I don’t know what it is, but as of late, I have been craving a new piece of jewelry. I was thinking of upgrading something that I already have. Then it hit me, instead of a specific piece of jewelry, why not get something a little different like a watch. Since coming to this realization I’ve been in the market scanning, scoping, and doing my research on all the different luxury watch brands and keep gravitating towards the classic Rolex. There is no doubt that it is one of the most iconic and well-known watch brands so I thought to myself “Why not start there!” I’ve been searching the web and while browsing I came across Bob’s Watches. To my surprise, WSJ dubbed them as “One of the largest watch trading sites” – And saw such an amazing selection of Rolex’s available! I was/am shook by the selection, how many options, link styles, face colours, bezels, etc. That being said, I haven’t decided if I want to go with a modern or a vintage Rolex. I am going to continue to do my research and hopefully will have some new goodies to share with you guys soon!!!

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NARS Velvet Matte Foundation Stick NARS Audacious Collection

Exciting news from my friends over at NARS! For Fall 2017 the iconic beauty brand is pleased to announce two new launches! First and for the first time ever, NARS is introducing foundation sticks with the launch of the ‘Velvet Matte Foundation Stick‘. Available in 20 shades, here we have [from top to bottom] Trinidad, Barcelona, Stromboli and Ceylan! I guess they are all named of exotic locations around the world! I personally did a swatch test on my skin of the products and I can’t believe how they literally GLIDE on and are so pigmented which means I will basically be using these as concealers for the most part and blending with liquid foundations because they are soooo creamy! Can always count on NARS for that! Another plus about these foundation sticks, the opposite end of the product is a touch up blending brush head which means you can blend it in with the same tool! #IMSHOOK!! Definitely can’t wait to beat a whole face with this!

 

The second launch is where “attitude finds artistry” in the new ‘NARS Audacious Collection‘ featuring a total-control ‘Audacious Mascara’ which separates, lengthens and amplifies lashes in rich jewel tones from purple to a reddish brown to a navy (see above) to a black satin.. The collection is also accompanied by six ultra-saturated shades of ‘Audacious’ lipstick high in pigment and full in coverage! I got Vieke and Louise (see above!)

 

Learn more about NARS Foundation sticks [here]

& learn more about the NARS Audacious collection [here]

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It’s so crazy, every week or two is like a new eye opening experience in the world of make-up for me! If you read a bit of my last post, you’ll now know that I recently learned how to put lashes on.. I have also been learning how to apply eyeshadow, liners, etc.. How to properly contour and all these other crazy amazing things that have really helped evolve the way I not only apply but look at makeup. It really is such an artistry.. Blending, painting, colour matching, enhancing, etc… I have to say this is probably one of my favourite beauty looks to date.. I believe it’s the most refined version of what I normally try to do and with the added touch of the extra voluminous lashes!!! For this face I used:

  • @DermablendPro quick fix concealer
  • @Armanibeauty Luminous Silk Foundation
  • @UrbanDecayCosmetics Naked Heat Palette
  • @YSLBeauty touche éclat under eye highlighter
  • @Ardell_Lashes 250’s
  • @MacCosmeticsCanada Dark Deep Bronzer as contour
  • @NYXCosmetics_Canada Contour + Highlight Palette + Corset Lipstick
  • @Lac.Beauty Brows by @jessicaesavedra
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I can’t believe we are already at this time of the year!? Like September, TIFF, FASHION WEEKS!? ALREADY!?!!?!? LIKE HELLIU!?!?! In other news, I am super excited because about a week before TIFF I finally learned how to apply strips of false lashes so if you notice I’ve really been rocking it out wish my lashes out LOL!  Anyways, I just wanted to share something quickly so here are a couple looks from a couple of the many TIFF parties I’ve attended this week for TIFF!

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You know I love a good dinner party! There is nothing like getting together with some of your favourite friends and foods, especially when it involves a celebrity chef such as the renowned Chef David Rocco! Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest at Best Buy Canada’s OVERLY chic (no seriously did you see the first photo in this post!? That was the dinner table!!) dinner party in celebration of the Best Buy’s large selection of appliances ranging from popular appliance brands at prices that fit anyone’s budget, and in just about every style and size you can think of!! The brand teamed up with David Rocco to curate and showcase a selection of key #BestBuyAppliances that are available at Best Buy, showcasing the range of products available at a Best Buy near you!!!! I was so happy I got to see some of my blogger besties #SELFIE!!!, pr faves and of course, get acquainted with the goodies available at Best Buy, especially since becoming a homeowner it’s always good to be in the know for when I finally decide to man up and domesticate myself and cook a damn meal!!! Oh and did Chef David Rocco ever make a killer meal! I was in foodie heaven! If you ever get the pleasure of having him cook for you… ASK FOR THE #BEATRISOTTO!!!!

 

Whether you’re replacing an old fridge or completely renovating your kitchen, you can get all your appliances at Best Buy and BestBuy.ca.

See below for David Rocco’s favourite must-have appliances for creating delicious gourmet meals:

 

 

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After all the excitement of the announcement of Puma teaming up with The Weeknd to create a collaboration I was super excited to see what everything would look like!! I of course loved the first drop of the Ignite limitless kicks and now I must give the crown to these! The Puma x The Weeknd Parallel Boots! I am not much of a boot/sneaker person, for myself, I think they look so good on like guys LOL!! I like either or, but these… No word of a lie, like made me be like “#DAMNiNEEDTHOSE!” I didn’t even give my Puma fam a chance to offer them to me before I was e-mailing and asking! There is something about the silhouette that makes them light enough to apply to my style! I also love the super thick sole!!! I think what also helps is that I am into this baggy track pant and sweater vibe right now even though yes, it is like 30°C outside.. BUT YOU KNOW!! IT IS WHAT IT IS LOL!!!! Scroll down for more pics of the kicks!!!!

TO ALL MY CANADIAN HOMIES!!! If you like what you are seeing than the Puma x The Weeknd Parallel boots are dropping tomorrow, August 24th, 2017 at select retailers in the country which are.. Livestock in Toronto, OTH in Montreal and NRML in Ottawa!!!!! So place ya calls and get in line because these are a drop worth waiting for!!!

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You know I love a good collaboration AND YOU KNOW I LOVE MY BALMAIN… So you can only imagine my excitement when I learned that Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, teamed up with Apple on a limited edition BALMAIN x BEATS headphone! I was SHOOK! “Our diverse army has no limit and crosses all boundaries, from culture tradition to modern fashion and music. Balmain and Beats – welcome to my new adventure” – said Olivier, Balmain’s creative director… Balmain has always created hype with anything he touches and it is no different hear (see what I did there!?!?!? lol)… The quite literally, designer earphones, are clean and simple with the perfect touch of signature Balmain shine!!!  Enough typing! Time to plug them in and play SZA – CTRL at full control and jam out to my new favourite headphones!!! In the mean time learn more about the Balmain x Beats headphones and see the other styles online here !!!!

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Top – Puma x Rihanna, Fenty / Shoes – Puma Tsugi Shinsei

 

There’s nothing like Miami especially when you get to go with your best friends or family or people you just love. Now just imagine that plus getting to rock some new favourite fashion from Puma! A couple weeks ago now I jet setter three hours south with my friends down to South Beach where we turned it up turned it out lived in large and just plain out had fun. We went for two nights for my friends birthday and really really made some memories.  Even though we were only there for a couple days it felt like we were there for a week because of all the Fabulous stuff we did during our time there from amazing dinners and lunches days at the beach to party party parties! Aside from all of this madness I also got to debut a pair of my new Tsugi Shinsei from Puma that I have been waiting to wear and thought why not wait for Miami because it would be the perfect destination to rock all white like it’s nobody’s business!!! I definitely have to say it was an added bonus that the Tsugi Shinsei shoes also double not only as one of my best looking shoes but AS ONE OF MY MOST COMFORTABLE hands down!!! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!.. The sock like structure and feeling makes them a breeze to slip on and just get going with!!! Oh and of course, the Puma x Rihanna, Fenty collab Kimono jacket made it’s debut too because #YASSSSSS!

 

SHOP THE TSUGI SHINSEI HERE

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Jay Sturt, Tony Pham, Jen Atkin Hair Stylist @ Launch of Dyson Supersonic Blowdryer Toronto, ON

Jay Sturt, Tony Pham, Jen Atkin Hair Stylist @ Launch of Dyson Supersonic Blowdryer Toronto, ON

Jay Sturt, Tony Pham, Jen Atkin Hair Stylist @ Launch of Dyson Supersonic Blowdryer Toronto, ON

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a very intimate early evening event with Dyson at a chic AF* private residence in Yorkville! The event was in celebration of the new Dyson Hair Supersonic Blow Dryer!!! The evening consisted of cocktails, yummy bites, cute company, getting some one on one time with the product (which I got and loved, how lightweight and powerful the device was)…I also learned about hair-care and how properly blowdrying actually can help prevent your hair from breaking also help maintain hair health!!!.. Everything was so chic and fun and if the nothing could top the event… drum roll please…. Hair stylist to the stars, and most famously, the whole Kardashian klan, Jen Atkin!!!!! Otherwise known on the gram as @JenAtkinHair walked in!! She walked us through some key summer looks that are easily do-able with the Dyson Supersonic and perfectly pair with her range of Ouai hair products (available @ LAC & CO)!!!!! Tony and I sashay’d are way over to Jen after her lovely speech to the crowd and because, earlier in the week Celebrity make-up artist Patrick Ta was at Tony’s Salon LAC & CO, he told her that we would be there and so we got to connect and take some fun pics with miss hunty!!!! What a fun night and great way to start the weekend!! I can’t wait to try a Dyson Supersonic in the privacy of my own home so I can get my hair all crazy and really learn how to maintain my hair!

To learn more about the Dyson Supersonic Blowdryer go to DysonCanada.ca XX

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If you follow me on social media then you will know that a couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking a 48 hour jaunte to Montreal with my friends over at Marriott! My fellow blogger friend Vanessa and I were treated to two days of the best the city had to offer and got to try some new experiences that I haven’t during the past times I have gone to Montreal. The reason for this trip was to celebrate Marriott’s Epic Canada Adventure Sweepstakes launching at MarriottCanada150.dja.com and SPGCanada150.dja.com on June 22!!! Marriott is choosing five contest winners from Canada and the United States, where five winners will receive ‘epic’ trips to Canadian Marriott Locations, compiling of a trip for two which includes one hotel room, flights for the winner and one guest, an epic local experiences, as well as $1, 000 CAD spending money!!!!

Being that the trip was in celebration of this new contest, we did things that contest winners would get the chance to do and experience on their trips!! OUR trip started with checking in to the Fabulous Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel located in the heart of the shopping and lifestyle district which I personally love for walking around and running any quick little errands in the city (DUH SHOPPING!)! Following our early check-in to the chic boutique hotel, we quickly refreshed ourselves from our flight and headed off to a unique and personalized food tour experience in one of the famous-for-food districts of Montreal! Here we were treated to delicious bites, bagels, and (my new obsession) white chocolate muffins!!! I am still drooling from the one I had on the tour!

Next we had the pleasure of meeting some friends for dinner at a beautiful restaurant which I literally cannot remember the name of because I was so busy stuffing my face with delicious seafood.  Following that and because of the timing of when we were in Montreal we headed off to The Weeknd’s concert in Montreal!!!! Yasssss we went to see The Weeknd and hear some hits from his new Starboy tour at Montreal’s Centre Bell!
The next day we made a point to go check out some of our favourite shops in the city one of them being ‘Atelier New Regime’ and the other, Vintage Frames Company where Vanessa had some shoppers success and found a pair of iconic vintage Tiffany & Co. shades!

That night we got all dolled up and had dinner at the Fabulous W Hotel which is actually also another one of Marriott properties in Montreal and also a property which I had the pleasure of staying at a couple months prior! The hotel’s signature restaurant provided us with some delicious sea and land platters (TUNA CEVICE FOR THE WIN!!!) I chose to have a steak which was so delicious and so necessary considering how long we’ve been running around the city during the day.  Following we checked out some nightlife spots around old Montreal and china-town and cheers’d to an amazing way to end the trip!

Marriott’s Epic Canada Adventure Sweepstakes launches at MarriottCanada150.dja.com and SPGCanada150.dja.com on June 22.

  • To enter, tag @MarriottIntl in any posts, with the hashtag #TravelwithMarriottCanada.
  • Three winners will receive ‘epic’ trips to Canadian Marriott locations. Two winners will receive ‘epic’ trips to Canadian Starwood locations.
  • Each contest winner will receive a trip for two, which includes: one hotel room, flights for the winner and one guest and $1,000 CAD spending money.

Winners will be determined on July 24, once contacted, they will have two days to return the paperwork. Marriott will choose five contest winners from Canada and the United States. The five winners will be selected at random by a third party. When entering the contest sweepstakes, applicants will select which epic trip they hope to win from a gallery of options. Each trip will include at least one activity/experience. Winners will have up to one year to redeem their trip based on availability and blackout dates.

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