English copy below :)
Il y a quelques semaines, j'ai eu la chance de recevoir l'ensemble d'exfoliants de ELLERCOSMÉTIQUES, LOOKY SCRUB. En cette période hivernale, ayant une peau très sèche et bien fragile, j'ai eu le bonheur de constater l'efficacité de ces exfoliants au café pour le corps. Dès la première exfoliation, j'ai pu apprécier la douceur que cela apportait à ma peau et l'hydratation était à nouveau au rendez-vous! Facile à utiliser, ce qui est un plus pour la femme pressée que je suis, idéalement dans la douche, il suffit d'appliquer l'exfoliant sur la peau, par des mouvements circulaires et par la suite suffit simplement de rincer et le tour est joué! L'odeur envoûtante du café parfumera votre douche. Nous savons que le café aide à lutter contre la cellulite et agit comme un exfoliant naturel, cette gamme d'exfoliants viendra travailler en profondeur à plusieurs niveaux, que votre besoin soit l'hydratation, la décongestion, la réduction de la cellulite, l'adoucissement ou simplement un besoin d'apaisement après une dure journée, LOOKY SCRUBa l'exfoliant qu'il vous faut!
Offert en pharmacie et via ellercosmetiques.com à 14.99$ chaque sachet individuel, le produit étant très performant, une petite quantité est suffisante pour faire le travail. Je suis devenue vite dépendante de ma gamme d'exfoliants LOOKY SCRUB!
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive the ELLERCOSMETICS LOOKY SCRUB exfoliating set. This winter I've had very dry and fragile skin, so when I felt the effectiveness of these exfoliants using coffee for the body I was amazed. From the first exfoliation, I was able to appreciate the softness that it brought to my skin and the skin's hydration was back again! So easy to use, which is a plus for the time-squeezed woman that I am these days. Ideally in the shower (it's a little messy) you just apply the exfoliating granules on your skin and with circular movements gently rub. Simply rinse and enjoy softer skin in minutes! A bonus for coffee lovers, the fragrant smell of the coffee will scent your shower! We know that coffee helps fight cellulite and acts as a natural exfoliant, this range of exfoliants will come to work in depth on several levels. You have a choice for hydration, decongestion, reduction of cellulite, soothing or simply a calming option to use after a hard day at work or play... LOOKY SCRUB has the exfoliant you need!
Available in pharmacies and online for $ 14.99 each individual pouch, the product being very efficient, a small quantity is enough, so you get multiple applications. These quickly became a necessity in my routine!
A good friend of mine has the most amazing skin I have seen, she's older than I am by a few years and I still believe her skin is younger looking than mine. She once said to me that her secret was starting a good skincare routine at a young age.
My 22 month old toddler has very sensitive skin. She's battled with eczema and dryness since she was born and I have always been so afraid to put anything on her skin. These past months have been so dry inside with the heater running basically all-day and all-night that Eva Rose has had even drier skin than usual.
Then I came across this... and just like her beloved Sophie doll, now there is Sophie La Girafe Baby. Lotions, creams and oils formulated just for baby's soft and fragile skin.
Each product is so softly scented, I think it leaves her smelling just like a baby should smell. I remember before I was a mother that people would always say babies smelt so good. This is true in a way but it does also depend on what you use to bathe them!
Natural, organic and gentle on baby's skin, this is a line of product I will keep close to my heart.
All products are available in store and online at the luxury boutique Constance & Charles
Valentine's Day may have left you a little over-indulged... but incase you need to ease out of a love induced chocolate binge and back to healthy eating, here is my recipe for the decedent yet nutritionally balanced *Cherry Ripe chocolate bar smoothie bowl.
Blend 1C frozen chopped cherries, 1/2C coconut milk or other non-dairy beverage of choice, 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein (vegan optional) in blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with strawberry or cherry coulis, coconut, fresh strawberries and chocolate (or vegan carob).
Enjoy knowing you've ticked all the boxes:
- low in sugar
- high in fiber and antioxidants
- moderate protein
- exceptional taste
Weekend words of wisdom loves:
Feeling happy, buy lingerie. Feeling Sad, buy lingerie. Celebrating, buy lingerie. Birthday, buy lingerie. Romancing, buy lingerie. First date... second date... any date, buy lingerie. Ha! For every occasion you can buy lingerie and Valentine's Day is no less of a reason.
If for nobody else but yourself, you should buy lingerie!
It maybe just around the corner, but there's still time... here are a few of my favorites for this coming happy heart day. Shopping for him, for her or for yourself; for the day or for the night. Whatever takes your fancy lovers, this day is for you! Find your hearts content with these inspirations.
“Tough Cookie” shirt, shooting star Hematite earring and the Dream maker love taker choker.
“Be Mine Babydoll” dress.
“Oui a L’amour” dress, gold plated & crystal earring.
“Je t’aime” sweater, circle silver plated earring and songbird choker.
Ok, so winter is far from over and just when the sun comes out and the snow starts to melt, bam! Another big snow storm comes along and snows all over our spring parade. Well, in the meantime I wait out the bare-ankle weather, I'm consoled by the thought of warming up each morning with bowls of these delicious oats. Toppings can vary any which way you would like, but banana maple is a great start!
1/2 Cups Whole organic oats (Gluten free if needed)
1 1/2 Cups Coconut milk (I use the no-sugar added)
Banana for slicing, flax seeds for sprinkling and maple syrup or maple caramel for drizzling
Mix oats and coconut milk in a small saucepan and set covered overnight in the fridge. In the morning, bring to a slow boil while stirring occasionally then reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes, stirring often so it doesn't stick on the bottom. Add more coconut milk if needed to reach your desired creaminess. Top with sliced banana, flax and maple. Enjoy!
Have you heard the saying that beauty is more than skin deep? I'm pretty sure that who we are as people definitely has a lot to do with our personal radiance, but I do believe that having an on-point skincare routine is the first step to beautiful skin. If you're like me, most days you'll go bare-faced; no more than eye liner, mascara and out the door. So I need to have glowing skin!
That being said, one of the things I want to do during 2017 is be more open to new things. In the past I've been of the mindset, that if it's not broken then why try to fix it? (in this case speaking specifically about the creams, lotions and potions I use on my face and body) I've been faithful and stuck with my tried and true favorites for years... until now!
It's been almost a month trialling the Intraceuticals Rejuvenate starter kit shown below in the image (with a few others of my current favorite products). This range of products was designed and scientifically backed to hydrate and deliver essential nutrients to the skin. By helping to fight free radicals, the skin should show reduced signs of aging. (Who ever said they didn't care to look younger?)
The 3 steps are so easy, I've lined them up on my countertop and I can pre-cleanse then go...1-2-3. A good thing too as I usually only have one eye half open when I wake up in the morning! Here you have the steps outlined:
1. Daily Serum to lift, tone and hydrate. This is all about radiance and vitality, everything I want in the morning please!
2. Hydration Gel that actively counteracts the dehydration that occurs overnight. When I wake up, I'm thirsty and so is my skin; this silky gel delivers and it leaves my cheeks glowing too!
3. Moisture binding cream is the final step. It feels like a super booster of moisture but it's not leaving me feeling oily or like I've added too much cream. It locks in moisture and all those nourishing ingredients that are going to fight for anti-aging all day long.
I still do need to add sunscreen afterwards as this is not containing SPF, but we'll talk about sunscreens in another post. Overall, I've been really pleased that I tried this starter kit, I haven't had any breakouts and I think it's battled the dryness of winter very aptly. I've had my fair share of events and occasions already in this first month of the year and I do feel like my skin has been smoother for makeup application as well which means I can use less; more is always less in my book when it comes to foundation.
If you're keen to try it out, you can pick it up in-store at Constance & Charles and they do ship! (locally in Montreal for free, BONUS!)
The kit also comes with this handy travel bag, perfect for the frequent traveller! Or if you just like to wash your face at work :)