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3 Reasons Why Going Vegan Benefits Your Skin

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If blemished skin has got you singing the blues, maybe you should be looking a little deeper than the products you use.

While most people high tail it to the nearest beauty department store and splurge all their hard earned dollars on the newest “it” product, I chose a different path.

After reading an article about the 515 toxic chemicals we put on our bodies regularly, I couldn’t help but think that the products I was using to try and fix my skincare issues might actually be making them worse. [Keep Reading]

Cucumbers on Eyes and Other Thanksgiving Themed DIYs

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Cucumber on Eyes and Other Skincare DIYsThanksgiving is right around the corner for us Canadians and not too far off for Americans. It’s this time of year that I like to reflect on everything I’m grateful for and….

Wait a minute. Who am I kidding? All I care about is the turkey dinner!

Seriously, I quit a bartending job, not once, not twice, but thrice because they refused to give me Thanksgiving off. No word of a lie, just ask V (who thought I was crazy and just shook her head). I may sound ridiculous, but joke’s on them; they kept hiring me back!

Now that you know I’m craving for turkey, let’s talk other side dishes. Pumpkin and sweet potatoes are always a hit. Cabbage and cucumber salad is also bad ass. [Keep Reading]

My Favourite Homemade Face Mask Recipes Straight Outta the Fridge

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My Favourite Homemade Face Mask RecipesI always see my girlfriends out buying the latest, ridiculously priced facial mask—and every time I can’t help but think: why?

I have long been a convert to natural, homemade face mask recipes: they work just as well—or even better—than anything available on store shelves, they’re quick to make and don’t contain any of those harmful chemicals that damage your skin in the long term. [Keep Reading]

Good Face Masks for Reviving Tired, Dull Skin

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2 Good Face MasksSome mornings I wake up, look in the mirror and wonder what the hell happened to my skin. There’s circles under my eyes, a blemish or two and my overall skin just looks sullen and lifeless.

In fact, as I type this I am experiencing all of these terrifying symptoms.

For the past few weeks I’ve been hopping on and off planes literally every 2 days. It’s been hectic and fun, but clearly I’m not giving my skin the TLC it deserves. Sleepless nights, time zone changes, subsequent jet lag, poor eating and let’s be honest, a few too many glasses of wine are all playing a role. It’s just been one of “those” months.

Since my summer in flight is coming to a close, it’s time to get my skin back on track and what better way to do that than with some DIY under eye circle treatments and more importantly, some good face masks. [Keep Reading]

3 Tasty and Edible Skin Care DIYs

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3 Edible Skin Care Treatments

My sister is a hoarder of beauty products. When she was really little she used to spend all of her allowance buying the latest lip gloss, chap or stick on the market. She literally has buckets full of these products.

A few weeks ago I helped her move into a new apartment and low and behold, I uncovered more of her treasures; Jessica Simpson Dessert Beauty.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Dessert line, it was edible perfume, cosmetics and lotions created by the bodacious songstress in the early 2000’s.

So if you do the math, my sister has been safeguarding edible products for nearly a decade. Gnarly!

Anyways, what I’m really trying to get at is, unearthing this edible skin care made me think I should make some of my own. [Keep Reading]

10 Homemade Remedies for Sunburn

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10 homemade remedies for sunburnAll through University I co-habbed with an obnoxiously awesome Peruvian man by the name of Jorge. FYI, it’s pronounced Whore-hey, not George.

My little Peruvian roomie was one of my best friends, but could also be a righteous pain in the ass. Since he was from the land of Incas and Machu Picchu, he had the innate ability to tan like a golden god. I could not.

In fact, he took to calling me Langosta (lobster, in spanish) because I went from white to red as soon as I stepped foot in the sun.

Sadly, this nickname was aptly chosen. Even with constant sunscreen reapplication, I always ended up pink or burned. I became somewhat of a sunburn remedy guru because of it. [Keep Reading]

Homemade Tanning Oil Recipe: Get Your Tan On Without the Skin Damage

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A quick and easy homemade tanning oil recipe

For those of us living in Canada, it feels like Summer has taken it’s sweet ass time getting here. Cool, overcast days  have finally transitioned into sunny, humid afternoons. No longer must I hide in my apartment; the great outdoors is calling my name!

Just the other day, the mercury rose to  30 degrees, my pool was a balmy 26 degrees and it took me less than 10 seconds to whip out that two piece and saddle up for an afternoon pool sesh. It wasn’t until I was all settled onto my pool lounger that I looked down at my body. [Keep Reading]

3 Skintillating Summer Face Masks

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3 Summer Face Masks

It’s been awhile since we shared a few face masks that weren’t related to a specific skin condition like eczemaacne or aging, so we figured what the heck! Let’s kick off this DIY mask madness with 3 summer face masks!

Why summer masks?

Well, other than it being my favourite time of year, the summer can present its own kind of drama on your skin with all that heat and humidity. From oily t-zones to sensitive spots and sunburns, we’ve got a face mask worthy of the cause. [Keep Reading]

2 Simple Homemade Face Masks for Glowing Skin

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2 simple homemade face masks for glowing skin

*this is a guest post from Chetana*

Glowing skin is what every woman dreams of as it indicates a healthy lifestyle and, more importantly, a healthy body.

Due to stress and pollution however, many of us lose this healthy glow. And with so many of us being strapped for time, hitting the spa for a facial just isn’t possible.

Fortunately there are some super easy homemade face masks for glowing skin that can be made using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen! [Keep Reading]

DIY Sunscreen in a Stick: A Homemade Solution to the Summer’s Rays

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How to make your own DIY sunscreen

*This is a guest post sent to us by Vida*

When it comes to taking care of your skin (and overall health in general), slathering on some sunscreen should always be at the top of your to-do list.

After all, nothing is quite as damaging as those nasty UV rays- and a sunburn is just the tip of the aging iceberg. It goes deeper, and I’m not just pertaining to skin-deep issues, like dry patches and wrinkles. Think free radicals, immune system damage and cancer (yikes!).

That is why it is so imperative to make it a habit to apply your SPF before you step foot out the door, even on a cloudy day. [Keep Reading]

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