Posted on December 8, 2016

Whiter Teeth For The Holidays | Pop Smile Review

This post has been sponsored by Pop Smile. All opinions are 100% my own.


Are your teeth not as white as you would like? If you’re like me keeping up on my oral hygiene isn’t a problem for me but when I need my daily americano misto(s) the stains build up over time. For years I tried other drug store brands but couldn’t consistently use them because my teeth are sensitive and would ache for hours after applying.

Pop Smile Teeth Whitening Kit

After learning about Pop Smile’s peroxide-free (that’s the ingredient in drug store brands that cause your teeth and gums to be sensitive or have a burning sensation), 99% natural ingredient kits I needed to get my hands on one.

The Pop Smile Ultimate Teeth Whitening Kit comes with:

1 LED device
2x customisable mouth guards
3x 3ml syringes
5x 0.2ml pre treatment swabs
1 mouth guard case
1 teeth whitening pen
1 Pop Smile travel pouch

Pop Smile Teeth Whitening Kit

Pop Smile Teeth Whitening KitI started out on the level 12 on the whitening chart and after using one kit I went up 5 levels! So how does the kit work?

The instructions tell you to boil your mouth guard for a couple seconds then remove them and place them on your teeth to mold them to a personalized whitening tray. 

Then you take a pre-treatment whitening swab and swab your teeth. Take 1 syringe and fill the top and bottom trays with 0.5mL to each tray. Put the trays in your mouth and hold the LED up to the trays and wait for 10 minutes. 

I was surprised how fast 10 minutes goes by when you’re relaxing – and then you’re done! 

I love how white my teeth are and if I find that I need a quick touch up for date night or a photoshoot I use the teeth whitening pen – and then I’m photo ready!

Do you have more questions about Pop Smile? Check out their FAQ page.

Are you ready for the best part? I’ve partnered with Pop Smile to giveaway for 2 participants to win a Ultimate Teeth Whitening Kit each! Enter below: 

This giveaway is open worldwide. The giveaway will end December 14th, 2016 and then winners will be contacted via email.



Posted on December 7, 2016

Chapped Winter Skin | Beauty Counter Baby

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Winter weather is rough on my babies’ skin. Typically they get little dry skin patches on their backs, and chapped cheeks from the harsh wind. 

This year to combat the dry winter air I use Beauty Counter Baby products on both my daughters because it seals in the moisture and Beauty Counter has banned many chemicals from their products so I know their stuff is the gentlest on my girl’s skin.

The baby bundle includes daily protective balm, soothing oil, and gentle all-over wash – it’s the perfect gift for a baby shower or for a new mom this Christmas!

Posted on December 4, 2016

Gift Guide: Presents for Moms

This post has been sponsored by buybuy BABY. All opinions are 100% my own. #sponsored

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What gift do I buy a mom for Christmas?

Don’t fret! I combed through my entire local buybuy BABY‘s store to find Christmas gift inspiration for the special mamas in your life!

Breast pumps, nipple shields, and sound machines are not included on this guide but those are great gifts as well – this gift guide will be focusing on gifts that focus on her instead of her baby. As a relatively new mom (with young children) I love receiving presents that reflect my passions and have had a lot of thought and care put into it.

Let’s get started!

Arm Candy | This bag caught my eye the minute I saw it – I knew I had to have it! It looks nothing like a traditional diaper bag yet it has a removable organization sleeve. It’s the perfect gift for the stylish mom in your life!

SKIP*HOP® 2-in-1 diaper bag

At Home Spa | Gift her this Christmas with the best gear, a bath caddy – it will encourage her to take more time to herself with a relaxing bath. The extendable ends adjust to any bathtub width between 20″ – 33″ wide, secure wine glass holder, and built in book rest are some of the great features of this caddy. You can also find the Moscow mule mugs in this gift guide.

Teak Bathtub Caddy

Pregnancy Fashionista | buybuy Baby has a great selection of Motherhood Maternity clothing in store (talk about convenient) and I could not leave the store without browsing the beautiful maternity clothing. The Motherhood Maternity clothing line is classic, flattering, and trendy. So if you have a mommy to-be on your Christmas list to buy for this is an excellent option! 

Maternity Denim Top (available in-store at buybuy Baby)

Baby’s 1st Christmas | For my eldest daughter’s 1st Christmas a family member gifted me this mess-free DIY baby’s 1st Christmas ornament kit. At first I thought it silly but now it is one of my favourite ornaments to look at.

I found it comforting that buybuy Baby still carries the kit and I was able to make a matching ornament for my youngest daughter. It was the perfect gift to capture a moment in time that I will treasure forever of both my babies.

Pearhead Babyprints Ornaments (available in multiple colours)

Stocking Stuffer Snacks | Looking for fun little stocking stuffer ideas for a new mom? Why not add these delicious, all natural lactation cookies to her stocking this year. The Booby Boons come in two different flavours – oatmeal raisin and cocoa quinoa. 

Booby Boons Lactation Cookies

Did any of these gifts from buybuy BABY catch your eye? Don’t forget to share this gift guide on Facebook and Twitter for family and friends to know what you’d like under the tree this year!

If you are looking for more gift inspiration take a look at this gift guide for coffee lovers, makeup gurus, and hostesses.


Posted on December 1, 2016

Black On Black | Edgy + Chic Tulle Skirt

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faux leather jacket: Macy’s | tulle skirt: Space 46 Boutique | lace top: Downeast Basics | purse: Stella & Dot | booties: Spring | necklaces: Stella & Dot (#1 + #2)

How I love tulle skirts! They are versatile for all seasons – I can’t wait for the Christmas parties we have lined up this year because this skirt will be perfect for completing my outfit (pair it with a sequins top, my Nolita crossbody purse, and sparkly earrings and I’m good to go!).

How would you style a chic tulle skirt? Tell me in a comment below!

P.S don’t miss out on the Dot Dollars promo going on at Stella & Dot! It’s a great way to get more beautiful jewelry and accessories for less cost.




Posted on November 30, 2016

Gift Guide: Presents For The Coffee Lover, The Beauty Guru + The Hostess

This post has been sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% my own. #sponsored

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What does she want for Christmas?

Do not fret, I scoured my local Bed Bath & Beyond store to bring you what moms, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, and girlfriends want this year – whether she is a coffee lover, beauty guru, or a hostess with the most-est – this gift guide has something for her this Christmas season.

Coffee Lover | If you’re feeling especially bold and generous this Christmas espresso machines are a wonderful gift for the entire family. For a more personal, individual gift I love the french press, jumbo coffee mug, and milk frother. It doesn’t matter if she can’t decide between black coffee or creamy, frothy latte – she can decide each morning!

 French Press | Jumbo Mug | Milk Frother

Beauty Guru | This gift is the best for the ladies in your life who want to take applying their makeup to the next level, or for those who don’t have adequate bathroom light for putting on makeup. Plus it is the perfect lighting for selfies!

Makeup Mirror

Hostess With The Most-est | You do not need to be a hostess to want these beautiful moscow mule mugs! Anyone would love to serve themselves (or others) mulled wine over the holidays in these rich copper mugs. 

Moscow Mule Mugs


Did anything catch your eye? Don’t forget to share this gift guide on Facebook and Twitter for family and friends to know what you’d like under the tree this year for Christmas! Or if you know a coffee lover, beauty guru, or hostess share it with them!



Posted on November 28, 2016

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot like Christmas | Beautiful Paper Table Settings With Hester & Cook

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I have a holiday decor obsession, if you can’t tell from the photos, that starts with a G and ends in OLD.

This Christmas I am setting our dinner table with beautiful paper placemats with gold wreaths, gold paper banners with our names written in gold ink, and a gold paper table runner with polkadots. And don’t let me forget to mention the many gold decorations…


There’s something regal and refined about gold that I love. And I found all my gold needs satisfied from Hester & Cook, available at their store or their many distributors in North America.

What is your decoration obsession during the Winter? Let me know in a comment below!

I can’t wait to show you soon the other beautiful table settings I have planned for our multiple Christmas meals. Stay tuned!



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