5 Merry Must Haves from Upper Canada Soap

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No more fighting through crowds of holiday shoppers to find the perfect gift.  We’re here to put your mind at ease and to help you shop from the comforts of your own home! You can find everything you need for everyone on your list in our fabulous online store: www.uppercanadasoap.com. Here are our Top 5 Merry Must Haves. Gift Sets ($60 and up) There are three fabulous gift sets to pick from: “Hostess with the Mostess,” “Girl Who Loves Bling” and “Sweet Obsessed.” Swarovski Crystal Razor ($20) Dazzle everyone on your list with these gorgeous Swarovski Crystal Razors. Naturally Body Butter Balm Stick ($12)  The Naturally Body Butter Balm stick is on Oprah’s Top 13 List of the best multi-tasking beauty products. Perfect for the woman on the go! Peek-a-Tweeze ($13) Talked about in Chatelaine, the Peek-A-Tweeze is a discreet, lighted tweezer. Your beauty lover will absolutely love this gift. Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath ($12)  Give a relaxing gift this holiday season. Our Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath has been described as liquid gold. For more great gift ideas, click here.

Winter Skin Care Tips for Everyone

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I love winter. It’s my favourite season for many reasons … the fashions, holiday music, the abundance of food, ice skating (I don’t actually do this, but it’s nice to think of) …  and the list goes on. What I don’t love about the winter is the harsh climate conditions that result in dry skin and chapped lips. If you don’t want to look or feel like a velociraptor or any pre-historic animal for that matter, check out the winter skin tips below. Hydrate Yourself 70% of our bodies are made out of water. Therefore, it is crucial for your overall health to keep hydrated. I completely understand – it’s hard to make it a point to drink eight cups of water throughout the day, but try always having a full glass of water around. You’ll be reaching for that instead of your cup of coffee in no time. Water ($0.00). Exfoliate Clear out your skin for the new season. Starting with cleaner and healthier skin ensures your winter skin-care routine to be much more effective. Try the Naturally Coarse Scrub Rub in Wild Mint Lime ($16.00). Made with mineral rich Dead Seasalt, this body scrub provides the ultimate exfoliation while it soothes and re-mineralizes the skin; leaving it super soft and well nourished. Bathe in Liquid Gold Relax! There is no doubt that stress ages you and makes you look tired and haggard.  End your day with a relaxing and deliciously scented bubble bath. The Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath  ($12.00) is one of the
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Top 3 Products for Movember

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Tom Selleck. Salvador Dali. Burt Reynolds. What do all of these men have in common? They have awesome moustaches. There are two things that November 1st is known for in Canada – the day that Halloween candy goes on sale for 50% off (my favourite day ever) and the first day that thousands of men in Canada and the rest of the world follow in the footsteps of the men above by starting their month-long moustache campaign to raise vital awareness and money for men’s cancers (mainly prostate and testicular). This is known as Movember. If your boyfriend, husband or even friend is sprouting a “mo’” for this amazing cause, here is a list of products from Upper Canada Soap that will help. High Quality Razor and Brush Shaving Kit It’s a moustache, not a beard. This high quality and stylish razor and brush set will help your man shape his moustache into his desired shape (handlebar, horseshoe, mistletoe etc.). The horseshoe is my personal favourite. ($40)  Buy here. Fruit Frappe Foaming Shower Gel Help avoid razor burn and use our deliciously scented Fruit Frappe foaming gel as a shaving cream! It’s okay to share your products with your man … but only if it’s for a good cause. Plus, wouldn’t you rather kiss a cheek that smells like Grapefruit with Gooseberry than “Turbo Ice Moutain” anyway? ($12) Buy here. Naturally Nourishing Lip Balm Speaking of kissing, keep his lips moisturized underneath his  bushy mo’ with our Naturally Nourishing Lip
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Upper Canada Soap on Oprah.com. No Big Deal.

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Of course, it’s a big deal! Upper Canada Soap’s Naturally Body Butter Balm made it onto Oprah.com’s  Top 13 Multipurpose Beauty Products list! The moment I found out, the clouds parted and a gospel choir appeared, singing, “Hallelujah.” Since I was a little girl, I was always in love with all things Oprah. As children, you grow up answering the biggest question of all: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every time this question was asked in class, hands shot up into the air. When picked, each kid would yell out, “Astronaut!,” “Skateboarder!,” or “Dentist!” Not I, my friends … not I. When the teacher asked me what I wanted to be, I sat up straight, in a zen-like state, looked into her eyes and calmly yet confidently stated, “Oprah.” True story. The best thing about this miraculous, once-in-a-lifetime event is that it got the word out about Upper Canada Soap as a fresh and innovative bath, body and beauty company that produces fabulous products! In addition, the article put a spotlight on one of our best selling items – the Naturally Body Butter Balm. This is why it made it onto Oprah’s list: 1.  It moisturizes cracked heels 2.  Hydrates dry elbows 3.  Conditions lips 4.  Nourishes cuticles 5.  Grooms your eyebrows 6.  Comforts a chapped nose 7.  Softens dry hands 8.  Tames flyaway hair That’s amazing! Show me a man who can multi-task as well as the Naturally Body Butter Balm and I will marry
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Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath on the TODAY Show

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The Today Show’s Style Editor, Bobbie Thomas, talks about her favourite finds in Montreal. Upper Canada Soap’s Naturally Signature Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath made the list!  This bubble bath has been described by one customer as “Liquid Gold.” If you want the deliciousness of maple syrup, sans the calories – give this a try. You won’t regret it. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Bathe in liquid gold today and get your own Golden Maple Sugar Bubble Bath here.

Halloween Make-Up Tips and Tricks

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With the spooky day  just around the corner, I wanted to share some great make up tips.  I have never been something scary for Halloween, not even when I was a kid.  I always wanted to be something glamorous, something girly, or something movie star-esque.   With that theme in mind let’s talk make up tricks for this Halloween season. Cat eyes Whether you want to be cat woman, Cleopatra, or another dramatic womanly character the cat eye is a must have.  To make this look come to life you need to draw your eyeliner upward and outward beyond the outer corners of the eye and then smudge it slightly with a Q-Tip. For extra drama, apply a few individual falses lashes to the outer corners of your eyes.  The photo above is courtesy of fashionpeal.eu where you can also find very specific instructions on how to create this exact look. This is an uber-sexy look and if it is done without the extra Halloween drama you can easily incorporate it into your “a night out on the town” make up look. Fake a Beauty Mark What do we all think of when we think of Marilyn Monroe? The white dress and the beauty mark of course!  Other noteable beauty marks, Cindy Crawford’s just above her lip or Serena from Bewitched just under her eye. If you are creating your own, choose the spot that best suits you – or the character you are trying to create, a sexy beauty mark can be used to
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Our 5 Must-Have Travel Accessories

As the season of cooler weather approaches many of us are making travel plans to escape to a sunny destination this winter.  With that in mind we wanted to share our 5 favourite travel accessories that Upper Canada Soap and Danielle Creations have to offer. 1.  Must-Have Travel Bags For all of your personal care items you will need while travelling  Danielle Creations has a wide array of travel bags to ensure you can travel with ease and style.  Here are just some of the travel cases we have to offer, click the image to see all of the product options and details on our site. 2.  In-Flight Bags Though in-flight travel size containers are only mandatory if you want to carry on your lotions and potions it is always nice to take comfort that if you do bring these travel size items in addition to your larger sizes in one of the above bags you will never be without your must have personal care items.  These in-flight totes come with the TSA approved containers inside for you to fill with whatever liquids and gels you need while travelling.  The cases come in three neutral colours, black, gold or pewter which make a great gift for any traveller. 3.  A Great Mirror We have all been in a hotel room where the lighting is awful trying to do your daily beauty routine, make up application or shaving for the guys would be next to impossible.  Enter our fantastic suction cup mirror.
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Support the Cure with Upper Canada

As everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM).  Every year this international the health campaign is organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection. I was recently made aware of a fantastic organization right here in our local area of Toronto, ON Rethink Breast Cancer.  Rethink Breast Cancer is an amazing organization whose mission is “To continuously pioneer cutting-edge breast cancer education, support and research that speak fearlessly to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women.”  They prove they are right on track with the recent launch of the new Your Man Reminder App currently available for free at the i-Tunes store and available for Android phones on October 17th (sorry Blackberry users, just add it to the list of reasons to get an i-Phone, can you tell I am bias?). Check out this fun video showing off just what the Your Man Reminder App is all about. <object style=”height: 390px; width: 640px”><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/VsyE2rCW71o?version=3″><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always”>[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsyE2rCW71o&w=640&h=360] After watching the video I just had to grab the app.  And in case you’re feeling nosy I chose Christian for my man, don’t be jealous you can grab him too if you want!   The app is used to stay on top of your breast health. The Your Man Reminder App includes the following fun features: Customize – Update the App to fit your personal liking, with features
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