As a girl with extremely oily skin, skipping a powder is pretty much out of the question. As a busy Mom, I also don’t have time to be reapplying it. Something about the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder caught my eye at the drugstore. “Better skin within 3 weeks.” Really? I couldn’t stop myself from this impulse buy!

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder

Price: $12.96 CAD

Packaging: I’m a sucker for all things white, so I love the clean white compact. Comes with a sponge and mirror inside. I also love how slim it is. Perfect for sliding into your purse for a night out with the girls!

Claims: This powder claims to eliminate shine and unevenness without looking cakey, and will help you achieve better looking skin in 3 weeks.

My thoughts: I love that the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder is oil-free and contains salicylic acid to reduce breakouts. It does keep my skin matte for a decent amount of time, but I do find I need to reapply once during the day. I find it slightly heavier than other powders I have used, and I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily made my skin better. (although it hasn’t made it worse, either!) I like to apply the powder with a brush instead of the sponge for a lighter application. Overall, I’m pretty happy with this product, but I’m not sure if it will be something I repurchase.

Have you tried any of the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin products?

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder

Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Powder


best fall booties

Best Fall Booties

clockwise from top

Philly Ankle Boot // Black Round-Tow Ankle Boot // Open Weave Bootie // Tassel Ankle Boot // Military Combat Boot // Taupe Pull-on Bootie // Black Buckle Bootie

October is in full swing which means 2 things: Pumpkin Spice everything and Boot season! As much as I love my riding boots, these ankle height booties have really grabbed my attention this year. Buckles, fringe and subtle patterns are some of my favourite looks. All of these styles could easily be dressed up or down with a great pair of skinny jeans or even your comfiest leggings. The best part is; all of these Fall booties are under $100! Check them out using the links above.

Do you prefer short or tall boots? 

*this post contains affiliate links. all opinions are my own.

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preparing for a family road trip

So you’re planning a family road trip and you think you’ve got everything packed. Toys, snacks, luggage, stroller, play pen. All set! I’ll admit, I’m guilty of only thinking about the physical things I need to pack in order to prepare for a road trip. But one thing that’s often forgotten, is keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance! Today I’m going to give you some tips to help you better prepare for your next adventure. I’ll even teach you how to easily change your FRAM Cabin Air Filter for the health of your family!

The Holiday season is upon us, which means traveling to see loved ones and lots of driving. The last thing I would want, is to have something go wrong with our vehicle on our way to visit friends or family.

This is why it’s so important to:

  • fill up your gas tank
  • check wipers are in working order
  • make sure heat and air conditioning are working
  • change your cabin and engine air filters
  • have your emergency kit ready

I was so surprised by how simple it was to change my FRAM Cabin Air Filter. I purchased mine from Canadian Tire where they can easily be found in the motor vehicle department. Did you know that the air inside your vehicle can be 6x dirtier than the air outside? FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters clean the air, so the interior of your vehicle is free of dust, dirt and allergens keeping your family safe and comfortable.

A clogged cabin air filter can block fresh air from coming into the cabin. Just imagine what you could be breathing in. Yuck! FRAM air filters can remove up to 98% of the yucky stuff and are quick to install. I’m going to show you how! (*Instructions for your vehicle may differ from mine)

FRAM fresh breeze cabin air filter

How to Change Your FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter

Step 1:

Open passenger side door and open glove box compartment. Remove dampener cord from right hand side of glove box.

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

Step 2:

Push on each side of the glove box to disengage box stops. Allow the glove box to drop down towards the floor, allowing more room.

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

Step 3:

Pull the glove box shelf carefully towards you to disengage the 4 retainers.

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

Step 4:

Remove air filter cover by disengaging the tab on the left hand side, as well as the tab on the top in the middle.

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

Step 5:

Remove dirty air filter by pulling straight out. Replace with new air filter.

fram fresh breeze cabin air filters

Step 6:

 Reassemble glove box by attaching filter cover, glove box shelf, dampener cord and glove box stops. Done!

After installing our cabin air filter, we also changed our FRAM Engine Air Filter to make sure our vehicle was running at it’s highest performance. Check out other tips on changing out your filters here!

 Fram Engine Air Filter

5 Toddler Road Trip Activities

When you’re about to hit the road for hours on end, you want to make sure your toddler will have lots of activities to keep them occupied! Here are a few of our favourite ways to kill time in the car:



  1. Mess free colouring. There are some seriously neat things out there these days. Markers that don’t colour on anything other than the special paper is one of them!
  2. Books. Lots and lots of books! My toddler especially loves books that have buttons, flaps or slides to keep them interactive.
  3. Reusable Stickers. It’s amazing what you can find at the dollar store. Stickers that can be placed on the window or other surfaces keep my boy entertained for long periods of time! They can be peeled off easily, and stuck back on in different places.
  4. Movies/Apps. In today’s world, technology plays a big part in our every day lives. I try to limit the amount of screen time we give our 2 year old, but sometimes it’s the best way to keep him happy on a long car ride. There are some great learning apps you can get that not only keep them happy, but teach them something, too!
  5. Surprise Bag. Take a trip to the dollar store and fill a bag with new toys, books, play dough, etc., that they have never seen before. Pull it out when the kids start to get cranky and they’ll be so excited to check out all the new, fun things!

What activities do your kids like to do in the car? Do you have any family road trips planned?

family road trip

toddler girl fall fashion

Toddler Girl Fall Fashion

Knit Layer Dress // Twill Shirt Dress // Fox Jumper // Ankle Boots // Jacquard Knit Coat // Sparkle Tulle Jumper // Plaid Poncho // Riding Leggings // Faux Fur Vest

This is where I sometimes wish I had a little girl to play dress up with. How cute are these fall fashions for the little ladies?! From plaid, boots, denim and faux fur, there are so many adorable styles out there right now. My personal favourite is the denim and tulle dress. It would look so perfect paired with leggings and little booties! Hope you enjoy checking out some of my favourite toddler girl fall fashion picks! Just click the links to find out where you can find each item. :)

Toddler Boy Fall Fashion

Toddler Boy Fall Fashion

Buffalo Plaid Flannel Shirt // Suspenders // Chambray Plaid Shirt // Grey Corduroy Pants // Dark Wash Flannel Lined Jeans // Striped Hooded Cardigan // Monster High Top Sneakers //   Camel Utility Jacket //  Grey Zip-front Sweater // Plaid Puffer Vest

With the cool weather and changing leaves, it’s definitely starting to feel a lot like Fall! One of my favourite things about Fall is the fashion. And not just for me! I love dressing up my little guy (even though I don’t think he’ll let me do it much longer). Cozy sweaters, button up plaid shirts, corduroy, and little boots are just too adorable. Who ever said boys clothes weren’t cute?! So here’s a list of some of my favourite fall fashion finds for boys. And don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the girls. Look out for that post a little later in the week! Hope you enjoy these toddler boy fall fashion items!