| Northlore Skincare |

Happy Thursday loves,

I hope February is treating you well, whether you’re rugged up for the cold winter in the north or bikini clad frolicking in the sun in the south.

I’ve never been a huge skincare lover, in that it doesn’t really excite me all too much;

  1.  I’m super lazy so the thought of spending anymore time working on my face before getting into bed is ghastly.
  2. I’d much prefer to be spending my money on new makeup not skincare

However, since finding Northlore my whole skincare outlook has changed. Firstly, I’ll fill you in on the company details of Northlore, it is a itty bitty little company from Saskatoon, Canada owned by Natassia Brazeau. The ‘our story’ page on their website really covers everything I could say;

“Northlore specializes in small batch, plant-based body care, prepared with plants grow in our community of biodynamic gardens, and wildcrafted from the northern forests and grasslands near our home on the Canadian Prairies. We use folk methods of extraction to offer you the optimum plant potency in skincare, steam distilling plants in our copper still, and lunar infusing them into oils. Northlore’s formulas are inspired by plant lore and the wisdom of folk recipes. We access bioactive properties within local flowers, leaves, roots, clays, honey, and salt to heal and nourish your body. Crafted in sync with the cycle of the seasons and imbued with the mystical energies of the moon, our all-natural products are earth-based, meant to inspire you in rituals of self-care. We place the utmost value on the earth, the safety of your body, and our primordial connection to the plants that sustain us all.”

I picked up two skincare products from the Northlore line at a boutique shop in Fernie, BC & have been so overwhelmed with the quality, results & scents of the products. If you’ve been around for a while you’ll know that it is very important to me that I am using cruelty free products in all aspects of my skincare/makeup/hygiene routine so when I found these products, which are natural & cruelty free I was jumping for joy!

The first item I bought was the Rosehip Seed Facial Serum, this stuff is AMAZING. I have wanted to try a serum/oil for my daily moisturiser for a while now but could never find the right product & I have most definitely found it in this serum. Meant for combination skin I have not experienced any of the excess oil build up I was concerned about with trying an oil to moisturise.

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After falling in love with the above serum I knew I needed to try out more of these products so I picked up the Yarrow & Lavender Cleansing Grains. Talk about a sensory overload, the scent of these grains is fantastic, my bathroom always smells so good after cleaning my face with these & I love the fact that these grains start out as a textured powder & once you add water to the mixture you’re left with a paste of whatever consistency you’d like (you can use it as a face mask, thick scrub or light cleanser) & lets be honest who doesn’t love a multi use product. I’ve found this cleanser really cleans out my pores without feeling like it is striping my skin of the naturals oils. All in all it is fantastic!

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I’ve given you a brief overview of these products, but I would definitely recommend heading over to http://www.northloregoods.com/ & having a bit more of a read of the products available & if you do decide to give any of them ago please let me know what you think!

bye for now,

freckled.rambles

xx.

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| Must Have Winter Hair Products |

Frizz. Breakage. Lifeless.

Do any of these adjectives describe your hair? It’s possible with the winter months creeping nearer your luscious locks are freaking out. Don’t fret though I’ve discovered a few products which are perfect for giving your hair a boost of love!

I’ve found it can be tricky finding cruelty-free Haircare – annoyingly so as the beauty industry is gradually moving towards a completely cruelty-free process & it’s important that the entirety of the industry follows the same process. So you can imagine how happy I was when I luckily stumbled across these beauties in Save On Foods, downtown Fernie.

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I had never heard of the brand Inecto before I came across this shampoo & conditioner on the very bottom shelf for a uber cheap $4.99 each!

What does the brand have to say about their Super Nourishing Coconut Shampoo?

When you’ve got it, flaunt it. Say goodbye to dry and damaged hair. Infused with 100% Pure Coconut Oil, this daily shampoo cleanses and moisturises for amazing soft and frizz-free hair.

I’ve been using this shampoo for the last week & a half & it most definitely lives up to this claim. My hair has never felt so nourished & coming into winter I normally struggle with my hair being very frizzy but with this shampoo it has been silky smooth!

As you can see I have the coconut shampoo & the argan oil conditioner, normally I’m super OCD about my shampoo & conditioner being the same type. For you though I don’t mind & the conditioner is fabulous, it states on their website that:

Say hello to hydration! inecto Marvellous Moisture Argan Conditioner nourishes your hair and adds moisture leaving your lovely locks fully revived and feeling heavenly soft.

Once again I have nothing bad to say about this condition it is the perfect end to lock in moisture & it truly leaves my hair feeling luscious!

This photo is totally unnecessary but I wanted to show you all the snow which has started to fall outside my apartment!

Now for the final product which wraps this ‘love your hair’ post up I’ve got the Project Beauty Hairgurt – Hair Masque!

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I got this product in a BoxyCharm earlier in the year (I may have already written a review of it somewhere) & I love it, I’ve been using it for a couple months once a week & it is my hairs saviour. Not only does it smell like heaven – Strawberries & Banana – it also really works.

I use my shampoo & conditioner every two to three days (depending how lazy I’m feeling) & then once a week I swap out my conditioner for this hair yoghurt. All you do is wash your hair like normal, get it nice & wet put this masque all the way through – I use an Australian twenty cent piece size worth of product – then hang out in the shower for 5 to 10 minutes & rinse.

If you’ve used any of these products or you have a product which really works for your hair in the winter please leave me a comment below, I’d love to know about it!

Bye for now loves, it was great chatting with you!

Freckled.Rambles xx.

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