Lisap Easy Build Hair Reconstruction System Review

If you didn’t know already, I have an obsession with hair products. I have loads of them and can’t seem to stop myself from buying more. I’ve been doing better at resisting, but it’s difficult.

I was contacted and asked if I wanted to try the Lisap Easy Build Hair Reconstruction System. So as you can image, I said I’d love to. I received the system over a month ago and have been using it regularly since. I’ve come to the end of the bottles so it’s time for a review.

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DIY Rustic Headboard for under $50 Canadian

I’ve been wanting a headboard for quite some time for my place in Vancouver. But I didn’t want to spend $300 on a headboard when I’m rarely there. My boyfriend is quite handy and while he was visiting I asked him if he could help me build one. I wanted a rustic looking headboard as I’ve always liked that style. We went to a reclaimed wood place on the river but they wouldn’t be able to cut us any wood for at least 4 weeks due. So that option was out of the question as we only had a few days in town. So off to Home Depot we went… I wanted to do it fairly inexpensively but didn’t want it to look too cheap. We decided to pick out some pieces of pine as it has character. If you are on a smaller budget you could use just plain 2×4’s or 2×6’s. We decided on 5 pieces, cause I wanted it to be able to see it over my pillows and also take up some wall space.  We also picked up a plastic drop sheet to cover the garage floor, some screws, sanding sponge, gloves and two foam brushes. I had to buy two huge boxes of screws cause I didn’t have any but you might have some on hand that you can use.  I had to decide on a stain for the wood and went with Minwax Wood Finish in Jacobean. I think the colour worked out beautifully, and glad my boyfriend suggested the colour to me.  DIY Headboard Supply List 5 – 1 x 6 x 6 –  pine – $4.61... read more

How to Remove Gel Shellac Manicures at Home

I don’t get my nails done too often, only for special events. I have VERY fragile nails and I find that the gel shellac damages them even more. I also think it’s expensive to do it on a regular basis and would rather spend my money elsewhere such as on travel.

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St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse Review

The St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse has fairly good reviews online and that is what made me purchase it awhile back.  It’s very inexpensive on Amazon, less than $10. You can also find it at Ulta for $12.99. I purchased the “dark” version as I like a dark tan, but they also have “medium” for those with lighter skin or for those that don’t want a dramatic tan. You get 200 ml of product, which is decent and the bottle does last quite some time.  I applied the St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse using a tanning mitt. Any tanning mitt will do, they do have their own mitt as well you can use. When I first used the St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse I was impressed, but that didn’t last long. It goes on evenly and doesn’t have too strong of a smell.  The tanning mousse tint leans a little green to me. I didn’t really like that about it. You can even see the green once some of the mousse dries onto the bottle.  I also noticed that the tan would wear off unevenly. I’d end up being patchy about 2-3 days in. Once the tan started to fade my skin would look flaky due to the way it fades. The tan kind of peeled off like a sunburn. I always exfoliate before I self-tan with my favourite body scrub so I know it wasn’t user error. I wish I took a few pictures of it but I already threw away the bottle. In case you try a crappy self-tanner here are few tips to help with self-tanning screw ups. I never did finish... read more

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Review

I’ve been using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter for at least 15 years, my Aunt first introduced it to me and I’ve been using it daily ever since.

The Palmer’s product I’ve been using for years is their Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion. They’ve come out with several other products over the years and I’ve tried a few of them. I was recently contacted and asked if I wanted to try some of their products for dry winter skin. I jumped at the chance since I’ve been a fan for half of my life.

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Visiting Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park + Black Sand Beaches

We stayed in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park at the Kilauea Military Camp for 3 nights while in Hawaii. My boyfriend booked us a one bedroom cabin right inside the park, which was pretty neat. We were only a few minutes away from an active volcano.

There’s a lot to see and do inside of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and it would have been nice to have even more time there. I’m sure we will go back one day to see more of the park and island.

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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…

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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.

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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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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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