Saturday, April 30, 2016

Head and Shoulders Instant Cooling Relief Review - BzzAgent

I was lucky enough to receive full sized samples of Head and Shoulders  Instant Cooling Relief Shampoo & Conditioner from BzzAgent. #GotItFree . I choose this one, because during the winter months, my scalp gets itchy and and little warmer than usual and that pesky dandruff comes back. The other choices were : Instant Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner or Instant Oil Control Shampoo.
I figured the Cooling relief would come in handy and I love the smell of mint. So the Head and Shoulders Cooling relief promises to:

" cools on contact, delivering relief from itching in a snap. The combo is formulated with peppermint oil and tea tree essence and keeps hair visibly flake free*. They’re gentle enough for everyday use, even on colour or chemically treated hair. *With regular use"


I don't usually use Head and Shoulders for the simple fact that it usually makes my colour fade, and fast. My husband uses it, regularly and it works wonders for him. I was excited to receive this product and test it out. I use it twice a week now. Both the shampoo and conditioner. I LOVE the scent of them. The Peppermint and Tea tree are really noticeable, but not overpowering. I started to notice results probably after 2 uses, which impressed me. Every time I use it, I leave it on my hair for a couple of minutes. Works wonders to keep the pesky flakes at bay. 

My only complaint, would be that for MY hair, I feel like the conditioner doesn't moisturize and kind of leaves it feeling dry afterwards, so I do mix in some of my regular conditioner with the Head and Shoulders, just so my hair doesn't feel dry afterwards. Otherwise I like this product a lot. It leaves my scalp feeling cool and smelling like peppermint, and so far I don't have dandruff anymore.! I will definitely be keeping this product in my hair care routine to keep dandruff away for good. It also helps that it's  available at all Shoppers Drug Marts around me. 

Overall this product does the job it says it will. For me and my husband at least. It gets rid of our dandruff and leaves my scalp feeling fresh and cool. Thumbs up for Head and Shoulders Cooling Relief Shampoo and Conditioner and a huge shout out to BzzAgent and Shoppers Drug Mart.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Total 5 Ultra-Soothing REVIEW.

About a month ago I received the L'Oreal Paris Hydra-Total 5 Ultra-Soothing skin care routine products in the mail to try and review. I was hesitant at the beginning to try these products due to the fact that I have very sensitive skin. Most products either dry my skin out severely or make it break out. #BeyondHydration #5Works

They are in order in the picture above. As follows 1.Ultra Soothing Micellar Water. 2.Ulra Soothing Toner. 3. Ultra Soothing Moisturizer.

Micellar Water:

Alright so this product states that it :Removes Make-up, Softens, Illuminates, is easy to apply and irritation free. Are all of these true?
It definitely removes make-up. Multiple times I have done my foundation and the whole works... come home and put some of the micellar water on a cotton make up pad and wipe all my makeup off. No water needed. It does soften my skin. It makes my skin feel super soft and clean. It's easy toapply and it does NOT irritate my skin. I use it every day and I love it.
The downside to the micellar water ( keep in mind this might just be me ) but I find after a while it has an odd smell to it. Anyone else notice this?

Ultra Soothing Toner:
It claims " It removes impurities and leaves skin perfectly toned and soft to the touch"
The toner is probably by far my favourite toner I have ever used. It's gentle, it smells great and it has a somewhat cooling effect to my face. It is a soft gel consistency, and goes on smooth with a cotton ball. This also leaves my skin feeling soft. Thumbs up for this L'Oreal. I use this every day as well.

Ultra Soothing Moisturizer:
 "Non greasy formula with omegas and ceramides, provides 24 hour moisture.Soothes, replenishes, softens and comforts skin, for softer and more supple looking skin."
The moisturizer is probably my second fav out of this trio. I don't need that much of the product, only about a nickel amount. It doesn't make my hair feel greasy in the slightest and it has a great scent to it. It's light and keeps my face moisturized the whole day.

Overall I'm very impressed with these products from L'Oreal. They are gentle on the skin and leave my face feeling super soft, without the breakouts. It is my only skin care routine now. Once I use these products up, I'll be repurchasing them for sure.

"I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes."

Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

I can't believe it's 2016 already! 2015 flew by. Christmas 2015 was great! Our daughter was surrounded by family the whole time and I actually got to enjoy 4 whole days off, it was fantastic.
On January 3rd our little girl turned 3. We just had a small get together with close family with cake and gifts. Needless to say the holidays were exhausting for her, because there was so much going on pretty much every day. There were a couple of meltdowns... We all enjoyed it though, and it was a much needed little break.

I had every intention of getting this post out on the 1st... I really did, but because of Christmas my work schedule has been all over the place. It's finally starting to go back to my normal days.
This will be my New Year's resolutions, I know, I'm sure everyone is doing them, and eventually a lot of us fall off the wagon and don't stick to it. I'm going to try my darnedest to stick to it this year!

First resolution: is to  Be a better mom. Sometimes I get so wrapped up with work and always having errands to do on my few days off, that I forget to sit down and just enjoy my daughters company. This year I'm going to give her all the attention I possibly can, and stuff at work can wait.

Second: I'm going to start taking a step back and not get so worried about things. (Try not to anyways.) I'm going to try to relax when I am home and just enjoy the day off with my daughter and husband.

Third: I'm going to blog more! Yes that's right, put more posts out, do more giveaways, all the good stuff. I actually have a giveaway planned to start up in a couple of days! So keep your eyes out.

Fourth: I'm going to get back to eating healthier and working out. I did so good last year up until about July, and then I went back to snacking on crap snacks and didn't do it in moderation. Which left me feeling tired all the time.

Fifth: I'm going to read more. I have a stack of books that I have just set aside and it's driving me crazy, I'm going to finish them and many more this year.

So here's to a new year! What are your New Year's Resolutions?

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Favourite Podcasts.

With the holidays approaching super fast, I realized that I haven't sat down and taken time for my blog. I've been busy working and planning an upcoming giveaway. For now I thought I'd post my favourite podcasts and the links to them for everyone to give a listen too.

I love these equally and try to listen to every episode.
I'll also link their twitter handles and websites for everyone.

FrozeNerdz :@FrozeNerdz . Go and chill with @Epic_Insanity and @KilroyKT for Blizzard entertainment news and discussions. These guys are great! They are down to earth and they pick up every topic of delicious Blizzard news to feed to us. Epic also does a podcast for us Death Knight players out there called Knights of Ebon, you can follow that podcast @KnightsOfEbon . One of my favourite  things about their episodes is  the Ice Box , where you can e-mail/ tweet questions to them and they will answer your questions on the episode.Plus if you love beards you should check them out ;)

Chicsthatclick : @chicsthatclick is hosted by @Jaygurrl and @Esmeralda_sky . It is a World of Warcraft Blizzard pod cast. Also with discussions on ARK and other games. I love how  funny these women are, and always look forward to hearing their next episode. They also do this great #HPTurnin, where you can give a shout out to someone you think deserves it. :) 

My next one isn't a podcast; however they have an awesome site and I do blog for them as well on occasion. Geeks and Geeklets is an adventure guide for geeky parents. They have everything, from game reviews, to blog posts about games/parenting/ life in general, book and movie reviews, recipes... you name it. You can follow them on Twitter @GGeeklets

This next one deserves a shout out, because maybe with enough followers they will release their episodes @slashyellcast  Hosted by My husband : @Myrothvel3 , @LVX441, and @JHuntermage

These are my top ones. I hope you all check them out and give them a listen, I guarantee you'll enjoy them as much as I do!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Rolls

It is that time of year, when pumpkin spice everything comes out. I personally am one who absolutely LOVES pumpkin spice flavoured treats. They are my favourite.  I don't usually post recipes; but I thought I'd post these, since I made them the other day and they were pretty delicious.
I believe that I first saw the recipe on Buzzfeed's Facebook.

What you'll need:    1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
                                 1 small can of pumpkin pie filling
                                 large marshmallows or 1 cup of small ones

First you'll want to preheat the oven to 350.

Then open tube of Pillsbury Crescent rolls on a greased cookie sheet ( lay out )

Next you want to put a tablespoon of pumpkin pie filling onto each crescent roll, along with a couple of marshmallows.

 Then roll them up and close the ends.

Put in oven for 10-15 minutes ( until golden brown ).
Let cool for 5 minutes


These are fast and easy, and don't require that many ingredients. Perfect to bake with your little one, and are tasty too.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Life Update.

I have completely been MIA in a couple of things the last almost two months. Here on my blog and in game ( World of Warcraft ). It's been busy. I'm working all the time, and on my stretched out four days off I always have things I need to get done. The usual as everyone else. Groceries, errands, laundry, my husbands visa, the list goes on. Some days it seems to be never ending and something new always pops up. I still haven't mastered this multi tasking game of balancing everything with work, but I'm trying to get there.

Lately I've felt like when I'm not at work all my time needs to be spent with my daughter. I miss her so much when I'm at work even though I'm only 15-20 minutes away. She's growing up so fast and I can't slow time down or freeze it. She is now doing one of the most adorable things I think I have seen, I caved in and bought her Frozen a couple of weeks ago, and she knows the words and movements to most of the songs. It's crazy that she learned them so fast.... the things little minds accomplish.

We've also been working towards my husbands visa, it's gonna be a while.... feels like forever, but it's worth it. Lots of paperwork and money, and time.

In the World of Warcraft life, I have only been logging on during raid nights, to raid.... I haven't felt the need to log on any other time, which makes me sad because we used to play WoW a lot. Now it's basically for raid, or if something is going on in guild. I've just got wore out from running our guild and on my days off I don't want to deal with it. The past couple of weeks have been a nice break. We ended up cancelling our raid the Sunday and Monday that just passed, due to myself and our MT being sick. Sometimes it's good to take a step back.

We've also added two new members to our family, we ended up getting our daughter two Guinea Pigs. We understand that she is young, and a lot of parents would through a fit about it. She loves them though, and she's even started saying " Good Girl ", to them. They've grown on us as well. We ended up naming them Tinkerbell and Fawn from one of her favourite movies, Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast.

I've also started playing Rift.... not that much but just a bit when I get the time, it's a nice break from WoW as well. I'm hoping today they finally drop flying, that everyone has been waiting for. I haven't even achieved the pathfinder achievement yet, as the dates of it being released have kept changing. Plus when I work all the time I don't have time to grind out things like that or dailies anymore, like I used to, unfortunately.

I've rambled enough for today, it's a good start for a small update, so I hope everyone has a great day in the real world and Azeroth.... or whichever gaming worlds you enjoy :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What I think of Patch 6.2 and Giveaway!

We all know that last week Blizzard dropped Patch 6.2 upon us, after what feels like a very long wait time.

Which meant NEW content! I personally was super excited to have new content, as I and my guildies were getting burnt out on the same daily grind of garrison missions,.... and no progress towards flying.( I'm not really going to go into flying; but I will say that I'm glad there is compromise for it, a meta-achievement required and rep to FINALLY get flying back.... makes for a happy camper.)

After months of waiting for this patch, we got Tanaan Jungle.... about time. How do I feel about the new zone?
First off, let my start by saying that I'm not that far into the dailies in the jungle, as I just haven't had that much time between work and everything else going on. My first couple of rounds through Tanaan, left me feeling like it is basically Timeless Isle amped up. Dailies, plus rare spawns for gear, achievements etc. I feel like so far there isn't much story, but again I'm not that far into it, so only time will tell. From what I've read, there is story....I'm assuming it's gated behind the numerous dailies and campaigns, and unlocks gradually..? Correct me if I'm wrong. The Objective Hubs are interesting, and the treasure hunting is always a cool find, I mean who doesn't love toys and pets, right?

The Shipyard
 I finally realized why there is that exit gate out of the back of our garrisons that lead to cliffs.
The shipyard is nothing spectacular,... just another hub of your garrison, but with ships instead of followers. I finally got mine to level 2, and now have submarines. Getting extra gear/runes, and treasure is always a bonus as well. I also love the little names that they come up with, one in particular on my Guardian Druid, was " Bad Juju", how fitting.

The Adventure Guide

This is the updated version of the Dungeon Journal, which I am in love with. I like the fact that it offers you things to do, and let's you join groups/ ques right there. Makes it painless and easy.

Bonus Events
 The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of seven different activities, currently scheduled to run from Friday through Monday of each week.
As  a guild leader I really like that Blizzard added these bonus events into game. Makes more things available to us on the weekends, and allows guildies to spend more time with each other.
Timewalking Dungeons
Love, love, love these! It was like a blast from the past, but with decent gear drops. They are a nice change of pace, and were fun to do, I look forward to running them on my alts, next time they are up for a weekend.

Armor Preview

I'm not exactly excited for many of these... they just seem lackluster. The druid tier isn't half bad, but the hunter ( for my GL toon ) is aweful! To each his own though.

New Pets and Mounts
This is another thing that I'm super excited about, the new pets and mounts available through the factions in Tanaan. I want to collect the  rare pets:

    Periwinkle Calf
    Zangar Spore
    Seaborne Spore
    Nightmare Bell

The Legendary continues

The legendary questline.... I'm glad that it's continued, and I'm slowly getting there. I WILL finish the Legendary this expansion... I kind of slacked off on the legendary in MoP. My bad.

Hellfire Citadel Raid

Having a new raid is nice. Our guild got started late in this expansion for raiding, due to things happening with team, and we've been beating our heads against certain bosses in BRF. It's time to move on and go forward. We went into Hellfire last night, and WOW. The new bosses look pretty awesome, and it's fresh. Something to look forward too. I will update on this section once we get further in the raid. 
There are some things I haven't touched on, but that would lead into a very long blog post. Overall I'm enjoying this patch, there has been a lot of love/hate in the past week since it was released, but it's decent and having new content makes it better... the wait we had for it though, kinda sucked.

What do you guys think of Patch 6.2? Love it? Hate it? Discuss

I'm also doing a giveaway if you enter with the rafflecopter below, and follow the instructions.
I'm giving away a mount worth $25 off the Blizzard store for WoW, of winners choice. Choose a MOUNT .

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