What’s your current skincare routine? Are you someone who likes to follow each skincare step every night? What are some of your favourite Miracle 10 products to use?
I work on the CHUM FM Morning show with Marilyn Denis & Jamar. My job is essentially to come in and have fun every day, but I’m best known for my hourly “What’s Trending” segment. However, once there’s a microphone within arm’s reach I will chime in on just about any topic. It’s an incredibly exciting job that I could never have predicted would wind up being my career. For my side gig, I executive produce & play sidekick to Jann Arden on the Jann Arden podcast.
Honestly, if someone told me as a kid listening to “Living Under June” or CHUM FM that I would one day be working with the likes of Marilyn Denis & Jann Arden I would have shoved them into another dimension in disbelief. My career has been the happiest accident of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. When I’m not working, I’m usually busy planning a trip with my husband and friends (I have an incurable travel addiction) or over-consuming calories at a restaurant. Sometimes I find a few hours for sleep.
Because my workday starts at 4 am my skincare routine is a bit unusual in that it’s broken into three-day parts: first thing in the morning, after work (around 1 pm) and before bed. I rely on a nap in the afternoon and want to make sure every ounce of make-up is off before I go to sleep.
Morning routine: cool water, alcohol-free toner, vitamin c serum, moisturizer, eye cream & sunscreen
Post-work: make-up removing balm, followed by a gentle cleanser, exfoliating toner, moisturizing serum & moisturizer.
Before bed: cool water, alcohol-free toner, glycolic or lactic acid-based serum, face oil, moisturizer and in the winter months I swear by using an overnight lip mask & loading up on hand cream.
My favourite Miracle 10 products are all designed to make me look more alive & awake than I really am. I *love* the eye treatment (which layers well under concealer), the botanical oil & stem cell serum for moisture/glow & the renewal complex for exfoliation.
Do you have any beauty/skincare hacks or tips that have upped your beauty game?
I grew up in the Neutrogena/Noxema era where stripping your skin of all its natural oils using harsh cleansers was *the* thing to do. So learning to use gentle cleansers (if I use one at all) really benefitted my skin. Avoiding physical exfoliation on my face (such as harsh scrubs) and opting for acid-based exfoliation instead has made my skin much more even and less irritated. I also now avoid the sun at all costs because I am prone to sun damage. I love the Miracle 10 sunscreen and cannot recommend IPL highly enough to anyone with sun damage or uneven skin tone.
Because my days start super early I pack a full knapsack before I leave the house. Usually, there’s a travel mug for coffee, some type of snack, hand sanitizer, lip balm, bright lipstick or gloss, travel perfume, gum, water & of course my phone. I also have Bluetooth headphones on me at all times to support my podcast addiction. Between the Canadian winters & my obsession with hand sanitizer I moisturize my hands *a lot* so the Miracle 10 Intensive Hand Repair is in my bag all winter long.
What’s something that no one really knows about you?
I think everyone knows almost everything about me as a byproduct of my job and my natural inclination towards brutal honesty. I will admit to having a full obsession with the reality series Below Deck. People are always surprised to discover that heartwarming videos/stories involving animals or grandparents will make me cry instantly – even if I’m on air – which isn’t ideal.
Here at Miracle 10, we love to define a Glow Getter as someone who isn’t afraid to be their true, authentic self. In your words, what does it mean to be a Glow Getter?
I think it means quieting the noise of what everyone else expects of you and being honest about who you really are, and what you want out of life. Then just work hard every single day to achieve your goals (and try to be nice to yourself and others in the process). Hard work will win every time; you just have to love what you do enough to endure a few failures.