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The Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

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In honour of Earth Day I thought I would share with you an eco-friendly gift guide. Whether you’re buying for someone who’s super up on the sustainable and ethically conscious consumer movement, or you yourself want to buy more eco-friendly even when gift giving, I’ve got you covered. As the environmental movement gets co-opted by consumer culture, we’re seeing more and more eco-friendly products for different interests.

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Traveling in Viñales, Cuba

Hola amigas! As promised, here is my second Cuba vlog AND! It’s edited in VSCO! Colour grading on my amateur youtube channel?! What?! I love it. What do you think? Did I go overboard? Do you like it better? I don’t know!!! Either way, come along for a little day of adventuring around Viñales and see everything the beautiful valley has to offer! I’m honestly SO happy we decided to travel here to stay for a few days rather than doing a day trip. It’s easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my entire life. I can’t believe how skeptical I was now, I thought it would be quite off the beaten track and hard to navigate but it was SO travel-friendly. I can’t say enough good things about it, so just watch the video and see for yourself!

Quick Travel Tips!

Our Airbnb in Viñales arranged a collective taxi to take us to and from Viñales. It’s well over an hour drive, and this made it a lot more affordable. At the same time, you sacrifice the advantages you’d get with a regular taxi. Regular taxis are new and comfortable, collective taxis are old, loud and don’t have A/C. Not a dealbreaker for us, but maybe for you. 

Our Airbnb hosts also helped arrange some things for us to do. When we arrived we immediately whisked off for a horseback tour of the valley. It was absolutely stunning and our tour guide – their family friend – Rollo, helped us get a good understanding of the area. 

Airbnb hosts are your everything in Cuba! Read reviews to pick ones that will help you plan. 

See behind the scenes of our Airbnb in Viñales, Cuba in ‘Why You Should Try Airbnb’.

To watch how we got on, just click below!

Cuba Travels Part One: Thunder Bay to Havana to Viñales

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Maybelline Un-Nude Liquid Matte Lipstick Review

Gifted: The Maybelline Liquid Lipstick review features products that were sent to me free for review. All opinions remain to be my own.Maybelline Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline Liquid Lipstick Review

I’ve never received any products completely out of the blue like this before so I was surprised and excited to try these. I’m always a little hesitant when I receive a product for free. Mostly I’m thinking ‘if they’re sending it to me for free with no strings attached, how good can it be?!’ And that’s really just my own self-doubt kicking in, isn’t it? A lot of my favourite products are by Maybelline, but I have to say I’ve never been overly impressed by any drugstore lip products recently. Enter the Maybelline Stay Matte Ink, Un-Nude style.

I was instantly drawn in by the colour range in this collection. Not all of the shades are for me, and not all of the ones I love suit my skin tone nicely. But there’s really something for everyone here!

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NYX Tinted Brow Mascara Review

NYX Tinted Brow Mascara  ReviewIn the past I have sworn by my NARS brow gel, but recently I’ve been on the hunt for a more affordable option since I use it SO much. The NYX Brow Mascara has been recommended to me by a few people, and the only one that I can seem to find on the drugstore shelves lately. I haven’t tries ANY other NYX products before this one, so buckle up for this NYX Tinted Brow Mascara Review.

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Maybelline Total Temptations Review

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Maybelline very kindly gifted me some bits from their new Total Temptations collection.  There are three products in the release: a shadow/highlight palette, a brow pencil, and a mascara. The whole line is pink and sparkly, and is infused with coconut extract (aka smells awesome). Safe to say, I was super thrilled to see this in my mailbox. Today I’m writing a Maybelline Total Temptation review. While I was gifted these items, I was not obligated to write a review and all opinions are honest and my own. …

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How To Style Monochrome

Monochrome – also known as all and only black and white, or all one colour, is a huuuuge trend in fashion for Spring. Dior (Ready to wear) and Calvin Klein (menswear) both had almost entirely monochromed, black and white, runways. And now I can’t type monochrome without giggling, it’s all too much! So, how to style monochrome? It’s fairly straightforward, once you get the hang of it!…

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