Norabloom Botanicals

While I am enjoying the warmer weather, my skin is still feeling rough, overheated, and undernourished from winter. For tackling my body’s dry skin, I use a heavy body butter. I have tried a number of body butter’s on the market, the newest being Safflower Body Butter from Norabloom Botanicals. Norabloom Botanicals, embraces botanical flare, with an eco vibe and a holistic approach to beauty.

Their body butter contains organic calendula flower extract, avocado oil,  organic shea butterand organic shea butter.

Safflower Body Butter is very rich in antioxidants, especially, Vitamin E, which is known to fight free radicals and protect skin cells from oxidizing. It is also very powerful helper in the “battle” against the skin aging process. Safflower Body Butter is also rich in Omega-3, which is highly effective in protecting the skin from UV rays.

Vitamin A in Safflower Body Butter has been known to improve a number of skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis.

I have found the use of Safflower Body Butter to be very beneficial for my dry skin. It has natural restorative properties that infuse my skin with a youthful glow. I’ve been using their body butter for a few weeks now as a body moisturizer and I have noticed that it has the magical ability to soften my rough skin.

As for scent: Safflower Body Butter has more of a floral note under the initial blast of fruitiness.

Note: Because Safflower Body Butter does contain Calendula, it can result in a skin rash if you have allergies to marigold or pot marigold.

Norabloom Botanicals offers a signature, organic, paraben free skin care line. Visit them today at Owner Holly Green has also created a darling little beauty lounge in the heart of Ithaca, New York’s charming downtown. There they offer holistic chemical free beauty treatments including: facials, massage therapy, natural nail care, makeup and spa parties.

I hope you found my review useful. Please feel free to share your own natural beauty secrets in the comment’s section below.

In recent years, body wash has zoomed past soap in the bath sales wars. I have a confession. I am a body wash kind of gal. Mostly, because of its ease of Dove go fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash with NutriumMoistureuse and convenience. Plus, there’s none of that goopy mess that comes associated with a bar of soap.

Although choosing a body wash may seem like a simple task, there are many options on the market to choose from!
I tend to be a Dove fan. Dove’s body washes are made not only to cleanse, but to moisturize and improve the condition of your skin. Introducing Dove go fresh Revitalize – the newest fragrance addition to the Dove go fresh product collection.

The new Go Fresh Nourishment body lotion with advanced Deep Care Complex is enriched with the vibrant and inviting scent of mandarin and tiare flower to leave you and your skin renewed and revitalized. The lovely new fragrance of mandarin & tiare flower is perfect for the summer season.

The body wash cleanses thoroughly giving a very fresh and clean feeling. I find it to be a very good everyday body wash, though it did not do very much for my skin on the moisturizing factor. Then again, I have very dry skin. The body wash rinses out very well without leaving any soapy or greasy feeling on the skin. The fragrance is not at all overpowering and does not stay on skin for long after rinsing.

Dove wants all women to have a happy confident body language and Go Fresh Nourishment is the first step to attain this with soft, supple and beautiful skin. So go beyond moisturization this summer for true skin nourishment with ‘Go Fresh Nourishment body lotion.’

Want ways to cut cleansing costs? Use a shower puff: It make your body wash last a lot longer.

If you’re not ready to give up your bar soap just yet, no worries. Dove has released the Dove go fresh Revitalize Beauty Bar, which contains 1/4 moisturizing cream and skin natural lipids that replenish skin while cleansing.

For more information about Dove, visit

May 26th, 2015Sand Alive Glow

By Tanya KIncredible Novelties Inc.

Following the remarkable success of Sands Alive, Incredible Novelties Inc. has introduced Sands Alive! Glow – the original playful sand with an added customizable glow feature!

My seven year old daughter and I had a magical time experimenting and playing with the Glow Sands Alive kit.

The kit included a bag of Sands Alive ‘sand’, a plastic container to empty the sand in, UV light glasses, and a special designing ‘tool’. The glasses and the special tool also included the batteries, which of course makes life simpler. So often you purchase an item that requires batteries, bring it home, open it up, only to realize that you don’t have the right size of batteries.  Which results in another trip to the store, more money spent and a disappointed child that wants to start playing right away. Good job Incredible Novelties Inc. on including all the batteries needed.

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CafePress personalized awareness gifts are the perfect way to show someone how much you care. They carry a variety of awareness merchandise that would make a wonderful  gift for anyone  who is passionate about supporting a cause, whether it be autism awareness, breast cancer, diabetes or mental health.

Did you know that 587,025 Canadians acquire a brain injury each year, with 18,000 alone in Ontario? Every year in Canada, over 11,000 people die as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44.

Automobile accidents, sports injuries, cycling accidents, falls, strokes, tumors, aneurysms, and other non-degenerative conditions are all leading causes of brain acquired Brain Injury in Canada. Read more…

Father’s day is Sun, June 21st.  A high-quality personalized duffel bag is more useful than a new tie.  Enter our father’s day giveaway now for a chance  Duffel Bagto win a personalized duffel bag from Cafe Press.  It’s perfect for those overnight business trips, or for hitting the gym, and it makes a superb manly diaper bag for the proud dad-to-be.

You could also enter to win one for yourself.

The bag is made out of 100% cotton canvas with faux leather accents and brass hardware. On the inside of the bag there is a handy pocket for his cell phone. On the outside of the bag there is an external pocket with snap closure. The bag features an adjustable shoulder strap that adjusts from 26″ to 46,” with lobster clasps for easy removal.

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Belleville, Ontario, located on the beautiful Bay of Quinte, offers numerous golf and yacht clubs as well as several summertime activities.  The Bay of the Empire Theatre Quinte and Moira River are legendary walleye hot-spots and a great area for fishing.  The bay is one of Canada’s top sailing destinations! The Bay is also popular with rowers and dragon-boaters.

Art and theatre plays a major role in Belleville, being home to two theatres- the Empire Theatre and the Pinnacle Playhouse (

The Pinnacle Playhouse is a community theatre that stages a variety of plays ranging from light comedies to musicals, while “The Empire Theatre”is home to musical performances, theatre events and film viewings. For a list of coming events please visit (

While in Belleville  in the Victorian neighborhood of the East Hill,stroll through the Corby Rose Garden, or visit the “Glanmore National Historic Site.” Glanmore was built in 1882-1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips (1842-1912) and his wife Harriet Dougall Phillips (1839-1915). The elaborate home contains some original furnishings as well as beautiful objects from the Couldery Collection.

Summer fun at the Museum invites families to explore the historic house and join demonstrators for some old-fashioned summertime fun.  On Wednesday July 8th from 2-4 pm, play outdoor garden games such as croquet, hoops, graces and stilt walking! On July 22nd join in the  summer fun at the museum by making old-fashioned ice cream(

Glanmore National Historic Site

On June 12th at 7:30pm, SHADOWICC ghost walks invites you to explore Belleville’s historic and haunted past. For more information visit

Summerlicious” – Belleville’s downtown restaurants compete for your taste buds! Once again join downtown merchants as they compete in this delicious competition of seasonal ingredients. Come downtown from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. and enjoy the samples, then vote for your favourite! You won’t be disappointed! For more information please visit

Be sure to plan your summer vacation to include a visit to the Waterfront & Ethnic Festival . The  community event held July 9-12 will delight guests of all ages.  Since the mid 1980s, the festival has been attracting visitors from across Ontario. Admission is free for everyone, so this is a great event to attend. For a list of events please see (

Why not attend Empire Rockfest July 23rd to the 25th? Acts at the event include Hedley, Blue Rodeo &  Alan Doyle, Tom Cochrane & special guest Big Sugar.

August continues the big summer madness in  Belleville with the 8th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Ribfest  taking place on August 9th at West Zwick’s Park.  All proceeds from the event are used to support programs and services which benefit children and youth in the Belleville community.

Be sure to drop by Gourmet Diem  located at 249 Front St for some gelato.  If coffee is more your thing, skip the Tim Hortons and make a visit to Sweet Escape Cafe for their heavenly fair trade organic coffees. They are located at 194 Front Street Belleville ON.

This is just more reason to come visit the beautiful Bay of Quinte this summer!

The pleasures of fine dining in an elegant decor in the city of Belleville. While in Belleville why not take your love one  for a dining experience that they will never forget.

Belleville’s ultimate in fine dining- Dinkel’s Restaurant and Courtyard

Dinkel's Restaurant & Courtyard

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