Monday, 8 December 2014

Let's Talk Trash - November Empties

As my blog is not primarily focused on finance anymore, let me introduce a new feature - Let's Talk Trash.  Here I will share my thoughts and feelings on different products I finish in the month.  Now keep in mind, I didn't necessarily start the product in the month only finished it.  So, let's get into my trash:

Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Cupcake candle - I LOVE pumpkin, all things pumpkin and this candle was no exception.  It filled my apartment with the scent of a bakery that only baked pumpkin goodies - and I'm okay with that.  I will definitely get this one again!

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash in Pistachio Cream with Magnolia - Another love.  This body wash was creamy and created wonderful bubbles, and the scent.....oh, the scent - pistachio heaven.  'nuff said.

The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Shower Gel - I like to have two body washes going at the same time - one creamy and one that's not.  The thing I like the most about this body wash is the scent.  It's a true peach scent - not fake.  Would purchase it again.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion - This is my go-to travel body lotion.  While I like the lotion itself, I really love the bottle it comes in.  I will continue to buy this but only when I am travelling.

White Barn Pink Petal Tea Cake candle - I didn't want this candle to finish.  The wax was a beautiful pink, the label had a gorgeous picture of roses and the lid was a matte gold with ornate detail.  It was the perfect combination of floral and bakery - neither over powered.  It was completely balance.  I really hope that this candle comes back in the Spring.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer - I've used this moisturizer for years and love it.  Unfortunately I have been diagnosed with rosacea and have a new moisturizer....which I'm not loving.

Bumble & Bumble Tonic Lotion - One of my secrets to healthy hair.  I spray this on my scalp after every shower and the mix of vitamins and tea tree oil help feed my scalp and hair.  I will continue to buy this for the rest of my life!

Listerine Whitening Original - I love Listerine Whitening Plus Restoring but I hated this.  The taste was horrible and I wanted to spit it out as soon as it was in my mouth.  I will not be purchasing this particular mouthwash again.

Maybelline Full 'N Soft Mascara - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!  This is my favorite mascara - nothing compares.  Unfortunately, I cannot find it in Canada anymore so I have to stock up when I go to the States.  Please Maybelline, bring it back!!

Bath & Body Works Sugar Berry Smash lotion - While I prefer the triple moisture body cream from BBW, I did  love the scent of this lotion.  When I didn't want to wear perfume I would slather this on my arms and chest.  I would buy this scent again but only in the thicker lotion.

Biore Blemish Fighting Astringent - Again, a product I have used for years but with my rosacea I've had to move on to something different.

Bath & Body Works Island Nectar Deep-Cleansing Hand Soap - This is a great summery scent - it's like being at the beach while washing your hands.  I prefer the foaming soaps but I would buy this scent regardless of which soap form it came in.

Have you tried any of these products?  Have suggestions for products I must try?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Mani of the Moment

Who says you can't wear brights in colder months?!?  I'm loving this Essie polish in Pink Happy. It's creamy, easy to work this and although I did do two coats, you could easy get away with one coat. My accent nail is China Glaze Pizzazz which is a fun chunky multi-color glitter. This mani is definitely brightening up the gloomy days!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Say what.......I'm back!!!!!

It's been a hot minute since I've been around these parts of the internet.....and I missed it.  There is a ton of things to update you on.  But the biggest is that I'm debt free.  Okay, I have a few hundred dollars on my credit card but other than that I have no consumer debt.  What a great feeling.  I was able to pay the last of everything off about 8 months ago and I haven't looked back since.

So, now that I have no debt, what kind of blog will this be?  Well...I'm thinking more of a lifestyles type blog - it will be about things I love and enjoy.  Travel, fashion, books, food...and from time to time I would imagine there will be some financial discussion. 

I'm really excited to get back into blogging and connecting (and reconnecting) with other bloggers and to see where this little blog goes.  I hope you'll stick around - or join - to see what happens.