Belif true cream-moisturizing bomb and youth creator-age knockdown review

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For a while, I have been seeing Belif skin care pop up on my instagram feed. When Influenster decided to include me in their campaign I was all in. My skin tends to go from combination/oily skin to combination/dry once the season goes from hot to cold. My skin is not afraid to let me know that it requires moisture and more moisture as the seasons change. So I was pretty excited to try the Belif True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb and Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb Serum.

True Cream-Moisturizing Bomb

This cream is described as a heavy cream that gives an explosion of moisture on the skin. It claims to provide up to 26 hours of moisture and is great for dull and flaky skin. Personally, I find that enticing since my skin tends to get so dry at times that it will flake. This heavy cream is cushiony and contains ingredients such as comfrey leaf, oat extract and panthenol. Comfrey leaf is an herb known to heal dry and calloused hands. Oat extract is known for its skin soothing and healing properties. Panthenol is great for attracting and holding in moisture, like a humectant. This cream is listed as good for normal, dry, combination and oily skin.

All of this is perfect for my skin as I transition my skin from fall into winter. Especially during the coldest months of the year it is needed, Canadian weather has not always been kind to my skin.

When I used the cream, I found that my skin readily and easily absorbed the cream. A little bit really goes a long way with this cream. It has a very pleasant and floral scent which is nice. It’s not distracting or overbearing. It goes away within a few minutes of application. It spreads very easily and can be used on the rest of the body not just the face. I really like how multifunctional its use is, even though I would just use it on my face. For now I plan to use it as night only because the weather is still mild. However, once the weather starts dropping into the negative double digits I will be using it twice a day to ensure my skin stays moisturized.

Belif Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb

This anti-aging serum is described as a lightweight gel that is great for anyone who wants to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also supposed to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and increase the skin’s elasticity to give off younger looking skin hence its name.

It contains ingredients like cedrol, winter aster and water pennywort. Cedrol helps to boost the skin’s elasticity and it’s firmness. Winter Aster is great for supporting the skin’s overall complexion. Water Pennywort helps to soothe the skin. It’s good to note that it’s vegan and comes in a recyclable packaging.

I personally loved this serum. It has this slight yellow tint but it goes on clear on the skin. It smells so good but the scent goes away right away. Like the cream, the scent gives me soft floral vibes and it’s not off putting. I found it moisturizing as well and very lightweight. The pump is easy to use and I just really like serum overall.

So this concludes my initial reaction of this anti-aging skincare duo. I will most likely continue using this alongside the rest of my skin care products. I have not seen any reaction that would cause me to stop and it seems to work well with my anti acne cleanser.

What’s your favourite cream these days? Let me know in the comments

By the way, you can purchase these items at Sephora as well which is great if you want to receive cash back on your purchase. By using Ampli you will receive $5 just for signing up and using the promo code AMPLI5. Then it’s smooth sailing from there.

Fall Outfits that you can find on my liketoknow.it

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I never saw myself as a fashionista, though I’ve always had an affinity for style and fashion, my lanky features and disproportionate hip to waist ratio made it really hard for me to ever find anything that I liked. Also factor in the fact that I absolutely trying clothing at a store, well the rest is history.

It’s crazy because my mother is a licensed fashion designer and my grandmother is one of the most gifted seamstresses I’ve ever known. So it makes sense that the affinity would be there but it wouldn’t be until recently reconcile my taste for fashion. Even though I use to watch shows like What Not To Wear and Fashion Television I was never really able to showcase my style. Also, I really love being comfortable.

Loungewear is my thing. I love loungewear. A good loungewear set needs to functional, cute, good fit and can be worn different ways. If I can’t see myself wearing sneakers and heels with it, then it’s not the set for me.

For example,

This tan Boohoo set can be worn differently when broken up.

I’ve worn this set in different ways since.

When I’m wearing errands I like to wear the pant with a neutral tank and a jacket to stay warm.
Pair the sweater with these faux leather pants and we’ve gone from stay at home to slay at home. Tuck in the sweater if you want to showcase that hourglass figure.
I love this belted ankle tapered pants. I also like that it gives my tummy a tucked feel and all I need is heels and I’m ready to close the deal of my imaginary multi-billion industry.

One should never feel trapped by an outfit but freed by the endless possibilities. You worked for that money and if you choose to spend it on clothing, it should spark joy whichever way you see fit to wear. Also, looking fabulous is an instant by-product of feeling your best.

For awhile we were told that joggers could only be worn a certain, well we’re not doing that anymore. Dress it up if you’re feeling fancy and dress it down if you’ve things to do. You get to choose the way joggers are to be perceived.

Last but not least is my favourite loungewear set, EVER!

Shop the look!

This set is the epitome of comfort at the highest level. This grey sweatpants and matching hoodie is the reason why women will leave their man’s hoodie alone…maybe. It is so comfortable and warm which is great for the fall winter season. It’s awesome if you want to binge or get work or travel. It makes for the perfect gift.

You can shop all of these looks by following me on LiketoKnow.It. This one stop shop for all your fashion influences. Did I influence you, Let me know in the comments or click on any of the links above.

Fall Protective Hairstyle for Toddlers

20190904_133351_00001134605203.pngHey there! Thank you so much for checking my blog. I’m really hoping you get inspired from this post and most importantly that you feel empowered to take care of you little one’s hair.

I’m sure by now your social media has been bombarded with many First Day of School hairdo’s and hair fails. I’m not going to lie. I have seen a few and they have me laugh.

Although my eldest is still too young to attend school there are a few functions that take place in the fall. For example, the weather changes from hot to cold. The winds are getting chillier and more clothes are required than the simple t-shirt and short combo. But in my household, baby number 2 is coming soon. This means that things are changing, and changing fast. However, I don’t want to forsake my daughter’s hair care regimen because of the new baby.

So I made a list of what the perfect hair care regimen would be for me and my girl. For starters, I need her hair to be moisturized  and hydrated with the least amount of products. I know from experience that her hair loves braids and twists. However, whenever her strands ares exposed her hair gets dry. I also know that because she is still growing, her hair texture is constantly changing. I have noticed that the hair closer to her scalp tends to be tighter in curls and looser near the ends. I’ve also made sure to cut off the dry ends to avoid damages going up the hair shaft.

So this season is all about flat braids with a twist at the end. This hairstyle is perfect for us. Given she’s given the right amount of distractions as listed in my previous blog, Tips for Doing Toddler’s Hair.

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Most of the time, I can get this hairstyle done in 30 minutes to 45 minutes. It will typically last 1 to 2 weeks. It’s great for me because once it’s done, it’s done. It’s great for her because she hates getting her hair done.

Once her hair is washed, conditioned and towel-dried I use the Texture ID Intense Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner followed by the Texture ID Styling Cream.

I will have a detailed review coming soon. So stay tuned.

This season will have lots of changes in our family. One thing I can keep the same is my ability to be a positive role model for my daughter when it comes to her hair care.

How do you do it?