CONTEST TIME (open to Canadian mailing addresses): Enter to win some amazing all-natural handmade products made in Parry Sound, Ontario by the company West Lake Cosmetics. In collaboration with West Lake, we are GIVING AWAY FOUR Canadian made quality natural products free from parabens, chemicals, and petroleum products/by-products: vanilla solid lotion bar, lavender soap, cinnamon soap, and our Rose bath salts
($33.00 VALUE). Each product is designed with the highest quality ingredients and essential oils. Their motto “Peace of Mind. Piece of Luxury” stands true as West Lake provides customers with luxurious and effective products along with helpful information of how to use each product and make them last. With a wide selection of products, there are products made for everyone! The owner Wendy was inspired after her travels around the world to open a soap shop, and encourages those around her to come up with ideas to make the best soothing and effective products. Wendy emulates the Canadian way of life by keeping West Lake Cosmetics down to earth, and providing customers with helpful and thoughtful advice. Are you ready to get your hands on these FOUR FABULOUS products? Continue reading →
West Lake Cosmetics Contest coming soon! Stay tuned! What would you like to win? I can’t get enough of solid lotion bars because they are perfect for the on-the-go traveler like me and for carry-on-only travel when liquids need to be kept to a minimum! What are your favourite all-natural handmade products?
I’m always on the hunt for Canadian made quality natural products free from parabens, chemicals, and petroleum products/by-products. I’m sure you’re with me when I say that I want to know what’s in the products I use and put on my body. Natural products are not only good for us, but they’re also good for the environment. I was lucky enough to be introduced to West Lake Cosmetics on Instagram by a fellow Canadian blogger Couper from Happy Life Pilot Wife who loves using all-natural local products from her home province Ontario, but especially loves West Lake Cosmetics! She told me that she and her family are addicted to the Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bar. With that being said, I was instantly intrigued, went over to West Lake’s Intstagram account to browse their many photos and immediately wanted to try a shampoo bar myself (among other products), especially since I have never tried one before. Continue reading →
In preparation for my destination wedding in the Dominican Republic (less than two weeks to go and counting), I decided that I want to do my own makeup on my wedding day. I want to make sure that I look like myself on my special day and not so done up that I don’t look ‘natural’. Rather than all the glitz and glam, I want to be the best version of myself that I can be–a natural glowing bride. To help learn the tricks of the trade, I booked a bridal makeup lesson with Debby Clements, a seasoned professional makeup artist. Step by step, Debby taught me how to recreate the ‘classic bide’ look which would be perfect for my wedding day on the beach. Continue reading →
JustNatural Holistic Spa has expanded and has a brand new location in downtown Timmins! The first time I visited Chrislynn at JustNatural Holistic Spa in the winter of 2014, I sampled the best of what the at-home spa had to offer; I partook in a sensory journey which included: a warm foot soak treatment, leg scrub, a full facial, back massage, and body scrub, mask, and wrap. With Chrislynn’s one-on-one spa care and unique personal touches, my hyperactive and busy-body soul was quickly soothed in the serene and tranquil environment. My second visit to JustNatural Holistic Spa was recently this summer when I had the opportunity to see the spa in its full glory after its recent renovations at its new location. Chrislynn graciously took the time out of her day to give me a tour of the new facility. From the moment I walked into the spa I felt as if I was transported to a modern urban spa in a big city abroad. The vaulted ceilings, natural wood frames, modern décor, and down to earth accents make the spa one of kind in the northern region. It wasn’t long before I found myself in the spa boutique sampling products and making myself right at home. I can’t wait to try out one of their uniquely designed services.
Bueteaful is a New Brunswick based company that produces premium tea and natural products ranging from essential oils, room sprays, to body products, and beyond. Bueteaful believes in using the highest quality tea blends and ingredients, including organic ingredients grown right in Sari’s (the owner’s) own home garden. A majority of her products (which are all handmade with love) are 100% natural and organic. Bueteaful customizes in one of a kind lovable teas, teaware, aromatherapy sprays, healing salves & balms, and lip balms. Who wouldn’t want to buy good for the earth natural products, while supporting a local artisan at the same time? Bueteaful makes it easy for me to get through the harsh Canadian winter (not to mention cold and flu season) and to support my yoga practice with their natural body products and tea. Luckily for me, I can find Bueteaful at my local Farmers Market. Continue reading →
Chrislynn from JustNatural Holistic Spa took me through a sensory experience of the many spa treatments at her at-home spa in Timmins, Ontario. Chrislynn’s one-on-one spa care and unique personal touches adds to the serenity and relaxation at the spa. I have been to many spas, but never to an at-home spa and I can say that JustNatural Holistic Spa Spa holds the same standards, if not higher than any other spa. As a natural and holistic spa, Chrislynn uses only all natural and organic products (which I too believe in) to promote health and wellness. Continue reading →