The Bestest Of Vancouver

by Carmen Cruz

While I'll never influence the world a la Oprah, I'd still like to share some of my favourite things with you. These things will range from restaurants and stores to products, places and people, special events, and everything else in between. 
I'll tell you now that nope, I'm not getting paid to endorse any of these things. I just wanna share. While my main goal will be to focus on Vancouver based stuff (on a weekly basis), I may stray to something or someone from a far away place. No biggie, right? 
And so, here begins 'The Bestest Of Vancouver'...

I'm kicking it all off with 2 bath and body products I'm absolutely addicted to. They're from Lush (which FYI, have their North American headquarters based right here in Vancouver!). 
The 2 products in question are: 

It's Raining Men Shower Gel 



It has a bit of an unfortunate name, but it's honestly the bees knees! 
If you like sweet and creamy scents, you'll love this stuff. It's a blend of caramel, honey and toffee, with a hint of bergamot and orange. It smells almost edible. The label on the bottle says that you can also use this as a shampoo, but I say, only use it if you're out of shampoo and desperate. I've tried it on my hair before, and after rinsing it out, I could barely run my fingers through my hair. 
small (100ml) = $9.95
medium (250ml) = $17.95 
large (500ml) = $27.95

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

I was pretty hesitant when the sales gal asked me if I wanted to try the 'New and AMAZING Body Conditioner!!!!!', but I gave in and walked over to the store's sink. Basically, this stuff works like a conditioner, but instead of using it in your hair, you use it on your body. It has the super popular ingredient of argan oil in it, (the stuff that's in the Moroccan Oil hair line) and it smells like roses and honey. You use it after your soap or shower gel, just before you get outta the shower. You step away from the water stream, rub it all over, and then rinse it away. Get out of the tub, pat dry, and you're good to go. Not only does it leave you smelling freaking GLORIOUS, you'll also be left with baby soft skin... but it doesn't come cheap.
A sampler of this stuff costs about $6.00, but a full container will cost ya $30. 

If you end up trying this stuff out, let me know whatcha think!!!