Must Watch TV Shows

My Top Must Watch TV Shows

I thought I would switch things up today and do more of a lifestyle type post. I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to have Netflix marathons (more than I’d like to admit) and I thought I would share some of my favourite television shows of the moment!

Penny Dreadful

I have been completely obsessed with this show since it aired last June. The trailer drew me in instantly (watch here) and I am such a sucker for supernatural shows like this. Everything from the casting, writing and cinematography is just fantastic and every episode just pulls you deeper and deeper into their world. Set in Victorian London, a band of unlikely strangers come together to fight creatures that we can only imagine hide in the shadows at night. You’ll instantly recognize characters such as Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, and Dorian Gray. I highly recommend checking out this series if you’re a fan of classic monsters and supernatural drama.

Outlander

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this show at first, but it has quickly taken up the second place spot on my favourites list. This show follows Claire Randall, a World War II British army nurse who finds herself transported back in time to 18th century Scotland. I know how it sounds, but believe me when I tell you that you’ll likely be just as enamored with this show as I was after watching a few episodes. She comes across a clan of Highlanders and always seems to find herself in the wrong place at the wrong time as she tries to find her way back home to 1940’s Britain. Not only does she have a knack for getting herself in sticky situations, she also meets an attractive red haired Highlander and finds love unexpectedly thrown her way. I mean, what more do you need?

Daredevil

This new Netflix Original series is based on Marvel’s Daredevil character and had my boyfriend and I hooked from the first episode. Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day and vigilante by night, fights crime through the legal system and outside it. Blinded from an accident in his younger years, Matt finds other ways to see by using his other senses and fights to keep the streets of Hell’s Kitchen safe. Since the first season ended I have been waiting anxiously for season two to arrive. I need to know what happens next!

Lost

I know this isn’t a new show to most of you, but I just recently started watching it a month or two ago after stumbling upon it on Netflix. A seemingly normal routine flight from Sydney to Los Angeles takes a terrible turn when it crashes onto a remote island in the middle of nowhere. Having gone off course for hours, search and rescue is looking in all the wrong places and the surviving passengers from the plane scavenge through the wreckage looking for food, supplies and creating shelters until they are rescued. They will be rescued, right? I don’t want to give too much away, but this show has kept me on my toes the entire time! A definite must watch!

What shows are you loving at the moment?

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Pamper Session With Clinique

Clinique Even Better Brightening Moisture Mask Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask Everyone needs a pamper session once in a while, especially after a long day. I personally love to treat myself to one once or twice a week and have even dubbed Sundays as my designated pampering day. I love to just lounge on the couch with some tea, a face mask and my favourite TV shows on Netflix. Giving yourself that time to relax really helps you to regroup before the long week ahead. I mean, is there any better way to spend your Sunday?

It’s no surprise that I am a huge fan of face masks as I talk about them all the time here on my blog. Clinique recently introduced two new masks to their skincare range and I was lucky enough to be able to test them out. The first is their *Even Better Brightening Moisture Mask ($39) which is a really lovely, thick mask that is perfect for when your skin is feeling a bit dry. Having dry skin all year round, moisturizing masks are a necessity for me. This one not only hydrates, but it also helps give dull skin that pick me up that it needs and makes it look brighter and more radiant. I have noticed a huge improvement in the way that my skin looks and feels after using this. My skin just loves this stuff!

I get the odd blemish here and there, mostly around my jawline, and have larger pores on and around my nose. I have been using the *Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask ($27) on these areas for the past few weeks and have noticed that my blemishes seemed to have calmed down, and my pores look much more clear. The charcoal pulls out impurities in the skin while the clay sucks up excess oil. It’s perfect for a mid-week detox! If you have an oilier skin type and are looking for a mattifying and purifying mask, this would be perfect for you. However, it is gentle enough for me to use even with my drier skin.

I am so happy to have these new additions on my skincare shelf and will definitely be venturing into more Clinique skincare in the future. They also have a few other masks such as their Acne Solutions, Moisture Surge and Revitalizing Instant Facial. You can check out all of Clinique’s makeup, skincare and fragrances on the Clinique Canada website!

Which Clinique mask would you like to try?

 

Jealous Body Cocoa & Almond Coffee Scrub

Jealous Body Cocoa Almond Coffee Scrub

I had first shared my love for Jealous Body on my blog back in March when I had raved about their *Coconut & Coffee scrub, and they are making another appearance on TBC today. The Vancouver-based company had stolen my heart with their original scrub and have recently introduced four brand new scrubs to their lineup!

Jealous Body scrubs are made up of all natural ingredients, each with a specific purpose. One of their newest releases, the *Cocoa & Almond Coffee Scrub, contains Robusta coffee grounds, cold pressed sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, and cocoa powder. The coffee grounds stimulate blood flow and exfoliate the skin while the almond and macadamia oils add much-needed moisture. While the coffee and oils are doing their thing, the cocoa powder is hard at work repairing your skin along with vitamins A, E & D.

I have a drier skin type and my skin was instantly softer, moisturized and even had a healthier appearance to it after just one use. It’s even gentle enough to use on your face and I love to use it a few times a week. I have noticed such an improvement in my skin after using this scrub and my boyfriend even likes to use as well. Now while the scrub can be quite a messy shower companion, albeit a fun one, the scrub easily washes away with water and the mess is gone. Did I forget to mention that it also smells amazing?

I truly cannot recommend Jealous Body enough as they really are such a fantastic company with great products. Both of the scrubs I have tried I have fallen in love with and if you don’t mind getting down and dirty a few times a week then definitely give them a try. I’m so happy to see that they have expanded their line with new scrubs and you can see them on the Jealous Body website!

What scrub would you like to try?