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DIY spa night in your Orillia apartment

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Face Scrubs

Keep your skin fresh, clean and exfoliated by making scrubs a part of your skin regime. When it comes to your face, it is important to select gentle ingredients that will not irritate or dry out your skin. Baking soda is an inexpensive option that is just as effective as fancy facial scrubs. If pimples decide to pop up out of nowhere and you need a quick fix, add a drop of toothpaste to the area to shrink and dry it out. Maintain your skin’s natural grow and colour by treating your skin to nutrient-rich DIY masks that will cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, tighten and soothe your skin.

 

Face Moisturizers

Lock in your skin’s moisture by remembering to apply moisturizer every day. Store-bought products are loaded with chemicals and often come at a very high price. If you’d like to make your own at home, try online tutorials like ‘Say Not Sweet Anne’s’ Clean and Healthy Facial Moisturizer or ‘Crunchy Betty’s’ 3-Ingredient Facial Oil Moisturizer.

 

Body Scrubs

While keeping your face clear, refreshed and glowing is important, it is crucial that you do not neglect the rest of your skin. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your DIY lotion, this ‘Holistic Squid’ Whipped Body Butter sounds decadent and you only need three ingredients to create it. If you’re more interested in scrubs, the ‘Tree Hugger’ 8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs tutorial can be of some assistance.

 

Teeth Whitening

It is possible to have a healthy and beautifully white smile without an expensive dentist’s bill. Having your teeth professionally whitened can lighten your wallet by $300 after just one visit. Skip this and instead try the many homemade remedies that cost around $10 and yield similar results. One method involves combining a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste on your teeth once a week. Get started with the ‘A Beautiful Life’ blog and their DIY Home-Whitening Tutorial. In no time at all you’ll have pearly whites that you’ll want to show off. You can brush a mixture of mashed strawberries and baking soda onto your teeth and wait a few minutes. Pick up the strawberries, baking soda and maybe a little sweet snack for your spa night at Shoppers Drug Mart located at 149 Westmount Drive North. The store is a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and the Executive Suites are a three-minute drive from the store.

 

Healthy Hair
Pampering your hair doesn’t have to come with an outrageous cost or numerous trips to the hair salon. Create your own hair masks with items you already have in your apartment and get ready for shiny, beautiful and healthy hair. Avocados, olive oil and egg yolks are among the budget-friendly items you can use to combat frizz and chaotic tangles. If you’re looking for a hair mask for your specific hair type, ‘Hungry for Change’s’ 4 DIY Hair Masks For Shiny Healthy Hair article is a great place to start. For a super-easy nourishing mask you can whip up in seconds, combine mayonnaise, avocado, olive oil, egg yolk and a dollop of conditioner. Drop by Metro located at 70 Front Street North to pick up all the ingredients you’ll need for your spa night in. Both of the Orillia Apartments are less than 10 minutes away from the store.
Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes

After a long day at work it’s normal to look in the mirror and be greeted by tired and puffy eyes. Next time you encounter this, head to the fridge instead of running to the cosmetics counter. Even though iced tea is a beverage used to quench thirst, it also has an ability to shrink the size of blood vessels around eyes and eliminate existing inflammation. Say hello to bright, beautiful well-rested eyes. Mix up a jug of iced green tea, let it sit in the fridge and soak two cotton pads in the liquid. Once the cotton pads are soaked, lay them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes and let the tea do its work.

 

For those who are planning a DIY Spa Night in their apartment, these beauty treatments and products will have you feeling like you’re at a five-star spa without the hefty price tag. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, these Orillia apartments are fitting for first-time renters and young professionals alike.

 

 

Tips for planning the perfect summer picnic in Orillia.

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Organization is Essential

Eliminate unnecessary stress and spend more time enjoying the picnic and your guests by getting organized. One way to do so is to make a list of everything you need to take with you.  Keep the list on the fridge or in plain sight, so you can keep track of items and check them off as you pack them away. For those impromptu picnics or to be proactive, pack all your picnic gear in a basket or tote, so all you have to do is add in those last-minute items and perishable goodies before you leave. Pick up buns, burgers, chips and veggies at Zehrs Markets located at 289 Coldwater Road, which is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites.

 

Have the Proper Equipment

With the proper ingredients, both food and functional items, you can elevate your gathering from plain to perfect. Picnic baskets or durable totes bags are ideal for carrying your non-perishable food items and coolers or an ice chest will ensure your thirst-quenching beverages stay ice cold. Other items will include blankets, tablecloths, containers for food, plates, cups, paper towels and napkins. When it comes time to clean up, be prepared with plastic bags for used dishes. While you may not use them it is always a good idea to have bug repellent, a first-aid kit and matches or lighters on hand. Canadian Tire located at 1017 Brodie Drive, which is a six-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites, sells all these items and anything else you might need for your summer gathering.

 

Stick With Simple

Reduce the amount of work you have to do and avoid frustration when it comes to selecting foods by choosing foods that everyone likes. Sticking with finger food options, like sandwiches, veggies, dip or wraps can minimize not only the dishes that you have to take with you, but also the ones that need to be taken home and cleaned. While you’ll probably want to stick with homemade dishes, ready-made items from the bakery or deli offer up a selection worth every penny. Located at 70 Front Street North, Metro has a large food selection that is guaranteed to enhance your picnic experience. The store is less than a 10-minute drive from the Orillia Apartments.

 

Pack and Serve Like a Professional

Make sure all your picnic essentials arrive safely and undamaged to your destination by taking care when packing them away. Soft, easily damaged foods, like fruit, veggies and cakes should be placed in Tupperware containers with lids. In addition to their large selection of food, Food Basics located at 975 West Ridge Boulevard also has storage options and containers that will get your food items to the picnic in one piece. The Orillia Apartments are a four-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites. Get strategic when you’re packing food in your cooler or tote bags by packing them in the order they will be eaten. Placing the first courses high on top and the last courses on the bottom will save you from having to unpack everything at once.

 

Safety First

All uncooked meat, dairy products and eggs should be kept in a cooler or ice chest until they are ready to be served or cooked. Before leaving for your picnic, pack these foods away and make sure to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Food that is partially cooked should never be transported and should either be cooked before leaving your apartment or cooked at the picnic.

 

Have the perfect picnic without all the hassle by following these easy and fuss-free tips. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites offer up an exceptional rental option for those who are currently looking.