I love face oils, but until recently, I used them only at night. I have oily, acne-prone skin, and I always found oils too heavy for daytime use. I don’t know if my skin has become less oily over the years, but lately, I’ve been loving adding oils to my morning routines. We are approaching winter here in Melbourne, and a few drops of a light day oil (on top of a water-based hydrating serum) keeps my skin soft and glowing all day long.

My selections below are all light and non-greasy, and they would work equally well as picks for spring/summer (in case you live in the northern hemisphere and are approaching summer, lucky you!). Most of my selections below will suit most skin types, including oily and acne-prone. View Post

Lately, I’ve been feeling a little disoriented. I don’t really know why, but I just feel like everything around me is in a state of flux. I started a new role at work a couple of months ago, and the challenges associated with that, combined with changes in my living arrangements and friendship circles have left me feeling a little confused. Everything is new again. I am developing new connections, and while that’s great, I do miss the comfort of the familiar. View Post

Austrian green skincare label Max and Me has been getting a lot of attention lately. A number of bloggers whose opinions I trust have been praising the line for its purity and otherworldly scents. After using Max and Me products for over two months, I am glad to report that every product I’ve tried from Max and Me has not only lived up to my expectations but surpassed them. It’s one of the most unique skincare brands I’ve tried: there is nothing else like it on the market. What I love about their products is that the scents and textures are so unique and decadent that they automatically inspire in me a desire to take care of myself.  They take ‘self care’ rituals to a whole new level. View Post