Long Distance Relationship Tips

daniellechris1For those of you that don’t know, I’ve been in a long distance relationship for almost four years now.  My boyfriend lives in the US and I live in Canada.  Not only does he live in the US, he is also in the Air Force so we spend quite a bit of time apart.

I never imagined I’d be in a long distance relationship, I never considered it and didn’t ever plan to be in one.  But I met him and we instantly clicked and started dating a few months later. 

During our first year together he deployed over Christmas.  I think that was probably the hardest time in our relationship for me and really tested the strength of our bond.  Since then he hasn’t deployed overseas but has been in training programs and has also gone on several trips for work.  He will probably deploy again next year which I’m not excited about. Continue reading

Minty Hair Rinse Recipe

Minty Hair Rinse RecipeMy hair has been lacking life because of Oklahoma, the water there is very hard and full of minerals, it was really harsh on my hair.  I did a lot of apple cider vinegar rinses while I was staying there to help strip the minerals out of my hair.  It helped a bit but my hair hasn’t been the same since before I stepped foot in that state.

I left Oklahoma about two weeks and my hair is still looking limp and dull.  This morning I decided to do a vinegar rinse because they always seem to freshen up my hair.  I typically mix apple cider vinegar and water and pour it over my hair after shampooing and conditioning.  Today I felt like switching things up and experimenting.  I added some mint tea to the mix to make the rinse a little more refreshing and smell better. Continue reading

Ipsy Glam Bag October 2014

I probably won’t have an Ipsy bag for awhile after this one.  I have to cancel because I won’t have a set address for awhile.  When I cancel though I’ll have to go back onto the waiting list again, it took me almost a year to get off the waiting list previously.

This month’s theme is ‘Beauty Candy’, and I received a wide variety of products in my bag.  I actually like the makeup bag that everything came in.  It’s a teal, quilted, plastic type bag.  I like the colour of the bag so I think that is why it appeals to me.  I still don’t know what I’ll do with all these bags that I receive each time.

Let’s get into what I received in my Ipsy this month:


Ipsy October 2014

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Birchbox October 2014

This will be the last Birchbox you will see from me for a few months.  I won’t have a permanent address for a bit so have to cancel my subscription this week.  I actually don’t feel bad about cancelling because I’m not too excited about my box this month.

October’s theme is Fanfare for blockbuster season.  Here’s what I received in my Birchbox this month.

Birchbox October 2014
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Creamy Dill Dip Recipe

Creamy Dill Dip RecipeI am obsessed with everything Dill.  Especially dill pickle popcorn seasoning, my favourite one is by Clubhouse.  My friend brought a dip dip over one day and I loved it, so naturally I asked her how she made it.  The next day I whipped up my own version of her dip.  I tweaked it a bit and ended up making it a ton over this past summer, it’s really easy to make and tastes delicious.  I love taking it on the boat or to summer BBQs, it’s a cold dip so it’s great for hot days.  You can dip veggies or crackers in it, or even spread it on a baguette.

Feel free to add more or less of all the ingredients to suit your taste.  I usually end up adding a tablespoon or two more of the sour cream to mine because I enjoy the sour cream taste more than the cream cheese.  This recipe makes about two cups of dip so sometimes I half the recipe when I’m making it for myself.

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Orogold Cosmetics 24K Deep Peeling Review

Orogold 24K Deep Peeling ReviewMy boyfriend brought me back the Orogold Cosmetics 24K Deep Peeling Gel back from Hawaii and I have been meaning to review it for quite some time.

The Orogold 24K Deep Peeling provides a powerful facial cleanse by removing a thin layer of dry cells to reveal ultra-smooth and youthful skin. It is specially formulated to gently polish, renew, and revitalize the skin without stripping away vital oils or causing irritation. The 24K Deep Peeling is formulated with 24K Gold, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) and Green Tea.

The directions say to wash your face and add a small amount of the product to your face, avoiding the eye area and then rub the peel in a circular motion.  They say not to leave the product on for more than 30 seconds. Rinse your face with cool water to remove any product and use weekly. Continue reading

Birchbox September 2014

This month Birchbox came in a pretty pink, blue, green and white box that just might be the most exciting part of the entire box.  It is Birchbox’s four year anniversary so they gave boxes with patterns on them to celebrate.  I received 5 products in my box this month and one bonus item.  This may or may not be a negative post because I’m not too thrilled with my BirchBox, or Ipsy this month.

Well, I’m just going to start with pretty much the only thing I was excited about in my box.

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