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One of my favourite parts of @LetsGoToTheEx! #Unikitty #EverythingIsAwesome

One of my favourite parts of @LetsGoToTheEx! #Unikitty #EverythingIsAwesome

August Savings Goals

NEW POST: August Savings Goals. Considering I overspent like crazy, did I make my goals?

August Savings Goals

What did I get up to this August?

I purchased presents for a one-year old, an eight-year old, and a baby-to be! What I’m learning this year is that August is definitely a big month for birthdays (and I thought July was bad!) I also went Prince Edward County for a weekend, I renewed my Bike Share membership, I went to the Canadian National Exhibition three times, saw Robyn and Rokysopp, and,…

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Made it to #NerdNoisenight in time for #Coins! Robot-Daft-Punky-Dance music!

Made it to #NerdNoisenight in time for #Coins! Robot-Daft-Punky-Dance music!

Don’t mind my ratty cuticules but here is @RevlonCanada’s Parfumerie ‘Surf Spray’ #nailgram #nailpolish #nailaddict #nailsofinstagram #nailsoftheday

Don’t mind my ratty cuticules but here is @RevlonCanada’s Parfumerie ‘Surf Spray’ #nailgram #nailpolish #nailaddict #nailsofinstagram #nailsoftheday

#Allthefeels #SailorMoon #BishoujoSenshi #Usagi

September No-Buy & Low-Buy

Soooo, August got a little spendy. See why I’m doing a September No-Buy & Low-Buy challenge!

September No-Buy - Look at all the things I can't buy

I was originally going to release this post AFTER my August Savings Goals post, but I decided to bite the bullet and admit that I may have gone a LITTTLE off budget this month.

While I did not suffer from July FOMO this year, I certainly made up for it in August. I partially blame the delayed onset of summer as the weather took a hiatus in July, only to return a bit in August, leading to more…

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What?  You don’t spend your lunch listening to podcasts on a beach?

What? You don’t spend your lunch listening to podcasts on a beach?

Tangle Teezer: The Original Detangling Hairbrush Review

When I was eighteen I made a pretty major life-change the day after prom - I cut off all my hair. I went from long, brown tresses that swept down my shoulder blades to a pixie cut that was en vogue in the early 00s. I loved the freedom, the ‘wash-and-go’ lifestyle, it was easy and convenient.

This would become a trend in my life, a few months after my university graduation I did the exact same thing. Short hair was my way of indicating a renewal, a change. But for the last three years I’ve kept my hair long and while I love the variety of things I can do and the feel of hair falling down my back again, there is ONE thing I hate.

The pain of hair-drying!

As long-maned ladies can attest, drying hair after a shower is one of the most dreaded parts of a daily routine. It usually requires a special detangling product, whether it’s a spray or a serum, some sort of product to help coat the troublesome tresses into submission. My hair is so unwieldly that I’ve been known to break combs with even slight tangles in my hair! But the Tangle Teezer, a new award-winning product, claims to change all that.

What is the Tangle Teezer?
Tangle Teezer is a British hair detangling innovation created by a hairstylist with over 30 years experience. Its goal is to ease temperamental wet locks into submission with a neat handheld design and flexible teeth to brush through hair without snagging.



The Look
When I was approached to write a review of the Tangle Teezer, I made sure to choose a bright colour because I tend to lose brushes and combs in my bathroom. It comes in a variety of colours and all in this easy-to-hold, ergonomic shape. It’s cute and playful and fits easily in your carry-on as an on-the-go brush.



The Feel
The Tangle Teezer swept through my hair breezily, I barely even felt it as I brushed out my hair post-shower. The numerously small, bendable teeth made it much easier to brush out and separate the parts of my hair before using my hair dryer. Keep in mind however, that the Tangle Teezer is NOT a heat-safe brush, if you like to style as you blow-dry, this isn’t the tool for you.

The Result
I’m happy to report that the Tangle Teezer has already replaced one of my tools in my post-shower kit. I’ve used it for a week now to dry my hair and also to brush back my fringe, and it’s a great tool for dry or wet hair. It’s definitely not a styling tool, so it won’t replace round brushes or heat-safe tools, but it’s great for those tired of snapping combs when simply trying to tame a few tangles.

Where to buy:
Tangle Teezers ship free within Canada at Nail Polish Canada for only $14.95 and comes in a variety of different colours! Tangles no more.

Disclosure: This product was provided for review, but all opinions are my own.

It’s almost time for the spicy #dosa challenge!  #littleindia #streetfest dosa  (at Udupi Palace. Toronto)

It’s almost time for the spicy #dosa challenge! #littleindia #streetfest dosa (at Udupi Palace. Toronto)

Loki has a truth bomb #bookisalwaysbetter #youngavengers

Loki has a truth bomb #bookisalwaysbetter #youngavengers