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Birthday Spa Day With Mix Beauty Lab in Toronto

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With my bday trip canceled due to Covid19, I wanted a little TLC here in Toronto. I decided to have some pampering at Mix Beauty Lab on my birthday, which also happened to be the last day before social distancing was in full effect in Canada. ⁣⁣⁣ After reading great things about Mix Beauty Lab, I knew it was the perfect place to go. They are a spa that specializes in facials, brows, hair removal, sunless tans, makeup, lashes, and nails - I could spend all day! ⁣ ⁣⁣

The first thing I had done was a brow session. I’d been growing my brows out with Briogeo 100% Caster Oil, and wanted to get them groomed before trying tinting, etc.  I had Eyebrow Threading for the first time and was amazed by how quick and painless it was. I have super sensitive skin, so I have avoided waxing and threading, but it definitely worked well with a little redness that quickly disappeared. I also got a little trim and tried their Mix Brow Fix Gel which is a tinted formula that is water-resistant and has tiny f…

Sustainable Pantyhose With Sheertex

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I love wearing pantyhose all year round. Whether I'm rocking fun colors and designs, classic blacks or nudes, it's always practical and adds some fun when styling a look. 
During the fall and winter months, I typically go through fifteen pairs per season. I constantly worry about snagging them and actually carry a bottle of clear nail polish around with me to help prevent any potential hole[s] from creating a run down my leg *embarrassing*. Those days are over now thanks to Sheertex. 





I heard about Sheertex, a Canadian brand that specializes in pantyhose, back in the fall and was instantly intrigued. I love that they design AND manufacture right here in Canada [they are based in Montreal]. After taking a look at their site, I was impressed by the reviews, sizing, color and style options to choose from and knew I wanted to partner with them. 
When I received my order, it arrived with a testing kit to try to stretch, break, snag, etc. as their claim to be unbreakable is real [they …

NYE STYLE

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I can't believe it's almost 2020! This year has been filled with many ups and downs and I am very much looking forward to the New Year. I have all the positive vibes and sparkle to start the year off on the right foot :D.  David and I are ringing it in at the NYE Social @ Grand Bizarre in Toronto which will be a great time. There are still a few tickets left so clickhere if you're interested in attending.

Whether you are celebrating at a dinner party or gala, I've put together a few looks from DressBest.com for last minute NYE ideas that will turn heads ;)...

TURN UP THE SPARKLE - When it comes to sparkle, go big or go home. Sequins are bigger and better than ever, so you can find just about any garment or accessory to add sparkle to your look. You can't go wrong with a sequinned dress or jump-suit, as they can be styled so many different ways for future events. 
Click hereto shop this plunging sequin dress. 




Add a furry jacket and some knee or thigh-high boots to comp…

10 GIFTS FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

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We all know how tough it can be to find gifts for family, friends, and coworkers. I put together a list of essentials that everyone can relate to. No one on your list will be offended by these 10 gifts for the person who has everything... 

NOVELTY 
1 I  Star Name Registry - Who wouldn’t want a star named after them!? I got David this as part of his wedding gift and everyone thought it was pretty cool. Star Name Registry sends a nice gift box filled with astrological maps and other info that shows where ours is located. It has suggestions for the best time of year to view it and how to locate. There is also a certificate that has the star name - ours is Dalena :D. It’s a unique gift that is fun to talk about!  Check out Star Name Registry here and use code STYLE20 for 20% off.


WELLNESS 
2 I Essential Oils- Everyone can benefit from essential oils and many people do not know how beneficial and multi-purpose they are.  I love using them year-round, but especially during the holidays as they …

HOW TO LOOK CHIC IN SWIMWEAR WITH GIRL MERRY

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Swimwear can be just as chic as your day-to-day looks. It's all about adding the right pieces to your beach wardrobe so you look and feel fab even when you're half naked!  
I've partnered with girlmerry.com to share some of my style tips for pool season. Their website offers trendy, affordable wholesale swimwear online. Click here to shop GirlMerry swimwear. 
Scroll down to read my 5 tips for looking chic in swimwear this summer...




1]LAYER - Sheer or tassel skirts are the perfect pairing with a bikini or one piece this summer. Look for pieces that are sheer or transparent that work with a variety of bathing suits and summer tops. There are several mesh scales available to suit your style. 
This will show off your silhouette in a soft, sexy way and is great for heading to a restaurant or bar without having to change. 
Remember to avoid more opaque fabrics as they will create a harsh line, visually cutting you in half.
I love this white tassel skirt from Girl Merry. It also came i…

B2B LOOKS AT THE 7 TO

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It's finally starting to feel like spring and that means full force wedding mode for us summer brides. There are so many important events leading up to the big day that require amazing outfits.  I know brides-to-be traditionally like to wear all white, however, you guys know I like to mix things up. I put together three alternative bridal looks that are sure to make you stand out at your shower, bachelorette or any other events! 
I had a blast shooting this whimsical theme at The 7 TO [7th floor Kleinfeld @ The Hudson's Bay] in downtown Toronto with Photographer Kerry Meneses Look I The silver sequin dress from Dokotoo- This cocktail dress adds some serious bling to the woman who wears it. The sheath silhouette is classy and elegant while the sleeves and fabric add all the excitement. Minimal jewelry is required, so I paired it with this cool Eargear piece from Sculpturewear which compliments the dress and adorns the face. Clickhereto shop the dress Click hereto shop the Eargear …

100 NIGHTS ON OUR ENDY

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Having a good night sleep is SO important for productivity and health. After living in Europe, we know the importance of a good mattress [we used to put two mattress toppers on because the beds there are SO hard - and small!]. 
We had a comfortable mattress prior to our Endy, however, David had a tendency to get up in the night and the mattress would shift so much that it would wake me up. I am the type of girl who NEEDS her beauty sleep, so it didn't take long for me to start seeking alternative options. 
When I came across Endy, I knew it was worth a try. With their 100-night guarantee you have the option to return the mattress if you aren't satisfied, no questions asked... and they will actually come back and pick it up from your home.

We ordered the Endy Queen mattress, two Endy pillows and the Endy bedsheetswhich includes two pillow cases, a flat sheet and fitted sheet. 
Everything arrived in compact boxes and I was super impressed with how the mattress came packaged. It was …