Recently I purchased some good stuff and I wanted to share this haul with you. From books to beauty items, I got some really good stuff to show you.
I scored this Nail bracelet with cute crystals around the rim of the nail. It is a knock off of the higher price Cartier bracelet. I got mine in silver and I love the look of it. It's holding up really good!
I'm looking forward to a couple days of "down time" so I can sit down and ready this book by James Patterson. I have read one or two of his before and I'm hoping this one is just as good.
Keeping in the theme of books, I'm excited to read the book in which the series "Orange Is The New Black" is based on. I purchased this a while back and while I have kept up on all the seasons, I think it will be a great read and have a few differences from the Netflix show. I'll let you know.
I've watched a few youtube videos and read a few reviews of this Equate Brand Eye Make-up Remover from Walmart. Now it's suppose to be comparable to the Lancôme Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover. I'm hoping so as it is a $30.00 difference from one to the other.
I'm going to give this dry shampoo a go. Now my go to is the Batiste Dry Shampoo, and I have repurchased it several times, but I'm going to give this a whirl. It has a fresh scent, and seems light weight, but I will see how this holds up.
And Lastly, this super fine side cross necklace. I had a choice in gold, silver, rose gold or gun metal, and I chose gun metal. I have a lot of gold and silver pieces and I thought gun metal would be a great addition to my necklace collection.
I love how small and delicate this necklace is. With two extending links on the chain, I know it will fit at just the right length on my neck.
Have you purchased anything lately? Or have you tried or read any of the above purchases? Let me know your thoughts!
Until next time
Back before Christmas, we lost our 12 year old dog Buddy. We also have a 6 year old dog named Millie, which did not take his death well. She was lost for days. She cried a lot and was just not doing well. I decided to purchase her a Bark Box in hopes that she cheer up. Bark Box is a monthly subscription box for dogs. You answer a few questions like size of your dog, any allergies the dog may have etc. I received my bark box back in December. The introduction offer cost me $14.00 USD, because I was a new customer. I did purchase the the deal that was going on at that time for an extra $5.00 to receive another toy. Millie LOVED it. Now, I will not be purchasing the added toy because I found that she just doesn't play with toys, so there is no way she needs more, but the treats are bang on!! She freakin LOVED THEM!! Here is her very first box.
She was so excited when I brought it in from the delivery service.
The box comes nicely wrapped with the cutest wrapping paper.
I couldn't believe how much came inside the box. It was full with fun stuffies and treats. Even Bruin the Cat had to get in and check out the goodies.
Here is what was all in her box.
So the Butcher's Block Bone was quite the thing. Thank goodness I READ the label as it did state that you should not have your dog chew the bone on carpet. So I put an old comforter from my son when he was little, under her before I gave it to her to chew. But as she started chewing, there was red stain everywhere. I quickly grabbed it and tossed it outside for her to eat, as I just didn't want her to move somewhere to chew it and I not know.
Elvis didn't seem to happy about being left out............
Millie really enjoyed the above treats. They were a great snack size for her and they smelt good. I wish that you can customize the box and get more treats then toys. That would be a great feature.
This newspaper toy is everything. She does play with it a bit, but the articles are hilarious!!
This toy confused me..... I know it's a ball of some sort, but really not sure what the hell it is. It confused Millie as well, as she hasn't touched it.
This stuffed owl is Millie's favourite of the whole box (besides the treats of course). She loves playing with it. It is very well made and hasn't come apart yet. I'm super happy with workmanship of it. I was super surprised at how well it was made. I thought with the amount of toys in the box, that they would be not as good quality!
Millie has told me that she would love to receive this box again. Like I said, if I can structure the contents of the box to include more treats, less toys, then I will definitely be purchasing another month. Have you purchased a animal subscription box? What others are out there? Let me know your thoughts!
Until next time
Millie & Cheryl
Wanna see what's in my garbage? I'm here to do another empties! These are an assortment of personal and household items! I will let you know my thoughts and whether I would repurchase or not.
As some of you might already know, I recently jumped on the Monat band wagon. I purchased a few products and I love them. This is the Shampoo I would normally would use. I love this Dove Brand. The smell is great and the product works great as well. The only reason that I won't repurchase it is that like I previously said, I purchased the Monat Shampoo.
I used up this Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner. I probably will not repurchase it, as I felt it cleaned the same way any other cleaner did, but it was more on the pricier side. You can get just as good of a cleaner as this, but for a fraction of the cost.
I finished up this Secret deodorant, and it was not bad. I would repurchase this, if however, my normal brand Dove isn't available at that time. It did a great job, and it did smell nice. All in all, a great brand that works.
On one of my trips to my beloved Dollarama; I saw this tooth whitener. Sense it was a good deal, I purchased it. It works ok, IF you don't have to much surface stain already. I noticed a difference, however, my husband did not. He has a lot of deep surface staining, and it didn't make any difference to him. I however, did not like the taste and feel of this. I wasn't bad, but for me, I did not care for it. Will I repurchase it? Probably not. I feel for the amount of stain it got rid of, plus the added gross taste, I would be more apt to purchase a Crest White Strip system. Now saying that, if the system itself is too pricey for you, then definitely I would say give this a whirl. Plus, if you can find it at a discount, like me, then go for it!
Check out this nasty!! This is the Monat conditioner. I love love this stuff. I can not say enough good things about it! You only need to use a little bit, so this tube lasted for quite a while! I have and will repurchase this conditioner again. If you have any questions regarding this brand, give me a shout. I will help you out!
I finished up this Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub. I found this scrub not as abrasive as some of the exfoliating scrubs on the market. When I washed my face with it, it didn't drag or hurt. I really enjoyed this product and I have sense repurchased another tube. I got this one at Winners, so I was lucky to find it at a great price point, however, if you can not score it there, then I have only seen it on their website for sale, at a higher price.
The same day I went shopping at Dollarama, I also purchased the Crest 3D white toothpaste to go with the whitener. Again, this toothpaste was ok, but I do prefer the Colgate Optic White toothpaste. I probably will not repurchase this brand, unless, again, mine brand is unavailable.
To go with my conditioner, here is my ghastly looking shampoo bottle. This is the Revive Shampoo. I don't have to tell you again that YES I love it and YES I would repurchase this. I also purchased the Renew Shampoo to give it a try. I will let you know my thoughts on that one when I do my next empties!!
I purchased this Elf Liquid Eyeliner for the plum shade. I thought I would go with the less expensive eyeliner in plum as I wasn't sure if I would like the look of Plum eyeliner on me. I did like the way it looked, however, I found this brush hard to use. I also dried up fast and I wasn't stuck on the applicator brush. I won't repurchase this particular brand of plum eyeliner, but I definitely will purchase a plum liner! Any suggestions?
Sticking with eye makeup, I finished up this Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. I had heard lots of great things about this mascara, however, for ME, I have used better or similar mascaras. I did not think that this mascara stood out as one of the best mascaras. Because it is a higher end brand, you are gonna pay a higher price. I definitely think that you can find a drugstore mascara that will do the same application, if not better!
I finished this Billion Dollar Brow Brow Gel. It was ok, again I would say why pay a higher price when you can get a similar if not better brand at the drug store. I will not repurchase this one.
I have one more eye makeup piece of trash, it is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. I freakin LOVED this. It applied like a dream and didn't run or smudge. The applicator was easy to use whether you just wanted a thin line or a cat eye. I would repurchase this in a flash, but for right now, I wanted to try the Kat Von D tattoo liner. My thoughts on it when it becomes my trash ;)
And last, but certainly not least, is my beloved Seche Vive top coat. This is my jam. I love this and will definitely repurchase it. I have, however purchased an Essie Top Coat for the time being. If you are looking for a great top coat, purchase the Seche Vive... you won't be wrong.
This is a look into my trash with my empties. What's in yours? Have you used any of these products? What are your thoughts? Let me know if you have anything that you think I should try.
Until Next time