Sunday, 16 July 2017

OOTD: Off The Shoulder Top & Space Buns

Happy Sunday friends! Today has been gloriously sunny so far. Simon surprised me with a pretty off the shoulder top earlier this week, so I decided to feature it in an outfit post. Since it's the weekend I decided to go a little crazy with my hair and try out the space bun look, cuz why not?

Top: Reitmans
Jeans: Urban Planet
Shoes: Wish

Hope your weekend is treating you well. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Review

Hi friends! Dry shampoo has really been my best friend lately. At the end of a busy day, sometimes washing my hair is the last thing I want to do. I'm trying to let it grow out and it is quite thick, so it takes ages to dry.  I've tried a few different brands of dry shampoo, but I have to say the Herbal Essences dry shampoo is my favorite. It leaves no residue in my hair and actually feels quite refreshing on my scalp. I'm easily able to go four days between hair washes without my hair feeling gross. Herbal Essences offers a few different scents of dry shampoo. Currently I'm really loving the white grapefruit and mosa mint scent (how fancy!).  

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? What's your favorite brand? Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

My Summer Essentials

Hi friends! Summer is now officially here, so I thought I'd share my current summer essentials with you. Here are three products that have helped me a ton in the hot weather spring had to offer, which I will continue using all summer long as well.

Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer:

This self-tanner is a must have if you want to get prepped for a beach day with little time to spare. I personally dislike going to the beach looking pasty white after a long winter, and the Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow quickly solves this problem without worrying about damaging my skin by getting a real tan. In just three days my skin was a whole shade darker. I love this product so much that I made a full video about it, which you can check out here.

Rimmel London Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder

The Rimmel London Silky Loose Face Powder is the first loose powder I've ever tried. It seems to blend into my skin a lot better than pressed powder. Because it's so fine, it never looks cakey no matter how much I apply. It's a little messy to work with but so worth it in my book! 

Sun Bum Banana Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30

A lip balm with an SPF is essential for beach days, or even just for being outside for extended periods in general on a really sunny day. My friend recommend the Sun Bum brand to me and I was blown away by the delightful banana scent and flavor! I have it with me in my purse at all times.

What are your summer must haves? Thanks for reading!! xo

Friday, 16 June 2017

Dealspotr: A Social Platform for Saving Money

Hi friends! Today I wanted to talk to you about Dealspotr. I’ve been using Dealspotr for almost a year now, and it’s been rewarding and a lot of fun!

What is Dealspotr?

Dealspotr is a money-saving platform where users can post deals, coupons, promos codes and discounts. Dealspotr is a social site, and allows interaction between like-minded money savers. Dealspotr’s website is extremely organised, allowing users to look up deals by category, brand, and even by trending deals. Not only is Dealspotr a great way to save money, but also to make money—Dealspotr rewards users with points for posting, validating and sharing deals. These points are redeemable for Amazon gift cards or Paypal cash for Trusted Influencers.

Browsing deals by store

How to use Dealspotr

To get started, users must create a profile. Creating a Dealspotr profile is quick and easy. Users can decide if they want to sign up via Facebook or simply with an email address.

Signup page

Once your account is set up, follow stores and interests to customise your feed. Follow other users to stay up-to-date on their newly added deals. When you’re ready, the next step is to post a deal! Simply type in the name of the store, and describe the deal in a few words. Indicate if the deal is site wide, applies to a single brand, and when it expires. Next, you’ll have the option to include a screenshot of the deal (include a screenshot of the sale announcement, or of your checkout screen if you are using the deal yourself) which will earn you more points. Include a tip on how to redeem the deal. The more detailed your tips are, the more points you’ll earn. Posting deals is quite fun and can be addictive! Users each have an accuracy score. This score is determined by how accurate the deals posted by a user are. A higher the accuracy score means you’ll earn more points for each deal posted. 

Posting a deal

How to Redeem a Gift Card

Once users earn 10,000 points, they are able to redeem them for a $10.00 Amazon gift card. Redeeming gift cards is easy. Simply click to submit your redeeming request, and after a short processing period you’ll receive an email with a code valid for the gift card.

Why use Dealspotr for Deal Searching and Sharing Instead of Searching for Deals on Google?
  • Dealspotr organizes deals by expiry date. Because users earn points for accuracy, the deals contained on the site are highly accurate.
  • Dealspotr provides users with a personalised deal feed: This means the deals on a user’s feed are actually relevant to them. There is no need to scroll through irrelevant deals!
  • The Dealspotr website is a fully mobile-friendly site, you can quickly look for or post deals on the go (which is what I love to do!)
  • Dealspotr allows users to make money without spending any-users earn points simply by posting deals. 

Dealspotr’s Influencer Network

Dealspotr has a team of influencers—if you have a blog you can apply to join the Influencer Network. Influencers earn double the points for each deal posted, and can have access to features such as redeeming their points for cash via Paypal, and ongoing paid writing projects. Bloggers can use Dealspotr’s deal-sharing widget to embed deals on their blog, to let their readers know of any hot sales going on! The deal-sharing widget will be automatically updated by Dealspotr with a similar deal once it expires. That way, bloggers won’t have to worry about dead links. I’ve used the deal-sharing widget below with a deal from New Balance as an example:

If you are interested, feel free to use my referral link to join Dealspotr. After joining and completing your daily checklist, you’ll earn an extra 5,000 points.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to ask me any questions in the comments.

Monday, 22 May 2017

May 2-4 2017

Hi friends! For May 2-4 this year I went to my parents cottage with Simon. I had a really relaxing time and was able to see my friend Alicia whom I hadn't seen since the Christmas holidays. We went for dinner at Paulo's in Belleville and it was delicious! It rained on an off all day Sunday but I was still able help my mom with a bit of gardening and go for a walk around the village. On our way home Simon and I made a quick detour to Wellington to stop at a lookout point on Lake Ontario. It was a bit foggy but still pretty!

Hope you had a great weekend as well!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Taste of Summer OOTD

Hello lovelies! This week we had a little heatwave and the temperatures soared. The leaves on the trees grew like crazy these past two days and so many flowers have bloomed. Feeling the sun soaking into my skin once again was amazing.  

These photos were taken super early this morning before work in my backyard, so you get to see a little sneak-peek! I finished staining my deck earlier this week and it feels great to be done. I kept my outfit super casual with Birkenstocks because I'm all about comfort (I usually wear them with socks tbh).
 Top: Kelso (borrowed from my Mom!)
Skirt: Dynamite
Sandals: Walmart
Watch: Avon
Bracelet: Rainbow-Loom made by yours truly a few years back
My tulips are fully open and gorgeous! 

Hope the weather is fabulous where you are as well! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel

Hi loves!! It's been over a month since my last blog post, I can't believe how fast the time has flown! I've been quite busy with spring things, that is, giving my backyard some much needed TLC. When Simon and I bought our house, the backyard was an overgrown disaster. We've been working hard fixing up the lawn, the gardens and the deck. We are almost done and super pleased with the results. More to come on that, but now let's get back to what this blog post is about.

A little while ago, I popped into the drugstore since I was low on my moisturizer, and came across a Neutrogena value set containing a moisturizer, a cleanser and the RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel. The set was on sale for cheaper than buying the moisturizer I usually buy on it's own, so of course I snatched it up! Unfortunately, I'm still dealing with acne and I'm getting close to 30 (I'll be 27 in less than a month--eek!). I'm always interested in trying new products to keep my acne at bay. I have to say that I'm extremely impressed with this gel! It kind of reminds me of the Proactiv mask that you're supposed to leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off. However I find the Proactiv mask was always hard to wash off, as it often stuck to my skin. The Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel is meant to be applied before bed on any blemishes, and left on for the whole night. In the morning, this gel washes off super easily with any face wash. It also doesn't have a smell (unlike the Proactiv mask which smells like sulphur). I've been using this product for about a month and a half and my acne has improved a ton! I get much less blemishes and when I do get some, they are much smaller. The gel "dries your pimples up" and makes them much less red and swollen. If you have an unsightly zit in the evening, after using this product overnight your zit will be much less noticeable and easily covered up with a bit of concealer.

Have you tried the Neutrogena RapidClear Overnight Acne Control Gel? What is your go-to acne control product? Thanks for stopping by! xo