Summertime is when you need your feet to look their best. During Canadian winters, I literally don’t see my feet for months on end, but they emerge in the summer to peek out of cute open-toed shoes. I’m a big fan of going for the occasional professional pedicure, but I also really like doing my own at home. The thing I love most about a pedi is that although my skin is generally pretty sensitive to fragrance, the one exception are my feet. Its the one time I can indulge in that luxurious spa-like experience of using lovely scented skincare products like a normal girl! Here are my fav skincare products that I’ve been using for summertime feet, and the polishes I have been loving the most on my toes. Continue reading
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While I was in The Body Shop checking out their makeup products, I mentioned to the SA that I can’t use the skincare products because I’m really sensitive to scented products. She told me that they had a small line of products for sensitive skin that were fragrance-free. I didn’t know that! I decided to try the Aloe Vera Eye Defense which is $19 CAD. The area around my eyes is extremely sensitive and I have had reactions to nearly every fragrance-free cream I’ve tried including Clinique. The one eye cream that doesn’t irritate my skin is the crazy pricey Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm ($80 CAD!), so I normally stick to my dermatologist recommended, water-based, unscented Complex 15 and use it around my eyes as well my face. Continue reading
A little while ago, I attended a fundraiser for my local women’s centre and I won a gift basket that contained, among other things, a $25 gift card for The Body Shop. As you guys probably know, I have super sensitive skin and cannot use scented products, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to try out some more of The Body Shop’s makeup line. I have only ever tried their Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, which works great on fair skin, and their Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm. I recently popped in and they were having a buy one get one free sale. The SA was very helpful and assisted me with sanitizing and trying on several things, and I decided on a few of their lip and cheek products.
I am a blush-addict, so of course I had to try one of their All in One Blushers: “This extra-fine powder blusher gives smooth, buildable colour and has great staying power. With ingredients including vitamin E and marula oil, it’s make-up and skincare in one.” I picked the shade #01 Macaroon, a pale peachy shade with a satin finish – not entirely matte, but with a hint of sheen. Continue reading
I had never tired any of The Body Shop’s makeup line, but after watching one of Canadian Youtuber, essie-button‘s videos, I felt compelled to check out the Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder which she continually mentions as one of her favourites. She is pretty fair-skinned, and it’s difficult to find bronzers that work on us pale skinned gals, so I thought I would take her advice and give the Honey Bronzer a whirl! The Body Shop had a buy one get one half off promotion, so I couldn’t resist also nabbing a cute little Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm for $5.00 CND (regularly $10.00).
I really, really like the Honey Bronzer. I don’t know if it contains any actual honey, but how cute is the honeycomb pattern???
The packaging on both of these is just beyond adorable. The lip balm looks like a little honey pot! And I love the rich, brown packaging. You don’t see that colour used that often. I also thought the price points were very reasonable (the Honey Bronzer is $20.00 CND).
I am enjoying the bronzer. It’s not at all orangey or muddy, and does in fact work very well on cool-toned, fair-skin. It’s completely matte; no shimmer. I find I can use it as a contour or a blush. It doesn’t seem to contain any fragrance and has not irritated my sensitive skin. Thumbs up for The Body Shop so far. Leave me a comment if you can recommend any other Body Shop makeup products!
There are tons of Body Shop locations in Canada and you can also order online on their website.