Guest Post: DIY Beauty-A Lavender Infused Coconut Oil Hair Treatment


“Applied topically, coconut oil actually does a few things for your hair. First, it nourishes the hair shaft to create a vibrant sheen. It also conditions the hair to restore moisture and repair damage,” explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site “Also, when applied at the scalp, it can […]

Online Comparison: A Guaranteed Path to Dissatisfaction

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My largest beauty and lifestyle tip of the new year: Refrain from comparing your life, your reality to what you see on blogs, Instagram and Pinterest. That is a guaranteed recipe for, at the least, envy, jealousy, dissatisfaction, and, at the most, depression. You are seeing a small, curated, edited snapshot in to someone’s imperfect […]

Jennifer Lawrence for Dior Autumn/Winter 2013


Anyone else in awe of Jennifer Lawrence’s skin in the new Dior ads? If someone is going to be the “face” of a brand, it sure doesn’t hurt that their skin is as flawless as fine porcelain. Obviously there is some clever makeup application and a deft hand behind this au naturel look. I adore the clean […]

Hey H&M! Remember When I Used to Like You?


When I lived in Montreal I was a regular (actually, too regular) shopper at H&M. I used to swing in for a browse between classes or on my way to catch the Metro home and always found versatile pieces-many of which I still have in my closet. I loved that I could stay up to date with […]

Dove Diaries Challenge: My Daily Beauty Plan of Attack…I Mean Routine


The Australian fashion and beauty site has partnered with Dove to share beauty secrets, tips, and tricks. I was asked to contribute my beauty routine to the Dove Diary Campaign, so here it is. I have included a list of products that I use regularly and will mourn if they are ever discontinued. Morning  1) Stare […]

“Would You Rather?” Makeup Edition


I saw this tag on Mischevious and it looked like fun! I would love to read your answers, so feel free to post them in the comments section or link to your blog post. QUESTIONS: 1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and […]

Because the Sun Doesn’t Discriminate


The summer gives my anxiety for two reasons: bathing suits and sunshine. Most women can sympathize with my bathing suit phobia but I get my share of bewildered stares when I inform people that I have sun-induced paranoia. If you were as pale as death and your skin attracted UV rays like sheets of aluminum, […]

M.A.C. or Meh?


Question: You haven’t been posting about MAC collections lately! Do you have any swatches of new products that you can share?  I went to MAC today with a sack full of empty containers with the intention of trading for some free products through the Back-to-Mac program. After wandering aimlessly for several minutes and staring aghast […]