What’s On My Christmas List This Year

With Christmas approaching faster than ever, I’m getting asked for my Christmas list. Yes, I’m a professional in my mid 30’s and I still provide a list! The truth is that I would be happy with just spending some time relaxing with loved ones. I love everything about this season and one of my favorite things is when my husband and I have our annual Christmas date night where we dress up and go to a nice restaurant. I would honestly be happy with just that! But for those who need something more tangible, this is what I’m wishing for this year:


Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Hair Mist – $65


If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that Flowerbomb is one of my favorite perfumes, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they make a hair mist with the same scent. I’m new to the hair mist party but I have a feeling I’m going to love it.

Barefoot Dreams Blanket – approx. $246 Canadian


The dream in the brand name is probably more likely where this blanket will be for me, but I can wish for it though right?! I wasn’t sure what the hype was with this blanket given the cost of it… until I tried it in store. It’s so incredibly soft and cozy that I keep thinking about it.

Just about anything from Lush

Bath bombs, lip scrubs, shower gels, massage bars, bubble bars, I love it all! Anything from Lush will make me deliriously happy. When all else fails when it comes to shopping for me, go with Lush.



Gift Cards – Nordstrom/Aritzia/Sephora

Gift cards are not given the credit they deserve. When you get a gift card for someone you’re not only giving them the freedom to pick out their own gift, you’re giving them the gift of a trip to their favorite store. How can you go wrong?! Answer: you can’t.


Does anyone else have a Christmas list? What are you hoping for?


Friday Favorites: August 17th

If you saw my last post, you will have read that I have been crazy, insanely busy this month, but what you probably don’t know is my skin has definitely taken a hit from it. Lack of sleep, running around, lots of wine and eating out, tons of time in the sun…. yup, my appearance is paying! I’m so thankful for the products below for keeping me looking and feeling great over the past couple of weeks and I’m excited to share them with you guys.

Kopari Coconut Rose Toner


I already posted about this toner in my last post, but I have to post about it again here because it’s seriously that good! We have had some unseasonably hot days this year and a spritz of this toner after being stored in the refrigerator is just heavenly! If you’re looking for a great smelling, completely clean toner, this is what you need. With a trifecta of witch hazel, coconut extract, and rose extract, it freshens skin, tightens pores, and can also be used as a face primer or setting spray.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub


I received this lip scrub as a birthday gift earlier this month and I’m obsessed! I love pretty much everything from Lush and of course this is no exception. I mean, it smells and tastes like bubble gum, how can we go wrong?! The sun, hot weather, lipstick, and the aforementioned excess of wine left my lips feeling a little dry and flaky and in desperate need of some TLC. Using a mix of castor sugar and hydrating organic jojoba oil my lips were back to normal in no time!

MILK Makeup Cooling Water

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This was a last minute waiting in line purchase at Sephora (any Sephora fans know exactly what I’m talking about), and I definitely don’t regret it. I have been using it under my eyes both under my makeup in the morning and whenever my face needs a quick wake me up look. This gel stick is formulated with caffeine and seawater for a cooling, de-puffing and soothing look and feel.

Anyone else love this weeks’ Friday Favorites?


Friday Favorites – Lush

Today’s Friday Favorites post came at a great time because I just came down with an wicked cold and I definitely need some pampering time! I used to be a huge Lush fan about 10 years ago, but I became so obsessed with it that I bought too much, received a bunch as gifts, and then never actually used it all and just kind of forgot about it. However, thankfully I managed to get myself back into Lush and I’m so glad I did, and I can’t wait to share my favorite Lush products with you!

A few weeks ago I was feeling like I needed some serious retail therapy, and after hitting up the usual spots (AritziaNordstromSephora) I found myself wandering aimlessly into Lush for the first time in years. Once I was in there, I couldn’t understand what kept me away for so long,  their stuff is amazing! About half an hour of browsing and $70 later, I walked out of the store a very happy woman and couldn’t wait to go home and try out my new goodies.

For those of you not familiar with Lush, they are an ethical cosmetics company who only sells 100% vegetarian, handmade cosmetics and they are against animal testing. They are well known for their bath bombs and bubble bars, but they also sell everything from makeup to perfume to skincare. If you haven’t checked them out yet, I highly recommend tracking down your closest store and paying them a visit. I promise that you won’t leave empty handed!

To explain just how much I love all of this stuff, that original purchase was about 4 weeks ago and since then I have had to repurchase because I already used everything up.

I have 5 favorites from Lush and I can’t wait to share them with you!

Creamy Candy Bubble Bar – $7.95 – Lush stores or online


Bubble bars are something that I don’t think I have seen anywhere other than Lush, and I consider them to be a must have product. Once you try one, you will understand why! It’s hard to have a bath without one once you see how many bubbles they make! The soft, silky skin you experience after the bath is even more amazing. The scent of this bar is a vanilla cotton candy and it is addictive! One thing I love about Lush bars is they make my bathroom smell amazing even when they’re not in use!

The Comforter Bubble Bar – $12.95 (you can get multiple uses out of it) – Lush stores or online


One of my favorite things about this bubble bar is the pink colour it gives your bath water! Second is the smell, it smells SO good and whenever I use it you can smell it throughout my entire house. Described by Lush as blackcurrant candy, the description is perfect! The bubbles it creates are just the icing on the bubble bath cake!

Floating Island Luxury Bath Oil – $4.95 – Lush stores or online


Who doesn’t love adding luxurious oils to their bath tub?! This one definitely feels like a luxury and with sandalwood oil, lemon oil and vanilla bean, how would it not?! Such a good way to wind down and relax after a long day!

Scrubee Body Butter – $7.95 – Lush stores or online


Can we just stop for a moment and appreciate how insanely cute this body scrub bar is?! It actually looks like a bee! I have this on a tray in my bathroom when it’s not in use and it makes my bathroom smell heavenly! This shower bar is made out of cocoa butter (hence the delicious scent!) and uses ground almonds and coconut shells to give your body an all over alternating exfoliating and moisturizing experience.

Soft Coeur Massage Bar – $9.95 – Lush stores or online


This was one of my favorites years ago so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s made it onto that list again. Made out of cocoa butter, cocoa powder and almond oil, it seriously smells good enough to eat. You can use this with another person (personally I never have, I don’t like to share 😉 ) but it’s also perfectly acceptable to use alone. You just rub it into dry skin and immediately you have deliciously scented, soft skin.

Anyone else a Lush addict? What are your favorite products?