Category Archives: Beauty

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

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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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Her Holiday Gift Guide || 14 stocking stuffers she will love…

My holiday gift guides continue with my favourite picks this holiday for women. I’ve covered all my coveted bases: from coffee, to cozy and finally beauty. There is something for everyone on this round up. Happy gifting and happy holidays darling!

Let’s start with this faux fur vest, it looks and feels real. And it is actually part of a wear 3 Ways Coat that I’m loving this season. It’s like getting 3 gifts in one place… best part? It’s currently 50% off! Meet the 3-IN-1 FAUX SHEARLING LINED PARKA.

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Next, Iove a great mug in my stocking. Naturally I couldn’t resist these copper mugs and fish scale travel cup from Starbucks. You can find them in store. And did I mention is Chocolate kit comes with stencils for coffee art? So cute!

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I can’t say enough about Nest Fragrances, they are amazing! And their holiday collection this year, did not disappoint as usual. It smells exactly like Christmas. These Holiday scented candles  are the perfect hostess gift this holiday season.

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I love a good advent calendar, especially a beauty one. Prepare for an amazing December this year… as you recharge your skin everyday this month with the Decleor Paris Feel-Good Advent Calendar. It contains 24 surprise treats, it’s the perfect way to sample this amazing skincare brands products.
It’s exclusive, it’s a limited edition.

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Let’s talk Sephora!!!!! Any beauty junkie’s favourite store to be. See the Sephora holiday collection for cute sticking stuffers, and value savings packs. How amazing is this beauty piñata?

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I love love love Benefit Cosmetics and the holiday packs are a perfect way to sample full product lines and save! Be the highlight of the holidays with this limited-edition strobing kit that contains four of Benefit’s cult-favorite highlighters. Create a brightening radiance with shy beam matte liquid highlighter or a soft, luminous glow with dandelion twinkle. Turn up the wattage with high beam and watt’s up! Wear it alone or layer it together for a custom glow. All their favourite highlighting products in one place $55 value for $35.

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We couldn’t talk Sephora without including my favourite makeup brands NARS. The NARS x Man Ray: Love triangle product packs are here. Value $47 for $34. I love these perfectly paired sets of makeup.

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