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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! ūüôā 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

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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,

1-800-265-AVON or online at http://www.Avon.ca 

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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.

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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!



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

Radian Moisture

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

Supreme Nourishment

Macadamia nut, and sunflower seed oils and vitamin E.

250ml $11.00


Through an AVON representative, 1-800-265-AVON or at http://www.avon.ca

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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.

5g $9.00

 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.

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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.

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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.


Have a magical June everyone!



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CLARINS Self Tanning Milky Lotion -Review

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Summer has arrived and I’m very excited!¬†I don’t sun bathe so my legs are always white. I avoid wearing short skirts and shorts because of how white my legs are.¬†¬†I would like to have a little more sun kissed look this summer but not be exposed to sun. I like to be bronze and not orange.¬†¬†Some self tanners smell funny and make my skin orange. Thank goodness for good bronzers¬†like¬†CLARINS self tanning milky lotion.¬†It gives a¬†natural sun kissed look!¬†It is seriously great and I’m here to show you how great it is. ¬†

A fragrance that makes you forget you are applying a self-tanner. Its delicious notes of fig are fresh and indulgent. A light, milky texture that glides over the skin making application easy and creating an even tone. It is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin feeling comfortable, supple and soft. Streak-free, it does not make the skin oily. -CLARINS

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I’ve written an informative blog post about Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion. Have a look if you like.¬†¬†Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion ‚Äď INFO



You can use Clarins self tanning milky lotion¬†for the face and body. I tried this without exfoliating and I must tell you it works so much better if you exfoliate and apply moisturizer prior to putting on the self tanner. It will go on more smoothly and evenly. Also this Self Tanning Milky lotion is white in colour and goes on clear so you can’t really tell where you’ve put it on. When I exfoliate and apply moisturizer prior to putting on the self tanner it isn’t a problem that the lotion is clear.¬†Everything goes on¬†smoothly and evenly distributed. I will also say that I really like the scent. It doesn’t smell like a tanner. I usually apply the Clarins self tanning milky lotion¬†in the evening, after I take a shower. That way when I wake up I’m all bronzed and ready!

GIVES SKIN A NATURAL, EVEN AND RADIANT TAN. The Self Tanning Milky-Lotion combines two natural sugars derived from biotechnology: DHA and Erythrulose.


Here are some important tips to remember!

Tip 1 : Exfoliate!

Prepare the skin beforehand by carrying out a thorough exfoliation of the face and body. Concentrate on elbows and knees. Once exfoliated, the skin is prepared to better absorb Self Tanning Milky-Lotion.

For the face

Gentle Refiner with natural microbeads.

For the body

Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin.

Tip 2 : Moisturize for beautiful skin! Morning and evening, hydrate the skin with your regular body lotion. Your tan will look even more radiant and will last longer.

Tip 3 : Apply your product correctly!

Place product in the palm of your hands. Hold hands flat and smooth over dry skin with light, sweeping movements. Avoid the eyebrows and hairline. Renew application until the desired tanned colour is achieved then reapply on a regular basis to maintain results.

Tip 4 : Avoid streaking! After each use, wash your hands well with soap.

Wait a few minutes before getting dressed.

Warning: this product does not contain sun filters and does not protect against sunburn. Repeated sun exposure without protection can increase the risk of skin ageing, skin cancer and other damage, even without sunburn.


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This is the day after applying the lotion. I applied it at night and woke up to a nice sun kissed bronzy tone. It’s not too dark which I like. If I want to go darker I just repeat the steps that I did the night before and build on the colour. ¬†Just letting you know I work the lotion on my skin until my skin really absorbs it and this doesn’t stain pillows or sheets. Also the next day it didn’t stain my clothing either. I’m very pleased and happy with Clarins self tanning milky lotion.¬†1 application of clarins 4557

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Do you use a self tanner? If so which one? Have you used Clarins self tanning milky lotion?

If you have any questions feel free to ask me and also would love to hear your thoughts.

I will do an updated blog post when I use Clarins Self Tanning Milky Lotion on my face and when I apply it for 3 days in a row.

Have a beautiful weekend!


*I only ever work with brands I genuinely use and love, and all opinions are my own.

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