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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ New Scentsy Layers Review & Giveaway!!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

 

 

Wel­come to Scentsy, a place where you can inex­pen­sively pur­chase gor­geous scents that flow beau­ti­fully through­out your home! In the past I had the opor­tu­nity of being able to review var­i­ous full size Scentsy Warm­ers & phe­nom­e­nal smelling Scentsy bars!

 

The warmer is really nice, it is a pot that you insert an enclosed light-bulb in to with a lid on top where you melt the won­der­ful Scentsy bars. The warmer then plugs into an out­let, and the smell through­out your home is extremely amaz­ing!! I am totally sold on Scentsy prod­ucts, and can­not wait to order many more scent bars!!

The Full Size Warm­ers come in all sorts of colours and designs, they are gor­geous and you can match them up to your per­sonal decor!

 

 

■Clas­sic Col­lec­tion
■Col­le­giate Col­lec­tion
■Indi­vid­ual Warm­ers
■Isabella Col­lec­tion
■Island Col­lec­tion
■Olym­pus Col­lec­tion
■Renais­sance Col­lec­tion
■Safari Collection

 

 

 

 

Scentsy also car­ries fine fra­grances in other prod­ucts such as car can­dles, travel tins, and room sprays!!

 

 

 

 

Other than the prod­ucts already dis­cussed, Scentsy has recently intro­duced a new col­lec­tion of amaz­ing prod­ucts called “Scentsy Lay­ers”. I was sent a set of 5 prod­ucts to review, and I again was not sur­prised at the heav­enly scents of these prod­ucts just like all of the other Scentsy that I have pre­vi­ously reviewed. The new Scentsy Lay­ers lineup is truly amazing!

I received:

 

♦“Sugar Cookie” Hand Cream

♦Body Lotion in “Luna”

♦“Quiver” Washer Whiffs Fra­grance for Laundry

♦Shower Gel in “Luna”

♦“Quiver” Disk for your dryer

 

“Lay­ers by Scentsy lets you build a new fra­grance wardrobe, layer by layer, from your skin to your clothes. Trans­form your morn­ing shower from a neces­sity to some­thing sub­lime. Ele­vate the laun­dry from a chore to an expe­ri­ence. Let your per­sonal fra­grance leave a trace with every move­ment. Pick your favorite scents, mix and match prod­ucts, and envelop your life in fragrance.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love love love these new Lay­ers, and I know that you will too!! New Scentsy Lay­ers scores a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks!! As per usual, Scentsy did not disappoint!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some Scentsy Lay­ers!! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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Air Transat Named World’s Best Leisure Airline!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

 

 

Air Transat Named World’s Best Leisure Airline

 

The World Air­line Awards presents the pres­ti­gious award for World’s Best Leisure Air­line to Air Transat

 

Air Transat was named World’s Best Leisure Air­line at the Sky­trax annual World Air­line Awards, held on July 12, 2012 at the Farn­bor­ough Inter­na­tional Air­show, near London.

 

“We are very proud to receive this impor­tant dis­tinc­tion. The World Air­line Awards are the most pres­ti­gious an air­line can receive, and the fact that it rec­og­nizes Air Transat as the world’s lead­ing air­line in our cat­e­gory makes it that much more impor­tant,” com­mented Allen B. Gra­ham, Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Air Transat and Pres­i­dent of Transat Canada.

 

Dis­tinc­tions were based on a sur­vey mea­sur­ing the sat­is­fac­tion of more than 18 mil­lion cus­tomers. Con­ducted over a 10-month period, this sur­vey included over 200 air­lines that were rated on 38 dif­fer­ent aspects of the pas­sen­ger expe­ri­ence. The study ana­lyzed cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion for the Air­line Pas­sen­ger Expe­ri­ence, from check-in to board­ing, onboard seat com­fort, cabin clean­li­ness, food and bev­er­ages, onboard enter­tain­ment, and ser­vice of staff.

 

“Fur­ther­more, we receive this award as we begin to refur­bish our cab­ins, which will guar­an­tee a con­sid­er­ably improved in-flight expe­ri­ence. Sat­is­fied pas­sen­gers haven’t seen any­thing yet,” added Allen B. Graham.

 

This cov­eted award hon­ours the excep­tional per­for­mance of Air Transat employ­ees through­out the Company’s 25 years of exis­tence. “This award crowns the con­tri­bu­tion of all our hard-working teams, who, over the years, have made secu­rity, on-time per­for­mance and qual­ity their pri­or­ity,” con­cluded Allen B. Graham.

In the past five years, Air Transat has gained other recog­ni­tions as a result of its numer­ous envi­ron­men­tal ini­tia­tives. In 2011, the Com­pany ranked first world­wide in the Atmos­fair Air­line Index envi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance indi­ca­tor, in the long-haul cat­e­gory. Air Transat also obtained the Plat­inum LEED-EB (exist­ing build­ing) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for its head­quar­ters, located within the Montreal–Trudeau air­port site.

Air Transat was rec­og­nized as the Best Char­ter Air­line for the fifth con­sec­u­tive year at the Agents’ Choice Awards, which rep­re­sents the largest sam­pling of travel agents in Canada. The air­line also received the Fam­ily Friendly Air­line Award, which acknowl­edges car­ri­ers that pro­vide addi­tional ser­vices and extra com­fort to chil­dren and their parents.

 

About Air Transat

 

Air Transat is Canada’s lead­ing hol­i­day travel air­line. Every year, it car­ries some 3 mil­lion pas­sen­gers to nearly 60 des­ti­na­tions in 25 coun­tries aboard its fleet of Air­bus wide-body jets. The com­pany employs approx­i­mately 2,000 peo­ple. Air Transat is a busi­ness unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an inte­grated inter­na­tional tour oper­a­tor with more than 60 des­ti­na­tion coun­tries and that dis­trib­utes prod­ucts in over 50 countries.

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Boo Bamboo Baby Skincare Products Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

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Many ingre­di­ents used in beauty prod­ucts can be intim­i­dat­ing, and right­fully so. Who really knows what is seep­ing into our skin in all of these new age skin care and hair care prod­ucts! I don’t know about you, but as for myself and my fam­ily — we like to take pre­cau­tions in what goes into our body whether through our mouth, or through our skin.

Bam­boo extract comes from the leaves and stalks of an edi­ble grass that is eaten by many of the world’s ani­mals. It is a rich source of sil­ica, which is an essen­tial nutri­ent for humans, too. In par­tic­u­lar, sil­ica plays a great role in keep­ing the skin and hair healthy.

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it requires a bal­ance of nutri­ents in order to stay healthy. The sil­ica from bam­boo extract improves skin health by help­ing the body absorb essen­tial min­er­als such as cal­cium, potas­sium, and magnesium.

Mil­lions of peo­ple are seek­ing to improve the health of their hair, and Bam­boo extract can help many users reach that goal by keep­ing hair ducts clear. When used in sham­poos, bam­boo extract is good at wash­ing away dead skin cells and other unwanted agents that can build up on hair strands. By play­ing a role in remov­ing a build-up of pol­lu­tants, body oils, and chem­i­cals on the hair, bam­boo extract can also add a nat­ural shine and lus­ter to your hair.

 

 

When it comes to the needs of our skin and hair, bam­boo extract is the obvi­ous per­fect choice!

Pre­ston Cos­met­ics Company’s newest prod­uct line is called Boo Bam­boo Baby and they carry an array of the best nat­ural baby care prod­ucts that are Gen­tle, Safe and Renewable!

 

 

 

This line con­sists of Squeaky Clean BABY WASH, Silky Smooth BABY LOTION, and happy baby SOOTHING DIAPER CREAM! All of their baby prod­uct lineup con­tains All Nat­ural & Organic ingre­di­ents, are Gluten Free, Paraben & DEA Free, and are Cru­elty Free & Vegan!

I had the oppor­tu­nity of being able to review these three prod­ucts on my newest niece Riley, and they are phe­nom­e­nal!! A lit­tle goes a long way, and this array of prod­ucts will def­i­nitely last us a long while as you don’t need a whole lot for these won­der­ful prod­ucts to work. And the smell? Absolutely Heavenly!!

 

 

 

 

 

As per usual, I give Boo Bam­boo a huge thumbs up, and their newest line of baby skin­care prod­ucts are no exception!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! You can pur­chase all of these awe­some Baby Skin­care Prod­ucts at Boo Bam­boo!

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some Boo Bam­boo Baby Skin­care Prod­ucts!! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ TruKid all natural skin care for kids Review & Giveaway!!

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

 

 

TruKid makes a com­plete line of all nat­ural skin care prod­ucts for kids.

 

“TruKid prod­ucts are BPA and Phtha­late free! We make safe prod­ucts that fam­i­lies can feel good about; our cer­ti­fied organic and nat­ural ingre­di­ents are always SLS, paraben, 1–4 Diox­ane and Gluten-free!
The Envi­ron­men­tal Work­ing Group (EWG) has awarded TruKid’s entire line the safety rat­ing of 0–2! THE SAFEST RATING of all kid’s skin care lines!“

 

 

 

“But what sets us apart even more than our prod­ucts, is our phi­los­o­phy. TruKid™ strives to impact the world one healthy habit at a time. Through rhymes, songs, facts and more, we pro­vide the tools your fam­ily can use to start form­ing healthy habits the fun way… You have enough to worry about, let us help you teach your kids healthy skin care habits to last their lifetime.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

TruKid pro­vides a wide vari­ety of prod­ucts for chil­dren includ­ing Trukid happy face and body lotion, bub­bly body wash, Trukid’s silly sham­poo, Danc­ing Detan­gler, Friendly Face Wash and Sunny Days SPF 30 sun­screen.

 

 

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The kid­dies absolutely love the 2 won­der­ful TruKid prod­ucts that I was sent to review! We received the Sunny Days Face & Body Stick Sun­screen, and an 8 oz bot­tle of the all nat­ural Happy Face and Body Lotion!

All of the TruKid all nat­ural skin care prod­ucts smell light and heavenly!

 

I give this com­pany a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend them to every­one! Their cus­tomer ser­vice skills as well as deliv­ery time were beyond outstanding!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! You can pur­chase all of these awe­some prod­ucts at TruKid

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win some TruKid all nat­ural skin care for kids!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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Fondue Makes a Comeback!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

 

 

Velata: new inno­va­tion makes it quick, easy and convenient.

 

 

Food trends expert Chris­tine Cou­ve­lier reveals all the biggest trends for summer

 

 

 

Toronto, ON – Fash­ion trends, beauty trends… food trends? Have you ever won­dered how food items become so pop­u­lar that you start to see them every­where? One of Canada’s lead­ing food tren­dol­o­gists Chris­tine Cou­ve­lier projects food trends five years in advance. She says fon­due is a fun and inno­v­a­tive dessert idea for sum­mer and aligns with some of the biggest trends in food: small bites – big tastes, food on a stick, and food mem­o­ries. Intro­duc­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of dessert fon­due: Velata. Velata warm­ers trans­form the fon­due expe­ri­ence into a family-friendly, hassle-free afford­able lux­ury. It fea­tures a sil­i­cone dish that keeps one of four sig­na­ture flavours of pre­mium Bel­gian choco­late at the per­fect tem­per­a­ture for dip­ping with no flame, scorch­ing, com­pli­cated instruc­tions, or messy clean up.

 

 

 

“Stay­ing ahead of global food trends is imper­a­tive to devel­op­ing timely food prod­ucts that peo­ple want and need over the long term,” says Chris­tine Cou­ve­lier, Food Trends Expert, Culi­nary Concierge. “Velata takes fon­due to the next level with unprece­dented con­ve­nience, over­com­ing the chal­lenges of old-fashioned, high-maintenance fon­due sets. Velata is so easy to use with such sim­ple setup and cleanup – you just plug-in the elec­tric warmer, microwave the choco­late in its pack­age, pour into the dish, and dip your favorite foods. When your fon­due expe­ri­ence is over, just pop the dish in the dish­washer – it’s that simple!”

 

 

 

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Velata warm­ers use a 25-watt light bulb to melt your choice of Bel­gian choco­late in the sil­i­cone dish that pre­vents heat from escap­ing, keep­ing the melted choco­late at the per­fect tem­per­a­ture and con­sis­tency with no stir­ring required. The dish goes from the refrig­er­a­tor to the microwave to the dish­washer with ease and elim­i­nates all the has­sle of tra­di­tional fondue.

 

 

“The big trends this sum­mer are small bites — big tastes because indi­vid­u­als are becom­ing more health con­scious but still want their sweet indul­gences in mod­er­a­tion; food on a stick because con­sumers often seek nov­elty items that make food more fun; and food mem­o­ries because nos­tal­gia cre­ates com­fort,” says Couvelier.

 

 

 

 

No Work, Big Impact – Sweet!

All of these trends can be brought to life in your own kitchen with Velata! Whether host­ing guests, hav­ing fam­ily night, or even on a roman­tic date, Velata adds an inter­ac­tive, deli­cious dip­ping expe­ri­ence to any event. Since sum­mer is high sea­son for fresh local fruit in Canada, Cou­ve­lier iden­ti­fied sea­sonal fruits along with dessert ideas that you can grab from your local gro­cery store that per­fectly com­ple­ment the deca­dent Bel­gian choco­late flavours:

 

Velata Milk Chocolate:

Pre­mium milk choco­late as it is meant to be: sweet, smooth, and creamy. Velata Milk Choco­late is clas­sic, com­fort­ing, ver­sa­tile, and unde­ni­ably deli­cious. Pairs well with straw­ber­ries, bananas, short­bread cook­ies and straw­berry shortcake.

 

 

 

Velata Dark Chocolate:

Savor the moment with a com­plex, full-bodied fla­vor. Deep, lush, and bold, this full-bodied choco­late is ele­gance itself. Pairs well with black­ber­ries, rasp­ber­ries, cher­ries and marsh­mal­low and gra­ham wafer crack­ers for s ‘mores.

 

 

 

Velata White Chocolate:

A con­fec­tion of bil­lowy but­ter­cream infused with del­i­cate notes of vanilla. Sub­tle and dreamy, Velata White Choco­late ele­vates any moment into the sub­lime. Pairs well with dried papaya, pineap­ple, bite-sized brown­ies and un-coated cake pops.

 

 

 

Velata Caramel Milk Chocolate:

Silky milk choco­late com­bined with toasted brown sugar caramel for an over-the-top rush of sweet­ness. Smooth and unex­pected, Velata Caramel Milk Choco­late is designed to delight. Pairs well with apples, pears, cheese­cake squares and rice crispy squares.

 

 

 

 

About Chris­tine Couvelier:

Chris­tine has been involved in many aspects of the food indus­try: from a restau­rant chef to own­ing her own cater­ing com­pany to guid­ing food exec­u­tives on culi­nary tours of food-focused cities around the globe. She has served as Exec­u­tive Chef for President’s Choice, Direc­tor of Culi­nary & Bev­er­age & Exec­u­tive Chef for Cara Oper­a­tions, Chair of the Chef School at George Brown Col­lege (Canada’s largest Culi­nary Col­lege), Global Inno­va­tion for Unilever, and Direc­tor of Culi­nary Strat­egy for Maple Leaf Foods. Now based in Vic­to­ria, BC, Chris­tine has her own con­sult­ing com­pany – Culi­nary Concierge – where she works with clients to develop trend watch reports, ideation ses­sions, prod­uct recipes, menu devel­op­ment, food styling and much more. For more infor­ma­tion on Chris­tine, visit www.culinaryconcierge.ca.

 

About Velata:

Velata is trans­form­ing the fon­due expe­ri­ence into a family-friendly, hassle-free afford­able lux­ury. Velata fon­due warm­ers fea­ture a patent-pending sil­i­cone dish that keeps Velata Pre­mium Bel­gian Choco­late at the per­fect tem­per­a­ture for dip­ping — no flame, no scorch­ing, no com­pli­cated instruc­tions or messy clean up. Velata is one of the asso­ci­a­tion of brands owned by Scentsy, Inc., a rapidly grow­ing, inter­na­tional party plan com­pany ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing a social shop­ping expe­ri­ence that gives Con­sul­tants and cus­tomers vari­ety, value, and a level of per­son­al­iza­tion they can’t find any­where else. Velata prod­ucts are sold through a net­work of Inde­pen­dent sales Con­sul­tants run­ning home-based busi­nesses in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. Visit us at www.velata.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ UV Skinz Review & Giveaway!!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

 

UV Skinz is an extremely impor­tant and rep­utable com­pany that I will NEVER for­get. Rhonda (the owner) cre­ated the prod­ucts and this excel­lent com­pany, sun­block cloth­ing that blocks out harm­ful UV rays, after los­ing her 32-year old hus­band Dar­ren to skin can­cer. Rhonda made it her defi­nate life’s mis­sion to raise aware­ness in any way that she pos­si­bly could. UV Skinz is entirely devoted to pro­vid­ing pro­tec­tive swimshirts and pants for every­one, from babies all the way to grown men!

 

 

 

If you have chil­dren, extra sen­si­tive skin, or spend a lot of time in the sun, I would highly rec­om­mend check­ing out UV Skinz!

 

Armed with the extreme pas­sion of pro­tect­ing their 3 young sons from skin can­cer, Rhonda sought out cloth­ing that would pro­vide total UV pro­tec­tion. This led her to start UV Skinz.

 

Their fam­ily story is tragic, but it has lead to pre­ven­tion of skin can­cer for many people.

 

UV Skinz has an exten­sive troop of sup­port­ers, includ­ing Mar­cia Cross, Tori Spelling, and Matthew McConaughey (and being fea­tured in Peo­ple Mag­a­zine, the New York Times, and Chicago Tri­bune, and many more!)

 

 

 

 

UV Skinz comes in an exten­sive array of colours, sizes, and designs. You just can’t go wrong with these won­der­ful cloth­ing items! It all begins with pre­ven­tion, pre­ven­tion is the key!

 

UV Skinz are com­fort­able, fashion-forward swimwear, tees, shorts and hats that are avail­able in a wide vari­ety of sizes, infants through adults. Most  impor­tantly, UV Skinz offers chemical-free sun pro­tec­tion, car­ry­ing a UPF rat­ing of 50+, which blocks out over 98% of the sun’s harm­ful rays.  UV Skinz are also a fab­u­lous alter­na­tive for kids and babies with skin aller­gies and sen­si­tiv­i­ties to chem­i­cals that many sun­screens contain.

 

 

I give a huge kudos to this com­pany, and absolutely rec­om­mend UV Skinz to every­one!! I had the plea­sure of being able to review a chil­drens short sleeve UV Skinz swim shirt, match­ing board shorts and a reversible bucket hat in size 3T! It is so adorable beyond belief! It’s colours are orange and navy stripes, and very sharp look­ing!! I def­i­nitely rec­om­mend that every­one dress their fam­ily in UV Skinz. The cus­tomer ser­vice I received and the deliv­ery time were com­pletely outstanding!!

 

 

 

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! You can pur­chase all of these awe­some clothes at UV Skinz

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win this exact out­fit in your choice of size!! Open to Cana­dian & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Flat Iron Experts Beyond the Beauty Prestige Hot Pink Tourmaline Ceramic Pro Styler/Flat Iron Giveaway!!

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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Here I am bring­ing you another review and give­away with the great folks over at Flat Iron Experts, and this time I had the absolute plea­sure of review­ing the Beyond the Beauty Pres­tige Hot Pink Tour­ma­line Ceramic Pro Styler/Flat Iron and you just can­not beat the prod­ucts car­ried at Flat Iron Experts!

 

As many of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of Flat Iron Experts. In the past, I have done quite a few reviews and give­aways with this awe­some com­pany here at Cool­Canucks. Many of you also know that I have reviewed other com­pa­nies hair prod­ucts, but out of all of them, I hon­estly can tell you that Flat Iron Experts sells the best hair care prod­ucts in the world! I not only reach out to Flat Iron Experts for the best flat irons and the best hairdry­ers, but I can also tell you that the cus­tomer comes first in their books! Not only do they reply to any ques­tions or con­cerns imme­di­ately, but they also ensure that the deliv­ery of your prod­uct is received in an extremely timely manner!

 

 

I was ecsta­tic to receive their Beyond the Beauty Pres­tige Hot Pink Tour­ma­line Ceramic Pro Styler/Flat Iron for review, and I could not believe the amaz­ing results this flat iron gave my hair!! It straight­ens, flips, and curls your hair all in one! And bet­ter yet? You can use this phe­nom­e­nal iron when your hair is wet!! My hair takes so long to dry to begin with, so this was a com­plete God send!

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond the Beauty Pres­tige Hot Pink Tour­ma­line Ceramic Pro Styler / Flat Iron:

 

Beyond the Beauty’s Pres­tige Col­lec­tion Flat Iron is a pop­u­lar choice for most hair pro­fes­sion­als because of its abil­ity in reach­ing 450 F! It is one of the hottest iron Beyond the Beauty car­ries. Its float­ing pates are spe­cially designed so that it allows you to cre­ate beau­ti­ful waves, nat­ural curls, unique flips or silky straight hairstyles!

 

 

 

Why should you choose a flat iron with tour­ma­line technology?

 

Tour­ma­line is a semi-precious gem that when crushed and infused into our ceramic plates, it cre­ates 600% more neg­a­tive ions (which means quicker and supe­rior last­ing results). Also, ion rich plates reduce sta­tic and elim­i­nate frizz for shinier, smoother and more man­age­able hair.

 

Main­te­nance & Care:

 

 

 

1. Use a soft sloth to clean
2. Clean the severely dirty part by using the soft cloth with soapy water that includes a neu­tral ingre­di­ent
3. Never use the fol­low­ing chem­i­cals to clean the appli­ance: thin­ner, gaso­line, alco­hols, etc.

 

 

Tour­ma­line Tech­nol­ogy: Beyond the Beauty’s Pres­tige Col­lec­tion Tour­ma­line Ceramic Flat Iron dis­trib­utes heat across the entire sur­face evenly, retains heat more effi­ciently, and elim­i­nates dam­ag­ing hot spots. Ceramic emits a nat­ural source of neg­a­tive ions and far infrared heat that helps your hair:

 

 

1. Pre­serve more mois­ture within the hair shaft
2. Elim­i­nates frizz and close the cuti­cle to cre­ate smooth and shiny hair

3. Causes less dam­age to the hair cuti­cle dur­ing styling

 

 

Neg­a­tive Ion Tech­nol­ogy: Neg­a­tive ions are atoms that can stop the growth of bac­te­ria, fungi, etc., result­ing in health­ier hair and scalp. Neg­a­tive ion energy is pow­er­ful enough to break apart clus­ters of water mol­e­cules. The smaller water mol­e­cules pen­e­trate into the hair shaft by slip­ping between the cuti­cles, adding plumpness/volume to hair. The bom­bard­ment of neg­a­tive ions also closes the hair cuti­cle, which is very good for the health and appear­ance of the hair.

 

 

Far Infrared Heat: Far Infrared (FIR) rays are electro-magnetic waves of energy, totally invis­i­ble to the naked eye, capa­ble of pen­e­trat­ing deep into the human body, includ­ing the hair shaft. It there­fore dries the hair from the inside out. The result is that more mois­ture remains in the hair shaft and there is less dam­age to the hair.

 

It even comes in a really sexy & ele­gant satin pouch!

 

 

Flat Iron Experts is an online beauty care bou­tique with about a decade’s exper­tise in the Beauty world! They spe­cial­ize in sell­ing the Best Flat Irons and the best hair straight­en­ers in the beauty indus­try today! Flat Iron Experts has been research­ing flat irons for years, bring­ing you the cus­tomer noth­ing but the Best Flat Irons available!

 

 

In the mar­ket for a new flat iron? FlatIronExperts.com has an exten­sive selec­tion, as well as excel­lent prices for the Best Flat Irons available!

Flat Iron Experts is a Van­cou­ver BC based online beauty shop with thou­sands of hair care prod­ucts includ­ing Flat Irons, Best Hair Dry­ers, Best Curl­ing Irons and more!

 

 

One of the best ways to shop this flat iron is via Flat Iron Experts – an online beauty care bou­tique with major exper­tise in the indus­try. From flat irons, curl­ing irons, and hair set­ters and rollers to cos­metic items and sham­poos and hair con­di­tion­ers, Flat Iron Experts presents a com­pre­hen­sive range of beauty and hair care acces­sories. Fur­ther­more, some of its prod­ucts offer free shipping!!

 

 

I give this com­pany a huge thumbs up, and rec­om­mend them to every­one, hon­estly!! You won’t be sorry, I promise you!!

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

 

Buy It!! Avail­able online at Flat Iron Experts

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Beyond the Beauty Pres­tige Hot Pink Tour­ma­line Ceramic Pro Styler/Flat Iron! Open to Cana­dian and US residents.

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ If You Care Kitchen And Household Products Review & Giveaway!!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

For as long as I can remem­ber I have been try­ing to use prod­ucts that are bet­ter envi­ron­men­tally. I have bot­tles upon bot­tles in our cup­boards for water and juices, snack sized plas­tic con­tain­ers for work/school snacks and we also make sure to recy­cle. Until recently I had never paid that much atten­tion how much fur­ther I could take it by using kitchen and house­hold prod­ucts that are good for the envi­ron­ment too.

 

I found a won­der­ful com­pany that offers a wide range of kitchen and house­hold prod­ucts that are bet­ter for the envi­ron­ment and I am so happy that I found them. If You Care car­ries a wide range of prod­ucts for your bak­ing, cook­ing and house­hold needs. Paper Cake/Pie, loaf pans, recy­cled alu­minum foils, cof­fee fil­ters, house­hold gloves, trash bags and waxed paper is the tip of the ice­berg of all of the prod­ucts that they have to offer. If You Care kitchen and house­hold prod­ucts are care­fully and delib­er­ately crafted to have the least envi­ron­men­tal impact and the light­est car­bon foot­print pos­si­ble, while at the same time, deliv­er­ing to the con­sumer, the high­est qual­ity and most effec­tive results. All If You Care paper prod­ucts are unbleached and totally chlo­rine free. Since no chlo­rine is used for bleach­ing, no chlo­rine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams

 

If You Care prod­ucts are pro­duced with a view to reduc­ing the amount of waste in our waste streams. If pos­si­ble, noth­ing should remain after the prod­uct has been used and prop­erly dis­posed of. The pack­ag­ing of every prod­uct is made from unbleached and when­ever pos­si­ble, recy­cled card­board or paper which should be recy­cled again. The cof­fee fil­ters, parch­ment paper, bak­ing cups, waxed paper and sand­wich bags are 100% biodegrad­able and should be com­posted. The alu­minum foil is made from recy­cled alu­minum and can be recy­cled again.

 

I received a great pack­age full of If You Care prod­ucts and they even included a t-shirt for me to wear! I have used all of the prod­ucts and love know­ing that I have taken one more step in reduc­ing my family’s car­bon foot­print on the world. I found the qual­ity of all of the prod­ucts that I tested to be as good, if not bet­ter than other prod­ucts I have used in the past that are not so good for the envi­ron­ment. I tested out the bak­ing cups by mak­ing my cup­cakes and they were per­fectly yummy!! Below are the prod­ucts that I was lucky enough to test out and I have pro­vided the info for each of them.

 

 

Paper Snack & Sand­wich Bags

 

Made inSwe­den­from the unbleached pulp of Scan­di­na­vian spruce trees – a nat­ural, renew­able resource – If You Care Snack and Sand­wich Bags are grease­proof, and pro­vide a nat­ural bar­rier which pre­vents grease or fat from pen­e­trat­ing. They are not treated with petro­leum based paraf­fin wax or any other wax. Like all of our If You Care paper prod­ucts, these snack and sand­wich bags are totally chlorine-free, as a result of which, no chlo­rine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams. Per­fect for snacks, cook­ies, muffins, nuts, chips, sand­wiches and much more.

 

FSC Cer­ti­fied Parch­ment Bak­ing Paper

 

These pre­mium qual­ity FSC cer­ti­fied unbleached, grease­proof papers are per­fect for a wide vari­ety of bak­ing and cook­ing needs. While some bak­ing papers are coated with Quilon, which con­tains heavy met­als like chromium that can be toxic when incin­er­ated, If You Care Parch­ment Paper uses Sil­i­cone, derived from a nat­ural ele­ment. It’s a much more expen­sive process, but one we feel is worth it for every­one. But per­haps most impor­tantly, our bak­ing papers use no chlo­rine in their pro­duc­tion. And that means no chlo­rine is dumped into our lakes and streams.

 

Sponge Cloths

 

If You Care 100% Nat­ural Sponge Cloths are made in a patented process from a three dimen­sional blend­ing of cel­lu­lose, non-GMO umbleached cot­ton and mirabilite – a nat­ural min­eral salt. Dur­ing the pro­duc­tion process, the mirabilite is washed out, leav­ing the remain­ing blend (70% cel­lu­lose & 30% cot­ton) extremely porous, which makes the sponge cloth extra­or­di­nar­ily absorbent. It can absorb up to 20 times its own weight in water.

 

 

Large Bak­ing Cups

 

Made from the same mate­r­ial as our FSC cer­ti­fied parch­ment papers, If You Care FSC Cer­ti­fied Bak­ing Cups use pre­mium qual­ity unbleached grease­proof paper. Our bak­ing cups use no chlo­rine in their pro­duc­tion. And that means no chlo­rine is dumped into our lakes, rivers and streams. Avail­able in three sizes – Mini (90 cups; 1.625in/4.14cm), Large (60 cups; 2.5in/6.35cm), and Jumbo (24 cups; 3.5in/8.89cm)

 

 

If You Care prod­ucts are avail­able at gro­cery super­mar­kets, nat­ural & health food stores and food co-ops almost every­where.  You can pur­chase If You Care prod­ucts online at places like amazon.com, My Brands and LuckyVitamin.com

 

~~I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer from mine.~~

 

Buy It!!  Pur­chase your very own If You Care Prod­ucts at Amazon.com or find them in your local super­mar­ket, nat­ural & health food stores .

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win the same If You Care Pack­age I received.  Open to Cana­dian and USA residents.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Coddlelife Glass Bottle and Bloem Drying Rack Review & Giveaway!!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

 

 

My nephew Corey suf­fered severe colic dur­ing his first cou­ple of months of his life and it was hon­estly a stress­ful time in our lives. With my sis­ter being a sin­gle mother, she relied on the help of me and our mother to help her through these very try­ing days. We were with him 24/7, and I tell him today (now that he is older) that so many times I could have just thrown him out the win­dow! lol

It did not seem to mat­ter what we did to com­fort him, it was never enough.

 

 

 

 

With my own mother rais­ing 6 of us kids, one thing that she stated that was really impor­tant is using the right kind of bot­tle dur­ing feed­ings. We switched to ven­ti­lated bot­tles that would actu­ally help the air flow inside the bot­tles, caus­ing air to escape while baby drank his milk. This notion caused for Corey to swal­low less air, ulti­mately reduc­ing his gas and colic.

We are now going through the same thing with my newest lit­tle 2 month old niece Riley and it really sucks! We had no other choice than to try a bot­tle that was aimed to reduce colic. We received a Cod­dlelife Glass Bot­tle and Bloem Dry­ing Rack to test on baby Riley.  We really adore the fact that the Cod­dlelife Glass bot­tle is BPA-free, con­tains no poten­tially toxic ink, it’s made of high-quality mate­r­ial, and most impor­tantly it is com­pletely afford­able and very worth every sin­gle penny! These bot­tles are designed to reduce colic, ear infec­tions, burp­ing, and even spit up. While baby Riley no longer suf­fers from colic now, I can say that when she’s using this bot­tle we notice that she does not burp or spit up as much as when we used other bot­tles on her.  I’m now absolutely con­vinced that these bot­tles work on Colic, and am sold on the Cod­dlelife Glass Bottle!

 

 

 

 

“As a par­ent and like many oth­ers, Anson Lam wants the best for his chil­dren. When his sec­ond child suf­fered ter­ri­bly from colic and fre­quent ear infec­tions, he and his wife tried many prod­ucts to help their baby daugh­ter.  Los­ing sleep at night became over­whelm­ing and no one in their fam­ily was able to get much rest. Try­ing to get their lit­tle one to burp and spit up to reduce the air in her belly led to more dis­com­fort because doing so   brought up uncom­fort­able tummy acids which burned her lit­tle throat. 

It was only after using a fully-vented bot­tle that elim­i­nated the inges­tion of air along with milk that their baby girl started to show sig­nif­i­cant reduc­tion in colic and ear infec­tion. The prod­uct they used worked well, but there were too many sep­a­rate parts to clean and ster­il­ize.  This is when he real­ized that a sim­pler, improved bot­tle with less parts and eas­ier to clean was what he and other   par­ents needed.

At the same time Anson and his wife were con­fronted with their baby expe­ri­enc­ing the dis­com­forts of colic, con­sumer aware­ness about sus­pected harm­ful BPA, poten­tially haz­ardous ink and   phtha­lates in infant prod­ucts also became agrow­ing con­cern.  Nearly all baby feed­ing prod­ucts were made of   poly­car­bon­ate plas­tic which were clear and pretty, but not nec­es­sar­ily the best for heat­ing and use in feed­ing babies.

It was at this time that Anson and his wife decided to cre­ate Cod­dlelife bot­tles with a one-piece vent­ing nip­ple sys­tem made of either high qual­ity glass or polypropy­lene plas­tic  (PP).  Both glass and polypropy­lene are con­sid­ered much safer than poly­car­bon­ate mate­r­ial which had been the stan­dard up until then.

Cod­dlelife prod­ucts are BPA free, con­tain no poten­tially toxic ink, are afford­able and of high-quality. The bot­tles are designed with the lat­est nip­ple vent­ing tech­nol­ogy to reduce colic, ear infec­tions, burp­ing and spit up. While other bot­tles on the mar­ket may reduce colic, Coddlelife’s award-winning, patented sys­tem is the only fully-vented nip­ple sys­tem that vents air and con­tains the fewest parts to clean and sterilize. 

With Cod­dlelife, there are no parts that require replace­ment like costly dis­pos­ables or sep­a­rate parts that may become lost or bro­ken with fre­quent clean­ing and ster­il­iz­ing. Par­ents now have an alter­na­tive to tra­di­tional vented bot­tles with Coddlelife’s one-piece, easy to clean nip­ple vent­ing sys­tem; a safe, effec­tively vented nip­ple sys­tem that also saves time and money.

Founded in 2009, Cod­dlelife con­tin­ues to expand mak­ing high qual­ity feed­ing prod­ucts. It is the response and feed­back from moms and  dads that move us for­ward.  It is their expe­ri­ence, their ideas, their wants and needs that keep us look­ing at ways to make the par­ent­ing expe­ri­ence easy, fun and safe.”

 

 

 

We also received the Bloem Dry­ing Rack to review and it is awe­some! What I love about this dry­ing rack is that it’s easy to store and it’s very easy to use. Sim­ply unfold the dry­ing rack into a “bloom” posi­tion and you’re ready to dry those bot­tles, caps, nip­ples, etc!

 

 

 

 

The Cod­dlelife Glass Bot­tle and Bloem Dry­ing Rack gets a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend these amaz­ing prod­ucts to everyone!!

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Buy It!! You can pur­chase the Cod­dlelife Glass Bot­tle and Bloem Dry­ing Rack on Amazon.com as well as on the Coddlelife.com website!

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Cod­dlelife Glass Bot­tle and Bloem Dry­ing Rack!! Open to Cana­dian  & US res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Win 1 of 2 $25 Pizza Hut Canada Gift Cards!!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

 

 

 

Pizza Hut Serves Up Gourmet Taste With­out the Gourmet Price

Intro­duc­ing Sig­na­ture Sin­gles – Italian-inspired, thin crust piz­zas for only $5!

 

First they brought us the Per­sonal Pan Pizza.  Now Canada’s most rec­og­nized pizza chain is intro­duc­ing Sig­na­ture Sin­gles — Italian-inspired, thin crust piz­zas avail­able at dine-in Pizza Hut locations.

 

The best part?  From now until July 22, 2012, they’re priced at just $5 each!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pizza Hut — home of Canada’s favourite per­sonal pan pizza, is adding even more excite­ment to its menu with the intro­duc­tion of brand new gourmet piz­zas for one.

 

Chef inspired Sig­na­ture Sin­gles com­bine Italian-style thin crust with unique and pre­mium toppings.

 

And Pizza Hut is so sure that guests are going to love them that from June 11, 2012 to July 22, 2012 they are priced at just $5 each.

 

“The Sig­na­ture Sin­gles pro­vide a range of fresh, con­tem­po­rary, excit­ing options for those that pre­fer a thin­ner crust,” says Bev­er­ley D’Cruz, Direc­tor of Mar­ket­ing at

Pizza Hut Canada.  “To thank and encour­age Cana­di­ans to come out and expe­ri­ence the new piz­zas we’re pric­ing them at just $5 each for the first few weeks.”

 

D’Cruz adds that Pizza Hut is con­tin­u­ing to ren­o­vate its dine-in restau­rant décor and menu to cre­ate a more mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary casual din­ing expe­ri­ence for its customers.

 

Some­thing for everyone! 

Pizza Hut dine-in restau­rants are offer­ing four deli­cious styles of Sig­na­ture Sin­gles with new bold, fresh flavours:

 

  • Quat­tro Formaggio

Extra cheese please! Cheese lovers across the coun­try will melt over this pizza’s med­ley of gooey ched­dar, parme­san, pizza and fresh mozzarella.

 

  • BBQ Chicken

Bold yes! But big on taste! Enjoy both the sweet and savoury flavours of grilled chicken breast, gooey ched­dar, pizza moz­zarella, crisp green pep­pers, red onion and a smoky BBQ sauce.

 

  • White Pizza with Gar­lic Shrimp

Seafood enthu­si­asts will enjoy the delec­table hybrid of juicy shrimp, zesty lemon sauce, pizza moz­zarella, roasted gar­lic and mar­i­nated Roma tomatoes.

 

  • Heat Lover’s™

Feel the heat with a spicy com­bi­na­tion of hot pep­pers, savoury pep­per­oni, bacon crum­ble, beef top­ping, sliced ham and pizza moz­zarella, laid over a deli­cious layer of Old World sauce.

 

Sig­na­ture Sin­gles are avail­able at par­tic­i­pat­ing dine-in loca­tions.  Check PizzaHut.ca for a list of par­tic­i­pat­ing restaurants.

 

About Pizza Hut

 

Pizza Hut is one of Canada’s largest pizza restau­rant chains with over 320 fran­chised restau­rants across Canada offer­ing dine-in, deliv­ery and online order­ing expe­ri­ences.  With more than 12,800 loca­tions in 100 coun­tries, Pizza Hut is the world’s largest pizza restau­rant company.

Pizza Hut, Inc. is a sub­sidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM).  Those hun­gry for more infor­ma­tion can visit us at www.pizzahut.ca (Facebook/PizzaHutCanada).

 

 

Want to win one of two extremely tastey $25 Pizza Hut Canada gift cards? Well your dream has come true, because there will be two win­ners in this blog give­away and each will receive a $25 Pizza Hut Gift Card that is redeemable in Cana­dian Pizza Hut Restau­rants only.

 

 

♥→I received prod­uct for review. The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way. Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts. Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥

 

 

Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win 1 of 2 $25 Pizza Hut Canada Gift Cards!! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.

 

 

How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!

 

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