Bargain Buys: Shoppers Drug Mart Teen Pack and Gear for Girls 2016

When I was a kid, I loved Back to School shopping! What can I say? I’ve been a stationery junkie my entire life!

During my teen years, I remember my parents would get me something called a Teen Pack. These always became available just before the school year started and was available for both girls and boys. They would contain travel sized products of things like toothpaste, soap, anti-persperant and more. Pretty much your daily essentials.

I had forgotten that these existed until a recent trip to Shoppers Drug Mart. I also don’t remember the packs being this big and elaborate either! They come in large boxes with 14 or 15 products with quite a few of them being full sized!

At the price of $10.99, this is such a bargain! Your teen will love this! But quite honestly, these products are great for adults, too! Who says we can’t get a teen pack, as well? 😉

This year, I noticed two versions of the Teen Pack that is available for girls.

 

teen pack 2016

 

The first pack is simply called “Teen Pack” and contains these 14 products with a value of over $53:

  1. Gum Ora-Clean Soft Toothbrush – 1 count, full size
  2. GUM Professional Clean Flossers – 40 count
  3. U By Kotex Travel Pack – 6 count
  4. Purell Flip Cap Ocean Kiss Hand Sanitizer (except I received the Refreshing Gel kind) – 59 ml
  5. Quattro for Women Disposable Razor with Raspberry Rain Scented Handle – 1 count
  6. Dove Go Fresh with Mandarin and Tiare Flower Scent Soap Bars – 2 count x 90g, full size
  7. Dove Go Fresh Cool Essentials Cucumber Scent Anti-Persperant Stick – 45 g, full size
  8. Pantene Airspray Travel Size – 30 g
  9. Olay Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths – 25 count, full size
  10. Dial Coconut Water + Mango Body Wash – 473 ml, full size
  11. Crest Pro Health Clinical Gum Protection Toothpaste – 20 ml
  12. Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear – 4.25 g, full size
  13. Joe Fresh Lip Glass Kissable – 1 count, full size
  14. Royale Facial Tissues – 10 count

 

teen pack 2016

 

That’s pretty good considering you are getting seven full sized products!

 

teen pack 2016

 

The second – and in my opinion better – teen pack is called “Gear For Girls”. This one contains these 15 products with a value of over $64:

  1. Gum Ora-Clean Soft Toothbrush – 1 count, full size
  2. GUM Professional Clean Flossers – 40 count
  3. Platex Sport Combo Travel Pack – 4 count
  4. Quattro for Women Disposable Razor with Raspberry Rain Scented Handle – 1 count
  5. Dove Go Fresh Rebalance Body Wash in Plum and Sakura – 354 ml, full size
  6. Purell Flip Cap Ocean Kiss Hand Sanitizer – 59 ml
  7. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes – 7 count
  8. Aveeno Invigorating Body Wash in Grapefruit + Rosemary – 473 ml, full size
  9. Nivea Lip Butter Tin in Blueberry Blush – 16.7 g, full size
  10. Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear – 4.25 g, full size
  11. got2b Beach Trippin’ Salt Infusion Waving Spray – 200 ml, full size
  12. St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion in Shae and Oat – 184 g, full size
  13. Yes to Cucumbers On-the-Go Facial Wipe, 1 count
  14. Essence Lipstick – full size
  15. Royale Facial Tissues, 10 count

 

teen pack 2016

 

This is the one I prefer, myself. Not only because there are eight full sized products(!!!) but because I’m likely to use more of the products that were included.

There are some products that overlap in both – like the GUM products and the Burt’s Bees – but there’s enough variety in each one that it appeals to many people. These are just so practical!

Regardless of which one you go with, at $10.99 a pack, they are a steal of a deal! A wide variety of products, many of which are full sized, makes for a great box! It’s also a great way to try many products you may have had your eye on but never bothered to purchase at full price. These also make a great gift!

When I think about it, these have been around forever. I don’t know why they aren’t talked about more! These are probably the best kept secret when it comes to  bargain buys because quite honestly, looking at the value in each box, these are a fantastic deal for everyone! And there are ones also available for guys so it caters to all audiences. 

Have you bought or received a Teen Pack before? What do you love about them? 🙂

xoxo

Disclaimer: I purchased both packs with my own money. There are no affiliate links in this blog post.

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June Favorites 2016

June Favorites 2016

Another month has gone by! We are well into July already and only now am I putting together my June faves. I must say, though… it was difficult to keep my faves to only a select few! I had quite a few faves in June! However, I’ve decided to save a couple for my July post. 😉

This month I’m mixing things up a bit with my faves. I will write about my beauty favorites – as usual – but I also have a bonus fave this month. Since there’s quite a bit to go through, let’s get started!

My first June favorite is the Annabelle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads. This has been a fave since… gosh, I don’t even know! At least for the last year. This is my third jar and there are only two remover pads left in it. I already have a backup for when this runs out! Quite honestly, I’m surprised I’ve never really written about this before! This is probably my biggest “unsung hero” product. 😉

 

Annabelle Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads

 

Removing my eye makeup has been effortless and quick since I started using this… it even removes mascara and waterproof eyeliner so easily! There is a smooth side and a patterned side on the pad. I love that’s it’s oil free so it doesn’t feel greasy at all and when I do have eyelash extensions (usually around when I am going on holiday somewhere hot) it’s perfect because you’re only supposed to use oil free products to make sure your lashes last as long as possible! I also wear contacts and these do not bother or irritate them at all. This stuff is great!

 

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My next fave is the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer in the shade 07 Sand. This foundation is love! Why? Well, let’s summarize:

  • It has a pump! This is huge for me. I always complain when there isn’t a pump because it gets messy! So a pump is a huge plus!
  • There are 14 shade choices – not many drugstore foundations have this much choice!
  • Feels nice on my skin. It’s not heavy or greasy. It just feels lightweight. And it’s waterproof and sweatproof to boot! And last but not least…
  • It’s a dual purpose product. I don’t need a separate concealer when I use this foundation.

There are so many positives! The one big negative, though, is that I haven’t seen this in stores in Canada yet. I sure hope it comes one day!

For more about my experience with this foundation, along with swatches and looks, you can read my in depth review of this product here.

 

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

 

Okay.. what’s next? Oh yes! The Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in Deep Black… straight from Japan! I had heard about this liquid liner from various sources in the last few years… YouTube, beauty blogs, etc… and I’ve always wanted to try it. Thanks to a Facebook friend who had a friend visiting her from Japan, they were nice enough to pick one up for me! I’m still ever so thankful because I’m super impressed with this eyeliner!

As you may know, I use the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. The Dolly Wink one is very similar.. but for some reason, the brush seems a lot easier for me to use. I’m not entirely sure why. I don’t want to go too in depth here because I will be writing a review about it soon but let’s just say that it’s a rich black with awesome staying power that’s really easy to apply! All great things when you’re looking at a liquid liner. 🙂

 

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner

 

Now that it’s summer, sunscreen is an important part of my skincare regime. Last year, ChickAdvisor sent me a tube of Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces SPF 50 sunscreen to try out and review on their site. It quickly became a favorite then and I continue to use it now.

Because it’s for sensitive skin, it’s the perfect sunscreen for my face. It is free of dyes, oils, alcohol and fragrance and is non-acnegenic. It is pretty thin in consistency so it feels light on my skin. Upon application, it is very white but it’s super easy to rub in and once you rub it in, it’s no longer white. I actually like that it’s white because it helps me keep track of where I have applied the sunscreen. It’s an SPF 50 suncscreen so it’s more than enough protection for day to day. I use this daily after I apply serum and moisturizer. And at the end of the day, for just under $8 CAN at Walmart, this is a great product for an affordable price!

 

Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces SPF 50

 

Well, that’s it for the beauty favorites!

For my bonus favorite this month, I’ve chosen an accessory – I am in love with the Carefree Bracelet from Color By Amber! It’s made with wooden beads and have two dangling charms made with the Feather interlayer. The Feather interlayer is probably one of my faves!

 

Color By Amber Carefree Bracelet

 

What I love the most about this bracelet is that it goes with everything! Regardless of what clothes I am wearing or  what colors my clothes are, this will match it. It looks great on it’s own but I love pairing it with skinnies! This bracelet (and the skinnies) are so light and comfortable to wear and is a versatile piece that I can wear with anything and everything! You really can’t go wrong with it!

 

Color By Amber Carefree Bracelet

Color By Amber Carefree Bracelet with Skinnies

 

So there you go, all of my June faves! What were you lovin’ this month? Share in the comments below! 🙂

xoxo

Disclaimer: I purchased everything mentioned in this post with my own money. The only exception is the Coppertone Sensitive Skin Faces SPF 50 sunscreen which I received for free from ChickAdvisor in exchange for my honest opinion.

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Review: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Birthday weekend has proved to be very relaxing! While I still had some “spring cleaning” to do, for the most part the weekend has been pretty easygoing. Perfect considering my day job is starting to ramp up. You know things are starting to get busier when it feels like you blinked once and it’s already Friday! That’s exactly how I felt on Friday.

It has been a very busy June with work and camping and, of course, a trip to Las Vegas to see two of our dearest friends get married! It was such a great time!

But I’ve been back to reality for a few weeks now and with that, I have started blogging again. I missed it. 🙂 And what better topic to blog about than the new (new to me?) Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer. Why? Well… just because, I guess. And quite honestly, the five days I spent in Las Vegas was absolutely perfect when it came to test driving a new foundation! This one in particular, to be exact. We’ll get to why a little later.

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