Since starting my new job at House and Home magazine, I walk by a plethora of shops and stores on my daily commute from Union Station to the office. For the past month, one shop in particular would catch my eye.
Every time I'd pass by it, I'd just want to stop and stare. But then of course I wouldn't because there were always pedestrians walking behind me and you can't just come to a sudden halt on a busy walkway like that.
So yesterday I decided to do the less embarrassing thing and just make a little extra time to drop by this shop on my commute back home.
The Detox Market is a gorgeous little boutique shop on King St. W.
I'm a sucker for fine aesthetics. This is the kind of shop you can go into and never get tired of browsing. White shelfs, wooden floors - what's not to love? The simple set-up lets the products be front and centre and my, are the products well-packaged!
Happiness is good packaging.
I've never really been one to buy a ton of skin care products. I prefer the "au-natural" route. Skin feeling dry? I usually skip the beauty cream that makes all sort of products claims and slap on some good old olive oil. But then again, there are some products you need and can't go natural with them - like makeup - so I do buy that. Or, at least I thought you couldn't go natural with makeup.
I was really drawn to a mascara at The Detox Market called, "100% Pure." It's a mascara naturally pigmented with fruit as opposed to synthetic stuff. I honestly have a frienemy kind of relationship with mascara - it looks good but it's such a pain to take off. I like it, but I also don't. I've tried a bunch of different brands but at the end of the day, mascara always seems like mascara to me. HEAVY.
I'm really looking forward to trying the 100% Pure mascara to see if it's more comfortable, especially on those long days where you're staring at a computer screen for 8+ hours in your contacts.
Sadly, the mascara was all sold out on my visit but that just gives me a reason to go back to this pretty shop next week!
When I come to think of it, there are a lot of buildings in Toronto that I pass by and often wonder what they're like from the inside.
Maybe it's time I start stopping more. Good things seem to come out of it.