Friday, December 15, 2006

Spa Chocolate

If you like chocolate, and I mean really like it, then do I have the product for you.

Not Soap, Radio's Spa Chocolate is a luscious pampering, three pack that contains an exfoliating sugared body polish, an ultra-whipped cocoa butter body soufflé and a purifying face mask all made with real cocoa, a dash of vanilla and a hint of nutmeg. Yummy.

Sugared body polish – Premium cocoa butter nourishes as brown sugar crystals and pure ground cocoa beans buff away dead skin, revealing soft, radiant, delectable skin.

Whipped body soufflé - Add incredibly emollient cocoa butter, shea and nutrient-rich fruit oils to sweet cocoa and viola – the ultimate all-over moisturizer.

Purifying Face Mask – Kaolin, the gentlest of clays, pulls dirt and toxins from skin, while the caffeine in cocoa firms, tightens. Use 1-2 times per week to restore skin’s natural vitality. For any and all skin types.

I have tried this kit and I was amazed how wonderful everything smelled. I slathered myself in the body soufflé one night and drifted off into a delicious sleep. The scrub was fantastic and smoothing some rough skin off my thighs and left them smooth and soft. My husband loved the face mask and asked if he could eat it. It almost felt like I was rubbing really milk chocolate on my face!

At $22.00 this would make a great gift for someone.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Little Christmas Cake is always Good

Recently I was in my favorite book store “Chapters” and was surprised to see several Cake products there. Now in case you are not aware of “Cake”, I am not talking about baked goods (though I do love a nice slice of cake), but a Canadian company that is taking North America by storm. They carry a sweet selection of bath and body products that are so unique, that they will definitely catch your eye.

It seems that the Indigo bookstore chain was one of the first Canadian retailers to feature Cake Beauty’s much anticipated holiday collection, Bake me a Cake as Fast as you Can. Very smart.

Lisa Richards of Cake Beauty told me “Cake's delectable products are sure to leave you and your readers feeling luxuriously pampered all winter and the nourishing ingredients will help banish winter blues”.

This 2006 holiday collection is a limited edition and is sure to be snatched off the shelves quickly.

Frothing Threesome
Three moisturizing bath and shower froths that are infused with Virgin Oil de Cocoa Creme - sure to keep your skin beautifully hydrated, especially during the winter months!
Available in Cake's signature scents: Desserted Island, It's a Slice and Creme de la Crème.

Hand Treat Trio
This set keeps hands smooth and moisturized with Milk Made Smoothing Hand and Cuticle Buffer and Milk Made Velveteen Hand Creme. The signature Cake gloves help lock moisture in for smooth, winter-ready hands!
This is something I need. Something I want. I guess I better hurry to get it.

Mint Cashmere Cream Candle
This decadent candle is scented with creamy peppermint and silky chocolate – yummy and is 100% premium soy based. With a cotton and paper fiber woven wick, this candle will provide a clean burn lasting for 60 to 75 hours.

Why soy? Here is a little Lipstick tidbit for you: Soy wax is all-natural and not made from petroleum, like paraffin candles. Burning of soy candles does not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere. They also last approx 50% longer than paraffin candles. One last benefit from me - scented soy candles distribute more fragrance. The incorporation of soybean oil lowers the melting point of the candle, which translates into cooler burning candles and faster scent dispersion.

Because Cake is so smart, they are also offering all these goodies all wrapped up in a pretty ribbon, The Holiday Tiered Cake.

Now I know you are considering purchasing some of these products - well I hate to scare you but, Cake's special holiday pricing ends on DECEMBER 15th. So Hurry!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

New NARS Spring Line

The new NARS 2007 collection is out and it looks fantastic! Apricot and charcoal plum for eyes and a variety of pinks for lips. Very feminine and definitely wearable.

Habanera Duo Eyeshadow
This is a truly beautiful combo that I will definitely be purchasing.

Sugarland Duo Eyeshadow
So spring like and happy. Very pretty.

Thebes Duo Cream Eyeshadow
I really like this duo. It is very soft and would give a super natural look.

Risky Business Lip Gloss
I predict that this colour is going to be a big hit this spring. It is a great colour that will suit almost all skin tones.

Tutti Frutti Lipstick
I really like the shimmer of this lipstick. I think I would wear this for a fun girl's night out!

Corinthe Lipstick
This sheer almond colour is will give you a rich coloured pout this spring.

Calioppe Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
This colour reminds me a little of nutmeg with a dash of pink. Definitely another winner.

All these new items are eye catching and I will for sure be going to Holt Renfrew to do a little shopping!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Don't Forget the Boys This Holiday!

Men these days are also wanting to look after their skin and feel good about their appearance, so why not treat them to some new skincare and fragrance products. Here are six suggestions that are sure to please.

Prada Amber Pour Homme Gift Set - $68.00
Set includes a 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray and a 3.4 After Shave Lotion in a signature gift box.

Notes: Bergamot Oil from Italy, Mandarin Oil from Italy, Cardamom Oil from Guatemala, Labdanum Resin from France, Patchouli Leaves from Indonesia, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Geranium from Africa, Vetiver, Neroli Oil from Tunisia, Nirvanolide, Orange Blossom, Myrrh, Saffron from Spain, Sandalwood from India, Suede.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Men Gift Set - $48.00
Set includes a 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray and a 3.4 oz After Shave Balm in a signature gift box.

Notes: Chilled Sudachi, Ginger Pepper Cocktail, Raindrop Accord, Cedar Leaves, Black Basil, Sage, Brazilian Redwood, Patchouli, Suede Note, Amber.

Calvin Klein Curved Shave Kit - $34.99
With sleek modern lines and a combination of brushed and polished metal, this shaving kit will blend seamlessly with your design-conscious bathroom. With razor (Gilette razor), bowl and brush.

Men's Shave Cream - $13.50
The Body Shop

Soften his beard and his skin with sesame oil in this coconut-based cream that lathers up light for a smooth shave. 6.6 oz

Fresh Shampoo in Soy - $24.00
Moisturize (Normal, Dry or Color Treated Hair)

This shampoo is moisturizing with protein-building soy extract and strengthening ginseng root that adds rich nutrients to the hair. Shea butter, evening primrose oil and jojoba oil replenish moisture, luster and sheen, while stimulating nettle extract increases the hair's body.

AHAVA Men Mineral Shower Gel - $15.00
Mineral Shower Gel enriched with natural Dead Sea minerals. Formulated with soothing skin conditioners, this Mineral Shower Gel cleanses the skin thoroughly, leaving it refreshed and relaxed.

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