20 Robin Williams Quotes to Cheer You Up Today
August 20, 2016
Robin Williams is the first person I can ever remember calling my favourite actor.
In fact, I bet he was probably the first celebrity who’s name I actually knew. Growing up with Jumanji, Hook, Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, and (yes) Flubber, Robin Williams made me laugh, cry, and think deeply about life before I had even hit double digits. He felt like a cool uncle, a loving father, a cuddly grandfather all rolled into one, with the mischievous grin of your best friend sprinkled on top.
To honour this amazing man that brought so much joy to people all around the world during his 63 years, I have compiled 20 of my favourite Robin Williams quotes. Some are from the man himself, some were spoken by him in films, but all of them represent a positive outlook on life that we should all remember to adopt each day. #RIPRobinWilliams, you left a positive mark on the world that will not be forgotten!
Best Robin Williams Quotes
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel like you’re all alone.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. (Dead Poets Society)
You’re only given one little spark of madness, you mustn’t lose it.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. (Dead Poets Society)
You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome. (Patch Adams)
All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home. It’s hard to describe what I felt like then. Picture yourself walking for days in the driving snow; you don’t even know you’re walking in circles. The heaviness of your legs in the drifts, your shouts disappearing into the wind. How small you can feel, and how far away home can be. Home. The dictionary defines it as both a place of origin and a goal or destination. And the storm? The storm was all in my mind. Or as the poet Dante put it: In the middle of the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, for I had lost the right path. Eventually I would find the right path, but in the most unlikely place. (Patch Adams)
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly without complexities or pride. I love you because I know no other way then this. So close that your hand, on my chest, is my hand. So close, that when you close your eyes, I fall asleep. (Patch Adams, originally Pablo Naruda)
Carpe dentum. Seize the teeth. (Mrs. Doubtfire, as she tries to fish her dentures out of a glass)
You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. (Good Will Hunting)
What’s true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not. (What Dreams May Come)
What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven’t seen before. (What Dreams May Come)
What do I want to be when I grow up? Alive. (Jack)
This clip from Mrs. Doubtfire
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way. (Dead Poets Society)
Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself. (Good Will Hunting)
You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to. (Good Will Hunting)
The definition of insanity is repeating the same action expecting a different outcome. (Weapons of Self Destruction, originally Albert Einstein)
See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time.
When you have a great audience, you can just keep going and finding new things.
A nuclear bomb is a man’s way of saying, ‘I’m gonna fuck up the earth.’ A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while… That’s why there should be a woman president, there would never be any wars. You know this, it’s the truth. There would never be a war; just every twenty-eight days: some severe negotiations.
Hair and Makeup For a Summer Wedding
August 20, 2016
Trying to figure out what to wear to the best day of someone else’s life can be challenging. No throw some 30ºC weather into the mix, and it becomes nearly impossible. Hair and makeup for a summer wedding is something that should look natural and fresh, but in order to have something that lasts all day in the heat, some skill & expertise is required. Especially if you are tearing up the dance floor all night (me). How is your up-do going to stay nice and tight when the humidity turns each strand into wet spaghetti? And most importantly, what will you wear?!
Recently I went to a summer wedding and I was really pleased with how my makeup & hair held up throughout the night. Watch this video for a long-lasting makeup tutorial, a quick hair tutorial, and a
Healthy Snack: Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
August 20, 2016
If you ever find yourself craving some hardcore junk food, but you’re way too lazy to walk to the store and all you have is a can of chickpeas and some garlic, don’t fret! You can make something simple and delicious that will satisfy your salty tooth.
These garlic roasted chickpeas are the perfect snack because they are low-fat, and packed with protein and fibre. Not to mention, they taste great! Chickpeas also have a low glycemic index, and will help lower your LDL cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Sound amazing? They are.
Complete Sensory Deprivation at Toronto’s H20 Float Spa
August 20, 2016
Yesterday morning I was weightless, sightless, and soundless for 90 minutes.
You might be thinking, “What drugs was Sarah on? Was she in a coma? Did she have a weird dream? Did she go to outer space blindfolded?” No friends, I was at the H20 Float Spa in Toronto getting a healthy dose of floatation therapy.
What’s that, you ask? At the H20 Float Spa, you are placed in a pod for 90 minutes with 10 inches of water that has been saturated with 1000 pounds of pharmaceutical grade epsom salt. This amount of salt in the water makes it absolutely effortless to float. In fact, it is harder to try and sit without floating then it is to just relax and float! I learned that the hard way, when I got salt in my eye and tried to sit up to clear it out.
Regardless, the floating sensation itself is very relaxing. I could feel the tension leaving my back and neck muscles, and was extremely calm during my float. I opted for a closed-pod experience, with the light turned off. You can leave the pod open, leave the light on, and even bring your own music to play. I chose the darkest, quietest, most isolated option. I wanted to have the closest possible experience to 100% sensory deprivation.
The air in the room is the same temperature as the water in the pod, so while you can still feel the difference between water and air, it is very subtle and not distracting. You are given wax earplugs before floating that block out all sound completely and also prevent salt water from getting inside your ears. When the light is turned off, it is very close to being 100% pitch black, but there was a little bit of light sneaking in through the bottom of the door.
I found it very difficult to let my mind relax. This is probably because I went first thing in the morning and had just finished a coffee. I tried to relax, but my thoughts were running wild! I ended up doing a lot of stretches (side bends while floating are super fun) and making myself slowly float in a circle. I also did a lot of pushing myself off the walls of the pod and pretending I was in a game of Pong (an archaic arcade game). Overall, I was able to relax quite a bit and do a lot of thinking, and I left feeling refreshed and limber.
Something I’ve got to make note of is that the salt is intense. It stings if you get it in any open lesions you might have (I had a paper cut that was irritated the whole time) so you are supposed to put vaseline on them before you go in (I obviously neglected to do that). While you are in the tub, the salt makes your skin feel extremely slippery and like it’s coated in a layer of slime, but in a good way. You shower before you get in the water, and then again after you get out. The spa provides some fantastic smelling body wash and a great shampoo/conditioner to use.
To wrap up the awesome experience, you are given a cold water bottle, a delightful ginger tea, and a piece of dark chocolate when you get out of the float. The whole experience was very luxurious and I felt truly pampered when I left the spa.
The Toronto H2O Float Spa currently has their summer special on: a regular priced float is $89.00, but right now you can get the full experience for only $59.00. I highly recommend checking it out! Take a peek at the gallery below and then go book your own float appointment.
H20 Float Spa
Beauty Review: Wild Argan Oil Line by The Body Shop
August 20, 2016
What’s the difference between a wild Argan Oil and a tame one?
(If anyone has a punchline to this joke, please let me know)
In the past, I have had a love/hate relationship with The Body Shop. I love their packaging, I love their stance against animal testing, and I love the scents of their products. However, all of those things are irrelevant if the products don’t actually work very well. Usually I find that their body butters and lotions are so heavily fragranced that the products provide only a superficial moisture. When you put the lotions on, it feels and smells great, but an hour later your hands and body are left feeling parched because the alcohol in the fragrance dries out your skin over time. I’ve noticed this happens with Satsuma in particular. Other than that, I basically love every other Body Shop product I’ve ever tried. Some of my favourites include the Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Scrub, the eyeshadow Shimmer Cubes, and their candles.
Recently I was given the opportunity to try out the new Wild Argan Oil line by The Body Shop. Let’s just say, I’ve been lathering myself in these glorious products ever since they arrived at my doorstep.
The first thing I went for was the Wild Argan Miracle Solid Oil for Body & Hair. This is a unique product. It is a solid, but then when you warm it up with your fingers, it becomes a liquid (much like coconut oil). It is too thick for my fine hair and left it weighed down and greasy (even though I just applied it to the very ends). I can see this working really well on someone with coarse hair. I use it on my cuticles and wherever I have particularly dry skin patches, like my elbows, knees, and feet. It leaves my skin super soft, absorbs quickly, and smells fantastic!
The next product I went for was the Wild Argan Oil Body Butter. Like I mentioned above, I have a love/hate relationship with the Body Shop body butters. However, this one is pure love. The delicate fragrance is very comforting, in a honey & oats sort of way. The butter leaves my skin super soft and the moisture lasts all day without being heavy or greasy.
The final product I tried from this line was the Wild Argan Oil Body Scrub, and this was probably my favourite of the three. It’s like a delightfully scented gel with millions of tiny little exfoliating beads in it, that doesn’t dry you out too much and leaves your skin as soft as a baby’s butt! I love that a little goes a long way with this stuff. Too often I find that a body scrub will only last me a couple uses, because most of the product ends up on the floor of my shower. However, with this stuff, one small scoop can cover my whole body!
Lancome Grandiose Mascara Review & Demo
August 20, 2016
Eyelashes are kind of my thing.
I like them long, thick, and natural. So whenever I see a new mascara hit the market, I am dying to get my hands on it and try it out. Recently, I was given the chance to try out the new Lancôme Grandiose mascara.
Retailing at $35.00, this mascara makes some pretty bold promises. The Swan Neck™ wand promises to provide length, life, and volume to all lashes. The plastic bristled brush has bristles of differing lengths, so that you are applying mascara to each lash. The formula promises to be smudge-free and provide infinite buildability, while still being easy to remove. . The curve of the brush allows you to mix the product in the tube, keeping it fresh for as long as possible (genius!).
BOLD on BOLD: How to Rock a Bold Eye and Bold Lip at the Same Time
August 20, 2016
You can wear a bold eye and bold lip at the same time.
Forget your grandmothers rules; there is no such thing as too bold!
Fall is around the corner, and after a natural, lightweight summer, we are craving some bold makeup! There is a widespread myth that you can’t wear a bold eye & bold lip at the same time. Whoever started that rumour was totally wrong and deserves to be penalized!
Sometimes it can be difficult to choose between which look to wear; bold eye or bold lip? Why not both?! The key to rocking a bold eye & bold lip at the same time is to ensure the underlying tone of both your lipstick and your eyeshadow are in sync. Here, I’ve done a warm smokey brown eye with a warm cranberry red. If you prefer cool-toned colours, pick a red with blue undertones to match your grey smokey eye. Another tip is to keep the blush and bronzer light and natural. Your eyes and lips don’t need to compete with anything else on your face, and a clean, flawless base will help them pop even more!