Tata Harper Love Potion (0.16 fl. oz/5 ml)

  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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Buyer Beware: A Shake-up in Make-up Means a Race to the Bottom for All of Us

  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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2016 Lifestyle Changes

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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Handmade Cartel Deluxe Subscription Box – September 2015

  Jasmine Shea Bar (2.5 oz) Handmade Cartel’s Jasmine Shea Bar is a soft and creamy soap with a highly perfumed fragrance.  The purple colour is quite pretty, and a great compliment to the scent.  While the pink dye that is released when using this soap can be somewhat off-putting,…

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Handmade Cartel Deluxe Subscription Box – August 2015

  Organic Shoreline Scrub Bar (2.5 oz) Mmmmm.  The scent of Handmade Cartel’s Organic Shoreline Scrub Bar is just ah-mazing!  This is easily one of my favourite Handmade Cartel soaps.  I understand the green colour, but don’t be misled – it doesn’t really match the scent.  The ingredients include mint,…

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