Let’s be real! Facial and body hair is something a lot of us glamazons struggle with on the regular, and not everyone can be fortunate enough to get laser hair removal! So for everyone else, we turn to other methods like tweezing, shaving, waxing, and more.

This has been my dilemma – I’m always switching between a bunch of different techniques and can never commit to one that will #JUSTWORK! Some are great for convenience but don’t last long (sometimes my hair grows back within 24 hours!), while others are effective but time consuming (and #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat). Some hair removal methods even require you to hit up the spa or salon, but the idea of having to get ready and then trek back home afterwards does not make it worth it.

It’s taken me a while to figure this all out but I think I have finally found the perfect balance between all three! It’s the convenience of shaving, with the results of waxing all in one! Allow me to introduce you to the new SatinTouch Precision Epilator and Satinelle Prestige hair removal tools from Philips!

 

 

I have been using these two goodies for quite some time now – the SatinTouch for sensitive areas (like on my face) and the Satinelle Prestige on my body, primarily focusing on the legs and chest area. The results have been great and the convenience of the products themselves is amazing. The SatinTouch for the facial area is an accelerated version of tweezing with the smooth results of shaving, minus the extreme ripping and pulling pain of waxing! I have brought it to New York and Miami with me and it has been the best travel companion. While the Satinelle Prestige has been great for getting super smooth legs that last an entire trip, not having to constantly maintain my look throughout the week because of unwanted hair growth is such a relief! Especially since I’m always on the go! Now you may think I’m crazy because let’s be real, epilation isn’t exactly pain free, but it’s worth it for the results!

 

I normally like to perform the process early in the morning before the day starts, that way I have time to be precise with the hair removal process! And let’s face it… at the end of the day it’s still an epilator, so getting ready in the morning gives my skin the time it needs to heal, and when I apply make-up or any products to my skin, there will be no irritation! I have definitely learned that the key ingredient to success with the epilating process is to prep your skin with taking a nice shower (or bath!) and exfoliating prior to use! That way your pores are opened up and the extractions are that much easier! Pairing that with proper epilating technique equals amazing results, especially since both the devices firmly grab hair by the root!

I really enjoy the SatinTouch and Satinelle Prestige epilators and hope you guys do as well! Learn more about Philips Beauty’s products here.

 

This post is a paid partnership with Philips in promotion
of their new SatinTouch and Satinelle Prestige epilator tools.

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So as you may know I was in Paris not to long ago during the Spring/Summer 2018 Runway season and I just really wanted to take a minute to talk about how intense of a trip this was for me! Not because of the fashion, the city, the etc. it was because I took the step in the natural evolution that has been happening in my life right now! If you follow me I’m sure you can imagine that I am talking about my slow but steady transition to a more feminine aesthetic.. Which again, if you follow me, you will have undoubtedly noticed. That being said, it was this exact moment/day/time/break during Paris that was that last moment before the next step and it’s so crazy to think how such little personal decisions can change the entire way you see the world and the way the world sees you… to be continued..

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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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