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Hello lovelies! Today on the blog we are talking lashes. For a while now I have been thinking about getting eyelash extensions done, and whether or not it would be worth it. Finally, I made the leap and went for the full on extensions. I chose the Mink Silk Lashes. And I love them! The girls at Lola Lash Bar are incredible, with such a relaxing atmosphere. Everything is pink and gold, and just the way a girl wants to feel every day. I totally and completely believe in self-care and making yourself feel incredibly loved and beautiful! Organize your business and life in such a way that you can leverage your time to take care of yourself and do the things that make you feel pretty :) So remember, don’t forget yourself in the journey of life! Get out there, find what makes you feel beautiful, and don’t compromise. You deserve the treat! Xo

Eyelash Extensions Aftercare:
– don’t get lashes wet for 24 hours
– don’t use oil-based products
– don’t pick, pull, or rub lashes
– don’t use waterproof mascara
– don’t use mechanical eyelash curler

+ do brush your extensions daily
+ do be cautious of extensions while sleeping
+ do minimize visits to hot yoga, sauna, steam room, etc.
+ do use coating sealer for longevity
+ do schedule a fill appointment in 2-4 weeks

. // Lola Lash Bar here . // Lola online shop here .//

summer reds

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Hello loves! I’m so excited to share this summer red outfit with you all today. It is such a lovely little flowy top, perfectly paired with these white jeans. I love this color of pop for the summer along with the pink creme cup MAC lip, and the sun hat is a definite must! As some of you may know, I just can’t get enough of these black ankle tie ballet flats. I have been throwing them on with jeans, dresses, and even my leather leggings. They’ve worked well with everything so far. Tip: remember to spray them with a shoe protector that you can find at any of the popular shoe stores. This is especially important for those pointy tips that seems to get bumped quite a bit. This was definitely such a beautiful day at sunset exploring the Ramsay Ruins, one of the city’s best kept secrets. The sandstone walls make the perfect backdrop for a summer’s evening out in the city. Enjoy loves / will chat again soon <3

. // shoes here . // top here . // purse here . // watch here

eggs & arugula

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Morning lovelies! Today on the blog I am sharing one of my favorite breakfasts, eggs & arugula. I am an absolute sucker for poached eggs, and try out new methods whenever I can. For this recipe I used my Nordic Ware microwave egg poacher (link below). This is perfect for me, especially when I am having a busy morning and need to make some quick poached eggs on the run, which I know my husband will also enjoy. Together with this I add a whole grain English muffin with avocado, arugula (which some of you may know as “rocket”), and a squeeze of lemon as always! Season with pink Himalayan sea salt & pepper to taste. As a refreshing drink I paired this delicious breakfast with some blackberry infused water, just to finish it all off. I hope you enjoy, and do let me know if you try this for yourself <3 Xo

// what you need:
+ eggs & poacher
+ 1/2 avocado
+ 1/2 whole grain English muffin
+ fresh arugula (rocket) & kale mix
+ slice of lemon
+ pink himalayan sea salt & pepper to taste
+ blackberries

. // egg poacher here . // place matt here . // lemon squeezer here . // Kate Spade polka dot straws here

mac & me

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Good morning babes! Today I wanted to give you a little bit of an inside look into my daily makeup favorites. Recently I did a big overhaul of my everyday makeup routine, and went for an intensive MAC selection. I was lucky enough to have my dear friend and makeup artist, Tanya there to help doll me up and pick the right products for my skin. I have been loving every minute of my MAC routine, and couldn’t be more pleased with how it all turned out. The products work really well together, and have been nourishing and protective on my skin. // For my every day makeup I love doing a very natural look with neutrals and light pinks. I often pair this light pink lip with a darker liner just to pop the look. The skinfinish setting powder is to die for, and creates the most rounded off, soft look for an overall neutral yet polished touch. And remember, brushes are key to getting the correct blends, so be sure to choose the right ones!

Here are a few of my absolute favorites of the bunch: . // mac brushes 129, 159, and 221 . // mac cremesheen creme cup lipstick . // mac studio sculpt spf 15 foundation . // mac dame satin powder blush . // mac medium plus mineralize skinfinish

. // mirror here . // robe here

scarves & steve

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Hello my loves! Today I can’t wait to splurge and talk all about some of my absolutely favorite things; scarves and shoes :) So I know you might be wondering, who this “steve” is // well it’s Madden of course! There is nothing better on my feet than an incredible genuine leather pair of Steve Maddens. These open-toed camels have travelled across the Atlantic Ocean with me, all the way to the beautiful canals of St. Francis Bay, South Africa. I danced through the night with them at my Sister’s wedding… which was just magical! I am such a sucker for weddings, and treasure those precious memories.

The scarf brings another story, and is a beautiful cashmere all the way from Israel. I love finishing off an outfit with the perfect accessories, like my Michael Kors purse that goes absolutely everywhere with me. These accents make all the difference in the world and completely rounds off the look. Don’t forget to pop on that lipstick and keep your head high every day. Confidence is priceless // go get it girl! Xo

. // shoes here . // purse here . // watch here

chicken & broccoli

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Hello my loves! Today I want to share with you this chicken & broccoli recipe. I absolutely love these boneless skinless chicken thighs, and buy them in bulk from Costco :) This recipe is perfect for a lighter dinner, filled with incredible flavours and aromas. I love throwing together something quick, while still eating healthy and clean. <3

// what you need:
+ boneless skinless chicken thighs
+ chopped red, yellow, and orange pepper
+ broccoli florets
+ slice of lemon
+ himalayan sea salt & pepper
+ parsley, thyme, Italian herbs, and greek seasoning
+ parmesan cheese
+ extra virgin olive oil for cooking

// what you do:
+ boil or steam broccoli florets in a large pot
+ sear peppers in a skillet with olive
+ season chicken thighs with spices, salt & pepper, & a squeeze of lemon
+ move peppers to outer edges of skillet
+ place chicken thighs in the middle of skillet & cover
+ let cook & simmer, turning occasionally
+ serve chicken & peppers with broccoli & parmesan cheese

sneaks & tommy

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Morning lovelies! I am so excited to tell you about my white sneaks today. I have been absolutely bugging my husband about how much I wanted some white shoes for the cooler summer days that we’ve been having. These Tommy Hilfiger’s were such a perfect find. The great thing about white sneakers are that they go with pretty much anything you can think of! Tired of the summer dress/sandal combo? Swap the sandals out for white sneakers to switch up your look and get a more modern edge. My absolutely favorite is throwing them on with a pair of classic blue jeans that are fitted and slightly cropped at the ankle. With all the summer events going on like Canada Day fireworks by the river, Stampede breakfasts, and food truck festivals we have been doing a whole lot of walking in downtown YYC. So it’s definitely a bonus that these sneakers are not only a fun fashion statement, but comfortable walking shoes to boot. Hard to pass up such a comfortable and versatile style. Guess you can say that I am obsessed, and I will be crossing my fingers hoping that this it is here to stay for a while. So if you’re going to jump on board with this trend, make sure to stay creative and look for different ways to make it work with your wardrobe! Hugs & love Xo

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stripes & soul

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Good morning loves! What is better than stripes?? Well at this moment, not a lot for me. I am completely loving this outfit and all it has to offer. Every part of it reminds me of a place, a person, and the contribution it has made to my life. Let me tell you a little something about that hat though… it was a piece I discovered in Malaysia while my husband Jacques and I were travelling through Southeast Asia in the beginning of 2015. That was right around the time I launched my business, and was hustling hard every day, “coffee shop hopping” just to get a bit of internet now and again. That hat has seen sun, sand, and even snow. It’s been on countless Uber rides, and reminds me of glances and a hidden face. One thing is for sure, it feeds my soul and gives a certain mystery waiting to be revealed. So keep dreaming lovelies, and never stop finding the beauty in life. Xo

. // purse here . // hat here . // jacket here

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