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Tea lovers! David’s Tea-romance & spice coming your way!

I love David’s Tea and swear by several different types that will be a permanent fixture in my cupboard (just in case you want to know what teas those are: Le Digestif, Organic Cold 911, and Mother’s little helper). I received an email in my inbox that I wanted to share with you regarding some new tea, a tea that’s being brought back, and a new product.
*Please note-I have not received any products from David’s Tea.*

New Tea- The Spice is Right!


Using a green tea base instead of the traditional black tea adds an unexpected hint of freshness that pairs perfectly with spicy cinnamon, cloves, hot chili peppers and sweet orange peel. It’s just so warm and comforting at this time of the year.  This is a great time to enjoy citrus fruits, as oranges are ‘in-season’ in Florida.  Oranges are also considered to represent luck and wealth (Happy Belated Chinese New Year everyone).  In other cultures, the orange is considered a symbol of fertility and seduction, shared between new couples to help love blossom. Oranges were even supposedly given as a wedding gift between the Roman gods Juno and Jupiter. Could there be a better Valentine’s Day gift?

Bringing it back-Cherry Blossom


This tea was from a collection in 2010 and disappeared from shelves too quickly if you ask me.  It’s made up of white and green tea, cherries, coconut and rosebuds, it’s lightly fruity, subtly floral and incredibly romantic.  Apparently it’s coming back but may disappear again-just like the Disney movies we all know and love.  I hope David’s decides to keep this one-I’ll definitely be picking it up.


New product-tea flavored chocolates


These make me so curious I am going to have to try them. David’s Tea has teamed up with a Montreal based Chocolatier to make chocolate bars flavored with their actual loose leaf teas.  Interesting, don’t you think? Flavors available include:  Dark Chocolate with Hot Lips, Dark Cocolate with Cream of Earl Grey, Milk Chocolate with Coco Chai Rooibos and White Chocolate with Matcha Matsu. I want them all.


See anything that’s tempting your taste buds?  What would you like to try? Tell me in the comments below!   I’ll be a tea-sampling fool every time I pass by!

David’s Tea is a Canadian company-but you can also find them online (yes they have an online store!).  Check online to find a location near you!




Winners for Thomas Sabo!


Hi everyone!


I’d like to thank you for your patience regarding the Thomas Sabo contest.  The ice storm really interrupted a lot of my plans for the holidays!  Without further ado, after using random. org, here are the 2 winners:




Please email your mailing address to and I will mail you your prize!

Thanks for entering everyone!

Giveaway!!! Canadian Beauties and gift givers-12 days of Beauty!! Enter me!!!

It’s the holiday season…….

you either love it or hate it.  So let me (courtesy of the fabulous people behind #beautyunited) take some of that burden off your shoulders.

I’m having a contest/giveaway!

From now (December 1) until December 12th, I’ll be posting pictures of holiday inspired gift ideas.  You can win this box right here:


Looks good, doesn’t it?  FYI, I actually noticed that I had taken some items out of it-a silver makeup bag with some cosmetics inside!  Let me say, it’s a BIG box with lots of items inside to keep you looking your best this holiday season!

Here’s what I would like you to do:


1. Take a photo that demonstrates why you should win this box.  Get creative or don’t……but it would be cool if you did!

2.  Send me that photo via email . By sending this photo to me, you are giving me ‘permission’ to post it on my instagram account and/or use it on my blog.

3.  Subscribe to my blog and my YouTube channel, and like my facebook page.

I’ll be posting my holiday inspired photos featuring products from this box starting TODAY!  Follow me on instagram mereditheng115

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reveal ur skin

*This post describes product samples sent for review.  Opinions are my own and I am not compensated for writing this post*

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….I won’t lie to you and tell you my skin always behaves because it does NOT.  Especially when I choose to indulge in treats or go through the hormonal days of being a woman.  There are many many ways to treat skin that ‘acts out’ and I’ve talked about several of them.  However, what if you want to treat your skin a little bit more naturally?


Mark this in your calendars! Monday, May 7th 2012 deal: ebeauty tote-pinch me please!

I love a good deal…..but sometimes I wonder-is it just like the old adage, “too good to be true?”

Honestly ladies, if you are able to take advantage of this, you need to.  I really have no idea why you wouldn’t.  Mark this date down on your calendars-it’s already in mine!

Check this out:

I couldn’t believe this when I saw it….I actually had to read my email again.  It’s true.

So here’s the deal:

You get a tote bag full of products including:


-Tan Towel


-Perricone MD


-EF Studios


-100% Pure


Now anyone who knows even just a teeny bit about any of these products KNOWS that these are high end products with $$$ retail prices.  In my case, just my 100% Pure eye cream sells for $30.00. That’s on it’s own.

Well the time has come-stop drooling over this picture and the contents of this bag and order one already!  You’re dying to know how much, aren’t you…..

The contents of the bag retail for over $350.00 CAD…..but on Monday, May 7th (while quantities last of course), you can get this bag and it’s contents for $30.00.

Yes, I said $30.00.  It’s true….


Head over to to snag yours!  They’ll be gone before you know it!

* also offers free shipping over $50.00!


LeEdge-The next generation in Exfoliation. A review and giveaway for Canadians!

Sunday evenings are my night to indulge in all my skin treatments-to include masks, hand & foot care, deep conditioning, and most definitely exfoliation.  I am what I would call a ‘traditional’ exfoliator.  I get my apricot scrub, get in the shower, scrub my body from head to toe, spend time rinsing it all off, and away I go.

I was scrolling through my twitter timeline not too long ago and came upon the LeEdge exfoliation tool.  It looks like this:

And another angle:

Here’s what the website says:

The Le Edge exfoliation tool has a patented “higher than surgical grade” stainless steel gentle edge that removes the top layer of dead skin revealing the younger vibrant living skin beneath. Design based on the ancient skin care tool, the strigil, Le Edge recalls a time when skin care was all natural without the use of chemicals

Ergonomically designed for easy use by all hand sizes, the handle of the Le Edge exfoliator comes with a rubber grip for “non-slip” use in shower or bath. Use Le Edge as a pre-shave to lift ingrown hairs away from the skin, to help with tie rash and other shaving conditions. Use Le Edge to remove your old instant tan application and to exfoliate in preparation for your new tanning session. Exfoliating before waxing or shaving your body helps to even out the skin’s surface allowing for a smoother shave. Use Le Edge exfoliating tool as part of your pedicure routine to maintain clean and beautiful feet.


I have used LeEdge for approximately 2 weeks.  I use it mainly before shaving my legs, as I have ingrown hairs.  LeEdge takes care of all of that without me having to apply an exfoliating scrub, and rinse it off.  I find that I have a smoother shave with longer lasting results.  I have also used it on my heels to get rid of my rough dry skin-but I prefer to use my foot file on my feed in the shower.

LeEdge is definitely an interesting tool.  I like the idea of  being able to skip the scrub, and this definitely works to lift the ingrown hairs.  Of course it’s pain free.  It’s in my shower and has gotten into my ‘treatment day’ rotation.  Granted, I still use my scrub but I don’t use it if I am going to shave immediately after.  LeEdge takes care of that for me and produces similar results.

LeEdge has generously offered me an exfoliating tool for one lucky Canadian reader to try!  Please complete the Rafflecopter widget in order to enter. Canadian residents only!

For more information on LeEdge:






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