Budget Friendly Long Weekend Activities

June 29, 2016 in Fashion, Life, Uncategorized

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As proud Canadians we love to celebrate our country and what better way than with a fun filled long weekend. Life gets expensive quickly but there’s no reason your fun should take a backseat, here are some of the ways we’ll enjoying our summer weekends at a low cost: Backyard BBQ’s – whether one person cooks or we do a potluck, it’s an inexpensive way to hang out, enjoy the weather, and have some great food Local festival – Ribfest is a Canada day tradition; lots of festivals have free admission Bike rides – find a local trail or even around your own area. Many places rent bikes, some cities even offer a bike share program Fireworks – watch fireworks at a park Get active at a community centre – play some tennis, go swimming, or rent a book Work on a Puzzle – we love puzzles in our house, they’re great to work on alone or with a group of people Beach – visit a beach for the day. Day trips are always nice to look forward to and a budget friendly alternative to long trips If you’ll be hitting up the beach this summer, check out our nail accessories to help you look and feel your best. Have a great weekend, 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 |  

Calling all Gardeners!

May 20, 2016 in Fashion, Life, Uncategorized

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May long weekend is the official start of gardening season! If you have yet to Plan the Ultimate Weekend Getaway and find yourself at home gardening we have some tips to make your garden the envy of your neighbourhood. Determine the amount of space you’ll want to dedicate to your garden. Take into account as plants grow they will cover more square footage. Set a budget and amount of time to dedicate to maintaining your outdoor space. Planting can become a large commitment both financially and time wise, start off with a few plants then continually add more. Inspect soil – noting sunlight, and accessibility to water. Each plant flourishes in different soil compositions, to make the most of your garden pick up a soil testing kit at a local hardware or plant nursery to check soil nutrients. Depending on the space you’ve selected be mindful if it has access to sunlight and rain. This will save you from continually watering your plants even when it rains. Take photos to capture before and afters. Remember it will only become better in time. Don’t forget proper tools! Make a check list of everything you’ll need, helps to make shopping an ease and spend more time gardening. Select plants to compliment your current landscaping and suit your lifestyle. If you’re like me and am not well skilled in gardening, consider plants with low maintenance and grow back every year. Clean up the surrounding yard. Cut the grass, prune, and remove any dead
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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

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

May 1, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion, Life

Make it All About Feet

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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[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!

[Movember] Introducing His Moustache Grooming Kit

November 8, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion, In the Media

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this product will be donated to support Men’s Cancer Research Movember just got a little bit more stylish with this high quality Moustache Grooming Kit.Perfect for the moustache enthusiast, this kit contains stainless steel scissors, a styling comb and a faux leather carrying case in the shape of a moustache. It’s fun, awesome and supports an important and worthy cause.  

Get Your Feet Sandal-Ready with a DIY Pedicure

March 29, 2012 in Beauty, Fashion

The sun is out, the birds are chirping and you’re happier than ever! The reason? It’s Spring! … and Summer is just around the corner! Woohoo! So, throw away those clunky winter boots and break out the sandals! BUT WAIT! Before you do, take a good look at your feet and ask yourself … are my feet sandal ready? It might be an odd question to ask, but feet are often the most neglected, and you want to make sure that they’re in tip top shape for the warm weather. Some might prefer to go out for a pedicure, but if you’re more hands on then follow these steps into achieving a fabulous pedicure: Step 1: Remove nail polish and soak feet for 10-15 minutes in our All About Feet Revitalizing Foot Salt Soak ($14). This step does more than clean your feet, it also softens dead skin cells in preparation for exfoliation. Step 2: Exfoliate and get ride of the dead skin cells with our All About Feet Exfoliating Foot Scrub ($14). Our combination of Walnut Shell and Apricot Seed will scrub away calloused skin while Shea Butter and Peppermint Oil soothe, cool and replenish your skin’s moisture. Add a dollop of the scrub and rub in a circular motion. Step 3: Buff away bumps and calluses with our All About Feet Frosted Foot File ($6). Using a back-and-forth motion, lightly scrape your heels and the bottoms of your feet, and your toes. Make sure that you’re gentle, as
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Our Top 5 Picks for the Perfect Spring Sandal

March 29, 2012 in Fashion

You’ve just finished your fabulous DIY pedicure and would like to show off the lovely results. Why not do so with the perfect Spring sandal? We’re not talking Crocs (is it a shoe or a sandal?), we’re talking the latest styles for this season … which consists of colours from neons to pastels. So, go ahead and let your pedicure shine in one  of our favourite sandal picks below! 1. ASOS FIZZ Leather Flat Sandal with Multi Ankle Straps ($57.30) 2. J. Crew Olympia Suede Sandal ($148) 3. Sam Edelman Fruman Leather Sandal ($100) 4. Aldo Langham Sandal ($70) 5. Tory Burch Printed Emmy Sandal ($210) Which one is your favourite? Comment below!