Friday, February 2, 2018

Scam from 1-855-232-7737

Today I got a voicemail from this number - 855-232-7737. Straight voicemail, no missed call. I am in an area where signal drops here and there, so I figured that might have happened, so I listened to the message. A male with a very strong Indian accent introduced himself as officer James Morrison. The beginning of the message did not record so I assume it was a recording.  I've just heard something about the matter being urgent, then the name, and at the end he was just telling me to call back and not to try disregard the call or else it can end up badly.
So I am guessing it's the most recent scam where people pretend to be CRA....

I really, really, really do NOT like threats.

And..... I feel like calling them back and blasting "Riders in the storm" into the phone for this James Morrison....

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Schwarzkopf root retoucher

This root retoucher is an absolute life saver. I have started going grey when I was 21. Now a couple years shy of 40, I have a ton of greys...and with two little kids, I'd rather spend money on other stuff than touchups at a hair salon. I tried to use the root color kits, but they just don't work all that well for me. This spray, on the other hand, is awesome! I don't feel like my hair is getting damaged, and I can drag real color touchups a lot longer than before. I find that the coverage is not 100% with the spray, but it does take the edge off enough that the top of my hair doesn't look like a skunk's back with the white stripe in the middle.

+ washable (one wash)
+ easy to apply with a precision spray bottle
+ blends nicely with my coloured hair
+ doesn't damage hair (at least I can't really feel any damage, unlike with some actual at-home colour kits)

- I'd say it offers about 80% coverage
- I wish the can was a bit cheaper (but it's not terrible so will be buying again!)
- colors the scalp a bit too
- has the hair color smell
All in all, this is a great product, and I will buy it as soon as I run out of my first can of it.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

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Mia Adora Nouri-Lash mascara

If you are looking for a nice mascara that's good in adding length and volume, Mia Adora's Nouri-Lash might just be The One for you! I've been using it for several days now, and I love it. It really does a great job in lengthening, and it doesn't clump. 
I have pretty sensitive eyes and some mascaras give me a migraine, this one - knock on wood- isn't one of them. 
The formula is natural - the ingredients include: Organic Chamomile, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vitamin E, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Cinnamonum Bark Extract, Organic Rosemary Leaf Extract, Organic Lavender Flower, Organic Golden Seal Root Extract, Organic Lemon Peel 

I wish the product was a little bit cheaper, but overall I have been very happy. 

No need to go to Sephora, you can get this one on Amazon! :) 

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Details from Amazon product page:

  • NO SMEAR OR SMUDGE - Smudge proof and Budge Proof. Non Toxic ingredients for the perfect natural and organic mascara formula.
  • NO CLUMPING, FLAKING AND SMUDGE PROOF - Professional Mascara that add Length and Volume to your Lashes with all natural and organic ingredients
  • GUILT FREE, FULL LASHES - Make your lashes POP - Natural and Volumizing and Lengthening mascara. Wear this mascara guilt-free of using toxic chemicals, and guilt-free of the effects on the environment. Perfectly safe for those with contact lenses.
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  • HEALTHIER LASHES - Nourish, Strengthen and Condition your lashes with every application of Nouri Lash. Made with Organic Coconut Oil that helps stimulate natural eyelash growth.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Amazon customer service

Ok, so a few days ago I was not very happy with large subscription box coming via Canada Post. This time, I would like to say how much I appreciate Amazon's policies and customer service when it comes to other issues with a parcel.

Another part of my monthly Amazon subscription was coming to me yesterday via another provider. I was home, no doorbell, no knocking on the doors, yet I have received a notification that my parcel has been delivered. I run to the doors...and NOTHING.

So I contacted Amazon's customer service. The rep asked me to wait 24hrs as sometimes the parcel is logged as delivered when it's not. I know this is the case with Canada Post, it never happened to me with the other providers, but I obliged and waited another day. Still nothing, so I contacted Amazon again. This time the customer service agent investigated for a few minutes, and then responded then in this case they consider the parcel lost in transit, and I can either get a replacement, or a full refund. All the items were items that I do need, so I opted for a replacement.

The whole process took a few minutes and it was resolved. I should have most of the items on Saturday, and a couple on Tuesday. Yes, I would have preferred to have the items already, but I do appreciate that I wasn't told "too bad so sad, someone must have stolen it"

So...when it comes to lost packages, kudos to Amazon. This is such a huge peace of mind to know that if there is this kind of an issue, they act on it the best possible way.

Way to go Amazon!

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Thursday, January 11, 2018


Claritin is a classic in my household. Hubby is severely allergic to animals and some foods, I get the odd allergy to a specific cat/dog and cosmetics, and my brother is severely allergic to pollen, hay, grass, animals, you name it.

I am super happy that in Canada we can get allergy meds without a prescription - I lived in Europe for a number of years and where I lived, Claritin was only available with a prescription. Not having to go through all the hoops of the medical system makes managing allergy symptoms so much easier!

These pills are non drowsy and you can feel them working within half an hour to an hour depending how bad your symptoms are. They are pretty small and easy to swallow.

Will continue to buy for sure! :)

You can purchase it at any pharmacy or on Amazon :) 

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