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Skincare 101 + My Routine // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Beauty 101, Natural Products, Reviews, Skincare

SKINCARE 101 & MY ROUTINE

Alright ladies (and gents), let’s talk skincare. I often receive compliments on my skin and am asked what I use, or people think I’m younger than I actually am — and I’m always surprised, because for so long I was insecure about my skin. I’ve finally found products and a regime that gives me healthy, happy skin — and today I’m going to share it with you! If it helps even one person be more comfortable in their skin, it will make me so happy. Continue Reading

5 Powerhouse Skincare Ingredients // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Skincare

5 POWERHOUSE SKINCARE INGREDIENTS

Are looking for supercharged ingredients take your skincare routine to the next level? Well my friends, this post is for you! If you’re new to the world of chemical exfoliants, vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol and daily SPF you’re in for some serious education — today I’m sharing 5 Powerhouse Skincare Ingredients that make the biggest difference in the overall appearance and clarity of my skin.

Many of you may not know this, but I had horrible skin in my early and mid 20’s (read more about my skin story). What’s even worse is how awful it made me feel. Those of you who’ve experienced (or are experiencing) skin issues know that there’s nothing worse than not feeling comfortable in your own skin. So, a few years ago I set out a quest to educate myself about skincare and finally found a routine that gives me happy, healthy skin. It still feels so strange when I’m complimented on my skin, or when people think I’m much younger than I actually am. Today I’m sharing everything I know about skincare ingredients that deliver fast, supercharged results! I hope it aids you in taking the absolute best care of your skin and feeling more confident, empowered and beautiful. Continue Reading

Makeup Brush 101 | Your Complete Guide to Makeup Brushes and How to Use Them // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Beauty 101, Makeup, Reviews

MAKEUP BRUSH 101

Hey, beautiful people! Welcome back for another installment in my BEAUTY 101 series — where I break down a specific beauty related topic for you in an educational post! Makeup brushes are something I receive a lot of questions about and I’m more than happy to share my knowledge with you. Are you baffled by makeup brushes? Makeup Brush 101 is a comprehensive guide to makeup brush essentials for anyone wanting to elevate their makeup application skills. I have a similar philosophy with makeup application tools as I do with beauty products — I truly believe you can find great brushes and tools at every price point. While the majority of my favourite tools are budget friendly, I’ve also included a few that I totally think are worth the splurge if you’re looking to treat yourself! An artist couldn’t create a masterpiece without great paint brushes, right?! I think the right makeup application tools are just as important (if not more important) than beauty products themselves. Grab a latte or pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s chat about great beauty tools! Continue Reading

Haircare 101 + My Tips for Long, Strong, Healthy Hair // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Beauty 101, Hair, Natural Products, Reviews

HAIRCARE 101 + MY TIPS FOR LONG, STRONG, HEALTHY HAIR

Welcome back for another installment in my Beauty 101 series! I get a lot of questions about my hair, so today’s post covers everything I know about how to get long, strong, healthy hair. Did you know I’ve had just about every haircolour imaginable over the years — even green and purple as a teenager? In my lifetime I’ve coloured my hair with Kool Aid, Sun In (yikes… anyone else remember those days?!) and many other drugstore and professional colours. I worked at a hair salon throughout college, so I do have a good foundational knowledge of hair in addition to what I’ve learned on my own. In the past 10 years my hair has been every shade of red, blonde, ombre and brunette — it was fun to experiment and see what I liked best on myself. But all those years of colouring and heavy heat styling definitely did a number on my super fine hair! Over the years I’ve transitioned back to my natural haircolour and my hair is finally healthy again — but it’s been a long road to get here. Stay tuned for a crash course in Haircare 101 plus my tips for long, strong, healthy hair!
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My Secret for Holiday Ready Skin | Professional Microdermabrasion, Calgary, Canada | INLIV Medical Aesthetics // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Occasions, Skincare, Sponsored, Wellness, Winter

MY SECRET FOR HOLIDAY READY SKIN


As a skincare advocate, it was only a matter of time before I tip-toed into the world of medical aesthetics. I’m truly passionate about skincare (I’m writing this post wearing a face mask!) — it’s something I’m asked about almost daily, both in real life and online. SKINCARE posts are some of my most popular content here at JustineCelina as well! As a woman now in her 30’s who’s been on a mission to educate herself about skincare over the last 5 years as I embarked on my journey to healthy, happy skin (read more about my story and routine) I’ve become increasingly intrigued by the world of cosmetic medicine. So when INLIV invited me to their open house to learn more about their company and full circle approach to health, wellness and medical aesthetics, I jumped at the opportunity! Those of you who follow along with my Insta Stories may even remember coming along (and that live Botox demonstration we sat in on!). You may also know I’ve been trying some new things in the skincare department over the past few months to help my skin look and feel its best — and today I’m sharing what’s worked and what hasn’t!

This weekend I’m thrilled to partner with INLIV to bring you my first experience with medical aesthetics and My Secret For Holiday Ready Skin — professional microdermabrasion! If you, too are curious about the world of cosmetic medicine but aren’t sure where to start, I’m so happy you’re here! Come along with me to INLIV’s gorgeous space here in Calgary, Alberta as I share every detail of my experience — the facility, the equipment, the treatment, my results and what to expect from a professional microdermabrasion. If your winter complexion could use a little extra sparkle just in time for the holidays, microdermabrasion is a quick, affordable, non invasive option with no downtime. I’ve been absolutely loving my results!

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My Routine for Flawless Looking Skin // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Reviews, Skincare, Sponsored

MY ROUTINE FOR FLAWLESS LOOKING SKIN

Whenever I’m getting ready for a party or event, I have a fail proof routine to ensure my skin looks its best — and today I’ve partnered with Sephora Canada to share it with you! These are my top-shelf, reserve-for-special-occasion products and techniques that I recommend to everyone. My Routine for Flawless Looking Skin is simple, step-by-step guide to help you achieve an extremely long wearing, flawless looking base that you can pair with any makeup look. I use this routine often for during the holidays or anytime I know I’ll be photographed and want to amp up the glam factor!

Today I’m dishing on every product and technique at the core of my special occasion prep. I’ve used this routine on friends and family of all ages and skintones (I’m usually the one helping out with wedding and event makeup!) — so know that its been extensively tested! If you’d like to learn more about how to achieve flawless looking skin this holiday season, I’m covering everything you need to know — from skincare, to makeup products, to sponges and brushes. Gather around my vanity and get ready for a crash course on flawless looking skin! Continue Reading

Luxury Products Worth the Splurge // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Pantone, Reviews, Skincare, Sponsored

LUXURY PRODUCTS WORTH THE SPLURGE

Whenever I’m chatting beauty with someone, the most common question I’m asked what my favourite high end products are from different categories! I’ve always wanted to create a post that my readers, friends and family members can use as their ultimate resource to inform their luxury beauty purchases. Well my friends, today is the day! I’ve partnered with Sephora Canada to share a comprehensive guide of my all-time-favourite Luxury Products Worth the Splurge — the ones in my stash that I couldn’t live without, have repurchased multiple times, use frequently on others, or that have completely wowed me lately!

If you’ve been reading JustineCelina for any length of time, you’ll know that I love a mixture of drugstore and high-end products — I truly believe you can find great beauty products at any price point. Today I’m sharing products that are worth the extra investment — they’re just that good (I promise the price tag is totally justified!). This mega post is organized into categories to highlight the best-of-the best products in every part of my routine — including skincare, haircare and of course, tons of beauty favourites. Want to upgrade your beauty regime? Looking for some early holiday gifting ideas? Taking advantage of annual sales? My friends, this post is for you! Kick back this weekend for my ultimate guide on what’s worth your hard-earned cash this season! Continue Reading