I might not be ready to admit that summer is winding down, but it is. When the CNE is only a couple of weeks away, it’s a surefire sign that September is just around the corner, which also means back to school for many of us. I’m not heading back to school (a couple of online courses don’t count) but I still get excited thinking about BTS shopping – it was always one of my favourite things to do this time of year. Anyways, if you’re heading off for the first time or going back, check out my list of back to school essentials that will definitely make this year one to remember.

I’m notorious for having several notebooks on the go, which doesn’t always end so well. I’m totally coveting the  Rocketbook reusable notebook because it’s so cool. You write on the pages and scan the code on the page to upload everything you’ve just written (or doodled) to your computer so you have everything safely stored and organized. The pages wipe clean so you can use them again and again.

Of course, you’re going to need a backpack to lug your laptop and textbooks around in. I always love shopping for backpacks and totally go for cute (and functional) styles, like this Tibes Backpack, that makes bringing everything around with me that much easier.

Comfortable, stylish kicks are a must for getting around campus, and let’s face it, at some point you’re going to end up being late for class or an exam and will need to hightail it from one side to the other. Grab a cute pair of sneakers, like these Keds Sneakers, for comfortable days spent in classes.

  While yes, school is technically about academics, it also has a major social side to it. Print all of the snaps you capture at parties and events in an instant with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer so you can decorate and remember it all. I so need to get one of these!


We all know that school can get a little stressful, especially around exam time. If you’re living off campus and have a tub you can use, take some time to dstress when things get a little hectic with a bath bomb and keep your skin in check with The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash.

When you’ve been up all night studying or finishing an essay chances are you won’t have a lot of time to get ready to go before you head out the door. Get rid of bedhead in a flash with the InfinitiPro by Conair Hot Ionic Straightening Brush which quickly straightens and smooths the hair as you run it through your locks.

Oh, by the way, students get a free 6-month trial for Amazon Prime, and after that it’s 50% off – totally worth it, IMHO. What are you shopping for for your back to school essentials this year?


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Amazon.ca and contains affiliate links, but as always 


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Ahhh! Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as you can tell I’m super excited! I have my wish list all ready to go and I’m tracking the things that I want in hopes that they’ll pop up as lightning deals. What are you on the lookout for?

If you’re ready to start shopping, make sure you sign up for an Amazon Prime Membership (new members receive a 30 day free trial and then it’s time to get shopping! Before you begin, make sure you check out my tips so you can make the most of the deals and then start saving on beauty products, fashion and a ton more!

Youll have to keep an eye out for “lightning deals” throughout the day as they’re limited time and will be randomly popping up, but you’ll be able to take advantage of many other deals that will last all day! I’ve pulled together some of the deals that I’m most looking forward to here to you can snag them:

Those are just a few of the deals that I’m going to be snagging. I’m also definitely going to be on the hunt for some fun kitchen appliances & gadgets and will be keeping an eye out for laptop deals since I’m very much in need of a new one! What are you looking for on Amazon Prime Day?


Disclaimer: I am part of the Amazon Associates Program but as always opinions are 100% my own! Xo 



Raise your hand if you like online shopping… Yup, that’s what I thought. I’ve been sucked into the rabbithole of the online shopping world more than a few times. You know how it is; you go online to look for one thing and end up following the trail of related items or click through a “21 Colourful Kitchen Gadgets You Need” post on Buzzfeed and honestly think that all of these things are going to make your life that much easier. It’s ok, you can admit it.

Anyways, yes, I’m totally a sucker for online shopping. You can find some amazing deals on things that you want and can pick up really cool items that you might not be able to find in store. I’m going to be completely honest and let you know that I’m an avid online shopper – from clothing to kitchen items to fun little presents – which leads me to what I’m about to share next.

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I’m so excited to let you know that I’m partnering up with Amazon.ca and becoming a part of their Amazon Associates Program. From now through the rest of the year, I’ll be sharing my favourite Amazon finds and deals with you to hopefully help you make the most of your shopping. I’ve shopped on Amazon for years; I’ve been able to find so many amazing items on there, from my amazing ring light and fab beauty finds to the super cute Fuji Instax Mini 8.

Want to know what the exciting part is? I’ve partnered with them just in time for Amazon Prime Day on June 11th, a day when Prime members can take advantage of unbelievable deals on a ton of different items. I’ll be getting the inside scoop on what you can expect so, so make sure you check back before then to find out about the exciting deals!

And now, to tide you over until then, check out a few of my current Amazon faves:


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Polaroid Zip Printer – handy, quick inkless printer for your photos



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How do you like to shop for your beauty products? Online shopping just became a little bit easier with the launch of the Amazon.ca Lux Beauty store, Amazon’s latest offering which features a carefully curated selection of products and brands, including some of my favourites. I’m already a big fan of Amazon so this addition is right up my alley. Now I can shop for camera equipment and lipstick at the same time!

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Bringing together a selection of haircare, styling tools, makeup and skincare, at first glance, the Amazon Lux Beauty store takes on an almost editorial appearance, with links to the products required to create certain looks and styles available – this makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for or to discover new products and brands! Products can also be searched by brand (if you like to play favourites) – of course, I was happy to see Essie, St. Tropez & Stila available on here!

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As you can see, I’ve already managed to find a few of my favourite products, and I think my cart is just about ready to go! On a rainy day like today, I have no problem with doing a little online beauty shopping, and the Amazon Lux Beauty store is definitely doing the trick. And now it’s your turn to do a little shopping! I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift card so you can stock up on a few of your faves – enter via the Rafflecopter form below!
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