There is a probable chance that some of you will read the title of this post and, understandably, chuckle. To be entirely honest, I would likely have the same reaction if I wasn’t aware that candle maintenance even exists. I watched a video via Instagram not that long ago which featured a woman blowing my … More How well do you know your candle maintenance?
I was scrolling through my social media feeds today and came across a reel via Instagram that a beautician composed. The reel began with a caption she wrote which read something along the lines of, “As a beautician, never use the following shampoo and conditioner brands.” The reel then depicted brief flashes of photos of … More Do you know what’s in your shampoo and conditioner?
A few days ago, my mom, dad and I had a solid chat regarding how wasteful our society is. Hence the emphasis placed on consumerism; without it, we wouldn’t be nearly as wasteful as we are, in my opinion. Consider cell phones, as a prime example. Depending which company you’re with in terms of a … More This is why we need to stop being so consumeristic
Britney Spears, in my mind, will go down as the one and only queen of pop. This woman exploded onto the scene at the mere age of 16 and had the entire world watching, thanks to her incredible dance, music and performance abilities. She made herself known with influence and grace and quickly dominated the … More Have you seen ‘Britney Vs. Spears’?
Facebook Marketplace, for anyone who has ever used it, can be a bit of a shit show. You see something you’re interested in and send a message to the seller, only to never hear back; you make the trip to see the item you’re intrigued by in person only to discover it does not resemble, … More The beauty of Facebook Marketplace
I think it’s safe to say that the years 2020 and 2021 have brought with them a variety of new and unfamiliar terms. Some are easier to figure out than others, but one in particular that a lot of people struggle to understand, myself included up until recently, is gaslighting. When I first heard this … More Don’t know what gaslighting is? Read this
I am willing to bet that a majority of Ontarians are rejoicing with the news of Doug Ford’s recent announcement pertaining to the gradual reopening of businesses here in the province. It’s been a long time coming, and it is safe to say the patience of the public in Ontario has been wearing thin as … More Please be kind as Ontario begins to reopen
I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures
Yesterday afternoon, I received a text from Bell reminding me that today is #BellLetsTalkDay. I made a mental note to be sure to use the hashtag across social media platforms as I normally do. Last night, I got to thinking about the matter and realized I should probably put my thoughts onto some virtual paper. … More #BellLetsTalkDay
Within the past couple of months or so, I’ve been hearing a lot about satin pillowcases and the benefits they offer to those who make use of them. Initially, I didn’t pay much attention to what was being said pertaining to these coveted pillowcases, but as I started seeing more about them via internet and … More Should you be using a satin pillowcase?
I think it may be safe to say that this year is one in which more of us than usual are trying to determine how to stay healthy. I would wager that a lot of us are abiding by practices and routines that we haven’t before in an attempt to stay healthy and dodge COVID, … More Here’s how to stay healthy throughout the holiday season
Social media arguably offers as many positives as it does negatives. Most of us make use of and rely on social media as a source of entertainment, and some of us are even addicted to it. Something I think that needs to be addressed in terms of a social media presence is understanding how seriously … More We need to stop being so personal via social media
If you’re like me and have found yourself asking how you can participate in rallying for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, don’t stress. I did some research to see what sorts of resources are available that the public can make use of to contribute to this initiative, and hopefully, these sources can be explored by more of … More Here’s how you can help to support the #BlackLivesMatter initiative
It is disheartening to acknowledge that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health and wellness, for many of us, has taken a beating. Perhaps you have been struggling with a condition that has been intensified as of late; maybe you’re experiencing the onset of a type of mental illness because of the pandemic … More The importance of mental health check-ins
Let’s face it – the folks working on the frontlines throughout this pandemic are worthy of some serious recognition, regardless of the type of work they’re doing. It is because of these people that society has been able to function in limited means during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m really not sure as to what … More Want to say thanks to our frontline workers? Read this to learn how
I’m willing to bet that a lot of us are seeing or hearing about Adele’s weight loss as of late. After posting an image to her Instagram account to celebrate her 30th birthday, there was a social media frenzy regarding the singers appearance in the photo. Her photo prompted an outpouring of comments, posts and … More Stop making someone else’s weight your business
I decided a little while ago that I was going to make a conscious effort to cut back on the amount of time I spend using my phone. I’ve been wanting to do so for a little while, and while I’ve managed to come up with excuses to abstain from actually committing to this decision … More Smartphone distancing while social distancing
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?
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
COVID-19 has made its presence quite known on a global spectrum. I’ll admit that when the coronavirus first broke out in China, I didn’t give it too much thought because I was ignorant of its severity. Seeing the destruction and ripple effects this virus has caused across the world has allowed me to change my … More How to maintain productivity during a pandemic: part one
I was chatting with a good friend of mine recently about ways to keep our spirits up in such an unsettling time. Both she and I are a fan of Morgan Harper Nichols as we both follow her on Instagram, and we were talking about how so many of her posts as of late have … More Staying positive thanks to Morgan Harper Nichols
Regardless if you’re working right now, in self-isolation, or in quarantine, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up in such a desolate time. Many of us are doing everything in our power to stay as positive as possible, but as the days of COVID-19 continue, … More Here are some things you can do to lift your spirits
The current state of society in which we live is relatively dominated by technology. Most things we do in our day-to-day lives are influenced in some way by technological innovation, and it is interesting to consider how some of us see no issue with this interference, while some of us do. Something I have come … More Smartphone reliance: good or bad?
I recently stumbled across a Buzzfeed article sharing some of the niftiest gadgets and gizmos to hit the market this year. I thought it might be sort of fun to share some of these gadgets with you, because let’s face it, who doesn’t appreciate browsing through inventive objects most of us likely will never use? … More Here are some of the hottest 2020 gadgets
For anyone who spends a lot of time looking at a computer screen, tired and itchy eyes have likely become a consistent occurrence in your life. Looking at a screen all day is how a lot of us make an income, but unfortunately, the long-term effects of this sort of exposure can lead to consequential … More This is how to give your eyes a workout
I would argue that social constructions and influences have manipulated us into believing that being single is a bad thing. Why this is, I’m not sure, but I do know that it truly bothers me. We’re constantly inundated with notions of being in a relationship. We see posts on social media, advertisements for dating websites, … More Being single isn’t a disadvantage
I’m a fan of Bon Jovi, and for more than one reason. A few of his songs have made it onto my most frequented Spotify playlist, and from what I’ve observed, he’s a good guy in addition to being a good musician. Adding to his good guy repertoire, Bon Jovi recently opened his third Soul … More A round of applause for Bon Jovi
Planning a wedding is no simple task. As exciting and wonderful as weddings are, they’re also simultaneously challenging to organize, and if you’ve been involved with wedding planning in any regard you’re arguably aware of the stress that can present itself in trying to keep things under control. Mine and my fiance’s wedding isn’t until … More Planning a wedding? Use Pinterest
Blogging is something that has gained tremendous popularity in recent years as a result of the rise of technology. With so much information readily available at our fingertips thanks to mobile phones, computers and constant accessibility to internet, more and more people are turning to online platforms for their daily reading, and for many, blogs … More The do’s and don’ts of blogging
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