Category: Skin

[Cool Shop] Escents Aromatherapy Arrives in Toronto

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January stated off slow for me, and started ramping up pretty quickly! I’ve been to a number of events this month, but my favourite event was the launch of Toronto’s first Escents store at The Holt Renfrew Centre.

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Escents is an aromatherapy store that was founded in 1992 in Vancouver by Jacqui MacNeill. Here, things work a little differently. You first choose your Scentless product, and then choose custom scents to add to it.. They have over 100 scents to choose from, not including combinations that you can create. Essential oils sold by the drop is also available, which is pretty cool. If you’re looking for a drop of an expensive oil like rose, you can buy a single drop to add to your face cream. (more…)

Day Trip: Escape to Ste Anne’s Spa

1-OctoberSte Anne’s Spa is, without a doubt, my favourite spa in Ontario. The property is located in Grafton, within a sprawling 400 acres of countryside. This full service spa is in fact a resort with a full service restaurant, treatment rooms, outdoor water therapies, a bakery and cottages if you’d like to spend the night.

I visited the spa one weekend for a day of rest and relaxation. As soon as you step onto the property, you immediately feel welcomed by the friendly staff.
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Beauty Prep at WAXON Waxbar

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With TIFF rolling into town and everyone beautifying for the star studded film fest, I chatted with Lexi Miles, the founder of the ultra luxe spot, Waxon Waxbar, about all thing unwanted hair.

What’s the most popular waxing service for women and men?
The Brazilian! A lot of Women are all about going bare down there – the smoother the better! For Men, ‘ The Full Back Combo ’ is the most popular male service and we aren’t complaining about it. When it comes to manscaping, we advise clients it’s all about personal preference but we draw the line at back and shoulder hair…guys, it’s just not hot. (more…)

Summer Skin with Jergens

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For the last month or so, I’ve been trying something new! Jergens has released a new line of lotions that you put on while your skin is wet. Yep, this lotion is specially developed for use on just showered skin!

If you’re like me, and always get ready in a rush, this lotion is perfect because it absorbs quickly and doesn’t need to be rinsed off.

Jergens® Moisturizer for Wet Skin is coming out this July.
This new moisturizer is oil-infused and locks in hydration when skin is most
receptive for 2x more luminous skin. (more…)

Urban Decay Spring Launches

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Urban Decay has some new launches for spring! Check it out.

Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation ($43) comes in a beautiful gunmetal compact with a champagne Naked-embossed push button. I love the purple floral pattern on the pouch.

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The formula comes in a whopping 14 shades, and lasts eight hours. This powder is weightless and buildable, and is almost creamy to the touch. I get great, luminous coverage with this powder. (more…)

Allure Body Bar

Allure Body Bar is a stylish waxing and personal grooming salon in the east end. Allure Body Bar views waxing as a maintenance necessity, not a luxury, so they provide affordable pricing so their clients can wax as needed.
Although they are known for their famous full Brazillian waxes (which I’m not brave enough for) I’m here for a leg wax ($40)!
1-IMG_15921-June 2014I immediately love their funky graffiti style that greets you in the lobby. The graffiti is done by a local artist, and you can see the art in the treatment rooms and in other areas of the body bar.

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Lovefresh Natural Cream Deodorant- It works!

lovefreshAh, the sweaty, hot times of summer are upon us. Deodorant is a definite must in the heat, but what’s a girl to do when the average deodorant is chock full of chemicals? I always try to avoid aluminum in my deodorant and antiperspirants. They aren’t good for you at all, but there are very few natural solutions that actually work. (more…)

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