Wednesday, May 14, 2014

imPress Manicure Canada VoxBox - Review

I recently received two packages of Broadway imPress nails with my latest VoxBox. At first I wasn't sure if these were just the stickers to put on nails, but realised very quickly they're a type of fake nail that says it doesn't damage the nail bed and literally goes on like a sticker. No mess. No added glue. Just peel off the back and apply.
I received two different styles - and it boasts that it lasts up to a week.
some of the nails were a little too short for my nail bed - you can see my pinky finger as an example.
They come in this cute little nail-polish looking container with many sizes and a whole lot of extras. Currently I have been wearing mine for a day and a half, washed dishes, showered, and they haven't budged.
My main complaint about these nails are that they are too square. While the kit does come with a nail file, it was not big enough to complete the job. I would prefer something that had a little more of a roundness to them.
I have only been wearing the nails for a day and a bit, and so far they are comfortable and don't feel too different than my own nails. imPress boasts that it will last an entire week, so I'm curious to see how long it lasts. imPress is available in Canada (yay!) for $8.99 for plain colours and $10.99 for the pattern. What annoys me is that these nails are available in the States for $5.99 USD and $7.99 USD. All in all i would recommend these nails, especially if one needed them for a special occasion.

Have you tried imPress Nails? What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sprouted Wheat Zero Low Low OneBun - Product Review

I'm always looking for a new way to enjoy carbs, particularly breads that are lower in calories, high in protein and have no preservatives.  What am I talking about? The Sprouted Zero Wheat Low Low One Bun. It's thin and light, but also has enough substance to hold a sandwich together. For 150 calories and 8 grams of protein, it contains:
Sprouted Wheat Zero Low Low OneBun
  • Zero Added Sugar
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Fat
  • Free of Artificial Preservatives
  • High Source of Fibre
  • Good Source of Iron
Turkey Bacon, Egg, Tomato Sandwich -Delicious way to start the morning!

This is definitely a product I can get behind, whether as a treat by eating half or indulging with an entire sandwich. It's great for mini homemade pizzas too. Best of all, it's available in Canada! 

PB, Sugar Free Jam and Banana - great post workout snack!

Have you tried this before? Would you?

Note: The views with respect to this product review are mine alone, and reflect an honest opinion about the product. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Influenster - Maple VoxBox

There's honestly nothing like getting a package in the mail that's not a bill or junk mail. I recently received a box of samples from Influenster, called the Maple VoxBox. Finally! we have a few different companies providing samples of products that are available in Canada!
My Maple VoxBox came with snacks from Skinny Cow, Mints from Ice Breakers, NYC Lip Gloss, NYC Mascara, Kiss press-on nails in funky neon colour, and a Glacial Clay Mask. Pretty much all one needs stashed in their purse (ok minus the clay mask ;)).
 There are a couple of reasons why I am impressed with this goody-box. First and foremost, there are snacks! I am constantly looking for something to sink my teeth - I mean we all get the munchies from time to time right? 

The post- snack mints are also a must : ) Once I have had a chance to try out the mascara, the press on nails and the lip gloss I'll let you all know, but so far I'm liking the products. In fact the Skinny Cow Crisp Milk Chocolate is not going to make it any further. 

Have you tried any of these brands? What are your thoughts?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Emerald Green & Brick Roads

Its Mid-November in Ottawa and the weather has been unseasonably warm. We should have had a snowfall by now, but its warm enough that a leather jacket and scarf is all one needs really to stay warm. Not that I am complaining or anything, I do better when its warm. I just doesn’t feel like we are in “Ottawa” anymore Toto. 

What I am Wearing:
Emerald Blouse: Forever 21
Jeans: Banana Republic
Jacket: Mackage
Faux Fur Stole: RW & Co. 
Shoes: Ann Klein - Town Shoes

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shopping & Champagne with H&M Ottawa

Brace yourself Ottawa, it's finally here, albeit fashionable late, H&M is now available in the National Capital!
On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 I had the amazing opportunity to get a sneak peak at the new H&M and Bayshore Shopping Centre, while being given the opportunity to shop and sip on champagne. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday evening.
With some great tunes to keep us going, Many of Ottawa’s fashion bloggers and media were there at the first unveiling.

H&M officially opens its doors this afternoon, and I am already itching to go back to see what other goodies are available! A post on what I scored will be up soon.
Will you be visiting the new H&M Ottawa? Are you going to be there for its grand opening today?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Favourites: The Classic Trench Coat

The best the thing about fall are those crisp days, just a few degrees shy of when you know you’ll be seeing your breath in the air, the clear blue skies, and the earth scattered with colours of yellow, red and orange leaves crunching between each step.

October in O-Town has been stunning. It’s a bittersweet reminder of what’s coming (ugh cold, ugh snow). But on a day when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet, it’s the furthest thing from my mind. Im just relishing in my fall favourites.

PS: shout out my photographer Kat, who did an excellent job shooting these pictures with my iPhone. She captured just what I wanted with this spectacular fall day.
What I am Wearing:
Trench coat: Mackage
Shoes: Anne Klein (Town Shoes)
Purse: COACH (Sophie in embossed Croc leather)
Skirt: Ann Taylor (LOFT)

What are your fall favourites? 


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