Showing posts with label canadian beauty products. Show all posts
Showing posts with label canadian beauty products. Show all posts

My Olistika Experience

Do you see yourself as a person who is not afraid to try new experiences? 
Do you look at things with an open mind? 
If you answered yes to these questions, you should try Olistika. 

What is Olistika?
A new concept wellness centre (Toronto, Ontario) that combines aromatherapy, reflexology & reiki to deeply but gently balance you mentally, emotionally and physically.
Back in December, I had the opportunity to try a session. I won't lie, I was nervous. But I was really interested in seeing what it's all about. This non-­invasive technique energizes you using  a combination of Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki. It's completely natural. My session was conducted by Filippo Conte- owner of Olistika. He made sure that he explained everything to me in advance before we got started. The most important thing is that he made me feel at ease. The whole concept of accessing your ‘holistic toolkit’ was something totally foreign to me.

What happened in the session?
It was a combination of Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki. Coolest part was that I able to pick my own blends for aromatherapy. Filippo customized it and got it right on the first try. I should add that these essential oils are 100% vegan. The reflexology part was very calming. It involves your feet, hands and head. The main point of reflexology is to get you to relax and on the path of healing. Did you know that points on your feet, hands and head link to different parts in your body? Lastly, the star of the show- Reiki. It is "a natural hands-on energy healing technique that deeply but gently balances you mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually by releasing blockages you carry, removing obstacles and restoring your depleted life force energy." I swear after my session, I felt EXTREMELY peaceful and re-energized!

I also left with three lovely products that I use daily:

Olistika MIST Lavender- Spray
Since I have bad sinus issues, I usually mist it in my face. But it can also be a room spray, sprayed on your pillow (to aid sleep) or on your body. Did you know that lavender is antiseptic, bactericidal, anti-fungal and a anti-inflammatory?

Olistika SPECIAL BLEND Healer- Drops
This is amazing on wounds/scrapes. Just apply one to five drops: "the goal is to apply gently, to cover the entire wound and surrounding area (to .5-1" around), to leave a light (dry) sheen of oil on the surface of the skin". It's important to apply two or three times daily.

Olistika SKIN BODY BLEND Winter- Rollerball
You can apply this lightly on skin your face. My favourite place is under the nose. It can also be placed behind the ears, temples or wrists. Apply day or night.

If you're in Toronto, I'd recommend that you visit Olistika for a unique experience.

Canadians: Introducing- ABAA Beauty Supply

The most depressing thing is the fact that the Canadian dollar is doing horribly right now. Taking trips To the USA and buying online- just isn't worth it for me anymore. Right now, it's all about buying locally! There are so many Canadian shops that offer everything you need- you just need a little push in the right direction. I recently came across a company named ABAA Beauty Supply. They have a store in Mississauga and an online shop that caters to your beauty needs.

They offer products like Morrocan Oil, Babybliss, Redken and OPI to name a few.

Why should you shop with them?
  • They offer reasonable pricing
  • In store: They offer discounts to licensed/student hair stylists and estheticians 
  • They take credit cards(Visa, Mastercard & American Express) & Paypal!!

Guess what?
ABAA Beauty supply is allowing me to giveaway a 

BaByliss Pro BAB2000 Ceramix Xtreme Dryer to one lucky Canadian reader!

How to win:
  • Follow me: @JennMUA & @ABAA_beauty on twitter
  • Retweet my pinned tweet
  • Come back to this post and let me know you entered below & your twitter name
  • Giveaway is over Feb 12, 2016 
  • Canada ONLY

Hudson's Bay #Beautyunderground

Beauty Underground is a new beauty concept shop located on the concourse level of the Queen Street store and online at the This location is perfect for girls who love to grab and go!

Hours of Service:
 Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 9:30 PM 
Saturday from 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
 Sunday from 10 AM to 7 PM 

Wedding Makeup look with Marcelle & Annabelle Cosmetics

I'm thinking wayyyy ahead of myself. I'm not even engaged yet! Where is the ring K___?!?! Haha! I'm joking...or am I..

I needed products which were long lasting and smudge proof for this look. This was the perfect chance to show you two of my new favourites from Canadian brand- Marcelle & Annabelle Cosmetics!

Velvety Eye Shadow + Primer ($15.95 CAN )
Antioxidant / Waterproof / 12H+ Hold / Crease-Proof

This is the perfect product to wear alone or as a base.
Colour: Primer Rose

Roll-on Eyeshadow + Liner ($ 10.95 CAN)
Loose eyeshadow with roller ball application on one side and a liquid liner on the other.

You can control how much product you want with with applicator.
Brown eyes

Check out the rest of the products I used in the Wedding Day beauty challenge for Fashion Magazine's Beauty Panel here.

Loving: Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara

When I took off my lash extensions I was so sad because I missed walking up to full voluminous lashes!
To fill my lash void, I applied two coats of New York Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara and I immediately fell in LOVE! 

Long, voluminous & lump-free lashes in less 2 minutes!

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara finds its power from the special brush—a first of its kind innovation that quickly coats lashes from roots to tips with explosive volume. The multi-patented brush has an internal core made of a firm elastomeric material, which applies pressure to lashes and deposits a big dose of mascara to each one. The core is surrounded by evenly-spaced, flexible bristles that coat and comb lashes from root to tip—eliminating the potential for clumping.

The lashes up-close!
The Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Rocket Mascara can be found at Walmart ($10 CDN).