My knowledge of phones has never been top notch. I like iPhones, and whenever I’m due for an upgrade, I head into the Bell store and snag a new one. I recently upgraded from my iPhone 6 to the iPhone XR and thought I would offer my own review of it. I’m no tech guru, … More Product review: iPhone XR
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
The second episode of the eighth season of Game of Thrones aired on Sunday evening, and you best believe I parked my ass in front of our television to tune in (as did most of the world, I’m guessing). Like my last post detailing the key points of the episode, if you haven’t yet seen … More Game of Thrones recap
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
I’ve had my fair share of bad luck with diffusers. I’ve gone through two in the past year, one of which seriously ruined the top piece of my Maple dresser on my room because it had a fit and somewhat exploded all over the wood. So, I’ve been looking for a durable, decently priced one, … More Product review: VicTsing’s Mini Essential Oil Diffuser
Mexican food is my jam, and thankfully, my family feels the same way about this fantastic, incredibly fresh and flavourful cuisine. So, when my mom, dad and I stumbled across Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Hamilton, Ont., you can be sure we hurried in for a bite to eat. Located at 255 James St. N … More Restaurant review: Mesa Authentic Mexican Cuisine
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
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
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
One of the perks that come with my sister being a small business owner is the other small businesses I’m able to learn more about when my sister has a show. A couple of weeks ago, my sister had a booth at a relatively large craft show in Ancaster, at the fairgrounds. My mom and … More Sweet Villa Creations
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 the holiday season rolls around, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some festive treats now and again. This can be tricky, though, if you had food intolerances. Good news, though; Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix has your back for all allergen-free baking this Christmas season. For all seasons, really. Not just Christmas. … More Product review: Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix
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
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
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
A couple of months ago, weighted blankets started popping up throughout my social media feeds, specifically as advertisements on Instagram. They’re exactly what like they sound like; a blanket, weighted usually with sand, to help people to sleep better. My sister saw somewhere that the blankets were half price, so she looked into it and … More Weighted blankets: are they worth the price?
I posted a few days ago about my struggles with modern-day shopping, asking for some input regarding where to shop for both casual and work-appropriate clothes. Much to my delight, I received a recommendation from a friend from University (you rock, Elisa), and I have already made a purchase from hautelook.com. Hautelook.com is affiliated with … More Hautelook.com
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
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