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October 1, 2018

Three years ago I hit "publish" on a little passion project. Where does the time go? Naturally I'm celebrating in stretch pants with doughnuts and Lola... and a $1000 giveaway.

December 6, 2017

This time of year life gets crazy and so does my skin. I wanted to tackle my dry, congested complexion, so this skincare geek headed to Dermis Advanced Skincare for a facial that's rooted in science. YAS.

October 28, 2016

I have too many freckles. I'm too pale. My fine lines make me crazy. Why do I still get zits?! Why are my eyelids so damn purply? Why are my cheeks so red? OH MY GOD MORE FRECKLES. Thoughts like these zip through my head on the regular. How about you...

April 20, 2016

Anyone else feel like your face needs a clean-out come springtime? After months of stale indoor heating and frigid outdoor temps, I was due. I hadn't had a facial in ages -- I know, I know, the struggle, right? Some of you lovely readers had been ask...

November 30, 2015

The Upkeep Shoppe has been one of my favourite spots in Ottawa for ages, since even before they opened. Let me tell you how. In the spring of 2012, my always-awesome and always-on realtor Bill Edelson dropped me a note saying one of his com...

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