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
Winter can prove to be pretty ruthless when it comes to hair health. Cold temperatures and hair just don’t really blend, and so, hair tends to get a little crispy around January. It does for me, living in Canada, anyways. So, I tend to use hair masks a little more often during the winter than … More Product review: L’oreal Paris Total Repair hair mask
When most people hear or think of the condition Anorexia, it’s arguable that thoughts of excessive thinness come to mind. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, however, re-published by Eurekalert, many individuals who are hospitalized as a result of Anorexia fail to fit into the underweight category, and are instead often … More Being Anorexic doesn’t necessarily mean being underweight
An article from Queen Mary University of London reports some rather alarming findings pertaining to skin cancer. Data originating from the UK skin cancer database has unveiled that there are over 45,000 “cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC) every year in England, 350 per cent more than previous estimates suggested,” the article states. Squamous cell carcinoma … More Skin cancer is (very much) on the rise
Shopping is not one of my preferred pastimes. I actually don’t enjoy shopping at all, which, according to most folks, is surprising. Perhaps their surprise is because I am a female, which is stereotyping, but I simply do not enjoy sweating while changing in and out of pieces of clothing that are too small or … More Underrated stores
Throughout my teen years, I bit my nails like a complete savage. That isn’t an exaggeration, either; my nails were constantly bloody and sore, and my fingers resembled butchered hot dogs. Miraculously, I was able to stop biting my nails, and I haven’t bit them in years. I am now, however, what I like to … More Product review: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover
The relationship between social media and body image is one I have revisited on several occasions, on here, on a project I did for university, and for one I completed in college. Despite my frequency in dabbling with this topic, it continues to spark conversation. And not in a good way. An article from York … More Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way
I’ve been pretty committed to my Tarte Shape Tape concealer, however, since my supply is running quite low, I needed to broaden my concealer options according to what I had on-hand. Enter my mom’s makeup stash. Yes, desperate times call for desperate measures. I noticed that she had the bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye … More Product review: bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye Concealer
Whether you’re a makeup pro or amateur, chances are you’ve come across some products in your day that your makeup bag can’t go without. I’m pretty picky when it comes to what I smear on my face every day, and with good reason. You only get one face, so why not treat it with care … More Cult-favourite beauty products
Having long hair is something I simultaneously appreciate and despise. On good hair days, I feel pretty dang fly, however, on bad hair days, I feel like a tumbleweed that’s been blown in from the nearest town. This post isn’t going to focus on my love-hate relationship with my hair; rather, it’s going to address … More Hair tutorial: easy, soft waves
Recent Hong Kong research has unveiled a problematic finding pertaining to sunscreen. Their research certainly caught my attention, and quite honestly, I find the research to be quite ironic. Sunscreen is supposed to protect us from harmful UV rays, right? Well, research conducted by scientists from Hong Kong Baptist University, suggests that UV filters used in … More Is sunscreen hurting you?
A Eurekalert release titled “Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, Irish study finds” reports that women and young girls who experience acne are more likely to face a lower quality of life than males with acne. A study from the University of Limerick, Ireland, has revealed that people who suffer from acne are … More Acne can contribute to a lower quality of life
Dandruff has never been something that has been an issue for me, up until the past year or so. Rather, I struggled more with oily hair, therefore a dry scalp was never on my radar. Wouldn’t you know, within the past year I’ve been experiencing dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp. I read once that … More Product review: Dove Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner
I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation for years now, and as much as I love it, I was getting a little bored with the forever increasing price tag on it. So, when I went to Shoppers to pick up a few things a couple of weeks ago, I asked the cosmetician … More Product review: Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation Drops
I am not one to refer to myself as spontaneous, however, one could argue otherwise considering I requested to have both of my helix’s pierced when I went to have my tattoo done, on the spot. I thought about asking to have them pierced on my way to the studio, and when I saw the … More Thinking about getting your helix pierced?
Since I’ve begun to work off the farm, I’ve had to step my wardrobe game up a little bit in terms of owning some work-appropriate attire. When I’m working at home, jeans, a sports bra, a tank top, work boots and a cap is all I need, but these items aren’t exactly business casual. In … More Struggling to Shop
I have a bag I keep in the bathroom containing a random assortment of beauty products I have accumulated over the years, ones I don’t make use of every day. Occasionally, I go through this bag in hopes of being inspired to create some exotic makeup look (which never happens, let’s be honest), and when … More Product Review: Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer
An article from Women’s Health recently caught my attention as it discusses some insensitive comments that were made by the Kardashian siblings towards Kim, regarding her recent weight loss. The article reports that siblings Khloe and Kendall claimed Kim looks like a walking Face Tune doll, and according to other sources Kim’s Instagram stories), the siblings … More Here’s How The Kardashians Are Supporting Eating Disorder Culture
I’ve touched on the subject of my acne a few times with all of you, and I apologize, but I’m going to do so yet again. I know, I know. You’re asking yourself, “why does this girl constantly talk about her acne?” To put it simply, if you’ve never dealt with acne, you’re likely not … More Product Review: La Roche Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream
I know, I know. Another mascara review. Hear me out, though. If there’s anything you can take away from these product reviews, it’s that I’m trying my best to share my experiences with certain items in hopes of better informing someone about a product before they go out and purchase it. Who wouldn’t want to … More Product Review: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed that lavender seems to be the latest craze. It seems to be just about everywhere, and because of its popularity, I wanted to provide some information about this herby powerhouse to pay homage to just how great it really is. An herb native to Northen … More A Love for Lavender
I recently viewed a trailer for a Netflix original film titled Insatiable, a film depicting the life of a teenage girl named Patty who is overweight. The trailer begins by showing Patty’s daily life and the incredulous amount of bullying and discrimination she encounters because of her weight. Apparently, she gets punched in the face, … More Here’s Why Fat Shaming In Popular Culture Needs to End
I would argue most of us have either heard of or have used facial masks at some point in our lives. Whether they be hydrating, soothing, detoxifying or purifying, there’s a mask for just about any skin concern. What about hair masks, though? When summer rolls around, the ends of my hair tend to look … More Is Hair Masking A Thing?
I was recently talking to someone who happens to be quite knowledgeable about essential oils and their beneficial properties, and our conversation prompted me to do some research regarding how essential oils can help to combat acne. This information comes from Bustle, and I found the article to be quite informative. Tea Tree Oil: You’ve … More Essential Oils for Acne?