Best of 2016 – The Body and Hair Care Edit

Hello, hello, and Happy New Year my friends! ❤

Continuing on with my “best of 2016” series, here’s my picks for body and hair care:

Best Body Scrubs:

My all time favourite body scrub is the Bubbling Scrub from Haus of Gloi (which I have zero photos of), but this year I was able to try some other nice body scrubs that deserve honourable mention – the Cinnamon Vanilla Royal Coffee Scrub from Naturelle Cosmetics and the Lavender Sugar Scrub from EQ Natural Skincare.

Best Bath and Body Oil:

I’ve been using the Multi-Nutritive Oils for Body, Bath, and Hair from Nuworld Botanicals ALL THE TIME since late May. In fact, I used the Energy Boost one yesterday in the bath. The reviews are here and here. I love that they are multi-purpose.

Best Body Moisturizer / Butter / Lotion:

My all time fave in this category is the Pumpkin Butter from Haus of Gloi (it was in my last year’s faves), but I’m also loving the Cura-Tif Solid Body Lotion / Body Salve from Ingenium Naturals – it is great for super dry and sensitive skin.

Best Hand Cream & Cuticle Cream:

My picks are both from the same company – Nova Scotia Fisherman. My hands and cuticles get so dry in the winter, and the Naturally Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream and Cuticle Rescue are life savers!

Best Shampoo & Conditioner:

I’m still loving the Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture (Coconut Milk) Shampoo and Conditioner set that I received at their Montreal launch event. I’m looking forward to trying out a few more of their products in the new year.

Best Hair Treatment / Mask:

I got a deluxe sample size of the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask in my September Ipsy Glam Bag, and I fell in love! As soon as I use up my stash of hair treatments / masks, I’ll be buying a full size of this one.

There you have it, all of my picks for the Best of 2016 in Body and Hair Care! Still to come are my picks for the Best of 2016 – The Makeup Edit.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for individual product disclosures.

Weekly Re-Cap (Oct 10th-16th and 17th-23rd)

Hello, hello!

Just a re-cap of the past two week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed anything.

I missed last week’s blog post re-cap, so this one covers the past two weeks.

Monday, October 10th – Project Pan 12, Week 5 Review, Nars Sheer Glow

Project Pan 12 - Nars Sheer Glow

Wednesday, October 12th –  Naturelle Review Part 1, Biokem Purifying Shampoo

Naturelle Cosmetics - Biokem Purifying Shampoo

Friday, October 14th, Naturelle Review Part 2, Royal Coffee Scrub

Naturelle Cosmetics - Royal Coffee Scrub

Monday, October 17th, Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 6 Review

Ipsy GlamBag Aug5


Wednesday, October 19th, IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

Friday, October 21st, Annabelle BigShow Waterproof Mascara

Annabella BigShow Waterproof Mascara


Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosure. All opinions are my own, based on my experience in using the products.

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

Hello, hello!

I was recently contacted by IQ Natural Skincare to see if I would like to review something from their bath and body line. As you all probably know, I love bath and body products, so I jumped at the chance to review the Lavender Sugar Scrub. IQ Natural Skincare uses natural and organic, sustainably grown ingredients, are cruelty free, and small batch produced.

Here’s what it says on the website about the Lavender Sugar Scrub:

Exfoliate skin all over body with this Lavender Argan Oil & Brown Sugar Body Scrub. Slough away dead skin and reveal and fresh Plump and smoother younger looking skin. Contains rich skin softening natural & organic olive and morrocan argan oils.

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

Ingredients: Organic Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, 10% Glycolic Acid, Essential Oils, Herbs, Honey.

Onto the review:

This is a lovely and moisturizing sugar scrub, and it is absolutely filled with lavender scented goodness! My skin was so soft and smooth after using it!

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

I love that the ingredient list is so simple. I think that the argan oil is what makes this scrub so silky!

Disclosure: I was sent this product for testing and review purposes. My opinion is my own, based on my experience with the product.