Monday, November 23, 2015

Outfit of the day: Club Monaco Giddeon Trench Coat!

  It may not rain much in Toronto, but I have always had the desire to buy a nice trench coat. I think owning a trench coat is a great item to own in your wardrobe. It's such a classic piece- it's timeless and always looks fashionable.

  I have been searching for a trench coat for a while, but never really found one that stuck out to me. After years of looking around (on and off), I have finally become the proud owner of a trench! The trench coat I am wearing is from Club Monaco and is called the Giddeon Trench.

  I was initially drawn to this coat since its not a traditional coat with buttons, but is rather a waterfall robe-style trench coat. I love the way it drapes on my body and I like that I can either leave it open or closed and it always looks great.

  With today's look, I decided to add my black fedora from H&M and wear my white converse shoes to finish off the look. I know, I'm obsessed with these sneakers, but they never let me down!

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 Photos by: Nataly Tegza 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

New Hairstyle & H&M, Club Monaco Outfit

  It's fall and I have a new hairstyle. As much as I loved my extra long box braids, I felt it was time for a new look. As fall is the season that I wear my hats the most, I decided to go for a simple hairstyle that would require little maintenance and work well with my collection. 

  For today's look I decided to wear black on black with a pop of white. I personally like wearing all black as I think it looks chic, sophisticated and slightly hipster or artsy at times. I'm not that artsy, but I don't mind looking like I spend my nights observing fine art and sipping wine.... but I digress..

  To achieve this all black look I whipped out my black turtleneck from The Gap. Yes, I pulled out the turtleneck already. My pants are from Club Monaco and I rolled them up in order to create a boyfriend look. I paired the outfit with my fave of fave shoes- converse. The piece du resistance- my felt fedora is from H&M.

  The complete look was not very expensive, and is easy to put together since most people already incorporate black items in their wardrobe.

  Overall, I find that when I wear all black, I feel confident, and shouldn't we wear what makes us feel the good?

 Do you like wearing all black in the fall?

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Ours By Cheryl Hickey: 3-in-1 Cleansing Oil, Anything Balm & More

  Ours by Cheryl Hickey is a natural skincare line that creates products that are safe and healthy for the whole family to use. The line comes a range of products, and I will be reviewing the following: 3-in-1 Cleansing Oil, Anything Balm and Calming Everybody Lotion.

3-in-1 Cleansing Oil

  The 3-in-1 cleansing oil is a multi-purpose product that contains vitamin E and coconut oil to nourish and hydrate the body.  As mentioned above, the products from this line can be used on everyone in the family. For instance, the 3-in-1 cleansing oil can also be used to remove makeup, soften the hair on a beard, cleanse the body as a wash. I personally enjoy using it as a makeup remover since it contains coconut oil, which is a natural product that is known for it's nutrients and can be used to remove makeup. Tip: If you are going to use this product as a makeup remover, I recommend washing your face with a facial wash afterwards in order to ensure all the dirt has been properly removed.

  As I have been using this product for a few days, I would definitely recommend this cleansing oil. Not only does it help to take off my makeup, but when it comes to taking care of my face, I want to use products that do not carry toxins and are healthy for my skin. Although I mainly use it on my face, I think it's a good product that others in the household can use for different areas. 

Anything Balm

     The Anything balm is a natural balm that can be used on the whole family to keep their skin soft and moisturized. Even a baby can use this product to help with any rashes or irritation to the skin. I personally like to apply this balm on my cuticles, elbows or any dry areas on my body.

  The balm contains olive and avocado oil to help moisturize the skin. When applied on the skin I
find that the product can be a bit oily, so I would recommend applying a small amount on the area you want to focus on. Tip: A little goes a long way.

  In terms of scent, the balm has a natural scent of oil. It is quite subtle and almost appears that there is no scent at all. If you are sensitive to smells, this product is a good option in comparison to scented balms available.

  Overall, I like that this product contains natural oils that are hydrating to the skin. I enjoy using it on the dry areas in my hands and cuticles and recommend it for this purpose if you are not using it on an infant. If you are interested in a balm that is safe, natural and moisturizing this would be a good option.

                                                 Calming Everybody Lotion 

  Recently, I have been experiencing a lot of tightness in my shoulders. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I carry a heavy bag and camera equipment (occasionally).  I have been applying the calming everybody lotion after I take a shower and I find that it helps my shoulders feel more relaxed and less tense. The lotion contains a natural lavender scented oil, which is a scent I personally enjoy since it helps soothe the body. 

  Although lavender scented products are associated with the bedtime routine, I sometimes  apply the lotion on in the morning, because I feel like it has an instant cooling effect which helps me to feel calm and at ease throughout the day.  

  I also like that the product comes with a pump which allows me to control how much product I use at once. 

  Overall, I throughly enjoyed the products from Cheryl Hickey's skincare line Ours. I liked that the products are multi-purpose items that are safe and natural for everyone in the household. As well, the price point of the products is also appealing as they are affordable and can all be found at Walmart. If you are looking for a new brand for the family, I would definetly recommend checking out Ours

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