Say Bye-Bye Dry Winter Skin With Eczema Care For The Whole Family #AveenoCA

Yeah, despite the weather being pretty balmy here in Edmonton this past week, my skin is deep in winter mode: DRY, DRY, DRY, ITCHY, ITCHY, DRY.

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Now, I don’t have Eczema, but my legs have been so dry and itchy this winter for the first time I think. I’m pretty sure it’s the lack of estrogen in my body that’s the cause, now that I am officially in Menopause-hey that rhymes haha! Anyways, I needed something to help. Scritchin’ and scratchin’ my legs all day is not fun.

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Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm & Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm

Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm is FULL of ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal to intensely moisturizes and help relieve dry, itchy, irritated skin. And boy does it work well! One night and my legs aren’t screaming to be scratched anymore so YAY!
It’s got loads of glycerin and ceramides to moisturize and strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier. And this is a true balm-it’s thick, with water being the last ingredient on the list. Now, as you know I’m usually not a fan of balms-I don’t like feeling like a greased up turkey. But Aveeno Eczema Care Anti-Itch Balm absorbs quite easily, and I don’t notice a scent. It’s great to use at night, as it’s not greasy at all. #NoButterballFeeling

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The New Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Nighttime Balm is awesome as well, and is the first and only nighttime balm specifically formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® colloidal oatmeal and cermaides. It’ll help your baby sleep better and bring relief to their dry, itchy skin as well.

Both of these Aveeno Eczema Balms are paraben-free, steroid-free and allergy tested and have been awarded the Eczema Society of Canada’s Seal of Acceptance.

Highly recommend them if you’re finding that your family’s skin is showing the effects of winter like mine! And especially if anyone has Eczema-these will be a godsend for them. Find them both across Canada, with prices around $21.99-$23.99 CAD. There’s a LOT of product in each tub, and since it’s a balm, you need to use very little, so it will last a long time.

What’s your favourite moisturizer for itchy, winter skin?

I saw this Short and Sweet Tag on my good friend Melissa @Kiss&MakeupBeautyBlog and loved it! So I’mma’ gonna do it because it’s FRIDAY WOOHOO and MARKY IS COMING HOME TODAY YOU GUYS!


So Stupid… shopping anywhere right now….seriously I hate this time of year. I just want to get some dang milk and it takes me half a day.

Even more stupid… when I’m waiting to pay for my dang milk, and some jerk is not agreeing with the price of the oranges he’s getting. WHY. WHY.

Best Day EverI’ve already talked about this one so, yeah I won’t do it again, but you can reread my thoughts on that topic right HERE.

On replay…The Nightmare Before Christmas. You know I remember when this first came out and I was WTF IS THIS DISNEY…but now? I can play it over and over again and I love it. I think I can sing almost all of it now! This is Halloween, This is Halloween…  😀


Totally loving…making all kinds of rice bowls!

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Rice bowl topped with ground beef, tomatoes, green onions, red peppers, chipotle dressing

It’s hard to feed just ME, so lately I’ve been throwing food on top of rice and calling it dinner. It works for me! At least it’s not takeout, right?

Never would have thought…I’d enjoy drinking BLACK COFFEE, but the Starbucks in Downtown Disney has Clover Coffee, and MAN OH MAN… it’s so good and not bitter? I wish there was a machine here in my area.

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Really enjoying…essences right now! I didn’t get the whole essence thing when they first came out, but boy, now that I’ve tried some that really work I am hooked people!

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Some Essence Waters I’m Loving

These two are pretty awesome ones that I picked up in California. And I also love the MIYU Beauty one that I reviewed yesterday. They’re all fantastic at adding a burst of moisture to just cleansed skin that I can’t live without now. I’ll do a more in-depth review of these two moisture morsels soon I promise.

Terrified of…High Blood Pressure? When I was at my yearly Neurologist appointment, she said my BP was high? And scared the crap outta’ me? So I went to my doc, and he said NO, you are FINE. My mama had high BP, so it’s something that scares me and I don[t want any part of it! It’s why I exercise almost every day.

HATE…that our Canadian Dollar is doing so poorly right now! Makes having a daughter going to a US College that more expensive…

Love the weather when… it’s cold and snowy! My favourite time of year is right now! I’m a January Baby, so sometimes I wonder if loving the winter and cold is just an automatic YES for us weirdos born in winter hahaha!

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Hoar Frost

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Best age…is there one? I don’t think so. Just like I don’t believe in the whole Best Day thing too. You make your life what it is my friends…every day, every year can be the best one ever, hey? BE HAPPY. That’s what’s the best.

Regretting…making Marky do math HAHAHA…honestly the poor kid…she was horrible at it, and I’d have to tutor every night and MAN it was so frustrating to teach her! But I made her complete grade 11 level…just in case she needed it….and SHE DOESN’T in Disney’s college so I REGRET PUSHING HER to do something she’d never have to use.


No time for…cleaning?!! Baking?!! I’m so behind on everything and Marky is coming home today. I haven’t dusted or cleaned her room since she left late August. Gonna make Terry do it today because I CAN.  😛

Always hungry for…toast. Seriously, toast rules dudes. And my Zumba Buddy who is Dutch/German got me these and I didn’t think toast could get any better, but I was wrong hahaha!

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Chocolate Sprinkles for toast!

Always ready to travel to…DISNEYLAND and CALIFORNIA of course! Easy answer. Going back in January actually. The American Border dudes always hassle Marky a bit, so we like to be there for her to say YA we be the parents here so…step off jerks. >:(

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So disgusting…pickled herring BLECHHHHHhhhh…it’s a Ukrainian Christmas traditional food and I just can’t!

Pushing myself to… do more moving around! I do Zumba as you know, but I want to move even more. I got a new FitBit and I love it. I am moving more because of it!

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Really want to…Go to Iceland!

Kind of missing… my mama. She died at this time of year, so I have a hard time getting into the whole Christmas Spirit thing. When someone you love so dearly dies at this time of year, you kind of realize that Christmas is really just another day on the calendar.

Dancing to…my favourite Zumba Song is Megan Trainor’s Better When I’m Dancing! It makes me smile every time!

Happy Friday everyone! And one more thing:

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Are you all ready for Christmas? We aren’t at all! Tree still isn’t up yet haha! Although, we don’t really put a whole lot of pressure on the whole Christmas thing. It’s more about spending some quality family time together for us! And that’s what we are gonna aim to do!

I have a new FAVOURITE lip balm! And they are EPICALLY good!

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Epic Blend Lip Balms

Epic Blend Lip Balms are a Canadian Company from Kelowna, British Columbia. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that they’re Canadian! We Canadians know cold, so if anybody can make a lip balm that can keep your lips smooth and moisturized, then it’s us baby! And Epic Blend does it with personality, top-shelf natural ingredients, and without harsh synthetics. Their lip balms are petroleum and gluten-free, non-gmo, and NOT tested on animals. “We think happy lips make happy people. ”  

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Epic Blend Lip Balms-Hemp Coconut

There are three formulas of Epic Blend Lip Balm, and honestly I love them all! They all just glide on to your lips without any greasiness. You know what they remind me of actually? Those REALLY expensive Fresh Sugar lip balms. Yup. That’s what the texture is like, but even BETTER if you can imagine.The key ingredients used in Epic Blend Lip Balms depending on the formula are Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Castor Oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax. Only good stuffs for happy lips!

  • More Moisture- Seven moisturizers, including Organic Shea Butter come together to provide an extra kick of moisture plus a boost of staying power. These ones are the most moisturizing of them all and feel so good on the lips. Like buttah!
  • Hemp Lip Balm- Organic Hemp Seed Oil is a great anti-oxidant, super-nourishing and quickly absorbs deep into the skin cells.
  • Vegan- These ones are 100% plan-based and beeswax-free, instead using Candelilla wax which gives an incredibly smooth texture.

Epic Blend Lip Balms have some Limited Edition Flavours right now in the Hemp Formula: Chocolate Rum and Banana and WOW are these ever great! Actually ALL of their flavours are amazing! Nothing synthetic about them at all! Even the fruitier ones like Cherry-SO GOOD. And if you’d rather not have a tasty Chocolate Rum lip balm( I don’t understand WHY not, but ok), then don’t fret! There is an unflavoured More Moisture Lip Balm.

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    Epic Blend Lip Balms Limited Edition Flavours Chocolate Rum and Banana

Here’s a list of retail stores across Canada where you can find EPICBLEND Premium Lip Balms, but they do offer FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ON CANADIAN ORDERS OVER $15! Each Epic Blend Lip Balms retail for $3.49 each, but you can get a 4 pack for $12.

And here’s the great news! I have a giveaway! Epic Blend Lip Balms has graciously sent me an extra set of the Lip Lovin’ Super Pack, so YAY! Thanks so much! Giveaway Time!

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Win this Epic Blend Lip Balm Lip Lovin’ Super Pack

Just enter using the easy Rafflecopter Widget below for your chance to win the Epic Blend Lip Balm Lip Lovin’ Super Pack!( If the widget isn’t appearing, just refresh this page). The giveaway will be open until December 11th, and is open to everyone internationally! If I can ship it to your country, you can enter! So good luck!

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