I’m pretty pumped to post that our newest brand – an apparel company (huzzah!) Charlie Pickles, has launched! It has been a labour of love for the past six months, a fun side project to running our other brands.
I can’t pick a favourite, but Aubrey is all over our custom initial patch line. You can pick 1 or 2 initials to decorate your crewneck / hoodie with and it’s the BEST.
Happy September! Oscar heads back to school this week, and although I’m sorry to see the Summertime end, I’m looking forward to the return to routines and some hours to spend working during the day as opposed to late night hours responding to e-mails. We had the loveliest summer, a highlight was renting a cottage on Georgian Bay. We rented through AirBnB, and found a sweet little cottage right on the water. Although we adore my family cottage in the Kawarthas, the vibe of Georgian Bay is so special and unique, that for my 40th, we made a return trip to a special beach I vacationed on as a child. My Mom and sister joined us, and it was the most perfect stay. It was really out of a movie, the small ice cream corner store, kids walking along pine tree roads carrying their towels around their neck as they walked back from the beach. We were lucky to get a cottage right on the water, so the sound of waves lulled us to sleep at night. Click through for some photos from our family stay. xo
The beautiful Sunsets of Georgian Bay
The one day I changed out of a bathing suit and blow dried my hair during our stay
When it comes to my skincare routine, I’m still in love with Rodan & Fields (I wrote about it here) and have found it to be a game changer with my skin. Sadly – it’s expensive and it’s awkward to buy (you need a rep). Although I’m usually brand loyal when I find a product, I’m trying to break up with the brand because the relationship is making a dent on my bank account. I’m not quite ready to give up on them yet, but I do admit to seeing “others” on the side.
I occasionally try new products to see if they give me some nice results in between my uses of my R&F routine. Last week I picked up some of The Ordinary Salicylic Acid Masque when I was making a purchase from Well.ca. I don’t know why I picked it. I just liked the idea of adding a mask into my routine.
It arrived, and before bedtime I decided to use it. The first thing that I noticed was that when I opened it and put a dab of the mask on my finger to see black. Usually with acid masks they are clear. Turns our there is charcoal in it! That explains it. (I didn’t obviously read it too well before applying.) Anyhow, I didn’t know how well this was going to wash off, so I went light on the application. I left it on for ten minutes as per the bottle and washed it off with warm water. It came off my skin easily without any leftover residue and my skin felt clean and brighter.
It was pretty mild, and from my research, it’s a good mask to start with if you’re adding in exfoliation into your routine. (Which I am) After this, I followed it up with my normal bedtime routine of Vitamin C Serum, Evening Moisturizer and Leaves of Trees Argan Oil to seal it all in. This morning my skin looked AMAZING, so this little mask is staying in my weekly skincare routine.