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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

Quarantine Survival: 4 Netflix Canada Shows to Binge Watch

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I am using this self-isolation/quarantine time wisely. I haven't started any new hobbies, nor do I have any interest in learning a new language (thanks for the tip Gwyneth).

Basically, my quarantine survival kit consists of wifi, social media, screen time for the kids, and Netflix. Lots of Netflix.

If you're looking for new shows to binge-watch...here are a few of my faves that I will probably rewatch soon!

Workin' Moms

OK, so I love this show. Not just because it's a Canadian original, but because I think every mom during different stages of parenting can relate to these characters and struggles at various points. It's hilarious, some parts are uncomfortable, and some storylines hit a little too close to home. But trust me, it's an easy and fast show to breeze through if you're quarantining yourself during this pandemic.

GOOP Lab

GOOP has a pretty comprehensive synopsis of what their Netflix docuseries is about (https://goop.com/the-goop-lab-netflix/). But what I found most interesting is how the ideas come to fruition and how the team really uses themselves as guinea pigs to get to the bottom of the research. My favourite episodes were Cold Comfort (ep. 2), and The Energy Experience (ep. 5).

Cable Girls

I needed an exciting go-to period drama to lose myself in, and this one did the trick. 5 whole seasons of how the lives of four young women in the 1920s are connected as they delve deep into their careers at the cable company in Madrid. Love, mystery, crime, drama...it's all there, and it's spectacular! 

Love is Blind

I'm not going to lie, I miss the Bachelor! And this show got me out of my Bachelor slump! There are people you may want to slap, there are budding love stories that may make you weep....all I'm gonna say is that you will love some...hate some....and then you'll stalk them on Instagram to see if they're still together or not! Come on...you know you want to come over to the dark side with me!


What are your go-to binge-worthy shows?


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