Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel by Heaven's Skincare

Clean, prime, hydrate and firm with Heaven Skincare’s self-healing hydrogels. Consisting of a cross link network of organic polymer-style molecules that calm, soothe and firm skin tissue, Heaven Skincare’s hydrogels deliver vital skin nutrients and hydration, making them more than just an ordinary toner.
To use, apply after cleansing with a cotton ball or use as a primer before foundation.

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

Give thirsty skin a drink with this Anti-allergenic, desensitizing and anti-inflammatory hydrogel. Formulated with chamomile and rose essential oils to soothe and calm, organic witch hazel to freshen the skin and improve the appearance of enlarged pores and organic coconut to hydrate and soften skin, this redness reducing hydrogel is especially good for extremely sensitive skin.

This product is great for those with sensitive skin, acne, rosacea, and spots. It is an anti-inflammatory product that serves as more than a toner. It hydrates skin and will reduce redness. Your skin will become more even and this product is suitable for all skin types. 

Available at www.america.heavenskincare.com in three sizes: 10ml for $19.50, 30ml for $37.05 and 120ml for $78


Mad Hippie: Vitamin A Serum

Mad Hippie is pleased to announce their newest product launch, the Vitamin A Serum. This new form of vitamin A thatconsists of a retinoic acid bonded with a retinol. When absorbed into the skin, the two molecules immediately divide, making retinyl retinoate one metabolic step away from the active form of vitamin A. The retinoic acid then delivers immediate exfoliation, while the retinol delivers a time released exfoliation.

The Vitamin A Serum works to exfoliate by enhancing cellular turnover, dramatically improving the appearance of sun damaged, aging skin. Formulated with 10 active ingredients, including:

Retinyl Retinoate: Exfoliates by enhancing cellular turnover, erasing wrinkles and discoloration. Retinyl retinoate has been shown in studies to induce less water loss (dryness) than both retinol and retinoic acid.

Coffee Berry: An antioxidant-rich superfruit that enhances collage production and neutralizes aging free radicals.

Phytoceramide: Helps replenish the skin’s natural lipid barrier. Aids in healing and moisture retention, leading to more plumped up, hydrated skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate: The salt of hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate has been shown to have better skin penetrating capabilities than hyaluronic acid alone. Works to plump up and moisturize skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Oat Beta Glucan: Naturally hydrates and protects the skin while aiding in healing. Oat beta glucan has been shown to reduce inflammation and diminish the appearance of wrinkles while also having a tightening effect.

Alpha Lipoic Acid: A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory qualities that has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Coconut Oil: Moisturizes and soothes skin while creating a lipid barrier that fends off skin damage. Combats wrinkles and discoloration while promoting natural healing of the skin.

We love this product and think you will too!

The Vitamin A Serum retails for $32.99 via www.madhippie.com, select Whole Food Markets and other retailers nationwide.



Geluxury's primary purpose is to provide an intense skin repair treatment. Specially formulated to repair even the most difficult skin, Geluxury’s patent-pending SmartGel lining is infused with 7 therapeutic botanical and essential oils:

· Jojoba Oil to rebuild nail beds and cuticles

· Grape Seed Oil to improve skin cell health and tone

· Soybean Oil to even skin tone and smooth skin texture

· Mineral Oil to prevent moisture loss and soften skin

· Avocado Oil to decrease the effects of aging

· Canola Oil to sooth dry, irritated skin

· Olive Oil to help stimulate skin cell growth

· Ceramides to seal and protect skin

The Moisturizing Slippers are a treat!.  These moisturize your entire foot–toes, heels, and sole while still keeping your feet warm and comfortable.  The slippers are also easily put on and taken off, and can be hand washed and reused.  The slippers are also available in both Leopard or Cow print, and available in the same sizes.
Both of these products have a great gel lining that releases a combination of skin hydrators while you’re wearing them, helping to keep your hands and feet looking great.  The oils inside of the lining are: Avocado, Olive, Mineral, Jojoba, Grape Seed, Soybean, and Canola Oils, and enriched with:  Ceramides, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Willow Fragrance.  All of the gel ingredients are dermatologist tested, and safe. We love this product and they make an excellent present as well! 


Valentine's Day

Celebrate Love in Style with These Valentine's Day Gifts from Lush! Lush always has fantastic gifts for every occasion. Not only are their products made with fresh ingredients and delicious scents, but they are cute little works of art too!

Some of their many Valentine's Day products you can get for yourself or a loved one!

Lonely Heart $7.95
Love Locket $11.95
Unicorn Horn $7.95

Lush is also known for their amazing gift baskets. We highly recommend their Lots of Love Gift Set $59.95 . Great for sharing and filed with 7 Lush products.



Le Mieux Skincare

"With thousands of algae-derived ingredients used in cosmetics and skincare, Le Mieux has incorporated the best of this sea treasure into products to cleanse, protect and reverse the signs of aging.

Featuring peptides, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, algae helps increase cell renewal in addition to stimulating collagen production and the creation of elastin, which gives skin that snap-back, youthful quality.  This powerful ingredient can also help provide protection against cell damage induced by ultraviolet rays, while inhibiting the enzymes that break down elastin."

Essence Toner ($24)
Perfect for enhancing a daily anti-aging facial regimen, the Essence Toner minimizes the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, while improving firmness and elasticity. Formulated with sea algae harvested from the Brittany Coast of France, this age-defying, serum-infused toner balances moisture levels and soothes, softens and replenishes skin.

Hyaluronic Shea Mask ($15)
Formulated with the moisture-binding hyaluronic acid, this deep conditioning mask prevents water loss, dryness and roughness, providing intensive, long-lasting hydration. A rejuvenating blend of soothing oils and botanical extracts deeply nourish dry, damaged and mature skin, while improving elasticity.

Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel ($24)
Featuring phytonutrient mirco-bubbles, this lightweight foaming gel removes makeup and surface impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural, essential moisture balance and improving hydration, tone and texture. The Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel also features brown, green and red algae extracts that smooth and nourish skin.

Le Mieux products are gaining popularity and are being used by top estheticians, make up artists, celebrities.... Actresses like Aubrey Plaza, and Christina Ricci love Le Mieux products, and with good reason! 
We love this line and especially Le Mieux' Phyto-Marine Cleansing Lotion- infused with mareine extracts (algae, sea lettuce extracts). This cream-based cleansing lotion melts away makeup and surface impurities while soothing skin. It softens while cleanses, moisturizes and protects skin's elasticity. This is especially great for dry skin and we highly recommend it! 

Le Mieux products are available online via www.myskincarebox.com
"Le Mieux is a division of Bielle Cosmetics, Inc., specializing in INNOVATIVE SKINCARE PRODUCTS based on EXTENSIVE anti-aging and cell growthRESEARCH. Our high-tech youth preserving products keep us at the forefront of a constantly evolving beauty care industry. The company offers a unique and comprehensive range of products combining the LATEST BREAKTHROUGHS in natural, herbal and botanical ingredients with innovative, state-of-the-art formulae. Le Mieux Cosmetics takes pride in excellent professional training and PROVIDES QUALITY PRODUCTS." You can read more about the brand here


Life Time Fitness Commitment Day

This year, Life Time will be opening its doors to the public during the Commitment Day Festival, with a goal of getting one million people through the door to commit to a healthier life in 2015. 

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As the battle of the bulge wages on in America, we're seeing skyrocketing obesity rates and lower life expectancies among children. Life Time--The Healthy Way of Life Company aims to inspire positive change by opening its doors to the community and hosting one million workouts across the country during its Commitment Day Festival (January 1), Fun Run (January 1-4), and Indoor Triathlon Workout (January 4, 2015).

Set to take place at 113 Life Time destinations from coast to coast, the Festival will feature healthy family events all weekend long. In addition, 52 Life Time destinations will host the annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Run on January 1st for all ages and abilities as participants join together in a symbolic commitment to lead healthier, more active lives in 2015. Plus, in partnership with IRONMAN, on January 4th, 79 Life Time destinations will host an inaugural Indoor Triathlon Workout to encourage and educate people of all athletic abilities on the sport of triathlon.
The Commitment Festival is open to both members and non-members and will kick off on January 1, 2015 with the Commitment Day 5K Fun Run taking place in 52 cities in 24 states. Commitment Day Festival offers a variety of educational and entertaining events, including:
Daily Fit Talks and Workout Workshops – The FIT Talks series is designed to educate and empower participants with approachable, relevant, and simple life-changing actions, such as breaking up with sugar, eating fat to burn fat, and why counting calories won’t lead to long term results. Participants may also attend a Workout Workshop in which they’ll have an opportunity to learn and burn with a new workout, such as ViPR, LT Connect, Strength and Flexibility, Battling Ropes, Upper Body Strength & Tone and more.
Jan. 2nd Alpha Madness – The Life Time Alpha program is designed for anyone looking to lose weight or enhance performance. Participants will start with a Get Connected Seminar to introduce heart rate training via LT Connect, which helps them train smarter not harder. From there, they’ll have the opportunity to compete against themselves in an Alpha Workout focused on functional movements suitable for all ages and fitness abilities.
Jan. 3rd Yoga Commitment Jam – Yogis and beginners alike will de-stress from the holidays and kick off a commitment to yoga with 90-minute Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all ages and abilities.
Jan. 4th Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by Life Time Tri and IRONMAN – Redefine your 2015: commit to tri. If you’ve ever wanted to try a tri, this is where to start. Inspiration without intimidation, the 60-minute indoor workout will feature a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute spin, and 20-minute treadmill run. Athletes of all abilities from beginner to experienced are invited. All participants who register for and attend the Indoor Triathlon Hour ($25 fee) receive a lifestyle training shirt, swim cap, race bib, $20 off a $100 purchase at ironmanstore.com, one free month of Masters swim lessons with Life Time Swim (new participants only) and $10 a new LifeSpa service of $50 or more, plus, are eligible for a chance to win one of three slots to the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria or, one of five slots to a Life Time Tri Series race. Learn more about event locations and registration at www.indoortri.com. Limited spots available per club.

Far & Wide Collective

Far & Wide Collective is an online marketplace that sells unique and well-designed products made by artisans from developing countries such as India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and many others.
This company has wonderful home decor, accessories, jewellery and clothing.

Gold Plate Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan $125
Studs - handmade in Afghanistan by an incredible business woman named Shugufa Yousofzai from various precious and semi-precious stones native to the region (lapis, aquamarine, quartz, emerald, ruby) 

Kantha Scarves -one-of-a-kind, made from vintage saris by women from conservative families in rural India - allows them to work from home and create a source of income

Lapis Star Bracelet - Afghanistan/India $50
Aayenda jewelry collection - delicate jewelry pieces made from turquoise, lapis and gold plate

Far & Wide Collective has generously offered to gift a reader with something from their collection. 
We have chosen the Amethyst Studs made in Afghanistan ($120).

"These rough gemstone studs are handcrafted by Javid Noori in collaboration with UK designer Pippa Small for Turquoise Mountain. They are finished in simple gold-plated prong settings.Afghanistan is home to an array of spectacular gems, most of which are cultivated from the northeast ancient mines of the Hindu Kush mountains. Dimensions: approximately .4" (1cm) diameter" 

How to win:

*Write 'Far & Wide Collective Contest' on the Subject Line

*Contest is open to Canadian addresses

Give away closes on December 31st,  at 11:59 pm and winner will be chosen at random.

The winner has been notified. 

Far & Wide Collective is a beautiful brand with a great cause. All products are handmade by artisans in emerging economies- adding value directly in the communities where these pieces are made, building sustainable businesses and better futures for the craftswomen and their families. Ranging from beautiful silk scarves to delicate pieces of jewelry, at Far & Wide Collective you can find pieces for yourself or a loved one.