Dreaming of Summer.

 

I am a summer girl through and through, so of course I am so excited that it is almost that time of year! Beach days, watching sunsets, swimming, spending all day outside - it is the best!

I am also living in maxi dresses lately and I just love the print and cut of this one from Lulus-it is perfect for a day on the beach and can be dressed up for a night out - perfect for anything and everything summer.

xo

Bench x AFLA West End Vancouver City Guide

While I love travel, there is just no place like Vancouver. My favourite area is the West End, and I've teamed up with Bench to share some of my favourite spots in the area and where to go if you have 24 hours to spend in the city!

6am: Waking up for a workout & run in beautiful Stanley Park, wearing my Bench Running outfit of course!

Bench Leggings & Tank

Bench Leggings & Tank

9am: A well deserved breakfast at Nero Belgian Waffle Bar, I always have the "Heaven" Waffles with Strawberries & Whipped Cream.

12pm: Time to take in the view from English Bay and walk the Seawall! Wearing my Bench T-shirt dress, it is the perfect summer go-to.

Bench Dress

Bench Dress

3pm: Finishing up the Seawall walk (it is 10K if you walk the entire wall, the perfect way to spend the afternoon!) looking down. Make sure to keep your eyes open for seals, starfish, sea otters and even whales!

Dinnertime! Stopping in at my favourite Sushi Spot, Akira Sushi on Denman. Their Tuna Tataki is a must have.

Finishing the night with dessert, I always stop at D'Oro Gelato on Denman Street, it is so delicious.

What is your favourite spot in the city?
 

xo

Beauty Must Have's.

 

Taking care of my skin and hair and finding the right beauty products is one of my number one priorities, so I wanted to share a few of my latest found favourites with you!  I strive to stay as natural looking as possible, so for me, it is all about finding products that enhance my hair, skin & lashes rather than take over.  

My first favourite is the Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer - it has SPF 15 built in which is so important and is non greasy so is perfect to layer under makeup. It’s also super moisturizing because it has Vitamins C & E in the formula, which honestly keeps my skin feeling so hydrated all day. I love it!

I also fell in love with the Pantene Airspray because it works perfectly with my go-to hair look, undone beach waves. It creates a flexible hold  and leaves my hair touchable and feeling & looking healthy and smooth, which is key! I love that it does not have any alcohol in it (which is so often in hairspray and leaves your hair feeling dry and crispy) it is definitely on my current beauty must have list. I love to pair it with the Pantene Pro-V 3-minute Miracle Moisture Renewal Deep Conditioner (which I use once a week) it gives that extra boost of moisture to keep my hair shiny & smooth, and is perfect for hair that is coloured.

Last but not least, lashes! I love different mascaras for different looks, and the COVERGIRL SuperSizer Fibers Mascara is absolutely perfect if you are looking to amplify your lashes to make them really pop! This one has over 29,000 fibers in every tube to help with length and volume! It makes my lashes look super long and full, and with just a couple of swipes you are good to go - no need to pile on layers and layers, it is fast and easy and makes your eyes stand out instantly

What are your beauty must have's?

Xo

I made this blog post in partnership with COVERGIRL, Pantene and Olay. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and I only partner with brands I truly love, prior to being contacted.

 

 

Map It.

 

I love how jewelry can be so much more than just an accessory - If it is a gift, reminds you of something, or represents a certain place and time that is special to you, it can make you smile every time you wear it ...That is why I am in love with Maps by A.Jaffe Necklaces ~ You can personalize the necklace with any address in the world and mark it with a diamond, adding an engraved message or date to the back - How cute is that?!

My necklace is a map of Paris - I have had so many amazing moments there, it is such a beautiful city and it will always have a special place in my heart! 

I have teamed up with Maps by A.Jaffe to offer you a chance to win a silver necklace of your own to personalize! To enter, follow them on Instagram & Twitter and let us know what place you would choose for your necklace in the comment area below. Make sure to leave your email address as well so we can get in touch if you win. Winner will be announced on Twitter on May 24th - Good Luck!

xo