Sunday, April 23, 2017

Melissa & Doug Easel

This is a great easel! I wish it was a little easier to put together, it was a bit frustrating at times because some steps could have been explained better and in slightly different order (ie they show you how to put the board on, but the recommended height for age doesn't come until after - so we had to redo the screws because of that). The overall quality is however good and my almost 23month old daughter loves it - she is able to use the chalkboard, the dry erase board, and I did purchase some paper as well.
The easel does NOT come with a roll of paper, just fyi.

You can purchase yours here.

#Melissaanddoug #easel #art #kidsart #kids #play #draw #chalkboard #fun #kidsfun

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nivea 2 in 1 moisturizing primer for dry to sensitive skin

I am a huge fan of Nivea products so was thrilled to be selected by @chickadvisor for this campaign - so I fully disclose #igotitfree to try. With that being said, I always give rating based on my experience - most brands do not expect a glowing review if you don't like the product!

This Nivea primer is basically 2in1 - a moisturizer and a primer in one box. It comes in the same box as all of their creams. The primer goes on just as nicely as any of the creams, and it left my skin feeling hydrated and even. I am currently in the last few weeks of pregnancy and I have been feeling like crap because I cannot sleep, so I was curious if this primer would make a difference in my appearance once I use it and put my makeup on. Lo and behold, it did! The primer evened out my skin and it was much easier to put make up on and make my skin look less tired. I felt a lot more confident going to work these past few days when I was able to use the primer underneath my makeup.
The makeup lasted all day without any touch ups, and my skin never felt tight and dry like it usually does at the end of the day.
So for me, this product is something I will definitely buy once I run out.

#lovenivea #nivea #niveaprimer #chickadvisor

Friday, March 17, 2017

Oikos Super Grains

What does the product taste like? What is the texture like?
This Oikos yogurt is super thick and yummy. The taste is not too sweet, and the texture is not as smooth as yogurts without grains. In one way I found this yogurt a little dry if that makes sense to say about a yogurt.

Would you buy it?
YES, it's convenient size for carrying for lunch at work or school! I love that this yogurt has both dairy and fibre, it's double the goodness for one's overall health. With hat being said the amount of fibre in this yogurt is not huge...but as most Canadians typically do not eat enough fibre in a day, every little bit counts.

Would you recommend it to people?
Yes, it's a yummy convenient snack!

What are your overall thoughts about the product from a healthy eating standpoint?
It's a decent product. It does contain sugar but not as much as some of the yogurts targeted at kids, so I would feel comfortable feeding my little one with it as well. I found it more filling than a regular yogurt so if you are worried about portion control, this one will help you staying on track!

How would you rate this product overall (out of 5 stars)?
I am giving 4 out of 5

@oikos_canada #oikos #EscapeMoment #yogurt #healthysnack #confessionsofadietitian #supergrains #food #fullbelly #eathealthy

Disclaimer: I have received sample product for free to test and evaluate. Positive review was not required nor guaranteed.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Soooooo good! - peanut butter cups by #detoxinista

Tried to make these for the first time today and O-M-G!!!

So easy to tasty!!!

So so so so so good!!!! I can't get enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Megan for the recipe!!!

#detoxinista #recipes #peanutbuttercups #treats #healthytreats #yum #cantgetenough

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cellphone case

Finally a great case that fits my Samsung Note 2 (which is same size as Note 4)! I am absolutely stoked. I honestly could not be happier with this. I have been looking for a case that's not too bulky and that's somewhat lady-like for a while - I saw a couple but the price was ridiculous to spend on a phone that's more than a couple of years old....then I discovered this case! It's elegant, it's sturdy but not overly sturdy, it's not bulky, and it can double as a wallet as on the inside there are a few credit card/ID slots.

I am absolutely thrilled about such a great quality case for such a reasonable price!!!

You can purchase yours here.

#Samsung #SamsungNote4 #SamsungNote2 #phonecase #phoneprotection #DrModeOnline #DrMode

Disclosure - I have gotten a sample product at a discount or for free to test and evaluate. Positive review was not required nor guaranteed.
I have to add I am really happy with this case - I really don't think the manufacturer could have done a better job, I can't find anything to improve or criticise and that's pretty rare for me!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Microfibre travel towels

These towels are super handy for travelling - especially camping. They are made of microfiber so they can take quite a bit of wetness, and they are pretty quick to dry. There are two included in the little carry bag, one is more of a facial cloth and the other one is an actual towel. If you ever do rustic or backcountry camping having a towel that doesn't weight a lot, can do a good job and dries quickly is quite crucial and this towel can most certainly do that.
Five stars from me.

You can purchase yours

#towels #microfibretowels #camping #travel #gadgets #wolfyok

I have received sample product for free or at a discount. All the opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Simple Kind to Skin Facial Cleansing Wipes

Great cleansing wipes, They feel soothing on my skin and they are able to take off makeup quite easily. I wish they were a little more effective with mascara but I have troubles removing mascara even with eye make up remover specialized products so this is not a huge complaint, I was just hoping for a miracle haha. I love that these wipes don't really have any scent to them. I make sure I seal the pack well after I take one wipe out so I hope the last few ones will be just as moist as the ones I have used up so far.
Really nice product for a reasonable price - will likely be buying once I completely run out.
All in all, I am giving four stars out of five.

#simple #simpleskincare #cleansingwipes #facialwipes #facialcare #cosmetics #beauty #beautyproducts #simplebrand #chickadvisor

I was fortunate enough to be able to try them for free thanks to @chickadvisor but I have to add that all the opinions expressed are based on my personal experience.