Perfect Pom Poms!

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Happy Friday!!

Can we talk about how cute and summery this little pom pom top is!? I mentioned it in my ‘affordable spring clothing haul‘ post a few months back and have finally gotten around the wearing it. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the off the shoulder trend but these pom poms make it so much better! I feel like I should be somewhere tropical, with a big floppy hat on and a drink in my hand while wearing it hahah! Instead, I wore this outfit on a lunch date with Peter and it was just as good. We couldn’t have picked a better day to spend together, the weather was perfection.

Anyway, I mentioned in Wednesdays post that Peter and I have a wedding to go to tonight and I managed to pick an outfit up for Peter but I still have no idea what I’m going to wear. S.O.S!! I can’t seem to find any dresses that are catching my eye lately, and that actually look good on me. I’m going to run to the mall again today for a second look…fingers crossed!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

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How To Acheive A Beachy *Glow* This Summer!

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…and I’m not just talking about being tan! I have discovered some holy grail highlighters, body shimmers, and oils that give you the BEST summer glow, and I’m going to share them with you ladies in today’s post – but first I need to apologize for going MIA on you guys for the past week! I got the flu for the THIRD(!!!!) time this year and was in bed all last week. This week my flu symptoms have subsided but I think its turned into strep throat, or something throat and thonsil related. I havn’t been able to stop coughing in like 4 days, it’s so bad at night it keeps me up. But I’m going to the clinic today to get it checked out, so hopefully no more missed posts because of it.

Okay anyways – lets get into the good stuff….

Here are my tried and true products for achieving a gorgeous beachy glow without the sun!

A Good Exfoliatiant

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I’ve been loving these two lately (here and here) from Bath&BodyWorks. They smell like summer and do a really great job of scrubbing off any dry dead skin to reveal the soft healthy skin underneath. By exfoliating, you are setting your skin up for success when applying a self tanner, or moisturizer afterwards, it lets your products penetrate into the skin for better results all around!

A Base Tan

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A base tan is the key to a beachy look, try applying a layer of faux tan to achieve the sun kissed look in only a few hours! I rave about this one all the time so I’ll keep it short today, if you want more details you can check either of these posts here & here.

Highlighting Primer 

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I’m obsessed with this highlighting primer, and it’s affordable too! I apply it after my moisturizer and then apply my concealer and foundation over top, it makes for a very subtle and natural glow once your makeup is finished. *It can even be used over your foundation as a highlighter, however I prefere a powder highlighter over top of makeup.

Cheek & Brow Bone Highlighter

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This pallet is the best $25 I ever spent, hands down! I love that this pallet has like ever highlight and eyeshadow shade a girl could need for summer. It’s so beautifully made and packaged too, I’m honestly obsessed! If you buy one thing from this post I would have to say this one would give you the most bang for your buck!

Collar Bone Shimmer

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I received a few samples of this shimmer from Sephora and you guys…its sooooo good! A lot of people have been using it as a primer for under their foundation and are loving it, but its kind of expensive to use it for just that, so I have been applying it to my collar bone and chest area and its sooooo pretty. Its not an obnoxious shimmer at all, its just the right amount to make you look like your glowing!

If your looking for a less expensive alternative I’ve been using this one alot too and loving it aswell!

Dry Oil For Legs

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Nothing screams summer to me like cut-off shorts and smooth shaved legs! I love applying a dry oil onto the front of my legs to keep them smooth and hydrated but also to give them a silky shine. My all time favourite is no longer being sold but I found a close second here.

And voila- You can go all-out and apply all these products for the ultimate beachy look, or pick and choose from a few of your favorite!

Thanks so much for stopping by

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 ❤

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

 

April Favorites!

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False Lashes / Rose Mask / MAC Lipstick / Keyboard CaseWaikiki Candle / Roses / OTS Top / Crossbody Bag / Soft Shorts

 

Kiss Lashes – in style ‘Shy’

I don’t wear false lashes daily but I am one to break them out for a special occasion or a photo shoot. I love the way they add definition to my eyes without having to fuss with liquid eyeliner or layers and layers of mascara. This brand/style in particular feels super light weight and flexible on my lash line (no stiffness here!) and looks whispy and natural once applied, they are perfect!

The Body Shop – Rose face mask

This mask is my newest obsession, I have been applying it almost nightly before bed. You can actually see the rose petals in the mask which is really cool and it has skin plumping properties that make your skin soft, smooth and energized.

How I’ve been using it:

  • About an hour before bed I’ll wash my makeup off and apply this mask to my clean damp skin
  • After about 30 minutes I’ll take a clean face cloth and wet it with warm/hot water, and then slowly wipe the mask off my face
  • Once my mask has been removed I splash my face with cold water (to close the pores) and then tone and moisturize my face as usual before bed

Then I wake up looking and feeling super refreshed. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my skin since I added this into my routine!

MAC Lipstick – in shade ‘Please Me’

I’m sure you guys have noticed by now that I’ve been wearing this shade in almost every outfit post for the month of April…Ooops! I bought it recently and quickly found out it’s the perfect everyday pinky/rose shade.

Ipad Pro Keyboard Case 

You. Guys. If you have an IPad Pro this keyboard case is a game changer, it literally turns your IPad into a mini computer! First of all its super affordable, very high quality for the price and it soooo cute! They have every shade of case to match every colour so you can get one that matches (No black Apple keyboards for us!) I have gotten soooo many questions/compliments on this thing. I’m actually using it right now, as I write this post from a hockey arena (Peter’s playing!). It makes working on the go so much easier – and lighter. No more carriying my heavy laptop around to do work while I’m out, having a mini IPad laptop is honestly so perfect!

Bath & Body Works Candle – in scent ‘Waikiki Beach Coconut’

The definition of summer in candle form…not even exadurating, you have to smell it for yourself! I have the candle on my bed side table and I haven’t even lit it yet but it still smells up my room just enough.

Yellow Roses 

Who doesn’t love roses? I feel like I’m always obsessed with roses but now that its warmer out I’m loving yellow roses, they brighten up my room and stay looking fresh for much longer then my old go-to, tulips.

 Off The Shoulder Tops

My Fashion picks should come as no surprise since they are things I’ve been wearing non-stop on the blog this past month. Off the shoulder tops are all I’m buying right now, I actually have a problem haha! I just love how flattering they are and how they look good on every body type. It’s a very feminine meets sexy kind of look, I love it.

Crossbody Bags

Now that I’m not lugging around a hat, scarf and mitts, I’m loving my cross body bags again. They’re the perfect size to carry the essentials while I’m out and about. Runnning errands or shopping trips arnt as fun when I’m carrying around a heavy tote bag.

Banana Republic Soft Shorts 

Okay I don’t think ‘soft shorts’ is the official name for these shorts, but I call them that because they’re super comfortable and soft. I buy this style of shorts every year from BR because they can be easily dressed up, but also cuffed at the seam and worn casual to a BBQ. It’s the most versatile short I own, hands down!

 

Thanks for much for reading guys!

Sunday it my last day as a full time employee and I’m just itching to get it over with so I can start turning this blog into what I dream for it to be. Thank you so much (again) for all your support. See you in Mondays post ❤

 

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My Current Hair Care Routine With OMORFIE!

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Happy Friday Friends,

Today I’m partnering with OMORFIE to share my updated hair care routine with you guys. I straighten my hair every single day and am always on the lookout for a product that can give me a silky sleek look…which is a lot harder then you would think! My hair is naturally thick, wavy and frizzy, so it takes a good quality straightener to do the job, and the ENA does just that!

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OMORFIE is Based in the USA, Australia and soon Greece(which means free worldwide express shipping!) and they have created the ultimate effortlessly chic hair styler called ENA. This straightener has rock solid ONYX Tourmaline plates for controlled heat application and a silky smooth finish. They use 100% eco-friendly packaging and donate a portion of every purchase to the World Wildlife Fund. I am so proud to be an ambassador for a company who does their part in this world, and I’m so excited to be sharing them with you guys today!

My Hair Care Routine

  • After a shower I use a wide tooth comb to get any knots out of my hair before massaging a hair oil into the ends of my hair, this prevents dryness and heat damage.

Tip: avoid the roots of your hair with oils because extra oil just weighs the hair down and makes it look dirty faster.

  •  After that I blow dry my roots and let the ends air dry (if I have time!) to give them a break from the heat. Since doing this, my hair feels much healthier and I have a lot less breakage then in the past.
  • Once my hair is completely dry I section off my hair into layers (starting at the bottom) and begin to straighten layer by layer working my way to the top. My ENA heats up in just seconds and gets my whole head completely straight in 12 minutes – and my hair is thick, so it would be even faster on normal to thin hair!

Tip:  If you are looking to grow your hair long and strong, I have had amazing results from taking Biotin supplements! My hair has become much healthier from adding them into my beauty regimen. (**Just be sure to ask your doctor before adding any supplements into your routine)

OMORFIE was kind enough to give you a discount code for $10 off on their website!

Use code ‘Blond’ at checkout ❤

If you have any questions about OMORFIE, or my hair care routine, feel free to leave a comment below and I’d be happy to answer them for you!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

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! ❤