There are a plethora of terms that exist within the beauty world that will have you scratching your head in confusion, to say the least. Granted, there are some bizarre words in just about any industry, but if I had to pick specific realms that offer the most insane terms, I would wager it is … More What the heck is Niacinamide?
If you have oily skin, you may be inclined to believe that your skin doesn’t require any additional moisture. The idea makes sense, really; if your skin already resembles the bottom of a pan after cooking bacon, you’re probably not thinking about when to reapply said grease. While this belief makes sense in principle, it … More Looking for a reliable face moisturizer? Look no further
When I was younger, I firmly believed that washing my hair daily was irrefutably necessary. I’m not exactly sure if I was specifically told this by someone with influence, or if I somehow managed to convince myself of this without any direct interference, but either way, I used to wash my hair far more often … More No, you really shouldn’t wash your hair every day
I’ve definitely discussed apple cider vinegar here on my blog before, but I don’t believe I really went into detail regarding the many different ways it can be used to achieve a variety of outcomes. Years ago, I drank a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day for a few months. This stuff offers a … More How do you use apple cider vinegar?
I like to think I have pretty good oral hygiene. I brush my teeth regularly, and while I’m not nearly as consistent with flossing, I do dabble in it from time to time. I have an issue with receding gums, as do a lot of people. My dentist told me mine are a result of … More Should you be using mouthwash regularly?
Anyone who is prone to getting knots in their hair can attest to the unprecedented rage that rears its ugly head when trying to rake a comb through a tumbleweed. At least, the rage I encounter when trying to comb through damn near dreadlocks in my hair is tremendous. I figure the rage is a … More Got hair knots? Read this
I, like a lot of folks out there, once relied on Batiste dry shampoo to help breathe some new life into my hair after going a few days without washing it. The shit worked well; it arguably was ‘the’ dry shampoo to use because of how well it performed in the sense of alleviating oil … More Looking for some natural dry shampoo options? Read this
Prior to living with my husband, I’ve never given much thought to who might require the services of a reflective surface while showering. As a woman, the regions of my body that require hair removal aren’t anywhere close to my face, therefore I’m not someone who needs a mirror in the shower as I’m not … More As it turns out, shower mirrors are great gadgets
I can’t exactly say I’ve kept my love and adoration for perfume a secret here on my blog. I’ve been obsessed with all things scented from a young age, and that is not an exaggeration; when I was about 12 or so, my mom used to have a rule that I had to keep my … More Is Burberry Her Eau De Parfum Spray worth buying?
I think I could garner a unanimous agreement from women in my generation that using Bath & Body Works products while in elementary and high school was a rite of passage. When I was about 12, Bath & Body Works products, specifically their scented ones, were all the rage among my peers and me, specifically … More Do yourself a favour and stop using Bath & Body Works products
Anyone who has been following my blog to any extent is arguably aware of the fact that I am an adult woman and still deal with acne. I’ll be 28 this May, and I’ve said it before and I shall again – my skin seems to be shittier in terms of acne now that I’m … More Are these two products the key to clear skin?
For the first time, Blaine, myself, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his sister participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange for Christmas that just passed. Normally, we set a budget and get gifts for all of us, from all of us, but this year, we decided to switch things up and try our hand at … More Here’s why you need to get yourself a Lindo Eco Clean Face Brush
The relationship between myself and my eyebrows is an extensive one, with an interesting history. I have quite literally done just about everything to my eyebrows over the course of the years; I’ve overplucked them, under plucked them, failed miserably in attempting to shape them, accidentally removed half of one, filled them in too heavily, … More Know your brows
I have expressed my love for Morroccanoil hair products a few times already here on my blog, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I have yet to try a product made by this brand that is anything short of great, and it treats my hair rather nicely, if I may say so. I’ve … More Here’s why you should bless your hair with some Morroccanoil Treatment
For anyone unaware, Lush Cosmetics is a company that specializes in skin and bath-related products, making everything from bath bombs to facial soap bars. Their products are stellar thanks to the strict company policies they abide by, and to give you a sense of what I mean by this, check out the following excerpt from … More If you’re a fan of Lush, read this
I mentioned in a post a while back that Blaine and I are dealing with some rather hard water in the house we live in. We have a water softener waiting to be installed, but in the meantime, our hair has taken a bit of a beating from the effects of hard water, and I … More Here’s how hard water shampoo and conditioner treat your hair
Blaine and I have been living in our place for roughly five months now. We absolutely love it and are so fortunate to be able to have such a beautiful space to call our home. Maybe about a month after moving in, I started noticing some issues with my brand-spanking new dishwasher. Quite a few … More Hard water: a hair nightmare
If you’ve been following my blog to any extent since I started it a few years back, you’re probably aware that I have acne, as I discuss acne-related products every now and then based on my own experiences with them. If you’re new to my blog, welcome, and allow me to inform you that I … More Looking for an effective spot treatment? Read this
I’m not someone who uses face masks to the extent I arguably should. Masks are great for your skin for a wide variety of reasons, and different masks offer different benefits. Generally speaking, any time I do happen to make use of a face mask, it’s for my acne, acne scars and pigmentation, so I … More Looking for a new face mask? Read this
Fall has certainly made its presence known here in Ontario as of late. Once the official first day of Autumn arrived, the temperature dropped dramatically, and it hasn’t really come back up into what one may consider warm temperatures. Now that fall is upon us and winter is coming (said in John Snow’s voice), there … More Dry hair? Read this
I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. As I’ve stated several times here on my blog before, as much as I enjoy and appreciate having long locks, at times I am significantly tempted to grab my husband’s clippers and shave it off. When I’m feeling the urge to buzz it, it’s usually because I’ve … More Looking for an all-around beneficial hair product? Check this out
I’ve been rocking long hair for quite some time now. I’ve always had long hair, with the exception of one very poor experience at a hair salon when I was about 13 – my hair was roughly halfway down my back, and I went in for a trim. When I left the salon, my hair … More The pros and cons of having long hair
As stated in yesterday’s post, today’s is a continuation of the discussion we were having regarding beauty myths and facts, and, more importantly, which is which. The beauty realm is a big one, and it’s easy enough to get confused with products, regiments and knowledge on a general basis, let alone when you throw misconceptions … More Myth versus fact; beauty edition, part two
We have all been at the receiving end of some rather interesting beauty tips and tricks, some of which may have some sustenance, and others, not so much. Passed down through generations, we are often told concepts and ideologies from a young age that, as we grow, we begin to perceive as truth. When we’re … More Myth versus fact; beauty edition
When I was in university, I endured a phase during which I would get my nails professionally done every few weeks or so for roughly two years. When I say I would get my nails done, I’m not talking about a basic manicure; I would get bio gel nails. For anyone unfamiliar with bio gel … More Bio gel nails: yes or no?
I got my ears pierced, to the best of my recollection, when I was about 10-12 years of age. I can’t remember exactly how old I was, but I do remember going to Claire’s in the Brantford mall with my mom to get them pierced. I cried like a little bitch, but it was worth … More Getting your helix pierced? Read this
While I don’t wear makeup nearly as much as I used to, I can still appreciate some time-saving, effective hacks when it comes to the beauty realm. From hair to makeup to skincare and more, hacks are always appreciated, and because I personally benefit from reading up on and putting hacks into practice, I figured … More Check out these beauty tips
Podcasts aren’t new. They’ve been around for a hot minute, and most of us are fully aware of how great they are. Everyone but me, apparently, but I am pleased to report that I recently have begun to delve into the black hole of available podcasts, and so far, I’m really enjoying their existence. In … More The beauty of podcasts
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