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Self Tanner vs. Jen: Volume 1

Last night I did something.  I succumbed to my sanity and tried self tanner.  Some would ask "Why?" and all I can tell you is, I blame YouTube and beauty influencers with long tanned legs. You see, it started with tan lines on my stomach. Since having kids my stomach hasn't seen the light of day, and it legit startles me every time I take a shower and have to face myself in the mirror. I figured a self tanner would help solve that problem and I set out for product reviews, DIY strategies, and tips and tricks. Which then led me to YouTube. Which then led me to Instagram. Which then led me to hashtags. Which then led me to realize Jergens is still around and hey, a newish (to me at least) product: foam! I could have gone for the gradual self tan lotion that Jergens is so famous for, but no, I went straight for the big guns. If you're gonna do something, you have to be all in. No "gradual tan" BS I told myself. So a few nights ago, I tested the self tanner on m

Behind the Lens #1

A small glimpse at my week behind the lens....

This past week was so busy! We've been keeping it low-key because of this pandemic but last weekend we just couldn't take it anymore. We have a few people in our bubble which helps us stay sane.

Friday night we visited some family for dinner, drinks, and lot's of dancing and booty shaking in the kitchen (totally embarrassed our kids so it was well worth it). 


The following day we ditched the kids (thanks Nonna and Nonno) and met our friends in Niagara Falls for some outlet shopping. I picked up some goodies thanks to Saje (my new favourite store), Under Armour (new shoes who 'dis?), and Bath and Body Works (never thought I'd go crazy over hand sanitizers but this is the new COVID me I guess).

This essential oil spray from Saje was amazing. We were lined up to get into the store and one of the sales ladies sprayed some in my mask to help take the stress out of shopping! Pure genius. My friend and I both bought it...hook line and sink her! Here's a link to the product (nope, I don't make any money off this, just believe in the phrase sharing is caring friends): https://www.saje.com/ca/product/unwind-000058.html. 


Hand sanitizer sale at Bath and Body Works...6 for $10. Luckily they had my favourite scents in stock. 


Ok I'm going to share a little secret on how to save money on shoes at Under Armour. My feet are size 6 womens (sometimes a 6 and a half). These  babies were in the kids section, size 6 Youth....and at 40% off I only paid $35 for them. I don't think I've ever found such a good deal for adult shoes in my life. I don't think I'll ever pay full price for adult Under Armour shoes again!

Then it was on to dinner and drinks at a local pizzeria (Antica). Wood oven pizza with arugula and fresh prosciutto, and a glass of Chianti. OMG I was in heaven.


We clean up kind of nice don't ya think?


.....and a night time walk to work off all that yummy food.


It was a great weekend and although it felt weird to be out and about in our masks it was well worth it. 

This week was pretty tame, work was super busy and the kids were saddled with homework so we didn't really get out much other than the weekly extra curriculars the kids have. Homework in the car while we wait for his sister to finish up with cheer...that's just how we roll these days.


I do have to say though, that I've really enjoyed working from home the past 8'ish months and it's going to be really hard to go back to the office. I'll miss walking these little bozo's to the bus stop in my socks and sandals...my motto is, if you're not embarrassing your kids daily, are you even a parent? (I joke).


That pretty much sums up my last week...very happy that it's the weekend again and can't wait to share next week's adventures!

What's on your plate this weekend?

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