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Shower Buddies

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

April Shower Buddies

I enjoy a refreshing shower. I’m not really a bath kinda gal. As I try loads of different products, I thought that I would start a new monthly piece on the site called Shower Buddies, showcasing the products I use to get myself all fresh ’n’ ready for the day.

Here are my April Shower Buddies… (more…)

Summer Beauty Picks

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Summer Beauty Picks

Summer is definitely here and the weather is GORGEOUS. We asked four of our fave online peeps what their top beauty product pick is for summer – here’s what they said: (more…)

Let’s Hear it for the Breasts

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women.

Breast cancer incidence is the number of new cases diagnosed in a population over a specific time period.

- In 2007, an estimated 22,300 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. On average, that is about 429 women diagnosed every week.

- In 2007, an estimated 170 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.

- In 2007, an estimated 5,300 women and 50 men will die from breast cancer.

Breast cancer prevalence is the number of people in a population living with breast cancer at a specific point in time.

- An estimated 162,600 Canadian women who were alive in 2003 had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 15 years.

One in nine (11%) Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90), while less than 1% of Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Only one in every 27 Canadian women will die from breast cancer. This means that about two-thirds of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada will live through it.

There is more cause to be optimistic. Since 1999, the incidence of breast cancer in Canada has stabilized. As well, since the mid-1980s, the number of people who die from breast cancer has declined steadily. The biggest improvement in survival has been in the 50 – 69 age group. Higher survival rates have been attributed to improved screening and treatment.

Source: Canadian Cancer Society /National Cancer Institute of Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007, Toronto, Canada, 2007.

This year, companies want to show their support for this terrible disease and have produced products to be sold in October. A portion or all proceeds of these items will be donated to Cancer Research:

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist BCA Rollerball
Limited Edition eau de parfum rollerball comes in an ivory cashmere pouch with a pink accent in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation. Donna Karan cosmetics will make a donation of $15,000 from the sale of this item.
$40 USD

The Dior Couture Palette
Contains a lipgloss and a bronzer, and Dior will donate $10 to the American Cancer Society for each kit purchased.
$50 USD $55 CAD

Smashbox BCA Blushing Pink Fusion Soft Lights & Brush Set
A limited-edition set of Smashbox’s illuminating silk-like Fusion Soft Lights powder in a new blushing shade that features the breast cancer ribbon and a makeup artist essential brush with a shiny pink handle. A portion of proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, a grassroots advocacy group dedicated to finding a cure.
$59 USD

Shower For The Cure
A creamy all-in-one formula that can be used as a shampoo, bath, or body wash. Its light, clean tangerine scent and touch of milk, proteins, and fruit essences provides a delightful experience for your senses.
Philosophy will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Shower For the Cure are donated to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
$20 USD
Pink CLARISONIC Skin Care System
$10 will be donated from every Pink Clarisonic purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
$195 USD

Pink Beauty is featuring Sweet Pea Glamour Glaze Lip Gloss for October, available exclusively at Holt Renfrew locations across Canada. Fifty per cent of net proceeds of October sales of Sweet Pea—a baby pink shade and the brand’s signature colour—will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Brush Away Dirt and Oil

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Over the summer you may find that your skin is breaking out a little more than usual. This could be due to the application of sunscreens, self tanners and other topical products that are clogging your pores. The only way to combat this challenge is to ensure that your skin is receiving a deep cleanse daily.

Dr. Ranella Hirsch, a leading Dermatologist states that “Dirt, oil and bacteria left on the skin can wreak havoc and without clean pores, treatment products like acne fighters and anti-aging moisturizers are less effective.”

I recently came across the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, from the inventor of Sonicare toothbrushes. Like a very large toothbrush, the head oscillates back and forth to gently loosen dirt and oil. It is so easy to use – just wet your face and apply your favourite cleanser, turn on the Clarisonic, wet and it does all the work. The Clarisonic is programmed for a 1 minute session that beeps and pauses momentarily to indicate that it is time to move to another part of your face. Two brush heads are provided in the kit – one for a more sensitive skin and one for normal and there is also a Clarisonic cleanser that you can use if you like.

Clarisonic is clinically show to be twice as effective at cleaning your skin than regular manual cleansing. I found that within days of using it, my pores were definitely visibly clearer, especially around my nose and my blemishes began to disappear. I really like that this hand-held device is completely waterproof and can venture into the shower with me. It makes life pretty easy.

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