Sand&Sky Australian Emu Apple Super Bounce Mask Review

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a beauty review so I thought I’d share my first impressions of a newer product by Australian company, Sand&Sky, that I’ve recently started incorporating into my routine. With winter in full-swing, here in New Brunswick, my dull, dry skin needs all the extra TLC right now. For […]

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Dark Gingerbread Cake

Happy Christmas Eve everyone! Last year, Steve and I spent Christmas with his family in Nova Scotia and as my first east coast Christmas, it was definitely one for the books! On Christmas Day, we sat down to the most delicious meal and Steve’s grandmother brought over a dark gingerbread cake for dessert. OH MY […]

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A Month By Myself

Something happens when your spouse is suddenly not in the picture. They have to leave you for a little while, whether it be for work or maybe something else beyond their control. You both know you’ll eventually see each other again but the days until then feel like one big question mark after another: What […]

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Our Day Trip to Saint John

Since moving to New Brunswick, Steve and I haven’t had much of an opportunity to explore our new home. Normally, I’d be itching to see as much as possible but these last couple of months have kept us waaay busy! Having never lived outside of Ontario (save for my time overseas), the amount of items […]

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A Countryside Treasures’ Gift Guide to Supporting Local

Tucked away, just a short drive north of Kingston, is a little shop chock full of local gems just waiting to be discovered. The name says it all – Countryside Treasures – and couldn’t be more fitting for this trove of antique collectibles and small-batch wares. Operating in the rural community of Glenburnie, Ontario, this […]

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Shiva’s Delight Neroli Repair Balm Review

For those who’ve happened upon some of my past Instagram stories or follow along on the blog, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a huge fan of Shiva’s Delight’s vegan skincare. I was introduced to this brand almost a year ago and was immediately impressed with the quality (and longevity) of their products. Since then, I’ve […]

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Vanilla Cadbury Mini Egg Cake

Hi everyone! Happy long weekend! Today on the blog, I thought I’d share a quick and easy way to turn a classic vanilla cake recipe into an Easter-inspired dessert for family dinner! When the holiday is literally right on your doorstep (how is it the middle of April already?!) sometimes a no-fail recipe is the […]

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My Top 5 Shiva’s Delight Products

Growing up, it’s safe to say that my self-care regimen was lacking, to say the least! On worse days, non-existent. As a teenager, I used whatever we had lying around the house, swiping my mother’s Noxzema (remember Noxzema?!) until I’d saved enough pocket money to buy my own cleanser! Back then, it was enough to […]

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The Five Most Important Things I’ve Learned in My first month of blogging

It’s been one month since I launched Just Your Average Gal (wow, seriously?!) and time has flown! I’ve learned so much, not only about blogging itself but about all the feelings that come with taking a leap into the unknown: nervousness, excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, happiness. And through all of this, there are five important […]

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Long Live the Late Bloomer! (Why Bloomin’ Late Ain’t So Bad)

Raise your hand if you consider yourself a late bloomer. Well okay, I can’t actually see you raising your hand right now but I’m willing to bet that more than a few of you are. Me too! And, oddly enough, I’m proud to say so. I have literally shown up “late” to the party in […]

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