I’m spending a little time in Costa Rica visiting my family right now and I absolutely love it here. The way of life, “Pura Vida”, is carefree, happy and full of adventure. It’s reminding me of the things in my life that really matter and how I love this lifestyle. I brought a few pieces from the new Boho by Spence Diamonds collection down with me because this line really speaks to how carefree and fun everything feels down here.
The Boho by Spence Diamonds collection helps to capture the boho way of life; the pieces in it are all representative of the girl who loves to travel, has a passion for art and exploring her creative side and embraces her femininity, while continuing to care for the environment and society. All of these flow through the earrings, bracelets and necklaces you can find in the collection.
The jewelry all focuses on incorporating symbols that speak to the boho gal: Elements (Earth, Fire and Water), Leaf, Lotus, Paisley, Feather and Arrow. Each symbol tells a different story that helps to represent a feeling. Personally, the lotus and feather symbols really speak to me – the lotus represents the future with endless possibilities, while the feather is all about soaring and taking yourself to new heights.
One of the most important parts of this collection that really speaks to me is that it features Artisan Created Diamonds which are environmentally sustainable and ethical – 1% of each purchase from the collection goes towards the NGO Not For Sale which works to end human trafficking.
I’ve already fallen in love with a few pieces from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection and have a feeling I’ll be getting more in the future. Make sure you visit them on Facebook and Instagram as they’ll be running giveaways for this collection! Oh, and US customers get free shipping on any Boho orders – just a little bonus.
Will you be looking into anything from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection?
The weather back home has definitely taken a bit of a turn – can you believe we’ve already had snow in Toronto? Lucky for me, I managed to escape just before the cold hit and I’m spending a couple of weeks visiting my family down in Costa Rica. Since I know many of you are planning on getting out during the winter and heading somewhere with a more comfortable climate, I’m sharing my beach vacation faves. All of these can be found on Amazon, so make sure you sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial for better pricing and free shipping on many of these items!
Anyways, if you’re planning a getaway soon, you may want to add one or two of these to your list!
A super cute one-piece bathing suit. I’ve been wanting a one-piece for a while and I fell in love with this adorable red one! They have it in a ton of other phrases and colours as well. I do suggest buying a size up than you normally would because it fits a little short.
2. Sunglasses! You can’t go on a beach vacation without bringing a pair of sunglasses along with you; if they’re stylish even better. I love the rose gold tone to these ones.
3. A maxi dress makes for a perfect piece that can go with you anywhere. They’re comfortable and stylish, making them nice to wear on the beach or out to dinner.
4. If you’re like me, you’ll want a fun, giant floatie to bring with you. Last time I was down I brought a unicorn (which my pup popped) and this time I have a flamingo to hang out in!
5. I’m so here for the fanny pack – bonus points if it has a fun pattern (like tacos!) on it. They’re great for travel, hold the necessities and I like being able to have it close by so I never worry.
6. Pick up a colourful beach towel to dry off after spending the day in the water. It doesn’t hurt that it looks good on Instagram 😉
7. If you’re staying at a resort, you’ll want a comfortable pair of sandals to wander around in. These Steve Madden sandals are adorable and perfect for walking around in!
Are you planning any beach vacations this fall or winter?
Disclaimer: I’m part of the Amazon Associates program, but all opinions are 100% my own! xo
Do you ever have those nights where you just want to climb into bed, get cozy and pass out? I will totally admit that I’m guilty of going to bed every now and then without taking my makeup off – yup, total beauty blogger faux pas. I do it. You do it. We all do it. The thing is there’s a way easier solution to the full face of makeup pass out, and it’s one that I’ve been sticking to for a while now. Neutrogena Make-Up Removing Cleansing Wipes have become a go-to for me when it comes to quick cleansing.
The wipes, which now come in many different varieties to suit your needs (more on that later), are the perfect addition to a beauty routine for someone on the go. I love how easily these wipes remove my makeup, leaving my skin feeling fresh and clean without leaving behind any residue. I’ve started keeping a package on my nightstand for easy access on those nights when I’m just too lazy to go through my nighttime routine. A few quick swipes takes everything off and I just follow up with a bit of moisturizer afterwards to prep my skin for sleep. I find that they’re really gentle on my skin, especially around my eyes – I’ve got to get all of that mascara and eyeliner off! They’re also perfect for throwing in a bag before you head out the door when you need a quick touch-up or want to freshen up after a gym visit.
They’ve also recently introduced the new Neutrogena Fragrance Free All-in-One Make-up Removing Cleansing Wipes which are perfect for people with sensitive skin or issues with scented products. They’re alcohol-free and have been tested by both opthamologists and dermatologists.
The wipes also come in a few other versions depending on your needs. The Hydrating version is perfect for when you’re doing a little travelling; I love using them to freshen up after a flight or long car ride and love how perfect they are for a quick update on the go. I have a pack with me on my Costa Rica trip and I find they’re perfect for beach days. The Naturals version is free of sulfates, dyes and parabens, making them extremely gentle on your skin. I love the Night Calming version for before I head off to bed – they have a really calming scent that helps me get into a calm mood before I drift off to sleep.
Do you use cleansing wipes when you’re feeling a little too lazy to take your makeup off?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Neutrogena, but as always opinions are 100% my own! And yes, I really am obsessed with makeup removing wipes.
If you follow me on Instagram you probably caught my visit to NYC a few months ago to check out the new Tweezerman x Huda Beauty collection. Tweezerman couldn’t have picked a better gal to collaborate with – Huda has really created a name for herself in the beauty industry, with a huge following and really successful makeup brand.
The collection features Huda’s signature lips and colours, with a pretty lip print on the two tweezers, a gorgeous red lip pouch and pretty pinks for the brow scissors & brush and 10x mirror.
Of course, the products are the same Tweezerman tools that you know and love wrapped in this pretty, limited edition packaging. I adore everything in the collection and these tweezers have become my go-to since returning from the press launch. If you’ve never tried the 10x mirror I also very highly recommend it – between this, the scissors and the tweezers you’ll be rocking some killer brows.
Available in this collection are the Slant Tweezers (black), Mini Slant Tweezers (pink), Mini Slant Tweezer & 10x Mirror set and the Beauty Kit, which contains the Slant Tweezer, Brow Shaping Scissors & Brush, 10x Mirror and the lip bag, which is the perfect all-in-one set for grooming and maintaining your brows.
Since I know you’re going to want to get your hands on these products, my friends at Tweezerman and I are giving away one Tweezerman x Huda Beauty Special Edition Beauty Kit. To enter, head to my Instagram channel and check out this picture!
My hair has always been a bit of a pain for me. It’s really fine, which makes styling a bit of an issue at times, and I’ve always been envious of girls with long, thick hair that always seems to fall perfectly. You might remember that I went on my first “Viviscal journey” a couple of years ago using the supplements and this time I decided to see how well the new Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range works with it to add more fullness and strength to my mane.
The new range was designed to work in tandem with the Viviscal Extra Strength hair growth supplements (which seriously do work) which means that they help to promote thickness and shine while the supplements strengthen the hair from inside the shaft. The line contains ingredients like Biotin, Keratin and Zinc which means they really get to work and help to protect against stressors from the environment & styling, keep colour safe and help to promote healthier hair growth.
So, what’s in the line? It’s made up of three products – the Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir – that all work together to form this hair-boosting trifecta. The shampoo and conditioner are both lightweight and smell great. They’ve also been gentle on my coloured hair! The Elixir is my favourite product of the three. It’s a fantastic product that helps to give my mane a nice volume boost and never feels greasy or weighs it down. It was easy to add into my routine as well; all I have to do is run a few drops through my hair when it’s damp before styling. I also like to use it as an oil on dry hair to smooth it down and add some shine.
Overall the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range has been a fantastic addition to my haircare routine; along with the Viviscal Extra Strength supplements. I’ve definitely noticed an increase in the thickness of my hair and it feels so much stronger! Have you ever tried Viviscal? Both Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying range and Extra Strength supplements are available at Shoppers Drug Mart or www.viviscal.ca.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Viviscal but yes, I used the products and yes, I loved them! All opinions are 100% my own! xo