Avon Moisture Therapy line

I live in Canada and I know it's apart of the cycle but I'm annoyed with Winter right now.
We're all suffering from dry skin and chapped lips. 
That's why I'm happy when I find products that work well with sensitive skin.

Introducing Avon's Moisture Therapy Derma line.

This line has clinically been shown to help relieve dryness which is typically 
associated with individuals who suffer from eczema.

Moisture Therapy Derma Soothing Body Lotion ($12.00 CAN)
This mild and gentle lotion delivers the powerful moisturizing benefits of an ointment in the light format of a cream. The formula is really light but hydrating. It doesn't leave a residue behind and a dime sized amount goes a long way.

Moisture Therapy Derma Soothing Body Wash ($12.00 CAN)
This mild body wash for bath or shower gently cleanses while soothing dryness associated with eczema-prone skin. The formula is completely scent-free. The gel is infused with chamomile, aloe and vitamin E. Perfect for daily usage.

Calming Relief Anti-Itch Spray Lotion ($10.00 CAN)
Infused with colloidal oatmeal and menthol- This formula provides temporary relief of itching. This is a very interesting product which comes with a pump. Spray it on your skin, when dryness attacks. It cools it down. Remember it contains menthol- so wash your hands before you rub your eyes.

You can order avon.ca or through your avon representative.

The Park Hyatt Toronto Stillwater Spa: Citrus Treatments + Menu

Did you know that the scent of citrus can improve your energy and relieve stress?

Last week, I had the opportunity to indulge in the benefits of citrus from Sunkist!
The Park Hyatt Toronto Stillwater Spa is now offering Citrus spa treatments as well as citrus inspired meals to boost your spirits. 

Citrus Spa Treatments:
  • Navel Orange Body Scrub
  • Grapefruit Massage with a hand and foot exfoliation
  • Navel Orange Food Scrub
  • Lemon Hand Scrub

Each treatment captures the essence of each Sunkist citrus fruit.
For example: The Navel Orange Body Scrub contains good stuff like raw sugar, organic honey and fresh squeezed Sunkist® Navel orange juice. 

  • Detox Juice
  • Kale & Sunkist® Orange Salad with Oyster Mushrooms and Miso Dressing
  • Chili Sunkist® Lime Seared Scallops with Grilled Corn Salsa
  • Sunkist® Lemon Tart

Chef Joan Monfaredi created a tasting menu to enlighten us on the health & wellness benefits of citrus. You would love the detox juice! It contains Sunkist® Navel oranges, green grapes, watermelon and fresh mint.

I had the grapefruit Massage with a hand and foot exfoliation and LOVED it! 
Definitely worth checking out if you're in need of some TLC.

Note: The citrus-inspired spa treatments will be available at Stillwater Spa Toronto from January 20th to February 28th, 2015.

The Wedluxe Wedding Show 2015

Out of all the Wedding shows that I've been to, The Wedluxe Wedding Show is the most glamorous and inspirational. It was also the very first show that attended in 2014.
Check out my "The Wedluxe Wedding Show 2014" post.

The event took place at the ARCADIAN- 401 Bay Street, 8th floor. Vendors were spread out in the Arcadian Loft, Arcadian Court, Arcadian Studio and the Mezzanine. Think that's a lot of space? The event was also located on the 7th floor of Hudson’s Bay! Definitely a place to get familiar with! It's where Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay and Hudson’s Bay Gift Registry is.

Why should you attend?
  • 120 vendors
  • Gorgeous decor + flowers
  • Good eats
  • Beauty samples
My fiance and I came with a plan. 
Check out Honeymoon options and find a videographer.
Still reviewing the videographers but the show introduced us to St. Lucia as a honeymoon spot.
It's gorgeous and totally now on our list.

Check out pics from the show!
Let me know in the comment section which ones are your favourite.

Win: LG G3 Smartphone (Canadian)

I'm to going to help you "Beat the January Blues" with an amazing giveaway 
sponsored by LG Canada!
One special CANADIAN Spiced Beauty reader will win an LG G3 Smartphone. 
I know many of you saw my past post on this amazing device!
If not, check it out: LG G3
It's your time for you to get your hands on it.

Five key reasons to get the LG G3 Smartphone:

-Full HD screen picture on a 5.5 inch LCD
-Beauty feature makes you look "selfie" ready every time
-Rear camera is 13 MP with laser auto focus
-You can develop different profiles on your phone for privacy
-Take a pictures by doing a gesture or just saying a special word


Review: LG G3 Smartphone

One of my favourite things about being a blogger is testing out new products. I'm even more ecstatic when the new product is tech related. In early December, I was invited to Her Majesty Pleasure for a special experience with LG Canada. They were looking for an exclusive group ladies and picked me plus a few other others to become official LG G3 Beauty bloggers. 

What are top things that you look for in a phone?
I look for:
  • Lightweight body
  • Attractive display
  • Comes with features that I'll actually use
I own android tablets but I've never actually had an android phone before. It was really a unique experience to try out this phone as a previous iPhone and BlackBerry user.

Let's start off with appearance:
It's a sleek metallic phone with a large screen. Similar to other new smart phones, there is no physical keyboard on the front. It's all touchscreen! Which can be a learning curve for any first time user but once you get use to it- you're set! On the back there is a button to turn off the phone plus volume controls. A unique alternative to the usual side buttons.
Plus a rear and front facing camera.

Being that I'm a videographer, I appreciate a clear and crisp display. The LG G3 does not disappoint. It offers you full HD screen picture on a 5.5 inch LCD. For me, the size was something to get used to. I used to make fun of people who had big phones but now that I got to try one- I understand the hype.

This phone is commonly referred to as the "selfie" phone. This is due to the beauty feature when taking pictures with the front camera. Let's get something out of the way...There's nothing wrong with a little enhancement to a picture as long as it still looks like you. The beauty feature let's you determine how much how "soft" you want your picture. Which eliminates the need for extra editing software on your phone. Win!  
Now the rear camera is 13 MP with laser auto focus. 
What is the purpose of laser auto focus you ask? 
Long story short- It prevents blur and allows you to take a great shot easier.

Taken with the LG G3 camera (rear camera).

I know it's a lot to take in but here are two more features that you should know about the LG G3:
  • You can develop different profiles on your phone. How about one for yourself and one for a guest?
  • I spoke a bit about this but you can take a picture by doing a gesture or just saying a special word. It eliminates that awkward left shoulder in the shot.
Do you want to test this phone out yourself? 
Look out for my January Blues contest this week.
Get started by following LG Canada on twitter: twitter.com/lgcanada

Wedding: Bridal Shower Advice from Weddingbells’ Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill

After a lot of convincing from my future sister-in-law, I decided that I should put having a bridal shower on my list of wants. Let me start off by saying... I've never been to a bridal shower before. On top of that, I have no idea how the whole shindig goes. Sooo when you don't know anything about the topic.. You speak to an expert!

I got Weddingbells Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill to answer those questions
that you may have about bridal showers.

Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill tackles my bridal shower questions

What typically happens at bridal showers?

A bridal shower is a celebration of the bride-to-be, which usually happens a few months before her wedding date. Family and friends are invited (usually it’s a female-centric event but more events are now becoming male inclusive). Bridal showers typically are an event hosted at someone’s house or at a restaurant. This is also a time when guests gift the bride with items typically found on their bridal registry. Good food, good times, good friends…that is a great bridal shower!

Who takes care of the bridal shower? bride? bridesmaids?

Tradition dictates that the maid of honor or bridesmaids throw the bridal shower. Family members such as mothers, sisters or cousins often take on the role of co-hosting the event (if sisters or cousins are in the bridal party, it’s easy shower planning). A bride may also have friends, co-workers or someone from the groom’s family who wants to throw the shower. The rules have become a little more flexible as to who throws the party (and sometimes there can be more than one event).

How many people usually attend a bridal shower?

The number of people can vary greatly from a very intimate event to a celebration for 80-100 people. It really depends on how large the bride’s group of family and friends are and often times a bride’s cultural background will dictate the size of the event.

Can men be invited to the bridal showers?

Yes! In the modern age of weddings anything goes. A lot of showers end with a cocktail hour where the groom and his friends and family are invited to celebrate too.