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!

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

 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey, all you peanut butter fans! Did you know that Kraft came out with an all-natural line, with four different flavours – Smooth, Crunchy, Honey, and Sea Salt?  Well, if you didn’t, now you do, and they are a must-try because they taste so good!

I’ve tried to cut out a lot of sugar from my diet, so when I discovered Kraft’s new, all-natural flavour, I thought it would be a great idea to add it to my daily diet! And, of course, I had to add it in my breakfast smoothie!

The best part is the new formulas are sweetened with only one simple ingredient – honey or sea salt or are not sweetened at all (natural flavour). How great is that, right?!

I wanted to add their healthy PB in my diet, as I don’t eat enough protein these days, so why not add it to my start of my day? I’m always on the run, and takeout’s or drive-thrus are not a solution to eat and go! Not only will I break the bank, but my waistline will not be my favorite part of my body anymore! So, I found a healthy and oh-so-yummy breakfast shake to take with me on the go! I mean, why not start the day off with a healthy balanced meal, right?

Since I love this recipe so much, I wanted to share it with you all so you can take it on the go too! I mean, why not share a delicious protein shake with all my faves, right?! 

Plus, when it includes chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast…You know you won’t be saying no to that! 

Here’s my Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie recipe:

Ingredients

·  4-5 ice cubes

·  2 large overripe bananas, peeled, sliced

·  1 cup original almond milk (or more to thin as desired)

·  1/4 cup All Natural Smooth Peanut Butter

·  2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

·  1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Yield: 2 servings

You know you can’t go wrong with these three main ingredients, peanut butter, banana, and chocolate!

TIP!

1.       Make sure to use ripened bananas because that’s where the sweetness comes from. For extra sweetness, try adding honey or stevia.

2.      Freeze your ripe bananas so they are always ready to be used

For additional yummy recipes that include the All-Natural Kraft Peanut Butter click here! http://www.kraftcanada.com/brands/kraft-peanut-butter/kraft-all-natural-peanut-butter

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