Is this my secret to good skin? What’s Love Aiki got to do, got to do with it

I received Love Aiki’s November box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I hope I won’t jinx it by saying this out loud, but despite the stress of the season (compounded by little sleep and a lot of baked goods) my skin has been clear as day and not at all puffy or haggard. (Then again, it’s early days yet.) I’m thinking it must have something to do with the skincare products I’ve been trying the past couple of weeks. They’re from Love Aiki, a subscription box that delivers four to five full-size organic and natural skincare products customized to your skin type every other month. Continue reading Is this my secret to good skin? What’s Love Aiki got to do, got to do with it

Made to pamper: November’s Lookfantastic beauty box

I received November’s Lookfantastic box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Lookfantastic is a monthly subscription box from the UK that delivers six premium beauty and skin care products and a copy of ELLE UK for £15.00 or about $22 CAD/month and free international shipping. November’s is curated with products that pamper. Cue all the hygge feels!
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How much do we love a limited edition? What’s inside the second Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box

Sweet Reads Box sent me their Book Lovers Box in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Well I finally got around to booking my laser eye surgery for January 1. Can’t wait to have 2020 vision. 😂 Okay I don’t need laser eye surgery but I see it’s been a minute since I promised today’s post. Sweet Reads Box issues special one-off boxes from time to time (I’ve just ordered one of their first Kids Christmas Boxes for my guys) and IMHO their second limited edition Book Lovers Box is one of their best. Like the monthly subscription box, it’s “me time delivered” with a new novel, tea or coffee, a sweet treat and some goodies tied in to the story; in this case the book is about an aspiring novelist and the goodies all celebrate books. Here’s a closer look. 📚 Continue reading How much do we love a limited edition? What’s inside the second Book Lovers Box from Sweet Reads Box

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!