Friday, 17 May 2019

Cake ~ The 'Do Gooder' Dry shampoo

Ladies 

Wanted to try this product for a while now and just had so many other dry shampoos in the line up that never got out an bought a can. But I won a set at a stag and doe for a friends wedding and this was in it I was so happy. Not only did I get the dry shampoo I also go their dry conditioner and their texture spray. I'm not one for the conditioner and yet to try it but their texture spray is decent, will have a review on that coming up as well.  I've known about cake beauty for a while because it's been on the market with their other body care products. Recently they have been expanding their lines lately and I'm excited because they are local and cruelty-free/vegan! 


Pro's 

Canadian
Cruelty-Free and Vegan
Smells like baked goods
Shoppers, I think right now is the only place that carries this
Cornstarch rather than talcum powder
No White cast
Fine sprayer great to get in your roots
No gross dry shampoo feeling left on your hair


Con's 

Nothing this stuff is amazing!


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Every Man Jack - Cedarwood

Ladies 

Well, this has been over a long time since I did a post and I thought it was about time that I did one for you guys. If you have been wondering where I've been gone check out this post it will fill you in where I have been. 

So with that out of the way, this is one product that I've picked up a couple months back to try. Found with natural deodorants' they are either unscented or floral scents which don't get me wrong I love but in the summer I like a stronger scent because I tend to smell a little "different" when it's hotter out. So I decided to pick up this one up from Every Man Jack because it was the only men's natural deodorant my Walmart had at the time. I loved the smell of cedarwood so this was heavenly for me. I thought also because men tend to sweat more regardless of the season I thought it would be a great switch for me in the spring/summer months.  Have you used any of their other scents let me know below! 


Pro's 


Cruelty-Free and aluminum free
Gluten-free
99% Naturally Derived
No Propylene Glycol
No Parabens
No Phthalates
No Dyes
Vegan

Smells amazing/unisex smell comes in different scents
Works very well hold up against warm weather
Can pick up at Shoppers or Walmart or online
It's solid but kinda is like the feeling of a gel feeling kinda cooling effect
Doesn't leave marks that I can tell on clothing

Con's 

Doesn't last as long as a Schmidt or just the crystal natural deodorant

Monday, 11 March 2019

Where I've been ! and mental health



Hey, ladies, this is a hard one to write to you guys and some of you have been wondering where I've been. I've been myself dealing with some mental issues and to some, it was a shock to some when I told my friends and family on Facebook and had conversations with my friends in person.

For a long time now I’ve been diagnosed with GAD ( generalized anxiety disorder) but something new I’ve been diagnosed with nocturnal panic alongside. It’s something I’ve been dealing badly for the last little bit been to dr appointments and the hospital to boot. I've got some steps in place to start my journey to recovery, but yesterday had to make a hard decision to take medical leave from work it was the last thing I wanted but it was needed. For this and my blog, I'm hoping to have some new ones up on soon got a few things that I have lined up for you guys but you will have to bear with me and please be patient. If you know someone or even you dealing with a mental illness please please know that you aren't alone and it's not something you can snap your fingers and fix. It's something you have to work on and if you have to take time for you and it's ok to be selfish and it's ok to think about you. This is where I am now and I'm worried About this time off I've been selfish and just working on me with my last week coming up before heading to work, I don't find that I'm ready to go back or feel like I'm ready too. I explained it to my therapist like this if I were to go back now I would be 4 steps back from my progress that I've made in the little time, and if I give myself some more time and when I go back to work it will be 1-2 steps back if I have a bad day. Just there is something telling me not to go back to work too soon or all this progress that I've made will be for nothing and I've worked already so hard. 


I have to remember that I have friends and family that love me and everything is going to be ok. Thank you xo

Sites and products that have helped me: 

Canada mental health website

Mental Health UK

Mind over mood book

Headspace app

Calm app

Going back to the gym

Eating a well-balanced meal

medication - please consult with your doctor to see what one will be a benefit to you, if you can get past the side effects it does get better.