Holiday Skincare with iS Clinical

The holidays can be a busy time for everyone. With all the parties, celebrations and excitement it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself and your skin. This year I made it a point to spend more time on skincare and incorporated iS Clinical products in to my daily routine.

I first heard about these products through my aesthetician Cherine at MC Laser Clinic. I usually go to Cherine to keep my eyebrows in top shape (I like to have them threaded instead of waxed) so if you’re looking for a threading artist in Ottawa I highly recommend her.

I’ve noticed a considerable difference in my complexion since I started using iS clinical products. My skin is clearer and more hydrated, which is really important in the colder, dryer Winter months.

I’ve outlined my skincare routine below:

Morning

  1. One pump of the Cleansing Complex
    • Foam and massage in to face for 2mins
    • Scrub off and rinse
  2. 5 drops of the Super Serum Advance + and 3 drops of the Hydra-Cool
    • Apply to face
    • Add moisturizer

Evening

  1. One pump of the Cleansing Complex
    • Foam and massage in to face for 2mins
    • Scrub off and rinse
  2. 5 drops of the Active Serum and 3 drops of the Hydra-Cool
    • Apply to face
    • Add moisturizer

iS Clinical products are made with plant based ingredients. A full breakdown of product ingredients can be found on each of the product pages linked above. You find these and other iS Clinical products at MC Laser Clinic in Ottawa.

Thank you to Cherine and MC Laser Clinic for sponsoring this post.

Sparkle and Shein this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I simply love Christmas and the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than adding some Shein to your wardrobe.

I discovered Shein.com about a year ago but I wasn’t aware that they shipped to Canada until recently. I love this online store as they have a huge selection of stylist pieces at affordable prices.

If you know me you know that I love everything that sparkles, so I was thrilled to find these two sparkly holiday skirts on Shein. The first look is a more retro inspired high waited flare skirt. I love the gold flower print on the this skirt. The high waist is also very flattering. I paired it with a black shimmer bodysuit and pumps for a more retro-inspired look.

The second skirt I picked up is this ombre sequin mini that I just adore! This piece is fun, flirty and perfect for a party. It would be a great addition to a new year’s eve outfit (I’ll also be sharing a new year’s eve outfit idea shortly). I opted for a more subdued look and paired the skirt with a black turtleneck and boots.

Have you ever shopped on Shein and if so what has your experience been like?

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His and Hers Christmas Looks

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been a while since my last post but I’m happy to be back! I’ve been pretty busy with lots of good changes lately but I’m happy to announce that I’ll be transitioning to a new job in the 2019 which will give me more time to devote to blogging.

If you know me well you know that Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. This Christmas is especially great for me as I get to share it with family, loved ones and friends here in Canada. I don’t know about you but adding a little red to my wardrobe always helps me get in to the Christmas spirit. I had my better half Sash help me out with putting together these his and hers Christmas looks.

I was initially looking for a Santa dress but I found this adorable faux fur trim velvet skirt on Asos.I used the skirt as inspiration for my Christmas theme outfit. I added a simple long sleeved tee and boots to give it a less formal, fun look.

I’ve linked the items from our outfits and set below. We had a lot of fun with this photo shoot thanks to our photographer Ricardo Boreka and Lenz Studio.

I wish all of you a wonderful Christmas! I’ll be back with some New Year’s Eve looks soon πŸ™‚

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Mad for Plaid

It’s December, which it’s the Holiday season has officially kicked off! Plaid is definitely as trend I’m loving this holiday season. It’s so chic and festive which definitely helps you get in to the Holiday spirit. Ive put together some of my favourite plaid looks for the holiday season.

Faux Wrap Tartan Skirt


Wanna be tartan something? Well then this skirt is for you. I like the faux wrap style of this skirt and the faux leather detailing at the waist. It really has a Christmas feel to it with the red plaid. I paired this skirt with this adorable sweater from Walmart for a cute and festive Christmas look.

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Plaid Bodycon Dress

The moment I saw this plaid dress at Garage I simply had to have it. I love the red and green colours in this dress. As this is a strapless dress and we’re currently in the middle of Winter here in Canada, I paired it with a fitted turtleneck and tall boots. I’m a huge fan of this comfortable yet chic holiday look. This particular piece is part of the Sierra Furtado collection at Garage which includes other cute plaid pieces that are just perfect for the season.

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Belted Mini Skirt

Plaid doesn’t have to be reserved for holiday parties, you can easily incorporate it into your weekday look with this belted skirt from Forever 21. The blue and green colours in this skirt make it less “christmassy” and more work appropriate. I styled it by adding a white turtleneck with opaque tights and flats to give it more of a Winter feel.

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What do you think about plaid print – festive or faux pas?