Luxury Skincare (That I Stole From My Mom)

Why on earth does some shit have to be so expensive? I’m fine with using skincare from the drugstore, but my bougie mother on the other hand MUST have her Valmont.

I wanted to see what was so good about all this stuff and why one cream costs almost $400. So I stole it from my mom (I’ll give it back don’t worry, maybe.. LOL).

It’s legit the same as anything else… the glycolic peels are just as good as the ones from Pixi, and the YSL chemical exfoliator didn’t really leave my skin that smooth. I mean it’s fun to have this stuff if you can afford it, but it really is nothing THAT special, you’re paying for a brand name rather than a product. Save your money peeps!

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Meet Laila Kharouba – Our Newest Blogger

Well hello there, lovelies!

I am so excited to be joining Sarah and the rest of the talented contributors here at Live Life in The Floral Lane. I love this blog—it features a truly delicious and astutely curated mixture of positivity and all things beauty and lifestyle. And I must mention that I appreciate how incredibly aesthetically pleasing it is. I have come to accept that surrounding myself with pinks, purples, and flowers, does in fact make me a happier and more inspired person. Anyone else feel this?

I am a 24-year-old actress, singer, and writer raised and residing in Toronto. I graduated from Queen’s University with a BAH in Drama and Film in 2017, and since then have spent my days writing, singing, and auditioning for film and TV jobs. Oh, and serving and bartending. I guess I should include that. I adore everything travel, nature, beauty, health, and food/drink related.

In the two years since I finished school, I’ve loved being able to finally commit myself 100% to pursuing my dreams. That being said, with acting, I am constantly encountering ‘rejection’ (well, I like to believe it’s not a ‘no’, rather a ‘not yet’) on a weekly basis. I’ve had to be resourceful in finding ways to organize and enhance my life while taking control of my happiness, and staying inspired and ambitious. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m slowly figuring it out. Hopefully I’ll be sharing some of these experiences with you, along with creative writing, and beauty/lifestyle related pieces.

My Instagram is @lailakharouba, where you can find lots of singing videos (and ok fine–a few selfies).

 Have the most wonderful day!



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Meet CarrieJ – Our Newest Blogger

Hi, my name is CarrieJ and I am the lover of all things beautiful, and that includes you, because I already know you are a beautiful soul! That is why you are reading this blog!

Have you ever wondered where does the big beautiful blue-sky ends? I mean, it must end somewhere. That’s the kind of crazy stuff I like to think about sometimes. But seriously, why should beautiful things have to end?! We at Live Life in the Floral Lane, are committed to all things beautiful. Beautiful baskets of poinsettia, beautiful gardens of tulips, or the first bunches of roses we find in the shop for Mother’s Day. Not to mention the endless fashion and beauty tips offered on this blog. Why should it have to end?! That’s why photographs are important.

Photography represent a frozen frame on the continuum of time. A beautiful time that will never end.

This week I bought my first flower basket. It smells refreshing! I decided to snap a photo because when Winter comes, I never ever want to forget that flowers bloom in Spring. I guess that’s metaphorical too. We have these awesome days that we just never ever want to end. Times when the very clock’s ticking into the next second is a dread, why should it end?!

When I got married, it was one of those awesome days. I wanted the honeymoon to last forever. It was a beautiful day! Leading up to that day, being just graduated from University, I was trying to minimize on cost and nearly chopped the photography budget in half, but for a wise old lady who cautioned me. She said days like these only come around once (I hope!), so enjoy it but also snap it into eternity! Then you look back on that photograph and think, I remember that beautiful day.

For this Spring, here’s to lots of beautiful days and lots of photographs.

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