How 2014 Challenged Beauty Stereotypes: A Recap

It all started when Dove released a shortfilm called Evolution in 2006 to expose the unrealistic expectations of beauty perpetuated in media all around us – they took an everyday woman, did her hair, make up and photoshopped her, showing us that what we see in media is not reality. 2014 was a significant year […]

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Studio Sessions with BeautyCubed

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I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot over the holidays working with some very talented people. The vision for the shoot was to portray the essence of my blog – Beauty, Brains & Bourbon – where you can be pretty, witty and smart all at the same time.  If you’re wondering…why bourbon? Well what better than […]

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! – DR DENNIS GROSS ALPHA BETA PEEL PADS

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BeautyCubed brings you the 3rd giveaway of the #beautygiveback campaign! Peel pads are the latest craze in skin care and if you haven’t already, you should definitely consider incorporating it into your skin care regime. After gushing over how much I love peel pads in my recent post, Red Carpet Ready Skin in 3 Minute – […]

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! – VEGA ONE CARE PACKAGE

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BeautyCubed brings to you the second giveaway of the #beautygiveback campaign, a care package of Vega’s Vega One nutritional shakes!  I’m a big fan of Vega’s protein and nutritional shakes, check out my recent post, The One Minute Green Smoothie for my review.

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There’s No Place for Shadism in Toronto

This past weekend, a number of news sources reported that “Skin Brightening & Lightening” ads were removed from the TTC subway trains after several complaints.  As stated on the company’s website, the company voluntary removed the controversial ad stating that it wasn’t meant to offend anyone.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! – Dr Sebagh Skin Care Goodie Bag

We’re kicking off the BeautyGiveBack Campaign with a goodie bag filled with Dr Sebagh skin care products. Goodie Bag Includes: 1 Breakout Powder & Cream Kit – 1 Cream & 5 tubes (My review on this amazing product here) 1 Supreme Maintance Youth Serum 1 Serum Repair 1 Rose De Vie Sérum Délicat Samples of Exfoliating Masks, Eye […]

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Selfie Culture Increasing Demand for Plastic Surgery

There was a recent study released in March this year suggesting that the rise of the selfie culture is increasing the demand for plastic surgery.  According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 1 in 3 plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests as a result of people being more […]

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#BeautyGiveBack Campaign

In spirit of the holidays, BeautyCubed has teamed up with some of their favourite brands to do a series of giveaways during the month of December! During this campaign, I want all my readers to take a moment and think about how they can give back this holiday season to those less fortunate. The opportunity […]

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How Feminism is Ruining The Dating Game

As women are being seen more and more as equals, I fear that we’re also running away from the characteristics that make the female kind so powerful. A strong working woman no longer needs a man to live the lifestyle she desires.  Women now have this view that a man should come correct.  Doesn’t he […]

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Photoshop is Evil

Recently, alleged before pictures of Kim Kardashian’s “Break the Internet” cover photo went viral. Untouched vs. Retouched images below.  You can click on the image to see a bigger picture: We all know that the retouched version is definitely photshopped, however I highly doubt that the untouched version is real as well.

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