Fashion

Spring Must-Haves

Chic Spring Trends For those of you with double digit weather, congratulations! For us in Canada, Toronto more specifically, it's not quite there yet... That doesn't mean we can't covet the hottest fashion trends of spring though! What's trending this season?
Lifestyle

How to Curb Emotional Spending

OverspendingEmotional spending is something that happens to everyone. Whether we had a bad day and need a little retail therapy, or we want to treat ourselves to finally doing something that we've been meaning to do in ages. It's fun while it's happening, so why are we so anxious afterwards? Hey, it gets to the best of us, don't feel embarrassed or beat yourself up over it! Instead, learn to identify what your spending triggers are and try the methods that help me!
Propolis Throat Spray
Health

Beekeeper’s Naturals – Propolis Throat Spray

Toronto Yoga Conference show logoThis past weekend, my girlfriend (Jenny) and I attended the Yoga Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. I had been complaining all morning of a sore throat. Seasonal allergies and a change in weather had made the back of my throat feel a bit raw. I was yearning for something that would just make the itch go away! Beekeeper's Naturals throat spray logoIn the past I've used a teaspoon of honey to calm down a sore throat and it normally does a decent job...for about an hour. One of the booths on the Trade Show floor that caught my eye was an exhibitor by the name of Beekeeper's Naturals. With a vibrant yellow booth, and a stellar logo, I was naturally curious. As I approached closer, the friendly exhibitor and company co-founder, Daniel, inquired if I had ever experienced the benefits of Propolis before. To be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of the word. (What's propolis?!)
think dirty
Health

Featured App: Think Dirty

Do you ever Think Dirty? No it's not a euphemism, it's a new app that calculates how "dirty" or "clean" specific ingredients in certain products are! I recently found the app in the Apple store, and while it's still in its beta stage at the Google Play Store, I can't wait for it to be on my phone!
Lifestyle

What is Propolis?

When we think bee products, we mostly think of honey. But did you know that bees create other amazing things like propolis? What is it? By combining sap from the buds of conifer trees with their own enzymes and beeswax, it creates a sort of glue that allows them to glue the materials of their hives together. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians were aware of the healing properties of propolis and made extensive use of it as a medicine.
Press

I got a Liebster Award!!

Guess what? I was recently nominated for an award! Hooray! Thank you to Kelley over at The City and Us for the nomination! The Liebster Award is for blogs with less than 200 followers and is a great way to support and discover less-known blogs. The premise is to pay it forward and nominate a few other blogs that deserve the award so lesser known blogs are able to have a greater chance of building a following. liesbster-award
Uncategorized

What’s SLS and why should I stay away?

The skin is comprised of many layers and must be carefully maintained by many regulatory mechanisms of the body. pH balance on skin is important as it is known to affect the skin's barrier. Each beauty product used can improve or impair the skin barrier after repeated use. SLS stands for Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and is an effective surfactant which helps to remove residue. SLES is a similar compound called Sodium Laureth Sulfate which supposedly is a slightly less irritant. These compounds can be claimed as natural as it is derived from coconut oil, but there are several health risks that are associated with SLS. It is also used in various toothpastes, shampoos and cosmetic products as it has a thickening effect and ability to create a thick lather which is what some people find to be what ensures they're doing a good job when in the shower. So why is it so bad for you?
Lifestyle

March Favourites

This month passed by so quickly! So much has happened and I have a lot of things that I've used during this month. One of the things that changed for the month of March is my mobile phone! I recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy…