Month: March 2020

Recent Drugstore beauty product favourites and fails

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.

What Ive learned Social distancing for covid-19

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. 

L'Oreal 8 Second Wonder Water Review

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.

5 Easy Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes

5 Easy Vegetarian Recipes

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). 

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush

I’M A BLUSH LOVER. IT’S ALSO THE PRODUCT THAT SEEMS TO DISAPPEAR THE FASTEST ON ME.

My skin just seems to eat blush, with many cult classic brands just not cutting it and leaving me blushless by noon. I mean, I just can’t have that you know? I look like Mrs Potato Head without the stuff, so give me a rosy cheek that will last! 

Buxom Wanderlust Primer Infused Blush is exactly what I look for in a blush; Pigmented, long-lasting, slightly luminous without being sparkly and it even prices in at under $30! I recently purchased my first and then Buxom were kind enough to send over a few more shades, and let’s just say, it was love at first blush!

Too Faced The Natural Nudes Palette Review and Swatches

Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Palette

THERE’S A NEW NEUTRAL PALETTE IN TOWN.

It’s the Too Faced Natural Nudes Palette, and she’s genuinely neutral! Not a warm nude palette, or a palette full of reds and plums. Just neutral with a multitone variance that aims to make blending out the perfect neutral eye look a piece of cake.

Now, in the past, I have had some criticisms of Too Faced eyeshadow palettes and it’s been a long time since I felt the drive to purchase one. I also need another neutral palette like I need a hole in the head, and yet here were are!

Jaclyn HIll Morphe Volume 2 Palette

Why I Returned My Morphe Jaclyn Hill Vol 2 Palette

IS JACLYN HILL PROBLEMATIC? SHOULD MORPHE BE CANCELLED?

There seems to be a handful of beauty YouTubers that are forever in the thick of drama, and one of them is most definitely Jaclyn Hill. Jaclyn has attempted to step into the cosmetic sales world several times in the last few years… and she’s had some pretty dismal luck with it.
Morphe, the creator of this palette is no stranger to controversy as well. I’ll be getting into that in this post, but ultimately the question is: Is the Morphe Jaclyn Hill Volume 2 Palette any good? And the answer is yes… and no.

Grab a cup of tea, or something stronger, and tuck in because it’s a long one.

What is toxic dismissive positivity and how can it negatively affect your mental health?

What is Toxic Positivity?

CAN POSITIVITY BE PROBLEMATIC?

I’d reckon that many would automatically answer that positivity is always a good thing, but I would beg to differ. We’re in a world where we’re trying to be more mindful of others (if you’re not, you might be part of the problem, just sayin’). Of course, having a sunny outlook on life is deemed an endearing personality trait, but what if that very thing makes you dismissive of others struggles? I came across the term “toxic positivity” the other day, and it really resonated with me.