I Confess! Bikes, Fall TV, New Music, and More

This is a new weekly series all about what's going on on my end — what I'm currently listening to, watching, obsessing over and a confession, just for fun. I hope this will let you get to know me more and get conversations started on some of my favourite topics. Watching while I've been waiting for the new fall shows to start: Fargo The Amazing Race Canada Masterchef USA Loving this music: I'm listening to so much new music lately, that I have a new "playing this song on repeat" … [Read more...]

Stylish Mobile Accessories for People on the go (with Giveaway – Canada Only)

Stylish Mobile Accessories

I don't know about you, but I use my iPhone for pretty much everything — which means that the battery runs out fairly quickly. With all the use that phone-y gets, I feel safe knowing that she is protected from scratches and what-not with Belkin's TrueClear Invisiglass Screen Protector. I feel much better knowing that I won't run out of battery life at a crucial moment (like when I'm trying to watch funny animal videos or obsessively check my weather forecast app), and that my sweet iPhone is … [Read more...]

The Dyson AM06 Fan is Powerful yet Quiet

dyson desk fan

The Dyson Cool AM06 12" Desk Fan has powerful airflow, no spinning blades, and is easy to keep dust-free. Even on the lowest setting, this is one powerful fan! Dyson's AM06 12" Desk Fan is now 75% quieter, making this the perfect fan to keep in my bedroom. I've been using this powerful, yet super-quiet fan in my bedroom to create a cross-breeze and get me through the heat waves. I love that the sound of the fan doesn't bother me at night, and the great timer feature lets me keep it on for just … [Read more...]

Juicing vs Blending (with Infographic)

What's are the key differences with juicing vs blending? Well, there's a science behind it, as it turns out. I had no idea about the inherent differences between, for example, a green smoothie and green juice in terms of nutritional properties. The folks over at Juicing Science provide detailed information about (what else) the science of juicing. Here's a simple infographic for basic differences between juicing and blending: … [Read more...]

Redbubble Helps you go Back to School in Style

Redbubble Tote Bag

Who wants to have the same t-shirt, tote bag or phone case as everyone else—when school is all about showing off your individuality. That's what school is for, right? Developing your own style?! While I'm not going back to school in a traditional sense, I do consider myself a lifelong learner. As such, I spend a fair amount of time with my laptop at libraries (actually, I'm at my local library right now). I like to carry my library books home in a comfortable tote bag that holds a decent … [Read more...]

Wide Brimmed Sun Hat: Quintessential Summer Accessory

Magid Women's Space Dyed Wide Brim Floppy Hat

The perfect sun accessory—an oversized sun hat, of course! Pair this beauty with some bright red lipstick, a floral beach cover-up and a beach bag, and you're all set! But, really—paired with anything, this sun hat makes a glam statement. Made of straw with a nautical-esque white rope and gold chain accent, this hat is an absolute must for days spent at one of the waterfront parks/beaches or sitting out on a patio.  … [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...]

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...]