Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

October 1, 2017

Find Your Perfect Match Facial Cleanser Giveaway

cetaphil cleanser
I first heard about Cetaphil cleanser and cream from my doctor, as a good preventive product to use on acne prone skin. Since I have been using the Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser I found that it makes a difference to my facial skin.

April 20, 2016

Burt's Bees Body Care

Burt's Bees Body Care
When I use body care products, I prefer to use products that are made using more naturally derived ingredients. I like how my skin feels after I use the Burt's Bees products. The products are sulfate, paraben, and phthalate free. 

March 7, 2016

Win a Church and Dwight Prize Pack

church and dwight nair body care
Although, it is still winter in Toronto and snowing I am getting excited that warm weather and summer days will be here soon. If you are planning on staying close to home, going camping, or travelling these products from Church and Dwight will come in handy.

February 29, 2016

Made from Earth Body and Hair Care Products

made from earth shampoo
I have used Made from Earth products before and like it because the products are made using natural ingredients. Their skin and hair care products are organic, holistic, and healthy. I like that I can use the products without fearing the unknown chemical and animal product. I find the products are gentler in the skin, and does not clog pores, it is less irritant, unscented, not heavy or greasy.

September 29, 2015

Take Care of Your Body with Evolution of Smooth

My family and I checked out a variety of Evolution of smooth or eos products that are made in the USA. I like how the eos shave cream brightens and evens the skin tone. The natural shea butter and vitamin B3 in the shave cream nourishes and softens the skin.

February 19, 2014

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser

I enjoyed using the Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, Split Ends Bandage, and Strength Reconstructing Butter. I liked that the products did not have a strong smell, and after using the products the hair felt soft. 

July 29, 2013

Crocs For My Little Crocs

With so many activities to do in the summer and places to explore, having proper footwear is very important. There are many choices of stylish, comfortable crocs for children that it becomes hard to choose just one. Both my children like wearing their lightweight, slip resistant, functional Crocs™ summer shoes. 

July 22, 2013

Comfy Relaxing Crocs for Adults

If you thought Crocs were only clogs, then think again! There are so many fabulous styles and colours of Crocs shoes and sandals that it is difficult to pick just one. Crocs offer stylish footwear for the entire family.

July 20, 2013

Clear® Scalp & Hair Beauty

The New Clear® Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy helps us care for our scalp so we can have strong, beautiful hair. The Clear® Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy is a line of moisturizing shampoos, conditioners and treatments that has clinically proven to help restore the scalp’s natural balance.

May 20, 2013

Dermatologists recommended daily essentials for our skin

We like using this Lipikar Huile replenishing cleansing oil because it is an anti-irritant body wash, which is free of colourant, alcohol, soap and paraben.  We like moistening our skin using this cleansing oil during a shower, as it lathers quickly and doesn't have a strong fragrance. We can also pour 2 to 3 capfuls into the bath, gently rinse and pat dry. 

May 4, 2013

O’Keeffe will help heal the cracks and dry skin on our hands and feet

Usually during this time of the year when we are out in the garden I sometimes like using my bare-hands to dig into the soil and plant, which has side effects of ruining my skin. Many people I know have issues with either their hand or feet drying or splitting when the weather is extremely cold or too hot, and look for a solution that works instantly. 
We came across this skin care cream that helps to heal extremely split cracks and dry skin in our hands and feet.

April 8, 2013

Lipikar Baume helps heal sensitive dry skin

I have been using Lipikar Baume AP for my son, ever since his doctor recommended us to use it on him. I started using it since the beginning of winter this year because he was getting eczema rashes because of the dryness in the air.  Using this cream made the rash go away as well as helped to prevent from the rash coming back. I am glad that Lipikar made the rash go away as I was reluctant to use any harsh medications on his skin.  

December 4, 2012

Holiday gifts and ideas from Henry's

Henry's has been Canada's largest independent camera and accessories retailer since 1909.  This family owned and operated business has lots of up-to-date new products in their stores across Canada.  We have relied on Henry's in the past for our camera needs and we continue to do so today.

There are so many holiday gifts at Henry's for the whole family.  Here are some ideas...
  • They have many compact to advanced high performing cameras such as the nostalgic Fuji Instax Mini 7S that has easy to carry films so we can snap pictures anywhere and develop it instantly.
  • The Samsung Wi-Fi camera allows us to transfer photos and videos to all social media networks because of its built-in technology.
  • There are lots of tripods in a variety of sizes.
  • DIY arts and crafts i.e. Pinhole Camera and other creative things such as the Film Roll Sticky Notes.
  • Photo gloves like the Lowepro gloves is useful as it absorbs moisture and keep our fingers soft and warm during the cold weather so we can take pictures outdoors.
  • Henry's private and group Imagining workshops cater to our photography needs.
  • If you don't know what to pick get a gift card from Henry's, I am sure anyone receiving the gift card will have ton of things that they want :)
Henry's also has a fabulous selection of bags such as this Jo-Totes Betsy bag.  I really like the fashionable, functional design of this bag.  
The designer of the bag has realized that not everyone has the same equipment because we can adjust the velcro of the three interior pads and make compartments that suits our needs, or simply leave them out.  The numerous pockets in the bag allow us to store anything we want i.e. cameras, lenses, wallets, tablet/iPad, notepad and more.  The almost hidden zippered front flap is a perfect place to put paper, book, pen and other stationaries.  The bag also has a zippered back, which will fit the iPad or other thin laptops.  The front pockets have hidden magnetic closures that make it easy for us to put other belongings.  The main compartment has a zipper closure.  This bag is 11" high, 15.5" wide and 4" deep.  The shoulder pad and straps are adjustable and removable.
I find this bag very useful, as I like taking my camera, all the lenses, other equipment and belongings with me when I go out.  I think this bag is wonderful to use during any season especially winter because of the zips and quality of the soft faux leather.  This bag looks trendy and goes well with any outfit.  The bag is available in dark brown or mustard.  We can carry the bag anyway we want cross-body or in a shoulder strap.  The bag itself is lightweight so when the camera is put inside it, it is not heavy or awkward to carry.  The cotton interior fabric and the protective foam sewn into the lining of all four sides and the bottom keeps our lenses and camera safe.  
I think anyone who likes to be trendy and enjoy taking their camera everywhere they go will really benefit and find this bag, which is available at Henry's to a be a wonderful gift.

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December 3, 2012

Change the world with Chooze

chooze shoes
Inspire spin style Chooze
My daughter enjoys wearing these unique pair of colourful shoes from Chooze.  These shoes are comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  The durable outsoles make it a wonderful pair for active play.  They have a variety of choices and beautiful designs of shoes for boys, girls and women.  
There is a reason why these shoes are sold in a pair that matches, but are not the same because Chooze are created to make a difference and impact a change.  The profits from the sales of Chooze are invested in anti-poverty loan programs that enable women in developing countries to lift their families out of extreme poverty.  This is more helpful than giving a donation, as the company believes this gives a hand-up rather than a hand-out.
chooze shoes
This perspective of being different helps us make a positive impact to the world.  These shoes allow children to express their creativity and individuality with confidence.  This initiative helps those in need to better their lives.  It also reminds us of how grateful we should be for having the freedom to make choices because many people in the world don't have this basic human right. 
The company has also thought of a way they could do their share and help the environment as they make their shoe boxes out of recycled cardboard and present it to us has "art boxes" so children can reuse it by colouring and making it their own.  
make a difference so join the journey at  
chooze shoes
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December 1, 2012

Warehouse sale in #Toronto open for holiday shopping

It is a good time to take advantage of this Bargains group Warehouse sale at 890 Caledonia Road, Toronto and do the holiday shopping from one location for everyone.  They have lots of bargains on gifts for kids, men, women, pets and more.
They are only open once a year only for six weekends just in time for holiday shopping from November 16th till December 24th

  • New items arriving daily. 
  • Highlights include brand name winter accessories (2 for $10 and 2 for $20), 
  • socks & underwear (5 for $10), 
  • Hot Paws ski gloves, 
  • mitts (2 for $10), 
  • Kids PJ pants(2 for $10), 
  • Shop for your charitable programs such as Adopt-a-Family drives, 
  • Holiday gift Hampers and many more
  • FREE parking Yay!
Fri from 12 noon till 7pm
Sat from 10am to 4pm
Sun from 11am to 5pm

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November 26, 2012

Tilley apparel goes anywhere

Tilley apparel has existed for over 30 years.  Over these years they have evolved because of their committed focus on innovation, fabrics and design.  The team at Tilley are constantly looking for the latest engineered modern fabrications that make durable, versatile, easy to wear and care clothes and accessories that are also trendy and fashionable. 

With Tilley apparel we can travel light with one bag.  My father-in-law is a frequent traveler that sticks to his policy of travelling light and with only one bag; this is something I always hear from him as he encourages us to do the same :)  I agree with him and believe that when travelling we should be comfortable and clothes should be the last thing on the worry list.  Having clothes that we can trust, which will not tear or wear easy is the best way to not worry about clothes :)

Tilley Endurables started in 1980 by Alex Tilley after he developed the original Tilley Hat (T1).  Alex Tilley is a self-employed art consultant and avid sailor who made this T1 hat because he was tired of his sailing hats getting blown off his head, sinking and shrinking.
All the clothing and hats except for the TF2 Fur Felt Fedora hat and socks are made in Canada.  Although this TF2 Fur Felt Fedora hat and socks are made in the US, they follow the specifications of Tilley's standards.  When I browsed through the clothing at Tilley Endurables I liked the quality and collection of the lightweight clothing and the idea of wearing the same clothes in different ways.  These clothes are supposed to be comfortable to wear for travel and for everyday use.  
I found the prices a little on the expensive side, but I guess we pay a little more as an investment for the quality of the products.  Tilley stands behind its quality and guarantee us that all their hats expect the Raffia and clothing such as their Drummer Legends items are guaranteed for life and the socks are guaranteed to be hole free for 3 years.  Since Tilley products are durable and washable, they are environmentally friendly and sustainable.  

Tilley donates discontinued fabrics to NGOs to use for other projects. Every holiday season, Tilley has a tradition of supporting the Sir Edmund Hilary Foundation that is dedicated to help improve the lives of the Sherpa people in Nepal, and they sell the Baby Yeti soft toy for $7 and the Mom and Dad Yetis for $14 each.  
There are lots of unique features in the fabric that Tilley uses in their products, however features vary depending on the clothing and apparel.  Some of the features include fast drying, wrinkle resistant, lightweight, water repellent, washable, colour fastness, UV rated at UPF 50+ which is the maximum rating that offers sun protection etc.  Tilley products are designed by an in-house team that is inspired by travel trends and suggestions from customers i.e. their Intrepid bag with the brown vintage, hand-distressed leather and Italian buckles was based on a WWII bag suggested by a client.  

I liked the spacious layout and creative decor throughout the store as there are photographs, wooden carvings and other unique things from around the world that are interesting to look at.  I like the unique style of the fitting rooms as each room had a name of a country on the outside and inside there was a scenic picture from the country mentioned.  
Although Tilley is mostly known for travel clothing, they are moving from this and making fashionable clothes for everyday wear for all types of body shapes and sizes so Tilley products are appealing to globetrotters and backyard adventures alike.  They are the leading manufacture of high quality hats in Canada and across the globe.  There are seven family owned stores in Canada and more than 2600 retailers in 18 countries sell their hats.

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November 11, 2012

Get ready for winter with Pediped

Get ready for winter with reliable boots for children from Pediped. We want our children to be as active as they can during any weather, especially in winter. To be active and enjoy, I think it is important that children have proper footwear.

Pediped meets all the things we as parents demand :) and their shoes are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Pediped footwear are made with quality products that will keep our children's feet protected, comfortable and warm. Pediped has a variety of boots that are stylish, so children will not refuse to wear :)
I like that Pediped puts a lot of thought into their products as they only make footwear for children's growing feet. This Flex Cruz Pediped boots was my son's first choice because it has his favourite colour red. These boots are waterproof and withstands temperatures as cold as -20C. The cushioned insole makes the boots feel real cozy and protects the feet from frostbites. My son eagerly wears these Pediped boots as the weather has been chilly and windy. 
These shoes are lightweight and durable, which allows children to be active. I found the Flex Fit System in the boots useful as it gives an additional insole that can be inserted for a snug fit and can be removed as our children's feet grow.
I am very happy that these boots have slip-resistant flexible soles, which are not stiff so children can move their feet naturally without trouble. It is also easy to clean and maintain the boots.  

These Pediped boots are made with a combination of water-resistant leather and nylon material. I am glad that the boots have velcro, which makes it easy for my little one to put and remove on his own especially at school. The fabulous collection of Pediped boots can be bought at these retail stores or online. 
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November 7, 2012

Canada Goose will keep us warm in the harshest of cold climates

Canada Goose has been proudly manufacturing jackets for over 50 years in Canada.  I totally think they understand all the features we need in a jacket to stay warm during cold climates.  The authenticity, ingenuity and the years of manufacturing makes these jackets special.  All Canada Goose jackets have an Arctic disc symbol that depicts the features of the traditional Arctic map and creates a sense of community.   
The vision of the Canada Goose jackets are born in the designing room, where about 56 pieces are needed for an average jacket to be perfectly mapped out, cut and sewn. The craftsmen at Canada Goose use a variety of tools, including the Fedlock Dual feed sewing machine from the late 1920s to make these extraordinary outerwear.  The whole process of creating the jackets are monitored by experienced, skilled people that have been a part of the Canada Goose team for over 25 years.  They make sure no thread is overlooked as they inspect each jacket by hand to meet the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Each ounce of down used in the jackets are about 2 million fluffy filaments that interlock and overlap to create insulating pockets of air, which will keep us warm in the harshest of cold weather.  The down is used from the poultry industry, so no birds are harmed for the purpose of getting the feather.  Canada Goose only uses hypo-allergenic, lab-tested feathers and down from the Feather Industries approved vendors so all policies, philosophical and ethical positions are shared.  I don't own a Canada Goose jacket, however when I wore a variety of jackets at the Canada Goose 2012 Fall & Winter fashion collection event held in Toronto, I felt the coziness and comfort of these jackets.  Canada Goose says, that if we care for our jackets well it will last for generations.    
Most Canada Goose jackets have Canadian coyote fur around the hoods for functional purposes and not for fashion.  Canada Goose spokesperson said, the reason they have always used coyote fur in their hoods are because it doesn't hold water, never freezes and the uneven length of hair on the fur creates a windbreak protecting our skin and face from frostbite.  Canada Goose will continue to use coyote fur in some of their jacket hoods for functional purposes and also because this supports sustainable industry and the way Canadian aboriginal communities in the North live.  If you are not into the fur and will not need the fur, there is an option to remove it or buy Canada Goose jackets that don't have the fur.  
The jackets are lightweight and perfectly stitched, as I didn't see any feather plucking out.  The fashionable and functional designs are well thought-out, which makes the jackets ideal for all types of winter activities.  There were a variety of jacket choices for us to choose from i.e. different colour, designs and lengths... but I instantly fell for the berry coloured, knee length jacket :) I like the special features of the jackets such as the extra long fleece lined stretch cuffs that have thumb holes.  

Canada Goose has a wide collection of jackets for men, women and children to suit all types of lifestyles.  Canada Goose also has quality accessories such as headwear, neckwear, gloves, scarves, mitts etc... that we all need during the season.  I really like their 100% knit cozy merino wool scarf, which is already keeping me warm.

These jackets sold all over the world keep many people from freezing during the harsh cold climates.  When buying Canada Goose make sure it is authentic because there are lots of counterfeits.  Here is a link to the online stores and retailers. 
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October 31, 2012

Cashmere EnviroCare dress and What is truly "green"

Cashmere EnviroCare has made the first ever children's dress crafted from 100% recycled bathroom tissue by designer Izzy Camilleri.
White Cashmere Collection was revealed in celebration of Fashion with Compassion to raise awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  
We can contribute to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by casting a vote for our favourite dress. For every vote, Cashmere will donate $1, up to $10,000, in the winning designer's name.  
To vote, all you have to do is visit or and select your favourite design.  All voters will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of four $2,500 shopping sprees.
Recent research conducted by Kruger Products show that people want to buy green products, but they rarely actually buy.  Many people are confused about what elements differentiate truly 'green' products from the ones that claim to be 'green', therefore not knowing what to trust as credible.  Here is a link of the results from the research.

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October 21, 2012

Cleava Snap-To-Bra Mock Camisole giveaway

Cleava is a Snap-To-Bra Mock Camisole that is functional and fashionable.  It is easy to put it on and remove without taking off the shirt.  Cleava comes in one size that fits most as it snaps to our bra and gives a layered look.   

I am not a fan of layering so I really like Cleava, that doesn't show our cleavage :)  I don't have to worry about the deep necklines of the shirts when I shop because having Cleava in my wardrobe has solved a big problem.  With Cleava we don't have to be uncomfortable wearing another layer and worrying about the double straps showing. 

I like wearing Cleava as it is modest and comfortable even when worn for long periods of time.  The material is soft as it is made with 92% polyester and 8% spandex that keeps us cool and expands.  There are 3 snap buttons to adjust from right, left and bottom.  Here is a video about Cleava.  It is easy to wash the plain ones in the machine and dry it in the dryer.  
There is large selection of plain colours, laced camisoles and more.  Follow Cleava on Facebook, twitterpinterest or subscribe to their newsletter to know about new designs and promotions.  It is available in these stores and online.  Cleava makes a wonderful gift to teenagers and ladies. 

Cleava comes with a 30 days guarantee, so try it yourself.  Use the code FSCW with your minimum purchase of $20 online to get Free shipping.

If you want to win a Cleava Snap-To-Bra Mock Camisole please leave a comment on this post and enter through the rafflecopter below.  The giveaway is open to people in Canada and US until November 5th.

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