It’s cold and it’s beautiful! January has so many beautiful things. Look around you and you will see. Look at the details. Small things matter! I’m so very happy. oh so many reasons. First I will say that my heart is filled with so much joy and love for my family and people around me. I’m feeling relaxed and calm. I have GRATITUDE for everything in my life. Life is a gift and I’m so very happy inside. I’ve been truly enjoying little things to the maximum, like a lovely cuppa coffee that my husband made. It is so special when he makes me a drink. I cherish special moments like this, do you?
I love a good fireplace. Last weekend I spent time at my sister in laws and they have a really amazing fire place. I’m so grateful that I was able to sit in front of a cozy fire and spend time with the family. I cherish moments like this. I feel so positive lately. Everything is amazing, beautiful and I’m so blessed. I feel fulfilled and very happy. I’ve stopped complaining. I’ve stopped thinking about what I don’t have and I think about how grateful I am with what I do have. Does this make sense? I’ve erased the internal fight within my self. I’ve diminished criticizing, comparing and worrying in my own mind. I am now calm and happy. It is such a waste of time to complain all the time. I love the place I’m in right now. It feels very soothing and calm.
This is the book I’m currently reading. “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara. Last week I mentioned this book to my hubby and he went out and bought it for me. I’m so grateful. He remembers things I like and surprises me with gifts. It’s the little things that truly matter. He’s always been observant and a good listener. He really knows me like no other person. I love the way he makes me laugh.
I’ve been enjoying cooking lately and I contacted Hello Fresh Canada to try out their meal plans and I absolutely LOVED the experience. Here is a vlog I made with the entire cooking segment. Would you like to see more? Let me know. Feel free to use my code BESTDAYBLOGGER40 for 40% off your 1st Meal. Not Sponsored and Not and AD. I also did many IG Stories during the cooking which was so much fun.
Cooking with fresh and bright coloured ingredients makes me feel really happy and energetic! I really had a lovely experience with Hello Fresh Canada and I thank them so much for the meals. Truly amazing!
Today I posted an Instagram Photo and have written a little bit about me. I feel a lot of people don’t know who I am so I hope you check it out. Here is the IG Photo.
Purple is one of my favourite colours. Purple also plays a huge role with AVON. They kindly sent me beautiful set of glasses with stunning butterflies on them. Truly Magical! Goes with what I’m feeling lately. I feel very free and at peace at the moment. Free flowing and going a long with the movement of life.
“Butterflies are eternal symbols of freedom and peace” -AVON
Since 2004, the Avon Foundation has helped to educate nearly 30 million women about domestic violence and served over 11 million women globally, guiding them to self-sufficiency. Avon will donate 10% of the sale price from domestic violence fundraising products to the Avon Foundation for Women Canada to support speak out against domestic violence programs across the country.
Featured items include:
Purple peace Ombre glasses a set of 4 for $25.00.
Purplelicious gel finish nail polish $9.00
Anew Platinum Eyes and Lip Cream $45.00 ( SO GOOD!!!)
Dark Plum Lipstick by mark $12.00.
All products available until end of February 2018 through Avon Independent sales representative or online at http://www.avon.ca.
I hope you pick something purple from http://www.Avon.ca from their purple campaign and help this important cause. Empowering women and working together!
I thank you so much for reading my post today. Much love to you all and sending you all positive VIBES and LOVE. Take those negative thoughts and turn them around and count your blessings. No matter how bad things may seem there is always something to be grateful for. Please leave me a comment telling me what you are grateful for. I would love to know.
When Life gives you lemons you squeeze them and make lemonade! Or something like that. Well I was hoping to take a vacation this summer but life happens. SO change of plans! Just going to stick around Toronto and vlog my summer! 🙂 All is good though. I’m very excited actually. Even though I’m dying to see the ocean and smell it and touch it and feel it….LOL I’m okay and the lake will do for now.
I’m very happy that the weather is so nice and everything is green and beautiful! I’ve been preparing my feet and my legs for the nice weather. I’m very self-conscious about my legs and having two children my body has changed quite a bit. I am torn inside by the stretch marks and the weight gain. I’m working my way to loving the way I am and making healthy and better lifestyle choices. One of the choices is Clarins Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert.
I started using the CLARINS Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert and it’s been helping me take care of my legs. I tend to ignore taking care of my legs and I always hide them. Especially the back of the legs and behind the knees. It’s a very emotional thing for me to talk about, but using the Clarins Body fit along with the Self-Massage Body Appliance is helping me a lot. I’m finding that I’m starting to like the way my legs look and feel. Focusing on my body and legs helps a lot because taking care of them is a positive boost to my self esteem. The Effective body coaching advice and tips from Dr. Olivier Courtin booklet is also very helpful and motivating on this journey. I highly recommend it.
The new name and new formula are completely in line with Clarins’ “healthy philosophy” that includes a balanced lifestyle for achieving a fit body. Body Fit, the 7th generation formula, capitalizes on the strengths of its predecessors and goes even further in terms of body contouring results thanks to an unprecedented discovery made by Clarins Research: there are not 1 but 3 adipocytes involved in the expansion of adipose tissue and the formation of cellulite. -CLARINS
High-performing plants extracts offer optimal contouring results and skin that looks visibly more beautiful. Quince leaf extract’s targeted action is reinforced by caffeine, a known slimming ingredient, along with 7 other plant extracts: organic aquatic mint, celosia, baccharis, scabious, horse chestnut, sunflower phospholipids, and hazelnut oil. -CLARINS
The Body fit comes in a new bottle with sexy curves that symbolize the “perfect” silhouette. A new, highly sensorial texture that makes application pleasurable and visible results. I’m very happy with the way the formula has a cooling sensation and applies nicely and smoothly. The Multi-Mass is a complete self-massage body device exclusive to CLARINS care products. It’s benefits are as follows: A body polishing and firming booster to help reduce fluid retention on the thighs, buttocks and hips. It strengthens the skin while helping to improve the tonicity and firmness of the tissues. Ideal for removing impurities and dead cells. Can be used to relax and soothe legs and back. I’m very pleased and I continue to use both products. The Body Fit is $70.00.
Not only am I getting my legs fit but I’m also giving them a natural sun-kissed glow with this duo. Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Skin Illuminator and Skin So Soft Body Gel Moisturizer. I love this duo so much. They don’t smell like tanning lotion and they are nice and hydrating. They smell really amazing and make my skin soft and smooth. The results are so nice and natural. I’m very pleased. Have you tried this duo? Would love to know your thoughts.
Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Skin Illuminator
Look like you’ve been on a tropical vacay without leaving home. “Our moisturizing formulas also give you a beautifully bronzed glow.” Scented with hints of orange, green tea and vanilla. Silky moisturizing cream with sunflower oil. With sheer optical illuminators for a hint of colour and the perfect sheen. 200ml. BENEFITS: Optical illuminators diffuse light to magically blur imperfections. Silky moisturizing cream provides a hint of colour and sheen and leaves your skin feeling radiant and satin-smooth.
Skin So Soft Body Gel Moisturizer
Scented with hints of orange, green tea and vanilla. Hydrating gel glides on leaving skin touchably soft with no greasy after-feel. See a natural-looking radiant glow after just 3 days. 200ml. BENEFITS : Instantly absorbed. Glides on easily and streak-free. Leaves skin touchably soft and radiant and it is Non-greasy.
Let’s talk HAIR! Let me say there is nothing wrong with body hair. I just prefer not to have any. I like smooth silky skin. I use to wax but it is too expensive and hurts like hell. So I use Avon’s Hair removal creams and also the Shaving gel as well. I love this line. It’s fast and easy and it’s great for sensitive skin!
I’m very happy to be using AVON’s Moisturizing hair removal formulas. They easily remove unwanted body hair and leave skin feeling softer and smoother. I’ve been using the Sensitive Skin Body Hair Removal Cream which removes body hair in 2 1/2 minutes! it comes in 125ml and it is $10.00. Love using the Moisturizing Silky Stay Shave Gel. 200ml for $6.00. Fresh & Smooth Sensitive Skin Facial Hair Removal Cream. It Effectively removes unwanted facial hair for sensitive skin. With aloe and fragrance-free. 30ml $10.00.
*AVAILABLE AS OF JUNE 2017 through avon independent sales representatives,
A couple of days ago I received Influenster’s First Canadian Co-op SPRING VOX BOX! I’m very grateful and very honoured. The lovely box is filled with lovely goodies and I’m excited to share the contents of the box with you.
I kindly received Nescafe instant coffee packets, Ebates Canada PopSocket, Arm and Hammer Coupon for laundry detergent, impress nails, Quaker Oatmeal Bars, Annie’s Homegrown Organic Macaroni and Cheese and Nivea Body oil. WOW! So many lovely goodies! I’m so excited and love everything! I already had the coffee, Quaker bars and Annie’s mac and cheese. So GOOD! Thank you to Influenster Canada! *samples for review purposes.
I’ve been vlogging and busy blogging. I hope you had an opportunity to see my Vlogs. Here is my latest vlog. If you are not subscribed to my channel I would love for you to subscribe. Last weekend the weather was lovely and I took my girls to the park. They loved it. I would like to continue vlogging and documenting. It makes my vlogs more special to see my children in them. They are the joy of my life.
So along with vlogging yesterday I received a few new lovely PR samples that I’ll be sharing with you this month on the blog. I’m really excited because there are some new items that I’ve never tried before and some that I’ve already tried and love. I’m excited to share everything with you. Coming soon!
NEW SUMMER PRODUCTS FROM AVON!
THE MAGIC OF OILS!
These are my absolute favourite!!!
Oil-infused Foaming Body wash. Decadently luxurious and intensely moisturizing, this ancient beauty secret is your ultimate go-to for gorgeous skin. Discover its wonders. All the signature oils mix with the natural oils to gently help whisk away dirt and impurities leaving the skin feeling revitalized and nourished. Light foam cleansing is perfect for summer! -AVON
Argan and sunflower seed oils as well as keratin and vitamin E.
250ml for $11.00
with jojoba and sunflower seed oils and vitamin E. 250ml for $11.00
Macadamia nut, and sunflower seed oils and vitamin E.
NEW! AVON TRUE COLOR Eyelid Primer. Prime your Eyes for lasting results. Create a seamless canvas and make your eyes the focus with our lightweight eyeshadow primer. Perfect for extending the wear of our pigment-rich shadows.
*This can also be used underneath the eyes to increase the staying power of your concealer! Eyeshadow Primer helps prevent fading. Crease-proof and waterproof.
Available as of JULY 2017
Through AVON Independent sales representatives, 1-800-265-AVON or Online at http://www.Avon.ca
New Haiku Reflection Collection is stunning. It takes you on a journey to inner peace and balance. Discover the essence of enlightenment. Poetry flows within. Perfumed Skin Softener. 150ml $6.00. Other products from this line include the Eau de Parfum, the shower gel and body lotion.
My feet have been cooped up with socks all winter long and now I’ve got them looking and feeling amazing with AVON’s Soothe & Smooth Foot works. I’ve been using the lavender 3-in-one Pampering Oil and the Lavender Softening Balm. The Lavender oil helps my rough, dry feet and cuticles. It has really helped smooth and rejuvenate my feet. This is also great to use as a soak. 60ml $8.00. The Lavender Softening Balm is for spot softening. With vitamin E, jojoba oil, cocoa butter and shea butter. 50g $8.00.
I’m truly grateful and happy that I’m able to take care of my body and help my skin look and feel better. Thank you so much to Clarins, AVON and Influenster for the beautiful samples. I’m truly blessed and lucky.
My newsletter went out today. I wanted to share it with you. But first I’m going to say that numbers do effect certain things in terms of a bloggers life. Well of course it plays a huge roll with the amount of people you reach out to. The more people the better right? I totally understand and I’m not complaining. I’m just saying that it shouldn’t’ be the focus of your online existence or you will drive your self crazy. lol
Not EVERYTHING should be the focus of how many likes and followers you have. It shouldn’t be an obsession. It becomes so superficial. Being on line for me is about connecting with people in a positive and real, down to earth kind of way. It’s about sharing my story.
“Followers” and “likes” isn’t’ my driving force behind what I do.
I do appreciate them of course!
You should be passionate about your work and let the rest flow like water.
Does that make sense?
Let me just show you my newsletter and if you can please share your thoughts with me that would be great. You can also see it HERE. Just please remember I’m just trying to be positive and not offend anyone. I’m expressing my self with honesty. This is not focused on one person. It’s just the overall picture I’m getting online. I’m also learning, growing and living. 🙂
The nice weather is here and with the nice weather comes beautiful outdoor activities and spending time with my girls. I’m not going to be blogging as much this summer so I’ll be away until September. But don’t worry I’m still active on all my social media platforms. I’m also vlogging all summer. I really love vlogging because it feels really relaxing. I don’t like the editing part but I’m dealing with it.
I’m going to be honest here and say that it makes me really sad that people focus on numbers and followers on the internet. It’s always about statistics and who has the highest numbers. Lately i’ve been thinking that life is too important to focus on that. I’m more about having a wonderful experience and doing things I love and what makes me happy. If people decide to follow me I’m truly grateful but I’m not going to be upset or cry if I don’t get “likes” and “followers”. Life is too important.
I’m truly grateful to all of you who support me and help me out. I actually have gotten to know a lot of my followers and I’m more about creating connections. Connecting with people, being real and down to earth. Life is not perfect, we are not perfect and it’s okay! I hope this makes sense.
So I hope you join me on my VLOG Summer Adventures. I’m a mom, a wife and I like to live a simple and fun life. I don’t know what life has instore for me but I’m taking it one day at a time!
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