Sweet Prana skin care

It’s too embarrassing to take a picture of my ensuite vanity. Because it’s covered in products. Everything from makeup to brushes and other hair tools. And skin-care products… YEEZUS – the skin-care products. As a product review blogger, I have had the opportunity to test pharmacy-level as well as the most luxe skin-care brands –… 

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Back health tips for high-heel wearers (sponsored post)

I have 90-year-old feet. At least that’s what my foot surgeon told me in 2004 when he opened me up to remove floating bone fragments from an old break, arthritic spurs and cysts around my ankle. I was told that I needed to get orthotics and treat my feet with more care. Did I listen?… 

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Make it a Skechers summer for the whole fam

When I got my first pair of Skechers three years ago, I instantly fell in love. My Go Walk3 slip-ons have been well-loved, and although they’re a bit dirty around the edges these days, they’re still a go-to pair of shoes for me when I need guaranteed comfort. (For example, I just took them with… 

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The Harley Pasternak blender, powered by Salton

Several years ago, I was wandering through the CNE halls and came upon one of the many product demos that vendors do there. It was for Vitamix, and I was ooohing and ahhhing right on queue as if I was a paid actor in an infomercial. This was before I was making reasonable money, so the… 

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Road trips & back health: what you need to know (sponsored post)

So you’re going on a road trip. Yay! Packing went well. And you’ve thought of everything: your route, snacks and drinks, boredom busters like car games and movies, and awesome things to do at your destination. But wait — have you considered how taxing a road trip can be on your back? Or even on… 

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Good Samaritan & Air Canada Cargo to the wedding rescue

By now, whether you live in Canada or not, you’ve probably heard about the devastating forest fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Known as “Fort Mac” far and wide, its fires began last month — spreading too quickly for people to pack more than the bare necessities. Worse than losing one’s home, people lost photo albums and… 

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Canada’s Wonderland thrills the kid in you

When’s the last time you went to Canada’s Wonderland? I mean really went. Without your young children who prevent you from really doing the park’s biggest rides? For me, it had been a couple of years since we’d been to Wonderland with kids, but about 10 years since I’d gone with grownups and was able to take… 

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My fave beauty products of 2016 (so far…)

I’m a beauty product junkie. And if you could see my overflowing ensuite that’s busting at the seams, you might understand how hard it is to whittle it down to just a few favourites. All but one of these products is new to me in 2016, so while this doesn’t necessarily represent my ALL TIME… 

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Henkaa convertible dress

There’s just something about dressing Miss Q like my Mini Me that’s so satisfying. We both love dressing like twinsies, and since she’s only five years old, I’m sure at some point she’s going to tell me to stop — so I’m living it up as long as she’ll let me. When I was at… 

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Last-minute Mother’s Day must-haves

Whether you can afford to spend a little or a lot, the only gift-giving rule for Mother’s Day is that you put a little thought into mom’s prezzie. Trust me — she doesn’t care if a diamond tennis bracelet appears wrapped up in a little blue box (though I doubt she’d turn it away…). She cares… 

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