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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Robin McGraw Revelation Georgia Gift Box Giveaway | $120USD Value!



I am a huge fan of Robin McGraw's beauty products! So I'm thrilled to be able to host another giveaway so one of you can experience her products as well or maybe you'd love to gift this to a loved one! 

Robin McGraw is giving away one of her Georgia Gift Boxes valued at $120USD! 

The Georgia Gift Box by Robin McGraw (a $120 value) was inspired by the strength and love of her mother, Georgia. This beautiful, luxurious box, wrapped in an elegant satin bow, holds 5 scented gifts and a card with a special message from Robin.

Here are descriptions of each full-sized product featured in this impressive gift box.

Georgia eau de parfum 1.7 fl oz/ 50 mL
A sensual, sophisticated fragrance featuring fresh, floral notes
1.7 fl. oz./50 mL




Be unforgettable with this statement-making scent. Inspired by the spirit, love, power, and strength of Robin’s mother, Georgia embodies what it means to be fabulous and fierce. Wherever you go, a zing of bergamot, pink freesia, and water lotus announces your arrival, before whimsical orchid and rose begin to bloom, and soothing amber and coral musk linger long after you’ve made your grand entrance.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Freesia, Water Lotus
Middle Notes: Whimsical Orchid, Feminine Rose, Tea Leaf
Base Notes: Patchouli, Soothing Amber, Coral Musk


Georgia Foaming Shower Gel 8 fl oz/ 237 mL
You’ll love lathering up with this irresistible blend of soothing botanicals. 


Enriched with calendula, honey, aloe, and olive fruit extracts, this foaming shower gel leaves skin feeling relaxed, refreshed, and baby soft, while the elegant aroma of Robin’s signature scent elevates your bath to a decadent, spa-like experience.


Georgia Hydrating Body Butter 8 fl oz/ 237 mL
An ultra-moisturizing, skin-soothing treatment for your body
8 fl. oz./237 mL


Indulge your skin cravings. This luxuriously rich cream is formulated with moisturizing shea butter, macadamia seed oil, avocado oil, and vitamin E to provide dull, dry skin with long-lasting hydration and antioxidant protection. Packed with essential nutrients, this velvety formula feels surprisingly light on the skin, absorbing quickly for a boost of moisture and leaving your body delicately fragranced with Robin’s signature Georgia scent.


Georgia Moisturizing Hand Cream 3 fl oz/ 89 mL
From the fresh, floral scent to the silky texture, this luxurious hand cream is a must-have for pampering on-the-go. Give your hardworking hands a well-deserved break with nourishing mango butter and antioxidant-rich milk thistle to hydrate, repair, and protect skin. The light formula absorbs quickly, leaving hands feeling soft and supple but not slippery, so you can pick up right where you left off.

NO PARABENS, DYE FREE, NO SLS, NO MINERAL OIL, NO ANIMAL TESTING

You can learn more and shop Robin's line at the link below:
www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com

Follow Robin McGraw Revelation On Instagram! www.instagram.com/robinmcgrawrevelation/

Giveaway is open to Canada (excluding Quebec) 
& USA (excluding Alaska & Hawaii).

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
(Note: the only mandatory entry is to leave a comment).




This post is not sponsored. The prize is graciously provided by Robin McGraw.

Flexitol Heel Magic Review | For Dry Cracked Heels!


Featured Product:
Flexitol Heel Magic- 70g/ Approx. $14.99

Flexitol Heel Magic comes in a twist-up stick form. The product is soft and very easy to apply, just swipe and go!

From Flexitol:
Flexitol Heel Magic is a quick and easy to apply treatment for feet with dry skin or rough, cracked heels. It contains a highly concentrated moisturizing base that delivers visible results after 3 days on stubborn cracks.

Its innovative blend of emollients includes Shea Butter, Lanolin, Vitamin E, Beeswax and Olive Oil to soften and protect dry, scaly and cracked heels.
  • Practical, no mess stick applicator format: no need to touch the product with hands
  • Breakthrough product that hydrates dry & cracked heels
  • Diabetic friendly
Ingredients:
Myristyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Ozokerite,Aqua, Urea, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lanolin Oil, Cera Alba, Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum.

Directions
Apply morning and night.


I'm one of those people that thinks feet are pretty gross, so showing photos of my feet isn't something I'm really comfortable with but sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

As you can see, after only 2 applications, my feet look completely rejuvenated in the after shot. The product claims visible results in 3 days, which would be 6 applications (using am and pm). I saw results after just one use (photo taken after 2 uses - am and pm).

Prior to testing out this balm, I used body lotion on my feet every day after I shower. Clearly, body lotion is not enough for my feet!

After using the Flexitol Heel Magic, my feet look and feel so soft. The results are truly like magic. It's like I had an expensive, time-consuming pedicure with just a few swipes of the Heel Magic!

The best thing is how quick and easy it is to get healthy and younger looking feet! Yes, even feet look younger, as you can see, with hydration!


This is a product that I will always keep in my arsenal. And, I'll be getting one for my scaly foot partner too. I can't recommend this product enough!

Flexitol has many other speciality skincare products. After my experience with their Heel Magic, I definitely want to try out some of their other products, especially the lip balm! You can check out their products at the link below.

Available at London Drugs, Rexall Pharmaplus, Walmart and more!





Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sweet Summer Scents With So...? Body Mists




Featured Products: 
So...? Fragrances in Fresh Floral and White Petals - 100ML / Approx. $4.99

I'm so picky when it comes to fragrances. 🌼🍭🌹 I have my favourites and I pretty much stick to them. These So...Body Mists have been sitting on my desk waiting patiently for me to try them, so I finally did. Wow! I didn't even know what I was missing! 


I've been wearing both the Fresh Floral and White Petals scents all week and I truly love them both! They both have that light, fresh, and sweet scent that I love. I find that with most body mists, the scent fades away and all I'm left with is the scent of alcohol. I'm happy to report that I haven't experienced that effect with these or I definitely wouldn't be raving about them! It's not often that I like new fragrances or that I can't even pick a favourite out of 2, but that's the case with these.  I've been enjoying both and alternating them throughout the week. 




These are big surprise hits for me and I'm adding them to my very small collection of fragrances. 🌸 

The packaging may not be flashy but don't let that deter you from trying these. You may just fall in love with them like I have!

There are several other scents available if light, fresh, and sweet is not your cuppa tea! 

Available at select: Pharmasave, Familiprix, Guardian IDA, Phamachoice and more!





Not sponsored. Products were provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

New Live Clean Foaming Hand Wash Review | Inspire Your Senses!



We all need to wash our hands, some of us do it a lot more than others (ie. Me). But either way, it's one of those basic necessities, so why not make the process enjoyable and healthy to boot!?

Live Clean's New Foaming Hand Washes are like a dose of aromatherapy everytime you wash your hands!

You know you're completely in love with this product when you wash your hands with your regular soap and then go back and rewash them with your new Live Clean Foaming Hand Soap just to get a whiff of the delicious aroma! True story. 😁

I remember when a friend gave me a "speciality" soap from a new bath and body store that had opened many years ago. I used the bottle but never got into the hype over these products because I was aware that most were made with harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances.

Live Clean's new Foaming Hand Washes give us speciality soaps that are good for us! Not only are they natural and free of harmful chemicals, the scents are heavenly, and they are super hydrating yet effective!

There are 3 delicious scents in this line currently:
  • White Tea & Cherry (My personal favourite!)
  • Vanilla Bean & Coconut
  • Lemon Mint



Vanilla Bean & Coconut Foaming Hand Wash- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Certified organic botanicals of Vanilla and Coconut with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.

This is lightly scented and any vanilla or coconut lovers are sure to be fans of this one.


White Tea & Cherry- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Enriched with Vitamin E and certified organic botanicals of Aloe Vera, White Tea, Chamomile, and Cherry.

This is my personal favourite and the most strongly scented of the bunch. I was expecting to like this one the least of the 3, but I find that it's fresh and sweet scent has the most aromatherapy-like and relaxing effect on me.


Lemon and Mint- 400ML/ SRP $4.99
Made with certified organic botanicals of Lemon, Peppermint, Basil, and Aloe Vera.

I find this one very lightly scented and notice the lemon with a hint of peppermint the most. It has a very light and fresh scent to it.


All of these hand washes are:
  • 98% Natural
  • SLS and sulfate free
  • Petrolatum and phosphate free
  • Silicone and phthalate free
  • DEA and paraben free
  • Triclosan and benzalkonium chloride free
  • Dye-free
  • Pure Vegan
  • Cruelty-free
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
  • Biodegradable ingredients and recyclable packaging


Overall:
The packaging is perfection and each has a bright, cheerful and fun look.

Each scent is delicious and delivers a little aromatherapy session each time I wash my hands. I've been using these soaps for weeks now and my hands feel very soft and hydrated, and I wash my hands A LOT! Although they are gentle on my skin, they are very effective at getting my hands clean.

I don't know how Live Clean does it! These are SO affordable, such great quality, so effective and made with all natural ingredients, not to mention, void of any harsh or toxic chemicals. To find products like this at these prices is normally unheard of!

Thanks for more winning products, Live Clean! πŸ’“


Live Clean Foaming Hand Washes are available at:
Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Walmart, Jean Coutu, Amazon.ca, and Well.ca




Not sponsored. Products provided free for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

New! Garnier Express Root Retouch Grey Hair Concealer Review


Featured Product:
Garnier Express Retouch Grey Hair Concealer - 10ML/ 0.34OZ Approx. $9.99

Available in 5 shades:
Light blonde, dark blonde, light brown, dark brown, and black

Easy to use sponge tip applicator

From Garnier:

Make Up Your Roots. Precise & Easy. Anytime. Anywhere.
New Express Retouch Grey Hair Concealer instantly covers grey roots.

Anti-Transfer
Precise Applicator
Up to 30 Applications
Enriched with Mineral Clay & Pearls


It's so easy to use: Shake, apply, brush.


#NoFilter

I honestly didn't even realize how many greys I had on the top/front of my hair until I took this above my head photo!

I'm so happy with this product! It was so fast and easy to apply. The dark blonde shade blended in well with the colour of my roots. My greys were covered 100% and it definitely was transfer resistant. It withstood repetitive brushing, dry shampoo, rubbing my hands through my hair and more! It was there until I washed it out.

There was zero mess and it looks so natural. Fabulous to use between salon appointments or anytime you want to hide those greys!

I highly recommend this product if you're looking for something to temporarily cover your greys. Click here to purchase.

Let me know if you try this product and how you like it! 




Not sponsored. Product was provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

Friday, July 20, 2018

6 Tips to Help us Relax Easier at Night Due to Crazy Life Schedules




There’s no need to wonder what the secret is that everyone else has in their life when it comes to relaxing and unwinding during the night after your manic days. It all basically boils down to owning your own, smart routine come bedtime; and we’re going to talk you through the best additions to this routine.

What you choose to do in the evening will influence how good your sleep is that evening, including the quality, depth and length. This impacts on mood and energy when you wake the following day as well, so it’s well worth setting up well for success instead of failure in the sleep department.

If you’re hoping that you can get away with those late nights and fridge-raiding sessions now that you aren’t a student, then think again because this will have negative connotations for you and your sound slumber. Don’t fret though!

Here are six super tips to help complete the ideal night-time ritual that will have you sleeping like you could only have ever dreamed of before, all through these simple, yet effective pointers.

Let’s have a look and see what you need to do to achieve this…




1. Forward Planning

As we mentioned in the introduction, night owls never prosper, so think about staying in tune with your very own natural body clock. Be resourceful and productive while you’re feeling full of energy the most in the evening-time which will prep you for the next day.

It’s the little things, such as knowing what you’re going to wear the next day, having your bag and lunch all ready to go when you’re heading for the door in the morning and ensuring your gym kit isn’t still in the wash basket awaiting a wash!

Do whatever you can to reduce the time it takes to make breakfast; whether that’s leaving the bowl and spoon out or having the pan clean and ready for your morning omelette.


It’s just half an hour of forward thinking that will reduce stress for the following day ahead.


2. Time to Switch Off

Make the last hour to an hour and a half prior to your bedtime a totally tech-free time. This is arguably the hardest thing for us all to do these days thanks to the appeal of staying connected, but this one’s a vital one.

The blue light you might unwittingly be seeing from the screens of your devices is blocking the melatonin in your brain from working its sleep-inducing magic at the crucial time, which is not good.

It’s so easy to check another app, and then another after thinking that you’d just quickly check the one and it snowballs into a full-on social media sesh that you can’t recover from. Put the phones, tablets and TV on standby and feel the benefits of the change you make!


3. Declutter

If you’re stressed out then have you taken a look around your home to see how organised everything is? Essentially, mess triggers stress. Studies have established that visual untidiness, such as dirty dishes and piles of clothes, etc. prevents our ability to focus, which results in a weary/drained kind of feeling.

To overcome this, and stay relaxed after your busy day, stay on top of the dishes, don’t slack on the recycling and rubbish and don’t let your clothes pile up in the corner. By keeping your bits and pieces in their rightful place you can look forward to a calming effect as a reward!



4. Stay Cool

During the autumn and winter months, when the evenings are slightly chillier, you could feel the temptation to whack the heating up, however, you will get much better sleep if you hang fire. Keep your bedroom temperature between 60 to 68 Fahrenheit for prime sleeping conditions.

This will allow your body’s core temperature to drop and kickstart the sleep process while in this temperature range.

You can find discussions on the main Sleep Advisor website about staying cool during the warmer months too. They suggest thinking about switching to a summer quilt and having a fan in your room to provide a cooler environment for sleep.


5. Put the Kettle On

Opting for tasty, soothing decaffeinated herbal teas along the lines of passion flower and chamomile will provide you with a well-deserved calming effect for mind and body.

If you do this regularly, your brain will associate the process of making a hot beverage with the winding down process associated with going to bed to sleep, which will help you to relax.


6. Don’t Be a Fridge Raider!

If you reach for the cookie jar or the other sugary treats that you might find occupying the fridge, it’s important not to be tempted to do so at night. This is because they will do a really good job at waking you up at the wrong time; when you’re looking to unwind before bed.

It doesn’t end with the sleepless nights either, as you’re much more likely to gain weight if you fridge raid before bedtime. If you’re suffering from proper tummy rumbles and you have to have something then go for some almonds or whole grain crackers. These types of snacks contain tryptophan, which has sleep-inducing properties and will help you feel nicely relaxed at the right time.


I hope you find some of these tips helpful! Have a fabulous and relaxing weekend, everyone!




This guest post is in collaboration with Sarah Cummings.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Zoella Beauty Splash Botanics Arrives In Canada | Review + Giveaway!



Hi Everyone!

Zoella Beauty Splash Botanics has just arrived in Canada! To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway!

One winner will win a full-size Zoella Beauty Splash Botanic'Eau Body Mist (45ML), retail $14.99CAD! πŸ’πŸŒΈ

This beautiful and delicate scent is perfect for summer! It's fresh and not overpowering 🌞 Described as a pretty green, watery floral scent highlighted with freesia and iris flowers. The bottle is so pretty too, it looks so beautiful on my vanity!

Zoella Beauty Splash Botanics has a number of brand new creations including body wash, lip oil, bath milk, bath soak, and body lotion. 



Zoella Beauty is a cruelty-free brand!

These products are now available in Canada and coming soon to London Drugs (in-store and online) and select Pharmasave stores.


Entering is super easy! Just visit this page on my Instagram and tag 3 friends. 

Open to Canada only. 

Giveaway closes on Friday, July 27th.
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