Lise Watier HydraForce Review

I received this Lise Watier HydraForce kit from Glam Sense to try, test and review.

The cream I received is Hydra-Protective Comforting Creme for normal to dry skin.

Lise Watier HydraForce kit from Glam Sense.

Lise Watier HydraForce kit from Glam Sense.

When it first showed up, I was skeptical. How could this little device actually tell me how hydrated my skin is. I figured it must be some sort of trickery. I immediately started testing all the things. Incase your wondering, my tongue is very well hydrated and my shirt didn’t even register. After determining that this device was actually legit I went about my testing.

First I tested my hand (in a few locations), my t-zone and my cheek (also in a few locations). All results were coming in around 30%. But this is where I screwed up, first I didn’t take screenshots to show those results. Second, I applied the cream and then re-tested in the wrong areas of the app and screwed up all my test results. My bad. So I waited 36, deleted my app data and tried again.

This is where I was surprised. My results (without the cream applied) were actually higher this time. Even though it had been 36 hours since using the cream, my skin was still more hydrated than before. At this point I had only applied the cream once. WOW! This is good news to me because I never remember to apply any sort of cream.

Results - 30 minutes after shower, 36 hours since first application.

Results – 30 minutes after shower, 36 hours since first application.
February 29th 2016, 7am

I then applied the cream and tested again. All results came in at 60% (max.)

Results - immediately after applying Lise Watier HydraForce.

Results – immediately after applying Lise Watier HydraForce.
February 29th 2016, 7am

Awesome right!

I applied some more cream in the middle of the night (forgot to do it before bed, opps) and tested 4 hours later.

Results - 4 hours after 3rd application.

Results – 4 hours after 3rd application.
March 1st 2016, 6:20am

As you can see the results 4 hours after application weren’t as good as the morning before after the shower, but still pretty good.

Overall I really like this cream. It really seems to hydrate my skin and keep it hydrated. It feels nice, absorbs quickly and does not leave my skin feeling greasy or sticky. It works great under makeup too. The only thing I don’t like is the smell. It reminds me of a cheap, floral perfume. And it is strong. With a name like HydraForce I expected something with a light scent or none of all. Something more refreshing, like ocean or cucumbers. To me it smells like something a old lady would wear; but maybe that is their target market. I would still purchase this product based on my results and hope that I would eventually get over the smell.

Putting Lise Watier HydraForce to the test!

Putting Lise Watier HydraForce to the test!

Are you curious how hydrated your skin is? Check out the Lise Watier HYDRAFORCE SQUAD event in your area! Are you in Vancouver? The event is happening today from 11am – 4pm at London Drugs on Granville!

For Reference - Lise Watier HydraForce Moisture Levels

For Reference – Lise Watier HydraForce Moisture Levels

Disclosure: I received the Lise Watier HydraForce kit from Glam Sense to review. All opinions are my own.

What’s for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

My Toddler (and husband) loved this Cheeseburger Casserole from Skinnytaste.com.

What's for Dinner: Cheeseburger Casserole

I have been trying to cook a little healthier; healthier meals are not always toddler and husband approved but this one was a hit. I knew it would be… meat, cheese, noodles… I left the pickles off. Would totally make this again! So easy!

I think my biggest complaint is that it uses 2 TBSP of tomato paste. I hate opening up a can of tomato paste to only use a small part of it. Solution, I also made up some homemade pizza sauce and stuck it in the freezer for later. Super easy. I make a lot of homemade pizza so this is a great solution for me. Bonus: toddler LOVES pizza.

What’s for Dinner: Cauliflower Tots

I made these cauliflower tots to go with dinner. I made them with my toddler in mind, he really seem to enjoy them. I wouldn’t say he loved them but he ate two at least. They were a bit of work but overall not hard.

Cauliflower Tots

They look like hashbrowns. I honestly thought he would gobble them up like he does with tater tots. Guess you can’t fool a 1 year old! But eating two is still a big success in my books.

I used my food processor to chop up the cauliflower and onion. I feel like that made them a little easier. I left out the parsley because I didn’t have any. Also, I don’t really like parsley.

What’s for Dinner: Fried Rice

Tried this Fried Rice recipe from gimmesomeoven.com last night and it was so good. I did make a few small changes – I left out the sesame oil and used mixed veggies instead of peas. I also added a little bit of leftover BBQ pork.

Gimme Some Oven Fried Rice

I have made fried rice before but this one turned out way better. I think it was the addition of the oyster sauce. Or maybe it was the cooking in better. Either way it was great!

Toddler Food: Fun with Cookie Cutters

I see all these cute things on the internet where people use cookie cutters to make things look cute. So I tried it. 

Toddler Food - Fun with Cookie Cutters

Cupcake shaped sandwich and cucumbers.

As you can see it was a bit of a fail. The only cookie cutters I have are in the shape of dog bones, ninjabread men and cupcakes.

Ninjabread men were too big. Dog bones… just no. So cupcakes it was. They didn’t turn out very good. Guess I need to go on a hunt for more (smallish) cookie cutters.

Cutting everything into the shape of cupcakes didn’t encourage him to eat it. He threw most of it to the dogs.

Todder Recipe: Mini Pizza Bombs

These were supposed to be mini pizza muffins but I HATE washing muffin tins so I baked them on a cookie sheet with some parchment paper. Much easier to clean up!

Mini Pizza Bombs
Mini Pizza Bombs
Yields 25
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
95 calories
6 g
20 g
7 g
3 g
1 g
29 g
61 g
0 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
29g
Yields
25
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95
Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 61mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g
2%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
6%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  9. 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  10. 1/2 cup diced pepperoni
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning and salt.
  3. Whisk together oil, milk and eggs; add to flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
  4. Mix in cheese, bell pepper and pepperoni.
  5. Roll in balls and place on a lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes; until golden and toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. You can also bake these in a muffin tin.
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calories
95
fat
7g
protein
3g
carbs
6g
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Adapted from Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
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What’s for Breakfast: Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

I am always looking for an easy breakfast that is quick to make to take and eat at work. Mornings with toddlers are busy enough; finding time for breakfast when he have to be out the door by 7:15 is hard. Overnight oats to the rescue! The options for them are endless and they are good for you too.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

What is your favourtie overnight oats recipe?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
382 calories
51 g
3 g
15 g
16 g
2 g
277 g
157 g
22 g
0 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
277g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382
Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
23%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 157mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 51g
17%
Dietary Fiber 10g
38%
Sugars 22g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A
7%
Vitamin C
21%
Calcium
26%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup quick oats (any oats will work)
  2. 2/3 cup skim milk
  3. 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  4. 1 tbsp peanut butter
  5. 1 tbsp jam
  6. 1/3 cup raspberries
Instructions
  1. Add oats, milk and flaxseed to a contain. Mix and put in fridge overnight.
  2. When you are ready to eat top with jam, raspberries and enjoy!
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calories
382
fat
15g
protein
16g
carbs
51g
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This is Thirty

This is it. I am 30. 3-0. Thirty.

I turned thirty three weeks ago. It feels a little bit different than 29. I find myself questioning things I never used to; like does this shirt make me look old? Am I too old to braid my hair? Perhaps these were things I always thought but never noticed until now. Maybe these things just came with being a Mom? Anyway, somehow, I do feel older… different. This is thirty.

There is nothing wrong with being thirty. It is only one more than twenty-nine. But somehow it makes me feel slightly sad. I can’t really put my finger on it.

I hear the thirties are awesome (some even say the best) and I know there are going to be better then my twenties. But still, this was just something awesome about being twenty.

Goodbye twenties. Hello thirties.

What’s For Dinner: Homemade Perogies, BBQ Naan, Hummus and Veggies

Meatless Monday!

Occasionally I participate in Meatless “Monday”… but I don’t always do it on a Monday. In fact, I made this meal on a Wednesday… Meatless Wednesday can be a thing right?

Homemade perogies, homemade BBQ naan, homemade hummus, veggies and sour cream. This was a fun mixed dinner – all delicious – but did take some time to make.

Homemade Perogies, BBQ Naan, Hummus and Veggies

Homemade perogies are easy but time consuming. First you have to make your dough and filling. Advice, let your dough sit for a while before rolling out. I used to always skip this step not realizing it made it harder to roll out… much easier if you let it sit! Rolling and cutting out the dough sucks. Honestly, if you are going to make homemade perogies just make what you need – I always make too many and it takes too long. But they are soooo good. I always just use whatever dough comes up in google; this one works pretty good. For my perogie filling I use mashed potatoes with onions, I skip the cheese.

Homemade naan is something I only recently tried. It is delicious and not too hard. Sometimes I cook it in a frying pan and that takes forever. Recently I tried cooking it on the BBQ and it came out great and cooks up WAY faster. I can cook 6 or so pieces at once this way and it adds a nice flavour. I use this recipe and it turns out great everytime. Sometimes I add garlic, sometimes I forget – both are good. I also don’t butter every piece (I use oil), just the first few when cooking on the BBQ or every 5 or so when cooking one at a time in a pan.

My hummus recipe changes every time. Chickpeas, oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, salt, etc. Put in food processor/blender, blend and you have hummus. Pretty easy.