Beauty | Weekend Skincare Routine + Giveaway

From Monday to Thursday, I put my skin through hell. Makeup, rushed skincare routines, and the occasional “I’m too tired to take off my makeup at night”. I’ve recently begun my #NoMakeupFridays and its since done wonders for my skin. Fridays also kick off my weekend skincare routine. The moment I get home after work, I hop in the shower (there’s no better feeling). In the shower, I cleanse my face and follow with NeoStrata’s skin resurfacing duo; Crystals + Activator to exfoliate my skin. The two products combined leave my skin feeling great. I deeply massage for approximately two minutes and rinse off. Neostrata-TheFancyNancyTheFancyNancy-Skincare-Neostrada-AveneEauThermal-Oceane-7Once I’m out of the shower and dry, I proceed by spraying a little bit of Avene’s Eau Thermal to my face. Once it dries, I apply NeoStrata’s Glycolic Renewal smoothing lotion to the dull areas of my face. Using this product overtime has minimized my pores, as well as evened out my skin tone. I then apply one vitamin C capsule to my face. These capsules have been a game-changer in my beauty routine for over 7 months now. They give me an effortless glow and firm up my skin (I use them every two days). I then apply NeoStrata’s AquaYouth Anti-Wrinkle Cream (it’s a little dense, therefore I only use it at night). It leaves my skin feeling hydrated all through the night and I wake up with glowing skin. I finish off with the lash enhancer serum. TheFancyNancy-Skincare-Neostrada-AveneEauThermal-Oceane-9

On Saturday mornings, I repeat my skincare routine (without the exfoliating crystals). The difference is that after cleansing my face, I use my Oceane skin peeling mask and then proceed as usual. I noticed that since taking more time to care for my skin, it has become more radiant and blemish free. I discovered NeoStrata products a while ago and I can’t believe I waited this long before sharing it here. It’s a great Canadian brand that creates products for all skin types. NeoStrata has provided me with a few of my favourite products to share with one lucky reader. To win, you must follow @thefancynancy19 and @NeoStrataCanada on Instagram. You must also leave a comment here below advising why you should win this giveaway. The giveaway is opened until 8am on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Good luck!


Photography by Jodianne Beckford



  1. KrishiaGo
    November 14, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Instagram :ohkayego

  2. callmefafi
    November 13, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    So refreshing to see bloggers who see the importance of a good skincare regimen. Great review! I’m absolutely obsessed with skincare and I think I love it more than makeup right now. . .mainly because it helps my makeup have a flawless application. I can’t say I deserved to win this more than others. All I can say is that I would be very grateful, feel extremely blessed, and blog about my experience as well. U0001f618

  3. Lyssarose210
    November 13, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Thanks for a really terrific review!!💖💖 I am definitely in need of a new skin care regimen and your review makes me think these products might just be sent from heaven!!💕💕  Thanks again for the awesome review, I relate to so much of what you said!😊🎉 Thanks for the chance and good luck to all!!💕💕💕  Stephanie Upton @lyssarose210

  4. Karla Sceviour
    November 11, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    I should win because I am in need of a new skincare routine, I haven`t found any products that truely work for me,I would love a chance to try these out! 🙂 @ksceviour on instagram

  5. Andrea H
    November 11, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I would love to win this because I’m just starting out with an anti-aging skin care routine and would love to have some new products to try 🙂

  6. GraceKondo
    November 10, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    I think I should win this giveaway because I’m simply trying to rejuvenate my skin! I’ve always struggled with having a proper face/skin routine, which I am now trying to correct. At my age (19) I feel like the appearance of my skin should be more youthful then it looks right now. The mixes of the products above seem like exactly what I need to get this skin of mine where its supposed to be! Also i will be cutting my hair very short soon, so now that my face will be more projected, I fill like it is CRUCIAL for my skin care to be on top. Hope I win the giveaway!!
    Thank you for the opportunity and good job on the blog, love it!
    Instagram name: gracekondo

  7. Shireen L. Platt
    November 10, 2015 / 11:37 am

    Thank you so much for this opportunity and respectfully followed both IG accounts. I hope to win this giveaway because I’m in my late 30’s, stay at home mum of an 18months old and I really need to amp up my skincare routine. My current skincare is okay but lately especially in this much colder weather, I’ve noticed that my dry, dehydrated skin needed something more that what I am using now so I’m hoping this range will help. I’ve only used Neostrata Peel solution which is amazing btw and I am looking forward to try more for the brand.
    My IG name: @shireenlplatt

  8. KellyLee905
    November 10, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I should win this giveaway because this would add some serious punch to a new beauty routine I’m trying to get into

  9. Jay N
    November 9, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Thank you, I am following @thefancynancy19 and @NeoStrataCanada on Instagram.  I would love to win as I am an old(er) mom of youngsters and I want to look like I can fit in with the mommy crowd in the school yard.  I really appreciate that NeoStrata is made fragrance-free.

  10. archy00501
    November 9, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    My skin could really use a pick me up with these two munchkins keeping me up at all hours! I follow @thefancynancy and @NeoStrataCanada on instagram

  11. eastandwestgirl
    November 9, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    My skin is dehydrated and dull, so a moisture and radiance boost is very much needed!

  12. November 9, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    I have only been able to try NeoStrata once and let me tell ya I lived itU0001f498U0001f498 would definately would live to win this and say I tried it ALL..thank you for this giveawa and my fingers are sooooo crossed

  13. sibley_h
    November 9, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    I am following @thefancynancy19 and @NeoStrataCanada on Instagram. I should win this fabulous giveaway because i have problem skin and this sounds like the perfect skin care regime for me.

  14. blessedta
    November 9, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I been using NeoStrata products for about 3-4 years and my skin always looks nice and glowing. I would like to try the new products. @BlessedTA

  15. Chubby_chihuahua
    November 9, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    I’m familiar with Avene products but haven’t tried Neostrata. My skin is looking quite dull lately so I think a change would be good and the regime you describe seems easy to do! Plus with the winter weather coming I think my skin needs more love! I’ve followed both on Instagram and I’m @chubby_chihuahua on Instagram!

  16. AlayneStewartLangford
    November 9, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I also use Avene’s Eau Thermal spray as part of my cleansing routine! I have mature skin and would love the chance to try NeoStrata’s AquaYouth Anti-Wrinkle Cream to help tackle my fine lines and wrinkles! Many thanks! I am following both accounts @mamalangs5

  17. KrishiaGo
    November 9, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Sweet routine!
    My skin has endured countless brands that have damaged and made my skin extremely sensitive to harsh chemicals. I’ve read that neostrata was created by dermatologists, and that means ingredients in their products are more forgiving for sensitive skin like mine. Hopefully I get a chance to be able to revitalize my skin now that winter is coming !
    Also, their company color is almost a royal purple U0001f60d and is proudly Canadian 😀

  18. canadacontest
    November 9, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    I would love to win this as my skin is aging and I need a better skin routine, than my current one!

  19. KrishiaGo
    November 9, 2015 / 12:32 pm