Can you believe it’s May already?! That means summer is slowly but surely on it’s way. It also means it’s time for me to share some of my favourite things from the months of March and April. Let’s get to it!
For me, these are the crème de la crème of all leggings. First, they are amazing quality: a thick cotton/rayon/spandex combo ensures you don’t have to worry about sheer tights that give the world a peep-show. Second, the ultra-wide waistband hits your waist at the perfect height allowing for ultimate comfort (and, because no one likes “muffin-top”!). Yes, they may cost you a little more than your typical $10.00 leggings (these retail for $35.00 CDN), but I promise you, once you try these, you’ll want to invest in a pair in every colour (navy, black, and brown), and purge the rest of your legging collection.
I’d been toying with the idea of purchasing a Sonicare toothbrush for quite some time. After a bad experience with whitening strips (major, painful tooth sensitivity), I started looking into Sonicare’s HealthyWhite model. The HealthyWhite toothbrush comes with claims that, with everyday use, you “can get two shades whiter in just two weeks”. I was a little hesitant because of the price (average price being $130.00-$150.00 CDN). I’d only ever spent $3.00-$5.00 on toothbrushes at the drugstore. So, I combined by sale-watching and couponing skills, and waited for the perfect moment to pounce. Here comes the fun part. I purchased my Sonicare at Shoppers Drug Mart (the Walgreens or CVS of Canada). The regular price of this toothbrush was $149.00, and it went on sale for $119.00. Then, I used a manufacturer’s coupon for $15.00, and combined it with a one-day-only store coupon for $20.00 (the total cost now down to $85.00). I then redeemed $80.00 worth of Shoppers Optimum Points (rewards program), and ended up paying $5.00 for this baby (97% off of retail!). Great deal aside, this toothbrush is life-changing, and looking back, (and knowing what I know now), it is totally worth its full retail price. The built-in timer (2.5 minutes in whitening mode) ensures that you’re brushing the dentist-recommended amount of time, a single charge lasts a very reasonable amount of time, and the way your teeth feel after brushing is exquisite. In terms of whitening, I can definitely say I (and other people, yay!) have noticed a difference. All in all, this toothbrush comes from me to you as highly recommended.
You know the saying “a little bit goes a long way”? It’s probably a good idea to keep that in mind when it comes to this product. All you need is a teeny-tiny amount, and you’re good to go (for the whole day). Not only is this liquid lipstick extremely pigmented, it’s also extremely long-lasting. I’ve been loving this gorgeous fuchsia colour, which is the perfect combination (and statement-maker) with a simple wing-lined eye. Another thing I love about this product, is the great built-in applicator, which ensures you’re able to “colour within the lines”. Because you need so little product, one tube should last you a very long time. The next colour on my wish list is “Melted Violet”.
Perfect for everyday, this duo comes with 2 buildable eyeshadows: a shimmery champagne colour, and a rich bronze. These shadows apply as a cream (thick, pigmented colour), but wear as a powder (long wear, blendable, and anti-creasing). Even better? They are formulated to have anti-aging and de-puffing benefits!
In the tube, this colour looks a smidge intimidating (a deep burgundy/brown tone), but personally, I see these types of lipsticks as a fun challenge. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the everyday wearability of this lipstick (think deep-neutral), not to mention the amazing moisturizing benefits. Much like Clinique’s Black Honey, it’s unique colour makes it universal for almost any skin tone. I’ve mentioned my love of these lip butters before, and I’m happy to have added this beauty to my growing collection.
For some reason, I fell off the “shave gel” train a long time ago, and ever since, have been using basic body wash to shave my legs. Recently, I decided to purchase this beautifully-scented (pink roses, calla lily and lavender) shave gel and was forced to ask, “where have you been all my life?”. This product allows for the closest, smoothest shave possible, prevents annoying cuts, and leaves your skin perfectly moisturized.
“Despite the forecast, live like it’s Spring” ~Lily Pulitzer