With just a couple more weeks of Spring left (helloooo Summer!), I wanted to share some of the products I’ve been loving for the past few months. Let’s get started!
1. Beauty With a Twist Daily Shampoo and Conditioner*
Created in 2013 by celebrity stylist Oliver Ifergan in an effort to capture the essence of the California lifestyle (palm trees, sandy beaches…basically everything I dream about), Beauty With a Twist’s products are formulated with only the highest quality, certified-organic ingredients. Their products are not tested on animals, and a portion of their sales are donated to The Beagle Freedom Project to help end animal cruelty. Their Daily Shampoo and Conditioner smell amazing, (notes of coconut and soft peach), and leave hair feeling soft and moisturized. Both are formulated without parabens and are sulfate-free, ensuring they protect and preserve colour treated hair. Beauty With a Twist products can be purchased in Canada exclusively on Amazon.ca.
2. Sahajan Discovery Kit*
This Discovery Kit is like an adult goodie-bag full of nourishing treatments for your face, body, and hair. All of Sahajan’s products are natural and organic, and are developed and made in Canada (Toronto to be exact!) with eco-friendly and sustainable practices. This kit is the perfect way to test out some of Sahajan’s products and includes: Nourish Face Cream, Restorative Eye Cream, Protective Face Serum, Nurture Hair Oil, and Ritual Body Oil (plus a handy linen makeup bag and a natural-wood mirror). All of the products in this kit are impressive; they are nourishing, lightweight, and smell beautiful. If I had to choose just one favourite (and trust me, it’s hard), it would have to be the Restorative Eye Cream. A good eye cream is hard to find, and this one left the skin under my eyes feeling soft and moisturized, and looking brighter. You can purchase this Discovery Kit, or the individual Sahajan products at Toronto’s Blossom Lounge.
3. Skechers Flex Appeal Sneakers in “Floral Bloom”
For me, these sneakers were love at first sight (um, hello, do you see those flamingos!?). Not only are they bright, adorable, and perfect for Summer, they are also extremely comfortable, thanks to their memory foam insoles and stretch mesh panels. They are light-weight (a women’s size 7 is just 6oz!) and are super flexible, allowing them to bend and flex naturally with your feet.
4. NYX Lip Lingerie in “Corset”
After reading positive reviews about this colour and formula online, I decided to give it a try. This product is a matte liquid lipstick with a griege-ish tone. It is long-lasting, and, as is commonplace for the NYX brand, is affordable without compromising on quality. If you’re looking for a super-unique yet wearable tone to add to your makeup collection, this is it.
5. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum
I’m one of those people who likes to switch up their scent on a daily basis, so it’s not often I find one that ends up on repeat. I received a sample of this scent about a year ago, and brought it with me on a trip to Mexico. Now, maybe it’s that every time I smell this scent I recall sandy beaches, warm breezes, and pina coladas, but since purchasing a full-sized version a couple of months ago, I still can’t get enough. With notes of caramel, musk, and vanilla, this scent is soft and sweet with a nice warmth to it, just like a Summer night.