Travel to appreciate home

This thought came to me when I landed back to my city from Vancouver. This realization that as much as I love to travel – I love coming back home after. Standing at the airport before every trip is one of the best feelings in the world, but also coming back home after. Every time I go somewhere, even if it is 45 minutes away – it is a new experience which I bring back home and this affects my future experiences. I start to look at things differently and appreciate certain things. For one, I am thankful I live near the ocean. This would sound strange coming from someone like me as I used to loathe living so close to water. But I guess with time and experience, I learned to appreciate it and now I love it. Yes travelling to BC and seeing pacific ocean was amazing – I realized how much I love living near the Atlantic one. Experiencing the difference of both – the serenity of the Pacific and the ruthlessness of the Atlantic is very enriching. Nothing beats listening to the sound of waves, nothing beats that breeze but also at times harsh wind.. There is definitely something to it. I think only now, me and the ocean are understanding each other and I am learning to appreciate living near it and also not paying an arm and a leg (sorry but Vancouver prices are insane!).

For this I am thankful. Thankful to be able to travel (though not as often as I would hope for), to explore new places and get new experiences but also to enrich my life after the travelling and changing my perspective on certain things.


Korres Pomegranate Grenade

I cannot recall how many times I have purchased this cream (I believe it started back in 2015), but it is truly one of my all time favourites – Korres Pomegranate Grenade Balancing Moisturizer. It is targeted to those who have oily-combination skin. You get 40 mL for $42 CAD. Korres used to be available at Sephora, however now you can purchase this product at Shoppers Drugmart.

Ok so let’s get to the review.. Let me tell you the back story of my skin and how I came to love this product and buy it so many times I’ve lost count.. I have oily to combination skin, on occasion dry in the colder months of the year. It seemed to me that at least 80% of the skin care products around me were targeted to those who have dry skin. Maybe I was not looking hard enough, who knows.. After a while a few started to catch my eye, but none worked. Until I found this:

This product truly suits those who have oily to combination skin. For those that are dry? May not be moisturizing enough so I would steer clear of it. However, if you are the type of person who is so sick of putting heavy moisturizers on your skin that do not absorb or sink in and just sit on top making you look oiler than you already are – let me guide you to this beauty.

The texture of this is creamy but light. Korres describes it as “gel-moisturizer” and I agree with that claim. It sinks into the skin instantly leaving it soft, smooth and nourished without it feeling heavy. This moisturizer has a pleasant light pomegranate scent which stays on the skin for a few minutes, but then disappears. If you are sensitive to scents, I would be careful with this product. I wore this cream all year round and it did not break me out (though I am not prone to sensitive skin) nor did I get dry at all. Indeed a very “balancing” moisturizer.

Definitely a keeper in my book though due to recent price increase I may look for a more affordable alternative.

Hope you found this post helpful.

Shall we begin?

So, on this cloudy almost-rainy day that made me feel like fall is just about to be here (my favourite season of all!) … an idea popped into my head – why don’t I create a blog. Indeed, this is a topic of a conversation that happened many times between me and my husband. It’s hard to say what’s been holding me back considering that I am familiar with the idea of blogging and have been for almost a decade. However, I felt like this would be different. I wanted  to write about something, because I got stuff to say and wanted to say it the world. Loud and clear. And anonymous LOL do not worry, no trolling here!

Then I discover that I actually have an account with wordpress. Completely forgot as it was made back in July 2011. Is this fate? Coincidence? Or just me forgetting where I create my accounts at? Most likely the last one. Anyhow, I would like this to be an introduction and a disclaimer post at the same time. Hi, I am a somewhat shy person who loves to read and paint my nails. I also love to travel though don’t do it often enough. I love beauty and skincare, but I highly doubt it’d be this type of blog… In all honesty, I don’t know where this is going and I am just gonna start this journey and see where it takes me. Also, this is my first time navigating this website hence it may take a long time for it to look presentable. Bear with me. Sit back and let’s start this together 🙂