Mirror Buying Guide

July 28, 2016 in Beauty, Life, Uncategorized

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Mirrors don’t show someone’s inner beauty but they help avoid a make up catastrophe. Imagine applying mascara or lipstick without seeing yourself…ekkkk a nightmare! To avoid this disaster we’ve created a Mirror Buying Guide. Selecting a mirror is an easy process with our helpful tips to ensure you find the perfect one. Here are some helpful pointers for picking the right mirror: Magnification: Higher the number, greater the zoom, and better vision Curves: Contributes to the magnification and quality Aesthetics: Look of a mirror is important, it should compliment a space and make a statement Fluorescent Lighting: brightness helps for maximum vision and are a more environmentally friendly light bulb choice Additional Features: Mirrors are high tech now and at Upper Canada we are a leader with our line of Danielle Mirrors If you have any questions about finding your perfect mirror leave a comment below and we’ll reply as soon as possible. See you next time, UCS Glam Girls   | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  

Ingredients 101: Konjac

June 6, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Featured

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We know a lot of new beauty products are claimed to be must-have items, but how can you really be sure it’s a wise investment for your beauty routine? We’ve done the background work for you on natural Konjac sponges used for thousands of years in Korea, Japan, and China, which will leave you with silky smooth and radiant looking skin. What is Konjac? A perennial plant Native to Asia, Konjac is an eco-friendly beauty. Made from 100 percent Konjac root, Japanese have traditionally used to calm skin. What are the benefits? Konjac is renowned for its pure and deep cleaning effects. Konjac is gentle on the skin while naturally cleansing, detoxifying, and exfoliating. When to use? Similar to having a facial everyday – Konjac is safe enough to use everyday on your face, neck, and body. How to use: Start with rinsing a Konjac sponge under warm water prior to each use. Apply cleanser and gently massage skin to remove dirt, makeup, and other impurities. Rinse and allow sponge to dry after each use.  It is recommended to replace your sponge every two to three months to maximize Konjac’s benefits. Konjac sponges are safe of: Parabens Sulfates Phosphates As with all products monitor your skin and discontinue use if skin becomes irritated, broken, or is sunburned. It’s no wonder Konjac has become a must-have item! You can get yours here with hassle free shipping. We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or connect with us on
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Our Weekly Favourites

June 1, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Life, Uncategorized

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Last week was our long weekend and using the Ultimate Weekend Getaway with some friends we took a mini vacay. Keeping luggage organized isn’t only helpful during your trip but also if airport security has to check your baggage. Loved the look, functionality, and durability of the Ikat Collection – from keeping wet products contained to jewellery organized, this set is a must have. Check out some of the other designs here.   We’d love to hear from you in the comments below or connect with us on social media. See you next week, UCS Glam Girls   | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter |  

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 4, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Life, Uncategorized

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Mother’s Day is the one official day a year we celebrate those amazing women in our lives who helped shape us into the woman we are today. Whether they are our birth mom, grandma, aunt, godmother, or other incredibly special woman they deserve to be recognized and spoiled everyday, but especially on Mother’s Day! As the years go on, I’ve learned the absolute best gift I can give is being present in the moment and spending quality time together trying to cherish every opportunity we can to laugh, learn, and love together. Shopping for gifts is another way to show appreciation and luckily we have you covered with some of our favourite gift ideas. There is still time for online shipping so click on the links and get shopping! 1. Picture Frame with a photo 2. Danielle Classic Chrome Mirror 3. Mom Pendant Necklace 4. Naturally Hand Balm 5. Tea Pot 6. Fruit arrangement 7. Floral bouquet 8. E reader 9. Candles 10. Mug 11. French Press for Coffee 12. All about Feet foot Soak   We’d love to hear from you in the comments below some of your top gift ideas or how you plan to share Mother’s Day. See you soon, UCS Glam Girls

Your Personal Beauty Expert

April 13, 2016 in Beauty, Featured, Life

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A few weeks ago while messaging with a friend before a night out she was in the middle of a beauty crisis. Wanting to wear more than her typical mascara and eyeliner make up routine for a night out, she decided to try contouring her face to add definition. Unfortunately, without any direction she was completely lost and ended up, well let’s say not putting her best face forward! Fortunately with the new Tutorial line of high quality Make Up brushes by Danielle her crisis would have been adverted. Little did she know it’s your own beauty expert helping each step of the way! Each brush contains a QR code for learning industry tips & tricks on the spot no matter where you are and in no time you will be a cosmetic master. Tutorial has brushes to cover all make up application needs: from flat tipped to tapered.  Simply scan the code and follow along. In under 10 minutes you’ll go from beauty novice to expert with a flawless makeup look. Even mastering a perfect smokey eye is a breeze as make up professional Annie, teaches you step by step and shares expert tips using the Tutorial Brush Collection in this video. The collection is a full line up of high quality hypoallergenic brushes. Purchase separately or in handy sets: Powder Brush: Domed bristles ideal for applying loose powders. Blush Brush: Ideal for contouring, highlighting, and defining cheek bones. Foundation Brush: Synthetic round sleek bristles for precise application of liquid
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[THINK PINK] Beauty Gives Back

October 15, 2013 in Beauty

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Fight cancer with beauty: There’s nothing pretty about the big C…, but there are plenty of beautiful ways to raise awareness. By purchasing one of the many “pink” products, we will donate to Women’s Cancer Research, you can join Upper Canada Soap and our sister company, Danielle Creations, in the fight against this ugly disease.

[DIY] Pedicure- Perfect Your Toes with All About Feet

May 1, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion, Life

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Your days are long, you work harder than you are asked to and you put others before yourself. You are a woman; strong, smart, invincible. Whether you are heading that quarterly meeting, taking the kids to soccer practice or making sure the dog gets walked- your to-do list grows everyday. Chances are pampering yourself is not a priority, it might not even make the list. Despite  how hard we push ourselves, how often do we sit down, without distraction and reflect on just how much we have accomplished with our two hands (and feet)? Do we recognize our successes at the end of the day? Do we understand that we have prepared today so that we may succeed tomorrow. After all, this is and has always been our primary responsibility. So the question becomes, how do you manage your energy? It i s so much more than simply scheduling your time. It is about replenishing your reserve. There is no need to book the Ritz or follow Carrie Bradshaw in the last Sex and the City movie. We’re talking about the little things. The little things you do just for you, like a pedicure- when you toes are painted, your skin is soft, the scent of mint relaxes your mind and for a short time you feel like a woman.  All About Feet… 1. Add 3 or 4 scoops of All About Feet’s Foot Salt Soak to warm water. To activate the essential oils stir with your feet and soak
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[The Garden] Not So Secret

April 25, 2013 in Beauty, Life

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Spring is here. As rejuvenating, refreshing and renewing as it may be- with Spring comes a whole new list of things to do. Cleaning the house, changing the linens, opening the pool… do the kids have rain gear? You know you need to get to the garden but you just don’t have the time let alone the energy or a big budget. Listen- it doesn’t need to be complicated, elaborate, or glamorous. Follow these tips to revive your tired looking garden- on a budget and in your schedule.

[Beat] the Winter Blahs

February 7, 2013 in Beauty, Featured, Life

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A Winter Survival Guide for Canadians  At this time of year most of us are left hibernating and hoping for Spring to be near. Our dear friends at Ruralist have devised a list of 6 go-to cozy boosters to help us brace winter’s chill. We are pleased to announce our very own Naturally Signature Whipped Hand Repair Balm has made the list! Soothe your dry skin with a hard-working hand lotion infused with 20% Shea butter, proven to be a superb moisturizer, with exceptional healing properties. Check out the complete list of must haves!  

[THINK] A Classic Beauty Collection for your Valentine

February 6, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Life

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Vintage inspired elegance is never out of style! Does the love of your life covet refined, nostalgic elegance? If so, this collection developed by Danielle Creations is just for her! The line boasts products for the home as well as on the go, in two chic patterns, it will leave her loving you even more. The Wear Me / Wash Me Bags are a real hit, ideal for travel, it keeps all her delicates separate in this luxurious lingerie tote.  Check out the whole Boudoir Collection online here!