DIY valentine’s spa date…on the cheap!

February 14, 2011

Although my Valentine isn’t really into the whole spa thing, I’m going to try to coerce him into trying this facial mask with me today. It’s a perfect Valentine’s day spa treat that you and yours can try at home…feels...

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how to trim your own hair

February 12, 2011

who needs a trim?

I’ve been a beauty DIY’er for quite some time. I hardly see a pro for anything.

Ok, a seasonal mani-pedi at one of the Korean places up on St-Catherine’s, an occasional eyebrow threading at the Arabic place up on Cote-Vertu but that’s pretty much it. I even cut my own hair! I don’t mean bangs; all of it. Now that it’s very long, the bf has to help out, but I think that still counts as a self-cut. And you know what? Nobody can tell.

The best part is that I save a lot of money on haircuts that look stupid. The even better part is that I don’t come out of the salon with hair that’s been “textured” (ie thinned out even more) or “layered” (ie thinned out even more). I have fine hair! My hair feels so limp and sad when it’s been texturized, and all the mousse and crap they put in there just makes it crunchy. Ugh.

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argan oil gives you mermaid hair

February 12, 2011

You’ll notice that many of my products contain Argan oil. This is because Argan oil has intrigued me for quite some time, and I’m sure I’ll bring it up often in this blog…there’s a lot to be said about this...

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the story of cosmetics

February 11, 2011

You have probably already seen the story of stuff, but this is the cosmetics version. The narrator is a little cheesy, but it’s a must-see for the whole family. The moral of the story is: do you know what’s in...

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a coffee and a cat

February 11, 2011

Ahhh! Is there anything better than a morning coffee with your cat? Pictured here is the female half of my Siamese cat pair; Mi Ae. She’s a pretty good coworker. One of Mi Ae’s favourite past times is licking my...

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some uncommon advice from stark

February 10, 2011

I needed to share this little quote I found on stumbleupon, as it’s very apt, to me. Everything  that is important to me in my life is pretty much because I burnt a bridge at some point. Quitting jobs that...

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new labels, dinner and me telling you what to do.

February 10, 2011

Such a busy day today! We have a deadline to get some products out to my friend Mara in Toronto, and my designer/boyfriend has been working his buns off getting the new labels ready… can’t wait to show all of your how fantastic they are!

Meanwhile, I’ve been working on a writing assignment, as well as figuring out how to make our labels truly waterproof. In the midst of our busy day, I made us dinner.

I made the easy greens stir fry or something inspired by the Veganomicon. I used Chinese broccoli which had tiny yellow flowers in it (aw!) and tender Asian eggplants. Those things have the nicest purple colour, don’t they? Anyhow, as a sauce I whipped up some soy sauce, sesame oil, chili-garlic paste, maple syrup (always my secret ingredient…shhh!) and a dab of natural peanut butter. All this on quinoa! Oh yeah!

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