Hair Care and Tips #ChurchandDwight #ad

Canadians often complain about the long and cold winter months.  We often even see snow fall in the spring months (March and sometimes even April); which means we’re wearing layers – toques, trousers, sweaters, etc. – for at least six months of the year!  Ugh! By the time summer rolls around, we’re ready to take full advantage of the rays and warmer climate.

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As we wave goodbye to the hats that hide our unwashed hair and trade our long pants for short shorts and skirts, I’m sure I’m not the only one who enters a state of ‘hair emergency’, I find myself getting organised for summer fun days.  Do I shampoo and blow dry every day? Where did I put those extra razors? How much time am I going to need to get ready in the morning? And the list goes on.

This year, I’m vowing to sleep more and shave… never! Seriously!  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’m European!!  That means hair, hair, and more hair.  In the very least, I’m also going to do my best to cut down on the amount of wasted time on my grooming routine(s).  I’ll be using dry shampoo more often because it gives me an extra day (or two) before I have to wash my hair again.  You think I’m crazy, don’t you?  Have you any idea how much work it is to wash long hair?   I’m sure you’re thinking: tell me more!

A good hair day can make all the difference but (as I briefly mentioned above) spending time shampooing, conditioning and blow drying every morning can leave you tired and frazzled. My new secret weapon for fabulous hair is Batiste Dry Shampoo. If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo, trust me, you want to pick up a can of Batiste. It works to instantly revive oily hair, leaving it looking and smelling clean and fresh. No wet washing required and most importantly no blow drying. If I have a few extra minutes to spare, I sometimes re-style my hair but it’s not necessary. Batiste comes in a variety of fragrances – New Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry is perfect for summer with top notes of pear, melon, kiwi and wildberry!

If you’ve never used dry shampoo before, don’t worry. It’s easy to use. Simply shake can well. Hold 30 cm away from your hair, section & spray into roots. Massage thoroughly with fingertips then brush and style as desired.  You can do it blindfolded!Let’s move on to the other hair …

Stubble on your legs leaves you cringing when you reach for that pair of shorts or, even worse, the bikini you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet all winter.  This summer, I’ll be taking break(s) from using my razor with the new Nair Nourish Crème for Legs & Body … it’s a hair remover cream with Grape Seed Oil plus Antioxidant Rich Resveratrol, it removes hair in as little as three minutes (yes, three minutes) while moisturizing to restore skin’s youthful glow leaving you with smooth skin for days longer than shaving*. Did you read that? Days!

Tip: Stock up! Keep a tube of Nair in your bathroom at home, in the bathroom at the cottage/cabin/summer home and a third one in your gym bag. The minute you spot the stubble, you’ll have it on hand. All it takes is three minutes and a quick shower or damp cloth to rinse!

Am I your hair hero or what? This summer it’s all about getting your beauty rest, looking fabulous, feeling healthy and rocking those short shorts.

P.S. Between the summer heat and a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to let healthy eating slip by the wayside. To ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs, try adding a multivitamin to your daily health and beauty routine. A complete multivitamin such as the Vitafusion Women’s Complete Multivitamin is a great option. It’s specially formulated to meet our needs and comes in an easy-to-take, delicious gummy. It includes Biotin and helps maintain hair, skin and nail health – ensuring you glow from the inside out this summer!

I’ve given you great hair tips, so now it’s your turn!  What are some of your favourite time-saving beauty products?  Lay it on me!


#DIY After Sun Spray

DIY After Sun Spray or use as Anti-Ageing Face Mist


100 ml natural blueberry juice
100 ml pure Aloe Vera juice (or gel)
4 drops of lavender essential oil


Mix everything in a clean glass spray bottle. Shake well, and it’s ready to use! Enjoy!
Store in fridge.

Get Great Skin #AdventuresAreGold #ad

Do you have skin that’s itchy?  Does it get painful?  You might need Gold Bond® Medicated Anti-Itch Cream.

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For the longest time, I was curious about trying Gold Bond® Medicated Anti-Itch Cream but I thought “will I need a prescription?”  I’m serious, that’s what I thought! It turns out that you don’t.  It’s dry skin cream that can be used for temporary relief of pain and itching associated with minor:

  • Insect bites
  • Skin irritations
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Sunburns
  • Dry, itchy skin

Why would you use this product over a body cream?  Well, if you have an itch that’s targeted in one location then you wouldn’t need a body lotion.  In fact, with its dual medication formula you’re sure to get maximum pain and itch relief without a prescription.My Experience:

I recently tried it on my own areas of “severe itchiness” and was seriously surprised and thoroughly satisfied with the results.  I have dermatitis that usually just appears on my fingers [fingertips mostly], and it can get quite raw and painful.  Over the years, I’ve tried a variety of creams, and lotions both prescribed and not.  Very few options provided me with positive results, and those that did actually didn’t last for very long. It’s not surprising that I was reluctant to try Gold Bond®, but I tried it with an open mind.  To be sure of my results, I regularly used it for approximately 2-3 weeks, by applying it 2 or 3 times each day, and was beyond thrilled.  The pain from the rawness on my fingers was both soothed and relieved, and I could actually touch the affected areas!  What was even more surprising was that the results were long-lasting; I didn’t have to keep reapplying it to feel like I was protected.

Good to know about Gold Bond®:

  • Steroid free
  • Hydrocortisone free
  • Enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E to gently soothe irritated skin
  • It does what it says it will do

I’m so happy with my results and hope that if you’re feeling any type of itchy, raw, severe dryness, and even pain with your skin that you won’t hesitate to find relief with Gold Bond® because with Gold Bond® there’s no more discomfort!  I’m going to keep it in stock at my house; it’ll basically be my first-aid go-to lotion.

What do I say to you?  You have nothing to lose; it’s definitely worth trying.

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