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Empties: June 2020

Round-up of empty beauty, skincare, body care and makeup products from a mix of Korean, natural, drugstore, luxury and French beauty brands including TONYMOLY, The Face Shop, Innisfree, Not Your Mother's Naturals, Bioderma, Dermalogica, Mifa and Co, Biore, Lavanila, Pixi, Scentuals, Ulta, Rocky Mountain Soap Company and Caudalie.

I meant to post this empties round-up in May, but, well, life happened. In total, there are 26+ products from a mix of Korean, natural, drugstore, luxury and French beauty brands. As you can imagine, most of them are skin and body care, including plenty of moisturizers, sheet masks and hand lotion. Ready?

Solo Lisa Reads: June 2020

Round-up of YA, romance, and thriller book recommendations featuring Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn, The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary, The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton, You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson, The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, and The Happy Every After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

My social media and blog have been pretty quiet lately for a number of reasons. I've been WFH all this time, on a team that is committed to delivering a lot and understaffed for what we have to do, and I've just been feeling burnt out from 2020 overall. I've also been listening and learning as much as possible about Black Lives Matter and anti-racism, reflecting on my own behaviours and possible biases and where I can do better. And while learning to become a better ally can be a lifelong journey, I immediately identified one small area where I could improve right away: Featuring more books by Black authors in these monthly round-ups. Going forward, I'm going to try to feature 1-2 books a month by Black authors, and true to my literary tastes, the books will probably be a mix of YA, romance, and pure escapism. So if you're looking to add something light and joyful to your summer reading list, might I recommend these 6 books?

Solo Lisa Reads: May 2020

Round-up of book covers

Here in Vancouver, businesses are just starting to reopen, and as excited as I am at the prospect of a facial and maybe a haircut, things are still going to be dodgy for everyone until a COVID-19 vaccine is found or herd immunity is achieved. That's why I'm continuing to stay at home as much as possible, but at least I have some excellent books to distract me while I self-quarantine. What are you reading right now?

Drugstore Delight: Avene Cleansing Foam

Avene Cleansing Foam

I've tried my share of cleansing waters, jellies, balms and oils, but there is something atavistically satisfying about a foaming face wash. Maybe it's the way the texture taps into nostalgic comfort and familiarity? Something about a sudsy face cleanser reminds me of younger and more carefree days, tickling the same pleasure centres in my lizard brain as teen rom-coms and Disney movies and Oreos. It just feels good and I can't explain why. Evidently the skincare geniuses at Avene felt the same way, because instead of making a jelly-like cleanser for sensitive skin, they gave us Avene Cleansing Foam ($23 at London Drugs).

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