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Breaking: Local beauty brand goes Hollywood!

Because you know how much I love my local skincare!

BEE23 Natural Beauty is a Canadian beauty brand specializing in full body high performance skincare. In harnessing the potent power of plants, flowers, trees and beeswax, our product line has served as an exceptional natural alternative for maturing, dry and sensitive skin care with excellent results in soothing eczema and acne.

Queen Bee of BEE23 Natural Beauty, Michelle Rosetta, began this venture in an off grid cabin outside Thunder Bay, ON when she was impassioned by the current state of our environment and the impact our beauty industry had not only on our planet but on our people. “After suffering from severe headaches, I realized the trigger was my favourite perfume.” says Rosetta “Although the scent was soft, with research I realized there were severely detrimental synthetic chemical additives in my product. As a woman and mother, I immediately saw the connection between what I wore on my skin, my health and the impact it had on those around me and my environment.” Taking matters into her own hands, Michelle set out on a journey to gain the knowledge and skills to create a natural formula that would soothe, restore and rejuvenate with all the aspects of a potent facial moisturizer and none of the contaminants that actually can dry, irritate and take away from a youthful complexion.

Three years later with a “we can do it” attitude, she has gained a growing incredibly loyal customer base, a substantial retail presence and of course the next step is the red carpet! Now, BEE23 Natural Beauty has been invited to bring their natural glow to one of the notorious gifting suites at the 2017 Awards Week in Hollywood. The goal is to have their products that you love and use become the talk of Tinseltown. If you have seen them in action, then you know they’ve been hustling hard and going to La La Land is in their sights. BEE23 Natural Beauty will be posting their Hollywood adventure from opening curtains to end of chapter via YouTube and social media, so you can join them every step of the way.

Some of my favorite products below-anything you want me to review? Let me know!

  

 

 

 

 

Find Bee23 :

on the web

on instagram

on Facebook

 

#BeautyUnited #CozyUpBU These are a few of my favorite things-GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is for Canadian residents!

Tis the season……for a giveaway.  Win your very own holiday beauty box!

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I definitely have a few ‘favorite things’ here-the whitestrips, the facial oil, and a nice red lipstick top off my holiday look!  What about you?

I am going to make this simple-tell me what your holidays are going to be like this year and what products in this photo are your favorite….you can enter on Facebook OR Instagram OR do both.

Easy peasy right? Tis the season!  Good luck! Giveaway ends on December 20th, 2015 and is open to Canadian Residents only!

 

Dessange, Dessange, Dessange…..Je t’aime (and I do not speak French)

*This post contains products sent for review.  Opinions are mine all mine-just want to tell you this was sent to  me UP FRONT*

I’m always on the lookout for a great shampoo/conditioner and on new brands.  I have to be even more careful since wearing my extensions.  I can’t use just any old something ‘off the shelf’ due to ingredients that could potentially shorten the life of my extensions.

L’Oreal Paris Canada invited me to a fabulous event to reveal their newest acquisition-Dessange.  Dessange hails from Paris and has a rich history in the hair ‘world’.  The event was nothing short of magnificent.

Let’s take a closer look at Dessange:

dessange collage

There are 4 different types within the Dessange brand-photos of respective models clockwise from top left

solar blonde

1. Solar Blonde-for natural blondes is a lightening haircare system that clarifies and lightens natural blonde hair while restoring lustre and volume.

oleo miracle

2. Oleo Miracle  offers intense nourishment and is infused with 3 natural oils: Argan ol, Camelia Oil, and Pracaxi Oil, leaving hair smooth and ultra manageable.  A high concentration of Behhenic Acid helps this collection deeply penetrate into the hair for healthier hair.

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3. California Blonde-color treated blondes is inspired by the blonde bombshell look made famous by Brigitte Bardot (and created by Jacques Dessange).  This system provides moisture to the hair while highlighting the radiance.

color restore

4. Color Restore helps protect colour treated hair.  Formulated with AHA, Vitamin E, and UV filters, this collection restores hair fibers for a smooth, shiny look and helps protect vibrancy.

My thoughts:

I’ve been using the ‘California Blonde’ collection on my hair for just over 2 weeks now (but not the purple toning shampoo).    I like it-a lot.  It’s got a beautiful floral scent.  The conditioner is the right amount of moisture, hydration and the elixir is perfect for my ends.  I appreciate that Dessange separated his blondes…..natural blondes have different needs than ‘bottle’ blondes!  There really and truly is something for everyone in the line and when you use these products, you will have salon results.  It’s not your typical drugstore shampoo & conditioner (not that there is anything wrong with that).

This collection will be available (in Canada) exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. All products are between $12.99-$14.99 CAD.

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Dazzling new beauty products from L’Oréal Paris (available in early 2013)

Oh L’Oréal Paris how I love thee….check out these new products available in Canada in early 2013 (think from now-February 2013!)

Presenting:

Ideal skincare for customized, hassle free and simple moisturizing solution for all women.  The Ideal skincare line offers a range of oil-free, lightweight cleansers, lotions and creams for women with dry, sensitive or normal skin.  Each product is customized for beautiful skin and won’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

In stores:February 2013

Suggested retail:  $9.99 CAD-$12.99 CAD

 

Presenting:

Colour Riche Caresse Shine Stain Lipcolor, a revolutionary hybrid formula made up of 30% water combined with light shine oils for a shiny kiss of colour with a subtly sensual ‘wet look.’  Available in 12 pure light shades.

In stores January 2013

Suggested retail: $12.99 CAD

Presenting:

Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads are four expertly harmonized colours in a golden case. Each one is made up of micro milled pigments to create a silk texture on skin. 20 quads available with colours ranging from beautiful beiges and taupes to blues and purples to pinks and greys.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD

Presenting:

Visible Lift Colour Blush recreates volume to uplift and bring cheekbones out of hiding, adds radiance and adds luminosity.  It’s lightweight powder in a creamy texture never settles into fine lines.  A hint of shimmer gives skin a youthful glow.  It has zero talc and zero wax and is available in 6 shades.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $16.99

Presenting:

Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara with a lash hugging brush shaped to fit the contour of the eye line and define every single lash even the smallest ones.  Containing 200 brushes, it captures them lash by lash to create incredibly long, perfectly defined lashes.  Available in regular and waterproof formulas.

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $12.99 CAD

Presenting:

Healthy look Creme Colour Gloss Haircolour super glossy, semi-permanent colour that delivers rich colour while softly blending away greys without ammonia!  28 shades available!

In stores:  February 2013

Suggested retail:  $11.99 CAD

Presenting:

Elnett Satin Heat Sprays in 3 formulas-straight, volume, and curl styles featuring Elnett’s classic fine, micro-diffusion spray technology and impeccable finish.  Elnett Satin Heat Sprays are the first styling sprays with dual action to:

-protect hair from styling tools up to 230 degrees Celsius

-lock in shape and style for three days

In stores: December 2012 (HOORAY!)

Suggested retail:  $9.99

Presenting:

Power moisture haircare line features a shampoo, conditioner and deep hydrating masque that provide instant infusion of moisture, leaving hair silky, soft and shiny.  With 10x more moisture than traditional hydrating haircare, this line offers a ‘rush’ of moisture.

In stores: February 2013

Suggested retail $5.99 CAD-$9.99 CAD

Presenting:

Colour Riche Nail Colour in 8 *new* shades that will create nail envy!

In stores:  January 2013

Suggested retail:  $6.99 CAD

Presenting:

Color Genius iPhone application enables women to effortlessly coordinate their nails to their outfit. Users simply snap an image of themselves in an outfit. Then they choose their mood between Day/Night and the application prompts them if they would like to Match it, Blend it or Clash it.  Based on the user’s selection, the application then offers the optimal L’Oreal Paris nail polish color and coordinates it with Colour Riche lipcolour and eye shadow to get the desired total look.

In stores:  NOW!

Suggested retail:  FREE!

Honestly, this is the tip of the iceberg….the word is that L’Oréal Paris has over 80 new products to unveil in 2013! That’s EIGHT-ZERO!!! I can’t wait to see what they have come up with!

 

Gift idea for the beauty in your life-Aveda hand relief gift set!

Tis the season…..for extremely dry hands!

Why not treat that special someone in your life to the gift of soft hands with this set from Aveda?

It contains 3 1.4fl oz (travel size) hand moisturizers in different fragrances:

1 tube of rosemary mint

1 tube of vanilla, ginger and cassia

1 tube of vitamin formula for stressed skin

Keep in mind, these would be great for travel-they are within standard size for carry on and perfect for any purse or pocket!

This set retails for under $30.00 CAD! 

Find Aveda:

on the web

SITAMAA day spa in Yorkville-that’s where I get the majority of my Aveda products!