Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Q&A With Melanie Cruickshank, Founder Of Da Lish Cosmetics

Melanie Cruickshank, founder of Toronto-based natural beauty and skincare line da lish Cosmetics

In preparation for a busy fall, I've been thinking a lot about how to streamline my life lately, which includes getting ready in the mornings. Evidently beauty entrepreneur Melanie Cruickshank feels the same way because her Toronto-based line da lish Cosmetics is all about "uncomplicated beauty." Think creamy textures that can be blended on skin with fingertips, sans brushes—ideal for touch-ups on the go or achieving that no-makeup makeup look in a hurry.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Latest Outfit: Palm Print Romper

Casual summer style: palm print romper, denim jacket, white statement necklace. oversize sunnies

Whoa, an outfit post after three weeks of radio silence! I'll admit, I was so relaxed after our trip to Washington and Virginia that I wanted to let the post-vacation buzz linger for another week instead of stressing out about getting back to the blog right away.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

My In-Flight Essentials

As you read this, I'm already en route to Washington, DC, and Virginia on a much-needed, much-anticipated vacation with the boy! The free flights we booked through Aeroplan points somewhat make up for the terrible exchange rate—but they also mean long stop-overs and awkward hours in economy class. To make coach feel a little more luxe, I'm stashing these items in my carry-on to keep my skin happy and hydrated, and my spirits up.

Friday, July 31, 2015

#TREATYOSELF: 10 Self-Indulgent Items From Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

1. Sam Edelman 'Alaine' flats ($135.88 $88.23) | 2. Kate Spade glitter stud earrings ($51.66 $33.85) | 3. Kate Spade 'Gramercy' watch ($339.88 $226.90) | 4. Kate Spade 'Ursula' shades ($251.51 $167.09) | 5. Gucci cat eye shades ($401.06 $267.69) | 6. Voluspa candle trio ($54.38 $40.11) | 7. Crabtree & Evelyn hand lotion set ($24 $19.03) | 8. 10 Strawberry Street Moscow Mule mugs ($65.26 $43.37) | 9. Creative Co-op alarm clock ($51.66 $33.85) | 10. Levtex 'Go Back to Bed' pillow $53.02 $35.21)

So far we've covered beach finds, transitional outerwear, and wear-all-the-time, investment-worthy beauty and accessories from the Nordstrom anniversary sale. Today I'm shifting gears and talking about the "just because" purchases. You know, the treasures that you don't really need per se and can't really justify normally, except that they're on sale at the best prices of the season and they spark joy in your heart.