• Beauty,  health

    Anti-Aging: Cosmetic Procedures to Consider in Your 20s & 30s

    I used to have very limiting views on plastic surgery; I believed treatments were reserved for the rich and famous. It seemed superficial to be overly concerned with your appearance and aging was just a inevitable passage in life. In recent years, cosmetic procedures have become more common place in my life. My dad, who pays $5 to get his hair cut splurged on laser treatments for his rum nose and my mom routinely goes for chemical peels. Even within my own circle of friends, we are compare notes on the procedures we endure to keep us looking our best and to take proper care of our skin.  Before I dive right into…

  • Beauty,  DIY

    DIY: All Natural Teeth Whitening

    After being enticed into a health food store by a sample of healthy Mango ice cream, a delicious mixture of grass fed butter, mangos and ice, I decided to explore the latest health crazes. I had recently hoped on the bullet proof coffee fad, and actively charcoal was the most recent trend I had heard of. Early in the day I watched a video on ice cream made using active charcoal, and coincidentally the gentleman at the store mentioned that he was adding charcoal ice cream to his regular rotation. My experience with charcoal is pretty limited. I have tried a clay/charcoal face cleanser which did nothing but make a mess…

  • Beauty,  Style

    My Go-To Products for Clear Skin

    I have gone through stages with my skin, it goes from really oily to combination to dry in the winter. Skin is tricky because what works for one person may not work for another person. I have tried quite a few different products, in different combinations, but with so many variables, diet, exercise, weather, etc., it is hard to to formulate the best routine. My number one tip for anyone else that struggles with their skin, is to try products for yourself and see what works for you. When trying a new product see if you can purchase sample sizes or read reviews. There is nothing worse then being stuck…

  • Beauty,  Style

    My Top Picks for Matte Lip Colour

    Matte lipstick was a confusing beauty trend for me, do I have Kylie Jenner lips or do my lips just look chapped. When I finally gave in, I couldn’t see myself going back to my regular go-to gloss. I put together a list of the brands and shades that I like to use, to get the matte look.   ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Clueless I ordered two colours originally, Shimmy and Clueless, but Clueless is by far my favourite. Quite a few blogs mention that the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit formula is similar to ColourPop’s formula, however ColourPop is very affordable.  NYX Lingerie in Lace Detail This one is perfect…

  • Beauty,  health

    Beware of these Beauty Fads

    Beauty trends come and go, I remember when I was obsessed the using Sun-In to lighten my hair and being the first to get my hands on crackle nail polish. As I have grown older, I tend to do more research into the long term effects and the ingredients that are in the products that I love and use on a regular basis. My mom is always sure to let me in on the latest ‘bad for your trend’ that Dr. Oz has decided to uncovered. Here are the top beauty sins that I really wanted to try until I did the proper research.  Eyelash Extensions The idea of waking up…

  • Beauty,  Style

    Socially Responsible Brands Available at the Drugstore

      Socially Responsible Products from the Drugstore by jaemiesures on Polyvore   As a communication student, we were constantly reminded by our professors to be conscious consumers. They stressed the importance of being a discerning consumer, and researching the companies that we purchase from. Although this is a very time consuming process, after a while I started to develop favorites and found easier ways to decipher from the green-washing products and the real thing. There are a few brands that I highly recommend and enjoy.  NYX Cosmetics I love this brand for cosmetics. The products are very affordable and trendy. All their products are 100% cruelty free (not tested on animals).    Method Another Drugstore gem, Method…

  • Beauty,  DIY,  Style

    5 Rules For Successful Laser Hair Removal

    Although genetics have blessed me with a tan all year round, they have also cursed me with the fastest growing, coarsest body hair. Every single time I go to a laser hair removal appointment they try to up-sell me, and in the hopes of basically getting rid of all of my body hair. The only hair that I have that does not grow at a rapid pace is the hair on my head, which seems to only feel comfortable staying at shoulder length and then giving up.   I am the most unsuccessful laser hair removal patient. Going to my laser hair removal appointments is a constant struggle and I have yet to…

  • Beauty,  Style

    Winter Beauty Tips – My Five Fave Things

      Winter Beauty Basics by jaemiesures featuring TheBalm Today is the first day that I actually felt like I needed to wear my winter jacket. It dawned on me that it is officially winter. My beauty regime has to shift in order to accommodate the changing weather conditions. There are a few items that I can’t live without.  Although I do have a naturally darker completion, I still like having a little more colour throughout the winter months. This 3-in-1 is perfect, because it gives you instant colour, it moisturizes and it is easy to apply. I had tried a lot of different sunless tanners at different price points and this is…

  • Beauty,  Live

    Five Basic Bitch Habits That are Completely Logical

    My girlfriends and I have this on-going joke about being basic. We love to brunch, get our nails done, talk about how hot Ryan Gossling is and constantly tag each other in +Fuckjerry Instagram memes. We can’t take ourselves seriously when we exhibit so many “basic bitch” attributes. Although we do have our boundaries, none of us were excited for fall season because the PSL was back. I hate myself for even knowing that abbreviation.  I continuously stop myself from becoming that girl,but there are a few habits that I have picked up that I am not so mad about. To reduce my self hate, I want to justify a few of my “basic” tendencies, because lets face…

  • Beauty,  Style

    Beauty Tips Every Women Should Know

      Beauty Must Haves by jaemiesures featuring a hypoallergenic bedding   Back in 2006, I had a brief stint as a cosmetic girl. I have never been very good at makeup. Like most people, I like to look good but with as little effort as possible. I played around a little bit with make-up in high school, but as I got older I learned that simple works. I have more important things to worry about. Over the years I have learnt many very important lessons: Clean your brushes  I take this one very seriously. When I don’t clean my brushes, it shows in my skin. I use a cheap clarifying…