5 Ways to Maximize Your Workout

Maximizing your workout

In today’s world, we all seem to be crunched for time and addicted to instant gratification. So the thought of working out for 5 hours a week, only to reach our goal in 6 months, seems incomprehensible to most of us. The truth is, exercise and proper nutrition are the only real solutions for a sustainable healthy lifestyle. And while instant gratification is not possible in the realm of working out, here are 5 tips to maximize your workout time, so that you can achieve the most results in the least amount of time. Read More

Whisky Crawl TO


A few weeks back, myself and Michelle Pinchev of City By Heart, celebrated Hump Day by hosting Toronto’s inaugral Whisky Crawl, bringing together whisky aficionados Matt Jones, Mark BylokJamie Johnson and lifestyle blogger, Caleigh Alleyne to learn, drink and enjoy whisky.

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GIVEAWAY!!! – The Kavita Suri Make Up Experience

I’ve teamed up with beauty expert, Kavita Suri to giveaway the ultimate Make Up Experience valued at $200. Giveaway includes:

  • 1 Kavita Suri HD Primer
  • Gift Certificate for your choice of a Party Make Up Application or One on One Make Up Tutorial by Kavita Suri

Check out the glam she did on me here!

To Enter:

  1. Follow @beautycubed and @kavita_suri on Instagram.
  2. Like the giveaway post
  3. Tag 2 friends that you think would be in interested in the giveaway in the comments section.

Contest closes Friday, September 4th, 2015 at midnight. A winner will be selected at random. Please note, you must be able to travel to Toronto, Ontario to redeem the gift certificate.

Good Luck!


The Kavita Suri Experience

Kavita Suri Make Up Review

Kavita Suri is one of the pioneers in South Asian bridal make up, fusing eastern traditions with western trends in beauty. In fact, she did my sister’s make up for her wedding over 10 years ago and has gone on to open up her own medical wellness spa (in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto), a beauty academy and was the principal make up artist for South Asian bridal magazine Suhaag for 9 years. She’s also had the pleasure to work with entertainment heavyweights like Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith and Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra.

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Things You Don’t Say to People Suffering with Acne

The acne struggle is REAL. I’m not talking about a few small pimples around the time of the month or after a bad weekend of binge eating. I’m talking about waking up everyday unsure if a monster has festered under the skin’s surface. If you don’t know what that feels like, then consider yourself lucky and be cognizant of what you say to others who suffer from it. If you’re unsure what not to say, here’s a good place to start. Believe it or not, these are real things people have actually said to me over a lifetime!

“What’s wrong with your face?”

Thanks, I really had no idea that I have a bunch of painful pimples all over my face. I mean, I do just look in the mirror everyday hoping that it miraculously changed over night, but it hasn’t. I guess I didn’t notice…thanks for pointing it out so subtly.

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5 Make Up Products I Can’t Live Without

The cosmetic industry is a vast and endless abyss leaving you clueless about which product to buy. If you go into Sephora, aside from the over whelming selection, each customer services representative will have their own favourite. So how do you know what to buy? I’ve tried so many products and I have the VIB Rouge status at Sephora to prove it – and to think, Sephora’s only one of my go to places for make up and skin care! I share with you my top 5 favourite make up items (in no particular order) that through trial and error have lasted the test of time and I’m always running to repurchase as soon it runs out.

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Are Mothers to Blame for The Gender Gap?

My sister is a mother to three beautiful daughters and a passionate educator in the Peel District School Board. Coming from a family of three girls, she often compares how we were raised versus how she is raising her daughters. Us three sisters were constantly compared to eachother, where one was too outspoken, one was too messy and one didn’t dress up enough. My mom still compares us and in conversation with my sister, she explained to me that she sees vast differences in her daughters as well. They’re simply not built the same. The eldest likes to play sports and human interaction. While the middle one can occupy herself in whatever games her imagination conjures up for hours which often leads to chaos and mess. My mother saw this as rebellion, where my sister, as a teacher, understands that each child is different and has their own way of discovering and learning. The middle one isn’t necessarily messy, she’s creative and inventive. Sure everyone loves a clean home, so as a mother, my sister can tell her to stop making a mess and clean up but she sees that as limiting her. She chooses to remain patient so that her middle daughter can explore her inventive side.

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Bourbon Sessions with BeautyCubed – Career Impediments of Motherhood

I sit down with Jedannah Vieira to talk about career impediments of motherhood. Does being pregnant reduce the chances of being hired when interviewing? Does it impact women who want to move ahead in their career?

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The Guide to Perfect Eyebrows

As eyebrow guru Anastasia Soare will tell you, brows frame the face and make a world of a difference in how a woman looks. In fact, when Beyoncé was transitioning from girl group to her alter-ego Sasha Fierce (now Queen Bey), she relied on Damone Roberts, the King of Eyebrows to transform her brows. Damone Roberts charges $150 plus for an eyebrow tweeze and up to $300 for house calls. For those who don’t have that kind of money, here are some quick tips on how to get the perfect set of brows.

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Simple Summer Detox


Summer is in full swing – and along with it comes patio drinks, barbeques, weddings, cottage weekends, pool parties and much more. Fitting such occasions into our already hectic lives often they come with a sacrifice – skipping the gym, eating poorly, indulging in one too many cocktails, and missing out on much-needed sleep. How do we keep our bodies healthy and chugging along like a well-oiled machine amidst the crazy days of summer? Here are five simple ways to detox your body that you can incorporate into your daily routine that will help boost your energy, improve digestion, and support healthy skin, hair and nails – keeping you looking and feeling great through all those summer festivities!

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