My Cold Weather Essentials – Body

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

The weather in Toronto is slowly and yet all too suddenly becoming colder and colder. This generally means we’re starting to face new obstacles when it comes to our skin – like dry patches, scaly legs, looking dull, etc. One of my self-love practices is taking care of my body. That is why I have these cold winter essentials to ensure I don’t experiences these cold weather misfortunes. As there are a few, here is my Part I where I focus on body care products. Enjoy! 🙂 The best part is I can get you 20% off these products, plus a FREE gift and REWARDS, just ask me how!

Why are these products so great? They are:
Vegan
Gluten-free
pH Balanced
(and more)
[Check out a post on Pretty Great Ingredients]

And they’re made without the following harmful ingredients:
Mineral Oil
Parabens
Phthalates
Animal By-product
(and more)
[Check out a post on Pretty Bad Ingredients]

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Awaken Sea Salt Scrub from Arbonne’s Aromassentials – $36 

Talk about my HOLY GRAIL scrub – I reviewed it a while back. Here it is if you’re interested. This sea salt scrub is full of beautiful smelling essential oils that hydrate your skin instantly ensuring that it is left looking supple, luminescent and beautiful. The sea salt works to scrub away all the dry patches and heals and repairs at the same time, revealing brighter healthier looking skin!

Before I found this scrub my legs were always so painfully dry and scaly – now I don’t have that problem. That is why this beautiful scrub has made it onto my cold weather essentials. I use it 3-4 times a week depending on how often I want to pamper myself.

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Re-Mineralizing Body Lotion 24H from Arbonne’s SeaSource Detox Spa – $61

Finding a moisturizer that I love has always been a hard task for me. Either it doesn’t actually hydrate and it just masks the problem or it is too oily and greasy. When I first tried this moisturizer I was BLOWN AWAY! I love it. It has a hydro-trap technology that helps to hydrate and hold its moisture so you’re not losing it throughout the day. It also helps to give your skin a firmer appearance and it soften your skin. Also because its sea salt based it repairs and heals! I happily use it everyday!

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Pampermint Hand and Foot Care Set from Arbonne’s Holiday line – $46

The smell is INSANELY YUMMY. When I put it on to pamper my hands or feet I can’t help but breath in that authentic candy-cane smell. I just want to eat my hands! And the best part in it is not artificial fragrance that has tons of chemicals, it is all safe smells that come from real ingredients! Everyone asks what it is every time I wear it – it is the perfect smell to get into the holiday spirit.

So there are three of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE cold weather essentials for the body, keep your eyes open for the next one which will be face related! Also one of these goodies could be in a giveaway I’m planning to do soon – so eyes open for that as well!

What are some of your favourite cold weather essentials? Have you tried any of these must haves?

Stay lovely,
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*All descriptions on the images were taken directly from http://www.arbonne.ca

Summer Lovin’ Tag

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Hey Pretty Lovelies!

First off, let me apologize for being so terribly MIA for the past couple of months. Life has been hectic but I am so happy it is calming down (right before I go back to school mind you) so I can get back to this wonderful blog that I’m so passionate about!

The lovely and absolutely wonderful Elaine over at Blabber Beauty tagged us in the seriously fun Summer Lovin’ Tag.


1. Summer lipstick you’re loving?

It actually has to be a lip gloss I think — I’ve been reaching for Arbonne’s Lip Polish in Nude. It is hands down my FAVOURITE nude in the whole world — and it doesn’t have toxins and harsh chemicals like everything else out there so I don’t feel guilty!

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2. Summer nail polish you’re loving?

Absolutely Orange You Jealous by L’Oreal. I tried it over at V’s house because it was (in my eyes) the perfect summer colour and I LOVED how effortlessly it went on. It definitely makes me want to try more L’Oreal nail polishes.

3. Bikini you’re loving this summer?

Sadly I haven’t been in a bikini much this summer — man this summer flew by 😦 But when I did I rocked some pink and mint.

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4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

I can’t do coffee so I steer clear of Frappuccino’s but I am totally obsessed and always craving the new Oprah Chai tea Latte with Vanilla. Yup still drinking hot drinks over here…

5. Favourite fake tan?

I don’t usually use fake tan but I’m really wanting to try Arbonne’s Made in The Shade Self- Tanner.

6. Favourite Summer song?

Work by Iggy. I just love pretending I can rap with her… plus I am ALWAYS in love with her make-up.

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7. Favourite summer accessory?

Probably my red thin framed sunglasses or my gold heart shaped sunglasses.

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8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume?

I don’t wear perfume much because of health concerns but when I do I rock my favourite smell – Ralph by Ralph Lauren.

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9. Summer book you’re loving?

I’m currently rereading the Harry Potter series and I’m on Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix. This series will always have a special place in my heart.

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10. What are you most excited to do this summer?

I moved in with my boyfriend and that has been pretty amazing. I was really excited to leave student housing and shack up with just one other person, especially him so. 🙂

Thanks again to the stunning Elaine for tagging us, so fun!!

I tag the following:

Holly from Glitter Pots and Lipgloss
Bee from The Beauty Locker
Zoey from Wonderful Little World
Lauren from BlaireBeauty
Jessie from All Things Beautiful

Anyone else that wants to take part in this Tag feel free!

Stay Lovely,
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Dave Lackie – Giorgio Armani Giveaway

Hey everyone,

I recently found Dave Lackie on Twitter, a brilliant beauty expert (he is based in Toronto, awesome!). He generously runs loads of giveaways per week, all you have to do is follow him on Twitter (here) and retweet the giveaway post! Super simple and so lovely. Well a couple weeks ago, I won his Giorgio Armani giveaway! Which included two Rouge Ecstasy excess moisture rich lipcolours (I gave one to V, of course!) in Dolci 510 and a bottle of the perfume Si. I was overjoyed, as any makeup and beauty lover knows, our love of all things lovely can be expensive, so winning something that fabulous is amazing.
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Here is my review on the products that I was sent by the wonderful Dave Lackie.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick – Dolci 510

– Colour –
When I first opened it I was excited by the colour. Now I’ve noted that it looks much darker when it goes on. On me it turns into a dark pink rosey colour, or a berry pink (I can’t decide). To say the least – gorgeous.

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– The look –
It has a nice shine to it, so if you’re a matte kind of girl, this isn’t for you. I like both, so I love the way my lips glisten when I’m wearing this product. Also the packaging is so nice! It seems to have a magnet, because I feel a little pull when I take the lid on and off. Which V pointed out is BRILLIANT because it wont open and smudge all over your purse. (sorry for the smudge on the lipstick)

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– Feel –
It glides on like butter. My lips are SO dry but this Armani lipstick is so full of moisture that it doesn’t dry them out. I can usually tell within the hour if the lipstick will dry out my lips, and this one I don’t even feel, its lovely! They aren’t lying when they say it offers the same softness and care as a lip balm.

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– Downsides –
After I ate my morning bar and had a cup of tea, it was completely gone, with barely a trace that it was once there. (Probably due to the fact that its so full of moisture) So I had to reapply after breakfast at the office. Although I REALLY didn’t mind reapplying because like I said above, it feels so nice compared to a lot of lipsticks I’ve experienced. I would recommend a liner if you’re not the best at applying, I could see this bleeding.
Also the smell can be a little distracting when you’re trying to eat. Some noses might hate it, some might love the smell, for me my sniffer is sensitive so I notice it pretty much the whole time I’m wearing it… but I don’t mind because its a constant reminder that I look fabulous ;).

Giorgio Armani Perfume – Si

– The Smell –
When I first smelt this perfume I was rushed forward to a version of myself that was a few years older, with life all figured out. Or the present me hanging out with cool, stylish and sophisticated older friends. Just like they say its sultry, intense and sophisticated. Right now I rock Ralph by Ralph Lauren, its been my scent for AGES. Si is a scent I can see slowly making its way into my routine. And its come just in time for my 26th birthday, perfect! They say its “for a woman who has the courage to say “yes” or “Sì” in Italian: Sì to Love, Sì to Life, Sì to Happiness.” Well… it certainly makes me want to be that woman. Plus Cate Blanchett is the face of this fragrance, how amazing is that!

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– The Look –
So romantic, so elegant, at first I thought it was a nice gold colour, but then I noticed its soft hint of pink, so dreamy, so lovely. I also noticed the little detail of the gold at the bottom, subtle but makes it look that much much luxurious. It gives my perfume collection that maturity that it needs.

A big thank you again to Dave Lackie for these wonderful prizes. I will certainly cherish them.

Stay lovely,
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