Five things + A giveaway!

School’s out and summer’s officially here! What’s in store for the weekend, everybody? My kiddos are away visiting family for a couple of days so I’m catching up on some reading, doing a lot of cleaning (it’s really the only time I feel like I can make some headway) and going out to dinner tonight with girlfriends from the neighbourhood. Here’s a look at some of the goings-on in the past week or two.

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1. Twinning! My daughter and I found matching sandals at Loblaws in Joe Fresh kids.

2. Murale beauty master Eric Wang gave me the most beautiful blue shadow last Thursday for Wink Day, an initiative to support women struggling to beat the cancer blues.

3. (not pictured) Wondering how to build your own gallery wall? I love these tips from the UK’s make-you-smile-style icon Will Taylor.

4. These s’mores couldn’t be easier! Just toasted marshmallows sandwiched between two chocolate-coated butter cookies. (Adapted from Ricardo Cuisine.)

5. Lampe Berger just introduced some gorgeous new scents for summer. Exotic Cocktail is imbued with the sparkling freshness of pineapple, mandarin and orange, the warmth of coffee, coconut and rum, and the smoothness of patchouli, vanilla and musk. Daring Pepper has the spicy head notes of black pepper, saffron and jasmine, heart notes of violet, raspberry and plum liquer (yum!), and sensual base notes of vetiver, vanilla and Cordovan leather. There’s also Summer Night, a mosquito-repelling oil perfumed with the Ocean Breeze fragrance. (Brilliant!) For your chance to win a Lampe Berger starter kit — that’s a lamp, a burner, a 180 ml surprise fragrance (maybe one of these!) and a 180 ml So Neutral fragrance — enter your contact information here, then come back and tell me which of the three new summer fragrances you’d most like to try. You must leave a comment here on the blog in order to be eligible. (Anonymous comments will not be posted.) The giveaway is open to Canadians 18+ (excluding Quebec) and ends July 10, 2015. You can learn more about Lampe Berger on their website, Facebook pageInstagram account and on Twitter, as well as on my posts — I’m an ambassador! — here and here. Lampe Berger products are widely available across Canada.

Updated June 11: Congratulations Darlene S.

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