Saturday, July 25, 2015

Review | Ped Egg Power

Summer! Time to get pedicure ready. And recover from all the barefoot and sandal-wearing. I have been hearing about these nifty tools (and had one of the manual ones); however, the one I saw originally was pretty expensive. This one from Ped Egg was like fifteen bucks and works pretty well. It comes with two attachments-a courser blue and a finer purple. I don't know how much I can say about this, but I thought you might want to know...

Friday, July 24, 2015

ABM Happy Mail | July 2015

Happy Mail! There hasn't been a month of disappointment with this one, so if you are a stationery lover, I highly recommend. Everything is so pretty & useful. It's been awesome to always have the perfect card on hand for any occasion.

My favourite items this month are definitely the stickers. The envelope sealing succulent terrariums are perfection. As a Filofax-er, I can always use more alpha stickers and these neon coral ones are so pretty for a summer spread. The prints this month were inspiring as always. I plan on framing the Joss Whedon quote as a gift to a friend. Happy Birthday cards are always welcome. I used the Zoolander one as Preston's B-day card as we had just re-watched the movie, so the timing was too perfect. Can't help but love the Taco and the #soulmates cards too.

What were your favourites this month?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Self-Tanning Essentials

Trying to get my faux glow on. Here are some of my favourite products. For Step 1: Exfoliation The Body Shop Body Scrub in Cocoa Butter is awesome at prepping the skin so no weird spots occur. Also make sure to shave before, so you don't end up having shave away your tan. Step 2: Hydrate. Julep's Body Cleanings Oil has a bright, energizing scent and leaves skin clean and hydrated-without being greasy. Perfect for streak-free tanner. As for the final step, tarte Brazilliance Self-Tanner
 is my fav. It's easy and gives such natural colour-even for my fair skin. Don't forget to use a mitt. They are fantastic for application.

What are your tips & products for self-tanning?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Trend | Purse Pom-Pom

I've shared a few pics on Instagram & this post on my new bucket bag from Zara. It seems furry balls are a new thang in the accessories department. I'm not the only one that thinks it's fun. Patches approves.

Purse Poms? Yay or Nay?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blush Bags | Zara Leather Bucket Bag with Tassel

I am having a thing for this new neutral. Blush. I used to avoid pinky shades, as my red hair/fair skin colouring can look a bit washed out. However, I am liking that it's a bit different, but still able to work with a lot of outfits. I got the Rebecca Minkoff Rose Gold Mab over the winter and love it. It's the perfect work tote. I wanted to give it a bit of a break, so I recently picked up this Zara Tassel Bucket Bag for more casual occasions. It's a true pink, but again works as well as a neutral. Plus, the bucket bag trend is still going strong. This one has a bit of a different shape & zips.

It's a small bag in my mind, though objectively I will say it's medium. It's nice to have something a little lighter for summer. It's in the sale (hopefully still) for a deal. I have gotten so many compliments on it-so check it out. The pom-pom key chain is from H&M.

Are you a fan of pink bags?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Packing Guide | Summer Edition

Over the winter holidays, I made up a printable packing guide. Since I am going on another trip, I thought I would share the summer version. I have been super excited for my trip to Florida. I need a vacation! With all that excitement came some shopping. Ten days without work clothes sounds amazing. Though, I might just need the bikini-I don't plan on leaving the pool or beach...

A few travel-related posts are linked in the holiday packing guide post- if you need some help packing! Don't forget the flash tats... Follow on Instagram to keep up with the adventure.

Any remaining summer vacation plans?

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Rococo & I (and Preston & Patches) are getting ready for Florida. Packing, cleaning-you know the drill. Tomorrow, I am posting a packing guide-so if you also have an upcoming trip, check that out. Until then. Get beach body inspiration from this fluff.

Flamingo v. Ragdoll