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soaking for the soul

January 20, 2016

Taking care of my skin is like taking care of my soul…a little weekly “me time” for my skin and for my sanity. The principles are easy: soak, meditate, exfoliate, hydrate, and rest. skin care Continue Reading…

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Beauty, Health, Local Features, Style

Boobyball Winnipeg

November 25, 2015


This year, the annual Boobyball transported guests through the Milky Way galaxy to Planet Booby!  It was an extraterrestrial night of titillating treats and talents. Astronauts, aliens, drones, and earthy beings were seen sharing champagne, lounging on modern EQ3 furniture, getting ones nails done by Urban Oasis and hair touched up by Aveda at the beauty bar, gorging in candies from Set the Bar (…I wasn’t the only one), dancing to the live DJ’s Zuki, A.O.K.S. and Scott Kamins on a glowing dancefloor, to conveniently refueling with fresh oxygen at the oxygen bar. They clearly understood that the key to a fun party is a variety of bars!

But the Boobyball simply wouldn’t be the annual show stopping success it is without the cause that drives it. Here’s where the Booby comes in for those of you who are confused. (the WHAT ball? …yes, you heard me, booooooobyyyyy) The Boobyball isn’t just a unique and stylish party, it’s a one of a kind fundraiser with a cause that’s got us proud to say…we’re here for the boobs!


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Beauty, Local Features, Style

Glam Hair – Aveda

November 25, 2015

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I had the opportunity to enjoy my first ever Aveda experience in preparation for a glam night out at the Boobyball.  What really sets Aveda apart from the others, is their personalized spa-like experience, exceptional product quality, and cutting edge techniques. I was wowed!

So I show up the the Aveda Institute and Academy located downtown Winnipeg, expecting to walk into a typical, small-ish salon of maybe 12 staff or so, with a box of a dozen cookies from local bakery in my part of town. When I walked in I was surprised, as the Institute and Academy was so spacious and bustling with activity!

What blew me away?

My innovative stylist and Academy educator, Jenna, sat me down to talk about my hair. I was in for a wash and style. So, we discussed my hair type, which product line would best suit my needs (the Damage Remedy line –  my hair + too many hot tools), and then Jenna gave me a scalp massage before heading off to the sink.

“Do you always get scalp massages, because this feels amazing!” – says the first timer.

Jenna – “Unless you’re getting a color done, since we don’t want to expose the activated hair follicle, then yes of course!”

(How lovely!)

Over at the partitioned sink room, I was treated to the Damage Remedy line of shampoo and conditioner. I loved that I was offered personalized hair care and not just what ever was in the pump at the sinks.


What else I LOVED about my experience?

  • My passionate stylist Jenna, who contributed her artistry and knowledge of hair care/styling and products to enhance my experience. She’s also just a super cool chic, and I loved that she was constantly creating and building on her expertise as a hair stylist and as a professional educator at the Academy. She also gave me herbal tea, awesome hair,  all over chatting about artsy hangs in the city and travel adventures!
  • The products. 98% plant derived ingredients? I’M ALL OVER THAT! They value environmental sustainability, which contributes to their mission of connecting beauty, environment, and well-being…oh yeeees! Also, their products smell AMAZING! I’m hooked on the scent!

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