10.20.2015

453. Recent Life

outfit leftbanked FendiSince I haven't done one of these in awhile..here is a quick "recent life" post.

Toronto Bearbricks
desk setup
I got this new (huge) 32" monitor a couple weeks ago to help me become more productive with work.
Here is my current desk set up. I really love it.

One King West Toronto
Hennessy Pomeranian
Outfit Leftbanked
Pomeranian
Cristal Rose
Whole Foods gelato
Hennessy Pomeranian
white outfit leftbanked
Friends
Friends was/is one of my favourite shows still. I can't even count how many times I've gone through the whole series by binge watching. I started watching it again this weekend.

beauty products

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10.16.2015

Review: VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask
At the end of the 18th century, an Austrian doctor by the name of Byrne Victor developed a secret skincare formula that cured skin illnesses and allowed the skin to be born again. This secret formula for "eternal youth" was a favourite of Queen Josephine (the wife of Napoleon). Today, it is the formula for VIIcode's products.

I received a box of their O2M Oxygen Eye Mask last week. The eye mask is meant to eliminate fine lines, dryness, dark circles, puffy eyes, and bags under your eyes. It is meant to be worn overnight; the 8-hour treatment will have you waking up to smooth-looking, bright and radiant eyes! They can be used by women of all ages. For older women, they can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. For younger women they moisturize the delicate eye area to prevent pre-mature aging.

The masks contain a variety of special plant oxygen extracts and deep sea biological extracts which allow them to repair the skin around your eyes and help with a range of different issues. Your skin cells will be given additional energy and the ability to self-repair.

VIIcode Eye Masks

HOW TO USE: After cleaning your face, apply each mask gently and firmly to your face under the eyes. Apply them shortly before going to sleep. While you sleep, the masks will strengthen and hydrate your skin. The recommended course of treatment is 2-3 times per week, and 3 boxes overall for long-term effects.

MY EXPERIENCE: I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to try this at first. As I've mentioned in previous reviews, I have quite sensitive skin. I had never heard of this brand before and wasn't sure how my skin would react to it. I decided to try it and figured I'd just remove it if I started feeling irritation around the area. Luckily that didn't happen. The masks are made with all natural ingredients so are safe for all skin types.

After I showered and washed up one night, I applied them under my eyes. Each packet contains 2 small masks; one for each eye. The masks have a gel-like texture, refreshing and cool to the touch. They are easy to apply and stay well on the face. They felt very relaxing actually.

I left them on overnight and removed them when I woke up. They were easy to remove and didn't leave any residue. I then continued on with my usual morning skincare routine and noticed my eyes did feel fresher and brighter.

I felt the masks were a bit big for me though and they did feel a bit uncomfortable at first (because of the size), but after awhile you will get used to them. Especially if you wear them while sleeping.

BUY on Amazon: VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask ($55/box of 6 packets)

(This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own!)

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452. Last Days of Summer

Toronto Islands Beach
On the last warm(ish) days of summer (this post is quite overdue), my bf and I went to Hanlan's Point Beach for a few nights to create a bonfire and cook our dinner on there. We found the perfect spot on the beach to make the fire and cook baked potatoes, corn, and roast marshmallows. It was actually my first ever bonfire on the beach. It was a lot of fun. I didn't take too many photos but here is a quick post of those nights...

Hanlans Point Beach Toronto
Beach
Beach Bonfire

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10.03.2015

451. St. Jacobs Farmer's Market

St Jacobs summer market peaches
The weather here has now gotten very cold, very fast so I figured I should finish up all my summer posts soon. As always, summer went by so quickly this year. I really miss the hot weather.

On one of the last weekends of summer, my mom and I went to St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. It's a large indoor and outdoor farmers' market a couple hours outside of Toronto. They had so many fruits and vegetables on sale and everything looked so good. Here are some photos from the day!

St Jacobs Farmers Market
St Jacob's Farmer's Market
St Jacob's Farmer's Market
St. Jacobs farmer's market
St. Jacob's market
St. Jacob's summer market
St. Jacob's Farmer's Market
St Jacobs Market
caramel corn
St Jacobs market
St. Jacob's Rose's Lollipops
Rose's Lollipops
These lollipops were really good! I had so much trouble choosing which flavours I wanted. There were over 90 flavours.

St. Jacob's market honey
St. Jacobs farmers market
St Jacobs farmers market
farmers market St. Jacob's
The Olde Heidelberg House Waterloo Kitchener
pig knuckle Olde Heidelberg House
Olde Heidelberg House restaurant
Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight

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