Ahhh. Spring is finally here. We’ve officially hit the first day of spring, and while it may not have felt like it, I’m still happy knowing that we’re hopefully going to be moving towards warmer weather soon. I like winter for about 5 days each year, so you can imagine why I’m so happy that we’ve hit it. This season brings so many good feelings and today I wanted to share with you 6 things I’m excited about for spring 2018. Let’s get to it!

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  1. Pretty Spring Manis – One of my favourite things about spring is the reintroduction of colour, especially those that are pastel in nature. It’s finally time to put the black away and add a bit more lightness into our lives, which is why I tend to fall hard for spring nail polish collections. I’m really loving the Chic Shook collection from CND and the Blush Collection from Sally Hansen, both of which have plenty of soft tones and pretty, Easter-ready shades. My picks: CND Vinylux Long Wear Polish in Jellied and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Blush Against the World

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2. Getting my Glow Back – At this point in time, my skin is super pale and feeling pretty dull and dried out. The past few weeks have been pretty harsh, with cold temps and nasty wind, and my skin is definitely reflecting this. Spring is all about feeling fresh and new, and I feel like one of the best ways to show that on your face is with a healthy glow. Add some bronzer or a beautiful highlight to your face and give it a quick revival. My picks: L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette, L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion (for a quick, all-over glow) and Elizabeth Arden Dare the Bare Bronzing Gel Pearls (for a natural-looking bronze boost)

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3. Fresh Spring Scents – I feel like spring is really about different things reawakening, including our senses. I start to reach for fragrances that can best be described as delicate and refreshing, which I think really reflects what’s going on in nature. My pick: Clean Fresh Linens Eau de Parfum

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4. Lighter Clothing – As much as I love being cosy and wrapped in blanket-like sweaters, I much rather prefer the light fabrics and flowy dresses of spring and summer. Since I’m going away in a few weeks, I’ve been looking out for pieces that will keep feeling comfortable, breathable and cool when the weather starts to warm up – and that includes what I’m wearing under my clothes. My pick: La Vie en Rose Lightly Lined Spacer Foam Bra (the perfect T-shirt bra!)

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5. Easy, Breezy Skincare – Once again, spring is all about taking off the layers and bringing things back to life – including your skin. I love how skincare gets a bit more lightweight and is more about brightening and maintaining a healthy appearance. My pick: Olay Luminous Whip Face Moisturizer (BONUS: it has SPF 25 included, so you can make sure your skin is protected without even thinking about it)

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6. Adding a Little Sparkle – Ok, yes, this is one that can happen anytime, but what better time to sparkle than when the sun is shining? Now that you’re casting off the sweaters and coats, it’s time to reemerge as the beautiful, sparkling goddesses that we are. And hey, who can ever say no to a little bling? My pick: Kiss Jewel Fantasy Nails (I’ve worn them and they’re freaking gorgeous)

What are you looking forward to for spring?

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Olay Luminous Whip Facial Moisturizer
La Vie en Rose Lightly Lined Spacer Bra
Clean Fresh Linens Eau de Parfum
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion
Sally Hansen Blush Against the World
CND Vinylux Polish in Jellied
Olay Luminous Whip Facial Moisturizer
La Vie en Rose Lightly Lined Spacer Bra
Clean Fresh Linens Eau de Parfum
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette
L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion
Sally Hansen Blush Against the World
CND Vinylux Polish in Jellied

 


Disclaimer: This post may contain PR samples sent for editorial consideration but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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We’re almost through January and I have a feeling most of you are starting to feel the winter blues creeping in. It’s that time of year when things have been grey & chilly and we haven’t seen a lot of sunshine lately. I’ve definitely been feeling it for the past couple of weeks; the weather, stress and a few other things have gotten me a bit down and I need a bit of a pick-me-up – I have a feeling my trip to Ste Anne’s Spa this weekend with a few of my blogger besties might just do the trick and get me back on track.

I wish I could bring all of you along with me (well, you can follow along on social!) so I wanted to do a little something else to help cheer you up. I’ve decided to put together a fun beauty prize package worth $500 full of makeup, skincare, haircare & fragrance (a few highlights: Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum, Filorga Hand-Absolute Hand & Nail Cream and the Clarins 4 Couleurs Palette in Forest) to give away to one lucky reader that will help to brighten your day!

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2017 has come and gone and with it a slew of new beauty products that I had a chance to test out. I’ve gone through my stash and the products that I’ve loved to bring you my 2017 Beauty Favourites. I fell in love with all of these products for different reasons – watch the video above to find out why!

My 2017 beauty favourites are:

Skincare

Wellness

  • Saje Wellness Shut Eye Soothing Eye Shade – If you’re a light sleeper, like me, you’ll want to give this mask a try. It’s super comfortable and the lavender inside helps to calm me down before I go to bed.

Makeup

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What were your favourite products of 2017?

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Let’s face it; life can be pretty unpredictable and when you’re constantly on the go it can get pretty difficult to take a little time to yourself. Since getting back from Costa Rica a week ago my life has been crazy – I’ve barely been home and have had so much on the go. My skin definitely took a bit of a beating between the flight home and a bit of hectic work and I knew I was going to have a hard time giving it the time that it needs. Luckily for me, AVEENO recently came out with a couple of products that really helped to nurse it back to health.

A facial isn’t always in the cards for all of us – between the associated costs and taking the time out of our schedules to actually go in and get it done, it’s not necessarily the most feasible thing. I can’t remember the last time I had one, but these new products from AVEENO have given me a chance to reap the benefits of one without the time commitment. The Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial and Overnight Hydrating Facial are both super easy to add to your routine and beyond simple to use!

The AVEENO Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial has become a real favourite of mine. It takes, yes, 60 seconds, and works quickly to refresh the skin. It uses the steam from the shower to open the pores, allowing for deep cleansing. I like to apply it while I wash my body or shave, letting it get to work, before rubbing it in to take advantage of the exfoliation and rinsing. My skin feels really clean afterwards and never dry.

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Afterwards, I love to follow this up with the Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial. It feels really rich and creamy upon application; I actually apply a thick layer and let it sit on my skin for a couple of minutes to absorb as much on its own as it can before rubbing it in. It uses AVEENO’s Active Naturals Total Soy Complex to give my skin a deep level of hydration. The result? I wake up to skin that’s glowing and really refreshed, giving it most of the benefits of a facial while I sleep. Does it get any better than that?

With my life being all over the place & constantly on the go, these two products have become staples for me especially when I’m in a real rush. How else do you pamper yourself when you don’t have a lot of time?

 


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by AVEENO, but as always opinions are 100% my own! xo

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