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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bask-It-Style Event for TIFF 2018 Hosts the Tenth Annual Media Day at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto

Stars and media alike were welcomed to kick off TIFF at this non-traditional gifting suite 


Another TIFF festival is in town now – Torontonians are experiencing 11 days of cinema, celebrities and glamour. And parties of course. Among celebrities seen at Toronto International Film Festival this year were Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Hilary Swank, Ryan Gosling, Keira Knightley, Susan Sarandon, Octavia Spenser, Carey Mulligan, Thandie Newton, Paris Hilton, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Lily Rose Depp (Johnny Depp’s daughter), Laetitia Casta, Christina Hendricks, Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Olivia Wilde, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Hugh Jackman, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Matthew McConaughey, Steve Carrell, Amy Ryan, Andie McDowell, Emmy Rossum, Dev Patel, Jude Law, Elle Fanning, and others.

One of the most glamorous parties dedicated to TIFF this year was Bask-It-Style by GLO Communications. Now in its tenth year, Bask-It-Style is back and celebrating at the Thompson Toronto Hotel (located at 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto). The annual media day took place on Wednesday, September 5th. Bask-It-Style, a twist on traditional gifting, gives busy stars on the go, at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one less thing to worry about while in town promoting their films and schmoozing with their peers – collecting new products. And this year it was no exception, as Bask-It-Style is taking celebrity gifting to new heights by assembling and hand delivering VIP gift bags to the hotels where the stars are staying during TIFF. In the past, celebrities gifted through Bask-It-Style hotel partners have included: Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Colin Farrell, John Legend, Sir Elton John, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Blake Lively, Olivia Wilde, Rachel Weisz, Princess Charlotte of Monaco, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, John Goodman.

“This is our tenth anniversary of Bask-It-Style,” says Jessica Glover, Principal, GLO Communications. “We are thrilled to be back at the Thompson Hotel showcasing their Penthouse Suite.”
Bask-It-Style 2018, Thompson Hotel in Toronto, September 5th 2018
On Wednesday, September 5th media were invited (by appointment only) from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM to receive star treatment. I started attending this event in 2012, and I have been there ever since – this is the 7th year that I have the pleasure to attend this glamorous and exciting event dedicated to TIFF. This year’s venue, the luxurious Thompson Hotel, is located in the heart of TIFF. This year’s venue, the luxurious Thompson Hotel, is located in the heart of TIFF, in the trendy King West area. The elegantly designed Penthouse Suite offers a 270° view of the Toronto skyline with 2000 square feet of contemporary yet comfortable living. This space reflects the hotel’s signature avant-garde style, decorated in warm brown tones in lush suede and metallic velvet blending luxury furnishings with high-tech functionality. The space features a stunning dining room for eight, full kitchen, a billiards table, as well as built-in audiovisual, including a 60-inch flat screen TV and a USB compatible charging and entertainment system. The suite, a favourite of visiting talent, is sure to be the talk of TIFF in 2018. Thompson Hotel has also been the venue for Bask-It-Style in 2016 and 2017.

This year, celebrities are receiving a variety of sense-provoking goodies in bags designed by Sully Wong.

Anne-Marie Chagnon: one of six jewelry styles;
Biossance: assortment of skin care products;
Browns Shoes: media bag sponsor;
Crazy D’s Soda Labs: Crazy D’s prebiotic craft soda in Ginga’ Kick, Rockin’ Rolla’ Cherry Cola or Twisted Citrus flavours;
Creeds: gift card and bag of CINQUE x Creeds Coffee Bar custom roast;
DK Publishing: Astrology by Carole Taylor;
Dr. Bronner’s: Peppermint Castile liquid soap;
ESKA: carbonated natural spring water in regular or citrus flavour;
Green & Black’s: organic dark chocolate bar in burnt toffee flavour;
Greenhouse Juice Company: Rococoa organic, dairy-free shake;
Healthy Crunch: trail mix in a variety of flavours;
House of Hayla: HOH monochromatic heel;
MIRA publishing house: The Neighbours by author Hannah Mary McKinnon;
Natur-a: Fortified Almond mini-beverages in original and chocolate flavour;
Nomz: Almond Nomz energy bites;
Pilot Coffee Roasters: Pilot cold brew latte;
Ripley Publishing: A Century of Strange! from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! book series;
Sharp magazine: magazine sponsor, the magazine for men;
Sully Wong: celebrity gift bag sponsor, the KYOJIN bag;
Thompson Hotel: venue partner;
Toronto Popcorn Company: gourmet popcorn in Old Fashioned kettle corn and Buffalo Kick;
TURO: a credit for TURO services.
Gift included in the gift bag at Bask-It-Style 2018

Technology Room Drive around in style with TURO 


TURO is changing the game when it comes to car rental services. A pioneer of the sharing economy, this peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace allows users to choose from a unique selection of vehicles from a community of trusted local hosts. Upon entering the Thompson Hotel, guests had the pleasure of going Back to the Future on-site with a limited production 1981 DeLorean DMC-12, showcasing what can be expected from TURO’s unique inventory. While hopping from city to city, stars in town for TIFF will receive a $500 credit, redeemable towards their TURO adventure.
This beautiful DeLorean from 1981 (the same model as the one from the 1985 film "Back to the Future") is a TURO participant

Refreshment Room Indulge your cravings with prebiotic craft soda and Cold Brew coffee 


Crazy D’s Prebiotic Soda Labs team were on-site to discuss the health benefits of adding prebiotics to your diet. As the first soda sweetened with prebiotic root vegetables, Crazy D’s is organic, vegan and has no added sugar, caffeine, preservatives, colours or flavours. Guests could sample Crazy D’s three flavours: Rockin’ Rolla’ Cherry Cola, Ginga’ Kick and Twisted Citrus. They could also take home one bottle of Crazy D’s Prebiotic craft soda (retail value $4.49) of their choice of flavour. I chose to take home the citrus flavour, and I really enjoyed it.
Crazy D's prebiotic craft soda
And to take the guests’ beverage taste journey even further, Pilot Coffee Roasters provided the new cold pick-me-up caffeine rush that guests need during the hustle and bustle of TIFF. With six Toronto locations, Pilot Coffee Roasters give Torontonians the chance to enjoy sustainable coffee in a selection of blends, single origin coffee and cold brew. Bask-It-Style guests could sample the specialty line of Pilot Cold Brew beverages in original and latte flavours and they also could take home a Pilot Cold Brew Latte (retail value $4.50).
Cold Brew coffee

Beauty Meets the Style Room Treat yourself to a hand massage with innovative skincare products and try on a pair of Canadian-designed high heels 


The stress of TIFF can take a toll on your skin, especially with the intense summer heat. At the forefront of clean beauty, Biossance provided guests the star treatment with hand massages to highlight their skincare line. As we age, our skin’s natural moisture decreases so Biossance uses biotechnology to produce squalane derived from 100% plant-based, renewable sugar cane. Biossance team on the site gave each guest a trio of their best-selling products to take home, including the Squalane + Vitamin C rose oil (retail value $90) to brighten, firm and even skin tone; Squalane + Phyto-Retinol serum (retail value $48) to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles; and Squalane + Peptide eye gel (retail value $68) to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eye.
Biossance skin care products
To match their radiant skin, guests could complete their camera-ready look with a pair of vibrant high heels from House of Hayla. Hayla, the founder of the brand, attended the event and showcased the new Monochrome Collection of stilettos, a line of HOH Monochromatic Heels (retail value $140) in a variety of single-tone colours, designed with comfort in mind – hot pink, royal blue, peach, cream, black, red, coral, mint, lilac, burgundy. These 4-inch heels feature a spacious toe box, cruelty-free, vegan, TPU flex-fit outer material and a memory pad that forms to the foot. This luxurious shoe pulls together any outfit, perfect for busy days in front of the cameras or a night out in the city!
House of Hayla Monochromatic Heels collection

Reading Room Explore the latest titles from major publishing houses 


Back by popular demand, the reading room offered guests the unique chance to explore a collection of the latest fall titles from three major publishing houses, as well as a special in-person appearance from the British author, Hannah Mary McKinnon. McKinnon was on-site and discussed her book, The Neighbours (retail value $19.99), published by MIRA, portraying an intense domestic drama where secrets from the past begin to slowly unravel a marriage.
"TheNeighbors" by Hannah May McKinnon
Another participant at the event was DK Publishing, represented by Chris Houston (who also represented DK Publishing at Bask-It-Style in 2016 and 2017). The publishing house showcased their new and noteworthy fall titles, including Astrology by Carole Taylor (retail value $32), a wide-spanning look into the ancient art of astrology.
Editorial news from DK Publishing
Chris Houston from DK Publishing presenting new titles to guests
Last in this trio is Ripley Publishing. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Robert Ripley’s first cartoon, Ripley Publishing showcased its fall titles, as well as the latest book from its best-selling Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! series. The book titled A Century of Strange! (retail value $34.95), boasts 256 colourful pages of over one thousand incredible feats of nature from thrill-seeking daredevils to talented animals. It’s the perfect gift for those interested in a glimpse of the truly bizarre!
Editorial news from Ripley Publishing

Some other exciting items in the bag 


The gift bags also included a gift card to experience premium dry cleaning services on-the-go, like a celebrity, from Creeds, Toronto’s couture dry cleaning, with a gift card valued at $250. Creeds will provide A-listers the assurance they need with same day pick-up and drop-off services for their precious red carpet gowns and designer suits. To complement their red carpet outfits, guests could select one of six jewelry pieces (retail value $75-$119) from Anne-Marie Chagnon, a Canadian-based jewelry designer, to suit their individual style. Each guest will receive a Dr. Bronner’s certified fair-trade, Peppermint Pure-Castile liquid soap (retail value $4.49). A combination of organic extra virgin coconut, jojoba, hemp and pure peppermint oil produces a unique soap free of synthetics, preservatives and thickeners.

After all of the pampering, guests could enjoy the bubbly and refreshing effervescence of ESKA with carbonated natural spring water in regular or citrus flavours (retail value $1.49). If water isn’t enough, Natur-a included their Fortified Almond mini-beverages (retail value $3.50) in original and chocolate flavours. Greenhouse Juice Co. provided their Rococoa organic shake (retail value $5.99). This dairy-free chocolate almond milk has 8 grams of plant protein and is rich in antioxidants.

Those jam-packed schedules offer little time for food breaks, so guests could snack on Nomz Almond energy bites (retail value $4), an organic, vegan, gluten-free treat made with organic nuts, dates, cocoa and coconut oil or Healthy Crunch trail mix (retail value $5.99) from Healthy Crunch, a peanut-free, and tree-nut free trail mix for on-the-go crunching in a variety of flavours. Next, Green & Black’s satisfies those pesky sugar cravings with a Burnt Toffee organic dark chocolate bar (retail value $4.49) packed with crunchy Yorkshire toffee pieces and 60% cocoa. On the other hand, those who prefer savoury snacks could enjoy gourmet popcorn from the Toronto Popcorn Company. Each bag will contain a sample of the classic Old Fashioned kettle corn or Buffalo Kick popcorn for those looking for an extra punch to the taste buds.

Follow Bask-It-Style and its sponsors on Twitter:

#BaskItStyle
@jessica_glover
@GLO_Comm
@AMChagnon
@Biossance
@BrownsShoes
@crazyDlabs
@Creeds_to
@DKPublishing
@DrBronner
@ESKA_Water
@greenandblacks
@GHJuiceCo
@HarlequinBooks
@HealthyCrunch
@Natura_Foods
@nomzorganic
@PilotCoffee
@Ripleys
@sharpmagazine
@SullyWong
@ThompsonToronto
@topopcornco
@turo

Follow Bask-It-Style and its sponsors on Instagram:

@jessicaglover99
@glo_comm
@annemariechagnon
@brownsshoes
@biossance
@crazydlabs
@creeds.to
@eatnomz
@dkbooks
@drbronner
@eskawater
@greenandblacks
@greenhousejuice
@harlequinbooks
@healthycrunch
@houseofhayla
@pilotcoffee
@ripleysbelieveitornot
@sharpmagazine
@sullywongpremium
@thompsontoronto
@topopcornco
@turo

GLO Communications
GLO Communications is a boutique PR firm creating dynamic publicity campaigns for clients in the lifestyle industry, including publishing, fashion, beauty and entertainment. They specialize in media relations, PR strategy development, marketing communications, product launches, event management, media training, product seeding, evaluation and measurement. 

Bask-It-Style sponsors 


Anne-Marie Chagnon
Trained in visual arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Québec native Anne Marie Chagnon has been creating wearable art since she was old enough to hold a welding torch. Since 1995, her modern and minimalist aesthetic has captured the attention of customers all over the world. Chagnon’s contemporary approach to jewelry design has been the driving force behind her career, resulting in high profile collaborations with companies like Cirque du Soleil. Significantly, Chagnon was also recently honoured to be selected by Iris Apfel to be included in the collection of artwork sold at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. In April 2018, Anne-Marie Chagnon opened its first international flagship store in Tokyo, Japan.

Biossance No Compromise™ Beauty
Biossance is a beauty brand that formulates clean, non toxic skincare using the highest standards in the industry through their commitment to transparency and their blacklist of 2,000+ toxic ingredients.

Browns Shoes
Browns Shoes, a family-owned business established in Montréal in 1940, is synonymous with top international designer collections, luxurious leather goods, and exclusive street savvy fashion for ladies, men and children. Browns is one of the few companies that donates 10% of its pre-tax profits to charities. Mr. Morton Brownstein, Chairman, was recognized for his extraordinary fundraising work when he was appointed to the Order of Canada in July 2004.

Crazy D’s Soda Labs
Founded in 2016 by Darren Portelli, Crazy D’s Soda Labs, a Toronto-based company, offers the first healthy, no added sugar or artificial flavours, prebiotic soda. Crazy D’s prebiotic craft soda is sweetened with prebiotic root veggies, which stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria that colonizes our gut microflora. Prebiotics help balance harmful bacteria and toxins living in the digestive tract providing lasting health benefits. These sodas not only taste great in three refreshing flavours, but they’re also crazy good! Noted as one of the top innovative products at the Green Living Show, they also give back by working with kid related charities such as Lonny’s Smile Foundation, Camp Winston and The Robbie.

Creeds: Trust CREEDS. Protect Your Image. 
In a world where good service is desired but rarely experienced, Creeds stands out as a welcome exception. Ranking among the Top 10 in North America by the Leading Cleaners Internationale, Creeds offers more than three decades of garment care experience marked by superb craftsmanship, uncompromising attention to detail, and a willingness to continually evolve and improve their process and service. Every Creeds customer enjoys attentive, personalized service with an unwavering commitment to quality. Think of Creeds as your personal valet, working tirelessly behind the scenes to help you look your best. Creeds proudly services the GTA and cottage country. Visit Creeds online at Creeds.com to schedule a pickup, or at their flagship coffee bar and retail space at 390 Dupont Street in Toronto.

DK Publishing
The world’s leading illustrated reference publisher whose aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages, DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children, bringing unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect.

Dr. Bronner’s
Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profits to help make a better world. Dr. Bronner’s commitment to social justice, environmental sustainability and progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy printed on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder Emanuel Bronner. The company is the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on 2017 sales, a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold, on average, every 2.2 seconds throughout the year. For further information, please visit DrBronner.com.

ESKA
ESKA Inc.’s corporate offices are based in Toronto, and the plant in St-Mathieu-d’Harricana, Québec. ESKA natural spring water is one of the purest waters in the world. It comes from a perfectly preserved historic source for water – an esker in Northern Quebec, Canada. It emerges from the ground 100% microbiologically pure and is bottled directly from the source thus preserving its taste and purity.

Green & Black’s
Green & Black’s was launched 27 years ago – a high quality, dark, bittersweet organic chocolate bar, packed with 70% cocoa solids. Founded by husband and wife team Craig Sams and Jo Fairley, Green & Black’s was born in their flat on Portobello Road in London in 1991. The Green & Black’s brand has now expanded into different formats from small bars to Easter products whilst maintaining its uncompromised values on ethics and quality. With 12 unique bars in the portfolio, Green & Black’s is committed to creating great tasting, innovative and ethically sourced chocolate. For further information on Green & Black’s and to learn more about the brand’s history and ethical production of premium chocolate, please visit GreenandBlacks.co.uk. Green & Black’s products are available at natural health and organic food shops, independent specialty food stores and select major retailers such as Whole Foods, Sobey’s, Metro, Loblaws and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Greenhouse Juice Co.
Greenhouse is a proudly Canadian beverage company committed to producing organic, plant-based, functional beverages with maximum nutrient density, in a delicious, convenient format. Their mission is to offer widespread, sustainable access to plant-based nutrition of the highest quality. Their goal is to make it simple to savour the present while looking out for a healthy future – our future, and that of our planet.

Healthy Crunch
The Healthy Crunch Company makes the best artisanal snacks on the planet. They believe eating whole real food makes you feel good inside and out. Happy crunching!

House of Hayla
Drawing inspiration from a selection of vibrant Pantone colour palettes, the new House of Hayla Monochrome collection combines the perfect mix of vegan synthetics sourced in a single tone to create a unified look that will compliment any outfit. From top to heel tip, the new Monochrome Heel collection by House of Hayla is a complete devotion to tone-a total submersion of colour.

MIRA
Discover the brightest stars in adult fiction, from bestselling authors to exciting debuts. For more information on the publishing house, please visit HarlequinTradePublishing.com.

Natur-a
Natur-a Foods knows that you base your decisions about your diet on what’s best for your health. That’s why they’re committed to developing and producing soy beverages, rice beverages and almond beverages that are tasty, deliver great quality, and contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Natur-a product family meets a growing need: to provide consumers with a healthful alternative to dairy products. And that’s why Natur-a Foods continues to develop delicious, nutritious, organic health foods and beverages made from plant products.

Nomz
Nomz is a proudly Canadian company that creates organic and tasty snacks made with minimal and simple ingredients. For more information, please visit Nomz.com.

Pilot Coffee Roasters
Pilot Coffee Roasters is a full-service specialty coffee roaster and cafe operator located in Toronto that offers a rotating selection of blends and single origin coffees as well as cold brew. Their roasts reflect the complex factors that give coffee beans their unique character – from varietal, to climate, soil and altitude of the growing region, to the care and skill of the farmer. What guides this coffee brand is their commitment to quality, sustainability and exceptional service. This means trade relationships that support sustainable development and positively impact the communities at origin. 

Ripley Entertainment 
Ripley Entertainment Inc. is a global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. The company has publishing, licensing, and broadcast divisions.

Sharp magazine 
Sharp is published six times per year by Contempo Media, Inc., and covers a wide array of premium men’s lifestyle topics, such as fashion, grooming, watches, personal tech and automobiles. Contempo Media also publishes Sharp: The Book for Men, an ultra-premium, 240-plus page men’s lifestyle tome – in both English and French – biannually. Both publications are available on newsstands nationwide.

Sully Wong
The cornerstone of Sully Wong’s footwear and accessories is in the design, craftsmanship and quality materials. Immense care and attention are put into each Sully Wong creation. The minimalist style establishes a level of sophistication to the pieces with sleek tonal accents, straight edges, and geometric shapes. The completed pieces are the ultimate blend of urban refinement, solid construction and classic silhouettes that define the very essence of form meeting function.

Thompson Hotel Toronto
Part of the King West landscape since 2010, Thompson Toronto has become known for its refined edge. A vibrant destination for discerning travelers and in-the-know urbanites, Thompson Toronto is a premier location, offering personalized service, distinctive culinary experiences and the city’s only rooftop lounge with a 40-foot infinity swimming pool. Designed by Studio Gaia, it has 105 ultra-sleek guestrooms, including three brand new suites for 2016, all of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a list of modern luxuries. Amid Toronto’s hot spots, Thompson Toronto is a star, offering guests food, drink and entertainment options to suit any mood: Thompson Diner, a contemporary classic diner; Rooftop Lounge, a retreat with poolside cabanas and cocktails; the newly-reimagined Lobby Bar; French bistro Colette; and the effortlessly cool nightclub Wildflower. And, with 30,000 square feet of prime event space, including the Rooftop Lounge and luxurious Screening Room, Thompson Toronto offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, weddings and more.

About Thompson Hotels
Founded in 2001, Thompson Hotels, a Commune Hotels & Resorts brand, is an international hospitality company that offers sophisticated luxury to its discerning clientele. The Thompson portfolio of lifestyle hotels includes the newly-opened Thompson Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya, Mexico and the recently-opened The Cape in Los Cabos, Mexico; Gild Hall and Smyth in New York City; Thompson Chicago; Thompson Toronto; Belgraves in London; and Thompson Miami Beach. Thompson Hotels also has multiple new projects in development, including The Beekman in Lower Manhattan, Thompson Seattle and Thompson Nashville. Follow @ThompsonHotels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates.

Toronto Popcorn Company
Founded in 2013, TOPopcornCo. has since established itself as the city’s go-to gourmet popcorn company. Toronto Popcorn Co. is a small-batch production popcorn company that specializes in creating popcorn – from old time favourites to very decadent ones – that makes use of only premium ingredients. Always fresh and made with love, TOPopcornCo’s quality-over-quantity approach has quite made a cult-following. Starting out as a hole-in-the wall retail concept in Kensington Market, Toronto Popcorn can now be found in retail stores all over the city, and can be enjoyed Canada-wide by ordering from its website. Toronto Popcorn – it’s not your random popcorn!

TURO
TURO is a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where you can book any car you want, wherever you want it, from a vibrant community of local hosts across the US, Canada, the UK, and Germany. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. A pioneer of the sharing economy and travel industry, TURO is a safe, supportive community over 7.5 million strong with more than 275,000 vehicles listed and over 850 unique makes and models available. Whether it’s a truck to help out on moving day, a Tesla for an exciting new experience, or a classic VW bus for a picture-perfect road trip, TURO lets you find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure. Discover TURO at TURO.com.

Photo credit: Kennedy Pollard / Ryan Emberley Photography

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Refashion – Blugii lui Alex

Baiatul meu Alex are acum 8 ani, de altfel in cateva zile va implini 9 ani. Este ultimul sau weekend de vacanta de vara, iar saptamana viitoare incepe scoala, si Alex va incepe clasa a 4-a. Face karate de doi ani, si in prezent are centura albastra in karate. Are atat de multa energie, incat de multe ori nu pot tine pasul cu el. 😊 Si pentru ca are atat de multa energie, rupe blugii foarte repede, mai repede decat apuca sa creasca din ei. La un moment dat am observat ca s-au adunat vreo 5 perechi de blugi din acestia de-ai lui Alex care inca ii veneau, dar care erau deja rupti in genunchi, si pe care nu mai putea sa-i poarte la scoala sau prin oras.

Ce era de facut cu acesti blugi?
Dupa cum vedeti in poza de mai sus, cele doua perechi de blugi sunt rupti in genunchiul stang. Iata si un closeup, ca sa puteti vedea mai bine rupturile cu pricina, de la ambele perechi de blugi.
M-am gandit sa-i tai la genunchi si sa fac pantaloni scurti din ei, pe care Alex sa-i poarte pe parcursul verii. Operatiunea ar fi fost foarte simpla -- tai blugii la genunchi si cos tiv la masina la marginea cracilor scurtati. Cand am executat acest refashion, de fapt am reconditionat toate cele 5 perechi de blugi rupti pe care ii avea Alex si pe care i-am mentionat la inceputul acestei povesti de refashion, nu doar doua perechi; asa ca in pozele din acest articol veti vedea diferite perechi de blugi pe care i-am reconditionat prin a-i transforma in pantaloni scurti.

Prima oara am taiat blugii la genunchi chiar de-asupra acelor gauri.
Blugii taiati:
Am pastrat cracii ramasi de la cele 5 perechi de blugi, pentru refashionuri viitoare.
Am scos masina de cusut ca sa cos tivurile pantalonilor scurti, si sa-i fac purtabili din nou, ca Alex sa-i poata purta la scoala, prin oras, in calatorii etc. Nu mai scrisesem o poveste de refashion pe blog de foarte mult timp, si asta pentru ca nu mai executasem un refashion de foarte mult timp. Ultima oara am publicat o poveste de refashion aici pe blog in vara lui 2016, cand am reconditionat o bluza neagra de dantela. N-am mai folosit masina de cusut de atat de mult timp, incat am uitat cum se pune ata in masina si cum se coase, a trebuit sa ma uit in manualul masinii ca sa-mi aduc aminte.

In fine, aveam masina de cusut in fata mea, aveam perechile de blugi taiati pe care voiam sa-i reconditionez, mi-am improspatat memoria cum functioneaza masina de cusut. Mai intai am testat coaserea pe o bucata de material scrap, dupa aia am trecut la blugii taiati -- le-am cusut tivuri la craci, si astfel i-am transformat in pantaloni scurti denim, potriviti pentru a fi purtati prin oras. Dar n-am cusut tiv la toti acei blugi, cel putin o pereche din ei i-am lasat asa, doar taiati in genunchi, adica mai distressed, cu franjuri; in felul acesta Alex a putut purta atat pantaloni scurti denim cu tiv cusut, cat si pantaloni scurti asa pur si simplu taiati la genunchi.

Si iata cateva poze cu Alex purtand pantalonii scurti reconditionati.
In cele trei poze de mai sus Alex este la o sala de jocuri pentru copii Chuck E. Cheese, unul din locurile lui preferate unde sa mearga in weekend. 😊 Aici Alex poarta una din perechile de pantaloni scurti carora le-am cusut tiv.
Iar in aceste doua poze suntem la Minden, un oras turistic la 2 ore distanta de Toronto, unde avem casa de vacanta. Aici Alex poarta o pereche de pantaloni scurti pe care doar i-am taiat la genunchi si i-am lasat distressed cu franjuri.

Ce parere aveti de acest mic refashion? 😊

Sa aveti un weekend frumos!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Frumusete cu struguri

De curand am primit o colectie de produse de frumusete de la un brand de cosmetice care se numeste Viorica. Este o firma de cosmetice din Moldova, disponibila de asemenea la Iasi, Bacau, dar si alte orase. Cadoul meu a constat in 14 produse in total -- produse pentru ingrijirea tenulu, parului si a corpului, intr-o gama care se numeste Viorica Grapes, pe baza de struguri.

Eram familiara cu acest brand de cosmetice si mai inainte, dar nu eram familiara cu aceasta gama pe baza de struguri; din cate inteleg, este o gama noua, recent lansata. Am fost incantata sa primesc aceste produse si sa le incerc, fiind produse noi pentru mine; iar mirosul lor de struguri este foarte intens si veridic, incat ma duce cu gandul la strugurii de care ma bucuram la bunica mea acasa cand eram copil, in fiecare toamna cand era sezonul strugurilor. De altfel unele din aceste produse sunt pe baza de struguri, in timp ce altele sunt pe baza de spirulina. Inca n-am apucat sa le incerc pe toate, dar le voi folosi si pe celelalte cat de curand.
Produse pentru ingrijirea tenului -- apa micelara antioxidanta cu struguri, demachiant revitalizant cu struguri, lotiune tonica regeneranta cu spirulina, crema antioxdanta pentru fata cu struguri, crema nutritiva de noapte cu struguri, masca de ten cu spirulina. Deocamdata n-am folosit toate aceste produse, dar am folosit pana acum apa micelara, crema de zi si crema de noapte, si imi plac foarte mult.
Cele trei produse din poza de mai sus sunt produse pentru ingrijirea parului -- sampon, balsam si descalcitor de par, toate trei fiind cu struguri. Am folosit pana acum samponul si balamul, dar inca n-am apucat sa folosesc descalcitorul de par, inca nu mi s-a terminat cel curent (un detangler L'Oréal), dar ii va veni si acestuia randul cat de curand. 😊
Si nu in ultimul rand, produse pentru ingrijirea corpului -- crema de corp cu struguri, crema de corp cu spirulina, gel calmant pentru picioare cu struguri, crema de maini regeneranta cu spirulina si crema de maini antioxidanta cu struguri. Dintre toate aceste 5 produse am apucat sa folosesc pana acum doar gelul calmant pentru picioare, dar voi ajunge in curand si la celelalte patru. De-abia astept sa ma bucur si de celelalte produse pe care inca nu le-am folosit.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Cumparaturi recente – Shopping Lately

Am publicat ultimul articol din seria Cumparaturi recente acum patru luni, in martie, si pentru astazi mi-am propus sa trec in revista cele mai recente cumparaturi pe care le-am facut din martie incoace. Fiind weekend, de-abia am asteptat sa ma bucur de cateva ore linistite in care sa scriu un nou articol pe blog. Astazi aveam chef sa scriu despre shopping, si acest articol va cuprinde in mare parte produse de beauty si stationery pe care le-am cumparat recent, precum si cateva piese vestimentare. 

Sa incepem cu produsele de beauty.
Produse pentru ingrijirea tenului de la Winners -- doua geluri de spalat pentru fata cu retinol, gel contur pentru ochi, primer pentru machiaj, ser pentru sprancene. Imi plac toate aceste produse si le folosesc pe toate in prezent. Unul din cele doua geluri de spalat pentru fata cu retinol il folosesc eu (in rutina mea de ingrijire a tenului dimineata), iar pe celalalt il foloseste John, pentru o ingrijire mai eficienta a tenului, ii place acest gel pentru fata.

Un alt produs care ma incanta este primerul -- are un efect matifiant imediat atunci cand il folosesc dimineata inainte de a aplica fondul de ten si restul machiajului, si face aplicarea machiajului mult mai usoara si perfecta decat daca n-as folosi primer.

Gelul contur pentru ochi -- acum cand scriu acest articol deja l-am terminat (chiar ieri dimineata l-am aplicat ultima oara), avand in vedere ca am inceput sa-l folosesc acum 3 luni. Dar il includ in acest articol, daca tot se gaseste in poze impreuna cu alte produse de frumusete pe care le-am cumparat recent si pe care le folosesc in prezent.
Tot in aceeasi sedinta de shopping la Winners am luat aceste doua produse pentru ingrijirea parului -- masca de par cu ulei de cocos si un balsam de par. Masca de par o folosesc in prezent si este grozava! In general apreciez mastile de par naturale cu ulei de argan sau ulei de cocos care se gasesc la Winners si imi cumpar des din acestea.

Balsamul de par inca nu l-am folosit, ca mai am si alte balsamuri de par in colectia de frumusete de acasa si nu imi place sa folosesc mai multe produse de acelasi tip in acelasi timp, ca sa nu-mi aglomereze baia. Este un balsam pentru par vopsit, si de curand m-am vopsit bruneta. Nu m-am vopsit neaparat ca sa-mi schimb culoarea parului (sunt deja bruneta in mod natural), ci mai degraba m-am vopsit ca sa dau o stralucire si vivacitate in plus culorii naturale a parului meu. In prezent folosesc un balsam de par Vidal Sassoun pe care il am de cateva luni, este un balsam bun si parul meu este fericit cu el. Acum acel balsam Vidal Sassoun este pe sfarsite, mai am poate o folosire din el la urmatorul dus, dupa care voi trece la acest balsam pentru par vopsit.
Si inca doua produse pe care le-am cumparat atunci la sedinta mea de beauty shopping -- servetele demachiante si servetele umede pentru ingrijirea incaltamintei
Alte produse pentru ingrijirea tenului -- demachiant pentru ochi Simple, apa micelara, lotiune tonica astringenta
Sapunuri lichide pentru maini SoftSoap, unul antibacterian si unul cu aloe vera. Pe cel antibacterian il folosesc acasa in prezent, iar pe cel cu aloe vera l-am dus la casa de vacanta din Minden pentru vara aceasta.

Cel de-al treilea produs din poza de mai sus este un spray mist de camera si de lenjerie de pat de la Winners, imi place sa-l folosesc pe lenjeria de pat pentru un efect de improspatare. De multe ori cand merg la shopping la Winners gasesc astfel de novelties, pe care nu le gasesc in mod obisnuit in massmarket, supermarketuri sau magazinele mainstream. Sau poate ca sunt si la supermarketuri dar nu le-am vazut eu pe raft. 😊
Doua seturi de voiaj, si un Lady Speed Stick. Anul acesta am fost in vacanta in Cuba, si inainte de plecare mi-am luat aceste seturi de voiaj pentru diferite produse cosmetice si de ingrijire (sampon, balsam, lotiune tonica, detangler pentru par etc.) care sunt potrivite ca marime pentru zborul cu avionul. Cele 3 recipiente din primul set sunt 100 ml fiecare, iar cele 7 recipiente din al doilea set sunt de marimi diferite (intre 15 ml si 80 ml), pentru diferite tipuri de produse. Au si etichete pe care poti sa le lipesti pe sticlute, cu numele fiecarui tip de produs -- sampon, balsam, demachiant etc. Le folosesc in continuare in aceasta vara, pentru alte calatorii -- am fost la Windsor luna trecuta (un oras in provincia Ontario situat la granita cu Statele Unite) si aceste sticlute de beauty mi-au fost la indemana din nou.
Intr-o alta sedinta de cumparaturi am luat acest gel de dus SoftSoap cu iasomie si prune, un lac protector pentru unghii, o rama photo, si un set de deodorante pentru camera cu aroma de portocale (un set de doua cutii). Am cumparat de multe ori pana acum geluri de dus SoftSoap (este o colectie de geluri de dus disponibila in massmarket), iar aromele mele preferate sunt cele cu fructe, cum ar fi acest gel cu o aroma intensa de prune. De fiecare data cand iau geluri de dus din aceasta colectie, incerc sa iau o aroma noua pentru mine; am mai folosit in trecut gelul de dus cu rodii sau cel cu miere si levantica din aceasta gama.
In ultimele patru luni am luat si multe produse pentru ingrijirea parului, cum ar fi cele patru produse din poza de mai sus -- sampon si balsam Garnier Whole Blends cu ovas (o gama noua de la Garnier) si doua balsamuri cu ulei de argan. Pana acum doua luni am fost abonata la o cutie lunara de frumusete, si am primit doua mostre Garnier Whole Blends, sampon si balsam, in acea cutie; plus un cupon de reducere pentru produse de par Garnier Whole Blends. Am incercat mostrele, mi-au placut cele doua produse, si m-am hotarat sa mi le iau in marime strandard. Ba chiar am putut folosi si acel cupon de reducere cand mi-am luat acest sampon si balsam.

Celelate doua produse -- balsamuri cu ulei de argan. Produsele pentru ingrijirea parului cu ulei de argan sunt preferatele mele absolute, si imi iau ori de cate ori am ocazia. Cand am luat aceste doua balsamuri, intentia mea a fost de fapt sa iau sampon si balsam, dar am confundat sticlele ca semanau foarte mult intre ele si am luat din greseala doua balsamuri in loc de un sampon si un balsam. Mi-am dat seama de-abia acasa. Nu am mai revenit la magazinul respectiv sa le schimb, le-am pastrat asa.
Cu o alta ocazie am mai luat aceste patru sampoane. M-a apucat curiozitatea sa folosesc sampoane noi, din care n-am mai folosit niciodata, ca Dove si L'Oréal si Pantene si Garnier si TRESemmé din supermarketuri tot am folosit pana acum. Cel mai mult am fost incantata sa-l aleg de pe raft pe cel cu ulei de Macadamia, al treilea din poza de mai sus. Inca n-am inceput sa-l folosesc, dar ii va veni randul cat de curand, vreau sa-l combin cu balsamurile cu ulei de argan in ambalaj turcoaz din poza precedenta. Pana acum am folosit produse pentru ingrijirea parului cu ulei de argan si ulei de cocos, iar acum am ocazia sa folosesc un sampon cu ulei de Macadamia, sa vad cum este, sper sa-mi placa la fel de mult cum imi place uleiul de argan in sampoane. De obicei imi place sa folosesc sampon si balsam din aceeasi gama; dar uneori se nimereste sa am produse pentru ingrijirea parului din game diferite. Si daca acesta este cazul, imi place sa le combin cat mai aproape, de aceea spuneam ca vreau sa folosesc acest sampon cu ulei de Macadamia impreuna cu balsamul cu ulei de argan din poza precedenta. In prezent folosesc samponul in ambalaj verzui, al doilea din poza de mai sus.
Aceeasi curiozitate pentru produse noi, din game noi pentru mine, pe care nu le-am folosit niciodata, m-a lovit si in privinta gelurilor de dus, because again -- Dove si SoftSoap si Ivory si Zest si Dial si alte branduri din massmarket am tot folosit pana acum. Mi-am luat de curand aceste 4 geluri de dus, le voi folosi atat eu cat si Alex (John prefera produse pentru barbati cum ar fi Old Spice). Primul gel de dus este cu capsuni, al doilea cu unt de shea si amandine, al treilea cu nuca de cocos si aloe vera, si al patrulea cu nuca de cocos si unt de shea. De-abia astept sa ma bucur de ele.
Raman in acelasi registru al produselor pentru baie -- la o alta sedinta de cumparaturi am luat aceste trei spume de baie, cu aceeasi intentie sa descopar produse si game noi. Prima este cu mango, a doua cu zahar vanilat, si a treia cu flori de cires. Toate trei miros grozav si imi plac foarte mult. Acum in timp ce scriu acest articol, am folosit deja spuma de baie cu mango, si in prezent o folosesc pe cea de-a treia din poza, cu flori de cires.

Iar in afara de cele 3 spume de baie am luat la acea sedinta de cumparaturi si alte cateva produse de frumusete -- dischete demachiante varianta jumbo, o pudra Benefit, si un set de doua sapunuri Dove cu aroma clasica. Am inclus in poza si periuta de la pudra Benefit, ca sa vedeti cum este periuta, desi s-ar putea sa fiti familiare cu periutele de la pudrele Benefit daca folositi produse Benefit. Nu-mi place neaparat aceasta periuta pentru pudra, este prea slaba pentru a aplica pudra din punctul meu de vedere, dar o astfel de periuta mi se potriveste mai bine sa o folosesc la aplicarea blushului. Pentru aplicarea pudrei folosesc o pensula de pudra profesionala Mary Kay, cu perii in forma circulara si cu unghi direct de aplicare pe ten (versus aplicare oblica).

Vreau sa fac o mentiune si despre sapunurile Dove -- am tot timpul sapunuri Dove in baie, diferite arome. In afara de faptul ca este singurul sapun solid din masskarket care imi place si care nu imi usuca pielea, este de asemenea singurul sapun destul de delicat pentru Alex, asa ca pentru mine este imperativ sa am tot timpul sapunuri Dove in baie.
Alte maruntisuri de beauty -- un stingator de lumanari (in engleza i se spune candle snuffer), o crema de hairstyling TRESemmé, doua sapunuri Dove cu aroma clasica (v-am spus ca le cumpar in mod constant), un air freshener cu levantica, o unghiera, doua mini-deodorante Dove cu castravete, doua deodrante marimea standard.

Si acum sa va spun cateva cuvinte despre unele din aceste frumuseti. Stingatorul de lumanari, sau candle snuffer -- sunt o mare amatoare de lumanari si folosesc lumanari in mod constant, mai ales cand lucrez in biroul meu de acasa sau cand scriu, iar un astfel de snuffer vine foarte la indemanana pentru a stinge lumanarile.

Crema de hairstyling TRESemmé -- acest produs are o intreaga istorie in cutiuta sa. 😊 Alex face karate de doi ani si in prezent are centura verde in karate. Luna trecuta am fost la Windsor cu Alex pentru un tournament de karate. Lui Alex ii place sa-si coafeze parul in stil mohawk sau spike pentru ocazii speciale, si am luat un gel de par cu mine in valiza cand am plecat la Windsor (un gel de par Schwarzkopf), ca sa-i coafez parul pentru tournamentul sau de karate. In dimineata tournamentului nu mai gaseam acel gel de par Schwarzkopf in camera de hotel, ramasese in masina fara sa observ, si nu-l mai aveam la indemana, nu mai puteam sa-l coafez pe Alex. Nu voiam ca Alex sa fie dezamagit chiar inainte de tournamentul sau de karate, asa ca inainte sa ajungem la tournament, m-am oprit la un Shoppers Drug Mart si am luat aceasta crema de hairstyling TRESemmé. De altfel, eu personal n-am folosit aceasta crema de hairstyling, doar Alex a folosit-o, dar am decis sa o includ in povestea de shopping de astazi.

Air freshener cu levantica pentru dormitor si baie, de altfel poate fi folosit in orice incapere din casa. Are un parfum seducator de vara, aroma se numeste Mid Summer Night. Desi este un air freshener pentru casa, il tin in masina pe post de bradut de masina, pentru ca in prezent folosesc si alte deodorante si air fresheners prin casa.

Unghiera -- aveam nevoie de una noua, asa ca am luat-o pe aceasta.

Mini-deodorantele solide Dove cu castravete -- le-am luat din intertie, ca le folosesc de ani de zile. Motivul principal pentru care prefer mini-deodorante este ca sunt comode si pot sa le iau cu mine in geanta cand plec in oras, sau in calatorii cand fiecare centimetru cub de spatiu in valiza conteaza. Dar dezavantajul mini-deodorantelor este legat tot de marimea lor mini -- se termina foarte repede, si un astfel de mini-deodorant, daca il folosesc zilnic, il termin intr-o saptamana. Asa ca mi-am luat si aceste doua deodorante stick in marime standard, ca sa pot sa le folosesc dimineata inainte sa plec de acasa, si sa folosesc mini-deodorantele Dove on the go, cand plec in calatorii etc., mai ales ca acum vara calatoresc mai mult decat pe timp de iarna. 

Si ultimul grup de produse de frumusete pe care le-am luat cel mai recent, ultimele doua-trei saptamani.
Doi buretei pentru dus, un gel de spalat pentru fata Bioré cu carbon, un set de argila handprint keepsake pentru a crea amintiri, 3 sapunuri Dove varianta clasica (oh gosh, de-abia acum cand ma uit prin aceste poze si scriu articolul de astazi, imi dau seama cate sapunuri Dove am cumparat in ultima perioada 😊), o crema de noapte Olay, doua deodorante solide Lady Speed Stick, un set de 3 benzi cu carbon pentru nas si pentru curatarea porilor, demachiant pentru ochi Simple, crema hidratanta de zi pentru fata Simple.

Si acum sa va spun cateva cuvinte despre unele din aceste produse. Gelul de spalat pentru fata Bioré cu carbon -- il folosesc in prezent si este grozav, imi place foarte mult, ma spal cu el pe fata seara la dus. Are un efect de curatare profunda, si de asemenea are un efect racoritor grozav, perfect pentru vara. Pui produs in palma, il inspumezi in palma pana cand produsul negru la culoare (pe baza de carbon) se transforma intr-o spuma alba, dupa care te speli cu spuma alba pe fata, da o senzatie de racoare tenului. Cu siguranta o sa-l mai iau pe viitor.

Handprint keepsake -- este un set cu argila alba in care poti sa imprimezi diferite amintiri cum ar fi manutele copilului. Acum tata este in vizita la mine in Canada si bunicul cu nepotul au ocazia sa petreaca mai mult timp impreuna -- este prima oara cand tatal meu are ocazia sa petreaca atat de mult timp cu nepotul lui din Canada, tata va sta la mine in vizita timp de sase luni. Si am luat acest set cu argila ca ei doi sa creeze o amintire cu manuta lui Alex. Singurul lucru pe care il regret in legatura cu acest set de argila este ca nu am cumparat asa ceva mai inainte, cand Alex era mai mic. Tata si Alex au modelat acest set de argila cu manuta lui Alex weekendul trecut, dar pentru ca Alex deja e atat de mare, are 8 ani acum, cantinatea aia de argila de-abia i-a ajuns pentru imprimarea manutei. 😊 LOL 

Produse pentru ingrijirea tenului Simple, mai exact demachiant pentru ochi si crema hidratanta de zi pentru fata. Ati observat deja ca mai am un demachiant din acesta pentru ochi Simple intr-o poza de mai sus -- da, am luat doua din acestea in ultimele 4 luni, pe primul il folosesc in prezent, aproape ca se termina, si pe al doilea l-am luat ca sa il am la indemana in curand, sa nu raman neacoperita. De asemenea, am avut cupoane de reducere pentru produse Simple, si le-am folosit cand am cumparat aceste produse pentru ingrijirea tenului Simple.

Repeat purchase si in cazul deodorantelor Lady Speed Stick -- este un tip de produs pe care le consum repede si le cumpar des, avand in vedere ca povestea de shopping de astazi cuprinde cumparaturi pe care le-am facut in ultimele patru luni, din martie incoace.

Trec la urmatoarea categorie de shopping -- haine si accesorii, desi nu au fost foarte multe de data aceasta, doar cateva lucruri pentru vara.
1 iulie este o sarbatoare nationala in Canada -- Ziua Canadei, si mi-am luat aceste doua tricouri ca sa le port cu ocazia Zilei Canadei. 😊 Am luat tricouri pentru Ziua Canadei si pentru ceilalti membri ai familiei mele -- Alex (tricou rosu), John (tricou gri), si tata (tricou rosu) ca va spuneam mai inainte ca tata este in vizita la mine in Canada. Revenind la tricourile mele, le-am purtat la serviciu in saptamana de dinainte de 1 iulie ca sa marchez momentul. Pe cel gri l-am purtat cand am fost pe teren pentru inspectii in interes de serviciu -- cand merg pe teren pentru inspectii, trebuie sa port tinute comode -- tricou, blugi, pantofi sport, vesta reflectorizanta, nu pot sa merg pe teren in rochii si pantofi cu toc. Altfel, am mai purtat cele doua tricouri prin oras pentru diferite errands, si le voi purta in continuare in aceasta vara.
Va spuneam mai inainte ca anul acesta am fost in vacanta in Cuba. Cand imi faceam valiza si m-am uitat in dulap inainte de plecare, am constatat ca nu (mai) am pantaloni scurti potriviti pentru o vacanta in tropice; iar pantalonii scurti pe care ii mai aveam in garderoba fie nu imi mai veneau, fie nu mai erau adecvati, asa ca mi-am luat de urgenta aceste 3 perechi de pantaloni scurti pe care i-am avut cu mine in vacanta; si pe care bineinteles ca ii port la greu in aceasta vara. Acum in timp ce scriu acest articol intr-o zi de weekend acasa, ii port pe cei din poza a doua. 😊
Papuci de casa -- nimic fancy, doar slapi simpli. Am luat din acestia (acelasi model, culoarea mov) in martie inainte de a pleca in vacanta din Cuba, dar i-am lasat in Cuba cadou pentru camerista de la hotelul unde am stat, nu i-am mai adus inapoi in Canada. Si acum mi-am mai luat o pereche.
Cateva accesorii -- un set de truse cosmetice, 3 intr-un set, diferite marimi, si o curea de piele pentru blugi. Cat priveste setul de truse cosmetice, dupa cum vedeti in poza, cea mai mare este trasparenta, si cele doua mai mici sunt colorate. Cautam o trusa mare transparenta, si am gasit exact ce cautam. Am cumparat acest set de dragul trusei mari transparente, pentru ca vreau sa tin in ea ambalajele alea de voiaj pentru produse cosmetice pe care le-am folosit anul acesta in calatorii, cum ar fi in Cuba in martie sau Windsor in iunie. Si voiam o trusa transparenta pentru acele ambalaje (pe care pot sa le refolosesc la urmatoarele calatorii) ca sa-mi fie usor sa le organizez in dulap, sa le vad cu usurinta etc. Celelalte doua truse mai mici colorate pot sa le folosesc in scopuri cosmetice etc., deocamdata nu le-am folosit si inca sunt noi.

Si ultima categorie din povestea de shopping de astazi -- birotica si papetarie fina, vechea mea obsesie cu stationery. I got stationery wasted again. 😊
Jurnale de piele de la HomeSense -- mari si mici, negre si crem. In librariie mari cum ar fi Indigo aceste jurnale (cele mari) se vand cu circa $40, iar cele mici cu circa $20. Eu le-am gasit la HomeSense cu preturi mult mai bune -- cele mari cu $12.99 si cele mici cu $9.99. Fiecare dintre ele are 168 file. Am fost foarte incantata de gaselnita mea.
Alte patru jurnale si carnete pe care le-am luat in aceeasi zi de la HomeSense -- diferite modele, stiluri, marimi, grosimi. Favoritul meu din aceste patru jurnale este al treilea, cel bleu "Fresh Start", un jurnal Eccolo creat de Dayna Lee, creatoarea mea preferata de stationery din Toronto. Ba chiar am avut ocazia sa o cunosc anul trecut la un eveniment monden. Creeaza jurnale superbe care se gasesc la magazinele Winners, HomeSense, Marshalls, Hallmark si Indigo din Toronto. De fiecare data cand gasesc jurnale de-ale ei la Winners - HomeSense - Marshalls, le cumpar (caci nu se vand neaparat in serie la aceste magazine si nu sunt disponibile tot timpul). Preturile practicate pentru jurnalele ei si alte articole de-ale ei de stationery sunt mai mari la Hallmark si Indigo, si de aceea prefer sa cumpar produse Dayna Lee Collection la Winners - HomeSense - Marshalls unde preturile sunt mai accesibile; am dat $6.99 pe acest jurnal.
Jurnale si carnete de la Walmart -- diferite stiluri si marimi
Voi ce cumparaturi ati mai facut recent? Ati folosit sau va plac vreunul din aceste produse?

Sa aveti in continuare un weekend minunat!

Photo credit: Victoria West