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Green Gift Guide // @DetoxMarketTO #partner

EFAF3F94-6CBE-4C1F-9360-D4D526EB3CC7It shouldn‘t be a surprise that we wanted to share some Green Gift Guide ideas on Northern Style Exposure this year. With Alastair’s skin struggle, winter eczema and reactive skin we’ve been ultra mindful of what we put on our skin. We were lucky enough to find the Detox Market years ago for all our luxury natural beauty needs. Thry have something for everyone on your list, big or small! Check out this value box with all of this year’s best selling products…

What’s In the Box?
ODACITÉ
Green Ceremony Cleanser | full size 5 oz | $67 value
JOSH ROSEBROOK
Hydrating Accelerator | travel size 2 oz | $30 value
MV SKINCARE
Rose Soothing and Protective Moisturizer | full size 2.4 oz | $150 value
THE BEAUTY CHEF
Collagen Inner Beauty Boost | travel size 3.38 oz | $20 value
RMS BEAUTY
Vintage Cake Liner | full size | $24 value
LILY LOLO
Natural Vegan Mascara | full size | $27 value
SOAPWALLA
Sensitive Skin Deodorant Cream | full size | $22 value
RAHUA
Shampoo + Conditioner | travel size set | $22 value
DAVIDS
Natural Toothpaste | full size | $15 value

 

 VALUE: Over $377 COST: Only $189!! Yahoo! 

84F2E183-DA41-4278-A173-DCE16E47972F0C4CD0A2-CFB8-4164-95D4-A4A210C948E4Another thought green gift are plants! I love to get real living plants for our house. They clean the air and look amazing too.

Gift Guide || My top fragrances of the year…

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Chloé Eau de Parfum: I’ve worn Chloe fragrances for years. I love the subtle sopsicationi of their fragrances, perfect for women of all ages. Peony, Rose, Honey, Cedarwood make up this airy feminine scent. 

MARC JACOBS Decadence Eau de Toilette: Not only is this bottle stunning but this fragrance is equally as beautiful. Nashi pear, Blackcurrant, Green ivy. Floral heart: Sheer jasmine petals, Magnolia, Pink lily of the valley. Luxurious dry: Cashmere woods, Raspberry Gloss, White Amber. This scent is so glamorous! 

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MIU MIU Miu Miu Eau De Parfum: I would call this the sexiest scent in my list. Sensual with notes of jasmine, rose absolute, wood and pepper. This is a bomb shell scent for a sensual women. I love the bottle, it’s so gorgeous for display in a bathroom or vanity.5F390929-6B1A-47EC-8AA0-AEF015C07E8D

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HUGO BOSS Boss Bottled Eau de Toilette Spray: One of my favourite scents for men. Light yet masculine. It smells amazing! The immediate sensation of the fragrance is fruity, developing into a warm, woody, sensual release. Continue reading

A Festive Man Cave with @TheBrick #AD || Holiday Movie Picks

One of our favourite spots to relax and unwind is the Man Cave viewing room. This time of year is perfect to create a space to hang as a family to watch holiday movies and share festive snacks. I love our River Leather Power Reclining sofa and chair from the Brick. The wipeable leather is perfect for kid’s snack accidents. Plus the power recline is convenient and smooth, it gets you into that perfect relaxed recline in seconds. We opted for a TV stand that incorporated a fire place as well to add to the comfort level in the space. We love the Odesos Stand with the glass ember firebox, it’s family friendly since the outside doesn’t get hot. Along with this ultra plush Ashbury area rug to complete the coziest of rooms. Now who wants to snuggle and watch Holiday movies in a place like this?

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Lanterns, Trays, Mirror Wall Art: All instore finds from The Brick

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Our Holiday Netflix Picks for our Smart TV from The Brick:

The Holiday

Love Actually

Elf

How The Ginch Stole Christmas

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by The Brick by my thoughts and options remain my own. 

Gift Guide || My favourite stocking stuffers…

The season of giving continues with one of my last gift guides of the season! Can you believe Christmas is 5 days away! Statically, I know that over half of you are not done shopping… so here are a few note worthy goodies for the big day.

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YEG Box: the perfect way to gift everything Edmonton. My fav Melt is included in this pretty curated box. You’ve got something for everybody.

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How cute are these Heart Mitts from Preloved? I love a good Canadian company. Plus they reclaim vintage fabrics and repurpose them into new garments. You’ve gotta check them out!

For my makeup junkies, this eye palette called clover from Too Faced is incredible! Plus with every purchase a portion of the proceeds goes to helping animals. Love that!

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Let’s talk hair, I lost ALOT after my pregnancy so I was so excited to find Phyto Paris. You need to check them out!

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Now for some pretty little things: Berg Betts Watch (Sustainable Fashion) || New Tiffany Fragrance (Smells AMAZING)  || Marbled Candle by Flash Point  (Modern Look/ Perfect Scent) || Skinceuticals H. A intensifier (Skincare Must for all skin types)

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Recipe || As easy Spanish Olive Tapenade ||#CanadasTopPick #OlivesfromSpainCA #Sponsor

Looking for an easy appetizer this holiday season? I wanted to share my famous Spanish Olive Tapenade that my family always looks forward to. It’s fast, easy and sure to wow your guests with some festive Spanish cooking flair this Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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SPANISH OLIVE TAPENADE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pitted Gordal Spanish Olives 
  • 1 cup pitted Hojiblanca Spanish Olives
  • 2 tablespoons crushed feta cheese
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

PREPARATION

In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil and lemon juice. Using the pulse button, process until coarsely chopped and well blended. Continue to process, slowly adding the olive oil and lemon juice. Serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container for later use. A Spanish Olive Tapenade can be kept up to 1 week, refrigerated and covered

Serving Suggestions:

Serve it on bread. Love it on top of baked salmon fillets. Serve on top of soft goat cheese. Perfect addition to any charcuterie boards. 

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