Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Birthday!

It's my sister's birthday today!  In honour of her special day I baked her a cake.  I searched the internet for cake decorating ideas and settled on a style I found on Pinterest.  I love how it turned out!  Hope it tastes just as good.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Ultra Moisture Products

I received the above products to test: a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment.  This particular ultra moisture line is for dry, stressed hair.

These products contain liquid keratin which according to the packaging, " reconstructs your hair and renews it by repairing damaged areas deep inside the hair and on its surface."


The Claims
  • Up to 85% less hair breakage
  • Intense hydration
  • Ultra moisturized hair with healthy shine

My Thoughts
This shampoo is great for making my hair look healthy and strong! After using this shampoo I have really noticed that my hair feels thicker and much stronger. It looks healthier and has just a bit more shine to it.

This shampoo has a unique scent to it that I can't quite put my finger on. It smells spicy and yet powdery at the same time if that makes sense. It is a pleasant scent and is not overpowering. The scent does linger in the hair long after it has dried. This shampoo lathers well and rinses easily from the hair.

My hair feels soft after using this shampoo and the corresponding conditioner. It also helps to moisturize my hair but doesn't weigh it down in the least. Some moisturizing shampoos can make your hair feel greasy and weighed down but not this one. My hair actually had a bit more volume than usual.

Overall, I liked this shampoo but would say it is not a top favourite of mine. I feel there are other shampoos out there that cost less that work just as well for my hair. That said, I would still recommend this shampoo for the benefits I received. 


The Claims
  • Up to 85% less hair breakage
  • Intense hydration
  • Ultra moisturized hair with healthy shine

My Thoughts
This conditioner makes my hair look soft and healthy. I really enjoyed this conditioner. It has a slightly stronger scent that the shampoo. To me it smells spicy and powdery like the shampoo. It is quite pleasant and lingers in the hair after it has dried.

The consistency of this conditioner is perfect. It is not too thin and runny and not so thick that it won't spread easily. It feels somewhat different than other conditioners as I thought it felt more slippery in my hands.

After towel drying my hair I find that my comb goes through my hair just a little bit easier and thus fewer hairs come loose. My hair feels thicker and stronger when used with the corresponding shampoo. I also noticed my hair was not as dry, especially the ends of my hair. My hair was moisturized but not weighed down.

I would continue to use this conditioner and recommend it to others to try.  

Leave-in Treatment

The Claims
  • Protection against hair breakage
  • Intense hydration
  • Instant combability 

My Thoughts
This product is a leave in spray that can be used on wet or dry hair. I use it after shampooing, conditioning and towel drying my hair. It needs to be shaken prior to use as it separates. Once shaken it has a milky consistency. It has the same great scent as the shampoo and conditioner.

I found that this treatment really helped to make my hair easier to comb when it was wet. It worked like a wonderful hair detangler and I lost much fewer hairs when using this product prior to combing my hair.

This product also hydrates the hair and it worked to give my hair just that extra boost of moisture. My hair was not greasy or weighed down at all from using this treatment. My hair was much more manageable as a result of this leave in spray.

In conclusion, I would continue to use this product and highly recommend it as a way to detangle and make your hair more manageable.

I received these products free of charge from ChickAdvisor for review purposes.  #gotitfree

Friday, December 1, 2017

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

The Claims

According to the back of the bottle, "this unique formula with active naturals oatmeal and nutrient-rich yogurt helps to revitalize your dry skin and leaves it feeling moisturized for an enriching experience....".

My Thoughts

This body wash is amazing! I use body wash on a daily basis so I have used my share of body washes and this one rates as one of my favourites. First off, I love the flip cap that is easy to flip open. Some body washes leave you struggling with wet hands to get it open but not this one.

I love the scent of this body wash. I received this body wash in the Apricot and Honey scent.  It is fruity and sweet scented.  The scent is not overpowering at all but rather light and delicate.

My favourite aspect of this body wash is how well it lathers. The product itself is more of a gel than a cream. It is a great consistency-not too thin or too thick. I found that a little bit goes a long way. The lather was thick and rich. The body wash rinses cleanly from the skin as well with no lingering residue.

After using this body wash, my skin felt soft and moisturized so it definitely lived up to its claims.   Although this product is a bit pricey at $8.99 at my local Zehrs store, and more than I would usually spend for a body wash, with a sale and a coupon, this is a treat that I would indulge in. Overall, I recommend this product 100% to others to try.

I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor for review purposes. #gotitfree  

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Cookies

With Halloween just a few days away, I thought I would share a picture of some cookies I've made in the past.  They are super easy to make as they use a cake mix.  The recipe for the cake mix cookies can be found here.  After making the cookies, I just decorated the tops with Halloween themed designs such as spiders, ghosts, pumpkins and the word "Boo". 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vim Power & Shine Bathroom Spray

This product makes my bathroom sparkle and shine! I used this bathroom spray on my sink, tub and toilet. First off I noticed how powerful the trigger was resulting in a powerful spray to whatever surface I used it on. I would have liked to see the words “Off” and “On” on the trigger as it just makes it easier to identify whether the spray is off or on. After using the product, I noticed in very faint letters the word “stop” and a symbol for spray. They are very hard to see and would be much more effective in bold black print.

For my bathtub, I sprayed and let it sit on the tub for a few minutes before cleaning. It basically just needed a wipe down after that. I have hard water in my house and that really affects the tub and sink. It leaves a yellow stain where the water hits the tub or sink. While this spray lightened up the yellow stains, it didn't remove them completely. I needed to use my usual hard water stain remover product.

After using this bathroom spray, my tub and sink looked so good. They were clean and shined. This is definitely a product I would continue to use even though it couldn't remove hard water stains. I didn't really expect it to but was surprised that it lightened the stains up considerably.

I received this produce free of charge from Chickadvisor for review purposes.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Vim Power & Shine Multi-purpose Wipes

These wipes really work to clean and disinfect just about any surface. These wipes are the perfect moistness, they are not too dry nor are they dripping wet. They have an ocean fresh scent to them which makes them smell less like a cleaning product. The scent is fresh and clean.

I love the packaging with the resealable closure. This will ensure the product stays moist. The closure provides a tight seal unlike some products with this type of closure.

I used this product on multiple surfaces in my home. They were the perfect disinfecting product for cleaning commonly used surfaces like door knobs, light switches, telephones and remotes. At the time a household member had cold/flu symptoms and I cleaned the commonly used surfaces/items to prevent the spread of germs. I also found this product beautifully cleans and shines up faucets.

Overall, this product is perfect for quick cleaning and disinfecting jobs. I would definitely recommend this products to others and continue using it myself.

I received this product free of charge for review purposes from ChickAdvisor.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Butterscotch Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

I love making and eating cookies!  They are a quick way to satisfy a sweet tooth.  I put my creativity to use and modified my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe to make these butterscotch peanut butter chip cookies.

1 cup margarine (or butter)
1 1/4 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 package of instant Butterscotch pudding mix (I used a 113g package)
1 1/3 cups peanut butter chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350F.
2.  In a bowl mix together the margarine and brown sugar.
3.  Add egg and vanilla.
4.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and butterscotch pudding mix.
5.  Mix in peanut butter chips.
6.  Scoop dough onto cookie sheets.  (I ever so slightly flatten the tops before baking).
7.  Bake for approx. 10 minutes.