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Water park fun!

Here are some fantastic water parks right here in Canada! Do you enjoy water themed events or are you all about staying dry? Well, if you’re looking for something new to try, hit one of these parks up this summer. You won’t regret it!

Calypso Waterpark, Limoges, Ontario

World Waterpark at West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton

Magic Mountain Water Park, Moncton, New Brunswick

Waterpark at Valcartier Vacation Village, Quebec

Wild Water Kingdom, Brampton, Ontario

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The Fresh Perspective...

Freshair Boutique

Lash Extensions!

So this service is really a big hit and has continued to grow exponentially since it’s conception! I gave it a try last year with the intentions of doing it for an event and then I got hooked! One whole year later I was still going for fills and enjoying the look.

I’m about to go on holidays and I am really contemplating going for another round. The lashes, for the most part, are pretty great but there are a few things that I believe you should be aware of before going in. I found this list of reasons to get lash extensions and yes, the points are totally valid but the list includes no cons.

That’s why I will give you the 411. Here goes…

Here are our personal top 10 reasons why you should seriously consider getting eyelash extensions.**

  1. They will enhance the look of your natural lashes. Check out the amazing difference of the before and after pictures. The really open up the eyes and make them more noticeable.

  2. More dramatic then mascara but less dramatic then strip lashes. You can always go more (volume lashes) if that’s the look you are after.

  3. You wake up looking stunning, every day without effort! Brush your lashes and out the door.

  4. Saves money! No more mascara required. You might even find you don’t need to wear any eye makeup at all. Saving more money!

  5. Saves time! Speeds up your morning and night time routine.

  6. No more mascara clumping, getting mascara on your nose, eyelid or other random places it seems to get. No more drying out your natural eyelashes causing breakages. No more panda eyes, mascara running and smudging under your eyes.

  7. Great for people with sensitive eyes. The fewer products around the eye area the better. Also great for people with contacts or glasses.

  8. Great for the travellers. All your holiday pictures and selfies will look amazing and your eyelash extensions will last for the entire vacation.

  9. Great for special occasions, weddings or conferences.

  10. Great for the gym. Can sweat it up for hours at the gym and still have great looking lashes.

All these things are true but there is a decent amount of maintenance. I wasn’t a fan of the volume lashes but I did find that the classics were more me. About saving money, I’m not sure that is true. A tube of mascara can last me up to 2 months while a fill is around $90 and has to be done every month. Do the math and a year of lashes could be almost $1000 while the mascara could be around $300 for the year!

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the look but as a low maintenance lady, sometimes the effort of arranging your lashes or sleeping on your side face became annoying. Also, let me add that after a few appointments you do get used to the ‘work’.

I’m not sure I have been helpful, but I hope that maybe this can help you decide if you would like a set before the next wedding you’ve been invited to!

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** List courtesy of Emphaseyes

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Freshair Boutique

Mexi-corn salad. Get it in ya!

This salad is so simple and so deelish! Never have leftovers…

  • 6 grilled corn cobs

  • 1 can of black beans

  • 1/2 clup sliced cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup cubed queso

  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro (change to oregano if you’re like me)

  • 1 tbls lemon juice

Dressing

  • minced jalepeno

  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomato dressing

  • 1 tsp honey

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All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a bowl, add the dressing and mix, mix, mix. I like to keep it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so all the flavors can meld together.

Truth be told, you can put whatever you want to in a bowl and drizzle it with whatever you want! That’s the beauty of salad and the beauty of summer cooking!

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