Birchbox: June 2015 Edition

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I’m a little late posting this but my June Birchbox arrived last week and the theme of the month is Adventure. It had a code for a draw as well as some travel tips from Meghan Markle of The Tig.

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The first item was this Coastal Scents Palette Sampler from their Revealed 3 collection. I love Coastal Scents’ eyeshadow, they are always pigmented and affordable so I’m excited to try this.

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This Naobay  Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer is made with avocado and olive oils and is made of 98% natural products.

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I love the design of this Number 4 (that’s the brand name) clarifying shampoo. It is full of vitamins to restore lost moisture and shine.

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After shampooing I can try this sea salt spray from Parlor by Jeff Chastain. It’s great for getting soft beachy waves.

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I’ve been having such a busy few weeks that I can’t wait to try these Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels by Skyn Iceland. Hope I can get rid of some dark circles!

 

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This month there was this bonus little hair tie from Emi-Jay . It’s so cute!

I’m in love with this month’s box and can’t wait to have a relaxing night and try some of these things.

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New Business Cards by Moo

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I needed new business cards to match the new theme I launched this year on Ride the Tempo. I thought regular cards were a little boring and had too much white space. I really wanted something simple with my name and e-mail address. I previously had my cellphone number on there, but I didn’t always want to give it out when people asked for a cards.

I looked to Moo Cards, a company I discovered via my Klout Perk for 10% off. The perk never seemed to expire so I thought I’d finally use it! I liked their selection of cards and the Mini Cards were perfect. I also opted for the “Luxe” option which added a bit of thickness and a stripe of black.

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They arrived two weeks later in a lovely packaged box. What I like about Moo is that while one side must remain stationary you can actually have however many designs on the other side. This means that if you have multiple people working for the same company, you can share the batch! I am going to send some to my writer Mark as a surprise.

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These cards are thick so will stand out from regular sized business cards. I’m excited to have them around during NXNE this week!

Dollarama Reviews: Conair 2 in 1 Brush

IMG_1423I haven’t done a Dollarama Review for a while but don’t worry they aren’t going anywhere. I still live near Dollarama. Recently I needed a brush so I thought this 2 in 1 brush from Conair looked like a great choice. It promised to help straight hair or give you bouncy curls. At $3 it was a premium item at Dollarama.

The brush has a button that changes it back from curly to straight. The problem is that the button often gets stuck (that’s what I get from buying a brush at Dollarama!). When I use it as a straight brush it works perfectly fine and does indeed give me smooth hair but when I tried to use it as a round brush, my hair would get stuck in the folding grooves.

I would not recommend this as a 2 n 1 brush. Just a brush.

 

New Raincoat From Helly Hansen

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Last year during music festival season I got rained on a couple of times. While plastic bags and disposable ponchos saved me sort of they weren’t that good for keeping water out. By the end of the day, I was freezing. This year I decided I wouldn’t let that happen and so I bought a raincoat that was both functional and stylish.

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I visited Raindrops at Yonge & Bloor which had a great assortment of jackets and rain accessories. I fell in love with the Helly Hansen Kirkwall coat in purple! It’s well fitted and has a tie around the waist. It’s also both wind and waterproof with a venting back. SO I AM TOTALLY READY FOR YOU RAIN. COME AT ME.

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Power Wallet

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My favourite new daily accessory is the Power Wallet from The Photojojo. It’s a super functional faux-leather wallet/clutch that has a built in battery for charging my phone.

 

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Inside it came with instructions and an adapter for my iPhone 5S. The battery can be charged by plugging the USB end to your computer or Apple blocks. On full charge, the wallet can charge around 1 and a half iPhones to full.

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The phone fits right in when you are charging it so you can use it as a mini clutch. There are also many slots and sections for coins, cash and cards. Now I’m ready for a night on the town without my phone dying on me!