We <3 You, Canada!

June 29, 2012 in Life

The title of this post says it all … WE LOVE CANADA! We’re not saying it because it’s the second word in our company’s name. We’re also not proclaiming that it’s the best country in the world (even though it probably is). We’re happy and proud to be Canadian. We’re sure that you’re happy and proud to be who you are, whether it be American, Chinese or Peruvian! Taking pride in where you’re from is important and we definitely celebrate Canada Day here at Upper Canada Soap when the time rolls around. This year, we dressed up in red and white, devoured Canada Day cupcakes, and entered a “Canada Day” contest where we had to answer “Why do you love Canada?” The answers were all unique but they all had the same themes: diversity, freedom, and love. With that being said, we wanted to share a few answers as to why we LOVE Canada below. “We are a multi-cultural country and proud of it!” “Freedom of choice! Great people with big hearts!” “I love Canada because it gives my family a free and beautiful life.” “Where else can you live and experience all 4 seasons?” “It’s the only place on the planet where you can celebrate where you came from and not worry about being judged. The only place that embraces the races, colours, religions and orientations that make people who they are!” Tell us, why do you love Canada? Have a wonderful and safe Canada Day long weekend! Love,
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5 Simple Tips on How to Prevent Make-up from Melting

June 21, 2012 in Beauty

As Canadians, we love the summer heat. We bask in it. We frolic in it. Then, we complain about it. It’s true. However, this week, every single complaint made about the weather is warranted because this heat wave is downright ridiculous. Ridiculous! With that being said, raise your hand if you leave your home in the morning with perfect make-up and five minutes later, you resemble a female version of Alice Cooper. You and me both. Don’t worry – we have you covered with these 5 simple steps on how to prevent your make-up from melting off in this heat wave. 1. Oil is as guilty as sweat when it comes to melting make-up. Skin tends to produce more oil in the summer months, so make sure to use an oil preventative cleanser and blot your face with absorbent paper before applying make-up. 2. The natural look is coveted during the summer. Therefore, the less make-up worn, the better. This also equates to less make-up melting off of your face at a BBQ, or worse, a hot date. Instead, skip the foundation and use an oil-free bronzer or tinted moisturizer with a minimum SPF level of 15 or higher. 3. Waterproof make-up = God’s gift to women in the summer months. Try using a waterproof or water resistant mascara and eyeliner. Test out how “waterproof” they are by having a hot shower when applied. If they can stand the heat in the shower, they can stand the heat outside. 4.
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5 Excellent Moisturizers for the Summer

June 1, 2012 in Beauty

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Now that the hot summer weather is rolling in, more people are baring their skin in cute dresses and shorts.  With that being said, it’s important to consider what moisturizers to use to ensure that your skin continues to look fabulous. After all, your skin is the one outfit that you’ll wear for life, so take care of it.  Body Butters are an absolutely wonderful and effective option, but you should save them for the winter as they’re quite thick and heavy. Lotions are lighter and easier to apply, making them the best choice for the summer. Here are our top 5 lotions for the summer!  1. Fruit Frappé Apricot with Kiwi Body Lotion ($14) This deliciously fragranced Body Lotion is loaded with Shea Butter and 10 antioxidant Superfruits to keep skin moisturized and smooth.   2. Naturally Pressed Olive Avocado Nourishing Hand & Body Lotion ($14) A proactive way to keep hands and body well moisturized. This fast absorbing Hand & Body Lotion is formulated to keep skin hydrated and nourished daily. Made with all natural ingredients.   3. Freshly Cut Silky Lavender infused with Lemon Hand & Body Lotion ($13) Formulated with glycerin, sweet almond and grape seed oils to keep skin beautifully soft and silky smooth. 4. Body Truffles Cocoa Mango Body Creme ($12) Cover your skin in a velvety layer of softness! A rich blend of Shea butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Butter will leave your skin silky smooth. 5. Naturally Signature White Tea Ginger
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