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How comfortable are you with online shopping?

I buy a good 25% or more of my clothes, and shoes online. Not so much makeup but I wouldn’t include nail polish in that category.

This is going to sound like such an advertisement, but it’s not. I’m not getting paid or asked to promote this. BUT. Nail Polish Canada is well, a Canadian nail polish company (duh) based out west and they have a tremendous amount of nail polish brands to choose from.

nancy lauraIn fact, Laura from our meetup (that’s us in the photo) last weekend buys her Zoya nail polish from there.

Get this. Nail Polish Canada sells their polishes for a better deal than you’d find at Shoppers Drug Mart. It won’t cost you $9.99 for a bottle of China Glaze. It’s $6.95 online. With free shipping I may add.

I asked Nail Polish Canada how long their free shipping promo is going on for, and it’s definitely on until the end of September. So if you want to do a bit of shopping this weekend try and hit up their website and stock up.

Onto the outfits of the work week.ootwwTonight we’re going to keep it pretty relaxed. I think the Boyf has some plans on cleaning up the apartment a little bit and putting away some of his work/tool bench things while I look online  for solid machine handles for this machinery piece he told me to search for. 

Don’t forget to enter my Philosophy gift set giveaway, for Canadians only.

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Neutrals for Fall

Between my facial yesterday and my manicure today, all done at home — I’d say I’m doing pretty well don’t you think? All ready to start fresh tomorrow on Monday morning.

I go in between stages of having my nails manically manicured from week-to-week to going a month or two with cutting them as short as they can go and have them rough and ragged looking.

Just like my palms (this is what they look like on good day). Go ahead and call me man-hands. An ex-boyfriend of mine used to call me lizard-hands. Stung the ego a bit I have no complaints. It just means I have strong hands yet dry and scaley. I’ve come to the fact that I’ll never have dainty little girly soft hands.scaley-hands

I’ve been told a number of times that my secondary muscles are stronger than my primary ones. For instance, a few years ago I couldn’t do a strict pull up on a bar. Translation: my fingers are stronger than my forearms/biceps. I could pop out 7 chin ups on the door frame. It was my party trick.

Video for proof (from many years ago):

Thanks to CrossFit I can now do it both ways. Strict pull ups and chinups on door frames.

I always have a hand cream readily available for applying on my hands countless times in the day. My hands just won’t keep in the moisture. So sometimes I like to sit down and pamper myself with an at-home mani.

My favorite nail polish? Hands down (ha…) Sally Hansen polish.  I just love the polish quality and the brush is such a great shape which you can purchase on Nail Polish Canada. I’m not really one for stand-out nail polish on my fingers as I reserve that for my sandal wearing sporting a nice tan to show off the lil piggies.

I had all the tools ready.


Soaked my hands in some warm water with soap


and polished my fingers with some pale neutral pink. I think it’s time to soon retire this polish. Half way gone!sally-hansen-pink-slipAll cleaned up with a coat of paint.at-home-mani

I used the Seche vite top coat. I have a love-hate relationship with this product. I get it at Sally’s Beauty for ten bucks or so. It makes your nails dry pretty much instantly… well, within 60 seconds.  But it gets soo goopy after half the bottle is used up.

How often do you paint your nails?

Do you get manicures/pedicures often?

Ever thought of buying nail polishes online? You can get some great brands for cheaper on Nail Polish Canada’s site. For isntance, china glaze is $6.95 over there! Nail Polish Canada is actually in the running to be named the best e-tailer in Canada from the Canada Post’s e-commerce awards. They’re even competing with Walmart! But I think it’d be more fun for an actual Canadian store to win as opposed to Walmart (no office Walmart).

To encourage people to vote they’re giving away DAILY prizes which consists of nail polish and beauty products. Plus. some grand prizes. You can vote every day til your little heart desires from now until September 20. You must record your vote to enter & win at Nail Polish Canada’s vote page here.

Bonus.  If NailPolishCanada.com wins Consumer Champion then they’re having a huge giveaway with two winners!  // Grand Prize #1: 24 bottles of Enchanted Nail Polish // Grand Prize #2: $1000 shopping spree at Nail Polish Canada.  Prizes are only open to Canadian and U.S. residents. See http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/vote for full details.

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Weekend recap

I had a wonderful relaxing weekend. Did you? I hope so! I take weekends off working out and while sometimes it feels like I’m missing out on working out, I quickly snap out of that silly mindset and enjoy the two days off.

First off, I booked a flight home to Newfoundland. I’m not going til the end of June but I’m so excited I had to tell everyone :)

On Saturday morning I woke up and made myself some delicious breakfast. Actually, scratch that I didn’t make it because it was pre-made in advance for the entire week. I just had to heat it up. So easy, so quick, so healthy, so paleo.

Saturday I took my Boyf to experience the fresh farmers market downtown, where we stocked up on inexpensive produce for the week. I didn’t need much this time around. Just some sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, celery, broccoli, tomatoes and strawberries. I spent less than $15 and got oodles of food.

The Boyf decided to go out on his tri bike for a few hours and get in some training outside since the weather was quite nice while I took the pup for a walk and came back home to give myself an at home mani/pedi.

Used these two colors. The berry color is from Nail Polish Canada, and the fun peach one is by Barry M which I bought on eBay last summer from the UK.

I got caught up on some of my favorite blogs while meal-prepping for the upcoming week. Is your mouth watering? Be patient :) The recipe will be posted on Wednesday morning.plate-it-up

My Boyfriend is an Ironman Triathelete and has been trying for the past 8 years for me to stop eating unhealthy (candy, soda, candy, and more candy). Since going on Paleo I’ve been very strict about not having any cheats whatsoever. There’s no easy supper’s on a lazy week night. Everything is planned, prepared and healthy. It’s funny because some nights I used to be tired and just throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it supper. The Boyf is definitely feeling deprived of some of those lazy meals as he’s been eating the majority of what I make (with the addition of wheats/grains/carbs added in). So each Saturday night I’ve been making him some homemade blueberry muffins to satisfy his very small sweet tooth. He even suggested the need to pop by McDonalds… WITH OUT ME. We’ll see about that.

muffinsBest girlfriend of the year goes to, ahem ahem.

blueberry muffinsMan, they smelled devine coming out of the oven and I couldn’t even take a bit. Just smell, watch, and deliver a fresh one on a plate for him.

Yesterday, I went to Target again. Boy I love that place. Does anyone know when the grand opening is supposed to be? I thought it was supposed to be April-something’th but clearly I’m wrong. Anyway, that didn’t stop me from shopping the whole store. I was in there for 2½ hours and managed to spend $130. Oops? Hey, it’s stuff I “needed”.


Click to enlarge the pic if need be ;) What I bought:

  • A salmon/coral tank for climbing (on sale)
  • Gilligan & O’Mally undies ($5 – apparently the same company who makes VS undies make these too!)
  • Fieldcrest down pillow (on sale)
  • Ivory colored flats (that make my feet look even more tan) for $24.00
  • Up & Up shave gel (so much cheaper than the brand name ones)
  • Purple shower fluff thing
  • Teal colored exfoliating thing
  • Up & Up bathroom cleaner with bleach ($1.47!! Sure tilex was $3-something!)
  • Travel sized Dippity do hair gel for the Boyf
  • Up & Up rubber gloves for washing dishes
  • Up & Up disposable gloves for self tanning
  • Crest 3d White tooth paste (interested in trying this)
  • 5 travel sized deodorants (on sale – and cheaper than buying the regular sized *but not by much* which was also on sale)
  • Sqiggly straws for my nephews
  • A small locking container for my snacks
  • Up & Up “ziplock” bags
  • Up & Up disinfecting wipes

What did you do this weekend?

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