Hair: Cleansing Conditioners?

To shampoo or not to shampoo that is the question. 
I started my hair journey a few years ago which now entitles me to do 
my own hair 90% of the time.

One thing I can tell about my hair is that loves moisture! There are a lot of talks out there saying that shampoos actually strip your hair moisture and conditioners cannot replace the full amount of moisture that has been lost. I have switched to a cleansing conditioner. Best decision ever! Most cleansing conditioners are really good for the hair because they don't contain harsh chemicals and they really help your hair maintain moisture. I love how soft my hair is after using them.


Click the product below and check some of my favourite cleansing conditioners!




Here is a shot of my natural hair- 
I have combed out my curls after putting in the Pantene damage repair cleansing conditioner ($9.99 CAN).

Do you have a favourite cleansing conditioner?

The Oils of Live Clean this Summer

Oils have definitely become mainstream and have been making a huge impact lately.
I personally think that they are a must have in your hair regime. Not sure what brand to start with? Check out Live Clean’s three amazing hair oils.

Live Clean KERATIN OIL Leave-in Treatment ($11.99 CAN)
Perfect for curly, frizzy and dry hair.
This product repairs hair by using Buriti Oil and Macademia Nut Oil. Plus Wild Flower Honey to help your hair hold onto water molecules. Want that perfect blowout? It also helps to prevent heat damage.

LIVE CLEAN MONOI OIL Leave-in Treatment ($11.99 CAN)
Perfect for brittle, fine and dry hair.
This product contains Tahiti’s native Tiare flower (which known for it's beautiful scent) and Monoi Oil (very rich blend of coconut oil). Plus Bamboo Extract and Jojoba Oil to ensure your hair is fully moisturized. 

LIVE CLEAN AGE RESIST MIRACLE Nutrition Oil ($11.99 CAN)
Perfect for aging/damaged hair.
This product contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein which attaches to the hair shaft causing hair to appear fuller. Also contains Jojoba, Rosehip and Avocado Oil. An amazing pre-shampoo treatment.




Beauty Blog Link Love 21/06/14

The L'Oreal Privee Nudes Collection is back and bigger then ever - check out the swatches from Lisamarie at Beauty Crazed to find your perfect nude!

This week at theNotice, Rae's going sheer with Clinique. Check out her reviews & swatches of 14 different Chubby Sticks and A Different Nail Enamel polishes!

Glitter lovers, FabDiva20 is excited to show you the Voilet Voss Glitters that she has won from a giveaway! Check out her Violet Voss post!

Phyrra brings you the new Makeup Geek Blushes! Find out which shades are her favorite.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her new obsession from Benefit Cosmetics! Do you like Tinted Lip Balms?

Who doesn't want a beautiful and bronze Summer look, right? Pammy Blogs Beauty scopes out Lancome's new for Summer 2014 French Riviera Collection.

What is Beauty Info Zone obsessing about this week? Just maybe it's eye creams. Be prepared to go shopping.

Beauty Reflections demonstrates the new L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream Anti-Redness and you have to see how well it works! No more red cheeks!

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What's the best way to celebrate summer? Head over to Makeup Morsels and ring in warm weather with an Urban Decay giveaway.

Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm Swatches

Last year was all about colour for me. This year, I'm more laid back with tints and balms.
On my radar right now, is Benefit Cosmetics hydrating tinted lip balms ($22.00 CAN).

A hydrating, fruity, tinted lip balm that conditions and glides on sheer.

Let me say this again. The keyword is tinted balm. As a girl with pigmented lips, I'm not looking for colour payoff just hydration. It's a bonus that these lip balms are very conditioning as well. They're perfect on their own or over your favourite lipstick.

Colours- According to the swatches below:
1. Lollibalm - candy orchid
2. Benebalm - rose
3. Cha Cha Balm - sheer mango
4. Posiebalm - poppy pink


Shop the Benefit Cosmetics Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm line:




My favourite balm is of course Lollibalm!
It works amazing with Lollitint which I reviewed back in January.


Do you have a favourite tinted lip balm?


Beauty News: Marc Anthony Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Collection

What if I told you that you can get the treatment of 12 products in 1 product? 
Check out the Marc Anthony Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Collection! 
It's developed with the latest Apple Stem Cell Technology which nurtures healthy hair growth. 


Three carefully targeted products to regenerate hair. The gem of the line for me is the Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Daily Conditioning Treatment. All you have to do is spray it evenly on wet hair from roots to ends. Leave in and comb through and style.

Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Daily Conditioning Treatment ($16.99 CAN)
Versatile, Apple Stem Cell enriched Daily Conditioning Treatment primes your hair for flawless looking hair day in and day out. A leave-in for all hair types.

Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Sulfate Free Shampoo ($14.99 CAN)
Cleanse your way to thicker, stronger, healthier growing hair. Infused with the power of Apple Stem Cells and Biotin. Sulfate Free.

Regenerating 12 Second Miracle Sulfate Free Conditioner ($14.99 CAN)
Nourish and hydrate while promoting thicker, stronger, healthier growing hair. Infused with the power of Apple Stem Cells and Biotin. Sulfate Free.

All these products are available at Shoppers Drug Mart.


New: Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Razor + Giveaway (20 winners)

Did you know the spring is almost over? 10 more days until Summer! 
Can you believe it? 

Right now I'm in the process of taking out all my summer dresses so I can get see what fits and what doesn't.. so far so good! But that's not going to stop me from shopping hahaha!

You know I always have the 411 on what's new and coming out. 
Check out the Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture razor ($11.99 CAN).
It's a razor that comes with new Moisture Ribbons which lathers/moisturizes your skin. Of course, eliminating the need for shaving gel. Less stuff in the shower is always a good thing. Perfect for anyone who is like me that wants to get in and get out!

Other Cool info:
  • Ergonomically designed handle
  • Grip to help you while in the shower.
  • Pivoting head
  • Four blades surrounded by a conditioning solid

Do you want to prepare yourself for summer?
Schick is giving 20 Canadian Spiced Beauty readers their own 
Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture Razor to send out for test and review!

Once you send in your review you will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift card!
Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Summer Pinks: L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color Rose Symphony

I've been talking about doing this post for so long. While working full-time and attempting to plan a wedding and of course trying to have a life.. I have been taking a bit of a back seat on the blog.

Summer is coming in right now one of the hottest colours out is pink. As a deeper skin woman of color, I feel that I need to be conscious about what pink I wear. Hear me out.. I personally do not want to be walking around with milky Pepto lips because it's not flattering to my skin tone. When When I brought up the idea of doing a pink lip series on Twitter, a lot of women of colour were really happy for me to do it.

This week's summer pink is:
 L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color Rose Symphony ($12.99 CAN)

Formulated with precious micro-oils and rich color pigments, 
Extraordinaire provides the ideal balance of color and care for perfect lips. 

Purchase it here:

Beauty Blog Link Love 07/06/14

It's a polish photo-fest over on Makeup Morsels this week. Check out these bright new launches from Morgan Taylor, just in time for summer.

This week at theNotice, a Clarisonic skeptic gives the Mia 2 a try. Come see how it's going so far!

Phyrra tells all about the Makeup Geek Makeup Brushes! Find out which ones she loves and which ones to skip!

Where big is beautiful - Addicted to Beauty checks out the elephant, yes, elephant beauty pageant.

Jenn from Spiced Beauty shows you her favourite summer collection from the Body Shop! Do you like Early-Harvest Raspberry?

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection is a gorgeous summer collection with the packaging that makes FabDiva20 so excited! Check out her collection haul!

Pammy Blogs Beauty has found the perfect concealer to help her tired Mommy-of-an-infant eyes: Laura Mercier's New High Coverage Concealer!

Beauty Reflections is reliving the 80s with Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in Blue!


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Beauty Crazed is giving away a naughty little Agent Provocateur Fatale set - including the fragrance - so get in on the action and win it!

Have you checked out Sophie's Remington 5 in 1 epilator giveaway over on her blog? Head over to Makeupwonderland now and enter!

Beauty News: Soap and Glory & Palmer's


I find that the best time to shop for makeup is spring/summer.
Think about it- when you're going to a pool party what do you buy?
Nail polish- shaving supplies-sunscreen- DIY pedicure products
The list goes on and on.

Here are two products that may get you on the right path this summer.


This Skin Therapy Oil for Face is an age-defying, multipurpose skin perfecting oil.

Daily you battle environmental factors which take a toll on your skin.
What's the outcome?
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles 
  • Dark spots
  • Sagging skin 
  • Uneven skin tone
Palmer’s non-greasy, hypoallergenic facial treatment is formulated with all of the same great ingredients used in our best-selling Skin Therapy Oil but amped up with even more face-loving, anti-aging ingredients.
This product combines 11 different oils to keep your skin looking good while battling the elements. I prefer to use it right before I go to bed. Especially after a day after being in the sun.
 Why not wake up with soft skin?

It renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, doubles as a foot cream, and will give even the roughest of cuticles a run for its money. Featuring allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry, orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers.

Remember when I brought up the pool party?
 What if your friend decides to throw one the next day and you have no time do get a pedicure... 
What do you do? 

I had the opportunity to get some inside info from Marcia Kilgore of Soap & Glory to solve this dilemma.

Which Soap & Glory products would I use to get my feet spring/summer ready?
 Soap and Glory’s Heel Genius is both a moisturizing foot cream and mask that renovates rough feet in a single overnight session, especially if you wear socks after you apply to lock in the moisture.

It's that simple!

Which product do you want to try this Summer?