Pink & Red Lips

If you know me you know I always have lipstick on. I won’t leave my house without it. My husband learned this while away last week, there was lipstick in every bag we had – I think it confused him!

With Valentine’s Day only a day away I thought I’d show you some fabulous shades of pink and red lips that will suit every skin tone.

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Bold lipstick doesn’t have to be as scary and daunting as people think. I wouldn’t suggest a dark smoky eye with it, something more subtle and romantic.

Tell me, would you rock any of these shades?

Tasty & Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

I’m back! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post. Life has been crazy to say the least. You’ve all been there when everything goes nuts at once and something has to give. Aside from life going crazy we also just got back from a family trip to Jamaica. I know, busy life and beach vacation, poor me! Anyways I’m back and ready to spend the rest of the week offering up neat Valentine’s Day thoughts and ideas.

Being that I have a 9 month old this Valentine’s Day will be much different then others. I’m spending this afternoon doing a Valentine’s Day craft with my daughter for family members and writing up cards for her pals at daycare. Oh how life has changed!

Since my daughter is only 9 months giving her sugary candy is a no no so I found these adorable healthy treat ideas for Friday.

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How adorable are these snack ideas. I realize my 9 month old has no idea it’s Valentine’s Day but still very cute and tasty.

Are you doing anything special with your little one this week?

Girl Crush: Jillian Harris

I know I’m not the only person with a girl crush, we all have them. There are so many girls I could have picked but I thought I’d go with my Canadian girl crush. Enter Jillian Harris.

Ever since the Bachelor, Jillian Harris has been super cool in my books. There is very little I don’t love about her. From her fashion style, décor style, and love of food, but today we’re talking about her style. I mean COME ON, it’s amazing. The girl rocked Aritizia like it was nobody’s business on the Bachelor and things have only gotten better since then.

In case you have no clue who I’m talking about, check these out!

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I’ll be leaving on a jet plane soon and love this outfit for travelling – casual yet trendy!

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That bag. Need I say more?!

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How amazing is this dress. And girl knows how to accessorize with the best of them!

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I need those shoes asap, RIGHT!

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And my favourite look. How Canadian and fabulous is this look?!

Did I make you fall in love with Jillian Harris? What’s your favourite look?

Avocado, Tomato & Bread

I hope you had a great weekend! I spent my weekend relaxing with my family, going to a play group with the babe and doing some shopping for our upcoming Caribbean holiday.

I don’t know about you but I’m constantly looking for healthy and delicious food options. I’ve recently discovered a few that I will definitely share over the next little while. But today it’s all about the avocado and tomato open faced sandwich.

This may be the easiest lunch ever and it’s super delicious. Get a loaf of your favourite, heathly as possible bread. Top it with a couple slices of tomato, avocado, salt and pepper. Voila!

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Tell me, what’s your favourite go to healthy lunch? Would you try this?

How To Dress The Baby Bump

I’ll start this off by saying that while my daughter is the single most amazing thing in my life and I adore her beyond words, I had a strong dislike for being pregnant. The outcome, fabulous; being pregnant, not so much!

After watching most of the Golden Globes on Sunday night it got my thinking about how horrible maternity clothes are (I bought none) for us average, none-celebrity types. We aren’t lucky enough to wake up, have personal trainers keeping us fit while gaining baby weight, people to do our hair, makeup and style us. I can assure you I never looked like this once during the 40 weeks I was pregnant last year!

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That all said, there are some fabulous ways to dress while growing a tiny human that still make you feel beautiful and trendy at the same time. I bought a lot of flowy shirts from Anthropologie while I was pregnant that fit great and were very trendy. Here are some Anthro goods that I think any pregnant lady could rock!

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Pair either of these looks with cute leggings or maternity jeans, some fun accessories and cute heels and you’re set.

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I love this tunic. Perfect for fall, winter and spring. Pair with leggings and you have a fashionable yet comfortable look.

What was or is your go to pregnant style? Did you buy traditional maternity clothes or wing it like I did?

Smoothie Goodness

If you follow my Healthy Food & Fitness board on Pinterest you’ll see that my new obsession is finding delicious smoothie / juice recipes. Right now I only have a food processor so I make smoothies the Italian way, but my next kitchen purchase is going to be the Nutri-bullet or something along those lines.

I made this smoothie last week and loved it. It was very refreshing!

Ingredients
3 kale leaves
1 small cucumber
1/2 pear
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
Small handful of chia seeds
1 cup of water

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I know it doesn’t look overly appetizing but it was!

Enlighten me, what’s your favourite smoothie recipe? Do you like smoothies?

Nail Art

I don’t know about you but if my nails aren’t done I don’t feel done. I’ve always been a cuticle biter (I know, gross) so I try and keep polish on my nails so I won’t bite. Thankfully my sister is an aesthetician and owns a spa so I get a nice little family discount. Side note: My husband is a hair stylist and my sister is an aesthetician – it’s amazing!

I’m not overly traditional when it comes to my nails, I like bold and fun. Check out these awesome nail art ideas that you must try.

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The Tuxedo Nails

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The Fairy Princess Nails

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The Ombre

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The Black Matte

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The Reverse French Manicure

How great are all of these trends! What’s your favourite? Do you have a go to nail colour or style?