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)

The Body Shop Holiday 2016

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‘Tis the season to be jolly! Too early you say? Not in our family. On November 1st, the Halloween decor gets put away and we’re straight into Christmas mode. Full on. Well, perhaps not completely ‘full on’.  We’re not totally nuts and putting the tree up today (or are we?!)  But we do start getting some of the decor out. We love the holidays so much and want to enjoy them for as long as possible. With all of the decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping etc, just getting everything done requires so much time and effort.

Speaking of shopping…  The Body Shop has got us all giddy and excited about this Holiday season. 

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This Holiday season The Body Shop has some fabulous new gift giving ideas (as always!). Each year The Body Shop knocks it out of the park with their affordable, luxurious, environmentally conscious and ethical gift giving options.

There are 3 new limited edition scents for the holidays. Frosted Berries, Vanilla Chai and Spiced Apple. The Vanilla Chai Foaming Bath pictured above is made with creamy milk, hand picked vanilla from Madagascar, mixed with cinnamon, cardamon and brown sugar. Absolutely the most delicious smell!

We. Just. Can’t. Even.

In honour of their 40th Anniversary and their continuous campaign against animal testing and protecting endangered animals they have dedicated and created some very wild options #junglebells. With every special Christmas gift purchased this holiday season, they are restoring 1 square foot of Rain Forest. Specifically in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia where The Body Shop will continue to build Bio-Bridges to aid damaged habitats and endangered animals such as the Sumutran Tigers, Malayan Tigers, Asian Elephants and Sumutran Orangutangs in finding their matches. How’s that for feeling even better about ‘It’s better to give then to receive’ ? We totally love that.

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We were thrilled to receive these special personalized body butters! Available at select Body Shop locations in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Ontario. 

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Love Me Butter‘  is just one of the amazing gift sets available this year. Retailing at $15, the set contains 3 of The Body Shop’s most popular body butters in travel sizes. Adorable! Definitely would be a great stocking stuffer.

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The British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask ($28) isn’t necessarily a Christmas item but we wanted to include it in this post because we are mask fanatics and we both truly love this one! It is available in a variety of beautiful gift packs for the holidays. This rose mask moisturizes, tones, soothes and gives your skin an instant beautiful glow. Infused with real rose petals, rose oils, rose essence and Organic Trade aloe vera, this mask is like having an ultimate spa style facial at home. This mask is 100% Vegan! It would be a great gift for any woman in your life. Or man. We don’t discriminate. 

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SPICED APPLE CANDLE ($22)

We are both just a l’il candle obsessed. Every night during the Fall & Winter months, you can be sure we will have at least one candle burning at any given time! There’s nothing cozier then lighting up a delicious candle, sippin’ a cup of tea while watching a little Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation during the holiday season. The best!

The Body Shop has 3 amazing new candles this Holiday season. Available in their new limited edition seasonal scents – Spiced Apple, Frosted Berries, & Vanilla Chai. Pictured above is the Spiced Apple candle. It smells absolutely delicious, and is not too strong or overpowering at all. 

We’re thinking these candles are going to make awesome teacher and hostess gifts!

Are you excited about The Body Shop’s new Holiday 2016 Collection? Let us know!

Happy Holiday Shopping….! 😉
Laura & Natasha xo

SKINCARE: The Body Shop – Spa Of The World

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We have been obsessed with The Body Shop‘s Spa Of The World Body Care collection since it first hit stores. Spa Of The World is literally like having your own private spa treatment in the convenience of your own home… every single day! It’s unbelievably fabulous. From the packaging to the high quality ingredients, this collection is completely luxurious

The Body Shop travelled the globe searching for the rarest, purest, most effective, natural and always ethical ingredients that have been passed down from generation after generation. The Spa Of The World body care line is one of those unique collections where each product actually delivers. The quality and price of these products (ranging from $10-$60) can’t be beat.

The Hawaiian Kukui Cream ($36/350ml) is our favourite product from the Spa Of The World collection. Only because we both LOVE the smell. This cream is made with kukui oil which has extreme nourishing properties and has been used by the sun-loving Hawaiian women for generations. It’s non-greasy, extremely hydrating and the scent smells just like Summer! The cream is light enough to replace your fragrance during the hotter months. 

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Have you tried The Body Shop’s Spa Of The World collection? Let us know! 
Laura & Natasha xo

Summer Skin: The Body Shop Essentials

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It is literally only Spring, but here on the Canadian west coast it already feels like Summer! The weather has been incredibly hot for this time of the year. But we’re not complaining. We are totally psyched for the Summer! Summertime means beaches, pretty skirts and shorts, new makeup colours and body products. We couldn’t wait to tell you about some of our current favourite beauty finds from The Body Shop. Even if it’s still cold weather where you live right now, we guarantee these lotions and potions will have you celebrating Summer early!

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NEW PIÑITA COLADA BODY BUTTER (AVAILABLE JULY 2016)

Firstly, we are SO excited about The Body Shop’s upcoming launch, the ‘Piñita Colada’ Collection! It will be available in stores and online this July 2016. This new collection is literally the epitome of Summer and we are obsessed

This body butter will definitely be a staple body product for us this Summer. It is a heavenly mix of coconut (from the Caribbean) and pineapple (hand picked from the Santo-Domingo area) in a delectable rich, luxurious cream. I mean, really… we can’t! It’s crazy amazing. If only there was ‘smell-a-vision’ for the computer because if you could smell this you’d know why we’re so excited. Not only does it smell like you are on a glorious exotic Caribbean holiday, your skin is instantly quenched and so smooth. Body Butters are incredibly moisturizing and nourishing. If you are a fan of The Body Shop’s Body Butters’, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this one. 

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The Body Shop’s new Piñita Colada Collection includes:
Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub
Shower Gel
Body Butter
Fresh Body Sorbet

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NEW VITAMIN E AQUA BOOST ESSENCE LOTION ($20)

This newly launched Essence Lotion instantly became a favourite find for both of us. It is a powerful hydration boost for your skin. Made with Wheatgerm Oil, which is one of the richest sources of Vitamin E. Along with 100% natural origin Hyaluronic Acid, which acts as a moisture magnet for your skin. Together they protect the skin against environmental damage (free radicals) and improve your skin’s moisture.

You use it after washing and toning your face, then add your serum and moisturizers (and sunscreen!). It is good for all skin types, is light weight, non oily/non-sticky, absorbs instantly and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and supple. 

Natasha and I have opposite skin types and it works amazing for both of us. 
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ITALIAN SUMMER FIG EAU DE TOILETTE ($25/50ml)

To say that I am in love with this fragrance would be an understatement. Just released this past Fall, The Body Shop’s ‘Italian Summer Fig‘ has become one of my favourite scents for Spring/Summer. 

Made with hand-picked figs straight from the Puglian coast in Italy, the Italian Summer Fig fragrance has a delicious sweet, fruity scent. I like it because the fragrance is quite subtle and not overpowering. It’s the perfect scent for everyday wear, especially during the hot Summer months. – Natasha

There are various other bath & body products available in the Italian Summer Fig collection including a body cream, body lotion, shower gel and more! Click here to view the whole range.

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And can we just take a moment to talk about how beautiful the bottle is?! Looks so elegant and classy sitting atop a dressing table. 

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OILS OF LIFE SKINCARE 

This product line is fairly new to The Body Shop. It caught our attention initially because of the packaging. It is visually appealing and makes you think that there is something special about them. Which of course, as with all of The Body Shop products, there always is. The ingredients are chosen with utmost specific care and research. The Oils Of Life collection contains 3 precious seed oils from around the world. Specifically chosen seeds from Egypt, China and Chile infused to give your skin instant revival, nourishment, radiance and visibly reduces the signs of aging.

Myself being a more oily, t-zone skin type, I used to shy away from using any ‘oils’ on my face. I thought by adding more oil would just make me even more oily! But with more training in skin care and trying these products, that’s just not the case. It actually does the opposite of making me more oily. It actually nourishes my skin, adds radiance, looks healthier and more supple. A true spa like experience in the convenience of your home.

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(pictured above: Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream)

The Body Shop’s Oils of Life Collection provides you with high-quality, spa-like skincare at accessible prices. 

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What’s your favourite product from The Body Shop? Let us know! 
Laura & Natasha xo