I have no shame in admitting I’m a sweaty bitch. I always have been, and likely always will be. Some folks sweat more than others, and I’m definitely in the sweats easily classification. When I was in high school, there were semesters in which I would have gym mid-day, followed by an English or math … More Read this if you sweat easily
I believe I first started getting acne when I was around the age of 13. I could be off by a few years; I didn’t exactly make note of when I first noticed a volcanic eruption occurring on my face, if you can imagine that. Fast-forward to now and I’m still dealing with acne. I’m … More Dealing with a stubborn zit? Read this
Not too long ago, I had my bridal makeup trial, if you will, with the truly lovely gal who is doing my makeup, as well as the makeup for my bridal party, on the big day. She and I have become friends since we have gotten to know one another, and she’s flipping awesome in … More Looking for a miracle cream? Read this
I have no shame in admitting that I’m a bit of a perfume junkie; I always have been, and likely always will be. I am pleased to report that my perfume preferences and choices have improved dramatically in terms of quality over the years, and while I do still enjoy the odd body mist, I … More Read this to find your new summer scent
Last week, I met up with a dear friend of mine for dinner. We had a wonderful time, as per usual, and I noticed while sitting across from her at the table that her face makeup looked incredible. I could tell she had makeup on, but it was so beautifully subtle and natural, so I … More Looking for a tinted facial sunscreen? Read this
I’ve been sporting long hair for quite a few years now. I actually once went 11 years without getting a haircut in any form, including a trim; this was the result of a botched haircut in which I asked for a trim and left with hair above my shoulders. Allow me to stipulate that my … More Here are some tips for healthy, strong hair
Similar to my post about tanning, I would like to claim this opportunity to profess that I am not someone who gets their eyelashes done frequently. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never had any kind of service performed on my eyelashes, and the reason I am now is, once again, as … More Lash extensions vs. lift and tints: is one better than the other?
I wouldn’t exactly say I’m shy when it comes to trying new makeup products. When I say new products, I’m referring to buying new versions of the same items I’ve been using for a while now, because while I’m willing to try new things in the makeup realm, I’m not overly adventurous. I’m not sure … More Looking for an eyebrow filler? Read this
I am not someone who frequently visits any type of salon, studio, or beauty-related business. I never have, and probably never will, simply because the world of aesthetics and all of its services have never really appealed to me. Working on a farm isn’t exactly a profession in which beauty and my appearance are my … More Here’s why you need to visit Blush Medical Aesthetics
I will be entirely transparent and admit that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been slacking with my makeup game. Prior to COVID hitting, I wore a full face of makeup just about every day. Fast forward to now and I find myself struggling to find the motivation to simply throw on some … More In need of a new setting powder? Read this
I’ve made mention in a number of previous posts that I am a bit of a perfume junkie. I fully accept this component of my identity, and really, I figure there are far worse things to collect than perfume. I’ve got my favourites, but I’m always enthusiastic to take a whiff of new smells and … More Looking for a lightweight scent? Read this
When I was younger, I was absolutely obsessed with the television series known as America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), created by the highly celebrated and recognized model Tyra Banks. By younger, I’m guesstimating I began watching this show when I was about 12 or so, which are important developmental years. I couldn’t get enough of … More America’s Next Top Model: a toxic portrayal
I will be entirely candid and admit that as much as I like to believe I’m super savvy and knowledgeable in the realm of skincare, I’m really not. I mean, I’m not a complete imbicile when it comes to knowing what works for my own skin, but I’m certainly not a professional. I am in … More Looking for an affordable chemical peel? Read this
The length of my hair, currently, is arguably the longest it has ever been. I’ve had long hair for a while now, long meaning it stops just above my ass. I had a trim last April and haven’t had one since as I am trying to keep my hair as long as possible for my … More Are Morroccanoil shampoo and conditioner worth the money?
Mascara, for me, personally, has always been an absolutely essential component in my makeup routine. I have smaller, hooded eyes, so when I don’t wear mascara, people typically ask me if I am exceptionally tired, or exceptionally sick. Being a woman is just grand sometimes, I’ll tell ya. I’ve tried my share of mascara over … More All hail L’Oréal Paris Telescopic mascara
As reluctant as I am to admit that I have dark circles under my eyes at the ripe age of 26, I also figure it might be beneficial to share this in case there are other young folks out there experiencing the same thing and feeling badly about it. Dark circles can, apparently, strike at … More Looking for an eye cream for dark circles? Read this
I was scrolling through my social media feeds today and came across a reel via Instagram that a beautician composed. The reel began with a caption she wrote which read something along the lines of, “As a beautician, never use the following shampoo and conditioner brands.” The reel then depicted brief flashes of photos of … More Do you know what’s in your shampoo and conditioner?
Oily skin, speaking from experience, is a bit of a blessing and a curse. Oily skin is beneficial in the sense that ageing and wrinkles, down the road, are diminished if one has oily skin because the skin is typically quite hydrated. Oily skin can be a real pain in the ass in the sense … More If you have oily skin, read this
My nails and I have been on quite a journey together. A transitional one at that. When I was younger, probably about ten or 11, I discovered the scrutinized habit commonly known as biting my nails. I didn’t just bite my nails; I chewed the skin surrounding my nails as well, and over time, my … More These are some of the best products you can purchase for your nails
Makeup is something I have grown to appreciate as I have gotten older. When I was in my early teens, I would dabble with some mascara and maybe a bit of concealer from time to time, for example, if it was picture day or something, and that was about it. Once I started getting acne, … More Have you heard of this new sustainable makeup company?
Quite a few years ago, my sister, as a surprise for my birthday, purchased us both passes to attend a makeup convention in Toronto. That birthday still stands out in my mind today because it was such a unique and different experience from anything I would typically do for myself, and she and I had … More Have you heard of Cake Beauty?
I’m at a point in my life in which I’ve grown rather tired of meticulously filling in and carving out my eyebrows to enable them to look as though they grow perfectly on my face. It’s time consuming, frustrating, and, for me, personally, somewhat stupid. I decided to embrace a more natural eyebrow look this … More e.l.f. Wow Brow: a hidden gem
It’s no secret to anyone who reads my blog somewhat consistently that acne has been a constant in my life for quite a while. I actually have more acne now, as an adult, than I did when I was a teenager and going through puberty, which is a rather strong indication of my luck with … More Here’s why you need to try Rael’s pimple patches
Charcoal is something that most of us are likely familiar with to some extent, although it may not be something most of us associate with consumption. The idea of ingesting charcoal may seem like a rather strange one, but trust me when I say that activated charcoal can be a miracle worker for people dealing … More Should you be using activated charcoal?
Body hair is one of things that, for women, is either of utmost importance or gets shunted to the back burner in terms of removing it. Some of us are pretty adamant about staying on top of our hair growth and grooming accordingly, while some of us simply don’t give a shit. I wish I … More Product review: Nair Shower Power
It is safe to say I’m on a bit of a beauty kick here on my blog as of late. I hope you, my beloved readers don’t mind, as my beauty-related posts seem to go over well in terms of views and engagement. So, why not delve into the incredibly immersive topic of the best … More Check out this year’s best beauty products so far
Judgment is one of those concepts that just about all of us agree to be detrimental. It isn’t right to do, and we know the implications that can present themselves as a result of judging someone. Yet, despite our recognition of the toxicity embedded in the act of judging a person, and our awareness that … More Here’s why we shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance
Grey hair is something that a lot of us tremendously fear. I believe the phobia of going grey stems from a fear of aging, and perhaps even ageism itself, however it’s a bit ridiculous how fearful so many of us are of seeing our hair turn grey considering just about all of us will experience … More Can grey hair be reversed?
As a woman, I can attest to the trials and tribulations that often coincide with the concept of beauty. Actually, beauty isn’t the right term. Perhaps beauty maintenance would be more fitting. When I say beauty maintenance, I’m making reference to all of the joyous things that come with identifying as a woman, for me, … More Check out these super helpful beauty hacks
Acne and me go way back. I regret to attest to just how long acne and I have been familiar with each other, but to put it simply, I’m 26 and I still deal with pimples every. single. day. I’d love to share a guaranteed anti-acne regiment with all of you, however that would make … More Check out these at-home acne remedies that are probably already in your cupboards