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I thought I’d write a quick update about mangoes. I know it’s a little out of the ordinary for me to post something like this but I had to share with you! A couple weeks ago I bought a bottle of mango body-wash from The Body Shop (smells delicious!) but I noticed that it contained so many chemical ingredients. On the bottle it said that women from India have been rubbing the kernels from the mangoes onto their skin to keep it soft so while I was scrubbing away I had a eureka moment and thought “what if I did the same thing?”

The next day I bought some mangoes and tried it out! I ate most of the mango but kept the skins with the leftover mango on it and the pit in the middle as well and used those to rub into my body. Gordon thought  was crazy and at first it did seem a little weird but it actually worked! My skin felt so smooth afterwards and now I don’t feel so bad when I spend money on mangoes because they provide me with food and moisturizer!

**On another note I’ve been working hard to develop my very own website! It should be up and running within the next few weeks (maybe longer if I get stuck on some things) but I’ve been so happy trying to learn html/css/how to make websites/get my own domain etc…so stay tuned for that announcement!



Two outfit posts in a row?! Who am I? Before starting this blog I hated having my picture taken but now I’m taking time to get to know myself and what looks good on my body (as well as wearing things that make me happy ). It’s a great feeling. Anyway, I decided to wear a parisian scarf (my great-grandmothers) which was gifted to me by my nana last year.

Scarf: Gifted

Shirt: Gifted (from Reitmans)

Skirt: Thrifted

Belt: Thrifted

Tights: Wal-Mart

Boots: Aldo

In other news, I took the bus to Dartmouth yesterday and went to the MicMac mall. After a bunch of research I decided to purchase some make-up. I usually don’t wear make-up (besides eyeliner, mascara and lipbalm) but lately I’ve been wanting to try foundation to even out my skintone. I wanted to limit my shopping to places that I could research and find out a little bit more about their ethics.

Lush: By far my favorite place I went to yesterday. The ladies were very informative and nice. I ended up buying “Jackie Oates” colour suppliment which is basically a foundation but you can blend it with your moisturizer and it goes on so smoothly. It contains only natural ingredients and is packaged in a glass container. Today is my first day using it and I LOVE it thus far. You can also use it as a concealer. I also got a toner called “Breath of Fresh Air” which is very nice too. It’s also made with all natural ingredients and feels so good to mist on your face. Rose water + aloe is such a good combination.

The Body Shop: I purchased a foundation brush which is a good investment if you’re going to be using foundation frequently. It just gives a smoother finish and is fun to play with! It is made with synthetic fibers which doesn’t soak up your product.

Mac: I bought the Mac Powder Sheer finish as a settling powder for my foundation (I did my research, I tell ya!) but I like how it changes the texture of my skin without feeling too heavy. The combination of the Lush foundation and the Mac sheer powder seems to be working thus far. I can let you know how my make-up routine goes in about a month or so.

Since I’m talking about products, I’ll leave you with a picture of my favorite nail polish as of late. It is seriously the best nail polish I’ve had in a while. Plus, metallics are hot right now.