Sunday, 18 March 2012

Essential Cleansing Oil

This week’s must-have product is Aloette’s Essential Cleansing Oil make-up remover. I have been a loyal consumer of this product for years and it has never disappointed. The Essential Cleansing Oil has a great rose scent and melts the make-up off your face in seconds. So say goodbye to those raccoon eyes in the morning that are a result of left over make-up from the night before.

While looking up reviews for this product, to see what others thought of the oil I learned that the Essential Cleansing Oil also strengthens your lashes and helps them grow. Another loyal consumer of Aloette's products uses the oil to 
moisturize her dry hands in the winter.
This multi-purpose product retails around $20. To order this product go on Aloette's website and find a consultant near you.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Vacuum Away

Shark Navigator Lift Away
Since my recent engagement I decided to become domesticated; my first purchase a vacuum. A vacuum might not amuse many readers, but the Shark Navigator Lift Away has been my choice of topic all week. It actually makes vacuuming somewhat fun. At one point my finance and I were swapping turns taking the Shark Navigator for a test drive. Its swivel steering which makes it easy to maneuver and its light-weight detachable canister allows you to take it anywhere.
If you’re in the market for a new vacuum, check out the Shark Navigator Lift Away. It usually retails for about $200, but I bought mine on sale at Canadian Tire for $149.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Beach Ready

In one of my earlier posts I mentioned my intense workout regime, which I used to get my body beach–ready for a cruise I just got back from. These workout videos, both from the same company, Beachbody, have stopped my one-eyed squint when looking in the mirror wearing my pink bikini.
The first one, Insanity, I don’t even have to describe it because the name does it justice. Insanity is insane and not for the faint of heart. After a month of my fiancé hearing my screams of distress from the upstairs loft, he attempted one of the videos. Five minutes into the warm-up he was on the garage floor gasping for air. I repeat, this regime is named Insanity for a reason.

I received the Beachbody Brazilian Butt Lift workout for Valentine’s Day; guys don’t get your partner this video for ANY occasion, unless she asks for it. In my situation, I wanted the video so I was not offended at all.  

Beachbody regimes have several videos in each video package and a schedule that tells you what day to do each video. The Brazilian Butt Lift schedule varies on what butt type you are. Ladies, do NOT ask your partner what butt type best describes you, nothing good will come out of it. I promise.
I lost several inches and five pounds using Beachbody videos. Since my goal was to tone my body, not to lose weight, the five pounds was an added bonus and I didn’t have to change my diet to lose it.
Readers, if you are looking to get in shape, stay in shape or just get a shape, give these videos a try.
Order them online and you’ll have them in your mailbox within a week. I received mine in three days after ordering. 

Saturday, 25 February 2012

White Clay Miracle

Rare Earth Pore Cleasing Masque
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with my skin, as it is very sensitive to harsh soaps, creams, makeup etc…This week’s must-have product has put the love back in our relationship.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque does exactly what it claims to do on the jar, cleanses, purifies and detoxifies. The Amazonian White Clay leaves your face feeling fresh and reborn.
As recommend by the saleswomen, I use it once or twice week, after exfoliating my face in a hot shower using a face scrub.
All Kiehl’s products are derived from natural ingredients and the entire product line if formulated for sensitive skin.
The above link will lead you to Kiehl’s website where you can view their entire product line.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Bring Home the Tropics

I thought this product was a household staple, but when I mentioned it to my friends they had no idea it existed. So, I’m sharing it with you because this pineapple corer/slicer is a definite must-have product. It allows you to core and slice a pineapple in less than a minute. No mess and no frustration.  Now you don’t have to spend double the price on a precut pineapple in a plastic conditioner, so go out,  buy a  fresh pineapple and enjoy.
Spice up your day and use the shell of the pineapple to make a colourful drink. It will make you feel like you're in the islands and have you saying " bye, bye" to those winter blues.
I bought mine at the Christmas Tree Store in Buffalo, NY for $5, but Bed Bath & Beyond has a similar product.  If you prefer to shop online EBay, and Amazon sells them as well.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Lets Talk Hair

 Top 3 of My Favourite Hair Products

Stylize active wear hair elastics

Last month I started an intense workout regime in efforts to get fit after the holidays and in time for my first cruise at the end of February. What I find most frustrating when exercising, other than the hundreds of push-ups and suicide jumps my workout entails, is my hair elastic not serving its purpose to hold my hair off my sweaty forehead, as I bounce around in my living room a.k.a. home gym. Shoppers Drug Mart is where I found my solution to my hair situation. Stylize has created active hold hair elastics that have rubber woven into them. This elastic holds hair in place firmly, so go ahead ladies or long-haired boys…get sweaty without constantly adjusting your mane.
Trying to achieve that messy, only took two minutes to do, bun hair style? Or the perfect and polished 8 a.m. meeting bun?
Two words: bun shapers. I know, it sounds like the bun shaper should be something that Susan Somers promotes along with the thigh master, but this little donut shaped hair aid is what you need to achieve the perfect bun.

The bun shaper can be found at most hair supply stores, I bought mine at Sally’s Beauty Supply. Since I have only had this must-have product for a day, I thought it would be best to include a video of someone with more experience demonstrating how to use the bun shaper properly and struggle- free.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment has changed my hair. Its light-weight texture, a mixture of macadamia nut oil and argan seed oil, leaves your hair feeling rejuvenated as if you just left the hair salon. Okay, it sounds as if I'm writing an advertisement for this product but honestly it's the best hair product since dry shampoo. This oil can be used on wet or dry hair, but I like to use it with the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. When I’m in the shower I put the Deep Repair Masque through my hair (usually once a week). On top of the masque I use a dime size amount of the Healing OilTreatment and coat my hair. I leave it in for 10 minutes and rinse. This oil is worth its price of $29.50 for 4.2 oz. It lasts for months (I’ve had mine for 6 months and its half full) so go ahead and splurge, you’ll love the results!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lip Balm Love

EOS Strawberry Sorbet
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"The most beautiful makeup for a women is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy."  Yves Saint Laurent
It was love at first pucker when I tried EOS strawberry sorbet lip balm. EOS (evolution of smooth) lip balm’s unique shape instantly coats your lips with vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba oil, leaving your lips smooth and kissable. This little ball of moisture is 95% organic and 100% natural making every application guilt-free.

It comes in 6 flavours to satisfy any palette from the sweet mint traditionalist to the lemon drop SPF 15 preserver.
Boys, don’t think this product is only for the gals, actors like Michael Clarke Duncan and Ed Westwick have been spotted using this must-have product, so pucker up!