Matcha Green Tea

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
My mother drinks green tea everyday at least once. She swears by it. Green tea is full on antioxidants that are great for your metabolism, helping you achieve your weight loss goals! But I just cannot bring myself to drink a glass. I just don’t like it.

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But I have found an excellent alternative in Matcha Green Tea Powder which actually has 137x the antioxidants of regular green tea! I like to drink it in a smoothie, adding either ice cubes or frozen strawberries. Besides, smoothies, you can also use the Green Tea Powder for Lattes and all kinds of baking!

Matcha Green Tea boosts your energy and focus ALL day. It’s great for your skin AND helps boost your metabolism so your body burns more calories. Matcha Green Tea powder includes the entire tea life giving you the full nutrients!

When buying Matcha Green Tea, you will also receive a FREE recipe book via email that includes more then 50 recipes!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ozeri Stone Earth Frying Pan

Frying pans are one of those things I use nearly everyday but never give much thought to. As long as it fries my eggs, it’s good enough for me. I never really thought about ‘high quality’ frying pans. Until I used the Ozeri Stone Earth Frying Pan.

chemical free frying pan

First off the pan has a natural stone-derived coating making it free from toxic and harmful chemicals while still being ‘non-stick’. You can fry up your foods without needing to add any unnecessary fat and you don’t need to worry about unnecessary chemicals either!

The solidly made frying pan has a very attractive ‘stone’ look to it, and the handle is sturdy with a nice heat resistant silicone grip, unlike my old frying pan where if my hand was damp it would slip all over the handle. It’s scratch resistant and easy to clean. It also comes with a green protector to use when storing your pan.

chemical free frying pan

The bottom of the pan is magnetized with helps to even out the heat resulting in even cooking, which means you don’t need to use as much heat for the same amount of cooking time.

*I was sent product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions stated above are 100% my own.*

AcneFree – Acne Skin Care Products

I have been dealing with acne for a very long time, since I was 13 or 14 years old. I have tried so many acne products like ProActiv, Clinique Acne Solutions, countless drug store brands, and even some products not even on the market any more.

When I was given the opportunity to try out AcneFree products, I jumped at the chance. A system I haven’t tried yet, is comparable to ProActiv, and WAY cheaper then what I am currently using? Let me at it!

acne skin care products

The products I received AcneFree sensitive skin system, 2-in-1 Acne Wipes, and Therapeutic Sulfur Mask. AcneFree offers three different 3-step systems, one for sensitive skin, one for severe acne, and ‘original’. They also offer other skincare products that cater to acne prone skin.

I have used the 3 step system twice a day nearly everyday, and when I didn’t wash my face at night (I’m sorry, I got lazy a couple times!) I used an acne wipe, and I also used the sulfur mask 1-2 times weekly. I have been using the products for about a month now and while my skin isn’t as ‘clear’ as I would like it to be (I don’t think it ever will be!) I am very impressed.

Before starting with AcneFree I had been using Clinique for years, and it does not come cheap. Every 2-3 months it costs me $70. The AcneFree system, is just $20 for the SAME amount of product, and works just as well, if not better! I remember when I was a teenager, wanting to try the systems like ProActiv but not having the money, what teenager has $70 to blow on skincare?

The sensitive skin system is very gentle and isn’t too drying on my skin, however next time I think I would like to try to ‘Original’ system to see if it works any better for me.

Now the fun part, enter below for your chance to win the AcneFree products mentioned above!

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*I was sent product in exchange for an honest review, all opinions stated above are 100% my own.*

A Popular Trend in Womens Dress Shoes

Today, there are many popular trends in the realm of dress shoes for women. One popular style of shoe is the slingback. It is a dressy heel with a unique design that women are wearing to many different types of occasions. Here are some of the ways that women are incorporating slingbacks into their wardrobes.

Many women enjoy wearing slingbacks with an evening dress. Some women like to match a pair of black slingbacks with a simple, black cocktail dress. Slingbacks are comfortable to wear for a party or event that lasts for a few hours. Plus, they are dressy enough for a special occasion like a play or a concert. Alternatively, she may opt for a pair of slingbacks in beige so they can act as a backdrop for a colorful evening dress. A pair of slingbacks can be subtle and stylish at the same time!

Some women wear their slingbacks to work as well as on special occasions. For instance, a woman may wear a pair of navy blue slingbacks with blue slacks. The shoes give her outfit an extra touch of flair that can make her look professional and elegant at the same time. Or, a woman may wear a simple gray pencil skirt with a ruffled hem as well as a blazer and a pair of black slingbacks. The shoes add appeal to this classic, businesslike ensemble. A woman who is looking for a pair of stylish slingbacks may want to start by visiting a place such as

The best of Brazil: An alternative guide to the World Cup

The upcoming World Cup in Brazil holds an importance for soccer fans that goes far beyond the usual four-yearly event.

Although Canada have only appeared in the final of the prestigious competition once (in 1986), that doesn’t mean it’s not an important sporting occasion for avid fans. Unfortunately the Canadian squad hasn’t qualified for this year’s event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the World Cup.

Of course for Brazil it is a different matter, as the country can boast being the only team to have played in every tournament and they have also won the trophy on more occasions than anyone else.


This year the FIFA World Cup will be the 20th event in the series and will be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. It is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous one being in 1950.

For Canadians wishing to travel to the tournament, there is a Temporary Resident Visa and Permits and Travel Documents Application Process that you need to go through. Booking all the travel arrangements, from flights through to accommodation and car hire is simple through amex travel ca where you can do everything online and even earn extra reward points in the process.


Planning a trip to an event such as the Brazil World Cup 2014 means far more than getting tickets to games themselves, although that can be hard enough. Choosing where to stay can mean finding a base close enough to be able to travel around to see your favourite team play in several locations, or entail cleverly choosing where they might end up if lucky enough to get through to the later stages.

O Jogo Bonito (“The Beautiful Game”) is Brazil’s national sport and the fever associated with the World Cup is already gearing up to be in full swing. This means that hotel accommodation is in short supply during the June–July period in major cities such as Rio and also where it is still available prices are extremely high.

For the duration of the tournament visitors to Rio can expect to pay around $450 per night for a no-frills double room near the famous beaches.

An alternative Rio

The natives of Rio, Cariocas, are renowned for their entrepreneurial spirit and staying with families who are putting up spare rooms for hire could be a great way of really getting into the spirit of the tournament.

Holiday apartments are another economical choice for longer stays, with week-long World Cup Packages at smart beach front studios and apartments in Copacabana starting at $4000 for up to 4 people.

Carafe Water Cup

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Recently I have started taking more vitamins. Some are just once a day, so I can easily remember to take them in the morning but I have one that I take twice a day and sometimes I forget to take it at night. This is where the Carafe Water Cup comes in handy.

Carafe Water Cup

I keep some of my vitamins in the container and fill the cup with water and leave it on my bedside table. This way I end up looking at it multiple times before bed, so there is a very slim chance I end up forgetting, and I already have the water I need to take the vitamin!carafe

This cup is great for anyone who needs to take pills regularly and wants to have their water handy too. This Carafe water cup would also be great for keeping your tylenol or advil on your bedside table, so if you wake up with a headache you don’t have to fumble around getting water and your bottle of tylenol.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Perfective Ceuticals – Indulge Your Skin

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I was sent Perfective Ceuticals Divine Age Guardian Cream to review late last month. I have been looking to update my skin care regimen with more anti-aging products. This seemed like a great opportunity to switch things up.

First impressions upon opening the box, “cool!” I love the circular container and the blue mirror effect the container has. It’s a sleek look that is visually appealing.

Perfective Ceuticals

More importantly, the moisturizer has very little scent. I can’t stand when facial lotions and products have heavy scents and perfumes. It tells me there is just way too much unnecessary additives.

When using the lotion, I loved that it was so light on my skin. It left my skin very moisturized and refreshed but wasn’t heavy and oily on my skin. After a couple weeks of use I could tell my skin was more radiant and the fine lines around my eyes were less prominent. It has helped to even out my skin tone too.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Penny Auctions Canada – Great Items, Great Prices!

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I was super excited to received this bracelet from Penny Auctions Canada. I have been a fan of these multi cord bracelets with charms on them for quite awhile.

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There are many styles to choose from, and at these prices you can get one for every outfit, or everyday of the week! I really love the nautical style designs.

Penny Auctions Canada has a great ‘Daily Deals‘ section where you can find new deals every day. The prices can’t be beat and the variety they offer is awesome. They also have Penny Auctions, where you can find auctions starting at just one penny!

Penny Auctions Canada is site where you can bid on auctions of brand new items. Bids cost .75 cents each and can be used to bid on any auction. You can find amazing deals, like clothes, jewellery, gift cards and lots more. For more information on how it works, you can click here.

If you are interested in checking out Penny Auctions Canada you can use the code Tomoson25 at the checkout to get 25 FREE bids, with the purchase of a 25 bid pack. This will give you 50 bids for just under $19!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.