Love your legs!

Schick - my fash avenue

Being an individual, like myself, who is always on the go, I try to make time to pamper myself, even if it’s just for a few hours. That time can make a big difference, so when I was asked to partner with Schick® this year, as one of their “#SchickAmbassador”, I thought it was the perfect fit! I mean, who doesn’t want silky smooth legs, right? Ladies, it’s time to #LoveYourLegs

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Like most of us, who have a 9-5 job, and/or a family to take care of, it’s not easy to make the trip to a spa as often as we would like (however, I feel we need this every so often, ladies!  So… treat yourself!), so I thought I would share some at home tips and tricks, plus some of Schick’s newest products that you need to try for yourself! My Fash Avenue - Aveeno schick

I start my “at-home” spa day with a relaxing shower (but nothing too long to avoid your skin from wrinkling from being in the water too long.) Start off with cleansing your skin with a gentle but moisturizing body wash like the new Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Vanilla & Oats Yogurt body wash. The rich and creamy formula is made with Active Naturals® to help revitalize dry skin.

Once I do this, I move on to shaving with the Schick Hydro Silk® razor and use Skintimate’s new hypoallergenic moisturizing shave gel – Skintimate® Skin Therapy® Ultra Sensitive – this shave gel forms a rich lather to help you see where you’ve shaved so you never miss a spot!Next, I move on to the waterproof and adjustable Schick® Hydro Silk TrimStyle®, to address the embarrassing “area” where you have that unwanted hair! Now I know I mention both razors here, but depending on your situation (maybe you’re packing for a sunny getaway) you can take the Schick® Hydro Silk TrimStyle® with you so you have both your razor and your bikini trimmer with you.

Side note: I found the new Hydra-Boost® serum on the Schick Hydro Silk® razor left my skin smooth for about two hours after shaving.

Once I get the shaving and trimming out of the way, I move on to the relaxing part, with a hot (yet gentle) Epsom salt bath, with a few dashes of lavender essential oil for aromatherapy, the lights dimmed/off, candles lit, slow music, and of course, a glass of white wine – treat yourself to your favourite bottle because you deserve nothing but the best!

 

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After I’m finally relaxed, I help lock in my skin’s moisture even more with  Aveeno®s Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration lotion – It literally leaves my skin feeling silky smooth and soft to the touch!

Once my mini spa day is complete, I like to end it off with a hot glass of herbal tea, all wrapped up under a cozy blanket, watching Netflix. If you’re looking to plan a little at-home spa for yourself, visit Shopper’s Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores to find all of the products mentioned.

This post was generously sponsored by the makers of AVEENO® and Schick®. The opinions and images shown are my own. For more information visit www.aveeno.ca or www.schick.ca

 

Biolage R.A.W.

When I was asked to test out MATRIX BIOLAGE‘s latest innovative new haircare line, I was eager to see what they had in store for me! As soon as I opened the package, it immediately reminded me of juice cleanse bottles that I recently took part of, so that caught my attention right away! I learned that MATRIX BIOLOGE came out with the R.A.W. (Real Authentic Wholesome) shampoo and conditioner line, aiming to fix three hair problems we all tend to come across:

Nourish – for dry, dull hair (which I used), Recover – for Stressed, sensitized hair and Uplift – for flat, fine hair.

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This new line is literally detox for your hair, which is pretty awesome, right? Well once I tested it out I was surprised how soft, shiny and healthy it turned out. I mean a shampoo and conditioner that has up to 95% natural origin, no artificial colorants, no parabens, no sulfates, no silicone and much more, who wouldn’t want to switch it up if it works better on their hair?! I know I was hooked from the very first try!

 

See what the rest of the 29 screts “Beauty Panel” has to say here!

How to make your shaving last long

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Okay ladies! We all know how to shave, right?! But the real question is… Do we know the proper way so that your skin stays smooth for as long as possible?

As a spokesperson for Schick Hydro Silk, I want to give you my shaving tips to help keep those pesky hairs away for as long as possible:

First things first…you want to make sure you take your time because the last thing you need is a nasty cut from your razor. Ouch! Start off with exfoliating your skin the day before you plan to shave to take away any dead cells that might be clogging any trapped hairs – To get the best result, start from the bottom and work your way up in circular motion.

The following day, take a quick shower or bath (no more than approximately 5 minutes) to avoid your skin from wrinkling from being in the water too long –  You want to get as close to the hair follicles as possible, so keep it short! The whole point of this prep is so you can remove your natural oils and perspiration, which makes it 60% easier to cut the hairs. Immediately after, I use an ample amount of the Skintimate SkinTherapy Moisturizing Shave Gel, as it will help it easily glide over the skin. I recommend that you do not to use soap because it can clog your razor, not giving it the proper shave. Plus, soaps can cause dryness, unlike the shaving gel.

 

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When I select a razor, I make sure it’s one that will offer everything I need, which is why I always go with the Schick Hydro Silk brand! My go-to’s are: the Schick Quattro YOU Razor, which allows you to get a close shave with fewer nicks & cuts, the Schick Intuition, which is super easy to use in the shower – you don’t need a shave gel for this product! Next in line, which comes in handy is the Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle. This chic little device works as a razor and bikini trimmer. It’s the perfect device to take along while traveling so that you don’t have to feel embarrassed with unwanted hairs popping up!

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To get the best results, I, as the #SchickAmbassador recommend that you shave with a fresh blade – I normally replace mine after 3 uses. I love the convenience of having Schick Hydro Silk replaceable blades that hang in your shower without the hassle to search for them!

After you complete your shaving, pat yourself dry (do not rub skin), and lather yourself up in good quality lotion, so that your legs look and feel ultra-smooth and sexy for days!

Do you have any shaving tips you would like to share?

 

 

Miracle 10 review plus a giveaway!

Miracle 10

Now that I have *ahem* almost reached my mid-thirties, I have been paying more attention to my skin than ever before. Fine lines on my face, and dark puffy circles are starting to appear.  With that said, I need to make sure I use the best skincare out there. So when I was introduced to Miracle 10, I was excited to test it out because I’ve heard so many great things about this skincare line.

My major skin concerns are underneath my eyes, and my skin looking dehydrated so I got to test out their Miracle 10 “mask” and “eye treatment”.

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I was extremely excited for the eye treatment. Once I started using it I immediately noticed a shift in the firmness and the appearance of my racoon eyes AKA dark circles diminished. Even though I may get plenty of sleep, the dark circles can still hang around due to other factors like pigmentation irregularities and thinning skin. This product contains a combination of Vitamin E, Echinacea extract, Rosemary extract, and sea kelp to create a balanced treatment with antioxidant properties to calm and moisturize the sensitive tissue around the eyes to help you look less tired and more youthful – To be used twice daily.

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I am not a big fan of a lot of clay masks because once it dries it feels like I have a thick layer of rock on my face which, to me, makes me feel uncomfortable. After applying Miracle 10’s “mask”, somehow it felt very comfortable, with a refreshing scent. Just after the first few uses I noticed it left my skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. It helped my skin look and feel purified, giving me a radiant complexion. My skin is glowing and looking a lot more healthy – To be used twice a week.

Miracle 10 has a full line of skincare products created by The Plastic Surgery Skincare Clinic, and is designed to actively combat signs of aging, including fine lines, dullness and hyperpigmentation as well as acne. In 10 hours, you’ll see noticeable results in smoothness and clarity; in 10 days, visible improvements in discoloration and dullness and in 10 weeks, diminished wrinkles and pores.

What you need to know about Miracle 10:

    1. It’s formulated with the highest quality active ingredients calibrated just below clinical grade to deliver transformative results.
    2. It’s made exclusively in Canada
    3. The products are not tested on animals
    4. They are not formulated with fragrances or harsh dyes, which prevents irritation.

 GIVEAWAY!

GIVEAWAY!

 Miracle 10 is giving 5 lucky winners 1 of their masks! All you have to do is click here to enter!

*The contest will close on December 9th, where they will email the 5 winners.

Good luck!