Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser

This past week I’ve been trying out the new Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser


My skin is notoriously sensitive, especially around the eye area, so I was interested to see how it would compare to other eye makeup removers I have used in the past.

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Low Intensity Dance Fitness: Great Balls of Fire

It’s time for your second Zumba Gold video of the week. I stuck to more mainstream songs this week for Zumba Gold, first I shared Rockin’ Robin on Tuesday, and today it’s Great Balls of Fire which was found on Mega Mix 27 (so I’ve been using it for quite some time).

great balls of fire

I wouldn’t call this routine difficult, it still falls in the easy to follow category, but it’s a bit more “Active” than Rockin’ Robin while still being easy enough for the class to enjoy the song itself.

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Spa-Dee-Da Youth Kindness Spa

Sunday afternoon I had the wonderful opportunity to take my 9 year old niece to the new youth kindness spa Spa-dee-da which recently opened up in Bedford. My lovely friend Colleen developed the branding through her Graphic & Web design business Drawbridge Creative  and organized a blogger event for us to bring our girls in to check out the spa which was super awesome!

I knew that it would be right up Emma’s alley, and how often do you get to take your niece for a mani/pedi, DIY facial and yoga at a spa?

As soon as we walked in we were in love. Purple walls, a striped floor and the most gorgeous decor, this place is amazing. We both wished our bedrooms looked like this!

Spa-dee-da Children's Kindness Spa in Bedford

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Low Intensity Dance Fitness: Rockin’ Robin

This week I’m bringing you a couple of routines I’ve been using in my Zumba Gold classes. Today’s routine is to Rockin’ Robin which was on Mega Mix 43. It’s a super easy routine, but I really like throwing dead easy ones in my classes in between more complicated songs so the participants can just relax and have fun. It’s especially fun for them when I do this to a song they already know (which is the case with this one).

rockin robin

As usual I don’t provide any verbal cueing in the video, though in class I do. Enjoy!

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Spruce up Your Spring Closet with Bench. Canada

Yes I said it: Spring. All of my fellow east coast dwellers know what I’m talking about when I say February was a beast. Snow storm after snow storm after snow storm all month long. And there is something just so hopeful about the month of March. It’s possible that we will, in fact, see the ground again at some point in the next 4 weeks. Also, there is a slim possibly we won’t have to bundle up in 400 layers just to go outside before month’s end. In the meantime, Bench. Canada wants to help get you in the spring spirit by giving one of you a $100 Gift Card to spend in one of their retail stores!

Recently I visited our store at Mic Mac Mall (you can follow the mic mac store on Instagram @benchmicmacmall) and picked up a few things to spruce up my own wardrobe. Going in I had every intention of getting some more winter-y items, but I managed to time my arrival the day after they had brought in a bunch of new pieces and my winter plans quickly got tossed aside for spring staples instead!

Initially I had my eye on this Denney Jacket as I don’t really have a spring/rain jacket,

Bench. Canada Denney Jacket

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