Tag: skincare

Here’s why you should drink water

By Carmelina Karas The Basics Water is essential for life. Our bodies are made up of approximately 60% of it! We need water for vital organ functions, to replenish ourselves after exercise or while working in a hot climate, and for amazing looking skin. You may have heard that...

Summer Essentials

By: Jodee Cave Summer is finally here and with the heat, humidity and fun it can be hard to maintain your beauty regimen. Whether you’re travelling, swimming or sunning this season, we found some products that you’ll definitely want to take along for the journey!   With the beautiful...

Test Diva: Erbaviva Organic Skin Care Products

By: Lindsay Grummett Erbaviva began back in 1996 as an organic baby skincare line and then expanded to include items for mothers-to-be and general consumers. While the product lines have grown, the company’s philosophy remains the same: create pure products that are consciously crafted with herbs and botanicals while...

VariLite Laser Treatment at Avenue Skin Care

By: Jodee Cave Medi-spas have taken the beauty and esthetics market by storm. They’re your one-stop shop for skin and beauty needs on a deeper level. If you’ve been following the blog you may know that one of my biggest insecurities is my uneven, sun damaged skin. I have...

ABA Through My Eyes

Lindsay Grummett Earlier this week, the Allied Beauty Association (ABA) brought its annual trade show to Toronto and as usual, it was amazing! There were hair competitions and eyelash applications. You could get fresh makeup, a new mani or prepare for summer with a fake tan (like I did).  There...

Spa Visits: Getting Guys through the Doors

By: Lindsay Grummett A couple weekends ago my boyfriend, Mason, and I packed up our bags (and our kitty) and headed north to my parent’s cottage. It’s a relaxing place that my brother and I have loved going to since we were kids. That Friday, while we were sitting...

Test Divas: Sibu Beauty’s Sea Buckthorn Products

What’s better than a skincare line that leaves your skin feeling fresh and renewed? One that is vegan, cruelty free and practices fair trade! You may have heard about the wonders of sea buckthorn, but if not here’s a little background: Sea buckthorn berries pack a powerful punch, containing...

Test Divas: Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator

During the Christmas break, I was lucky enough to test out Jan Marini’s limited edition Pumpkin Spice Holiday Exfoliator.  I loved the smell, although it gave me cravings for a big slice of pumpkin pie after each use. When I applied the product to my skin, I immediately noticed...

Test Divas: SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

By: Lindsay Grummett I’m totally obsessed with sleep masks this season.  They’re the perfect lazy-lady product – you put it on before bed and wake up with hydrated skin. How easy is that?! About a month ago, I got my hands on SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque (for the sake of...

Test Dude: Pangea Organics Facial Cleanser & Body Wash

  By Nick Heffernan Okay, I’m stepping into some unchartered waters here. I’ll be completely honest: I’ve never set foot in a spa, know next to nothing about the beauty industry and the only products I use are a skin cream for dry skin (which 9 times out of...