Saturday, November 28, 2009

So Fresh

When I left the house today to go to the grocery store, I did not think I would be returning with two pairs of boots and a new tote bag.

Joe Fresh Reusable Tote Bag $1.00

Joe Fresh Short Hiker Boots $49.00 - perfect for Canadian winters

Joe Fresh Rubber Boots on sale for $19.94 - I have never owned rain boots before

I also received a $10.00 off coupon for spending $50.00. Great deals!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Exclusive Offer From Coach!

As a preferred customer...

I was quite surprised when I got home from work today to find an envelope from Coach. I thought that it was a birthday card. It was an invitation to visit a Coach Store and receive 25% off my total purchase during their holiday event days between December 4 through December 13, 2009.

This is the first time that I have received this invitation. I have no idea what I could possibly buy. I just received my Cole Haan Triangle Tote that I ordered from Neiman Marcus. It is gorgeous.

I was not planning on buying a new bag again for the year unless I find something at the One of a Kind Show on Sunday. I am not sure how I became a preferred customer. The only items that I remember purchasing this year from Coach were a wallet and a ring. I am open to suggestions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Neiman Marcus - Cole Haan Genevieve Woven Triangle Tote

Back in June I missed out on a sale for the Cole Haan Genevieve Woven Triangle Tote from a Shop it to Me alert that I received.

Today I received an email from someone who was also looking for the bag and happened to find my blog. She told me about a sale at Neiman Marcus for the bag. Neiman Marcus is having a Last Call Clearance sale on various items. You also save an extra 25% off of the item.

I am happy to say that they do deliver to Canada. I have ordered the bag and can't wait for it to arrive. The original bag I loved was in orange. The only colour left is saddle brown.

Original price: $495. 00 Now: $222.00 Extra 25% off

The offer expires 11/19/09 at 11:59pm CT

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pucker Up

I don't know why I always seem to buy the same colour lip gloss.

MAC Lip Gelée Moistly
NARS Lip Gloss All Night Long (plum berry)
Benefit Her Glossiness Where’s My Stylist?
YSL Golden Gloss #12 Golden Cinnamon (muted golden bronze)
Sephora Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss Sugar & Spice (sheer champagne shimmer)
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect #817 (microfiber brown)

Stila Lip Glaze Brown Sugar (shimmering golden nude)

I purchased these on a whim.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
Dior Addict Lip Glow
MAC Hello Kitty Lip Gloss Fast Friends
Balmshell Lip Gloss Ah…The Classic (sheer vibrant pink with glitter)
YSL Rouge Volupté Legendary Mocha (deep reddish brown)
DuWop Iced Teas Translucent Lip Treatment (translucent red)

Two of my favourite lip glosses.

Ardène Lip Gloss Vanilla
YSL Gloss Repulpant Shiny Lip Plumper #12

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Winter Skin Care Tips From True MediSpa

Earlier this week I met with the founders of True MediSpa one of Toronto's first medical spas, Dr. Romy Saibil and Dr. Francine Gerstein to discuss winter skin care tips.

Although I have spent my whole life in Canada, I have never taken steps in the winter months to protect my skin. In my discussion with the doctors, I received tips that everyone can use.

Using Sunblock In the Winter
  • Our skin still needs protection from UVA and UVB rays in the winter months, so it is recommended that you continue to use sunblock.

  • I am guilty of taking hot showers when it is cold, however it dries out the skin
  • You should change your skin care routine in the winter
  • Moisturize soon after taking a shower
  • Don't forget about your hands and feet. After moisturizing your feed you should put on socks.
  • Some suggestions for moisturizing the skin are baby oil, almond oil and petroleum jelly
Note: anti-bacterial hand gels can be drying, so remember to moisturize your hands afterwards

  • Exfoliate the whole body using a loofah before a bath
  • Microdermabrasion kits are available that can be done at home or you can visit a spa
  • Chemical peels

Laser Hair Removal
  • Winter is a good time of the year to get laser hair removal since it cannot be done if you have a tan.
  • 8-10 treatments over a 6 to 8 week period

Photo Facials or Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Just like laser hair removal, photo facials cannot be done if you have a tan or sun exposure

Treatments offered at True MediSpa:

  • Facial (Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion
  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Laser Vein Therapy
  • Botox Cosmetics
  • Restylane, Perlane and Jevederm Fillers
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Waxing and Threading
Both doctors are certified Botox injectors.

True MediSpa Inc.
1942 Avenue Rd
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 4A1

Tel: 416-780-1100
Fax: 416-780-1104

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coach Wallet Finder

Wallet Finder
On the Coach website you can search for a wallet by size, style, fabrication and colour.
Size - What size are you looking for?
Style - Do you have a favourite wallet style?
Fabrication - Do you have a preference of fabrication?
Colour - Choose a favourite colour
Wallet Finder Link:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Green Works Starter Kit

Product Review and Survey

I received the Clorox Green Works Starter Kit through the Matchstick program. The Green Works Starter Kit included:

  • 1 x Green Works natural laundry detergent
  • 1 x Green Works natural all-purpose cleaner
  • 1 x Green Works reusable tote
  • 1 x Green Works delicates bag
  • 30 x Green Works natural laundry detergent samples 
  • 30 x Full Value Coupons for Green Works
I have been faithful to one brand of laundry detergent for many years. However, this has changed since I received the Green Works starter kit. I was familiar with the Green Works natural all-purpose cleaner, but I had never purchased it before. It was not aware that the company made a laundry detergent.

My first thought when I placed a capful of the laundry detergent into the washing machine was "wow".  The smell was incredible. I started throwing clothing into the machine. I may have mixed colours that should not have been washed together. I wasn't sure if I even needed fabric softener. I was able to smell the laundry detergent throughout the house. I can't wait to do another load of laundry.

Secondly, I used the all-purpose cleaner in the bathroom. What I love about the cleaner is that I was not overwhelmed by fumes. Usually I want to burn my clothes after doing housework.

I will definitely purchase these products again. I have given some samples away. I want to keep them for myself, but I will share them with family, friends and co-workers.

Please complete this short survey from Matchstick:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good:

Yesterday I purchased these boots at Winners. They are Warmbat Australia Kangaroo Classic Boots. They cost $49.99. Great price. I have not worn them yet, but they feel very comfortable.

I purchased this case today at Sephora from the Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies Bag collection - $26.00 (Canadian)


The Bad:

I have been waiting one month for this day. Today was supposed to be the day that I purchased an iPhone. I went to the Telus store after work. I was told that because I was in the middle of my 3 year contract that I could not get the phone under my current contract, but would have to purchase it at full price.

iPhone 3GS 32GB - $299.00 3 year contract        $799.00 no contract

I was told that I would have to contact customer service to see if I qualified for a credit. Unfortunately, I am only eligiblie for a $150 credit at this time. I was told to call back in a couple of months to see if I was eligible for a further credit.

The Ugly:

Me...after finding out that I was not getting the iPhone today.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Oprah's Shoe, Handbag and Accessory Intervention

I haven't watched Oprah in a long time, but I found today's episode interesting. It was a shoe, handbag and accessory intervention.

I don't need a handbag or accessory intervention. Shoes on the other hand are a problem for me. While watching the show I thought about the pair of shoes I wear several times a week. I am too embarrassed to take a picture. My look is perfect until you look at my feet.

They put several of the women in heels. That is not happening in my world. A kitten heel is as high as I will go. Too much pain and not able to fit my orthotics.

What shoe every woman needs:

  • kitten heel 
  • flat shoe
  • evening shoe
  • every shoe (sleek sneaker)
  • tall boot
  • all-weather boot for winter
I guess I need to do some shopping. Luckily I already have a tall boot that I purchased in September. I forgot that I still need to get a all-weather winter boot before it starts to snow.

The boot of the season: Over the knee boot. Not for me. They don't make boots with that much fabric.

These are the handbag violations they found on everyday women on the street:

  • multiple bags 
  • patterns for everyday use
  • novelty bags 
  • utilitarian backpacks

On most days I carry two bags to work. One is my purse and the other holds my gym clothes. They cannot fit into one bag.  I travel on the bus and subway.  The alternative they had for the backpack was a messenger bag. I am still searching for a great backpack and messenger bag. I should think about getting rid of my Tokidoki LeSportsac bags.

Oprah's Youtube Channel: