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Paris Travel Diaries: #MDVPParis

August 11, 2018

Paris: #MDVPParis - A Love Story

Disclaimer: I would highly recommend that you grab a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack before settling down to read this post. It’s going to be quite the long one, and I promise that I’ll follow up with one of my regular Top 10 Guides at a later date. I couldn’t help but write this much for such a phenomenal trip and for finally crossing Paris off of my bucket list!

For as long as I can remember, it has always been a dream of mine to travel to Paris and to live out all of my most romantic Parisian dreams. This past May, I finally had the chance to cross it off of my bucket list by exploring the city with Peter and our closest Toronto friends—Mel  and Dave. When I look back and think about it, it truly felt like a dream. Although we were only there for a short 5 days (I’m already excited at the fact that I’ll be back next month), we did enough to comprise of a month’s worth of memories. Paris is one of those places that you fantasize about—at least for me it was. While other girls may be putting together wedding boards on their Pinterest pages, I put together beautiful places to visit in Paris. I’m not even joking. My life goals and dreams consist of adventures around the world as opposed wedding venues (though it is quickly changing!) or home decor. So you can only imagine the excitement that mounted as the trip of a lifetime drew nearer and nearer! Let’s rewind from the beginning so that I can give you a sense of just how excited I was for the trip.

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50 Shades of White

June 30, 2018

50 Shades of White

Looking at my current content and my Instagram posts within the past 6 months, you would have never guessed it but I used to hate smiling with my teeth. As a child, I had different dental issues that included the extraction of 4 teeth, removing my wisdom teeth, getting a root canal, wearing braces for over 4 years, and multiple fillings. Let’s just say that I wasn’t blessed with perfect pearly whites and I’ve spent my fair share of time in the dentist’s chair. Because of all of the constant work done to my teeth, I began to dislike my smile and adopted a tight-lipped smile anytime my photo was taken. You’ll see obvious evidence of this in many of my Instagram posts, even up until mid-last year.

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An #MDVPHoliday17 – Dine & Unwind

December 23, 2017

An #MDVPHoliday17 - Dine & Unwind

It’s been a crazy year to say the least. At least it’s that time of the year when I can finally relax a little bit with my crew. Every year close to the holidays, Peter, Mel, Dave and I take some time off and spend a weekend together exploring the city. We go out for a fun dinner, and just essentially appreciate our time together as a group – #MDVPHoliday. Last year we had a crazy fun weekend and this year’s #MDVPHoliday17 was just the same to say the least.

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Holiday 2018 Gift Guide: For The Boy

December 20, 2017

Shopping for the special man in your life can often be a tough one. Whether it be for your dad, brother, boyfriend, husband, or even friend—I, myself, often find it hard to pick out the perfect gift. This year instead of making guesses as to what would be considered a quality gift, I left it up to P to determine that. Hopefully coming directly from the boy’s thoughts, your special someone will love your gift!

May I personally make a recommendation for #8 to any fellow blogger out there. Our Instagram husbands do quite a fair bit for us, that with all the equipment that they carry, it’s about time that they have something suitable to hold it all in!

Holiday 2018 Gift Guide: For The Boy

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Holiday 2018 Gift Guide: For The Beauty Addict

December 19, 2017

2017 has most definitely been an exciting one in the world of beauty. Not only have we gotten over our obsession of matte lips to slowly slip back into the trends of the 90s—think gloss, lots of it—, but masking became an overnight obsession. The mask queen herself (me, duh) is proud of the numerous brands that launched masking products this past year. You’ll quickly notice that 2 of my gift recommendation are masks, which I am absolutely obsessed with by the way. And rightly so, because everyone deserves a good mask in their life.

Inspired by this year’s heavy hitters and most recent releases, these gift ideas are sure to both wow and please that beauty addict on your list. PS. I highly recommend that you save #8 for someone that you potentially live with so that you can enjoy it too!

Holiday 2018 Gift Guide: For The Beauty Addict

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