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I'm Jaime.
I'm a 30-something, classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt wearing, makeup obsessed mascara aficionado and first time new mom based out of Vancouver Canada. Girl Loves Gloss was born out of my love for beauty back in 2013, but it's grown to so much more...

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Jaime Pickering | Girl Loves Gloss | Vancouver Blog

5 Recent Drugstore Product Favourites and Fails

I'M UNAPOLOGETICALLY A LUXURY BEAUTY LOVER... BUT WHO DOESN'T LOVE A DRUGSTORE BEAUTY FAVOURITE? The drugstore has been levelling up its beauty game over the last couple of years. I'd been itching to try some of these products forever and had previously written off a few as not possibly being worth the hype. I am however happy to admit when I am wrong because there were some real winners in this collection of drugstore products! And in this time of financial uncertainty, it's always nice to find products that perform and are affordable.... Read More

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What I’ve Learned Social Distancing | Ways to Spend Time in Quarantine

FRIENDS, IT'S A WILD TIME FOR OUR WORLD. A month ago... hell a couple of weeks ago...I thought this whole Corona Virus/Covid-19 was something that would blow over. It "didn't affect me" and it felt all too safe in my little corner of the world here in Vancouver, Canada.  I was wrong. Turns out this thing is bigger than any of us ever probably expected, or at least hoped, it would ever be. The local hospital 5 minutes away has had to shut their doors to only emergencies due to outbreak, all parks, recreation and non-essential stores have close. It's been hard to not feel like it's all a bit apocalyptic. ... Read More

The Drugstore Hair Miracle Worker? L’Oreal Wonder Water

CAN YOU GET AMAZING HAIR IN 8 SECONDS? The new L'Oreal 8 Second Wonder Water says yes. Calling itself a Lamellar Rinse Out treatment, it supposedly works in just 8 seconds in the shower. The product claims to give silkier, shinier hair, without any silicones or weighing it down. Apparently, it is suitable for all hair types, which I have to tell you, made me really sceptical. Having fine, thin, straight hair that also suffers from loads of breakage, frizz and general postpartum strife, I wasn't expecting much.... Read More

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5 Easy Vegan Vegetarian Recipe Favourites

SOMETIME LAST YEAR, WE STARTED EATING A LOT LESS MEAT. We're not a vegetarian or vegan household, but I feel it's important to incorporate several meatless recipes into our weekly schedule for several reasons. Besides obvious health benefits, it's also friendlier on our budget. We've never been huge red meat eaters, but like the occasional burger or spaghetti bolognese. We eat chicken and seafood and I have no intentions of ever giving up cheese. We're just eating it all a bit less (spare the cheese, because YUM). ... Read More