Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Mined

Diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend but what happens when your best friend’s values don’t align with your own? Diamonds are beautiful, there is no doubt about that, but, the mining of diamonds is damaging to our planet and communities. What if I told you that you can have your diamonds and not affect the planet in a harmful way? Today I’m going share the difference between lab-grown diamonds vs. mined diamonds. I recently received the opportunity to discover Diamond Foundry. A sustainable & innovative producer who is disrupting the diamond industry by delivering the future of diamonds through…

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How To Mix High-Low Pieces In One Outfit

Being on a budget is your opportunity to mix high-low pieces in one outfit. When it comes to shopping for outfits, I’m on a budget more often than not so I make sure to invest in luxury items for the focal parts of my outfit while leaving the accent pieces at a lower cost. High cost does not always mean quality or value and the same goes to low-cost items, they don’t always mean cheap and low quality. In the above image, I needed to purchase a dress that I could wear for two occasions: the Hermes party in Vancouver…

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding Recipe – No Sugar

As you know, I have some strict dietary restrictions that eliminate a lot of pre-made options for me, like pudding! I have a BIG sweet tooth and I crave chocolate on a daily basis so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered a vegan chocolate pudding recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie through a quick Google images search. What drew me to Katie’s recipe is that it was one of the only recipe’s I’ve seen that didn’t include avocado or refined sugar. Two pluses for me! Avocados can be expensive so the fact that I don’t need it, meant that…

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Nespresso 101: Sustainability Retreat in Quebec

Sustainability is at the core of my values. It translates into the most critical areas of my life, so I look to the sustainable commitments that brands embody when purchasing products. That’s why in this post we are going to look at the sustainable efforts that Nespresso has made with a Nespresso 101: The Sustainability Retreat in Quebec. I feel very honoured to spend four days with the Nespresso team in Charlevoix, Quebec. I discovered how they aim to stand at the forefront of sustainability and associate themselves with firm commitments to our planet. The trip was delightful! I learned…

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My Skincare Regimen For Acne

My skin has been an issue of mine since I was around 11 years old. I received my first breakout during the beginning of my menstruation cycle and it hasn’t slown down except the time that I was on Accutane 3 years ago. I’ve struggled with acne on my face, chest and back since I was a teenager. Your skin can make or break your confidence, it’s the first thing that someone sees and it’s single handily affected my life in more ways than one. Today, I’m going to talk to you about my new skincare regimen for acne. I’ve…

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