Send a sweet wish, get a sweet present

Do you mail out Christmas cards? I have, up until the last year or two. I mostly stay in contact with close friends over Facebook, and my website. That’s about it. I kinda miss getting snail mail!

I do manage to send some adorable cards to my nephews whenever the holidays arise. During Halloween “season”, I sent a dancing music-playing candy-corn card to my nephews back home. Hope they enjoyed it. I sure did, listening to it over and over at the store. I hope I didn’t wear it out before they got it…

I know you’re busy and probably don’t mail out cards either. But philosophy has the right mind set, and is here to help us all out.

send a wishWhy don’t you head over to Philosophy Wishes and send a loved one a (free) sweet holiday wish? I think it’s such a fun idea, plus as more wishes are sent, the number of lights on the holiday tree hosting on the site will increase to show love spreading all over the world. Awww!

Since Philosophy (ahem, and I) are in the giving spirit you’ll receive a free 30ml purity cleanser for sending a wish. Purity: The epitome of all facial cleansers. I will never buy anything else. No joke. I even travel with it, that’s how obsessed with it I am. I’m sure you already know that though. By the way, free samples are limited to the first 2,000 wish senders.

Send your wishes to a friend or family member from November 11 — December 8. On December 9, those who sent sweet wishes will receive an email with a personal voucher to pick up their free gift at select philosophy Hudson’s Bay counters across Canada from December 9 — 19. If you’re not into beauty at all, you can always give the gift to someone you know that will enjoy it. Right? Great thinking on my part, hey? ;)

Omg the gift giving isn’t over yet for this post. You guys, they’re letting me host a giveaway for you all. $125 worth of Philosophy products. Dang girl. You folks are lucky. The loot, you will win:Philosophy-Sweet-Wishes

·   240ml purity 3-in-1 cleanser ($26 value)

·   living grace discovery set ($45 value)

·   the fruitcake mix ($33 value)

·   sweet fluffy cupcake ($21 value)

 That Living Grace set is the stuff I put on my body each and every day. I’m on my second gift set. Can you believe I used up that entire perfume? Proof.

Please note that this contest is not available to residents of Quebec.

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Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

On a recent trip to San Francisco, my boyfriend checked out the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and a few other must-see spots while he was there. I begged him not to visit the “Full House” home in the Lower Pacific Heights neighbourhood of San Francisco, because I really wanted to see it with him, if we ever visited there again.

I used to want to idolize Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, and be their older best friend as a kid. I loved every movie they came out with, watched Full House on a regular basis and somewhat kept up with them ever since.mary kate and ashley olsen

They don’t seem to be in the mainstream of the Hollywood eye any more. But they keep coming back and they’re on it this time with an adult fragrance, not one — but perhaps due to them being twins , it’s the reason they came out with two fragrances. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black, and Elizabeth & James Nirvana White.elizabeth-and-james-nirvana
Elizabeth and James Nirvana fragrances will each be available in three different sizes: 50 ml ($90), 30 ml ($66), and a rollerball ($28). The fragrances will launch exclusively at all Sephora stores and January 2014.

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Collab giveaway with FreshSeason!


It’s November, dudes. I love how close it is to Christmas now. Less than 2 months and I’ll be in Newfoundland again!

I haven’t started decorating yet, have you? I usually wait til mid-November to get out my glass desktop Christmas tree.

Oh. I’ve got some exciting news for you guys today. From now through December I will feature Christmas gift ideas on the blog. Hence that fun little header up top.

As you start making your shopping lists, there seems to be always that one person who is difficult to buy for, am I right? I’m here to help you out! This is the time to check out my blog for some great gift ideas, and a chance to win some of the items I’ll be featuring throughout the next few weeks.

Each of the upcoming posts under ‘Holiday Gift Guide‘ will have a review and/or a giveaway and if you’ve missed one of those posts, just click on that fun skyscraper pic on the right hand side. It’ll bring you to all of the (upcoming) posts in one round-up page.

Let’s get this thing started, shall we?!

Up today, I’m doing a collab giveaway with my BBFF (bloggy best friend forever) Leanne. Both of us have gathered some prizes for our readers to win and we’re so excited to give these goodies away to one lucky reader in the Canada or USA.


One winner will receive:

  • An orange fossil wallet
  • One $30 gift card to Sephora
  • Philosophy makeup bag with a few goodies!

Here’s an up close picture of the goods. Just in case you want to see what the makeup bag & wallet looks like. Gotta know what you’re winnin’. Am I right?

Fossil and Philosophy giveaway

Alright! Enter away on the rafflecopter form below. Leanne and I are sharing the rafflecopter form, but there are things you need to do, over on her site. So keep that in mind and pay her a nice friendly visit. :)

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