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The nicer weather means actually spending some time outside, rather than just hurrying to the car or bus and back.  One of my goals for 2015 was to walk to more places and get moving.  Out walking yesterday enjoying the warmer weather, I realized that my iPod needs some serious updating with new upbeat songs to walk to, I don’t think I have added many new songs for a year!

So, our latest contest asks you, what song would you listen to while walking or working out?  New or classic?  We need a mix of songs to keep us moving!

Mermaid Effect Nails With Essence Aquatix

Essence Mermaid Nails Effect Nails

I tried these out a while back and then couldn’t find any of the limited edition collection since so was excited to see Essence Aqauatix Mermaid Effect Nail Stickers on the clearance shelf at Shoppers Drug Mart.  I love blue polishes and these mermaid stickers adds a nice effect you rarely see.

Essence Mermaid Nails Effect Nails - Packaging

The stickers in the packaging do not look very special, in fact when I first saw them, I put them back thinking what does pink have to do with mermaids?  It wasn’t until I saw someone post a picture of their nails that I realized you paint over them for the effect.  Essence Aquatix stickers are around $2.99 for 12 stickers, so you can do a whole set of nails but you can pick them up on clearance for under $2 now.

You also need a blue polish to paint over the mermaid stickers.  Essence have a range of Aquatix nail polishes in mermaid colours you can use, sadly I missed out on these so had to choose from my own polishes.  I used Maybelline Color Show in Blue Blowout and Zoya Maisie effect coat to give it some sparkle.

Essence-Mermaid-Nails--Instructions

  • Start by cleaning your nails thoroughly, you want the stickers to last as long as possible.
  • Choose stickers by nail size and apply close to but not at the cuticle
  • The mermaid stickers are longer than most nails, so bend it over at the tip and file off the excess sticker
  • Once you have applied all of the stickers, use a blue polish to paint over the sticker – I chose Maybelline Color Show Metallic in Blue Blowout.
  • You will see the sticker crinkle up after a few seconds once you apply polish
  • You may find some areas do not crinkle, a second coat helps even out the effect
  • I applied Zoya Maisie fleck effect coat to give it some extra shiny/sparkly mermaid effect

Essence Mermaid Nails Aquatix with Zoya Maisie Effect

You can remove you mermaid manicure by carefully peeling off the stickers, but some nail polish remover helps.  The stickers last about 3 days before they need to be removed.  You should wrap the tips with your blue polish as you are filing at the tip so it wears away a little easier than just polish.

Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed Even When You Are Tired

Tips to Be Bright Eyed & Bush Tailed Even When You Are Tired

The last few weeks have seen me go back to crazy work days including some weekend work.  With my neighbours getting their final notice to move out, they are being louder than usual, as a result, I have crazy days and not enough sleep.  Unfortunately, I can’t go to meetings looking like I really sleep, so some tips to go from I still need a few hours in bed to bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Nothing happens here until I have had my first cup of tea. He often leaves even earlier than me, so he brings me a cuppa before he leaves while I cuddle with a cat in bed and try and make my brain work.  If I am really tired, black tea works, but I add some peppermint tea to help wake my body and mind up at the same time.

The Body Shop Cooling Aqua Eye Mask

I always keep an Aqua Mask from The Body Shop in the fridge, puffy tired eyes are gone in minutes and the coldness really helps wake me up.  If you are into hot baths, using this really cold when you are soaking is amazing too.   I used to have a similar one from The Body Shop that was slimmer and a little more comfortable to wear but this one covers your whole eye area so the skin around your eyes plumps up too.

As much as I love silence, if I am tired, I may fall asleep in the shower or doing my makeup, so some loud music helps (and payback for neighbours keeping me awake at 2am – they can listen to 80s music at 5:30 haha).  I throw music on as soon as I am done my tea and hop in the shower using something citrussy like St Ives Energizing body wash.  Peppermint works too and tea tree products will definitely wake up your body and senses but I like the citrus scent better.

How To Apply Concealer To Cover Dark Circles - Triangle Concealer Method

Dark circles are a sure way to show you are tired and generally skin will not look as bright.  Use concealer to hide those bags under your eyes.  Don’t just dab it on the dark part under your eye, you want to start beside your eye and make an upside down triangle and blend the concealer to cover.  I love Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser  because it has a great applicator for touch ups on the go and the colour works for my pink toned skin.  While you need some yellow to cover, too much looks weird.

Maybelline Master Prime

Maybelline obviously suits my skin.  While I am a huge fan of Smashbox primer, on really tired days, my skin needs more correcting than just smoothing.  I recently tried Master Prime and love it.  I have a lot of redness on my cheeks and the green toned Blur + Redness Control is amazing at colour correction while the Blur + Illuminate helps with that tired skin look.  It doesn’t have the same consistency and smoothing as Smashbox but I can add a little before applying makeup if needed and it helps me look human.

Anyone who knows me will know I have several black eyeliners in my purse but on really tired days, opt for nude (not white) on your lower waterline to freshen up your eyes.  White will show the tiredness in your eyes while dark will accentuate the dark circles.  You can still use black for the upper eyeliner.  I love Rimmel ScandalEyes in Nude because they are waterproof and the nude isn’t sparkly like many.  They are about $7 – more expensive than some of Rimmel’s other Kohl eyeliners but worth it and still super affordable!

Gross I know, but when I am tired, I find I sweat a lot more and it smells worse than usual.  I opt for Secret Clinical rather than my usual deodorant to help stay fresh all day.  If I am that tired, washing my hair isn’t happening, it takes too long to dry and straighten.  Batiste Dry Shampoo is a lifesaver.  I buy the one for dark hair and even if my hair isn’t that funky, the shot of cold on my scalp feels great and helps wake me up.

Finally, some peppermint gum just before I get into the office or a meeting helps wake me up a little – enough to get through the next hour without just dreaming of my bed.  Lots of water will help you feel hydrated and not quite so tired too.

Easy Nail Art Looks with Quo by Orly Water Transfers

Quo by Orly Nail Art Water Transfers - Packaging

If you do not have a steady hand or are new to nail art, water transfers are amazing.  I can do cute designs on my left hand but as soon as I have to duplicate the design on my right?  It looks like a 5 year old did my nails!  So I am a huge fan of water transfers.  These are not those stickers for nails, they go on like a temporary tattoo, just wet the backing as it presses against the nail.  I find these all the time in the clearance racks at Shoppers Drug Mart for $2 so they are affordable too, especially if you just use them for accent nails but you get 24 different sized transfers in a pack so depending on nail size, you could do two full manicures.

Quo by Orly Nail Art Water Transfers- Prepping

Most water transfers require that you paint your nails and these adorable ones from Quo are no exception.  I like to start with Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat to even out my nails.  I chose CND Vinylux Thistle Thicket because I am not a huge fan of white, it looks too in your face for work but Thistle Thicket is a nice grey that picks up tones around it.

While the base coat is optional (but use one if you choose a colour that will stain your nails) you do need a top coat for water transfers.  While the water transfer sticks to the nail fairly well with water, you need to seal it or it will rub off quickly.  I typically use two coats just to make sure it is sealed.

  • Prep your nails by washing your hands and wiping your nails with alcohol (or even nail polish remover, but alcohol leaves no residue)
  • Before you paint your nails, open packaging (I often forget and mess up a nail opening the cardboard packaging) and choose the correct size water transfers for your nails.
  • Apply colour coat in colour of your choice.  For this particular set of water transfers, I find it looks best with light/pastel polishes or a bright red.
  • Wait for colour polish to completely dry.  You don’t want to smudge your nails and waste a water transfer!

Quo by Orly Nail Art Water Transfers - Tutorial

  • Remove the plastic and lay the water transfer sheet over the nail – do one nail at a time – and press down (paper backing facing you and round side of the transfer goes at your cuticle)
  • Use a cotton ball dipped in water to wet the paper backing and press down on the cotton ball to ensure it is fully adhered
  • Gently peel away paper backing, you may have some of the transfer left on your skin, it easily washes away but do it after you seal the nail!
  • Use your favourite top coat to seal the water transfer to the nail

Quo by Orly Nail Art Water Transfers

Enjoy your pretty nails without all the work of designing them yourself!

To remove your nail art water transfers, simply use nail polish remover as you would for regular polish, you may need to scrub a little, but not as much as you would for a glitter polish.

How To Make A Tea Latte At Home

How to make a tea latte at home with no steam

Someone asked me what machine I used to steam milk at home without using the UHT milk that comes in Tassimo discs.  I don’t have a steamer and while my milk isn’t as soft and foamy as you can get when steamed, it is possible to make your own latte without it.

  • Make 1/2 cup tea, since you will be adding 1/2 cup milk, it is good idea to make it extra strong
  • Add a little under 1/2 cup milk and use a frother like aerolatte to foam up the milk.  I have a few of them, Bodum, Trudeau and a cheap one I got at Dollarama.  I prefer the Bodum one, the foam seems to last longer and is smoother but they all work.
  • No milk frother?  Use a mason jar for your milk and shake it for 30 seconds then remove lid before heating.
  • Microwave your milk for about 30 seconds.  This will take some trial and error, if you overheat the milk it collapses.
  • No microwave? Whisking it with a small whisk but heat it a little first, best to use a small pan
  • Remove tea bag or tea leaves from water, add any syrup/sweetener and stir well
  • Pour hot milk over the tea, using a spoon to hold back the thicker foam from the top
  • Spoon on foam left in cup and add any flavoured toppings (I added a little chocolate to mine and used a tea with cocoa nibs for a chocolatey taste)

While I am a huge fan of just a regular black (or Orange Pekoe) tea for tea lattes, here are some you may enjoy:

  • London Fog Tea Latte: Earl Grey tea, vanilla (extract, flavoured sugar, whatever you prefer) and make is sweet!
  • Chai Tea Latte: Chai tea (let it steep for a while) and honey, top with cinnamon or nutmeg
  • Chocolate Chai Tea Latte: As above, but add a spoon of hot chocolate or chocolate syrup to your tea and sprinkle with chocolate
  • Green Tea Latte: green tea is generally weaker in taste, so use double the tea and honey to sweeten
  • Maple Fog Tea Latte: rooibos tea with maple syrup to sweeten
  • Mint Tea Latte: steep black tea with mint leaves, remove before adding milk.  If no fresh mint, use 1 black tea and 1 mint tea teabag
  • Sweet Dreams Chamomile Tea Latte: Use two tea bags chamomile tea, vanilla and honey and this one works great with unsweetened soy milk – perfect warm milk drink to calm you down before bed

There are of course many more, especially if you love chai tea or matcha tea.  Pick and choose the tea and flavours you love to make your perfect tea latte.  Remember that some fruitier teas will not mix well with milk.  The great thing about making tea lattes at home is you can really control the sugar content and use whatever milk you prefer.  I find 2% milk froths best in the microwave but you can use soy or non-fat too.

How Hard Is It To Make a Tea Latte Starbucks?

Starbucks Teavana English Breakfast Tea Latte Gold Card Bonus Stars

Starbucks and I have a love hate relationship.  Since I drink very little coffee and he is a Tim Hortons addict, I don’t go often.  I can get tea anywhere and they dumped Tazo for Teavana.  Tazo Awake tea rocks and Teavana took over Teaopia and got rid of all of my favourite teas so I just stopped going unless it was the only place available.  Then they sent me an offer for 6 bonus stars on tea lattes.  I love tea lattes, I make them at home with my fake steamed milk (foamed and microwaved).  So off I go on my quest for a Gold Starbucks card.

I will start by saying that making a tea latte isn’t that hard (or shouldn’t be).  They make steamed milk for 100s of drinks and since they use tea bags for everything but Chai or Matcha tea lattes, they are literally adding steamed milk and froth to a half cup of tea and some syrup.

Tea Latte #1

I know I don’t like really sweet teas, I don’t add sugar or honey to most teas but the milk content calls for some in lattes.  So I order a half sweet venti English Breakfast tea latte.  It isn’t busy so I am watching as she adds a shot of espresso to my tea and I have to point out that there is no espresso in a TEA latte.  She makes it again, with 5 pumps of syrup.  I mention I wanted it half sweet and get a snarky “well you should have ordered it half sweet then”.  The huge 1/2 on the cup says I did, but having her make it a 3rd time?  I took my latte and left.

Tea Latte #2

This time someone else was paying.  They only get 4 stars and are jealous of my 6 star offer.  It is very clear that this barista knows their tea.  I mention that I really don’t want it too sweet and can I have just 2 pumps syrup (venti has 5 on a regular order) and they recommend one classic and one vanilla for taste since two isn’t much in a venti and a sprinkle of chocolate powder will make it delish.  He adds the water to the tea bags as soon as I order so it has time to steep by the time the milk is added and the bags can be removed.  If the tea is too weak and you have to stir the tea, you lose foam so this is a good thing.

Tea Latte #3

Back to using my own card and I go to yet another Starbucks.  They have no clue that a tea latte is meant to have classic syrup (they all have vanilla according to them) but get the order right eventually, but pour the water in just before adding the milk so despite having two tea bags, it is super weak until the bottom of the cup.  It stays nice and foamy though.  But yay with the two bonus stars I got per visit, I made it to Gold on Starbucks Rewards with this one right?  No.  This one is in a Sheraton, I have a receipt showing a tea latte but their system must be different because I get neither the bonus star promised on the brewed coffee I bought for him earlier in the week, nor the tea latte – but I do get two for the visit.

The amazing customer service team did add my stars when I emailed them though – so kudos to them!

Starbucks Tea Latte Broken Tea Bag

Tea Latte #4

This one is just undrinkable.  I am not sure what happened to it.  I went back to the same location as my first one, but different staff. She allows the tea to steep for a minute but leaves the bags in and adds the milk and hands it to me.  No time for chocolate powder today, I am running for the train.  Get on the train and take a sip to think ewww what is that?  The tea bag was broken and I have a cup of tea leaves, no foam left and just milky sweet tea just minutes after I left Starbucks.  I made it to Gold but won’t be going back to that Starbucks again.   I checked my email today to find an email asking me about my experience with that store, but the form doesn’t load – looks like they can’t get anything right.

Do You Have House Rules?

House Rules

While watching TV the other day, an IKEA commercial caught my eye (well, more my ear, but whatever).  They were talking about House Rules and how everyone has them.  I laughed at the one about the cup, because his parents have some cups I would never drink from but remind him of childhood so he searches the cupboards for them when we are there.

Mentioning this to him, he said we don’t have “House Rules”.  I beg to differ!

  • House Rule 1: The cats are my babies, don’t like them?  There is the door.  Unless you are allergic, they are not getting locked up, will jump up beside you and most likely demand attention from you.
  • House Rule 2: We have to hug Roo when we get home.  He will turn into a snotty brat and chase other cats if we don’t.  Sorry if you are behind me on the stairs, you just need to wait a minute.
  • House Rule 3: Say I love you, often!
  • House Rule 4: Don’t go to bed angry.
  • House Rule 5: There must always be tea and coffee in the cupboards.  Seriously, get down to 10 tea bags of my fave brew and the world is ending.
  • House Rule 6: No phones during dinner – it is not that long, we can do it (well he can, with ease but I manage)
  • House Rule 7: No talking during Scandal (I will cut you – ok these are turning more into my rules than his, but he only cares that we have coffee, toilet paper (the wrong way around) and Lucky Charms)
  • House Rule 8: No TV in the bedroom (he does care about this one, but my tablet is allowed)
  • House Rule 9: Totally like Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory, don’t sit on my place on the sofas (this goes for both of us, he will death stare people on his side of the sofa).
  • House Rule 10: No matter what it costs, air conditioning!
  • House Rule 11: Take your shoes off at the door (and if you wear your work boots across my freshly mopped floors, I don’t care who you are, you will redo them!)
  • House Rule 12: No closed doors unless you are in the bathroom, the cats will give themselves brain damage trying to open it.
  • House Rule 13: If you finish it, open a new one (juice, milk, toilet paper on the roll – you get the picture.  Nothing worse than needing something right then and not having it).
  • House Rule 14: Friday nights do not include cooking.  Whether we eat out, get delivery/takeout or just made sandwiches or cereal – cooking does not happen.
  • House Rule 15: Don’t use my mug(s).  Yes the pretty blue one is mine, the Tim’s one is mine, the glass tea one is mine and the purple glass is mine.  The black one is yours and the pretty white and black ones are used when people are over.

Oh and my personal rule, yes I just got home 5 minutes ago and took off my bra and got into pyjamas.  You don’t like me lounging about in comfy clothes, go to your own house.  I don’t feel the need to be all dressed up to sit on the sofa (plus cats = fur on clothes).  And yes, I am painting my nails AGAIN, live with it.

Do you have house rules?  What are they?  You can add your IKEA House Rules here

Get Your Hands & Nails Summer Ready With Julep Hand Model

Julep Hand Model Review: Glycolic Scrub, Hand Cream & Oxygen Treatment

This time of year is never good for the nails and hands.  Between end of year filing, pulling out all our papers for taxes and a busier load at work, my hands are usually covered in papercuts, I break nails, my cuticles are a mess from catching on files and my skin is worse in general due to stress, tiredness and eating on the run.

With the long weekend, I thought I would give myself a manicure only to find I have used the last of my CND Solar Oil and Canada Post his holding my package of nail stuff hostage in the sorting depot in Mississauga and the motor went on my nail bath (yes I need bubbly water to do my nails – it is the only time I am super girly).  Since they also have my new nail polish, there was little point doing a full manicure, but I could do something about my tired looking hands and cut down my nails to even lengths right?

Looking for a bottle of cuticle oil in my stockpile, I came across a Julep set given to me last year.  I am not a Julep Maven, I prefer to hand pick my nail polishes but have used the Oxygen Treatment in the Julep Hand Model set a few times, but never the hand scrub or lotion.

Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub Review

Julep Glycolic Hand Scrub

Whisk away dirt and oil and reveal noticeably softer and younger looking hands after just one use. You’ll be surprised that something so effective smells so good! (Insider tip – try this gorgeous scrub all over your body, it’s even gentle enough for your face.)

Contains Glycolic Acid and is paraben and sulfate free.

I do exfoliate using my regular scrub regularly but since I had the set out, thought I would give the Julep glycolic hand scrub a chance too.  While I know not all scrubs are created equal, this one surprised me.  The apricot seeds do not feel as rough as some scrubs but it did an amazing job exfoliating and softening my skin.

I am fairly happy using St. Ives Scrubs for everything, but this left my skin so soft, I would be tempted to buy it again.  That being said, I am not a Julep Maven so the price is a little high – still cheaper than many of the glycolic scrubs available in Sephora.  It smells delicious though (don’t recommend trying to eat it though) and the scent lingered even after washing.  Fine for me, but if you are scent-sensitive, something to be aware of.

Julep Rock Star Hand Creme

Julep Rock Star Hand Creme

An anti-aging blend of shea butter, glycerin, coconut oil, and vitamin E that keeps hands hydrated, even after washing. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula will leave you cheering for an encore. Rock on

Julep’s Rock Star Hand Creme is really softening and feels great after the scrub.  After just a couple of days using the Julep scrub/creme my hands feel so much better and the nicks from papercuts are much less noticeable.  It absorbs quickly yet actually moisturizes.  Like the glycolic scrub, it is fairly scented so you may not want to use it if you are sensitive.  It is a fairly fresh scent though, not overly sweet or floral.  You can feel the effects of the shea butter and coconut oil.  It did leave my hands soft even after washing the dishes (so not into rubber gloves even though my nails would thank me for wearing them).

Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment

Complete nail care and make-up all in one bottle. Made with a patented Hexanal formulation, nails are restructured to a stronger, thicker, and smoother condition in just one stroke. Advanced plant stem cell complex provides anti-aging benefits, while ground-breaking oxygen technology forms a nonocclusive film on the nail, proving resistant to water penetration and improving the permeability to oxygen. Results are nails that are structurally stronger, and less prone to breakage and splitting.

I thouJulep Oxygen Nail Treatment Reviewght I would give Julep Oxygen Nail Treatment a go since my nails are in rough shape at the moment.  A blue polish left them discoloured even though my base coat and I have chipped most of them.  I am not a huge fan of sheer nail polishes, go big or go home and all that, but Julep’s Oxygen leaves leaves a nice sheer pinkish look.  Great if you are into bare nails but want to make your nails healthier and give them some shine.

The pink was enough to hide most of the discolouration on my nails, think of it like a colour correcting primer, you can kinda see it but not, and a high shine that some top coats could learn a thing or two from.  It is too early for me to tell if it actually helps nails and I am unlikely to go long without wearing coloured polish but it certainly made them look healthier while wearing it.

In all, I liked all three products, but I since they are not available as a set and are fairly expensive individually, I am not sure if I would buy them.

Julep Hand Model Products

Julep Mavens will receive a discount on these prices.

EOS Shave Cream Review

EOS Shave Cream Review - Tea & Nail Polish

As much as I am glad to see the back of winter, it also means shaving daily to wear those pretty spring outfits.  I will totally admit to allowing myself some “extra warmth” by not shaving as regularly in winter, works for animals right?

While shopping, I noticed EOS (evolution of smooth) Shave Cream on the clearance rack.  Only in Pomegranate Raspberry.  I checked the others too, the Vanilla smells divine, but was not on sale.  So with the warmer weather approaching, I reach for a new razor blade and my pretty pink bottle of EOS. It is highly unlikely that you will find my purse without EOS lipspheres and those cute little eggs of lotion (or three) so chances were that I would love the shave cream.  To be honest, I am not really sure why I haven’t tried it before other than the stockpile of shave foam sitting in my closet.

About EOS Shave Cream

It’s made with natural aloe, oat, shea butter and antioxidant vitamins E and C to leave your skin looking radiantly healthy. This non-foaming cream boosts skin’s moisture level and keeps it smooth long after you’re done shaving. It’s so moisturizing, you can shave wet or dry.

  • Leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Boosts skin’s moisture level
  • Paraben & phthalate free

First of all, it really is a cream!  Yes, I am completely aware it says this right on that cute pink squeezy bottle (which by the way, no metal = no nasty rust ring left of the side of your tub).  But it doesn’t foam at all.  Now, if like me you have jumped into the shower or tub to find your shave gel empty and couldn’t be bothered to get out so used conditioner / lotion / whatever else, you probably won’t mind this, but for the foam lovers, takes some getting used to!

EOS Shave Cream Review - Tea & Nail Polish

So you pump out 3-4 squirts of the EOS shave cream and take a deep breath from the sweet aroma filling the bathroom (remember those dolls that smelled like strawberry we had as kids, think sweet like that!) and I sit there thinking no way this covers all of my hairy legs.  It does though, it smooths over well and stays put while you shave – no more chasing the shave gel as it runs down your legs screaming noooooo too much hair!  Yet it rinses well too but I think the steam helped with that too.

As far as the shave, maybe the thin layer of cream compared to the mountain of foam (I am like a little kid with foam) helps the razor get a closer shave because my shave lasted a bit longer, my legs felt smoother and they were softer too.  Still need to moisturize but not dried out like many shaving foams leave them feeling.  No razor burn/bumps either so you are safe to wear a skirt right after shaving, which if you are like me and forget you are supposed to be getting ready and think crap, look at the time and jump in the shower, is always a good thing!

I will definitely be buying EOS shave cream again, but likely not this scent.  The Vanilla Bliss is definitely more my thing and not as sweet, but if you prefer, there is also Lavender Jasmine and a fragrance free version so you can make your nose happy as well as your legs!

Buy EOS Shave Cream

EOS is available at many drug stores (Shoppers Drug Mart certainly carry it) as well as well.ca for about $4-5 per bottle.

What Does Your Postal Code Say About You?

I can’t say I thought much about what our postal code would be when we moved.  In fact, I remember pulling out papers trying to find it when we went to the post office to get mail forwarded from our old place.  But your postal code says a lot about you and Environics has broken it down so you can see what marketers and researchers think when they see your postal code.

Environics PRIZM5 consists of 68 segments that capture current demographics, lifestyles, consumer behaviour and settlement patterns in Canada to give you the latest insights into the behaviour and mindset of consumers in your area.  So I entered my postal code into PRIZM5 to see what it said about me

Environics PRIZM5 Lunch at Tims Postal Code

image (c) Environics

Living in Hamilton, Tim Hortons is fairly apt as the first ever Timmies was/is in the city and they are always busy.  That being said, I am not sure how much I personally fit into the categories.  My street is mostly families with both parents still in the home, as a couple with no children we felt a little out of place when we first moved to the street.  The only single person I can think of is the older woman who lives 2 houses away.

I can’t say knitting is a big past time and most people think movies are overpriced and wait for them to come on pay per view or even TV.  That being said, the streets either side of me are quite different and likely fit the description really well.  The categories are based on averages for the area.  I realize that, but next time a store asks for my postal code, I might think twice (or three times because I already ask why) before giving it to them.

Our other issue is that we moved in the last few years, so many of our traits might show in our old postal code?  So I looked that up too.  That got me Silver Linings – likely to be older, educated and volunteer.  While Burlington does tend to an older population, our particular area is hard to categorize with older large houses that have been in the family for generations, upscale condos and older apartment buildings filled with seniors and young couples starting out.  The joys of being close to the GO Station.  It did however describe the area better than I think Lunch at Tims (pfft I wish I had time for lunch) does – maybe I should move!

What does your postal code say about you?  I would love to know.  You can check here.