Crate 61´╗┐

Crate 61: a super cool organic brand that started in small batches from the founder’s kitchen right here in Toronto and now ships world wide. All natural and everything smells so yummy!

If you love gourmand scents then check out the lip balms because they are so true to the described smell, you’ll want to eat them….they are that good! The Almond scent smells exactly like an almond croissant while the Vanilla Bean scent smells like a warm and creamy creme brulee dessert.  Continue reading “Crate 61´╗┐”

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The Detox Market

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One of my absolute favourite places to find beauty products is at The Detox Market. The Detox Market originally started as a pop up store and eventually went on to open four permanent locations; two in California and two here in Toronto. The store carries a whole slew of organic, clean and green products from well known brands including Indie Lee, Briogeo, RMS Beauty and Tata Harper as well as several brands that you may not have heard about yet. With beauty trending towards less toxic ingredients and cleaner/greener brands gaining more popularity, there are so many more choices vs. even five years ago.

Here are a few of my favourite staple brands: Continue reading “The Detox Market”

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┬áMandarin Vanilla Vitalizing Shower Gel
  • Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray
  • Pacifica Island Vanilla Body Butter
  • Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Continue reading “The ‘Cleaner’ Product Challenge Part 2 – Body and Hair Products”

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”