Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far
Of course, my Saturday started off with the usual groceries and meal planning.
What I picked up this week:
Fruits and Veggies:
- baby carrots
- orange bell pepper
- massive grilling steaks
- ground pork
- egg whites
- frozen chicken breasts (love these from M&M’s)
- chipotle canned tuna (I was intrigued)
- fibre 1 (my old lady cereal)!
- udon noodles
- frozen meals
- chicken fingers (all of which are boyfriend lunch options)
- The Bee’s Knees peanut butter
- sugar-free blueberry jam
- cream cheese
- cinnamon (I ran out for a few hours. Unacceptable)
- Mini Eggs (!!!) Quite possible the best thing about Easter. I bought it for a recipe I’m making for the holiday next weekend, so the challenge is keeping the bag unopened until then. No promises.
- Saturday: take-out
- Sunday: Steak and salad
- Monday: Pasta with meat sauce
- Tuesday: leftovers/quick meal (I’ve got a presentation I’m attending that night)
- Wednesday: shrimp and veggie stirfry with udon noodles
- Thursday: BBQ chicken breasts with baked potato wedges and broccoli
- Friday: my parents house for Easter!
So, I am not a beauty blogger by any stretch of the imagination. I have no idea what’s new and popular in beauty products, but that does not mean I’m not willing or able to learn about such things. So, I was pleasantly surprised when a gift from Glossybox showed up in the mail last week.
Basically, glossybox is a subscription beauty service that will send you a carefully selected box based on your beauty profile, promising at least 5 deluxe-sized beauty products from reputable companies. They sent me a box in celebration of their one-year anniversary in Canada.
Anatomicals rose shower gel. Smells amazing and has attitude…love it
Birthdays and anniversaries require cupcakes, don’t they? I’m always looking for an excuse to make cupcakes
A Crabtree & Evelyn hand lotion sampler. I’m not a huge fan of anything orange-flavoured, but I absolutely adore the scent – and this is no exception.
Macadamia oil hair treatment. I haven’t tried it as a full-blown hair mask yet, but I rubbed a little bit on as a finishing treatment the other day and it definitely looked a little shinier and smoothed flyaways. It smelled good too!
And for the face: Biore pore strips and Eucerin anti-wrinkle cream. I’ve only tried the day cream so far, and it seemed really hydrating on my skin (which tends to be dry). I’m not sure if I have to worry about wrinkles at 23…but I feel like it’s recommended that you start using it in your 20’s?
Love this eyeshadow! I gravitate towards silvers and neutrals, so this palette was absolutely perfect.
Pretty sure this is the single most expensive makeup product I’ve ever owned. I really like this shade – I prefer a more neutral lip, and this just adds a hint of colour.
So basically…this is amazing and I’m so happy I got the chance to discover that this company is in Canada. Some full size products and a couple little samples thrown in there – can’t go wrong! I remember seeing Birchbox and similar subscription services available in the States, so it’s awesome that Canada has a similar service. I’m thinking I’m going to buy a 3 month subscription (prices are reasonable too…$21 a month or $60 for three months) as an end-of-semester present to myself
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
<— Would you ever use a beauty subscription service?
<— Do you use anti-wrinkle cream? Should I be doing it?
**disclaimer: Although I received the Glossybox free of charge, I was not compensated for this post. Glossybox didn’t even ask for a review – I loved it so much that I wanted to tell you guys about it.