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August Beauty Favourites

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It’s a new month!

So I’m sharing with you my August Beauty Favourites – a round-up of the best things to come across my desk this month that’s worthy of a mention. Here’s what I’m loving right now:

Sugar Scrub – You won’t ever see my talking about or endorsing anything that has plastic bursting beads on my blog, because they do a terrible a number on the environment. So I am truly loving the Sugar Scrub ($6.25) from Lush which uses Fair Trade sugar, fennel and ginger to naturally exfoliate the skin. A calming lavender oil helps to balance the rough stuff and the bar is easy to handle.

Life’s a Beach Body Scrub – Another August Beauty Favourite is this limited edition salt scrub ($6.95) from Lush a try and it worked incredibly well and getting rid of dead skin and removing any excess sunscreen off my body. All you do is pour a little bit of the scrub in your hand and add bit of water before scrubbing down.

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PREVAGE Anti-aging Neck & Decollete Firm & Repair Cream – This bright orange moisturizer ($138) goes on nice and thick that I use it mainly as a night cream on my neck. I like that it can work its magic overnight as it fights neck wrinkles with its unique blend of antioxidants. I am definitely guilty of moisturizing my face and totally forgetting about my neck. PREVAGE Anti-aging Neck & Decollete Firm & Repair Cream is designed specifically for this area, since it has different requirements than your face. My skin felt smoother and firmer overall which makes this an August Beauty Favourite!

 

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Beauty Favourites for Travel

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My friend Monica Da Rosa has been a beauty blogger since 2007 and has been bringing her readers the latest in beauty reviews and products on her site, Beauty Parler.

When she’s not browsing the beauty aisles, Monica works as a flight attendant. I love seeing all the different things she sources overseas! I was also very curious on how she manages to look so together and polished when working long shifts and dealing with the dehydration that comes with flying so much.

I was so happy when Monica agreed to share a few secrets with me and let us have a look at what is in her beauty bag!

How do you deal with jet lag?

Dealing with jet lag is actually not that bad. My layovers aren’t usually long enough where I have to adjust too much. But for the most part I let my circadian clock take over. So, if I land in the morning I stay within that time frame. I’ll take a quick nap and go out to get fresh air. I also try not to look at what time it is back home. Big no! no!

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Which beauty products do you swear by when you fly?

Benefit Cosmetics BeneBalm Lip Balms – I love these tinted lip balms for a hint of colour. Lighting on planes is pretty horrible and these add a bit of colour. The formula is very moisturizing and I love the rose scent. (more…)

Cubicle Glam: What you Need to Primp at the Office

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By: Daniela DiStefano

Whether you ran late getting ready this morning, or got asked to a last minute after-work event, a kit of office-friendly beauty products will make sure you always looked polished from 9 to 5 and beyond. But unless your boss will understand that you need an entire filing cabinet for your makeup, we suggest choosing a few essentials that won’t overpower the office supplies.

 

We’ve picked some of our favourite things to stash at work to avoid crisis and keep you looking fresh before a big (or surprise!) meeting:

 

Hair Elastics & Bobby Pins: An unexpected rainstorm at lunch or a humid summer day can totally botch your morning’s blow out. Keep some elastics and pins handy for a messy side braid or top knot when you’re in a bind. Goody Double Wear Elastics ($3.99) and Colour Collection Mini Bobby Pins ($3.99) at drugstores. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Best Girlfriends

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By: Daniela DiStefano

Looking for a few great gift ideas?

For the friend who’s always entertaining: Every weekend she’s calling you over to her condo for a themed cocktail party, pre-drink or girls’ night in. This party kit has everything she needs to plan another savvy soiree like décor, champagne coupes, serving tray and cocktail shaker. No doubt you’ll be permanently on the VIP invite list with this one. Party in a Box $166 at west elm (more…)