Thursday, 30 October 2014

o.b. Pro Comfort Tampons: Review + Giveaway!

Ladies, I have a bit of a fun post for you today! That time of the month is no ones favourite, but there are products out there to help make those 3-8 days a bit more bearable. I've been a long time fan of o.b.'s Pro Comfort Tampons*, so I was excited to hear about their new Give Us One Period campaign! You can follow o.b. on Twitter to be kept up to date on this new and exciting campaign! These tampons are different to most tampons on the market, because these ones don't actually have an applicator. This means less waste and more discreet packaging. 

o.b. Pro Comfort Tampons

o.b.'s tampons are quite small in size, but they are able to absorb the same amount of liquid compared to the other tampons on the market. 

"The FLUIDLOCK® grooves draw fluid into the centre core, all while expanding to fit your unique shape. This gives you up to eight hours of amazing protection. Your flow level will determine how often you should change your tampon and what absorbency you should use. You should use a tampon with the lowest absorbency to meet your needs." - o.b.

o.b. Pro Comfort Tampons

I personally prefer the small size, and the applicator-free design is very easy to use. You simply expand the tampon with the green string, and then insert your finger in the little opening. You can then insert the tampon. This might sound a little bit intimidating, or messy, to anyone who has only used tampons with applicators, or only pads. But I promise you that o.b.'s tampons are incredibly easy to use! In fact, I want you to be able to try out these tampons for yourself. 30 of my Canadian readers will get the opportunity to try out these amazing little tampons! All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below. Easy as pie!

o.b. Pro Comfort Tampons

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Non-Beauty Favourites

Every month I try to share my favourite beauty products with you, but I thought that it'd also be fun to share my non-beauty favourites too! You all know that I love beauty, but this is a way for you to get to know me a bit better. Let's hop right in!

First things first, Taylor Swift's new CD, 1989, released yesterday, and of course I had to pick up a copy right away. This is Taylor's first all-pop album, and I'm absolutely loving it! She's great at country, but I'm personally really happy to see her transitioning fully into pop.

Taylor Swift 1989

Scandal is back for season 4, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Olivia Pope is back in action, looking fiercer than ever. If you haven't watched Scandal yet, then I'd highly recommend giving it a shot. I will warn you that the first few episodes of the series are a bit slow, but after that it gets really, really good!

Olivia Pope Scandal

My latest snack addiction has been to Popcorn, Indiana's Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzlecorn. This is essentially popcorn with chocolate and peanut butter drizzled all over it. This popcorn tastes like kettlecorn, with a sweet and salty kick. This stuff is seriously good!

Popcorn, Indiana Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzlecorn

I don't know why it took me so long to discover Sam Smith, but now I'm just addicted. Leave Your Lover, I'm Not the Only One, Stay With Me, Restart.... there are so many great songs. I actually just bought his CD, In the Lonely Hour, yesterday when I was picking up T Swift's 1989 at HMV. I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'm really excited!


My Candy Crush app stopped working a few weeks ago, and I've been too scared to delete it & re-download it, since I don't want to risk loosing all of my progress. My life is hard, I know... So in the meantime, I've been playing Mahjong Solitaire. This is no Candy Crush, but it's addicting enough, and makes my bus rides to and from work go by a lot quicker. 

Mahjong Solitaire

This article about a Chinese girl spending an entire week inside a KFC after breaking up with her boyfriend. That's all I'm going to say about that. Go read the article for yourself. 

KFC Girl

This list of super adorable cat Halloween costumes. My cats would absolutely hate me if I tried to dress them up, but it might be worth the risk... 

Bumble Bee Cat Halloween Costume

So there are a few of my most recent favourite things! I would love to know what random things you've been loving lately. Leave me a comment below and we'll chat! :)

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files

For the past few months I've been trying out a few different Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files*, and today I'm here to tell you all about them! I've tried glass nail files before, but I was interested in trying out these files from a company based in Prague, Czech Republic!

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files

"Our crystal nail files have a lifetime guaranty on the filing surface. Mont Bleu crystal nail files are made of Czech tempered glass and are very hygienic and have a Health Safety certificate." - Mont Bleu

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files can be made with Swarovski crystals - how luxurious! The crystals can make the files a bit harder to firmly grip on to, but it's not a big deal. These files get the job done very efficiently, and leave my nails with a smooth, clean edge. The only thing that I don't love about these files is the squeaky noise that it makes when I file my nails. It's not the most pleasant noise ever, and makes me squirm just a bit. If you can get past that, then these files really are great. 

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files

I've also been trying out a glass foot file from Mont Bleu, and the purple colour matches my nail files! This foot file is quite thick and heavy, and it removes any dry skin, calluses, etc. very efficiently. The perfect tool for an at-home pedicure!

Mont Bleu Glass Foot File

Do you use glass nail files? If you've never tried them before, then I'd definitely recommend giving them a shot! I love that Mont Bleu's files come with a a lifetime guaranty on the filing surface, so you don't have to worry about the surface becoming dull like on other glass files (I'm looking at you, Julep!). You can buy Mont Bleu files online from Design Glassware

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Lush Fairy Ring Soap

Halloween is just a few days away, and today I have a festive product to share with you from Lush! Lush's new Fairy Ring Soap* ($7.95 CAD/100g) is around for both Halloween and Christmas, so you can use it all Winter long!

Lush Fairy Ring Soap

"Who is the fairest one of all? Well, you will be after a bath or shower with our Fairy Ring soap! Handmade with fresh mushrooms, this mystical sudser is rich in nutrients for beautiful skin. It’s also scented with jasmine absolute, ylang ylang and vetivert oils to leave a bit of fairy dust fragrance behind. Plus, the soap base we use for this one is 100% palm-free, so you can feel good in or out of the shower!" - Lush
Lush Fairy Ring Soap

Lush's Fairy Ring Soap is quite cute, as it's red with pink circles along the edges. The scent of this soap is the same as Lush's Silky Underwear Dusting Powder, which I've never used. I find this scent to be very, very faint - I hardly can smell anything at all. Lush says that the main notes in this soap are jasmine absolute, ylang ylang and vetivert oils. I get a good lather from this soap, and I love that this soap isn't breaking down quickly. I've been using this soap in my shower for a few weeks, and it hasn't shrunk very much at all!

Lush Fairy Ring Soap

I normally love Lush's soaps since they're so fragrant, but Fairy Ring just doesn't pack that punch. I get hardly any scent pay off from this bar of soap. So, while the formula is still very good, I just don't think that it's worth the price of almost $8 a bar. I would recommend picking up Lush's Porridge, Sultana of Soap, or Sea Vegetable Soap if you're new to Lush! 

Have you checked out Lush's Halloween lineup yet? What did you think of Lush's Fairy Ring? 

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Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick

I'm already a fan of the potted version of Nuxe's Rêve de Miel, which kind of has a cult following. So I was obviously excited to try out Nuxe's Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick* ($9 CAD), which has a similar formula but in a convenient stick format!

"Repairs and softens lips restoring their softness. Lips are supple and soothed, the comfort is restored. A delightful texture with a rich, fruity honey fragrance." - Murale

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick

This lip balm has quite simple packaging - a beige plastic tube that twists up. The lip balm itself is white in the stick, but it applies completely clear on the lips. There's a really nice orange-honey scent to this lip balm, which I absolutely adore. I love the thicker consistency of this balm, since that's what makes it mega hydrating. I just know that this will be one of my go-to lip balms in the cold, dry Winter months. If you have chapped or dry lips, I really think that you'd love this formula. I get about 3-4 hours of moisturization from this balm, which is actually really good for my lips! Normally I'm having to reapply lip balm constantly (yes, I'm a lip balm addict, I'm aware), but this balm can even last throughout light eating and drinking!

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick

Compared to the potted Rêve de Miel formula, there are some differences. Of course, this tube packaging is a bit more sanitary, so it's great to take with you on the go. Both formulas are thick, super hydrating, and overall amazing products. It's been a while since I've used the potted version, but now I'm wanting to pick up another jar! Have you tried either the potted or stick version of Nuxe's Rêve de Miel lip balm? Are you as big of a fan of them as I am?

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