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Nana + Livy’s new vegan, small-batch skincare + A giveaway! 🇨🇦

Nana + Livy sent me some of their newest products to try in exchange for an honest review.

If skincare’s on their wishlist and shopping small’s on yours, may I suggest Nana + Livy? Burnaby, BC maker Amelia So recently expanded her vegan, all-natural bath treats biz to include some small-batch skincare and I’m loving the products I’ve tried. Today I’ve got a closer look and a little something for you too. Continue reading “Nana + Livy’s new vegan, small-batch skincare + A giveaway! 🇨🇦”

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Sweet Reads Box: The Limited Edition Spring Thriller Box + A giveaway!

I received the Spring Thriller Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

“It’s as much fun to scare as be scared.” — Vincent Price

The snow on our back deck disappeared in the rain last week but there’s still a chill in the air. I’m wearing my cozy cat slippers, sipping a mug of hot tea and tempted to get a blanket but that might put me to sleep. Thank you for taking a few minutes to join me. I hope this finds you cozy wherever you are. As promised, today’s post is a look at the latest limited edition from Sweet Reads Box, the Spring Thriller Box. Like the monthly boxes, this one offered a new novel, something to eat and drink and some bookish treats tied to the story — in this case a thriller, perfect for a chilly day.
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Nana + Livy handmade vegan bath treats + A giveaway!

I received the products in this post for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Amelia So’s house must smell amazing. When she’s not taking care of her two young daughters, the Burnaby, BC entrepreneur makes vegan, food-based bath treats in her home studio. Real orange peels go into the orange soap blocks; rosemary and tea tree oil scent shampoo bars; and rose petals and rosebuds mingle with Himalayan pink salts and mild Kaolin clay in the rose bath tea. It’s all about feeding the skin with nutritious ingredients — a hobby Amelia started on her maternity leave in 2017 and turned into a business a year later. She called it Nana + Livy after her two young daughters, Natalia and Olivianne, and somehow found the time recently to answer a few questions about the biz.  Continue reading “Nana + Livy handmade vegan bath treats + A giveaway!”