Canadian Living November 2020 - Vol.45 No.09

The Canadian Living Magazine for helpful articles on food, cooking, health, relationships, family and lifestyles in Canada.

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10 Issues

in this issue

2 min
coming to our senses

There’s a quote by one Gregory F. Lenz that states: “Welcome sweet November, the season of senses and my favorite month of all.” Now, that got us thinking about November, and has inspired us to take a new look at a time that traditionally conjures up images of grey days, cold winds, bare earth and denuded trees. So often, this month seems betwixt and between: Halloween and Thanksgiving have passed for another year, and it’s still (for some) a bit too soon to embrace December’s imminent holiday extravaganzas. But Lenz’s words “the season of senses” led us to reconsider what is, normally, 30 days we don’t always pay attention to; instead, we find ourselves rushing right through them, focused on “the good stuff” we’ve just celebrated, or that’s only a few…

7 min
12 tricks, tips and ideas we love this month

1 GOING FOR A RUN PUMP UP THE COLOUR IN YOUR WORKOUT WEAR WITH THESE NEW PIECES THAT COME IN PRETTY PURPLE AND PINK HUES. 2 IN THE SHADOWS The soft and creamy texture of L’Oréal Paris’s new Color Queen Oilshadow eyeshadows makes them super easy to apply and feel super smooth on the skin. The formula contains 40 percent extra-fine oils, along with pure pigments for a long-lasting, intense colour and a matte finish. Try them in 12 beautiful shades. 3 LOUNGE TOWN We’re all for owning multipurpose clothing, which is why we love this stylish lounging dress from La Vie En Rose’s new collection. Made with ultimate comfort in mind, it’s cozy enough to be worn as pajamas, yet chic enough to be worn as a casual sweater-dress. 4 RED RED WINE Watch out for…

1 min
irish • stout onion soup

IRISH STOUT ONION SOUP MAKES 4 SERVINGS HANDS-ON TIME 20 MINUTES TOTAL TIME 1¼ HOURS 2 tbsp salted butter4 onions, halved and thinly sliced1 tbsp maple syrup1 tbsp balsamic vinegarsalt and pepper1 clove garlic, finely chopped1 tsp chopped fresh thyme1 tbsp all-purpose flour3 cups sodium-reduced beef broth1 cup Irish stout or dark beer2 tsp Dijon mustard8 slices baguette bread (¾-inch thick slices), toasted1½ cups grated aged Cheddar cheese large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onions, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add maple syrup and vinegar; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and golden, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and thyme; cook, stirring, for 30 minutes. Sprinkle flour over onions; mix to coat well. Add broth, beer and mustard, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan.…

3 min
now trending

Let it glow Have you ever tried a skin-care product that contains plum? We hadn’t either, but now we can’t go back! The new serum from Glow Recipe visibly plumps the skin by filling each layer with intense hydration from hyaluronic acid and, of course, antioxidant-rich plum. In fact, there are three different varieties of plum used in this serum—Kakadu, Illawarra and Burdekin—all of which have high concentrations of vitamin C, yet another rejuvenating bonus! SKIN TIGHT Firmer skin without a scalpel? Yes please! Thanks to a clever mix of grape polyphenols and iris extract, this whipped butter firms the skin of the arms, bust, stomach and buttocks. PEEL GOOD With its concentration of 10 percent glycolic acid, this peel refines skin texture and revives dull complexions. A formula enriched with plant cells and soy…

2 min
ingrowns 101

Q What is an ingrown hair? Hair becomes ingrown when it fails to pass through the surface of the skin. It continues to grow beneath the skin and usually appears as a small bump surrounded by inflammation. Ingrown hairs form naturally, but there are several factors that can increase the chance of developing them. For example, curly, or even just frizzy hair will be more likely to curl inside the follicle. Or if your cell turnover is naturally slower or your skin is dehydrated, the buildup of dead cells can make it harder for the hairs to pass through the skin. Shaving also increases the likelihood of developing ingrowns because cutting off the tip of the hair makes it harder for it to come out through the opening in the follicle.…

1 min
tutti frutti

1 This light, non-sticky lip product is infused with cherry oil to provide your puckers with intense hydration and protection. DIOR Lip Glow Oil in Cherry, $42, 2 Sweet coconut and tart lemon pair perfectly in this deliciously scented body wash. EPIC BLEND Coconut Lemon Body Wash, $17, 3 Avocado, black currant, watermelon, apricot and coconut come together to create this luscious oil that can be used to nourish hair, nails and skin. ORIBE Gold Lust All Over Oil, $77, 4 Luscious locks abound with this beautiful mask’s blend of orange and star anise—ingredients that will help repair damage and reduce the occurrence of split ends. L’OCCITANE SOS Splendid Ends Whipped Hair Mask, $16, 5 Pomegranate water and extract are used in this pore-refining gel cream that’s perfect for oily or combination skin. KORRES Pomegranate Moisturising & Balancing Cream-Gel, $42,…