Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Who knew 10 years ago that socks would become so fashionable? The trendy sock world is really having a moment right now and I'd love to share an awesome sock company called Dead Soxy. I got a lovely care package from the Dead Soxy team for the hubby  (Thanks guys!!) 

I was first impressed with the packaging. It's been a long time since I've seen a wax seal, and I love this adorable little detail! It truly felt like opening a very special gift and I'm not gonna lie, I liked the thrill of breaking the wax!


Aside from the cool packaging, the socks felt really luxurious. These socks are made in the USA, and the quality shows! I thought the patterns were super cute!

HIS THOUGHTS: I liked that the patterns were fun but still professional. I wore these socks for a while and I liked how comfy they were. It was a perfect fit! Not only were these socks soft, they weren't itchy or slippery. These socks have a no shrink or fade guarantee and so far, I'm really impressed with the durability! These are the perfect socks if you need or have a versatile wardrobe. I can wear these socks with dress shoes, boots or casual shoes. Thats a bonus in my books!!

You can find tons of different designs on the Dead Soxy website. If you need socks for a wedding, you can also check out the Wedding Pack that has 14 socks, with the option to personalize the packaging of each pair of socks.

If you're looking for a cool stocking stuffer this year, check out the Dead Soxy website at https://www.deadsoxy.com/

Do you like to buy socks as a stocking stuffer? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, 21 November 2016

My First Time using the Lequa razor

I've tried almost every type of hair removal known to man, and I eagerly await the day when the technology exists to permanently remove body hair affordably, comfortably and safely. As much as I love waxing, it can get costly and sometimes I'm too impatient to wait until the hair on my legs grows to the necessary length. I love smooth legs, and when I do need a quick and easy way to shave, I just use a razor. 

I was sent the lovely Lequa razor to try and I absolutely love it. The razor came in a sleek box with a suction leaf holder for the razor that you can use in the shower. When not in use, this razor reminds me of a mermaid's tail when it's hung. Super cute!! 

The razor is well designed and it fit in my hands comfortably. I enjoyed using this razor and I was left with soft and smooth legs.  You can find this razor in four blades or six blades as well as other natural skin care products by Lequa to give you even soften skin :) 

Some razors leave my skin irritated, and I was very happy that the Lequa razor didn't irritate my sensitive skin. My hubby even tried this razor on his face and believe me on this,  his face looked even smoother than when he uses his own razors!  LOL!! After many uses, the blades on my shaver still looked as fresh as the first day I used it. I highly recommend this razor for anyone looking for a close shave at an affordable price! 

If you'd like to learn more about Lequa beauty, check out their website at https://lequa-beauty.myshopify.com/

What's your favourite type of hair removal? Let me know! I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

SUBSCRIPTION BOX REVIEW- November 2016 Little Life Box

If you're looking for a healthy lifestyle subscription box, then look no further than the Little Life Box. This subscription has a nice mix of beauty products, snacks, supplements and more! I was sent the November 2016 box to review and I was very surprised with what was inside:

Paqui nacho cheese tortilla chips
Hungry Buddha coconut chips- full sized bag
GURU energy water- full sized can
Spry sugarfree gum in spearmint and cinnamon
North American Hemo Co shampoo sample
Altura pink salt- full sized bag
Les CocoNuts lip balm
Central Roast raw mixed nuts
Enerex wild oregano oil sample
SBT soothing salve sample

All these products came in a lovely box and was nicely wrapped inside with purple tissue paper.This would be the perfect gift for yourself or someone else looking for healthy snacks and other healthy lifestyle products. 

More about the snacks-

My favourite thing about Little Life Box is that there were full sized items as well as samples in this box. This was a great way for me to discover new brands and to enjoy snacks that I would never have purchased on my own at the store.  I was happy to discover the Paqui brand of tortilla chips in this box. I was surprised that these chips were light and crispy, and didn't have the "fake cheese" taste. The Paqui chips were very delicious and I will definitely repurchase!

My favourite snack was the Hungry Buddha coconut chips. I'm already a huge fan of the Thirtsy Buddha coconut water and these coconut chips are another hit! It had the perfect crunch and subtle after taste. The chips were sweet and very flavourful. You can eat these chips on their own, or add them to your favourite recipe for a fabulous coconut flavour. LOOOVE!! 

There were four packs of Spry gum in the November box, and while I loved the flavour, I was a bit disappointed that the flavour didn't last very long. 

I was really surprised with how tasty the Central Roast mixed nuts were. I usualy don't like unsalted nuts, but this pack was full of flavour! YUM!!!!

If you would like to check out Little Life Box for yourself, visit their website at littlelifebox.com

For a closer look at what was inside, check out my video on YouTube https://youtu.be/bTyNPkDcQ0A

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November 2016 Ipsy Glam Bag Review

My current makeup subscription box is from Ipsy. I was a bit skeptical about a monthly beauty and makeup subscription box because I didn't want to end up with a bunch of products I couldn't use or didn't know how to use. Each month you get full size or deluxe-sized products in a cute makeup bag, and I was sold after checking out their previous bags. If you're not very adventurous with makeup like me, it's a great way to build your makeup collection on the cheap and expand your makeup expertise!

The November Ipsy Glam Bag theme was Rockstarlet and I was a bit underwhelmed with what I got. At first I didn't like the bag design when it was first announced, but I was really impressed once I had it in my hands. I got the blue and gold version of the constellation bag and it felt super luxe :) The gold trim was perfect and the zipper pull featured a cute little star, which I LOOOOOVE! This bag felt very different from the others and I wonder if Ipsy got a new manufacturer for this one. Bonus points, Ipsy for sending me a bag I'd actually use as a clutch!

In my bag:

Delectable hand cream by Cake Beauty 

Luxie Beauty rose gold fibre brush
Tini Beauty eyeshadow in Firestarter
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Adesse New York brightening base coat nail polish

I'm really on the fence with this bag since I've been so spoiled before with awesome things to try in the past. I should really stop swooning over the things I see on Instagram because my bag isn't all that terrible. I rate the November Ipsy Glam Bag a half-hearted 5/5!

The product I was most excited about was the Too Faced mascara. I've heard such great things about it and I just can't find the courage to splurge on the full size. It was a nice treat to get this mascara so I could finally see what all the fuss is about. 

Click here to sign up with Ipsy and get your very own Glam Bag! 

More about the products inside:

Delectable hand cream by Cake Beauty- I really like the formula of this cream. I notice most hand creams tend to be super thick or greasy. The Delectable cream was easy to spread and didn't leave a greasy residue on my hands. I liked that this cream absorbed well and smells absolutely divine!!

Luxie Beauty rose gold fibre brush-I like Luxie brushes and it's always a treat to get new tools. I can't say I absolutely love this over any other brand for any particular reason, but I do like the aesthetics of this brush. It's pretty, but that's about it. 

Tini Beauty eyeshadow in Firestarter- This colour is fantastic. Thanks Ipsy for knowing me so well! LOL!! I also really like how vibrant and rich the formula is. It's got the lasting power I need and love :) My new fave!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara- I found the hourglass brush shape interesting to use. I was very impressed with the formula. My lashes really did look fantastic and I was so thrilled I finally got to try this mascara. Stay tuned for a full review on this product :)

Adesse New York brightening base coat nail polish- At first I thought this was just another base coat. I was really surprised with how well this polished worked at making my nails stronger and helping the nail polish look more vibrant. This goes on like any other nail polish but really sets the stage for the next step in your nail care routine. LOVE!!

What did you get in your November Glam Bag? I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

BRAND SPOTLIGHT- Nur Besten accessories

I've never really been a fan of online shopping until I discovered how convenient it actually is. I was one to go in a store and touch everything and ask tons of questions before I bought something.  I was a huge skeptic when it came to giving out my credit card and personal info, and I still don't trust the entire Apple Pay business if I'm being honest. Sorry! While I still like going to the store if I'm unsure about what I want, I have embraced the world of online shopping with open arms! (If I know exactly what I want) ESPECIALLY since it's getting cold outside BRRR!

If you like to stay at home and browse the internet for new makeup goodies, check out http://www.nurbesten.de. You can find almost ANYTHING on their site. I was sent a lovely package from the Nur Besten team (THANKS GUYS!!!) and I couldn't be happier with this mini haul. When visiting the site, make sure to click your local currency or language. It took me a second to navigate the site, but once I got used to it, I was pleasantly surprised. 

I got a liquid liner, a brush cleaning mat, false lashes, pore strips, and a new makeup sponge on a handle. In case you missed it, I made a video about the cleansing mat that you can see here.

I'm very impressed with these products and I recommend checking the Nur Besten website if you'd like to build your beauty stash on a budget! As a special treat, the Nur Besten team gave me a special code to share if you would like to order something special. Use code MOMD10 to save 10%!! Spoil yourself or find something special for someone else. After all, the holidays are coming up and what better way to say "happy holidays!" than with makeup!!

I like that these products aren't something you would find in your regular drugstore or Sephora, and that there is a huge selection of quality brands you might be unfamiliar with. It's refreshing to discover new and exciting brands! The prices are super affordable and worth the splurge if you're looking for something new to try. The best part about this site is that there's no minimum order required to get free shipping. Being in Canada, I always get shafted if shipping isn't included. I don't know why this is the case since I'm in Toronto, but it sucks, and I appreciate it so so much when shipping is included in my purchase. 

Do you like to shop online? What are your favourite sites?

Friday, 11 November 2016

My First Time using Wyld Skincare

I don't know about you, but for me, the cooler weather calls for a bit more exfoliation since my skin gets so dry and flaky. As much as I try to keep hydrated and moisturized, there are still certain areas that never seem to stay smooth! My trouble areas are my nose, forehead and legs. UGH! I like a good scrub, but sometimes I use a cleanser that doesn't have any exfoliating properties. To give these cleansers an extra boost, I use a konjac sponge from Wyld skincare. I was sent the new konjac bamboo charcoal sponge to try from the lovely Wyld skincare team (THANKS A MILLION GUYS!) and I absolutely love it!

This sponge was something strange to me at first. First let me explain what konjac is. Konjac (pronounced KOHN-YAK) in a perennial plant known in Japan since the sixth century and has been eaten for 1500 years. It is currently grown in China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and southeast Asia, primarily for flour, jelly and a vegan substitute for gelatin.

The Wyld konjac sponge is

  • 100% natural
  • biodegradable
  • vegan 
  • fragrance and chemical free
  • cruelty free
  • eco-friendly
After using this miracle sponge, my skin felt squeaky clean and exfoliated. The dead skin on my nose was gently buffed away and my skin looked brighter and smoother. This could be because the konjac sponge is infused with natural activated bamboo charcoal which draws out excess oil and bacteria. There are only two ingredients: natural konjac root and natural bamboo charcoal. That's really it!

This sponge is hard at first and needs to be softened with water before you use it. There's a small space in the middle of the sponge that I use to measure how much cleanser I should use. Once I measured the cleanser, I used small circular motions to massage my face. I really like how this sponge worked with other cleansers but you can even use this sponge on its own if you prefer. I got a nice lather and massage all in one step! LOOOOVE!!! I liked how my face felt squeaky clean, but not stripped or raw. There was just the perfect amount of exfoliating action happening here! 

After cleansing and rinsing the sponge, I gently squeezed out the excess water and let it air dry. There's a convenient string attached to the sponge so you can hang it :) Once it's dry, the sponge will harden again and over time it will lose its shape. If you're a fan of konjac sponges you should replace them every 1-2 months. 

I love my Wyld konjac sponge and if you're looking for a natural, biodegradable, vegan and chemical free sponge, you should check out Wyld skincare at https://www.wyldskincare.com/

Use code alittlebitofgloss to save 20% if you want to try the sponge for yourself :)

Have you tried a konjac sponge before? Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts! 


Friday, 4 November 2016

My First Time using J&S gel polish

I love a good manicure, and its even better if I have the time to do it myself! I got to try an awesome new gel polish from JS nails, a new company from Toronto. (Thanks JS Team for spoiling me with these awesome gel polishes!) I've never been a fan of getting a gel manicure at the salon because I didn't think it was worth the money, and didn't last nearly as long as I thought it would. I was stoked to try this gel polish because I was curious to see how a one-step polish held up to my busy lifestyle. One-step is just like it sounds, a base coat, nail colour, and top coat ALL in one bottle. There's no need to worry about any other steps, and if you love convenience like me...this is kind of a big deal! You can definitely use a base coat or top coat, but the polish left my nails strong and shiny and I didn't feel like a top coat was necessary. 

JS nail polishes are 5-Free. What does this mean exactly??

JS 5-FREE Gel Polish is free from the 5 harmful ingredients that are usually found in other polishes. 
JS Gel Polish does not contain these 5 toxins:
        • No Formaldehyde - Formaldehyde is known as a carcinogen.
        • No Toluene- Toluene is known to be linked to having negative effects on breathing, human reproduction and nausea.
        • No Dibutyl Phtalate (DBP) - DBP is known to affect the reproductive system.
        • No Butylated Hydroxyanisol (BHA) - BHA is shown to cause developmental defects.
        • No Solvents -Solvents can cause irritation to the eyes, nose & throat.

This is the perfect polish for you if you're looking for a healthier option to other gel and shellac polishes on the market. 
Using this polish was super easy, but you do need a UV or LED lamp. Here's how to use the JS gel polish:

Step 1. Clean your nails with rubbing alcohol. This will remove all dust and oils.
Step 2. Apply a thin layer of polish to your nails. 
Step 3. Carefully place your hands under your LED lamp for 60 seconds to cure. If you're using a UV lamp, you will need to let the polish cure for 2 minutes. 
Step 4. Apply a second layer of polish to your nails. Make sure it's thin. I've found that I achieved better results by using the thinnest coats of polish as possible. 
Repeat step 3. 

The formula of this polish felt very luxurious. It went on smoothly and looked fantastic! The odour wasn't too strong, and did smell better than regular polishes. I have a huge nail polish collection and this by far was the best smelling and longest lasting polish. 
I used three coats to get a rich colour on my nails. I was very surprised with how long it lasted. The durability and shine was even better than CND polish! I wash my hands a million times a day and it was nice to not worry about my nail polish chipping. After a week, I noticed some fading but didn't notice any chipping. I was very impressed! I used two coats of soft pink and one coat of gold glitter to achieve the look in the picture :) I hate how sometimes pictures don't do manicures the justice they deserve! UGH :(
Removing the gel polish requires the same soak-off process that you would with any other gel polish. You need pure acetone on a cotton pad with tin foil to soak and wrap your nails, or you can use a soak-off tray. I didn't notice any damage to my nails and I was happy that there wasn't any staining :)
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to get salon quality nails at home, check out http://www.jandsnails.com
P.S. I'm giving away an awesome RED JS POLISH in my next giveaway!!! Check out the Contest page to see the biggest haul EVER!!!!

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