My family has taken a lot of vacations over the years, and discovered a lot of places to love. And one of the most fun-filled trips we ever took was to beautiful California. When people think of California, places like Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Napa Valley wine region tend to spring to mind. But […]
When I was a young adult, I was always excited to try the newest, trendiest beauty products whenever I could get my hands on them. I bought my first Venus razor days after it was first released in 2001 and it’s been a staple of my day-to-day beauty routine ever since. As I have a tendency to be clumsy, the no-nick design was a dream come true for me. And I’ve always loved how fresh, modern and energetic the brand was!
That’s why it’s no surprise to me that Venus Canada’s newest partnership is with women that embody that same fresh, modern and energetic spirit! The FAB IV, best friends and Rio 2016 Olympic divers, are the newest brand ambassadors for Venus, and I can’t imagine a more fitting partnership. These women are all incredible athletes but more than that, they have an inner confidence and joie de vive that’s just as inspiring.
Every time the Olympic Games roll around, P&G honours both the athletes competing in the events and the moms that sacrificed so much to make their children’s dreams come true, both with amazing sponsorships and a moving commercial in honour of mothers everywhere. Watching the inspirational videos dedicated to the hard work of the moms never fails to make me tear up, and this year is no exception.
I have to say, though, that I think this year the video touched me even more than usual, because my mom has been going through one of her toughest battles to date. She’s always been an epitome of strength to me, raising five children on her own and making numerous sacrifices to ensure our happiness. But over the last year, she’s shown her strength even more in a battle against breast cancer.
Hearing the words come out of her mouth just over six months ago was heartbreaking. Her mother, my grandmother, died of breast cancer when I was just a preschooler, so the diagnosis struck immediate fear into my heart. The treatment was a mastectomy and a test done on a sample of lymph nodes to see if the cancer had spread. We were all hopeful that the test would come back clean and the mastectomy would be the end of it. [Read more…]