Beauty

3 Water/Gel Sunscreens That You’ll Actually Want to Use!

Drink 2 litres of water, get 8 hours of sleep… there are many things we know we should be doing, but still can’t bring ourselves to actually do. Slathering an icky sunscreen on your face every morning is one of those things. As a beauty blogger who is constantly extolling the virtues of this serum or that treatment, can you believe that until a few months ago I wasn’t consistently using the one product that has the biggest impact in…

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Lifestyle

Halo Top Ice Cream Review – Only 240 calories per pint?!

My favourite ice cream—Haagen-Dazs Coffee, if you were curious—clocks in at 270 calories per half cup.  That sounds reasonable, right?  But let’s be honest, who actually eats only half a cup of ice cream at a time?  I tend to eat half the pint and chuck it in the freezer if I’m being good (540 cal).  But there have been times when I have gone back for the rest if I was feeling extra indulgent! (Ouch, that’s 1080 cal!) To…

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Lifestyle

Tired of carrying around a bulky planner?

I’m a really organized person to begin with, but I remember what a game-changer it was when I bought myself a paper planner.  I loved that I could put pen to paper and empty my head of all the events and reminders I was just praying to god I wouldn’t forget.  As a long-time sufferer of anxiety, this was a great coping strategy and played a huge role in helping me effectively take on everything life threw at me.  While…

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Beauty

The Perfect One-Step Cleansing Oil – Hylamide’s High-Efficiency Face Cleaner

If you’ve never heard of DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, it’s the touted HG of many a cleansing oil aficionado, whose company boasts that a bottle is sold every 10 seconds worldwide.  The first time I slathered it onto my face I remember thinking “Ooooh this feels luxurious!”  As every trace of makeup melted off when the oil emulsified and turned milky upon contact with water, I was even more impressed. Since I can pretty much use anything on my skin without reaction and…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Everything You Wanted to Know About Switching to Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

A few years ago, the internet was abuzz with talk of activated charcoal.  People were serving it in juice bars, using it as a detox or hangover cure and even adding it to make bath bombs that turn your water an inky black (so fun, you should try it!).  At that point, I was starting to become conscious of what was in the products I was putting onto my body.  As a wave of natural beauty products flooded the market, my goal…

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