New Nike Alert!

New Nike Alert!

Hey fellow shoe-a-holics. For anyone that’s been eagerly awaiting the next trend in street shoes, nike is about to answer the call with the soon to be launched Nike Flyknit. Like the name, these new nikes sport a very fly looking knit threading. Personally, I’m ready to pre-order one in every color. What do you think of these flashy new [...]

GYM Sylin’

GYM Sylin’

Gone are the days of throwing on old, cut-off sweat pants and an old t-shirt to workout. Fitness fashion is serious business! With lines like Nike, Reebok, Bebe Sport and Adidas fighting to get your business, there is no excuse not to put a bit of effort into your gym wardrobe. Here is a sneak peak of a few of [...]

Nail trend alert “3D Nails” coming soon to Sephora

Nail trend alert “3D Nails” coming soon to Sephora

An Hourglass Diva is always on the lookout for the latest nail trends. I LOVE funky nail art so I’m very excited to see the latest collection coming to Sephora. The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure™ came about when Charlotte, Ciaté’s Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, [...]

A must-have product to get organized in the kitchen!

A must-have product to get organized in the kitchen!

  SmartSpace Food Dispenser  I love this product to keep the kitchen organized and functional. I would use it for: quinoa, oats, rice, dried fruit. Get yours here!

3 MUST HAVE Healthy Cooking Gadgets!

3 MUST HAVE Healthy Cooking Gadgets!

Avocado Slicer Get a dose of healthy fat for sexy hair, skin and nails with heart healthy avocado! Excalibur Food Dehydrator I love this food dehydrator! Did you know that when you dehydrate food, you can retain more than 80% of their vitamins and minerals. Some of my favourite foods to dehydrate include: mango for dried mango, kale for kale [...]


Beauty

We Love Sexy Red Nails

We Love Sexy Red Nails

Sexy Red Nails; We love the classic, sexy, sultry look of a strong red nail. Top it off with a pouty red lip and sleek your hair back into a perfect ponytail or bun, and you’ve got the perfect look of a classy seductress. Go girl em girls

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Fashion

New Nike Alert!

New Nike Alert!

Hey fellow shoe-a-holics. For anyone that’s been eagerly awaiting the next trend in street shoes, nike is about to answer the call with the soon to be launched Nike Flyknit. Like the name, these new nikes sport a very fly looking knit threading. Personally, I’m ready to pre-order one in every color. What do you think of these flashy new [...]

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Nutrition

Spicy Jerk Marinade

Spicy Jerk Marinade

If it can’t be hot outside, lets heat things up in the kitchen! Today I bring to you (my variation of) JERK! Jerk sauce is a traditional Jamaican marinade that boasts big ,bold and spicy flavours. It’s so delicious and adds so much body to whatever you’re cooking it with.  This is a recipe I’ve been playing around with lately [...]

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Spicy Jerk Marinade

Spicy Jerk Marinade

If it can’t be hot outside, lets heat things up in the kitchen! Today I bring to you (my variation of) JERK! Jerk sauce is a traditional Jamaican marinade that boasts big ,bold and spicy flavours. It’s so delicious and adds so much body to whatever you’re cooking it with.  This is a recipe I’ve been playing around with lately [...]

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Sunny Raw Lemon Macaroons!

Sunny Raw Lemon Macaroons!

       After months of cold, dark and damp days, you just need a little ‘pick-me-up’! These days I’ve been craving spring time; the smells, the fresh air and beautiful flowers. It might just be me, but the aromatic, tart sweetness of lemons remind me of sunny spring days. So what better to sneak in some lemony goodness then [...]

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Recipe: Lentil-Walnut Tacos!

Recipe: Lentil-Walnut Tacos!

This is a healthy adaptation of a Mexican classic, the taco! These tacos are vegan,gluten free and packed with plant based protein! This recipe calls for either crunchy lettuce or radicchio leaves instead of a corn or wheat tortilla. I find romaine works well since it holds together nicely.. but feel free to switch up your greens! Ingredients: 1 cup cooked green [...]

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What’s in your water? Benefits of liquid chlorophyll

What’s in your water? Benefits of liquid chlorophyll

Have you ever seen someone (maybe your trainer, friend or nutritionist) walking around with a water bottle full of some sort of dark green liquid and wondered what was in there? You can tell it’s not a green smoothie because it’s not thick, and it’s not a juice because there are no fibrous bits floating around. So what could it [...]

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Benefits of Bok Choy

Benefits of Bok Choy

This week I would like to talk about one of my FAVOURITE vegetables which is commonly referred to as Bok Choy! You may also see it advertised as Brassica rapa L. subsp. chinesis or pok, pak, or buk choi..but lets just keep it simple and call it Bok Choy. Bok Choy is from the cruciferous family of vegetables which also includes [...]

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Almond milk: Store bought vs. Homemade

Almond milk: Store bought vs. Homemade

Every since more evidence of the negative effects of drinking cows milk (due to acidity, calcium leaching, pus containing etc) has arisen, more and more health conscious people have switched to drinking alternative ‘milks’ such as almond milk. Although this is believed to be a much healthier option, I encourage all almond milk drinkers to start making their own! Here [...]

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Liz’s Liver Loving Green Juice

Liz’s Liver Loving Green Juice

This week we are featuring a liver cleansing juice from our very own Bloor West Hourglass Owner and Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Elizabeth! Liver cleansing can easily be done every day by adding certain foods and herbs to your diet! What better way to incorporate liver loving foods into your diet than in a quick and simple juice. Making sure your [...]

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