Monday 30 November 2015

Post Of Christmas Past

So much going on today...Cyber Monday, the last day of November, the end of my blogging hiatus, the date of birth of someone who means the world to me, the run through for the biggest of event I have ever worked on.

In the days leading up to Christmas, I will, of course, have some Christmas focused posts. Today, I thought I would go into the archives and share some the Christmas posts I have done in the past. 

Thursday 12 November 2015

Maple Holistics Shampoo & Conditioner- Review

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Maple Holistics and asked if I would review one of their products. I had the option of selecting what product I wanted to try- there were so many great options!! I mentioned to them what some of my hair concerns to them and asked them to pick a product that would benefit me. 

Maple Holistics ended up sending me two great products: Hydrate (shampoo) and Silk 18 (conditioner). 

After using both products for a month...well, my hair has never been more grateful!!

Let's start with the shampoo. Hydrate is a moisture shampoo for dry hair and flaky scalp. How many times have I said that my skin is incredible dry and always in need of more moisture? This shampoo actually provided some relief to my dry scalp. Although it didn't totally solve my dry skin/scalp issue, it definitely made a difference. 

Something also to note; this product claims to be 100% safe for coloured hair. I started using this shampoo around the time I had my hair coloured. I'm happy to report that the shampoo didn't fade the colour...yay for that!!

The conditioner, Silk 18, was another moisturizing product. I generally don't use conditioner in my hair, for the simple fact that I haven't found one that makes a difference and/or doesn't leave my hair feeling weighed down and/or causes more problems than help. 

This product did leave my hair looking healthy, decreased the frizz (that whole need of hydration thing), and left my hair feeling soft and silky. I am so happy to have found a conditioner that actually does something positive for my hair!!

As a bonus, both products smelling amazing!! People even commented on how nice my hair smelled. They have products for both men and women, and carry a variety of products to address hair, skin, and bath and body needs. Lots of options!!

So many people are turning to natural or holistic products. Some of them work great, some work ok, and some don't work. Maple Holistics is that natural company that does work- or at least the two products I tried worked. 

***DISCLAIMER: I received these products complimentary from Maple Holistics for review purposes. All content and opinion are my own. For my full Disclaimer Policy, please see my About page.***

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Lest We Forget

Remember the sacrifices that our brave men and women have made fighting to give and preserve the freedom we share today. With bravery and strength they serve.
In Canada, today is Remembrance Day. This is the day that we honour and remember members of our armed forces; those who have served, are serving and, especially, those who have fallen.
There is a section of highway in Ontario, which has been named the Highway of Heroes. All of our fallen soldiers travel this stretch of highway and many Canadian line the overpass to pay their respects. It's a very moving tribute and a way for Canadians to say one of their final 'goodbye' and 'thank you' to our fallen heroes. 

Highway of Heroes by The Trews
Lest We Forget.

Thursday 5 November 2015

Did You And Jupiter Conspire To Get Me?

While driving last weekend, the song Bright came on the radio. I had never heard it before, but instantly liked it. It's been awhile since I shared a song on the blog, so I thought I would share this one...enjoy!!

Bright by Echosmith

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Beauty Review: Love Laneige

I feel like a broken record when it comes to my skin, which is SUPER dry. I have been so incredibly lucky with my major issues, even when I was a teenager. Just dry, thirsty skin. I am always on the hunt for products that leave my skin hydrated.
Recently Influesnter sent me a product to test- Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. 
Laneige Water Sleeping Mack
You are supposed to use this mask 1-2 a week. Since my skin is in desperate need of hydration, I have been using it twice a week. My skin felt instantly hydrated after applying the lightweight gel. The gel is a bit cool, which feels so refreshing on my parched skin. 

This product is so easy to use: after applying the mask, I go to sleep and let it work it's magic. In the morning, I wash the mask off...and I am good to go. 

The best part about this product? It actually works!! My skin feels and looks hydrated. After using this product, my skin looks clearer and brighter as well. Around day 3 (note: I did not use any other product, including moisturizer, while testing this product) my skin starts to feel dry again, which is why I use the product twice a week. 

Final verdict? I love Laneige Water Sleeping Mask!! This is the first product that has left my skin feeling hydrated for more than 24 hours, and without aide from another product. This product is now a "must" for me and is highly recommended, especially if you have dry skin. 

***I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes***

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Hey, It's Ok!

Airing My Dirty Laundry

That I obsessed with the TV show How To Get Away With Murder and I have gotten a couple of my co-workers hooked on it too. The show is crazy!!

To be excited that the red cups are back at Starbucks!! Red cups= Christmas is on it's way!!

That I am spending this week at a place that has been described as "one step up from summer camp". I don't know how I feel about this...

To have jumped on the "adult colouring" bandwagon. It was something I incorporated into a conference. It is actually really relaxing. 

That I have the best arm candy...the perfect date.

Monday 2 November 2015

The Young Professional: Trip & Tyler Office Hacks

Happy Monday! I have been off the radar recently because work has been super busy. I had a week long conference that I was co-hosting last week, and a week long internal conference this week. Plus I am working on a fundraising dinner for later this month and a HUGE event- the biggest event I have ever worked on- the first week of December. Plus my usual day to day work. I am having a blast and enjoying it all...but this blog has had to take a bit of a back seat.

Tripp Crosby is one of my man crushes...he is hilarious!! He is also the Tripp part of Tripp & Tyler. I was looking at Tripp and Tyler videos to play at this weeks conference and thought that this one would be great to share on the blog!! Enjoy!!


Looking for more in this series? Check out The Young Professional tag.