Nail Art: Blue with White Polka Dots

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Up until recently, the only person I had ever seen wearing nail polish was my grand-mother. So I rarely ever wore any, except when I was little and my grand-ma would pass me some; you know, a girly activity to do together. ...then I was inspired by Memorable Days & Burkatron, so I decided to give it a shot. I was amazed at how fun it was and how pretty it turned out. I'll definitely be doing more so stay tuned!


Beach Bum Blu nail polish by Essie
Mermaid Glitter nail polish by Forever21
White nail art pen by Sally Hansen

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1. Apply two base coats of Beach Bum Blu.

2. Apply Mermaid Glitter to tips of nails.

3. Draw lines & dots with nail art pen.

4. Apply a coat of clear nail polish to seal.

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It's important to add the clear top coat to seal otherwise your design will rub off within a day.


Sally Hansen nail art pen

Likes: Easy to apply. Dries quickly. Comes in many different colors. Can remove mistakes with water. Looks pretty.

Dislikes: A bit expensive for what it is ($8 CAD). If you don't apply a clear top coat of polish it rubs off within a day. It's very watery. Need to reapply more than once to get desired result.

My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

4 Must-Have Baby Treasures

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What toys do your kids have?

Finding suitable toys for my child was challenging. I wanted items that were stimulating and not toxic when chewed. The internet age has placed a lot of information at everyone's fingertips and it isn't always reassuring. Maybe we're being too careful, maybe not, either way, I rather not take the chance. Yes, information may change, but for now, the rule is: BPA, PVC and Phtalates free.

Sophie the Giraffe by Vulli: ♥♥♥♥♥

Does every baby have this toy? Really? At first, it seemed so...dull, but then, my son fell in love. I swear, its the first toy he reaches for. He grabs her, bites her, squeezes her. Its really quite cute. She stimulates sight, hearing & touch. She is made out of latex rubber; BPA, PVC and Phthalates free. The paint is also made out of latex, with added food paint. The long neck and small legs make her easy to grab, squeeze and bite. As unlikely as it is, the only negative side is the possibility of choking on the long legs.

Touch Ring - 4 Rainbow Rings by Heimess: ♥♥♥♥♥

The colors are very stimulating, the clinging sound is soft and the different rings challenge dexterity. The Heimess toys are safe for babies; the are made with wood and non toxic, saliva resistant colors. The only thing I don't like is that not much information can be found about this toy on the Heimess website.

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Stacking Cups by Green Toys: ♥♥♥♥♥

I love how versatile these cups are; you can stack them into a tower, you can sort sizes into nests and you can use them as cups to scoop and pour in the bath. They are made out of recycled plastic milk containers and are BPA, PVC and Phthalates free. The only things I don't like are the colors (let's just say they could be a bit more stimulating, like red blue and yellow) and the fact that they are a bit hard to stack into a tower.

Wool Baby Slippers by Padraigs: ♥♥♥♥♥

These slippers are a-ma-sing. Seriously. They are made with pure wool and are crocheted by hand with extra soft sheepskin lining and tough leather soles. They come in a variety of colors and sizes (including for adults). They "breathe" for year-long comfort.