Ready. Set. Summer!

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Get ready for summer in less than 10 minutes! Yes… you heard me, ladies! How, you ask? Nair has come up with a new innovative, nourishing hair removal that not only gets rid of those pesky hairs, but it also moisturizes to restore skin’s youthful glow.

Did you know Nair nourish Crème is dermatologically tested and it lasts for weeks? Well, now you do, and anything that will helps get rid of hair is amazing in my books!

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The dual colour swirl face cream has a combo of hair removal and moisturizer, which is a double whammy of goodness! It is formulated with and antioxidant-rich resveratrol and 100% natural grape seed oil.

I have patches of hair growth in sparse areas, so I was excited to try out the Nair nourish Crème for my body, to help get rid of those hairs that were very obvious to the eye.

I found it very easy to use, it was a quick process and clean. Not only was it gentle on my sensitive skin, but there was absolutely no pain! My skin looked and felt very soft to the touch immediately after the application.

Not only will you look feel smooth, but you’ll also be saving from having to pay for waxing or getting any cuts from razors – I know I’m guilty of getting some nicks here and there when I’m in a rush! Ouch!

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How it works:

  • Lather on an even, thick layer covering the hair. *Do not rub!
  • Wash your hands with soap immediately after application.
  • Leave on for at least 3 minutes to 10 minutes, depending on thickness of hair, but DO NOT LEAVE ON LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES!
  • Then, rinse off cream/hair with a damp washcloth. Again, DO NOT RUB!
  • Pat gently with a dry towel and voila! You are ready to show off those legs!
  • *Make sure you read full instructions on packaging!

Also, Nair’s Wax Ready-Strips are the easiest and most convenient way to get rid of those long gross hairs anywhere you go, even when you’re on the go.  It’s super easy to use, and the best part is – there is no warming or rubbing required! They are the only truly ready-to-use wax strips on the market.  A few other great things to know – they are also dermatologically tested and it lasts up to 4 weeks. *Cue the happy dance*

How it works:

  • Apply the wax strip by pressing it down over the hair to be removed in the direction of hair growth, and make it adhere by pressing down firmly with the palm of the hand.
  • Hold the skin taut at the base of the strip with your free hand and with one quick movement, pull the strip off with the other hand. Hint: Always pull in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pull strip parallel to the line of the body. The same strip may be used several times until it no longer adheres to the skin.
  • After waxing is complete, use a post wipe to soothe and moisturize the skin and to remove any wax residue. *Make sure to follow the instruction noted in the wax applicator box.

I’d recommend testing Nairs products out to get summer ready!

 

Love your legs!

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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?