Posts Tagged ‘Vanessa Vaillant’

Proactiv Chia makes for easy breakfast

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

Chia seeds are one of the hottest superfoods right now and rightfully so.  They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, and vitamins like manganese and magnesium.  Prana’s organic Proactiv Chia has brought these tiny power seeds to the next level by adding probiotics to the table.  As Jamie Lee Curtis has taught us, probiotics aid in digestion and general healthy gut flora.  What’s not to love?  Chia seeds are an easy way to add tons of nutrition to whatever…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Shopping Plus Sized in Straight Stores

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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We all know that the straight-size clothing market is massive.  In an average mall, you will only have a couple stores that sell past size 14.  After 5+ years of working retail, I’ve come to the realization that sizing is very arbitrary and that there are often exceptions to the rules.  Here are my tried and true methods to shopping at straight-sized stores as a plus size person. Take advantage of the over-sized trend Oversized pieces are in abundance right…

Looking Good Girl – DIY At Home Hair Mask

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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Our hair goes through a lot. Heat styling, hair ties, over-washing, and weather can all damage your hair. Luckily there are items sitting in your kitchen that can help! This recipe will help to add shine, soften, and strengthen the hair. You’ll have beautiful Jared Leto hair in no time. Ingredients – 2 overripe avocados. I’m talking the ones you don’t even want to make guacamole with anymore. It’s ok if they are at guacamole level though, as long as…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Interview with Diana Di Poce, Creator & Editor of DARE Magazine

2 Feb, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Vanessa Vaillant Diana Di Poce is a Ryerson University graduate, Canadian entrepreneur, and editor of DARE magazine, Canada’s first plus-sized fashion magazine. With plus-size fashion on the rise, it is wonderful seeing Canada have it’s first plus-sized fashion publication. I was lucky enough to interview Diana and find out what life is like this plus-sized fashionista, where her favourite places to shop in Toronto are, and some tips on dressing a curvy body.  You can find Dare Magazine…

La Poutine Week Hits Toronto

1 Jan, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Vanessa Vaillant Nothing says Canadian like a steaming plate of fries, gravy, and squeaky squeaky cheese curds. If the winter blahs have had you craving the delicious taste of poutine, rejoice! Montreal-based La Poutine Week is making its way to Toronto Sunday February 1st – Friday February 7th. La Poutine week asks some of our favourite Toronto restaurants to challenge themselves and make a one-of-a-kind poutine for one week only, at a special price. Toronto’s first ever La Poutine Week will be having top restaurants in the city such…