Trick-or-Treat! Give Me Something Good To Eat! October 2018

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I will start off by saying that I’ve been spoiling my self this month. I treated my self to a lovely lunch at Kwan Dim Sum Cuisine at Scarborough Town Centre. It was so delicious and fresh. The customer service was amazing and I will be going back very soon for more Dim Sum. So delicious!

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I’ve also been enjoying beautiful LUSH bath products. Snow Fairy smells so amazing! Sweet like candy! We don’t have a Lush store at Scarborough Town Centre but if they open one up I will be very happy! Looks good enough to eat!

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October has it’s warm beautiful days and I love capturing them with my camera. ¬†If you like to see all my photography prints check them out on DEVIANT ART.

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The fall weather brings on the importance of eating a lot of delicious chocolate and drinking cozy yummy tea. Yes very important. ūüôā Sweet Georgia Browns! Oh Yes! Purdys is one of my favourite Chocolatiers. Delicious!

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I won these beautiful tea canisters from tealish. I’m so grateful. Very Autumnal and beautiful. They taste so wonderful and smell so good. Thank you so much tealish. Pumpkin Chai is my fave!

PUMPKIN CHAI ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom

APPLE CRUMBLE notes of apple and cinnamon spice

MAPLE CREAM notes of maple syrup with hints of walnut and apple

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A beautiful new fall scent is VELVET by AVON. Very warm, sweet and spicy. I adore it. It’s very unique and beautiful. Eau de Parfum VELVET $35.00. http://www.avon.ca

Velvet is crafted from the finest ingredients in the coastline, rose from Bulgaria and velvet patchouli from Java. These exotic ingredients create an elegant, long lasting fragrance that captivates with its addictive femininity. -Gabriela Chelariu, Perfumer

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I’ve fallen in love with October’s beauty and charm. My senses tingle with the love of all ¬†October’s festivities. ¬†I’ve fallen in love with everything around me. I have my down days but count my blessings and feel gratitude.

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Thank you October for your beautiful transformation. Your beauty is exquisite and very sad at the same time. As you drop leaf by leaf to the ground I know that we shall meet again next year. This is not a goodbye. I thank you for all your enchantment.

Thank you so much to Avon and TeaLish. 

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Shake the Winter Blues Away And Get Hygge With It!

Winter can bring on melancholic feelings and I’m here to give you a few tips to help you get through the rut! The sun is not out as long. Sunshine is lacking. Pick up some vitamin D! There are a few things that I like to do in the winter to stay cozy and positive. First thing is have a CUPPA! I prefer coffee in the morning, noon or anytime really.¬† A MUST! Get cozy with a CUPPA! You can spike it if that’s what makes you cozy. Not I though. I don’t like alcohol. But I do love chocolate and marshmallows. *Mug in this photo from Avon.ca

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Get Creative!!! I love to write, paint and cook.

Do something that helps you express your self.

 You can draw, doodle, write a letter or paint!

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Pick a recipe and cook!

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I’ve been enjoying making yummy delicious food with HELLO FRESH CANADA. This is not sponsored or an AD. Don’t worry, even if I was working with them I’m here to tell you they ROCK. Love everything about them. Anyhow, I’ve gotten off topic. NOT a surprise at all. lol¬†I’ll go into detail about Hello Fresh Canada in my next post. I’m not finished preparing all the content yet…oh wait yup here’s a photo of my lunch. Documentation is a must! Chicken Sliders with slaw. Healthy fast and easy. I have a code if you like 40% off your first meal.

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Taking hot baths in the winter really feels relaxing and rejuvenating. I love LUSH and you all probably know that already. My husband bought me a Christmas Lush Box. I didn’t want to write “What I got For Christmas” post… I really didn’t… but I want to share this one with you because LUSH is fun and colourful and everything I need in the winter. My girls love it too. But of course I share my bath bombs…Only if my girls are well behaved.¬† Reminds me of goldmember “Oh Behave!”…off topic again. I’ve been feeling cray cray lately.¬† Okay so here is the box that I received from my sweet husband.

CHRISTMAS BATH TIME FAVOURITES

Golden Wonder Bath Bomb, Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb, Butter bear Bath Bomb, Shoot for the stars Bath Bomb, Never Mind the Ballistics Bath Bomb, Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb, Sherbert Dip Bath Bomb, Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt, Thundersnow Bath Bomb, Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb, Snow Angel Luxury Bath Melt.

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Very fun and relaxing. A must in my life to relax in a hot bath with LUSH Bath Bombs. I highly recommend you try them out. Winter Blues go away oh LUSH! you made my day!

Once I’m out of my lovely bath I like to spritz and spray and smell fresh all day!

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omg I love how fresh *Mark REBEL + ICE Smells!  Very invigorating and refreshing! How about the beautiful scarf? I love getting cozy after the bath and one thing I love is to cover my neck. I find my neck needs to be kept warm. mark Rebel and Ice limited edition bath and body collection is an icy mix featuring notes of cool mountain air, winter iris and white birch woods. Body Wash is refreshing and moisturizing. The body Mist is refreshing and lightly scented with a beautiful hydrating mist and the Body lotion locks in moisture leaving the skin feeling soft and silky.

*Body Wash $10.00

*Body Mist $14.00

*Body Lotion $10.00

*”What A Scene Scarf” $18.00

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*Tasseled Multi-layer Bracelet

The look of multiple bracelets with a goldstone charm. Stunning!

Turtle $14.99

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Available through Avon independent sales representative or

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A must in the winter is to snack on healthy food and I kindly received Sabra Hummus to review which I said YES to because I love delicious food.  Snacking and drinking water really helps in the winter. Important to keep our energy up. These three are my favourite. The Olive Hummus, the Spicy Hummus and the roasted red pepper! So delicious! Delicious and healthy!

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I also enjoy reading a lot during the winter months. I just finished the Novel “The Break” written by¬†¬†Katherena Vermette. It’s an incredible novel and also Canadian.

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I hope this blog post inspires you to do more things that make you happy.

What are some things you like to do in the winter? I would love to know!


Don’t forget to buy your self something sweet and lovely just like this.

Oh SO Cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE

*Lots of Kisses Journal 90 Lined pages Faux Leather $7.99

*Home Fragrance Collection “Celebrate Love Candle” Notes of sparkling citrus, tart berries, effervescent musks and rose petals.¬† $12.99 each

*just Kiss Me Lip balm Cute lips-shaped case holds a kiss of tinted balm. Flavourless. Comes in a gift box. $10.00 each

The beautiful items are available now on avon.ca or through an avon representative.

*PR samples

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Summer Hair 2017- Volume Shine and Texture

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Summer Hair can be easy if you have the right products and hair tools.¬†I’ve been loving my short hair and it is fun to play around with and style but I miss my long hair too. ¬†I’m growing it back but until then I love playing and having fun with it. I’ve discovered a few lovely products that work really amazing with my short hair and I’m excited to share them with you.

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I will start by saying that I wash my hair once or two times a week. In-between washes I use *Batiste dry shampoo Plus Heavenly Volume. Batiste is super fast and easy to use. Gives my hair volume and freshness. I love it because I don’t have time to wash my hair everyday so Batiste dry shampoo really helps with keeping my hair looking nice, fresh and it keeps the grease away.

Transforming hair since the ’70s, the award-winning Batiste Dry Shampoo is proudly made in the UK and is rooted in London Fashion styling. As the beauty insider’s secret weapon, Batiste Dry Shampoo works to instantly revive oily hair, leaving it looking and smelling clean and fresh. -Batiste

This dry shampoo formula plus volume (silica) refreshes hair and adds more volume than normal dry shampoo. Medium strength volumizer with no stiffness or stickiness. It is innovative starch-based ‘no water required’ formulation contains rice starch powder. Small particles allow for better absorption of excess oil, helping to eliminate it at the roots. Available in a 200ml can. The scent has top notes of bergamot, mandarine and lemon. The middle notes are white peach, freesia and jasmine. The bottom notes are tonka bean, vanilla bean, musk and cedar.

It is super easy to use. I shake it vigorously before using it. I keep the nozzle about 30 cm from my head, section my hair and pray it into the roots working all over my head for maximum effect. I then Massage thoroughly with fingertips to ensure roots are fully covered and colour blends. I gently brush through hair from roots to ends to remove excess residue.

TOP TIP: Turn hair upside down and pray into the root for even bigger volume. -Batiste

Batiste is paraben and sulphate free, vegan friendly and not tested on animals. It is available at retailers across Canada and is SRP: $9.99 http://www.batistehair.ca

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Next I have my favourite hair mask followed by favourite shampoo & conditioner. I love using the hair mask Marilyn by Lush. Super amazing and really makes my hair feel soft and look so nice and shinny.

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Lately I’ve been using and loving my Garnier Fructis GROW STRONG 2 in 1 fortifying shampoo and conditioner.¬†It has apple extract and ceramide and it is also Paraben-Free. I love the way it cleans my hair and it makes my hair feel stronger, smooth and silky.¬†2

After the shower I like to spray L’OREAL Professionel Paris VOLUMETRY Intra-Cylane + Slicylic Acid.¬†This gives a lot of volume to my hair and I love it. I apply this while my hair is wet at the roots.

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I proceed by using a light spray of heat protector before blow drying. I love using TRESemme Thermal Creations Heat Protection. I spray the Heat protection all over my hair. ¬†I then use my favourite hair dryer the¬†*infinity pro CONAIR 3Q. It is quick, quiet and amazing quality! The *infinity pro CONAIR¬†hair dryer is fantastic! My prior blow dryer was a CONAIR also but the features were outdated so I’m SO happy to receive a new one with amazing new features that makes drying my hair fast and easy.

 

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It is light and quiet. It has a brushless motor that lasts 10x longer. It has ionic technology, titanium ceramic technology, patent pending noise reduction technology, removable filter, locking true cold shot button, 3 heat/2 speed settings for custom styling, heavy gauge, professional quality line cord for extra durability and concentrator attachment for pinpointing styling also a diffuser attachment and a filter cleaning brush.

*Infinity PRO by CONAIR

SRP: $99.99 – $199.99

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Facts and benefits:

70% more air pressure for faster drying with lower temperature to minimize heat damage

40% less noise with patent-pending technology

10x longer life ‚Äď up t0 10,000 hours of life

 

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I’m very pleased with the *Brushless Conair infiniti Pro. A fantastic hair dryer and I highly recommend it.

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*ISA Professional Digital Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener

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I love to use a flat iron and my old one has been replaced wit the new *isa professional.¬†So Exciting! I’m very impressed and love it so much. It is very light weight and love the way my hair glides on it. I really love that there is a temperature control and it also it comes with a heat protective glove. Super easy to use and I love it!

This ISA Professional flat iron hair straightener is a breakthrough in hair straightening. Its extra long titanium plates will allow you to straighten larger sections of hair with each pass, and cut your styling time in half. You won’t believe how silky smooth your hair will be after using our revolutionary titanium flat iron. This titanium hair straightener offers fast and safe hair straightening, curls, and waves. It features a professional 265 to 450 Fahrenheit temperature range, neon background LCD display, 1 hour auto shut off, 360 degree no tangle cord, and 2 year warranty. -ISA

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Key Features

MIRROR Titanium hair straightener
Neon background LCD display
265 to 450 Fahrenheit (130 to 230 Celsius)
Fast and safe straightening, curls, waves
1 hour Auto Shutoff
360 degree no tangle cord
2 year warranty

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With the ISA Professional I use *Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Flat Iron Perfector.  

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My hair comes out looking very nice, smooth and silky. The spray really helps because it has argan oil which helps protect the hair and make it shine. It also keeps frizz and fly away hair under control. The Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine really helps straighten the hair and give a sleek look that is long lasting.

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When I’m going for a more edgy textured look, I love using *Garnier Fructis Syle Wax.

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This shine wax is my fave for giving some texture to my hair without weighing it down. It really defines the hair and makes my hair nice and shiny.

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Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed my hair routine my favourite tools and products.

Have a beautiful day!


Anything marked with a * has been given to me for review purposes. All opinions expressed are all honest and true. This is not a sponsored post.

Thank you so much to Brill Communications, Garnier Canada ,  Veritas Communications and ISA PROFESSIONAL for the incredible products and tools.

I appreciate it and love everything!

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Holiday Gift Guide #Blogmas Day 11

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I don’t know if you know this but I am a very big fan of LUSH.¬†I kindly and lovingly received the “Sleeps ‘Til Christmas” box! An early gift from my husband and I wanted to share it with you because I feel it’s a truly amazing gift to give anyone at Christmas. Especially if they like baths and bath bombs. My husband ordered it online and it arrived fast and safely but the Bear ear was a little broken but its okay.

¬†Last year I received the Jingle Bell Box and I loved it! My kids loved it too. So this year the box is round with little characters and with the spinner on the top that counts down the days ‘Til Christmas. I liked last years design better but what matters is the inside! ;DInside there are 7 Bath bombs. I don’t have a picture of the STARDUST bath bomb because I used it already. I wanted to show you remaining bath bombs before I start using them also. These are truly amazing and I adore them!

Lord Of Misrule Bath Bomb

This is “Inspired by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule brings mischievous revelry to the tub with a spicy herbal blend of patchouli and black pepper oil. As it slowly froths in the water, hypnotic swirling silver luster is released and the deep green exterior soon gives way to a rich, wine-colored center. Just like at the Feast of Fools, when the wine begins flowing, the revelry really begins! Popping candies fizz and crackle, creating a world of magic and mischief right before your eyes.” LUSH.CA¬† INTERGALACTIC

“Ever wonder what bathing in deep space would be like? Invite the cosmos into your tub with this interstellar bomb. An awesome mix of refreshing peppermint and neon color will send your mood rocketing, while popping candy takes you on a trip around the Milky Way. Before you leap too far, rogue layers of vetivert and cedarwood take hold, evoking the warmth of human contact far from home and a hint of ‚Äė80s aftershave.” LUSH.CA
    GOLDEN WONDER

“A wonder to behold.¬†Fancy an uplifting cocktail? Cognac and zesty lime oils get this bath party started with mood-brightening scents while sweet orange oil refreshes the senses. In the water, this present-shaped fizzer unwraps itself to reveal glittering golden luster and a sparkling turquoise explosion. Don’t wait until Christmas day to bathe yourself in festive luxury!” – LUSH.CA

  ButterBear

“A big softy.¬†Molded into a friendly bear, this bath bomb has a generous helping of cocoa butter to give you the softest bear hug imaginable. It’s great for nourishing and protecting skin, no matter how long you stay in the tub, and has the same vanilla fragrance as our Butterball Bath Bomb. The comforting aroma will even linger softly on the skin long after the bath.”

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  Luxury Lush Pud

“Relax and unwind¬†Catch 40 winks on Christmas Eve with islands of sleepy foam and comforting lavender. Tonka absolute provides the perfect Christmas dessert for your skin, while the reassuring scent of lavender oil and creamy benzoin resinoid banishes tension and aids relaxation. Soothing for excited children and grownups alike.”-LUSH.ca

 Dashing Santa

“On dasher!¬†Make a dash for this moving bath bomb with a cheerful and uplifting scent of satsumas at Christmas. Watch Santa fly about your bath as his golden boots fizz away, releasing toning mandarin oil, bergamot oil and orange flower absolute that help put a spring in your step, too.”

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I don’t have a picture of the STARDUST¬† bath bomb¬†but it was so beautiful to bathe in! When I put it in the bath the little red and blue stars were all over the bath. The stars of course disintegrated slowly but it was so pretty to bathe in little stars! ¬†Truly pretty and magical!

“Star of wonder.¬†Follow this star all the way to the bathroom; it will bear exotic gifts of fair trade Ugandan vanilla from the Mountains of the Moon and precious, intoxicating rosewood. A twinkly dip in its starlit waters gives a bergamot-powered boost to the mind and body – ideal for a little post-party recovery.”-LUSH.CA

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Thank you so much for reading my gift guide for today. I hope you enjoyed it and don’t forget to follow me on IG and Twitter @bestdayblogger

Thank you so much my friends and have a beautiful and Magical Christmas!

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