Blogmas Day 21: Christmas store windows & displays

One of the best things about the Holidays is seeing all of the store windows dressed up with festive displays. In Toronto, the Hudson’s Bay always put on an extravagant display in their windows which is highly anticipated when they’re unveiled in November.  I happened to be walking by when I noticed a van delivering this year’s holiday props:
Canada geese!  The windows behind them were still covered up at the time.

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Blogmas Day 20: BBW Wallflowers holiday edition

You may remember that I like to collect the BBW Wallflower nightlight plugs – the last time I mentioned them, I’d bought a few from the summer collection.  Today I’m here to show my recently acquired holiday edition Wallflower plugs:

This was the first winter one I bought this year and I just love him! I was informed by the BBW SA that the penguin featured in the stores has a name: Waddles. 😀 They even sell a stuffed version of him!  Here’s a giant Waddles the penguin cookie jar at the store:

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Blogmas Day 19: Stocking Stuffers

Let’s face it, after spending all your Christmas budget on presents, the last thing you want to think about is getting a bunch of little things to put into stockings. But, opening up stockings is one of the best part of Christmas morning!  Here are some last minute ideas for small ticket ($10 or less) items to include in stockings:

Beauty items

Lip balm: EOS ($4) are fun ones to include in a stocking. May I also suggest my favourite night time lip balms, the C.O. Bigelow Supreme 2X Lip Shine ($8) – this stuff is awesome.

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Blogmas Day 18: Christmas Tree makeup

I blame Kaily for this one. She came up with this topic and both Sharon and I scratched our collective heads as to how to interpret this.  What the heck IS Christmas Tree makeup? So I’m taking the cheater creative approach and doing a gold theme makeup look, because hey, some people have an all gold Christmas tree, ok:
This gold and diamond Christmas tree was worth $500k with five pounds of solid 18K gold and a 4.52 carat diamond set in a platinum star at the top – in 2007 it was the most valuable Christmas tree in existence (Source).

That’s how I roll. 😛

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Blogmas Day 17: Favourite Holiday Movies

Let me first preface this by saying that I am not into overly cheesy Christmas movies… I’m going to admit something: I’ve never watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street” in their entirety. 😮  Here are the 5 Christmas movies that top my Must-Watch list every holiday season:

5) Scrooged (1988)

Favourite scene: when the Ghost of Christmas Present (this little wee high pitch voiced fairy) beats Bill Murray up.
And I can’t hear the song “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” without thinking of this movie!
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Blogmas Day 16: Trying out last year’s present

I received the Aloette Aloepure Restorative Enzyme Peel last  Christmas from the MIL.  And I just opened it a couple of weeks ago…
It’s the same concept as the Japanese cult product, Cure Natural Aqua Peeling Gel.  I had used a peeling gel product before, called O’slee Rosehip Peeling Gel, which irritated my skin due to so much manual rubbing of my skin. I was hesitant to use this enzyme peel but I read good reviews online, so I figured I should just finally give it a try.

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Blogmas Day 15: Christmas recipes

In today’s coordinated Babes in Blogland Blogmas post, we’re all sharing our favourite Christmas recipes… and I’m not qualified because I DON’T COOK OR BAKE!  So instead of sharing a recipe, today I’m showing you the gingerbread house I got:
Minions!  I’ve built a few gingerbread houses in my time – usually I like having a Christmas movie playing in the background and I go to town. 😀

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Blogmas Day 14: Holiday funnies

Can you believe this is the final full week before Christmas? 😮 Here are some Holiday funnies to start off your Monday!

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Blogmas Day 13: The 12 Days of Purge-mas

I was discussing with the SO that I wanted to do a 12 Days of Christmas post today (there’s only 12 more days til Christmas omg!) and he said, “Why don’t you do 12 days of stuff you’re going to throw out?”  Half jokingly. HALF! But actually it was a fantastic idea!  So, today I present to you: The 12 Days of Purge-mas! [sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas]

mnote1 On the First day of Purge-mas, I may throw out these:
• A palette that’s lonely
mnote1 On the Second day of Purge-mas, I may throw out these:
• Two lash curlers
• And a palette that’s lonely
mnote1 On the Third day of Purge-mas, I may throw out these:
• Three face creams
• Two lash curlers
• And a palette that’s lonely

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Blogmas Day 12: Received a Parcel!

Today’s post is a quick one to show an “early Christmas present” of sorts – it’s a parcel I received from the prize I won from Australian beauty blogger, Caryl Almelor!  I love getting mail! 😀

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