12/8/17


Have you seen the new Disney Pixar movie Coco yet? If you have a fan of the movie in your house or just happen to love all things Disney Pixar, read on!

Townleygirl is celebrating Coco with an exclusive kids beauty product line right in time for the holiday gift-giving season! Townleygirl products are kid-friendly and washable. I know some lucky girls who will have these in their stockings this year!



Lip balm - set of two scented lip balms in pink strawberry and green watermelon. ($1.99)

Press on nails - Wheel of 24 cute Coco themed decorative press on nails that come off with warm water. ($3.99)

Hair Chalk - set of four vibrant colours inspired by the movie Coco. Washes out easy with shampoo. ($5.99)

Also, for the Disney Frozen fan, exclusive beauty kits for the princess in your life!




Disney Olaf's Frozen Adventure Beautiful Nails set comes with 3 nail polishes, gem wheel, nail file and wood stick. The polishes are water-based and peel off. ($6.99)


Townleygirl also sent me a new and exclusive set, Disney Olaf's Frozen Adventure lip gloss set with matching bag. It comes with four different flavoured lip glosses and a cute collectable bag to put them all in! This one isn't on the website yet but you can always go check out all the awesome products Townleygirl has plus special savings just in time for the holiday season! 

Follow @Townleygirl on Instagram for the latest in kids beauty products! 


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TWO lucky AME readers have the chance to win a Townleygirl Prize Pack which includes 2-3 Disney Pixar Coco/Olaf kits from www.townleygirl.com

Open to Canadian residents 18+ (void QC). Enter using the ballot below. Click here for giveaway guidelines. Ends December 15th, 2017!




Posted in participation with Townleygirl. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

12/7/17

Just about everyone has a mobile device. Gifting the hard to buy this Christmas is easy, give them something they can use every day - Toddy Gear!

The Desktop Essentials Tech gift set has everything they need to keep their device clean and charged up! The set comes with a Smart Charge Deluxe Power Bank, Microfiber Smart Cloth, Wedge (TM) Mobile Device Stand, Matching microfiber travel pouch and a gift box to wrap it all up in. 




Toddy Gear has also added some new items over the past few months such as Screensters (Toddy Cloth-like characters), Car mounts and Power Cords that can all be coordinated with one of the many matching designs found on the Toddy Gear website. There are some really cool designs including new holiday themed ones! Toddy Gear sent me a gift set in Silent Night


If you are looking for fun and fashionable accessories to gift this holiday season, you can check out the entire line of Toddy Gear's different new items and designs at www.ToddyGear.com!


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Want to have this under the tree? Enter to win a Silent Night Desktop Essentials Tech gift set from Toddy Gear! 

Open to Canadian residents 18+ excluding Quebec. Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Ends December 15th. Click here for AME Giveaway Guidelines. 



Posted on behalf of Toddy Gear. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

12/6/17

Christmas is just around the corner and we are preparing for the festivities; we finally got our tree up! Everybody is super excited, the kids can't wait to be on Christmas break from school. 

While this time of year is a whirlwind of events from shopping to decorating, cooking, baking and having a houseful of people, keep in mind our furry friends this holiday season. Don't forget the pets! 



The food may look good but...not all food is good for them. Dogs can be pretty sneaky when it comes to giving those "puppy" eyes to visitors who may not know any better than to think to share their food with them. Remind guests not to feed the pets and be careful they don't pick anything up off of the floor. A simple treat to you could be deadly for them such as turkey bones, chocolate or sugary foods (especially artificial sweeteners!). Even though it may not be appealing to them once they smell that turkey dinner, it's always wise to serve the dogs their own dog food meal, maybe make it a can as a special treat! 

Dogs like presents too! Every Christmas our dogs are included on Santas list. They enjoy getting new treats, toys and even new dog blankets every year, they even unwrap their own presents! Just be careful of any chewers who may enjoy the wrapping more than the actual gift. 

Nervous Nellies. We have chihuahuas and one of them, in particular, is not that great when it comes to strangers or even people we know well coming into her home. They're big, they're loud and they scare her! To comfort her, she has a safe zone along with the other dogs, a special pet bed she can run to and sit in when she feels overwhelmed. Worst case, she also has access to a private pet crate she can hide in and feel safe. 

Don't forget the extra love. Make your pet feel extra special this holiday (and every day) with lots of extra love, they'll thank you for the extra attention. The best gift we can give them is our love. 

These are just a few tips to help you have a safe and happy holiday season with your furry friends! 


Sponsored post on behalf of Amazon.ca and contains affiliate links. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

12/4/17

The holiday season is kicking into gear at our house! We have been getting ready, helping Santa with his list and getting started on our holiday decorating.

We will be creating a Christmas wonderland for the family with beautiful Christmas decor and gifts from Hallmark Canada. Every year I am amazed at the ideas that come from Hallmark; so lovely! I can’t wait to finally get everything decorated!



Livingroom decor:

- Mixed Media Santa and Santa in sleigh ($32.95-$39.95)
- Stockings Hung With Care Singing Snowman ($17.95) 
- Build your own snowman ornament kit ($24.99)
- Itty Bitty's Snoopy and Lucy ($6.95 each) + Snoopy's dog house ($4.95)
- 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Kiddie Car Classics ($24.99)
- Rectangular metal tray ($24.95)
- Pillar Candle ($9.95)
- Mixed rose hips ($12.95)
- Poinsettia Tea Lights ($14.95)
- Blessed Water Bottle ($19.95)



For the kitchen and dining
- 2017 Dated Frame ($19.95) 
- A snowman Tea towel and dish set ($24.95) 
- Wine Charms (set of 6 $14.95)
- Bottle Tags ($4.95 each)
- Winter Cocktails book ($19.95)
- Martini Glass ($19.95)



Wrap your gifts in love with festive gift bags ($1.99-$3.49 assorted) and tissue paper ($1.99). Don't forget to top it off with a Hallmark greeting card! 

You can find these at your local Hallmark Canada store! Happy Holiday fun!

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Our friends at Hallmark Canada want to wish you a Merry Christmas! One lucky AME reader has the chance to win a Hallmark Christmas bundle which includes Stockings Hung With Care Singing Snowman ($17.95) and Build your own snowman ornament kit ($24.99)!



Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done to qualify. Please see the AME giveaway guidelines before entering. Ends December 11th, 2017




Posted in participation with the Hallmark Canada blogger panel. Complimentary product received for review purposes! Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.




Being invited to holiday parties is a lot of fun but don’t forget the effort and time the host/hostess spends trying to make the perfect evening. To say Thank You, why not gift them with something they can enjoy with holiday company or relax on their own afterwards?

Lakeview Wine Co. sent me over a beautiful Holiday Host package which includes two bottles of wine and a double wine bag!



EastDell Cuvee Brut sparkling wine


Crafted from 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, this delivers richly articulated notes of green apple, bread, lees, lemon citrus and mineral. Creamy and lively with expressive bubbles, this is well made and very good. A bright and impressive sparkler. (Vintages panel, Aug. 2016)

Lakeview Vidal Icewine


This Icewine is sleek and perfectly balanced with hints of honey, peach cobbler and pear preserves. Goes well with fruit or blue cheeses.

I am no expert when it comes to wine but I know one of my favourite kinds to enjoy over the holidays is Icewine. I am looking forward to sharing these great wines with my loved ones (19+) this holiday season! :) 

You can find these and other Lakeview Wine Co wines at your local LCBO or online at www.lakeviewwineco.com!


Posted on behalf of Lakeview Wine Co. Complimentary wine accepted for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author.

12/1/17

Turtles in a half-shell, Turtle power! Still really big in our house with our son, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles newest DVD release will be an excellent gift under the tree this year for him and any TMNT fan like him!

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters is the home DVD release of the very last episodes of season 5 of the TMNT tv series.



Watch your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at home while they fight their final battles in 10 exciting episodes!

“Leo, Raph, Donnie and Mikey put five years of training and fighting to the ultimate test as they embark on their final missions in the new Nickelodeon DVD Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters.

In this final collection of episodes, our half-shelled heroes must band together once and for all, in order to be the heroes they were destined to be. Whether they are battling mutants in another dimension, teaming up with a rabbit samurai to defeat an evil sorcerer, or clashing with classic movie monsters to protect New York City, the Turtles will have to use all of their ninja-knowledge to defeat their enemies!”

This two-disc turtle special runs 264 Minutes and is rated TV-Y7.

You can find it where DVDs are sold starting December 12, 2017

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Our friends at Paramount Home Media want you to add this action-packed DVD to your collection! One lucky AME reader has the chance to win a Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Final Chapters DVD!


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Posted on behalf of Paramount Home Media Distribution. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author. 


11/30/17

They’re small, they’re cute and they’re collectable; Littlest Pet Shop by Hasbro has been a favourite of ours for years beginning with our oldest child starting her own collection at the age of seven. Now that she’s older, she has handed down the fun of all her various LPS characters, playsets and accessories to her little sister who loves all things pets and animals at the age of almost five.



She can take all of her favourite LPS pets from the bitter cold of winter and whisk them away to a fun, imagination-fuelled cruise with Hasbro Littlest Pet Shop Cruise Ship Playset! Whether your child is setting sail for relaxation or for adventure, there are so many things for their pets to do on the ship like dancing on the dance floor, rock climbing, surfing and even zip-lining! During downtime, pets can relax on the deck or in their cabin for a snack or maybe a selfie snap! 
Kids can fit up to 30 LPS of different sizes inside the ship for play or storage, plenty of room for all the favourites. The playset comes unassembled with 1 Classic-, 1 Mini-, and 1 Teensie-scale pet; 8 accessories; sticker sheet; and instructions. Ages 4+, adult assembly required (no tools needed), $59.99. You can find this and other LPS toys at shops like Toys R Us and Walmart. 



Follow @HasbroNews on Twitter, Hasbro on Facebook and Hasbro on Instagram to keep up with the latest on your favourite toys and games! 

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Canada 18+ Only (excluding Quebec). See giveaway guidelines on AME. Ends December 8th, 9pm EST.



Posted on behalf of Hasbro Canada. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Prize provided by Hasbro Canada. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.





11/29/17

Subscription gift boxes have become all the rave; you can get just about any kind you can think of from personal care to personal indulges. Do you know somebody who has a sweet tooth and a big love for all things candy? I confess, I do. I am that somebody. 

How about monthly candy subscription? Yes, please!



Introducing, Candy Experience.

Founded by Shirleen and Shaun, Candy Experience is a family owned business from Winnipeg M.B. sharing the most amazing candy they find with fellow Canadians in a lovely monthly subscription box - perfect gift idea for the candy lover this Christmas! 

Each box comes with 6-7 bags of different candies (some may be sour, some sweet, some salty and some sassy!), up to three pounds of deliciousness for $29.95, 3 or 6-month subscriptions! Other smaller boxes come with 4-5 bags of different candies for $21.95 also with 3 or 6-month choices. Shipping is $9.95. 

I was thrilled when Candy Experience sent me my very own box of goodness! In my box I received: 
Sour Power Berry/Blue Belts



WOW! Pack a punch with sweet and sour mixed together at once! These Dutch candies are certainly up there on my YUM list! They are soft and chewy with a good punch of fruit flavour mixed with sourness from the sour sugar on them! 


Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins



Always a favourite of mine, these ones certainly don't disappoint. They are soft, chewy and sweet. The milk chocolate melts in your mouth. I had to be careful not to eat the whole bag in one sitting. 


Root Beer Bottles




Fun and flavourful, these Root Beer Bottles bring me back to my childhood when we'd get penny candy at the corner store. These ones are chewy and full of root beer flavour! 


Allan Mini Raspberries



These little jujube candies are hard to resist. Soft and chewy with full raspberry flavour we have all grown to love from Allan candy. 


Sour Fruit Slices



A zesty assortment of tiny bite-sized tangy sour candies in six popping flavours including cherry, orange, grape, lemon, lime and watermelon. For a sour candy, these were irresistible and hard to put down! 


Strawberry Apple Wrench


These give a good chew, very tangy and a bit more sour than the fruit slices. Not my favourite candy of the bunch but the better half and the kids really loved them! 


Strawberry Fruitful Bonbons



We used to get these from our grandparent's house when we were kids. Made in Argentina these are a classic strawberry candy with a fruity filling, even the wrapper looks like a strawberry. 

Overall, I am impressed! Everything came in a neat little-personalized package and the assortment of candy in my Candy Experience box was incredible! Everything is delicious and very fresh! 

Visit www.Candy.ca to check out different boxes past and present for the people on your holiday shopping list because who doesn't love candy delivered to their door! 


Posted on behalf of Candy Experience (previously Candy.ca). Complimentary product received in exchange for coverage. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.


11/28/17

Having friends and family over during the holidays is fun, having a new game to share with everyone is even better! 


Bring out your inner DJ with Hasbro Harmonix DropMix! A fast-paced music gaming system that allows you to collect, combine and discover your favourite tracks. Compete with up to four friends and create some amazingly unique song mixes! There are three modes to play: Freestyle, Clash, and Party! 

This game is for the older crowd, geared at aged 16+. Great for a teen or adult holiday party, Dropmix is sure to have you moving and grooving to your own beats!  

This set comes with everything you need to get started with the Dropmix board, 60 Dropmix cards and you can download the app that goes with it free from iTunes or Google Play onto your phone or tablet. The included DropMix cards let you mix songs from top artists, including Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Disturbed, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sam Hunt, Sia, The Weeknd, and more. You can add more cards to your collection, each pack sold separately. It takes 4 X 1.4V AA Batteries (not included) and requires the app I mentioned earlier to play. 

Want to see how it works? Check out the video below!


You can find Dropmix at stores such as Toys R Us! Follow @HasbroNews on Twitter, Hasbro Gaming on Facebook and @Hasbro on Instagram for the latest updates on great toys and games for your family!


Posted on behalf of Hasbro Canada. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Comments and opinions are those of the author. 



11/27/17

With Santa letters written and my mind set on the holidays, it's time to start talking decorations. Oh yes, we just finished our fall fun but now it gets serious because Christmas has to be one of my favourite times of the year. 

We are a family who uses the same decorations year after year, adding the odd new item every now and then. Last year, I noticed some of our decorations looking a bit drab, old and used. Don't worry, we always keep the kids' handmade decorations they have lovingly given us every year since they were preschoolers. 


We received our artificial tree as a gift a few years ago and it's in pretty good shape for another round of holiday fun this year. I think our next tree will be something like this prelit white tree. There's just something about the white that would make colourful decorations just pop! 

Garland. It fills the tree, it makes the tree but I don't have enough to go around the tree. Since our decor is so mixed and matched I think this white garland will give our tree a natural, snowy look.

Christmas stockings are all part of the fun and we don't have an actual mantel to hang them off of; Santa usually just places them around the gifts under the tree. This year, I'd like to have a set of these cute Christmas stocking hooks that can be placed on a mantle, shelf, or wall unit. We just recently painted our living room so nail holes in the walls are out of the question. The hooks would be perfect! 

I'm tempted to take Christmas decorating into the kitchen and buy these cute Snowman Kitchen Appliance Handle Covers !  They attach by velcro so I think we are safe from the dogs wanting to pull them off like they did with my festive oven mitts set.

Now, to get busy and start digging through the boxes of holiday memories! How do you decorate for the holiday season? 


Post contains affiliate links sponsored by Amazon. *Free shipping on select items check website for more info*. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. I am in no way a professional chef, I am simply sharing parent to parent knowledge through my experiences. 

11/24/17


We are always trying our best to raise well rounded, caring people in our kids and one thing we always try to do is give back to people who are less fortunate, people who don't wake up every morning to the kind of life we too often take for granted, especially around the holiday season. 

For a few years now, Kellogg's Rice Krispies has been helping us do just that with the #TreatsForToys campaign. If you don't know what Treats for Toys is all about, let me tell you; it's a really great initiative that only costs you a few ingredients and few minutes of your time (which if you are like me you will be spending on your family anyway), why not help others at the same time. 





All you have to do is purchase a box of holiday Kellogg's Rice Krispies and marshmallows, go home and create a Rice Krispies treat inspired by your kids favourite toys. Don't know how to make Rice Krispie squares? The recipe can be found on the top panel of the cereal box; you're welcome. 


Vroom!
This is fun and easy, something I've been enjoying doing with the kids in the past. Don't eat the creation right away, wait a minute! Take a picture of the glorious treat created and share it on social media using hashtag #TreatsForToys. This year they're even challenging you to create a moving part of your treat toy creation, something we were unable to accomplish but our treats still came out nice! 


Oh Christmas Tree, Oh yummy tree!
For every creation shared, Rice Krispies will donate $20 to The Salvation Army to purchase a real toy for a child in need this Christmas. Make, share, give; those three simple words can help create lasting memories for a child to cherish for a lifetime. 

For more information about Kellogg's Rice Krispies and #TreatsForToys please visit treatsfortoys.ca!


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Our friends at Kellogg want you to participate in the Rice Krispies #TreatsForToys charity too! Enter for your chance to win a Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats For Toys prize pack which includes everything you need to make your treats and decorate them! 


Kit includes 2 boxes of cereal, 1 bag of marshmallows, 2-2 lb bags of CANDY, 3 packs of Pop Rocks, 2 Icing tubes and a set of mixing bowls! 

Open to Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. One entry per household. Ends December 3rd, 2017. For more information about giveaways please see our disclosure page. 



Posted in participation with the Canadian Kellogger's blogger panel. Complimentary product received for participation purposes. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 
Everyone is preparing for the upcoming holiday season by decorating, buying gifts and planning holiday baking if they haven't already started. Many people are also planning holiday travel with family out of town to holiday vacation escapes. 

From late flights to lost luggage, did you know that 1 in 5 parents agree that keeping the kids entertained is their biggest worry while travelling? I don't know about you but I find it much easier to keep kids entertained today than say, 20 years ago when we moms were wee ones.

One technology that still amazes me is Netflix plus the ability to download and watch what you want without worrying about Wifi. No more telling the kids they can't bring the iPad on the road to grandma's house. 

From the littlest one to the preteen and ages in between, there are Netflix shows for every member of the family to pack into their carry-ons. Although we LOVE our Netflix originals, you can find more of your favourite shows and movies under "Available for Download" tab in the app and take them with you whenever you want. 


Here are a few fun shows you may want to include on the travelling iPad this holiday season:

- Dinotrux Supercharged Season 1 
- Glitter Force Doki Doki Season 2 
- Project MC² Part 6 
- Luna Petunia Season 3
- Spirit: Riding Free Season 3
- Stretch Armstrong & The Flex Fighters Season 1



Vacation Travel Time! Does that sound familiar? Netflix did it again with this fun Orange Is The New Black parody theme for Netflix Family downloads, a place where you can always find the latest updates for your family's Netflixing joy! Have you liked the Netflix Family facebook page? This month Netflix wants to hear about your vacation travel troubles (or miracles) through stories and photos for your chance to be featured! 

Don't forget, if you don't already have Netflix you get your first month free* when you sign up! 

Happy Streaming!

*More details on www.netflix.ca*


Posted in participation with the Netflix Canada Stream Team. Complimentary Netflix access and other perks are associated with this affiliation. Comments and opinions on this blog are those of the author. 


11/23/17

People often get wrapped up in the holiday gift-giving season, setting out to find the latest and greatest gift to go under the tree for their loved ones.

If you want to get away from the department store-style gift giving, try giving a gift that can change the world with Me to We holiday gifts! Each gift purchase is a step forward to a brighter future of someone in a third world country who may not care as much about what Santa has under the tree, they may get to go to school, have fresh water and nutritious food that year.



Aside from their amazing humanitarian work, Me to We is known for raising both awareness and charity funds through their beautiful artisan crafted jewellery and trinkets that not only light up the eyes of the gif-tee but also the hearts of those that seemingly small gift will touch.

We have been honoured in the past to be part of the Me to We movement through We Day and also letting you all know about the We Store! Now, you can find some amazing things right online; give a gift, change a life with Me to We! 

Some great Me to We holiday gift ideas:

Holiday Rafiki - I have a few of these myself. Each colour means something different and they even have a special festive one for the holidays. Each Rafiki is $10 with proceeds going to health care, healthy food, access to clean water and more.



The Semiprecious balance Rafiki is a beautiful piece made of semiprecious stones, delicate glass beads and 24K gold plated glass beats set in a gorgeous layered pattern. This special Rafiki is $95 with proceeds going toward access to education. 

The intention series necklace Labradorite "Be You" has impact and purpose. Not only a beautiful gift for a loved one made with a semiprecious bead, brass necklace and brass charm but proceeds also go toward access to education. 

Me To We Chocolate - gift the sweetness of this delicious Me to We chocolate. Each bar is $4.99 or you can also get them in cases of 12 for $59.88 (you can get dark, milk or dark + goldenberries) and proceeds go toward education, healthcare and food.



Arabic Ground Coffee - a good cup of coffee is always welcome! This special Me to We coffee is sure to please. Know you are making a difference with each sip. Each 340g bag is $12.99 with proceeds going toward clean water.



Me to We gift cards work similar to other gift cards but better. You can use a Me to We gift card to purchase something from the Me to We store OR you can donate directly to your gift card. Either way its a win-win as each purchase is a step toward a better tomorrow. 

These are just a few simple ideas you could gift someone this holiday season. Check out the Me to We website for more great gift ideas, they also have a catalogue available to browse!

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Our friends at Me to We want to treat one lucky AME reader to a Me to We giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win some yummy Me to We Coffee and Chococlate! 



Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec) Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Giveaway ballot closes November 30th 2017. See blog for full giveaway disclosures and guidelines.


Posted in participation with Me to We. Complimentary product received in exchange for charity coverage. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

11/21/17

One of our favourite characters from Transformers: The Last Knight, Sqweeks the Autobot, comes to life in this fun new remote control toy from Hasbro! In the new movie, Sqweeks is the smallest of Transformers but big in many ways. He lives to help all living beings - robot or human.


Autobot Sqweeks RC features motion and sound effects just like the loveable Autobot Amigo with tons of different phrases and sounds.  Playful doesn't mean tough, switch him into blaster mode with his included movie-inspired accessory. After winning the battle celebrate with an energetic dance mode including fun music and catchy phrases. Comes with remote control and blaster accessory. Powered by 6 1.5V AA batteries (not included). Ages 6 and up! 

I for one am impressed with the detail on the toy, it's pretty close to the Sqweeks in the movie, he even has little rust spots! Check out the official TV commercial below to see him in action! 


I can't wait to gift him this holiday season! Excellent gift idea for the Transformers fan in your family! I know we have a few here! You can find Hasbro's Autobot Sqweeks RC robot at local toy retailers like Toys R Us or Walmart. 


Posted on behalf of Hasbro Canada. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

11/20/17

As the holidays roll around we are getting our homes (and ourselves) ready for the big celebration. How about your nails? I put my nails through a lot on a daily basis from typing to dishwashing and being clumsy, hitting my already weak nails causing breaks, tears, splits and more. Plus, I also like doing my nails with false enhancements or nail polishes which cause my nails to dry out faster. Usually, my go-to fix-it is lots of moisturizing with unscented hand cream and nail oils which is great to help them get healthier but it doesn't always help exactly how I want it to. I still have the curse of non-existent nail growth despite my attempts to try every trick in the book to help them grow long and strong naturally. I think I may have found my new favourite nail care products.



My friends over at Trind sent me over their popular Nail Care line to try out for myself. Founded in 1988, Trind is one of Europe's top trusted hand and nail care companies located in the Netherlands. You can find Trind in the finest perfumeries across Europe, USA and also Canada! 



With the Trind Nail Care collection, its easier than ever to maintain healthy nails. 

First things first, filing into shape. Usually, I use an everyday nail file to smooth out rough edges and shape any unshapely nails but I have now since changed my ways. Trind Glass Nail File is made of the finest glass *watch out for crystal imitations which can damage your nails!* made to file smooth and not grind or tear your nails. Made of durable tempered glass, unlike other files this one can last a lifetime with proper care. 



The cuticle is the skin around the bottom of your nailbed. A lot of the time manicurists make a big mistake and cut it off with nippers when preparing the nails for a new manicure. Not only can this be painful but it can also cause damage like cuts which may allow bacteria to enter and then you have some major problems. 

Instead, use Trind Cuticle Remover which is a gentle solution made to soften the cuticles allowing you to simply push them down and remove any dead skin painlessly with an orange stick. Brush it on and allow it to absorb into the skin, wiping off any excess left over. Use it once every 4 weeks to clean up the cuticles!




Next, I used the Trind Cuticle Balsam which brings extra moisture to the cuticles. Just brush it on and allow it to absorb, massaging any excess into the skin until dry. 

Equalize and stimulate natural nail moisture by using the Trind Nail Magic Buffer once every 4 weeks. This 3-step buffer helps exfoliate dried out cells on the surface of your nails. 



Lock in the moisture with Trind Nail Balsam; apply and let absorb, rub the excess into nails and cuticles until dry. 


Finish off the regime with my favourite of them all, Trind Nail Repair Natural which acts as a shield to protect and strengthen the nails. Brush on a coat, let it dry (dries within minutes).


Do this every day for two weeks for maximum results, removing old coats using Trind Polish Remover which is extra mild and acetone free. I love the shiny gloss coat it gives my nails while protecting them from everyday damage. 



With healthy nails you want healthy hands; nourish and replenish skins moisture using Trind Hand Repair everyday.


I have only been using the system for a couple of days but already I am seeing a major difference in my nails. I can't wait to see what two weeks will do! Check out my Instagram for an update in a couple of weeks! 



You can find the full line of Trind nailcare and "Caring Colours" polishes on the official Trind website. Follow Trind on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!



WIN IT!

TRIND wants to give you beautifully natural nails in time for the holiday season! One lucky AME reader has the chance to win a Trind Nail Care system which includes:

- Trind Nail Repair Natural
- Trind Nail Balsam
- Trind Cuticle Balsam
- Trind Cuticle Remover
- Trind Hand Repair

- Trind Magic Buffer



Enter using the ballot below! Open to Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec). One entry per household, mandatory entry must be done to qualify. Please see the AME Giveaway Guidelines before entering. Ends December 3rd, 2017 9pm EST.



Posted on behalf of Trind. Complimentary product received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author.