The last day of April and it’s finally starting to really feel like spring. What better way to kick off the spring season than with some of our favourite products that have helped us get a fresh start and make some changes of our own to prepare for the warm months to come after a long winter. This is the first installment of our new series Better For You Brands by On Q, where each month, we will provide you with our monthly favourites of better for you products that our team loves!
If you haven’t tried these already, don’t wait another second.
Gabriel Break of Dawn Nail Polishes
Gabriel just recently launched their new spring and summer collection of nail polishes called Break of Dawn and I had to get my hands on them and try them out because I am such a big fan of their cosmetics, and they did not disappoint! The collection has the perfect shades of pinks and oranges that have me feeling sunny summer vibes already. One of my favourite things about the palette is that it offers a range of softs and brights that anyone can wear, whether I want to keep it toned down and light or shake it up with colours that will catch all eyes. This season I’m feeling the bright orange colour Sunrise because orange is going to EVERYWHERE this spring. The best part about the polishes is that they are 10-free, made with the best ingredients, and vegan and cruelty-free so when I wear them I look good and feel good too! – Tanya Dodaro, Co-founder and Partner
Better Than Coffee Natural Caffeine Energy Bars
I am a caffeine queen but I’ve learned throughout 4 years of late night university cram sessions that drinking coffee 3 times a day may not be the best option. I’ve had my fair share of withdrawal headaches and was always worried about staining my teeth because I take it black. A few months ago I found Better Than Coffee energy bars and they’ve changed the game for me entirely. They’re completely natural, gluten-free and vegan and I love choosing vegan options as much as I can. The bars are guilt-free and come in 4 different flavours. My favourite is French Roast because it gives me that same coffee taste that I crave. I still love the serenity of sitting with my morning coffee, but I’ve turned to these bars as a better alternative to snack on throughout the day when I’ve hit that afternoon wall and they’re great for me to take on the go too when I need a pick-me-up to get myself to the gym! – Ashley O’Hara, Public Relations Intern
Using the benefits of turmeric has been all the rage recently and as a PR professional, I have a knack for keeping up with the latest trends. These teas are so perfect for spending a night in to relax after a busy day at the office. There are so many benefits that come from turmeric, like anti-inflammation, boosting anti-oxidants in the body and even improving brain function so that I’m feeling my best to take on my crazy workday. Of course, the best part about them is that they come in all different flavours so regardless of if I’m feeling a sweet chai tea or a fresh lemongrass tea, I can still get my turmeric fix. I also have a soft-spot for local Toronto-based brands so I love the fact that I can proudly support a local brand. – Galit Solomon, Director of Operations and PR
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