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
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
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
I am not a vegan, and I have absolutely no desire to become one. I don’t have an issue with the concept of veganism, nor do I hold any hostility towards anyone who practices this sort of lifestyle, but I, for one, thoroughly enjoy consuming animal byproducts, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. … More Is this vegan chocolate worth trying?
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
I would argue that just about every couple on planet earth has found themselves face-to-face with the age-old dilemma of their partner hogging the blankets. Maybe it happens seldom, or perhaps it’s a daily occurrence, but either way, waking up shivering only to discover all of the blankets are cocooned around your partner is a … More Tired of fighting for the blankets with your partner? This bed could be the answer
Having a prosthetic is challenging enough, and exposure to water doesn’t make wearing one any easier. Simple things like hitting the beach or hanging out poolside are can be exceptionally difficult for persons who have prosthetic limbs, but researchers from Northwell Health are working to make tasks like these much simpler. These researchers have created … More Making waves (literally) with prosthetics
When the concept of wireless headphones was first introduced by Apple, I recall thinking to myself how innovative the idea was. Being someone who works on a farm, listening to music can be tricky and also hazardous when you’re using a piece of machinery and have a wire dangling down your front. I thought wireless … More Want AirPods but not the price? Get these instead
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
Winter coats are a must for any Canadian. They’re a must for anyone who lives in a chilly region, but here in Canada, it can get pretty damn frosty, so a warm, reliable winter coat is essential. A lot of winter coats nowadays are filled with either plastics or animal materials. We arguably don’t give … More Have you heard of wildflower-filled winter coats?
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 don’t purchase books too often, but when I do, it’s typically because I have a hunch that the book in question will be one that endures several re-reads from me, based on what I can pull from the synopsis. And that’s exactly what’s happened with a book I recently snagged from Indigo’s titled ‘The … More This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list
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
Diapers are something most of us have been in contact with at some point in our lives. Whether it be our own children or the child of a friend or relative, or perhaps a child we’re babysitting, diapers are a concept most of us are familiar with as they are a pretty integral component of … More Have you heard of seaweed diapers?
I have a respectable amount of hair on my head, so I’ve always been pretty proactive about hair health and maintenance when it comes to the products I use. I’ve dabbled in several brands and product types, and while I can’t say one particular product trumps them all, I can say that one thing is … More Are you using the right shampoo for your hair?
Having access to a great selection of music is something I take rather seriously. I’m not someone who regularly listens to the radio; in fact, 90 per cent of the music I listen to comes from my phone, the songs being ones I’ve chosen and downloaded myself. I’ve gotten kind of bored with iTunes, and … More Is Spotify Premium worth the money?
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 been an avid Fitbit user for quite some time now. I own the Alta HR slim band model and have been using it for a few years, and for the most part, it’s been a good investment. At least it was until the band started to rip. I went through four different bands for … More Fitbit versus ANEKEN: which is better?
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?
Salt lamps are gaining popularity as of late, and for good reason. Salt lamps, specifically ones made from Himalayan salt, offer a variety of benefits to those who use them, and some “advocates of salt lamps claim they can clean the air in your home, soothe allergies, boost your mood and help you sleep,” says … More Here’s why you need a Himalayan salt lamp
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
Ciders and summertime pair perfectly. There’s something so refreshing about cracking open a crisp, cool apple cider on a hot summer day, and I imagine a lot of folks would agree with me. If hard cider is your go-to drink when the weather warms up, I have some fantastic news for you: Bonnieheath Estate Lavender … More Move over, Somersby; Folkin’ Hard Cider has you beat
Eating in restaurants nowadays can be a hit or miss experience, depending on where you go. Prices can be far higher than expected; atmosphere can significantly impact overall experience; menu options may be limited. Not to worry, though; Broadway Diner in Hamilton has all of its bases covered. Located on Upper James Street, Broadway Diner … More Broadway Diner: a hidden Hamilton gem
Most of us have tried granola at some point on our lives. My question, though, is whether or not the granola we’ve tried is actually tasty. I’ve had several variations of granola, however, I’ve struggled finding one that really gets me going. They’re all pretty similar, typically consisting of nuts, raisins, and granola itself. Then … More Looking for a unique twist on granola? Check out Bakery on Main
Sugary alcoholic drinks have never been my thing. I find them to be excessively sweet (almost like you can feel cavities forming as you sip on them), and honestly, wine and beer have always been my preference. That is, wine and beer were my preference until I discovered Cottage Springs vodka sodas. Now my top … More Here’s why you need to try Cottage Springs’ vodka sodas