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August 30, 2014

Canadian Beauty Launch: Amie Skincare

Happy Saturday! An amazing London-based beauty brand has touched down in Canada recently! Welcome to Canada, Amie Skincare! The line debuted in Shoppers Drug Marts across Canada on August 11 and I was lucky enough to receive some products from them to review first hand. 

Created by leading beauty expert and ex-Estée Lauder executive, Fiona Parkhouse, Amie, if you didn't know, means "friend" in French. The brand aims to bring you beauty products that will become "your skin's best friend" as they are free of harsh chemicals (mineral oil, parabens), animal cruelty-free, vegan friendly and on average, 95% natural per each product. I'm always an advocate for anything au natural and was actually reading into the labels of my beauty products a lot for the past year to understand what was really in them so it's a happy coincidence that this brand just appeared in Canada! 

August 26, 2014

Outfit: Coral Maxi

Hope everyone's having a great start to their week! I spent last weekend at the cottage up north with my family, which was a great change of scenery and very relaxing. We took the boat out to the lake to fish and explore and also stopped by some of the smaller towns to walk and shop. I can't say the restaurants were much good but the local bakeries and markets had amazing food surprisingly!

This was an outfit I wore last week while strolling through a pretty park near my house. It always feels like a different scene to be surrounded by so much nature even though it's actually so close to where I live - that's one of the good things about Toronto I guess - the local beaches and parks make you feel far away from the city but you don't need to actually leave the city to escape ;)

August 04, 2014

Outfit: Side Slit Dress

Happy Civic Monday! Although I'm sure most people are off work today, I'm unfortunately not! Sadly, summer is also flying by which means I need to get good use out of wearing all my maxi skirts and dresses before I'm stuck in layered pants and thermal leggings (does anyone remember the long john wearing days back when they were kids?)
This past weekend was relaxing yet productive. I was happy to spend some time outdoors and luckily the weather was forgiving on Saturday. I haven't worn this side slit maxi dress much since buying it last year since the colour is very bold and the slit makes it a little daring, but it was easily toned down and more appropriate when paired with a nude coloured button up shirt. 

Shirt: Marshalls
Dress: ASOS
Necklaces: Style Exchange and Charming Charlie
Wedges: Steve Madden

Thanks for reading! Have a great week guys and gals ;)

July 18, 2014

Insta-outfits #2

TGIF! Here's to another week of Instagram outfits I posted throughout the week. All info for where I bought the clothing is listed under each photo. Scored a lot of deals lately in the malls and online since there's a ton of summer sales going on right now. Enjoy :)

Top: Nasty Gal
Skirt: HM (on sale now)
Heels: BCBG
Sunnies: Ivanka Trump

July 14, 2014

Wine Country

Happy Monday guys! I had an early start to my weekend this past weekend and spent a portion of it in Niagara Falls just relaxing and being away from the city and stress. We spent some time outside enjoying the sunset and greenery, rode the ferris wheel, ate a lot of food, and visited a winery for the first time! The ice wines were so delish and the winery was gorgeous. Definitely recommend if you're around the area as this area is full of wineries and beautiful landscape. Also, who doesn't love a complimentary platter of sample wines? ;)
This flowy summer dress felt appropriate for the weather and the scenery and the wedges were comfy enough for walking around the winery and the mall - both staples in a girl's summer wardrobe. I also get compliments on the dress every time I wear it!