I could spend countless hours at the make-up counter in any department store, and I love walking into The Body Shop no matter where I am in the world—from Athens to Ottawa, it’s always a treat to stock up on my favourite items knowing that I’ll love what I’m buying. For a flawless face, perfect nails, and soft, smooth skin, The Body Shop does it right, year after year.
I love receiving packages from my friends at The Body Shop, and today I opened my mail to find some nail polish from The Body Shop’s new Color Crush Nails collection. I received three pretty in pink colours (in Cupid Pink, Oh, Petal, and Rosy Cheeks) and you can find all 24 shades in stores soon. I also received the new Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate. (Along with a gift card to Starbucks? The Body Shop know me so well!)
Here is some information about my favourite Body Shop products:
Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate: “See life through younger-looking eyes.” Sounds good to me! I really love products that help me feel good and products that help refresh me so I can look more youthful… and less tired! The Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate contains Edelweiss plant stem cells and the product instantly refreshes the eyes, and smooths out the appearance of lines and bags, for younger-looking eyes. It has a cool innovative cooling roller ball pump applicator, too, so it’s easy to apply. I love that this eye cream makes tired eyes look more awake, and I love that it has a youth-enhancing boost. This is brand new in stores this month, so make sure to stock up soon.
Color Crush Nails: The Body Shop has come out with a brand-new line of nail polish with 24 uplifting, colourful shades. You’re certain to find your favourite colour in this collection! The best part about this new collection? The nail polish contains no harsh chemicals, they are totally vegan, and they’re not tested on animals. Also, the nail polish leaves a gorgeous glossy finish and it’s quick drying—that’s a must for me!
Colour Crush Shine Lipstick: I love the lipstick from The Body Shop—I’ve found these lipsticks to be long-lasting and very moisturizing, with the just the right amount of shine. These lipsticks retail for only $13.00, so you can buy all your favourite shades without spending too much.
Coconut Body Butter: My favourite go-to body lotion has always been the Coconut Body Butter. It works amazingly well, no matter how dry your skin is. It’s rich and creamy and melts easily in the skin. Of course, I especially love the delicious tropical coconut scent. It instantly takes me away… to my favourite vacation spot and happy memories of summer. The Coconut Body Butter contains Community Fair Trade virgin organic coconut oil and provides long-lasting 24-hour hydration.
All-In-One BB Cream: BB Creams are all the rage, and I loving using a good BB Cream before applying my make-up. I find that it’s a great primer before you put on your other make-up, like blush, eye shadow, and lipstick. Some BB Creams can feel too heavy, but this All-In-One BB cream provides light to medium coverage and an even finish, and it’s easy to use. It’s non-clogging and offers 24-hour hydration. It starts off as a white cream that adapts to your skin tone.
Vitamin E Moisture Cream: This is one Body Shop’s best-sellers, because it’s so moisturizing and gentle on sensitive, dry skin. This moisturizer leaves skin very soft and smooth, and it’s only $8.50—a complete steal for the great job it does.
Thank you, Body Shop, for the fabulous products—I’m always impressed and I love what you send my way.
I think it’s incredibly important to take time for yourself as often as possible. We all lead busy lives, and now that the children are back in school and we’ve fallen into a regular routine again, it’s time to book that appointment to the spa you’ve been putting off for too long. It’s time to give yourself a pat on the back for surviving summer (as amazing as it was!) and it’s time to treat yourself to a massage or facial… or anything you fancy, really.
I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with WaySpa as a Brand Ambassador.
For those of you who are not yet familiar with WaySpa, let me introduce you to your new best friend:
WaySpa is a one-stop online spa marketplace for everyone. Whether you’re looking to book a massage or man-pedi in your city, or a city you’re travelling to, WaySpa has you covered. WaySpa helps you easily find the best treatments (facials, massages, hair styling, and so much more) conveniently online—from spas in your neighbourhood to spas around the world.
I love giving WaySpa gift certificates to friends for special occasions, too, like birthdays, the birth of a child, or for the holidays. There is no gift I appreciate more than a gift card to the spa!
When you go online to WaySpa, you just enter the city you’re searching for, and all the listings of the participating spas and salons pop up, with pictures, prices, and descriptions of services. WaySpa makes spa-searching quick, easy, and relaxing. WaySpa’s spa partners include hotel spas, ultra-luxuirous day spas, salon spas, and so much more.
I spent the day before my birthday at Holtz Spa, an Ottawa spa partnered with WaySpa, enjoying a one-hour relaxation massage. I was in need… and it was totally wonderful. See the face of relaxation?
I’ve talked about WaySpa before on CTV and in blog posts, and now I’m so happy to be sharing even more WaySpa news and updates with you on a regular basis. Stay tuned for more news from my friends at WaySpa, and in the meantime—please check out WaySpa yourself to see what I’m talking about. It’s time to treat yourself.
Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for WaySpa.com, and I receive special perks, gift cards, and compensation for my work. All views and opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.
What are some of your beauty products must-have’s? I have a lot: anti-frizz, coconut body lotion, mascara, my favourite lipstick, and always, always a great lip gloss. I never leave home without lipgloss, and I am constantly re-applying throughout the day.
My favourite lipgloss right now? The Softlips CUBE lip moisturizer in Berry Bliss and Vanilla Bean. They come in a cute little cube, and leave my lips extra soft!
Softlips offers long-lasting coverage and Softlips Cube provide 5-in-1 lip care with lip perfecting technology to deliver these five lip loving benefits:
Hydrates—formulated with Shea Butter to restore moisture.
Replenishes—with antioxidant Vitamins A, C and E.
Smoothes—rich emollients leave lips silky and soft.
Protects—long lasting moisture to protect against dryness.
Adds Shine—for a perfect, radiant finish.
Aren’t they so cute?
I’d love for you to try out these great lip moisturizers, too, so I’m giving away a package worth $50!
Included in this giveaway:
1 Softlips CUBE lip moisturizer in Berry Bliss
1 Softlips CUBE lip moisturizer in Vanilla Bean
1 Clutch Purse with zipper chain wrstlet
1 Purse Mirror
Enter here! Giveaway open to Canadians residents only.
Music, travel, shopping, family and friends… these are the things I love the most in the world, so imagine my excitement when I received an email while on vacation in Greece with my family, from my friends at Cover Girl inviting me to the Katy Perry concert back home… PLUS an exclusive meet and greet with the gorgeous pop star herself? I was so excited! Best news? I wouldn’t have to miss the concert because I would be returning from Greece just a day before the big show.
My hubs declined my invite to take him to meet Katy (is he crazy or what?) so I took my sister to the sold-out show—she is a huge Katy Perry fan! We had a blast—we partied and sang and danced as hard as the teenagers, and didn’t fall asleep like the young kids at the show. We had excellent seats in the 100 section, close to the pit, and we felt so cool being escorted down the “secret way” to the room that was set up for the Katy Perry meet and greet.
Katy Perry put on an excellent show—it was super fun and I’ve been listening to all her songs non-stop since the concert. (My boys love Roar—it’s now my six year old’s favourite song!)
My blogger friend Jane was there with her daughter, too, (there were about ten of us there for the meet and greet) and then Katy came into the room about 10 minutes after her show looking like a goddess. I have no idea how Katy looked so gorgeous after dancing and singing for two hours to a crowd of 18,000 fans, but hey, maybe that’s why she’s a superstar? I mean, just look at her—she is flawless! I was pretty starstruck, and I know I checked out her boobs, because they were really nice. Just being honest, you guys.
What we refer to as “rubber bands” in the states are often called “elastics” or “elastic bands” in Canada. While both are technically correct (it is a band made of rubber, and it is also elastic), the Canadian way is more consistent with the bands they use to put their hair up, “hair elastics.”