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the ultimate beauty & self-care gift giving guide

November 23, 2020

It’s almost the holidays, and you know what that means… 2020 is almost over (yay)! In all seriousness and given the uncertain times, we’re sticking to what we know - beauty and ...
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7 ways to deal with the winter blues

November 16, 2020

The leaves have fallen and the air is getting colder and as Canadians we know all too well what that means… winter is just around the corner. With shorter days ...
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Slow beauty: a more thoughtful, intent beauty routine

November 9, 2020

You may have heard of clean beauty, but what about slow beauty? The easiest way to understand slow beauty is to think of a capsule wardrobe, which involves investing in a few staple pieces of ...
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How to wash your hair without shampoo

October 28, 2020

Washing your hair with shampoo seems like a no-brainer - everyone does it! - but what if we told you that it's not actually necessary? Don't freak out! We know what you're ...
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6 skincare tips for transitioning to colder weather

October 26, 2020

As Canadians, we know all too well how harsh and cold the winters can get. The icy air, cold winds, and sitting inside a heated space all day can really ...
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group appointments: how to book safely & make them fun

October 19, 2020

With the second wave taking over and establishments closing down again, girls' night out is becoming less and less of a possibility. That said, staying in isn't the worst thing in the world ...
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Fall nail trends you need to get on

October 13, 2020

Going to the nail salon may not be on everyone’s to-do list given the current COVID-19 situation. That doesn’t mean, however, that you need to skip out on a manicure ...
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6 Halloween make-up looks for every skill level

October 5, 2020

Halloween is definitely one of our favourite holidays and we like to go all out with our costumes. This year, however, we'll likely be moving our Halloween fun to Zoom, ...
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6 ways to fight a puffy face

September 28, 2020

Waking up with a puffy face is one way to put a damper on the start of your day. While the difference may seem minimal to others, when you’re feeling ...
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Choosing the right shampoo for your hair

September 21, 2020

Buying hair products can be an overwhelming endeavour. Strengthening, smoothing, hydrating, moisturizing, thickening, colour-safe – do you know what your hair is actually in need of? It doesn’t have to be confusing, ...
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Clean beauty: What it actually means

September 14, 2020

You don’t need to be a skincare genius to care about the ingredients in your beauty products. From parabens, phthalates, sulphates and artificial fragrances, these dirty words may cause you ...
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top 3 worst and best things you can do to your nails

September 8, 2020

Having cute nails is essential (at least to us), we spend time picking the perfect shade and maintaining them to keep our manicured nails looking beautiful. But did you know some habits ...
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How to care for your skin when wearing a face mask

August 31, 2020

Who would have thought the 2020 staple fashion piece would be a… face mask? We definitely didn’t realize how essential they would be in our daily lives. We had our ...
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3 PEDICURE TRENDS WE LOVE

August 24, 2020

An in-home pedicure may just be the most underrated mood boost. Sure, your manicure may be more Instagram-worthy, but your cute, coloured toenails create a different, more personal kind of ...
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the best hair products to care for your hair

August 17, 2020

Ever walk into a drugstore and get sucked into the hair aisle looking for something that might magically fix a hair concern? We’ve been there. As appealing as some hair ...
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5 ways to incorporate colour into your make-up look

August 10, 2020

We are very much “natural” make-up girls - we appreciate warm brown eyeshadow palettes and a nude lip - but spicing up our make-up routine is always fun, as it gives ...
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Sun tanning vs. spray tanning vs. bed tanning vs. self-tanning: Which one is best?

July 31, 2020

If you want to achieve a deep, even, gorgeous tan, there are many different options available to you. Each one has its pros and cons, and some of them are ...
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4 nail trends taking over our Instagram this summer

July 27, 2020

We love a good nail art moment, and we know we’re not alone. With life resuming some normalcy, it’s time to bring a bit of colour back into life, and ...
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How to adapt to in-home beauty appointments

July 20, 2020

Over the past few months, we’ve all become accustomed to adapting. Adapting to working from home, virtual classes, and generally learning to carry out all aspects of our life from ...
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How to blow-dry your hair, according to a pro

July 13, 2020

Hairstylists make blow-outs look so easy, right? When you try to do it yourself, though, you’re left with a frizzy mess and tired arms. In the hopes of making at-home blow-outs more ...
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the world of masks summarized

July 6, 2020

Face masks are the skincare step we wait all week for. While their appeal may lie more in the self-care aspect than in achieving actual results, face masks are often ...
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8 ways to protect your hair this summer

June 29, 2020

By now we know how important it is to protect our skin from the sun with SPF. But what about our hair!? Even though it can’t get a sunburn, UV ...
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How to Take a Day Off in Quarantine

June 22, 2020

There’s something about nice, warm weather that just triggers vacation mood, but with quarantine and travel restrictions still lingering, going away is not really an option at the moment. Just because ...
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Summer-ready feet in 3 simple steps

June 15, 2020

The summer months are coming and many of us are struggling to get our feet sandal-ready at home.  While you may not be able to pedicure your nails like a ...
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SPOTLIGHT: Four local, black-owned beauty businesses you need to shop now

June 11, 2020

For our blog post this week, we’ve decided to focus on four local, black-owned beauty brands to spotlight to our community.  Some of these brands we’ve used for a while, ...
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How to manage split ends at home until you can see a professional

May 25, 2020

Irrespective of how well you care for your hair, split ends happen! Of course, certain activities create more breakage than others and certain types of hair are more prone to ...
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How to style your hair from wet without using heat

May 19, 2020

Trying to take a break from the blow drier, straightener or curler? Now is the perfect time to with more of our days being spent at home! Giving your hair ...
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3 nail art designs you can totally do yourself

May 11, 2020

Disclaimer: Doing a manicure yourself, especially one with nail art, is never going to look as good as getting it done by a professional – that’s why they’re called professionals! ...
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3 OPTIONS FOR HIDING YOUR ROOTS

May 4, 2020

We’re heading into week seven of quarantine and by now, anyone with highlighted or coloured hair will have started to experience hair growth leading to roots. For some, this may ...
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Shaping your brows at home in 4 simple steps

April 27, 2020

Many of us are at the point where our brows have passed the bushy-and-in-style phase and moved into the wild-and-overgrown phase.  With uncertainty surrounding when we’ll all be able to ...
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top Sephora products to treat yourself to during quarantine (and after)

April 20, 2020

We’ve been blogging a lot about products you can make yourself or hacks to get your through these challenging times but let’s be honest, it’s always nice to treat yourself ...
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The best beauty hacks for quarantine

April 14, 2020

  It’s getting to that point in quarantine where we’re running a bit low on certain beauty supplies, but we really can’t be bothered to head anywhere to re-stock.  That ...
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Simple steps for decluttering, cleaning, and organizing your make-up and skincare

April 6, 2020

Buckets and drawers bursting with serums, mascaras from who knows when, and lip sticks of every colour of the rainbow.  Sound familiar? There’s no shame in admitting that your make-up ...
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How to get healthy, strong and long nails from home

March 30, 2020

This blog post is a two-part post that’s completely focused on caring for your nails.  Now is a great time to focus on nail health, whether that be getting your ...
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4 beauty products you can DIY at home

March 23, 2020

Ever flipped one of your products around to read the ingredients and realized you have absolutely no idea what any of it means? Yeah, same.  While there are a lot ...
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3 places that accept and recycle your beauty product empties for discounts

March 5, 2020

How many times have you been left with empties of beauty products long used up or dried out that you’ve ultimately had to throw in the trash? Probably a lot! ...
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5 holiday nail colours we love

December 18, 2019

We’re nail girls – nails are our thing.  It’s the one beauty service we can’t go without and honestly, as #lazygirls, it’s kind of our only accessory.  As we begin to ...
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creating a stress-free holiday season

December 6, 2019

The holidays can be a busy time of year, especially if you’re the last-minute type – guilty! This year we’re making a hard effort to take the stress out of the ...
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how to take f/w 2019’s runway make-up trends to the street

November 15, 2019

The runway is a great place to get inspo for your wardrobe or beauty routine, however the looks can often be a bit over the top for day-to-day and require ...
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debunking lash extension myths with an expert

October 22, 2019

We’ve all struggled at one point or another with rolling out of bed and needing to put make-up on in a haste before heading out the door to work, school ...
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mastering in-home beauty appointments

June 14, 2019

We get it – in-home beauty services are likely a new thing for you and it can take a bit of wrapping your head around. While receiving your beauty services ...
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nail trends for spring 2019

May 29, 2019

With summer around the corner, it’s finally time to shake up your look and breathe some life back into your day-to-day.  What better way to do this than an ...
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Everything you need to know about in-home spray tanning

March 29, 2019

Spray tanning was one of the most requested services customers wanted us to add to our Primped platform in 2019, but it’s also a service that many have a ...
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cures for the winter blues

February 6, 2019

It’s that time of year when it feels like the snow and cold will just. never. end.  It’s usually around now we feel the need to escape or search ...
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cold weather saviours for your skin + beyond.

November 7, 2018

For us, winter is. a. struggle. As the temperature dips, our bodies – and skin in particular – really feel its drying effect. Over the years, we’ve finally come ...
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a first-hand, beginner's experience with lash extensions

October 10, 2018

I’ll preface this blog post with this – I struggle to even apply concealer in the mornings.  It’s not that I’m not good with make-up or don’t like wearing ...
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10 tips to get ready faster post-workout, from workout to night out!

July 30, 2018

If you are like us, you love a workout that makes you sweat (like really sweat).  Coming out of a spin, yoga, or training class completely drenched and feeling ...
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cheap alternatives for your favourite high-end beauty products.

July 3, 2018

We love a good cult favourite beauty product (they are, after all, cult favourites for a reason) but we don't always love the associated price tag.  So, we went ...
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summer must have products

July 2, 2018

It's that time of year again! The days are long and the patios in TO are full, as summer kicks into full-gear. With that in mind, we've rounded up our ...

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