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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cheap Leather Insoles

Discovered these at Dollarama for $2 and they work!
I don't like to put up with discomfort in my shoes so I frequently turn to shoe inserts and this pair from Dollarama is a must-try.  I've used them in flats that were a size too big, ankle boots that had no padding and a few pairs of high heels. 
They are made of soft genuine leather on one side (my favourite part) and the other an anti-slip cushion of latex foam.  They do not come with an adhesive side to stick to your shoes but they stay put.  This is also good so you can use them in multiple pairs of shoes.  Both sides of the insert are perforated so that there is air flow.  In combination with the genuine leather sole, it prevents sweat and bacterial buildup.  
They will provide moderate padding and unfortunately I don't think the foam will hold up against everyday wear like Foot Petals.  I recommend them for occasional shoes instead - in shoes that you wear less than 3x per week.  But at this price point I have put them in my daily flats with the intention of replacing them when they start to wear out.

Sizes available:
Women 5-6, 7-9, 10
Men; 7, 8-10, 11-12.

I wear size 6.5 to 7 shoes and buy the 5-6 sized inserts.  These are so popular at Dollarama that the women inserts are often sold out.  In desperation, I once bought the men's size 7 insert and cut it to fit my shoes which did the job. 

Have you tried these? I have these inserts in 4 pairs of shoes already!

Need even more comfort for your shoes? Check out Foam Heel Cushions reviewed here.
 Or Foot Petals? These are made of very high quality foam but unfortunately I can't find them in Canada anymore - SDM and Sears have both discontinued their stock.  Please let me know if you've seen these in Canada!

Thanks for reading,
Babybubblz (Mira)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012!

I really enjoyed reading all your 2011 favourites and wanted to chime in with my own.  I might have stepped away from blogging but my collection is still growing.  My goal for 2012 is to keep in touch with you by doing monthly or seasonal favourites.

My favourites from 2011:

Face products

Colour:
Benefit's Coralista - I've hit pan and can see myself finishing this entire box.
Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville.  I'm on my 3rd bottle!
MAC prolongwear concealer.  Beautiful full coverage that lasts 8+ hours and doesn't cake.
e.l.f. golden bronzer - I've been using this as a contour-bronzer-setting powder.


Cleansers:
Philosophy PMS (night time)
Mary Kay velocity (daytime)
Kate Somerville exfoliKate


Moisturizers:
Mary Kay timewise moisturizer (warmer months)
5% benzoyl peroxide treatment
Mary Kay day solution (warmer months)
Olay Total Effects (colder months) - not shown because my sister with dry skin swiped mine
Mary Kay night time solution (serum)
Vitacreme B12 (colder months)


Eyes:
Urban Decay Naked palette
L'oreal linear intense
e.l.f. brow kit


Lips
Colour:
Revlon lip butters. These came out towards the end of the year but they received lots of wear the minute I got them at Rexall during a BOGO.
Clinique almost lipstick in black honey (not shown).

Moisture:
Aquafina lip balms - cheap enough for me to stash everywhere.
MAC naked honey skin salve - a rediscovered gem that I got at a MAC warehouse sale.  It's great as an overnight treatment.



Nails:
Anything from the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - the wide brush is my best friend and only one coat needed. Unfortunately these are not 'the big 3 free'.
Qtica 1/2 time polish drying accelerator - reviewed here.


Hair:
Klorane dry shampoo from SDM - no need to worry about white residue.


Photo:
The french rivieria in Nice, France.  It was my first trip to Europe!

Thanks for reading,
Babybubblz (Mira)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Touchscreen gloves

A must for those addicted to their smartphones!


I got mine last year from myGlovin when they had it on sale for $15, but this pair looks to be the exact same from TeamBuy for the same price. Deal ends Nov 18 midnight EST.

They won't keep your hands toasty warm but perfect for the addicted.

Mira (Babybubblz)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Indulging in Nars

Just came back from a rainy day at the Shiseido/Nars warehouse sale in Richmond Hill. We arrived at 3:45pm expecting there to be no line, but there was a 20 minute line-up.  The floor space for this year's sale was a bit bigger. 

The Shiseido skincare lines available: The Skincare, White Lucent and Benefiance.  Nothing from the Pureness line. 

My sister and I came home with 3 items (talk about self control!):

L-R: Nars multiple in Maldives and Cadeques, Shiseido toner

We picked up the Nars multiples after a little push from my cousin, D.  I just tried them at home and Cadaques is absolutely gorgeous.  I applied it directly from the tube and it gives a dewy glow.  It may look too glossy when you first swatch it, but it applies beautifully and looks very natural on the face.  My review to come at a later date, but check out Temptalia's review for now.
 
The sale is still on if you want to check it out tomorrow:

Sunday May 15, 2011 9am - 3pm

303 Allstate Parkway
Markham Ontario
L3R 5P9

What did you pick up?
Babybubblz (Mira)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

If The Colour Is Right

My new over-the-shoulder purse courtesy of H&M.  I always have a soft spot for things in this bloody orange colour.  It's looks so luscious, warming and goes beautifully with a pair of dark blue jeans. 

Do you like?

H&M jacket/scarf/bag. Fidelity jeans 

I'm swooning over this Kristina Bag from Roots too.  But that's an investment I'll have to think more about.  Maybe one orange bag is enough?

Time to bring in more colour for my wardrobe.  Do you have a favourite bold colour in yours?
Babybubblz (Mira)