Friday Loves: Tattoos, Healthy Snacks, Clean Skin and More

TGIF!  It’s the end of the week, which means the second edition of Friday Loves.  Here are 5 things that I’m loving right now.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


1.  Hartland Brooklyn Temporary Tattoos.  I came across these adorable Hartland Brooklyn temporary tattoos while shopping at a local boutique.  Playful and sweet, I couldn’t resist buying the ice cream and donut set, and also the summer fruit pack.  Way too cute, and a fun accessory for a day at the beach.





2.  Munch Better Snack Delivery.  I first discovered Munch Better on Instagram, and was immediately in love with the concept.  It’s a snack subscription service, delivering 5 to 8 hand-picked healthy snacks to your door each month.  Justin and I struggle to find convenient snacks that are preservative and chemical free, and this is a great way for us to be introduced to high quality, healthy new products.


I’ve seen a few similar services on the market, but what really stands Munch Better apart from the others for me is that each snack is hand picked (and taste tested) by  co-founders Amanda and Erin, both professionals in the health food world.  I love this concept so much that I’ve partnered with them to give away next month’s box to one lucky lady on Instagram.  The contest is running today on my Instagram (starting around 10am until 9pm), and is open to all Canadians.





3.  ASOS Floral Trench Coat.  I ordered this gorgeous ASOS floral trench coat a few weeks back, and love the print so much that I’ve actually had it on display in my condo.  I am in no way hoping for Fall to arrive (since I want Summer to last forever), but I’ll continue to admire this beauty on my wall until the cold weather hits and I can finally wear it.  Finding this trench lead me to discover ASOS Salon, a beautiful collection by ASOS full of ultra feminine prints, silhouettes and fabrics.  I just love every single piece.





4.  Clarisonic.  I am a huge fan of the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System.  I wrote a blog post last year when I first discovered the system, and have been a loyal user ever since.  This past Christmas I was visiting my parents for the weekend, and my Mom wanted to try my Clarisonic.  I had a new brush head with me, so I let her try it out, and she was instantly hooked.  I ended up giving my Clarisonic to my Mother (I know, I’m such a great daughter), but I only just recently picked up another one for myself.  After going several months without it, I feel like I’m rediscovering it for the first time, and can’t believe I went so long without using this little miracle worker.





5. BaubleBar x Nordstrom Jewelry.  When a package marked with a BaubleBar label arrives at my door, I drop whatever I’m doing to rip open the box.  I oohed and aahed with girly excitement as I pulled each of these beauties out from the pillows of tissue paper.  I was lucky to be gifted these 5 sparkly pieces from the BaubleBar x Nordstrom collection, and I’ve been wearing them non-stop ever since.  I’ll be heading to a Nordstrom this weekend, and can’t wait to check out the rest of the collection.







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DSW Comes to Canada (plus a Giveaway!)



Great news for all of us Canadian shoe lovers; DSW has finally come to Canada!  I’m a frequent DSW shopper every time I visit the States, and I was so excited to hear that they are opening two Canadian locations tomorrow; one at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga and one at Woodland Hills in Newmarket.  As a special treat for excited shoppers, the first 200 people in line when the stores open tomorrow (August 7) at 8 am will each receive a $25 gift card!


I got a sneak peek at the Mississauga location last night, and let me tell you, I was so impressed by the huge selection of shoes.  They had so many great basic pumps in every colour imaginable, and a wonderful selection of all different heel heights.  I was trying to behave last night, and limit myself to buying only one pair of shoes, but it was so hard!  I must have tried on 10 different pairs, all of which I wanted.  Here are my favourites from the store, and I ended up purchasing the French Connection kitten heels below.  I was eyeing the gorgeous Ivanka Trump floral pair above, but sadly, they were half a size too big.


To celebrate the opening of DSW in Canada, I’ve partnered with them to giveaway a $100 gift card.  The contest is open to all Canadians, and closes on Monday, August 11, 2014.  You can enter below using the Rafflecopter widget.  Good luck!




(by Ivanka Trump)


(by Enzo Angiolini)


(by French Connection)


(by GUESS)




a Rafflecopter giveaway




This post was in partnership with DSW Canada, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summer Layers






Gap Striped Rugby Dress  //  ASOS Mesh Skirt  //  Coach Handbag (similar)  //  Nine West Heels  //  Shopbop Baguette Midi Ring  //  Bauble Bar Mason X-Ring  //  Forever 21 Spiral Ring  //  BCBG Belt  //  Chanel Sunglasses  //  Bauble Bar Earrings


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!  I’ve already worn this outfit twice over the last two weeks.  I love the way the ASOS mesh skirt looks layered over this Gap striped dress.  In my last post wearing this skirt, I mentioned that I had to cut out the lining because it was too short and clung to the outer layer when I walked.  Well, I didn’t realize that it would actually make this skirt a lot more versatile allowing for layering with different colors underneath.  I also paired this skirt over a sky blue mini dress, and loved the look.