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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Live Without Leaks | Poise Impressa Bladder Supports Pt. 1

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This post was sponsored by Poise Impressa as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary product to facilitate my review.

Girl supplies. We all have ours. It's interesting to think how they change with age... From Bonne Bell lip balms (Sugar Plum was always a personal favourite) to roll on body glitter (ah, the 90's...) to black liner (lots of it) to concealer, the perfect neutral blush, and eye cream. The constant evolution. Of course, there are always 'other' supplies. The ones not as often chatted about, but never the less essential to our well being and confidence.Today we're going to be chatting up one of such items, specifically, the Poise Impressa Bladder Supports.

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Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are an ingenious little product that can aid in managing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). SUI is a common condition, wherein the bladder leaks a bit when under stress caused by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, laughing, or even exercise that can cause bladder leaks. One in four Canadian women will, at some point in their lives, deal with urinary incontinence with half of those suffering from SUI. While it's not something you particularly want, it's not the end of the world. It's just another woman thing (yipee!) and as women are particularly excellent at doing, you buck up and make things work. Unfortunately though, SUI can still take its toll on confidence and a sense of freedom. If you're constantly worried about a leak, it can make you feel limited to what you can do or where you can go.

Poise is playing a big part of making it work, and have changed the game pretty substantially with their Impressa Bladder Supports. Until now, women haven't had a whole lot of options when dealing with leaks, as absorbent pads, briefs, or invasive surgery were really the only options. Boo to that. The new Poise Impressa Bladder Supports give an easy option, as they not only discretely but also comfortably help stop leaks, thus restoring a sense of freedom and confidence. In short, no leaks = happy you.

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The Poise Impressa Bladder Supports look like tampons, but aren't designed to absorb leaks. Oh, no. Instead, they full on stop leaks in the first place. The bladder support is inserted into the vagina like a tampon, but works by placing pressure on the urethra help stop urine from leaking out. The bladder supports are available in three sizes, which are not only determined by the amount of leakage experienced or one’s height or weight, instead, it is simply every woman’s unique body design. To find the perfect fit for your body, Pose has an Impressa Bladder Support Sizing Kit. It includes two of each size supports, so you can try them all and get a feel for what works for you. Once you find your right size, simply insert it and forget about it. Easy and effective!

As you may have noticed, this is part one, meaning I will have a follow up post. About what? Good question. A proper review. While I don't have SUI myself, I do know ore than four woman, and that bunch does include a few who deal with it. They'll be trying the bladder supports and giving me their thoughts. In the mean time, the Poise Bladder Supports Sizing Kit is available at mass retailers and drugstores across Canada for $9.99. What do you think? Could you or anyone you know benefit from this product?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Allison Liquid Lipstick | Holiday 2016

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As most beauty fans know, you've usually got to act fast if you're going to snag the holiday items you want. Limited edition goodies are highly sought after, and there never seems to be enough to go around.It doesn't help that they seem to launch earlier and earlier every year.... That is one thing I love about the newest shade in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick range: It's permanent! Allison is a new friend, as part of the Holiday Kiss Collection (exclusive to Sephora), and she's gorgeous.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Van City Box | Ahoy Soap Company November 2016

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Ahoy-hoy! Sorry, I couldn't help it. It's just not a phrase that works itself into conversation very often. How does it tie in today? Ahoy Soap Company, obviously. It's all about the small business and their amazing small batch products I was able to discover thanks to Van City Box. I know, it's been very subscription box-y around theses parts, but there are so many that just don't get enough attention. Van City Box focuses on finding great products made in Vancouver and the surrounding BC areas. They're all about discovering products made locally and supporting small business. I may not live in Vancouver, but I can definitely get behind their cause.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Pearlesque Box | December 2016 Metta Skincare

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December. It's lurking. Obviously, it brings Christmas and the fun and stress of the holidays, but it also brings the seriously cold weather. Blerg. I'm Canadian, have always lived in Canada, and save for a handful of years living in Toronto, have lived in a snow-belt. And I still don't like winter. I know I'm not alone on my dislike of the season, but I do like that it means plenty of opportunities for new skincare. Like the Melbourne brand Metta Skincare, which you can so handily find in the December Pearlesque Box.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eating Made Easy | Miss Fresh Meal Subscription Service

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We're taking a little break from holiday releases for something that never ends... life. Okay, it does, but that wasn't exactly what I meant. I was meaning the everyday life and seemingly never ending list of stuff one is supposed to get done in a mere 24 hours. Oh, and on top of that you're probably going to have to feed yourself. Ugh. Miss Fresh is a meal subscription service that wants to take one less item off your to-do list. Actually, they do a few time saving jobs, but again, you get the point.

Monday, November 21, 2016

OPI Breakfast at Tiffany's | Holiday 2016

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It's that time of year... OPI holiday collection time! As per usual, it's large (18 shades in standard lacquer and Infinite Shine formulas) and filled with covetable, limited edition hues. This year, the inspiration for the collection comes from Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Who doesn't appreciate a bit of Audrey? Her sense of style and playfulness comes through in the collection's chic and stylish vampy hues and glitters for that little bit of added sparkle.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Pretties | Quo Holiday Collection 2016

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It doesn't feel like holiday season at all... Maybe it's the unseasonably warm weather, but if it wasn't for the heap of holiday product piling up, I wouldn't now it was mid November already. But it is, so let's get to some really cute holiday offerings from Quo. Now, if you're not a Canadian (which many of you aren't according to my demographics) Quo is the house brand of our big drugstore chain, Shoppers Drug Mart. If you've ever watched Drake's Started From the Bottom, you've seen one.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lip Lovin' | Kat Von D Holiday 2016

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A holiday themed edition of Lip Lovin'? You bet. A Kat Von D edition? Even better! As it turn out Kat Von D is all about lips this holiday season, as the bulk of the brand's offerings are lip products. It makes sense, as KVD is known for some amazing lipsticks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sally Hansen Colour Therapy

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It seems oily nail polish is a trend that's here to stay. Not oily per-say, but formulas infused with conditioning oils to nourish and protect natural nails. It's a novel idea and Sally Hansen (aka the queen of all things nail) has a formula of her own with the huge range (currently 33!) of Colour Therapy polishes. They're formulated with argan, acai, and primrose oils and in case you just can't get enough oil, there's also a cuticle oil in the mix.

Monday, November 14, 2016

In the Glow | Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Undetectable Luminizer

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Aww yeah, we're talking highlighter! What better way to start off the week than with a bit of glowing goodness? Better yet, it's a glowing beauty from Make Up For Ever. You may be familiar with the highlight that comes in their Pro Sculpting Duo, which is all kinds of perfect, but comes with a rather unfortunate shade of bronzer.If you've ever wanted more of that highlighter formula on it's own, the Pro Light Fusion is the answer.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sothys Un Automne a Paris | Fall/Winter 2017

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It's Fri-yay! I'm really feeling Friday as I have big weekend plans- sleep. I haven't been sleeping very well and as such am crazy tired (and maybe just a touch irritable...) I think a lazy weekend with a bit of reading, music, and naps should put me back in fighting form. before that though, we've got a few Sothys products to get to. For Fall, Sothys brings us their Auntomne a Paris collection that features fall hues and gorgeous formulas.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Perfectly Curated K-Beauty | Jini Beauty Box September/October Dry & Mature Skin

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Happy day after the worst day ever, blog fans! That's all I will say as to the recent unpleasantness. Let's chat up a stupendously awesome subscription box instead, yes? Jini Beauty is the name, and curated Korean beauty is their game. They offer a very generous box of 6-7 full and deluxe size samples in each box and cater to your specific skin type. Sine I tend to be dry, I went with the dry/mature option. For a little unboxing of what I received, read on!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Sweetest Subscription Box | October 2016 october box (4)
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We're talking candy today! I know, testing and photographing candy is a tough job, but I am definitely up to the challenge. I was very pleased to get the opportunity to try the inaugural box from The subscription box is all about everything sugar and sweet (and even a little sour.)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Modern Mattes | Make Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 4

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All hail queen matte. Matte everything has definitely been having it's time in the spotlight. While I'm a total fan of a matte lip, matte shadows aren't always my faves when used on their own. I tend to like a variety of textures/finishes, but Make Up For Ever has swayed my opinion. The newest member of the Artist Palette family- Volume 4 to be exact- is all matte, and an excellent addition to any palette stash.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Getting Gifty | Arbonne Holiday 2016

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It's the first Getting Gifty post of the 2016 holiday season! Today I have three options from Arbonne, who has done up all of their holiday offerings in a cute yet stylish striped design. Their range of giftables makes perfect options for stuffing in stockings, host/ hostess gifts (it is party season after all) or for having on hand for unexpected guests. Basically, they offer something for everyone.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Real Skin is In | Vichy Teint Ideal

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Vichy is one of my all time favourite skincare brands, so you can understand my excitement when I got news that they were launching their first makeup range. Okay, so they have done BB cream, but whatever... I love that they call their makeup the last step in a skincare regime, as their products do more than just perfect skin. Formulated to give skin a naturally perfected look, illuminate, let skin to look like skin (no heavy, mask like foundations here), and improve skin health. Exactly what you'd expect from Vichy. I've tested the bulk of the range and have been very impressed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lip Lovin' | Inglot What a Spice! Collection

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Happy Wednesday, blog fans! It's American Horror Story night (yay!) and Inglot is making their blog debut. Not a bad day at all. I've got two lip products from Inglot's fall What a Spice! Collection and a bonus product that happens to be a brand best seller. You'll have to read on to find out exactly what that is though....

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mega Metals | Avon Fall 2016

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It's fall (you knew that though...) and with fall there are a few givens- pumpkin spice everything, jewel tones, and metallics. It's just the way things are. Avon is in on these facts and as such, has launched a little collection of limited edition, shimmering, metallic goodness for the eyes and nails.