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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016

My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016

Maybe I’m a bit late with my ultimate Christmas Wish List but I hope that Santa sees that I’ve been good all year and I do deserve a nice present. Looking at my list, you probably think that there is no way I’ll receive any of these items since, let’s be honest, they are quite expensive but who knows, there is maybe a CurlySpringBlossom millionaire fan that could surprise me or maybe BeardMan still has a few bucks to spend on his lovely, patient, beautiful and giving girlfriend? Surprise surprise, there is no beauty item in my not-so-secret Wish List: these days, I’m decluttering so much that the last thing on my mind is to add more beauty stuff.

Vitamix

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016 Vitamix

I’ve been wanting this high speed blender for so long, I even hugged one last week at Costco. I’m at the point that I need to bite the bullet and buy myself that damn blender. It supposed to be so good, I’m sure it’s worth every penny. I’ll keep you posted if one day I’ll get one.

Canon EOS 70D

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016 Canon EO 70D

Since I started blogging two years ago, I’ve developed a real passion for beautiful pictures and photography. My IPod gave me what it could but now, I need to go to that next level and really upgrade my picture skills.

FitBit

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016 FitBit

I think that tracking my exercise levels would be a great motivator and help me reach my long-term goals. Everyone I know is in love with this gadget so I’m really hoping that I get one for my B-Day in December (wink-wink)!!

Hiking Gears

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016

This past Summer, I’ve solidified my passion for hiking! I’ve also realized that I need new gears to be comfortable in every temperature possible, because in Quebec, We have our -30 but also some 30 degrees (that’s in Celsius folks!!). Technical Gears are expensive, so this is why they are in my ultimate Wish List.

Mac Book

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016 Apple

What can I say, I want a laptop because I want to write my posts and read my favourite blogs in bed (I know, so lazy right!). I LOVE my iPads but they are not that great for writing and for blogging in general. Beardman has two laptops and he doesn’t want to share – Bad bad boyfriend 😉

Note from BeardMan: Indeed, I have two: one from my employer (a PC that I hate) and an old MacBook that I take with me to watch DVDs while I’m on the road, in hotels. My MacBook’s battery is so bad that Ingrid would give it back right away. She needs a brand new one (or maybe, she could buy me a new one – it’s on my Ultimate WishList – and take my dinosaur… 😉). 

Dog

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My Ultimate Christmas WISH LIST | 2016 Pet Finder

The timing is not ideal right now, but I want to save another doggy. As soon as my living situation will allow it, I will open my home and my heart to a special dog. This time, I want one with special needs like Rudy who is three legged and deaf. I don’t mind the breed, anyway I prefer mutts. I guess I want the dog that no one wants! Rudy was available on Pet Finder (I wanted to place the link but I saw that he was no longer available… this makes me so happy)…  ADOPT DON’T SHOP! Please…

If I could guess, I think that there is a very good chance that I will get all of these items  during 2017 except what I want the most: the dog! My boyfriend probably just had a heart attack!!!

Note: It’s been years since we last exchanged gifts because we always buy what we need and we never really deprive ourselves or hold back… But, I miss receiving gifts so maybe this year, he’ll surprise me (seriously, he has always dodge that rule)!

If I don’t buy as much makeup in 2017, I should be able to buy everything on my list! Maybe 2017 will be a NO-Buy year after all, on beauty products that is… 🙂

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TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 – 2017

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Are you already feeling the Winter Blues and planning binge watching TV Shows during your Christmas break? Then, you may want to consider these! I’ve watched all these shows in 2016 and I thought they were totally enjoyable… Some are old and some are new, but they are still entertaining! Wrap yourself in a nice fluffy blanket, make yourself a nice hot chocolate and enjoy one (or all) of these…

Note: There are no particular order; trust me they’re all very good (according to my personal taste anyway)!

1.

Stranger Things

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Stranger Things is the story of a group of 4 nerdy boys, dungeons and dragons aficionados who stumble upon a young girl in the woods. Tracked by a kind of CIA special task force, those kids try to hide her but follows a series of surnatural, freaky events. This story combines horror, suspense and fiction in a 80’s decor. Excellent ….

2.

The Paradise

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Adapted from an Emile Zola Novel, this show brings us at the end of the 19th century in North East England. It’s a wonderful love drama about the owner of a department store who falls in love with a young employee which brings jealousy and envy from his surroundings. Also about the struggle during that difficult times in the world… You will fall in LOVE with Denise and John.

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Narcos

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

The story is about the rise of Pablo Escobar, Colombia’s #1 drug dealer/producer and the DEA hunt for his arrest. Great show about a guy who is willing to do just about anything to make money, protect his family and stay alive.

4.

White Collar

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Meet Neal Caffrey, a con artist, specializing in art and forgery. After spending a few year in a maximum security facility, he gets his freedom IF he collaborates with the FBI and special agent Peter Burke to catch criminals. But sometimes, Caffrey also has a personal agenda. Under his charming blue eyes, Caffrey is still a brilliant delinquent…

 5.

The 100

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

After nuclear Armageddon, 4000 survivors from different countries prepare a return to their Mother planet but before, they send 100 youngsters to gather information and see if Earth is livable again. But some surviving Natives react to those new inhabitants…

6.

How to Get Away with Murder

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Annalise Keating, professor of defence law, teaches a course on How to get away with Murder and always takes on a few students to assist in her private firm. Unfortunately, she’s now involved in “getting away” from intense suspense and love triangles…

7.

Scandal

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

The beautiful and stylish Kerry Washington plays Olivia Pope, a crisis-management specialist who learned her ropes working for the President. But her twisted life, mixed with her twisted employees’ lives brings a lot of heartaches and headaches!!

8.

Homeland

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Welcome to the world of national security and terrorism in this nail-bitting drama about a CIA agent (Claire Danes) obsessed with finding the truth and doing everything she can to do it. But when you suffer from bipolar disorder, it’s sometimes hard to find the real truth…

9.

Ripper Street

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

This BBC masterpiece tells the story of three police officers, members of the H division based in the White chapel district of London,  in the post Jack the Ripper era. It’s a CSI in the 19th century…

10.

Daredevil

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

If you like those Marvel action movies, take a look at Daredevil, the story of Matt Murdock, a blind defence attorney at day, but a vigilante at night. Based in Hell Kitchen, this hero uses his other senses to fight crime and protect the neighborhood.

11.

Nashville

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Get a glimpse into the music business and the battle of two country singers who want to stay at the top. A great drama with gifted actors and great music… Really fun to watch!!

12.

House of cards

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

After a real US Presidential election, maybe it’s time to watch a fictional one! Curiously, you’ll find parallels between reality and fiction, in a story full of manipulation, deceit and power. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are unbelievable in their respective roles. A must see!!

13.

Walking Dead

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

A cult favorite! The Walking Dead has reinvented this TV genre where you combine horror, suspense and drama. Some seasons are better than the others but just for the makeups, it’s a treat for your eyes. Hope you’re not afraid of blood…

14.

Call the Midwife

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Another BBC classic about the lives of nurses (and Nuns) during the 1950’s in East London. You witness the friendship and camaraderie of women during a difficult time.

15.

Suits

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

In the world of corporate law, this story is about Harvey Specter, lawyer and Mike Ross, his associate but a college drop-out, and their successes in closing cases while hiding Mike’s secret.

 16.

Hannibal

TOP 16 TV Shows | Netflix 2016 - 2017

Another story about a strange pairing: criminal profiler Will Graham and brilliant criminal Hannibal Lecter.You’ll find yourself loving the bad guy and you’ll get sinked into the mind of a Machiavellian psychiatrist. Great entertainment…

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Sudio Sweden | Vasa Blå Earphones Review

Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla Earphones Review

Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla Review

Year after year, it’s always the same thing: I’m racking my brains to find the perfect gift for BeardMan. Because year after year, that little boyfriend of mine seems to be in sink with Santa Claus and he always knows what I want. Honestly, I begin to think that he spends his spare time as Santa’s little helper… And what’s frustrating, is that I suck big time in gift selection. Seriously, after many years together, I just can’t select something that he really enjoys. But this year, with the help of the people of Sudio Sweden, I think that, at last, he will really be pleased with his present. Just hope he doesn’t read this blog because he’ll know what Santa gave him this year and that his gift has been used (only for review purposes)… 😬

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Our newest innovation, the Sudio Vasa Blå features cutting edge Bluetooth 4.1 technology with multi-pairing capabilities. Vasa Blå boasts up to 8 hours of unlimited play-time with unique standby for up to 10 days, giving you the ultimate wireless freedom. With a carefully tuned driver and amplifier, the Vasa Blå delivers superior studio quality sound and noise isolation so you never miss a beat. Its unparalleled design, coupled with being the lightest on the market to-date, makes the Vasa Blå the perfect companion for any Bluetooth enabled device.

Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla Earphones Review

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Available on their website at $140 CND ($110 USD)

Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla Earphones Review

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Sudio really thought about avid music listeners when they designed these earphones. I for one enjoy listening to music and podcasts in just about every occasions: during my morning walks, at work, when I’m training, etc… These earbuds are the most comfortable earphones I’ve ever tried (and believe me, I’ve tried a few – I’m so clumsy, I broke a lot of different models). Compared to my Apple Earbuds, my old Shure SE102 or even my PowerBeats 2.0, Sudio’s Vasa Blå are well-balanced and just stick to your ears. Ok, I didn’t go on a 10K run with them, but I’m very impressed. Even better, the cord length is perfect: long enough for an ideal fit and short enough to move freely. And they look great; the rose-gold body with black cord/sleeves makes them unique and classy.

However, the genuine leather carrying case is a no-no. It’s so small that I’m not sure if the product fits in it. I would have prefer a hard case with an item at that price, just to make sure that it’s well protected when traveling.

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More base and a warmer sound!! When compared to other brands, I felt that overall, Sudio’s Vasa Blå gave a deeper sound, with just enough base to enjoy all kinds of different sounds. Believe me, I gave those buds a run for their money; I listened to just about every kind of music. From Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms to Metallica’s One, the sound was unbelievable. To test them a little further (and to make them feel at home), I listened to the great Swedish jazz band Esbjorn Svensson Trio’s Behind the Yashmak (R.I.P. Esbjorn) and my god, I was blown away!! How such small earphones produce a profound and rich sound like that is beyond me!! While I was at it (and to see if it lasted the full 8 hours after charge), I listened to a few more songs, just to monitor the stereophonic performances of this work of art. U2’s In a Little While and Depeche Mode’s In your Room are perfect songs to appreciate all the sound range and the left/right stereo of earphones. Again, Vasa Blå gave a flawless performance, rendering every note and sound in perfect harmony.

One observation though: I thought that the sound was not balanced; when I closed my eyes, it seemed like the right ear was outperforming the left ear. Maybe it’s just me (I’m just a beauty blogger you know…) but something was different when I switched between brands.

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Those earphones sound great, are so comfortable, they look amazing and the battery lasts longer than my PowerBeats. They also are super easy to connect to my iPhone or iPod and have all the essential commands right at your finger tips. Frequently, while using other wireless earphones, I lose the signal and I must move my iPod around but with Sudio’s Vasa Blå and the newest Bluetooth technology, I left my iPod on the first floor and walked around the house, going upstairs and downstairs, and the music kept playing and playing… Sudio really did a great job in designing a quintessential product for music aficionados. They would be perfect to fit under my tuque! If BeardMan is not happy with his gift, I will gladly take them for myself!

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Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla Earphones Review

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