Friday, June 21, 2024

Five on Friday - June 21, 2024 ~ The Paradise Problem Book Review, Shoppers Run For Women, Book Club Shirt, Old Navy and Amazon Tops, and House of Dragons

Happy Friday everyone - I hope you all had a great week! 

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I purchased everything in this post

I love sharing a new book review and The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren is an amazing Summer romance! 4.5 stars - this was so good! The premise of a fake marriage and it taking place on a private island in Indonesia for an extreme over the top wedding for money was a great set up. I loved the setting and our main characters were funny and their dynamic was so good. Add some layered family dynamics for tension and I loved everything about this one!

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Manicure Monday - Scratch K Pop Nail Wraps

Happy Monday - I hope you had a great weekend! 

Manicure Monday - Scratch K Pop Nail Wraps

The month of June will have us #CBBxManiMonday bloggers doing bright and colourful nails for the month and I love this theme - I prefer my nails bright, so it works out for me! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunscreen Comparison - Japanese Watery Essence vs. Canadian SPF 30 and 50

I have been using the Japanese Biore UV Watery Essence SPF 50 PA++++ for years - since 2016 at least and I've seen it through a few reformulations, but have continued to love and use it. It was only available through sites that shipped from Japan or other places that it was sold. 

Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunscreen Comparison - Japanese Watery Essence vs. Canadian SPF 30 and 50
I purchased everything in this post

So, I was really excited when it was announced that the iconic sunscreen was being reformulated for Canadian sales - naturally I had to pick up all of them so I could compare the formulas and let you know if the new reformulation is just as good as the original! 

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm

Happy Father's Day to yourself or those around you! I always like to get something a little small for my husband and the dad's around me - if you would like to consider some skincare, I've got some good ideas thanks to Biotherm! 

Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm
These products were received as PR samples

Biotherm Father's Day Ideas With Biotherm ~ $43.00 CAN. This body lotion is a deliciously smooth and fabulously fresh everyday body milk that instantly helps the skin look smooth and soft. It moisturizes to help reduce flaky skin, restore the skin's moisture barrier and protect its natural elasticity. This body moisturizer with citrus extracts is a true pleasure, every day, with a delicate fragrance and fresh texture that is neither sticky nor greasy.

This one isn't specifically for men (and I mean nothing needs to be), but a great body lotion is never a bad gift! This is a luxurious formula is a Biotherm classic and a perfect gift for anyone! 

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ May 2024

Back in 2022, I set a monthly beauty and books budget at $200 per month and I've been pretty good about sticking to it! I am trying to be thoughtful in my purchases, so this has been holding me accountable for being reasonable with my spending. Since it worked so well last year, I'm really trying to do the same thing this year! 

I do always love my Monthly Haul posts - it's a good way to keep track of everything that I picked up each month. I don't always blog about everything I pick up (I try to), but if you ever spot anything in here that you really want me to talk about, let me know! 

Monthly Beauty and Book Haul ~ May 2024
I purchased everything, except a few my sister gifted me

Bookoutlet Order ~ $74.08 CAN. Bookoutlet had a few books on my wishlist on sale, so I picked them up - Foxglove, The Weaver and the Witch Queen, The Neverending Story, Frankenstein, Half A Soul, Mary Poppins, 84 Charing Cross Road, and Be Sure! I have only read Foxglove and loved it!