Rhone Valley Wine & Spring Beauty Trends

On May 1st I was invited to celebrate spring with a unique event, tasting the Wines of Rhone Valley and trying the hottest spring beauty trends from the Green Beauty Spa team. It was really neat because they paired the personality of each wine with the hottest spring nail & lip trend.

Angela Aiello, founder of the iYellow Wine Club  walked us through a delicious wine tasting of 7 Rhone Valley blends.  The Rhone Valley in France is a dynamic region which is 80% red wines and 20% white wines – which is great for me because I LOVE my red 🙂

After our tasting, we had the chance to choose our favourite wine and get our lips and nails done by Donna Bishop and her Green Beauty team. The nail polish is by Cheeky Monkey – a Canadian made line of cosmetics that are non-toxic and 5 free, containing no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor or parabens. The lipstick was from Ilia – a Canadian prestige line of natural and organic beauty products made with up to 85% certified organic ingredients.

I chose the Costieres de Nimes (a medium red with ripe-fruit character, a smooth tannic structure and good fresh finish) as my favourite wine and ended up with Ilia’s Blossom Lady Lipstick (a muted pinky lipstick – perfect for every day) AND my new favourite nail colour Cheeky Monkey’s Tease a soft lilac shade.

It was so nice to have an early evening of wine and pampering. I loved that both of the cosmetic brands that were paired with the wines were Canadian brands that are making healthier and less chemical cosmetics.

Can’t wait to taste more delicious wines with the iYellow Wine Club!