May Favorites!

Hey Guys!

Happy Friday everyone, I’m doing something a little different for my Favorites post this month and sharing a few of my favorite summer trends instead of my usual Makeup picks. My makeup routine has stayed the same through May so I don’t have much to share and thought this would be a good time to add something new into the mix!

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Beauty

ONYX Professional Nail Dryer – here (On SALE for $2!!) 

This stuff is a game changer and definitely my favorite out of all my picks this month! If you’re prone to smudged nail polish because you cant sit still for long enough for it to dry, your not alone! Waiting for nail polish to dry/smudged polish is probably my biggest pet peeve, so you can imagine my excitement after finally finding a product that prevents this. Its a aerosol spray that smells like coconut and dries your polish 10x faster then letting them air dry, and its only $8! I tested it out myself and had a perfect mani with only 1 minute of dry time…life changer!

The Body Shop Youth Facial Peel – here 

I kept seeing this product all over Instagram so I had to give it a try for myself. Its a gel-like liquid that you apply to your face in circular motions, and you can start to see the dead skin cells peel off instantly. My verdict: It’s amazing! My face feels sooo soft and clean after each use.

Dove Advanced Care Coconut Deodorant – here 

Okay I know this is pretty random to add to my favorites but I switched over to this deodorant for the summer because it smells like coconut and works sooooo well. With summer around the corner I love everything coconut and moisturizing, and this deodorant is the best of both worlds while keeping me dry at the same time!

Trends

One Shoulder

I’ve been loving the one shoulder trend just as much as my favorite off-the-shoulder trend. I think it’s the perfect mix of sexy and practical because the one strap keeps the shirt in place so you don’t have to keep pulling it up or adjusting, but it still has the sexy bare shoulder and exposed collar bone on the other side. Making this the perfect summer trend!

Lace Up

You guys know I’ve been loving this trend for a while, and the month of May has been no different. I love pieces that have interest to them but are still comfortable, so this trend is perfect since most ‘lace up’ tops are just normal cotton tees or tanks with the lace details added in.

Yellow

Yellow is big for summer this year so I’ve been stocking up my closet in preparation. I always used to love wearing yellow as a kid and I’m so happy its come back in style for the summer. Not that it was ever ‘out of style’ but yellow just hasn’t been the ‘it’ colour in a while so its been hard to find in stores, until now!

Lifestyle

Currently Burning – Georgia Peach Bath & Body Works Candle – here

I’ve been burning my Bath&BodyWorks Georgia Peach candle all month! It’s the perfect spring and summer scent for your house and car, I have the car scents too and get compliments on how good my car smells all the time!

Greenery (instead of flowers)

I love how tropical this looks in a vase without adding flowers, and they stay alive for months! Its the perfect alternative to buying fresh flowers and much less expensive. Each leaf usually costs around .99 cents and you only need a couple for an arrangement.

The Bachelorette

Who else is watching this season? I love Rachel and she seems to have a pretty great group of guys this season! Peter is my favourite so far…but I might be name biased haha!

 

On another note: I’m starting to feel a lot better! So Peter and I are planning a blog shoot tomorrow morning, which means more OOTD posts coming soon! Also its National Doughnut day so I’m going for a doughnut and iced lemonade run after I publish this post! Follow me on Instagram for updates on what I get up to this weekend 🙂 links are in the side bar!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Ultimate Summer Bucket List For 2017!

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Happy Monday guys!

Last week I spent a day with my sister Jess, and my bestie Rebecca (you may recognize the name from our BFF Tag) hiking and exploring local conservation areas, and we got to talking about fun things we want to do this summer and it inspired me to sit down and start my list. I  always enjoy reading other people’s ‘bucket list’ posts so I thought I would share it with all of you, and challenge you to start writing down the things you want to do this summer! Wether it be activities or even goals you want to accomplish, I find when you write them down your more likely to do them.

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Is there anything I’m missing!? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Thanks for stopping by ❤

Fleurs De Villes Event Recap + A Cute Mothers Day Idea!

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Hurray it’s Friday!

I hope everyone had a good week, mine was very productive which is always a good feeling going into the weekend! I mentioned in Wednesday’s post that I attended the VIP Fleurs De Villes event at Mapleview Centre on Tuesday night and had an amazing time, so today I’m giving you guys a little preview of what I got to see, and also sharing a really cute mothers day idea for anyone in the GTA(Greater Toronto Area).

A little background of what Fleurs De Villes is: Fleurs De Villes creates bespoke flower events across Canada and right now they are stopped in Burlington, Ontario to showcase amazing local talent. They have rounded up Burlington’s most creative florists to create stunning outfits made solely of flowers. Because they showcase local talent from each city they stop in, the gallery of floral mannequins is always changing, making for a fresh event in each new city!

 

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Each mannequin is inspired by something – a clothing designer, an event or even a cause, the mannequin above was inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness. This one was one of my favorites, the attention to detail is amazing, and the back was just as gorgeous!

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There are 15 mannequins to see at the event but I don’t want to give away what all of them look like because you should go check them out for yourself! If your not in the GTA but your in Canada, look out for an upcoming Fleus De Villes event near you.

The cutest mothers day excursion you can do with your mom tomorrow… Most moms like flowers right? Well the Fleurs De Villes event is opening up a popup flower market in Mapleview Center tomorrow, Saturday May 13th from 10-5. So take your moms through a tour of the mannequins, (starting at the Shoppers Drug Mart entrance of the mall) snap pictures, read about the inspiration behind each one, and make sure you vote for your favorite one, there’s an exclusive prize up for grabs!! And once you’ve done all that, make your way up to the flower market (2nd floor, in front of the elevator) and treat her to the flowers of her choice. It makes for a easy way to show your mom how much you care, and its fun for the both of you! 🙂

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there, I hope you get spoiled by your family this weekend ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Coveting for May!

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Good Morning Everyone!

The new summer collections are rolling out in stores lately, which has me glued to my inbox for ‘new arrival’ e-mails from my favorite brands. Today I thought I would share some of the items I have on my wishlist! As you can easily tell, the theme is blush pinks and golds – with a pop of blue. I’ve really been making a conscious effort to stay away from more blue clothing, since that’s all I’ve been buying this spring…and I’m sure you guys are going to get tired of seeing me wearing it soon lol! I’d say I’m doing a pretty good job by distracting myself with pinks in the mean time.

Today is my first official day of full time blogger status, and I’m on my way to the hair salon and nail salon, to start this journey off right! The rain here has finally cleared up (it lasted a solid week!) so I’m excited to finally get out of the house and do some running around. On a side note; does anyone watch Carli Bybel’s YouTube channel? She’s a makeup guru who just came out with a gorgeous new limited edition eye-shadow and highlighter pallet. I pre-ordered one a month ago and finally received it in the mail on Friday, it looks amazing! I was thinking about doing a review or tutorial with it…would you guys be interested in seeing something like that? let me know!

*This Post Contains Affiliate Links

 

Life Updates! *I Quit My Full-Time Job!?

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Happy first day of May!

I hope everyone had a great weekend

Talking about fashion and beauty is what I’m most passionate about, I love sharing my outfits, ideas, and opinions with you guys, it truly is what puts a smile on my face daily. This will be my last week of full time retail work, and starting next Monday I will be working tirelessly to make some big changes to the blog this month! I’m going to make May the month of change over on TheBlondeCloset, and I hope you guys are as excited as I am for it! You’ll be seeing some mini face lifts to past blog posts, layout changes, and some really fun content! On top of the things you’ll be able to notice right away, I’ll be doing a lot of behind the scenes work too, making sure the site preforms seamlessly for you guys.

As always, if you have any blog post topic requests feel free to comment them below, or send me an E-mail at: theblondecloset@hotmail.com (I love hearing from you guys!)| I appreciate every one of you and thank you sooo much for all your continued support these past few years. I wouldn’t be able to do what I love without you ❤

Giveaway Announcement!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have officially reached 5k on Instagram and want to thank all of you for your continued support ❤ So as promised I will be hosting not just one, but two giveaways on Instagram and I wanted to give you guys the heads up on what I’m giving away and how you can win!

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The first giveaway is a Kate Spade inspired stationary set and will be announced on Instagram today (Friday April 7th) at 3pm EST and will end on April 12th at 9am EST.

The stationary set consists of:

  • Gold clip polk-a-dot clip board
  • ‘Dream Big’ polk-a-dot magnetic note pad
  • ‘Big Ideas’ note book
  • 8 piece set of spiral pencils
  • 8 piece set of polk-a-dot pencils
  • 10 piece set of bow paper clips
  • 10 piece set of arrow paper clips
  • 8 piece set of gold binder clips
  • 6 piece set of striped ‘Thank You’ cards with envelops
  • 6 piece set of ‘Heart of Gold’ blank cards with envelops

How you can win:

  • Follow me on Instagram
  • ‘Like’ the picture announcing this giveaway
  • Tag 3 friends in the comments

**This giveaway will be open to Canada, United States, and United Kingdom only.

 

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The second giveaway is my go-to fashion staples, and I’ll be announcing it Wednesday April 12th at 3pm EST and it will end April 19th at 9am EST.

My go-to fashion staples set consists of:

  • Banana Republic leather bag with gold hardware (chain strap can be worn over the shoulder, or can be doubled to wear on your arm)
  • Banana Republic cluster cuff bracelet
  • M.A.C Lipstick in shade ‘please me’ (pink)

How you can win:

  • Follow me on Instagram
  • ‘Like’ the picture announcing this giveaway
  • Tag 3 friends in the comments

**This giveaway will be open to Canada, United States, and United Kingdom only.

 

I hope you guys are just as excited as I am about these giveaways, and best of luck to everyone who enters! ❤

 

Easter Birds Nest Cupcake Idea!

 

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Happy Monday everyone!

Spring has finally sprung and Easter is just a few weeks away! I always feel so energized this time of year (after what feels like an eternal winter), I get in this mood where all I want to do is clean, organize, and get creative with fun projects. Baking always seems to be one of the things I turn to when I’m feeling this way, so yesterday I had fun making these cute little birds nest cupcakes I saw on Pinterest.

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Whether you’re in need of a dessert to bring to Easter dinner, or you just feel like making something fun an simple, these cupcakes are totally for you! I saw the idea on Pinterest and thought it was too cute not to try myself, and it was surprisingly easy.

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What I Used:

  • Betty Crocker French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Peeps
  • Mini Eggs ( I chose the ‘Our Finest’ brand because they have the little speckles on them!)
  • Spring-y cupcake trays

 

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Decorating Instructions:

  1. After I baked the cupcakes I whipped up some vanilla icing with green food colouring, and chocolate icing, making sure they were extra thick so they would keep their shape
  2. I put the green icing in a pasty bag and attached a small star tip, I did the ‘grass’ on all of my cupcakes before starting the nests
  3. Next I put the chocolate icing in a freezer bag and cut a small hole in the corner to use for the nests, swirling it around in ‘messy’ circles to make it look like little branches
  4. After that I just filled the little nests with mini eggs, and topped some of the cupcakes with peeps, to add a bit of variety

 

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And thats all there was to it, A super fun and easy cupcake idea for any spring time occasion!