Ralph Lauren and essie team up

Do you remember the first perfume you ever purchased? I vaguely remember which was first, but it was a tie between GAP dream perfume, and Ralph by Ralph Lauren.

I went through endless amounts of those travel sized bottles of GAPs perfume. Why did they stop making them?

Each time I go into Sephora I gravitate towards that RL perfume. It brings me back to the years 1999-2004 when I wore it religiously. It was my signature scent back in those days. My best friend Jenna ended up receiving it as a gift, which ended up smelling just as good on her as it did me.

Ralph Lauren and essie have come together to create four limited edition collection which features one of the four  Big Pony Women Fragrances  and an essie nail polish to represent each perfume’s “personality”.  Each nail polish color is unique and designed exclusively for these sets.ralph-lauren-sport

Set 1: Sporty
Set 2: Sensual
Set 3: Free Spirited
Set
4: Stylish

Since I’m more of a sporty person I received set #1.Ralph-Lauren-Essie

The scent on this one just reminds me so much of Ralph by Ralph Lauren. Perhaps it is that scent. I’m not sure. But it smells great and perfectly me.

The summer nautical blue polish I received in the sporty set is just called #1 Blue. It will look fantastic on tanned toes in the summer. I’m bringing this polish with me next time I get a pedicure.

 Rita Remark, essie’s Lead nail artist who created four amazing looks for each collection, does a “how to” on the unique nail looks she created. So fun.

Sets Available at The Bay and Sears (50ml fragrance & exclusive essie nail polish)
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Sets Available at Jean Coutu in Quebec (30ml fragrance, 50g body mist &  exclusive essie nail polish). Note, I received this gift set below which is only available in Quebec, exclusively at Jean Coutu.
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Each set comes with a nice canvas tote to carry your items in.
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Do you have a signature scent?

What was the first perfume you’ve ever worn?

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Low carb into paleo

It’s been a half-arsed kind of day. I slept in but as soon as I woke up I was running full tilt non-stop. First up I made a big breakfast for the Boyfriend and I. More like a brunch due to the time it was served. steel cut oats

Then we were still hungry so Boyf made some steel cut oats for us which I topped off with Redpath organic agave nectar and frozen blueberries. It was the perfect amount of sweetness for the oats.

I’m trying to cut back on my sugar consumption as much as possible. Anyone who knows me, knows that I eat … well, not the best food in the entire world. McDonalds and candy being my two favorite things to devour. So, I’m starting to think I should take up the paleo 30 day challenge. Not only because I find that wheat may have an effect on my eczema, but also because I’m checking in with someone. I’m liable per say. If I’m challenged, I won’t want to fail. If I start it on my own and don’t tell anyone about it, I will sneak in a chocolate bar here, or a bag of skittles there.

I’m scared to be honest. I don’t want to be tired and cranky and go through sugar “withdrawals”. Because I’m scared, it makes me want to do it more, to see how well I do. Know what I mean?

It doesn’t start til next month and I’m starting to slowly not take in as much sugar, gluten and dairy. Ugh, it’s a pain in the butt let me tell you that much. So I’ve done a bit of research and even though it’s not paleo, it’s helpful: the low carb grocery store has some great recipes that look mouth watering. Not only that, those google plus albums I linked also shares store deals and have some great articles. Check it out if you’re looking for some low carb foods.

What has your Saturday night looked like thus far? I gave myself an at-home manicure with these Essie nail stickers which I think are terrible.nails

They’re thick and they don’t stay on as well as the Sally Hansen one’s I’ve used. But I also heard that Sally Hansen one’s dry out quicker than the Essie one’s. Good thing I didn’t spend any money on these Essie one’s since I got an offer in the mail, and they came with a few samples. Cute, but like putting masking tape on your finger nails. Ugh. Brutal. I’d go with the Sally Hansen ones if I were you.

Oh, aren’t these cute by the way? Owl trinket things I picked up from Michael’s craft store yesterday while on my lunch break. They were only a $1.50 each!owl trinkets

K, I’m out!

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My Birthday Giveaway!

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  T O  M E ! !

Omgomg it’s my birthday. It’s finally here!

I think my birthday and Christmas are my favorite times of the year. Probably because I get presents on both of those days. But you know what? Today isn’t going to be just about me. Sure it’s my Birthday but I as I stated a few weeks ago, I wanted to share my birthday love with all of you guys out there!

I’ve been busy the past month, talking with my favorite companies and brands out there and they’ve donated so many wonderful things for you guys. I am so very appreciative of my loyal readers, people who leave sweet comments and of course, my lurker friends.

So, I’m giving back today. I’m giving you all a chance to win something! Not to each and every one of you because I have only a limited amount of things to give! But you know how it goes. Let’s get right into it because hello that is the most fun part of this post, right?

Look at all the goodies you can choose from!

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Prize rundown:

  1. Burt’s Bees — Sensitive Skin products: Facial Cleanser, Eye Cream, Daily Moisturizer. Canada Only.
  2. Rubbermaid Glass containers. Two sets, six containers in total.
  3. 2 winners will receive a Glymm box for June 2012 Canada Only. (Items shown aren’t necessarily the items you will be receiving).
  4. Philosophy — Birthday Girl gift set.
  5. Kerastase Cristalline shampoo, conditioner and hair serum.
  6. Marcelle $50 basket with Xtension Plus Mascara, Essentials Eye Make-up Remover Cloths, Renforcils Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover, Essentials Soothing Eye Make-Up Remover Gel, Essentials Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive EyesEssentials Eye Make-Up Remover Lotion – Oil Free!
  7. 3 Make Up For Ever Lip Sticks and 1 Smoky Lash mascara.
  8. Leopard print two tone long scarf (See my review about it here).

Enter away in the form below! I’ll leave the contest open until Sunday, May 13 and will do the draw that following Monday. As you may realize, there are 8 prizes but there will be 9 winners. The first winner will have first pick of what they win, second person has their pick, and so on.

I will give 24 hours for the winner to get back to me with their mailing address. Otherwise I will do a re-draw.

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