August Beauty Favourites

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August Beauty Favourites:
NEW JERGENS – Vitamin E Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Soothing Aloe Moisturizer
JERGENS – Hydrating Coconut Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Ultra Care Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer
NEW JERGENS – Moisturizer for Wet Skin with Argan Oil
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Tea Tree Oil Anti-Imperfection Night Mask
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Spa Of The World Ethiopian Green Coffee Firming Cream
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Spa Of The World French Grape Seed Body Scrub
NEW THE BODY SHOP – Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm
NEW MAKE UP FOR EVER – Aqua XL Ink Liner/Shade: D-60 diamond brown
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MAKE UP FOR EVER – Aqua XL Color Paint/Shade: I-50 iridescent warm beige

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Jergens® is celebrating their 100th anniversary here in Canada this year! We have used many Jergens products over the years and are continually impressed with their new releases. They recently updated the formula of their moisturizers to a new hydralucence blend. We really like the new formula – all seven of their core moisturizers are hydrating, non-greasy, smell amazing and are long-lasting.

One of my all time favourite moisturizers is Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin. I discovered it a few years ago and have been through a few bottles since. When it was first released, they only had two different formulas – Green Tea Oil and Coconut Oil. I was more than happy to find out that they recently released a brand new Moisturizer For Wet Skin scent – Argan Oil! It smells absolutely amazing. It may actually be my favourite scent out of the three. We love the Moisturizer for Wet Skin so much that we previously wrote about it – see here.

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Last week we had the opportunity to preview The Body Shop’s new exciting releases for Fall/Winter 2017! Every year they blow us away with their unique, fun range of gift options for the Holiday season. They did not disappoint this year. Expect a wide array of gifts ranging in sizes and price points. Their countdown gift advent calenders will be making a return, as well as a new New Years advent calender option! There will be many gift sets available – Spa Of The World, strawberry sets and more.

Where my pumpkin lovers at??? It’s September 1st tomorrow and we all know what that means. IT’S PUMPKIN SEASON BABY!
(Side note: I tried to order a PSL at Starbucks today and they refused. Not available until September 5. 🙁 )

We have some AMAZING news for all our fellow pumpkin addicts. The Body Shop will be releasing a full PUMPKIN line soon!!! We got to test the Pumpkin body cream and let me just tell you… I. CAN’T. EVEN. I wanted to take the whole jar and rub it all over my body. No joke. It was absolutely AMAZING and I am literally counting down the days until they release it this Fall. If you are a pumpkin-aholic, you will LOVE the new line. Stay tuned my lil pumpkin lovers.

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NEW French Grape Seed Body Scrub / NEW Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream /
NEW Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm

These little beauties are just some of the new products that we discovered at The Body Shop’s Fall/Winter preview. We are most excited about the two brand new additions to their ultra luxurious line, ‘Spa Of The World‘ – the new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream & French Grape Seed Scrub.

We are huge fans of The Body Shop’s Spa Of The World skincare line. Luxurious, rich, spa-like full-range collection of body care made with heavenly natural scents and ingredients – what’s not to love?! We previously reviewed and featured the whole line on our site, (click here to find out more.)

Our favourite product from the Spa Of The World line was previously the Hawaiian Kukui Cream… However now after trying the new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream, we can’t possibly choose between the two. The new Ethiopian Green Coffee Cream is absolutely divine. It is 100% vegan and made with hand-harvested organic Ethiopian green coffee from the Kaffa region. Caffeine is a natural stimulating property which firms the skin. The cream has a really nice faint scent, which doesn’t actually smell anything like ground coffee! The cream contains ‘green’ coffee, so if you are not a coffee fan, don’t let the name fool you. It has a beautiful natural, fresh smell to it.
Like all of the Spa Of The World creams, it melts into the skin effortlessly and is completely nourishing and non-greasy.

Did you know that The Body Shop were the first global beauty brand to fight against animal testing? One of the many reasons why we adore The Body Shop and everything that they stand for. 80% of countries still allow animal testing.. Help make a difference and join The Body Shop’s fight against animal testing by signing their petition: thebodyshop.com/en-ca/BanAnimalTesting

What beauty products are you currently loving? Let us know!
*products pictured in this post were provided to us by PR for review purposes. all opinions are our own.

Natasha & Laura xo
(written by Natasha)

Jergens Moisturizer For Wet Skin

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Last week my mom and I had the honour of attending the London Drugs Beauty Event. The #LDBeauty event showcases all of the exciting current & upcoming releases in beauty available at London Drugs Cosmetics. It is truly thee event of the year in Vancouver.

We had the opportunity to learn about & test some amazing products. Stay tuned for more reviews on our top picks in the next few weeks! The first product that we are reviewing from the event is one of my (Natasha) favourites, Jergens New Moisturizer For Wet Skin.

My Grandma, Mom and I have used Jergens products for years and are huge body lotion lovers so I was very excited to try out their new moisturizer. There has been a lot of hype around wet skin moisturizers as of late and they seem to be all the rage. I have never tried one previously so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was a little worried it might be a hot, slippery mess. However I couldn’t be more wrong! It is the complete opposite – Completely moisturizing & non-greasy

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I’ll be honest, I don’t have the softest legs in the world. My mom and Grandma on the other hand have the smoothest, most baby-soft legs ever. Total leg-envy. No matter what lotion I put on after shaving, my legs never really feel THAT soft. Believe me, I’ve tried many different lotions through the years. From higher-end expensive creams to drugstore brands. I’ve kind of just accepted that I have semi-soft legs and that’s that. 😉

No lotion has given me results like Jergens New Moisturizer For Wet Skin has. I am so incredibly excited about it! I have been using it after showering for a week now and my legs feel noticeably hydrated, moisturized and smoother! My mom and I were actually shocked at the result and agree that it is truly a great product and worth repurchasing. When Jergens releases it in stores this July, I will be the first in line and plan on stocking up on this heavenly cream.

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How It Works: Apply the moisturizer right after your shower before drying off. Than just pat dry with your towel and you’re good to go! No-rinsing required.
  
Jergens Moisturizer for Wet Skin includes a propriety formula that binds hydrating oils to water to help lotion instantly absorb and lock in moisture without leaving a heavy feel or greasy residue. High levels of glycerin and oils work to trap in the moisture from the shower, leaving your skin soft and 2x more luminous.

This moisturizer is especially great for those busy early mornings since you don’t have to wait for the lotion to dry before dressing.

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Available in 2 variants – Green Tea Oil (pictured above) which is known for its antioxidants and natural softening properties. As well as Coconut Oil – known for refreshing and softening properties. I tried the Coconut Oil Moisturizer at the LDBeauty event and it was just as lovely as the Green Tea Oil. The smell is delicioussss! If you are a big coconut fan, you are definitely not going to want to miss out on that one.

Where To Buy:
Jergens Moisturizer For Wet Skin retails for $10.99 Cdn (500ml) and will be available at London Drugs in JULY 2015.

Connect with Jergens Canada Online: Official Site, FacebookTwitter

Have you tried any wet skin moisturizers? Let us know! 

Happy Summer Beauties!
Natasha & Laura xo

Get Your Tan On with Jergens

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It’s almost Summer and that means it’s time to get our tan on! Sunless tan that is. We all know how damaging the sun can be to the skin, so like with everything in life… sun in moderation is fine. However, it’s awesome we now have safe options for achieving gorgeous glowing tanned skin anytime of the year. 

I work in the Cosmetic Industry and remember quite a few years ago when Oprah talked about Jergens on her show and the next day Jergens was literally flying off the store shelves. I have used Jergens Natural Glow Body Moisturizers since they were first launched. But I have never tried their Natural Glow with ‘Firming’ added to the mix. Who doesn’t want a little added firming included for good measure? I want to be firm while glowing don’t you? I want it all! 😉

The thing I love best about Jergens Natural Glow is that it provides a gradual colour. It’s not as intense as a typical self tanner. It’s more like a body moisturizer with the bonus of achieving some colour. This product will give you visible colour after a few uses. I use it daily until I build up enough colour then I maintain colour by applying it every 2nd to 3rd day. When you stop applying the Jergens your colour will fade after a few days just like an actual sun tan fades. You can control how much colour you want depending how often you apply. I really like this product because the colour is natural & sublte, actually moisturizes, has minimal odor and makes my skin glow.

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NATURAL GLOW PLUS FIRMING DAILY MOISTURIZER

Comes in 2 shades – Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan.
– Winner of Allure Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for 2 years running – 2013 & 2014.
– clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

If you are a fair skin tone you can start with the Fair to Medium and after you obtain enough colour and decide to go darker you can switch to the darker formula. However, I am a very fair skin tone (aka ghostly!) and I find that I can achieve a pretty dark colour just by continuing to apply the Fair to Medium colour.

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NEW JERGENS NATURAL GLOW COLOUR PRIMER IN-SHOWER SCRUB

This body scrub is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Considering how popular face makeup primers are I guess it was only a matter of time before we were introduced to ‘body primers’. This product is essentially a body exfoliator that prepares (primes) your skin for a streak free, flawless self tan colour. I always recommend exfoliating before applying self tanners. It is a crucial step to achieving an even natural looking colour. Exfoliating off dry skin specially around areas such as ankles, knees and heels is especially important.

It is recommended to use this scrub once a week prior to self tanning. 

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NEW JERGENS SHEA BEAUTY OIL

I am all about the body oils out in the market lately. I honestly can’t get enough. I will never turn down a good body oil! This new oil by Jergens is Fab. Really. It is packed with delicious Shea Butter and Argan Oil to hydrate and condition your skin. Ever wonder how Jennifer Lopez gets her legs looking so gorgeous and glowy? Body oils will do the trick!

It is recommended to use the oil after your shower on damp skin. I also have applied it on dry skin and it works just as well. It adds that extra glow without being greasy and leaves your skin so smooth and hydrated. In love! With dress and skirt season right around the corner this oil will definitely be a staple product.

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NEW JERGENS SHEA BUTTER DEEP CONDITIONING BODY MOISTURIZER

This body moisturizer is loaded with Pure African Shea Butter for intense hydration and HydraLucence for beautiful illuminating skin. It’s deep in hydration and absorbs without leaving a heavy sticky residue. You can feel amazing while using this product as well as feel good about helping support the women of West Africa who rely on Shea for their livelihoods. Shea is also known as Women’s Gold and empowers thousands of women every year providing them jobs and income during harvest and Shea production.

We love the large pump-style bottle and the smell of this body lotion is absolutely delicious! It’s not overpowering and you can still wear perfume with it. It leaves a really pretty subtle, Shea Butter smell… the perfect scent for Summer nights.

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Before & After using Jergens Natural Glow Body Firming Daily Moisturizer for 3 days. 

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We love that Jergens products make it so easy to achieve a beautiful, safe & sunless tan at home.

Jergens Online: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

What are some of your favourite self-tanning products? Let us know! 

Laura & Natasha xo
(written by Laura, photos by Natasha)