Hey Fashionistas As spring is upon us, the days are getting longer and I don’t know about you, but my mood is getting much better with all the sunshine and warmer weather! We can finally get outside and stunt for the gram like we used to, so today I wanted to prepare you with some spring-forward Instagram captions for your photos, having always struggled with deciding on a caption, I hope these cute and clever ones will be helpful! Now, we all know that the beginning of spring tends to be a very stressful time for us students as the […]Continue reading
Author Archive: Joy Grant-Khan
Creative and Fun Courses to Take During Your Time at Ryerson!
Image Credit: Pexels, 2016 Hey friends! The average full-time student at Ryerson will take around 40 courses from start to finish (5 per semester). We all know that struggle of trying to fit our mandatory courses in whilst hoping that our electives are not too difficult or boring. With this in mind, I thought I’d share a few courses that have actually been fun, creative and “easy A” selections in my opinion. These are for the students that enjoy participation, creativity and team work rather than theoretical learning, papers, homework and exams. Without further ado, let’s get started! FCD 816 […]Continue reading
Staple Face Masks for Anyone’s Style!
With more than half of our faces required to be covered in public spaces, face masks are now a staple element of our outfits that can be creatively styled to perfection! Today I’ve decided to share some of my favourite masks with you, these options are versatile and can appeal to anyone’s fashion sense, this blog will feature less talking and more showing! So let’s get into it 🙂 Funky Patterns: (Image Credit: Joy Khan, SpiritLive, 2021) I didn’t choose the pattern life, the pattern life chose me! I absolutely love these animal print inspired face masks, they are amazing […]Continue reading
Natural Products to Integrate into Your Everyday Health and Beauty Routine!
Hey Naturalistas! When I think of the concept of “natural” or “organic”, I initially consider it in connection to food, but to confirm my thought, I decided to ask my Instagram followers: Turns out, the majority of them also attribute the terms with food! But lately I’ve been challenging myself to consider other ways in which my body absorbs. Health and Beauty products are a key method of consumption, they are typically applied directly to our skin and absorbed. With this in mind, I’ve made an effort to adjust my Health and Beauty products to include natural or organic versions […]Continue reading
The 5 HOTTEST Bath and Body Works/White Barn Candles: Joy’s Picks!
Although it meant waiting in a two-hour lineup, the annual Bath and Body Works Candle Day weekend sale was one I simply couldn’t miss. Just in time for Christmas, Candle Day was the perfect one-stop gift shop for friends and fam. Intentionally selecting candles for my loved ones with fragrances that reminded me of them, added that personal touch I aim for when gifting, and with the modest price point of $10.95 per luxurious 3-wick candle, you know I had to add to my collection. Today’s blog will be a scent diary through my top five favourite candles from the […]Continue reading
The BEST Sleeping Tips… Like Ever
There are two types of winter-breakers; the ones who use the time off responsibly by catching up on much needed rest, and the ones who, like me, completely ruin their sleep schedule by spending all night on Instagram, TikTok, Netflix, phone calls or whatever their release of choice is. Oh look, 4:37am already??? Where’d the time go? Despite what category you fall into, the brewing of a new semester means new priorities; as such, authentic rest should also be prioritized as a means of carrying out this semester with optimal focus and confidence. I was always someone who struggled with […]Continue reading
Exploring Unfamiliar Fruits and Veggies (My New Favs)!
Some of the typical fruits and vegetables in my weekly grocery cart are strawberries, bananas, apples, mushrooms, spinach and kale, but I find myself constantly intrigued by the appearance of the other fruits and vegetables that I’m less familiar with. For this week’s blog, I hit up my local grocery store to explore the tastes, health benefits and cultural origins of the produce I don’t usually grab in hopes to diversify my grocery list and promote healthy eating! Burro Bananas Also known as Orinoco, Bluggoe, Horse, Hog or Largo bananas, Burro Bananas are a shorter and stubbier shape in comparison […]Continue reading
Putting Your Best FACE Forward with Local Black-owned Businesses!
We’ve all seen the posts of Black screens on #BlackOutTuesday, the petitions, the protests and the hashtags. Spreading knowledge and advocating for justice on social media platforms is powerful! Since the pandemic hit, I’ve personally resorted to advocating for causes close to my heart by educating myself on social issues such as anti-Black racism and posting my findings and feelings on social media. In doing this, I’ve realized that as much as educating myself and spreading awareness displays my support and care, it doesn’t promote an active or immediate change in the subjects I claim to care about. How can […]Continue reading