• Five Clean Beauty Swaps To Make NOW

    September 15, 2017 Mikaela Ian

    Talk around clean beauty has been going on for quite some time now. We’ve all heard which ingredients are toxic and what we should be buying instead. But how many of us have actually made that swap? We eat clean, healthy foods everyday and even buy organic ingredients to cook with. But we aren’t as…

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  • Five Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid (and why)

    September 15, 2017 Mikaela Ian

    If you’re reading this, chances are you either care about what you put on your skin or you want to learn more about what you put on your skin. Clean beauty has been super trendy over the years and more so these days now that we are paying more attention to ingredients in our favourite…

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  • 5 Clean Natural Hair Brands You Can Actually Afford

    September 15, 2017 Mikaela Ian

    For black women, hair is not just an afterthought. It’s been at the forefronts of our minds since we were little girls getting our tresses cornrowed on a Sunday evening before the start of the school week or getting it hot pressed before a holiday. Our hair is our crowning jewel. It’s not a topic…

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  • Why I only use clean beauty products and why you should too

    September 15, 2017 Mikaela Ian

    I did not have an “ah ha” moment in regards to clean beauty. It’s more so something I stumbled upon in my twenties. For as long as I can remember, I’ve cared about my skin and used the best products I could afford to ensure it is treated the best. When I was younger, I…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Toronto

    June 15, 2017 Mikaela Ian

    On Christmas Eve in 2015, my family and I flew north to spend the holidays in the beautiful city of Toronto. I don’t know what possessed us to leave sunny, warm 75 degree Bermuda for the harsh winter of Canada, but we boarded Air Canada, bundled up tight and hoped for the best. I’d been…

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  • Best Vegan Eats in Barcelona

    April 25, 2016 Mikaela Ian

    When one thinks of Catalan food, healthy doesn’t really come to mind. Patatas Bravas, Bombas, Russian Salad, Crème Catalan, all the pastries and of course the wine doesn’t exactly make for a healthy meal. Tasty, absolutely, but good for the waistline, absolutely not. In my quest to find fabulous food in Barcelona, I also wanted…

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  • The Ultimate Food Lovers Guide to Barcelona

    April 14, 2016 Mikaela Ian

    If you only know one thing about me, know this – I LOVE food. My dad is a total foodie and passed on his love of all this gastronomical to me. I plan my life around what I will eat and when I will eat it. And vacations – I don’t plan excursions, I spend…

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Barcelona

    April 12, 2016 Mikaela Ian

    Often times, when we put something on a pedestal, the reality doesn’t measure up because expectations are too high. Barcelona has been on a pedestal for me for about ten years. I’ve wanted to visit the Catalan city for as long as I can remember and finally, I had the chance. I recently spent eight…

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