Mirror Knowledge: 7 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Mirror

May 23, 2012 in Beauty

A mirror is the true reflection of beauty. Most people overlook the fact that a good, high quality mirror is one of the most important beauty tools that you can have. If we lived in a world without mirrors, everyone would be walking around with lip stick on their upper lip or mascara on their eyebrows … don’t even get me started on the eyebrows! I digress. When it comes to beauty, a mirror is your BFF; therefore, choosing the right mirror (one that fits you) is crucial. Our sister company, Danielle Creations, is a leading expert in mirrors. From fashion-forward vanity mirrors to wall mount mirrors, Danielle Creations has it covered. Below are a few mirror tips/facts to take into consideration when looking for a mirror that suits your home decor and, more importantly, you! Besides aesthetics, the magnification is the most important feature (especially if you have weaker eyesight) The curve used to create the magnification is a very precise science and precision of these mirrors delivers the utmost quality The stronger the magnification, the better the vision and the larger the face/area becomes Magnification ranges from 2x to 12x. If you look from a distance into a highly magnified mirror you will appear upside down. You need to look at it from close up to see the enlarged image straight up (we get asked why this happens a lot :)) 1x or true image means no magnification. The image in the mirror appears as it does in
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7 Spring Gardening Tips

May 14, 2012 in Life

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Spring is finally here! And almost everyone at Upper Canada Soap is rolling up their sleeves and diving into their garden … except for me. To be honest,  I wouldn’t even know where to start.  However, there are many benefits to having a garden. Gardens are gorgeous, and you can even grow your own organic vegetables for those delicious summer salads. So, for those out there who aren’t as knowledgeable about gardening, I’ve surveyed UCS Headquarters and came up with 7 easy tips on how to get garden ready for the Spring.     1. Get Your Tools Ready Before you tackle the garden, make sure that you have all of the tools that you need. Make a checklist and ensure that you’re equipped with the right tools before you dive in with your “Green Thumbs.” 2. Buy/Order Plants It’s all about colour on the runway, and the same should be taken into consideration when buying plants for your garden. 3. Clean Up the Yard Roll up your sleeves and break out the leaf blower to get rid of winter foliage, then mow down your lawn. Any man will say that there’s nothing more beautiful than a freshly cut lawn. 4. Prune Trees and Shrubbing Prune, prune, prune! Make sure to remove dead and damaged branches from woody plants. Trim summer-blooming shrubs such as butterfly bush, hydrangea and roses. 5. Time to Plant! According to Martha Stewart, try planting bare-root trees, shrubs, and perennials such as hostas and daylilies by
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7 Steps to the Perfect Manicure

May 2, 2012 in Beauty

It’s time to pamper yourself with a manicure. A DIY manicure to be exact! We showed you how to get the perfect DIY pedicure with our Best Selling All About Feet collection. Now,  we’re shifting the focus to your lovely hands and fingernails. As you may know, it’s really important to take care of your hands – to make sure that they’re always healthy and rejuvenated. One of the main reasons is that your hands show the true signs of aging. Therefore, they must not be neglected in your beauty regimen. Keep them looking beautiful with these simple at-home manicure tips! 1. Remove Old Nail Polish 2. Trim Nails Make sure not to trim your nails too short as you want to be able to file them into your desired shape. Our Swarovski Crystal Soft Touch Manicure Set ($25) contains high quality, stainless steel nail implements to make your manicure a breeze! 3. File Nails The trend is a shortish nail, straight across the top with rounded edges. File your nails in one direction starting at the edges and moving toward the top. Try our All About Hands Nail File ($5). 3. Soak Fingers Soak your fingers in our relaxing All About Hands’ Hand and Nail Soak ($5) to  soften up cuticles. 5. Push Back Cuticles Use the Cuticle Pusher from our THINK PINK Manicure Set ($25).  Be sure not to cut your cuticles as it can cause infection and damage the nail. FYI – $0.50 per THINK PINK Manicure
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