Dress up your holiday look with hot nail lacquers from OPI! My personal favourite from OPI at the moment, and one of the trendiest collections of the year, has to be the OPI San Francisco collection. This set of fifteen nail lacquers in shades of brown, blue, red and grey, celebrate the landmarks and culture that make this city so popular.
If you’re shopping for someone that loves to travel this Christmas, Clothing Arts has a great original gift idea that’s sure to be loved for years to come. The company’s innovative P^Cubed Pick-Pocket-Proof Pants are designed to be the absolute perfect pants for travelling, not just because of their style and comfort but also because of their security.
Keeping one’s wallet, passport and other essentials safe and secure is one of the biggest worries for any traveller. But the innovative P^Cubed pants from Clothing Arts feature three levels of security and a special hidden passport pocket to ensure that there’s no way for your money, identification or other important items to get lost or stolen while travelling.
I love having the right accessories to go with my wardrobe and as a busy mom, that means one of my most frequently worn accessories is an apron. Whether I’m doing some Christmas baking or dealing with daily chores that seem unending, an apron is always an essential for me to help keep my clothes clean no matter how messy of a job I’m tackling.
But there’s no reason an apron can’t be functional and fashionable, and that’s why I adore the vintage aprons from Jessie Steele. These aprons come in various retro styles with various fabric choices to suit every woman. I absolutely adored the saucy bow on the Josephine aprons and I was thrilled when I received one to try out for myself.
I am really not a fan of soda. I dislike it not only because it’s full of sugar and caffeine, but also because it results in the production of a large number of wasteful plastic bottles. And while I don’t mind drinking soda water, I find myself getting annoyed by the idea that I’m basically paying for carbonation. That’s why the idea of a Soda Stream system always intrigued me. Recently I got to test out the Soda Stream Genesis Starter Kit and I couldn’t wait to see how it worked.
The Soda Stream has been offering an eco-friendly alternative to store-bought soda for the last decade. My initial thought about the device was that while it did eliminate the wasteful plastic bottles, using it would still mean I was giving my kids a drink that wasn’t especially healthy when using the machine to make soda. So I was thrilled to learn that Soda Stream syrups contain less sugar and caffeine than store-bought soda brands. And the system even offers flavourings for water that are completely free of calories and sugar! [Read more…]
Williams Fresh Café has won acclaim across Ontario for its fresh and tasty food and delicious holiday drinks. But this Christmas, the popular coffee chain has expended its holiday line to include a fantastic selection of gifts all priced under $25!
I received a box of the Williams Fresh Café gift items to review and I feel in love as soon as I opened the box. Coffee mugs, travel mugs and gift sets are designed with a fresh and contemporary look and feel that is sure to be appreciated by your favourite coffee lover.
My personal favourite product was the Sentiment Mugs. These mugs feature two different inspiring words, one on either side of the mug, and I loved the idea of starting the morning off on the right foot with one of these uplifting mugs. Best of all, they are just the right size for that first cup of coffee or your favourite Williams Fresh Café drink. Candy Cane Hot Chocolate anyone? [Read more…]
Stocking stuffers may be small, but they can still be incredibly useful! I always love seeing what fun new goodies might be in my stocking after Santa visits and whether I find the pastry blender I’ve been lusting after or a new tube of flavoured lip-gloss, unpacking all my treasures is an exciting event even at 31 years old. This year, Idelle Labs, Ltd. has some fun ideas for stocking stuffers and they’re sure to please whoever pulls them out on Christmas morning!
For the Haircare Diva:
Infusium 23’s Repair & Renew collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for those that crave a little more luxury in their beauty routine. This three-step system features a vitamin-enriched shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment that all work together to leave hair healthy, shiny and damage-free. Infusium 23 Repair and Renew Collection ($5-$8, drugstores nationwide, www.infusium.com) [Read more…]
Every day I walk the few blocks from our house to the local school to pick up my son at the end of his school day. And every day I stand outside waiting for my notoriously slow child to finally emerge from the building. In the summer, I don’t mind at all but winter in Saskatchewan is not a very pleasant time to be standing outdoors doing nothing.
To occupy myself, I sometimes check emails or read through social media updates on my phone. But since it has a touchscreen, I usually end up with frozen fingers as I wait. That’s why I was so excited to try ISGLOVES from FieTT, conductive gloves that can be used on a touchscreen.
When the gloves arrived, I pulled them on immediately to test them out. The first thing that I noticed was that ISGLOVES looked just like regular gloves. I have seen other conductive gloves advertised and for the most part they had white fingertips with conductive thread woven into the fabric. While I’m sure they work well, I don’t like the different coloured fingertips. The ISGLOVES were pure black and looked sleek and stylish. [Read more…]
I love finding new jewellery and accessories but I really want the pieces I wear to be unique and meaningful. Costume jewellery is fun, but it just doesn’t add the same special touch to an outfit as a handcrafted accessory with a unique look. So when Jolica, a company that specializes in Fair Trade accessories, contacted me about reviewing one of its pieces, I leaped at the chance.
Jolica sells gorgeous jewellery, handbags and scarves that are handcrafted in six of the world’s poorest countries by women that are offered a fair price for their wares and are able to support their families with their efforts. I loved the fact that in addition to only offering fair trade products, Jolica also puts 5% of all sales to the Jolica Foundation, an organization that helps improve the quality of life for families and children in impoverished countries. And to top it off, the jewellery and bags the company offers are absolutely stunning! [Read more…]