply a thin layer on the entire affected area 3 times daily. This Step 3 Acne Lotion also contains benzoyl peroxide and pathenol (vitamin B5) which stimulates normal cellular proliferation and aids in normal tissue repair and supports skin’s normal wound healing. Because I was afraid that this treatment was too strong for my skin (again, I have very sensitive skin), I actually use this lotion as a spot treatment and I only apply it on before I go to bed. This works wonderful as a spot treatment. I had a large red pimple on my cheek last week (yes, it’s that time of the month) and after only one usage, the redness was reduced and after 2 usages, the pimple almost disappeared.

Overall, I really like these products. I wish I heard about these amazing acne treatment products when I was battling with acne really badly when I was in high school and university.

If you are struggling with acne and are looking for products that would actually work, I highly recommend these products to try out and I love to hear about your experience as well :).