Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jump Jump Jumper


Jumper :: Reitmans

Booties :: Sold out (Similar HERE and HERE)


So the other weekend, I was up North filming my cousins wedding and I was staying at a Hotel with my other lovely cousin. When she walked through the door, she had shopping bags from Reitmans. I don't know about all of you, but when I think of Reitmans, I think of professional clothing, work place attire, mature, conservative clothing. I never thought it was really my style unless I needed something for work. So I've just never gone in there for years. When she opened up her bags to show me all these amazing sales that she got, I was blown away by what came out of that bag. Her things were adorable, cute, stylish, and trendy! And all on sale! I decided in that moment that I needed to march myself right into my Reitmans back home and see what they've got! 

Personally when I shop, I head straight to the Sale rack first, then I continue forward to other things. I couldn't believe their selection! It was so adorable and totally my style. I've always wanted a jumper. I really like how they look and they are easy to dress up or down. I saw this little number as I was walking out the door and had to go back and try it on! It is soooo comfy. The only downside is that it is super annoying to go to the bathroom. But, I can deal with that haha.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fake Tanning for a First Timer




Recently I've decided to take the plunge into the Self Tanning world!!! Since I am a Red Head, I have very little Melanin in my skin. So it is very difficult for me to acquire a tan. I can get a tan, not at all like the pictures above, but I can get a bit more brown. But unlike a lot of people, it literally takes me months of going out in the sun on a very regular bases in order to get some colour. The most amount of time I am able to be outside without sunscreen on is 30 min. Then I can feel my skin burning. If you've been lucky enough to have been blessed with amazing skin and have never felt a sunburn, then you are extremely fortunate! Sunburns are the worst. THE WORST! They are extremely painful and damage the crap out of your skin. But anyways....got a little off track here. Back to the tanning experience!

I've read on a few blogs and Pinterest and know of a few people in my family who self tan. And a popular kind was the Tanwise Tanning mousse or Lotion. Probably because it's so affordable! I decided one day that I was done with being white all the time. I wanted to see what it would look like with a tan! So I went down the Sally's Beauty store and picked me up some Tanwise Tanning Mousse. I also picked up a mitt. Heard those were necessary and those people are definitely right! Mitts are a must for me.

Before tanning, you really need to give your whole body a good scrub. Fun fact: Sugar and Coconut Oil make one amazing body scrub! Seriously I've never felt so clean after using sugar as the scrub!!! It's natural, cheap, and it smells delicious! Try it! You will not regret it.
Ok, so once I got all scrubbed up and shaved, I applied regular lotion to my elbows, knees, feet and hands. Then I went ahead and applied the Mousse! It was so so easy to apply. It's just like putting on your regular body lotion. I had my husband do my back for me and the hard to reach areas.

The downside about this mousse is that it is not very fast drying. I have to walk around butt naked for a while before putting on shorts and a tank top. I also like to leave mine on over night so it really has time to develop. You also need to avoid any kind of moisture. I was just washing my hands after changing a dirty bum and had accidentally splashed some water on my legs. The Tan washed off immediately! I just take the mitt with a very small amount of mousse on and just go over the spots to keep things even. So ya, very important to stay dry! You are also suppose to rinse off the excess in the morning, but for the pictures above, I kept it on so you can see how dark it develops. After you rinse off the excess, you will look a lot more natural and sun kissed. But don't scrub or use any soaps!! Just rinse. I'm sure you can find a ton of tutorials online on how to apply :) I know I looked at soooo many before using it.

Ok, so for me, I love it!!! I LOOOOOOVE being tan. I feel like it makes me look more thin, more healthy, and it naturally contours my angles of my face. I feel more confident in a bathing suit.

I know in the Portrait Close up picture, the Tan looks really really intense on my face. But I promise you that that is just a weirdly lit picture. Once I put on make-up and highlight my face, it looks way amazing. I only use half a pump on my face. You don't need much!

Overall I am very pleased with this product. It is one of the cheaper tans, so I think you get what you pay for. I've used the mousse 3 different times already and it's only about halfway empty. It doesn't last as long as others. About 4-5 days. Whereas others last a good week at least. It also doesn't have the best smell, but it's not too bad either. If you're looking for a longer lasting one then I've been told Loving Tan and St. Tropez are both amazing. A bit more expensive, but not outrageous. I hope to try those out in the near future and do a review!

Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The One-Piece

You guys, I'm getting kind of depressed thinking about August being our last month of summer! But lets try to not think about it ok?? ok. I thought I would write a little post about some of my favourite swimsuits!!

Growing up, I would cringe at the thought of even considering wearing a one-piece swimsuit. I thought they were for old people and all of the styles just seemed to be so boring and unflattering. But over the past few years, I've seen the one-piece swimwear take the fashion industry by storm!! Normally Im all about the two piece bikini at the beach, but since my body isn't where id like it to be, I've been diving into the one-piece world and I have to say, Im loving it!!! Seriously there are some majorly adorable styles and prints! They are very flattering to many body types and I don't feel so insecure when we're out doing water activities!

These swimsuits below range from $45-$150. Why must the cutest swimsuits be the most expensive ones!!!?? I guess I should start saving for next summer haha. These are only a few of the swimsuits I found that I really liked. There are so so so many more styles out there and I just want them all! I'm slowy turning into a swimsuit addict. No joke. I will spend hours a day just searching for the perfect one-piece online. I can't wait to see what adventures August will bring us. Hopefully an acceptance into Dental School??? Still crossing our fingers and praying everyday that it still happens. Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!





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Click on the number to see the link of the swimsuit

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jack & July

Hello friends!

Since I found out I was having a baby girl, my mind went straight to baby accessories! I don't know how long I searched online to find baby items that would suit my style. I even tried to make little hair accessories on my own, but that was a definite fail!
I was introduced to an online shop called Jack&July just a little while ago and I think I've hit the jackpot! It is run by two beautiful, amazing, and talented woman, Emme and Kristen. Seriously their stuff is so so so cute!!! They have items for both Boys and Girls, which is so nice since most businesses are just baby girl things.
My favourite style of headband for Aurora is Bows. Jack&July have the perfect selection! I just want all of them! And they keep adding new styles every so often so more and more styles will be available so keep an eye out!

One of the most attractive things about their business is the fact they all their stuff is so affordable!! So you don't need to work those extra shifts just to afford a decent headband or pair of moccs. Everything is well made and has amazing detail. The leather they use for their Bow Headbands and Moccasins are soooooooooo soft!!

And seriously who doesn't love a little boy in a Bow Tie??? I could die it's so cute. They have 2 selections for bow ties and it was so hard picking which one I liked better! So trendy and easy to use!





So head on over to their 

Website HERE
Facebook HERE
or
Instagram HERE

And show them some love!!


Thank you Jack & July for sponsoring this post!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kimball River Cliffs


The black straps on my bag I was carrying were starting to melt in the sun!
I didnt even notice until we were almost there.


Love love Mani's top!


The best of friends


My Swimsuit :: Aliexpress
Mani's Top :: Target (Similar)


Yesterday we spent the afternoon at the Kimball River Cliffs! It's a lowry favourite activity for the summers. I personally have yet to jump off the top, but I have done the lower cliff. I have a huge fear of jumping off high things!
The walk to these cliffs is so so beautiful. It's a fairly easy walk, with just 2 steep hills. The kids had it easy in the strollers. I wish they would invent a shrinking ray gun so I could get carried around! My kids LOVE the outdoors. Anything outside is fun. And it's especially fun when it's somewhere new! Although the water is quite cold, the kids had fun playing in the shallow parts and just throwing rocks and splashing around. The baby girls had their first taste of freezies and were immediately addicts. The last few pictures of their faces kill me!! It's the face they make when they want another freezy NOW!

I don't want to make anyone sad, but it just hit me yesterday that we only have 6 weeks of summer left!!! How on earth does it go by this quickly!!?? We are trying to soak in as much sun and adventure as possible.