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Menchies My Way Summer VIP Giveaway!

  Seriously, I don’t think I’ve seen a hotter summer in Calgary, and that means that I’ve never eaten more frozen treats. Not only have I been whipping up my own ice cream when there’s time, but I’ve also been indulging in frozen yogurt – it’s a nice little outing for me and my family, […]

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Natural Bug Spray from Modern Apothecary

The inclusion of kids into your life is enough to make you go natural with so many products, and today we tackle bug spray. If I were going into the Amazon forest I wouldn’t think twice about using DEET on my whole family, but I’m not as keen to use it for a picnic in the […]

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Eos Shaving Cream Brightens Your Skin

Eos shaving cream is totally different from everything else out there on the market.  Instead of having a soap-based formula, the Eos formula is an actual cream which moisturizes your skin even once you’re out of the shower. The new formula has a blend of Vitamin B3, Grape Seed Extract and Green Tea in the […]

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OPI Comes To The Bay

It’s been a while since I shopped for beauty products at Hudson’s Bay (I seem to be shopping online more and more these days), but the latest is that OPI Nail Polish will now be available at The Bay.  The Nail Lacquer and Nail Care collection is already available at The Bay’s Flagship store on […]

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Bad (and Confusing) News from Sephora

So the latest is that Sephora will now be opening a warehouse in Canada so that they can ship products from here.  Theoretically this is good: it means that if you order something online, you should be getting it quicker and it means that there’s less impact on the environment as well. However, Sephora is […]

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Hats off to Loblaw Companies

A summer of this story from the Financial Post earlier this week: Loblaw Companies Ltd. has decided to stop manufacturing products with Triclosan, Phthalates, and Microbeads by the end of 2018. Triclosan is antibacterial and is thought to encourage antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Phthalates are used to add fragrance and could interfere with the body’s endocrine system, […]

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CND’s Nail Treatment Works!

I’ve never bought that nail polishes which claim to repair damaged nails really work, but I do have a finger that has a persistently peeling nail so I’ve tried almost everything out there and truly nothing ever worked.  I think it’s the combo of the inherently unhealthy ingredients in a nail polish base that negates […]

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Review: MAC’s Lightful C Serum and Tinted Serum

True Story: I don’t normally turn to MAC for skincare.  The brand is known for trendy colour cosmetics, and I love them for that, and my tastes in skincare veer towards brands that can only be purchased at the doctor’s office. But I’ve now discovered this beauty of a product: the Lightful C 2-in-1 Tint and […]

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The Natural Survival Kit Made for the Cottage

I love the outdoors, but it seems that whenever I’m outside at the lake, there’s always some type of pest to be wary about, and as much as I know that a DEET-containing repellent is best for actual camping, the thought of spraying myself and my kids with the stuff isn’t ideal. So I’m happy […]

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Anti-Aging Treatments for the Reluctant Man

I’m probably not the only woman who listens to her husband complain about looking old and then stubbornly dismiss advice about seeing an aesthetician because, he says, “that’s not something a man does.” I’ve pointed out that actually plenty of men take care of their skin and get anti-aging treatments. You can tell who they […]

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