Monday, April 30, 2018

Review: Kariderm Natural Beauty Products

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It’s that time of year again: the ground is thawing, the days are longer, and spring wardrobe pieces are getting back into rotation.

After a long, dry winter my skin needs a little extra care before I put my tights away and slip into dresses, skirts, shorts, and sleeveless shirts. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to try a skincare line from Kariderm that features products made with raw, unrefined shea butter which is a natural, anti-aging moisturizer that keeps skin soft, vibrant, nourished, and healthy. This special ingredient is complemented in Kariderm products by clean and natural ingredients and therapeutic essential oils.

All Kariderm products reflect efficiency and respect for both people and the environment as they are crafted with unrefined shea butter that is certified Organic and Fair Trade. Every Kariderm product sold includes royalties to the Social Fund which helps finance a healthcare protection program for women working to produce shea butter in rural Burkina Faso.

Not only do I feel good about using these products on my skin due to their natural, clean ingredients, I also really appreciate the company’s efforts to ethically source their shea butter.

Read on for my review of these Kariderm products that are keeping my skin smooth and fresh for spring and summer.

Monday, March 19, 2018

February 2018 Bakers Krate Review

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Today I have an exciting and extra-sweet post for you featuring the February Bakers Krate*.

If you are unfamiliar with Bakers Krate, it’s a subscription box that sends its members hand-crafted gourmet baked goods produced by Canadian experts. The Bakers Krate team searches for Canada’s best desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth so that you can enjoy local tastes and delicacies in the comfort of your own home. Each box contains fresh baked goods such as cake pops, pie jars, cookies, dessert squares, and more made by Canadian artisans. Each item in the box is packaged well to guarantee freshness.

Subscriptions are $19.99 per month plus $9.99 shipping across Canada. You can save a bit each month by signing up for a three month or a six month plan. You can also send Bakers Krate as a gift and include a sweet, personalized message for the receiver. I have used the gift option for special holidays, birthdays, and for friends who are living away from home. After all, there’s no better cure for missing home than a surprise box of delicious gourmet treats.

The February box is pretty in pink for Valentine’s Day! It also comes with two information cards. One card includes a Dessert Menu with a description of each product as well as an Ingredients List an an expiry date for each dessert. The other card provides interesting background information on the bakeries that created the desserts. Bakeries that contributed to this month’s box are all based in Ontario.

Monday, March 12, 2018

NOTD: Essie Turn 'N' Pose (Gel Couture)

Essie Turn  n pose Gel Couture Review

Today’s NOTD is a little different from my usual posts since the featured polish is not grey or pastel pink. I was in the mood for darker polishes this winter, and Turn ’N’ Pose from Essie’s Gel Couture line has been one of my go-to shades this season.