So we had our first snow fall in my city last night and I woke up to a winter wonderland outside. Instead of being all bummed about it like everyone else was, I got all excited. Snow means holidays!
The holiday season is my favourite time of the year. I love the lights, the music, and most of all, the shopping! I can honestly say that I get more excited about buying other people gifts than receiving them myself. And I have to say, I’m an awesome gift giver, not going to lie.
Anyways, in honour of the first snow fall I thought I would launch a series of posts (aptly titled The Holiday Collection) which will feature products that I think would make excellent gifts for family, friends, co-workers, etc.
First on my list is the new eos (Evolution of Smooth) Share the Love Holiday Lip Balm Collection. I blogged about the eos Lip Balm Spheres a while back and I am halfway done my Summer Fruit one (these things last forever!).
Just to recap, the eos Lip Balm Spheres are 100 per cent natural, enriched with jojoba oil and shea butter, are petrolatum-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free, and best of all, are not tested on animals. The smooth egg-like casing twists open to reveal the rounded balm inside.
The holiday collection features three different pastel yummy flavours: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, and Passion Fruit. The Passion Fruit flavour is limited edition and the Sweet Mint (which I can’t stop smelling) is a celebrity favourite which leaves your mouth minty fresh. It’s as if you just brushed your teeth; it’s the same feeling.
I love these things and the set of three, which retails for $9.99 in Canada, I think would make a great stocking stuffer or a great gift for one of the nights of Hanukah. You can either give the three together or split them up amongst your friends.
I think the thing that really appeals to me about these is that they are fun to play with and eye catching. Also, I love that they are organic, if you have a friend that is very much into organic things, this would be the gift for them.
Please note: I did receive this product for review, however, it did not affect my opinions on it. All opinions are my honest own :).
It’s been almost a week since I have done a blog post because I’ve just been so busy lately. I looked around on my favourite blogs for a tag or something to post and Amarixe posted this questionnaire on her blog about two weeks ago. According to her post it’s supposed to be done on a Monday but really, I don’t see a reason you can’t do it any day of the week (aside from the last question). And by the way, yeah I’m spending my Saturday night blogging, I’m cool like that.
Tired! It’s 10:19 p.m. right now and I got home a few hours ago from my training (I spent 8.5 hours at the gym today doing instructor training).
2.) When making a sandwich, do you care if one of the bread slices is the end of the loaf?
Oh, good one! I typically try to get one of the middle pieces because depending on the loaf those are usually the bigger slices. For some reason the end slices are always left last in the bag even though whenever I have them for toast they are super yummy. I guess it’s just a mental thing.
As for a sandwich, I prefer my slices to match, it would bother me when I would be making the sandwich that one piece is an end piece and the other a middle one. I’m weird like that.
3.) What is the weather like today?
Cold and cloudy? I’m not quite sure as I’ve been indoor all day, all that I know is that it is chilly outside.
4.) Current nail polish
Spa Ritual Sacred Ground, a metallic grey colour
5.) What ring setting do you keep your cell phone on at night: loud or silent? (Or the phone completely off?)
I turn my phone off at night unless I have to charge it then I put it on silent. I don’t want anyone waking me up! Even if I hear it vibrate I have to get up and check otherwise it would bother me not knowing who that was.
6.) Current outfit:
Hello Kitty pajama pants and a Stripper 101 Las Vegas T-shirt (I’m classy like that).
7.) What is your favorite Disney movie?
Beauty and the Beast. When I was little I would watch it every day and I would put a blanket over the television and put my stuffed animals on the couch so it would be like a movie theatre.
8.) Can you whistle using your fingers?
No, I can barely whistle with my mouth.
9.) When doing laundry, do you separate loads (lights/darks, delicates, etc.) or throw everything together?
Depends. Usually I throw everything together unless there is a white shirt in there that I love. If I have a ton of Lululemon stuff in my wash I’ll usually do that as a separate load as well.
10.) Weekly goals:
Go to the gym at least three times this week (I’m so sore already I don’t know if I’ll be able to make that), finish one of my freelance articles that I have had for a while, and try to not spend any cash!
Hope you guys enjoyed this questionnaire! Also, if you want to write a guest blog on A Pop of Colour please get in touch with me in the contact form above. I would love to feature some bloggers on my site. Show me what you got!
Saturday night silliness
One more thing. Six more days left on my Rimmel London Lash Accelerating Serum challenge. I did skip out on a day though but other than that I have applied it to my lashes every day since October 11, 2011. Am I liking it? Does it work? You’ll have to wait and find out!
So a couple of weeks ago I stopped by a local hair salon here and saw OPI’s Muppets holiday collection and was floored when I saw the colour Rainbow Connection.
This colour is basically an exact dupe for Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects strips in Frock Star (which I rocked in Vegas) or Deborah Lippmann’s Happy Birthday (which I have been wanting ever since I saw it, but for the $20 plus price tag I’m a bit hesitant).
This colour is very sheer but buildable. It is made up of small and large rainbow glitter. You can rock it over other colours or layer it to create full coverage.
As you can see you can wear it sheer or build it up for hands full of confetti.
Kudos to OPI for releasing such an awesome colour! Now I won’t have to splurge for the Deborah Lippmann one.
What do you think of OPI’s Rainbow Connection? Love it? Hate it? Leave your thoughts below.