What do you love the most about this great weather? When I step outside first thing in the morning, or when I leave work for the day, I can’t help but take a deep breath, and smile—the sounds of summer, and the sunshine on my skin really helps put me in a good mood, no matter what’s going on in my life. And there is not much I don’t love about summer, to be honest. I’d say dressing for these warm, sunshiny days is one of my favourite things to do. Spring and summer is all about cute dresses (and my closet is full of dresses!) and great wedge heels—and with that, smooth, soft, silky skin.
Because I’m always in a rush in the morning, I love using great moisturizing products that are going to leave my skin feeling soft all day long. I’m addicted to Jergens Skincare products, because they provide great moisture protection for my skin.
One of my favourite new products from Jergens is the Shea Butter Lotion which smells delicious, and kind of like coconut—the way summer should smell!
I also love the Jergens Shea Oil—I put this on after the Shea Butter Lotion which helps bring out a little shine and makes my tanned skin look almost darker. (I’m all about safe tanning in the summertime!)
Another must-have Jergens product for me? The Jergens Body BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream. This is an amazing moisturizer that helps instantly hydrate your skin while firming and correcting skin at the same time. It goes on sheer, but adjusts to your skin colour, so you get a bit of a glow, too.
Because Jergens Skincare is so fabulous, they’re letting me give away an amazing basket of skin care products that’ll have you wearing nothing but little dresses all season long!
This is what I’m giving away:
To enter to win this amazing basket, just leave me a comment below telling me what you are looking forward to this summer.
I’ll pick a winner randomly by June 5th.
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Summer is finally here, and so are the wonderful days of lounging outside on patios with friends and family, backyard BBQ’s, swimming with the children, enjoying evening soccer games, and, of course, shopping for a new summer wardrobe (hello, dresses!) and new beauty products.
When you’re getting ready to head out, whether it’s for a date night at a romantic Italian restaurant, or a girls night out on a patio, COVERGIRL and Olay can help bring out the most beautiful you. (It is amazing what a little make-up can do!)
I love the Olay Total Effects Anti-aging Moisturizer. This new formula has 40% more vitamins and the highest level of Niacinamide in an over-the-counter Olay skincare product. Pretty awesome. This new anti-aging moisturizer is a must-have when you’re shopping for new summer beauty products—your skin will truly love it.
Of course, with glowing, healthy, radiant skin, you’ll need to bring out your eyes, too—and show off your lashes! The new COVERGIRL Super Sizer Mascara is amazing and totally helps lengthen your lashes while adding mega volume for a stunning look and gorgeous eyes. This mascara makes lashes grow.
Here’s how you can get gorgeous lashes in three easy steps:
What goes great with mascara? A great eye liner, of course. I have tried all the products out there, and there are only three eye liners that I will use, and Intensify me! Liquid Liner by COVERGIRL is one of them. It has a great paddle tip that provides two looks, actually—thick and dramatic or thin and elegant and it can help you achieve the perfect cat-eye, effortlessly.
Here’s what I’ve got for you:
Just leave me a comment below telling me what you love the most about summer and you’ll be entered to win! I’ll pick a winner, randomly, by June 30th.
Note: P&G has only provided me with the product that I am using as the prizes for this contest. The contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G. By entering the following contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.
After hectic mornings getting the kids out the door for school—a time I cherish, despite how busy it is—I take the scenic route to work. The weather has been perfect, and I love that I’m surrounded by so much beauty on my drive. Windows down with my favourite music playing is always a great start to my day. May is my favourite month, because it’s the beginning of summer. Nothing makes me happier than stepping outside in a little dress and feeling the hot sun on my skin. Sadly, spring and summer go by in the blink of an eye, and because of this, I do as much as I can to take it all in, by staying outside as much as possible. Sunny skies, hot temperatures, and a light breeze… absolute perfection. Nights on patios with friends, pool parties and backyard BBQ’s, vacations… all things to get really excited about. Here’s something else to get excited about: a spring and summer beauty routine.
Now that the harsh months of winter are behind us, it’s time to treat ourselves to the right hair and beauty products so we’re fully ready to step out in style. There is no better time than now to get back into a good beauty routine with the right moisturizers and products that’ll help you have the smoothest skin and the shiniest hair.
P&G has some great solutions to help get you ready for fun in the sun.
Here are some awesome new P&G products I’m loving:
The Pantene Dry Defy system is designed for women with really dry hair that’s lost it’s natural movement and shine. It’s perfect if your hair is feeling a little lifeless from the winter. (Hello, that would be me!) This is a three step system that helps replenish lost moisture. The three step system includes an intense hydrating shampoo and conditioner, as well as a Velvet Crème Infusion, which absorbs into hair and starts working right away, leaving hair soft and velvety for all those mid-afternoon strolls, patio lunches, and trips to the park… or to the mall, to pick up a new pair of shoes, because really, we can never have too many cute wedge heels!
Longing for pearly whites? You can whiten your teeth with the new Crest 3D White® Brilliance Toothpaste which works to enhance your smile’s beauty with an Illuminating Complex. Pair it along with new Crest 3D White Brilliance Boost –a polishing treatment designed to amplify your smile’s brilliant whiteness. I do this two step teeth cleaning routine every morning and night to help brighten my smile.
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. This contest is not otherwise endorsed, designed and/or administered by or associated with P&G.
By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.
Lately the weather has been absolute perfection, with warm and sunny days. I simply cannot get enough of how nice it is outside, finally.
Spring is most definitely in the air and summer is close behind, which is my favourite time of the year. I love spring for so many reasons—we get to stay out late, enjoy the sunshine, and feel the warmth on our skin. I also love spring a lot because it’s always the perfect excuse to go shopping, to stock up on spring essentials!
Shoppers Drug Mart has everything I need to take care of myself and my family. They have a huge selection of products, no matter what you’re looking for; from home decor, to cards and gift ideas, to children’s products and, of course, all the beauty products I desire. Shoppers Drug Mart continues to be my one-stop place to shop, and this spring, there is so much to shop for. Shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart is effortless, easy, and doesn’t take up too much of my time. The service is always great, which really helps, but more importantly, the products I know, trust and love are always available for me to purchase.
Here are my favourite Burst into Spring products from Shoppers Drug Mart that I totally love for spring… and I know you will, too.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream: Olay didn’t become the number one female facial skin care brand for nothing; Olay is always a great skin care product that works beautifully on my skin and face by providing amazing protection from the elements while keeping my skin hydrated and looking energized. I was able to buy Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream and I love that I can use both day and night. The Tone Perfecting Cream instantly brightens my skin and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots over time. Total bonus.
Life Brand Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is the perfect sunscreen for my entire family. I always stock up on this sunscreen for the spring and summer and use it on all of us, for perfect protection, knowing it’s also not harmful for our skin. (We used this in Greece last summer, too, and it really helped our skin stay sunburn free!)
Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer: I picked up this skin moisturizer recently and I love it—I love it because it does a great job of keeping my skin feeling smooth, soft, and silky, while at the same time giving my skin that extra glow it needs for spring. The scent is sweet and it’s super easy to apply. It also comes in different shades, depending on your skin colour—so it will be matched perfectly to your skin and give you just the right amount of glow.
Crest 3D White Brilliance Mesmerizing Mint Toothpaste: The most important thing you need for any season? A beautiful smile. I am addicted to Crest 3D White Brilliance Mesmerizing Mint Toothpaste; it’s the perfect minty taste and keeps my teeth looking white, and feeling clean.
There are so many fabulous Burst into Spring products available at Shoppers Drug Mart that’ll certainly get you in the spring shopping mood, but what’s even more amazing is that when you spend $10 or more at Shoppers Drug Mart you can win 1 of 3 prizes of $10,000. For details, visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart store or shoppersdrugmart.ca/spring.
And when you’re shopping in-store, you’ll be able to earn Shoppers Optimum Points on almost every purchase. (You can also join in the conversation on Twitter. Just use the hashtag #BurstIntoSpring!)
I’ve got a great giveaway for you, too! Just leave me a comment below telling me which Shoppers Drug Mart Spring products you want to try this spring and you will be entered to win a gift basket full of Shoppers Drug Mart Spring products.
Happy Spring Shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart—and Good Luck!
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As much as I love to travel and explore new countries and cities, there is something very comforting about travelling back to my favourite vacation destination. For me and my family, that special place of familiarity that keeps us coming back for more, year after year, is the Diplomat Resort and Spa in South Florida.
Aside from spending some serious quality time with my family on the beach and by the pools while on vacation at the Diplomat, I also love to sneak away for some pampering at the Diplomat Spa.
During my stay at the Diplomat Resort and Spa this winter, I was treated to the New Year, New You Spa Package, and it was incredible. This special package consisted of a one hour personal training session, an 80 minute massage, a 50 minute firming facial, and a shellac manicure and pedicure. I was blown away, and very grateful for my spa experience. (I didn’t do the personal training session, though—I left my running shoes at home and instead spent time working out on the beach!)
The Diplomat Spa is a luxurious, tranquil spa to unwind and relax while you’re staying at the resort, whether you’re there for business or pleasure. And truly—with unforgettable oceanfront views, dim lights, and soft music, you’ll be exhaling from the moment you walk into the change rooms and step into your plush bath robe as you await your spa experience.
I’ve had the pleasure of being treated to some serious pampering at the Diploma Spa after it opened in 2013, and I must say, this spa knows how to make you feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. The spa features 10 treatment rooms, a salt-steam bath, and a variety of massages, including hot stone, deep tissue, signature, bamboo, pre-natal, reflexology, and couples massage. The spa also has a great selection of facials, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. (Next to the spa, you’ll find a 24-hour fitness room, which is the nicest fitness room I’ve ever seen.)
When booking your vacation to the Diplomat Resort and Spa, makes sure you allow some time to experience what this great spa has to offer. It’s a great escape, especially since you’re already on vacation. You’re worth the pampering!
Enjoy. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I’ll be happy to help you.
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