2018 is only a few days away and with it comes a chance for a fresh start. Like many of you, I’ve decided that fitness is at the top of my list and this year I want to make a real promise to myself to stick with it. I’m going to be turning 30 in April and I want to be in the best shape of my life – both physically & mentally, but also in life in general. Am I going to become a fitness junkie? Nah. Am I going to try to be more active, eat healthier & make small life changes to get there? Absolutely.

If you’re like me and want to make a difference in your life this year, I’ve pulled together a list of a few products that might help to make your goals a bit more attainable. Check them out in and let me know in the comments below what your resolutions are & how you plan on getting there! (And don’t forget to sign up for your free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime for better pricing and free shipping on these items!)

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1. A cute pair of yoga leggings – Let’s face it, having a new set of workout clothes is definitely motivation to get back into a fitness routine. These leggings come in several colours and patterns and the stretchy material is great for easy movement.

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2. A fitness tracker – If you feel like you need a bit more of a push to stay active throughout the day, a fitness tracker might be just what you need. The Fitbit Charge 2 tracks your activity throughout the day, calories burned, heart rate and sleep among other things. I love that it reminds you to get up and move if you’ve been inactive for a while, which is great if you sit at a desk all day.

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3. Some new kicks – If you’ve been wearing your running shoes for a while, now might be a good time to pick up a new pair. A new pair of shoes can give you the support you need while active and help improve your workouts.

 

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4. A convenient yoga mat – Looking for an easy activity you can do at home? Yoga is great for any level of activity and can help improve your mindfulness while you’re at it. A comfortable yoga mat, like this affordable version, can be carried anywhere. There are tons of apps out there that can help you get your routine started on your own or check out a local class to get going.

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5. A motivating cookbook  – Feeling healthier is just as much about taking care of yourself on the inside as on the outside. If you need some inspiration for healthier food options that taste good, try picking up a few cookbooks that focus on delicious, good-for-you meals. There are a ton of options out there right now, like The Beauty Chef and Oh She Glows, that will help you to make better food choices without sacrificing taste.

How do you plan to put your New Year’s Resolutions into action?

 

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It’s officially cold here. The temperature has dropped, the dryness and harshness of the weather is killing my skin, and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate (and maybe a little Amarula) and watch one of the 30 romantic Christmas movies I have PVRed and lined up in my Netflix queue.

If this sounds like you too, you’re going to love this post because I’m sharing my cozy winter must-haves – the items that I’m counting on to keep me snuggled up and feeling warm this season.

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This time of year, you’re likely to find me binge-watching Netflix while curled up in a blanket – this one, to be exact, as of late: Pinzon Velvet Plush Throw Blanket. Curl up, share if you’re feeling nice, and settle in for the deep chill.

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Another thing that’s been helping to keep me occupied (when I need a break from Netflix, that is) is my new Kindle Paperwhite b. I picked it up on Black Friday, and luckily for you, it’s on sale for $99 again. I’ve loaded it up with a ton of great books that will get me through my hibernation period and it fits nicely inside my purse for those rare days when I feel like venturing out in the snow.

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Of course, there’s nothing worse than getting up from the couch and stepping on the cold floor. A pair of comfy Memory Foam Slippers like these ones, which carry a fantastic price tag, is exactly what you need to keep your feet warm and cozy.

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As I mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a tasty, spiked hot chocolate when it gets cold out. This S’Mores Hot Chocolate certainly fits the bill. Bonus if you throw some mini marshmallows on top. I’ve been having a hell of a hard time finding a store that has them in stock though, so if you have a lead please let this girl know.

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Since you’ve got the hot chocolate ready to go, you need a cute, Instagram-worthy mug to pour it into. How about this Cute Cat Mug?

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And for the ultimate in comfiness, grab a sweater you can wrap yourself up in. There’s nothing worse than getting up from your couch-coma and freezing your lil butt off. This one will take care of it for you.

What else do you include in your cozy winter must-haves?

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I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m a sucker for a good Black Friday deal. There’s something about scoring something awesome at an amazing price that makes me feel happy inside. Black Friday is the perfect time to pick up that gadget you’ve been eyeing, stock up on essentials, try something new that you’ve been putting on hold because of prices or to snag some amazing deals on Christmas presents! Of course, online shopping has made this so much easier; no waiting in lines hoping to grab one of the few the store has in stock and quick delivery to your front door are both major pluses! I’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals on Amazon – take a look and let me know what you pick up! (PS. Don’t forget to sign up for your free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime for free, faster shipping and better prices on many of these items!) I actually have a few of these in my cart right now waiting for me!

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  1. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for $132.99 (40% off)

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2. Watches up to 50% off like this gorgeous Bulova one  for $157.05 (40% off)

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3. Amope Perfect Pedicure Set for $53.97 (23% off) – this one makes a great Christmas present!

 

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4. Instant Pot 6 Quart for $89.99 (40% off) – I’ve been wanting one of these for a while after hearing SO many people rave about them – this one regularly sells for $150 so now’s a great time to pick it up!

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5. Kindle Paperwhite for $99.99 (29% off) – another item I’ve had my eye on for a while but I wanted to wait to see if they would go on sale – time to grab one!

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6. 23andMe DNA + Ancestry Test for $149.99 (40% off) – I’ve been hearing so much about these DNA tests lately and how cool it is to see the results!

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7. Amazon Echo Dot for $49.99 (regularly $69.99)

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8. Save 20% on Radha Beauty Essential Oil Sets – this set of their Top 8 Essential Oils ($23.95 – save 52%) is great for updating your collection or for giving to a friend! I actually have this set and LOVE it!

Now that you’ve seen my list of the best Black Friday deals on Amazon I want to know what you’re shopping for today! Let me know in the comments below.

 


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The weather back home has definitely taken a bit of a turn – can you believe we’ve already had snow in Toronto? Lucky for me, I managed to escape just before the cold hit and I’m spending a couple of weeks visiting my family down in Costa Rica. Since I know many of you are planning on getting out during the winter and heading somewhere with a more comfortable climate, I’m sharing my beach vacation faves. All of these can be found on Amazon, so make sure you sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial for better pricing and free shipping on many of these items!

Anyways, if you’re planning a getaway soon, you may want to add one or two of these to your list!

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  1. A super cute one-piece bathing suit. I’ve been wanting a one-piece for a while and I fell in love with this adorable red one! They have it in a ton of other phrases and colours as well. I do suggest buying a size up than you normally would because it fits a little short.

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2. Sunglasses! You can’t go on a beach vacation without bringing a pair of sunglasses along with you; if they’re stylish even better. I love the rose gold tone to these ones.

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3. A maxi dress makes for a perfect piece that can go with you anywhere. They’re comfortable and stylish, making them nice to wear on the beach or out to dinner.

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4. If you’re like me, you’ll want a fun, giant floatie to bring with you. Last time I was down I brought a unicorn (which my pup popped) and this time I have a flamingo to hang out in!

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5. I’m so here for the fanny pack – bonus points if it has a fun pattern (like tacos!) on it. They’re great for travel, hold the necessities and I like being able to have it close by so I never worry.

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6. Pick up a colourful beach towel to dry off after spending the day in the water. It doesn’t hurt that it looks good on Instagram 😉

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7. If you’re staying at a resort, you’ll want a comfortable pair of sandals to wander around in. These Steve Madden sandals are adorable and perfect for walking around in!

 

Are you planning any beach vacations this fall or winter?

 


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When it comes to shopping on Amazon, do you tend to think of things like gadgets, housewares & accessories? Well, in case you didn’t know, Amazon has an amazing selection of luxury beauty brands and products (oh, and don’t forget to sign up for your free 30-day Amazon Prime trial to save more & get free shipping on a ton of items).

They have a little bit of everything and cover just about all of your beauty needs; you can find haircare, nail polish, makeup and skincare all on there. What’s better than getting the products you want delivered right to your door, especially as we go into to chillier months? I’ve rounded up 6 of the best luxury beauty items on Amazon so you can discover a new favourite. OH – and right now you can save 15% off your first luxury beauty purchase with the code NEW2LUX!

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If you’re looking for a new haircare brand to try out, R+Co has got to be on your list. The salon-quality products are a little sassy in their names and the packaging is gorgeous. This dry shampoo has quickly become one of my faves.

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