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...]

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...]

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...]

Celebrating with Grand Gestures #ActsofCaring

Celebrate with Grand Gestures

What would make you feel appreciated? Do you have items on your bucket list that would make it on your "best day ever" dream day? A lucky Telus customer named Ramona got to tick off a few things from her list. Telus surprised her with an amazing day themed around her favourite things. Do you know the expression "go big or go home"? Well, that's what I had in mind when I was tasked to think of how I'd spend my dream day. … [Read more...]

Marathon TV Watching and TV Room Chatting with Beamly

beamly TV social network app

When the heat turns up, and all I can think about is lying on a beach or jet-setting to a tropical destination, my TV watching choices boil down to something George Costanza (character on Seinfeld) said: "I like stuff you don't have to think about." This summer, I'll be entertaining myself with on-the-edge-of-my-seat excitement from the stylish besties of Pretty Little Liars. During the rainy days and nights, I can still feel like I'm being social while marathon-watching my favourite TV … [Read more...]

ModCloth #ModSummer

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.The season of BBQs, vacations, and outdoor festivities is upon us, and ModCloth wants you to share your summer memories with them! Include the hashtag #ModSummer when you’re posting your adventures and you could be featured on one of their social networks. Join in on the community fun, find some outfit inspiration in their Style Gallery, and get ready for the best … [Read more...]

YVR Foodies Event — Where Vancouver Foodies Come Together

yvr foodies

On June 1st, members of Vancouver meetup group YVR Foodies descended upon a foodie paradise. I never would have imagined that a black brick building along Hastings St. would contain an authentic Italian restaurant, catering service and private function room. The Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria served food, and hosted a group of foodies, bloggers and food bloggers. YVR Foodies is the joint venture of Ricky Shetty, Justin Ruscheinski, and Nadeem Ahmad. YVR Foodies has a meetup group page and a Facebook … [Read more...]

Impressions of Keyhani to Inspire Your Creativity

(sponsored post) Mostafa Keyhani is an extraordinary painter. Drawing from the Impressionist tradition, his work is alive with color and texture as he uses thin washes, areas of bare canvas, and thick impasto to impart an expression of organic life. While his paintings fetch high prices in galleries across the United States and Canada, his self-published books give each of his fans a chance to own his art. Keyhani is a Canadian resident born in Iran, and has had a journey as fantastic as his … [Read more...]

The YP App Shows me the Local Essentials: Coffee Shops and Gas Stations

YP App

Let's talk way finding. With the lovely weather and a long list of things to do and experience on my summer-fun-list, my sweet station wagon is going to be getting a lot more use soon. Okay, so picture this: I'm out driving around, enjoying the sunshine and beautiful views. I want to keep going—on a drive that may include stopping by some local malls or shopping areas—but I need a coffee pronto! What's a girl to do? Now, I just pull out my iPhone and use the YP App to super-quickly give me … [Read more...]