Product Love: Garnier Face Care

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If you have been following my blog you know that I use Garnier shampoo and conditioner for my hair. Well I recently discovered their skin care products and quickly became addicted to them. What I love about these products is how moisturizing they are. As an on air reporter and host who travels a lot for work, I am always dealing with changing conditions and climates and need a product that will keep my skin healthy. I wanted to share my routine and some of my must have’s with you.

 My face routine

Step 1 

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Micellar Water All-in-1 Cleansing Water

I start with this cleanser day and night because it just leaves my skin feeling and looking so clean. I use a cotton ball to remove al my makeup. It lifts all my oil and makeup while not leaving my skin feeling dry. I also love that it is really gentle on my eyes.

Step 2

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Skin Active Clearly Brighter SPF 15 Brightening and Smoothing Daily Moisturizer

My next step in the day time is my moisturizer and I love this SkinActive Clearly Brighter moisturizer. It contains an antioxidant complex of Vitamin C and E so it helps my skin look more alive no matter how much sleep I got the night before. It also evens out my skin tone and it absorbs fast which is great for someone on the go. The best part it contains SPF so I never forget to protect my skin.

Step 3 

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Moisture Bomb Gel Cream 
At night I use a different moisturizer, the Moisture Bomb Gel Cream because it helps repair my skin overnight. I love this cream because it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants like Goji Berry extracts. It really helps my skin recover and hydrate while I am sleeping. I wake up with smoother and healthy skin. The really neat thing about this cream is that it helps renew, restore, and nourish the epidermis meaning a more radiant glow.

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 Garner Skinactive Clearly Brighter Dark Spots Corrector

I finish my routine with this dark spots corrector that has a high level of Vitamin C and exfoliating ingredients which helps eliminate skin surface dead cells. the corrector helps even out my skin town and leaves my skin looking flawless. I have truly noticed a difference.

I have truly noticed a difference in the quality of my skin since I started using these products. My skin is brighter, softer, smoother, and my hydrate. It really helps with the changing conditions when I travel and helps make being on camera a lot easier.

xo

Mia

Product Love: Mary Kay Gel Semi Shine Lipstick

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How Jord’s Wooden Watches made me look at time differently

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There is never enough time.

I find myself using that sentence often throughout the day. As a freelance reporter, host, producer, and content creator my days can get hectic to say the least. On a given day, I could have shifts at amazing places like CBC Olympics in the morning and Sportsnet at night. With a schedule that never stops, it is so important for me to keep track of time. That is why for as long as I can remember I have always worn a watch.

But it can’t be just any watch. As I mentioned, I am an on air host and reporter working for companies like Sportsnet and the National Lacrosse League so I need to make sure that the watch I am wearing is stylish, unique, and that it looks great on camera.

It was by fluke that I came across Jord Watches, but I fell in love with this brand as soon as I read a quote on their website;

“Telling More Than Time.

The Value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”

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It was in that moment that I realized instead of worrying about not having enough time, I need to instead enjoy every project, every job, every story I report, every minute of life.

What I loved about Jord’s Wood Watches is that they are truly unique, timeless, sophisticated, and modern. Everything I need in a watch for reporting and for making sure I am on time for meetings and interviews.

The wooden watch that I chose is the Frankie Series in Zebrawood and Champagne. What originally drue me to the watch was the champagne colours and the elegant feel. This was a watch that would match with every outfit, but would also stand out enough so that people would notice it and that it would show up on camera. It is the perfect mix of classic and funky.

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I wasn’t sure if wooden watches would be heavy, but I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight and comfortable it is on my wrist. It is the perfect accessory for work, for a date, or for a night out with friends.

To shop all the Jord unique men’s and women’s wooden watches click here

Contest Info time! 

Oh and the best part, is I am partnering with Jord to give one of you lucky readers $100 towards one of their beautiful hand-crafted watches.  It is super easy, all you have to do is full out the info on this link; https://www.woodwatches.com/g/miawgordon

And since we are all winners here, just for entering you get $25 dollars off a Jord Wood Watch!

Giveaway closes on November 12th so what are you waiting for?!? Good luck everyone!

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Xo

Mia

 

Product Love: Hawaiian Tropic

 

IMG_2116As a former professional tennis player, I spent hours upon hours each day training in the Florida sun. With so much time spent outdoors, it has always been a priority for me to protect my skin. I would apply sunscreen every two hours to every inch of my body.

As I stopped playing tennis, so did my obsession with making sure my skin was protected. I would go outside and lay on the beach and forget to put on sunscreen. I would complain that it smelt bad, it was sticky, I didn’t like the feeling. Every excuse I could come up with. That was until I found out my dad had melanoma.

This was a huge wake up call for me. An eye opener. A slap in the face that the sun is dangerous and that I need to make sure I am protected. I was on a mission to find a sunscreen that I could enjoy putting on.

One sniff of Hawaiian Tropic and I was sold. Unlike other sunscreens, it smelled delicious, like fresh flowers. Probably smelled better than a lot of my perfumes. But aside from smelling great, it also went on my skin great. It wasn’t heavy like other sunscreens I had tried in the past, it didn’t feel like it was clogging up all my pores and making me break out. In fact, once I put it on, I completely forgot it was even there.

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What I really love about the Hawaiian Tropic line is that there are specific sunscreens for your specific needs. I found two that really benefited my lifestyle; The Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face Sunscreen  and the Hawaiian Tropic Sport Clear Spray Sunscreen. I am going to tell you a little more about these two products and why I personally love them so much.

 

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Face Sunscreen 

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The name of this product speaks for itself, weightless. I really struggled finding the right sunscreen especially for my face because a lot of them felt heavy and would leave me breaking out. I am not going through puberty anymore; pimples all over was not a good look. However, this lotion goes on light, and even moisturizes your skin. That sounds like a win-win to me!

Another great aspect of this sunscreen is the container that it comes in. So many times I have accidentally poured out way too much sunscreen and then was stuck with it all over my hands. This container allows you to control how much comes out, which is great especially for smaller areas like your ears and nose.

It is small enough that you can take it anywhere with you, even carry it on the plane, a huge plus for me since I have to travel for work a lot! And of course it leaves your face smelling great. I cannot recommend this product enough.

 Hawaiian Tropic Sport Clear Spray Sunscreen 

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The second product that I love and that I use on the rest of my body is Hawaiian Tropic Sport Clear Spray Sunscreen. As a former professional athlete, a sports reporter, and someone who is just always on the go I needed to find a sunscreen that could keep up with my busy lifestyle, this one happens to be perfect.

It is easy to spray on so I can get those hard to reach places but also reapply in seconds. Another bonus is it comes in SPF 50 so you really know you are protected. And if this wasn’t enough, it is also lightweight so your skin can breathe throughout the day.

I must say that since I started using Hawaiian Tropic, putting on sunscreen is no longer a hassle, but part of my daily routine as it should be. When I traveled to Greece this summer, my Hawaiian Tropic products were the first things packed in my suitcase. Even in the middle of winter, the first thing I do when I wake up is apply my sunscreen.

If you are like me, someone who struggles to remember sunscreen, to enjoy sunscreen, and to just use sunscreen in general, then I think it is time to give Hawaiian Tropic a try! If all else, at least it smells like flowers.

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Product Love: Biosil

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For the last six years I have worked on air as a reporter and host, you know what that means? It means for the last six years, nearly every single day, I have had to use heat products on my hair. Yes, for the last six years I have had to straighten, curl, wave, colour, you name it I have had to do it. As you can imagine doing this every day for six years can take a toll on your hair. I started to notice it was feeling dry, thin, and it wasn’t growing anymore. I was devastated but I didn’t know what else to do.

I had heard that biotin and silica and other pills and vitamins could help strengthen my hair again but no matter what I tried, it didn’t seem to work. That was when I decided to graduate from the grocery store and make my way to a real health store. It was by total fluke that I stumbled across Biosil. After reading the label that said it helps hair, nail, skin growth and contains silica I decided to give it a try.

With my product love section of the blog, I have the opportunity to share with you products that have really worked for me in categories such as beauty and health. This is one of the products that I have truly falling in love with.

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Biosil contains ingredients like CH-OSA and helps your body produce collagen, elastin, and keratin. It was just two weeks after I started using Biosil (two capsules everyday) that I started to notice a different. At first, it was my nails. As a videographer, I was constantly breaking my nails because I had to carry my camera equipment, but for the first time every my nails were strong. They weren’t breaking, they were actually growing. I didn’t have to keep shellac nail polish on them either. They were strong all on their own.

 

The next area I started to notice a difference was my skin. Working on air, I have to put “T.V.” makeup on everyday. This means I basically have to cake up every inch of my skin thanks to all that new HD technology. I would always get breakouts from the makeup I was wearing. Yet after about a month of using Biosil, I started to see a change in my skin. It was clearing up and it was also less dry. For the first time in my entire life I was confident to walk down a street without any makeup on during my off days. I finally felt free and it was fantastic.

Yet the real reason I started taking this product was for my hair, and I still wasn’t seeing much change in that area. You may feel the same way, but don’t give up so easily. It was only after a few months of using the product that the change in my hair was noticeable to me. It wasn’t growing like a weed like my nails were, but it wasn’t breaking as much as it used to. It also wasn’t feeling as dried out. For the first time in a long time my hair actually felt… healthy.

I take this product everyday and I really do swear by it. Sure my hair isn’t  quite where I would want it to be and that is mainly because let’s face it, I won’t get it there unless I stop the heat products and colouring. Yet I am truly amazed when I look back at my stories on air and gone are the days of dead and dull and dry hair.  I see that my hair is shiny, healthy, and much longer than what it used to be.

I have spoken to a lot of women who feel the same way as me. Maybe they don’t have to style their hair every day, but as we age our hair, skin, and even or nails start to take a toll. Everyone who I talk to who has similar problems I tell them about my miracle product. I know that I will be continuing to use this product on a regular basis even when my days on air are a thing of the past because it really truly works.

For more information check out their website; www.biosilusa.com

P.S. one little piece of advice, I would recommend the capsules over the drops. The drops do work amazing, but they taste a little funky!

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