Ocean Blue Skin Care Christmas Soaps

Ocean Blue Skincare Peppermint Candy Cane Soap and Christmas Soaps Review

Another day of local/indie shopping posts.  Today, I have Peppermint Candy Cane soap along with some mini Christmas themed soaps from Ocean Blue Skincare. Ocean Blue Skin Care is a GTA based (Hamilton and Toronto) mother and daughter team focusing on handmade skin care.  They make a variety of soaps, special facial soaps including Tea Tree Oil plus a variety of moisturizers including eye cream.  I recently picked up one of their seasonal soaps, Peppermint Candy Cane because I am a[Read more]

Taste of the Middle East with Ladida Teas & Beauty Products

Ladida IWC Hamilton Teas and Beauty Products Review

I was lucky, I move to Canada already knowing my boyfriend’s friends, had a degree that was recognized here to get a job and speak English fluently.  Many immigrants, and especially refugees do not have the same experience when moving to Canada.  It still took me quite a while to get used to living in Canada so I am glad to know there are groups like the International Working Centre in Hamilton. IWC provides a broad range of settlement services to[Read more]

The Northern Goddess Skincare

The Northern Goddess - Skincare Review - Craftadian Show maker

The holidays are a great time to support local and independent businesses.  Like big businesses, they make most of their money at the holidays too.  There are holiday markets, orders for Christmas gifts and more.  The upcoming Craftadian show in Hamilton is the perfect time to get that gifting shopping list done while buying local, keeping your dollars in your community.  One of the recent independent businesses I tried out is The Northern Goddess, who will be at the upcoming[Read more]

Winter Footcare Moisturizing Routine

Wainter Footcare Routine - FaceQ Milk Foot Mask - Avon Footworks Clay Mask - BodyShop Hemp Foot Protector

While out feet may spend a lot of time in boots during the harsh Canadian winter, it is still important to keep them moisturized.  A good winter footcare routine will mean less work in spring, better feeling feet and healthier feet too.  Every so often, I do a deep exfoliation too using The Body Shop pumice line followed by a deep moisture treatment.  But for general moisturizing, I start with a clay exfoliating mask, a moistuzing bootie mask and follow[Read more]

Hard Candy Lips of Love

Hard Candy Lip Gift Sets 2016

Whether you are buying for a budding makeup lover or just looking for some really affordable choices, Hard Candy has some amazing products.  I love their primer and Glamoflauge concealer.  The Holidays are the best time to try this with various gift sets and offers.  I recently tried out their Lips of Love sets which include lip products in three shades as well as their holiday themed lip balms. The two Lips of Love sets include three lip products, in[Read more]