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    August Favorite Things + Three GIVEAWAYS!

    So, it’s September 3rd. Wait, what?! No honestly, where did August disappear to?? We have had such a busy month that I didn’t even notice it had already ended. True story. I looked at my calendar a few hours ago and legitimately thought it was August 31st. Alas, I’ve lost two full days. 

    With that said, I thought it was a good time to go over some of my favorite products from the past month. PLUS, I am excited to let you know that three of the five products I am giving away! More details below!

    1. Hungry Buddha Coconut Chips
    I hate coconut. Ok, maybe hate is a tad strong. But I strongly dislike it. The taste, the texture…it just feels all wrong to me. Don’t even get me started on coconut water. EW! The only way I can usually stomach it is if it’s hidden well in baked goods. But the minute I taste overpowering coconut flavor, I’m out.

    hungry buddha coconut chips

    So you can imagine how hesitant I was to try Buddha Coconut chips when they showed up on my doorstep a few weeks ago. I left them on my desk for a few days…glaring at them every now and then, wondering if I would be able to seriously give them a try. With GREAT hesitation, I tried the chocolate ones first…cause I figure, you can’t mess up chocolate. I WAS SHOCKED at how yummy they were. Crunchy like a chips, sweet like chocolate and the coconut flavor wasn’t overpowering. 

    So I tried the next one…Heavenly honey. Again, shocked by how good these coconut chips were tasting. Then I tried the Sriracha ones and I was done. Hands down, one of the best snack foods I’ve EVER had. EVER. I pretty much licked the bag it was THAT good. The flavors were unreal while providing such a satisfying crunch. 

    hungry buddha coconut chips sriracha

    These chips are the perfect snack size at 28 grams per bag. They are gluten and dairy free, have no cholesterol or trans fat and are GMO free. Such a delicious and satisfying snack! They are launching THIS month in Loblaws, Sobey’s and Bulk Barn around the country. AND…I’m giving away a variety pack so that YOU can try! Enter below and we will ship a pack right to your door! Note: Contest open to Canadians only. 

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    2. Sudio Wireless Earphones
    Earphones seem like a necessity in our lives. For those who commute, to those who workout, to those who have a partner that likes to watch other shows in bed while you are trying to watch YOUR show. We MUST have them.

    For too many years, I have admittedly just used the most basic pair…and then I would wonder my ears would hurt. 

    sudio wireless bluetooth headphones

    I was sent this pair of Sudio Vasa Bla (yes, they are from Sweden, how could you tell?!) earphones in white and rose gold a few weeks ago. Let me tell you why I love these. For starters, they are a super cool design. I absolutely love the rose gold detail and the white leather case they came with. Secondly, they are WIRELESS! That’s right…these earphones are operated through bluetooth! This is especially amazing if you are using them for exercise, you don’t have to worry about cords getting tangled in and out of your pocket. Third, and probably most important, is that the sound that comes out of these are incredible! Again, having only ever used very basic earphones before, I couldn’t believe the difference when I popped these into my ears! Not only amazing sound, but I literally COULD NOT hear my kids screaming! And that is a HUGE plus in my books!

    As a bonus, Sudio is offering my readers an exclusive 15% discount towards your purchase! Simply use the code “christine16” at the checkout and you are set! 

    3. Esqido Mink Lashes

    esqido mink fake eyelashes at holt renfrew

    Recently, I was invited to an event at Holt Renfrew at Yorkdale Mall to celebrate the launch of Esqido Mink Lashes at their store. These lashes claim to be the world’s most comfortable lash, while providing an incredible natural look. Made of 100% mink hair, they are the softest false eyelash you will ever touch. 

    esqido mink fake eyelashes at holt renfrew

    I chose one of their most dramatic styles called Voila Lash. I feel like if I’m going to wear a fake eyelash, it’s either go big or go home. So this was an easy choice. Again, the packaging is on point, similar to earphones, which is something that always stands out to me. 

    Application of these were insanely easy, I think mainly, due to the incredible latex-free lashe glue. It’s super tacky and adheres within seconds to your lashes.

    I am SO excited to be giving away a pair of these lashes and the glue on Instagram. Make sure to head over there, follow along and tag some friends for extra entries! 

    4. Aveeno Baby Skincare
    I’ve been a long time Aveeno user. I can remember when I was a kid and my grandparents used to have bottles and bottles of Aveeno lotion at their summer home. Not sure if it was a huge sale that they came across or what, but either way, the Aveeno smell always brings back memories of my grandparents.

    aveeno baby gift basket

    As a parent to a child who had severe eczema, I know the struggle to find products that will be gentle enough for your kids skin. I am a huge fan of their oatmeal baths for my middle son and their baby wash is something I still use to wash his hair, even now at five years old.

    aveeno baby gift basket

    Aveeno Baby makes for such a great gift for an expecting momma. Pair a few of the baby products along with a teddy bear, baby book and onesie and you are set! I’m excited to have partnered with Aveeno to be giving away a gift basket just like this one below, complete with five of their products! This gift basket is worth over $100 and is all packaged and ready to go as the perfect baby gift for your next baby shower! Head over to my Facebook page to enter!

    5. Looky Brow by Elle R Cosmetiques
    Thick eyebrows are in. Problem is, many of us who started tweezing our eyebrows 15+ years ago now have very thin brows. So we need a little bit of help in plumping up our brows. I’ll admit it, I’m still new to the game of filling in my eyebrows, but one thing I know for sure…I can no longer go out with putting my eyebrows on! It makes SUCH a difference to fill in and shape your brows.

    elle r cosmetiques looky brow fibres

    A product that I recently discovered is Looky Brow by Elle R Cosmetiques. One of the hesitations I think people have with filling in their brows is that they want it to look natural and not pencilled in (you know the kind I’m talking about). With the Looky Brow, nylon fibres are made to fill in the bare spots and give you that natural coverage. It comes in three different colors: dark blonde, brown and dark brown. For myself, I use a combination of the dark blonde and brown to achieve the most natural look on myself! And they will stay put all day long!

    elle r cosmetiques looky brow fibresAnd there you have my August favorites! Make sure to enter all THREE of the giveaways! This is the perfect way for you to get to try these products and/or give them away to your friends! 

    Let me know what are some of YOUR favorite products that you’ve tried this last month in the comments below!

    Love & Blessings,



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