Botany Barn Review (Canadian Etsy Seller)

Botany Barn Canada Etsy Seller - Made In Canada Hamilton Show

With Etsy Made In Canada this weekend, it is a great time to check out some new local vendors.  I will be attending the Hamilton show but there are Etsy Made In Canada local shows all over the country.  The Made in Canada Hamilton show has some vendors from outside Hamilton but they are all in a fairly local area.  One of these is Botany Barn, an all natural skincare line from Waterloo, Ontario.  If you are in Hamilton, or[Read more]

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara – The One With The Bendable Wand!

Givenchy Noir Interdit Mascara - Review

So, a $38 mascara with a bendable wand?  Can Givenchy’s Noir Interdit mascara live up to the hype and actually get all of those lashes?  Is it worth $38? Don’t get me wrong, I will splurge on something that works for my lashes but with a short shelf life, $38 is high for mascara. I hate my lashes.  They are not super long.  They don’t hold a curl well.  Plus I am really fussy about mascara.  I don’t like to[Read more]

Burlap & Twine (Hamilton Independent Business) Bath Bombs

Burlap & Twine Bath Bombs - All Types

I love supporting local businesses so am a big fan of Burlap & Twine.  It is near downtown so I can easily grab some bath bombs or other beauty goodies without a special trip to the mall.  They recently celebrated four years in Hamilton and bath bombs were half price, just $3 so I stopped by to stock up.  Yeah, goodbye no-buy. Sadly, Burlap & Twine do not sell online so you can only get these if you are local[Read more]

The ABox by Avon: Divine Wine Fall Beauty Trend Box

Avon Fall Wine Trends Box 2017 - All Products

Ever want to refresh your makeup bag for a new season but are not sure where to start?  Avon will now sell curated boxes with the basics for a new themed look.  They currently have a skincare box available but I tried out the Fall Trends Divine Wine collection.  The box sells for $49 but they had a special offer if you spent $40 or more in the last ebrouchure so you can certainly pick them up for less.  You[Read more]

MELA Bath – From Nature With <3 Bath Bombs

MELA Bath - White Tea and Ginger bath bomb - Ice Cream Scoop - Oatmeal Tea Bath Soak

Growing up in the UK, I am partial to a relaxing bath or even just using part of a bath bomb for a foot soak during at-home pedicures.  MELA Bath is a local indie maker I have been meaning to try forever but ‘someone’ told me I needed to use up some of my growing collection of bath products before bringing more home.  Now that I am getting low on bath bombs due to avoiding LUSH since Christmas (probably the[Read more]