Favourites Lately: Early 2017

This is my first quarterly favourites post for 2017. I’ve been taking down notes on various items that I’ve enjoyed between January and March:

I try to have a balance of items but it looks like this is more heavy on the makeup front. 😛

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Nuworld Everyday Zen: Jasmine Aroma Diffuser and Oil Blends

Last Christmas I received the Saje aromaBreeze Ultrasonic Nebulizer as a present, which introduced me to the world of aroma diffusers. Using that device helped to provide a basis of comparison for the Jasmine Aroma Diffuser by Stadler Form (C$85), which was sent to me by Nuworld Botanicals.
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Along with the diffuser, I received the Everyday Zen Diffuser Oil Blends Try Me Kit, which comes with 6 essential oil blends (6 x 7.4ml vials for C$44).

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Stash Dash: Nov 6 – 12

Last week was quite draining, to say the least. I’m so glad it’s over. :/

Here are the posts that went up, in case you were too busy drinking yourself into a stupor:

PP12: Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder
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This lovely smelling loose powder adds a nice luminosity to my under eye area.

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Nuworld Botanicals Aromatherapy Personals

What a difference one day makes. I made a conscious decision to lay off blogs yesterday – I just couldn’t muster genuine interest after the American election results.  But I suppose the best way to move past the shock is to resume normal activity.

Today I’m showing a few nifty pocket-sized aromatherapy remedies from Nuworld Botanicals called Aromatherapy Personals:
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• Jet-Lag Relief Roll-on
• Sinus-Headache Relief Roll-on
• Stress Relief Multi-Nutritive Oil for Body, Bath and Hair

I didn’t specify what products to try from Nuworld Botanicals so it was prophetic and timely that Natalie Cascella (the founder of Nuworld Botanicals) sent these specific ones to me!

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Stash Dash: My Attempt at a Weekly Round-up for Oct 9 – 15

All the cool kids are doing it these days. I think a weekly round-up post could be helpful for those of you who might not be able to browse blogs all week. My hope is to not only provide a centralized place to summarize all my posts from the past week, but provide some additional tidbits.

Project Pan 12: KATE Stick Concealer in Natural Beige
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Stick concealers are notoriously challenging – here’s one that is multi-functional and it works well under the eyes too.

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Nuworld Botanicals Cold-pressed Organic Sea buckthorn & Jojoba oil

In late August, I received a few items from Nuworld Botanicals to try:

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I showed this in my August accountability post.

I did not select the specific items – I described a few of my likes and dislikes, along with my skin type and concerns – and left it up to Nuworld Botanicals to surprise me! 😀 Today I’m reviewing the first item that I’ve been testing for the past month, the Cold-pressed Organic Sea buckthorn & Jojoba oil:
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If you’ve been a reader of this blog, you’ll know that I love oils for all sorts of beautifying aspects: cleansing, hydrating and protecting. So how does this oil from Nuword Botanical stack up against other oils I’ve tried?

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August 2016 Low-Buy Accountability

The first “real” month of my self-imposed No-Buy, due to my overspending back in May / June. In August, I did pick up a few bits from the drugstore, and Winners, where else?
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I’ve been surprisingly not too tempted by new launches even with all the Fall sneak peeks and clearance sales (no thanks to the ultimate Temptress, Ms. Ingrid! 😉 )

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