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Rocky Mountain Soap Company Soap Fest

Every other year, Rocky Mountain Soap Company, out of Canmore, Alberta, has Soap Fest, a celebration of where they came from.  The brand started as a store that sold soap, and so that’s what they celebrate – hand-made, specially crafted, soap. Soap Fest this year will run from July 25 to September 3, and will […]

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New Vita Liberata 10 Minute Tan

I love self-tanner in the summer time.  I don’t bother with it in the winter, but when the weather is warmer, a tan just is a little more forgiving.  It makes everything look toned and skin imperfections just seem to be less obvious. A great way to apply self-tanner is to use one that is […]

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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 Pedicure

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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