Friday, April 23, 2021

Live Clean Coconut Milk Hair Care

Natural beauty products are becoming quite popular because they are safer for the environment and for our bodies. 

Live Clean is an eco-conscious, plant derived, vegan brand made with organic botanicals. The products do not contain petroleum, parabens, sulfates, silicone, phthalate, phosphate or dye and they are hypoallergenic.
Even before I signed on to collaborate with Live Clean, their hand soap was one of my favorite bathroom essentials. The brand is readily available at most drugstores across Canada and the packaging is biodegradable. 

The Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo ($7.79) is enriched with rice protein, vitamins and apricot oil. It has a light creamy texture that cleanses from root to tip while balancing and strengthening weak stands. I use it frequently without experiencing brittleness, dryness or breakage and it is great for all hair types including curls.
The Coconut Milk Moisturizing Conditioner ($7.70) contains many of the same ingredients minus the lathering components. The texture reminds me of a light lotion – luscious, smooth and great for shower detangling. Use it to co-wash, refresh and revitalize the scalp between wash days or leave it on for few minutes to soften and hydrate parched straggly strands. It provides just enough moisture to keep my curls bouncy and supple without weighing them down. 

If you don’t have time to wash, condition and style, The Live Clean Tropical Coconut Dry Mist Shampoo is a quick fix. It helps absorb excess oil at the roots without leaving behind white residue and I love the tropical scent.
During lockdown many people are working from home, social distancing and not going out as much so there is less need for antiperspirants containing harmful aluminum. When you’re stuck indoors, a gentle deodorant should suffice and Live Clean’s fragrance free stick is 99% natural and clinically tested to minimize odor. It also moisturizes sensitive skin with aloe.
As mentioned, Live Clean is available at drugstores across Canada so make sure to check them out.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Kiehl’s Skincare – Cleanser, Toner and Calming Mask for Sensitive Skin

The weather is finally warming up which means it’s time to replenish dry winter skin and shed your rough outer layers. The products featured in this article focus on gentle cleansing, refining and calming sensitive skin. Let’s get ready for summer!
First up we have the Cannabis Sativa Seed Herbal Cleanser ($35.00) for problem prone skin with visible redness and discomfort. It contains an invigorating blend of green oregano oil and hemp seed to cleanse, purify and balance without stripping away essential moisture. The herbal gel lathers into a rich foam that removes dirt, makeup, pollutants and pore clogging debris while evening skin tone and reducing acne flare-ups.
The Calendula Petal-Infused Calming Mask ($59.00) alleviates discomfort, corrects mild discoloration and hydrates parched skin. Aloe Vera helps soothe, cool and soften while flower extracts smooth and rejuvenate. After just 10 mins my complexion looks, bright, plump, healthy and refreshed.
I don’t use gritty exfoliants on my face so The Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner ($76.00) is just what I’ve been looking for. This dual-action formula is gentle enough for daily use and contains Lipo Hydroxy Acid which lightly buffs away rough skin and dissolves impurities while replenishing the moisture barrier. Skin looks smooth, supple, bright and revitalized without irritation or discomfort. The peel is safe for all skin types including sensitive.
You can find these products at Kiehl’s stores across Canada and online at

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions Skincare | Spring/Summer 2021 Beauty

It is never too early to start an anti-aging routine. Preventative care is always more effective than treating the signs once they appear, but no matter what your age or skin type, Mary Kay’s new Clinical Solutions will help you fight aging head-on.
Thanks to good genes or good skincare, I don’t have visible signs of aging (lines, wrinkles, crowsfeet etc) and I’d like to keep it that way with products that actually work. 

The Retinol 0.5 Serum ($85.00) stimulates surface cell renewal and supports collagen and elastin. It also treats wrinkles, loss of facial firmness, discoloration and fine lines so your profile appears smooth, lifted and toned. One pea-size pump before bed is all it takes to start seeing results. It absorbs instantly with no residue and I love the radiant sheen.
Pair the serum with the Calm + Restore Facial Milk ($60.00) formulated for retinol treated skin. It contains a blend of coconut, jojoba, safflower, olive oil and fatty acids that nourish, hydrate and soothe should you experience any sensitivity. You can also buy these products as a set for $135.00 (a savings of $10). 

Keep in mind that your skin may be more reactive to UV while using a retinol treatment so it is important to apply sunscreen before going out. 

The MK Limited-Edition Lip Kits ($32.00 ea) are available in two exclusive new shades – Nude and Pink. They come with a full-size lipstick and matching lip liner that compliment a wide variety of skin tones.
The Pink-fuchsia is perfect for summer! It is bright, bold and vibrant with a creamy texture and intense full-coverage saturation. I love the supple formula! The Nude is light and neutral with a pretty sheen. 

Mary Kay has some of the cutest accessories and the Special-Edition Travel Color Bag ($18.00) is no exception. It is great for road trips and I love that you can see all the goodies inside. I use it for makeup, skincare and sometimes jewelry.
The Limited-Edition If You Believe Eau de Toilette is a steal for just $39.00 and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, it makes a wonderful gift! The main accords are bergamot, pink muglet and sandalwood oil also known as lily of the valley. The spicy, fruity, floral and woodsy notes create a unique, feminine scent.
To help you get your glow on MK has released a Special-Edition Subtle Tanning Lotion ($22.00). The lightweight, non-greasy cream glides on evenly without rubbing off or staining. I don’t need or use self-tanner but if you do, this may be a good option.
The Replenishing After-Sun Gel ($18.00) will be in my beach and travel bag all season...even if we can only go on road trips during the pandemic. It contains a soothing blend of botanicals and antioxidants that moisturize, cool and refresh parched skin after a long day in the sun. I prefer using products like this during warmer months because they are lightweight and don’t make me sweaty. 

You can find all these items and more at
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