You have to be odd
to be number one.
Dr. Seuss

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mood: shopping

Come to mama...


1. Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-wrinkle Defense Serum / 2. Ray-ban RB3447 lilac mirror / 3. Zara denim shorts / 4. Zara t-shirt with seamed chest / 5. Zara flat lace-up d'orsay shoes / 6. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet foundation

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Nova Scotia 2015

Clan goes on east coast adventure! 
Translation: Ate ice cream and clam chowder soup at least once daily.

Halifax Waterfront
Ice cream #2
Ingonish Beach
Mary Ann Falls
Ice cream #5
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
At the peak of the Skyline trail
A mama moose
At Alexander Graham Bell Museum
Phenomenal Franey trail view #1
Phenomenal Franey trail view #2
Phenomenal Franey trail view #3
But seriously, Cape Breton Island had some of the most incredible views I have ever seen in my life. Hiking the Franey Trail (a part of the Cabot Trail), in particular, was so amazing and so rewarding! 100% would recommend. Canada is v. gorgeous.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Signature Scent: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White

1 oz EDP, $72

I've always liked the idea of having a signature scent, that scent that people get a whiff of and immediately associate with you. But I never felt particularly drawn to any and was convinced I didn't have one, until I discovered Elizabeth and James Nirvana White. Just like MK&A, this fragrance is as sophisticated as it is modern and young. With notes of peony, muguet, and tender musk, this eau de parfum is my ideal scent. This fragrance doesn't fit perfectly into any one category, and I really like that about it. It is subtly floral, light and fresh but with some earthiness courtesy of the musk.

What's your signature scent?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Weekend Purchases

What I picked up over the weekend...

Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace | Ashley (makeupTIA) made me do it! (See her collection video here.) I now want this product in every colour, particularly Framboise and Aubergine. *heart eyes emoji*
Origins Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin | For when my acne-prone skin is just having none of it. I tried a sample of this a while ago and found it to be really effective as an overnight spot treatment.
Lush Rosy Cheeks face mask | I didn't plan on buying anything at Lush, but when I spotted their new fresh face masks I had to pick one up to try. This one in particular has calamine powder, Turkish rose oil, and kaolin, and is supposed to be very calming and nourishing.
Boathouse round sunglasses | I never thought I would find myself purchasing anything from Boathouse, but these sunglasses are a cheap dupe for the Ray-Ban RB3447 which I've been eyeing for a while now. These are so cool to me and I know I'll get a lot of wear out of them!
Silver trays from Value Village | I absolutely love going to the thrift store for novelty decorative pieces. Picked one for my perfume collection, and one for my bedside bits and bobs.
Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones | A necessary purchase, chosen 100% because of the copper detailing and 0% because of sound quality. They work fine!
Brandy Melville Kira knit tank | Perfect paired with boyfriend jeans or corduroy A-line skirts! Buy this now. Even if you are the safest dresser ever, there is almost nothing you could wear with this that would look bad. It is also ridiculously comfortable.

s/o to my selfie stick for helping me take this photo

Sunday, August 9, 2015


In anticipation of all-you-can-eat sushi lunch today in (early) celebration of Joy's birthday, I decided to throw on some of my most relaxed and forgiving pieces. Oversized seemed to be the theme so on went the boyfriend jeans and the casual white oxford, sleeves rolled up. Added a leather jacket just because (no reason necessary) and my favourite white Birks to show off my pretty pink toenails. Hair courtesy of my butchered attempt to curl my hair with a flat iron this morning.

Mackage jacket | Community top | Zara jeans | Birkenstock sandals 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hair Did

July 25, 2015. 11:45 AM. The annual chop.

I am utterly and completely thrilled to include copious amounts of volumizing mousse and heavy spritzings of sea salt spray as part of my new hair routine. I FEEL AS LIGHT AS A CROISSANT!!!

s/o to Kelly from Fortelli Salon & Spa for doing such an incredible job with the cut and style. I have never had someone deliver just exactly what I want in such a professional manner. So so pleased!

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