With a long weekend just a couple of days away, it’s the perfect time to prepare for some rest and relaxation. And hey, why not make your extra day off feel like one spent at the spa? Today, I’m featuring 3 fun products to help you do just that. All can be purchased at Blossom Lounge, located in Toronto’s Distillery District (I’ve featured them previously here and here). Be sure to follow them on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to stay up to date on new arrivals and more!
1. Graydon Clinical Luxury Superfood Mask + Scrub
This unique mask gently exfoliates and brightens skin, and is formulated with 19 superfoods (including papaya, matcha green tea, white willow bark, cinnamon, activated charcoal, and more!). Each mask is individually portioned in a vegetable-derived capsule to ensure the product stays as fresh as possible, without oxidizing. So how do you use it? With clean, dry hands, simply break open a capsule (learn more here), mix it with your favourite creamy cleanser, soap, or face oil, and massage it into your skin. Leave it on for as long as you’d like (try for at least 3-5 minutes), and then rinse off with water. Repeat up to 3 times per week. For an even more natural touch, try mixing the mask with ingredients such as full-fat yogurt, raw honey, coconut oil, or mashed avocado instead of your cleanser!
2. Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in “Subtly Sassy”
This nail polish is the perfect everyday, cool-toned, nude (seriously, it matches everything). But aside from being the perfect shade, it’s also an impressive, long-wearing polish: mine lasted a week with just a basic base and top coat. The rich, creamy, 7-free formula only requires 1-2 coats, which, let’s be real, is a rarity in the light-toned, cream-polish world. Another perk? It’s also vegan and cruelty free.
3. Coal and Canary Candle in “Gimme Some Sugar”
This candle’s unique notes of brown sugar, honey, yam, and vanilla, make it the perfect cozy-up-and-relax scent (and may also make you crave baked goods!). Hand poured and made in small batches, these Canadian-made candles are created with only the highest quality soy/vegetable wax blends and fragrance oils. The wooden wick burns cleanly (no smoke or soot here!) and provides a soothing crackle when lit. What I love most about the brand, aside from their unique scents, are their fun, catchy product names. Some examples: “Good Beats & Eatin’ Sweets“, “Hiking Trails and Breaking Nails“, and “Peach Pies & Cute French Guys“. Coal and Canary candles are 8 ounces each, and the burn time is an impressive 45-50 hours.