A Trip Down Tim Hortons Memory Lane

I love Tim Hortons but having moved to Canada as an adult, I don’t have a long term reference for Timmies.  Today while shopping in Hamilton, we drove by the original Tim Hortons which they recently turned into a museum and decided to check it out. As a frugalista, I remember a few Tim Hortons price increases, each one with a promise to spend less money there that never happens.  The Tim Hortons museum has an original counter with prices.[Read more]

Zoya Naturel Satin Swatches: Rowan, Sage & Tove

As most of you will know, Zoya is one of my favourite brands of nail polish, they rarely disappoint.  The Zoya Naturel Satins collection is a transitional collection that is meant to ease you from Winter shades to brighter Spring shades and has some great nude colours. Zoya Satins are “low-sheen”, not quite matte but not the usual shiny finish of Zoya polishes.  Due to the finish, you are not supposed to use a top coat with them, which reduces[Read more]

Batiste Dry Shampoo Review

I really don’t know how I lived before I discovered dry shampoos and Batiste has long been one of my favourites. I have really thick hair that tends towards frizzy and keep it fairly long, so washing my hair takes forever.  Drying is a minimum of twenty minutes to make sure it is completely dry to ward off the afternoon frizz and then another 20 minutes straightening – an hour minimum by the time I wash it and dry off[Read more]

Get A Summer Glow With Thermalabs Natural Self Tanner

I have typical Irish skin.  I am pale (as in Casper the Ghost jokes at school pale) and burn in summer – I am either white or pink/red – never tanned!  So when Thermalabs offered me the chance to try their Golden Standard Natural Self Tanner which promises a natural glow for all skin colours, I jumped at the chance.  I have tried a lot of tanning products, it is hard to get a decent colour using them because my[Read more]

The Body Shop Seaweed Line Review

Fighting dry skin while having an oily t-zone has been a nightmare this winter.  Regular products that help with oil control dry my skin out too much to deal with the harsher weather while more moisturizing ones leave me with visible oil, especially on my forehead.  I went in search of a new product to fight oil without drying and found The Body Shop Seaweed Line. The Body Shop Seaweed Skincare Line Bladderwack is a type of brown seaweed that grows[Read more]