Thumbs Up: Garnier Clean+ for Sensitive Skin

IMG 1399 Thumbs Up: Garnier Clean+ for Sensitive Skin

Friends! I don’t know if this is just a pale/sensitive skin thing, but I have had the worst time trying to find an appropriate makeup cleanser for my complexion. They’re always too drying, or too oily, or smell funny.

I really lucked out when I received a smple of Garnier Clean+ For Sensitive Skin in the mail! I’ve been working like a crazyhorse lately and haven’t really had time to take care of my skin. I used this product for three days and found that it had made a noticeable difference in the overall look and feel of my skin.

Seriously. Look at this happy face:

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Am I the only one who never takes off my mascara? Maybe.

Either way, thumbs up for this product!

Product has been provided by Garnier Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Garnier Canada.

Let’s do it: Get beautiful winter skin.

I have pale, sensitive skin.

A lot of people romanticize it, but honestly, come winter there are usually more days that I end up looking like Wednesday Addams than some dewy red carpet celebrity. One of the biggest struggles with having sensitive skin is trying to get through the cold seasons without ending up a pink, chapped mess.

Over the years I have tried a number of different things to combat this inevitable November through March struggle, and along the way I’ve definitely found some specific products that have worked for me. I’m definitely not a skin care obsessed person – dirty little secret time, sometimes I may or may not fall asleep at night without even washing my makeup off – but I’ve found just keeping a few core products on hand makes a huge difference.

Vaseline Total Moisture™ Dry Skin Lotion Lets do it: Get beautiful winter skin.

My favourite product for combatting cold, dry wind is Vaseline Total MoistureTM Dry Skin Lotion. Throw some of this on your face in the morning, and you’ll be ready to wait at the bus stop or march down the street to the corner grocery store. Pick up Nivea Extra Nourishing Body Milk to replenish your body in the same way.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil Free UV protector SPF 42 Lets do it: Get beautiful winter skin.

I live on the west coast, where the sun is always out but it also has a tendency to be quite dry and cool. Even though it’s cold, I still try and remember to protect myself from the sun – UV rays don’t stop just because it’s zero degrees outside! Pick up a bottle of Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV protector SPF 42 to protect yourself from those potentially harmful rays.

Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion Lets do it: Get beautiful winter skin.

Finally, make sure you’re taking care of your hands. I know I definitely don’t wear gloves as much as I probably should, and because of that sometimes I will end up with dry, cracked hands come the beginning of spring. Keep a bottle of Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion in your car for hydration on the go.

And I don’t know about you, but I have a monthly ritual of stopping by Shoppers Drug Mart on the weekend to shop for all of my seasonal products. I find that Shoppers Drug Mart specifically has a wide selection of new skin products to keep my skin healthy, especially through the cold, dry winter seasons. I also like the way I can rack my Shoppers Optimum Points up by picking up participating skin care products.

If wandering the aisles overwhelms you, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Experts offer complimentary in-store skin care consultations using their beautyRx tool. Their Skin Analysis consists of a Moisture Checker, which measures your skin’s hydration level, and a Video Microscope, which magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type. Of course based on the readings from your beautyRx Skin Analysis, your Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products accordingly.

Wanna get in on it? Head to your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart to check out their assortment of skin care products, receive a complimentary beautyRx Skin Analysis, and earn Shoppers Optimum Points on participating skin care products! Click here for more details.

Shoppers drug mart Logo Lets do it: Get beautiful winter skin.

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.

Christmas Gifts Made Easy!

Logo Christmas Gifts Made Easy!

You guys! It’s almost Christmas time, as made evident by the sudden appearance of red Starbucks cups, trees and decorations beginning to creep into department stores, and ‘Holiday Favorites’ lists popping up on your Netflix recommendations list.

I don’t know about you, but every year I have the same thought process. In August I think, you know what. I should be one of those people. You know, those really organized, thoughtful people who begin their Christmas shopping in the summer, and slowly amass a gigantic pile of Christmas gifts by early December, when they inevitably carefully wrap every single one.

Well, maybe you’re similar to me in that even if you think about doing this, you inevitably end up thinking ‘crap, crap, crap’ at the beginning of November when you’ve only got two paychecks in between you and the big day and about a million people to buy for. Maybe you also sometimes end up at a department store on December 23rd, battling hordes of people that don’t online shop either to get the best gifts.

This year I think I’m going to try something else. Throughout the months of November and December I’m going to be visiting Shoppers Drug Mart, and I’ll tell you why. They have a whole ton of awesome gift ideas for friends and family – they even have you covered for that awkward “co-workers and boss” chunk of your shopping list too. Shoppers Drug Mart offers fragrances, tons of neat gifts, delicious chocolates and boxed candy, and the all latest toys and electronics.

Here are a few of my favorite picks from this Shoppers Drug Mart holiday season:

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Katy Perry Royal Revolution Gift Set (Exclusive Set)

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of Katy Perry’s fragrances since the first time I received a sample of Killer Queen. I might pick this box set up for myself, because a girl can only have so many Britney perfumes before she needs to branch out.

QuoBeautyBoudoir Christmas Gifts Made Easy!

Quo Beauty Boudoir (Exclusive)

Just looking at this set makes me a little bit jelly. Can you imagine getting this as a gift as a teenager who’s makeup collection consists of a mascara, a tinted lip balm, and some hand me down eye shadow? Best Christmas morning ever! Also, get ready for some serious blending, guys.

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Eye Studio Mascara Sampler (Exclusive)

Alright, so maybe so far I’ve been making more of a wish list than a gift list, but tell me you wouldn’t flip out if you received a sampler of mascaras. Seriously. I still haven’t found “the one”, and I’m pretty sure that this sampler box would help me in remedying that. And let’s be real, you can never have too many mascaras.

Besides seriously improving your makeup and fragrance gift game, Shoppers Drug Mart has also got you covered for any guys and/or hostesses on your list.

You can gift the Modern Man in your life with grooming essentials, fragrance sampler packs, and electronics. Why not get him a Gillette ProGlide Holiday Pack? Likewise you can also feel better about never showing up to a party empty handed. Get The Entertainer in your life some chocolate, cookies, or mixed nuts. Cause let’s be real, mixed nuts are pretty much a holiday institution.

If you want to get in on this party, you should know that Shoppers Drug Mart has created an online destination that allows you to filter hundreds of gift ideas by price, category, or the type of person that you are shopping for (the Modern Man, The Entertainer… myself.) Click here to visit!

They are also featuring a whole ton of in-store sales, promotions and exclusive holiday gift sets from November 12 to December 25th at all Shoppers Drug Mart locations. You can also earn Shoppers Optimum Points on every purchase, and most stores are open late.

The holiday gift giving train doesn’t stop there. From December 1st to 24th, you can also visit the Shoppers Drug Mart website and play the Unwrap the Win game for a chance to win seriously awesome prizes ranging from beauty, fragrances and skin care sets to toys, electronics and gift cards! With The Unwrap to Win game, Shoppers Drug Mart is giving away 15 prizes every day (that’s 360 in total), which means that one could totally be yours!

And just so you know, here are the dates for the Holiday Gift Guide launches:

- “Give Beauty, beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart” available now
– “Get Set for the Happiest Holidays!” on November 15th
– And 3 additional gift and beauty books will also be available in late November and December

All throughout the celebrations, you can keep the conversation going online by using the hashtag #giftsmadeeasy. Be sure to show off your gift finds, and that shopping list once you’ve crossed all of the names off! You can also join the #SDMHolidays retweet to win contest for a chance to win 1 of 10 $100 Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards. The contest ends November 21st at 9AM EST, so click here for more information.

What are you waiting for? Whip those gift lists out, and start shopping!

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Shoppers Drug Mart.

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