Propeller Coffee Green Living Show 2017 Media Preview
Lifestyle

2017 Green Living Show + Giveaway

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the media preview of the 2017 Green Living Show. This year's Green Living Show is taking place at the Metro Convention Centre April 7th-9th in downtown Toronto. Running for its 11th year, there were many innovative products being featured from this year's show at the preview. I took a few photos to show you what happens at a media preview. Propeller Coffee Green Living Show 2017 Media Preview
Lifestyle

March 2017 Favourites

I've done a few monthly favourites posts before (see here and here) but since they're from years ago, I thought I'd revisit. Each month, I plan on rounding up my favourites and sharing them with you. This month, I rounded up my favourites from all aspects of my blog: beauty, fashion and lifestyle.
Glamglow Canada Sample, Bioderma Sample, Kate Somerville Sample, REN Skincare Sample, Tata Harper sample, Erborian Skincare Sample, Dior Skincare Sample
Lifestyle

Project: Finish Samples

I was looking through my desk the other day and realized I had a ton of clutter. I've been reading a few books that involve minimalism and only owning things that bring you joy. This concept was new to me because growing up, I was very fortunate to have more than I needed. I had more toys than I could play with, and more books than I could read. Minimalism is becoming a very hot topic in modern society because we take a lot for granted. Think about it: when are you going to wear that sweater that still has the tags on it? After reading these books, I realized I need to declutter my life, so why not document it?
Beauty

MAC x Beauty Influencer Shades

If you've heard, M.A.C. is collaborating with 10 global beauty influencers for a unique launch this spring. Many of the beauty influencers have now released their shade reveal for M.A.C. Cosmetics and these shades are amazing! When it comes to beauty collabs, M.A.C. has done a lot. From releases like their Viva Glam with various ambassadors, to tributes to Helmut Newton and Selena, they've always had exclusive releases. This time, M.A.C. is moving in a new direction and is teaming up with the most talented bloggers, makeup artists and beauty gurus from across the globe.
Macaron Collection DAVIDsTEA review tea rustic mug
Food

DAVIDsTEA Spring 2017 Collection

DAVIDsTEA has always been one of my favourite shops to stop by in the mall. When they came out with The Macaron Collection, I was ecstatic! With Spring just around the corner, I rounded up a few things that remind me of warmer weather rather than this dreary cold that Toronto has been given. With 6 macaron-inspired teas and 3 super cute mugs for spring, you will be transported to Paris in minutes. DAVIDsTEA Collection 2017 Macaron Rustic Mug, DAVIDsTEA Macaron Collection Tea Sampler 2017  
Acure Organics quick fix correcting balm argan oil starflower review, Acure Organics aromatherapeutic moroccan argan oil rose review, Acure Organics calming body lotion lavender sacred lotus stem cell review
Beauty

Green Beauty With Acure Cosmetics

I didn't start getting into the world of beauty until I was 13 years old. When a few of the girls in my classes were already familiar with foundations and powders, I had just gotten my first mascara. Fast forward a few years into high school, I was very interested in a more clean and healthier lifestyle which also included my beauty products. Since then, I've tried out a few natural skincare brands (such as MAHALO) as well as a few makeup brands and since I've started blogging, I've always been interested in green beauty. I've noticed that a lot of people tend to steer clear from natural brands as they're often seen as inferior to the more mainstream brands that they're used to. That may have been true in the past, but green beauty has come a long way!

Toronto Beauty Blogger Jennybeaned Shampoo Review
Beauty

Wishing for Spring with Maui Moisture

If you're from Canada, you know that it's been super chilly these past few days. I for one am totally over this deep freeze & ready for spring weather! That's where my tropical inspired beauty routine comes in: Maui Moisture. Inspired by the islands of Hawaii, Vogue International (they're behind OGX hair care too!) launched Maui Moisture. A refreshing and repairing hair care line with exotic botanicals and plant essences found on the tropical islands. With all of the differently scented lines, you're sure to find your perfect scent and be transported away to a tropical oasis at home.
BITE Beauty Canadian Lifestyle Blogger Jennybeaned Lip Pencil Review
Beauty

BITE Beauty The Lip Pencil Review

If you're not familiar with BITE Beauty, here's the low-down: they're Canadian, natural & high pigment. All BITE Beauty Cosmetics lip products are handcrafted one at a time to provide restorative and nourishing benefits. The lipsticks also contain food-grade natural and organic ingredients like moisturizers and protective antioxidants made from organic fruit butters, Manuka honey and resveratrol. I was able to test out their new product The Lip Pencil complimentary through Influenster. BITE Beauty Canadian Lip Pencil Review Jennybeaned Lifestyle Blog
Girl in Forest with leaves
Lifestyle

Why use Green Beauty?

Over the past few years, I've started noticing that all-natural products are slowly showing up everywhere. So many people I know are turning to a more natural approach to their lifestyle: being more aware of what they put in/on their body, exercising more and taking better care of their health. In a world of fast and immediate, it's sometimes hard to understand why people are taking it slow by taking a step back from their hectic lives. Why natural? Here's a few reasons that I've dabbled in the world of clean living...