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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Product Review: Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub

Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub

I have a love/hate relationship with most body scrubs. I love the scrumptious scents and the exfoliating and moisturizing properties, but hate the oily, gritty mess they leave behind in the shower. Luckily for me and gals everywhere who feel the same way, the new Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub ($76 at BeautyMark) delivers all the positives without any of the negatives, in a spa-strength, all-natural formula that boasts 5 biodegradable exfoliants.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Bar Method: A Progress Update

Back in January, when I tried the Bar Method for the first time in 5 years, I was so out of shape I couldn't even hold my plank during warm-up. It was a humbling experience, to say the least. After that class, I kept returning thanks to the $80 one-month-unlimited new client special Bar Method had gifted me (blogger perk FTW!). When it expired, I bought a monthly membership.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Product Review: NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls

NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls

As a beauty blogger who celebrated the big 3-0 last year, two truths have become clear. First, good skincare habits are more important than ever. And second, you don’t always have to spend a fortune to get an effective product. The new NIVEA Q10plus Anti-Wrinkle Serum Pearls ($16.77 at walmart.ca) is proof of the latter. I’ve only been using this drugstore delight for a week, but it’s already made a big difference.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bridal Style: The Groom's Gift Watch

A keepsake watch, given as a gift, often marks a special occasion: a graduation or a new job, or in the case of Chinese tradition, a marriage. I've always loved the Chinese custom of the bride giving the groom a nice watch on their wedding day. After all, if the bride gets a sparkly engagement ring, the groom should have something too! Needless to say, the boy is all for this custom—so much so that he's been ogling watches since before our engagement. It was a sit-down with Rado Switzerland representatives though—and not a jewelry store visit—that introduced me to this luxe Swiss brand.