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Making the switch to an all natural skincare regime

Making the switch to an entirely natural skincare regimen can seem overwhelming and costly. It doesn’t need to be! Don’t feel like you need to do anything drastic (ie, throwing out every product you own). It really comes down to making informed choices when purchasing. Here are a few tips we suggest: READ LABELS:A large majority of beauty products are formulated with questionable synthetic ingredients. It’s important to read the labels and try to make sense of the ingredients listed to make an informed choice. Ingredients are usually listed by either a proper chemical name (if it’s a chemical) or written in Latin (if it’s a natural ingredient). For example, a paraben may be listed as ‘methylparaben’ and water will...

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Summer Detox: A mini guide

With summer in full swing and following a long weekend filled with celebrations, BBQs and sun filled days, your skin and body may be in the need for some TLC. We put together a guide to treat yourself to a mini detox - whether you have a week or just a spare minute or two, these tips will reset your skin and have you looking refreshed in no time! DOUBLE CLEANSE Longer summer days can lead to a buildup of make-up, sunscreen and other pollutants on your skin. A great way of combating this is the practice known as “double cleansing” used to deeply cleanse and eliminate impurities. This nightly ritual (first practiced in Korea) involves smoothing an oil based...

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Celebrating with Cocktails

With the weekend fast approaching, we wanted to share some of our favourite cocktail recipes to have you celebrating Canada Day (or the fourth of July for our US friends) in style. Whether you add alcohol or not these drinks are sure to be a hit. Happy long weekend!  BLUEBERRY MOJITO  (recipe via Baking Beauty) Ingredients 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries, (Set aside a few for garnish if desired)4 oz Rum10 Fresh Mint Leaves2 Teaspoons White SugarJuice of 2 Limes6 oz Club SodaIce Cubes Directions Blend or muddle blueberries until smooth. Set aside.Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend in mint leaves and sugar.Stir in rum, lime juice, and blueberry mixture.Pour over club soda & ice. Gently stir. Garnish with extra blueberries,...

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Visioning a Better Future: A look into Warby Parker

Here at Fjordlife, we love nothing more than highlighting stories of brands who are true innovators in their fields. We can’t think of a better example of that than designer eyewear brand, Warby Parker. Founded in 2010 by four classmates Neil Blumenthal, Andrew Hunt, David Gilboa, and Jeffrey Raider; Warby Parker’s customer centric strategy and socially conscious business model have quickly turned them into a leading lifestyle brand. Success came quickly, the company reached its first year sales goal within three weeks of launching and within four years had distributed one million pairs of glasses. Today, Warby Parker is a B certified corporation valued at 1.2 billion with 175 employees. It comes as no surprise that in 2015 Fast Company...

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Capsule collections: 5 pieces, 30 outfits

I have spent far more time than I care to admit staring into my over packed closet wondering what to wear. It’s really a vicious cycle. When events come up it usually involves a frantic trip to the mall to purchase a new outfit that will likely get one or two wears and end up sitting in the back of my closest. Not only does this result in an unbalanced wardrobe but it also lends to a closet filled with questionable pieces! This is why the concept of capsule collections is pure genius. Photo credit: Vetta  / Author: Brittany  Capsule wardrobe is a term coined by Susie Faux who owned a London boutique in the 1970s. The idea became more popular...

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