Three things every woman should know

I’m often asked about how to develop or cultivate personal style. That, and help with shopping so that it isn’t so frustrating.chicos beige sweater

Good news is that, armed with three key pieces of information, any woman can successfully build a wardrobe that works for her. Stop wandering the mall aimlessly hoping that something will jump off that rack at you, and go “shopping on purpose.” Here’s how:

Body type

There are five basic body types: Hourglass, rectangle, pear, inverted pyramid and diamond. There are tips and tricks to learning how to dress for each of these body types – and how to shop effectively.

Style Personality

There are seven style personalities that describe different styles of dress. These personalities are relevant no matter what the current fashion trend. The advantage of know your personality is that you can shop the items that align with who you are, and ignore the ones that don’t.

Lifestyle Assessment

How do you spend your time? If 75% of your time is at work, 10% at the gym and 15% at social events, then your wardrobe should be similarly comprised. If you’re a corporate lawyer and your closet is mostly filled with yoga clothes, you might have a hard time finding something to wear to work. Conversely, if you’re a yoga teacher, have a closet filled with stilettos might not work for you, either.

If you want to learn more about your three key pieces of information, please click on “book a session” to send me a note.


Reversa product review

anti-wrinkle cream SPF 30_box and bottle‘Photoaging’ is a fancy way of saying aging due to sun damage. Each day, we are exposed to harmful rays (UVA and UVB) that cause damage to our skin, both cosmetic and serious.

Those of us who grew up in the 70s used baby oil to fry our skin to a crispy golden colour. Smarter today, we are now left to deal with the damage caused. I have used sunscreen on my face for the past 20 years, so at least I haven’t been adding to the problem.

When I received a bottle of Reversa Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 30, I had to give it a try. Reversa uses 8% glycolic acid to repair photodamage, and a full spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 to prevent further damage. This unique combination means that you can repair and protect your skin with a single product.

I have never used AHAs before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I hoped it wouldn’t feel harsh, and in my experience, it doesn’t. Reversa feels rich and absorbs quickly. I use two pumps’ worth of product, making sure to cover my face and neck. Reversa contains 0% paraben, oil, volatile silicone and perfume, and is suitable for all skin types.

A 50 ml bottle – available at Canadian drugstores – retails for $45, a bargain by most anti-aging cream standards.

(NOTE: I received a 50 ml bottle of Reversa free of charge from the company for the purposes of a product trial. Opinions are my own. Read the contents to determine if this product is right for you.)