Pour le Monde Perfumes
You know that I love perfume with a passion bordering on obsession. I’ve collected perfumes that smell like books, paper and libraries, and I’ve hosted a perfume-themed book club. Little wonder, then, that when the chance came to sample a new line of all-natural perfumes, I jumped at the chance.
Pour le Monde is a line of fragrances created by Wendi Berger, because when she was pregnant, she struggled to find a fragrance that was not synthetic. The perfumes are animal cruelty free, vegan and pregnancy safe. Even better, 10% from each bottle sold is donated to charity (National MS Society, Cancer Support Community and Guiding Eyes for the Blind/Heeling Autism).
The perfumes are crisp, light and crystal clear, and I loved wearing all three. Envision is a blend of lavender, bergamot and peppercorn; Together is a woodsy floral; Empower is a unisex citrus. These perfumes tick all the boxes for me: mom-made, all-natural and charity-supporting.
Artist Liner – Make Up For Ever
It’s no secret that I love Make Up For Ever but this Graphic Liner is something that every make-up lover needs to have in their bag of goodies. First off, its ultra fine-tip makes applying a clean and precise line easy-peasy for beginners or those intimidated by eye make-up. If you have a flair for the cat-eye or like to embellish it, this liner is the one you want to be using, and just like in true Make Up For Ever fashion, the colour is perfect and won’t smudge.
Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Cream
I may or may not have a history of sneaking my husband’s razor and shaving cream. I don’t do it often but when I do he always seems to know that I’ve used it. He’s like that princess from that fairy tale, the Princess and the Pea. You can’t really blame me because I love the light fragrance of this foaming cream that is rich in Vitamin E so my legs feels nourished and not scaly or dry. It’s made with natural ingredients including sandal oil and karité butter. Proraso also carries a line of men’s products for beard and moustache care in addition to shaving and brushes.
What does a taxi driver, men’s micro-shorts and figure skating all have in common? Mondor, a hosiery company from Iberville, Quebec. Mondor sent me a pair of tights to try-out. I will admit to being skeptical that they could be that good. I’ve never been loyal to any brand of tights. I have always found that they never fit according to the chart on the back: the crotch too low or the waistband too high and cutting. Inevitably they all seem to lose their shape and the cheapies always run even with the lightest touch. Mondor has made a convert out of me. The tights fight beautifully, maintain their shape and are durable. It’s no wonder they are a favourite with athletes, including dancers and figure skaters.
Yoga Jeans, Harem pant
Have you seen these Harmen pants from Yoga Jeans? I am obsessed and can’t wait to get my hands on a pair. I have a feeling these will be my go-tos come the spring/early summer when relaxing on weekends. If you’re more stylish than I am, these would pair well with heels and a blazer. I just need to grow a few more inches to pull that look off!
Disclaimer: Make Up For Ever and Mondor both sent me their products to try, but trust me, I only write about what I love and what I think you’ll love too.