Samantha Does The North Delta Farmer’s Market

Hello Everyone,

On Sunday I went to the North Delta Farmer’s Market at the North Delta Rec Center. Which is held on Sundays 10 am to 2pm. I bought a few goodies. So lets see what I picked up.

 

First I visited the Arnalia Pristine Beauty Booth and bought a couple of goodies. If you didn’t know Aranalia Pristine Beauty products are made with cedar nut oil and ceder resin. Which is handmade in Russia and in BC, Canada.  If you are interested check out their Facebook page here Arnalia Pristine Beauty

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I picked up Kedra Cedar nut oil and cedar resin toothpaste.

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I picked up Nourishing Face Serum for oily skin types.  I will have a review up for both products in two weeks.

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I picked up German Farmer’s Bread. This was so yummy. I just finished the bread this morning.

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I also picked up butter tarts. They were a fave among my family.

 

I will not be going tomorrow’s farmer market since my little one has caught a cold but I will have more future blog post of the farmer’s market.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

 

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Samantha’s December Mail 2015

Hello Everyone,

December has come and gone but I received lots of lovely items in the mail. This post will be a bit long. So make a hot tea or coffee before starting on this blog post.

I gotten book one and two of the generation series by TC Joseph. I will have a review up of the first book soon.

Then I received a secret santa gift in my swap group from Melissa.

 I got  deborah lippmann roses in the snow with modern love and some enchanted evening. I was so worried I would miss out on this wonderful set. I was think about buying it. I am so glad I waited.

 I got the formula x system to go with a nail cleanser, base coat, pyrotechnic and top coat.

I got Boscia Makeup breakup cool cleansing oil in 50ml. I love this cleansing oil so much. I will be buying the full size.

I got some samples. Bobby brown eyeliner gel, Dr. Dennis Gross peeling gel, Lancome cleaning oil and primer.
Thank you so much Melissa for the wonderful gift.

My December Topbox for 2015:

Before I go into what I got in my topbox. I want to talk about a dream I have. I don’t normally have dreams. I dream about talking to FluerDeForce at a book signing about how hard it was being fair skin and having a hard time finding a neon or bright lipstick and she said you soon will find you perfect bright lipstick soon and I woke up. That day I got my topbox.

To end my dream I got Vasanti lipstick in wait for it Hot Brit.  It is a lovely bright pink. The only downside is you eat something it will take off  all of the lipstick. So not great staying power.  The value of the lipstick is $15.00 CA.

I have not swatched the lipstick myself due to my camera breaking. I did reach out to amazing canadian blogger Kristelle of Crystal Candy Makeup who was kind enough to let me link her blog. You can check out the swatches here Crystal Candy Makeup Vasanti Hot Brit.  

I recommend following her. She blogs in English and french.

Next I got Mememe Enchanted eyes in woodland smoke. This retails for 7.95 pounds which works out to be 15.10 Canadian.

 Next I got Pur-lisse  Pur-delicate cleanser 30 ml. Value is $7.20. Full size is 150 ml and retails for 36 dollars.

Last item is Cuccio nail polish in florence frenzy I would say that the color is a off white. This retails for 6.00.

The total value of the topbox is $43.30.

I received another secret santa that the Canadian Beauty Bloggers group was doing for December.

I got a package from  Kaitlyn of Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty.

 I received real nature blueberry face mask. you can buy this brand at the FACESHOP.

 I received Lush dragon egg bath bomb. At first I didn’t know what is was. It look like christmas one but without the pink and the holly on top. My store never has dragon egg in stock when I go. I heard that dragon egg was a gold glitter but it look more like orange to me.  I finally went on the lush website to find out what it was and sure enough it was dragon egg. It smelled like oranges not my fave. bath bomb.

I got another roses in the snow set. I must admit my secret santas know me very well.

 

I got a mini Vitabath spice is nice lotion. I love the scent so much. You will see it in my empties. I will go into more detail then.

 

 

Last item I got was a lovely set of three nail art brushes.

 

 

Thank you so much Kaitlyn for the wonderful gift.

 

 

 

Last mail of the month was something from Japan.

 

I won this cute Rilakkuma in a Japan lottery.

 

Here is what the cup looks like.

 

I got a hello kitty hand cream.

 

I got a sailor moon compact mirror

 

I got a Wonder Woman Missha bb cream compact in the shade 21.

 

This is what the compact looks like

 

Here is what it looks like inside.

I got this tasty butter cookie that the lovely Nadine sent in my box. It was so yummy I bought more.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Sponsor Post And Review: Prana Organic Dry Roasted Coconut Chips In Four Flavors

Hello Everyone,

I was kindly sent Prana Organic new product dry roasted coconut chips for a honest review.

So I will now give you a bit of back story about the company. Prana is a family owned Quebec company that offers a wholesome range of products including healthy snacks, nut and dried fruit, as well as chia seeds. All products made by Prana is certified organic, Kosher, vegan, preservative-free, gluten-free,GMO-free, sulfite-free and above all, free of compromise.

 

I, myself have been loving the brand Prana for my nori and pumpkin seeds. So when the pr company emailed me about a new product. I knew it was up my alley.

Lets get on to the flavors and then I will go through what I like and didn’t like and the rating.

  Charleston is  organic coconut chip dry roasted to perfection and seasoned with a proprietary BBQ mix.

Classic is  organic coconut strips in its natural state.

  Hula is organic coconut chips dry roasted to perfection and season with sea salt & pepper.

 Jive is organic coconut chips dry roasted to perfection and seasoned with spicy chili.

All bags are 100 grams which works out to 6 serves of 1/4 cup. They  sell for $3.99.

Now on to what I like and didn’t like.

 

Pros:

 

  • The chips look just like the picture on the packaging.
  • None of the chips were burned.
  • The packaging was resealable.
  • The products had no more then ten ingredients.
  • Vegan, organic, gluten-free,kosher and gmo-free
  • Great replacement for chips.
  • Coconut chips were not sweet at all.
  • You could smell and taste that you were eating a coconut chip but the taste was not unpleasant.

Cons: There are not really any. I have tried all flavors for a three week period and could not find anything wrong with the product.
My fave. flavor was Hula. I am the type of person who likes simple flavors in snacks.

My husband fave. flavor was Jive. He really like that Jive was spicy but not overly spicy.

My least fave. flavor was Charleston. I found the bbq flavor too sweet and was hoping for a smokey bbq flavor rather then a sweet bbq flavor.

My husband least fave. was Hula. He found it too plain for his taste.

We both agree that the Classic one is perfect addition to our trail mix that we take when we go out and about.

 

 

Overall I give this product 5 stars out of 5 stars.

 

 

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

 

September Haul 2015: Food, Daiso, HMart,Lush And Shopping With My Sister

Hello Everyone,

I went a few days ago shopping with my sister. We went to quite a few places. So lets get on with the blog post.

 First me and my sister picked up a bite to eat before going to Richmond. Where the Daiso store is in the Aberdeen Centre. I decided on getting some Arby’s. It’s been a while for me eating at Arby’s. I got a Philly style roast beef sandwich meal. It was  delicious.

 My sister wanted to go Menchie’s. She was payed for mine. I have never gone out of my way to eat frozen yogurt from a place like this.  It was yummy. I got the new york cheesecake yogurt.

While we were at Menchie’s. I notice that they sold lip balm. I got two in cinnamon bun and peachy keen.

Then we went to the daiso store and here is what I picked up.

I bought 180 cotton pads for 2 dollars. They are just as soft as the ones from Shiseido.

I got this cute container for 2 dollars. I know it’s for stationery.  I decide to use it for my small makeup brushes and sponges.

Here is what it looks like inside.

My sister spotted these cute lace makeup bags. I am going to use mine for holding my ipod and the odd lip balm.

This is one of my fave. candies. I stop eating them after watching the graves of fireflies movie. After that movie they came in the tin with the girl on them. Every time I saw one it would make me cry all over again.

I picked up miso soup packages.  I love miso soup and go out of my way to have it during the fall and winter season. I decide to try and use  instant miso soup and see if I like it.

I picked up these pop flavour gummie candies. It is a mix of Japan fave. soda flavours.

I picked up this set of lip balm and lip gloss in wild honeysuckle.

Last item I picked up at Daiso is this package of milk caramels.

At H Mart I picked up two bags of mini green tea kit kats for only 2.98.

On to the lush cosmetics haul.

I picked up 100 ml and 250 ml of Lord of Misrule Shower cream. I bought one for myself and the smaller one for my oldest daughter. It reminds me of viktor & rolf  flowerbomb meets fig newtons. I love the scent.

 I got two samples. Angels on bare skin and sexy peel soap. I love the small soap samples for when the soap is out at a bathroom in a public mall. So in the lush shampoo tin. I carry my mini soaps.

 I went to the lush store and picked up cosmetic warrior face mask.

Here is what the mask looks like.

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

A Hop Skip And Jump To David’s Tea And Purdy’s November 2014

Hello Everyone,

I went early on the first day of November to get my hands on a David’s tea advent calendar.  Which you have already seen last month. So let see what else I bought will I was there.

 While I was at David’s I bought this set of stars bubble cups. They were 12.50 for the set.

I also went to purdy’s to get my fave. sweet from them.

(Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Tea Sparrow Box August 2014

 Hello Everyone,

I signed up for a Tea sample box called Tea Sparrow that is shipped here in Vancouver BC. Let look at what yummy teas I will be drinking this month. 

Here is the card that came with it.

 I got Freedom Tea with is most fitting for me to get. Since the word free is part of my blog’s name.

 second one is Quince Green.

 Third one is Mount Kenya Estate.

Last tea is Chamomile Citrus.

In a monthly box there is 4 teas to sample. Makes about 35 cups of tea.  I will be taking a few of these for when I got over to the island tonight. 

The box is 20 dollars which includes shipping. Here is the link to tea sparrow. Looks like they are having a tea festival which I will be going to.

You can pause your tea subscription at anytime. So cheers to you.

(Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

David’s Tea Haul April 2014

Hello Everyone,

 

As I am trying to branch out of the normal beauty blog post. I bring you my David’s Tea haul.

 

 

 So First we have Cool Cucumber. I bought 50 g for 7.50. As you can tell I was shopping for summer drinks.

Last item is Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. I bought it for 13.50. It great hot or as a cold drink.

 

 

 

(Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise stated, all items in my blog posts have been purchased by me for my own personal use and not sent to me by companies for reviews.)

Sponsor Post: My Bakers Box: April 2014

Hello Everyone,

 

Today I will be talking about a new exciting box that I have the pleasure of receiving. As not many of you know I was a baker for more then 8 years. I decide to leave it for a few years to have my youngest daughter and become a part time stay at home mom. My daughters and I enjoy baking together and sometimes I forget the decorations or the sprinkles to go on cupcakes. This box send monthly decorations for cookies to cakes.

 

So I received April Easter box.

 

Here is what the box looks like.

 

Here is a little story how the company was created.

 

Here is what came in the box and the prices.

 

A recipe card with a sugar cookies recipe.

 

A decorating idea for those sugar cookies.

 

A little peek in to my box.

We got cupcake liners. I would say value of a dollar.

Celebration Sprinkle mix. Value of 3.50.

 

Lime Green Jimmies. Value is 2.50.

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Egg cookie cutter $1.50.

Sheep and Chick rings 4.95 for a set of 12.

Reversible Rabbits and Carrots cupcake wrappers 6.95 for a set of 12.

 

Easter sugar Dec on mix 5.95 for a set of 12.

These are fantastic for make sugar egg decorations.

 

The total value of the contents of the box are $26.35.

 

The box goes for:

 

25 dollars a month

 

22 dollars for 3 months

 

19 dollars a month for 6 months

 

Shipping to Canada is a extra 10 dollars.

 

In my opinion I wish there was more of a value in the box for monthly buyers but as you buy more then one month the value is  there.

 

Your probably thinking just now what did you make with the items in this box. I made carrot cake muffins and gingerbread cookies. I will post a picture later on or do a post on how I made those yummy treats.

 

To subscribe to My Bakers Box here is the link.

 

(Disclaimer: Unless stated otherwise. I received the box for free. For this blog post.)