Don’t Forget To Breathe

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Take a Deep Breath Gel Cream by Philosophy –  #dontforgettobreathe

Lululemon zip-up jacket (similar)  //  Gap capris  //  Adidas by Stella McCartney yoga mat (LOVE this yoga mat too)


Did you know that you can go 3 weeks without eating and 3 days without water, but you can only go 3 minutes without breathing?! That is because oxygen is essential to life. Breathing is necessary to fuel not only your brain, but also your skin.


I’m excited to partner with Philosophy to introduce their new Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel Cream. It’s a lightweight, oil-free gel cream that keeps skin hydrated, energized, and protected from pollution, so it can “breathe” freely and recover from the signs of daily life that may age your skin. The older I get, the more concerned I am about my aging skin. I love that Take A Deep Breath feels lightweight, non-greasy, and doesn’t clog my pores. It leaves my skin feeling fresh, energized and radiant looking.


Taking a deep breath is actually one of the most de-stressing things that I do on the regular. My mind and body feel so relaxed after I take a series of slow inhales and exhales. It helps me feel less anxious, and releases built up tension in my body. I try to do yoga 3 times a week in the early morning to help start my day feeling relaxed and energized. Every night as soon as I get into bed, I take 5 big, slow breaths to de-stress from my day. Focusing on my breathing helps to clear my mind before falling asleep. As Philosophy so perfectly sums it up, “You see life more clearly when you take a moment to breathe.”




Thank you to Philosophy for partnering on this post!

6 Fresh New Products from LUSH (+ a Giveaway!)

Thursday, July 3, 2014 192 0

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics Giveaway on Crazy Style Love


I’m really excited to share today’s post with you.  I’ve partnered with one of my all-time favorite beauty brands, LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, to help them celebrate 2 exciting events happening over the next week. Launching today, LUSH is introducing 6 fresh new products to their line-up.  From innovative bath and shower luxuries, to a fresh-smelling shaving cream, and a mood-boosting hair gel, their latest collection is designed to make you feel lush all over.  I was lucky enough to test drive these products over the last couple of weeks, and I must say, I’m obsessed with the scent, texture and efficacy of each of these products (plus, I had a lot of fun taking these photos!).


The 6 fresh new additions include:


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1.  African Paradise Body Conditioner.  A heavenly in-shower body conditioner full of moisturizing ingredients from Africa, including moringa oil, shea butter and mango juice.


2.  Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb.  This fun bath fizzer will leave a spicy scent and psychedelic swirls of foaming color across your bathwater, made from ginger, black pepper and lemon.


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3. D’Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap.  Fresh strawberries, egg whites, syrup and cocoa butter are whisked together to create a gorgeous bit of fluff that leaves you silky smooth and makes shaving a dream.


4. Magnificent Soap.  This refreshing soap awakens the mind and body with its luxuriously fruity mango and lemon aromas.


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5.  Zeste Hair Gelly.  Made with orange juice, Carrageenan extract and wild orange oil, this jelly will give your hair great hold, without leaving it greasy.


6.  Parsley Porridge Soap.  An herbal detoxifying soap made from thyme, tea tree oil, porridge oats and fresh parsley.





LUSH is giving away all 6 of these wonderful new products to one of you lucky ladies!  Simply enter below using the Rafflecopter widget.  As a bonus, 3 fabulous bloggers (who I’m lucky to call my friends) are also hosting their own giveaways to win the 6 new additions to the LUSH collection.  Be sure to visit these fabulous ladies and enter their contests for another chance to win:  Elaine from Toronto Beauty Reviews, Deanne from My Fash Avenue, and Anum from SummerxSkin.





The second piece of exciting news from LUSH is that they are opening their 200th store in Canada next Friday at Yorkdale Shopping Centre!  To celebrate, LUSH will be having a fabulous grand opening event on Friday, July 11th (at the Yorkdale store), full of prizes, giveaways, surprises and a gift with purchase.  Elaine, Deanne, Anum and I are super excited to co-host the event, and we’ll be on hand to divulge our beauty secrets and our latest LUSH obsessions.  I will be at the Yorkdale store from 12pm-3pm, but the celebration will be happening all day.  We would love for you to join us and celebrate all things LUSH!




– Contest open to residents of Canada and the United States.

– Contest closes at 11:59pm on Friday, July 11th.

– Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below, and follow instructions as posted.

– Good luck! 



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All photos by Crazy Style Love.





One-Minute Miracle Beauty Products

Thursday, June 19, 2014 5 0



I am on a constant search for quality beauty products that actually do what they say, and high performance products that deliver fast results.  The editors of The Kit, who have probably tested every single beauty product known to woman, have come up with a list of their top 27 secret beauty weapons that work in 60 seconds or less and provide “miraculous” results, appropriately named their “One-Minute Miracle” products of 2014.


Each day in June, The Kit will be sharing one of their One-Minute Miracle winners of 2014 on their website.  Even though they’ve selected their top picks for 2014, they’re always on the hunt for beauty products that produce extraordinary results in under 60 seconds, so they want you to share your top One-Minute Miracle for a chance to win an amazing gift basket full of their miracle beauty picks, valued at $430!


To enter the contest, post a selfie with your favorite beauty product to Instagram (@thekitca) or Twitter (@thekit), tag them and include the hashtag #oneminutemiracle.  Check out for complete details.  Good luck!


I was lucky enough to test out 14 of their One-Minute Miracle picks over the last few weeks, and below are my top 5 must-have One-Minute Miracle products.  I’m not quite sure how I’ve lived without these products for so long.




1.  Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab.  I’ve always had a problem with dry cuticles, and it seems like I have permanent hang nails that won’t disappear, even after a great manicure.  I’ve tried many cuticle oils and creams in the past, but what I love the most about this Sally Hansen Cuticle Rehab over the other products I’ve tried is it’s texture and easy application.  It’s a gel with a brush applicator, that feels thick (like it’s actually working) yet non-greasy.  I’ve already purchased two more of this little miracle worker, one for my car and one for my night-stand.  Available at


2.  Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator.  I have combination skin that breaks out easily, so I need to stay away from really heavy skin products.  I just love the gel like texture of this Clinique product, that wasn’t heavy but actually hydrated my skin without causing breakouts.  Available at Nordstrom.


3.  No Bleeding Lips Secret Lip Liner.  I really can’t believe it took me this long to try a clear lip liner.  Since it’s transparent, it can be worn with absolutely any color of lipstick, so no need to worry about have the perfect matching liner for your color.  This is definitely a new staple in my make-up bag.  Available at Sephora.


4.  Mary Kay Finishing Spray.  I’ve used a few finishing sprays in the past but always found they left my face feeling greasy.  Not the case with this Mary Kay Finishing Spray.  I used this on days where I would be out for long periods of time, and definitely noticed a difference in how long my makeup stayed put.  A big bonus, it didn’t make my skin break out like other products I’ve tried.  Available at MaryKay.


5.  Cover Girl LastBlast Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara.  I own more mascaras than I can count, and I always flip-flop on my favorite mascara of the moment.  I have oily skin, and after a couple of hours, I always end up with black smudges under my eyes.  This Cover Girl mascara went on clump free, and added tons of volume and length.  Most importantly for me, it lasted all day but removed easily with a gentle cleanser.  Available at Ulta.


I’m so curious to know what your absolute favorite beauty products are.  Please let me know with a comment below, or share your favorite One-Minute Miracle in The Kit’s contest and tag me @crazystylelove so I can check them out.