FOTD – Minimalist Multistick Makeup

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There are some days that I just need a minimalist, no-makeup makeup look.  I have wanted to try a multistick look for a while now, using it to its full range so here it is!  I used Vapour Organics Multistick in Crush. Continue reading FOTD – Minimalist Multistick Makeup

RGB 5 Free Polish in Sea Review

There’s something about RGB polishes that put them just a step above the rest of the 5-free world.  Sea, this beautiful, deep, rich teal colour is no different.

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DIY Dry Shampoo & Why Yours Shouldn’t Contain Baking Soda

When I decided to put some fashion colours in my hair and have some pretty pink, purple, and teal ombre highlights I learned a lot more about hair products and hair pH than I ever could have bargained for.  I’ll write-up a more detailed post soon about the importance of pH balanced hair care, but the main summary point is that highly alkaline shampoo products (I’m looking at you, baking soda) can really strip your hair of hair colour and can even break down the protein in the hair itself!  So, if you have colour in your hair, especially fashion colours that are more prone to washing out to being with, if you stay away from products containing baking soda your colour will last much longer!  Not only will it allow you to go for longer between washes, you won’t have to worry about losing some of the colour because of your dry shampoo washing down the length of your hair.

So many of the dry shampoos available on both the green beauty and traditional beauty markets contain baking soda to help soak up excess oil.  So, naturally, I resigned myself to making my own.

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Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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This vegan substitute tastes exactly like the “real thing” but without all kinds of common allergens.  Two members of my family have ginger allergies, so I just substituted the ginger for a little ground clove instead.   Continue reading Meatless Monday – Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vapour Organics Aura Multi-Use Blush in Crush Review

I love the idea of multisticks and cream blushes.  They just feel so nice on my skin, blend so well, and look very natural.  Staying power?  Not always awesome.  But how does this gorgeous multi-use blush from Vapour Organics stand up?

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African Fair Trade Society Organic Shea Butter Review

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If you’ve been following my twitter feed you’ll know that I have been desperate for relief for my dry, itchy skin.  I haven’t found a body moisturizer or oil that has truly given my skin long-term relief so I put it out there to the green beauty community for help.  Shea butter was one of the top products mentioned, so when I went to my local green beauty store and the sales-lady there recommended this product I had high hopes.

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FOTD – Moroccan Sunset

It’s my very first face of the day!  I am so excited.  I like these colour combinations because it works well for everyday, but also adds a bit of glamour and makes me think of the beach, ocean and rolling waves.

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