Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Grocery Budget Tutor and a Grocery Challenge

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We are celebrating the launch of Grocery Budget Tutor with a month-long back-to-school grocery challenge. The winner of the #grocerychallenge will receive $250 cash money! Who doesn't need a little more pocket change to start the school year? What I would do with an extra $250: stock up on "fancy" food ingredients so that I can make myself the most delicious lunches on work days. Also, I would stock up on some really amazing stationery for my home office! … [Read more...]

Conditioned Smooth Skin Ready for Summer

Summer-time means it's time for lots of sunshine, exposed skin and extra shaving. When you need to shave your legs more frequently that you can wear cute summer shorts and skirts, you don't want to make the experience more gruelling than it needs to be. LUSH's D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap smells and feels like strawberry whipped cream. It's so light and airy that it can't possibly leave your skin feeling too greasy or too dry. This new product from LUSH will help prevent razor burn and … [Read more...]

Vegan Alternatives to Summer Food Favourites

vegan alternatives to summer food favourites

Vegans—you don't need to feel left out when your friends are enjoying the best summer foods! Whether you're vegan or you're having one over for a summer get-together, these ideas will have you re-thinking the whole notion that vegan food is bland and difficult to put together. For the grill: Grilled tofu is pretty awesome—on it's own or sandwiched between hamburger buns. Try marinating the tofu for a few hours (in a vegan BBQ sauce or soy sauce + ginger + sesame oil + chilli pepper) and … [Read more...]

Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

vegan strawberry ice cream

Feeling disappointed with the "fake" taste of store-bought strawberry ice cream, I knew I needed my first batch of homemade ice cream in my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker had to be strawberry-licious! I took my time sourcing the PERFECT looking vegan strawberry ice cream recipe, until I found the one that I ended up using. This recipe involves a bit of stove-time, which made my apartment even more hot—but in the end I had a sweet and cool treat to make up for it! Strawberries are my favourite … [Read more...]

How to Plan to be Spontaneous

Plan to be spontaneous

Planning to be spontaneous—seems like a contradiction, doesn't it? The truth is, if you don't leave room in your life for spontaneity you'll just end up feeling guilty the entire time when you decide to ditch your to-do list or skip out of work early to hit the beach.  … [Read more...]

Super Simple 3-5 Ingredient Fruit Pairings #PairingIdeas

Smuckers Pairings

Every season I put together a list of things I want to try, new adventures I want to go on, and books I want to read. One thing I’m always down on myself about is not making enough different types of food. I’m changing things up, though! I’ve been excitedly jotting down ideas for how to use things I have a lot of in my kitchen. Right now, I have a lot of different flavours of Smucker’s jam. I hope you follow along on my Instagram account in the next few months to see all the yummy creations I … [Read more...]

CND Vinylux Paradise Collection Nail Polish

CND Vinylux Paradise Collection Nail Polish

Nail polish that lasts a week—I've been testing it, and it's here. The CND Vinylux Paradise Collection consists of lush tropical hues for your fingertips will make you feel like you've been whisked away to a faraway island, year-round. The weekly polish system includes a Vinylux Weekly Polish Color Coat plus Vinylux Top Coat. That's it—no base coat needed!  … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Finishing Project

DIY minwax wood finishing project

It's been a while since I've stained and finished anything. I remember the process being really messy, time-consuming and involving a long wait time between steps. No wonder it took me so long to work on another project! When I heard about a product that was a stain and finish in one, and didn't involve messy liquids, I wanted to find out how to get my DIY on with a new project! Here, I'm testing out the Maple finish Minwax Wood Finishing Cloths on a piece of wood, which can be used to hold a … [Read more...]

Summer of Smoothies #SilkSmoothies

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In the world of smoothies, it can be said that I'm a newbie. I only bought my own blender about one year ago. I've been making up for lost time, creating and sharing some yummy smoothie recipes, though. In an effort to learn as much as I can about putting together the best smoothie recipes, I have been perusing blogs, Pinterest, and asking my friends for their best smoothie tips.I've noticed that using frozen fruit combined with fresh makes my smoothies taste frothy and crisp, while allowing me … [Read more...]

Refresh your Skin for Summer

Refresh your skin for summer

How do you keep your skin refreshed during summer? With all the sweat, sunscreen and saltwater hitting your face during the summer months, it becomes especially important to get back to a fresh and clean surface in the evening. Facial moisturizer and makeup go on much more smoothly if your face is scrubbed clean. Here are a few other ways you can use LUSH's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub: 5 ways to use Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub for an all-over skin refresh Hands: works well whether … [Read more...]