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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Camino Simply Dark Hot Chocolate Review

SocialNature recently sent me a tin of Camino Simply Dark Hot Chocolate to try out.  I've done reviews on Camino products a few times in the past but for those of you who aren't in the know, Camino sells organic, fair-trade chocolate products and is owned by La Siembra, a Canada-based co-op. I personally love Camino products and I was very excited to try this hot chocolate.



Camino Simply Dark Hot Chocolate is Certified Kosher, Vegan friendly, and gluten-free. It's made with no milk ingredients (but may contain traces of milk). Being milk protein intolerant, it's awesome to have a hot chocolate mix I can actually use.

I love this hot chocolate! It's rich and has a nice dark chocolate flavour without being too bitter. I don't think the kids would like it because it isn't the most kid-friendly flavour (read: overly sweet) but I like it because of that fact. I would definitely recommend this product :).

For more information on Camino products, visit www.lasiembra.com/camino

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sawmill Creek Autumn Blush Review

BzzAgent recently gave me the opportunity to try out a Sawmill Creek wine of my choice. Sawmill Creek offers 12 varieties of wine available at liquor and wine stores across Canada. Being fall, I chose their Autumn Blush variety to try out.



Sawmill Creek's Autumn Blush is a rosé. It has a rich raspberry flavour that makes it a good wine to transition from summer to fall. I'm not much for sweet wines and this isn't overbearingly sweet. This would pair well with spicy foods or turkey.

For more information on Sawmill Creek Wines, visit www.sawmillcreekwines.com

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme Review

BzzAgent recently sent me products to try from Pantene's new Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme Collection. This collection is designed to work with every hair type and promises to provide 10 fixes to your hair:

  1. Repair for Rough Hair 
  2. Strength Against Damage 
  3. Silky Softness 
  4. Brilliant Shine 
  5. Smoothing
  6. Moisture 
  7. Frizz Control 
  8. Heat Protection 
  9. Manageability 
  10. Tamed Flyaways

Here are the products I received:




I received:

  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme Shampoo
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 Beauty Balm for Hair

I've only ever had good things to say about Pantene in the past and and today is no exception. This is a really good collection of products. My hair was really damaged prior to using and through using the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme products it's feeling much softer and silkier. Plus the products smell nice! My favourite product of the 3 would be the Beauty Balm for Hair. It spreads nicely throughout my hair and doesn't leave it greasy or oily. I even use it in the kids' hair after swimming lessons!

I would definitely recommend these products if you're looking for a solid shampoo system that won't break the bank. For more info on the Pantene Pro-V Ultimate 10 BB Creme Collection visit www.pantene.com and visit SmartSource for a printable $2 coupon.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Original Tangle Teezer Review

We recently had the opportunity to review the Tangle Teezer brush courtesy of NailPolishCanada.com. The Tangle Teezer is a revolutionary brush that bends and flexes with tangles, not just pulling through, resulting in a painless hair brushing. This was the perfect brush for me to try on Aislinn as she HATES having her hair brushed (since it always seems to be tangled). Let's take a look at the brush first:




Made in the UK! I'm an anglophile so that makes me happy :). It's shaped ergonomically, like a bean. The original Tangle Teezer comes in a variety of colours: black, pink, purple & pink, orange & yellow, and blue & pink (our choice). Here is what the brush part looks like:



The Tangle Teezer works so good, Aislinn loves it when I brush her hair with this brush. The bristles are very flexible but effective. It's fairly compact too so it's great to throw in your purse or pack for travelling.

The Original Tangle Teezer is available for $14.99 on the Nail Polish Canada site. For more information about the Tangle Teezer and other products, visit www.tangleteezer.com


Saturday, 4 October 2014

GOSH Cosmetics Review

Today we're reviewing selected items from GOSH Cosmetics, courtesy of ChickAdvisor. GOSH is a beauty products company based in Denmark. GOSH products are sold primarily in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart. I'd never tried GOSH cosmetic products before so I was super excited to try them out.

Let's take a look at the products I received:



I received:

  • GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Stick in Plum
  • GOSH Prime 'n Set Powder
  • GOSH Lip Lacquer in Funky Lips
  • GOSH Crazy Volume Mascara
I LOVED all of the products. My favourites would be the Forever Eye Shadow Stick and the Prime 'n Set Powder. The Forever Eye Shadow Stick glided on so smoothly and stayed put - plus I loved the colour! The Prime 'n Set Powder is really cool. You apply in under and/or over makeup to help it stay. I personally used in on top with a face primer underneath my makeup, and I fould that it was great at absorbing shine without drying out my skin.

I need another mascara like I need a hole in my head, but the Crazy Volume Mascara is a solid mascara. The brush looks like a catapiller and does add a lot of volume. The Lip Lacquer is more of a lip gloss with a lacquer smell (not good). It is moisturizing though and applies smoothly. I wasn't crazy about the colour but it's surprisingly flattering on.

I'm really impressed with the quality of GOSH's cosmetics products, and they are priced very reasonably. For more information on GOSH products, visit www.goshcosmetics.com

Monday, 15 September 2014

Vitafusion MultiVites Review

The good people at Chick Advisor sent me a bottle of Vitafusion MultiVites to review. MultiVites are adult gummy multivitamins. I wasn't into gummy vitamins for the longest time because I felt like it was a tease to have just one gummy :P.




MultiVites are adult daily multivitamins.They are made with all natural colours and flavours and contain 200% of the daily required Vitamin D3 (which helps maintain strong bones!). MultiVites are also a good source of Vitamins B6 and B12, Folic Acid, and Pantothenic Acid. Plus they taste great! I found they were a good addition to my daily vitamin ritual. I found the gummy aspect convenient, since I could just chew it and didn't require a glass of water.

Vitafusion MultiVites are a great alternative to your traditional multivitamin. More information on Vitafusion products, visit www.gummyvites.com/vitafusion

To join the Chick Advisor Product Review Club, visit www.chickadvisor.com/productreviewclub

Monday, 8 September 2014

Topbox August 2014 Review

Sorry, this is another belated review, but I am back to school so I won't be posting as often. That said, I really wanted to post about my great August Topbox!

For those who don't know, Topbox is a monthly beauty subscription box. For $12/month (free shipping!), you receive 4 deluxe beauty samples. Here is what I received for August:





I received:

I really loved all of this month's products. The Barefoor Venus lotion smells sooo good. I have it beside my computer for when I need a pick-me-up. It leaves my skin feeling really soft too. The nail polish pads also smell really nice. It's nice to use nail polish remover that doesn't smell like it's killing brain cells. It's also really effective, if a little oily. I LOVE the LAQA & Co. Lip Lube. It feels minty fresh and tingly and the colour works well with my summer tan. I just wish I'd gotten it at the beginning of summer! Lastly, the Matrix Oil Wonders Colour Caring Oil is a really nice hair treatment. I'm a big fan of Matrix hair products and this oil leaves my hair feeling really soft and healthy.

I'm almost always really pleased with my monthly Topboxes and I would have to say that it is one of my favourite subscription services.

For more information on Topbox or to join the waiting list ot subscribe visit www.topbox.ca