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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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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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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, 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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Can’t decide between the Fujifilm Instax Camera and the Instax Printer?

  In this time of fleeting Snapchats and constant social media updates, there is still something to be said for holding an actual photo in your hand.  Now that everyone has a camera on their phone, we take so many more photos that the idea of sorting through them and choosing what to print seems like more effort than it’s worth.  Sure we can save them to our computer, but when have you ever looked back through them?  I, for…

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