Thursday, January 29, 2015

Why being a fashion blogger in the winter sucks

Grey jacket c/o Lovely Wholesale / Geo print sweater c/o Lovely Wholesale / Red plaid scarf from Forever 21 / Blue beanie from Aldo

Being a fashion blogger in Canada during the winter is horrible. I don't care what other people pretend to say, it's horrible.

If you don't live in a condo with a fancy lobby or have a whimsical-looking room, you're forced to go outside to keep up with the content while saying crap like, "It's only -10 degrees outside...that's doable!" If you look really closely, you can see my hand starting to turn blue. But I didn't get frostbite while taking these photos, so it was a good day.

On an average day with the windchill, it feels like -20. So no, I don't prance around in skirts with my jacket open. But when I spend most of my days cycling through sweaters and warm pants, I sort of look forward to these where I can dress up a bit, even for 10 minutes.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Winter skincare tips

Tis the season of being stupidly cold, frizzy hair, and dry skin. Can you tell that I'm not a winter person? But while I'm curling up at home from the cold, I've been taking time to get into better skin care routines. I hide indoors all winter long, I don't necessarily have to look like I hide in a cave all day.

Everyday routines 

Chapped hands and dry, flaky lips? No thanks. This is a huge no when it comes to your beauty regimen. Make sure that you use alcohol-free solutions on both your hands and lips. While they may seem worlds apart, the skin on your hands and lips are very similar. They are both delicate, and the skin is thinner on these body parts. Alcohol-free salves are the best way of preventing chaps and sores. After all, you don’t want to ditch lipstick, just because it’s winter.

Okay, so these may not be the coolest fashion accessory in the land. But, if you want to make sure that your hands and feet are a dream, it’s vital that you sleep in moisturizing socks and mittens. Your feet can take a pounding in the winter. Socks, tough boots and heels can cause cracks in your heels. So, get your moisturizing socks on to make sure that your toes are pretty and perky.

For a more skin-deep treatment that will go beyond the outer layer of your skin, try Revitol Phytoceramides. The harsh elements can cause damage to all of the layers of skin. You can beat the impact of fine lines and aging that severe weather can bring. It’s not just the sun that you have to be wary of. Many people slather themselves in SPF in the summer, but forget about the impact of winter. So, make sure that you are smoothing your skin with a thick, creamy moisturizer. Not only will your skin be more supple, but a thicker cream will work into all of the layers of skin.

Occasional skin treats 

I've recently become a big fan of using honey mixed with a bit of sugar to create the perfect, holistic scrub. It really works to make my skin glow, but I'll admit it's a challenge trying not to eat honey off my face.

You can also steal some inspiration from Cleopatra by bathing in milk. But, before you start adding dairy to your bath, there are some more contemporary milk-based solutions you can use. Opt for a bubble bath that has at least 12% lactic acid (the ingredient found in milk) for great exfoliating properties.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hair inspiration and trends for 2015

Planning your hairstyles can be daunting. But, in 2015 there is going to be some fantastic alternative hair styles that everyone is going to love. Whether you have short hair or tumbling locks, you can achieve these amazing styles in an instant. In 2014, we all seemed to have overly complicated hairstyles and colours. Thank god for 2015. Now, hair is going to be much more laid back and chic. Perfect!

Casual Braids

Braids are the perfect laidback, ultra cool look. They are perfect for festival season and for hitting the mall with your friends. But, this year, over styling and complicated braids is a huge no-no. It’s all about adding simple braids to your hair. Keep your hair tousled and soft. Use a Remington curling wand for beach-inspired waves. Then, add a handful of skinny braids throughout your hair. It’s the ultimate way to style your hair in a no-nonsense way. It’s an amazing hair style. But, it's ultra-easy to achieve at home. Even hair novices can covet this rocking look.


Please stop walking around with floral crowns like it's Coachella every day. If you want to remain chic and bang on trend for 2015, it’s all about using simple garlands and adornments to your hair. Accessorizing your hair is a simple and easy way to remain fashionable. What’s more, you don’t have to spend a fortune on accessories either. Add a simple flower to a low, messy bun. The key to keeping this look ‘indie’ is to make sure that your hair is not overly brushed and sleek. A messy side bun looks perfect with a simple silk scarf or flower adornment. It’s maximum chic without the fuss.


Crimping has become something a hot trend this winter. It’s a great look too. But, the key to bringing this trend bang up to date is to crimp sections of the hair. Opt for a high ponytail and crimp every other section. Add salt spray and backcombing to keep this look fresh. It’s the perfect hairstyle for nights out with the girls.

The Half and Half

This low maintenance hairstyle is perfect for busy girls on the go. Simply take the upper half section of your hair and clip from your head. Leave the under section of your hair to flow freely. Keep the centre parting straight, so that this look can be maintained easily. Add a cute clip or some simple bobby pins. Simple, tousled curls can dress this hair style up for a night out.

The Bold and the Beautiful

Okay, so it's not all about calmer styles this year. Bold colours are perfect for those that want to unleash their inner rock chick. Pastel tones look fabulous on blonde hair. Lilacs, blues and greens are all funky. If you want a semi-permanent solution, hair chalks are perfect for achieving mermaid hair.

Images via Brit+Co, Fashion Face Place, Designs Next

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Food over fashion

Forget fashion, I've been all about food this month. And last month. I've been trying to think of some kind of fashion-related post, but honestly, I'm just gonna stop fighting it and go off topic. My recent weeks have been filled with chocolate and desserts, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm usually a stickler for keeping up with personal brand image and good pictures and such, but hey, most brands take a break from the serious stuff every now and then.

I'm not on instagram because I can't stand waiting to take an organized picture of food before I eat it. No, I don't want to stack macarons or take a photo of my lipstick stain on a Starbucks cup. The only reason why I could wait to eat these chocolates is because I ate cereal by the handful straight out of the box beforehand.

At my office Christmas party, I won $1000 by eating 6 desserts in under 15 minutes. It was honestly one of my greatest accomplishments. Getting paid to eat cake? Um, yes please. So here's a picture. And remember, I never said I was a glamorous eater.

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