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24.3.14

My Hair Transformation //


Glory hallelujah! My hair isn't fifty shades of GREY anymore!! Let me rewind.. As I'm sure many of you know I've been blonde for quite sometime now. I more recently went down the ombrĂ© road with dark roots and vibrant blonde ends, about 3 months after doing so I decided I wanted my blonde hair back so I booked an appointment, spent hours in a salon chair and voilĂ ! There was just one slight problem.. I HATED it! The blonde was all wrong, it washed me out, and frankly made me look like I was twelve. This all took place just days before my sister's engagement party. I knew I would never be able to get another appointment on such short notice, so I did what any desperate girl would do.. I bought.. box dye. I KNOW!! Horrible. When I first washed, dried, and styled my hair, I thought it was great! It must have been me getting all wrapped up and excited in something NEW, because really, it wasn't all that great. My hair was grey. I thought there was no rescuing my poor hair. Between highlighting, dying, styling, all in a matter of days, my hair was dead. I made an appointment with Calvyn from The Style Lab on Cambie street in Vancouver. I'd seen his hair transformations on instagram (@ccpicsthis), and knew he'd be able to help. Well, I can't gush enough about how much I LOVE my new hair. Calvyn did such an amazing job! He brought life and vibrance to my dull, dead hair. And bonus, not only is he super talented, but he's probably one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, making my first Style Lab experience so wonderful. 

To book an appointment you can text Calvyn at: 778-968-1558, you won't regret it! 

xx
Tessa

17.3.14

Kiss Me! Kiss Me! //


Truth time.. green is definitely not my favourite colour. I remember when I worked for TD Canada Trust I used to have to wear green every friday and I hated it because I had about two green shirts that I owned and would just rotate them every week, ha! I do think however that when green is worked into an outfit it can really pop and make everything harmonize oh so nicely. These are a couple of my favourite items in store now to make your St. Patty's day a chic one! 

xx
Tessa


12.3.14

Introducing #BEINLOVE


HIP HIP HOORAY!!! I have never been more excited for a collection and I am over the moon the day has come that I get to share it with you! Introducing #BEINLOVE, a spring collection by Cake For Breakfast. This collection is so very near and dear to my heart so I really hope you love every little bit of it. To view all of the new line visit our shop by clicking HERE.

xx
Tessa

19.2.14

Spring In My Step //

Oh goodness am I ever excited for SPRING! Everything Spring has to offer is so wonderful and refreshing and new! I am head over heels for blush pink this upcoming Spring season and this adorable Rebecca Minkoff handbag would compliment any Spring outfit. Who else is excited to stow away those winter coats, take in the crisp air and fill the house with fresh flowers?! 

xx
Tessa


17.2.14

Current Beauty Favs //

Lately my skin has been all sorts of trouble and I've been on the hunt for the perfect beauty products and tools to help heal my skin and give me a fresh spring glow. I've come to discover that I have sensitive skin. I can't simply go to the drugstore anymore and pick up any old face wash, because it will now either make me super itchy or dry. I was recommended to try the active moisture cleansing oil and makeup remover from One Love Organics for my sensitive skin and I am head over heels in love! Never have I ever had such an amazing face washing experience! The scent is delicious and the oils feel so wonderful on my skin. If you're like me and have sensitive skin and are wanting to try something organic, I highly recommend this face wash, it's a bit of an investment, but worth every penny. I also recently purchased the Clinique 7 day scrub cream after experiencing 'caked on' looking makeup due to dry, flaking skin. This scrub is once again amazing for my sensitive skin and makes applying your primer and foundation a breeze. I snagged the May Lindstrom Problem Solver face mask to give it a try. The first time I used it, it was a little intense, however, after the second go my skin got used to the strength of the product and was left feeling wonderful. This mask is perfect for a 'me night' in with a glass of wine and a good book. I picked up both the Mac Pro Longwear Concealer and the Nars Blush in hopes of a flawless and fresh spring look and that is exactly what you will get! Nars Gaiety is the perfect fresh punch of pink, it looks very bright in the pan but goes on soft and can be built up to your preferred shade. 6 & 7 are really the perfect face brushes. I use the foundation brush to buff in my Mac foundation and it leaves me with a gorgeous airbrushed look. The contour brush is the perfect shape for strategically applying a dark shade to help add definition to your face and your look! 

I feel like I'm now officially ready to take on Spring with a new fresh beauty routine and look! What new beauty products have you tried and loved?! 

xx
Tessa


14.2.14

Be Mine? //


A very Happy Valentines Day to you and yours. 

#youareloved

xx
Tessa

5.2.14

What To Do On A Long Weekend //


I am SO excited for the long weekend coming up! It's so nice having that extra day to do whatever your heart desires. My extra day is usually spent getting organized and caught up on little tasks. This Family Day weekend try indulging in something therapeutic and just for you! I love taking quick local getaways on long weekends, whether it's an overnight stay in Seattle, or a couple nights spent in the Okanagan wine tasting, there's nothing quite like escaping reality if only for a few days. 

If you're a busy bee, take the whole day to just relax and, I'll say it, be lazy! Cuddle in bed all morning and if you eventually decide to get up, only do it to make banana nutella crepes. 

This may sound strange, but there's something so refreshing and relaxing about getting organized. My closet has been getting quite out of control lately, and I'm noticing more and more items that I've either worn once or not at all. This holiday Monday is the perfect opportunity to sort through the rubbish and prepare for SPRING! 

You know when you tell yourself you're going to try and make time to do something and it never really happens. This is what happens with me and baking. I tell myself all the time that I should bake more, but life gets in the way and it never ends up happening. Take your extra day to do something you love and something you've been telling yourself you'd do, for me, that's baking chocolate chip cookies. 

There really is nothing quite like an at home spa day. Pick up some refreshing goodies from Eco Diva Beauty, light some candles, put on some soothing music (try a okay list from Songza), and pour yourself a glass of wine. You're having a 'me' day! 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday. 
xx
Tessa