Dollarama Review: Bejeweled Blitz

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One of the biggest treasure troves of Dollarama is its toy selection. I wish I had such a cheap selection of toys at my disposal when I was a kid. Anyways, recently I picked up Bejeweled Bitz, a game that began originally as a Facebook game.

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The box comes in a nice case of 84 cards that have two gems on each. There are also 7 plastic boost gems you collect for extra points.

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The game is played by drawing cards and making lines of cards. Matching 3 in a row combines those cards into a deck. Chains can also be made as a result (like the real game). The game is over when the deck runs out. The winner is the person with the most points. Points are calculated by counting the numbers of cards in your largest pile. The jewels count as 5 extra points each and are obtained by being the first person to make a row of the corresponding shape.

The game is a lot of chance, but there’s some thinking involved to in terms of where you place the cards. For $3, this was actually worth it as it’s a great adaptation of the mobile game.

Dollarama Reviews: Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge

IMG_1261We bought this by accident, mistakingly thinking we had bought a Betty Crocker brand brownie mix. The box colours are so similar. For $2, it’s more expensive than most cake mixes in a real grocery store but when brownies mix can be picked up next door who can resist?

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The instructions only required one egg and water, so no milk or cream required.

IMG_1264This is what it looked like after the 50 strokes, as instructed.

IMG_1266After 30 minutes it looked like a regular brownie.

IMG_1267When we cut it and tried to take a brownie out it all crumbled. However, it was chewy and chocolatey like it promised. The top crust had a nice crunch to it.

Would we buy again? Maybe. They tasted delicious, they just weren’t intact like brownies should be.

My First Ipsy Glam Bag

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I finally received my first ipsy glam bag. It’s like the competitor of Birchbox that is affiliated with make up guru Michelle Phan. The service is only $10 a month (but since I’m in Canada it is around $20). Unlike Birchbox, many of the items are full size or bigger samples.

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It arrived in a hot pink envelope that certainly good not be missed.

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Each month the products also come with a mini make up bag. The March theme was Floral Fantasy so the floral printed bag was fitting.

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The first item was this Pixi by Petra mineral eyeshadow duo.

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Next was this Glow Oil Treatment to get shiny and hydrated hair.

IMG_1375This NYX butter lipstick in POPS EXPLOSIF came in full size ($7.99).

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I forgot to take a photo of it but I also got a full-sized Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter ($18).

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Lastly, there was an Oval concealer brush from Crown Brush ($6).

People like to compare ipsy and Birchbox but I find that they are two very different services. Ipsy provides bigger sizes and great value, but I find that Birchbox delivers higher end products that you can try before you spend money on the full sized costly products. It’s really up to you to decide which service you like better.

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Mr. Tea

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I added another item to my Fred and Friends family of products! Meet Mr. Tea. He is the most awesome tea infuser.

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I just love his chillin’ smile.

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He comes apart in two pieces and you can put tea in his pants.

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As he swims in your water, it turns into tea!

Dollarama Review: Bath Turtles

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I couldn’t resist picking up these adorable turtle bathtub treads. They also come in assorted fish with five in a pack. I don’t actually have a bath mat in the tub so I thought these would be a cute alternative.

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I set them up in random directions in my tub.

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Now I can have things smile at me as I take a shower. How nice is that?