Thursday 8 March 2018

White Willow February 2018 Review

I have been subscribing to White Willow Box, a Canadian lifetsyle subscription box, for a few years now and it is still one of my all time favourite subscription boxes! Boxes are $49.95 each (plus tax and shipping) and ships every other month. There is still time to sign up for the April box, and White Willow currently ships to both Canad and the US. 

Each box contains 4-5 full size and sample size beauty, fashion, home decor, and other lifestyle products. White Willow curates beautiful and unique boxes, with quality products. 

Here's what was included in the February 2018 box:

  • 1000 Roses Floral Toner by Andalou Naturals Certified Organic and made with fair trade ingredients, this product tones, moisturizes, and refreshes your skin. The mist has a rose scent, and I am not a fan of rose, but I love how hydrating it is on my overly parched skin.
    Retail Value $17
  • Quilted Cross Body Purse Curated in two colours- black and beige- this faux leather purse can be worn over the shoulder or cross body, thanks to an adjustable strap, I love the quilted patterned, and I, surprisingly, don't own a cross body bag. I really love this! This is the first purse that White Willow has included in one of their boxes.
    Retail Value $37
  • Rose Flower Mask by Kocostar There are a total of 12 patches that can be applied anywhere on your body for extra moisture. I most likely going to use this on my face, as I LOVE sheet masks. I think it's interesting that these are 'petals' instead of a traditional sheet mask.
    Retail Value $7
  • 4-Piece Box of Handcrafted Chocolates by Karat Chocolate Boutique
How beautiful are these chocolates?! Too pretty to eat, but they are also mouthwatering! Handcrafted in Okanagan Valley, the four flavours are:
Merlot, Cherry, Black Current
Riesling Ice Wine
Chocolate Lava
Creme Caramel
Retail Value $9
  • Square Gold Lips Dish/Trinket Tray Super cute! White Willow has included items like this before, but I really don't mind because they are all so different in the way they look. This can be used as a catch all, jewelry dish, small serving dish, candy dish, and it can be displayed in so many different rooms in your home. This is a versatile piece!
    Retail Value $19
The February 2018 box has a retail value of $89 CAD, While White Willow is never a high value box, the value is always worth more than I pay. I also love the variety of products- beauty, fashion, home decor, and food were all represented in this box. They do a great job of encompassing "lifestyle" and I can't wait to see what's included in their April box!

Wednesday 7 March 2018

February Favourites

February flew by- which means we are closer to Summer (my favourite), but it also means my birthday month is over. I had a great month, and got to do some really fun things- including attending a live recording of the podcast Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote As Kids! I also had a great time celebrating my birthday with family, friends, a relaxing day off, a fun night out, and a birthday donut!

But here we are in a new month, which means a new round of favourite things from the past month! Here are my favourite things from February:

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 Baths are just so cozy, warm, and a great way to spend a snowy Sunday afternoon. What's not so great is the unpleasant sound of water draining from your tub, or all of the warm water draining away from your body. Luckily I discover SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover. Place it over your overflow drain, and enjoy a relaxing bath which now has a few extra inches of water, This has changed my bath game. 

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I have mentioned a billion times how dry my skin is and how I am always on the search of the magic moisturizing product that will keep my skin hydrated. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb has become my lifesaving skin product. The gel like, water based product feel so amazing and hydrating on my skin, and it keeps my skin feeling super hydrated through out the day. This just might be that magic product I have been searching for!!

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I received this Homemade by Ayesah Curry mug in a subscription box a few months ago. Not only is super cute, but it's such a nice size! I can fit a lot of hot chocolate/coffee/tea in the mug, and I can easily wrap both hands around the mug for some added warmth.

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Like everyone else, I am obsessed with Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. I want to be friends with them. And, like everyone else, am convinced they are the world's greatest love story. 
I'm just going to leave this here for you to watch and fall even more in love with them...

January //

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Hey, It's Ok
With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry

To attempt to coordinate a March Madness bracket challenge at my office. The person who did it last year is on mat leave, and she sent me the info in case I want to organize the bracket for the office. I think I'm going was fun last year!

That I am an Ambassador for Gone Beachin' (affiliate link) an apparel and lifestyle brand. You can use my link to get 20% off. 

To be excited for Big Brother Canada, which starts this week!!

That I did not watch the Oscars. As a Communication major who had to take film courses, my friends/classmates would refer to the Oscars as our Superbowl. Still not into it.

To be sad that Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh are no longer New York Rangers. But I am happy that Ryan is united in Tampa with Ryan Callahan (STILL not over that trade) and Dan Girardi in Tampa!!

Monday 5 March 2018

Next Chapter

2017 was, overall, a great year. It was also a year of a lot changes, and ultimately the end of a lot of friendships. Nothing dramatic...they just kinda ran their course. Some friendships I am indifferent too. Others, I really miss. I've even tried in 2018 to re-establish a couple of those friendships, but failed.

We all have things in our lives- relationships, situations, items- that we constantly re-visit. We go back and think "what if" or "if only" or "remember when". I have always tried to live in the present and not dwell on the past. With everything that happened last year, I am finding I am thinking about the past more than I would like. The truth is I'm having a hard time letting some thing go, and having a hard time moving on.

I came across this quote, and I know this is what I need to focus on moving forward: