Holiday Gift Guide #blogmas Day 7

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Happy December 7th!

Today’s gift guide includes many beautiful goodies!


Nail Polishes from Essence and Essie are so amazing and affordable and perfect for stocking stuffers.

Fantastic lip products like the lovely LIPSIES from Annabelle Cosmetics Essence Lip glosses and EOS Lip balms make great stocking stuffers!

The calendar “KEEP CALM AND HAVE A CUPCAKE” is from the talented and amazing Jenny Holiday she is known for her “Everyday is A Holiday” website and blog. I don’t think she has that journal anymore but she has many more other pieces of art that are truly beautiful! Very cute and whimsical! You should check out her site. She is fantastic! I’ve been following her art and blog for years.

 Bath and Body has amazing stocking stuffers that are affordable and lovely for the holidays. I also recommend the lovely chocolate face masks for stocking stuffers. The chocolate masks are amazing for anyone! They are from “My Seventh Heaven”

If you know someone who loves scrapbooks and journaling they will love the SMASH it concept. Truly amazing and you should check it out because I have 3 SMASH it books and I love them! You can also always buy gift cards!  Gift cards make amazing gifts!

Thank you so much!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

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 July Favourites 2015 – Part 1 

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Hello my wonderful readers! I hope your Summer is B E A U T I F U L !  The weather is very nice and hot! I’m staying away from too much sun and staying cool. My skin is saying “thank you” to me this month. I’m keeping my hair and skin hydrated and protected.

Here are a few of my July favourites. I’ve been loving all of them! I really love the Dove Advance Hair Series!  This trio is absolutely amazing! The Dove Advance Hair Series, Pure Care Dry Oil smells so beautiful and comforting. It gives my hair so much shine and makes my hair silky smooth and hydrated. It’s truly amazing and I’ll be buying these again for sure.
  This Skintimate is so refreshing and smells so fruitful, lovely and sweet. I really love Raspberry Rain. It actually makes me happy to shave my legs! 🙂  I really love Surf Days from PINK. It smells of Coconut and I love it!
I really love my Lampe Berger. I use it everyday  to take any odours out of the home and it really works wonders!  Lampe Berger has so many fragrances that are truly amazing! I really love this lamp.  So elegant and pretty.

I’m also in LOVE with Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masques! The masks are amazing and the are so so good! They smell exactly like chocolate and I can’t describe how amazing they feel! So creamy and they make my skin feel so good and nourished. They also have chocolate masks that warm up on the skin! I’m truly in LOVE with the chocolate masks. I’m a huge chocolate lover! 🙂

The elephant is my lucky elephant from the Toronto Zoo. I love him! 🙂 Here I have my favourite hand cream by Odylique. It’s the Lemon Butter Hand Smoothie. It smells so fresh and lemony.  Also my favourite face cream at the moment by Odylique is the Avocado 24 hour Replenishing Cream. It makes my skin hydrated and feeling really good. I’ve also been wearing Essie nail polish in PRIVATE WEEKEND. It’s the perfect white. I love it. I have also been using the  L’ EAU D’ISSEY CITY BLOSSOM scented body cream. It smells like a field of flowers and I’m in love! It smells so wonderful and makes me so happy and feel very refreshed. Truly perfect for Summer.
 I truly hope you’ve enjoyed my July Favourites Part 1!

PART 2 —-> PART 2

I hope you are having a wonderful Summer, thank you and I would love to know what you’ve enjoyed in July. Thank you and have a beautiful weekend!

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Essie Summer 2015 Collection – Swatches


How exciting is the NEW SUMMER 2015 ESSIE COLLECTION! Makes me so excited and happy to wear all these beautiful colours! Have a look at my previous blog post regarding Essie’s New Global Designer Rebecca Minkoff!


Truly fabulous collaboration between Essie and Rebecca Minkoff! I’m very excited to see what Rebecca Minkoff will design and create! She is so creative and inspirational!

Perfect for summer and reminiscent of summer’s beauty,

here are the lovely swatches:







So which one is your favourite? I can’t choose! I love them all!

Essie Summer 2015 Collection comes out next month! Which one will you be buying? Or will you buy them all?

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Essie Summer 2015 Collection – Rebecca Minkoff – Essie’s New Global Color Designer!

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“You’re never fully dressed without a good manicure.” -Essie


Essie Summer Collection 2015

Hello lovely readers, friends and bloggers. I hope you are all well. I have some exciting news for you! Essie has a new brilliant and beautiful designer, Rebecca Minkoff!Essie Summer Collection 2015

Rebecca Minkoff is an amazing, creative and brilliant fashion designer. Her designs are sold in over 900 locations worldwide. She has a huge social media following and her designs are beautiful! The collaboration between Essie and Rebecca Minkoff began in 2011 at New York Fashion Week. Rebecca has transformed bold and vibrant nail designs over seven New York Fashion Weeks! I’m truly excited for this amazing collaboration between Rebecca Minkoff and Essie.

“I have always had a lifelong passion for vibrant nail color and nail art- they are the perfect accessory and offer every woman another unique way to express herself. I am thrilled to take my relationship with essie one step further and look forward to a successful and colourful journey!” -Rebecca Minkoff

I’m so excited to show you



Essie Summer Collection 2015

Essie’s Summer 2015 Collection has beautiful shades that reflect and connect with summer. Let’s talk about each colour and the beautiful names. I love that Essie gives names to their nail polishes. It just makes it so much fun!

Essie 2015 Summer Collection


Sparkling and crisp!  Radiant white with subtle shimmer!


Cold and refreshing!

Pretty Frozen cream pistachio is beautiful!


 A beautiful crimson red like a warm summer sunset!


Very sweet and sun-ripe peach!


Very Soft and reminds me of the ocean.

Sweet atlantic blue!


Amazing marine blue!

Essie Summer Collection 2015

I’m in love with Essie’s Summer 2015 collection and I’m truly grateful that I’ve received this collection from Essie. I participated in a discussion group and really enjoyed learning and talking about Essie nail polish.

Essie Summer 2015 Collection

Thank you so much to Essie for this beautiful collection.


Essie Summer 2015 Collection

The collection is so pretty and reminds me of all the hues that summer brings. Very beautiful fresh new palette that makes me smile and feel all happy inside. I’m really excited about Essie’s new Global Color Desighner Rebecca Minkoff. I can’t wait to see what beautiful selections and designs she comes up with. Truly excited!

This collection will be available in June 2015.

Essie Summer Collection 2015

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April Favourites

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Hello my lovely friends and readers! I hope you all had a lovely April! April was a busy month for me because we had three Birthdays! That’s a lot of C A K E! 😀
I wanted to share with you my favourite products for April. Some are late April but I still feel they belong in my favourites. I truly recommend everything! I feel each product is amazing and brilliant in its own way. So would you like to see my favourites? Introducing April Favourites!

Clinique Wear Everywhere Nudes Palette A64. This palette is really beautiful. The formula is creamy and smooth. Blends so beautiful and I’m really loving this palette.

In the following portrait I have used all the products mentioned in this blog post.

  Clinique Wear Everywhere Nudes Palette A64.

  • All over eyelid I used the 06 Day Break Super Shimmer
  •  On eyelid light shade of Starlight Star Bright Duo.
  • In the crease I used Matte New LTD Chocolate Bark.
  • Highlight under the eyebrow and inner corner of my eyes with soft shimmer new LTD alabaster.
PERFUME Michael Kors Sexy Rio De Janeiro ( I totally love this perfume!)
UV PROTECTOR Shiseido Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 for face, its oil free, Water Resistant. ( Very beautiful, light and the formula is perfection!)
LIPSTICK Elizabeth Arden lipstick Pink Pucker 46 ( Smells like vanilla! so lovely and for a matte lipstick it doesn’t feel dry at all!)
BLUSH Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour 08 Sweet Rose by Clarins (Creamy and beautiful! Love the packaging and I can’t stop using it!)
EYEBROW PENCIL  Elizabeth Arden Brownette 03 ( Best eyebrow pencil I’ve used so far.)
LIP LINER Estée Lauder lip defining pencil in 10 Spice (Smooth and creamy. Easy application and love the colour.)
MASCARA Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara.( Gives volume and length without clumping. Long lasting and good for my sensitive eyes. Easy removal.)
NAIL POLISH Essie Ballet Slippers ( perfection)
Beauty Brushes from Ecotools, Real Techniques and BH cosmetics. (Love them all!)
BODY SCRUB Miracle 10 Body Polish  Amazing body scrub. Will totally take off all dead skin. Leaves you feeling smooth and soft. Smells very fresh but not overpowering. Subtle. Very lovely and I totally recommend.
FACE OIL “hope is not enough” by philosophy omega 3-6-9 Replenishing Oil ( I LOVE THIS OIL! My skin drinks this up. It leaves my skin soft, soothed, calm and hydrated.)
CLEANSING MASK Natures Chemist 100% organic oil natural skincare gentle cleansing mask. ( Truly amazing Cleansing mask. Smells delicious and works really beautifully with my skin. The consistency is like honey because it is honey and other beautiful and organic ingredients. You can apply it on wet skin or use it as a mask on dry skin. It leaves skin feeling smooth, clean and soft. It’s organic and amazing!)
TONIC  Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic (Amazing Tonic! Smells like roses and its so amazing! It calmed my skin down and soothed it. I’m so sad I’ve finished this!)
FACE SCRUB  Odylique Coconut Candy Scrub ( Truly a wonderful scrub. Its not harsh but just right. It smells like coconut and feels so so good on the skin. Leaves my skin feeling so nourished and hydrated. Really amazing. )
(Amazing face mist. Feels relaxing, refreshing and soothing. It smells really lovely and minty. Truly wonderful!)
MIYU De Stress MI Beauty TEA ( The tea is truly relaxing and indeed helps with stress. It calms me and soothes me. Truly lovely and I can get 4 cups from one teabag! I must say the packaging for MIYU is the best I’ve ever seen!)
Flexitol Heel Balm This balm has helped my chapped and dry heels so so much! I’ve been using this for only 4 days but I had to add it to my favourites because of how amazing this heel balm is! If you have chapped and cracked heels or dry feet you need to buy this and apply it twice a day.  I usually cover my feet with socks after I apply the balm and my feet look so amazing now! It’s helping heal the big cracks I have on my heels. I’ve reviewed the Flexitol Heel Balm. Have a look if you like.  FLEXITOL REVIEW

Michael Kors “Sexy Rio De Janeiro”
Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour “08 Sweet Rose” by Clarins
Essie Nail Polish in “Ballet Slippers”         

Wear Everywhere Neutrals All About Shadow 8-Pan Palette

Clinique Wear Everywhere Nudes Palette A64. All over eyelid I used the “06 Day Break Super Shimmer” then the light shade of “Starlight Star Bright” Duo. In the crease I used Matte New LTD “Chocolate Bark”. Highlight under the eyebrow and inner corner of my eyes with soft shimmer new LTD “alabaster”.
Shiseido UV PROTECTOR Tinted UV Protector SPF 43 for face, its oil free, Water Resistant.
Elizabeth Arden lipstick “Pink Pucker 46”

The Ecotools Complexion Collection Eye Perfecting Brush.

The Ecotools Complexion Collection Eye Perfecting Brush. This brush is beautiful! It has rounded tip bristles and has the shape of a finger for easy application under and around the eyes. It doesn’t tug and its perfect for my sensitive skin. It is firm and has dense bristles. It allows be to blend really well and helps with my fine lines and darkest circles.
Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara, Very beautiful and elongates the lashes. It also volumizes and is doesn’t bother my sensitive eyes. 
Estée Lauder lip defining pencil in “10 Spice”. Very creamy and soft on the lips. Applies very easily and glides on smoothly. 
Elizabeth Arden “Brownette 03”. The perfect eyebrow pencil!
Odylique Coconut Candy Scrub. Smells so wonderful and feels so beautiful on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. 
Odylique Coconut Candy Scrub and Odylique Calming Rose Super Tonic. Both are so amazing! The Calming Rose Super Tonic is amazing! Smells beautiful and soothes my skin. Tones and balances the redness on my skin. 
“hope is not enough” by philosophy omega 3-6-9 Replenishing Oil The perfect oil for the skin! It absorbs fast and leaves skin feeling new, soft, silky and hydrated! One of my favourite oils so far. 
Natures Chemist 100% Organic Oil Natural Skincare Gentle Cleansing Mask. A beautiful mask that can be used on wet skin or dry skin as a mask. Very beautiful, organic and leaves skin feeling very hydrated and moisturized. Truly beautiful!
Natures Chemist 100% Organic Oil Natural Skincare Gentle Cleansing Mask.
Natures Chemist 100% Organic Oil Natural Skincare Gentle Cleansing Mask. It’s so beautiful and smells of honey. I really love this and the results are truly amazing! My skin has never felt like this before. Very nourishing, hydrating and balances my skin. Beautiful cleanser and mask. I love how its versatile. 
Miracle 10 Body Polish is gentle and exfoliates really amazingly. It really leaves my skin feeling smooth and removes all the lifeless skin cells. It smells very fresh but its not overpowering. Really good body scrub. 

Thank you so much for joining me today and reading my April Favourites! I’m very excited about all these beautiful products because they are truly amazing and I can see results! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my post. Have you tried any of the products mentioned? Do you have any questions for me? Is there something you would like to see more of?

Thank you again and have a lovely May!