Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Leaky Side of Breastfeeding: Review of Nursing Pads

All the loveliness aside of breastfeeding and enjoying my newborn baby, there's the messy and embarassing side of leaking breasts.  I haven't tried ALL possible nursing pads out there, but have tried a few, and so thought I'd share my thoughts :)

 (oh and of course, all these products were all bought by me; nothing was sponsored and so the "thoughts" are my honest opinions)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BB Cream: Dior vs Smashbox

You've probably heard of BB creams by now and with tons of way more informative articles out there I won't bother with an overly long explanation of what these are or what they do. In very brief, currently they're used as an alternative to traditional foundations and provide coverage somewhat skin to tinted moisturizers along with great skincare benefits.  The first BB products came out of Korea, but are now been made by many brands available in North America. In general, they are meant to moisturize/prime/protect/treat your skin while also providing light coverage, so that you can use it DAILY and not be causing damage to your skin (and without really looking like you have makeup on!). Of course, the light coverage won't be enough for special events if you aren't blessed with awesome skin at baseline, but it's good enough for day-to-day work/school.  Some are fancier and also contain anti-wrinkle ingredients or are anti-acne, but most contain SPF so that it also protects you from damaging effects of the sun.  The primer in some also make them a good base for putting foundation over top if you so desire, but it seems that most people use either or. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

tokidoki sale grab ^_^

It's always fun to catch a sale :)

I was browsing Sephora on fine civic holiday (after failed attempt at outdoor Ribfest in the heat), and turns out tokidoki line is being discontinued so everything was 40% off. Unfortunately the brush set was already sold out. So bought some "fun" things to try out. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

LIV - Fine dining at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Appetizer: "Shellfish 4X"
By far our favorite fine-dining restaurant in Ontario so far! About 1.5 hr drive from Toronto city centre, it's well-worth the drive (particularly if you like driving anyways and the QEW is not too jammed =P). We have been there on multiple occasions and it continues to "liv" up to our expectations every time. Some restaurants favs in the past have deterioated in quality over time, but not this place! The meal always starts out with warm bread selection and chef's complements, and is warm to the tummy all thoughout :)