September Gratitude

Dear September, thank you for all the little special details in my life. I like to look at small things and truly appreciate them.  I really appreciate even the silence that comes my way.  Some people don’t like silence but I really appreciate it. It’s soothing.


I love Autumn, the trees are already starting to change colour. I love Chrysanthemums. Everything around me has beauty. What plants do you like?


I’m a huge collector of Fall magazines. I love them so much. Do you like magazines? I enjoy the articles, pictures and recipes. I love to feel the pages in my hand rather then digital magazines. How about you?

Magazines from Home Depot.


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I’m staying hydrated. Very important with the weather changing. I love this water bottle. This is my daughter’s water bottle. We bought this from Kitchen Stuff Plus. (My daughter dropped it and the lid broke. Unfortunately.)  Sometimes things happen. It’s okay. Moving forward.


More magazines from Shoppers Drugmart. The America’s Best Pumpkin Recipes magazine is really amazing.


I’ve been enjoying using new lunch containers for my girls. They love them so much. They are from and they are called


Loved creating new recipes in September.

I’m trying to include more vegetables in our life. Especially seasonal veggies.


Enjoyed apple and pumpkin picking this month. First time for both and loved it so much. Check out my blog post if you like.

Family Fun Apple Picking Day


Had a lovely September. I even got out and went to an event! VIP KARE Event for Furniture. check out my blog post if you like.KARE Toronto VIP Event Fall Home Furnishings Collection


Bumping into wonderful friends. Having a small photoshoot. Laughing and having fun.

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Gratitude for everyone and everything around me.

Thank you for the lovely September PR and winnings on IG



I’m truly grateful and thank you so much.

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I hope you had a beautiful September my friends. I really appreciate all your lovely comments and support. It means so much to me. Thank you so much.

Starting tomorrow I’ll be working on the VLOGS for October. Join me on the VLOG channel.  VLOG 

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Holiday Season, Life Update and Gift Ideas!

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It’s the most beautiful time of the year! Everything around this time is so magical and beautiful. I adore all the beauty of the Christmas Holidays. The stores are all decorated and look so pretty with lights. People are nicer during the Holidays don’t you think? Happy thoughts and love is in the air! My plans for this holiday is to hopefully be able to do VLOGMAS on my Vlog Channel and document everyday in December. I also would like to create content for the beauty Channel. I’ve taken a little break from it but I’m going to plan a video each week starting next week. I’ll be filming my October Favourites and also a Trying on Benefit Cosmetics video which I’m super excited about.

I’m going to be honest and say I haven’t started decorating or shopping for Christmas. Not sure when I will start but hopefully I can plan to buy gifts a little at a time so that gift buying doesn’t become overwhelming. I have many lovely items on my wish list. I would LOVE the NAUGHTY AND NICE MAGIC BOX BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR by Charlotte Tilbury,  the LIPPIE COUNTDOWN ADVENT CALENDAR by NYX cosmetics,  I love and dream of having the The Diptyque calendar one day. Why does it have to be SO Expensive! I would love the Lush and Body Shop beauty Calendars as well.


There are some great stocking stuffer ideas from Shoppers Drug Mart! I love shopping there and picking up gifts. Here are some latest beauty products and accessories from Shoppers:


Thank you to LexPR for being incredible to me! I’m truly grateful for all the beautiful items you’ve sent me. Thank you from my heart. I’m really excited to tell you about each one. I’ve wanted to try the Pixie products for the longest time and now I’m SO HAPPY I tried them! They are truly incredible and on my October favourites!  All these items make the perfect stocking stuffers!


Pixi Glow Tonic (100ml) $20.00. This is the bestselling cult favourite tonic which gently accelerates cell renewal to reveal a brighter, glowing complexion. Skin tone is clearer, texture is smoother and more even. Balances, heals, and soothes for radiant, healthier looking skin.


The Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Plum Quarts is stunning! I’ve been wearing this everyday and love it! It’s for $16.00. This collection of size must-have eyeshadow shades carefully curated to dazzle and define eyes in moments. Super smooth mineral formula glides onto skin and stays put, reflecting the light away from imperfections. Each palette has a variety of unique textures, matte to satin to glow, giving maximum versatility.



The Pixi Endless Silky eye pen in Black Cocoa is $16.00. It’s waterproof and long lasting. It glides onto the lids in a no smudge gel formula that stays on and on.


Pigment-rich to give the intense colour of liquid on an easy-to-use pencil. No smudging, no budging, no retouching required all day or night. Pixi Liplift Max in Sheer Rose $20.00. It gives the lips the ultimate shine and cooling sensation.


It has Jojoba oil which nourishes and deeply hydrates the lips. It has a plumping effect with a fresh mint flavour but it is not strong or overpowering. It feels and smells like candy canes! Truly lovely!

First time trying Yes to Tomatoes product and the detoxifying charcoal face wipes are amazing! LBWs (little black wipes) contain charcoal to detoxify and deep clean the skin. Available in a convenient 10-pack, perfect for the gym, travel and on-the-go lifestyle. Perfect for #MOMLIFE 🙂  Yes to Tomatoes Facial Wipes are $3.29!


Masque Bar by Look Beauty is a brightening sheet mask for $9.99. This sheet mask helps minimize the appearance of dark spots and various pigmentation irregularities.


Life Brand Micellar Water $9.99. This gentle cleansing formula lifts away oil, dirt and makeup without over-drying skin. No need to rinse, and perfect for all skin types! Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

Cake Beauty The All Powderful Dry Shampoo $18.00. This formula is really amazing and easy to apply in the oily areas of the hair. It comes in 3 shades: platinum to light; light to medium; chocolate to black.


Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump in Nude in Town $24.00 is an incredible lip-plumper! It smells of delicious chocolate and gives a lot of zing and zang to the lips! Feels like electricity on the lips. Tingles so nicely and gives the lips a lovely pout. I love the feeling and it looks so nice! Ultra-shiny, smoothing and hydrating, this lip-plumping gloss features LIPSWELL  natural flower oil infusion and glass-hine technology. The extreme volume moisture gloss formula has also been formulated with 3XL-PEPTIDE PLUMP complex, to leave lips looking lustrous, moisturized and perfectly plumped!


One of my favourite mascaras ever! Joe Fresh Hydra Lash Nourishing Mascara $12.00. this soft, creamy formulation is enriched with argan oil for nourished, softer-looking lashes. The silicone brush coats lashes from root to tip.


How beautiful is this Quo Lip & Cheek Tint in Bloom? Quo has two colours, Bloom and Berry for $14.00 each.


I love all these new beauty products that are available at Shoppers Drug Mart. I like that you can shop at one place. Super easy and fast. I love all the accessories that Shoppers Drug Mart has like the Silky Knee Highs and Stylize elastics. I use them everyday.  They are the perfect stocking fillers! Stylize Elastics 12 for $12.99 and Secret Collection Knee Highs 2 pairs for $7.99.


Thanks LexPR for the incredible products. I’m loving everything!



Wishing you all the best with your Holiday Shopping!

More blog post and beauty favourites coming soon!

Have a beautiful week!


Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Rejuvenating Frankincense Gift Set

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The perfect gift set for the Holidays!

Neal’s Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Kit has everything I need for my skin’s daily needs. It has a cleanser, toner, hydrating cream and facial oil. I love Frankincense and I find the scent really relaxing and soothing.

“FEEL THE LOVE”  Neal’s Yard Remedies

 Neal’s Yard Remedies has many kits to choose from.  I’ve reviewed the Rose Kit before, if you like have a look:  Neal’s Yard Remedies Radiance Wild Rose Organic Collection Made With Love! FEATURE

I really appreciate the way the products are created. Neal’s Yard Remedies really believes in beauty and wellbeing that radiates happiness. They use natural and organic ingredients made from ethically sourced herbs, botanicals and essential oils. They are crafted with care at their eco factory in Dorset. They create potent blends of love, science and nature. They do these things so we can feel good and look good naturally and “Feel the Love”.


The Rejuvenating Frankincense Kit includes the following:  Rejuvenating Frankincense  cleanser 25g, Rejuvenating Frankincense Toner 25ml, Rejuvenating Frankincense Facial oil 8ml, Rejuvenating Frankincense Hydrating Cream 20g.

The Rejuvenating Frankincense Refine Cleanser is a cream cleanser that is enriched with toning frankincense and organic cocoa butter and leaves my skin feeling soft, fresh and toned.


The Toner helps absorb the moisturizer better. It’s made with soothing aloe vera and a smoothing tripeptide that helps refine my skin.


The facial oil helps with moisturizing the skin and is made with frankincense and organic omega-rich botanical oils. It really nourishes the skin.


The hydrating cream keeps the skin hydrated over 24hr. It has lovely nutrient-rich plant oils and herb extracts to help rejuvenate the skin.



Frankincense has been valued for thousands of years for its rejuvenating and skin toning qualities. Today, in aromatherapy, the essential oil is used to promote a sense of relaxation. We source our frankincense oil from families who have tended the same frankincense trees for generations. After they tap the trees and hand harvest the resin, it’s taken to be expertly steam distilled. We add the high quality oil that is produced during this process to our Rejuvenating Frankincense range. – Neal’s Yard Remedies

Overall I love the formula of each product. I find the cleanser deep cleans and doesn’t dry the skin. The toner really firms and tones. The cream is super hydrating and the scent is calming and relaxing. The oil is soothing and nourishing. I feel this kit would make the perfect gift for the holidays. It comes with a beautiful lined canvas makeup bag that is light and beautiful.



Thank you to Neal’s Yard Remedies for the beautiful PR SAMPLES!


Raspberrymint Beautifully Handcrafted Hydrating Skincare – REVIEW



This winter all my skin really needs is a lot of oil. Winter really dehydrates my skin and there is nothing worse then dry, uncomfortable, itchy skin. I kindly received a few beautiful all natural oils over the Holidays to review.  I’m so happy I did because they are really lovely. I really enjoy using raspberrymint products especially the  bubble gum body oil, the passionfruit lip balm, the blended aromatherapy energize babe peppermint oil and the headache and cold stick oil.



The bubble gum body oil is really amazing and smells fun and delicious. I  love how hydrating it is. The formula is light, absorbs really well and it is very soothing. The Bubble gum body oil has organic coconut and grapeseed oil. It really hydrates and nourishes my skin. I absolutely love it! I also add a little in my bath. It smells so delightful and very sweet.



All Natural Lip Balm

(Passion fruit)

I love a good lip balm and I’m all for natural when it comes to lip balms because my lips really benefit from natural ingredients. This lip balm is truly soft and light. Perfectly hydrates and moisturizes my lips without making my lips feel heavy. I absolutely love the feeling of this lip balm on my lips. I really love the formula and how it applies. It goes on smoothly, gentle and feels very soft.  I love the scent and how nourishing the ingredients are. I enjoy the feeling of this formula and my lips have never been softer!


The Headache & Cold Stick

Ingredients list: lavender essential oil, peppermint eucalyptus oil, eucalyptus essential oil, lemon essential oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil.

This oil really helped soothe my senses during the time I was sick. I was sick most of December and was taking medication. When I’m sick I get really stressed and this oil really helped relax me and lessened my tensions. It also helped soothe my head aches and helped with my breathing from my terrible cold and cough. This is not a replacement for medication. This oil really helped soothe and relax me during the time I was sick.  For more information have a look at the website: Headache and Cold Stick 

Essential oils have been used for centuries to help relieve colds, headaches and sinus congestion. Our headache and cold roll-on stick contain pure essential oils blended with organic coconut and grapeseed oil. – Headache and Cold Stick 



I absolutely love this aromatherapy peppermint oil. I’ve been using this everyday when I’m writing to give me energy and it really rejuvenates my senses. I really love aromatherapy oils. I feel they soothe and help the body and mind. This oil gives energy but at the same time it soothes and feels relaxing and calming.

Our roll ons contain 100% pure essential oils blended with coconut and grapeseed oil. This blend of popular oils is conveniently packaged to work with your fast paced lifestyle. Our convenient roll-on packaging makes this product an easy addition to your purse so you can reach for it whenever you like. Ingredients List: peppermint essential oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil. –Raspberrymint



Take a few whiffs of this peppermint blend to perk you up. Improves mental focus. Peppermint can also act as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, coughs, etc. Peppermint is also a natural bug, mosquito and ant repellant! Uses of peppermint essential oils are quite many.

My overall experience with Raspberry mint products is that I absolutely love them! They are truly wonderful and the oils are very nourishing, hydrating and soothing. The body oil really hydrates my skin. I absolutely adore the lip balm. It works perfectly and keeps my lips moisturized. The Aromatherapy oils help with my stress by helping me relax and at the same time they soothe and offer so much calmness to my body and mind. Overall I’m very pleased and highly recommend the products.

We are pleased to disclose that all of our products are formulated without artificial colours, fragrances, or synthetic preservatives. raspberrymint’ products are NOT tested on animals and are cruelty-free. -Raspberrymint


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