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.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil

I used this product on my freshly washed hair that was still damp. When I squirted the dry oil out onto my hands it felt really greasy and I wondered what it would do to my hair. The dry oil has a pleasant smell that I would describe as a spicy scent.

After applying the dry oil to my hair, I noticed my hair brush just glided through my hair and the product seemed to act like a detangler. As my hair air dried it was not heavy or weighed down. My hair felt silky to the touch and was soft. I also noticed my hair looked a little shinier than usual. My hair did not feel greasy or oily like I anticipated it feeling. The greasy feel of the product on my hands did absorb and left my hands feeling so soft and hydrated. I may be tempted to use this dry oil as a heavy duty moisturizer for my hands!

This is a product I would continue to use and would recommend it to others to try.

I received this product free of charge from Chick Advisor to facilitate this review. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

I have tried dry shampoo in the past but not the Dove brand. I like to flat iron my hair and not wash my hair for a few days so I can keep my flat ironed style. On the days I don't wash my hair, I use a dry shampoo to prevent my hair from looking oily and greasy.

This dry shampoo sprays easily from the can and is quite powerful. I did find that if I sprayed too close to my hair that I end up with a white residue ( I have dark blonde hair). I guess that happened to me as my sister told me parts of my hair looked white! So spraying a distance from the hair will prevent the white residue.

The dry shampoo kept my hair feeling fresh and clean and helped to prevent any greasy look. I did find that where I sprayed the dry shampoo that my hair felt a little dry and “crunchy” and it was not soft and smooth like the rest of my hair. Despite this fact I would still recommend this dry shampoo for in between washes. I would also purchase it in the future as Dove is an affordable brand and even more so when it comes on sale.

I received this product free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Toothpaste

I have tried Arm & Hammer toothpastes in the past and have found some of them to be pasty and chalky probably due to the addition of baking soda.  This toothpaste however was nothing like that.  This toothpaste is smooth and very minty.

This toothpaste claims to reveal a radiant smile in just 5 days.  I didn't think it did this for me but after just one use my sister commented on how white my teeth looked so perhaps this toothpaste really made my teeth shiny and sparkly after all!

The paste comes out the tube easily but I would have preferred a flip cap instead of a screw off top.  I just find flip caps much easier to use and they don't roll away.

I love the deep cleaning sensation this toothpaste gave me and how fresh it made my breath.  I really felt that my teeth were clean and my breath stayed fresh much longer compared to using my usual toothpaste.  It was so powerful in fact that it left my lips feeling tingly!

Overall, this is a toothpaste I would continue to use, would purchase in the future and would recommend 100% to others.

I received this toothpaste free of charge from ChickAdvisor to facilitate this review. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Birthday Cake

This week we celebrated my mom's birthday.  In keeping with my theme of making rose birthday cakes, I made this lavender rose cake for my mom.  Happy Birthday Mom!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy 150th Canada!

Today we celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!  What a blessing it is to live in Canada.  We are truly a blessed nation!  In honour of our great Country and this special birthday, I did a DIY pedicure with some red and white nail polish and a maple leaf vinyl sticker.  It was fun to create! Happy Canada Day!