Category Archives: Beauty

Beauty || 30 Days Of @maybellineCAN || #partner

I’m so excited to share with you my personal lipstick colour picks for 30 days of Maybelline lipstick! It’s crazy how much a new lipstick can change your look. I’ve covered all the bases from nudes, to pinks and my fav reds to help carry me through a full month of different lipstick for everyday. Be sure to check back because I’ll be giving away a Northern Style x Maybelline lipstick vault for one lucky reader. It will include all 30 of my favourite colorsensational lipsticks in the ultimate makeup haul.

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For now here’s a look into my top Maybelline lipstick picks…

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Subscribe to Maybelline’s newsletter for more insider info! Can’t wait for you to come along with us and see how we make it happen this year!

Love,

 The #MaybellineSquad

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Beauty || DIY || Cooling Bath Bomb Recipe

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Recently my little guy has gotten addicted to LUSH bath bombs… let me tell ya those things are not cheap! So instead of either letting him pamper himself out of house & home or burst his bath bomb dreams I decided to make some myself! How hard could it be to make a fizzy luxury bathing product? The answer, not hard at all and this is coming from a very craft inept person. Here’s my simple bath bomb recipe:

  1. 1 cup baking soda (Food grade, NOT washing soda)
  2. 1/2 cup citric acid
  3. 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  4. 1 tsp. water
  5. 2 tsp. coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp. vapour rub

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Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Next add the coconut oil and vapour rub… mix lightly.

Here’s the only difficult part, adding the water. You don’t want to add it to quickly to the mixture or you will cause the fizzy bath bomb reaction. I found that it is easiest to use a spray misting bottle and spray a few times, mix with hands… spray a few times, mix with hands. Repeat this step until you get the mixture to start sticking together a little. You are not going for cake batter… more like still dry and flaky cookie dough. AGAIN DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH WATER or DO NOT ADD WATER TOO QUICKLY. You want to save the reaction for the bath later!

Finally, place mixture into moulds of choice. I used large silicon ice cube trays from Epicure. Go with what you’ve got! Cute cookie cutters, silicon cupcake trays, or just an ice cream scoop will do the trick. Press down on mixture, gently remove from mould and place on parchment paper to dry.

*If you want some added glitz, you can press a little more salt into the tops before removing from moulds.

There you have it easy cooling bath bombs! Perfect for cold season or hot summer days.

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Beauty || Top 6 || Get Your Glow On: Mask Edition

One of the most constant beauty routines I’ve ever kept up has been bi-weekly masking. Maybe it’s the relaxing ritual or the visual results, either way masks are the skincare products I’ve used most for almost two decades. With that being said, you can guess that I’ve become quite the connoisseur over the years. And yes not all masks are created equal, here are my top 6 “Get Your Glow On,” masking wonders that have passed my test:

Odacite Deep Hydration $60 Green Beauty Option

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask $12 Steal of a Deal 

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Tata Harper Resurfacing $58 Pore Reducer

Vichy Masque Peel $34 Exfoliation  

Origins Improvement Active Charcoal $26 Deep Clean Detox

Tatcha Luminous Sheet $25 Hydration & Lift 

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Beauty || Micellar Water Ultra with La Roche-Posay #sponsored

We all know I’m a micellar water addict, I’ve been a daily user for years and you’ve seen me snap, post and insta story a million times about it. So when La Roche-Posay asked me to try their new Ultra line I was all in. For those of you whom may not be familiar with the popular micellar water product, it’s basically a gentle cleanser and makeup remover all in one. I first got into these waters when I noticed the harsh reactions my face could have to tap waters when I traveled to different cities. At the time, I wanted to know that my skin and eyes wouldn’t react when I was away from home for beauty campaigns or press tours. Micellar water to the rescue!

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La Roche-Posay has taken micellar water to the next level by introducing three different formulas to match your skin type more accurately and delivery even better results. Personally, my fit was the micellar water for dry to reactive skin. It soothes and cares for my delicate reactive winter skin by enriching it with 5% glycerin, the highest percentage in the ULTRA range. This formula not only delicately cleanses my skin, but also leaves it feeling hydrated.

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Lifestyle || GALentines Day || A bouquet giveaway!

I’m neither here nor there on Valentines Day. I usually do something nice for my significant other but growing up what I loved about the day was the treats I shared with my loved ones. My parents would get us hand picked postcards from Edmonton’s AGA art gallery, write cute messages and give us a few sweet treats. I loved the personalized gesture of caring… as I’ve gotten older the day has grown along those lines, a day to show your loved ones you’re thinking of them. That’s why I love the term GALentines Day, it doesn’t have to be about boyfriends it can be about your best gal pals!

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You may want to treat yo’ self or a special someone in your life, either way I’ve got you covered! I’ll have quite a few giveaways in the next two weeks celebrating love love love both here and on my Instagram! Follow along here or there for your chance to score some sweet treats this month.

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Let’s start the giving with this amazing hat box arrangement from Fleurs Flowers. For your chance to win an arrangement of your own simply complete the two following steps for an entry:

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Comment on this post with your favourite flower!

For more entries, head to my Instagram and look for one of these photos for all the details. Contest ends Friday February 10th 2017. Winner must be available for local pick up (West Edmonton Mall) or have an address within the Fleurs Flower delivery radius. Prize is valued at approximately $100, no cash value. Good luck darlings!

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Or preorder your own arrangement and save 15% by using the promo ‘Be Mine’

Room Details: Couch, book case, gold branch, gold geo lantern, ottoman & pillows by The Brick
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