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January/February Favourites!

Jan-Feb 2015 Faves

I can barely fathom that it’s already March…where did January and February go?!  Wherever it went, it did leave me with some awesome new favourites to share with you.  Let’s get started!

1. American Eagle AEO Soft & Sexy Jegging V-Neck T-Shirt

I know what you’re thinking: Elyse, a t-shirt is a t-shirt.  But trust me, these shirts are perfection.  Part of AE’s new collection, these tees are the perfect length, are extremely soft and silky, are tagless, and come out good-as-new when washing.  I purchased my v-neck in black, (they are available in other colours), and the “Soft & Sexy” line also includes other styles (muscle tees, baseball tees, zip ups, and more!).

2. Arm & Hammer Pro Sensitive Whitening Toothpaste

For me, a good toothpaste is hard to find.  Sometimes I don’t like the texture, sometimes I don’t care for the taste, and sometimes I’m just not happy with the results. But for me, this toothpaste has it all: sensitivity protection, whitening, and a great “clean” feeling after you use it.  I’m especially impressed with its whitening ability, and noticed a significant difference after just a few days of use.

3. Tetley Chai Tea

I tried this tea after I found it in my pantry on a day when my go-to, Orange Pekoe, had run out.  When it comes to home-brewed tea, this is definitely one of my new front-runners.  A combination of, “cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, star anise and cloves”, I find it to be extremely smooth tasting and aromatic (just smelling it calms me down at the end of the day).

4. MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil in “Hip ‘n’ Happy”

Lip pencils have become one of my favourite beauty products as of late (check out my Valentine’s day post here).  I was introduced to this MAC classic when I went to pick up the new Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Tinted Lipglass.  The makeup artist at the MAC counter was wearing a gorgeous colour on her lips, and she informed me that it was actually this lip pencil underneath the Miley lipglass.  She had received so many compliments on her lip combo, that her store at the mall (and the MAC counter in The Bay) were all sold out.  So, three MAC counters later, I now own and love this lip pencil.  Wear it on its own, with a lipstick, or under a gloss.  Any which way, you’re sure to love it too!

5. Aldo Accessories “Olaoviel” Necklace

Aldo Accessories is one of my favourite stores, and I frequent it often to check out their sale section (usually buy one, get one free).  This fun statement necklace, made of multifaceted black rings woven into braided black fabric, is perfect for jazzing up the neckline of a simple crew neck tee (or LBD).

6. Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub

I’ve already raved about this product in my previous post: a review of the Aveeno Fresh Essentials line.  So to summarize, this scrub: a) smells amazing, b) feels awesome on your skin, and c) works like a charm.  Highly recommend!

  “Spring is when life’s alive in everything” ~Christina Rossetti

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Thirty (Giveaway!)

Holiday Gift Guide Day 30

This past summer I discovered RumbaTime, a brand of fun, affordable watches and accessories.  One of my favourites, is their Orchard Gem Collection of watches, which retail for around $45.00 US each, and can be purchased online or at Indigo in Canada.  These watches are perfect for wearing alone, or layering with other bracelets (hello, arm party!).  The band is silicon and is adjustable (one-size-fits-all), and the rose gold face is 35mm wide, and is water resistant up to 99 feet.  These watches are the perfect combination of functionality and fashion.      

I actually first discovered RumbaTime watches at American Eagle Outfitters (RumbaTime did a line of watches exclusively for AE).  Love at first sight, I purchased three of them in the Orchard Gem style: 2 for me, and 1 to give away.  So, as a thank-you to all of you who have taken the time to read my Gift Guide entries over the last 30 days, I’m giving away the limited edition RumbaTime for American Eagle Outfitters watch shown above (on the left).

To enter, all you need to do is follow this blog: WhatDidSheFind (you can find the “subscribe” button on the right-hand side of the page on a desktop computer, or at the bottom on a mobile device), and comment below letting me know what day of the gift guide was your favourite.  The giveaway will close on Monday, December 22nd at 8:00pm, and is open to residents of Canada and the United States.

I hope you enjoyed this year’s gift guide, and maybe even used some of ideas for your friends and loved ones.  Wishing you a very happy holiday!

Previous Days:

Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine,Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen, Day Sixteen, Day Seventeen, Day Eighteen, Day Nineteen, Day Twenty, Day Twenty-One, Day Twenty-Two, Day Twenty-Three, Day Twenty-Four, Day Twenty-Five, Day Twenty-Six, Day Twenty-Seven,Twenty-Eight, Day Twenty-Nine

 

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Eighteen

Photos and logo from AE.com

Photos and logo from AE.com

One of this season’s hottest trends, the blanket scarf, is a fashion piece that works double-time.  Wear it around your neck for a comfy-cozy look, or open it up and use it as a blanket when you catch a case of the winter chills.  Many stores are creating their own signature patterns and colours, and some of my favourites can be found at American Eagle/Aerie.  Shown above (from left to right) are “Holiday Red”, “Buff” (I purchased this one), and “Royal Navy”.  These scarves are 100% acrylic, super-soft, and are extremely billowy and voluminous: they measure 59 X 59 inches!  You can purchase these online (however they sell out fast!), or in-store (I’ve seen them in quite a few) from American Eagle or Aerie on sale for around $25.00.  Pair one of these with a cute mug and some cozy socks, and you’ve got the perfect gift!

Previous Days:

Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five, Day Six, Day Seven, Day Eight, Day Nine,Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve, Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen, Day Sixteen, Day Seventeen