Although I know that eating isn't always the answer, I turn to food for a lot of things. I love food and honestly can't imagine a life where I don't appreciate food. I've been doing a lot of reading lately and found that there were so many things that affected sleep. Food being one of them. Sleep is super important and I've written about some ways to get true beauty sleep as well. Eating fiber is actually associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep; the more you eat, the better you sleep (study found in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine). I found this super interesting and wanted to know if there were other foods to eat for better sleep.
It seems that everywhere you turn, "collagen" is the trending word. Collagen is everywhere from Instagram, skincare, bloggers and maybe even your BFF! I recently wrote an article about how you can incorporate collagen to your lifestyle, but I personally love it mixed in with my smoothies. And get this: collagen peptides powder is way more than just a beauty benefit!
The Sephora Beauty Insider Sale is one of their biggest events of the year! You can receive discounts up to 20% off depending on your Beauty Insider tier. Sephora hardly ever has sales so use this time to stock up or try new products at the discounted price. If you're already over summer and wishing for fall, then head over to Sephora since they have their new season products out! If you haven't heard about the sale yet, read on to see how you can join in because starting August 24th (yup, today), everything at Sephora will be available at a discounted price if you're a beauty insider.
When it comes to collagen, it would be surprising if you haven't heard about it before. But some people are still confused; so what is collagen? One of the building blocks of health, this protein can be found throughout the body but is the most abundant in skin, bones, muscles and joints. Thanks to collagen, we're able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen also is behind keeping our hair shiny, skin glow and nails super strong. It seems as if collagen got popular overnight and has been found in so many health food and skincare items!
Ever since Earth Day, I've been looking at cleaning up my beauty routine and integrating more natural and sustainable products. It's been a bit difficult as I had no idea where to start. Skincare? Haircare? Start small with body wash or soap?! Luckily, Sweet Oak has a great subscription box that gives you 4-5 full sized items that are all-natural and all-Canadian!
Another year, another sale! Twice a year, Sephora holds a sale for their Beauty Insider rewards program members. The last VIB sale was five months ago but it feels so much closer than that! Although I love the winter VIB sale because you can get Christmas gifts on a budget, I'm excited for the spring Sephora VIB Sale 2018. The sale this time of the year includes tons of newness that I'm dying to try!
Last year, I rounded up my top spring cookbooks and have received some comments from you guys saying how you appreciated the cookbook round-up! I love to bake but don't always get around to it. Thankfully, the holiday season is coming up and I always find time to bake a few desserts (or more)! I thought to create a new round-up of cookbooks featuring the top Christmas cookbooks! What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to make good food?
When the weather gets cold, there's nothing better than getting cozy in a long-sleeved sweater sipping hot cocoa. Although brides don't usually walk down the aisle in sweaters, long-sleeves are definitely a nicer option when it comes to choosing a wedding dress. Before doing research on long-sleeved wedding dresses, I was a bit nervous because I was assuming only traditional, modest and conservative looking dresses would show up. Thankfully, there are lots of options for winter brides looking for long-sleeved options!
For those hard-to-buy-for people in your life, an easy homemade gift can be a wonderful surprise. Many of the pre-made store bought herb and spice blends can be expensive and contain additives or anti-caking agents that some may not appreciate. Fortunately, spice mixes are very easy to make at home and you can make many different spice blends using only a few essential herbs that you may actually already have in your home. By making gourmet spice blends, your recipient would appreciate your beautiful DIY homemade gifts. Also, having a quality spice blend at home can make even the most picky of vegetable eaters enjoy their meal.
For some, winter is the season that you stay indoors. For others, there's no view that's more romantic than a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. Winter weddings in pictures are the most cinematic and magical and a glamorous winter wonderland wedding ceremony can be achieved with little effort! I've got some winter wedding ideas that are sure to wow your guests and make your day spectacular!