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 →

Beto’s Coffee Company is a Nicaraguan business that creates sustainable, handmade products right from coffee and coffee sacks (they also sell coffee itself). The goal of this charity-driven business is to give back, to bring people together and to help the community not only get jobs, but also get the proper services to help with the deprived economic, social and environmental conditions. They have an amazing assortment of items from hand bags and wallets to coasters for coffee, shoes, and of course, actual coffee beans. From their Facebook Page, they describe how a local Nicaraguan shoemaker who has been handcrafting shoes for decades is nowRead More →

Nine of Water, located in London, ON, offers a unique Energy therapy service. It combines the benefits of several different healing modalities to provide peace, clarity & love. The owner, Lisa, describes how she came about her business and what kinds of services she can offer: In my life, learning the disciplines of Reiki, Meditation and other energy-based therapies, has been profoundly instrumental in facilitating my own healing and awakening. I have been practicing holistic therapies since 2002 and have developed my clairvoyance abilities. I offer individual therapy sessions, group workshops, and practitioner training. My approach is from a place of love, peace and innocence. IRead More →

Baker’s Krate is a Canadian subscription box that sends handcrafted, homemade baked goods from various Canadian Artisans each month right to your doorstep. This subscription box makes me really excited because A) baked goods and B) the baked goods come from only local vendors and companies and are completely handmade. Nutrition is important but everyone needs a treat sometimes! At Bakers Krate we want everyone to be excited and to share the hand crafted baked goods produced by Canadian dessert experts. We take pride in our country and truly believe that it is filled with hip, cool talented people with a knack for making sweetRead 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 →

As May is coming to an end, so are the contents of many of my lovely locally made skincare products. One in particular that I have been using since December (very rationally I might add) has finally come to an end. Here is a complete review of my skincare changes from December until now, using the amazing Studio Aroma Lemongrass Walnut Scrub twice a week. Studio Aroma     Our philosophy at Studio Aroma is to invoke awareness holistically on your body, mind and soul to restore the natural balance in you. Studio Aroma is a modern aromatic apothecary company providing body care and lifestyle itemsRead More →

It’s that time of the month again! It feels like it was only a few days ago that I was writing up last month’s faves post, and now we’re a couple of days into May! April was another awesome month for great product discoveries, subscription boxes, and tons of food! Here are my faves that made the list: Subscription Box Yogi Surprise Why? The April Yogi Surprise box comes in as my favourite subscription box this month because of the useful items they continue to include in their boxes! I have already used the Toesox and the hand towel at least over 20 times each,Read More →

Summer is coming up (very slowly, but surely) and that means camping and cottage season are among us! As exciting as this is, this means the bug bites, allergies, dryness and skin conditions are also among us, and are we prepared? I asked myself that very question when I started to consider my annual summer shopping trip. Last year, it consisted of trips to major department stores to buy the same products with ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce, but this year it was a little different. After I made the conversion to natural products, I started to think of everything that needed to be replaced withRead More →