Every so often I need a night of rest, relaxation and cocktails with the girls and once a month my sister and I get together for some sibling time. We order take-out, watch movies, sip champagne and occasionally indulge in a little pampering. Our night often includes facials, hair care, manis, exfoliation, eye treatments, serums, creams and more until we are polished, glowing and ready for more snacks.
Recently I got a few new products to incorporate into our spa day including the Calgon Hawaiian Ginger Skin Nourishing Body Cream and Shea Sugar Scrub! If you can’t travel to the tropics this sweet, exotic scent will awaken your senses and transport you to a white sandy beach. The body scrub softens rough winter skin with a velvety, cleansing lather and invigorating exfoliation granules. It also makes an awesome hand scrub and I use it on dry skin without dampening to enhance friction and slough away dead cells. After a warm shower the body cream moisturizes without a greasy residue and absorbs quickly for light, fragrant hydration. Initially the scent is a bit strong but it mellows over time. The cream and scrub retail for $7.99 each.
Keeping with the vacation theme, the Lypsyl Tropical Oasis is very Caribbean and moisturizes dry lips with the power of coconut oil. It glides on with a nice creamy texture, soothes on contact and provides long lasting protection against harsh climates. The balm retails for $2.29.
I have have little patience for doing my nails but when I paint with my sister while watching a movie time seems to fly by. The Sensational Polish to Gel Kit contains everything we need for professional results.
The box contains an LED lamp with plug so you don’t need batteries, cleanser, primer, polish to gel transformer - (turns any nail polish into a smooth, smudge-free gel formula that lasts up to 2 weeks), lint-free wipes, mixing pot, nail buffer, manicure stick and an instruction booklet. The kit is great for extending the life of your favorite polish and you can do it right before vacation so your mani lasts through your trip. It retails for $49.99.
Nothing rejuvenates my hair like a good deep conditioning treatment and the Finesse MAX Protein Shot strengthens and repairs damage from heat styling, chemicals and daily stress. This little pack is great to take on getaways or girls night and retails for $2.37.
You can find all these pampering products at Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Walmart and Loblaws.