‘Whiskey in a Tea Cup’ by Reese Witherspoon Book & Tote Giveaway! #GIVEAWAY

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I’m very excited to be bringing you this lovely giveaway. Reese Witherspoon is a shining star! She is inspirational and I adore her so much. I love all her films and lately I’ve been loving her book club and her online presence. She is an Academy Award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur.


Reese Witherspoon invites you to her world with her new book Whiskey in a Teacup.  She shares the joy of southern living and she says:

I hope you’ll see how easy it is for you to bring a little bit of the South to your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a Southern side to every place in the world, right?

I’m very lucky to have a advanced copy and I’m excited to share this giveaway with you too. The book is absolutely stunning and filled with lovely recipes and stories about Reese Witherspoon’s life growing up in the South. It has everything I love in this book. It talks about empowerment, strength and family. It talks about the simple pleasures of life, and how taking care of your self is important. It has a little bit of everything from beauty, lifestyle and also great tips for dinner parties. I absolutely love the chapter about monograms. I never really appreciated monograms until this chapter. I really love all the special details in this book. It’s an incredible coffee table book. You really want to display this beauty!


Everything in this book looks very classy and elegant. Reese is so radiant and her personality shines through the pages. Love how she looks in the “Making Special Occasions Special” Chapter. I really love her book and all the photos are breathtaking.


She has a thirst for life and I adore that about her. All the recipes look delicious and are bound to make you hungry. They look super easy to create! I created a few and love them.

I created Dorothea’s Sun Tea on Page 22. A really delicious and refreshing iced tea.


My family really loves the Pecan-Crusted Chicken Skewers recipe on page 24. The chicken  turned out moist and crunchy at the same time. Really delicious.


The frozen fruit salad is out of this world. So simple and refreshing. Really yummy. Frozen fruit salad is on page 28.53

Another delicious recipe is on page 196 and it is Dorothea’s Corn Salad. So easy to make and very delicious.


I have teamed up with Simon and Schuster Canada to bring you a giveaway! How exciting right?



WhiskeyContest2You can win a beautiful copy of Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon and a lovely tote. All you have to do is:

  1. Follow Simon and Schuster Canada on IG. @simonschusterCA 
  2. Follow me on IG @bestdayblogger
  3. Tag 3 friends under the GIVEAWAY POST on IG.


Super easy right? I will choose a winner on September 28th and message the winner via Instagram.

Another way to win? YES!

Check out Julie’s Lovely Blog Post! -> TRYSMALLTHINGS



Good Luck!

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Shine Bright! Life Update PR Samples & GIVEAWAY!

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Hello my lovely readers and friends! I’ve missed you all so much! How are you? Hope you are all well. I’m really excited about this beautiful weather we are having in Toronto. It’s finally here. Everything is green and beautiful!


New and exciting things. I’m back online and blogging. Which is very exciting. I had a lovely Birthday and a few lovely gifts which I will share in the coming Summer posts. On Mother’s Day I had my hair coloured and cut. My sweet hubby put a new closet in our bedroom from (IKEA)  and I also received a few lovely PR samples which I’m excited to share with you. May has been amazing so far and I’m very grateful.


I must mention that I’m having a lovely giveaway on my IG Account. Feel free to enter. I really love Jo Malone fragrances and products and I feel this is a lovely summer fragrance. It smells like a rose garden. All you have to do is follow my IG account, like the photo, tag three people and make sure you are following my Beauty channel on YouTube and that’s it! I’ll be choosing a random winner on May 31st.


Here are a few breathtaking PR Samples and a video of the new DIOR ADDICT LACQUER PLUMP.


The formula for the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump are absolutely stunning. They feel light on the lips and yet they deliver shine, fullness and bold colour. Truly amazing !

Dior Addict Lacquer Plump is activated upon contact with the lips, revealing the intensity and shine of its lacquered finish. mere seconds after application, colour and shine appear in a featherweight film. -Dior


16 colours developed by Peter Philips are perfect for every type of occasion. They are $43.00 each and are available at counters nationwide and at Canadian respective .com sites. Some colours are exclusively available at Sephora.

Sephora Exclusives

Dior Platinum 107

Dior Freak 347

Sweet-D 367




Dior Addict Lacquer Stick

NEW SHADES! DIOR ADDICT GEL LACQUER Star Girl 202, Nude Wave 320, Rising Star 627, Studio 647, Bel Air 654, Walk Of Fame 874.  $43.00 Each.

NEW! *Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Roller-Pearl now comes in a beautiful roller ball application. So lovely for the handbag and feels so silky when you roll it on the skin. I absolutely love it. The scent is magnifique!

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet $49.00

Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming $59.99

Also Available in Poison girl roller-pearl $49.00

Available Exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart and Dior Counters.


Avon has the perfect summer palette: “Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette” which is absolutely beautiful. Limited Edition Avon True color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette $15.00 or  $9.99 with every $5.00 makeup purchase from pages 54, 56-85  C12.

Go dramatic or playful with these velvety, blendable shades to create countless looks. A summer must-have!

Fun colours! The set of three “Tropical Breeze” liners can be used for the lips and eyes! Fun in the SuN!Limited Edition Avon True Color Tropical Breeze Multi Liner Lip & eye Smooth gel-like liner adds vivid tropical colour to lips and eyes. $4.99 each.


Avon Skin so Soft Radiant Glow Polish and Dry Oil Mist is perfect to get my legs ready for some shorts and skirts! These smell fabulous and fresh. They leave my skin feeling super hydrated, soft and silky. Reveal a Natural Radiance! Skin Luminosity Polish Gently exfoliates to polish away dead, dulling layers with four nourishing oils and vitamin E. 200g. $14.99. Glisten All Over Illuminating dry Oil mist. A unique blend of five nourishing oils helps moisturize and add a soft all-over shimmer. 150ml $14.99.


NEW! Anew Ultimate Gold Face Mask is really amazing. I highly recommend you try this mask. It leaves the skin feeling beautiful!

Go For Gold! The ultimate peel-off mask with vitamin B3 & Botanical extracts, known to reduce the look of age spots while soothing skin. Anew ultimate Gold Peel-Off mask can be used two times a week. $39.99.


Last PR sample is this magical piece of goodness. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Underpainting. Achieve artist level colour correction in this 4-in-1 Palette. It neutralizes all skin tone discolouration, seamless look and feel for the ultimate, yet undetectable coverage. Effortlessly smooths out complexion texture and imperfections and is long lasting. I’m using #20 very Light. $53.00 Available online & in-store at Sephora.


*Thank you to Make Up For Ever, Avon and DIOR for the breathtaking samples. Adorer! Merci Beaucoup!

Thank you all so much for your love and support!

Stand by for a lot more blog posts and fabulous new and exciting news!

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banner christmasI’m super excited that Vlogmas is coming! What is VLOGMAS? A series of daily vlogs starting December 1st for the whole month! I hope you can join me on my Vlogging Adventures!  I would love for you to subscribe to my channel and don’t forget to click the little bell beside the subscribe button.

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This will notify you via email every time I have a video upload.


I made a trailer that I’m super excited about. I really want to focus on all things cozy and sweet during filming. Positive and happy vibes. I’ll be using the hashtag #MariaMVlogmas 

In my daily vlogs I’ll be cooking, baking, shopping, traveling and showing you a glimpse of my daily mommy life in the city of Toronto. I truly hope I can go through this VLOGMAS because it is truly challenging to take care of a family and home and also upload everyday and edit. It’s a lot of work. I like challenges though so I’m up for it.


I have a lovely giveaway on IG if you like check it out. All it requires is to follow my VLOG Channel and follow my IG account.

For more info check out my post:


Good luck with the giveaway! Also check out this GIVEAWAY!

Winter Skincare with Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula and GIVEAWAY! #Palmers



Coming soon!

NEWSLETTER with Giveaway

October/November Favourites

The http://www.monthlywatchclub.ca Post

Holiday Makeup Look


Thank you all for your lovely support and love!

Life is short, enjoy every minute with your loved ones.

Especially during the Holidays.

Much love to you all!


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Winter Skincare with Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula and GIVEAWAY! #Palmers

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I’m so happy to say that the Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula is everything I need and more this winter. I kindly received three products to review and I’m so excited and happy to share them with you. I love coconut and this has to be my favourite Palmer’s collection. They are SO GOOD, they work and hydrate for over 24hr! So rich, creamy, smell so so good and great ingredients!

13Palmer’s Coconut oil formula is natural that really hydrates the skin and gives the skin so much moisture and conditioning. It is free of harsh chemicals and is formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced ingredients.

The Body Cream contains Raw coconut oil and a blend of rich, natural  butters including Mango, Shea, Macadamia and Cocoa to drench the skin and deep-penetrating moisture and rehydrate even the toughest, driest skin. It is a rich formula that helps soften even the roughest skin. It’s a very beautiful and creamy and its perfect for at home spa pedicures, revitalizing moisture thirsty elbows or maintaining soft, supple skin all throughout the dry weather months. 

I really love this formula because it feels good on the skin, hydrates my skin for over 24 hours, it smells so amazing and is free of nasty harsh chemicals. It has the finest skin-healthy ingredients!


Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion contains rich, skin-conditioning coconut oil and coconut milk that infuse skin with deeply penetrating moisture and an instant hydration boost. The Lotion contains high levels of naturally occurring fatty acids and proteins that are essential in keeping skin radiant and healthy looking. Natural Oils and botanical extracts immediately begin rehydrating depleted skin on contact, creating a breathable barrier that locks in moisture for longlasting softness. Incredible formula that is not greasy, light and absorbs so nicely on the skin. I also love how hydrating this is and again it smells so good!


Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Oil instantly boosts hydration and gives skin an overall healthy-looking glow. Raw Coconut Oil and a blend of precious, natural oils including Grape Seed, Macadamia and Argan Oil deeply penetrate and immediately begin rehydrating depleted skin on contact, creating a breathable barrier that locks in moisture for long-lasting radiance.

The Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula really hydrates, rejuvenates and replenishes skin’s moisture. It is so good after a shower or bath. It is Non-greasy and absorbs so nicely. It does not stain clothing. It helps keep my skin hydrated over 24hours. Super amazing and smells so good.



• Raw Coconut Oil – Sourced from South East Asia this super ingredient is antioxidant rich and has inherent antibacterial properties. Loaded with naturally occurring skin health Lauric Acid, Proteins, and Vitamin E.

• Tahitian Monoï – From the ancient Polynesian word for “scented oil” the native star-shaped Tiaré flowers are harvested for their delicately perfumed petals and then soaked in unrefined coconut oil for days.

• Sweet Almond Oil – Collected in small cooperatives in Spain, the almonds are harvested in summer and pressed for their rich oil. Almond oil naturally soothes skin irritation and detoxifies

• Vitamin E – This antioxidant powerhouse combats free radical damage, keeping skin looking youthful and rejuvenated


I highly recommend Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula for the winter. This trio is amazing and will keep you hydrated and smelling oh so good. Lovely and really great for gift giving! Your family will thank you, trust me they will! My family really loves this collection.

*PR Samples

All Palmer’s Coconut Oil Products are available at WALMART.

125g jar Body Cream   – $7.99 at Walmart

250ml bottle Body Lotion – $5.99 at Walmart

150ml pump bottle Body Oil– $5.99 at Walmart

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3 WINNERS Will be selected! WIN Palmer’s Coconut Collection!

Body Cream

Body Lotion

Body Oil

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Hello beautiful people of the world! The cool weather is BACK IN #THE6IX Baby! YES! I’m so excited and I’m SO HAPPY! Because it’s my favourite time of the YEAR! I want to GIVE BACK to you ALL!  THIS IS A HUGE MEGA GIVEAWAY! WOO HOO!


I’m giving a way 1 BOX FULL OF Beauty goodies to ONE LUCKY WINNER! I am very blessed as a blogger to receive a lot of PR Goodies and I can’t keep them all to my self. Some I’ve donated and some I’ve given to friends and family. But I’ve kept a lot of goodies to give away to one of you!

In the box there is hair removers, dry shampoo, nail polishes, eyeshadows, blushes, creams, mascara, eyeliners, fragrances, makeup bags, makeup brushes, face mask, body cream and more! I’m also including a piece of my Original Art Work! WOO HOO! 🙂


I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support.

The giveaway ends OCTOBER 28!

Remember you can get 5 EXTRA entries by tweeting the giveaway through the rafflecopter daily! YAY!

I wish you good luck!  I’m super excited! GOOD LUCK!


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