I don't know about y'all but this is my third week in self-isolation and a lot of my day revolves around creating Tik Toks, video chats and watching IG Live workouts (and sometimes even doing them!) We've all joked about how our homes are cleaner than ever and some of us have indulged in those Instagram challenges which is 2020's version of a chain email. One of the challenging is to share your work from home space and I have some serious envy seeing everyone's workspace - particularly those that have more than one room (hello studio apartment life.)
While a lot of us, understandably, aren't shopping at the moment, there is something to be said about an at-home workspace that helps you get into productivity mode when it's time to buckle down and Zoom non-stop.
Here is a list of some Vancouver-based business & people to make WFH a little bit easier, plus they're all smaller accounts (10 thousand followers or less.) I am a firm believer that the companies we support now are the companies that can continue to exist and thrive post-pandemic so I don't want to hear about how Bezos could be doing more if you're still buying everything off Amazon.
How's self-isolation going? At the time of writing this (March 25) I am on day 11 and I am somehow at two extremes at the same time. On one end, my days are going by faster and I am feeling less bored day to day, on the other end, it can be really frustrating sometimes to feel cooped up at home.
While being cooped up at home I am really pushing myself to be able to push through content that people will be interested in all while figuring out to take all my photos in one very small apartment. The Silk'n ReVit is a device I've had for a few years now and I kept telling myself that one day I would do a little write up for y'all and the time has finally come. It only took over an entire year and a pandemic.
But yeah, follow along as I vacuum my face because what else am I doing now that I finished watching Tiger King (that shit was wild.) Seriously, social distancing has put by social life on a standstill so at least something is sucking my face.
This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase?
Items featured in this post include L'oreal Hydra Ultra-Fresh Toner, Nena Mineral Toner, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, Aēsop In Two Minds Facial Toner.
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