Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree on DVD November 1st! #Review #Giveaway

"Mommy, do you think Santa knows My Little Pony?" Hannah asked me the other day.

"I'm sure he does, he has to keep up with all the toys that girls and boys like," I responded.

"Good, because I really want to ask him for Princess Cadence's castle with Baby Flurry Heart."

Clearly My Little Pony is a big hit in my house right now. This week Hannah has been home with croup, so it was especially good time for us to review My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend of Everfree. And as part of this review, three YYZ Bambina readers can win a copy of their own!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Silk’n Blue – Your Skin Care Clinic at Home

In the past year, the clerks at the liquor store have finally stopped asking for my ID – even though I usually keep it out just in case when I cash out. I look much younger than I am, and sometimes I believe it’s due to my acne.

Adult acne is something I will battle and need to keep under control for the rest of my life.  I’ve tried many of the drugstore acne products. Some work better than others, but I’m always left in the morning patting on powder, hoping it will last the day and that people don’t mistake me for a student (I work at a university).

So when I heard about Silk’n Blue I was excited to give it a shot.

Silk’n Blue is a hand-held treatment device that uses the power of blue light and heat to penetrate your skin, which neutralizes bacteria. Being allergic to sulfa I’m also pleased it’s a natural, drug free solution. Using it was like going to a skin clinic without having to make an appointment, and it was super easy to use.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

My 1st Single Mother's Day

Today I celebrated my fifth Mother's Day. Today also marks my first Single Mother's Day. This is the first Mother's Day I woke up without my daughter under the same roof. And this is the first Mother's Day Hannah truly understood.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ratings and Reviews (and more!) on P&G Everyday Canada #PGmom

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

I've been a P&Gmom since November 2012. One of the best parts of participating in this program is getting to try new products and sharing my thoughts with you, here on my blog and via my social media accounts. (Full disclosure, there's still plenty of P&G products I buy to try on my own - especially the beauty ones!)

Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts on P&G products? Are you obsessed with the scent of Gain? Thankful that Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser is magic on child's artwork on the wall? If so, you need to visit - where Canadians can share their thoughts about P&G products!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Treat your feet with Footlogix Medical! #diabeticfeet #diabetesfeet

The first thing my kid does when she gets home from preschool is kick of her winter boots and take her socks off, exposing her cute, precious feet.

I follow shortly thereafter. I do not take proper care of my feet, thus they are neither cute nor precious. During the year, if the temperature is warm enough, I wear my dress shoes sans socks. I’ve never had a pedicure (I don’t like people touching my feet). I’ve never done the “Vaseline in the sock” trick – mostly because it sounds so messy, not because I don’t need help. Every winter I end up with dry, cracked heels. Gross to look at and itchy as well.

So when I heard about when I heard about Footlogix Medical Intensive Moisturizing Mousse, I knew I needed to give it a try. Footlogix Medical® is a mousse, so it's easy to apply – it's not greasy and absorbs very quickly. You don't have to sit around waiting; you can just apply and go (or in my case, apply and go to sleep). I actually feel it soothing my feet, especially after a long day of walking and wearing thick winter socks.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

LEGO Friends fun with Netlfix Canada! #StreamTeam

As Hannah gets older, more and more some things are deemed for "babies" and newer items for "big kids" become, what she considers, age appropriate.

Enter LEGO. While she was happy as a clam to play with Duplo until recently, when she discovered the Disney LEGO and LEGO friends it was game over - for me. Her first foray was an Ariel set she found while pacing the toy aisles at Walmart. The second set was courtesy of Netflix Canada, celebrating March Break and the launch of LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship on March 4th.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Create and explore in the #digiPlaySpace

My first TIFF encounter included Adam Sandler and one of my best friends in 2002. I was in university at the time, and he had a movie screening near Yonge and Bloor. I’ll never forget the look of excitement and happiness on my friend’s face after she got his autograph.

Recently, Hannah and I got to check out the digiPlaySpace – and let me tell you, her excitement and happiness matched or perhaps even exceeded my friend’s when she was able to explore and create.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

#FullerHouse on @Netflix_CA IS all that and a bag of potato chips! #StreamTeam

In the late 80s and early 90s on any given Friday night, you'd find me with my Mom, Godmother and brother. We would go out for dinner and make sure we'd be home by 8 pm for the start of TGIF - one of the greatest line-ups in all of television, anchored by Full House. The same age as Stephanie Tanner, I immediately identified with the show. I loved to dance. In grade four, I totally had a crush on my teacher. I didn't get invited to any make-out parties though.

A couple of years ago I found Candace Cameron-Bure on Instagram and it was like finding an old friend. So when Fuller House was announced as a new original show on Netflix, I completely lost it. And this week, as a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I was able to access the first six episodes of the rebooted series. On February 26th, the entire world will be introduced to the Fuller family and given the opportunity to binge all the episodes at once, Have Mercy!

I'm not going to go into specifics (I'm not allowed to), but they somehow created a show with the same characters we loved back then, living their lives completely in the now. There are nods for old fans, but new fans (like my kid) will also really enjoy watching.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thoughts my 4 year old had the first time she watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Signature Collection

One of my favourite things about Hannah's current age is her new adoration for animated films.

Walt Disney Studios was kind enough to send us Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Signature Collection edition Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD recently, which is now available now for purchase.

Other than her new found love for Disney movies, the questions she asks and the commentary she makes while watching is priceless. Therefore I present:

Thoughts my 4 year old had while watching 
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs 
for the first time

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#NewYearNewView with Netflix Canada! #StreamTeam

So we are in the last week of January. How are your New Years resolutions going? I made four. I've broken three.

To be positive, the one I've kept is taking my lunch four days a week, and treating myself only one day a week. As opposed to taking my lunch once a week which I was doing in 2015.

The three I've failed at:

Don't keep pop in the house. (I failed so miserably that I made an order with Pizza Pizza that was pretty much Coke being delivered to my house last week when Hannah was sick).

Post to my blog once a week. This is my first post of 2016. And we are in the fourth week of it.

And last, but certainly not least, is to take back my Netflix. There's going to be more shows watched in the "Sarah" profile than there is in the "Hannah" one.