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 →

Why do I love natural deodorant so much? For MANY reasons. First, they do not contain  aluminum, parabens, fragrances, or many of the other nasty ingredients that cheaper deodorants are chalk full of. Second, they are GOOD for your skin and for your health. There have been studies that have also linked breast cancer and unnatural, store-bought deodorants. If you read studies on the link between breast cancer and deodorant application, many cite that the presence of aluminum in deodorant may have a link to breast cancer cell growth and development, but others state there is no relationship. Personally, I don’t understand how studies canRead 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 →

I am planning a big project with loose leaf tea, so I was exploring an article I wrote a few months back about loose leaf tea when I was newly discovering the wonders of what tea leaves could do. I still can’t believe how little I knew about loose leaf tea and why its SO much better for you than tea bags. I remember my discovery of loose leaf tea- I was walking through the local mall and took notice of this store that was giving out tea samples (which I later discovered was Teavana) and I decided to go over and give it a shot. I walked into theRead More →

Alakaban Tea is a monthly subscription box located near Vancouver, British Columbia that delivers tea grown from Sri Lanka right to your door. They strive to encourage subscribers to make and use the tea creatively, in a DIY type-fashion. We utilize our strong Sri Lankan connections and our North American location to bring high quality tea at lower costs to you.  As a world renown tea lovers’ destination, Sri Lanka has a tremendous amount to offer. With our strong connections to the former Ceylon, we have an understanding of tea and tea culture. With Alakaban’s strong roots in Sri Lanka, we wish to bring you theRead 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 →

Dollar Tea Club is a ‘Tea of the Month’ club where you can have premium loose leaf tea shipped right to your door every month for a low cost. The tea is ethically sourced through direct trade and there are over 30 flavours from 5 countries that are delivered. I am an AVID tea drinker. I drink tea at least 2-3 times a day, sometimes more. I am obsessed with the different flavours, the types of teas, and especially the benefits that come from tea. I also can’t emphasize enough how much more beneficial it is to grab a freshly-brewed, loose leaf cup of tea before starting yourRead More →

Amoda Tea is a monthly tea subscription service that I have not yet tried before, but I just had to after seeing some reviews online! I looooove everything about tea; the soothing nature, the herbal remedy, the pick-me-up in the morning. I drink loose leaf tea on the regular (read my article on loose leaf tea here) so it just made sense to discover a loose leaf tea subscription box! Amoda Tea Amoda is a health and wellness driven brand connecting you to the power of plants – tea, matcha and superfoods, to help you be the happiest, healthiest, tea-lovin’ version of you. We use ancientRead More →

These days, it’s nearly impossible to find something in a store that doesn’t include added sugar, fats, or chemicals that you can barely pronounce. Even when you’re opting in to go the healthy route, the healthiest of store-bought snacks still contain added sugars, oils and artificial ingredients. Store-bought Energy Bars can either be bought at the store or made yourself, but if you’re looking to buy in-store keep an eye out for the following ingredients: Soy/Wheat: these would be considered artificial ingredients because they have undergone extensive processing. Over 90% of soy produced in the USA is genetically modified and sprayed with a herbicide to keep the plantsRead More →