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Non-Surgical Beauty Treatments

My loves, The beauty industry is forever changing and advancing and with new technology there are many surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments. There is the constant debate whether plastic surgery, lip injections etc. are taking beauty treatments too far. Are we taking it too far? Should we really be altering our image? How vain has our society become? However, there are many non-surgical beauty treatments that I for one am all about and would love to try. And I’m not going to lie Botox and filler can be very tempting. What are your thoughts on surgical and non-surgical beauty treatments? Check out this article that explains 5 Top Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks. Latisse, Chemical Peels and Medical Grade Skin Care products are all the hype right now. And let me tell you these products work. Plastic Surgeons’ Top 5 Non-Surgical Beauty Tricks I’m always on the hunt for the latest beautification tips, and I recently got inspired to check out a source I’d never really thought about: plastic surgery practices. A friend told me a few …

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

My loves, As most you may have already noticed, I was recently on vacation having the time of my life. Seriously though, traveling ignites something wonderful inside of me. I had the most amazing trip. I went with my dear friend and her boyfriend and couple other guys. I got to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and warm weather in the company of wonderful people. I seriously haven’t laughed that much in a really long time, I had so so much fun. I’m still smiling from the trip. But the highlight of my trip had to be boarding down a FREAKING Volcano! I know. You’re like: ‘Sorry, you did what?’ Oh, but I did. SNOW BOARDING IS OLD SCHOOL, THE LATEST EXTREME WAY TO SLIDE A SLOPE CAN BE FOUND AT CERRO NEGRO Rated #2 on CNN’s ‘Thrill Seekers Bucket List’ Volcano boarding is an extreme thrill-seeking kind of sport created by an equally extreme, Australian thrill seeker, Daryn Webb, Bigfoot Hostel’s original owner. After Daryn opened Bigfoot in 2004, he began to cultivate the sport. …

Greenhouse Juice Co.| You Need This In Your Life

My loves, If you have not heard of Greenhouse Juice Co. before and you currently live in Toronto or are dreaming about living in Toronto, you are going to want to keep reading. This is probably the best place I have ever discovered and unfortunately for my wallet, (but luckily for my stomach) it’s very close to where I live. I’m seriously obsessed. I literally dream of these juices and almond milks when I do not have any in my fridge. They are the definition of AMAZE-balls. Above is a picture of my four favorite drinks from Greenhouse Juice Co. Every time I go to the store I make sure I grab one of each of these, they are so delicious it’s not even fair to other juice places. From Left to Right: Cold Pressed Apple Juice, Chia Seed Hydrator, Deep Roots and Choco-Maca-Milk (OH MY GOD, best chocolate milk EVER!) “Greenhouse Juice Co. is a Toronto-based organic cold-pressed juice company that first opened its doors at 5 Macpherson Avenue in January 2014. We are …

Travel Essentials for the Beauty Queen

My loves, It’s that time of year where so many people decide to take some time off and travel somewhere tropical. I for one am planning a trip to Nicaragua in  a little over 3 weeks! I seriously cannot wait, I am so excited. You all know how much I despise winter, so some sunshine, some water and some awesome volcano boarding (more on that later). When traveling there is always the question ‘Do I check a bag?’ ‘Should I just bring a carry-on?’ I have decided that I am only going to bring a carry-on because with my luck my bag will get lost and I just can’t have that. I’ve been searching for the best travel items at the best value, because I am absolutely awful at packing lightly. This is an entirely new experience for me. I mean I still have to look good while on vacation, so I need the very best beauty products. The key is to small the small ones that I’m allowed to bring in my carry-on. Here …

LG Canada| G3 Smart Phone Giveaway

My loves, Since I am running a giveaway for a brand new LG G3 smart phone I thought I would highlight some FAB-ulous features to entice you just a little bit more! When choosing a new phone you want to make sure it has all the tools you need on a day-to-day basis. And of course the camera is your number one concern (well at least it’s my number one concern). I mean who wants a phone with a crappy camera?! Helllllooo, it’s the 21st Century! Simple Is The New Smart SMART NOTICE: Smart Cleaning “Would you like to erase the 9 apps you haven’t used for two months?” ( a phone that notifies me when I have apps taking up space on my phone that I’ve forgotten about? YES PLEASE) Call Log-based Reminder “Call received from John. Call back?” (An extra reminder to call back the call you missed, Brilliant) KNOCK CODE: Unlock your phone by creating your very own personalized knocking pattern of three to eight taps. From over 80,000 possible combinations, it …

LG Canada| Beat The January Blues Giveaway

My loves, At the beginning of December I was given an LG G3 smart phone to play around with and fall in love with. I’m usually an iPhone girl but this smart phone has me leaning in the opposite direction. Mainly because it has a freaking sweet selfie option. And by sweet, I mean blow your mind, nothing is cooler than this feature sweet. You can basically use hand signals to start a 3 second count down for a ‘hands free’ selfie! How cool is that?! Or you can use voice recognition to shout ‘LG’, ‘CHEESE’, ‘SMILE’, ‘WHISKY’ and ‘KIMCHI’ and it will snap your picture. MIND BLOWN. And the fun doesn’t stop there! It has many fun and fantastic features that I will share with you next week. But now onto more exciting news for all of you! I am very pleased to tell you all that I will be running a Giveaway from NOW until February 2nd where you will have the chance to win your very own LG G3 phone! This giveaway …

How to Apply False Lashes

My loves, Everybody wants fabulous lashes, especially for the holidays. But wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy way to apply false lashes that look so natural that people are like, “Wait, are those your lashes?” I love when people ask me that question when they are most certainly not my natural lashes. Isn’t it grand to be glamorous? Okay my loves. So here is what you need to achieve the most natural looking lashes. (You can also apply majority of these steps if you are looking to achieve a more dramatic lash). You Will Need: Liquid Eye Liner (Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is my preference) False Lashes (Depending on what type of lashes you are looking for there are many options. I use Quo Lashes on a daily basis and my go-to natural lash is 803. However, they have many wonderful options from natural to dramatic and they roughly go for about $7.50. They are my personal favorite brand when it comes to false lashes because they are relatively priced and easy …

Contessa Awards 2015

My loves, Since we are coming close to the end of 2014, I thought I would share with you something I worked very hard on this past year. Everyone who knows me and reads my blog knows that I have a strong passion for the beauty industry. A passion a lot of the times I have a hard time explaining to people. So this year I decided to enter the 2015 Contessa Awards in both the Nail Artist of the Year and Make Up Artist of the Year categories. What are the Contessas? “The Canadian Hairstylist of the Year Awards – the Contessas – are the gold standard in Canadian beauty awards with the longest-running track record of excellence. Since 1988, each year the Contessas bring the best of Canada’s talent together to measure their creativity in a photo-based competition. The Contessas are open to all licensed beauty professionals, from coast to coast.” “Winning a Contessa is not only good for your portfolio and reputation – it’s great for business and opening doors!” It’s a …

Sephora Favorites| Gift Sets and Gift Ideas

My loves, By now most of you have probably (hopefully) at least started your Christmas shopping. I know I have. I’m actually almost completely done my Christmas shopping, which in my personal opinion is pretty impressive. Also, I HATE crowds, so I try to avoid them as best as I possibly can. Anyone scrambling for ideas for your daughter, friend, sister, mother or any female that may be on your list? Well, my friends, if they like makeup or beauty or all things related to these two things, I have some ideas for you. Sephora always has the best freaking gift sets out there and they are always at a great value. Here are some of my fav’s: Give Me Some Lips $30.00 (Value $108.00) (MIND BLOWN) “A six-piece lip sampler set with coveted glosses, sticks, tints, and lacquers—including one full-size product—in pink and nude shades.”  Any woman/girl who loves lip products (someone like myself) would love this gift. I mean are you kidding? Look at what you get for thirty freaking dollars. This is …

LG’s Beauty Event at Her Majesty’s Pleasure

My loves, Last evening I was invited to attend LG’s Beauty Event with a bunch of other fantastic bloggers. These events are always fun because you get to eat delicious food, meet amazing people in both the beauty industry and other companies within Toronto. I wanted to give you a little sneak peek from the event last evening! I got to play around with the new LG3 Smartphone, mostly the camera (selfies of course!). And I think I may already be addicted and I’m an iPhone girl. I’ll give you a little taste of the quality of pictures it takes. Don’t you worry more information about this lovely phone will be coming soon! I also got to have my hair braided to perfection and the oh so lovely Olivia gave me a nice bold red lip, she’s truly a talent! All in all it was a fantastic evening, so much fun, good drinks and good laughs. Plus, I get to test about this sweet LG3 Smartphone for a couple of weeks! Pst wait until I …