Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 2016 Beauty Box Five

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The February 2016 Beauty Box Five* is extra special since the subscription service turns four this month. The box’s theme is “Birthday Sweets!” and it features five versatile beauty products.

If you are unfamiliar with Beauty Box Five, it is a subscription that sends its members five cosmetic samples each month. Subscriptions start at $12 per month and shipping is free!

Now let’s talk about the February items.

Monday, February 22, 2016

NOTD: Essie Peak Show

Essie Peak Show Swatch and Review

With winter lingering around for another month or so, I thought it was the perfect time to write a review of one of the polishes released this season.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecake Bites

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Impress your guests with this mini cheesecake recipe that’s easy to create but makes everyone think that you spent all day baking. I came up with this dessert when I was in the baking mood but didn’t want to have to go shopping for additional ingredients. I always have graham crackers, cream cheese, chocolate, and fruit around the house, so this dessert came together easily.

Now, I like to make these decadent little desserts to give as gifts or to bring to parties. They are always the highlight of the dessert table, so you may want to make a double batch.

While there are a few steps to this recipe, they’re quick and easy. You will be indulging in a mini cheesecake in no time.

Monday, February 8, 2016

January 2016 Bakers Krate Review

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As a dessert lover, I can’t tell you how excited I am to share today’s post on Bakers Krate, a subscription box featuring hand crafted gourmet baked goods produced by Canadian dessert experts.

Each box contains at least six fresh baked goods such as cake pops, cake jars, cookies, dessert squares, and more made by local bakeries in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Subscriptions are $19.99 per month plus $9.99 shipping. You can save a bit each month by signing up for a three month or six month plan, and receive 15% off your first box with the coupon code 2016. If you sign up before the 20th of the month, you will receive the current month’s box. I like how you have the option of upgrading, skipping a month, or cancelling at any time if you choose to.

You can also send Bakers Krate as a gift. After all, who wouldn’t want to find a box of sweet treats in their mailbox?

At the moment, Bakers Krate ships across Canada only but is currently running a kickstarter fund me campaign to open its doors to customers in the United States. Click HERE to sign up and help Bakers Krate spread the sweetness stateside.

Now, let’s talk about the January box*.

BLACKSOCKS Sockscription Review

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There’s nothing worse than taking off your shoes in a room full of people and realizing that your socks are mismatched or spotted with holes. Let’s face it, we live busy lives and don’t always remember to replace old socks. Luckily, there’s a solution for your sock sorrows: a Sockscription from BLACKSOCKS.

Eight Valentine's Day Nail Designs

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! What will you be wearing on your nails?

If you are looking for some inspiration, check out the Valentine’s Day nail art designs that I have created over the past few years. I have a post for each design that explains the products that I used and how I created the look. Click on the links below to learn more.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Vanilla Mint Poo-Pourri Review

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No, that beautiful bottle in the photo above does not contain a designer fragrance, a luxurious body lotion, or a professional hair elixir, but after reading this post you may consider it your next must-have product.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

January 2016 Beauty Box Five

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The January 2016 Beauty Box Five* includes products for achieving flawless hair and nails. If you are unfamiliar with Beauty Box Five, it is a subscription that sends its members five cosmetic samples each month. Subscriptions start at $12 per month and shipping is free!

Now let’s talk about the January items.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Seasoned Pretzels Recipe

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With this year’s Super Bowl only a week away, I wanted to share one of my favourite snack recipes. My grandma made these seasoned pretzels for years and now I’m taking over the tradition. My family requests that I make them every couple months and friends always ask for the recipe. These pretzels are so flavourful and very easy and inexpensive to make. This recipe makes a large batch which is necessary since they are very addictive.