Degree MotionSense Dry Spray Review

I know, I’ve never reviewed an antiperspirant on my blog and don’t plan to make it a regular thing. But I was sent the Degree MotionSense Dry Spray from Influenster for review purposes. In order to complete my tasks I’m required to write a blog post. Honestly, I don’t even want to write a review because I dislike this product. I try to stay away from doing an entire negative blog post, but here we go.

I’ve been using the same deodorant for years, anytime I try something new I go back to my trusted; Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant Deodorant.

I’ve never actually used a spray type deodorant so was kind of excited to try one.

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Visiting Hawaii, The Big Island

We flew from Honolulu to the island of Hawaii (The Big Island) for the last few days of our trip. We flew into Hilo and had a cabin booked in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for the duration of our stay.

On our first day we decided to check out a bit of the area outside of the park so we drove around and visited a few waterfalls.

I really wanted to go to Akaka Falls which was about 11 miles from Hilo, not too far at all. So we decided to head there first and took a scenic route. Recommend doing the scenic route, you will see a sign for it along the way from Hilo.

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Products I Use to Spot Treat My Breakouts

I’m cutting it close to 30 and still have occasional breakouts. I typically get a least one bad one around my time of the month then random ones other times. It’s very frustrating and I’ve been dealing with this for along time now. I have three products that I use regularly to treat my breakouts and I find that they work the best for me.

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Manoa Falls, Hawaii

Manoa falls is a waterfall in Manoa, Hawaii with a vertical drop of I believe 150 feet. The falls are about 35 minutes from where we were staying, Bellows Air Force Station. They are only 15 minutes from Waikiki, which makes it any easy spot to get to if you are staying in the city.

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My Trip to Hawaii!! – Part 1

I’ve never been to Hawaii before and my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Hawaii for my birthday. My birthday is in September but we planned to go a month later in October. I was ecstatic to finally get to visit Hawaii and I ended up having a fabulous time!

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Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Review

I have really long hair, it pretty much goes all the way down to my butt. So I don’t really need hair extensions for length. But I always feel that my hair lacks volume because it’s so long and heavy. So occasionally I like to wear hair extensions for more volume.

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Birthday Trip to Monterey, California

It was my birthday not too long ago and my boyfriend took me down to the Monterey area to celebrate. I’ve always wanted to check out the area and was ecstatic to go! I wanted to share some of my pictures with you from my trip. My family always enjoys seeing my travels so I decided to post it on my blog.

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Ipsy Glam Bag September

This will be my last review of Ipsy until later next year. I’m going to be traveling a bunch so I have decided to cancel my subscription. I already cancelled my Birchbox because I knew I wouldn’t get it before heading home to Vancouver. September’s Ipsy Glam bag came in a really cute gold bag. I will be saving this one for sure. I have a pile of these small bags and use them to help sort things when traveling. For example I just flew home on the weekend and put all my cords into one of the Ipsy makeup bags in my carry on. I use another one of their bags as a pencil case. They have actually come in handy.

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Was I on Naked and Afraid?!

If you didn’t know me and did a quick Google search for my full name, “Danielle Beauchemin” you might be surprised to know that I may have been on the TV show “Naked and Afraid“. The truth is… I was NOT on the show Naked and Afraid. But it was actually another young woman named, Danielle Beauchemin The series aired a few months ago now but I decided I should write about it after Googling my name again today. As an online business owner it’s important to Google yourself and your business occasionally. We need to protect our reputation. You never know what might come up when you Google your name, but hopefully it won’t be something strange like my situation. If you aren’t familiar with Naked and Afraid, it is a reality show where two strangers have to survive in the middle of nowhere with no clothes, food or supplies for 21 days. Quite some time ago I came across some interviews of Danielle and how she was going to appear on Naked and Afraid. Like I mentioned previously, I Google my name occasionally to see what comes up. So that is how I found out… About a year passed and one morning I woke up with a ton of Facebook friend requests form strange men. I was like hmm that is weird. When i clicked on the profile of one of the guys they had a post about Naked and Afraid. I was like… oh no, it’s happened. Over the next few weeks I continued to get friend requests. I’m sure I would have got several people... read more

Target’s Beauty Box

Subscription box services seem to be the thing right now. At moment I’m subscribed to two boxes, Ipsy and Birchbox. Target’s Beauty Box isn’t technically a subscription box, but it reminds me of one. It comes in a box like Birchbox, and it isn’t a subscription service. You have to actually purchase it when they release a new box. You know exactly what you are going to get before you purchase it so you won’t be surprised by anything you receive. I like that cause I can decide if it’s worth spending $7 before hand. Target typically releases their Beauty Box at the beginning of the month or for a new season. I was lucky and got the one for August and it looks like there’s going to be a box for September as well. I wanted to tell you now about the Target Beauty Box so you can get your hands on the next one. So far I’ve only purchased one Beauty Box because they have a limited quantity available and it’s hard to say when they will release them. I received an email from Target announcing the August box at the beginning of the month and I purchased it right away before it sold out. I suggest signing up to Target’s newsletter so you will be notified. Target’s Beauty Box is sold for $7 and that includes shipping. It’s not available in stores so you have to order it on their website. In August’s Target Beauty Box I received 6 items valued at $35. It came with two full sized products which is pretty amazing! I’ll quickly... read more

Birchbox Opening and Review August 2015

I just received my Birchbox because my bank card was compromised so my payment didn’t go through. It ended up delaying the box like a week. I wasn’t even going to bother writing about it but though I should since I won’t be able to next month. I’m headed back to Vancouver in a few weeks so won’t get my subscription boxes until I’m back in the US. :(

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DIY Makeup Brush Holder

My bathroom sink is located outside of my actual shower and toilet so I wanted to store my makeup brushes on it. I don’t recommend storing them in an open area in your actual shower/toilet area because they can collect moisture and bacteria. I looked around for awhile for the perfect jar for my brushes. It took awhile actually, some were too short and  some too tall. I finally found the perfect one at Ikea, it’s a rectangle glass vase. I believe it is the REKTANGEL vase on their website for $19.99. I only paid $9.99 for it, so it must have been on sale when I bought it or something? I then picked up some sand from the same area in Ikea. I used the KULÖRT decoration sand for $1.99 a bottle. I bought about 6 containers but only used half of them. I chose the finest grain and lightest colour. When I got home I washed and dried the container and filled it with sand. Then stuck my brushes into it and placed it on my counter. It fits perfectly along the side wall of my bathroom counter since the glass container is long and skinny. I like it much better than the round brush holder I used to use. The entire project cost me less than $20 and I love how it looks. The only negative is that the bottoms of my brush handles get a little dusty from the sand and sometimes when I’m in a hurry I end up flicking sand around. But oh well. How do you store your makeup brushes?... read more

Birchbox July Review

Received my July Birchbox and the contents are actually pretty exciting! I said in my Ipsy July Review that Birchbox wouldn’t be able to compete this month. They did a pretty decent job. Once again I don’t think I’m going to be able to cancel either of them…

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Ipsy Glam Bag July 2015

Holy Ipsy! I’m super impressed with this month’s Glam Bag. Wow! There’s no way Birchbox can beat this month’s items. I received 5 products in my Ipsy Glam Bag this month, and three… yes, three of them are full size! Let’s get into what I received and my thoughts on all the items.

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Hey, welcome to my blog, thanks for stopping by. I live on the west coast in beautiful BC. I've been blogging here since 2011 and also own my own marketing business. I love sharing reviews, life tips and my adventures on my blog. Make sure to find me on social media and say hi! :)

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