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OPI Wipe-Off Nail Polish Remover

Posted October 16, 2014 by Jodi Shaw

Removing your nail polish is now easier than ever with OPI Wipe-Off Nail Polish Remover. No more cotton swabs, no more scrubbing. Just wipe and go. It’s really that easy.  These acetone wipes are perfect for on the go touch ups, to keep in your purse, hand bag or wallet. They are small and easy […]

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The Best Of The Body Shop

Posted September 11, 2014 by Loukia

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

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Treat Yourself At WaySpa

Posted September 8, 2014 by Loukia

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.

Enjoy!

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. 

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