Category: Personal Care Stuff

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Radiant Glow Facial Scrub

Pimples have no respect. Whether you are getting married, going for a job interview or celebrating your birthday it is irrelevant. It also doesn't matter if you are 16 or 48. My daughter and I both get them which is a rip off for me - I thought I traded in old age for pimples. I wonder what is the most likely cause - stress, goodies, or late nights?  scrub In an effort to find a 'natural' treatment for our spots, I did a little research into recipes I could make at home. I found a DIY recipe book on Well.ca. I like…

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Eclecticsoapbox review of DollarShaveClub

Shaving a Buck or Fifty

Still searching for that last minute gift idea?  You can order this one online and it'll be delivered to your gift recipient every month for a year! ( Or one month - or three, or 6 - whatever you like. ) Suitable for any budget it's the gift that's useful, convenient and you'll be remembered with every delivery.  Shave a bundle off your last minute shopping with a subscription to the Dollar Shave Club. It’s fun the whole family will enjoy receiving over and over again. Why it's included in the Gifts Students Won't Hate List... ...is because my son…

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Eclectic Review of Scent Trunk

Part of the "Last Minute Gift Ideas Students Won't Actually Hate" guide If the male or female on your gift list loves to smell good, this is the box for them. It's a fabulous concept and I am in love with it. Scent Trunk is a Canadian company operated out of Kingston, Ontario. "Scent has the power to change our mood. It can make us feel relaxed, invigorated, or happy." In the box: This is what your gift recipient will receive - After you set up an account online you will receive a gift card to give to them. They will then create…

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Not the End of the World

Bedwetting is not the end of the world but when you are dealing with it in the deepest, darkest hours of the night you tend to think it is. Sometimes things are tough to cope with at that time. We have "a person" in our family who isn't quite ready to talk about this issue. They accept what happened and why but they don't wish to share the details just yet. They need to put a few more decades in between. And that's fine. I'm going to discuss how this affected me as a mother. How I spent over a…

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Crazy Coconut Oil Cures

For years I've been battling with my dog's stinky ears. Mazey is a ShihTzu and seems to be prone to ear infections. We have tried every kind of over the counter and prescription drops, creams, ointments, sprays and washes available for the last 7 years. Dogs usually contract ear infections because of yeast or bacteria in the ear canal. Ear mites, foreign bodies or excessive ear wax can lead to infection. Symptoms include constant scratching, head shaking, foul odour and/or a discharge. For Mazey it's the smell. Horrible. Don't they look like sweet smelling flowers? Last week a friend told me…

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Getting Fat

Here's something I wrote this week. It is not politically correct. I'm suppose to be happy with myself the way I am. I'm not suppose to use the "F" word. Well now I've gone and done it.  Sometimes I really hate the shocks that come with life. Especially today. Lately my clothes have felt uncomfortably tight. I’ve stopped wearing my beloved skirts as my thighs rub together so much I fear they will burst into flames. I sweat in places I didn’t know I could sweat in. I can barely see some of my bits and pieces as I’ve become ‘so much…

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Eye spy with my little eye…

For much of my life I have been plagued by sneaky retinas - they like to cause problems for me now and then. The idea of losing my vision has been reinforced by every specialist I’ve ever seen. The phrase “it’s a miracle you can still see” has turned my stomach more than once.  Blank spots in my field of vision, flashes, really large ‘floaters’ and tiny spots everywhere are some of the classic symptoms I’ve observed when my retinas have either pulled away, torn or detached. There is no pain with this type of injury. I find myself constantly preoccupied…

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#GarnierSensitive

For the past few days we've been trying out a new make-up removing product in our house called Garnier Clean+. It comes in a tube and is a scentless, allergy safe, non-alcohol cream. It is made for sensitive skin and feels smooth and creamy. It so happens that Thing 2 has been looking for a new makeup remover product. This couldn't have come at a better time. We conducted an experiment for you to see how well it is working: Step one: Find the willing victim Step two: Following the instructions, try the product on the right side of face Step three: Show…

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