Journey to VIFF 2015


The 34th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is coming this September 24th to October 9th. If you’re a movie buff this is thee place to be this Fall. The festival features a smorgasbord of various movies to suit everyone’s cinema preference. A real movie lover’s haven.

Vancouver will host over 350 films from BC, Canada and 70 countries worldwide.


This year Canadian skincare brand, NeoStrata has partnered with London Drugs to celebrate local talent at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

NeoStrata in collaboration with London Drugs are this year’s Official Skincare Sponsors and will be sponsoring the festival’s 2015 Style In Film series.


Having worked in the Cosmetics and Skincare business for the past 15 years I am no stranger to the NeoStrata brand. Natasha and I have used many of their products and some of them have maintained their place on our ‘TOP products‘ list over and over.

The Youth Factor GF Total Regenerating Serum (pictured above), is a newer launch but it has quickly become a staple in my night time regime. It is a face serum for firming, fortifying and restructuring but I immediately thought this was exactly what I needed for my decollete, jaw line and neck. If it came in bigger bottles I’d use it all over my body! ha! No. Seriously. It’s that good.


NeoStrata is a Cosmeceutical brand that specializes in Glycolic Acid (AHA). I’m sure everyone has at least heard about Glycolic Acid by now. Oprah, Dr. Oz and many media outlets have talked about AHA’s and it’s benefits for awhile now. It is a very effective ingredient used for anti-aging. AHA is a natural small crystal found in sugarcane, is highly water soluble and is the most gentle AHA form for skin exfoliation. It removes the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin continually stimulating collagen growth, exposing younger, healthier looking skin. When we were young that skin exfoliation process happened naturally, but when we age it slows down. A lot. That’s when skin starts to look older, dull, dehydrated and fine lines and wrinkles occur. No thanks!


All I can say is thank god for amazing skincare companies like NeoStrata who help us maintain great looking skin at every age. By using their moisturizers with Gylcolic Acid you are essentially battling aging all day long and you don’t even know it! Their hydrating Glycolic Renewal creams state ‘exfoliating‘ on the box and that seems to confuse some people (ahem… mom.. ­čśë ) They think it is an actual exfoliator that you scrub on and wash off. But this is your moisturizer that exfoliates while hydrating all day long. Brilliant!

Pictured below are some of the NeoStrata products that I have used continually for many years and highly recommend. If you are new to the NeoStrata brand, you should definitely check these out:

1. Vitamin C Concentrate
2. Skin Resurfacing Duo
3. Skin Brightener


Natasha and I were honored to be invited to a Red Carpet Event a few weeks ago. It was a special media preview event celebrating Canadian beauty and talent for this year’s VIFF BEAUTY 2015. It was such a great evening being around such amazing women and being able to share in the excitement of the upcoming Vancouver International Film Festival. It was our first red carpet event and we had so much fun!


Now for some exciting CONTEST news for all of you lovelies… You and a friend could be celebrating Canadian talent and beauty in film with a VIP Opening Night Gala Experience at the Vancouver International Film Festival this September!

Click HERE to find out more details and enter to win an all-expenses-paid VIP VIFF Experience! (Contest closes on September 13th).

Good luck Beauties…
Laura & Natasha xo 
(written by Laura, photos by Natasha)