CNE – Canadian National Exhibition

It’s that time of the year again!!! The CNE (The Ex) is opened on August 16, 2013 – September 2, 2013! If you’re planning to visit this year, here are the prices and specials!

General Admission: $16

Child (5-13): $12

Child (4-): Free

Senior (60+): $12

Family Pass (2 adults and 2 kids 13-): $48


$25 Monday-Sunday

$30 Labour Day



*August 16, 2013 – Opening Day Special: All Admission is $8

*August 27, 2013: FREE for teens 19 and under until 3pm

Monday-Thursday (Except Labour Day): $5 after 5pm

Mondays: $2 for Kids 13 and under

*8 Rides for $20 Special on these dates


August 2013 – Ipsy/My Glam

This month, Ipsy’s bag theme is “GLAMOUR ACADEMY” and like last month, I received 5 samples! I’m going to say it now, I love how this month, the items were matched more specifically to our profiles!

Glamour Academy

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

1)  noya Vanilla Lip Balm

Full size: $3.99

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 20% Off

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2) MICHAEL TODD: Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub (30ml/1 fl oz)

Full Size: $18 (100ml/3.4 fl oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 30% Off


3) NYX: Rouge Cream Blush (3.5g)

Full Size: $6

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: Up to 40% Off


4) PIXI: Lash Booster Mascara Blackest Black (3.0g/0.105 oz)

Full Size: $20

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 20% Off


5) PACIFICA: Alight Multi-mineral BB Cream (10ml/0.34 fl oz)

Full Size: $16 (30ml/1.01 fl oz)

Ipsy Subscriber Discount: 20% Off


This month’s Total Value of Full Sized Items: $63.99

Thoughts for this month’s bag

This month I thought it matched my profile much better! I’m a safe make-up user and this bag demonstrated that! I was really excited to try the BB Cream so I gave it a quick swatch (and a lot more came out than I was hoping, so excuse the big blob). It was a tad bit disappointing because I’m used to BB Cream acting somewhat like a foundation, not like a bronzer. This BB Cream had these gold sparkles infused into it. It’s very light, but I’m not a big fan of sparkly make-up! I washed it off my hand after the swatch and the golden sparkles stayed! So now I sparkle! Other than the sparkles, the BB Cream itself actually matched my skin tone and it was very light when you apply it. I’ve included a couple of pictures for you to see the bronzing/gold sparkles in the BB Cream. Excuse the giant blob of cream. The second picture shows the sparkles and shine much better because I decided to just rub the whole blob down!  Otherwise, I loveee this bag! I know the total value of the bag isn’t as hefty as last month’s, but the items are items I’d more likely use on a day to day basis! Definitely perfect for back to school!