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Top 3 Cruelty Free Tanning Products + Tips


I love having a tan. Not only do I find that I look healthier, but it makes my eyes/teeth a shade brighter without having to use Facetune! It's important to me that I use cruelty-free products, and to also find products that are as organic as possible. So here are my top 3 sunless tanning options for every seasons and situation, that won't leave you looking like a giant carrot. Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel $17.95 I use this product in the winter because I get really, really pale, and it delivers an overnight glow on Monday that lasts until Friday. I like using the gel because a little goes a long way, and a whole bottle will last me a few months. Purchase here.   EcoTan Invisible Tan $39.95 This is my go-to summer product, and…


Spring Skincare Favourites

Oh, Spring- the season of new beginnings. It's also the season of switching up skincare routines- the cold winter months can leave skin feeling dry and dull, but these 5 products have helped bring my glow back! As always, it's important that the products I use are cruelty-free and don't contain any harsh chemicals, so if you're looking to add some more natural products to your routine, read on!   Night Creams Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream - ($19.99 on sale at Well.ca) I adore the brand Sukin, and I've been using their products for a couple years now. I'm on my second jar of this night cream, and I even mix it with my foundation during the day when I only need light coverage (read about my favourite foundation here). I use this after I…


I Quit Washing My Hair: Briogeo Co-Wash Review

CoWash Hair

A few months ago, I decided to stop washing my hair. That may sound gross, but it's not- I just stopped using the classic shampoo conditioner combo and opted for a co-wash alternative. Harsh detergents and heavy silicones were wrecking my hair, so an all natural co-wash seemed liked the perfect substitute. (Read about my first product review of New Wash here.) The next product that I'll be reviewing is Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash. Quite the name, right? I was drawn to it because it claims to be free of silicones, gluten, artificial fragrances, and artificial dyes. It's also a cruelty-free, vegan-friendly product that contains 91 percent naturally-derived ingredients. Plus, it was less expensive than New Wash, at $41.00 for a 475 ml bottle.     First Impression / Use…


I Quit Washing My Hair – Review of New Wash by Hairstory

I used to work as a receptionist in a hair salon, and since that job, I've been searching for the perfect product combination that will give me healthy, flawless hair. It's also important to me that these products are not tested on animals, and don't consist of harmful chemicals. Through extensive research, I came to the realization that it wasn't about adding products to my routine, it was about getting rid of them. With that in mind, I stumbled across Hairstory, a hair care line consisting of 4 products. Their ingredient list is broken down on their website so you know exactly what's in the products. Hairstory has set out to reveal the awful truth about shampoo, and how their product compares. They have a ton of information backing up why you should ditch shampoo…


Spotlight On Spot Treatments

I'm human, therefore I suffer from skin imperfections (which is putting it really delicately because some mornings I wake up with actual volcanos on my face that make me want to disappear under the covers forever). It's taken forever for me to find products I love, but I've finally created a system that has kept my skin calm and I want to share it with you guys! Skin Type: Dry/Combination Night Before: I use coconut oil to remove makeup and wash my face before applying any products! It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, and I find it doesn't clog my pores. Step 1: Burt's Bee's Natural Acne Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment I love this product because it's packed with soothing ingredients (tea tree, calendula, yarrow and parsley extracts) as well as tough ingredients (naturally occurring salicylic…


The Foundation – Josie Maran

My skin is indecisive. Some days it's extremely dry, other days it's combination. It's weather and stress level dependent, and it sometimes gives me a lot of unnecessary anxiety. I've been wearing makeup for a long time now, and once I started working part-time, I wasn't afraid to spend a little bit on the most important makeup I was wearing- my foundation. I'd tried every drugstore brand I could get my teenage hands on, making the same mistakes more often than not: foundation that was too dark, too light, too dry, too much coverage, not enough coverage. Foundation that melted off my face and foundation that went on perfectly and proceeded to end the day with orange streaks all over my jawline. Talk about a nightmare. But through trial and error, I have found…