Lifestyle || Drink Recipe || How to Create a Champagne Bar || 4 Easy Valentine Champagne Cocktail Recipes

bar tasting how to Moet champagne cocktail recipe infused with tea, berries and St Germain elder flower liqueur What You’ll Need:

Soda Stream sparkling water maker

Champagne flutes or glasses

A chilled Rose Champagne 

Elder Flower Liqueur 

Mini Strainer 

Loose tea, berries, cucumbers, and pomegranate seeds

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Passion Pom Champagne Cocktail:

1 oz Rose Champagne

1 oz St Germain Edler Flower Liqueur

1 oz Soda Stream Sparkling tap water, or plain sparkling water

5-10 Pomegranate Seeds

Cool As A Cucumber Champagne Cocktail:

2 oz Rose Champagne

1 oz Sparkling Water

3 Fresh slices of cucumber

Very Berry CHAMPion 

2 oz Rose Champagne

1 oz St Germain Elder Flower Liqueur

3 berries of choice (I used black berries for tartness)

High Tea Moet

3 oz Rose Champagne

Pour  champagne through strainer containing 2 tablespoons of your favourite fruity tea, green or earl grey. (I used Epicure’s Citron Green Tea) Tip: pour VERY slowly… so it can infuse with the tea taste and it doesn’t bubble over!

 

Style || Layered || And a luxury coat giveaway with FREED

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It is no secret that I am an outerwear addict. When given the choice I will buy a winter coat, leather jacket or trench over any other piece in a wardrobe. Sometimes I think it’s because I’m Canadian. I experience cold weather the majority of the year, and your outerwear really becomes your outfit for the day, so I like fashionable variety. It could be because I lean towards investing in classic, well made coats that I will wear for years to come. I struggle to spend a larger amount of money on a top that is based on a trend or expensive skirts for example. For me, my outerwear collection helps me stay warm 7 months of the year while maintaining a certain amount of style. Take this mint blazer from J.Crew, I’ve owned this jacket for 4 years and still love it every time I get the chance to wear it. I know everyone is different but I really do believe that if you live in a client where extreme weather exists, you’re wardrobe needs to consist of pieces that are both functional and fashion forward.

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Coat: FREED c/o || Blazer: J.Crew || Pants: Second Skin Yoga Jeans c/o || Boots: Ted & Muffy c/o || Top: Banana Republic || Necklace: Custom HERE || Bag: Celine Trio || Sunglasses: Le Spec c/o||  Lips: Too Faced La Creme Lipstick in “Clueless”

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In honour of my love for outerwear and the facet that I still have several months of winter, I’ve teamed up with Freed and Freed to giveaway your coat of your choice:  either the Winnipeger in brown or an Abbey in pavement! (Up to a $875 value!)

 Simply complete all of the following steps for a blog entry:

1) Subscribe by email to my blog (See on the right side bar of this page, enter your email address, press subscribe)

2) Leave a comment with your email address (for contacting purposes) telling me which coat you would choose if you won!

 Contest closes this Thursday February 11th  at 11pm MST. No cash value, exchanges or refunds. Price based on size availability.  Good luck! Head over to my Instagram for more ways to enter, look for one of the above photos for the contest details. 

Beauty || Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eye Palette Review || A Sephora Must Have

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Sephora addicts rejoice, there’s a new best selling eye palette in town… and this one looks good enough to eat! Introducing the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette, with 16 shades you are sure to have endless beautiful combinations. For this look I used 3 shades: Earl Grey, Divinity and Sprinkles. Come on guys, even the names are adorable. Best part? This palette is paraben, sulfate, cruelty and phthalate free.

Style || Fringe Love || My Favourite Monochromatic Winter Look

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Cardigan: Banana Republic (On sale!) || Top: Banana Republic ( On sale!) || Faux Leather Legging: H&M- sold out (But I love these too) || Boots: Joyfolie c/o || Bag: Celine || Sunglasses: Karen Walker Fringe Banana Republic Cardigan coat Thigh high black boot Celine phantom bag Northern Style Exposure Canadian Blogger

Beauty || My New Favourite Organic Skincare Line || How to go all natural in the beauty department…

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I’m back to my organic beauty blogging ways with Eminence Organic Skincare. We all know I love products that are spa quality that can be used at home. Plus, finding products that are luxurious and natural now that’s an amazing enough to share with you. Eminence checks all the eco product boxes I need: free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants or fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals. They also produce their products without any severe heating or hydrogenating processes.  That way you are purchasing products with the true nutritional content and potency of all the natural ingredients. As you can see from my photography I am liking so many of their products right now… so instead of being long winded, I thought I would share my top 3 product picks.

The Balancing Masque Duo: This Masque contains 2 parts: First, the CHARCOAL T-ZONE PURIFIER is a deep cleaning, pore refiner. While, the POMELO CHEEK TREATMENT
revitalizes, with it’s moisture-rich formula. I LOVE this mask, target masque treatments are unbelievable in the results department delivering exactly what you need, where you need it.

The Pear & Green Apple Sugar Scrub: My favourite part of going for a pedicure is when they massage and exfoliate my legs. So natural, when I started using this spa quality scrub I was in love! Combine the antioxidant powers of pear and apple with the exfoliating nature of a raw sugar scrub, and your skin will look velvety and smooth in moments.

 The Citrus Enzyme Lip Exfoliator: You know from my work with Fashion Magazine’s Beauty Panel, I love to exfoliate my lips daily before applying my favourite lipstick. The
citrus and pineapple enzymes scrub refines lips by removing dry skin. Potent fruit pulp infuses bioflavonoids and vitamins to parched lips leaving them smooth and ready for the next step. It’s a perfect first step for your lips in the morning, they look so perfect after use.

As far as availability, I’ve seen it for sale directly from Eminence, The Facial Room and from BeautySense.ca