Magnum Pleasure Shop – Toronto

I’ve been wanting to visit the Magnum Pleasure Shop (yes, it’s their name!) for a while now. Today, I finally found some time to go visit it! When I first got there, it was 9:10pm. I was inside and still waiting at 10pm! It was an hour wait to get inside to get a taste of wonderful ice cream in 35 degree weather! Haha, I must have led you on with the title 😉 Kidding!

Magnum opened a pop up shop on Bloor and Yonge. They will be opened for roughly one month (I vaguely recall reading somewhere that they close on July 28, 2013!) to promote their ice cream. The exterior and interior of the shop is very polished. They have fancy jeweled magnum ice cream displays as well!

Magnum Toronto

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Taking a peak of the inside…

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Now that you’ve had a sneak peak of the exterior and interior (forgive my phone pictures, they’re not very clear!), let’s talk about the long process!

1) You wait in line

2) They give you a menu of the ice cream flavours and toppings  you get to choose

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3) You choose your ice cream flavour (Vanilla or Chocolate)

4) You choose your wanted toppings from a selection of 21! No limit to what you want. They had everything. Even goji berries. Yes, I decided to get goji berries!

5) You pay and enjoy your delicious custom made magnum ice cream!

NOTE: Ask for the “Golden Touch” !!! They sprinkle edible golden flakes (kind of like the golden flakes in goldschlager) on top of your creation and if you’re a girl (guy’s bring your girlfriends!) they’ll give you a Magnum branded golden nail polish! Apparently the nail polish is made with real gold! WIN!

My creation with vanilla icecream, dark chocolate coating, hazel nut/macadamia nuts/almond pieces, chocolate drizzle, goji berries, and golden flakes!

My creation with vanilla icecream, dark chocolate coating, hazel nut/macadamia nuts/almond pieces, chocolate drizzle, goji berries, and golden flakes!

Here's how the golden nail polish looks!

Here’s how the golden nail polish looks!

 

The wait was definitely worth the ice cream and experience! If you haven’t already gone to the Magnum Pleasure Shop, you better get your butt there tomorrow! Don’t miss your chance! And guys, I definitely recommend you bring your girlfriends and have them ask for the “Golden Touch”!!! They’re going to love youuu!

XoXo

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Free Spa Trial Offer – Toronto Only

Today I received this email about a free trial for certain spa services! No, I don’t get paid to promote this or anything. I just figured I like free stuff, others might too!

I’ve had their laser hair removal and it was pretty good! My sister on the other hand tried their face peels and she absolutely loved it!

Note: We had these months ago and we paid for the full session. I’m not too sure how these trials will be. So ladies and gents (yes, I know you gentlemen like spoiling yourselves too!), let me know how the trials turn out to be!

This promotion ends August 30, 2013, so hurry and book your trials!

*Anti Aging, Non- Surgical Face Lift & Body Skin Tightening
*Pain Free Laser Hair Removal
*Age Defying Chemical Peels
and More..

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Canadian Shipping Costs

Today is the first time I will be shipping anything to anywhere. My sister recently shipped a small package (larger and heavier than mine) to Australia for $11. I figured shipping within Canada must be less than that especially since my package is only 1/8th the size of her package! To my surprise, shipping within Canada is ridiculous! Here I am, thinking shipping from Toronto to Vancouver would be less than $5.

Let me describe the item dimensions of the package I will be shipping. It is roughly 8cm x 6cm x 7cm. It weighs a little less than 0.09kg (85g). When I did my estimate on various delivery services, I got a range of $14-$35 and that was their cheapest delivery cost! The item itself is only a few dollars! Broke my heart a little  to find out that it’ll cost me 3x the cost of the item to ship the package! Has anyone else underestimated postal/delivery costs?

Here is a picture of my package with a pen beside it for comparison!

Package

Hot House Cafe – Summerlicious 2013

I recently went to the Hot House Cafe located on 35 Church Street for their Summerlicious 2013 dinner!

Lunch Price: $15

Dinner Price: $25

What I ordered:

Appetizer: Soup of the Day (I forgot to take a picture because I was too hungry!)

  • The Soup of the Day was a type of tomato based seafood soup that had potato chunks in it. The soup was hot compared to some other places that serve cold soup as an appetizer. I personally loved the soup and how it was closer to a stew!

Main: Surf & Turf  (8 oz Angus New York Strip loin grilled and served with a Canadian Lobster tail Topped with Chive Truffle Butter)

Surf & Turf

  • This is a picture of my friend’s Surf & Turf where he got rice instead of a baked potato like I did! He liked the rice. My baked potato was actually just a baked potato that came with a small dish of sour cream. Veggies (beans and carrots) were served as well. I enjoyed my lobster tail, however the steak (mediam-rare) wasn’t anything too special. But for $25 for an app, main, and dessert, a regular steak with lobster tail is totally worth it!

Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • This here was the definition of heaven if you love cinnamon rolls (Cinnabon), caramel, and soft melty-like bread. I generally love cheesecake, but I decided to be spontaneous and got this Sticky Toffee Pudding instead! It was wonderful. My friends rejected their desserts to steal a bite out of mine! I’ll also include pictures of my friend’s desserts for you guys as well!
  • Sorbet (A scoop of seasonal sorbet and berries to finish your meal): I didn’t give this a try, but generally sorbets are light and a sprinkle of fruit is a nice touch to finish a meal!

Sorbet

  • New York Baked Cheesecake (A rich and creamy piece of New York style cheesecake smothered in strawberry sauce): I’m a big fan of cheesecake, but this cheesecake here was super fluffy and almost didn’t taste like a cheesecake. I was expecting a nice dense, regular new york cheesecake. None of my friends or I was a huge fan of this cheesecake, but if you like super light and fluffy cheesecake, this might be for you!

New York CheesecakeIf you have any restuarant recommendations for Summerlicious or Winterlicious, let me know!

 

Despicable Me 2 McDonald’s Minion Toys Complete Set (#1-8)

I haven’t watched the Despicable Me 2 movie yet (I will soon! I promise!), but I came across the cutest toys from McDonald’s (North American Collection) and I knew I had to collect the set! Yes, I’m a horrible person for buying Happy Meals to get the toys! I admit it! But to be fair, I must have gained a few pounds as karma! Leave a comment to let me know how you found the movie! I already fell in love with the toys and a friend of mine warned me that I’d love the toys even more after watching the movie! (Especially those ugly-cute purple minions!)

Here is a picture of my prized collection!

Despicable Me 2 McD Set

#1 Tom Babbler

#2 Phil Jelly Whistle

#3 Dave Banana Babbler

#4 Jerry Whizzer Whistle

#5 Purple Noisemaker

#6 Tim Giggling

#7 Purple Minion Giggling

#8 Stuart Blaster

Here is a wonderful youtube video I came across that shows what each toy does! Enjoy!

And this link here will forever make you happy! CUTESTTT thing ever!!!

WARNING: You will die from cuteness. Seriously.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt3ZwoVulL4

July 12, 2o13 – First Ipsy/My Glam Bag!

This month’s July 2013 IPSY bag’s feature is “BEACH BEAUTY” and it comes with 5 samples!

Beach Beauty

Beach Beauty

Price: $10/bag/month (However, being from Canada, it is $15/bag/month to accommodate for shipping)

1) bhcosmetics: California Collection (3 colours – Hollywood, San Francisco, Malibu)

Full Size: $9.95

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 10% Off

 bhcosmetics: California Collection (3 colours)

2) COOLA: Mineral Sunscreen (0.23 fl oz/7 ml)

Full Size: $36 (1.7 oz/50ml)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 30% Off

 COOLA: Mineral Sunscreen (0.23 fl oz/7 ml)

3) pop beauty: Pouty Pop Crayon (1 crayon)

Full Size: $25 (6 crayons)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 20% off

pop beauty: Pouty Pop Crayon (1 crayon)

4) DEMETER: Salt Air Roll on Perfume Oil (0.29 fl oz/8.8ml)

Full Size: $10 (0.29 fl oz/8.8ml)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 20% off

DEMETER: Salt Air Roll on Perfume Oil (0.29 fl oz/8.8ml)

5) sexyhair: Soy Renewal Beach Spray (1.7 fl oz/50ml)

Full Size: $21.95 (4.2 oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Save $5 off $25 or more

 sexyhair: Soy Renewal Beach Spray (1.7 fl oz/50ml)

 

Total Value of Full Sized Items: $102.90

You get to sample $102.90 worth of beauty products  for only $10/month ($15/month if you’re in Canada)!!! How exciting is that!?

They also have amazing deals and discounts!

July 2013 Ipsy Card