Thursday, 19 December 2013

Pretty Eats: Consonant's New Body Scrub Takes Place of Terrible Christmas Cookies

Angie Adventure is on holidays this week and so I attempted to step in for the Thursday food column and bring you some delicious gluten-free shortbread christmas cookies. See what happened...

A few years ago in a hair salon, I saw a sign that read, "I'm a beautician, not a magician". It's still pretty funny to me. Especially today, because as it turns out, I am a beautician and not a magician in the kitchen. True, I can whip up a soup for a stressed Stephan, or toss a DIY beauty treatment together, but baking? Those are some genetics there - like a green thumb or being good at math - they skipped me completely.

In short, I baked you some crispy things that were still soft in the middle and could be used as decorations if they didn't break apart when touched. The whole baking thing with Christmas tunes in the background, oven blazing, me a-mixing and a cookie-cutting set my dreams of being Mrs. Claus alight. Alas, when it comes to baking, I am more Miss Adventure than Angie Adventure, so I'll give you a product recommendation instead.

Consonant has something new. Yay! You're likely unaware of my giant beauty crush on Consonant: A Toronto brand that is clean, green, and award-winning. Recently Consonant and the wax-experts at Fuzz Wax Bar got together to collaborate on the Skin Perfecting Body Scrub.

Bill Baker, founder of Consonant explained to me that the formula contains both sugar and salt; unusual for a body scrub as one either sugar or salt is usually favoured over the other. It also contains vegetable glycerin which helps the granules adhere so you get a nice smooth body polish as you slather it on in the tub. Designed for waxing prep to remove dead skin cells to prevent ingrown hairs, it's beneficial to use post wax twice a week, to keep skin smooth and bump-free. (If you're not a wax-er, no worries, the scrub is perfect to keep you buffed and supple and year long). Baker and Fuzz created two options: A scent free option found at Consonant in the blue lid and one for FUZZ with their signature orange scent, in the purple lid.

For sure this sweet treat needs to be part of your Christmas and new year. You can thank me later. Or you can thank me now for not sharing my cookie recipe.

Thankfully, and never too soon, Angie Adventure returns in the new year.

Fuzz x Consonant Skin Perfecting Body Scrub Ingredients: Sucrose, Sodium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Glycerin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E). *Organic Ingredient 100% Natural.

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