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July 19, 2018

As a skin cancer survivor, I'm always thrilled to get your questions about sunscreen. I'm sharing my tips and this September I'm walking 15km to support skin cancer research!

July 11, 2018

Hubby and I just celebrated our 8th anniversary at local gem Andaz Ottawa Byward Market. Our stay was so magical that I got you a promo code for 20% off summer getaways! This is THE place to experience the 613 like a local. Click through and I'll...

June 22, 2018

I'm done my laser hair removal treatments at The Ten Spot! I'm sharing my thoughts on the whole process and answering your top 5 questions. Here we go!

December 9, 2017

As lots of you already know, last month I dipped my toe (er, whole leg and underarms) into laser hair removal. I've been avidly researching laser for a decade but was never satisfied with the technology - til now.

April 7, 2017

This June one of Ottawa's best-loved festivals returns to the capital: the City of Om Yoga Festival. Grab my pre-sale promo code and win passes!

December 6, 2016

You guys, I can't even. 10,000 of you entered my massive #613giftguide giveaway in just one day! I'm pumped that YOU'RE pumped for all things local, so I've put together another guide packed with great finds. And I've got a new giveaway with $1000 in...

August 9, 2016

You guys, this is huge. Tomorrow my fave beauty bar is turning ten -- that's right ten! - and they're celebrating with FREE SPA SERVICES. ALL DAY. AT EVERY LOCATION. So prepare to play hooky and get your buns to The Ten Spot!

I first wandered int...

July 8, 2016

Just last fall I finally tried a gel manicure for the first time. I know, I'm a latecomer to that party but boy was I hooked. The gel made my thin, bendy nails tough and resilient, and the polish itself lasted for weeks despite doing dishes, taking b...

March 11, 2016

Spoiler alert: parts of this post may be TMI. Bear with me. On a recent trip to The Ten Spot in Westboro I got to chatting with co-owners Kim and Carolyne, who are two of the most amazing business gals you could hope to meet. In addition to...

December 30, 2015

My beauty stash is a little out of control. I'm a skincare junkie, a makeup hoarder, a nail polish fanatic. I gutted and redesigned my bathroom this year and turned it into an at-home spa where I can experiment with my beauty goodies -- and try in va...

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