Canadians know more than anyone that we need a little extra self-care during the winter months. Whether you live on the rainy west coast or experience the epic Arctic-like winters across the rest of the country, then listen up and take notes.
And when we talk about self-care, we think it’s important to emphasize spending a little extra once in a while to get the spa-like at-home experiences luxury brands can provide.
We would like to note that self-care isn’t only about a pampering experience or doing something nice for yourself; it’s also about doing good. Self-care encompasses many different areas, like your emotions, physical wellbeing, social life, career goals and more.
Here we’ll focus on the personal appearance aspect of self-care. So, put away those drugstore finds and get ready to indulge… while earning a little Cash Back. It’s self-care for the body, mind and wallet.
What’s self-care without face masks, mani-pedis, and bath bombs, salts and bubbles to boot.
Sephora – we love everything, but their mini size products have a special place in our heart. Perfect for trying new products or taking your at-home spa on the road to a friend’s place or your next vacation.
L’Occitane – Men need self-care, too. This men’s line is especially pampering for those guys with lush facial hair.
Paula’s Choice – weather chapped lips and hands need extra TLC. We love the Lip & Body Treatment Balm because of its immediate results. An easy way to feel rejuvenated!
Origins – brighten up your day and mood with the Gloomaway™ grapefruit body soufflé. Citrus-y notes are sure to obliterate winter blues in a jiff!
Another self-care essential? Cozy clothes! Because who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a good book or your newest binge-worthy show in a plush robe, PJs and slippers? We sure do…
UGG – the go-to for comfy slippers that come in a variety of styles and colours.
Hudson’s Bay – we love their selection of pajamas, especially matching sets that take the guesswork out of outfit coordination!
Neiman Marcus – a vast array of robes, loungewear and caftans for the extra luxury cozy look.
Who says working out can’t be super comfy? If you look forward to what you’ll wear to workout, you’ll definitely be more motivated to do the things. At least, that’s what we think!
Lululemon – their yoga pants continually make ‘Best of’ lists for good reason – they’re functional and flattering while being as comfy as any non-workout legging.
Farfetch – their skiwear collection, especially their Perfect Moment rainbow stripe flared ski jumpsuit and ski stripe turtleneck is as cute on the slopes as it is après ski.
Lolë – we love how they label their items with eco, vegan, packable, which makes it easy for those of us who have preferences to shop at a glance.
Luxury Hair Essentials
Our hair takes a beating (like our skin) in the winter. It’s important to get the best products and high-quality tools to treat it during the winter months.
Dyson – it’s no secret that we’re fans of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer. It dries hair faster without extreme heat – great for those pesky follicles and perfect for all hair types.
Aveda – we’re fans of their new pramāsana™ line to treat the scalp (“because shampoo is for hair”). With an exfoliating scalp brush, purifying scalp cleanser and protective scalp concentrate. Your head will be SO thankful.
Bumble and bumble – we love the While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque… because not all self-care has to be done while you’re awake.
Cash Back Essentials
Self-care wouldn’t be helpful if you have to worry about how much you’re spending. With the recent holidays, winter can be a tough time to justify added expenses. That’s why getting Cash Back for your purchases – especially your luxury purchases – is key.
Luxury partners – find all our luxury partner stores listed in one convenient place.
Rakuten Express button – add the Chrome extension to never miss a Cash Back opportunity again. Game changer.