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Velour Lashes REVIEW + Live in Lashes EVENT [BEAUTY]

Velour Lashes is a Toronto based beauty brand that makes (in my opinion) the best luxury faux lashes! I had the pleasure of attending their very first pop up shop at the Eaton Center via Sephora. This pop up’s main goal was to “inspire lash confidence”. It did the trick for me, that’s for sure. A pro at applying falsies on others but terrible at doing my own. Finally a product I’m confident in applying to myself. Naturally I have long eyelashes and with mascara I can get them even longer and thicker. But the look I get with falsies doesn’t compare. You can see the difference in my pictures especially when I go full glam on my eyes.  Velour Lashes REVIEW + Live in Lashes EVENT [BEAUTY] At the event, we were lucky to watch a make-up demo done by celebrity make-up artist Patrick Ta. He walked us through a…

Culottes For Fall – How to Transition from Spring/Summer [STYLE]

Toronto had some cold weather a few weeks ago. We were all certain Fall was here. Heck, the leaves had even started changing colour. And now here we are sitting in 20°C+ weather. In the Spring/Summer I loved wearing culottes. I’m not ready to part with them yet, so here’s how I plan to transition into Fall with them. Culottes For Fall Lookbook I wore my culotte pants with a short high neck sweater for a roof top brunch. It was the most perfect pairing for that day. Especially because it was a little chilly. I’m rocking my suede heels and when it gets colder, putting a blazer or a bomber jacket on top can work as well. I prefer longer blazers to go with these pants and fitted bomber jackets. READ MORE: HOW I WORE THEM IN THE SPRING TOP: H&M – Similar: here // HEELS: Aldo – Similar:…

Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection [BEAUTY]

I’m obsessed with this Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Colour Collection! It’s like a treat without the calories. The Plush Up Lip Gelato feels incredible on my lips! I’ve recently been wearing a lot of drier and matte formulations that don’t feel so good on the lips, so this was definitely a treat. My lips felt instantly cool and moisturized. The colour is perfect for a more olive skin tone. The Lip Gelato packaging is also a little different from the traditional lipstick. You push up on the Arden logo for quick access. Easier for us mama’s who only have one hand free at times! Thank you Arden!  Colour: Bare Kiss Price: $33.00 Comes in 18 shades. Key Ingredients: Peptides and Hyauronic Acid Shea Butter Vitamin A, E and Rosemary Extract This Plump up Lip Liner is so creamy and goes on really smooth. It’s also perfect for filling in the…

Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD]

A few years ago, before I had Baby D, I created my baby registry at Babies“R”Us and I was confused as to what to include. I even got some help from my mommy friends. They gave me suggestions based off their experiences, and even offered to come in-store with me. However, I chose to go in-store  with my husband to create the registry, but ended up adding and deleting  items later through the Babies “R” Us website. When I look back at it now as an experienced mom, there were many things that I should’ve added, others that I could’ve lived without, and some that would have prepared me better for baby #2, Zoey. Baby Registry Tips From a Mom of 2 under 2 [MOTHERHOOD] Nursing Pillow At first I thought why do I need this U shaped pillow? Can’t I just use any pillow for support? I added it to…

5 Toronto Ice-Cream Shops You Won’t Regret [FOOD]

This summer I had lots of fun catering to my sweet tooth in Toronto. So many new ice-cream shops popped up in the last few years. With so many to choose from, I’ve narrowed them down to this summers favourites. Here are my 5 Toronto Ice-Cream shops you won’t regret trying. Call me crazy, but I’ll be going back to these places this Fall/Winter: 1. BANG BANG Ice-Cream Location: 93A Ossington Ave I remember the first time I came here with our dear friends, it was a cold Saturday afternoon some time in the Winter/Fall. There was a line up out the store, down the street. That should say a lot on its own of how good this place is. It’s not big inside, very minimal space to sit or stand. It didn’t matter, we ate ours just outside the shop. We went with the ice-cream sandwiches. You choose the…