My Mentality Shift During Pandemic

I talk a little bit about how the pandemic has affected me, and how a shift in thinking has changed my outlook on these days in isolation.

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The ONLY Subscription Box You NEED Right Now

I’ve tried quite a few subscription boxes over the years. All of them fun and exciting to unbox. However, for the most part, I found that a lot of the pretty things I received sat in a drawer forever and I ultimately had no use for. One by one, I would try and eventually cancel them. I loved the excitement, anticipation and unveiling of each box but not the waste.

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100 Days

100 days. 

100 days of isolation. 100 days of quiet chaos. 100 days lost. 100 days found. 

However you view the past 100 days since this virus took hold of our lives, it has been a journey for each and every one of us. 

At first, I saw this time as a waste of a year. I felt stuck. In a life where I was constantly moving I was forced to stop. 

Not a totally foreign concept to me. I’ve been here before; Been pushed to a stand still thanks to illness. However, this has been the first time I’ve been healthy in doing so.

“What a waste”, I thought.

That is, until I began to shift my thinking.

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Living With Chronic Illness in a Time of Pandemic

I knew this virus was serious before it even landed in Canada. Anyone with a chronic illness knows just how quickly good health can be taken away, and with that, we’re hyperaware of these things that may impact our well-being, regardless of geographics. It’s shared empathy. Shared caution. Shared fear. Shared with those affected, no matter how far away.

For me, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ten years ago was life changing in so many ways. My doctor at the time gave me words that would stick with me – “This is life altering, not life ending.” And for the most part, this is true. I say “for the most part” because it does end some parts of your life. It can sometimes feel like it is over, however in the end, I always come back to those words, and remind myself that it could be worse.

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Bell Let’s Talk Day – 2018

Hi Guys and Dolls,

Here in Canada, today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day – We all join together in raising our voices to try to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Here’s a video of my thoughts and some of my story.

xo,

D

 

Sending Love, Hoping for Change

I posted this to Facebook last night and wanted to share it here as well. This blog will always be more than just makeup and clothes.


I don’t usually comment on sensitive world events publicly, however waking this morning to yet another mass shooting at a concert has compelled me to break that rule.

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My Thoughts on Remicade

Hi Guys and Dolls!

I wanted to take a day off from blogging about makeup to do a post highlighting something a little more important.

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New Blog Page – Deals!

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Hi guys and dolls,

Over the years, I’ve become known to my friends and family as someone who is always able to scout out some of the best deals on the Internet. I’ve jokingly nicknamed myself DJ Dani Deals (DJ is one of the nicknames my friends call me, and well, the rest is just me being lame, haha).

With this in mind, I’ve decided to launch a new page to my blog: Deals!

I’ll try to keep it as fresh as possible. Please bear with me as I work on adding to the list, and let me know in the comments if you have any problems with any of the links.

I’m not being paid to endorse any of these store/brands/sites/etc. Just looking to share the savings love with you all ❤

Happy Shopping!

xo,

D

Maple Matcha Milkshake (Lactose-Free)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In honour of everything green, I thought I’d share my recipe for this delish Lactose-Free Maple Matcha Milkshake.

A treat on the healthier side for every day of the year, and something fun for those who don’t want to indulge in alcohol to celebrate today (though, sorry, this post is a little late)!

I’m once again using my trusty Blender Bottle (28 Ounce), as it’s simply the best to help eye ingredients.

Cheers!

xo,

D


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fabfitfun – Spring 2017 Box Spoilers

Hey Beauties,

Here are the first three spoilers for this upcoming fabfitfun box! I must say, I’m pretty excited about all three.

Which is your fav?

Remember, you can use this link: http://xo.fff.me/eIHig to get 20% OFF your first box!!

If you don’t like spoilers, stop here. If you love them as much as I do, keep reading!
xo,

D

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