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Salty Cabbage Kimchi Launch Party Photo Gallery

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Gastown and Chinatown Tasting Plates Photo Gallery

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My Sweet Notes on the Gorilla Gallery Features Lush Gorilla Perfume IV

[To view this gallery on mobile, go to bottom of this page and click on “View as Full Site”]   The Gorilla Gallery featuring Lush Gorilla Perfume IV The interactive Gorilla Gallery contains sweet notes from Head Perfumer Simon Constantine’s life, with influences from Hal Samples, …

Kiehls
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Kiehls Skin Products for Sensitive Skin – Get five Complimentary Samples

Kiehl’s Skin Products for Sensitive Skin As a blogger I receive a lot of emails asking me to review products, most of which I politely decline as most products don’t fit the profile of being affordable. However as someone with eczema, that’s when all the pennies I’ve saved …

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Affordable Stylish Eyeglasses at GlassesShop

Affordable Stylish Eyeglasses at GlassesShop   They say love is blind and coincidentally when I got married that’s when my eyes started to fail me as I could no longer see small print.  So i trudged on down to the drugstore to purchase my first pair of eyeglasses because as a frugalista …

Face Shop Chia Seed
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Remarkable Face Shop Chia Seed Skin Products – My Review

At the time of the media event for the Face Shop Chia Seed and Belif, I had an eczema outbreak on my face. So receiving these products came at an opportune time as it’s always difficult for me to find skin products that don’t sting as my skin is sensitive to harsh chemicals in skin …

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Stocking Stuffers under Thirty Dollars at Potters Christmas Store

Although Christmas is a great time for people to get together to exchange gifts and good cheer, on the flip side of the coin, it’s rushing around looking for perfect gifts that won’t break the bank that’s nerve wracking as it’s holiday crowds and long lineups that make me …

Essence Cosmetics
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Essence Cosmetics – makeup under six dollars

If there’s anything I’ve learned about cosmetics, it’s that spending more money on a cosmetic product doesn’t necessarily guarantee better results. In fact, my eye lids are so oily that even when I apply the super duper strength MAC pigments three or four times, the colour …

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Au Natural Pierre Fabre Conditioners leave hair soft and silky

Pierre Fabre Conditioners Leave Your Hair Soft and Silky c>Due to decades of perming my hair to produce the big Latino hair I know that when it comes to hair conditioners, being frugal isn’t a factor in choosing the right product. I no longer perm my hair but have inherited an unnatural …

A-Derma
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A-Derma Products that treat Eczema Effectively

If you suffer from eczema like me, then you’ve no doubt tried every product on the market that promises to help relieve the dryness and stop the annoying itching. Well, when I received the two A-Derma products at the Pierre Fabre media event, I think I actually did an Irish gig. At that …

PhysioLift
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Anti-aging PhysioLift Products from Pierre Fabre – My Review

Eau Thermal Avene PhysioLift is an anti-aging and anti-wrinkling solution made of Ascofilline (brown algae), Hyaluronic acid mono-oligomers and Retinaldehyde. All these ingredients together smooth wrinkles, make skin firmer and more luminous. During the time I used all the PhysioLift products, my …

Klorane Eye Makeup
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Hypoallergenic Pierre Fabre Products For Your Daily Night Regime

End your Night with these hyper allergenic products   They say the most important part of your beauty regime is what you put on your skin on night. From eye makeup removers to cleansing lotions to mud masks, it’s all about using the most effective product that will not only cleanse your …

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Pierre Fabre Hypoallergenic Shampoos for Sensitive Skin

Some of us with eczema may also suffer from seborrheic eczema which is a scalp condition where scaly patches form on the scalp.  When this occurs, it’s time to find one that contains natural ingredients that not only cleans your hair effectively but soothes the scalp and won’t irritate …

Accentz
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Booze Inspired Glassware from Accent Dezigns

My friends always tell me that I give the most unique gifts. That’s because I shop all year around looking for unique gifts that won’t break the bank. So when co-worker told me about her friend, Nancy who takes liquor bottles and melts or remolds them into glasses, vases and cheese …

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Subscribe to Glossybox to sample 5 beauty products for $21 a month

For years I remained faithful to a few select brands, being those brands which offered a bonus with purchase as the “free” products offered me an opportunity to try new products without fear of wasting my money should these bonus products proved to not impress. With the convenience of …

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Revlon Cosmetics Review of New Products for Fall 2015

New this summer at London Drugs, Revlon has the following products that you’ll want to include in your daily makeup bag. Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick:  If you ever wanted a bright vibrant red lipstick, then Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick is all you need.  It goes on smoothly and the colour is so …

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Remington Straightener

Although I have long black hair, it’s not straight due to the many years I spent perming my hair to get that big Latino hairdo. So needless to say, I was excited to try the new Remington Straightener from the London Drugs Beauty Event because as a girl, you can’t have too many hair …

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Prestige Cosmetics Review

  Besides smokey eyes, the brow’s the thing and Prestige Cosmetics has the ultimate brow makeup from brow pencils to a Brow Studio with the perfect tools.  The following is my Prestige Cosmetics Review from the London Drugs Beauty Event. The Prestige Cosmetics Ultimate Brow Definer is …

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Annabelle Cosmetics

  This year’s London Drugs Beauty Event sample bag from Annabelle Cosmetics contained all the essentials to create smokey eyes from eye liners to a handy smokey eye palette and all at a reasonable price. I’ve always had issues using liquid eye liners that last and are easy to …

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Emani Vegan Cosmetics Review

… … What started as a business in Emani’s basement to create a line that only looks good in your skin but is good for your skin has now blossomed into a business ready to be launched in the cosmetic counters of London Drugs.  It’s a line of vegan cosmetics that is …

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NeoStrata Products Produces Quick Miraculous Results

In my youth I tried a variety of skin care products ranging from Clearasil and many others that produced little or no results or may have required such a long period to produce any benefits that by the end of three weeks, I lost interest. As a result, over time my daily routine developed did not …

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NYX Cosmetics Product Enhancers and Vibrant Shades You shouldn’t leave home without

When I was introduced to NYX Cosmetics at the London Drugs Beauty Preview Event a few years ago, I fell in love with this brand.  So this year, I wasn’t surprised that the NYX Cosmetics in my swag bag wowed me as it consists mainly of useful product enhancers that I know I’ll be using …

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InfinitiPro Conair Iconic Hair Brush Review

Growing up in Calgary in the winter time meant that we all had cans of static spray at home and at work to spray on our panty hose so that the static wouldn’t cause it to stick to our clothes. The same static would also cause our hair to fly-away when brushed and worse, when we walked across …

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L’Oreal Ultimate Smokey Eye La Palette Nude 2

Hot smokey smouldering eyes are the season’s hottest makeup trend and to construct your best smokey eyes, all you’ll need L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2 by Colour Riche™ which contains 10 shades from nude to intense brown which you can mix and match to create different hues of …

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My List of John Frieda Hair Rescue Remedies

  I’m always looking for great hair products that won’t break the bank but still manage to give me the results I need. I first discovered John Frieda hair products at a London Drugs media event when I was give the Luxurious Volume Shampoo/Conditioner ($11.99), a product which truly …

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New Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks

ALMAY has new Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipsticks developed to complement your skin tones.  12 new shades include pink, berry, red and nude for light, light/medium and medium skin tones.  The ultra-buttery formula hydrates and is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.  I tried it and it does …

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Colour Yourself Boho Chic with Revlon’s 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Revlon’s new Fall/Winter 2014 collection is going boho chic. Created by Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, its inspired by the sophisticated bohemian women of Paris. The collection of colours features modern, edgy colours which come together to create a vibrant French mystique …