This year, we are just filling Christmas stockings for each other. Actually, it’s what we’ve been doing for quite a few years. Instead, we donate money to The Huron Carole which helps the food banks across Canada.

Filling Christmas stockings with little useful gifts is way more fun anyways! And next to chocolate, eos lip balms have been a regular stocking stuffer ever since they’ve been around in Canada.

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This year there are two new eos Limited Edition Holiday packs, and each one has some new flavours too!

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eos Lip Balms are 100% natural and 95% organic, and in case you never noticed, the formulas don’t contain water and are sugar-free too. I like that a lot! It means they contain more of the good stuff, like antioxidant-rich vitamin E, moisturizing shea butter, and jojoba oil. There’s no petroleum in eos lip balms either. Instead they use organic beeswax, olive oil and coconut oil. In fact, eos is the largest user of organic beeswax in the world and they buy enough coconut oil a year to fill the two large water tanks at the Toronto CN Tower! That’s a lot of oil you guys!

eos Limited Edition Organic Holiday 2-pack: Winterberry and Vanilla Bean ( $7.49 to $8.99)
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This great little two-pack has the flavours Vanilla Bean and Winterberry. Both are equally yummy smelling, but my personal fave is Vanilla Bean! The scent is so warm and comforting and not fake smelling at all. I might just have to keep this one for myself… 😀

eos Limited Edition Holiday 3-pack: New Visibly Soft Honey Apple, NEW organic Wildberry and Passion Fruit ($10.99 to $16.99)
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This pack is an awesome deal and has three festive scents. The striped pink sphere is the eos Visibly Soft Lip Balm in Honey Apple and it’s so good! The Visibly Soft formula leaves your lips instantly smoother looking. It’s one of my fave lip balms to use before using a matte lipstick. Of course the Wildberry and Passion Fruit are amazing as well. To be honest I don’t think I’ve ever come across a flavour of eos Lip Balm I didn’t like. My love for them is well documented here on the blog!

Now, sure you can stick one of these new eos Limited Edition Holiday Packs in a stocking as is-they’re cute and come in festive packaging. But you could split up the packages depending on how many stockings you have to fill. That’s what so nice about eos lip balms! Either way, you’ll still see a huge smile on Christmas morning! And there’s nothing more important than that!

You can find these eos Limited Edition Holiday packs at Loblaws, Uniprix, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and other mass retailers across Canada. Visit to find out more!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of eos Products LLC. The opinions and text are all mine.

The NudeStix #TooCute Holiday Kit is probably my favourite Holiday set that’s out, but for some reason I can’t find it on Sephora Canada right now? Maybe it’s sold out I don’t know? But it is still available on Sephora USA, so if you can scoop one up for someone on your list that’s a Lipstick Addict-or for yourself-then DO. IT.

NudeStix #TooCute Holiday Kit

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NudeStix #TooCute Holiday Kit

The NudeStix #TooCute Holiday Kit contains 3 mini Lip/Cheek Pencils in the shades Mystic, Sin, and a preview of the Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencil in the shade Satan Red. You gotta buy this set just for that name-I mean, every makeup junkie needs a lipstick in the shade Satan Red I’m pretty dang sure. 😀

Swatchy Time!

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Sin, Mystic, Satan Red

Right? PRETTY. And these are so comfy on the lips! Even that new, bright red matte! No dryness at all and LASTS forever and a day. I can hardly wait for all of the Intense Matte shades to launch because this formula is seriously GOOD STUFF.

Mystic is a great, nude, MLLB shade that’s been one of my faves ever since NudeStix launched and it’s the most gorgeous cheek shade too!

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NudeStix Mystic


Sin is so PRETTY!! A rosy, pinky red that is my kind of lipstick shade! I love this one a lot.

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NudeStix Sin


And here’s Satan Red! It’s so bright! And red! And pretty perfect!

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NudeStix Satan Red

The NudeStix #TooCute Holiday Kit is so CUTE and well worth getting. The tin is great because I can keep all three in it so that they’re easy to find in my purse, plus the top of the tin has a mirror on the inside so I can re-apply anywhere! Plus, the set comes with a sharpener as well that fits on any of the pencils. It’s just a genius little kit and would make a great gift for someone, or for yourself!

Hey? Am I the only one that believes in buying yourself a little Christmas Gift? We all need a reward of some kind for getting through the Holidays, right? RIGHT. 


If you’re still looking for some great holiday gifts, then you need to step into a Fruits & Passion store my friend!

Holiday Gift #1: Fruits & Passion Kitchen Trio On A Slate Set($44.50 CDN):

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Holiday Gift Fruits & Passion Kitchen Trio On A Slate Set

The Fruits & Passion Kitchen Trio On A Slate Set comes in delicious scents, and this pretty blue one is Rosemary and Cardamom. How cool is that?

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Fruits & Passion Kitchen Trio On A Slate Set

This trio contains a Hand Soap with olive oil, a Regenerating Hand Cream, and a Concentrated dish detergent, plus a decorative slate plaque to go under the bottles and add a dash of style. Of course I forgot to take a pic of the slate, but this is what it would look like when you set it up on your counter:

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Fruits & Passion Kitchen Trio On A Slate Set

Cute, yeah? Smells WONDERFUL when you are washing dishes with rosemary and spicy cardamom! Classy even, compared to my Dawn New Zealand Springs(was thinking it would make me feel like a hobbit whilst washing, but sadly it smells too watery). And the best part about this set is that the hand soap and detergent are refillable! If you get tired of this scent, choose something else like Clementine and Candied Ginger! You really can’t go wrong!

Looking for something simpler? Smaller? Then how about these!

Holiday Gift #2: Fruits & Passion Pinot Grigio Hand Soap Collector’s Bottle($22.50 CDN):

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Holiday Gift Fruits & Passion Pinot Grigio Hand Soap Collector’s Bottle

This limited-edition hand soap is comes in a decorative glass bottle inspired by vintage Italian wine. Fruits & Passion Hand Soaps(and hand creams too) are made with first cold press olive oil from the Mediterranean and other softening and revitalizing plant extracts. Your hands will never feel dry if you use these hand soaps, plus where else can you get a hand soap that smells like wine? Perfect gift for that wine enthusiast on your list! Like me haha! 😛

Holiday Gift #3: Fruits & Passion Frosted Birch Decorative Diffuser Set($28.50 CDN)

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Holiday Gift Fruits & Passion Frosted Birch Decorative Diffuser Set

This one is my favourite holiday gift! Iced leaves, lemon zest, warm cotton, white birch and jasmine are the notes in the Fruits & Passion Frosted Birch home fragrance and it smells AMAZING. Plus it looks good too on your mantle, even if it’s amongst a collection of skulls making them look a bit more Christmasy if possible:

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Fruits & Passion Frosted Birch Decorative Diffuser Set

You can also buy refills of the scent and reeds for your pretty new diffuser, so you can keep the good smells all year long!

Last but not least how about some stocking stuffers?

Holiday Gift #4 Fruits & Passion Foaming Bath Balls and Bath Salts Balls(3 for $15 CDN):

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Holiday Gift Fruits & Passion Foaming Bath Balls and Bath Salts Balls

Yummy scents like Orange-Cantaloupe, Grapefruit Guava, Pear Peony-they all smell so good and are great gifts for anyone of any age that loves baths.

If you can’t get to a Fruits & Passion store near you, all of their amazing holiday gift ideas are available to order online! Right now they’ve got free shipping on orders of $25, just be sure to order by Dec. 13 to get your presents delivered in time for Christmas!

I love Fruits & Passion so much more than Bath & Body Works to be honest. I find the products to be not as drying, and their scents so much more interesting! How about you?

Are you finished your holiday shopping yet? 

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, and I thank her for making my dish washing smell so GOOD!  [emoji white smiling face]

Yves Rocher Sparkling Shower Gels($6 CDN each) come in three yummy scents: Cocoa and Orange, Cocoa and Pistachio, and Cocoa and Raspberry.

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Yves Rocher Sparkling Shower Gels

So cute! Yves Rocher Sparkling Shower Gels would make great stocking stuffers.They smell UH-MAZING. No fakey foody scents here! And they’re not overly chocolatey either-just a nice, balance of fruit and chocolate. If I had to pick a favourite, it’d be the chocolate orange. It smells JUST like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which by the way is something I always include in our stockings. Nothing is as satisfying as hitting a table with that chocolate on Christmas morning, right? Plus it’s fruit and chocolate. You get your dairy and fruit servings for the day from one of them. 😛

Yves Rocher Sparkling Shower Gels lather really well and leave you feeling clean and smelling good! And if you get the matching Yves Rocher Sparkling Beauty Oil, you’ll be moisturized and smell yummy all day long! Check out the Yves Rocher Cocoa Collection for Holiday 2013 here!

What are some of the things that you always include as stocking stuffers in your home at Christmas? I remember when Marky was 3 years old, I stuffed a pack of Little Mermaid undies in her stocking(along with other things of course). When she dumped her stocking on the table and saw the undies, she yelled: OH NO SANTA BROUGHT ME DIAPERS. After that I only put socks in there. 🙂

*product sent by PR for review and now I need to go buy some Terry’s Chocolate Orange!  [emoji white smiling face]


The Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set($51 CDN) would make an AWESOME gift. I think this set is one of my favourite things I’ve tried from Mary Kay EVER. They don’t call it Satin Hands for nothing!

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Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set

How cute is the bag? You don’t even have to wrap it-just add a bow and a gift tag and you’re done!

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Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set

The Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set comes with three products: Satin Hands Hand Softener, Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub, and the Satin Hands Hand Cream. I was sent the Vanilla Sugar scent, but there’s a peach version and also an unscented one as well. To get super-soft, super smooth hands, here’s what you do:

Step 1
Use the Satin Hands Hand Softener to get instant hydration by sealing in moisture, leaving hands protected and prepared for the next step. Hands will feel smooth, silky and supple. It’s a petroleum-based product-it’s quite like vaseline. It would make a great heavy-duty overnight hand moisturizer actually. I think it’s a cool idea to use something like this BEFORE you use the next step, which is an exfoliator.

Step 2
Apply the Satin Hands Satin Smoothie Hand Scrub and cleanse and exfoliate in one step. It removes dead surface cells while instantly leaving hands feeling soft, smooth, and looking healthier. Don’t scrub too hard! But honestly, it’s hard to do that because remember, you’ve protected your hands with the Satin Hands Hand Softener before hand! Just rub your hands for a bit, making sure you get your nails and cuticles as well, and then rinse off!

Step 3
Complete this pampering experience by applying Satin Hands Hand Cream. It’ll moisturize your hands for up to 24 hours! The texture is thick, yet smooth but it absorbs quickly, yet making a protective layer on your hands that lasts through several hand washings. My hands feel soft and smooth all day long, and I wash them a lot so that’s something.

I keep telling you how COLD it’s been here in Alberta this past week. And when it’s this cold, your hands take a beating! With the cold air, and then the furnace heat blasting-your whole body gets dry really really fast. But your hands get the worst of it I think. Using the Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set a couple of times a week has really saved my hands from looking like they’re 80 years old. PLUS my cuticles have never looked so good!

You gotta try the Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set.Your hands will thank me! Like I said, this would make an awesome gift for your mom, your sister, your aunt-and especially if you know someone who has to wash their hands often at work like a nurse. They’ll thank you forever and ever I promise!

You can order the Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set online at or from your local Mary Kay Rep.

 Do you exfoliate your hands? It really does make a difference!

*product sent by PR, and I thank her for the smooth soft protected hands! [emoji white smiling face]