Posted on October 17, 2016

Gifts For Yourself | Clear Skin With Clarisonic Mia 2

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Clarisonic and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

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I pride myself on being an excellent gift giver, especially when buying something for myself (**insert winky face**). Something you may not know about my husband and I is Matt and I don’t buy gifts for each other’s birthdays or Christmas – because we buy ourselves the gifts we really want.

This past year Matt bought hunting gear for himself and I explored the options of what I wanted: a new camera lens, purses, jewelry, tablet, or beauty products. I’ve always wanted a Clarisonic Mia 2 though I was always stuck on the price – was it worth the pretty penny? 

If you are looking for a special gift for yourself or a beauty addict (like myself) this is the perfect gift. I don’t know how I’ve been without it! I have very dry and sensitive skin so at first I was apprehensive on investing in a sonic cleansing device but it is gentle on my skin and does not irritate it at all. 

Use the coupon code HERCAMPUS for 15% off your Mia 2 device. Valid until October 31, 2016.

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 I don’t use the cleanser on a daily basis, more like once or twice a week. It’s a gel cleanser that foams – it lathers nicely with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Though make sure you close your eyes when you are doing your forehead or you may get some suds in your eyes!

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I love using the mask once a week – it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and glowing. Once the mask has dried I wet the Clarisonic Mia 2 device and turn it on – there are two speeds for cleansing and deep cleansing.

It has a timer that helps you focus the brush on your t-zone – once the timer goes off it turns off the device so you don’t overwork your skin. 

Then I rinse the remaining mask off, pat my face dry, spray my DIY toner (distilled water with a few drops of tea tree oil) onto a cotton pad, and moisturize with a pea size amount of coconut oil. 


Posted on October 14, 2016

Simply Supper Giveaway

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I am one of those cooks who finds thinking up meal ideas the hardest part. I have no creativity and honestly eat the same thing a few nights in a row. 

Last Christmas I hosted supper for my family in our home and thank goodness we ordered the holiday meal from Simply Suppers because it made my day as the hostess so much more simple. Now I have partnered with Simply Supper to show you what the beautiful process and concept of their business is.

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You book a session online, select the meals you want from their seasonal menu, and come into their location to pick up or assemble. Matt came along and we finished making our 6 meals in 40 minutes – they set our 1 hour for a single person to make 6 meals. I had lots of fun going from station to station following the recipes and imagining the fine dinners we were going to eat that week. 

We dined on ranch style chicken, red thai salmon, asian chicken kabobs, bourbon beef, lazy cabbage roll skillet and apple spiced pork. It was amazing!

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The best part? Simply Supper is giving away a 6 meal package of your choice! This giveaway will end October 30th 2016. You must be an Edmonton and area resident to claim the prize, as you will need to pick up the prize from their south Edmonton location. Good luck!

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Posted on October 13, 2016

Red Hot | Staying Warm This Winter With Dezzal

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coat: Dezzal | top: Anthropologie | jeans: Gap | boots: Composure Vintage (similar one here) | scarf: Gap | hat: Winners (I love this one too) | rings: Nordstrom| purse: Nordstrom | hair extensions: Irresistible Me

Well the weather has been on an downward spiral for the past week – biting winds, overcast days, and dare I say… there was a lot of snow. Forget about Fall. The seasons humorously changed from Summer to Winter! 

So what does that mean? It’s time to stock up on beautiful coats (I love my wool blend coat from Dezzal), scarves, and hats! When I think about buying scarves I try to stay away from the hundreds of cotton infinity scarves I bought in high school, instead it’s all about patterns and textures and tassels that adds depth to your outfit – like thick knits and plaids.

Do you have a favourite scarf for the winter months? Mine is my alpaca wool thick knit cowl. I’ll be sure to share it in an outfit soon!


Posted on October 12, 2016

Edmonton Home And Garden Show | Ultimate Upcycle Challenge

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First I wallpapered a desk and now I’m spray painting other furniture? I’ll admit this end table from Habitat For Humanity turned out quite nice! Can you imagine what it looked like originally? It was dark stained wood, with a scratched up top and sides. 

Thanks to Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada spray paints I completely recreated this piece! It is completely unrecognizable from it’s original state. My initial description of it: masculine piece of junk. It was one of those pieces that you’re grandparents hoard in their house but it’s not worth anything because it’s made of particle board rather than solid wood.

Part of the fun of the challenge was that Southgate Centre gave each of the participants a runway fashion trend they needed to incorporate into their piece. Some trends were faux fur and patent leather, my was plaid.


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 The few simple steps I took to remake this table were:

  1. Sand down
  2. Clean with pre-spray paint products
  3. Spray paint base colour in a well ventilated area
  4. Let dry, apply second coat
  5. Detail plaid and gold with fine tip paintbrush
  6. Apply contact paper to the top surface

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This table will be up for auction at the Edmonton Home And Garden Show October 21 – 23, 2016. All proceeds from the auction will go to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton! I hope to see you there!

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Posted on October 7, 2016

The Perfect Fall Lipstick | Shop For Natural Beauty Products With Vossity Beauty


Thank goodness for Vossity Beauty! Now I have no excuse that my favourite natural beauty companies don’t ship to Canada because Vossity Beauty has it all. These Axiology lipsticks are the perfect example of lipstick done right. I’ve found I’m more drawn to browns and purples this fall, I’m indulging in my dark somber makeup looks.


I’ve said it a million times – I love natural beauty products! They are better for you, so why would you use anything else on your body? I am especially an advocate for natural lipwear because half the time you are ingesting the lipwear by accident. How much lipstick have you eaten in your lifetime? And do you know how many chemicals were in it?

Not only does Vossity Beauty carry makeup but they carry skincare, body, men’s and baby products.

Looking for a little pick me up with your skin? Try these:

Oily Skin: Green Tea + Clay Rejuvenating Mask

Dry Skin: Moroccan Argan Oil

Sensitive Skin: Rosehip Cleanser

Dark Under Eye Circles: Calendula Eye Balm

 You can find out more about Vossity Beauty’s products and special announcements through their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


Axiology lipsticks in order from darkest to lightest swatches: Infinite, Attitude, Devotion,and The Goodness


Posted on October 6, 2016

Irresistible Me Clip In Hair Extensions | How To Create Voluminous Hair


Looking for added volume and length to your hair? I personally have thick, coarse hair but those traits make my hair heavy – so by adding my Irresistible Me hair extensions I can create the full body hair do’s I want. 
The first time I wore my Irresistible Me extensions my mom didn’t know they were in until I told her. The extensions are made of real hair and have a natural wave to them. Because they’re real hair you take care of them like they’re your own hair – by washing, drying, curling, combing, dying – like I said whatever you do to your hair you can do the Irresistible Me extensions. 


I chose the Silky Touch 16 inch 200 gram set in Golden Blonde. When they arrived there was 1 large 4 clip hair piece, 2 medium 3 clip hair pieces, 5 small 2 clip hair pieces, and 2 individual 1 clip hair pieces. I have an unique hair colour – it changes with the seasons and when heat is applied to it (it’s mysterious). I chose to dye my hair extensions because the original Golden Blonde did not have the red tones that my hair does. 

Dying the hair extensions was just as much as hard work as it is dying your own hair, but in the end it was completely worth it! This colour is after the initial first wash after dying so I am confident after the next wash the colour will be near perfect.


Now let’s take you through the magical experience of putting hair extensions in:

Step 1: Make sure all the clips are open. on the largest extension (the 4 clip piece). Section off (there’s a lot of sectioning your hair, so bear with me) a bit of your hair near the nape of your neck and split the center, the best you can, with the middle two clips of the hair piece. Nestle them into your hair and snap them close. Then take the outer two clips and attach them as far as they can reach around your head, and snap them close.  You want them tight so that there will not be any unwanted bunches under your hair.



Step 2: Now using the medium 3 clip extensions (there are 2 of this size) section a bit more hair down so you will have something for these pieces to attach to. Remember applying these pieces comes with lots of practice especially since everyone has a different sized head.  Starting in the back of your head find a middle part and use that as your dividing point for both pieces – then nestle them in your hair and close the clips.


Step 3: Take the 2 clip hair pieces (there are 5 of them) and this is where you can have free range with where you place them. I styled a middle part today, so I split up all the hair extensions equally for each side of my head with the 5th extension in the back of my hair. Does one side of your hair need more oomph? Do what you have to do with your hair extensions!



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Step 4: Time for the wee baby hair pieces! These little guys go closer to your temples to help your front hair blend more with all the new found volume.

And that is all there is to it!

Here’s a final tip: Comb the hair extensions ends out so they look more natural and blend with your hair. 


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