Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty Top Picks: Eye Edition || Bags, puffiness, dark circles be gone!

You requested it and I’ve answered. So many of you have messaged me asking for my favorite eye creams. There are almost too many out there, it can be overwhelming but I’ve broken my favorites down by concern. Once you find the right eye cream, it can truely be a transforming part of your beauty routine. Here are my top eye creams to help you combat fine lines, dark circles and the dreaded puffy under eye.

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Revitalization (Combates Fine Lines and Wrinkles):

bareMinerals Brilliant Future, glo eye  restore, it. Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream, PURA Neroli Eye Ritual (Oil)

Brightens (Combates dark under eye circles):

it. Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream, Tatcha Luminous eye serum, bareMinerals Brilliant Future

Hydration (Combats dryness and puffiness):

Josie Marian Pure Argan Milk & Milk Devotion eye serum, Bioderma Sensibios Eye GelTatcha Luminous eye serum, it. Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream.

Microbladed Brows || Before & After #beautytrend #yeg

I know you’ve definitely heard about this brow trend. I know I started seeing microbladed brow salons pop up about 5 years ago but it’s really gained popularity in the last two years. You’ll find the service offered at so many places now, which is always nice to see availablity. For myself, I couldn’t receive the treatment pregnant or breastfeeding, so I didn’t get to try this trend until recently. And in all honesty I was a bit hesitant, I LOVE brows. Plus, this is a razor cutting your skin, so I knew it would take me a while to find a repairable place for health and safety reasons. In my makeup routine, it’s easily one of my favorite steps daily. It took me a while to find a tech that did fine hair like strokes and a natural shape. I had see some “after” photos of brows and I knew I really wanted to get that natural hair like look opposed to the powered or tattooed brow look. I have full brows, so for me it was correcting a handful of trouble spots I have from over plucking in the early 2000’s. I visited Amber from Lipstick Empire here in Edmonton. I loved seeing her work ahead of time and I know she did the type of detail I wanted in this procedure. Below you’ll see one month after the treatment with minor makeup. Highlighter under the brow and a stroke of a pomade based brow pencil. This is for sure a process update, because I will go for a touch up at 6 months. I cant that appointment add more strokes and go darker with the colour if I choose.

Here are my tips and tricks with Lipstick Empire to help heal those brows post procedure:

 Tip #1: Research the place of business and the tech that will be doing your brows. Not all places and people are created equal. For health and safety reasons do your research… and for your brow look preference find a tech that fits your aesthetic and expected results.

Tip #2: Have realistic expectations of recovery time and what brows will look like after healing. As you can see below, it took me a full two weeks to have fully healed brows. And the colour of the strokes significantly faded from first day to a fully healed brow.

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Winter Walks & New Glasses || A Chilly Weather Personal Style Post

NS-105NS-124NS-109Duffle Toggle Coat: J.Crew Collection || Jeans: Abercrombie || Shirt: Abercrombie

Sweater: Abercrombie || Boots: EMU || Watch: Daniel Wellington || Glasses: Bonlook NS-84 NS-85

In the last month, I’ve been asked about the 4 pairs of glasses I’ve been wearing on the regular… so I thought I would link up my first pair. These stunning retro glasses in clear and grey are by Bonlook. Completely adorable with prescription and ever so stylish. I love that they have a virtual try on tool to see how they would look on you before ordering.

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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

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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