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Look Slimmer and Sleeker with Built-in Shapewear Clothing from Svelte-Giveaway

Having officially reached an age that could be referred to as my “late thirties,” I’m pretty pleased with my physical health overall. My weight is reasonable, I eat well and I manage to work out at least a few times a week (and sometimes even daily when I get in a good groove). But I …

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Get Through the Dreariness of January with these 5 Mood-Boosting Ideas

Personally, I’ve never found January to be a depressing month. It starts with a holiday and it ends with my birthday, which makes it a-okay in my book! But for many, the cold, snow and emotional let-down after the holidays make it a month that leaves much to be desired. If you’re one of those …

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Show Off Star Style with 3 Easy Red-Carpet Hair Looks You Can Create at Home

Toronto has officially rolled out the red carpet for some of the hottest names in Hollywood to celebrate the best films from around the world at TIFF. And along with these cinematic masterpieces, many people are also being captivated by the incredible celebrity looks to grace the red carpet. Nina Farrauto, official Stylist for Batiste™ …

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Add Summer Flair to Your Wardrobe with Sox Trot Knee High Socks-Giveaway

With spring finally here, I’m having a blast pulling out all my favourite skirts, shorts and dresses in preparation for warm, sunny days. And that means I’m also on the lookout for fun ways to accessorize my favourite outfits to give them a little extra pizzazz. As a lover of quirky styles and bright colours, …

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Basic Contouring Tutorial with the Glo Minerals Contour Kit from Skincare by Alana

Since I didn’t wear a lot of makeup as a teenager and young adult, I’ve become a big fan of trying new makeup trends in my thirties. While I don’t go too wild with bright colours or edgy trends (no black lips for this woman), I do like seeing how the season’s hottest looks can …

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Renew Your Hair for Spring with Vidal Sassoon Salonist Hair Colour-Giveaway

Like most teenage girls, I used to love changing my hair with different at-home colour kits. I usually went red, sometimes added streaks of blonde and even considered going jet black. But then I let a few months pass between colourings shortly after turning twenty, and I remembered what a great natural hair colour I …

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Get All Your Health and Beauty Needs Delivered to Your Door with HealthSnap.ca-Giveaway

When I shop online, I have a little internal checklist of requirements that I go through. Some of my requirements are essentials in order for me to make a purchase. Others are just fringe benefits that make me more likely to be a return shopper. But when a store can fulfill almost every desire I …

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Three Tips for Back-To-School Beauty from P&G Experts and a Walmart #BeReady2Roar Special Offer-Giveaway #PGMom

When I was a teenager, one of the things that I loved most about going back to school was getting to show off a fun, new look. I was pretty clumsy with makeup in my teen years, but I still had a few must-have products! My favourite was COVERGIRL Pressed Powder in Classic Ivory and …

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Brighten Your Face and Smile for Summer with Olay and Crest-Giveaway #PGMom

Summer is a time to show off your brightest look and while I love doing that by adding fun punches of colour to my wardrobe, I also like having a bright, beaming smile and healthy skin to compliment my colourful wardrobe! This year, P&G has revamped two of its most popular products to help add …

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Enjoy Pretty and Eco-Friendly Nails with SOPHi by Piggy Paint Nail Polish

A few years ago, I discovered Piggy Paint, a non-toxic and eco-friendly children’s nail polish. I had a blast testing out the colours with my nieces and appreciated the fact that they weren’t being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals. In fact, I couldn’t help but wish there was an adult version of the polish that …

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Add Drama To Your Look with Products from COVERGIRL and Olay-Giveaway #PGMom

I love playing around with different makeup looks, so I’m always excited when brands I already love and use release new cosmetics for me to try. This month, P&G has three fabulous products that will help you show off your star style, and they’re ones that I couldn’t wait to try! The first is an …

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Spoil Your Skin this Mother’s Day with FarmHouse Fresh Body Scrub-Giveaway

There is nothing I love more than a really good body scrub. With salt to slough away dead skin cells and oil to moisturize for the softest, smoothest skin imaginable, what’s not to love! FarmHouse Fresh has long offered some of the best body scrubs around and if you want to treat yourself to a …

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Freshen Up Your Spring Beauty Routine with New Products from P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

One of my favourite things about springtime is doing a little pampering and refreshing of my look after the harsh winter months. No matter how careful I am, I often suffer from dry skin, limp locks and cracked lips when the winter winds are wailing. Spring is a chance for me to indulge a little …

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Get Ready for Holiday Party Season with Beauty and Grooming Essentials from P&G-Giveaway #PGMom

With Christmas just ten days away and holiday parties on the calendar, everyone’s getting ready to dress up and put his or her best face forward! And P&G has some great tips and products to help both men and women look and feel great this holiday season. Here’s the company’s favourite ways to get ready …

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Do Your Christmas Shopping in Style with the Showcase Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re struggling to get started on your holiday shopping this year, there’s one destination that can take you from start to finish no matter who’s on your shopping list. Showcase has identified the top ten gift-giving trends for 2014 and there really is something on here for everyone! Here are the ten most coveted …

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Fashion is Eco-Friendly with the Stylish Bags and Purses from Canopy Verde-Giveaway

Eco-friendly is a word that I think about a lot when it comes to things like food or cleaning products, but I must admit it’s not a word I’ve thought about much when it comes to fashion accessories. So when I heard about Canopy Verde, an innovative company specializing in eco-friendly and vegan bags, purses …

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Nourish Your Skin Gently with the New Live Clean Fresh Face Collection-Giveaway

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the naturally sourced skin, hair and body care products from Live Clean. And part of the reason I love the brand so much is that it’s always coming up with new innovations. The recently launched Live Clean Fresh Face collection is a perfect example and I …

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Get Disney’s Classic Fairy Tale Sleeping Beauty on an Exclusive Diamond Edition

I was always excited when a fairy tale I love was reimagined as a Disney movie and this year, one of Disney’s most beloved fairy tales of all time is being re-released in a new Diamond Edition. Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition is available now on Blu-ray Superset and any princess at heart will want to …

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Say #GoodbyeFlyaways and Shave #InASnap with New Products from Gillette Venus and Vidal Sassoon-Giveaway #PGMom

Summer is definitely the season for wearing cool, flowing dresses while sporting cool, flowing hair and I have to admit, it’s one of my favourite things about July and August. There’s simply nothing better than feeling the warm breeze blowing while being outside in the sunshine. But summer clothes can mean summer woes at times, …

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Soft Skin for Summer! Reader Reviews of New Skintimate Mandarin Burst Shave Gel

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the brand new Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Mandarin Burst. My favourite features were the rich lather and the energizing citrus scent, but Skintimate wanted to know what you thought of its new shave gel too. Now the reviews are in and readers had a lot to …

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Refresh Your Spring Beauty Routine with Simple Homemade Body Scrub and Eucerin

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I have incredibly soft skin and it’s something that I want to maintain for as long as possible. So I’m quite proactive about making sure that …

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Minimize Cellulite at Home with the New Riiviva Celluite Kit-Giveaway

Last year I discovered the benefits of microdermabrasion and after reviewing the Riiviva home microdermabrasion device, I also learned how easy and inexpensive it can be to do at home. The process removes dead skin cells and stimulates skin renewal to help minimize wrinkles and fade age spots. Now, Riiviva is revolutionizing skincare again with …

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Parents and Little Girls Will Both Love the Eco-Friendly Nail Polish from Piggy Paint-Giveaway

One of the gifts that almost every little girl gets excited about is makeup, since it gives younger girls a chance to feel like grown-ups. But so many sets designed for little girls feature cheap, harsh cosmetics that don’t work well and contain questionable ingredients. That’s why I’ve been a long-time fan of Piggy Paint …

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Smooth Skin a Month Later with the Philips SatinPerfect Epilator and Philips BikiniGenie Trimmer in the #PhilipsDaretoBare Challenge

Last month I received the Philips BikiniGenie trimmer and SatinPerfect epilator so that I could join in the Dare to Bare challenge. The mission was simple…to say goodbye to my razor and wax and start getting smooth with the epilator and trimmer instead. Philips provided me with some tips for making the process easier, but …

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Look Your Best and Pamper Your Skin with Natural Cosmetics from Mia Mariu-Giveaway

I am a little bit makeup obsessed and love trying new colours and brands of products to keep my look current. But I also have quite finicky skin, so when I choose makeup, it has to be from a brand that offers gentle, natural ingredients that nourish. I have a few favourites already, but finding …

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Discover Your Favourite Scent in the New LUSH Gorilla Perfumes Collection-Giveaway

I am a little bit of a nut about LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics products. LUSH Bath Bombs are my ultimate favourite indulgence and the fact that these skin-soothing, scent-infusing bath time treats are handmade with fabulous essential oils just makes me love them even more. LUSH also carries an extensive line of cosmetics, body care …

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Join Avon Canada Free Right Now and Get a $50 Beauty Bundle and Special Gift

I absolutely love trying new beauty products and I’ve always found that Avon has some of the absolute best and most innovative skincare, haircare and cosmetics available. And the prices are always fabulous too! Personally, I am dying to try the Avon Ideal Flawless Beauty Balm Cream. BB creams are all the rage right now …

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Be One of the First to Try the New Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Razor-Giveaway

As much of a bother as it can be sometimes, I love having smooth, soft legs. Even in the winter when many women relax their regular shaving routine, I make sure that my legs are as smooth as possible. Of course, that can get hard when cold winter weather leaves skin dry and tight. So …

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Help Your Hair Withstand Winter’s Chill with Schwarzkopf Professional-Giveaway

Winter can be a lot of fun but it can also wreak havoc on my hair. The dry, cold air leaves my locks feeling dry and makes split ends much more common. Whether your tresses are thick or thin, curly or straight, winter is hard on hair! But Schwarzkopf Professional, one of the top hair …

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The Schick Hydro Silk Razor Will Have You Smooth, Sleek and Ready for Summer-Giveaway

I have a confession. Despite being a thirty-one-year-old mother to two little boys, I still love to bare some skin come summertime. Fun little skirts, tank tops, slinky sundresses…there’s just something so comfortable about being able to feel sun warming your skin and the breeze cooling it down all at the same time. But wearing …

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Speed Up Your Shower Routine With Schick Intuition Razors Featuring Limited Edition Handles

When I hop into the shower, time is usually at a premium. If I’m lucky, I have about ten minutes to get ready for my day before my boys burst into the bathroom demanding some kind of attention. So a product that lets me get through my shower a little quicker is a win in …

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Let Girls Be Girls With All Natural Eco Princess Play Makeup from Organic Beauty Now-Giveaway

My 5-year-old daughter Anna has skin that is extremely sensitive and eczema that we work very hard to keep under control. We have to be certain to purchase soaps, shampoos, detergents and many other products that are scent-free and contain minimal additives. Then once we find a product that works we are very leery about …

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Beecology Natural Body Care Products-Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift for the Nature-Loving Family When I was younger, my father had three hives of bees and I can guarantee that there is nothing better than fresh, local honey. Nature is full of great nourishment and I love to take advantage of it whenever possible. Recently, I was introduced to Beecology, a business that …

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