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!
With countless brands and products on the market claiming to turn back the clock on your skin, anti-aging products can be difficult to navigate. Retinol is a key skincare ingredient in many anti-aging skincare products and have become very common. Although prevention is key when it comes to youthful skin, using products specifically for aging skin can help.
Yesterday, I posted an Instagram photo with a caption that I had been thinking about for a while. It's been at the back of my mind and I have been wanting to write about how to overcome your fears for a while now, but couldn't get over the anxiety and stress that came with reliving these situations and feelings. Over the past month, I had been reflecting on my life and I wasn't happy with where I was. I had to learn how to stop living in fear. It's kind of sad for me to even read what I'm typing, but it's true. (It also probably doesn't help that I'm currently listening to some 80's angst-ridden songs...) In terms of my personal life, I might go more in detail in the future, but let's just say that I had lost my creative spark and was working for someone that didn't believe in my professional abilities.
Mascara is a major part of my makeup routine. It was the first makeup product I ever purchased and over the years, I've just grown more and more interested in all of the different kinds and variations. From different brands, brushes and formulations, I've tried many! I've always loved voluminous lashes and most of my favourite mascaras give great volume in addition to length. When I'm having a good lash day, I know I'm going to have a great day ahead! I got to try the new Givenchy Noir Interdit mascara for a few weeks, keep reading and get to know what I thought about the $38 mascara!