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{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.

office desk

{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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{Gym bag essentials: hydration all around}

If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that the gym is my bestfriend. Sure I loathe going after work but if I can squeeze a lunch-time or morning workout in my day is made.

That being said…I’m not the best at time keeping (I can see a few of my GFs rolling their eyes in agreement). With a rushed Rema comes the need for speed and hey, let’s face it…lack of sweat!

nutri-skin speed stick deodrant

{Lady Speed Stick Nutri-Skin}

The new Lady Speed Stick Nutra-Skin, was the answer to my busy schedule and dry skin. Thanks for the latter, Canadian winter.

Featuring Vitamin E (one of my favourite ingredients) this smooth, invisible formula doubles up as an underarm moisturizer, odour eliminator and wetness protector. What more could you ask for in a deodorant?

After testing the two formulas my favourite was by far the cream, stick version. For me the rollerball gel just took too long to dry so it wasn’t the best option for my quickie workout. The cream however, the perfect, fresh scented formula ever.  Best of all? By the time I’m back at my desk you’d never know I broke a sweat just minutes earlier. So fresh and so clean!

Want to try it for yourself? Nab Lady Speed-Stick for a dollar cheaper than the already bargain price of $2.99 then copy the link below!


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{Hydrating essentials}

Other areas that need a little extra attention include my feet (though my Nike Free Runs take good care of them), my hands and my skin.


Probably a product that most of you haven’t tried before but this Balea Warming Foot Balm with avocado and sweet almond oil was the perfect end to a hot shower. Sweetly scented and oh so hydrating, no post-gym, dry skin here!

Callus control

I’ve been terrible in remembering my workout gloves so that often means that I’m left with sore palms after a lifting session. Keeping this Body Shop Vitamin E Hand and Nail Treatment (I’ve adored the entire line since I was eleven years old) in my gym bag allows for instant relief after intense training.

Skin saviour

I’ve been taking part in the Blossom Lounge x BKR water challenge this month and program has kept me so on track for my daily water intake. Drinking five of these 500ml bottles allows me to take in oh so much hydration to help my skin glow from the inside out. I love how lightweight these bottles are to carry around all day. My colour is called Kitten.

Do you have a favourite deodorant? Let me know what it is and why!

**This was a sponsored post that was solely commissioned because I was eager to use the product. All comments, opinions and ideas are my own and honest.