I can relate to quite a few of these! The best were #22 … stealing streets signs (I’ve been there), #35 secretly critiquing the menu design (yup) and #48 dream of a day nobody makes a change to my design (oh gawd yes)


Making Art


I have been a graphic designer for over ten years. I run a Social Media program for a telecommunications company in British Columbia and I run a casual side business. I won 2012’s Advertising Award in the Prince George Regional Arts and Cultural Awards, plus I am one of the few Canadian contributors of Revolutionart.

Check out my page on Facebook: Pint Sized Design

My First Night With Burt


In my previous post, I discussed getting my Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration trial kit. I was really excited to get started, as the North is very hard on my skin in the winter!

Before hitting the pillow last night, I washed my face with the Cream Cleanser. The packaging indicates it is great for getting rid of any dirt and makeup. I did however, use an additional eye-makeup remover, before applying the cleanser, to take off my liner and mascara. I found the cleanser to be very creamy and smooth. The scent of the clary sage was very pleasant and natural. I also didn’t need a ton of the cleanser to wash my face and used a dollop the size of a quarter. Washing it away with warm water, my skin was left feeling fresh and clean.

I then applied the night cream. I found it to be very thick, but it quickly soaked into my skin and no film was left behind. Like the cleanser, the cream is infused with clary sage and smells just as good. I was excited to go to bed just so I could wake up and inspect my face this morning. That would be the true test!

I don’t know about any of you, but my face is super dry when I wake up! Either I’m making out with a pillow made of sandpaper all night or I’m sleeping in a freeze dried vortex … but I look scary come the morning light! I’ve recently been trying numerous facial products to get rid of my nasty dry face, ranging from Garnier to the Body Shop but they don’t seem to go the distance. The dryness just keep coming back!

However this morning after my night with Burt’s Bees, it was a different story. My face looked great! It looked just as fresh as when I went to bed! I then went and showered, got dressed for work and had to moisturize with my regular regime. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration line does have day cream, but it wasn’t sent with the the trial … which is a shame because as soon as I put my make up one, the dry flakes started to pop up. So I dabbed a bit of the night cream over the rough spots before heading out the door. So far, so good!

Overall, for day one of trying the product, I’m remaining optimistic. I’ll be following the same routine tonight with cleanser and night cream. I’ll check back in during the next couple of days to update how the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration line is working for me.

Have a great day … and stay hydrated!If you’d like to know more about these products, stop by their Facebook page to learn more.

Product Testing: Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Line.

Day One:

I just got my first assignment from BzzAgent in the mail today: Burt’s Bee’s Intense Hydration Line! It came with a vial of their Night Cream and a bottle of Cream Cleanser, both made with Clary Sage. It also came with 10 sample packs of the Night Cream to share with friends!

Some of the listed benefits include:

  • Intensely hydrates dry skin
  • Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhanced with Probiotic Technology
  • It’s 99% natural

I’m really excited to start trying the product. I live in British Columbia’s Northern Capital, Prince George … so it’s super dry up here! No matter how much I moisturize my face in the morning, I always have dry skin flakes on my face … and usually before I even get to work! It’s annoying and embarrassing!

Follow me on my skin journey, as I try Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Line over the next 42 days! Drop me a line if you are interest in trying a sample of their night cream and let me know what you think!Image