}124{ So Susan – Lip Love – April 2015

Posted August 29, 2015 By 'Manda

Yay! Another post for you guys! And it’s another really old one! Though this one wasn’t totally my fault, it came in much later because it got lost and had to get a replacement.

This is a nice product, I have a couple of them now.. I rarely use them, but I haven’t been wearing makeup much recently.

Colour Hybrid
I love, love, love this! It is both a cheek and lip tint. The color is so natural and beautiful.

8-Hour Cheek Stain
This is a nice color, but I don’t usually wear blush and if I do its usually powder.

Bonus: Jelly Pong Pong – Caribbean Sun
These are really nice colors. I feel like I can wear these naturally.

Bonus: Bracelet
The bracelet is nice, albeit not something I would usually wear. I think it will make an excellent gift!

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}123{ Birchbox – May 2015

Posted August 28, 2015 By 'Manda

Again, I’d like to apologize at how much I’ve failed to be a good blogger? I did so well for so long, then life just got hectic, and it still kind of is since I’m in a learning process.. but I’m going to try to catch up!

So lets begin with May’s (I feel horrible that it’s August) Birchbox!

Number 4™ Non-Aerosol Hairspray
Believe it or not, I have yet to actually use this. I don’t have much use for hairspray, since I don’t style often. But I’ve kept it in my arsenol of stuff for when I do!

BeeKind™ Body Lotion
I love this lotion. I may buy more in the future, I haven’t decided yet. I really am still hooked on my Figs & Rouge Berry lotion.

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil
Outside of the disappointment I felt when the first one came opened and covered in itself. They were so quick to send a replacement, that I can’t complain and they replaced the whole box. It’s a nice pencil, but I really haven’t used it since doing the video.

Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash
I haven’t used this at all. I suppose this is a reminder to put it in my shower, since I’m running low on body wash!

Raw Spirit Fragrances Desert Blush Eau de Parfum
This was my favorite part of getting a second one of these boxes. I LOVE this parfum, and would wear it forever and ever. So a second one is great. My job is scent free, so I can only wear it when I go out. But so worth it!

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}122{ I’m the worst

Posted August 25, 2015 By 'Manda

So, I’ve been meaning to actually make a post for some time now… mainly to catch up on the things I’ve not yet posted… Like June & July everything. I’ve received my August items as well, so I need to get on the ball for those too!!

So a lot has changed… I was in the process of getting my teeth cleaned and using my benefits for good use, when I found out I would be leaving the company I worked with for 5 years. August 7th was my last day with them, and I only found out that I actually got another job on July 31st. So I took a big chance!

So far, I’m happier where I am, though things are a bit insane right now. I have a hard time adjusting to questions that are repetitive and people getting ahead. I find it very disruptive to my learning, and makes things feel like they take a serious amount of time longer. It often makes me fall asleep because as soon as I get tired I can’t handle it any longer.

But outside of that, I seem to be doing well and look forward to working on my own soon! I really enjoy a few people in my class, and look forward to working and becoming friends with those interested.

Work has a H2O contest right now. So people in the center make teams of up to 10, and each day we record how many ounces we consumed each day. I’m working on 3 full bottles a day. That is, the bottles they gave us which are 27oz. So far, I’ve been successful in this but it’s only day 2!

I have been terrible with going to the gym, so I won’t even lie about it. But hopefully, we will get back into the swing of things. It’s been really hot and humid here, which I love but also find I’m more tired with.

Dale also had his last day with his job on August 7th, and is trying to get on with a company now. So hopefully that will work out, because right now funds are really tight because of it. We will make it through, as things are looking good right now!

I got to see one of my long-term favorite bands play on the 8th of August! Which is Finger Eleven. I even managed to get a picture with Scott Anderson, picked up a copy of their album and got it signed. Was a pretty amazing experience. It was just in a small venue, so it was very cozy and so much fun!

I also managed to win a plushie from the Excel contest I had entered. So I’m now an owner of a cute little donut guy! Though, I really wanted the coffee cup, haha!

Today, I received a random sample box from Shoppers Drug Mart, so I’m stoked to try out the items! I got a couple samples from TRESemme, Dove, and Nexxus.

I’m going to try to get my blog caught up over the next couple days. We’ll see what I can do! I might just do all the late months lumped together for each box and start over.

I’ve also gotten my awesome Industrial Strength clicker! It’s totally gorgeous. If I remember, I’ll try to get a picture up to share. I’m also about one session and some touch-ups away from my tattoo being finished. I can’t wait to show it to you all!

Also, Extra Life is coming up in October! If you’re interested in donating, please make arrangements with me or feel free to donate online on my page.

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Wooooo another day of updates! This is mainly because I went to the library and really want to have a chance to read my book I borrowed and the best way is to have all book reading out of the way!

So this time, we have Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons by Sam Brand. By the imagery on the book and the title, I thought that this would be am ore child orientated book. I wasn’t sure what it would be about at all, but I wasn’t expecting what I read!

So let’s start off with the cover:

This is the beginning of what this book is about. Ants, Chimps and Dolphins. These aren’t just Ants, Chimps and Dolphins but Human Ants, Human Chimps, and Human Dolphins. It describes different mindsets as these. How you can change yourself, and how you shouldn’t just “follow the colony” and do what makes you happy.

I would say this is more geared towards teenagers and adults. Just with the theme, and the mindset its working with. It was a very interesting read, and I would suggest picking it up!


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}120{ PurSabino Yoga Socks

Posted June 30, 2015 By 'Manda

Wow! Two posts in one day – it can only mean that I’ve let time slip by me once again and am on deadline time!

I really hate that I’ve been so unmotivated in life, and as a result everything is suffering. However, I guess it makes me productive because I have to be!

Today, we have PurSabino’s Yoga Socks. What are Yoga socks? Well they’re like toe socks, with the toes actually open. They also have anti-slip protection on the soles!

Like anything that separates your toes, it can be a little awkward to get on at first. However, if you’re used to wearing toe socks or even those toe-shoes, then it shouldn’t be too difficult for you!

Here’s the stock image of this product:

Unfortunately, I seem to have forgotten to upload my pictures of the socks so far, so I’ll update with the pictures by this weekend at latest. However, as you can see they have the little grips on the bottom and are toeless.

These are actually really comfortable once you adjust to them. The only issue I came up with them, was that if I didn’t put them on quite right, it pinched my toes and they’d go a bit numb. But then I’d just adjust and I’d be fine.

These can be worn with shoes, but if you have those exposed jelly soles, it may be hard to get your foot in as the grips and the jelly will try to prevent each other from moving. ;)

I reviewed this product on Amazon, and you can see the review here:


Please let me know if you have any questions about this product! I’d be very happy to try and answer them as best as possible!

The product can be purchased here:


It is well worth the money, so I highly suggest picking up a pair. Even if you aren’t into Yoga, the freedom and slip-resistant bottom really are awesome!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Reference ID: pmaebf428799f36456510413c389b740f9

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Ahh! Another Terry Treetop book! I absolutely love these books. They’re always so colorful and full of love. In this book he’s discovering spring. He finds an unlikely friend, but playtime ends too soon!

He ends up saving his friend, and showing that not everyone is the same and some people just want to be friends. He is shown gratitude by an unlikely party, and gets to feel the happiness of helping someone and showing someone that they’re safer than they believed.

I definitely recommend these books for younger children. The colorful pictures and uplifting adventures seem very relatable and would be enjoyable to them.



(I received this book for free or at a discounted rate for my honest opinion.)

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}118{ Top Box – May 2015 – Prive – Aveda

Posted June 29, 2015 By 'Manda

Hi everyone. I hope you all forgive me for being the biggest liar ever about getting stuff done when I don’t. At least I did get some videos up!

So without further delays, welcome to my May Top Box!

Items included:
Thickening Tonic
Invati Exfoliating Shampoo
Invati Thickening Conditioner
Invati Scalp Revitalizer
Stress-Fix Crème Cleansing Oil
Stress-Fix Body Lotion
Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum

Unfortunately, outside of what is in the video, I haven’t tried anything from this box yet. I need to sit down and go through my recent boxes and see what I need to try, what I’m getting rid of, etc.

Again, I’m very sorry how late this is. I’m a terrible human being!

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}117{ Luxe Box – Spring 2015 (Benefit)

Posted June 18, 2015 By 'Manda

I am the worst and I really apologize. I just haven’t had much time to myself to do videos! I have to do some this weekend, so something will be up on my channel at least!

So at very least, I figured I could post about what I received with the Spring Luxe Box, which I got to upgrade to the Benefit box!


Items in this box:

The POREfessional
I’ve gotten samples of this product before, and it’s awesome! It leaves your skin feeling velvety smooth.

Gimme Brow
Personally, I haven’t used this product yet but I hear it’s great! My friend used it and it looked great and made her brows look naturally bolder and fuller.

They’re Real!
This was my original favorite mascara. I can’t say anything bad about it, I love the length and look it creates!

This is a really nice product. The color is good. My only issue was it left a weird taste on my lips.

It’s Potent! Eye Cream
I still haven’t used this product because I can’t stand the smell of it. I’ll probably hand it off to one of my galpals!

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}116{ Bar Brat Ice Ball Maker & Sphere Ice Mold

Posted June 11, 2015 By 'Manda

Hi folks! I had an amazing opportunity provided by Tomoson and Bar Brat. I was able to tyr out this awesome Ice Ball/Sphere maker.

I’ve always been one of those weird ones that loved different shaped ice. When I was younger I had a silicon ice cube tray that made heart shaped ice cubes and I loved it!

So when I was invited to try this product, I couldn’t say no.

So first off, this product is SUPER easy to use. You just fill it 3/4th the way with water, and line up the pieces and push down. You want overflow to come from the top. Put it in the freezer and allow to freeze. Once frozen, just move the silicon mold around so that it breaks the pieces around the spheres, and remove the top. If you’re lucky, the overflow was enough that the stems broke off and it is actually a sphere. Otherwise, you may just need to cut this off.

Sadly, my video didn’t allow me to show this happening, but it did happen when I had first used it! I only wish I had of realized I needed to do a video then, and you would have seen its awesomeness!

I definitely suggest checking it out. You can find the product here on Amazon.ca.

You can check out my video here:

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}115{ Birchbox – April 2015

Posted May 25, 2015 By 'Manda

Can I just start off by telling you guys how much I suck?

I really don’t mean to leave you guys hanging – and I had another post in mind before this, but things have just been busy and technical issues.

I had an issue with my Luxe Box which I was waiting to get resolved (and has been) before recording my video for that, then decide I should just record all the videos together.

Now May is almost over, I have received my May Birch Box & Top Box. Summer Luxe Box is shipping now, and I still haven’t done much!

So without further ado, lets talk about April’s Birchbox!

Here’s the video:

Items for this month:
Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream
I haven’t actually used this product yet, but it smells divine! I enjoyed the last Whish product I received, I just don’t use shaving cream very often. So I think I’ll try this out soon!

Mèreadesso® All-In-One Moisturizer
I’ve used this before, and I don’t like it’s consistency. I’m going to most likely give this to one of my friends.

Not Soap, Radio Body Wash – Bathing with Sharks
I was excited for this, because some of the scents sounded really nice. However, the scent I received was the one I was really hoping I didn’t get. It reminds me a bit of Old Spice, which I love, but not quite. It smells more like a “boy” scent. Something you’d want to smell off your significant other more so than yourself.

Benefit Roller Lash
I really love Roller Lash! I received one in another box (Top Box I believe!) and I have a few people interested in this. Waiting for some confirmation before proceeding.

Jelly Pong Pong GLOW GETTER Highlighter
This is a nice color, it looks really dark but it blends nicely with my skin tone. Gives a nice shimmer. I’d add it more for a night out, than as a highlighter though.

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