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Summer’s Lightest Body Moisturizer from Deciem

Deciem is a brand known for interesting and effective skincare.  Their products are labelled according to active ingredients, and their packaging is clean and simple. There’s a sense of transparency in the brand that makes me want to try everything they offer. This summer, I’m using the lightest moisturizer that’s on offer: it’s the Chemistry […]

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New Just in Time for Summer: Almay Healthy Glow Makeup and Self Tanner

With blizzards on the East Coast and strange weather on the West Coast, it’s hard to tell that spring is around the corner, but it really is! Just in time on the counter is Almay’s Healthy Glow Makeup and Self Tanner.  In the summer, because of my skincare products (exfoliators and scrubs), my face is […]

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Beautitude, Beauty with An Attitude

I love the wholesome concept behind beauty lines that are made for pampering yourself.  Truly, it’s so important to take care of your body because it gives you such a sense of well-being – pair it with a good workout and you get the meaning to the idea that summer bodies are made in the […]

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A Foot Mask That Works Better Than a Manicure

Thank you Skin Republic for making these Foot Peel masks which are basically a pedicure in a mask – actually, they’re better – and CHEAPER – than a pedicure because they do a better job and last longer! The Foot Peel mask (some of you may have heard of the “Baby Feet” mask that you […]

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Your New Holiday Travel Essential: Solid Body Butter

So solid body butter is a thing and I have to say that once I wrapped my head around it, I actually tried it and love it. Mine is from Rocky Mountain Soap Company and is a blend of oils, beeswax, and cocoa butter.  It glides on smoothly on to your skin and then you […]

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L’Occitane’s new Shea Butter Violet Collection

I’ve been using L’Occitane’s shea butter hand cream for about ten years, and it remains one of my favourites.  It’s a simple formula – 20% shea butter makes for a super moisturizing cream but one that’s easy to apply and feels almost like a cold cream on our skin. I love that each year, L’Occitane […]

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Winter Favourites: Caudalie Hand and Foot Cream

Oooh, yes, it’s definitely fall where I am and so I’m reaching more for my favourite hand and foot creams, in this case the Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream ($20), and the Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream ($20).  Both have luxurious texture – watery at first, but then creamy and moisturizing without being greasy. The key […]

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New From Live Clean: Vanilla Oatmeal

My favourite affordable clean brand – Live Clean – has two new products: Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Body Wash ($6.99) and Vanilla Oatmeal Soothing Liquid Hand Soap ($4.99). Both come at a time when dry skin is beginning to be a problem.  They contain oatmeal, which is known for its soothing properties as well as a […]

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Summer’s Best New Beauty Brand Find

I love discovering new beauty brands, and my latest find is Elabloom, a Canadian company that believes in making affordable but quality and safe cosmetics.  Elabloom, meaning Earth’s Bloom, wants to help people become one with the earth through taking care of themselves. The product that won me over is the Exfoliating Body Scrub – […]

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In Case I Was Missing Summer…

My favourite body wash and moisturizer duo comes in a delicate coconut scent, so that’s what I’m adding to my bath.  It’s the Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Coconut Body Wash ($9.99) and the Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Coconut Lotion ($13.99).  I keep a big pump bottle of the moisturizer on my bathroom vanity […]

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