New beauty products you’ll find in my bathroom this summer

There is no better way to test-drive new products, then showering or getting ready at a friend’s house… wouldn’t you agree? Those unplanned sleep overs, leaving you at the mercy of new products, can offer a unique opportunity to explore different brands of shampoo, face cream and cleansers you would otherwise ignore at the store.

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Throwing shade at the sun and other summer pledges

If you wrote a breakup-letter with the sun, what would it look like? Here’s mine.

“Dear Sun,
I love your warmth, your cheer and your charm, but I am on to you, you hot temptress. I am thankful for your generosity in sharing all your Vitamin D with me, and for your contribution to my bountiful garden, but girl… you’ re hurting us and it’s time to stop! I have moved on from my golden-goddess goals and looking for other (safer) ways to feel fab around you. In the meantime, I’m rounding up a new #SummerSquad to get over you.
I hope we can still be friends though… I just need a bit of space.
Your old bestie,
XOX Chantsy”

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#PoweredByTheDark: New Biotherm AquaSource Everplump Review

“So what’s inside the box?” That was the first thing I asked myself as I unboxed this mysterious package a few weeks ago! Turns out, it was Biotherm AquaSource Everplump 24/7 Plumped Up Routine, their newest line of  skin plumping and next-level Hyaluronic Acid moisture treatment. The kit included a day cream, gel sleeping mask that you leave all night, a silicone brush to apply the gel and a plumping lip-gloss. The next day… research ensues.

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Support local: Your man (and you!) will love these 5 Ottawa Father’s Day gift ideas

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Father’s Day is only a few weeks away, and I gathered up a few awesome (selfish and dreamy!) local gift ideas to celebrate Father’s Day in style. I never know what to buy my husband and if you’re in the same boat, you may appreciate these local gift ideas. There are a few items that cater to different budgets, so  I am sure you will find something that suits your needs in my list. As long as you actually put some thought into it this year, the thought will actually count! Don’t scramble with a last-minute two-four from the beer store and get him something he deserves (or something you can use yourself!! haha)

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