Category Archives for Skincare

October 22nd, 2020

How I totally cleared my skin in lockdown

My Skincare Routine | Sara du Jour

This post has been a looooong time coming. I didn’t want to share my skincare routine before I finished testing everything, and was absolutely, totally sure my skincare routine worked (for me). Now, skin is completely individual, and what works for me isn’t guaranteed to work for you. All I can do is share the changes I made that took me from perpetual adult acne all through my 20s to clear skin. Hopefully, you’ll find something here helpful. (more…)

22. October 2020 by saradujour
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May 10th, 2020

Korean Skincare Haul: Klairs + COSRX

Korean Skincare Haul: Klairs, COSRX, and more | Sara du Jour

It happened. I finally got into Korean skincare. Like many other people, I decided to use this time in lockdown to finally figure out my skincare routine. I’ve struggled with sensitive, acne-prone dry(ish) skin my whole adult life, and I’d like to get clear, glowing skin – once and for all. Plus, my thirties are just around the corner, and I’d like to have an effective and complete skincare routine sorted before then. (more…)

10. May 2020 by saradujour
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April 17th, 2020

What to Get in the Sephora Sale (2020)

What to Get in the Sephora Sale | Sara du Jour

Sephora’s Spring Sale 2020 starts today for Rouge members, April 21 for VIB members, and April 23 for Beauty Insiders – which means 20% off, 15% off, or 10% off your total order, respectively. Wondering what to get in the Sephora sale? I gotchu.

I’ve put together this post to share my Sephora favorites, and which products I recommend you buy while prices are slashed. Their sale event only happens twice a year, so I wait and wait to stock up on all my holy grail products at a discount, or nab any big-ticket items I’ve had my eye on. Because buying things full-price is for suckas. (Use code “SPRINGSAVE” for your discount!) (more…)

17. April 2020 by saradujour
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September 2nd, 2019

Sephora Sale Haul: My 5 Must-Haves

What I Got in the Sephora Sale | Sara du Jour

Sephora recently had their VIB sale, meaning 15% off everything for all VIBs and 20% off for VIB Rouge members. High-end beauty products are an expensive habit, so I try not to buy anything full price if I can help it. Especially when I know I’ll need to repurchase certain products again and again anyway. (more…)

02. September 2019 by saradujour
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June 17th, 2019

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Review

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Review | Sara du Jour

Me again, back on #SkincareQuest2019. This time, reviewing Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. If you’ve been considering trying either of these products yourself, keep on reading. (more…)

17. June 2019 by saradujour
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May 25th, 2019

What I Bought in the Sephora Sale

Sephora Sale Haul | Sara du Jour

A couple of weeks ago, Sephora had their semi-annual VIB event, which meant Beauty Insiders got 10% off their total purchase, VIBs got 15% off, and VIB Rouges got 20% off their purchase. I always try to wait for this sale to stock up on products I’ve run low on and need to repurchase. Plus it’s a good excuse to splurge on that luxury beauty item you’ve been eyeing. “But it’s discounted now! I’d be stupid not to buy it!!”

Since I’m a deeply curious person who always wants to know what other people grabbed during this sale, here’s what I picked up. (more…)

25. May 2019 by saradujour
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May 20th, 2019

Does Tati’s Halo Beauty Really Work?

Halo Beauty Kiwi Seed Skin Booster Review | Sara du Jour

If you spend any time on Youtube, you’ll know that the beauty community went very Game of Thrones these last ten days. The betrayals! The alliances! The takedowns! The plotting! I have whiplash.

I had planned to wait to review Tati’s Halo Beauty Kiwi Seed Booster skin supplements once my full two month trial elapsed, but given all the current interest in her Halo Beauty supplements, I thought I’d better do it now, and save all you millennials and Gen Z-ers your hard-earned money. Money that would be better spent on, you know, avocado toast or something. (more…)

20. May 2019 by saradujour

May 12th, 2019

Sephora Haul: Skincare Hits & Misses

Sephora Haul: Skincare Hits & MIsses | Sara du Jour

Have I been online shopping too much lately? Yes. But Flint still doesn’t have clean water, fascism is on the rise again, an orange sock puppet is the head of the most powerful nation in the world, and we’ve caused irreparable damage to the only habitable planet we have. So you gotta get your kicks where you can, ya know?

While I don’t have much control over any of those horrible things, I do have total control over my skincare. Anything to ward off the creeping existential dread, right?

So anyway, here’s my review of some overpriced skincare products I’ve put to the test recently. (I am the “This is fine” meme.) (more…)

12. May 2019 by saradujour
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April 20th, 2019

An Honest Glossier Review + Swatches

Glossier Review | Sara du Jour

This Glossier review would have been called “I Spent All My Money on Glossier So You Don’t Have To“, but SEO doesn’t want me to be cute. When I shared on my insta stories that I bought some goodies from Glossier (yes, your girl fell for yet another Instagram ad), many of you reached out to ask for my review. I’ve thoroughly tested out all these Glossier products for about a month, so that I could give each a really fair chance. And I have a lot to say.

Some of the products I loved, some I found massively overhyped. So if you’ve been considering making a purchase at Glossier, you’ll want to read this first. And use my link to get 10% off your order! (more…)

20. April 2019 by saradujour

December 1st, 2015

Bioderma Skin Care Review

Bioderma Skin Care Review | Sara du Jour

The kind folks at Bioderma Canada were lovely enough to send me a little care package full of goodies to try. I had heard so many great things about Bioderma skin care products, so was eager to find out how they’d work for me and my skin. When the big package arrived in the mail, I thought Christmas had come early! (more…)

01. December 2015 by saradujour

November 12th, 2015

My Acne-Fighting Skincare Routine

My Acne Fighting Skincare Routine (Morning & Night) | Sara du Jour
I’ve struggled with my skin for years. I have sensitive skin that is acne prone – leaning more towards the dry side but that can also get oily in my T-zone. Harsh acne fighting regimens like Proactive did nothing but burn like hell and turn my skin into the Sahara desert – a state which happened after only a couple of uses and took a long time to recover from.

This means I have to be really careful about the skincare products I use. (more…)

12. November 2015 by saradujour

February 27th, 2014

Winter Skin Sephora Haul


In the wintertime, skin needs some extra lovin’. Some of you may already be enjoying spring-like weather since we’re on the cusp of March, but as I look out the window, it’s a world of white. And it’s way below freezing today. Oh, Canada.

Whether or not you’re still battling the elements where you are, here are a few things I recently picked up from Sephora to get my face glowing despite the season. (more…)

27. February 2014 by saradujour
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October 24th, 2013

My Nightly Skincare Routine


This is probably my number one most requested post. Some of you seem to think my skin is flawless, and while this is extremely flattering, it’s (unfortunately) an illusion created by the use of makeup & good lighting.

I’m fortunate enough not to suffer from cystic acne or any other skin disorder, but my skin isn’t perfect either. I have blemishes all the time!

With that said, here’s my nightly skincare routine. (more…)

24. October 2013 by saradujour
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