In the past I’ll admit I was an over packer! Now that I travel quite often I’ve started to pick up a few tricks along the way. On a tropical vacation I will pack two statement pieces that can be dressed up or down. One of them for this trip to Maui was this silk jumpsuit from J.Crew. Perfect for an easy breezy afternoon of strolling the markets but can easily be dressed up with a heel, bold bright lipstick and my hair down for an evening dinner out.
We all know I’m a beauty junkie but less is more when it comes to packing product for a trip. I like to focus on the basics ensuring I pack product that have impact and duel purpose.
For daytime, I packed my favourite Olay eye cream and it doubled as my full face cream for the trip. An easy brow palette and shaping kit by Benefit. Plus a highlighting palette from Hourglass, not only did I use this one for my face but it also doubled as eyeshadow. Finally, for night I add a full coverage foundation and several lipstick shades.
For my hair I used Invisibobble traceless hair rings to do effortless undo’s without bobby pins. Plus, these ties do not leave kinks in your hair so I could easily take your hair down for dinner at night. I love a good beach spray too.
Shoes are your enemy when packing light. They take up tons of space and most are heavy. I packed 1 heel in a neutral, these metallic flats and I wore a sneaker on the plane. Think day, night and activewear. And if you keep these picks in the metallic or neutral range you are golden.
Don’t pack hats! I scored this one at a market for $12. Don’t pack shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Just pay a visit to grocery store and purchase some once you are there… commit to affordable choices that you will leave behind.
I first saw Swimzip on ABC’s Shark Tank, that television appearance completely peaked my interest in this company. I’ve struggled on vacation with heat rashes myself, and since I experience extreme effects of sun exposure I’ve been vigilante on protecting my family from the harmful effects of the sun. Swimzip has created UPF 50+ Sun Protective Clothing for toddlers, women, and men. I love the long sleeve sunsuits and sun hat for babies, toddlers, and kids. If swimsuits isn;t your thing, SwimZip carries the ever so popular round circle towels. A great way to stay warm and dry by the beach, pool, or ocean.Continue reading →
About last night, if you missed it Harley-Davidson hosted a party at The Pint. The amazing make-up artist Jenna Nicole did a special Harley-Davidson inspired smokey eye on patrons throughout the evening. They even had Correnti Cigars flown in from Toronto to teach people how to properly roll a cigar. It was quite the party, definitely Life In HD.
If you follow along with me on Instagram or snapchat, you would know the Mister and I had the opportunity to take a little babymoon to the Jasper Park Lodge with Lincoln over the last weekend. Not only was the scenery breath taking with the fall season change, the Lincoln MKZ was an unbelievably comfortable ride to help us get to our luxury mountain vacation.Continue reading →
My family and I have never been to the Calgary Stampede, so you can bet I’m so excited to be attending the Calgary Stampede in partnership with BMO this season. I had no idea the partnership with the Calgary Stampede is BMO’s longest-standing sponsorship, and the oldest in the country. BMO and the Stampede date back to 1899, and have continued as the official bank when the first rodeo took place in 1912.
Now you are probably wondering what I’ll be doing with my little family at the stampede? Here are my two easy tips for having a little fun and saving a little money along the way:
Tip #1: Take advantage of easy discounts on site.
BMO customers receive a 15% discount at each on park store location when you pay with your BMO debit or BMO MasterCard
Tip #2: Enjoy the free daily activities.
BMO Kids’ Zone (Open daily 11:00AM – 8:00PM): in BMO Plaza on the south side of BMO Centre, BMO Kids’ Zone is a complimentary area on park for families to enjoy a number of child friendly activities.
Free Activities include: Face painting, life-sized human foosball game, a basketball zone, character meet and greets, giveaways, live music, and “Acro-dunk” acrobatic slam dunk performances.
Wednesday is BMO Kids’ Day! Enjoy free admission for families before 9:00AM, complimentary pancake breakfast 8:00AM – 9:30AM and a complimentary Grandstand show 8:00AM -10:00AM.
Join me July 13th for some Stampede BMO Kids Day fun at one of the best festivals in Canada! I’ll be live tweeting, snapping and of course instagramming all the family fun. Come say Howdy!
Disclaimer: This blog post was sponsored by BMO. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Continue reading →