Flipping for froyo! #MenchiesMyWay and win a summer VIP pass!

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The first time I ever had froyo was in Montreal years back. I thought the concept was the coolest thing ever, you serve yourself as much ice cream as you want, add whatever toppings you want, and then they charge you by the weight.  Since I was a tourist I always went crazy with my creation, usually topping the $10-12 range in price.  Yes, that’s a lot of frozen yogurt but YOLO right?

Well, since that time, froyo shops have been popping up everywhere, including in Winnipeg. Good for my inner fangirl of froyo shops, but bad for my wallet. One of my favourite frozen yogurt chains is Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, which is the largest-growing frozen yogurt franchise in Canada, which has two locations here in Winnipeg (I visited the one at 620, 2 Dakota Street Friday night), and this summer they invited myself, as well as Canada’s top media personalities to enjoy over 150 flavours of frozen yogurt all summer long, as well as their newest flavour, Oreo Cookie.

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I’m so excited to announce that I am a Menchie’s Digital Ambassador and since my love for froyo is huge, I want to gift one lucky reader with a Summer VIP pass, which has a value of seven (7) complimentary visits to any Menchie’s location across Canada.

So how can you win this amazing (and delicious) prize? Visit your local Menchie’s location and design a yogurt creation.  Make sure you follow @Menchie’s_CA and myself, @shaynawiwierski (Twitter) or @shayna_apopcolour (Instagram) and tweet or share an image of your Menchie’s creation with “#MenchiesMyWay: Name of your creation” – @ShaynaWiwierski or @shayna_apopofcolour @Menchies_CA.

That’s it! Winner will be chosen by August 7 based on presentation and creation.  The Summer VIP pass expires on October 31, 2015.

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Good luck and I can’t wait to see the yummy creations you guys come up with!

Please note, this contest is open to Canadian residents only that have reached the age of majority in their province.

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Colour Pop: Kiss Polish Pop and Summer The Collection Press-On nails

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When it comes to summer nails, it’s no lie that I love neon.

Bright and bold is for summer and neutral and subdued is for winter, it’s as easy as that.  So when I saw the new Kiss Polish Pop and The Collection gel press-on nails, I was like I have to have them and I have to have them now.

One of my absolute favourite polish colours for summer is Orly Glowstick, a neon yellow/green colour that is so bright, you can spot it across the room. Although it certainly doesn’t need to be jazzed up, it was the first colour I thought of when I spotted the tropical Polish Pop by Kiss, which is a fun mix of colourful accents that coordinate with any polish, enhancing nails to create a unique one-of-a-kind look.

Polish Pop contains both nail decals (both translucent and non-translucent) and stickers that really jazz up any manicure.

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For those who like keeping it simple, Kiss also offers the same designs in their popular gel press-on line.  Called The Collection, there are various designs for summer, but I received the two matching designs from the Polish Pop line. From what I understand, The Collection is basically a collection designed by social influencers and nail art experts.  I’ve used their press-on gel nails before and they are my go-to for press-ons.  They include both the glue and the press-on backing, so you have two options to make them stick.  I prefer the glue, as I find they last longer on my nails and you can just re-glue them if they fall off.

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If you are a nail girl, you have to look into this line. Summer is already half over (tear..) but your nails can still be on-point.

Have you tried Kiss Polish Pop or The Collection?

Please note, this post contains products sent by PR.  All opinions are my own.

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Summer smells: Three fragrances for the hot weather

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So if you are like me, you categorize your perfumes by feelings, events, and seasons.  For instance, I’ll only wear certain scents during the winter or summer.  I have date night perfumes, vacation perfumes, Friday night out scents, etc.

Although I have lots of summery perfumes that I’ve been sporting over the years, I’ve been circulating three in particular that have been my summer crushes this past month.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Mod Noir 

This guy (C$110 at Sephora) came out in June of this year and is definitely a classic scent. This airy floral fragrance opens with gardenias, greens and creamy musks and is classified as bold, modern and unique.

The packaging is definitely the selling feature for me, as it’s housed in lacquered black and matte frosted glass; modern and minimalistic. Very simple, but yet attractive, much like Marc Jacobs’ line in general. This fragrance is definitely the most mature of the three and to me it bears resemblance to his last scent, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream, as I find them to be very similar.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Hippie Princess

If you are more into fruity and careless, try Vera Wang’s new addition to the Princess line, Hippie Princess (C$49/30ml).  Topnotes include red mango, white freesia, and apple blossom. It also has lotus flower, apricot nectar, jasmine petals, blonde woods, pink musk, and vanilla.

This is perfect for a beach day, a festival, or BBQ. It’s fruity and fresh, making it perfect for daytime or everyday wear.  Best of all, I love the heart-shaped bottle with the signature crown top, which you can double as a ring (which it also includes underneath the spray). Out of the three scents, this one is my favourite hands -own since you can wear it really for any occasion, plus the name is so summery.

KAty Perry

Katy Perry Mad Potion

If you are a fan of celebrity fragrances, this one is for you.

I’ve always had a penance for celebrity scents, so when I received Katy Perry’s new fragrance Mad Potion (released this month at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada), I knew I would like it.  And then I smelled it and it was love at first whiff.

If you don’t like candy-sweet scents, then you probably won’t like this one.  Mad Potion is rich with vanillas from around the world, with a hint of amber and jasmine thrown in for good luck. Top notes include Tahitian vanilla orchid, fresh and crisp apple musk, and sweet white peony. The middle and bottle notes also contain more vanilla, such as Madagascar bourbon vanilla and Mexican vanilla bean absolute.

If you are a fan of Britney Spears’ Fantasy perfume, you will love this one as it’s very cotton candy sweet.  Definitely more of a younger scent.

What are your top summer scents?

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