Pandemic Weddings: How To Do Your Bridal Makeup When You Can’t Hire a Makeup Artist

There's a lot to compromise when planning a wedding during a pandemic. The main one, of course, is having to sacrifice the presence of your beloved guests. Another compromise is skipping on quintessential bridal treatments and services you'd normally get done as a Bride, like a facial, a mani-pedi spa day, and getting your makeup …

Get Ready With Me: Bridal Edition

Part of the whole Bridal experience is the "getting ready" part. The pampering, the beautifying, the excitement and the butterflies. Since I wasn't having the typical wedding with bridesmaids, make-up artists or the coming and going of people, my getting-ready experience was thankfully quiet and relaxed. It was just me and my Mom getting beautified, …

Something New: My Flower Veil

Photography by Daring Wanderer Wearing flowers in my hair on my wedding day was pretty much an absolute guarantee. As I'm sure you've picked up by now, I am a petal-happy flower child. Once I Said Yes to the Dress, accessorizing my bridal look with a floral headpiece was the next step. But when I …

Beauty Pampering at Home

You would think that with all this free time, us beauty junkies would be self-caring like crazy. The truth is, being at home during a pandemic, dealing with uncertainty and cabin fever, has caught me in a sluggish Netflix/couch cycle instead. In the 45 days that I've been home, I've had very little energy or …

Halloween Fun with The Little Mermaid

Hair spraying my hair "cartoon red" for a Cheryl Blossom costume felt familiarly nostalgic, and inspired me to go back to my original redheaded favourite. Happy Halloween! XO 🧜‍♀️ 🐚

My Weight Loss Journey and How I Lost 30 Pounds

Today marks ten months since I decided to embark on a weight loss journey that lead me to lose 30 pounds. I constantly get asked what my secret has been, and I always find it funny that people think there's a "secret" to losing weight aside from the obvious eating healthy and being active, which …

Sauna Routine

The title of this post may be misleading. It may lead you to believe that I bask in a sauna on the daily, and that I'm about to share some unattainable weekly pampering routine that takes place in a luxurious sauna, ready to my avail at any time. Well, not exactly. The purpose of this …

Updated Curly Hair Routine

"Is your hair real?", the woman asked as she touched my curls in admiration. I did not know this woman. She was a complete stranger, yet there she was, touching my hair while I was volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival. I wasn't sure if I should have been flattered that this woman deemed …

Current Skincare Products and Routine

I wish I had a photo of my bare face when I was in my twenties. Not because I had glorious skin and I want to reminisce on my youth. Oh, no no. The exact opposite of that. The photo would serve as victorious reminder of how far my skin has come since then. You …

Blue and Purple Mascara

When it comes to makeup, I have a tendency of keeping the eyes very simple. I usually grab my Kat Von D brown eyeliner and Lash Paradise mascara and call it a day. Sometimes I don't even bother with eyeliner and I just do mascara. And there are days where I don't even do anything …

Making Natural Deodorant

In one of my Sex Ed classes in Grade 5, we were given educational kits which included a corny booklet on how our bodies would be changing and each of the girls received a sanitary pad and a Degree deodorant stick. I remember thinking how exciting it was to be introduced to such grown-up products and I eagerly tried …

Mermaid Essentials

If mermaids existed (I mean, I secretly believe they do in the enchanted Scandinavian seas), I imagine they'd have a pearly glow to their dewy skin and long wavy tresses that flow right down to their fishtail.  I figure these products would help re-create the mermaidesque essence. XO