Pure + Simple Holiday Beauty Kits

December 12, 2014
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Pure + Simple is my go-to for all-natural skincare (and amazing facials).  Their lovely little holiday kits make a great way to try out some of the best-selling products. They all make great gifts but I’ll be giving the Holiday Beauty Rescue kit to the hostess who has been celebrating the mostess. Pure + Simple [...]

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Leaves of Trees

May 2, 2014
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There’s a great new organic beauty line on the scene! Leaves of Trees offers delicious lotions and potions, free of parabens and petrolatum and much more of the stuff we shouldn’t be slathering on our bodies. Many of the products are made from ultra-moisturizing and anti-oxidant-fueled Argan oil sourced from a women’s cooperative in Morocco. [...]

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Gifted Insights – Likely General

March 17, 2014
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While strolling down Roncy I peeped into an awesome new general store called Likely General. Always curious about what prompts someone to delve into a cool new retail space I asked owner Brooke Manning about how it all came together and some of her favourite gifts: Why did you open Likely General? I have always [...]

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Shoosha Organic

March 7, 2014
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After trying a whole whack of organic baby lines on my little one I recently discovered Shoosha Organic. And I love it. I’ve been giving my babe a nightly massage after her bath with their sweet baby massage oil and it leaves both of our skin softer. The 100% organic line smells delicious, plus I’m [...]

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Freeze Facial

January 24, 2014
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The temperatures may be dropping waaaay below zero but there is one deep freeze you’ll be looking forward to – the signature cold laser treatment from The Freeze Clinic in Toronto. This non-invasive laser treatment repairs years of damage caused by sun, acne, scars, and loss of collagen with zero recovery time. It feels fresh [...]

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Holiday 2013 – For The Beauty Buff

December 11, 2013
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Looking for a great gift for the beauty buff? Check out Gifted’s top 5 beauty picks of the season: : 1. Nars X Guy Bourdin Fling Lip Set, $49. Buy Now 2. Pure + Simple Be Fresh: Anti-Aging Skin Care Kit, $62 . Buy Now 3. Principessa Beauty Bella Balm BB Cream, $36. Buy Now [...]

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Clementine Fields Gift Sets

June 6, 2013
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The great selection of organic beauty and skincare from Clementine Fields includes Tata Harper and Revolution Organics. You can search by product, recipient, brands, or body parts and they’ll package your gift up and deliver to anywhere in Canada for free on orders $50 or more. Clementine Fields 1-2-3 Gift Set, $86. Buy Now   [...]

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eos Smooth Spheres Lipbalm

April 6, 2012
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Switch up the Easter egg hunt this year and swap rich chocolate for smooth lipbalm. The organic eos Smooth Spheres come in pretty Spring colours and three yummy flavors: Summer Fruit, Honeysuckle Honeydew, and Sweet Mint. eos Smooth Spheres, $3.99. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Pure + Simple Holiday Beauty Kits Leaves of TreesShoosha OrganicHoliday 2013 [...]

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L’Occitane Shea Collector Hand Cream

October 11, 2011
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I love the pretty African prints on this new collectors-edition collection of Shea butter hand, body and lip care products from L’Occitane. The Shea butter is produced by a growing partnership of women from Burkina Faso and under Ecocert fair-trade conditions. Available in three scents from Africa – Desert Rose from Morocco, Egyptian Hybiscus, and [...]

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Santa Maria Novella

May 4, 2011
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Happy Birthday Santa Maria Novella! For hundreds of years this iconic apothecary has been selling beautiful products much loved around the world. SMN started as a pharmacy in a Florentine monastery by Dominican friars in 1221 and became an official shop in 1612. Classic packaging and time tested (like hundreds and hundreds of years) product [...]

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