As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always trying new things, within reason, when it comes to my skin. If I happen to find something that works very well for me, I stick with it, but as of late, I could use a bit of a refresher in the face wash department. I have been using a … More Here’s a face cleanser to get you and your skin feeling fresh for Spring
Ensuring my makeup brushes are squeaky clean is a concept I never used to give a whole lot of thought to. I would wash them periodically, but certainly not as often as I should have been, and after reading about how dirty makeup brushes can worsen acne, I figured it would be best if I … More Looking for something to clean your makeup brushes? Look no further
Yesterday’s post detailed some pretty inventive beauty hacks, and because I only shared a portion of them with you, I thought I would somewhat continue yesterday’s post into today’s. Again, these hacks come from Cosmopolitan. If you’re like me and you struggle to perfect your wing with eyeliner, use the edge of a spoon to … More Even more beauty hacks that will change your life
I would argue that most of us have our own beauty hacks to some extent. Whether it be in the context of our bathing routine, hair or makeup, many of us have picked up a few tricks and tips over time in hopes of bettering our beauty tendencies. I did a little bit of research … More These beauty hacks will change your life
A surplus of sweat is something most of us fail to desire. Whether it be sweaty hands, feet, armpits or your face, producing copious amount of sweat, regardless if you’re engaging in physical activity, is not a fun experience. Unfortunately, despite its lack of appeal, excess sweat is something many of us are familiar with. … More Do you sweat excessively? Try Carpe
Dry shampoo is something I haven’t had much luck with. I’ve tried a few different types from various brands in hopes of being able to push washing my hair a little longer, but it seems as though every one I try either doesn’t do much for me, or it somehow makes my hair look worse, … More Move over, dry shampoo: cleansing foam is here
As wonderful as it is to sport some freshly manicured nails, consistently going to a salon to have them done professionally can become pretty expensive. When I was a student, I would get my nails done every two weeks or so, and after a couple of months, I decided to give it up because of … More Here’s how to do a manicure at home
Having to deal with a dry, flaky scalp is not an enjoyable experience. Between the itching, the white flakes falling out like snow upon scratching, and the dryness, dandruff in combination with an itchy head is arguably one of the most uncomfortable sensations to have to deal with. I don’t normally get dandruff, but I … More Suffering from a dry scalp? Try Aveeno’s Apple Cider Vinegar Blend shampoo
When it comes to applying makeup, I find eyebrows to be among the trickiest parts of the face to enhance. For whatever reason, my eyebrows have always been the bane of my existence when it comes to my makeup routine, and over the years I’ve somewhat struggled to find an eyebrow product that makes doing … More Product review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
I wrote a post a little while ago discussing a hair serum I purchased in an attempt to tame my unruly flyaways. I’m still using giovanni’s Frizz Be Gone, and I stand by what I said about it being a great product. But, I’m pleased to share that I’ve come across another delightfully effective product … More This is how to get rid of those pesky flyaways for good
We live in a world that is very exterior-focused. By that, I’m referring to how socially constructed standards of appearances have pushed themselves so strongly into our consciousnesses that how we look and act has become integral components of how we live our daily lives. To be frank, I find this social pressure to be … More Just be yourself
If you’re someone who tend to use a lot of heat styling tools on your hair, it’s probable that you deal with flyaways. I’ve been using styling tools on my hair for years, and you can bet that I have a few with a mind of their own mostly on my scalp. My flyaways are … More Looking for a way to control those flyaways? Try this product
It’s about damn time some diversity in the beauty pageant realm made in appearance. So often we see unrealistic beauty standards, perpetuated by white women, being victorious in these types of competitions, truly hindering the potential for other ethnicities active in the industry. Recently, though, this winner stereotype has been challenged, and personally, I’m elated. … More Making diversity waves in beauty pageants
I am a perfume junkie. I whole-heartedly admit this, and I really don’t have any shame about it, either. The collection of perfume samples I have is slightly excessive, but hey, it gives me plenty of selection to choose from, depending on the particular scent I’m hoping to douse myself in on any given occasion. … More Getting fresh with Kat Von D perfume
Depending on the type of makeup you wear, if you wear any, it can be challenging to take it off. Between foundation, concealer, and eye makeup, having a clean slate in terms of our skin can be a large feat to overcome, and oftentimes, we have to use multiple makeup removing wipes to get the … More Say goodbye to makeup removing wipes with this lifehack
Skincare is something that is relevant to many of us. As the saying goes, we only get one set of skin, so it’s wise to invest in it and care for it as best we can. As important as skincare is, it’s unfortunately rather expensive to practice an effective skincare routine. A majority of beneficial … More Skincare: is it worth the splurge?
The change in weather this time of year in Ontario unfortunately presents many of us with a lot of dryness. Whether it be your skin or your hair, colder weather can be pretty destructive in terms of what it does to the body, and lately, I’m feeling like a saltine cracker between my crusty lips, … More Looking for a hair mask? Avoid this one
When you work in healthcare, it can be expected that you’ll likely spend the entirety of the day on your feet. There are a few professions that consist of the same demand in terms of not being able to sit a whole lot, but doctors, nurses and personal support workers take the cake in terms … More Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?
I think it’s safe to say that bubble bath is something most of us enjoy using no matter our age. Sure, our first introduction to bubble bath was likely when we were a child, but it is something that can continue to be used throughout life whenever we’re feeling like we need a little boost … More Looking for some decent bubble bath? Try Dr. Teal’s
Skincare is something many of us practice. We’re encouraged to build a strong skincare routine in order to maintain and care for our skin for as long as possible, and if you’re like me, you commit yourself to your own unique routine. We’re aware of the fact that skincare is important, and further that a … More Here’s how to incorporate cannabis into your skincare routine
Caring for my skin is something I’ve always been relatively informed and further passionate about. In dealing with acne for as long as I have, I’ve come to comprehend the importance of proper skincare, and I’ve actually learned to consider my skin as an investment, meaning I try my best to use good quality products. … More An introduction to eye cream in your 20s
I’ve written quite a few posts about CBD oil and what sorts of benefits it offers to those who make use of it. I haven’t written about how CBD oil can benefit skin when applied topically, though, so here we go. Different uses of CBD oil typically include “oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, vape oil, and … More CBD oil … for skin?
Micellar water has become quite the rage within the beauty community. It has gained tremendous popularity within the past couple of years, and because I’m curious and hadn’t tried it, I picked up some for myself. I was a little skeptical about what this stuff claims to do. After all, how can a variation of … More What’s the deal with Micellar water?
Feet are something we as humans seriously depend upon. Our feet are our means of transportation, along with our legs, therefore owning a pair of well-structured shoes is rather important. Since I had reconstructive ligament surgery on my foot, the quality of shoes is something I place a fair amount of emphasis on. I need … More Birkenstocks: are they worth the price?
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 ?