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Veronique

Beauty

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence vs. Missha First Treatment Essence – $plurge vs. $ave

If you are anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for that Holy Grail (insert beauty product here) that makes every day a good hair/skin/makeup day. Driven by the endless optimism that the next product I try could be the one that changes my life, nothing is more satisfying than discovering something that does just that. When I shifted the focus of my skincare from reducing hyperpigmentation to increasing hydration, my skin responded by becoming plumper and smoother than it had ever…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Bedtime Necessities & Morning Hacks

I feel like the older I get, the more I value sleep. When I was younger, not getting enough sleep was annoying, but not completely and utterly debilitating in the way it is now. And you know those days when you come home so tired that you lie down to take a nap, but actually end up sleeping through to the next morning? Well on those days, I feel like I’m living my BEST life. It’s just so damn indulgent…

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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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