Early-Harvest Raspberry for the Summer from The Body Shop!

Have you even seen a product and you just had to have it. I mean you don't now it works/smells or performs but you needed it? That's how I felt when The Body Shop put out a tweet with an image of their new Raspberry Collection. One thing about The Body shop is that their scents NEVER disappoint. They never smell artificial! Which is really hard to do for some companies.

I'm so happy to say this collection is everything I thought it would be.
It smells AMAZING!
Start spring in style with our new fruity, indulgent and deeply moisturizing Raspberry Body Collection.

Shop the Body Shop Raspberry Collection!

This body scrub looks like jam! It contains raspberry extract and smells amazing.
 I will admit it can get a little messy- so be cautious in the shower

This lotion is pretty hydrating. I love using it as a hand lotion after I wash my hands. 
Plus it smells really good!

This is a very rich and pungent body butter. 
The texture is amazing and it's made with Community Fair Trade shea butter.

Do you have a favourite The Body Shop scent?

Wedding: So what do I wear under my dress?

My title is so honest.. I have no idea what to what would be the best option for my big day. Weddings are THE most popular time to wear shapewear, not only for the bride but for the entire wedding party and don't forget about mom. When there are audiences, forever-lasting photographs and video involved, everyone wants to look their absolute best. 

The types of shapewear depend largely on the bride/bridesmaid's body and the dress style. Since most bridal and wedding party dresses are fitted around the waist and flow out from the hips, waist cinchers are the #1 top pick for brides.

I had the opportunity to get some get information from Leonisa. They are well known for their lingerie but also carry shapewear, menswear, and swimwear. 

They have me a few options for me to keep in mind.
Modern day corset that has side-boning for waist definition and 3 positions for personal control level adjustment.

This cincher has no zipper or hooks and is good for fitted dresses and won't show through your dresses. 

For women who want strong fuller body control, we they have several different styles that will suit your needs depending on the style of her dress - the tummy stays tight and waistline defined.

If it's just a little help with a lot of sensuality, these control panties slim your tummy.

Multi-way straps for versatility and can also be removed.

Hope this post helps someone out there!
Also if you have tried one of these/ have other options let me know below!

*I was given an item from Leonisa for this post.

Where to get Canadian discount codes!

As a Canadian, the worst thing you can see you while shopping online is "We do not ship to Canada". Huh?! I'm always so confused and upset when I see that. 
Especially when the store is USA-based. 

Or when companies do ship to Canada but the shipping cost is tripled. I can't remember what the company was but I had put a $20 worth of items in my checkout and taxes alone was $15. Huh?! I just hit the X and signed right out. No thank you!

These stats maybe a bit out of date but still relevant: In 2012, Canadians spent $18.9 billion online according to Stats Canada. Let me say that again.. $18.9 billion dollars! That's insane!

I'm always looking for discounts/promo codes which work for Canadians. I shouldn't put more effort into tweeting them or putting them into blog post so all Canadians can enjoy.  I was recently introduced to a website called flipit with deals with Canadian only promos/discounts. 

One of the things that I really like about the website is that you can browse by categories. Like fashion and accessories or shoes. My favourite L'Occitane hand cream is almost out and with a promo code it helps my overall online purchase. 

Do you have any funny online shopping stories?

I was sponsored for this post.

Canadian Summer time Giveaway: Veet Natural Inspirations Line

I recently did blog post about Summer time legs prep. Most of the ladies choose shaving as their method of choice because it doesn't hurt. Since I'm very lazy, my main method of removal will always be the hair removal cream. Put it on- do what you have to do for 5 to 7 minutes and then wash it off. Nice, easy, painless and quick if you know what you're doing

If you're looking for a new brand to try check out the new Veet Natural Inspirations line. It consists of 100% naturally sourced ingredients (available in Normal & Dry as well as sensitive formulas).

For the ladies who are very sensitive to scents, I want to let you know that it's probably like a 2 out of 10 on the scent meter. A nice change from the past brands which would make your eyes water once you opened the bottle. Horrible memories.. I love this formula because it has good stuff in it for your skin like avocado oil.

Veet wants to prepare one Canadian Spiced Beauty lucky readers with a giveaway that includes the entire Veet Natural Inspirations line valued at approximately $100.
VEET Sugar Wax
VEET Facial Wax Strips
VEET Wax Strips for legs and body
VEET Facial Cream Kit
VEET Hair Removal Cream (sensitive/normal)

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Must haves: Easy Makeup Removal

Everyone has their preferred beauty removal method. I've tried them all from foams, cleansing oils and liquid removers. They're all good but nothing can never compare to makeup wipes.

If you're like me and wears up to 4x coats of mascara, it's a good idea to use a wipe to get everything off before you wash your face.

Yes it's an extra step.. but its worth it.
Since I only wear mascara/liner daily, I rip the wipes in half so I don't waste them.

Check out the four.. Yes four wipes that I can't get enough of!

Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes ($6.99 to $9.99 CAN)
Super soft
Works on sensitive skin
Little to no scent
Vitamins in the formula
Removes waterproof mascara
Olay Fresh Effects {As Fresh As New} Exfoliating Wet Cloths ($9.99 CAN)
Two sides- soft/exfoliating
Light scent
Honeysuckle and white tea essence
Dermatologist-tested and won't clog your pores 
Kosmea Australia Facial cleansing wipes ($14.99 CAN)
Super soft
Rose hip, olive oil and soothing aloe vera

Olay Fresh Effects (S'Wipe Out!) Refreshing Makeup Removal Cloths ($9.99 CAN)
Super soft
Little to no scent
Olay moisture and vitamin e 
Removes waterproof mascara
    Do you have a favourite brand of makeup wipes?

    Are you wearing your right size?

    Hope my title got your attention! I was recently contacted by Triumph (lingerie company) with some interesting stats and useful information.

    It’s the bra’s 100th anniversary this year, and Triumph discovered 76% of the world’s women are still wearing the wrong size bra.

    I believe that percentage. In my opinion, it's hard for some women to find a bra size at times because our bodies are always changing. We gain/lose weight, hormones, pregnancy and after child birth.

    I can wear a certain size at H&M and go into The Bay and get a totally different size. It's annoying but we need to come to a realization that something has to change.

    Here are 5 sure signs that you're wearing the incorrect bra size:
    1. Your underwire is sticking out.
    2. You’re overflowing out of your cup.
    3. The center of your bra does not rest on your skin.
    4. The cups are sagging or baggy.
    5. You’re in pain.
    Triumph is challenging the world’s women to ‘Stand Up for Fit’ in 2014 to get more out of their inner and outer fashions.

    I know that someone who reads this has their head down in shame. I think it's time to visit a Bra Fitting Stylist. Think of them as your fairy God"Bra"mother.

    To book a personal fitting with an expert Triumph Bra Stylist at select Hudson’s Bay locations, email: bra.fittings.ca@triumph.com. Please let me know how it goes!

    Good Luck!

    School Appropriate Makeup (Guest Post)

    I love wearing makeup to school, it boosts my confidence and it’s a part of my daily routine. Everyone has their own opinion as to how much makeup you should wear. I believe less is more, but do whatever makes you happy! True beauty comes from within.

    Firstly, I like to apply my favourite foundation which is the L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation. I suffer from acne and dark spots throughout my face, and this foundation works perfectly for me. I only wear it once in a while, but you can opt for just concealer if you wish.

    Filling in eyebrows is a must for me, and recently I’ve been loving the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate. I could talk about this product forever! It is very pigmented, waterproof and doesn’t budge. Check out my eyeliner tutorial.

    Lastly, add a nude lipstick that compliments your skin tone. This Revlon Lipbutter in Pink Truffle is my favourite!

    And there you have it! A simple 15 minute makeup look for every day at school.

    How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 
    Tell me in the comments!