Beauty


Year-End Manicure at Shizen Spa

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With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the last thing I want to worry about is chipped nails! Last week, I grabbed my latest WaySpa gift card and visited Shizen Spa at The Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto for a shiny Shellac manicure. Getting a manicure in a spa setting is always an enjoyable experience and one that lasts through the holidays is the icing on the cake.

Year-End Manicure at Shizen Spa

I opted for the perfect holiday red and even though it’s grown out a little over the past week and a half, it’s survived various holiday dinners, dish washing and ripping into presents too!

The Shizen Spa at The Pantages is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto next to Toronto Eaton Centre. It was the perfect place to take a break from holiday shopping for a little me time. If you’re in the area picking up Boxing Week deals, you should consider making an appointment – they also have a whirlpool, sauna and steam room to enjoy during your visit!

Check out the Spa Menu at Shizen Spa and visit their other locations too.

Year-End Manicure at Shizen Spa

If you pick up a WaySpa gift card, you can use it at over 2000 spas in Canada, so even if you’re not in downtown Toronto, you can unwind after the holidays at a spa near you! They make great gift ideas all year-round and who says you can’t kick off 2015 with a little pampering for yourself?

CLICK HERE to review my 2014 WaySpa experiences in Toronto and treat yo’self!

Uncomplicated Beauty: Dalish Cosmetics

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One of the first local beauty brands I discovered when I started my blog was Dalish Cosmetics. Passionate Founder Melanie Cruickshank first began cooking up natural cosmetics in her Toronto kitchen in 2006 and it’s been an honour to work with her and watch her brand evolve over the years. From the first orders for friends and local trade shows to e-commerce and worldwide resellers – the proof is in the pretty for this Uncomplicated Beauty brand!

Uncomplicated Beauty: DaLish Cosmetics

Dalish Cosmetics are still made in Canada with the same core values. Anti-oxidant rich makeup produced with locally sourced, natural ingredients without the use of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, GMO’s, gluten or sulfates. Your skin will actually benefit from this makeup!

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Spa at The Hazelton with WaySpa

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After an action-packed weekend at the second annual Spark Sessions conference, my feet were in desperate need of a little TLC. Luckily for them, I pre-booked a relaxing spa pedicure at The Spa at The Hazelton, which conveniently accepts WaySpa gift cards!

Spa at The Hazelton with WaySpa

As a WaySpa ambassador, I get to visit a different spa partner in Toronto each month. The Hazelton Hotel on luxurious Yorkville Avenue is considered Toronto’s most exclusive hotel – home to A-list celebrities (especially during TIFF) and ONE Restaurant with renowned Executive Chef, Mark McEwan. Needless to say, I knew I was in for a treat visiting their spa!

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WIN the Redken Canada Runway Look

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It’s always a pleasure to watch the magic happen behind the scenes at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Designers, models, hair stylists and makeup artists working together like a well-oiled machine for that big moment on the runway and then…wash, rinse, repeat for more than 20 shows over five fashion-filled days! It’s enough to make your head spin, but the pros at Redken Canada make it look easy and always share their tips, tricks and trends to try at home.

WIN the Redken Canada Runway Look

This season, my friends at Redken Canada invited me backstage again to watch their stylists (and fabulous products) in action, lead by Lead Stylist, Jorge Joao.

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Connected Collection: More Napzzzz

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You know what I need more of? Naps. You too? I designed this sweatshirt for my Connected Collection with eLUXE to encourage More Napzzzz all around! I burn the candle at both ends far too frequently, so this is a friendly (and oh so cozy) reminder to take a little downtime for myself. The relaxed fit, raw-neck and super soft 100% cotton composition make it the ideal shirt for lounging at home, binging on Netflix, cuddling with someone special and of course, napping.

Connected Collection: More Napzzzz

Even though this top begs to be paired with some adorable pajama bottoms at home, you can spread the More Napzzzz movement outside of the house too! Just like the rest of my Connected Collection, this sweatshirt can be styled various ways – and yes, even dressed up!

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