Around the kitchen with Kikkerland

Kikkerland is such a fun brand. I’ve been a big fan for a long time. I first discovered the brand through their travel gear (super handy luggage scales and packable laundry bags have been a lifesaver!). Now that I’m a homeowner, I’m finding fun and useful ways to use Kikkerland day to day life.

Unexpected Essentials

Herb Multi-tool

This is the tool that I didn’t know I needed until I discovered it. I have a mini herb garden that’s constantly producing basil, oregano, mint, thyme and parsley. This handy herb multi tool is able to chop herbs with it’s curved blade, strip herbs of leaves (I’m looking at you, thyme) and can zest in a pinch. It’s also able to peel citrus and open bottles. (more…)

Unwinding at Spa Nordik, North America’s Largest Spa

If you find yourself in Ottawa or Quebec, run, don’t walk, to Nordik Spa Nature. This is North America’s largest spa, and it’s oh so worth spending every minute here. The spa is only 15 minutes away from Ottawa, making it super convenient if you happen to be in town. This massive spa gets it’s roots from Scandinavian countries. They have 10 outdoor baths, 9 saunas, a floating salt water pool (my favourite!) a panoramic pool and multiple restaurants. Paradise? Yes.

The layout

When exploring the spa, it helps to know a little bit about how it’s laid out. The Kaskad area is great if you want some peace and quiet. This is a silent zone. If you still want to chat, but don’t want to be too loud, the Borëa allows you to speak quietly. It’s called the whisper section and it’s perfect for couples. Finally, if you’re here with a few friends and you really want to celebrate the Panorama area is the place to be. Talking is allowed and you can even drink in some of the pools. (more…)

A Night At The Bronze: Once More With Feeling – A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Live Read-Through

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of my favourite TV shows of all time. (In case you are wondering, I’m team Spike.) I’m super excited that “A Night at the Bronze, Once More with Feeling” is coming to Toronto for one night only, on Halloween! This fun night has been brought to us by the Cardboard Sword Collective, founded by Kyah Green and Stephanie Malek, a Toronto-based theatre company. Find out more below.

Things in Sunnydale aren’t as harmonious as usual. Balance has been thrown off kilter when a mysterious force makes everyone in town burst into song and dance, revealing their deepest secrets as they do. It’s up to Buffy and the gang to get to the bottom of this musical mystery before everyone dances themselves to death. (more…)

Buxom Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder

I love to wear matte lipsticks, but my least favourite part is how drying they can be after a long day of wear. Luckily, Buxom has come out with a new lip powder called Pillow Pout Creamy Plumping Lip Powder.  Since it is a powder, the product is a lot lighter. I received the colours Cozy Up, Spoil Me and Kiss Me. This product has a unique sponge applicator, with the powder kept inside the cap.

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[ Review ] Makeup Forever Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation

Wearing makeup during the hotter months can always be challenging without the right formula. A freshly applied makeup look can slide right off in under an hour, if the right products aren’t used. If you have oily skin, that time can be cut in half!

Good thing one of my favourite brands, Makeup For Ever, has launched a new Matte Velvet Skin Full Coverage Foundation ($48). The foundation comes in a handy squeeze tube bottle perfect for getting the right amount each time. The foundation comes in 40 different shades, and I tried shade Y455.

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