Despite the perils of Snowmageddon, I dedicated last week to local beautification around the city… And as you will see, Toronto never disappoints.
Thursday soiree at BlushPretty:
I mustered up the courage to brave the storm and meet Seanna for Blush Pretty’s *fabulous* shopping event . After a warm welcome from the lovely ladies of this exquisite little boutique, we began testing a wide variety of specialty cosmetics… at a special price! I’ve heard only good things about Lippy Girl so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered their new collection:
The vegocentric line of lipstick is cruelty free with organic ingredients that leave the lips super moisturized with a hint of gloss. In fact, the formula was so hydrating that I was surprised to find beeswax and shea butter alongside typical moisturizing agents like jojoba, grape and castor seed. The packaging is simplistic and the colour selections are practical. I opted for “Boss Lady” which is a deep red with a creamy texture that doesn’t bleed. I’ve been wearing it on top of a coconut oil primer to avoid flaking on drier days like today.
I was also pleased to discover Freedom Glow Beauty Balm was in stock! This all-over balm enhances natural radiance on lips, cheeks, and even eyes without harsh chemicals or solvents. I nabbed a charming pink – appropriately named “Blushed” – that I could instantly wear at work, at play, spring, summer, and winter. Again, I was shocked to see that beeswax was listed as a key ingredient! In my own DIY endeavours, I’ve always found that adding a waxy solid like beeswax to moisturizers would actually strip the lotion of moisture despite it’s soothing properties. On the contrary, Revolution’s product successfully distributes even pigmentation onto various areas of the face while maintaining a hydrating consistency without compromising purity. This is a testament to the master craft of the brand – truly revolutionary!
Saturday appreciation at 889 Yoga:
In addition to our mid-week shopping extravaganza, we attended a joyous celebration graciously hosted at 889 Yoga by Holistic Nutritionist Extraordinaire, Joy McCarthy. This was my first time both hearing Joy speak and visiting the trendy new yoga loft, complete with wellness spas and a studio boutique! The event featured Joy-approved goodies like gluten-free cupcakes and donuts from Tori’s Bakeshop, swag bags including generous samples of Tonica Kombucha and greens+, as well as other really great giveaways. I also nabbed the very last bottle of my preferred nail colour by Karma Organics (which I promise to review soon). . . I guess you can say it was meant to be ❤
It was an utterly luxurious week for holistic living in the GTA. I can’t wait to re-visit the wonderful speakers and vendors within this lovely community.
Wishing all you beauties a Happy Valentine’s Day!