Nails


WaySpa: Mani-Pedi at Novo Spa

Categories: Beauty

Last week was World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. Between my day job, blogging, fashion shows and backstage interviews, I was a well-dressed blur to those around me! I love putting together my looks for the shows but I don’t have time to worry about chipped nails during such a hectic week. I always treat myself to a gel manicure before the shows and this time, I visited Novo Spa for a relaxing spa mani-pedi as part of my WaySpa Ambassadorship.

WaySpa: Mani-Pedi at Novo Spa

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Novo Spa before for their signature steam bed body treatment, but until now, I’d never had a mani-pedi there. Not only did I get a super shiny, chip-proof, shellac mani that’s still going strong, but I also got one of the best pedicures I’ve ever had.

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Restore Damaged Nails with Trind

Categories: Beauty,Nails

I love getting gel manicures because they last for weeks and allow me to forget about my nails for a while. That said, these super strong and durable manis have a tendency to damage my nails especially after a few gel manis in a row. When I heard about the Trind Keratin Nail Restorer and Protector treatments, I couldn’t wait to see if they would restore my damaged nails.

Restore Damaged Nails with Trind

I’m sure you’ve heard about restorative and strengthening Keratin hair treatments; it only makes sense to leverage that same power in a nail treatment – keratin is after all the key structural protein component in both hair and nails.

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Globetrotting Mani-Pedi: The 10 Spot

Categories: Beauty

As you may have noticed from my updates on social media, I just returned home from the biggest business trip of my life. It was an exciting three weeks abroad, starting in Orlando then over to Singapore, Thailand and Tokyo. With such a busy work and travel schedule, I knew that I would need a mani-pedi that would LAST. My friends at The 10 Spot in Leslieville hooked me up!

Gel Mani-Pedi from The 10 Spot

You know I’m a huge fan of the OPI gel manicures and nail art at The 10 Spot, but have you heard that they’re now doing gel pedicures too?

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MUST HAVE: Winter Beauty Savers

Categories: Beauty

Happy Friday Friends! As I look outside my window this morning to see a little more ice and snow on the ground, I can’t help but share my must have winter beauty savers! I regularly post about my favourite hair products and skincare lines, but this post is dedicated to those special products that I lean on during the coldest season of the year.

Winter Beauty: Face Savers

Winter Beauty: Face Savers

If you know me, you know that I’m a little skincare obsessed. In addition to my morning and night skincare routine, these two products are my cold weather staples:

1 – Gratiae Renewing Peeling Gel: I need to exfoliate more in the winter time, but scrub based exfoliants irritate my sensitive skin after a while. Don’t be scared off by the word “peel” – this organic peeling gel is gentle on the skin and incredibly effective for removing dead skin cells. Just massage in a circular motion and immediately feel the peeling effect – it’s amazing!

2 – MaskerAide Weather Warrior Mask: As silly as they look, I love sheet masks. They’re cooling on the skin and they incubate nutrient rich ingredients for an intensely hydrating experience. I make time for a MaskerAide every week! In the winter months, I love the Weather Warrior mask with aloe, green tea, witch hazel and argan oil to soothe and heal my skin after exposure to the elements outside.

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NEW Strum App + $50 Beauty Auction!

Categories: Lifestyle

You might think it’s odd that I’m blogging about an app, but I use so many and when I discovered this one I just had to share it! Strum is the world’s first customer experience app. You can connect with local businesses, read the experiences of other patrons, share your feedback directly with the owner and earn rewards for doing it!

Strum

Your feedback can be delivered privately or shared with your followers; you can even share your Strum on Twitter and Facebook if you like. Whether your experience is good or bad, it’s the ideal venue to provide your feedback. The best part? Business owners are engaged and many are even offering auctions with goodies up for grabs in exchange for your points. Continue reading…