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Spring In My Step //

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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


Current Beauty Favs //

Monday, 17 February 2014

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


Be Mine? //

Friday, 14 February 2014


A very Happy Valentines Day to you and yours. 

#youareloved

xx
Tessa

What To Do On A Long Weekend //

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


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

Sweet Little Valentines Dresses //

Monday, 3 February 2014


Boy has it been a long time since I've shopped for a dress online - so many cute options! Including these amazing V-day approved pieces. For some reason (probably because they are super loose and comfy) I have always been into shift dresses, especially in bright pops of colour, so I am head over heels for number four (it would be adorable with a gold belt). I am also such a sucker for a good, bright red, and numbers one and six are to die for. I haven't quite nailed my v-day dress yet but any of these (paired with chocolates and champagne) would make for a wonderful evening. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday! 

xx
Tessa