Beauty

Valmont Cosmetic

It's no secret that I love buying skin care products, and much to my husband's dismay, I tend to be a little bit of a hoarder when it comes to managing how many items I have. My medicine cabinet is overflowing with creams, lotions and potions so when I heard about Valmont, I was naturally curious because I had never heard of them before and I thought I knew all the high end beauty products on the market. I stand corrected!  

Valmont Cosmetic

Gifts On-The-Go with Holt Renfrew on line

I hate showing up at friends and family’s houses empty handed. I know firsthand all the planning and stress that comes with putting together a dinner or cocktail party, so I always love to show my gracious host just how appreciated their efforts are, and there’s no better way to show someone you care then by bringing along a perfect packaged magenta bag or box from Holt Renfrew!

Gifts On-The-Go with Holt Renfrew on line

M.A.C. PRO

It's no secret that I have maintained an ongoing going love affair with Montreal.  Our city boasts a uniquely branded palette comprising art, gastronomic restaurants, fashion, and multiculturalism. Even though M·A·C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), was created in Toronto in 1984, its core philosophy of "all ages, all races, all sexes", mirrored Montreal's colourful DNA, making it the ideal location for its first outpost and my post of the week.

M.A.C. PRO

Annie Young Cosmetiques (part 1)

Nestled in the heart of Westmount's hip and cozy Vic-Village, you will find Annie Young Cosmetiques.  It is a quiet spot, peaceful, the anti-salon if you will...  Playing on the sound system you will hear the beats of indie artists, not those of a dance club jam or top 40 radio, which are more characteristic of loud department stores and beauty bars.  At the center of this stripped down, soothing space is where you will find Annie Young alongside her daughter Sharleen, a dynamic duo that comprises glamour and class, with a rock n' roll edge; translation: there is something for everyone here.

Annie Young Cosmetiques (part 1)

NARS Tahiti Bronze collection

Beauty watch: the new NARS Tahiti Bronze collection.  t was on a magical vacation to Tahiti that I first discovered the wondrous skin benefits of Monoi oil, which is a scented oil that is produced by soaking Tahitian Gardenia petals in coconut oil.

NARS Tahiti Bronze collection

Bathing Rich-tools (ritual)

The ritual (rich-tool) of taking a simple bath a couple of times a week can be a rich and powerful tool indeed.  Your body naturally feels more relaxed from cooling down after a hot bath.  More specifically, detox baths enhance the body's natural immune responses by ridding it of toxins and leaving your mind, body, and spirit healthier and more at peace.

Bathing Rich-tools (ritual)

10 Minute Make Up Routine

Although I enjoy getting all glammed up every now and again, I’ve always been pretty low maintenance when it comes to my daily beauty routine. As a mom, I’m always on the go and only have about ten minutes to get polished for the day! I get tons of questions about my products and makeup essentials ever since I started the blog, but the truth is I do it all myself, even for photo-shoots! I’ve always liked to keep my face looking natural and effortless, so here’s the insider scoop on my 10-minute routine!

10 Minute Make Up Routine

Breathe it in with Guerlain

Despite my love for all things fashion and beauty, my lifelong sensitivity to perfumes has totally excluded me from this world. When the time came around for Ogilvy’s Fragrance Preview, I couldn’t believe how much there was to know about creating the scents that become peoples’ signature. I was swept away by the whole presentation and could’ve sat there for hours listening to the history, art, and science of it all. For their rich past, opulent & artistic bottles, but primarily their exceptional scents, the brand that truly caught my attention was Guerlain.

Breathe it in with Guerlain

Soirée for the Soul

If you’ve been following my blog, then you’ve surely read about the breakthrough facials I’ve been raving about, the Endermolift by Daniele Henkel to go. This beauty treatment is quick, affordable, and shows immediate results. To celebrate the new addition to your local Uniprix, I held a contest on my Instagram account for a chance to try it out at an evening themed beauty, wellness and inspiration.

Soirée for the Soul

Glow on the go

As women, we experience an abundance of external pressures to always look our best. The struggle to attain the perfect body, hair, skin, and stay forever young is constant, as is our search for quick health and beauty fixes. Being a fashion blogger means weekly photo shoots and attending media filled events, so I definitely feel the strains of maintaining my appearance. Though eating well and exercising are the foundation of it all, I recently discovered an easy and affordable way to achieve a healthy glow on the go!

Glow on the go

Halloween

Halloween is today! While I usually like to plan my outfit a couple of weeks in advanced, I know that there are some last minute gals out there (like me lately). Instead of stressing over an elaborate costume, I went to Blome blow dry bar, I had a #GhoulishGlam experience that #BooMeAway :-)  

Halloween

Nude Nails

In the fashion world, nails have become just as important as the outfit, shoe, bag and accessories. With more and more colours and designs, lengths and shapes, shellacs and gels to choose from, the choice can be daunting.  No matter how complex things can get, Rouge Nail Bar is always to the rescue with their manicurists on the forefront of nail trends advising me on what to try next!

Nude Nails