Beauty & Health

Leah is a beauty columnist for Refinery29 Canada and the I Tried It columnist for The Kit. She writes beauty and wellness stories for Chatelaine and FASHION magazines and she edited health pieces at Today’s Parent and Fashion18. 

My teen queens

The shared girlhood obsessions and intense friendships that form while you’re discovering makeup are unlike any other.

See spot run

I spent my childhood obsessed with the horror that was my freckles. I was convinced they were the key to my (imagined) hideousness, and I pressed every grownup about when, exactly, they would go away.

Is Sex-Care the Evolution of Self-Care?

Taking self-care to its logical conclusion, masturbation, sex and vaginal-care products are being rebranded as the ultimate luxurious wellness experience, and online beauty and lifestyle retailers are leading the charge.

Bye-bye, belly

In our I Tried It series, columnist Leah Rumack test-drives the latest and buzziest cosmetic procedures. This time around, she battles the bulge sans surgery.

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In living colour

I dabble in pinks and oranges, I have a box full of berries and I own eyeliners of every shade. But my—may I say iconic?—look is caked-on red lipstick and enough mascara to make Tammy Faye weep.

Chin chin

A new in-office treatment promises to dissolve chin fat without the downtime of surgery. Writer Leah Rumack sticks her neck out for a beauty adventure.

Rock-a-bye baby

After years of running a serious sleep deficit, Leah Rumack tries a new tack.

Are you muff enough?

A Brazilian backlash is blooming. In the name of research, Leah Rumack prepares to let her grass grow.