Another day, another beautiful nail polish collection for the season. LVX Spring Summer collection for 2017 has something for everyone who wants to brighten up their manicure. Whether you’re into earthy, neutral tones or vibrant pinks and purples, you’ll fall in love with these hues. LVX Spring Summer Swatches Seychelle is a gorgeous light aqua blue inspired by collections from Fendi, Chanel and Victoria Beckham. Schiaparelli…

Help My Aging Skin – Philosophy Time In a Bottle

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I don’t know where the time has gone but somehow 37 has crept up on me.  All those years on all-inclusive vacations baking myself in the sun, are starting to catch up to me! Why didn’t someone tell me to wear a hat?! Today’s vacation you’ll see me sitting in the shade with a massive wide brimmed straw hat sporting 3 different types of sunscreen (face,…

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For the Skincare Lover – Philosophy Holiday

One of the things I start thinking about this time of year is my skincare regime. In Toronto the weather is cold and extremely dry so my skin needs whatever help it can get! Philosophy has some fantastic skincare, fragrance and bath & body products that I love.  Philosophy’s Holiday collection is inspired by the land of hope & wonder, and specifically the Nutcracker this…

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Music Festival Survival Kit

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We’re right in the midst of festival season, but as my niece was asking for fashion and beauty advice for The Wayhome festival this weekend, I thought I would share some of the tips I gave her to prepare for the festival. Sunscreen Even if it’s raining and grey, you do not want to be without copious amounts of this stuff. Our skin is our…

Do We Really Need Night Cream?

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Whether or not we need to use a night cream in addition to our regular daily moisturizer has been an on-going debate amongst dermatologists for years. Do we really need to spend another $50-$100 on a night cream? In one word – yes, but let’s see why. Why Do You Need A Night Cream? There are 2 main benefits of using a night cream: BENEFIT 1:…

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8 Facial Cleansers That Actually Work!

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Since about age 11 when my first spot appeared (yes I was 11 thank you!), I’ve struggled with finding the right facial cleanser. Having battled pimples, blackheads and combination skin from far too young an age, I always put facial cleansers to the the test when trying something new. In an ideal world, we should always carry out these 4 simple steps when washing our face:…

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Holiday Gift Guide Under $100

We all have those people in our lives that we like to be a little extra indulgent with over the holidays – our best friend, sister, mother…or maybe even ourselves? I always buy one present and put it under the tree just for me. Don’t judge, ok? I mean, I know what I really want, don’t I? LOL. We already saw the Gift Guides for…

Holiday Gift Guide Under $25

Over the next few days I’ll be helping you shop for those beauty lovers in your life with 4 holiday gift guides featuring products I have tried, tested and love. No matter who you have to shop for (teachers, friends, sisters, or your mom), these gift guides have been created by price: under $25, under $50, under $100 and luxury, in order to help you keep your holiday budget intact. THE BEAUTY…