Céline Dion, Drake, The Weekend, maple syrup worthy of an international smuggling ring.  Those are all images that come to mind when you think of traditional Canadian exports.  But the land of the free and the home of the brave has many other treasures, often remaining hidden from the…

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Juara’s candlenut product line has an intoxicating scent that you will want to wear all the time, all year round.  Juara’s candlenut products have one of the more complex coconut scents you’ll come across – it is grown-up and exotic.  The scent is also fresh, like a clean soap.  The warm…

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  I can’t recall ever growing to love a fragrance that I was ambivalent about at first.  But, leave it to a love potion to make a full-fledged convert of the person wearing it.  In Tata Harper‘s own words, Love Potion is self-professed “liquid love … a 100% natural aromatic…

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  In The Economist‘s December 5, 2015, print edition, hidden deep inside on page 65, there appeared a brief, seemingly minor article that should be of great concern to beauty and makeup lovers worldwide.  The article, titled “A shake-up in make-up,” discussed Kiko, a cosmetics company from Milan, and it’s…

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I deliberately avoid making New Year’s resolutions.  Why?  Because, like most people, I used to start the year with the best intentions, make resolutions, and slowly let those resolutions slip away as the days passed by.  Now, instead of making resolutions, I commit to lifestyle changes immediately, whenever I come…

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