[Blog] How to keep your fresh summer look all Fall all Winter long

The time has come for most of us, the summer heat, days at the beach, and BBQs are over. The weather has turned a new leaf and the cooler temperatures tend to dry out your skin and hair tremendously. Keeping the moisture in your look everyday can be harder said than done. But not to fret, you can still keep your summer look throughout the fall and winter with the right routine! We’ve put together our top 3 tricks to keep your summer skin and hair, so while you may be in a cooler climate, you can look and feel the same!

Trick 1: Hair routine

The cold weather can really take a toll on your hair, making it look dry and dull! It’s important to take care of damaged looking hair during those cooler months. Keratin is a key nutrient that lives on the outer layer of your hair to protect your strands from damage. Try to look for damage repairing shampoo and conditioner combos, like Gliss Ultimate Repair Express duo that has a high-performance formula with 3X liquid keratin that precisely repairs damaged hair and replaces lost Keratin. This is key to keeping your locks looking healthy and restored!

Trick 2: Finding a body wash that works magic

Skip the bar of soap and look for a moisturizing alternative in the shower that can keep your skin moisturized and glowing long after those beach days are over. Organic ingredients such as aloe vera, honey and fruits are natural repairing ingredients for your skin, but nothing does it quite like coconut milk. It’s smoothing features will leave your skin feeling soft and it will also keep you smelling fresh all day long! Dial’s Coconut Milk Body Wash is the perfect solution.

Trick 3: Styling your hair

Once you’re out of the shower and have your hair and skin moisturized, it’s all about how you style yourself! Forget the cold-weather toque and add some product to your hair to keep your summer look up-to-season. Guys, we’ve got the perfect product for you! Using Schwarzkopf got2b PhenoMENal Grooming Wax will leave your hair looking effortlessly styled. The added benefit of wax is that it’s ingredients have less synthetics, which means less apt to dry out your hair like other products such as gel and hairspray!

So if you’re not ready to give up your summer look, don’t worry - these tricks and products will work wonders. Keep moisturized and styled while looking and feeling fresh at your next fall or winter outing!


 

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[Blog]: 4 Tips for Staying Active on your Period

U by Kotex Fitness products are 2018 Best New Product Award Nominees. The BNPA is North America’s most credible consumer-voted awards program. Each product nominated gets recruits from Shopper Army to try and share their honest feedback - which helps crown the winners!

Being on your period doesn’t mean you have to halt your fitness and nutrition plan anymore! You can exercise, get moving, and eat your cake too! U by Kotex® Fitness products are uniquely designed for bodies in motion ideal for your time of the month when you want to get up, get moving and stay on track for your #goals.

Here’s some tips:

1. Eat a hearty breakfast

We know, we know, donut for breakfast just feels like the right thing to do this magical week, but why not fill up on some hearty oatmeal, eggs and toast or better yet, a stack of protein pancakes to get your metabolism kickstarted! Eating a fulfilling and nutritious breakfast won’t just help your hunger pains but during your period can also help stray off cramping, crankiness (*cough*cough* it happens to the best of us) and fatigue. Kick PMS out with a solid breaky.

2. Look good, feel good

Going to the gym in your oldest, but comfiest, track pants may seem like a good idea at the time but like the old saying goes “look good, feel good”. Throw on your new nylon leggings and a comfortable but fierce top and you’ll work that much harder on the elliptical! You’ll actually be tricking your brain that you feel great and that no period is going to take you down. Mind games work, even when you’re playing them on yourself.

3. Don’t be afraid to just go for it!

If you’re feeling motivated after your full tummy and cute outfit, give it your all! Gear up with U by Kotex Fitness tampons, pads or panty liners to prevent any peek-a-boo spotting, and get your gym on! Pump up that Beyonce and power through that workout you’ve been trying to do for weeks. Depending on where you are in your cycle your body may actually be prepared for a tougher workout!

4. Stretch it out

OK we may get that you’re not Kate Hudson and have countless hours to spend at the gym, but stretching or Yoga after a workout during your period is essential to your body feeling great! Powering through a few yoga moves is actually proven to detoxify your body and help improve your digestive system, organs, and muscle aches ‘n’ pains (including period cramping)! If you don’t have time for a full hour of yoga flow, then hit the mat and do the best you can. You’ll be surprised by how much better you feel after giving yourself a 10 minutes stretching it out.


U by Kotex has started their journey on helping women stay active and moving during their period with their Fitness product line. You can follow them along on social and include your stories under #itsnotmyperiod.

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[🇨🇦BLOG] Fall 2017 Recipes: Cheesy Delight

top 5 cheesiest recipes

It’s officially Fall! For most, that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, new fashion, and most important of them all - comfort foods.

That’s why we’ve put together a cheesy lineup to add to your Fall 2017 recipes. Don’t know where to start? Try one of these 5 extra cheesy recipes, right from the brands themselves...

1. Football Sunday Nachos with a kick

These aren’t regular nachos. These are blow-your-socks-off tasty nachos. With Black Diamond’s jalapeno cheese adding the spice and your meat of choice adding the hearty protein to your not-so-traditional nachos!

Try it: Black Diamond Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Natural Cheese Bar

2. Cheesy Avocado Toast

This isn’t your traditional avocado on toast breakfast, this is a cheeeesy version. Add a savoury base to your avocado and tomato with a layer of Nordica’s plain cottage cheese. It’s packed with protein, low-fat, and extra delicious!

Try it: Nordica Smooth Plain Cottage Cheese

3. Twisted Onion Soup

Make that cheesy goodness on top of your next baked French onion soup mad with Mozzarella! A stringier (and lighter) cheese than most, it's melty goodness will leave you asking why you didn't try this sooner!

Try it: Galbani Mozzarella

classic mozzarella topped french onion soup

4. Protein packed afternoon pick-me-up (for the lactose-free loves)

Don’t let mid-afternoon hunger pains hit, with this protein packed and calcium rich cheese string, you can continue your afternoon on a power strike! Try it today in a ‘bento box’ or on it’s own - for the lactose-free preferred individuals too!

Try it: Black DIamond Lactose Free Marbelicious Cheese strings

5. Classic Cheese and Cracker

Just because you like cheese and crackers, doesn't mean you have to be boring about it! "Dress" up your crackers with the Lactose-free slices of Black and Diamond Tuxedo Crackers! It's a real thing...

Try it: Black Diamond Lactose Free Natural Cheese Bars

What would you make with one of these products (or all)? If you have a recipe you’d like to share simply include it in the comments section below. 👇👇

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[BLOG] Welcome to Shopper Army 2.0

Shopper Army is a community of shoppers working together to find the best new products in the marketplace. They’re the individuals who thrive to be the first to know about and try new products - and who can blame them; with great rewards and fun shopping missions - Shopper Army makes it possible!

Given that Shopper Army is the place to come for New Product Discovery- it only makes sense that we also curate the Best New Product Awards! What is the Best New Product Awards? Celebrating product innovation, this credential is 100% consumer voted as determined by real shoppers like you. The Best New Product Awards is in its 15th year in Canada and 10th year in the US, making it North America’s most credible consumer packaged goods awards program. Over 30,000 of consumers participate from across the US and Canada, one of the largest surveys about new product development. Beyond the survey, we also rely on Shopper Army members like you to review new products that are in the running for this renowned award.

In addition, we also curate BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards - the 100% consumer-voted award that recognizes brand's most trusted consumer packaged goods. This award helps consumers find products from brands that other Canadians and Americans trust, for categories where peace of mind matters most. The Most Trusted Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Household & Pets, as well as Kids & Baby brands are ranked based on the greatest volume of mentions through top of mind responses for 115 categories that shoppers purchase in.

Both these credentials are in place to help you navigate the shopping jungle and discover the latest products from the greatest brands. These credentials are backed by an independent marketing research company BrandSpark International. This is how you can be sure that all our awards are fair, credible and very much determined by Shoppers Like You!

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Shopper Army members will still be able to receive exciting offers, free product, and have access to contests and surveys. But we wanted to share the fun with everyone - so non-members can also sort through new products, check out reviews and surf through our community posts to learn more about best new product discovery and Shopper Army benefits. We’re not stopping there though - our newest version of Shopper Army is going to be more rewarding than ever before! Invite your friends to be one of the OG members and you’ll be first to hear about exciting new offers, contests, and product giveaway (hint: there’s something big coming soon!!).

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