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Sasha Azeez

Sasha Azeez

Fashion lover, beauty enthusiast and broadcast journalism student! My passion includes bringing out your inner beauty while following the latest trends and adding your own unique twist to it. As an Oakville resident, I create close-to-home stories that will be sure to bring out the Fashionista in you, including fab off the runway looks and local shops around us, anyone can be inspired ...while looking incredible!

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Lets talk beauty! The fashion industry shows us all of the latest trends and styles to follow by, however we can’t deny that beauty truly is skin deep. From our frigid winters to the high heat summers our skin is the forefront of our beauty and should never be cut short of some TLC.

Spa days, mani’s and pedi’s are of course always a treat. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life and not to mention with other expenses being met, it is unrealistic to go out and get that weekly facial cleanse that your skin deserves. At home remedies and basic caring for your skin will save you timeless aging and not to mention – money in your pocket!

Our face is our canvas, it’s the first thing people see and the last thing one remembers when coming into contact so it’s really important to keep up to date with what your skin craves. The best way to treat your skin is to use products that you know won’t be harmful – sure that $55 dollar cream may get rid of wrinkles in 2 weeks *as stated on the label. However, we do more harm than good by putting ingredients that we can’t even pronounce on to our skin!

With these basic kitchen essentials you can take care of your skin on a budget and under 15 minutes to stay looking flawless!


      Calming Oatmeal Mask

  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons plain yogurt

Oatmeal isn’t only good at the breakfast table; it’s great for soothing rough and irritable skin. Mixtogether and leave on the skin for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water. This mask helps acne breakouts and is soothing and revitalizing for all skin types.


cocoaaa    Mocha – Me Crazy

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee
  • 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream


Having some sleepless nights or trouble hitting the sack? Use this mask to get rid of any puffiness on the face and under the eyes. The coffee grounds and fresh cocoa helps reduce swelling and the yogurt replenishes moisture, leave on the skin for 10 minutes for a fresh and awake look!

avocadoAvocado and Honey for Dry Skin

  • ½ ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon coconut oil

When left on the skin for 10-15 minutes this mask provides replenishing moisture. Great for dry, peeling or irritated skin the avocado and coconut oil puts all the needed essentials back into your skin while the honey helps to soothe leaving you with a baby soft face!


These DIY masks are for a range of skin types and super easy to put together. Our skin often being neglected bears no excuse now that we can go straight to our kitchen and get simple ingredients to take care of it. A little tender, love, care and time goes a long way and with persistence results WILL appear!




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