LATEST FROM THE BLOG

47 lip balm flavours – and counting

So are you curious to know which ones were my very first flavours? This is a pic of my very first three: Caramel Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Chai Hot Chocolate. Getting ready to launch with these was such a whirlwind, and I never imagined that over the...

read more

Lightning Lips??

Today's Story: The Name. The thing about businesses (and well, most things actually) is that they need a name. I expected to agonize over it, like we did for the name of our second baby (her first health card actually listed her name as Baby Girl cause we still hadn't...

read more

Google Made Me Do It

A few years back, I was talking to a friend of mine (Ok, it was Google) when it came up in conversation (uhm, search results) that you could make lip balm that smelled like chocolate in your kitchen. Whaaaaat?!!! Yes, it was true. My friend also helped me...

read more

Pre-kids Sylvie

I like to say that over the years, I've been so many different Sylvies. My younger self would have thought a lot of those people were dumb, but I love them all. One person that I need to introduce you to is pre-kids Sylvie. And not the one you met in my last few...

read more

The Amnesia Kit

So yesterday I told you the story about how a moment with my sister led me to have a change of heart about the cosmetics industry. In the years that followed, I really pared down on my stash of beauty products. I started questioning why I used certain things - did...

read more

How Cellulite Cream Changed My Life

Today, I would like to introduce you to my sister. Her name is Renée, but we loved to call her "crotte de Renée" which sounds like booger in French. But she forgave me for all of this once I started working in the cosmetics industry and would bring home a crazy amount...

read more

Graduation time (with a see-through top)

Here she is! This is 21 year old Sylvie on her college graduation day! Although she was mortified to discover how the flash made her top to see-through when the photos were developped weeks later (funny how all the no-gown prints disappeared...) on this day, she's...

read more

My Hot Shot Photography Moment

One of my very first college assignments resulted in this photo. I had a photo styling course as part of my curriculum, and just a few weeks into it, we were living the dream: we got to style a *real* photo shoot! With a *real* photographer! That we had to pay...

read more

Can You Shop for a Living?

Are you ready for the next chapter in my story?!! Meet Grade 13 Sylvie (yes, I am old enough to have been in Grade 13). She has better hair than Grade 9 Sylvie (see, I told you) and she's also come out of her shell a little. It's almost the end of the school year and...

read more