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Farleyco Spring 2019 Beauty Box 📦

4 Apr

Farleyco Spring 2019 Beauty Box

Hi beauties!

This week, I received a Spring Beauty Box with products that are a perfect lead in to the spring and summer months.

Beauty Box Details

Here’s an overview of the products in the Spring 2019 Beauty Box courtesy of Farleyco, who represents brand names found at major chains and independent drug stores across Canada.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

When the weather gets warmer, I don’t wash my hair as often so a dry shampoo is a must.

One of the best dry shampoos I’ve used is award-winning COLAB Dry Shampoo.

I received a sample of COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo + which adds body and height while refreshing hair. The formula features a plumping powder that absorbs oil without creating white residue.

You can find COLAB Dry Shampoos at London Drugs, Brunet, Rexall Pharma Plus, Guardian IDA, and farleyco.ca.

Flexitol Anti-Age Hand Balm

After a dry winter, my hands will definitely be part of my spring skincare refresh.

Flexitol Anti-Age Hand Balm is formulated with a unique plant-based ingredient designed to improve skin elasticity and reduce the look of dark age spots. It also moisturizes, hydrates, and protects skin.

You can find Flexitol Skin Care at select Apple Drug Mart, Guardian IDA, PharmaChoice, Proxim, and Value Drug Mart stores.

No Gray Quick Fix

If you want to extend your highlights, No Gray Root Quick Fix comes in an easy-to-use tube with a 3-comb applicator. It lasts until your next shampoo and comes in these shades:

  • Black/Brown
  • Medium Brown
  • Light Brown
So…? Summer Escapes

Instead of applying heavy fragrance during the warmer months, I love a spritz of a body mist.

I received the following light and refreshing mists that smell like a hint of summer:

  • So… Summer Escapes Cali Cool Body Mist (notes of orange and nectarine, progressing into summer fruits of pineapple, mango, and papaya, then topped off with notes of vanilla).
  • So… Summer Escapes Maui Waves Body Mist (fruity notes of lemon, progressing into notes of jasmine and amber).
  • So..? Miami Vibes Body Mist (notes of sweet pear and green melon open up the fragrance, before settling into a floral bouquet of apple blossom).

You can find So…? Body Mists at Pharmasave, Familiprix, Guardian IDA, Pharmachoice, and farleyco.ca.

7th Heaven Masques

7th Heaven is always coming up with unique masque options. Here are a few of their masques that I’m sampling:

  • Charcoal Detox Bubble Mask (yes, this sheet mask bubbles when exposed to air)
  • Charcoal Tonic Mask (with Activated Charcoal to draw out dirt)
  • Passion Peel-Off (with passion flowers)
  • Unclog Pores Mask (a fast-acting hardening mask that doesn’t overdry skin)

You can find 7th Heaven products at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Pharmasave, Uniprix, Familiprix, Brunet, and farleyco.ca.

Thanks to Farleyco for all of these samples to kickstart the spring!

Farleyco Spring into Summer Beauty Box 📦

23 Jul

Hi beauties!

Last week, I received a summer beauty box with products that are perfect for the warm weather we’re having in Vancouver.

Beauty Box Details

Here’s an overview of the products in the Spring into Summer beauty box courtesy of Farleyco, who represents brand names found at major chains and independent drug stores across Canada.

Flexitol Heel Magic

If you’re like me, you’ve tried a lot of products to treat dry, cracked heels that don’t do the job.

Flexitol Heel Magic features an easy to use, stick format with a unique blend of moisturizers including Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Olive Oil.

This combination of ingredients goes beyond moisturization by helping the skin’s natural healing process to repair dry, scaly, and cracked heels and feet.

You can find Flexitol Skin Care at London Drugs, Rexall Pharma Plus, Walmart, and more.

COLAB Dry Shampoo

When the weather is super hot, the last thing I want to do is blow dry my hair.

COLAB award-winning dry shampoos were created by a team of beauty insiders, including blogger Ruth Crilly (A Model Recommends).

I received a sample of COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo +, which adds body and height while refreshing hair. The formula features an extreme plumping powder that absorbs oil without creating white residue.

You can find COLAB Dry Shampoos at London Drugs, Brunet, Rexall Pharma Plus, Guardian IDA, and more.

So…? Fragrance

Instead of a heavy fragrance, I love using a body mist during the summer.

I received a sample of the So…? Pink Grapefruit Body Mist, which is a combination of citrus and fruity notes of mango and passion. It’s light and fresh, and smells delicious!

You can find So…? Body Mists at Pharmasave, Familiprix, Guardian IDA, Pharmachoice, and more.

INKredible Tattoo After Care Cream

If you plan on getting a tattoo in the near future and worry about skincare after the procedure, INKredible After Care Cream offers two benefits:

  • It promotes a speedy healing process.
  • It helps to keep newly tattooed skin soft and smooth.

You can find INKredible Tattoo Care at Shoppers Drug Mart, Guardian IDA, and Pharmasave.

Perspirex Plus

For excessive perspiration, Perspirex Plus Antiperspirant is a unique clinically proven solution that provides lasting protection from sweat and odour. The formula, which is perfume-free and non-staining, also minimizes irritation commonly associated with other aluminum chloride based antiperspirants.

To use Perspirex Plus, you apply it just before going to bed to completely dry, unbroken skin. You can shower as usual the following morning without re-applying.

You then apply Perspirex Plus every 3 to 7 days until you obtain the desired effect. Once the sweat is reduced, the frequency of application can be reduced to 1-2 nights a week, as necessary.

You can find Perspirex at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, London Drugs, and most drugstores.

Thanks to Farleyco for all of these samples to get me through the summer months!

All Natural Sun Protection: LASPA Mineral Sunscreen

7 May

LASPA Mineral Sunscreen

Hi beauties!

Even though sunscreen season is every season, sometimes it takes hot, sunny weather to remind me to refresh my suncare choices.

Just in time, I was introduced to all natural sun protection from Canadian brand, LASPA Naturals.

Created by a mother (Susan Mey) who couldn’t find a sunscreen that worked for her daughter’s sensitive skin, LASPA products feature high-quality zinc that’s very fine and spreads evenly.

If you’re looking for an alternative to chemical-based sunscreen products (with ingredients no one can pronounce), LASPA’s clinically tested products are a safe and effective way to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

Besides zinc oxide, LASPA’s non-greasy SPF formula contains essential oils and plant materials. Also, none of their products contain parabens, artificial fragrances/colours, gluten, or soy!

Here are the details on LASPA’s hypoallergenic mineral suncare products.

LASPA SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen

This hydrating sunscreen is perfect for protecting and moisturizing sensitive skin. The consistency is rich, but not greasy (it soaks into the skin quickly). I used just a small amount of the fragrance‑free sunscreen to cover my face and neck.

The sunscreen delivers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and 80 minutes of water/sweat resistance. If you’re travelling this summer, the sunscreen comes in a travel-friendly (TSA approved) 80 ml tube.

To use the sunscreen, apply it evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure, and re-apply at least every 2 hours.

LASPA SPF 20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion

This translucent sunscreen lotion for face and body can easily be incorporated into a daily skincare regime. I applied it under makeup (and on my very pale arms) before heading outside.

The texture of the lotion is silky due to organic coconut oil and applies smoothly (it dries matte without looking chalky). The lotion can double as your moisturizer, while counteracting the damaging effects of sun rays with vitamin E.

Like the SPF 30 sunscreen, this lotion is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes so splash away!

To use the lotion, apply it evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure, and re-apply at least every 2 hours.

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen Benefits

If you’ve ever wondered why mineral ingredients are a healthier choice for sun protections, here’s why. Zinc oxide is a natural mineral sun block that sits on top of your skin and stops both UA and UB rays from penetrating your skin. This is in comparison to the synthetics used by chemical sunscreens to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface.

The bottom line with sunscreen is that when it’s comfortable and smooth, you’ll want to apply it (and re-apply). A natural sunscreen like LASPA makes taking care of your skin all-year round easy and luxurious.

LASPA Naturals at spas and resorts across Canada, as well as online at www.beautysense.ca. For more information about LASPA Naturals, check out www.laspanaturals.com, or their Facebook or Instagram page.
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Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.
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