March Break Getaway Essentials

March break is almost here and whether you are jetting off to a tropical paradise, discovering a big city or exploring your own neighbourhood, here are a few beauty essentials to keep you fabulous! Continue reading “March Break Getaway Essentials”

The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge Part 2 – Body and Hair Products


Welcome back for part 2 of the Cleaner Product Challenge, if you missed part one that can be found here. This post will cover the body & hair care products and as before I will summarize the list for those who like to do a quick scan and then you can read below for a more in depth review of each.

Body Products

  • Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo
  • Andalou Naturals Argan & Sweet Orange Conditioner
  • Andalou Naturals Mandarin Vanilla Vitalizing Shower Gel
  • Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray
  • Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter
  • Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

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The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge


In my post from a couple of weeks ago I had mentioned that I was testing out a new cleaner beauty routine. Looking for products with better-for-you ingredients that work well. I started putting everything into one post but it was starting to become the world’s longest blog post so I’ve split everything into two categories; Face Skincare/Makeup and Body Products….and it’s still a lengthy read so I’ll summarize the list at the beginning and for those who are interested in a longer in depth review, keep reading below.

Face Skincare and Makeup

  • Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
  • Indie Lee Co Q10 Toner
  • Bioderma or Garnier Micellar Water makeup remover
  • Out of Africa Shea Butter
  • First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream
  • IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream With SPF 50+
  • bareMinerals BARESKIN Complete Coverage Serum Concealer
  • Bite Beauty Multisticks in Lotus and Cocoa
  • Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask and Lip Balm
  • Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in #010
  • Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Blossom Lady & Arabian Knights
  • Physicians Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash and Fakeout Mascaras

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The Best Eye Cream Discovery


I’ve been having some severely dry skin around my left eye recently. It seemed to be getting progressively worse and more red and irritated by the day. No matter what eye cream I tried, nothing seemed to fix this issue and to be honest, I think a lot of it is from lack of sleep. I basically haven’t slept for more than a 4-5 hour stretch at one time in over 7 months now (I don’t know who these people are that have babies who “sleep through the night” from a young age, I certainly don’t have one of those babies and am still waiting for 7-8 hours just once!). Continue reading “The Best Eye Cream Discovery”

The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge and My New App Addiction

I’ve decided to challenge myself for a month and switch over to using more clean products that are better for you. Perhaps not the most glamorous or luxurious beauty routine but I’ve decided that if I could even find one or two products that are cleaner and work well then I’d like to switch over on a regular basis. It’s also an opportunity to explore some products that I wouldn’t typically try. Continue reading “The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge and My New App Addiction”

The Editor’s Box

I’ve tried a few different beauty subscription boxes over the years and after several less than impressive experiences, decided that they weren’t for me. I won’t mention names but you can probably google them based on the experiences I describe below. So this time I decided to try something slightly different and I was very pleasantly surprised when my Editor’s Box arrived from FabFitFun. Now to be fair, this is much more than a beauty box – it’s a lifestyle box but much to my delight, it did come with several full sized beauty products! Continue reading “The Editor’s Box”

Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Holiday Collection

I was perusing some boxing day deals online when I noticed that The Bay had some really good discounted beauty items. Is this a new thing? I don’t remember seeing beauty items on clearance before, does anyone else? What I mean is that I can’t remember seeing beauty products that people actually want on clearance, it’s usually the junky bottom-of-the-barrel leftovers. Anyway I was super impressed at some of the brands and products that were on discount. They had the Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Holiday collection on sale so I jumped on that. Continue reading “Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Holiday Collection”