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Shake Up Your Eyeshadow Routine With Coastal Scents

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Your eyes are usually the first thing a person notices when they meet you. Some would say they are the window to your soul. As far as my makeup routine goes, my eyes are the area in which I allow myself the most room to play around and experiment with colour. Normally I prefer neutral shades such as tans/gold or pale pinks/peaches for my everyday eyeshadow looks. Every once in a while I like to throw in some brighter and bolder colours. Even though these bold colours can be a lot of fun to play around with, if they aren't used correctly my end results can look a little clownish.

6 Simple Tricks To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

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I can make a pretty safe bet that if you are no longer a rebellious teenager living with your parents than you probably have no desire to sit around a messy room. Even though I am not always the tidiest person, I still strive to keep my home in a liveable condition. I also love to have scented candles and sprays to keep my house smelling good at all times. The only trouble with those is that they can be costly and contain chemicals that can be harsh for some people's lungs. According to Statista the average Canadian works 35-40 hours per week. On top of that a lot of people have some sort of side hustle going on to make ends meet, a family to take care of, or even extra classes in the evening.  Any of these situations could be yours and you may not have the time to keep the house as organized as you want.

The No Makeup Challenge

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One night, a few weeks ago, I stayed up way past my bedtime binge-watching The Good Place (Netflix, if you see this we're ready for 3rd season already!). Needless to say, the next morning I was not ready to wake up when my alarm went off. Late nights have never treated me well, I feel out of sorts the next day if I don't get an adequate amount of sleep. Some people are able to get by on 4 hours of sleep and function at a normal pace. I am most definitely not one of those people. Every morning when I wake up, before I start getting ready I have a cup of coffee and check my phone to catch up on current events. That's my pre-morning preparation break and it's mandatory if you expect me to function at work for the day. 

Elusive Darlings: My First Channillo Series

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As an avid reader I have grown to love the idea of ebooks. A few years ago that was something I never thought I would say. It is hard to beat the feeling of being the first one to crack open the pages of a new book. Oh, and that smell. Don't get me started on how amazing the smell of new books are. I live in a community on the outskirts of a really small town surrounded by other small towns. If I want a specific book I either have to travel about an hour or order it online and wait. One of the perks about ebooks is that I can start reading as soon as I order the book. My impatience isn't my main reason for loving ebooks though. The websites that sell ebooks are giving independent writers who can not afford to publish their work in hard copies a chance to publish their work online and sell it at a fair price. There are actually a lot more book options in the world of ebooks as well. 

Why You Need To Start A Herb Garden This Summer

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With the beginning of planting season just around the corner I have been thinking about expanding the herb section of my garden. Herb plants can be a beautiful addition to your garden, but there are so many other reasons you should be planting some this year.

Everything I Learned My First Year Growing Vegetables

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Last year my boyfriend and I started the year off by moving out of a small apartment into our first home. We were faced with so many projects to make this place our own, and once spring arrived the one I was most excited about was making my own vegetable garden. The idea of growing my own food fascinated me. At that point in my life the only food I had ever grown was a propagated tomato plant, and I only ended up with 3 tomatoes on that plant! I wouldn't say that counts, even though it was better than nothing.

The Frosted Pineapple's Guide To Luxury Beauty On A Dime

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When it comes to cosmetics the majority of the girls I grew up with (including myself) started with those value pack bundles that come out around Christmas time in all the department stores. You know the ones I mean. For $20 you get all the goods. Every colour of eyeshadow, all those blushes, lipsticks and nail polishes. Some even came with those little sponge brushes. When I grew up they were basically every preteen girl's beauty starter pack.

Workout Tips For Beginners: Post Workout Pain Relief

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One thing I am completely guilty of is taking long extended breaks between workouts. I mean like 2-3 month vacation style breaks. What can I say? My couch is so much more inviting than my treadmill.

10 Kitchen Gadgets Under $10 You Didn't Know You Needed

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Nothing speaks to me like comfort food. A nice hot meal on a cool rainy day. Those frozen meals just don't cut it. I need a meal made with fresh ingredients to keep me happy.

Celebrity Inspired Spring Fashion on a Budget

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Spring has finally made it. The sun is shining brighter, the air is warming up, and we're all ready to say goodbye to those bitter cold winter storms for good. All I really want to do right now is lounge around in a bathing suit, soak up the sun, and drink from a coconut.

A DIY Tutorial: Cinnamon Lip Plumping Scrub

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Let's talk about lips. Full, plump, smooth lips that can wear any lipstick colour like a second skin. I love the look of bold colourful lipstick, but if your lips aren't perfectly smooth it will look cracked and messy. 

Morning Habits For a Productive Day

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I love sleeping almost as much as I loathe the sound of my alarm clock. The temptation to hit snooze and go back to sleep until it's time to leave for work is all too real. Why is it that my bed always feels a million times better first thing in the morning than it does at night? I could easily lay around in bed until the last possible second. It's way too easy, but giving myself the bare minimal amount of time to get prepared for the day is just going to stress me out. If you start the day off on the wrong foot there's a good chance the rest of the day will follow in those footsteps.

Instagram Backdrops You Already Own

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Do you ever open up Instagram and see an account showing off their shopping loot and it looks picture perfect like a page from a magazine? The perfect Instagram pic. The next time you go out shopping you remember that picture, so when you get home you arrange all your goodies on the table and take a few snaps! You take a look at your pics and all you see is a pile on the table. What gives?

10 House Warming Gifts Under $30 People Will Actually Love

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Moving into a new place is a huge stepping stone in life, especially when it's your own place. There's so much to learn and experience on this journey. It can be a mixture of joy, excitement, exhaustion, and stress all wrapped up in one. When a good friend moves into a new home it's always nice to surprise them with a house-warming gift. When your budget is tight sometimes thinking of a nice gift that doesn't come off as cheap can be a bit of a headache. It doesn't have to be that way though.

No Sleep? No problem. How to Stay Awake at Work.

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Last night was awful. My partner came down with a fever and chest infection so he was tossing and turning all night and my cats decided to get into a fight right outside the bedroom door. Needless to say I didn't get any sleep and to top it off I already knew I had a busy morning ahead of me at work.

8 Things To Do On Sunday So You Feel Refreshed For Monday

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One simple joy in life is a lazy Sunday. There's no alarm to wake me up from my cozy slumber. There's time to make an indulgent breakfast with all the fixings. There's no rush which makes it the perfect day for self rejuvenation.

The Best Natural Remedy For Cleansing Pores

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I can't deny that I am guilty of quite a few not-so-skin-friendly habits. I love to wear makeup, especially highlighter on my cheekbones (and everywhere else because a girl needs to shine!) and liquid lipsticks (which tend to clog pores around the lips like crazy).

15 Natural Ingredients For Flawless Skin

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Home remedies are amazing for two particular reasons: 1. They're safe and use natural ingredients.  2. They're incredibly budget friendly.