Thursday, January 19, 2012

In and Out - 20.01.12

IN


- Attention, Canadian ladies!!
The Bay's "Beauty Trade" program! Now until January 26th, visit your The Bay store with 1 or 2 empty or old skincare bottles and get a $10 or $20 off voucher for beauty/cosmetics! Such a fun initiative and I'll definitely be taking part in it this weekend. Click here for more info and I'd like to thank one of my subscribers on YouTube for letting me know about this!

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- buying another pair of my favourite Only Hearts "So Fine" leggings. I love these things SO much. My favourite basic pair of leggings. I got my first pair about a year and a half ago and it was the only black pair of leggings I needed. I wore them to bed, I wore them to the gym, I wore them out. It was time for a new pair so I ordered one a couple of weeks ago. I highly recommend you check them out. You can order  them from Shopbop or Revolve, I have used both - depending on whoever has them in stock at the time!



- Kraft "Whipped" peanut butter. Peanut butter with a much lighter, fluffier texture. I've been overdosing on it all week.

- The "Satsuma" range from The Body Shop. I ran out of the shower gel and I have some Philosophy ones to go through first, but it is hands down THE BEST shower gel/lotion fragrance if you like to shower in the mornings before you get your day going. It smells so refreshing. I really wish they made candles. I might have to settle on the oil fragrance version for the home.

- New Girl. If you're looking for a fun, short, new TV show to waste your tuesday evenings on... tune in to New Girl. It's my favourite show at the moment and it just started up again after the holiday hiatus.

OUT

- Tassimo coffee. I love the idea of my Tassimo coffeemaker but the coffee options are awful. Everything is so strong and bitter and burnt-tasting. Don't get me started on those mysterious condensed milk containers. French Vanilla and the hot chocolate are the only things I like (and I have to add copious amounts of almond milk to both). I'm disappointed.

- I'm in a brush rut. I'm eyeing the Bobbi Brown bronzer brush but I have had zero time to get anywhere near a counter that sells the products - and buying online is out of the question since shipping to Canada is extortionate. Must be patient.

Hope your week was a good one!! 

25 comments:

  1. great post! What has been your experience with Revolve's customs? Charged crazy amounts and doubling the price of the item? It's my biggest frustration when ordering from American sites!

    Also, for the Tassimo coffee situation, have you tried the Nabob Breakfast Blend? It's marketed as a mellower coffee (and it's a big size that fit's perfectly into a travel mug!) It and the French Vanilla are the only ones that I really enjoy from my Tassimo. Hope that helps!

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    1. i've never had to pay customs on orders under around $70-$100 with revolve. they use canada post when they deliver so even when you do have to pay customs it's reasonable and you just pay HST. with shopbop and some other sites since they use couriers like FedEx/UPS although it's quicker, they charge a higher brokerage fee which is why you end up paying more :) hope that helps

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    2. That's great! Thanks for your help!

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  2. You should try those Dolce Gusto coffee machines. Their coffee "pods" are sooo much better! Nespresso is also good :)

    -imee-

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    1. I love Nespresso but sadly it's not available here.

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  3. Haven't heard of this brand of legging before. I'd be interested.

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  4. The Bobbi Brown bronzer brush is hands down the best brush I've ever purchased. I only use it for bronzer, but it is a game changer. Like for makeup, not the world or anything. I also love using it with their matte bronzer.

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  5. great blog!
    i follow you now.
    Hope you will follow me back.

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  6. Check out the show Whitney, no dont worry its got nothing to do with the girl from the hills! Its produced by chelsea handler I think! Are those leggings warm enough to wear outside in the winter? x

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  7. I absolutely love 'New Girl'! Can't wait to see new episodes.

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  8. You need to try MaraNatha organic peanut butter. SO much better than Kraft! Also, I'm tempted to start a petition for Tassimo to make better coffee and condensed soy/almond milk crap. At least it would be better than the other questionable milk crap!

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    1. I have tried MaraNatha as well!! I like the whipped texture of the Kraft. and I SOOO agree on that almond/soy milk option would be better.. I hate the condensed milk

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  9. I was also thinking about getting the BB bronzer brush but instead picked up the EccoTools Bamboo Bronzer brush on a whim @Target on a recent cross-border shopping trip...and I just love it! It was like $6.99 and it's so soft, just lovely. I have seen it here in Toronto @PharmaPlus so you might have some luck where you live?

    Happy weekend.
    Lisa

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  10. Hi Sandra!

    Are the Only Hearts leggings opaque enough to pass the bend over test?

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  11. How does the Bay Beauty Trade thing work? Online it doesn't give much information . . . is there an expiry date on the voucher they give you?

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  12. NO clue!! I am going to have to walk in and give it a go - I think you have to use the voucher on the same day that you bring in the containers though.

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  13. I'd love to try those leggings. The price seems a bit much for me though. I just got a pair of ponte pants that I ordered from The Gap for $70 and I l o v e them! I was almost going to return them after suffering buyers remorse. I guess if I'm going to wear them as much as you wear your leggings. I think I'll keep them :) Thanks Sandra!

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  14. Oh yay, u got my message from youtube! Looking forward to seeing what you get with the Bay's trade in event ;)

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  15. I loooooooove the satsuma range too. Best smell EVER! :)
    I've been really enjoying New Girl too! Have you tried watching Hart of Dixie? That's the other show I'm obsessed with right now too.

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  16. I checked revolveclothing.com for those leggings, but i only found Only Hearts Long Legging
    http://www.revolveclothing.com/DisplayProduct.jsp?product=ONLY-WP1&c=Only+Hearts&sc=Bottom+Coordinates

    Are those the same leggings that you wrote about? Thanks!

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    1. yes!! those are the ones :) I got my first pair from revolve!

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