I’m thrilled to be getting the chance to review more of GoGO Quinoa’s deliciously healthy products! I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend inRead More →

I first heard of GoGo Quinoa when I was opening my January Little Life Box. At the time I was just starting to get involved with completely converting my lifestyle into a healthy one, and quinoa was never really part of my meal plans. To be honest, I didn’t even really know what quinoa is, but GoGo Quinoa gives a good description: Quinoa, an ancient “pseudo-grain”, was consumed by the Incas. Now in high demand for its multiple health benefits, quinoa is known for its perfectly balanced contend in fiber, carbohydrates and complete plant-based protein. The grains can be either white, red or black. The nutritional valueRead More →

The words ‘healthy kit’ excite me so much. I faithfully stick to many skincare and health products in my day-to-day activities but I am ALWAYS open to trying new things, especially since livelaughblog is largely a product review blog. Being from Ontario, Canada; it always makes me happy to support local businesses that make plant-based foods and beauty products. I posted earlier on my Instagram page about how I had watched the documentary Food Inc yesterday which really broadens your horizons and opens your eyes about the meat packing industry, as well as the general food industry. It’s really hard to convert your entire life to eatingRead More →

Burning incense has become a hugely popular ritual that can be used for a number of reasons, yet has been around since as early as the Ancient Egyptians. Incense has been used for ritualistic purposes, for religious purposes in Ancient China around 2000 BCE for praying and worship, and for amusement and entertainment in Japan around the 6th century. There are a number of health benefits associated with burning natural incense. Depending on what kind of incense is used and if any essential oils are used, incense can be wonderful for calming the body and mind, elevating bad moods and helping the immune system. The strongRead More →

Today I’m reviewing a product that I have wanted to get my hands on for a loooong time but always feared the cost (I am likely the most frugal person you’ll ever come across). I’ve seen beeswax candles in a few local stores before and listened while the sales person raved about the benefits. After being convinced 5 seconds into the conversation, the little factor of the price was brought up and announced how pricey these little candles were (but for good reason of course). I still bit the bullet and purchased the candles, and didn’t regret my decision for a second. Beeswax has aRead More →

Green Envy Cosmetics Green Envy Cosmetics is a small single-owned company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, specializing in handcrafted skincare, beauty and cosmetic products. One of a kind, all natural products for body, mind and spirit handmade with love, light and good vibes. Green Envy cosmetics are handcrafted in beautiful Vancouver, BC Canada.  The owner is a makeup artist and skincare specialist who worked in the cosmetic industry for a long time before starting Green Envy Cosmetics. She uses pure essential oils in her products for their healing properties and for the fresh scent. The products are cruelty free, made in small batches and available for purchaseRead More →

Studies over the past century have been up and down in regards to whether chemicals found in bug sprays are harmful to health or not. Many studies indicate that the most highly used chemical found in bug sprays, DEET, can have profound effects on the central nervous system and can have an effect an minimizing brain cells, especially if used with other chemicals that function to repel insects. As is usually the case, if you search the internet looking for something you will almost always find out, so who’s to say that DEET and all other chemicals in bug repellent really are THAT bad for you? EspeciallyRead More →

Pristine Thirteen is a lovely Canadian health and beauty Etsy shop from Alberta, specializing in completely handmade products such as bath products, aftershave, aromatherapy products, wax melts, candles, lip balms, hair products and even more! The company was officially registered in 2012, however it wasn’t until 2013 that recipes and ideas really started to flow. Pristine Thirteen has been featured on the news 4 separate times with their products also appearing in subscription boxes. The company has also received stellar reviews on their Etsy Page, with 410 five star reviews! What is the mission of Pristine Thirteen? Top quality, Natural products that everyone can afford.Read More →

With so many products on the market today, it can be really difficult to tell the difference between what is good and what is bad for us. There has been a vastly increasing need for healthy, ‘all-natural’ products so people can learn to live chemical-free lives and achieve optimal health. This is one key concept that Thu Vo realized when she started VO2CO- that there are so many hidden chemicals and additives that exist in skincare products that we use on a daily basis, and finding natural alternatives that don’t break your wallet is another challenge on its own. VO2CO VO2CO is a small batch company based in Toronto specializing in naturalRead More →