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DIY Pedis & My Fav Summer Polishes for Toes

Bon Vital Spa Pomegranate & Acai Berry Salt Scrub and Lavender & Rosemary Sugar Scrub

Bon Vital’ BVspa Pomegranate & Acai Berry Salt Scrub and Lavender & Rosemary Sugar Scrub

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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The Body Shop Sensitive Skin Line: Did it Work for Me?

The Body Shop Aloe Vera Eye Cream Review for Sensitive Skin

Fragrance, colour and alcohol-free eye cream

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

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The Body Shop Makeup Review

The Body Shop makeup review

I picked up some of The Body Shop lip and cheek products

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

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Trying out The Body Shop Cosmetics

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm and Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in "01 Light Matte"

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm and Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in “01 Light Matte”

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).

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm and Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in "01 Light Matte"

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Shimmer Lip Balm and Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in “01 Light Matte”

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 Body Shop Honey Bronzer in "01 Light Matte"

The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in “01 Light Matte”

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.

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