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5 Homemade Natural Beauty Recipes That Work Like Store-Bought Products

While I am not against store-bought products, I often like to try natural alternatives for things because they are healthy, budget-friendly and often equally as effective! Today I hit my kitchen and share a few extremely simple recipes to achieve glowing results! Natural Makeup Remover + Moisturizer Its no secret that coconut oil has many uses! One of my favourites is using it as makeup remover. A little goes a long way! You also can

My Hair Secrets Revealed

Happy New Year Beauties! Have you made any resolutions for 2018? I tend to make them all throughout the seasons along with stating a couple in January because why not? In light of this fresh year I thought I would share a few tidbits about something that I get a lot of comments about! The title of this post gives it away – need I say more? Let’s talk hair! I am going to start from

Joe Fresh and Quo Makeup Natural Look

Review: Quick + Easy, No Fuss Makeup for New Moms

There’s a new baby in the house and let’s face it – doing your makeup is not at the top of the priority list! Thanks to Quo and Joe Fresh, there are some quick (and cute) options for products that make you look like maybe you just might have had a full night’s sleep (ha ha)! Oh and with all the added baby expenses you’ll be glad to hear that they are budget-friendly as well!

Bite Lip Lab Toronto

The Bite Beauty Lip Lab – Get a Shade of Lipstick Created Just for You

This past weekend, two of my friends and I went to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab on Queen Street West (Toronto location) to get a lipstick (or two) created on the spot. I was already familiar with the brand – founded in Toronto and sold in Sephora, made of natural, food-grade ingredients. Knowing that I already loved the performance and quality of their other products, I could not wait to get my hands on my

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My Favourite Canadian Brands

In honour of Canada Day 150 coming up this weekend, I wanted to share with you some of my absolute favourite Canadian brands!   Roots Canada Ltd Is it super cliché to mention Roots in a Canada Day post? Founded in 1973 it is still run by the founders Michael Budman and Don Green with their design centre and leather factory located in Toronto, Ontario. This year I really wanted to rock my Canuck pride

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Budget Friendly Gifts for Yourself

Something all you need is a little pick-me-up to add some interest to an otherwise blah day. While I always find hanging out with a good friend or pet usually does the trick – here are a few mini gifts you can buy yourself on those days when the sun doesn’t shine! How about a pair of panties – or better yet, a subscription from Panty by Post! Shown is their Premium Luxe Panty in

Gina's Spa Waterloo

Welcome Spring with a Spa Day

Last week I booked myself a nice, relaxing spa package at Gina’s Spa in Waterloo, Ontario. I really felt like I was in need of some pampering. Truth be told, I have never actually booked a package before and the older I get, the more I enjoy taking care of myself. After my relaxing (and at times painful) 1 hour massage with an RMT I paged through some old magazines. A lot of knots were kneaded

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Flawless + Natural Skin with Boscia B.B Cream

One of my favourite everyday products for my skin is the B.B Cream (in Light) by boscia. It has a better coverage than many other moisturizing B.B. Creams I have tried. I purchased a tube of it awhile ago and it lasted me well over a year! Today I stopped by my local Sephora to pick up another one. I find it really evens out my skin tone, along with hydrating the dryness. It is

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Top Drugstore Beauty Picks 2017

You do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to look like a million bucks! Today I am sharing a few of my favourites which can be purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart and other fine retailers across Canada. Maybelline: The Colossal Big Shot Mascara I am always looking for the next big thing in mascaras – what products may work well for some may not work for others. My lashes are small, so for me

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Bad Haircut Survival 101

Hello! Today I thought I would share a little on haircuts – the good, the bad and the ugly (but mostly the bad and ugly). I have had a long and rocky relationship with haircuts. They used to be continually a bad thing and I would avoid them at all costs. My mom would take me to bargain salons (not mentioning any names) and although everyone’s intentions were good I usually walked away with some