Spring just beginning means lots of new skincare and makeup from my favourite brands! Here are some new beauty products to help you transition into the new season.
Stila has some exciting new collections for spring, Bohemian Beauty, and Selfie Reflection. Included in the lines are new shimmery eye shadow formulas, and one of my favorites: the Glitterati lip topcoat. It’s perfect for pairing with their matte lipstick formulas. (more…)
Maple syrup, liquid gold…whatever you’d like to call it, it’s delicious. We’re lucky to live in Canada, the land of maple syrup. Virtually all maple syrup is produced in Canada. There’s a few pockets in the USA that make syrup as well, but the vast majority is here. Right now, we’re in the heart of maple syrup season. Muskoka is celebrating with a Maple Syrup Festival that runs from now until April 20th. I spent the weekend exploring Muskoka and trying delicious maple products. Thanks for hosting, Muskoka Tourism.
We spent the weekend at the Lone Pine Inn. I stayed in a patio suite that had beautiful picture windows, a cozy living room, and a full kitchen. It was like staying in a cozy cottage. We were greeted in the best possible way, with a 6 pack of local beer from Sawdust City Brewing. (The owners of the inn actually own the brewery as well.) (more…)
I’m so excited that there’s a beautiful Christian Dior exhibit is at the Royal Ontario Museum. If you haven’t seen it yet, you have until April 8th to walk among stunning Dior designs.
This exhibit celebrates the House of Dior’s 70th anniversary. The exhibit captures exquisitely tailored coats, dazzling evening wear and demure day wear. Visitors can also see luscious textiles, shoes and crystal perfume bottles. (more…)
I love when you step into a home and you’re greeted with a simple scent. For spring, you always want that scent to be something light and refreshing. I’ve been changing the scents in my home to match with the seasons. NEST has a knack for creating the most perfect scents. This spring, I’ve been using their simple Linen Reed Diffuser fragrance to add an extra touch to my living room.
So what does it smell like? Linen is combined with apple blossom and white orchid to create the aroma of freshly laundered linens infused with the essence of a summer breeze.
The reed diffuser distributes the perfect amount of fragrance. Thanks to NEST’s special formula, fragrance is released slowly and evenly into the air for about 90 days. If diffusers aren’t your jam, they also have yummy smelling candles available.
Check out this and other fragrances at nestfragrances.com
Spring is just around the corner. Dior has a dazzling array of new products for spring! My favourite products are the Dior Lip Glow Hydrating Color Reviver Lip Balm ($41). The lip balms are from Dior’s Backstage collection. The formula is created with mango butter for hydrated lips. The formula reacts to the chemistry of each persons lips to adjust to a custom shade for each person.
I’m a major tea lover, and I often am so jealous of coffee drinkers. There’s always a new cold brew, gourmet beans and new frappuccinos for coffee lovers. For tea drinkers, we usually have a couple of interesting lattes in the winter, and that’s it.
Starbucks has introduced a new type of tea to their permanent menu, for tea lovers like me to enjoy all year round. Yay! The new beverages are Teavana Tea Lattes.
The main difference between these drinks and other tea lattes, are that they are made with whole-leaf micro-ground tea. They’re then topped with foamed milk and some sweetener. The new teas are available in 4 distinct blends. (more…)
I’ve been getting into wine, and love exploring new ones. Have you tried Kendall-Jackson Wines? They’ve been creating wines for 35 years in California in Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Anderson Valley, Alexander Valley and Napa County. Last year, Kendall-Jackson was named American Winery of the Year in 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. (more…)