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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 12, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide

It’s almost Mother’s Day! If you haven’t already picked up your gifts, then you better get crackin’ because you only have until Sunday before the big celebration. For those of you stuck in a slump and with no clue what to get your mom, fear not. I’ve put together a quick gift guide for varying price ranges to help you out regardless of your budget! If you’re planning on placing orders, make sure to get them ASAP and with express shipping, because you haven’t got too many days left!

Happy early Mother’s Day to all of you moms who ever read my blog – we wouldn’t be here without you, and love you to the moon and back!

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Last Minute Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: For Her

December 17, 2016

If you’re anything like me this year, then you’re still shopping for the last few people on your list. It’s strange how I’ve done a complete 180 since last year. This time last year, actually rewind an additional two weeks prior, I was completely done my Christmas shopping list and living stress-free while others anxiously ran around the city hunting down the perfect last minute gifts. This is probably a clear sign that I really have to get my things together for next Christmas. I do blame the influx of traveling this month though that hindered my shpoping capabilities.

That being said, in the ferver of locating the perefct gifts, I decided to put together a last minute gift guide for all you other stragglers out there. All of the selections below are either ones that I’m already going to be gifting to a special someone this year, gifts that I wish that I could get, or really cool things that I’ve stumble on while shopping, but couldn’t find the right person to give it to. Go on, let me live vicariously through your super cool gifts. I’ll just sit back and watch.

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A Beautiful Mother’s Day

May 3, 2016

A Beautiful Mother's Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect back on the 364 days past and be thankful for all that our mothers have done for us. Whether you will or will not be celebrating this year, you will have at one point in your life celebrated this wonderful person who dedicates their 24/7 to you. But of course you should be thankful the rest of the year regardless! What are your plans for this special weekend?

  1. Leather Ghillie Tie Pump – Le Chateau | $129.95
  2. Slate Bowl with Metallic Insert – Artemano | $23.00
  3. Narciso POUDREE Eau de Parfum 3 oz. – Narciso Rodriguez | $114.00
  4. Sparkling Love Knot– Pandora | $80.00
  5. Augustine – Eye Buy Direct | $52.00
  6. Narssisist Cheek Studio Palette – NARS | $85.00
  7. It’s All Easy – Gweyneth Paltrow | $21.00
  8. Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores – Origins | $26.00
  9. Honey Hat – Eugenia Kim | $375.00

 

Gift Guide: Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2016

I don’t know what’s worse, shopping for her or shopping for him. On one end, if you’re shopping for your female friend, you could always go the traditional route with chocolates and roses. But for your male friend, it isn’t as easy. But the fact that there aren’t traditional male gifts is what makes it even easier to pick gifts. You’re not confined within any expectations, which makes it significantly easier t find a fun gift.

I’m hoping for your sake that you’ve already nailed your Valentine’s gift, but just in the case that you haven’t, here’s a little cheat sheet to help you out!

Gift Guide: Valentine's Day

HIM

  1. #SIXBLACKTO – Real Sports | $100.00
  2. Liquid Body Flask – Shopbop | $60.00
  3. New York City Map Throw – Shopbop | $240.00

HER

  1. Power Couple – Kérastase | $48.00
  2. Chloe Love Story EDP – Sephora | $105.00
  3. Ribbon of Love – PANDORA | $75.00

Win a Hammam & Gommage Treatment from the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalié

December 14, 2015

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In the midst of all the running around grabbing presents for your loved ones, decorating the tree, shoveling the snow and cooking the turkey, you deserve a little bit of somethin’ somethin’ for all of the blood, sweat, and tears. ‘Tis the season of giving after all, and with all of the giving that you’ve been doing, I think that you deserve to receive something as well!

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Luckily for you, I’ve teamed up with one of the most luxurious spas in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalié, to give away the Hammam and Gommage treatment! If that sounded familiar with you, no you’re not having déjà vue, that’s the same treatment that I had with my girl Mel Inspired a couple months back.

And trust me when I say this, you’ll want to be pampered once you’re finshed fighting you way through the crowds hunting down the perfect presents! But really though, you should basically be done all of your shopping by now if you read through my Holiday Gift Guides! 😉

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If you’ve never had a chance to experience the Hammam and Gommage treatment before, then you’re in for a treat! The Middle Eastern based steam and full body exfoliation will be perfect for relaxing your body after a full day of shopping – which you know is inevitable.

The first time I experienced it, I felt so relaxed that I almost fell asleep in the eucalyptus misting chamber. Probably not the healthiest thing to do, but good thing Mel woke me up on time!

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But the best part is yet to come. Once your pores have opened up nicely and you’ve detoxified your skin with the help of the eucalyptus mist, you’ll be brought into a lower-intensity misting room to get the full body exfoliation of your dreams – the Gommage.

Your dead skin will literally slide off onto the Jerusalen gold marble counters while the masseuse is giving you a rubdown with the black Moroccan soap. Sounds gross, but trust me – it’s worth it!

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Think you deserve some R&R in the midst of the craziest time of the year? I think so too! So here’s what you have to do to enter (I promise that I’ll make it as easy as possible since you’ve probably got other more important things to do right now):

GIVEAWAY RULES

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Trust me when I say that I know how stressed you’re probably feeling at this time of the year. Which is why I’m making this the easiest contest of your life to enter!

All you have to do is comment below telling me who you find is the hardest person to shop for, and why the Hamman & Gommage treatment would be life changing for you!

Unfortunately this giveaway is only open to residents of Toronto as the treatment is only offered at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalié at the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto.

But! For those of you who are eligible, you have one week to enter! That means that the winner will be chosen and contacted by December 20th, 2015. This way you’ll be able to indulge in a little bit of pampering before the crazy partying ensues!

Best of luck to everyone that enters! And even if you don’t win, I highly suggest that you pop by the spa to try out some of their treatments. You won’t regret it, I swear!