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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I haven’t been posting much. Combination of being unacceptably busy and not haven’t the time to get creative and inspired.

I have however, recently pulled together a tutorial for StyleList.ca on Taylor Swift’s classic make up look. Sigh. I wish I had her blonde hair for this. I digress. This idea came to me after replaying her new 1989 album a million and one times. I haven’t listened to an album this much since Mumford’s last record.

 

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Outside the world of beauty you’ll notice I’m also swooning over everything Christmas light related (in the city and my place!), the last few leaves of Autumn (as I write this the snow sets on the ground outside), Essie’s Christmas 2014 collection (more to come on that) and last but not least. Balzac’s Parisian Mist Tea Latte – If I could have on everyday I would.

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{Parisian Mist Tea Latte}

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{Toronto City Hall}

 

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TIFF essentials

{My TIFF beauty essentials}

Let’s be real, I’m not attending star-studded party after party but since the Toronto International Film Festival began I have found the need to use a few extra beauty pieces. A few that I happened to fall in love with were unexpected romances so I had share them with you, naturally. View Post

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home desk

home desk

{Home office}

A few products have been sitting on my desk for a little too long lately so I thought I’d make a point of sharing my desk side essentials.

Whilst hard at work I feel like there’s always a place for a nice candle. During the day I’m burning Hobnail Waterlilly candle from Chapters Indigo it’s so clean and fresh and makes a clean apartment feel like bliss.

Also on hand is my adorable “Be Happy” notebook from Chapters. Sometimes we all need a reminder and I still feel like there’s always a place fro handwritten lists and notes, don’t you? For touch up’s YSL’s Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Peach Passion.

We all know I like to spend a pretty penny on Diptyque candles but after my Christmas haul I thought it best to burn the last of my minis (Tubereuse) during these summer nights.

My Milk BKR from Blossom Lounge holds a firm place on my desk. It matches the white decor and forces me to stay hydrated while I work.

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{Work Office}

I recently received Essie’s Summer 2014 Collection, Haute in the Heat and I’m keeping them close by in case I need a quick touch up before an event. Naturally I have nail polish remover close at hand too 😉

BKR obsessed. My boss makes fun of me for it. Kitten (baby pink) has always been by my MAC’s side but in th elast couple of weeks I welcomed Boy (baby blue) and Chip (Mint green). Now I have no reason not to be hydrated this summer, right? These beauties are all available at Blossom Lounge.

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fresh candles sugar lemon and grapefruit

fresh candles sugar lemon and grapefruit

{Fresh candles – scented citrus}

It’s a hard pill to swallow when you’re saying goodbye to your beloved fig and pine home fragrances but I know they don’t have place in the home on a hot summer’s day. If you saw my holiday fragrance piece you’ll know I’m a total candle snob and skincare pros, Fresh have caught my attention with their upcoming candle releases.

It’s not normally the fragrant playground I tend to spend my time in but I’ll admit it, I’ve started dabbling a little a few citrus notes…

Hesperides Grapefruit fresh candle

{Fresh – Hesperides Grapefruit}

These candles are perfect for the next time you plan to have a few bros over for a barbecue. Hesperides Grapefruit is a bright, invigorating scent that fills your home with notes that scream ‘clean’. If I had to pick one it’d be this baby.

Fresh lemon

{Fresh – Sugar Lemon}

The Sugar Lemon candle is essentially lemonade in wax form. It’s delicious and sweet but not overbearing. Ideal for scorching days, non?

This combination of lemon sprinkled with sugar is best served with a mojito in hand and your feet up as your sit in your balcony.

You can find these beauties on Sephora.com come July for $65 a pop.

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