Thursday, March 29, 2007

Home & Body Perfumes







There is nothing like a relaxing soak in the tub after a hard day of work. I have a gorgeous claw foot tub and I love filling it up with bubbles and really sinking into it.
Orion Botanica have incorporated the indulgence of a relaxing bath with a beneficial body treatment, with their new Milk Bath Fizzies. Each Milk Bath Bomb Fizzie contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids found in milk that help to exfoliate, nourish and soften your skin. Olive and Soybean Oils along with Vitamin E luxuriously moisturizes skin. I tried the Milk Bath Fizzies in the Mango - a fresh, sweet and mellow scent - very tropical. The Milk Bath Fizzies are available in twelve unique scents.

Not sure which fragrance you will like? Orion Botanica offer a tester vial kit for only $4.25, providing samples of each of their signature fragrances.

To discover more about Orion Botanica visit http://www.orionbotanica.com/

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Bath and Body Dessert

Open Sundaes have fun, girlie bath and body products that will look great in your bathroom and feel great on your skin. Here are some of there newer products that caught my eye recently.

Every Day All Over Wash
Available in eight deliciously scented flavors and will leave every bit of your squeaky clean, conditioned, and deliciously scented. Comes in 8 delicious scents such as Peppermint Splash, Raspberry Sorbet and Citrus Cherry.


Every Day All Over Lotion
Makes daily moisturizing a decadent pleasure. Simply massage this lotion into your skin to smooth, condition and revitalize. Comes in 6 scents such as Cotton Candy, Lemon Meringue and Marshmallow Coconut.

Sugar Shimmer Body Glow
Instantly hydrates and cools your skin while leaving a delicious dessert scent and a radiant shimmering glow.

For more information or to purchase online visit www.opensundaes.com

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tropical Delights

The best vacation I ever had was my honeymoon in Maui. I can close my eyes and remember the smells, sounds and the feel of the sand in my feet.










When I received a box of delicious little samples from from Palm Sugar Spa (was The Scuba Bath Shop) and opened the cute little containers, Maui came flooding back. With Hawaiian style artwork and some tropical scents you'll lose those rainy day blues.

Palm Sugar Spa products are handmade and include wonderful moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Grapeseed Oil - to name a few.

Juici Bedarro Beach Butter
Call me crazy but I think this smells a bit like juicy fruit gum - yummy. This whipped Shea Butter cream literally melts into your skin and does not leave a greasy film behind but soft skin with a lovely sheen.

Ponce White Palm Cocoa Crème
At first glance the product almost looks like a lip balm as it is super shiny. This silky cream feels cool when applied and has a light fragrance of Lavender, Vanilla and White Musk. Ponce White Palm Cocoa Crème would feel so great after a day in the sun. Contains Cocoa Butter, Palm Kernel and Grapeseed Oil.

Isla Dulce Cayman Coconut Cream
Is a nourishing and soothing body moisturizer made with Coconut Oil & Vitamin E. This has the thickest consistency of the three samples - kind of between a rich body lotion and a body butter. It smooths over the skin easily and is great for areas such as knees, elbows and dry cracked feet. I like to apply a generous amount of the Cayman Coconut Cream to these areas at night and in the morning they are soft and supple.











Palm Sugar Spa carry a variety of quality products. If you are not sure which one to order, they have a great sampler pack for $12.50 USD.

Hmm..now I want to go back to Maui!

For more information visit http://www.palmsugarspa.com/

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Body and Bath Collection Gourmande

When I think of Laura Mercier, I always visualize her fantastic cosmetic collection but did you know that she also carries a selection of luxurious, indulgent body products including body moisturizers, body cleansers, scrubs, candles and fragrances?

One of her most popular bath and body items and a favourite of Laura herself is the Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème. This ultra-rich whipped cream provides all-day moisture protection without being heavy or greasy. Scented with a blend of the finest extracts, it boasts of a warm fragrance rich with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon.

The Soufflé Body Crème contains earth minerals that will provide a slight sheen to your skin, Vitamins A, E & F for nourishment and Shea Butter for moisturizing.

For more information on this item and the Body and Bath Collection Gourmande visit www.lauramercier.com

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Monday, March 26, 2007

It's a TEN!

Alterna have been creating luxury haircare products since 1997 and are one of the leading professional haircare brands in the world.

I have been using the Hemp Hydrate Shampoo and the Hemp Shine Conditioner and really like them. My hair has been feeling healthier, fuller, and shinier – all the things I love. Did you know that Alterna was actually the first haircare company to use drug-free Hemp Seed Oil? It is used to bring balance to your hair, making it stronger, manageable and moisturized.

This February Alterna launched a limited edition shampoo and complimenting conditioner made with 100% VOSS Artesian Water from Norway. This collection named TEN will support the WaterAid Foundation's mission; assisting people escape poverty and disease caused by living without safe water. Sales from this collection will help Alterna donate $25,000 to the WaterAid Foundation in 2007.














“It is our hope that the TEN Shampoo and Conditioner Collection, made with 100% VOSS Artesian Water from Norway, will raise awareness and garner support of such an important cause.” Says Marion Johnson, VP of Marketing at Alterna Haircare.

TEN Shampoo
Rebalances and nourishes all hair types for customized results.
Provides optimal protection against color fade and color washout and guards hair from environmental and chemical stresses and the aging process.

TEN Conditioner
Complete revitalizing action replenishes and nourishes all hair types.
Exceptional rich texture provides instant moisture to dehydrated hair without buildup and protects hair color and color vibrancy. Hair is strengthened, more resistant and beautifully radiant.

The TEN Shampoo and Conditioner Collection is available from Alterna and exclusive salons worldwide. For more information visit www.4alterna.com

Photo's courtesy of Alterna Haircare.
TEN Shampoo and Conditioner Collection
Global Creative Director, Michael Shaun Corby with Rosario Dawson.

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Portobello West

I know our focus is usually beauty but I had to share my fantastic experience today at Portobello West. This once a month indoor market is inspired by the famous London experience and hosts a plethora of artists, fashion designers and crafters.

I bought the most wonderful dress from Blushing Designs. It's a floral, long sleeved wrap dress that feels so soft and really fits the curves of a woman. Blushing Designs are opening up a store on April 1st so pop in to see them if you can. 579 Richards Street, Vancouver.

The other stall that completely grabbed my attention was Spark - wickedly glam accessories for your inner punk princess. Megan Poss is a Vancouver-based designer and launched this unique collection in 2005. I am totally in love with the Skully Cameo Crystal - sweet skull cameo adorned with swarovski crystals and glass heart bead on 16" silver plated cable chain with lobster clasp.

Portobello West is on the last Sunday of every month.