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Winners Of The Anniversary Giveaway!! Congratulations!

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So here are the winners of the individual prizes for my anniversary giveaway.  I will be contacting the winners to notify them of the prize they have one.  Congratulations to the winners!!

Beauty Bundles 1-3

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  • Ashley
  • Tiffany
  • Kelly-Lynne

Beauty Bundles 4-5

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  • Carol
  • Deanna

Beauty Bundle 6

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  • Mary

Book Bundle Cookbooks

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  • Willy

Book Bundle Fan Fiction

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  • Michele

Complete Thrifted Outfit

  • Judy

So there are the winners of my anniversary giveaway.  I enjoyed doing this so much, there will be more giveaways in the future.  Cheers, Michele

Giveaway Entry Rules!!

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I have had a lot of lovely response to the giveaway that I am hosting on my blog to celebrate my one year anniversary.  But some people have put their names in without completing the entrance guidelines.  In order to complete your entry you must do two things:

  1. Subscribe or be subscribed to my blog
  2. Send me an email to tell me which or all of the prizes you wish to be entered for.

Just do those two things and you are entered in the giveaway.  Cheers, Michele

My Love Of All Things Body Shop!!

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I have had a long-standing love affair with The Body Shop back from when I was 15 and would take the subway down to the Eaton’s Centre in downtown Toronto and buy things using my hard-earned pennies from babysitting.  On my birthday today, I went into the location here in The Bayshore Mall in Ottawa and had a wonderful experience.  I was looking for products to feature in a future giveaway on my blog.  Chatting with the lovely girl at the counter, I revealed that I blog and wanted to giveaway some products.  She not only helped me pick out what I will give away but gave me a ton of sample and travel size products to try out myself.  Just a disclaimer, this post is not sponsored by anyone, the opinions are completely my own, and all photos are courtesy of The Body Shop website.

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She gave me some Drops of Youth, Youth Concentrate drops to try out.  I already know I love this product line from The Body Shop so I was delighted for more.  It is light and non-greasy and sinks in and leaves a luxurious softness to my skin.

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She also gave me the Oils of Life facial oil as well as a travel size of the night cream from this line.  It smells scrumptious and I am really looking forward to testing it out.  This lead me to remember the fact that I love the product lines from this store, they are ethically source for their ingredients, are really well priced, smell delicious and on top of that, really work.  Yet I haven’t been shopping there as much as I should be, all things considered.  Well that is going to change, welcome me home, Body Shop!!

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I am looking forward to getting closer to winter as they come out with my favourite product, the Raspberry Body Scrub which has real raspberries in it.  It smells so delicious that you almost want to eat it right out of the pot.  It leaves my skin so soft and silky that I look forward to using it every day, but ration it for when my skin is most in need of help.  My last hoarded pot of this gorgeous scrub is almost empty, so I will be buying up a bunch of tubs as soon as it goes back on sale.

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I bought some body butters, body scrubs and shower gels in my two favourite scents for an upcoming giveaway.  The coconut and the pink grapefruit are my favourites of all their scents.  The coconut is so warm and cosy and soothing that it relaxes me as soon as I smell it’s heavenly smell and the pink grapefruit is so fresh, sweet yet tangy that it wakes me right up.

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My all time favourite blush is the Guava shade by The Body Shop.  I have gone through a whole pot of this and am on my second.  It gives a soft subtle glow, without glitter or shine.  Perfect for my skin and skin colour.

So don’t be like me and forget how wonderful The Body Shop products are.  Check them out.  I will keep you posted about how the samples of the Oils of Life work out for me.  What are your favourite Body Shop fragrances or product lines? Don’t forget to sign up for my anniversary giveaway Here!  Cheers, Michele

Five Beauty Bundles And Two Book Bundles!! Anniversary Giveaway!

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So to add to my original prize of a fully thrifted outfit for a winner of my giveaway contest, I have come up with some additional prizes.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and send me a comment of which prize or prizes you would like to win!!  Thanks to the generous donations of my daughter, Katie, Sephora and David’s Tea, I have come up with 5 beauty bundles and 2 book bundles to give away.

Beauty Bundles

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The first two have high-end fragrances, skin care, and some makeup.  There are a varied assortment of travel and trial sizes for you to choose from, as well as a little makeup bag to carry them.  There are some beautiful skin treatments and masks as well for pampering and helping you to look your best.

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Then I have two more practically identical bags which are high-end fragrance and skin care only with sample sizes of some amazing products.  There is a good mix from face treatments, to washes, to masks, to serums.  The fragrances are a wide assortment of sample sizes to help you find your signature scent. These also include a makeup bag for each prize.

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The final beauty bundle is a mixture of some fabulous brands of makeup in full and sample sizes from Urban Decay, Nars,  Two-Faced, Marc Jacobs, Hourglass and Makeup Forever.  There are also some samples and full sizes of skin care and fragrance as well.  It comes in a rose gold makeup bag which can be reused for your travels. This is about a $180.00 CDN valued prize.  A real treasure trove for the beauty stylist and makeup fan out there.

Book Bundles

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For the cookbook addicts out there, I have a six book bundle of cookbooks including gluten-free ones.  This book bundle will include an assortment of delicious teas to sip and enjoy as you leaf through the beautiful cookbooks.

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For the fiction fans I have a six book bundle of varied genres to hopefully fit the types of books you like to read.  This bundle will also include some teas for sipping while curled up with a good book.

I am still offering the thrifted by me complete outfit for a lucky winner, but I wanted to add a little mix of prizes for those of you who aren’t into thrifting.  Don’t forget to subscribe and send me a message telling me which of the prizes you want to be entered to win.  You can enter for all the prizes, but each winner will only receive one prize.  This giveaway is open world wide and is open to all my followers, friends and family.  So don’t be afraid to try your luck. Cheers, Michele

A New Thrifted Skirt Wardrobe!! For A New Job!

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In continuation of my daughter Kate’s new work appropriate wardrobe I will feature her new skirts.  The tops in the photos are thrifted as well.

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One of the skirts is black leather and another is brown suede.  Again these outfits were all thrifted for at least 50% or 30% off.  Great deals!! What do you think?  Cheers, Michele

A New Thrifted Dress Wardrobe!! For A New Job!

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In continuation of the new wardrobe for Katie, here are some of the beautiful dresses we have found for her.  Some of them are gifted from me as items I no longer wear and have altered to fit her.  Almost all were thrifted for either 30%-50% off, and even at full price were great bargains.

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What do you think, gorgeous huh?  Cheers, Michele

A New Thrifted Capri Wardrobe!! For A New Job!

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Since spring is here and summer is coming, Capris are great basic pieces for Katie to use for work.  Here are thrifted Capris to add to her wardrobe.  Again all the tops are thrifted as well.  All thrifted for 50% or 30% off for everything.

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So as you can see, you can find some amazing pieces for work at the thrift store.  Cheers, Michele