There seems to be an unspoken rule pertaining to hair washing. While I’ve never heard a professional hairstylist outright say that holding out for as long as possible between washes is beneficial for hair, I know a lot of people that firmly believe this. And, really, the mentality makes sense; anything that undergoes excessive or … More Hair washing: good or bad?
Having long hair in a warm climate can be a bit of a challenge. Depending on the sort of work you do, for example, if you’re like me and do a lot of physical work outside, long hair in the summertime can feel a lot like a straight jacket, and sometimes it’s tempting to grab … More Here are some cool hairstyles for long hair in the heat
This summer here in Ontario has been a scorcher. Excessively high temperatures with an insignificant amount of rain has caused a lot of vegetation to dry up and unfortunately die, and the suns rays seem to be getting hotter and hotter every year. We’re aware of the damage that can occur to our skin as … More Dry, summer hair? Try this hair mask
Calorie restriction is a pretty popular component of a lot of diet plans around today. In fact, calorie restriction has been associated with the concept of dieting for a loooong time; too long, in my opinion. For whatever reason, a lot of diet plans somewhat orientate themselves around the idea of not only cutting, but … More This is why counting calories is so toxic
When it comes to makeup, I’m a little bit boring. I typically decide to stick with a product that works well for me as opposed to trialling and erroring a multitude of different ones to see if there is a better contender, and I’m perfectly happy with my mix of products from Shoppers Drugmart and … More These are 2020’s best makeup products
Caring for our skin in the Summer months here in Ontario can be a bit trickier than caring for it in the Spring, Fall, or even Winter. Unfortunately, Ontarians are all too familiar with the high humidity that accompanies our Summer season, and in case you’re unaware, humidity and acne-prone skin are not exactly friends. … More What’s your go-to summer skincare routine?
Cauliflower ear is a condition a lot of athletes involved with physical contact sports are familiar with, but for the general public, it might be a foreign concept. It is caused when the ear experiences a significant amount of trauma which results in blood pooling in the outer element of the ear, giving it a … More Cauliflower ear? Have no fear
Dry hair has always been an issue for me. I’m willing to experiment with new products in an attempt to designate one that really works for me and my hair, but it can be frustrating to find a winner. I mentioned in a post a while ago that I was using Aveeno’s Almond Oil Blend … More Dry hair? Try this shampoo and hair mask duo
Eating disorders are a sincerely cruel form of mental illness. They toy with our thoughts and emotions and often times (speaking from experience) leave a lasting mark on those they happen to take hold of. Performing somewhat normally on a day-to-day basis while living with an eating disorder is no easy feat, let alone in … More Why are we encouraging body dysmorphia in a pandemic?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many of us have been spending the vast majority of our time inside our homes. As a result of our limited outings, and based on what I personally have seen across social media platforms, many of us are abstaining from putting our usual effort into our appearances since we … More Has COVID-19 made you feel more comfortable in your own skin?
I first heard about scalp massagers a while ago, and to be honest, I sort of thought they were a gimmick. I failed to see the purpose of a device that claimed to massage your head when our fingers could achieve the same outcome, and so I wrote the idea off for quite some time. … More Have you used a shampoo scalp massager?
With the majority of us being stuck at home and non-essential businesses being temporarily closed, I think it is safe to say that a lot of us may not be looking our best. Whether we are in need of a haircut, a pedicure, or even some waxing, it’s challenging to do some self-maintenance activities at … More The easiest at-home DIY face masks
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?