If you've been following the news in 2016, you'll know that it was a rough year. With the start of a new year, it's important to reflect back and assess what went well, what didn't and decide where you want your life to go next. It doesn't take wishing and dreaming and coasting on cruise control though, in order to create the life you want, it takes a lot of mental toughness, self-love and discipline. Luckily Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD, a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services shares some key ways to get mentally fit for the new year so you can move forward successfully.
If you saw my previous post about Tarte, you'd know that I'm obsessed with their new Tarteist line. Their packaging is absolutely gorgeous and the entire Tarteist Pro collection excites me. The Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette is no exception. Although it's miniature-sized and is about as small as a credit card, the colours pack a punch! Read on to check out my swatches!
I've always had a soft spot for Tarte: eco-friendly, cute branding and innovative makeup (I mean, clay infused makeup?!). When they came out with their new Tarteist collection, I knew I needed to pick it up stat! And believe me when I say that when you see my swatches of the Tarteist Pro Glow Palette, you'll need to go out and pick up their collection too.
I had the lovely opportunity to try out some luxurious spa products the last few weeks which honestly was very much needed because the weather has been very chilly lately. From scrubs, to lotions to body butters, BVspa (Bon Vital') does it all! I've got a little BVspa review and a little giveaway just for you guys if you keep reading the post!
I don't know about you, but I love me some eye palettes!! I definitely own way more eye palettes than I need... The Mary Kay Limited Edition Pure Dimensions Eye Palettes are no exception! With three limited edition eye palettes from the Winter 2016 collection, each one features beautiful 3D designs in 4 gorgeous shades. From neutrals to smoky shades to more bold colours... there's a palette for everyone.
Every year around the holiday season, Sephora creates different Sephora Favorites boxes featuring popular items containing best sellers so you can sample some of the most-loved products and current obsessions. In the Holiday 2016 Sephora Favorites sets, there were many that featured different products and I managed to grab a few of them. The Sephora Favorites Glow For It set features 6 different products for some bright ideas for highlighting.
HASK Haircare has a collection of hair care products featuring various exotic oils from around the world. The Exotic Oil collection includes ingredients such as argan oil, macadamia oil, monoi coconut oil, almond oil as well as keratin protein. These different formulas help to treat and repair all hair types. Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial colours, alcohol as well as gluten... there's a HASK product for you!
If you're familiar with the world of YouTube and beauty vloggers, you're familiar with Zoe Sugg... better known as Zoella! She's arguably one of the most popular beauty vloggers out there with her own beauty line as well as published author. In Canada, Zoella Beauty is available at select stores including London Drugs, IDA, Pharmasave, Guardian, Lawtons Drugs, Brunet, Familiprix and Uniprix. I was lucky enough to review a few products from her beauty line, Zoella Beauty, as well as let you guys in on a giveaway!! (P.S. How gorg is this view?! More on that in an upcoming blog post!)
Post election, I know many people are feeling a bit down... but the SAD I'm talking about is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Most of the articles I see on SAD are well into the winter season but it's easier to prevent SAD before it happens. Some symptoms of SAD include the following: increased carbohydrate cravings, weight gain, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed and in some extreme cases, feeling depressed.