• 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…

  • Canada,  health,  Vancouver

    Outdoor Fitness Classes in Vancouver

    Photo Credit I have finally started to regain my work-life balance, which includes trying to get back into the routine of going to the gym on a regular basis. In the summer, although it is nice to be in an air conditioned gym, it is also lovely to be in the sunshine. If you want to leak sweat or just have a light stretch there is an outdoor class available.  Liquid Yoga What is better than SUP Yoga? Liquid yoga, because it is in a pool the temperature of bath water! Falling in is quite enjoyable and you don’t have the waves to contend with. Balancing is still quite challenging…

  • Style

    The Trend I Can’t Get Enough Of: Marble

    I have a slight obsession with white marble, you probably know this, if you have browsed through the photos I posted of my home. Anytime I see something white marble at a store, I have to exercise self control. I thought I would share some of the marble pieces I love!  Marble Computer Case Amazon is my go-to for phone cases and computer cases. The quality is good and they are reasonably priced. I order both the phone case and the computer case picture above from Amazon.  Marble Kitchen Accessories I couldn’t afford Marble for my countertops, but I could afford Carrara Marble tiles for my backsplash. To help tie…

  • DIY

    5 Money Saving Tips For Shopping Online

    My love of online shopping stems from my high school days. Growing up in Kelowna, there was very limited selection. Although Vancouver have more variety, I hate dealing with crowds, line ups and sometimes terrible customer service. To avoid all this, I spend most of my time shopping online. Shopping online makes sense if there is free shipping or you can easily return the items to the store. To make the most of your money online follow these tips:Find Coupons OnlineI have blogged about RetailMeNot before. Anytime I am about to order anything online I search for a coupon code on RetailMeNot to see if I can get any additional…

  • DIY,  Home Decor,  Style

    My New Home: Final Home Decor Touches

    I have been talking about it for months. I have finally had the chance to take some photos of my townhouse fully-renovated and almost completely decorated. The one thing I have come to realize is that decorating is a new ending process.  One of the things I love about my new place it that there is so much natural light. Quite a few of my favourite home decor pieces are in the living room. I chose pieces that are bohemian with a beachy feel.  One of my favourite accessories in the the room, is the chunky knit blanket. I found some similar ones online:   Gallery Wall I spent a…

  • 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…

  • Career,  Live

    8 Things to Learn by 30

    A few weeks ago I had my 29th birthday. I was filled with mixed emotions; my life does not feel like the life of a 29 year old. I identify with being 27 not almost 30. My career, my personal life, every aspect of my life radiates 27 years young. At 40, I will probably shake my head when I read this blog post. Anyways, now that I am 29, 30 is just around the corner. I mentally put together a list of all the things I think are important for me to master/know by 30. I always hoped I would be mentioned on one of those 30 under 30 lists… I guess…

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Jerk Chicken & Spring Mix Salad

    I threw together this jerk chicken salad and posted it on my Instagram Story and got quite a few comments. I thought I might as well post the recipe. This is the perfect meal for a hot summer day when you don’t want to turn on your oven.  Jerk Chicken – for at least 4-6 hours | Overnight is preferable Makes 2 -3 Servings Ingredients 1/2 Packet of Onion Soup Mix 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon of Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning 6 Chicken Thighs  Jerk seasoning is very spicy, so I try to combat the spice by adding other elements. I will usually use a…

  • 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…