Shiseido SOS Sun Kit* 

Hello everyone! I was recently sent another Influenster Voxbox and this time, they were featuring the prestigious Shiseido. Their skincare is 2nd to none in my opinion – everything I’ve ever tried and used from them has been spectacular. So really – I had no doubts about how much I would enjoy these awesome sun care products. I was sent the WetForce Sports BB SPF 50+ in the shade Medium, the SPF 40 Urban Environment UV Protection Cream, and the Ultimate Cleansing Oil for Face and Body. It also came with this adorably summery plastic pouch – perfect for the beach!  Continue reading

EATS: Eatwell

Hello everyone! While the HF and I are not afraid to indulge in food, sometimes you just need to eat a bit cleaner. There are so many delicious options in Hamilton, however one of the newest additions to the game brings the greens. Eatwell opened up not too long ago at the Corktown Plaza on John Street. They specialize in fresh, local ingredients curated either by you or them into delicious bowls.

They’re right in the corner of the plaza on the John and Young side, but really – you can’t miss the bright blue logo in the window! Continue reading

Top Picks from Wildcraft Skincare + GWP!*

Hello everyone! I love supporting local businesses whenever possible, so when I discovered this Toronto-based green beauty brand at The Truth Beauty Company, I knew I had to give them a try. Fast forward a year later, and I have been fortunate to have been able to indulge in several Wildcraft products. Specializing in 100% natural skincare and handmade in small batches, Wildcraft is a fantastic option for those of you who are looking to green up your beauty routine and/or those who want to support this #girlboss-run business! Here are my top picks from Wildcraft (and keep reading for a special promo code):

  1. Calm and Cleanse: Chamomile and Honey Makeup Remover (4oz, $18.00 CDN) – This was the first product I tried from their range after Jen from Truth Beauty recommended it. This can also double as a cleansing oil (although I haven’t tried that method), but I find that it is a fantastic makeup remover. You do have to shake it up as separation does occur, but it definitely melts away even the most stubborn-waterproof eye makeup without burning your eyes! I love that my skin is also left feeling very hydrated, especially in the delicate eye area.
  2. Buff: Face and Body Scrub* (4oz, $18.00 CDN) – I LOVE how this makes my face feel fresh and tingly! Formulated with spearmint and 2 different types of clay, this scrub is perfect in the shower. Make sure you massage it VERY gently on your face as it is very grainy (you have to mix it with water in your hand) and you will be left with super smooth skin.
  3. Balance: Geranium Orange Blossom Toner (2oz, $16.00 CDN) – I never really got into spray toners until I picked up this baby. Not only is this a gentle everyday toner, this is also a fantastic skin refresher after a sweaty workout! I love the sweet and slightly citrusy scent and it definitely calms my skin down.
  4. Bergamot Rose Face Cream* (1oz, $16.00 CDN) – This has been a fantastic addition to my skincare routine as I can use it as a face cream (absorbs beautifully into the skin) and I’ve also been using it as almost a spot treatment for any blemishes that need a little bit more TLC. This has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so it is perfect for summer, or those of us who may have combination or oily skin.
  5. All Purpose Salve (1oz, $12.00 CDN) – I bought this almost a year ago and truth be told – I misplaced it for a while. But when I rediscovered it during a big cleaning day, I was happy because it is a fantastic product for heat rashes or any type of  skin irritation (eczema included.) I find that it immediately soothes the affected area and stops it from itching. I think it’s the Calendula infused oil that helps calm everything down
  6. Fresh: Clary Sage and Lavender Deodorant* (2.7oz, $16.00 CDN) – I actually received this at the recent True Beauty Talk event since I had tried a bunch of their products already. This deodorant is the latest product in their range and I must say – the idea of a natural, spray deodorant was intriguing. I’d switched to natural deodorants within the last year after hearing about all sorts of junk in conventional brands so this was definitely up my alley. It smells super fresh and is even effective after an hour-long gym session. It is really important to let it dry completely first and don’t over-spray or you will have a sticky-pits situation. So if you’re in a mad rush, this MIGHT not be ideal for you, but if you have a minute or two, this is a fantastic alternative. Wildcraft has generously created a special promo code for all of my readers and followers who want to try out their line! Shop now at http://wildcraftcare.ca (there’s free shipping for orders over $30 CDN!) and get a free gift with purchase! When you enter code LCGift at checkout, you will receive a free 2oz bottle of their Calm and Cleanse: Makeup Remover with your order (NOTE: you have to add the 2oz bottle to your cart and the cost of it will be deducted from your total.) I highly recommend this amazing brand, especially if you are looking to green up your skincare game. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy shopping!

DISCLAIMER: Some of the products included in this post were provided for the purposes of review and consideration and have been marked by asterisks. All opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect the brand or any of its affiliates. This is not a sponsored post and contains no affiliate links.

EATS: Wong’s Ice Cream

Hello everyone! There’s going to be a bunch of food posts (probably in a row) but don’t worry – lots of beauty and skincare coming your way (including some special promos and an IG giveaway really soon!) Anyway, I just had to share this new ice cream shop that had its soft opening last week. Popping up in old Chinatown (Gerrard and Broadview area), Wong’s Ice Cream brings the most innovative Asian flavours to what is probably everyone’s favourite summertime (or really, anytime) treat.  Continue reading