‘The Beauty Archive’ of Sweden: Finding the ‘Perfect Pout’ for Bridal Season

Finding Lip colours has always been a struggle for me. I have a hard time finding a neutral that works for my pale complexion, a red that isn’t too far orange or too far blue, and while pinks work best for me, I’m still picky about the tone so I don’t look too overdone in my day to day life. Every once in a while I stumble upon colours that just work.

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Over the Moon for MUN skin & body care

I can’t wait to share the MUN brand with all of you. This is a line filled with so much meticulous care within each formulation that is quickly evident to all who try it. Not to mention the owner Munemai and her amazing staff are some of the most lovely people around. After gushing over their oil cleanser in a recent blog post that addresses how to get rid of acne with oil cleansing (read all about it HERE), I was so grateful to receive the rest of their line to test out and share with all of you. When it comes to MUN skincare I don’t really know where to start, its just so amazing. From its high quality product to the sleek & chic black glass bottles, I just can’t tell you all how much I adore this line. I wanted to touch on every single product that I’ve tried, so here it goes:

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Wedding Bells!

You might have noticed I’ve been a bit MIA on the blog and social media lately and there has been very good reason for that… We are engaged!

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The Vegan Subscription Box of Indie Beauty Dreams: Unboxing April

Everyone knows my love for the Sunday Mood Box. This box comes filled to the brim every month with vegan indie brands that are sure to make each 30 days super exciting! I opened up Aprils box and was so so excited so I wanted to share with you all the gorgeous picks from the past month:

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50 Ways to Practice Self Care as a Busy Mom

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Moms get busy. Moms tend to forget about themselves very easily. I personally find it difficult to add self care into my daily routine and so I’ve compiled a list of quick and effective ways to practice self care that don’t involve a whole lot of time! While it would be great to be able to cut out a block of time each day to ourselves, when you’re raising tiny humans, that just isn’t gonna fly. So here are my favourite things to do when I’m feeling a little run down:

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A day at the Spa: The Benefits I received from Hydrotherapy & Organic vegan food

Since becoming a Mom, I can’t remember my life before having my beautiful girl. Quite honestly, I don’t want to. It feels like she’s been with me forever and that she was meant to choose me as her Mama. I am completely consumed by Motherhood in the best way possible and devote all my energy towards my tiny human. That being said, when a Mother falls deeply in love with her children, it is very easy to forget that you yourself exist or have needs. There are times when I feel the exhaustion and never-ending cycle that is caregiving, but to be honest, I rarely crave time away from my little one. I find it overwhelming to plan time away for myself, but I know in my head that I do need the reset button every so often and that Delilah will grow by spending quality time with her Dad and Grandparents when I’m not around. So.. I force it.

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How to Detox your Underarms: The Takesumi Detox

Switching to a natural lifestyle after years of using conventional products can be daunting, especially when you learn that even after switching over to the green side there can still be remnants of toxic ingredients that linger in your body in mass amounts. Using conventional deodorant is the perfect example of this. Most deodorants are filled with aluminum, among many other toxic ingredients, which wreak havoc on your entire system (and is well documented to cause breast cancer in women). Even after switching to a natural alternative there may still be side effects that occur when in the “transition period” and these can be prolonged if you don’t plan on helping your underarms with a detox treatment in the process. Many men and women find that they can’t get rid of the excess smell or they notice a red rash when they stop using their conventional brand. Both of these side effects can lead to men and women giving up on the entire idea of natural deodorants far too early when all they needed was a bit more time and a little extra underarm TLC. What does this all mean? In addition to switching to a natural deodorant, you should consider detoxing your armpits to draw out impurities and toxic remnants that are still present under your arms. 

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Minimalist 3-step Natural Make up Look: Because an extra 15 min. of sleep is bliss

Being a stay at home Mom means that I rarely get the chance to put my makeup on and when I do I’m usually rushed to get myself and a toddler ready (FAST). I have perfected a minimalistic approach to makeup over the years so I can get myself out the door as quickly as possible, and have found the perfect products to achieve the look. I used very few products (using some as multi-purpose, win!) which translates into less time consuming face painting and a quicker door exit strategy! Plus, your makeup bag won’t be packed full if you’re bringing it with you on the go. 

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How to boost the Health of your Skin: Mixing & Matching ‘Back to Basics Skincare’ Face Oils

You may have heard me rave about Back to Basics Skincare before, and it was so well deserved. This line of facial oils is to die for and I cannot get enough of what they have done for my face. I had the pleasure of testing out the rose hip radiance oil months ago and have a full review here. The Rose hip Radiance oil may actually be my top choice for a face oil and one that I think every skin conscious beauty needs in her bag of tricks. It is unbelievable that a face blend could feel and work so well for my rebellious skin. I loved this oil so much that I had to try the other two facial oils that are in the back to basics line, the Macadamia nut hydrating oil and the Avocado Repairing oil.

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Vegan ‘Turmeric & Cinnamon’ Buddha Bowl Recipe

This dish is one that I came up with when I was in need of some extra antioxidants and proteins in my diet. I love quinoa salads and so I decided to get creative and incorporate protein rich quinoa & hemp hearts with some superfood vegetables and spices. This is a great option for lunch as it has all the important makings of a healthy meal: complex carbs, digestible protein, superfood worthy vegetables, antioxidants and fat burning spices. This recipe is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.. not to mention, super delicious! Hope you enjoy!

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