Last week on Instagram…

If you are reading this on a reader, you might not see the Instagram photos. You will either need to check out my Instagram HERE, or check out the post. If you can, then yay :)

My friend had wanted an Atelier Cologne set for her birthday. But due to a mixup, I ended up having this enter into MY life. And was it a happy accident. A bit on the expensive side, Cedrat Enivrant has really grown on me. Applying it is a tad strong, however it doesn’t have a crazy long longevity. So it simmer down enough that it isn’t overpowering, but still packs a good punch in the scent department.

I love checking out the Zellers aka The Bay Outlet, as it stashes some great finds…if you have the patience to put up with some of the mess. I almost bought a $170 skirt for less than $10, had it not had a mark on it T_____T. This one is at the Queensway, in Etobioke, but there are others in other provinces as well.

Niagara Falls, circa 90′s. One of my favourite winter fun memories.

Bachelorette for a dear friend. Had some fun :P This is the fountain near Dragonfly.

We stayed at the Four Points Sheraton Fallsview. My friend stays there quite frequently with her Fiance. But one of our rooms was just horrid :(. Management did try to fix the problem, but our room was still dank, musky…just unpleasant. It was weird, cause two of us immediately gagged upon entering the room. The other two could not stay how humid it was even with the AC. Very odd room. I blame the LG AC though…ha. Anyway, I couldn’t stay asleep and was up early. I knew I needed coffee to get through my day, so I hopped downstairs. On that Starbucks note, the one inside the Sheraton is cheaper than the stand alone outside on the casino side! Isn’t that nuts? haha…anyway, luckily we still had fun, and I appreciated that Sheraton did try.

Musical Friday w Barobax

I logged on to Youtube for some videos…and this was trending that day/suggested to me by YT. So I thought…”why not check it out?”

I was not disappointed. Plus I got to hear a new song that I am addicted to lol

by Barobax a trio

Forum that posted translations

I just found their MV’s fun to watch~

Here is the video for the Wedding dance…

Love the Groom’s facial expressions :D and love the fact that all the Groomsmen were so game for the dance, giving it their all.

The Great Polish Giveaway of 2014


(There is actually 11 when this post goes up…)

Okay…
Seriously.
When an email popped in to my mailbox, I almost cursed the fact that I am a blogger. Up to 200 polishes to be won by Nail Polish Canada is no joke. I mean, yes, I do have a lot of polish…but I have never gotten more than 20 polishes at one point. Well technically 10, the 20 was when dear Sparkled Beauty did a huge CP for me, and she brought them over for her visit.

So this email made me drool.

But I’m not entering, though I did suggest a polish (Cirque’s Arcane Fire. You all know how I love Holo’s, and I have heard great things about Cirque) :)

You see, they have contacted a bunch of bloggers to help promote this contest. Basically we pick a polish each to count towards the giveaway, and BAM. If you win, you get them all. EVERYTHING…


Thanks for your help Annie!

We’ve partnered with Cirque Colors, NCLA & Picture Polish to host the biggest giveaway ever.

One winner will take home up to 200 nail polish from over 10 different brands! The prize starts at zero, then bloggers can each pick a favourite shade to be added to the prize.

You can enter below. You can also enter once on each blog that adds a shade to the prize.
-via Nail Polish Canada

So do you want to enter?
Well you can, by clicking the link below which will take you to the Rafflecopter page (my version of WordPress won’t let you see the widget T__T). Anyway GOOD LUCK!

*a Rafflecopter giveaway*
US and Canada only

*I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I was asked to participate in helping spread this fun contest. In return, my blog gets a bit of recognition from new people (because of the Rafflecopter Widget), plus others get an extra entry into this fun contest*

What do you do…

…when a product under performs, or there is a packaging issue?

Typically I make the issue known to the brand by way of Twitter, or email. Like the Hourglass incident a while back..

Usually brands are nice enough to send you a replacement, or hassle-free return.

This one is a bit unusual though.

It cosmetics

I bought mine through The Shopping Channel at the end of November. And then tried using it at the end of January (or February). I immediately put it back down, as something was off to me.

I squeeze to use it, but nothing came out. So I kept squeezing…and squeezing…until it did eventually come out. But I had squeezed out air for nearly half of what the volume was supposed to be O___O

It cosmetics
It cosmetics

I’m not sure if it was just because there was a packaging issue, or if it really is not filled all the way (I’m assuming the former based on the volume stated on it).

The thing is, I sent emails to The Shopping Channel. A few actually, and didn’t hear back from them. They have a lot of customers, so after my failed attempts, I emailed It Cosmetics directly. Same deal. Seeing as they have been really popular for a while now…I chalked it up to a loss. I didn’t mind too much seeing as I only paid about $15 after using a giftcard I received for attending an event. But if I didn’t, I probably would have hounded them more.

Anyway, what do you do when you find a bit of an issue with a product you recently picked up? Return, exchange, give up?