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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Julep Nail Polish Rainbow Score


It always pays off to enter contests, you never know what you can win. I heard a saying " you can't catch a fish if your hook isn't in the water". I hope by reading this you will be excited an will start entering or continue :) Julep had a contest on their facebook wall HERE **CONTEST IS CLOSED**
This is the contest that i had won. My reaction when i noticed that my name was the first winners picked was WHOOHOOO!!! YAY. I Love nail polish and i have created a collection for myself over the last year and winning this was just a big huge bonus. the array of colors is amazing! It's the end of the rainbow after all. What i loved about these polishes is that you can swatch them, If you are anything like me you are using a bin for storage and this saves time going and looking for the right color. They have  LOTS of colors to choose from.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

COVERGIRL LASH BLAST REVIEW

Covergirl had a little giveaway on Facebook on their page . I was lucky enough to scoop up one of these great mascaras, only thing is i couldn't wait!!! i went out and bought the product only to receive it in the mail a couple days later!!

I have to admit that i am a Maybelline person for the average priced makeup products, But i had run out so i figured that i would try the covergirl lashblast Volume mascara.  While i have to say that im not totally disappointing i wasn't fully impressed either. I didn't find it to be flaky ( what usually turns me off) 

Pros:

Not flaky 
its smooth to put on
Waterproof
Makes eyes look bigger (making lashes look bigger)




Cons

Applicator stick is a bit big making it hard
I noticed that sometimes it clumped and tried everything to change it
It didn't hold the curl to long


If you are trying to be frugal i would say this would be one to consider i rate it 7/10

So what im going to do is have a giveaway for the a free Covergirl lashblast volume mascara. all you have to do is make a blog comment to be entered. 
** Even though i received a full size product my review was based on a full size product i purchased on my own***

OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Woolie Bubblez Review and Giveaway


If you haven't Heard of these thing don't worry i will try my best to better inform you about what Woolie Bubblez are and what they do. 

Dryer balls are a unique way to leave your clothes soft and static free. They make the drying process more economical.
When placed in the dryer, The balls help to lift and separate clothing, reducing drying time as well as leaving clothes oft and fluffy.
They work by improving the circulation of the heat and air through wet items.

The Bubblez (balls) Eliminate the need for dryer sheets, They are natural rather then chemical.
 They save money as the Bubblez are reusable.

They are ideal for people with sensitive skin as they are non-toxic.

They are economical as they reduce drying time by up to 40%. 
You will save money on electrical bills and your energy consumption will decrease.

They will last at least one year.  If you add scents to your woolies, the scents won't last a full year, but you can always scent them again.



I Got the chance to try Woolie Bubblez and i have to say that i noticed that my drying time was reduced by at least 30% any money saved in this house is a blessing, no more dryer sheets OR fabric oftener. I opted for the scented Bubblez and they smelled SOOOO good i wanted to eat them!!! This company is a home run business and local to Niagara Region. I Love supporting local businesses. If you cant wait and want to order now you can through the Facebook page Woolie Bubblez. So one lucky person is going to win a Set of Woolie Bubblez!!! 


Have you ever tried them? What Scent if any would you pick?



* I was given a Set of Bubblez to try in exchange for a honest opinion of the product.*  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Purex Detergent review and Contest

I have gotten the chance to try out a new product from Purex, It was the Purex+OXI Laundry detergent. i have to admit that i can be caught using the cheapest detergent i can get, sometimes with less then desirable results but i have to say i'm kinda impressed with this detergent.

So i put this to the challenge! how else does one create a honest review? I used a old dirty blanket that had been sitting around collecting dust, i think the cats played on it and the occasional dirty dog paws, I figured this would be the best way  to test the product. So i threw it in the wash and waited

Results: I noticed that smell was a bit to much for me, i mean i love love love scents but it was a tad overwhelming. Other then that the blanket came out perfectly clean. After doing that test i had tried it on a load of clothes and i have to say im impressed, i didn't pre treat the clothes as i didn't feel like they needed to be but they all came out very clean! I would recommend this product and its a bonus to have OXI infused instead of having to buy separate. When i find something suitable to pre treat i will be adding pictures.

If you would like to learn more about the product just click HERE

If you want to say money on pre treatment i would opt for this product
If you don't like strong smells i would say maybe give it a try and see if it works for you.

My clothes smell fresh, they are soft and most of all CLEAN :) This product works!!

I'm giving you a opportunity to try this product to :)



a Rafflecopter giveaway


"purex provided me with a sample of purex plus Oxi detergent in exchange for a product review. however,all opinions expressed here are my own"


From August 19 - September 19, Purex will be providing one lucky winner with $500!
For years, stains have caused you endless grief and frustration. No matter what product you use, nothing seems to give your family’s clothes the Bright, White & Clean look they deserve. But now that you’ve found Purex plus Oxi detergent, specially formulated to fight 101 of your toughest stains, you can finally bid adieu to stubborn stains for good.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Beat the heat

Here in toronto the heat is getting high and thought i would post some helpful tips to stay sain (mwuahaha) and prevent you from melting!

Understand why excessive heat causes problems for us. Heat pushes the human body beyond its limits and in the case of extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body has to work extra hard to maintain its normal temperature. Problems occur when a person is over-exposed to heat or overexert themselves. Those most likely to be impacted negatively by excessive, prolonged heat include the elderly, young children, sick persons, and those who are overweight and unfit. It is important to recognize that over-exposure to heat can be fatal. Possible health problems include:

Heat cramps – these are muscular pains or spasms that occur as a result of heavy exertion. Although heat cramps are the least severe of heat health problems, they are a warning sign that your body is not coping well with the heat.

Heat exhaustion  – this occurs typically when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where bodily fluids are lost through heavy sweating. The blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a mild form of shock. If this goes untreated, the victim's condition will worsen, the body temperature will continue to rise, and heat stroke might occur.
  Heatstroke the victim's temperature control system which produces sweating to cool the body simply stops working and the body temperature can rise high enough to cause brain damage and death. A victim in this situation needs to be cooled quickly. Note that sun stroke is usually applied as another term for heat stroke.

1. Obvious is to stay inside, if you do have to go outside please stick to shady spots and always always hydrate!!!


  • If your home isn't air-conditioned or cooled with a water-evaporation system, consider spending the warmest part of the day (or even night) in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. Many of these are specially opened by public authorities during a time of a heat wave, so check for extended hours. There are even local cooling centers opened in some places to help people cool down.
  • If your house has more than one story, or you live in a multi-story building, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if the air conditioning is not available. You can put makeshift beds downstairs during the heat wave if needed; ask the concierge to sort out something for residents if you are part of a condominium.
  • Put on a fan. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the evaporation rate of perspiration. A fan can help move the air around your house and will be useful for pulling in relatively cool air at night, but do not rely on a fan to keep cool during the day. A fan will not prevent heat-related illnesses when the temperatures are over 98.6ºF (37ºC). A cool shower is a much more effective way to cool off.



  • Heat exhaustion is a serious condition and should be treated as soon as possible. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include:
  • Heatstroke is an emergency. Anyone exhibiting the signs and symptoms of heat stroke should seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms include:
    • Red, flushed skin - may become pale
    • A body temperature of 106ºF (41ºC) or higher
    • Seizures
    • Extreme headache
    • Rapid breathing
    • Rapid pulse
    • Sweating ceases
    • Confusion
    • Unconsciousness.

  • Click here for more info

    Monday, 17 June 2013

    6 Important things to Consider before getting a Puppy/Dog







    Things to consider Before getting a Puppy or Dog.


    1. Dogs Are energetic especially puppy's and sometimes require allot of patience  and time. If you are never going to be home or go on long trips for long periods then choosing the right breed would be best. Also investing in a dog walker would be best so your dog is not bored or you know that your dog is properly being cared for.

    2.  Get a dog appropriate to your surroundings, don't get a large breed when living in an apartment. Large dogs should be in a large space to accommodate their size.

    3.puppies require allot of training to be housebroken, they love to chew and explore, if you don't have the time or money then as always consider adopting an older dog that is already house broken.

    4. Make sure you buy all the things needed such as proper fitting collars, bowls and toys. Make sure expensive items like shoes and jewelry are out of reach.

    5. ALWAYS make sure to get the puppy's first shots as they can get parvo as puppies and get really sick and die, most breeders should have the first shots for all the puppies and you should get the paperwork! If the puppy has not gotten its 1st shots then please keep them inside until they receive the proper first shots!

    6. Always consider pet insurance, you never know when something may happen! So many times i read about people not having enough money for the vet when something happens, this can be avoided if your pet is insured and can help to save you money in the end, instead of having to come up with a mortgage payment to get your dog proper care.

    Saturday, 11 May 2013

    BZZZZZZZ

    A BEE!!!! LOL jk.

    Okay so Bzz.com has sent me another product to try! I'm very excited about this one as its something that i really needed when they showed up. If you want to know how to get free things, know what a bzz agent even is then just go HERE.


    So after waiting for so long i woke up and looked in the mailbox and when i seen the brown box i grinned from ear to ear. ripped open the box and found this:
     

    I decided to opt out of making the video, but i was very intrested in the pads in the box, i was amazed at how  light and thin the pads actually are compared to other brands. For someone who has a heavy period these were fine and if you get your hands on these you might think , how can something so thin offer full absorption?

    I have to admit that I was sceptical but having the chance to try these out not only helped me change my mind but gave me a better option. I give these a 10.10 !!

    What pads do you wear or what company do you trust ? 

    Tuesday, 7 May 2013

    Backup Facebook pictures,videos and text

    I didn't even notice that you could back up your picture on facebook!!! I'm sure i would have used this before my account was disabled a while back and all i was worried about was my pictures.. this is nifty to know!


    Backup Facebook photos, videos, and text

    Facebook offers all its users the ability to backup their photos, videos, and text.
    1. Click Account and go to Account Settings.
    2. Click the Learn more option next to Download Your Information.
    3. Click the Download button.
    4. You will then be prompted with a message indicating that it will take some time to collect all your information. Once that information is ready for download you'll be sent an e-mail with a link to a compressed .zip file containing all your personal information.

    Natural Flu Shot

    Natural lemon Flu shot

    So I contracted this horrible head cold and I have been up for endless hours looking for ways to be able to breath through my nose and I came upon some interesting reads.


    Although I had received  my flu shot I'm still sick so this is something I really want to have on hand.

    What I have been doing is using this

    Drink honey and lemon. Add a squeeze of lemon and some honey to hot water. Drink after the liquid reaches room temperature. The honey coats and soothes your throat, while the lemon cuts through the mucus. This tried and true remedy is said to relieve most of your throat pain.


    • Alternately, try drinking honey and lemon in green tea.
    • Lemon and ginger tea is also reported to be an effective antiviral, although no studies have confirmed this.

    please cold I beg you to leave me alone!!!!

    Otter Box review

    Otter Box ReviewBought from: Amazon.ca


    After hesitation on buying the new iPhone, I finally caved in.  I couldn't be more happy with the phone!  

    It has everything I need, I was very slow to getting one and this is my first apple product.  

    I love the nice slim design and how it feels weightless in my hands, right away i thought about protecting my very expensive phone. I didn't know anything and went off to a dollar store where I bought a simple case for 10.00 that just covered that back (I don't know what more I was expecting) I walked back in and bought a screen protector,  

    I am not very good at these things and I ended up going through 2! and it was all bubbly and didn't stick right so I just threw them away. 

    I recently heard about otterbox's  As I love to be outdoors whenever possible I looked into getting one and what they were even about. WOW, I was surprised the amount of money would take me at least 5 months to save up from my strict budget.  

    My neighbors daughter has taken a big liking to my iPhone, I don't mind one bit but hovering over her to make sure she doesn't break the phone was bothersome. 

    So again I sat and pondered. Then it came to me! I have been earning the amazon.ca Gift certificates for the past year a half, I went browsing on Amazon.ca and I found it for less than I had originally seen! I was so happy I paid a bit extra for the 2-day delivery and today in the mail it arrived.
     After reading some reviews I was hesitant but it more then happy with what I received


    It was so easy to install I had no problems at all!!



    The best part is that to me it cost me nothing at all!!! through earning point with Swagbucks


    If you want to buy the same case CLICK HERE 



    ****** UPDATE*******

    The neighbors toddler LOVES my phone, it was dropped two times and cried on. After a quick wipe everything was perfect!!! I REALLY recommend this if you have kids that use your iPhone!!!!

    Another update: It's still going strong, there is nothing wrong other then small scratches on the screen protector, better it than the phone. it has really held up and really worth what I paid. I'm 100% happy that i went with this case.

    Wednesday, 24 April 2013

    Beary Berry Honey


    Bary Berry Honey Review
    Natural flavored honey products

    I had won a prize pack from a facebook page for being top member of the month Growers Direct.

    I had won an amazing prize (shown below)


     I wasn't really a big tea drinker so I gifted most of it to my neighbor and kept the honey and bath bombs. Now to what I can remember usually gift baskets have not so good stuff in the and this one just blew me away. Not only did my neighbor rave about the tea products but I decided one day to try the Beary Berry Honey. I dipped my finger in and OMG I was amazed words cannot express how yummy this stuff is. It didn't have that chemical laden taste. it tasted like REAL honey and REAL lemon!!!!!!

    I decided that I was going to find a citrus tea and try this stuff out. (NOTE:I was NOT a tea drinker at all!!)
    it was amazing!!!! Now I will only drink tea if I have this stuff. Needless to say, the jar is empty :P 

    I decided to look up the company and was amazed to find that they do MANY different flavored honeys. When i get a little money id love to try the cinnamon honey and of course order my new go to Lemon honey.

    The prices of the 340g jars are SOOOO worth what you pay for!   


    The best part of this all is that they use all natural ingredients  And the fact that honey has been proven to be a great health aid just sweetens everyone more. I love that this company is all about health and not so much about mass producing chemicals in a jar.

    The company is Located in tofield,Alberta so its a local Canadian company.

    This was take off their website:

    About us

    Our company

    Beary Berry Honey is a family owned and operated business. We started in 2006 with seven types of fruit filled honey: Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Red Raspberry, Black Raspberry, and Cinnamon. Today we have perfected over twenty blends of flavored honey, seven distinct honey glazes and six vinaigrette's.

    Cool honey facts

    • Our products are 100% natural and contain no artificial additives.
    • Due to it's high level of fructose, honey is approximately 25% sweeter than sugar.
    • Honey is fat, cholesterol, and sodium free.
    • Creamed honey is a finely crystallized honey that occurs naturally under rare circumstances. It is known for its smooth "melt-on-your-tongue" texture. Since it is already crystallized, creamed honey is highly resistant to hardening or sugaring.
    • Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds. It never spoils.
    • Due to the natural nature of honey, there may be some variation in texture between batches. This is not only normal, but a testament to minimal processing.


    PLEASE check out their site, They have so much to offer from flavored honey-syrups

    CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE >>> Online ordering is available.



    *I was not paid or given products from Beary berry Honey, All of this is from my amazing experience.
     
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