Sunday, May 29, 2016

Photo of the Day: Humming Bird in my Back Yard

It was Sunday evening when I decided to hang out in the back yard to see the garden. Then I heard a bird chirping sound right beside me and that's when I saw this cute little humming bird. I snapped the photo with my iPhone, but wasn't clear. It already flew away. I went into the house to grab my Nikon in case it comes back. And yes, it did. Below photograph is one of the best ones from the shots. See more other animal and nature photos in my Facebook Gallery.



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Saturday, May 28, 2016

New Lisap Summer Care Protects Your Hair from Sun, Sand and Sea

Lisap introduces its latest innovation in haircare formulations, the Summer Care Collection. It is formulated for everyone who desires healthy, glossy hair that withstands the effects of the sun, and also wants to have perfectly hydrated skin. The Lisap Summer Care collection is free of parabens and includes Hair & Body After Sun Shampoo, Sun Protective Oil Spray, After Sun Mask. Also included in this year’s collection is a novelty product, After Sun Body Milk.

Fresh and rich ingredients in Lisap’s Summer Care line such as Aloe and Pomegranate extracts and Babassu oil are formulated to revitalize and create a feeling of well-being. The vitamins and minerals found in Aloe and Pomegranate have an antioxidant effect and combat cell damage caused by free radicals and UV rays. These extracts moisturize the skin, leave hair shiny and protect the scalp. Babassu oil offers excellent moisturizing properties, leaving dry hair soft and light.


Lisap Summer Care consists of:

HAIR & BODY AFTER SUN SHAMPOO - ideal for use in the shower, by the sea or pool, this after sun shampoo creates beautifully cleansed, moisturized and energized hair and skin.


LISAP SUMMER CARE SUN PROTECTIVE OIL SPRAY – is a shine-effect spray perfect for sun bathing. Enriched with a UV filter, it envelopes the hair fibre with a screen that gives protection from the sun’s rays, before, during and after exposure.


LISAP SUMMER CARE AFTER SUN MASK - is for use after Lisap’s Hair & Body After Sun Shampoo and combats dehydration caused by sun, saltwater and chlorine. Its deep-down action provides the hair with the conditioning, moisturising and nourishment it needs after you’ve been in the sea or pool.


LISAP SUMMER CARE AFTER SUN BODY MILK - is a moisturizing milk that restores optimum moisture levels to skin after sun exposure. The comforting feel of this refreshing milk moisturizes for 24-hours helping your golden tan last longer.


MY THOUGHTS: I received 3 out of 4 of the Summer Care Collection to try. I didn't get a chance to try the Oil Spray, but I am always satisfied with Lisap products because of the excellent quality. The scent is a bit strong for me, but it doesn't bother me.

When I go to the pool, my hair dries out from the chlorine water. I know I could feel the dryness when I'm trying to wash it off because it gets tangles. Lisap's After Sun Mask saved me from the awful dryness. It provides hair with the conditioning, moisturizing, and the nourishment it needs (and it comes in a cute container). I don't usually use hair mask, but this is something I could get used to.

WHERE TO BUY: Lisap Summer Care Collection is available at fine salons in North and West Vancouver area, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Gatineau, Nepean, Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois Rivières, Granby, Grand-Mère and New Brunswick.








For a salon near you that carries or uses Lisap products, call 1-800-667-5954 or visit www.lisap.ca or www.facebook.com/LisapCanada                         





Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.



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Can Anyone Identify This Mountain?

Photo was taken last year in Jasper National Park in Alberta. Can anyone identify this Canadian Rockies mountain? Photograph was taken facing slightly north-east from Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93). The river below is Athabasca River located east of the highway. Let me know what you think. See more of my other photographs I took while in Jasper National Park.



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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Photo of the Day: Mt Edith Cavell

Tunnel Mountain is located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park within the Canadian Rockies near Banff, Alberta. There is an easy hike in that area. The photograph below is just a view from a distance. See more landscape photos in my Facebook Gallery.



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Flash Summer Beauty with a Twist with Trust Fund Beauty's New Nail Polish Line


Goodbye hippie-chic colors, hello luxe sexy shades! Khloe Kardashian’s top choice, “Put a Ring on It,” is just one of many colors to flash on those hands and toes this summer with sassy pastels and bright hues. “Put a Ring on It,” was also recently featured in StyleList Canada as a must-have makeup product of the year.

Trust Fund Beauty is turning vegan and cruelty-free products into high-fashion trends with a feisty twist. This beauty line turns up the heat on color without dangerous toxins or chemicals to create constant show-stopping nail polishes and lipsticks. With Trust Fund Beauty’s quality nail polishes and lipsticks, you will never have to worry about dipping your pretty nails into gross toxins or applying poison to those precious lips.


The wide-ranging shades of polish and Lipgasm Lipsticks allows for women to change up their look several times a day or week, according to their mood and style needs. Trust Fund Beauty’s new line of polish stands out in the crowd with sensuous colors and witty, unapologetic names like “Adult Content,” “Dirty Thoughts,” and “Going Commando.”


While water-based polishes take too long to dry, the new luxury, tongue-in-cheek Trust Fund Beauty line boasts 10-free status, so consumers with health issues and skin sensitivities can keep stylish. The brand is also completely safe for children and pets, too!

Founder Samara Granofsky began this luxury line of bold, beautiful colors to support her mother with cancer. She set out to search for nail colors free of toxins that weren’t “granola,” that would prove to be safe for her mother’s use. Samara created a colorful, chemical-free collection of makeup with memorable names that people are flocking to.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Photo of the Day: Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain is located in the Bow River Valley of Banff National Park within the Canadian Rockies near Banff, Alberta. There is an easy hike in that area. The photograph below is just a view from a distance. See more landscape photos in my Facebook Gallery.



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AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Collection {REVIEW}

School is almost over with one more month left. Tired from looking after our kids and doing all these chores, we moms need some self-care. I was given the opportunity to test out AMOREPACIFIC beauty products to include in my beauty routine. I received the AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Collection which includes the Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System and the Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel.


Also, I think this makes a nice gift for mom. With 6 days left in May (still Mother's Day month), it's not too late to give mom this extra special gift. After years and years of hard work and taking care of you, mom definitely deserves a day completely dedicated just to her to indulge!

Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
This uniquely formulated hydration spray, created with pure stabilized Bamboo Sap in lieu of distilled water, provides immediate and long-lasting hydration as it veils the skin in a delicate mist of mineral-rich, moisture-holding botanical agents.


I like the scent and it's not too over-powering. It's really soothing and refreshing on  my skin. Really nice! I like it!

Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel
The gel/cream is almost translucent and the texture is very smooth. It provides intense hydration to the delicate eye area surrounding the eye and helps to fortify the skin against visible signs of premature aging. I use it in the morning and at night after cleansing.


Again, the scent is pleasant and not too over-powering. I used it under my eye area for about a week and noticed less dark circles or bags. It does work in helping to make my eyes look more awake, but there's not a lot in the small jar. It's quite a fancy packaging.

My fresh cleaned face with no makeup.

WHERE TO BUY: AMOREPACIFIC skin care products are available at Sephora and online at us.amorepacific.com


Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products at no charge in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given.


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