November 26, 2015

Vancouver Millionaires Pom-Pom Toque

When it comes to supporting my favourite sports teams, it's pretty obvious that my preferred apparel choice is the hat (see here, here and here), and since it's been getting chillier by the day, my Vancouver Millionaires pom-pom toque has now entered my winter accessory rotation. Of course, the Vancouver Millionaires are a long defunct hockey team, but every so often the Canucks will throw on their tribute jerseys. It's a nice ode to our city's only Stanley Cup winning team (sadly... and hopefully not forever!)

Coat: Zara / Jeans: Paige (similar) / Boots: ROXY (c/o West 49) (similar)
Bag: Madewell (here and here) / Hat: Vancouver Millionaires

November 24, 2015

Arbonne Holiday 2015

Can you believe Christmas is basically a month away? Craziness. I'm sure some of you have already gotten your shopping well under way, but if you're looking for ideas, apparently this week marks the launch of holiday gift guide talk on my blog (see previous post).

Arbonne is another company that has some really cute gift sets that are sure to delight those on your shopping lists -- especially if you're looking for products made with natural ingredients. I have three to share with you today, each of which comes neatly packaged in festive boxes.

The Good Cheer Shower Gel Set ($50 CAD) is perfect for anyone who loves a nice bath or shower (... so basically everyone). It comes with three shower gels featuring all-natural scents, each made with a blend of essential oils: Fig BlossomMandarin Pomegranate, and Ginger Citrus. These are not thick shower creams but true gels and a little goes a long way.

For a gift with a bit more variety, plus a delightful tropical scent, there is the Pineapple Papaya Gift Set ($54 CAD). It comes with a Shower Gel, Body Lotion and Moisturizing Lip Balm. The Shower Gel features mango fruit extract and orange flower extract, while the Body Lotion contains orange peel extract and avocado oil for optimal moisturizing.

Lastly, the Tahitian Coconut Lip Therapy Set ($58 CAD) would make a great small gift or stocking stuffer (although I realize it's on the expensive side), and is definitely my favourite of the three sets I'm featuring today. I love coconut and these two products will leave lips feeling extra soft, smooth, and hydrated. The Lip Smoother is a very gentle scrub with fine grains to exfoliate dry, flaky skin, and the Lip Salve is a hydrating balm with a slight shine that's not sticky or too glossy.

Find all of Arbonne's Holiday 2015 products online.

November 21, 2015

LUSH Holiday 2015 Party

A few weeks ago, I headed out to my first official holiday party of the season, hosted by none other than LUSH Cosmetics. The company always comes out with amazing products that are perfect for gifting and I love seeing what they come up with every year.

At the Soap Bar, we got a chance to preview the limited edition holiday soaps: Old Father Time, Snowcake, Reindeer Rock, Baked Alaska, and Yog Nog. I had no idea how detailed and intricate the soap designs are before they are cut. I mean, how amazing is Old Father Time? And Baked Alaska looks like a giant bath bomb on the outside!

The LUSH team also had lots of fun activity stations set up for us -- my favourite of which included making our very own bath bombs. Hot baths are, at minimum, a weekly occurrence for me in the winter time and LUSH can do no wrong when it comes to bath products. 

We also got to see how the fresh face masks are made with a demo for Don't Look At Me (which I have previously reviewed here). It's actually quite an elaborate process but was a great way to see just how fresh all the ingredients are.

In addition to Don't Look At Me, I was sent home with a pot of the Cranberry Festive Face Mask, inspired by traditional Christmas ingredients like cranberries and fennel. Cranberries are chock-full of antioxidants so this mask is a great treat for dull and dry winter skin.

If you're stumped on what to buy for certain people on your shopping list this year, I feel like you really can't go wrong with a LUSH gift set. I've both given and received them, and there's definitely something for everyone. Secret Santa would obviously be good for a Secret Santa gift exchange (shocker), while 12 Days of Christmas is a fun spin on the whole beauty advent calendar concept.

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