Posts in Hair & Beauty

Luna Nectar: Natural and Organic Lash Lengthening

I think a lot of us women have heard of Latisse, or bimatoprost ophthalmic solution to get all fancy and proper. The stuff makes your lashes grow super long. But it’s also expensive and is technically an eye medication meant for glaucoma that reduces ocular pressure, can cause redness, irritation, and even the darkening of your iris. Hmm, no thanks. The good news is that there are so many natural and organic beauty companies popping up lately – which is something I am truly stoked on. The newest one I’ve had… Read More

Lalogy: Luxury Skincare the Natural & Organic Way

Aging. A bit of a touchy topic, really. Sometimes I have a hard time believing that I’ll be 28 at the end of this year. It’s almost like once you get to 21, time decides to shoot a double espresso and kick into high gear. But seriously, where did the time go? And while I must say that overall, I’m actually enjoying aging, my forehead and neck are showing otherwise. I’m not going to lie. I was stupid. I barely ever wore sunscreen in my teens and early twenties. And… Read More

Want Better Hair and Nails? Take Your Vitamins

Every time I get my nails done (which I am terribly overdue for, seriously you should see the chipped 2-month-old mani I’m currently rocking), the technician always comments on how strong and long my nails are. She will often even call other staff members over to see for themselves. A bit over the top? Sure. But I suppose this is like nice teeth to a dentist, a beautiful piece of wood to a carpenter, a perfectly lit set to a photographer… you get my point. I have nice nails that… Read More

Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Feel Good About Giving

And receiving for that matter! As you know if you read my post Love, Death, and Mother’s Day, this day is a particularly tough one for me. But that doesn’t mean that I still can’t bring together a small list of ideas for you to gift to the special mother in your life. I’ve selected these ideas because they hit one or all of the following characteristics: local, organic/natural/handmade, or are no/low waste. I truly believe that every time we spend money, we cast a vote for the world we… Read More

Aria Travel Kit: An airplane travel kit for those who don’t like roughing it

I’m so happy to tell you all about a new product I’ve recently discovered – one that combines two of my passions: travel and supporting local. Airplane rides generally suck. And I’m guessing you likely agree with me unless you happen to be a baller who is able to fly first class every time. Cue Aria. Aria was founded and developed by Vancouver-based entrepreneur Erin Reynel in an effort to provide a journey (regardless of which class you fly) that you can love as much as the destination. A world traveller herself,… Read More

Review: LUSH skincare products for oily skin

I would normally open a piece like this with a bit of background on the brand. But if you haven’t heard of LUSH by now, you’re beyond the point of my help. Okay so that was a bit harsh, but seriously. If you don’t already know about this Vancouver-based brand who has turned bath time around the globe into water that looks like a unicorn pooped in it, then you should also know that bath bombs aside, they have amazing brand values, and also have skincare that is vegetarian and… Read More