The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Tin of Delights

The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Gift Tin Set Holiday 2016 Review

A mixture of tea and beauty, what suits me more?  The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Tin of Delights includes full sized foaming bath gel, shower gel, lip balm and body butter.  It comes in a beautiful hat box style tin that you can reuse and sells for $45 and is eligible for special offers.  As with the other Christmas gift sets, the purchase of this set means that The Body Shop will restore 1 more square metre of rainforest in Vietnam, Indonesia[Read more]

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]

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]

Avon Skincare To Try in November

New Avon Skincare To Try This Month - November 2016

As with most companies, Avon has a lot of new products coming up to the holiday season.  Our skincare needs change in the colder weather and so not surprisingly, there is lots of new skincare to try out.  I was lucky enough to preview some of it, so here are the ones I loved and recommend you try this month. Avon Footworks Lavender Clay Mask You will need some downtime for this one, something we could all do with in[Read more]