The Body Shop Celebrates 40 Years With Big Promises

The Body Shop wasn’t about to let its 40th anniversary slip by without anyone noticing. But instead of pink flamingos on the lawn or a wild weekend in Vegas, the company used the milestone as an opportunity to challenge itself to a greater level of innovation and philanthropy than it would have ever dreamed possible […]

Artists Help Launch New Burt’s Bees Lipstick

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of checking out the Burt’s Bees Shades exhibit at Arta Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District before it opened to the public. If you haven’t popped by yet, I highly suggest a visit before closing night on March 11 to see the magic for yourself. And if you’re wondering why it’s […]

Skin Saver: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

People are always asking me what beauty products I use, so I’m going to start sharing my favourites more regularly—products I’ve tested and loved right down to the last drop. First up: Sibu Beauty‘s Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil (which you’ll notice now has new packaging). See that bottle pictured above? It’s empty. And I’m sad about […]

Be Mine: The Heart-Shaped Konjac Sponge

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’ve decided to spend this week reflecting on various aspects of that wonderful thing called love, from community love and self love to some healthy treats baked with love. Whether you’re perpetually single, serial dating, happily married or fresh off a divorce, it makes no difference here—this week is all […]

If A Hand Cream Could Change The World

If a hand cream could change the world, would you let it? Wait, what? Hear me out. When a package from The Body Shop arrived at my door yesterday, it seemed as if the company had read my mind. Even though this winter has been surprisingly mild, the air is still as dry as ever, […]

Just Announced: 2016 NikeWomen Victory Tour

Update (June 13, 2016): I received two emails last week from Nike saying that both the L.A. and Atlanta stops of the NikeWomen Victory Tour have been cancelled. I received a similar email about Barcelona back in May. I took a look at the Victory Tour website and it looks like about half of the cities […]

Toronto’s Newest Green Beauty Boutiques

You all know how much I love my ‘hood, Toronto’s Queen Street West. And it might sound crazy, but lately it seems like the ‘hood loves me right back. I swear, almost weekly I hear about a new business opening in the area that is just so up my alley. It’s as if the universe is […]

Shop Local: Etsy Made in Canada Day

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a self-proclaimed sucker for all things made in Canada. I’ve written about the subject for Flare, as well as here on my blog. It just feels better to spend my money supporting local businesses that have made the conscious decision to produce their goods on home soil despite the obvious […]

Medulla & Co: Toronto’s Eco-Conscious Hair Salon

My neighbourhood, Toronto’s trendy West Queen West, is really having a moment. Just a few weeks ago, Vogue named it the second coolest neighbourhood in the world. Earlier in the summer, The New York Times dedicated an entire feature story to the four square blocks surrounding my apartment and the stores, galleries, hotels and eateries contained […]

Saving Face With All-Natural Oils

Is anyone else ready for winter to take a hike? It was all fun and festive back in December when the Christmas lights were twinkling, the sweet treats felt like a rite of passage and the excitement for the holidays was enough to overshadow any weather-related annoyances. But now that it’s nearing the end of […]

Plant-Powered Beauty: Graydon Clinical Luxury

There’s a new kid on the natural beauty scene and her name is Graydon Moffat. Founder of Toronto’s own Graydon Clinical Luxury by Nature, Moffat has been unofficially in the green beauty game for almost a decade, experimenting with plant-based ingredients in her household kitchen and testing out her concoctions on her lucky yoga pupils. The launch […]

Non-Toxic Nail Polish That Loves You Back

Nail polish has been a constant in my life since I first had money to spend. I’d study the pages of my older sister’s YM and Teen magazines like a text book and make lists of the trendiest new fashion and beauty items that were missing from my closet and my Caboodle—remember those? I lived […]