When it comes to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) women only make up for about a quarter of the workers within the field. Despite the fact that the industry is growing rapidly, it's only in the last few years that women have been more actively pursuing and being recognized for advancements in STEM.
I had a chance to chat all things STEM with Alison Crumblehulme, co-founder and president, and Jessica Kizovski, co-founder and lead formulator at Veriphy. Veriphy is a natural skincare line featuring a superstar ingredient, Photoglycogen. Photoglycogen is a 100% plant-based form of glycogen that boosts the skin’s natural ability to produce elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid for optimal hydration and a youthful, healthy glow.
Veriphy also tackles the lack of women in STEM head on with their scholarship, "The Veriphy Skincare Award for Women in STEM" to encourage women to pursue STEM careers where it is awarded each fall to a young woman at the University of Guelph.
AND the brand is Canadian!
This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? I am also getting better about posting more consistently, eh? #funemployment really frees up my time.
Items featured in this post include NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, Tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist and Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
I am so behind on beauty post because I have been regaling y'all with year, decade and unemployment updates BUT I am trying to make more of an effort to post personal, beauty, and other topics better evenly and try not to heavy one topic over another.
So that being said, my Jiyubox for winter!
The theme for this box us staying hydrated and de-stressing. Please know that this box was gifted to me but all thoughts and opinions are my own! I am also under no obligation to post in exchange for product but I have always loved to share natural beauty brands.
My quest to find high-performing natural beauty products is an on-going process so when Evio Beauty slid into my DMs to ask if they could send me product I was elated to try something new. Based in Toronto, Evio Beauty is an eco-conscious skincare and makeup brand based on sustainable practices, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and free of parabens.
Their packaging and marketing (especially their Instagram stories) really intrigued me about the brand but it was when I saw the price point I knew I had to try it. Evio Beauty is SO affordable. The most expensive item is $22ish dollars.
(In this post I will be reviewing the makeup, not the skincare because I haven't had a chance to use the skincare long enough to know how it performs. I also don't have two products; the Concealer by Evelyn Iona and the Creamy Lip-spo Liner.)
Let me be the first to acknowledge that gift guides aren't really a thing I feature on my own blog and before we delve into it a few things to note: This gift guide is just code for my ultimate wish list. These are the things I would buy if I was rich. I figured I might as well go big for my blog's first gift guide. These are my definition of "I have my shit together" type of splurges. While the items aren't tens of thousands of dollars they're still expensive and I could never justify the cost, employed or otherwise.
If anyone does feel like buying me something expensive, next month's rent would be nice.
Also, this list is a great example of how I would be a terrible sugar baby because everything is under $1000 and the most expensive thing is a mattress. Seriously, I joke that I would become a sugar baby in exchange for a Costco membership and a VitaMix all the time.
I could win the lottery and I would still be all about that “sort from low to high” life while online shopping.