Monday, March 18, 2019

Alanna's Disney World Bachelorette!

Disney World Bachelorette

Earlier in March I went on the most memorable girls trip to Orlando, Florida for my friend Alanna's Disney Bachelorette party. Alanna is the gal behind Classy on the Run and our blogs are what brought us together back in 2014. We've been friends ever since meeting at press events, and she's one of the few bloggers I've stayed connected with on a personal, professional and blog-essional level. I'm so excited to be part of her bridal party in early May 2019, and this 5-day-Disney retreat was an awesome way to get the party started.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Fab Fit Fun Starter Box Review | Canadian Subscriber

Fabfitfun Starter Box

As someone who goes completely nuts for gift with purchases (and trying new products in general) I’ve swooned over sample boxes ever since the early Birchbox days in 2010. Once TopBox started in Canada, I tried a few rounds of boxes, one of which featured here. 

When my friend Alanna from Classy on the Run invited me to try the FabFitFun Starter Box for only $8 USD (CAN Shipping) I jumped at the opportunity. My only taste of FabFitFun was last year when my friend Sara passed on her adorable “Meet Me at the Barre” gym bag, which I featured in my “What I Keep in my Gym Bag” post. 
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

HAUL! H&M, Mango, The Bay



I've only ever shopped H&M online once before, and the items arrived half OK half very bad. Luckily, their online garment photos have improved a lot, which means there is less of a surprise once the items show up on your doorstep. H&M also gives you 25% off one item on your first order, which is a great promo to take advantage of if you're interested in trying their "Premium" collection like I was. Keep on reading (and watching!) to see the items I picked up on my last shopping trip across the web.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Best Makeup for Covering Acne | Charlotte Tilbury, Stila, Chanel, Koh Gen Do #FOTD

Acne for Makeup

If there's one thing I've tried to perfect over the last few years of blogging, it would be my ability to correct skin tone, cover breakouts, and truly "highlight" the skin without adding too much product. I've always hated the feeling of thick makeup on my skin, and I find that powders are sometimes the culprit of that. Here's a classic Madeline makeup look using predominantly cream-based products to cover uneven skin tone and texture leaving me with a glowy visage. I'm also using a bunch of new favourites from Charlotte Tilbury, Stila,  Chanel, NYX, Benefit and Koh Gen Do.
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Planning a Toronto Bachelorette Party | Everything You Need To Know

Toronto Bachelorette Party
I bought these awesome photo booth props from AliExpress which were under $10!

At the beginning of Feb I hosted a Bachelorette staycation for my sister Lauren in Toronto. We had so much fun, and staying close to home was a great idea since travelling in Feb is usually a nightmare, and this allowed for us to spend a bit more on hotel and activities. I was inspired by Jordana at I Hart Nutrition when she planned a similar Bachelorette for her sister last year. Between our two posts, you'll have oodles of inspiration for your next Bachelorette Party in Toronto!

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Friday, February 22, 2019

DIY Bachelorette Survival Kit Ideas



In 2019 I’m part of two bridal parties, and the weddings happen to be one week apart. To say that I’ve been busy is an understatement, since I’m definitely committed to making these events as memorable as possible for the brides-to-be. I planned my sister's Bachelorette staycation which happened at the beginning of Feb, and wanted to share the details of our "Survival Kits" that I put together for each of the 10 ladies who attended.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Best (Chic) Prescription Sunglasses | Kam Dhillon Shields at Clearly.ca

Kam Dhillon Shields

I've always dreamed of owning a pair of Persol sunglasses. Handmade in Lauriano Italy, they were originally created for pilots in the early 1900s. Naturally, these would go along with my Fazioli piano, Givenchy handbag and Maserati SUV. But let's be honest, none of this is happening any time soon. Luckily, my Kam Dhillon Shields-53 frames fit the bill, and look incredibly chic on a daily basis.
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

AVON | Love Is In The Air Collection

AVON Love is in the Air collection

I love themed products, especially when pink is involved in the packaging. Kitschy collections always steal my heart, and I'm definitely one to collect beauty products that look good on my vanity. Today I'm sharing some highlights from AVON's Love is in the Air collection, which is available for order online right now!
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Why Murale is the #1 Destination for All of your Beauty Shopping Needs

Murale Haul

If you're a beauty lover and hoarder of Shoppers Optimum Points, you need to visit Murale. The store is located at Shops at Don Mills, and they take makeup and skincare shopping to the next level. The vibe is a bit like BlueMercury in the US, with premium products and very educated reps who can help answer any questions or concerns. I can shop online for clothing like it's nobody's business, but for makeup and skin - I'll head in-store. Here are a few of my favourite products that you may not have heard about before, all available at Murale.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What is Retinol Good For? | Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum Review

Estee Lauder Retinol Capsules Review

I'm moving into the stage of life where my skin no longer suffers from erratic "teenage" breakouts, and I'm more focused on preserving my glow for eternity. I can't say that my skin is #flawless, but it is quite even for the most part. My concern right now is uneven texture, dryness, and fading spots left over from former breakouts. A lot of this can be helped by drinking more water and less coffee/cream, but there's only so much you can do day-to-day.

As someone who has used salicylic acid and lactic acid religiously for the past 10 years, I'm honestly shocked at how much I adore the new Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum from Elizabeth Arden. They cost $84.00 for 60 pieces, or $48.00 for 30 pieces, and though this is an investment option for your skincare routine - I can't imagine life without them.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What's in my Gym Bag?

what's in my gym bag

I don’t know about you, but each January I feel this intense urge to get my life back on track. I start making a schedule, I try to stick with it, and I’m usually pretty good for at least a few weeks. This year my sleeping habits have not gotten better, #busyasabee, but my workout routine is through the roof. I love sweating and boosting my strength, so I’m excited to show you how I keep myself motivated by preparing everything I need beforehand.
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Monday, January 21, 2019

What Ladies Actually Want for Valentine's Day

Valentine's day gift ideas

The holidays have just ended and we're getting back to regularly scheduled programming. My bank account is crying a little bit less... but I shouldn't speak too soon. Valentine’s day is just around the corner.
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Best Red Lipstick | Clarins Joli Rouge, Velvet & Brilliant

clarins red lipstick

I used to pass off all of my red lipsticks to my grandmother, since I never wanted to fuss with the maintenance of keeping a sharp lip line and even colour. Over the holidays, I realized that it really is the easiest fix to throw on some funky earrings and a fun red lip to completely pull together a look. Clarins recently relaunched their iconic Joli Rouge lipstick with a classic, glossy and matte formula, so I tried shade 742 joli rouge in all three formulas. Let's see how they look!
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Friday, January 11, 2019

My Favourite Clothing Finds From 2018 | Huge J.Crew Haul



I go in and out of phases when it comes to clothing shopping, and most recently I've been on quite the high. I did some serious damage at Zara, American Eagle, J.Crew and Abercrombie in 2018 and wanted to share some of my top picks from these brands.
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Thursday, January 3, 2019

How To Have Fun With Makeup Over The Holidays | AVON Cosmetics

Avon Holiday 2018

I'm all about incorporating inexpensive makeup items into my routine to spruce things up during the holidays. This year I indulged in some fabulous and bold products from Avon. Gel Finish polish, True Color liners and Iconic Lipstick - you won't be disappointed with these!
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