The Kit One-Minute Miracles

Categories: Beauty

I’ve been reading and enjoying The Kit in the Toronto Star for years and I was thrilled when they offered me the chance to try their favourite beauty products. The Kit One-Minute Miracles edition came out last month and with that, they sent me a big beautiful box of products!

The Kit One-Minute Miracles

I have to admit that I loved everything in the box (including the pretty pink wrapping paper), but for the sake of a consumable blog post, I’ll share my top 5 One-Minute Miracles today.

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Intraceuticals Clarity Facial at Ritual

Categories: Beauty,Skincare

I’ve been a skincare junkie for as long as I can remember – always investing in quality skincare and regular facial treatments. When Intraceuticals brought their A-list favourite oxygen facials to Canada, I jumped at the chance to try one at Ritual. Until recently, I had only tried their hydrating Rejuvenate facials, and as wonderful as they are for immediate plumping and moisturizing results, they weren’t dealing with my redness prone skin and sensitivities. When they released the Intraceuticals Clarity facials, I signed up for a series right away!

Intraceuticals Clarity Facial at Ritual

Intraceuticals Clarity treatments are the ultimate weapon against problem prone skin. Impurities, redness and scarring are banished leaving healthy, calm and clear skin. Acne affected skin is soothed and visibly refined while oil-free nutrients ensure that the skin’s delicate moisture balance is maintained to help defend against future breakouts and prevent redness.

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OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Professional Volume Up

Categories: Beauty,Haircare

It’s nearly impossible for me to keep my hair straight once summer humidity comes to town. This is the season to embrace my curls and perhaps amp them up a little with OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Professional Volume Up spray. I don’t know about you, but even though my hair curls or waves with humidity, it also falls flat. This volume boosting spray is my summer hair hero!

Osis+ by Schwarzkopf Volume Up Spray

OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Professional Volume Up spray not only smells fabulous, but it really boosts my volume with natural movement and no sticky residue.

  • Instant textured volume
  • Weightless and flexible style control
  • Boosts natural volume and movement
  • Keeps the natural feel of the hair

I love that I can still run my fingers through my hair! It’s easy to use too, simply spray the product in short bursts from 30cm distance and work into dry hair. I like to spray upwards into my hair for more lift. Don’t be shy – flip your head over and let OSiS+ by Schwarzkopf Professional Volume Up spray works its magic!

My Fun Weekend with car2go!

Categories: Lifestyle

I’ve lived in downtown Toronto for 11 years so I could never justify owning my own car. It’s cheaper to take public transit or taxis than it is to pay car payments, insurance, gas and parking. There are however times that I need a car to go out-of-town or run errands that would take twice as long to do on the TTC. On those occasions, I use the car sharing programs that have become so popular over the past few years. I’ve tried them all, and hands down, my favourite is car2go.


Why do I prefer it? Because there’s always one relatively nearby, gas is included, parking is included (in any Green P lot), it’s more cost-effective than the other models and the compact Smart cars are so convenient for city driving (and parking). You can pick up your car2go in one location and end your trip in another location – whatever is most convenient for you!

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Bronzed and Blonde on Staycation

Getting away may not be in the cards this season, but you can still wear that “back from vacation” glow with some fabulous (and affordable) products from John Frieda and Jergens. Trick your friends into thinking that you just got back from the beach with sun-kissed skin and beachy blonde hair – they’ll have staycation envy in no time!

Staycation Summer Blonde and Glow

When this personalized beach bag arrived at my door, I was filled with sunny thoughts and excited to try these products to get the “BLONZED” look!

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