When Life gives you lemons you squeeze them and make lemonade! Or something like that. Well I was hoping to take a vacation this summer but life happens. SO change of plans! Just going to stick around Toronto and vlog my summer! 🙂 All is good though. I’m very excited actually. Even though I’m dying to see the ocean and smell it and touch it and feel it….LOL I’m okay and the lake will do for now.
I’m very happy that the weather is so nice and everything is green and beautiful! I’ve been preparing my feet and my legs for the nice weather. I’m very self-conscious about my legs and having two children my body has changed quite a bit. I am torn inside by the stretch marks and the weight gain. I’m working my way to loving the way I am and making healthy and better lifestyle choices. One of the choices is Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert.
I started using the CLARINS Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert and it’s been helping me take care of my legs. I tend to ignore taking care of my legs and I always hide them. Especially the back of the legs and behind the knees. It’s a very emotional thing for me to talk about, but using the Clarins Body fit along with the Self-Massage Body Appliance is helping me a lot. I’m finding that I’m starting to like the way my legs look and feel. Focusing on my body and legs helps a lot because taking care of them is a positive boost to my self esteem. The Effective body coaching advice and tips from Dr. Olivier Courtin booklet is also very helpful and motivating on this journey. I highly recommend it.
The new name and new formula are completely in line with Clarins’ “healthy philosophy” that includes a balanced lifestyle for achieving a fit body. Body Fit, the 7th generation formula, capitalizes on the strengths of its predecessors and goes even further in terms of body contouring results thanks to an unprecedented discovery made by Clarins Research: there are not 1 but 3 adipocytes involved in the expansion of adipose tissue and the formation of cellulite. -CLARINS
High-performing plants extracts offer optimal contouring results and skin that looks visibly more beautiful. Quince leaf extract’s targeted action is reinforced by caffeine, a known slimming ingredient, along with 7 other plant extracts: organic aquatic mint, celosia, baccharis, scabious, horse chestnut, sunflower phospholipids, and hazelnut oil. -CLARINS
The Body fit comes in a new bottle with sexy curves that symbolize the “perfect” silhouette. A new, highly sensorial texture that makes application pleasurable and visible results. I’m very happy with the way the formula has a cooling sensation and applies nicely and smoothly. The Multi-Mass is a complete self-massage body device exclusive to CLARINS care products. It’s benefits are as follows: A body polishing and firming booster to help reduce fluid retention on the thighs, buttocks and hips. It strengthens the skin while helping to improve the tonicity and firmness of the tissues. Ideal for removing impurities and dead cells. Can be used to relax and soothe legs and back. I’m very pleased and I continue to use both products. The Body Fit is $70.00.
Not only am I getting my legs fit but I’m also giving them a natural sun-kissed glow with this duo. Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Skin Illuminator and Skin So Soft Body Gel Moisturizer. I love this duo so much. They don’t smell like tanning lotion and they are nice and hydrating. They smell really amazing and make my skin soft and smooth. The results are so nice and natural. I’m very pleased. Have you tried this duo? Would love to know your thoughts.
Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Skin Illuminator
Look like you’ve been on a tropical vacay without leaving home. “Our moisturizing formulas also give you a beautifully bronzed glow.” Scented with hints of orange, green tea and vanilla. Silky moisturizing cream with sunflower oil. With sheer optical illuminators for a hint of colour and the perfect sheen. 200ml. BENEFITS: Optical illuminators diffuse light to magically blur imperfections. Silky moisturizing cream provides a hint of colour and sheen and leaves your skin feeling radiant and satin-smooth.
Skin So Soft Body Gel Moisturizer
Scented with hints of orange, green tea and vanilla. Hydrating gel glides on leaving skin touchably soft with no greasy after-feel. See a natural-looking radiant glow after just 3 days. 200ml. BENEFITS : Instantly absorbed. Glides on easily and streak-free. Leaves skin touchably soft and radiant and it is Non-greasy.
Let’s talk HAIR! Let me say there is nothing wrong with body hair. I just prefer not to have any. I like smooth silky skin. I use to wax but it is too expensive and hurts like hell. So I use Avon’s Hair removal creams and also the Shaving gel as well. I love this line. It’s fast and easy and it’s great for sensitive skin!
I’m very happy to be using AVON’s Moisturizing hair removal formulas. They easily remove unwanted body hair and leave skin feeling softer and smoother. I’ve been using the Sensitive Skin Body Hair Removal Cream which removes body hair in 2 1/2 minutes! it comes in 125ml and it is $10.00. Love using the Moisturizing Silky Stay Shave Gel. 200ml for $6.00. Fresh & Smooth Sensitive Skin Facial Hair Removal Cream. It Effectively removes unwanted facial hair for sensitive skin. With aloe and fragrance-free. 30ml $10.00.
*AVAILABLE AS OF JUNE 2017 through avon independent sales representatives,
A couple of days ago I received Influenster’s First Canadian Co-op SPRING VOX BOX! I’m very grateful and very honoured. The lovely box is filled with lovely goodies and I’m excited to share the contents of the box with you.
I kindly received Nescafe instant coffee packets, Ebates Canada PopSocket, Arm and Hammer Coupon for laundry detergent, impress nails, Quaker Oatmeal Bars, Annie’s Homegrown Organic Macaroni and Cheese and Nivea Body oil. WOW! So many lovely goodies! I’m so excited and love everything! I already had the coffee, Quaker bars and Annie’s mac and cheese. So GOOD! Thank you to Influenster Canada! *samples for review purposes.
I’ve been vlogging and busy blogging. I hope you had an opportunity to see my Vlogs. Here is my latest vlog. If you are not subscribed to my channel I would love for you to subscribe. Last weekend the weather was lovely and I took my girls to the park. They loved it. I would like to continue vlogging and documenting. It makes my vlogs more special to see my children in them. They are the joy of my life.
So along with vlogging yesterday I received a few new lovely PR samples that I’ll be sharing with you this month on the blog. I’m really excited because there are some new items that I’ve never tried before and some that I’ve already tried and love. I’m excited to share everything with you. Coming soon!
NEW SUMMER PRODUCTS FROM AVON!
THE MAGIC OF OILS!
These are my absolute favourite!!!
Oil-infused Foaming Body wash. Decadently luxurious and intensely moisturizing, this ancient beauty secret is your ultimate go-to for gorgeous skin. Discover its wonders. All the signature oils mix with the natural oils to gently help whisk away dirt and impurities leaving the skin feeling revitalized and nourished. Light foam cleansing is perfect for summer! -AVON
Argan and sunflower seed oils as well as keratin and vitamin E.
250ml for $11.00
with jojoba and sunflower seed oils and vitamin E. 250ml for $11.00
Macadamia nut, and sunflower seed oils and vitamin E.
NEW! AVON TRUE COLOR Eyelid Primer. Prime your Eyes for lasting results. Create a seamless canvas and make your eyes the focus with our lightweight eyeshadow primer. Perfect for extending the wear of our pigment-rich shadows.
*This can also be used underneath the eyes to increase the staying power of your concealer! Eyeshadow Primer helps prevent fading. Crease-proof and waterproof.
Available as of JULY 2017
Through AVON Independent sales representatives, 1-800-265-AVON or Online at http://www.Avon.ca
New Haiku Reflection Collection is stunning. It takes you on a journey to inner peace and balance. Discover the essence of enlightenment. Poetry flows within. Perfumed Skin Softener. 150ml $6.00. Other products from this line include the Eau de Parfum, the shower gel and body lotion.
My feet have been cooped up with socks all winter long and now I’ve got them looking and feeling amazing with AVON’s Soothe & Smooth Foot works. I’ve been using the lavender 3-in-one Pampering Oil and the Lavender Softening Balm. The Lavender oil helps my rough, dry feet and cuticles. It has really helped smooth and rejuvenate my feet. This is also great to use as a soak. 60ml $8.00. The Lavender Softening Balm is for spot softening. With vitamin E, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and shea butter. 50g $8.00.
I’m truly grateful and happy that I’m able to take care of my body and help my skin look and feel better. Thank you so much to Clarins, AVON and Influenster for the beautiful samples. I’m truly blessed and lucky.
I’ve been transported to a field of sea lavender by Bleu Lavande! This is my first time using Blue Lavande and I must tell you that this is remarkable skincare! This line is very gentle and beautiful on the skin. It nourishes and hydrates. It offers the skin healthy benifits and nourishing properties and enriches the overall appearance of the face. It includes anti-aging properties that tone and hydrate.
In the heart of the Eastern Townships, a stop Applegrove Hill near the picturesque village of Fitch Bay, located 20 minutes from Magog, the Bleu Lavande Estate is Canada’s leading pioneer and producer of fine lavender, a living symbol of determination and passion. A haven of peace, amid spectacular scenery, offering incomparable perfumes, products and events. A unique experience for the senses according to the therapeutic properties of lavender. -Bleu Lavande
The Cleansing Milk gently cleanses the face, eyes and neck with a boost of anti-aging and antioxidant properties. The sea lavender and honey are perfect to hydrate dry skin. Available for $19.50 at bleulavande.com
I absolutely adore this cleansing milk because it is so soft, creamy, soothing and very gentle. It offers so much hydration and leaves my skin feeling so soft. At the same time it is so relaxing and the gentle fragrance of lavender really helps with de-stressing and soothes my senses.
This cleansing milk gently cleanses the face, eyes and neck with the revitalizing and soothing properties of sea lavender and honey. The many virtues of sea lavender make it the ideal solution for slowing down the sign of aging with its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and toning benefits. The honey contains antioxidant properties that protect the skin of aging and is the ideal treatment for moisturizing dry skin. Hydrated and soothed, the skin is clear, soft and comfortable. This cleansing milk contains no parabens, artificial fragrances, mineral oil and alcohol and is not tested on animals. – Bleu Lavande
Moisturizing Day and Night Cream
This first clinically-proven facial cream made with an organic argan oil and sea-lavender base has moisturizing and anti-aging properties that nourish the skin, promote suppleness, increase the production of collagen and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The many virtues of sea lavender make it the ideal solution for slowing down the sign of aging with its anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and toning benefits.
Benefits of Organic Argan Oil
Organic argan oil helps reduce the depth of lines and wrinkles instantly and over the long-term. -Bleu Lavande
Bleu Lavande day and night moisturizing cream feels beautiful on the face! It is quickly absorbed and very light. It feels soft and silky on the skin and there is no residue or shine. Very soothing and hydrating. It also smells like a field of lavender but not too overpowering. Very relaxing, hydrating and nourishing. This formula contains Sea Lavender and this is an exceptional natural skin care that helps slow down signs of skin aging with its anti-aging barriers, its anti-inflammatory effects and toning properties. This moisturizing facial cream day and night contains no paraben, artificial fragrance, mineral oil and alcohol and is not tested on animals.
The Multi-Functional Day & Night Face Cream makes moisturizing an easy routine whether you’re half asleep in the morning or at night after a long day. This first, clinically-proven facial cream, is made with an organic argan oil and sea-lavender base which helps reduce the depth of wrinkles with anti-inflammatory and toning properties. Finally, a face cream that works hard for you day and night.
This collection also includesCleansing Water with soothing properties of lavender floral water cleanses the face, eyes and neck with anti-inflammatory benefits, leaving the skin soft and comfortable. Available for $19.50 at bleulavande.com
Overall I really love the Blue Lavande Cleansing milk and the day and night moisturizing cream. I highly recommend this collection because I love the results. The formula of the Blue Lavande products are very gentle on the skin and quickly absorbed. The formula is light and at the same time soothing and nourishing. This line of skincare smells wonderful, relaxes the senses and hydrates my skin. I highly recommend Bleu Lavande Sea Lavender skincare. You will see and feel the results!
I kindly received DIY Pedicure Kit from Duckish.ca for review purposes and I’m thrilled to tell you all about the company and the beautiful natural products that are offered. If you love natural products you will love this Canadian Brand. I’m so excited about this amazing opportunity because I love sharing products that I love and that I feel really passionate about. I love products like the ones offered at Duckish.ca because they made in Canada, are natural and have no chemicals. They are so good for the body, skin and ultimately help with relaxation and stress relief.
About Duckish Company
Welcome to Duckish Natural Skin Care, where you can get handmade, truly natural skin care products! Our range of bath and body products, including body butter, bath salts, lip balm, lotion sticks and diaper rash sticks, are all natural and made with organic ingredients whenever possible.
Duckish is owned and operated by Carolyn Crewe and Josh Beitel, partners in life and in business. Their goal is to help you avoid weird stuff in your skin care products. While Duckish officially opened for business in October 2015, the story began two years earlier, when Carolyn’s sister had a baby.
As a first-time aunt, Carolyn started looking a little closer at commonly used baby products. Upon seeing the questionable ingredients in most diaper rash creams, she decided to make something better, something with natural ingredients that was both effective and affordable. After a ton of ingredient and safety research, and an equal amount of experimentation, theDuckish Diaper Rash Stick was born. Picture the thick, white diaper rash cream you know, but get rid of the nasty ingredients and put it in a neat little mess-free application stick. Generous (and trusting!) friends tried it out on their babies and were more than pleased with the results. –DUCKISH
The lovely DIY Pedicure Kit Offers beautiful Bath Salts which help detoxify, rejuvenate and soften hard-working feet. I love using the bath salts because my feet and skin feel so relaxed, hydrated and soothed. I also love the scent! Fresh and citrusy! Really beautiful bath salts and the citrus really helps wake up the senses.
What better way to put the day to bed than with a soak in your bathtub with our delicious-smelling citrus bath salts. Let this combination of Dead Sea salt, Himalayan pink salt and Epsom salts help you detox the pants off that long day and provide your skin with intense hydration. And if that’s not enough, sweet almond oil, organic coconut oil and our unique blend of essential oils moisturize skin and create a citrus smell that will delight. Each pouch of bath salts is about 4″(w) x 6″(h) and contains 115 grams. And with no synthetic dyes, fragrances, or preservatives, you get all of the bath-time fun, with no funny business. -DUCKISH
The Lava-rock pumice stone is amazing. It removes dead skin cells and smoothes rough patches. I love the stone and highly recommend this if you have dry and rough heels. This will definitely work on getting your feet looking smooth and soft. Your feet will look and feel great too!
In this DIY Pedicure Kit I also received an amazing body butter. I decided to choose tea tree scented body butter because I wanted this cream specifically for my feet. I would not recommend this scent for the rest of the body because it has a natural strong tea tree scent. The scent doesn’t linger for very long though. The body butter really softens my feet and hydrates the rough patches. Also tea tree has very good natural anti-fungal properties which is great for the feet.
The seasons are conspiring against your skin once again! Our healing tea tree body butter kicks dry, itchy skin to the curb without synthetic fragrances, dyes, or preservatives. Dry, cracked feet and heels? No problem! Use it on them too! Made with decadent, natural ingredients like organic shea butter, organic olive oil, and organic coconut oil, our body butters make your skin feel silky soft and smell amazing.
If you like lavender you will really love this! I adore the lotion stick. I’ve been using this lotion stick everyday. Not only do I use this for my feet but on every dry patch on my body. It is really soothing and melts on the skin nicely. The essential oils are released with the warmth of the body. This formula really helps me relax and sleep so nicely because of the lavender. I highly recommend this!
Lotion? In a stick? Is this real life? Yes, yes it is! Duckish lotion sticks make moisturizing easier than ever. Just twist the stick up, apply soothing lavender lotion to whatever part of the body needs a little loving, and you’re done. Your lotion-free hands will thank you. What’s more, both the 0.35oz mini stick and the 2.65oz full size are perfect for travel! Pop them in your purse, backpack or carry-on, or just slip a mini stick right in your pocket. -DUCKISH
My overall thoughts about this kit is that it’s amazing! I love everything in this kit and the results of each product. Each product in this kit works really well with each other. The soaking of the sea salts with the citrus really softens the skin and the lava rock helps take off dead skin. Following that the tea tree body butter really softens and soothes the feet and at the same time protects the feet from fungus. The lotion stick really soothes and and the lavender in the formula really helps relax and take away stress. If you know someone who is on their feet all day and has pain this kit will help them a lot. I highly recommend this as a gift.
Thank you so much to Duckish for the amazing products. I’m truly grateful that I’ve tried them out and I’m so happy I did because now I can add another wonderful natural Canadian Company to my favourites list! Thank you so much!
The original Pearl and Daisy were two sisters who grew up in a small Nova Scotia village a hundred years ago, when soap was made by hand.That’s the way we do it today, using all-natural ingredients that nourish the skin and delight the senses.
-Pearl & Daisy
So happy and joyous to bring you beautiful products from Pearl & Daisy Soap Company. The company was created in Nova Scotia and inspired by nature. I’ve written an article about their products in February and I’m so pleased and enthusiastic to write yet another article about them. I feel elated about all the products and If you like to have a read at my previous article please do so. Pearl & Daisy Natural Soap Company – Review
I kindly received the following skincare products:
Each product is unique and beautiful and focuses on hydration and care for the skin in the most natural and nourishing way. Let me show you each one and I’ll discuss the ingredients and benefits of each. I will also include my review for each product as well.
These 100% natural facial masks blend hand-picked botanicals, with benefits of traditional plant lore backed by science. In a small bowl, mix 1 Tbsp with just enough water to make a smooth paste. Apply evenly over skin and relax while the mask dries. Rinse with water, gently towel dry, and finish with Floral Water Skin Tonic.
Ingredients: finely ground Canadian oats, kaolin clay, lemon balm leaf, honey, plantain leaf, neem leaf, marshmallow root.
The Soothing lemon balm, honey and plantain face mask is so gentle and leaves the skin feeling really clean and soft. It was easy to mix and use and very simple to apply. As I sat in a hot bath with the lavender bath fizzer, I really loved having the face mask on. Very soothing and relaxing. The formula doesn’t have a strong scent and it is very gentle. I love how natural this product is and it truly works. I really recommend this mask. If you’ve never tried a mask before you should start with this one because it is natural and gentle on the skin. If you love masks and use them often you will love the *Soothing facial mask (Lemon Balm, Honey and Plantain).
A tribute to summer afternoons spent lingering in the shade of painted porches, the Veranda collection blends the joyful summer scent of lemon verbena with essential oil distilled from the hand-picked leaves and flowers of sweet white thyme.
Ah! Summer incapsulated in a soap bar! This smells like lemon fields and sunshine! I adore this soap and it is so invigorating and refreshing. It really heightens and soothes the senses. The formula of the soap is fantastic and gentle. The natural ingredients really make the skin soft and very clean. There’s no residue and the only thing left after using this bar is a great scented and nourished skin. I highly recommend Pearl & Daisy soap bars. They are amazing and work so beautifully. Especially the *Veranda – Lemon verbena & thyme (SQUARE BAR SOAP)
Did you read my first review of the Orange Bath bomb from Pearl & Daisy? In my first review I express a huge excitement and enthusiasm for these bath bombs because to be honest they are the best ones that I’ve ever used. The previous bath bomb felt like I was bathing in pool of creamsicle heaven! Truly scrumptious! The Lavender bath bomb was like floating in a field of lavender and sleeping quietly and soothingly in la-la land.
Our 100% natural bath bombs are beautifully scented and made with moisturizing coconut oil. They’re about the size of a tennis ball (2.5″) and weight about 150g.
I’ve never used a body balm like this before! At first I thought it was a deodorant. When I read ‘body balm’ and ‘lavender’ I got all excited because the application process is so unique and I love it! No need to get my hands dirty! I used this right out of the shower and I’m absolutely in love with this body balm. Obsessed! It is very hydrating and nourishing for the skin. The lavender scent really helps with sleep too. It is so soothing, creamy and soft. Glides on like silk on the skin and is so comforting and beautiful. It’s not greasy and smells divine!
This solid lotion body balm is the ultimate intensive moisture therapy. Use it to give special attention to dry skin, rough heels, and elbows. And because it melts on contact, it makes a glorious full body massage bar, too! –pearlanddaisy.com
You know those chocolate oranges you get during Christmas time? The ones you give a good smack and they break into orange chocolate slices? This orange Beep Lip Balm smells exactly like it! Orange heaven! This is an amazing and soothing lip balm that really hydrates my lips and feels really soft and smooth. It smells delicious and I really love it. very moisturizing and hydrating. No more cracked lips!
100% natural lip balm made with apricot kernel oil, beeswax, and natural cocoa butter. A touch of castor oil for shine and rosehip seed oil to condition lips. Available in six favourite east coast flavours, including Orange Beep, named after a favourite citrus punch.
Ingredients: prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, beeswax, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, rosa mosqueta (rosehip) fruit oil*, aroma*. *organic 4.25g –Pearlanddaisy.com
Overall I’m really satisfied with every product mentioned in this post. I love how Pearl & Daisy make products that truly nourish and care for the skin. It makes me feel good to use products that are good and healthy for my skin. I also love how the products make me feel. They relax me and also clean the skin really well. I love the lovely ingredients and the packaging as well. Overall I’m happy and my skin feels wonderful. I also feel wonderful because the products have helped with my stress and the lavender has helped me sleep better. Very soothing to the soul.
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