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
Keeping plants alive has never been my strength. My struggle to do so is perhaps surprising, considering my mom and sister are fantastic gardeners, and my dad, along with his experience with tobacco, ginseng, chickens and cash crop, was a tree farmer in the past with the help of my mom. You would think I … More Cursed with a black thumb? Try a Bella Palm
Summertime, for me, is peak tan season. By tan, I’m referring to the tan I receive when I’m outside working on the farm. Not from a tanning bed or anything like that. Since beginning my job at Bonnieheath, I’m spending far more time indoors than I normally do in the warmer weather. And, as a … More Product review: L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Luminous Bronzer
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