I’m so on about skincare these days it’s not even funny. What’s makeup dudes? Don’t CARE to be honest… hahaha…skincare is where it’s AT people. It’s all I want lately.

Like these two products from Kiehl’s I got to try! They’re pretty fab and perfect for fall and the cold weather, yadda, yadda…. #InsertObligatoryColdWeatherSkincareReference

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate ($51)

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Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is the new sister oil to the wildly popular Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Who hasn’t tried that stuff yet? #areyoulivingunderarock I love that oil actually. It’s a solid facial oil that never ever breaks me out, and heck that’s important! Plus I can see improvements in my skin when I use it, so thumbs up from Tracy for sure!  Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is a day time oil moisturizer, and I don’t know about you guys, but an oil for day is a big WHAT—ummm, no. Until now! Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is supposed to help correct the signs of daily skin fatigue, improving the look of dullness, lines, and rough texture. The formula includes Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu oils to helps skin feel energized and look radiant and HI’YA AWAKE. Oh, and it’s Paraben and Mineral oil free.

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate smells really good! Citrusy, which means awake, right? Hahaha! It’s thin in texture for an oil and absorbs really quickly. Skin feels soft! Looks moisturized! Plumper! All of that means it’s winning in my skincare books. And the best part is that it doesn’t interfere with my makeup at all. And, Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate is one of the few oils I can add to the NO BREAK OUT CAUSING LIST. Good stuff I say, and perfect for cooler weather which is happening right now.

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Lights Ultra Facial Cream

Do I get bonus points for using Marky’s old electric guitar for these pics? #PleaseSayYES #AtLeastItsGettingUSED

If you’ve never tried Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer during your beauty junkie life, then dude you’ve been missing out. It’s probably one of the lightest and bestest no-frills daily moisturizer on the market. It’s solid. Works. GOOD. Well would have been a better adjective to put there but hey….you get it. GOOD. LIKE. LOTS.

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Lights Ultra Facial Cream

This is a special LE version of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer that’s inspired by LIGHTS, so if you are a fan of her music you should get this. Even if you don’t know who LIGHTS is, you should still get this, because 100% of net profits of this limited edition will be donated to MusiCounts to keep music education alive in Canada. How cool is that?!!! 100% my friends….that’s so rare when a company donates ALL the monies to a cause. I like 100%. And music is something I think is so important for kids. Everyone needs to play a recorder once in their lifetime, right?!! RIGHT.

Antarcticine is in Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer, and it’s amazing stuff and really helps to keep your skin feeling hydrated all day long. It helps skin feel smoother, and it also protects against the damaging effects of free radicals. I mean c’mon, this stuff THRIVES in the Arctic….so…yeah you know it’s good. I think I could thrive in the Arctic as well to be honest….I’m so glad it’s November and COLD here now hahaha! #freak

Two great products from Kiehl’s I’ve been so lucky to use! And I love! They’re living on my counter…which means I USE them…and they’re not in my skincare drawer…so that means I LIKE THEM hahaha. I should show you the skincare drawer some time…your eyes would POP people LOL! Let me know if you wanna POP.

Do you love Kiehl’s too? I really do love the brand actually. Every few months I go on a Kiehl’s Kick… and winter is a serious Kiehl’s Kick Time for me…time for some Creme de Corps, right? I LOVE that stuff!   😀

After last week’s emotional post about my friend, I decided I needed a break. An Adventure! To take my mind off all the horrible stuff going on around me. I love going to the mountains here in Alberta. Heck, if I could afford it, I’d move there in a heart beat. I wish I could. I really do. So, that’s where we went.

And so, I’m gonna spam you again with all the beautiful scenery I experienced last week in Banff. #lovealberta

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Banff Alberta Overpasses

 

This is something I’ve never showed you before. Canada Parks built these overpasses for the animals to help them cross the highways. It’s a seamless forest-y walkway for them, and I think they work actually! You hardly ever see any roadkill in Banff National Park anymore.

We didn’t spend a lot of time in Banff this trip because we really wanted to see Lake Louise this time.

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Lake Louise, Alberta

 

And yup. It’s probably one of the prettiest spots on Earth. She doesn’t disappoint. Get ready for the money shot.

Lake Louise, Alberta

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Lake Louise, Alberta

 

Lake Louise is an alpine lake, and is known for its sparkling blue-green waters. It’s situated at the base of glaciers as you can see.

Lake Level view!

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Lake Louise, Alberta

 

I’m sorry, I just couldn’t stop snapping pictures! I could just sit there for hours staring and thinking.

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Lake Louise, Alberta

 

Here’s a view to the left. I did turn my head and look around hahaha!

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Lake Louise, Alberta

 

This is a time I wish every picture came with a smell-o-vision button. The air up there is so CLEAN. So fresh. And you can pick out every single scent that’s there-pine? Wild flowers? Greenery? It’s surreal, and so hard to explain?! I wish I could do it justice, but I don’t think any words can really tell you what it smells like there. You just have to come and smell and see for yourselves!

Moraine Lake, Alberta:

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Moraine Lake, Alberta

 

This gorgeous lake view used to be on the back of our old $20 bills.

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Moraine Lake, Alberta

Moraine Lake is a lot bluer than Lake Louise, and there’s a science-y time reason for that!

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Moraine Lake, Alberta

 

SO blue.

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Moraine Lake, Alberta

 

I regret not buying this amazing toilet paper holder in Banff. I swear you can buy the weirdest/most amazing things there.

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I couldn’t get Terry on board with it for some reason HAHA. He couldn’t see my decorating vision! Can you?

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Found a stocking stuffer for Marky. It’s her favourite word I swear.

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Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream

 

And a little beauty bonus for you! It’s so DRY in Calgary and Banff. I thought it was dry up here in Edmonton, but every time I go down south and to the mountains my legs get SO ITCHY that I can’t stop scratching like a buffoon. This Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nurturing Body Washing Cream saved me from scratching my legs off. It’s really thick and lathers nicely into the softest foamy foam ever. It smells very shea buttery too-nice and gentle. But it doesn’t leave your skin greasy feeling at all for something so moisturizing. It cleanses really well too! I love it, and from now on it’s coming with me on any trips for sure. Perfect for this near menopause gal who can’t stand body butters!

You just can’t beat Alberta skies I’m telling you. Nope. No way. No how.

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And that was my little adventure last week! I hope to have many more adventures to show you. You see, my hubby was laid off at the end of July, and forced to take early retirement. It was a bit of a shock to us, but he only wanted to work until Marky was finished college anyways. He has been still working though for Sportsnet Productions, but as a freelancer. At first we thought maybe he should get a full-time staff position and then we started to REALLY think about it. WHY. Freelance work is the way to go for him right now, so he can enjoy life for a change. It was a scary decision for us-since he’s the only bread winner in the family. But, life is short. And we want to enjoy what time we’ve got left here! Having sick friends really makes you think about what you want to do with what little time you’ve got left here. And we want to have some fun adventures together!

I promise to get back to blogging about beauty this week! I have quite a bit of things I’ve been loving to show you-specifically skincare. And also some decluttering posts too! YUP. Lots of stuff coming at you, so be prepared!

HUGS everyone! Have you been on any fun adventures lately?