Local Love for Henna Body Art

For the past four years, we’ve spent many a day decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. We’ve designed and decorated some pretty intricate-looking treats. Despite this, we were nowhere near prepared for how beautiful traditional henna is. Last month, we had the chance to meet the lovely Parinita and try henna for the first time. Rather than attempt an explanation to those of you unfamiliar with … Continue reading Local Love for Henna Body Art

How Powder Room D Wigs are Saving my Hair

As a hairdresser, you would think I’d listen to my own advice: don’t bleach it too much, use treatments between each lightening process, use thermal protectant, don’t use super hot water, etc… Unfortunately, I’m stubborn and didn’t listen. As a result, my hair is fried to shit. (Okay, it’s not THAT bad…but it’s bad.) Let’s go back to last year this time when I had beautiful, healthy … Continue reading How Powder Room D Wigs are Saving my Hair

Mixing Prints in a Small Town

Say what you will about rural towns here in this province–but they make for lovely backgrounds when taking beauty and fashion photos. I know, neither ‘beauty’ nor ‘fashion’ is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “rural Newfoundland”. But we’re trying, folks. Welcome to the lives of Jess and Jana, haha! We were shooting some looks for Retro & Rebel today, and … Continue reading Mixing Prints in a Small Town

Local Love for Indigena Skincare

We wanted to title this post “Putting Newfoundland Berries on Yer Face Feels Amazing”, but we didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Natural beauty products are brilliant anyways-but when they’re made locally from local ingredients?! YES, PLEASE. Needless to say, we were pumped to try products from NL’s own Indigena Skincare. A quick browse through the brand’s online site reveals lots of good stuff: … Continue reading Local Love for Indigena Skincare

Healthy New Year + Saje

The start of a new year is always a good time to think about being healthy. (Thinking and acting, however, are two completely different things, haha). But, whenever there’s a chance to be healthy naturally, we try to take it. Back in November, Jess and I were given a chance to try Saje Wellness products for the first time–it was right around their St. John’s … Continue reading Healthy New Year + Saje

Why I Thrifted in 2015

I’m not one for making Resolutions on January 1st.  Have I made them in the past? Yes. Have I kept them? Hell no. Until 2015. Last year I finally did it–I finally kept a New Year’s goal for the entire 365 days. Last year, I made the decision to only buy clothing from secondhand shops. There were a few exceptions: undergarments, activewear, footwear, and Christmas … Continue reading Why I Thrifted in 2015

Petty Harbour and Local Celebrity Sightings

The best thing about that title is you can probably guess right away which local celebrity we saw in Petty Harbour, haha. But, we’ll leave you in suspense for the moment. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re trying to see as much of our beautiful province as we can. Petty Harbour was another on our list of NL towns we’d never visited. Surprising, since … Continue reading Petty Harbour and Local Celebrity Sightings

The Problem with “Galway Girl”

“Well, I took a stroll / On the old long walk” A conversation last week with a friend, Holly, had me thinking about Galway. Again. This is a common occurrence, believe me. If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Irish town, you’ll understand the way we’re feeling. (To any Newfoundlanders & Labradorians reading this, I’m not referring to Danny’s Galway, haha,  I’m talking about … Continue reading The Problem with “Galway Girl”

There’s A New Girl Downtown.

Her name’s Brassy Lassy. (Okay no, her name’s actually Andrea, but we love calling her Brassy.)  We’ve known Brassy for a couple of years now, from attending the same markets on the weekends.  We’re SO PROUD of her for opening her own storefront in downtown St. John’s. Just walking into the store does good for your soul. Spend five minutes in there and you’ll swear … Continue reading There’s A New Girl Downtown.