I never anticipated that ‘feeding’ my newborn would be such an intense part of the beginning of her life (read – intense for me, I’m sure she has no clue). I thought I was prepared. I read every book, article, or blog about pregnancy, preparing for childbirth and what to ensure I had in my diaper bag etc. I really never thought twice about the…

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How To Initiate Milk Production with a C-Section

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I never anticipated that ‘feeding’ my newborn would be such an intense part of the beginning of her life (read – intense for me, I’m sure she has no clue). I thought I was prepared. I read every book, article, or blog about pregnancy, preparing for childbirth and what to ensure I had in my diaper bag etc. I really never thought twice about the…

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One Newborn Essential I Couldn’t Live Without

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The first month with a baby has been a crazy whirlwind. As a new mom, I’ve been desperate for anything that makes my life easier (why did no one tell me a newborn was this much work?), but also that helps calm my baby girl. I’ve tried and tested so many baby products over the last 4 weeks (see my newborn essentials list) and some…

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essie winter 2018 swatches

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I’ve missed doing nail polish reviews and swatches. It’s been a while, but I’m determined to get back into it. When Ellie sleeps, I get some ‘me time’ and I find polishing my nails so relaxing (clearly sleeping is a priority too). What better time to get back into ‘swatching’ than to review the essie winter 2018 collection? essie winter 2018  Ring In The Bling – A…

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Man Ray For Nars Holiday 2017 Collection

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First off I’m soooo sorry for being MIA recently. The last few months of pregnancy and the early arrival of Baby Ellie on November 28th (stay tuned for the cutest newborn pics) has been a bit ‘challenging’ should we say? More on that soon…Today though, let’s talk about makeup. I’ve been dying to review all of the amazing collections that I have a backlog of….

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How The Color We Choose For Our Nails Can Affect Our Mood

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I’m happy to publish a guest post today by Lynda Le from Polish Perfect. Lynda has 20 years of experience in the nail and beauty industry. In today’s post she shares how selecting different colors can affect your mood. Here’s Lynda… If you’re searching for the perfect nail polish, you may be thinking about what colors are in season or best match your skin tone….

Must Have Newborn Essentials

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Since I found out I was pregnant, I’ve carefully treaded the fine line between over preparing and not preparing at all. Have any other first time moms experienced this phenomenon? On one side I have family and friends saying “you don’t need all that all that stuff”, “wait until the baby is born”, “you won’t use half of what you buy before the baby is…

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MAC Next To Nothing Foundation

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One of the hardest things to pull off for the ‘non-makeup’ artists among us is the natural, no makeup look. Unfortunately, it’s also one of my favourite ways to wear makeup. I want to look natural, but at the same time I need to even out my skin tone, give myself colour and make my lashes look longer! Do you know what I mean? I’m…

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Transitioning Into Fall – Red Gingham Dress

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Transitioning from summer to fall fashion is often a challenge. The weather can be hot, hot, hot in September, or feel like you need to get your snow boots ready. I found the perfect red gingham dress that is just right for this time of year. It is cool enough for those hot fall days, yet can easily be layered with a jean jacket, scarf…

Sally Hansen X Crayola – Back To School Nails

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Labour Day weekend is drawing to a close and children and parents are getting ready to go back to school tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that four years from now the little one in my tummy and I will be doing the same thing. I always love creating themed nails to mark a significant occasion, so today I painted some fun crayon nails. Back to…

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My Go-To Sunscreen for the Long Weekend

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I can’t believe it’s already Labour Day Weekend! Where did time go? And don’t tell me that summer is over – it’s not – we still have until September 21st – ok? Why is it that we only think of sun care in the summer anyway? I don’t know about you, but in my 30s, my skin is changing constantly (dark spots anyone?). Add on…

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