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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…

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…

ACI Brands: Fall and Holiday Collections 2017 [BEAUTY]

Summer is coming to an end and now it’s time to prepare for Fall/Winter and even more exciting, the holidays! Here’s a sneak peek that you may have also seen via my Instagram stories, of the ACI Brands: Fall and Holiday Collections for 2017. KORRES ACI Brands: Fall and Holiday Collections Greek Yoghurt Under Eye Priming Moisturiser is new in-stores this month. This is combining the best of make-up and best of skincare without any silicone. This lightweight priming moisturizer has 26% Greek Yoghurt proteins to plump and strengthen your skin for perfectly smooth makeup application and all-day wear. <Learn more> BEAUTY HACK: After applying to the under eye you can take a little and add it to your dry lips. By the time you’re done your make-up, you’ll have smooth lips for an even lipstick application. The Wild Rose Brightening Smoothie Priming Moisturiser will be in store this September! This beautiful…

Top 10 Things To Do & See in Egypt [Travel]

 Note: The things to do and see are not in order based on best to worse or vice versa. I went in order to what we did on our trip. 1. Sharm el Sheikh If you go to Egypt then definitely book a flight to Sharm el Sheikh. It’s on the coastal strip along the Red Sea, with warm water and has miles of beautiful beaches. This is a great relaxing break during your trip to Egypt. Some excellent places to hang out and eat in Sharm is the Little Buddha restaurant and the Camel Bar. 2 – ATV riding, Tea & a Bedouin dinner (Sharm el Sheikh) 3 – Shopping in Cairo Check out the Festival City Mall and the InterContinental Citystars Mall. The Citystars Mall is full of a great mix of American, European and Egyptian stores. This mall has 7 floors, approx. 650 shops, a theatre, food courts (yes,…

NEW No7 Skincare: The Serum that was Always Sold Out [REVIEW]

During my years as a beauty adviser at Shoppers Drug Mart, Boots No7 skincare was that one skincare brand that amazed me at the amount we sold, so quickly. A new brand to the store and it could barely stay on the shelves. It was the one product for months selling super fast. I wanted to try it so badly but at that time my young skin didn’t need it. I would try the tester on my hands to get a feel for the texture. Absorbed quickly, felt light and according to customer reviews: promised results that could be seen right away. Now fast forward to this month when I got invited to try the new advanced serums. Even better, now I’m at the age where I could use the products and see for myself the magic that awaits in these serums. No7 RESTORE & RENEW – FACE AND NECK SERUM…

5 minute Scrambled Eggs Wrap with Burnbrae Farms Eggs [RECIPE]

Looking for a super quick and easy way to make a scrambled eggs wrap? You can make one in 5 minutes with Burnbrae Farms EGG creations! Garden Vegetable. They have so many other versions to choose from: Whole eggs, omega plus, fat free, simply egg white and more! I’m always looking for quick ideas on how to make a good healthy breakfast as opposed to driving out and buying breakfast. With two children it can be really hard to make everything from scratch. Cutting a few corners can save you tons of time that you could instead be spending with your family on a Saturday morning like today. I love making scrambled eggs because it’s so easy and I don’t have to worry about flipping it perfectly so the yolk doesn’t break. Just stir and stir and it’s done. READ MORE: CHECK OUT MY OTHER RECIPE POSTS HERE What you’ll…