Post election, I know many people are feeling a bit down... but the SAD I'm talking about is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Most of the articles I see on SAD are well into the winter season but it's easier to prevent SAD before it happens. Some symptoms of SAD include the following: increased carbohydrate cravings, weight gain, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed and in some extreme cases, feeling depressed.
Every year around Halloween, DAVIDsTEA brings back seasonal teas that were well loved but discontinued "back from the dead". The Back from the Dead coffin set contains 3 teas including Maple Sugar, Stormy Night and Swamp Water. Only 2 of these teas are available separately so to get the third flavour, you have to get the coffin set. Act now since this is a limited edition set and once they're gone, these flavours might not be back next year!
Fall is here and as the leaves begin to change, so do the flowers that are in season. Soon enough, everywhere you look there will new brides planning the happiest day of their lives and a part of wedding planning is choosing the right flowers to fit both the bride and groom’s vision. Flowers set the feel of the wedding and whether they are bright and bold or soft and subtle, the floral arrangements, bouquets and boutineers are an important part of any wedding. Luckily, brides in Ontario don't have to look too far when trying to pick the right flowers.
Ever heard of a lash lift? The average person has probably not heard about a lash lift but has heard of its more glamorous cousin: the lash extension. Lash lifts are nice because they don't require as much maintenance as eyelash extensions and are a wonderful alternative if you're looking for something to quicken up your morning routine! Marianne from Prettyful Hair & Makeup was kind enough to contact me and try out a lashlift service. (Regular rates here) Having never gotten one before and only hearing about it once, I went to do a bit of research on what it is and what the results looked like. I was glad that it looked natural and was able to last around 6-8 weeks if taken care of. For my current low maintenance lifestyle, it was perfect for me.
Walking into any beauty store nowadays, there are tons of face masks to choose from: clay, sheet, gel... the list goes on! With so many face masks on the market, picking the right one can definitely be overwhelming. And even if we do purchase one, how do we know if we're using it to its full potential? How often should I use it? Is it even worth the effort? I got some tips from dermatologist Dr. Kally Papantoniou on how to maximize results from face masks!
Every once in a while, we all get a little bit busy and have to get ready on a tight schedule. For days like those, dry shampoo is a lifesaver! LUSH Cosmetics is a great cruelty-free cosmetic reatailer that was founded in the United Kingdom. They feature a variety of natural hair and beauty products from creams, shampoos, masks, shower gels, bath bombs... the list goes on! LUSH products are 100% vegetarian with a few products being vegan as well. I've tried some LUSH products in the past (check out my review of one of their face masks!) and thought to pick up their non-aerosol dry shampoo, No Drought!
I love Too Faced and have always enjoyed their cute and girly packaging. When they came out with their line of scented makeup, I couldn't resist! The Melted Chocolate is a liquified metallic lipstick which is a revamp on the bestselling original melted and melted metal liquified lipsticks by infusing antioxidant-rich cocoa powder into the formula!
If you're familiar with the brand LUSH, you know they make fresh masks as well as other body and skincare products. From cleansers, moisturizers and fresh masks, you're sure to find something that will work for you! (Psst, it's all cruelty-free to boot!) Using an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, butters, clays as well as essential oils, these fresh face masks are not available online since they must be refrigerated in order to stay fresh!
Weather in the springtime can be unpredictable! Sunny one minute, and then it's thunderstorming the next! What's a girl to do to stay dry yet stylish? Luckily, Helly Hansen's got you covered with their new line of rainwear: both fashionable and functional. Helly Hansen is a sleek outdoor wear brand that offers stylish gear for even the worst of what Mother Nature would throw at you.