Holiday Gift Ideas for everyone on your list

holiday-gift-guide-2013Introducing my top picks for the holidays to make your lives a little easier, when shopping for your loved ones this Holiday season.

hope-in-jarFor who: The skin care advocate
Why it works: It’s a whipped formula, light enough for every day use. It will keep your skin hydrated even throughout the winter months.
Price: hope in a jar ($20) ornament available at sephora, hudson’s bay and shoppers drug mart
Where to buy:

MIZUNO-WAVE-RIDER-16For who: The fitness enthusiast
Why: Running shoes only last a certain number of kilometres before you should invest in a new pair. Get your loved ones a fresh new pair of Mizuno’s to kick off their fitness regimen for the new year.
Price: $120
Where to buy: Running Room

MPG-BLACK-SERIES-BAGFor who: The on-the-go person
Why: Well you do need a workout bag to go work out, am I right? Forgot a hair elastic? Oh, right. You put it in your new GYM BAG. Zing, you’re saved! Plus you need to freshen up after the gym with some deodorant and wet wipes which you can conveniently store in the bag.
Price: $100
Where to buy: MPG online

katy-perry-killer-queenFor Who: The playful female who is always wearing perfume
Why: With notes like wild berry, dark plum and red velvet flower, the receiver of this gift is sure to rock her new Killer Queen scent with confidence and pull it off without effort.
Price: 50 ml Eau de parfum $59.00

stila-lip-glossFor who: The girl who loves to add a subtle shine to her lips.
Why: Pth, why not? Who doesn’t want luscious glossy lips? Or you can separate the glosses, and give them as a little gift to the makeup lovers.
Price: $34 ($171 value)
Where to buy:

fossil-machineFor who: The guy in your life
Why: So he can finally be on time for once ;)
Price: $185
Where to buy: Fossil


For who:  The budget friendly make up addict
Why: To get that flawless even, application of your foundation
Price: $23.99
Where to buy: Farley Co, walmart, or Lawton’s Drug

For who:  The girl with unruly curls
Why: So she can achieve a silky straight hair style
Price: $159.99
Where to buy: Flat Iron Experts

clarisonicFor who:  Anyone who enjoys cleansing their skin and having it feeling incredibly soft
Why: The best analogy as how your skin will feel after the first use, not one word of a lie? Touch the inside of your forearm. That is exactly how smooth and soft the skin on your face will feel after using the Clarisonic. (see my review)
Price: $139.99 — $200+
Where to buy: Sephora


fossil-sydneyFor who:  That chick on a serious shopping mission
Why: So she can put all her purchases in her tote, or use it fashionably for work
Price: $168
Where to buy: Fossil

Holiday Gift Guide RUBBERMAID-POWER-SCRUBBER For who:  The person who loves the feeling of a sparkling clean home
Why: Because it cleans up to 2x faster than manual scrubbing
Price: $19.99
Where to buy: Home Depot, Loblaws, London Drug or win one here

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International Women’s Day at work

*Faces blurred out for those who I didn’t ask permission to be online.

Last Friday was International Women’s Day, and we certainly didn’t hold back celebrating it at work! The color of the year for International Women’s Day was purple, so if you see a theme here in this post, you now know why.

The three amigo’s all dressed in purple.three-amigos
Back in mid-February the trio of us ladie in the marketing department got together for our weekly meeting and decided it should be celebrated. Being that we do work with 34 people, 32 of them being female. So, throughout the last few weeks I tallied up some of my favorite companies I’ve worked with on my blog, and asked them for favors and donations for goodie bags we were putting together for staff! I was not expecting the incredible amount of loot I managed to accumulate!

We put together the packages earlier last week. So. Much. Stuff. Putting-pkgs-together


Everything was kept a secret until Friday morning. I drove into work a good hour or more before everyone arrived, so I could put a little surprise on everyone’s desks. The other two people in the marketing department did the same, at our other two offices. Everyone got a different package from Marcelle, being that we dived everything up by age group. I blurred out my work place for safety reasons.Loot-bag-on-desk

What was in each loot bag:loot-bag

I’m telling you, the most popular item which was in each bag, was the durex play vibrations. I kid you not, no one else cared what was in their loot bag once that was spotted. Giggles from the women, some even clipped it onto their belt buckles as a joke. It brought a lot of laughter to the office, let me tell you that much. I won’t be posting any of those photos for obvious reasons. I don’t want any crazy spammers attacking my comments section hah.

Gotta say though, the pop rock chocolate was my favourite thing, along with the Marcelle Cosmetics gift set.

We ordered lunch which was color coordinated. Pink paper plate, purple napkins, pink drinks and delicious pizza!pink-lunch

This pizza was so good.lunch

That wasn’t the end of the fun, those loot bags and lunch. Oh nuhnono. We held contests for a few things like Best Dressed, Best Dressed runner up, and some quizzes we had sent out earlier in the week.

Best Dressed, which was won by Laura. She ended up getting a Fossil wallet, which matches her Fossil Explorer tote quite well! Loved her outfit, everything was purple!Laura-wins-fossil-wallet

Runner up was Amy, in all purple who won a Rubbermaid glass food storage container set.Amy-best-dressed-runner

L won one of the two quizzes and got a gorgeous brushed metal light gold colored Fossil (Georgia?) watch.  She said it wasn’t anything she’d pick out for herself, but she absolutely loves it. I can’t wait to see her wear it.L-with-watch

The other prizes consisted of:

  • RUSK shampoo gift set + Yankee candle
  • Marcelle Cosmetics
  • Calvin Klein gift set
  • Roberto Cavalli gift set


I was seriously in awe at the generosity of the companies and what they donated. Absolutely incredible. I want to thank each and every company that donated to International Women’s Day. Everyone at work was so shocked, so happy, and exclaimed that it was better than Christmas!thank-you-2

Many many many thanks to making Friday a memorable one.thank-youThumbs up to, and thank you Marcelle Cosmetics, Fossil, Rubbermaid, Coty Canada, Kernels Popcorn, Orville Redenbacher, Durex, Veet, vitaminwater Zero, Cober Printing, Hershey’s, McDonalds, and VH Sauce.

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