Finding a body cream you assume to be great, only to learn it isn’t, is frustrating. Perhaps it’s too oily and leaves a film on your skin after using it; maybe it isn’t the scent you bargained for; perhaps it’s promise to provide your skin with infinite moisture fell short. When you spend money on … More Product review: Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Comfort Vanilla and Patchouli Moisturizing Body Cream
In regard to my post a few days ago about self-care, I thought it might useful to brainstorm the ways in which we can practice self-care without blowing our budget. I think many of us automatically associate self-care practices with a high price tag, but it certainly doesn’t have to cost you an arm or … More Practicing affordable self-care
I think for many of us, the concept of self-care is intimidating. The intimidation isn’t so much a reflection of self-care itself, but rather, a mimicry of our own insecurities involved with taking the time to address our own mental and physical needs. Self-care is not a practice that requires us to be selfish, however. … More Self-care isn’t selfish
Hair hygiene is something we’re taught from a young age. It is something that has become a repetitive practice in our lives, something that doesn’t demand much thought. Because of the repetitive nature of hair hygiene, we fail to ever think twice about it. For the most part, anyways. But, I started to give it … More Is less more when it comes to washing your hair?
Summertime, for me, is peak tan season. By tan, I’m referring to the tan I receive when I’m outside working on the farm. Not from a tanning bed or anything like that. Since beginning my job at Bonnieheath, I’m spending far more time indoors than I normally do in the warmer weather. And, as a … More Product review: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Luminous Bronzer
The other evening, my mom encouraged to take a look at her latest Chatelaine magazine. I’m not normally an avid Chatelaine reader, but after flipping through the June/July edition, I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed. The cover of this issue of the magazine features a striking woman in a bathing suit. The image is … More Have you heard about #ShowUs ?
Apparently I’ve been feeling creative with my hair as of late, seeing as this is the second hair tutorial I’ve written about in a rather short period of time. I’ll take all the creativity I can get. I find that with long hair, styling and unique ideas seem to be easier to accomplish. Is it … More Dutch front braid hair tutorial
Summertime often evokes elegant and soft hairstyles. Perhaps it’s because with summer comes a more whimsical attitude and a sense of happiness throughout the air. I know, I sound like I’m writing a book of poetry. Moving on. Summer, as wonderful as it is, can make wearing hair down a rather unpleasant experience. Humidity kicks … More Summer twisted crown hair tutorial
Hemp oil, as popular as it is as of late, seems to be associated with a sense of obscurity. What exactly is it? What can it be used for? Well, to provide some clarification, hemp oil “is a nutty and flavorful oil that is extracted from the stalks or seeds of the hemp plant. There … More So, how do you use hemp oil?
For those of you who have zero interest in makeup, I apologize for the subject matter of this post. But, for those of you who do, I thought I would share the contents of my makeup bag in case anyone is curious as to which products I use. I highly doubt anyone is curious, and … More What’s in my makeup bag?
Deodorant, as fickle as it may seem, is something pretty well all of us rely on as a component of our hygiene routine. Yet, from my understanding, many of us aren’t using the correct type of deodorant. One aspect of deodorant that is worth keeping in mind the next time you’re staring at the hundreds … More Are you using the right deodorant?
Pore vacuums seem to be all the rage in the beauty world as of late. I’ve been seeing ads for different versions of them across my social media accounts for some time now, and after doing some research and looking up reviews, I decided to order one for myself. I will be honest in stating … More Looking at buying a pore vacuum? Read this first
Makeup is what I consider to be my saving grace. It’s something that has given me confidence when my skin isn’t looking its best, and, for many people who use it, it’s a means to express creativity and artistry. One thing I’ve learned over the years in regards to makeup application is that less is … More Makeup application: less is more
Considering the current weather fluctuations happening in the province of Ontario, it might be difficult to consider the fact that warmer weather and sunnier days are on their way. But, they’re a comin’, and it’s wise to make a mental note that sun and heat aren’t necessarily the best elements for the skin. I thought … More Slather on that SPF
For many of us, our skin likely isn’t looking the way we would like it to. Especially if you’re residing in a colder climate, because chances are by this point in the year, your skin is starting to closely resemble that of a snake’s. Not to fret about your reptilian state, though. Thanks to an … More Here’s why you should be using hemp oil on your skin
I’ve discussed my experiences with acne here on my blog several times in the past. Spoiler: I’m going to be 24 and I still deal with acne. More than I did when I was a teenager, actually, which is just peachy. Acne absolutely sucks, and I’m always on the hunt for products that work to … More Product review: Kate Somerville’s EradiKate
Body positivity is, in my opinion, perceived in one of two ways; a positive movement involving confidence and acceptance of oneself, or a negative message that perpetuates the ideology that being overweight and unhealthy is okay and praised. I was chatting with my sister about the two sides of the concept. My sister, who happens … More Body positivity: progressive or dangerous?
I’ve come to the conclusion, the older I get, that my ears hate me. Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. Perhaps I should say I’ve come to the conclusion that my ears are ridiculously sensitive and tend to reject just about every earring I’ve ever tried wearing. I had my helix’s pierced last summer, and as … More Sensitive ears? Try labret earrings
I’m a big fan of a luxurious body wash, but I’m not exactly willing to spend big bucks to have some myself. So, when I had a shower at home a few weeks ago and joyfully discovered a fancy new addition to my family’s selection of body washes, you best believe I was all over … More Product review: North American Hemp Co. Relax and Soak Moisturizing Body Wash Cream
Dove, a highly-recognized brand in North America, is at the receiving end of some feel-good news as of late. To provide American fathers with the opportunity to be present in their newborn children’s lives, Dove is providing multi-thousand dollar grants for working dads who are unable to benefit from paid paternity leave. Dove created their … More Helping working dad’s with Dove
If I’m being honest, I’ll admit that one of the greatest perks of being an online Sephora customer is the free samples and the sample sizes of products you can add to your order with your Beauty Insider points. Granted, the sample sizes are pitiful, but hey, you get to try out fancy schmancy items … More Product review: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Night Cap Overnight Perfector
I made my first Zaful purchase back in the summer. If I recall correctly, I ordered a couple of shirts, and perhaps a dress. Last week, my second order from Zaful arrived in the mail, and I thought I could write about my experiences with this retailer, as I believe a lot of people are … More Is Zaful legit?
I have mentioned several times in the past how strongly I feel about supporting local businesses, therefore you can imagine my delight when I learned a friend I went to high school with was making her own jewelry. I ran into the owner of Fin + Flora Jewelry around Christmas time, and she informed me … More Product review: Fin + Flora Jewelry
Ask anyone in my family, or my boyfriend, and they will all tell you that I am incredibly hard on footwear. I have no idea why, or how, I manage to destroy shoes within a year of purchasing or receiving them, but I do. My boyfriend got me three pairs of boots as Christmas gifts … More Are Blundstones worth the money?
I would bet money that a majority of women my age have heard of or have seen ads for the Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Skin Care Powder. This stuff has been around for a while now, and from what I have seen, most of the people who use it swear by its cleansing … More Product review: Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay Skin Care Powder
Roughly eleven years ago, I went to a hair salon to have my hair trimmed and was left with nothing but regret and anger after the experience. I went to a high-end hair salon, asked for a trim, and left with my hair above my shoulders (my hair was halfway down my back before the … More KML Studio Family Hair Care
I apologize for the surplus in product reviews as of late, however, after receiving some products for Christmas, and others shortly before Christmas time, I figure I may as well offer my opinion of them in case someone else is contemplating giving them a try. My sister, who coincidentally happens to be the owner of … More Product review: Earthly Delights’ vanilla sugar scrub
If there’s one thing I love about Christmas gifts, it’s the bath products I receive and the fun I have in experimenting with them. Some may say if bath products excite me, I should get out more. Perhaps this observation has validity and I do, in fact, live a relatively unexciting life, but it really … More Product review: Bath & Body Works Magic in the Air Foaming Sugar Scrub
If you read my blog regularly, it’s probable that you have caught onto the fact that I experiment with shampoo fairly often. I have been using the Dove anti-dandruff shampoo, which is fine, but I was feeling a change and decided to pick up something new when I was at Shoppers Drug Mart last. I … More Product review: OGX Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo
As a child, having my hair combed was something I positively dreaded. For whatever reason, my hair knotted incredibly easily. Combine that with frequent swims in our chlorine pool, and you are left with something that resembles a tumbleweed. Once I got to the age in which I could comb my own hair, I found … More Why you need a wet brush