Vancouver Meets New York: Fashion Week Made Extra Haute!

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Strike a pose and bring on the clothes! Thanks to our famous Global Fashion Collective (GFC) program, New York Fashion Week is hitting the runway with some Vancouver spice and everything nice! Seven booming Canadian and international designers have been carefully selected to strut their stuff; merging with NYFW this […]

Oil Pulling: Good for more than healthy gums

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Oil Pulling also known as gandusha is used in Ayurvedic medicine. Originated from India oil pulling is an oral health practice. “The oral health practices of Ayurveda include chewing on sticks and eating herbs, as well as oil pulling. Original practitioners of oil pulling used sunflower and sesame oils as a […]

Lotion vs Body butter: Keeping your skin hydrated during winter

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If there is anything winter has taught me, it is the difference between lotions and body butter. Lotion preserves the moisture found in skin and is light in consistency (made up of oil and water bound together by an emulsifier). Body butter on the other hand, is deeply nourishing and […]

Activated Charcoal: What’s the hype about?

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Instagram and YouTube are good places to find DIY health and beauty hacks. A trend that recently became popular is using activated charcoal for teeth whitening or as one of the ingredients in a face mask. The first video I watched where a beauty influencer was using activated charcoal to […]

Kim Kardashian’s “Bo Derek” braids causing issue of Cultural Appropriation

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The reality star seems to be loving her new blonde Bo Derek-inspired hairstyle that she recently shared to social media, despite some critics accusing her of cultural appropriation. Kim is under fire for her new beaded cornrows, which she instead called “Bo Derek” braids in reference to the white actress who debuted the look in the ’70s […]

Organic Beauty – Good For Your Health?

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Organic and cruelty-free beauty products are making big waves across the globe and Canada is no different as Canadian organic skincare drives growth worldwide. As the internet swells ever more, it seems people are becoming aware of the options that are out there. The evidence is in big retailers who are […]

Wycon Cosmetics – Thick as a N***a Nail Polish

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H&M recently received backlash for its controversial “Coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie, now Italian brand Wycon Cosmetics has recently come under fire for naming a black nail polish in its new line “Thick as  N***a”. The product became a product of conversation with Afro-Latina singer, actress and Youtuber- Loretta Grace. Amid […]

Tarte Shape Tape Foundation Controversy

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Tarte Cosmetics created a full coverage foundation that mimics one of their best selling products “Shape Tape Concealer”. After the release of the foundation, the company came under fire for releasing only 15 shades. Some backlash the company received after the launch of the foundation came from Youtube Influencers. The […]

Hard Candy Cosmetics looking to trademark “Me Too”

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Last year, TIMES released its annual issue and featured the brave and strong female celebrities they called “The Silence Breakers”. The #MeToo movement was founded in 2006 by activist Tarana Burke as a way for women to show unity amongst one another and it went viral after actress Alyssa Milano […]

Revolve gets bashed for lack of diversity at influencer trip

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One of the greatest privileges of being a notorious influencer is getting sent to various trips around the world, which is what  Revolve has been known to honour. However, their prioritizing and “fragmenting” of good-looking influencers instigated controversy, after the fashion brand posted a series of photos on Instagram that lacked women […]