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This will help you be the fairest one of all

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If you are a make up and fashion enthusiast, you probably like to be in the know of the all the latest tools and accessories to help you create the right look. You want the best brushes and applicators to put on your makeup. You’re willing to splurge on high quality styling tools but most people forget two very important tools: The mirror and the lighting.

Your mirror plays a huge role in your final look because a bad mirror can lead to putting on too much makeup, using unflattering colors or missing small details that can effect the overall outcome of your look. Shopcustomvanity.com knows how instrumental good lighting and a good mirror is to achieve your desired style and thus creates custom order handmade vanities that help you create a flawless look.

There’s a reason why I’m so excited to share this online store with you. I have always envied models and actresses with “Hollywood vanities” because something as simple as a mirror makes such a huge difference in how you appear. In my place, I have horrible lighting. Everything looks dim or bright yellow. And I’m not the only one that has this issue. Many people have poorly lit bathrooms or bedrooms. This can lead to over compensating by wearing too much or too little makeup. The custom vanities that you can find at shopcustomvanity.com are just like the Hollywood vanities that you find in dressing rooms and at fashion shows. These are the types that are used by elite makeup artists and celebrities. These are the kinds of mirrors that will make you “the fairest of them all.”

How does shopcustomvanity.com work?

The website has several options to choose from and you can even request a custom size. Once you choose your mirror it takes 2 weeks for it be delivered because it has to handmade. If you are in the states you get free shipping. Now keep in mind that this is just a mirror and is not attached to a tabletop. I personally prefer this because it means I can place the mirror anywhere. You can mount it on a wall or on your own dresser. You can even simply lean in against the wall. The mirrors are made with a wooden frame and high definition glass. I also love that it comes with dual electrical outlets so you can plug in your hair curler or any other device into your mirror.

The type of mirror you use does play a big roll in your look which is why I recommend checking out shopcustomvanity.com if you are looking for a mirror that will help you create flawless beauty looks.

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Arbonne gets an A +

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Arbonne is a beauty and wellness company that I was recently introduced to by my friend, and beauty consultant, Colleen Smith. I’m someone who loves to try health and beauty products in order to find the right products to improve my skin and overall well being. However, I was a little skeptical when I first went to Colleen for a facial because I have tried countless products that simply didn’t work.

What put me at ease however were two things

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1. My beauty consultant Colleen Smith is basically a beauty guru. Not only is she a talented makeup artist but she is also very knowledgeable about the skincare industry. Thus, when she started telling me facts about Arbonne I became more excited about the products.

For example, Arbonne has an international rating of 4/5. People all over the world use and love this company’s products. Arbonne has trained consultants like Colleen who do hostings or beauty consultations to help you get familiar with the products but also suggest the right products for you and your needs.

Having a knowledgeable beauty consultant like Colleen can be the difference between improving your skin or making it worse.

During the facial, Colleen gave me ample information about the company itself and each of the products she was using on me. Ingredients list, when to use certain products, how to use them correctly, how to get the most out of your products—all of this is very important information that you can receive when you host a party with Colleen. As I got educated and pampered I started to feel less skeptical about Arbonne.

2. The second reason for giving this company such a high rating is that the products are actually amazing! I bought several items after my facial, and will post separate reviews on all of them; but as a whole, the products did not disappoint.

Colleen did the nightly facial for me. As someone who sometimes neglects to treat my skin well at night, I realized just important it is to have nightly regime if you want great looking skin. She used the following

Smoothing facial cleanser: which was easy to use, didn’t have an unpleasant smell, cleaned my face well and left it feeling smooth.

The nightly resurfacing pads left me amazed. Where has this product been all my life! I’ll go into more detail about it later but if you suffer from blemishes and acne you should definitely check it out. It’s one of their number one selling products.

The exfoliating new cell scrub was gentle and left my skin smoother, but this product as well as the toner were the only two that didn’t necessarily wow me. They were good but I prefer the ones I already use.

Then we used the intensive renewal serum. This is a wonderful product. It’s not heavy or greasy and made my skin feel like silk.

I never use eye creams but I would invest in the Corrective Eye Cream by Arbonne

The night repair cream made my skin feel soft and silky. It looked more youthful and glowing.

I couldn’t stop looking at my skin after the facial. I just looked more rejuvenated. I had become an Arbonne believer. The change in my skin was immediate and none of their products made me breakout or cause irritation.

I’m going to do a more in depth review of all the products I purchased so stay tuned for those posts but take the time to check out Colleen and Arbonne. Keep in mind that Arbonne is not just about beauty; they have tons of products for fitness and nutrition as well as products for men and women.

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Trend: Wearing the Woods

I don’t know what it is about spring time, but it always makes me seek out woodland themed garments. Maybe it’s the birth of baby fawns and little foxes around the forest that just make me want to dress up in forest themed clothes and head out with my camera to catch a glimpse of all the flowers and furry creatures. Here are some wood land pieces that have caught my eye. foxscarf

This pretty fox scarf is from Decembermonologue.com. Besides the fact that is it woodland, there are two things I really like about this scarf. It is really affordable. It’s only $10. The second thing that made me want to feature it is that it is book merch. The scarf is a limited quantity and was created for a novel written by December. The story is ongoing at the moment, and it’s about a girl that has a magical scarf with the ability to turn its wearer invisible. This scarf doesn’t have that power, because everytime I wear it I get noticed and everyone compliments me.

 

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I adore jumpers and playsuits  so I couldn’t resist this woodland muse one that I found on stylemoi.nu. This is definitely a playsuit to visit baby fawn in.
Woodland Creature Long Full Light and Aviary Skirt


Modcloth is a great place to find lovely woodland themed garments and this pleated skirt is no exception. The owl and floral print puts me in the mood for picnics in the meadow during dusk.
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This is the most expensive item in the list, but it is just beautiful. Just looking at it makes me feel one with nature. I think one could easily feel transported to a magical forest with water falls and lush trees with this dress on, even if they were stuck in a busy office with mounds of paper work.
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Get Style Inspiration from #MontrealGotStyle

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Montreal Got Style is an Instagram page and a Facebook page that honors men’s fashion in Montreal. However, they do showcase ladies fashion too. But besides being a Montreal Style page, what exactly sets them apart from the countless other fashion pages? The cultural diversity that the featured fashions present us with.

Montreal can easily be called Canada’s fashion capital. The folks there are stylish and aren’t afraid to experiment with the latest trends. It’s a great place to discover up and coming designers and gain inspiration from fashion lovers. By following the page you can become privy to what’s hot on the Montreal fashion scene.  But Montreal is also a cultural hub, where people from all over the world pay tribute to their culture via fashion and style.

That’s why I love #Montrealgotstyle. Fashion is not just about clothes; it’s a way to learn about the world, explore different forms of cultural identities, celebrate the fashion contributions of other cultures, and connect with those who share your sense of style. #Montrealgotstyle has cleverly created an Instagram page that does all this.

The page is a collection of different styles and trends. From the Montreal urban fashion scene to the unique fashions found in the African cultures that call Montreal home, your feed will display beautiful pictures of beautifully styled people.

If you enjoy fashion and culture then you’ll love Montrealgotstyle. Follow them on Instagram or Facebook

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Bad Attitude T-shirts

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Crop top, 49 CAD / White top, 47 CAD / Crop top, 44 CAD / Black top, 13 CAD / Crop top

Ever have those days when you want to send a strong leave-me-alone message to the world? Do it with a tshirt. The tshirts above are fun and functional. They quickly converse how you’re feeling on those moody bad days. Sure everyone might think you have a bad attitude, but you look  good so does it really matter.

Best part is these tshirts are all under $50, so you can get your rude girl style on without going broke. I personally find them humorous and a cheeky take on the graphic tee.

Fashion is still a way to speak out and express yourself. Some days, you just don’t have anything nice to say. On those days, bite your tongue and let your style do the communicating for you.

You can pair these tops with almost anything, which is one of the reason why I like them. You might wear a cute skirt with charming accessories to let the world in on your bitter-sweet side. Or you can keep it simple with some jeans and a beanie to stay casual  while still expressing your mood.

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Get feedback on your style with PICK MY STYLE

Have you ever been torn between two outfits? Perhaps you needed a second opinion on a fashion item but no one was around. You’ll never have to suffer this predicament again thanks to the PICK MY STYLE app, available for android and ios.

PICK MY STYLE is a fun and easy to use app that lets people post pictures of their style, apparel, and outfits to get feedback. You can post two different looks to see which one people prefer or post an item to see if it’s hot or hot.

If you love fashion, it’s a must have for your phone or tablet. Not only can you get feedback but you also get to be a style judge and help other people make style decisions. I know there are number of people who enjoy offering tips and advice when it comes to fashion. This is a great way to engage with others about fashion.

The app is easy to use, has a great community, and it’s free!

Download it today and see what people think of your style or help people pick the best look for themselves.

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POTD (products of the day) Featuring NARS

Every now and then (when I remember) I do a video diary of the products I used during the day. It’s a way for me to keep track of what products I like and which ones to avoid. It’s also a fun to share product review with others. For this July sunny friday, the products are all beauty and cosmetic related and therefore I thought I’d post them here on my style blog. Below is a product list and links of the items featured in the video.

1. Guerlain KissKiss

2. Infinite Aloe Skin Care

3. Sephora Colorful Blush

4. Degree with sea salt

5. co bigelow mentha lip shine

6. Coverfx foundation

7. bath and body signature vanilla berry

8. NARS orgasm illuminator

9. Palmer’s coco butter with vitamin e

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Boho meets glam at artstylegem.com

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Summer is often considered a time to dress casually, but with wedding season, graduation and many festivals and events held in summer, it’s also a time to amp up your style and add some unique beautiful jewelry like the ones found at artstylegem, a webshop that offers beautifully designed pieces for your special and glamorous occasions.

Brides to be can find necklaces, bracelets, and earring that will help make you look unforgettable. The best part is it can be done without breaking the bank. I found some exquisite pieces for just $60, which is perfect for my student budget. Don’t let the affordable price fool you though, these are quality pieces. Artstylegem uses authentic Bohemian Garnet for the jewelry, which has 3 hallmarks of authenticity and certification.

The gem is a beautiful firey red that easily catches people’s attention and is said to give it’s wearer strength. It’s highly desirable for jewelry pieces because of it’s color is unmatched by other gems. The process of extracting them is also environmentally safe and sustainable. Bohemian Garnet is linked with Czech culture and is actually forbidden as a raw import, unless set in readywear pieces. Thus possessing one of these Czech made jewelries is something to treasure.

Now I may not be a bride, but I am someone that loves accessorizing my outfits with jewelry, if you are you’re going to love the items on artstylegem.

The webshop offers beautiful statement necklaces perfect for a summer gala, and lovely boho rings and bracelets for everyday wear. The boho trend is very big this season and brides, grads and other stylish femmes are eagerly seeking the right jewelry for their bohemian themed look. Artstylegem offers a large selection of pieces just for your needs.

However, if you’re more into classic sophisticated jewelry, you’ll find plenty of options on the website too. There is something to suit everyone’s style and taste. All the products are made out of pure silver with the choice of 2 coatings on top of the silver: gold or rhodium (part of the platinum family).

Canadian fashionistas can also celebrate the fact that the webshop offers free delivery across Canada.

Whether you have some important summer event to glam up for or you simply love looking perfectly accessorized all year long, I recommend visiting artstylegem for your jewelry needs. Their pieces are top quality, stylish, and affordable.

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The Best Resource For UK Sample Sales

samplesaleuk Who doesn’t love a good sale? Finding a good sale however is sometimes easier said than done, but if you’re lucky enough to live to in the UK then you can make use of samplesaleguide.co.uk a website dedicated to bringing you some of the best deals in the country.

What is a sample sale?

For those that don’t know, sample sales are like flash sales, where shops unload merchandise at a fraction of the price. The best part about these sales is the fact that they are often held by designer top-notch brands, meaning you’re getting quality products or garments for much less. The disadvantage is these sales are often on a strict time limit. Sometimes just a few hours, which is why missing out can be real shame. This is why samplesaleguide.co.uk is such a great website. You’ll never have to miss a sale again.

Don’t miss out!

If you’ve ever missed out on a great deal you know the feeling. It just leaves you feeling disappointed and down, especially if it’s a brand you really love. But for lucky UK shoppers they can avoid that feeling by signing up for the newsletter at samplesaleguide.co.uk and be alerted of the next great deal. The website is very well organized and lists samples sales and outlet stores in the area. One can easily browse to find designers, stores, and even sites that have discounts.

Another unique addition to the site is  the map feature which allows you to map your shopping route for a day of sale hunting. Why don’t more websites have this? It’s a genius idea!

If you’re in the UK and love a good sale you need to visit and sign up for samplesaleguide.co,uk It will not only save you a bundle, but will introduce you to some amazing brands and designers.

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Style Must Have: Nakkashe Accessories

Art meets style with Nakkashe, an accessory etsy shop that specializes in unique, beautiful, boho crochet jewelry. Until now, I had never seen anything like this. But as someone who loves unique one of kind pieces, I was quickly drawn to this etsy shop and I know my bohemian readers will be too.

Here are a few reasons why you should check out this site

1. Handmade: These are hand made items made with love and care. The delicacy in some of the pieces speaks to the talent of the artisans.

2. Perfect for the nature enthusiast: In spring and summer it’s common place to see the style conscious incorporate flowers into their wardrobe, but some of us love to keep that springtime feeling all year long. Nakkashe’s flower accessories are a perfect way to do this, and the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life.

3. Made in Turkey: Those  of us in other parts of the world will love these handmade beauties from Turkey. It’s like getting a souvenir without traveling.

4. Versatile. How you choose to wear the accessories can be as creative as the pieces themselves. You may decide to decorate your hair with the gorgeous floral scarves or wear the same item around your neck. No matter what, you will look like a boho beauty.

I highly recommend visiting Nakkashe if you like handmade unique boho jewelry.

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