March 2017 archive

Spring Things…The Essentials

Happy Friday! Since Spring is technically here, (although you wouldn’t know it with the weather we’ve been having), I thought it would be fun to put together a post with some cute, must-have Spring things…aka Essentials for Spring 😉 Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration…or at the very least it gets you in the mood for some warmer weather!

Essential Things for Spring

  1. The floral trend is really big this Spring and although I’m usually always drawn to floral print, it has to be just right…not too loud or too girly. This off-shoulder top by Free People has just the right balance of pretty and sophistication. In my opinion, Free People can never go wrong, and who doesn’t love a little off-shoulder action?
  2. Camel is probably my all-time favourite colour for purses, so when the nice weather rolls around I get very excited to break out my Spring bags. I absolutely fell in love with this Rebecca Minkoff bag when I first saw it. The colour is perfection and for a mama that always has her hands full, the cross-body is a necessity. The chevron pattern also gives it that chic Chanel look. Love!
  3. Sunglasses are a year round necessity for me and I thought these gold mirrored aviators from Quay X Desi Perkins were perfect for Spring! I have them in the mirrored black colour and LOVE them! They are BIG and they make a statement… and the price is soo good! Now hurry up and get yourself a pair because they sell out fast!
  4. Next up, a little lippy for you…I got a sample of this colour Bitch Perfect from Charlotte Tilbury and thought it was soo pretty. It’s a peachy-nude hue, perfect for everyday, and it screams Spring! Bonus – you can order directly from the Charlotte Tilbury website in Canadian dollars and with FREE SHIPPING!!! (Woohoo!)
  5. Another big trend this season is military-inspired pieces. This Spring you will find it in shirts, as well as embellished jackets. I prefer a more subdued look like this one by BP from Nordstrom but you can also have some fun as there are so many styles to choose from right now. I have to admit I’ve gone a little overboard with this trend, but I just can’t get enough!
  6. I love me a good hat! Sometimes for warmth, other times for fashion, but mostly to hide a bad hair day. This one from Forever 21 is a steal (on sale!) and a great alternative to your basic black fedora.
  7. The perforated booties! This style was big last Spring but being pregnant I didn’t take advantage, (thinking my shoe size would change), so I was super excited when I saw them again this season and had to grab myself a pair. These Dolce Vita’s are from Target and at a fraction of the price, you can’t go wrong!
  8.  Lastly, distressed denim is still going strong (love!) so if you’ve already got a pair or two you’re half way there. That being said, this season the raw hem is where it’s at! Just take a pair of scissors and cut them right above the ankles and let them fray away! These ones from the Gap are super cute and 40% off!

OMG all these florals, pastels and neutrals have really got me excited for some Spring weather, now if only Mother Nature would get the memo! Hope you enjoyed this post and got some ideas for pieces you can add into your Spring wardrobe!

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February Favourites

Hey everyone, happy March!  I thought it would be fun to start a new series on the blog highlighting my favourite products of the month. These will be my most used, newly discovered, (or rediscovered!), beauty and makeup products of each month. I might even throw in some cute fashion finds, great books or yummy food items from time to time. So without further ado, and only a few days late, (#momlife), here are my favourite products from the month of February…First on the list are these super hydrating  Face Masks by Karuna. Sheet masks have been all the rage lately with every beauty brand coming out with their own version of one.  I love these ones especially because they’re made from 100% natural fiber, drenched in hyaluronic acid, and peptides, and the best part? They’re only $10 each! So sit back with a sheet mask on, relax and watch your favourite Netflix series. By the time you’re done, your face will feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom. My idea of a good night!

The next favourite of the month are these 3 in 1 Facial Towelettes from The Honest Company.  I don’t often use cleansing wipes, but this month we had a mini reno at home and being without plumbing for a few days these wipes came in very handy! They aren’t drying to the skin, and remove all traces of makeup including around the eyes. They contain olive oil, aloe and chamomile are so gentle I’ve even used them on my baby girl. Now I’m hooked and will be throwing a pack into my diaper bag, travel bag and yoga bag!

OK, can we talk about this next product for a moment?! Prep Rally by Drybar was probably one of my best beauty finds this month! The first time I used it I fell in love with the scent and it’s performance didn’t disappoint either!  It’s basically a leave-in conditioner and heat protector all in one. It contains Biotin and B12 which means it’s perfect for the dry winter weather we’ve had (goodbye static hair!), and will also come in handy during the summer months or on vacation because of it’s UV protection. Trust me, this one is a MUST-HAVE!

This next item was a bit of a splurge but in the end I’m SO happy I finally purchased it. My hands have been ROUGH this winter, with the cold dry winter and constantly washing my hands with a baby at home, my hands needed some TLC. After seeing the Aesop Hand Balm all over social media, I finally pulled the trigger and bought one. Now I understand what all the hype is about. Soooo luxurious feeling, not greasy, lightly scented (no old lady scent here), and super moisturizing. Not to mention this tube will last you a good few months at least. Do yourself a favour and just get one! You can thank me later.

I really lucked out this month with lip products! I had no expectations with this Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, other than loving the name of the shade (Champagne – duh!). Well, OMG this stuff is amazing!!! It’s 99% natural, full of antioxidants including the powerhouse Resveratrol, jojoba and organic agave nectar, OH and it tastes deliciious!!! It hydrates FOR DAYS!!!!  Plus it leaves just a hint of shimmering pink colour behind. I have used it everyday since I purchased it and will likely pick up another one for on-the-go.

The second lip product is the new Charlotte Tilbury Revolutionary Matte Lipstick in PillowTalk. Just as good as her infamous lipliner of the same name, this lipstick works on every skintone, giving that YLBB (your lips but better) look. It’s called a Modern-Matte finish which means it isn’t a dry formulation (nothing worse than cracked matte lips in the winter). This really is the perfect nudey-pink hue that’s wearable everyday.

bite agave lip mask charlotte tilbury pillow talk favoritesThe last favourite of the month is not a new product, but a new discovery found in the back of my makeup drawer. It’s the Highlighting Duo pencil from Anastasia. This thing has literally given me life this month. With both a matte and shimmer side, it’s perfect to highlight the brow-bone and inner corner of the eyes in a flash. No brushes needed, no messy powder or liquid, just a quick swipe and blend with your fingertip. It makes me look like I’ve had a full nights rest (NOT!) and brightens up the entire eye area.  I don’t know where this magic pencil was hiding but I’m so glad I found it. It’s a new mamas secret weapon!

So that rounds up this month’s list of favourites. Hope you enjoyed it and found something new to try out for yourself!

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