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We tried it: Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Gel

- June 11th, 2013

Absinthe in beauty products – how badass does that sound? Our friend national online travel editor Nicole Feenstra gave Body Shop’s new gel a try to see if it’s as cool as it sounds. Here’s what went down:

Review by: Nicole Feenstra, QMI Agency

Product/name: Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Gel ($10, 250 ml)

Method/application: A dime-sized amount of gel is all that’s needed to freshen up hands when lightly dirtied.  Note: This product isn’t a hand sanitizer – there’s no indication that it kills germs anywhere on the packaging or website.

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Body Shop Absinthe Purifying Hand Gel ($2, 60 ml). (Nicole Feenstra, QMI Agency)

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The prettiest polishes for spring and summer

- May 3rd, 2012

We’re in the little bubble of spring where it’s still too chilly for summery separates, but everyone’s itching to wear something plucky. (The exception here is your crazy neighbour who’s already in shorts.) Thankfully, you can brighten up the final remains of your winter wardrobe with cheerful colours on your nails.

Lacquers are bright again this spring and summer, but slightly toned down from the full-on neon hues that were popular the last couple of years. My favourites are rose, lavender, peach and teal palletes – the last of which will look great against Pantone’s colour of the year “Tangerine Tango,” and most coral and blush pieces.

Retro tones – think Cadillac car paint from the ’50s  – are ladylike and sort of cinematic, Essie even dedicated their gorgeous resort collection to Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. Here are my favourite polishes for the warmer months, with a nod to my favourite filmmaker.

Broadway Danny Rose

Quo by Orly Just Married, GOSH Blissful, and Bourjois Paris So Lacque Rose Lounge. (Supplied)

Quo by Orly polish in Just Married, GOSH polish in Blissful, and Bourjois Paris So Lacque in Rose Lounge. (Supplied)

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