Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I can't believe Valentine's Day is less than 2 weeks away! I've rounded up a few of my favourites picks, just in case you need some gift ideas.
Have you started making plans for Valentine's Day?  We'll probably go for dinner somewhere in the city, and then maybe to a movie afterwards.
Hope you have a great weekend!



Monday, 30 January 2017

Our Night at Monster Jam 2017!

We had a blast Saturday night at Monster Jam at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. For the first time, we went to the Monster Jam Pit Party this year and it was so much fun! The Pit Party is an event they host before the show. You get to see all the Monster Trucks up close, take pictures beside them, and meet all the drivers. They were even signing autographs and taking picture with people too. It was pretty cool to walk on the track and see everything up close. It was definitely worth the money and such a cool experience.
Being that our daughter is still too small to come, we ended up bringing our niece with us. My son and her get along so well together, and we all had such a great time.


 Right after we were finished at the Pit Party, we headed to Gretzy's restaurant for dinner. It's very close to the Rogers Centre, so if you're ever looking for a place to eat, I definitely recommend it. Especially if you're a Gretzy fan.
We made sure we were back in plenty of time before the show started. We bought the kids a couple of souvenirs and some snacks, and headed to our seats before the show started.   

The show is just so much fun to watch. They start off with a qualifying event. Once the trucks have done their qualifying, they then race head to head. The final event was the freestyle, which was our favourite part. They all like to do some pretty neat tricks.

 I still can't believe how high those trucks go!! It's such a great atmosphere as well. You see so many kids having such a great time and enjoying all the action. The trucks are super loud too, which the kids love. However, make sure you bring ear plugs or ear muffs for yourself and the kids.

Seeing big construction machines helping flip the Monster Truck back on it's wheels was pretty fascinating for the kids to see.


At the end, the winner of the freestyle event was El Toro Loco who won with a perfect score of 40! She was amazing!
We can't wait to go again next year and hopefully be able to take our daughter. It's such a perfect night to spend as a family. Plus, tickets are very reasonably priced, so it makes it very affordable.
To find out when Monster Jam is coming to your home town, visit their website here
Disclaimer: I am an FEI Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment, Inc. or one of its affiliates has provided me with complimentary tickets to its shows and opportunities to attend its private pre-show events. Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

How I Style My Hair + a Giveaway!

Over the past couple of months, I have gotten a lot of questions from you guys as to how I style my hair. Well, today I put together a quick step by step tutorial for using these Conair products.


I like to wash my hair only 2 days a week- usually Sunday and Thursday. Once it's washed and towel dried, I spray a little leave- in conditioner all over my hair, and add some mouse just at my roots for some extra volume. Then I dry my hair completely, using the Infiniti Pro 3Q Hair Dryer by Conair


Let me just start off by saying 3Q is for Quick, Quiet and Quality, so that should tell you something right there. This blow dryer dries my hair so fast. It's very powerful compared to my old dryer by far. As soon as I started using it, I could feel the difference of faster airflow. I find I am drying my hair in 1/2 the time, which helps speed up my styling routine.  It has 3 heat and 2 speed settings. I like to use it on the highest for both settings. Once my hair is dry, I switch the "Cold Shot" button on the handle to set my style in place.
I love that its very light weight as well.  I don't find my wrist or arm hurting by the time I finish blow drying my hair. This dryer is amazing quality, and much more quiet than most hair dryers I have owned. It has a brushless motor which lasts 10 x longer than a regular AC motor hair dryer, so it's definitely worth the investment. It also comes with a diffuser and concentrator attachment.

 On days that I don't feel like curling my hair, I straighten it using the Conair Infiniti Pro flat Iron. This is part of their Elite Collection. Once I have finished blow drying my hair, I like to use the flat iron to smooth out any waves or frizz. I start by adding flat iron spray all of over my hair to protect it from the heat. Then starting at my roots, I grab sections of hair and slowly work the flat iron all the way to the ends of my hair.  

Flat irons come in all different sizes. This particular one is 1 inch in size,
 which I like the best and has 6 heat settings on it. I usually keep it at the second highest setting, which is 400 degrees when I am flat ironing my hair. The plates are titanium- coated, so I find my hair glides through nice and easy.
As a bonus in the package, it also comes with a heat resistant thermal clutch to store your flat iron, and a 0.1 fl. oz. argan oil treatment. 

How I like to style my hair most of the time is by curling it. I don't really like to use a curling iron, so I have been using a curling wand. I not only find it easier to use, but I feel I can curl my hair a lot quicker too. This one that I am using is the Infiniti Pro Steam Curling Wand, and it's amazing!
To begin, I section off the top half of my hair with a clip. I find clipping half my hair up makes it way easier to style.

Next, I grab small sections of hair and start wrapping it around the barrel away from my face. Now this is just my preference, some people like their curls curled towards their face, and others like the curls curled away from their face.

I like to hold it there for about 10 seconds or so, and pointing the wand downwards. I never really had a curling wand that had this feature before, but this one has a steam mist button which I am loving. Once you've held that piece of hair for 10 seconds, you can press the steam mist button that lets out a mist of water on your hair.

Once I am finished, I like to add hair spray all over my hair, so my curls last longer and don't drop. For more of a natural look, I like to flip my hair upside down, and run my hands through it to loosen the curls a bit. I don't like when they look too tight.

This curling wand also comes with an insulated thermal glove to protect your hands from getting burned. When I was new at using a curling wand, I would wear my glove all the time. Now that I have been using them for years now, I don't really use the glove, but I would still recommend you do. The wand gets pretty hot.
For more information on Conair products, visit their website here.
Would you like to win a Infiniti Pro 3Q Hair Dryer by Conair? I am giving 1 away to one lucky reader, all you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!
Disclaimer- Items in this post have been provided to be for review, but all opinions are my own