5/15/19

We received complimentary dolls to facilitate this post. All opinions and comments are those of the author. 
New #SNAPSTAR fashion dolls from YULU are unlike other fashion dolls we’ve seen lately; here’s why: 

Lola, Aspen, Dawn, Yuki, Echo and Izzy each have a distinct personality and style. But here’s what makes this squad completely unique: #SNAPSTAR dolls are fully articulated and posable beyond almost any other fashion doll on the market. I love how the boxes look like smartphone boxes!


Each doll comes fully dressed to impress with her own outfit, cellphone, purse, and other accessories. The dolls clothes AND removable wigs are interchangeable so the fashion fun never stops! Oh! You can also get extra fashion outfits to complete the collection. 


Once you have your dolls set up and dressed up, use the unique #SNAPSTAR stand and green screen (included) for literally countless poses and pics, without seeing the stand! Customize the dolls with dozens of customizable styling options for hair, makeup, accessories, scenes and more with the free #SNAPSTAR Studio app (available on iOS and Android).


You can turn your doll into a social media star as you pose, snap and share photos using hashtag #SNAPSTAR on Instagram.

#SNAPSTAR dolls are beautiful and fun to play with. They are created for tweens and I can see why; not only because of the social media aspect but they are delicate and not made for rough play. These dolls would make a great addition to anyone's doll collection. 

#SNAPSTAR dolls and fashion packs are sold exclusively at Walmart

5/10/19

*We received complimentary product in exchange for this feature. Opinions and comments are those of the author.*

Spring is in full swing with melted snow, sunnier days and warmer weather; some of us are already thinking up our next patio get together despite the odd rainy day. After all, it IS a great season to celebrate, no matter what the weather. 

Whether your celebrating upcoming Mother's Day, Father's Day or "just because", Hamilton Beach has you covered with a great selection of tools to help make your job a whole lot simpler. 

You don't have to go far to get that outdoor grill taste at home with the new Hamilton Beach Family Size Indoor Grill! 


Rain or shine, let the good times roll with this handy electric grill geared to feed a family of 8 on a non-stick grill! Cooking BBQ meal has never been easier; the handy preheat light lets you know when it's hot enough to grill and food is cooked in 10 minutes or less. It also has a grease tray so the fat drips away from the food making it both a cleaner and healthier way to cook! The tray is removable and dishwasher safe, too! 

Sleek and compact Hamilton Beach Indoor Grill

Perfect size for a small kitchen!

Handy Grease Tray

I cannot wait to break this baby in on our next family BBQ dinner! You can find this where Hamilton Beach small appliances are sold and on the official Hamilton Beach website! 

5/3/19

We love our fur babies but sometimes one of them can get a little out of hand when it comes to “singing the song of her people” (aka barking)! 

We’ve introduced a harmless and simple way to remind her when she’s barking too much with the PetSafe Spray Bark Collar! 

The collar fits most dog sizes and is adjustable. It looks a little like a shock collar but it’s not at all; I would never use one of THOSE on my furbabies, that’s just cruelty! 



This one simply spritz’ a little unscented mist when the dog barks too loud or beyond one or two ruffs! It’s rechargeable and the mist cartridges are refillable! Oh, and it doesn’t go off with background noise if one of the other dogs is the barking culprit! 



It seems to be something that can work very quickly; within a couple of days, we noticed a change in Sofis bark patterns without her even having to wear the collar. She's beginning to understand when to bark and when it’s unnecessary.



Excellent device for bark training your furry friend so you can all live in peace and quiet...sometimes! Check out the PetSafe Spray Bark Training Collar on the official PetSafe Canada website



Note: this device is NOT harmful to animals; our dog didn't mind it and it actually worked to help her know when and when not to bark! 


❤️🐾  Posted on behalf of PetSafe Canada. We received a complimentary product for review purposes! Opinions, comments, and dogs in this post are those of the author! No dogs were harmed in the making of this review and all dogs were compensated with treats! ❤️🐾 
Posted in participation with Hasbro Canada. Complimentary product received for feature purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

They may not have come from a galaxy far, far away (although I like to pretend they do); Hasbro sent me the latest (and in my opinion) most awesome set of Star Wars action figures just in time for May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day)!




Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is a new series of action figures geared toward introducing a younger crowd to the old favourites. I personally love these as a collector myself. They are pretty tiny in size so I wouldn’t recommend them for really small kids. 

I love that they look almost like the original characters from the original Star Wars Movies (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). Hello, nostalgia! Each character is 3.75" in size and comes with a little accessory ("weapon"), mini comic book and QR code on the box which you can scan to get even more character content! 



Wave 1 includes of Luke Skywalker (in his Return of the Jedi outfit including gloved hand!), Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and R2D2. Wave 2 includes Princess Leia (in her Hoth outfit), Han Solo (in his Return of the Jedi outfit), Imperial Storm Trooper and Yoda. 



Hasbro sent me 6 of the 8 characters (pictured above) from both waves to start the collection so naturally, we bought the missing characters to complete the set (pictured below). That is until wave 3 comes out! 


We had to buy them! 
You can find Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures action figures at Toys R Us Canada and Walmart Canada for around $9.99 each! 



May the force be with you! 


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Bring home Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures action figures and start your collection! 

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Prize includes a mix of wave 1 and wave 2 characters: Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Imperial Storm Trooper and Yoda! ($60 value)

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4/29/19

Posted in participation with Oral-B and Crest. Complimentary products received to facilitate post. No other form of compensation was received. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 

What can you give mom for Mother’s Day that she will actually use? Something to take care of the most important person, herself! 

Why not something practical, something she can use several times a day like the new Oral-B Genius Pro 9600!


This is a technologically advanced electric toothbrush she will be proud to unbox! The Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 is so smart, it’s genius! It removes 500x more plaque than a manual toothbrush and you can monitor your brushing habits (knowing when you're putting too much pressure on those gums) using the Oral-B App 4.1

Other cool features include Gum Guard, Professional Timer, Oscillating rotating pulsating technology, new pro-clean mode, and more! Plus, the toothbrush charger is pretty awesome; it can charge both toothbrush or your phone! It also comes with a holster for your phone which makes it easier to use the app and face recognition using your phone's camera for features like the Position detection technology which tells you if you’re brushing the right way! 


The Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 comes in different colours including this gorgeous Orchid Purple! You can find the Oral-B Genius Pro 9600 for SRP: $289.99 CAD at Walmart.ca!

You can’t have a good oral care routine without good toothpaste and we are trying something new with all-natural products by Burts Bees! 


Burt’s Bees Toothpaste is made with ingredients you can trust and works just like the leading toothpaste to fight cavities (which is what we all want for our pearly whites). Burt’s Bees offers different kinds of toothpaste for different needs like freshness, whitening and stronger teeth; available in three formulas for adults and two for kids! You can find Burt’s Bees Toothpaste for SRP: $6.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart in May! 

With these two in her bathroom, mom will love her "me time" even more!

4/22/19

Posted in partnership with Hallmark Canada. Complimentary product was received for review purposes. Opinions and comments are those of the author. 

The snow is finally melted and spring has finally sprung!! We may still have rainy days but that just means the sun is coming soon! I can't wait for the sunny days of springtime to really hit; when things start to bloom and life just comes back after a cold and bitter winter. 

We just celebrated Easter and that’s just the beginning of things! There are so many things to be thankful for come springtime like the chance to start anew with a new season, freshening up the house with new spring accents and looks plus heart filled holidays like Mothers Day coming in May! 

Hallmark is here to help make sure your spring celebrations are as special as ever. It's all about the memories we make together. 

For that springtime walk, Patina Vie Umbrellas ($24.99) and wrap scarves ($19.99) will keep her stylish and dry even when it rains. 


Patina Vie Umbrellas ($24.99)

wrap scarves ($19.99)
Mom can create her own relaxing atmosphere with beautiful 7oz Scented Candles in Linen Fields/Morning Grove/Garden Terrace/Vintage Bouquet scents ($19.99), beside her favorite photo framed in an elegant Mother is Born Frame ($16.95).
Scented Candle in Vintage Bouquet ($19.99)

(A Mother is born Frame $16.95)
She can put her feet up and relax with her favorite hot beverage in her new Mom Mug ($12.95). 
Mom Mug $12.95
Who says plushies are just for kids? Whether it's for tiny hands or someone with a big heart, Snug-a-Loves assorted Plush friends are sure to make them smile! ($9.99)


Snug-a-Love Plush Bear ($9.99)
Once you have chosen the perfect gift for mom this year, show her how much she cares by delicately wrapping it lovingly in special Hallmark tissue papers, gift bags of all sizes and of course top it off with a sentimental or funny card; she will remember it like all the great Mother's Days you have given her! 



For more great products to celebrate springtime and mother's day, make sure to visit your local Hallmark Canada store! 

Follow @Hallmark_Canada on social media for the latest updates! 

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4/8/19

Do you have a tween who is creative and likes to make their own movies? You may have heard of Stikbots by ZING, THE toy when it comes to creative movie making. My son has been talking about them FOREVER; he will be so excited now that he will have his very own set! 

How cool are these?


Stikbots are easy-to-pose figures that are ready for your next stop-motion movie! Stikbot figures are plastic stick figures with suction cup hands and feet, which can stick to almost any flat surface. 

You can get single or packs of Stikbots in a variety of styles (including animals) and colours with new Multi-Colour Stikbots! You can also get Stikbot Animation (or Zanimation) studios which include a reversible green/blue screen to help make your movies! 

With the free Stikbot Studio app, available on iOS and Android, kids can snap individual photos and stitch them together into a film, complete with built-in music and sound effect options. You can share your amazing creations using #Stikbot and see what others are making all over the world! 

Want more? Visit the Stikbots Toys official website to see how others made their creations come to life! You can also follow the Stickbot world on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube

You can get your own Stikbots and studios for under $20 available at stores such as Walmart. 

*We received complimentary product to facilitate our review. Opinions and comments on this blog are my own*