Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ALDO Group Fall 2015 Preview

The weather is finally getting warmer in Toronto! While I am ecstatic about the arrival of summer, I've had Fall on my mind since last week's ALDO Group preview. I had a chance to check out the upcoming collection from ALDO, Call It Spring, and Little Burgundy and added a ton of shoes and accessories to my fall must-have wishlist! What I love the most about the ALDO collection was the revival of 70's retro style done in classic shapes. The Call It Spring collection had the most coveted trends -  the "Buseto" boots  with fold-over plaid and the "Lapole" loafers in patent leather and tassel detail are among my favourites. Last but certainly not least, there was the exciting Misha Nonoo x Aldo Rise collection. I love the modern look of the leather tote with furry accessory and the multi-strap sandals - both are perfect for work and play.

Here are some photos from the preview followed by my top picks!






The "Umsien" Pump (ALDO)
The "Moricle" Bag (ALDO)


The "Evlaviel" Sandal (ALDO)
The "Rerivia" felt hat (ALDO)

The "Albani" gloves (ALDO)
The "Lapole" loafer (Call It Spring)
 The "Zorien" scarf (Call It Spring)
The "Buseto" boot (Call It Spring)
Misha Nonoo x Aldo Rise Tote bag

Misha Nonoo x Aldo Rise Sandal





Thursday, February 26, 2015

Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics


Psst! There's a NEW mascara in town! Roller Lash by Benefit Cosmetics hits stores tomorrow and will sure amaze gals everywhere. I've long been a fan of Benefit Cosmetics and love that they continue to innovate and produce great beauty products over the years. Their existing lines of mascaras "They're Real" and "BAD Gal" are two of all-time favourites so I was very excited to the Roller Lash. The verdict? The before and after picture says it all.

What I love about Roller Lash:
- It's a lengthening mascara that grabs, lifts, and curls my short Asian lashes
- The long-lasting 12hr formula means it won't smudge and give me racoon eyes
- The formula is also free of Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates
- The old-school velcro hair roller packaging is adorable!



As much as I love "Roller Lash", "They're Real" still has a special place in my heart! I recently worked with the team at Benefit Canada to film this fun little video about what it means to be a #RealGal and show my love for the mascara.

Click on the link below to see the clip!

  

On another note, February is almost over and I've been keeping my makeup and other retail spending under control with Mogo's prepaid card! Gotta love this custom card that keeps me disciplined!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Wedding Dress Shopping at Kleinfeld


Our wedding is 7 months away and I just said YES to a dress! Kleinfeld at Hudson's Bay in Toronto is absolutely stunning - the gorgeous open space on the 7th floor of the Bay holds an amazing selection of dresses. My first appointment was last week and I fell in love with a rather unique dress, which also had the stamp of approval by my bridesmaids and friends! I realize that getting a graduate degree and planning a wedding in the same year means major expenses.  I'm sticking to my wedding budget thanks to my planner and by using Mogo Prepaid Visa® Card. I absolutely love their customized cards and this sweet little maracron card will help me stay on track and only spend what I've budgeted!


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  • No fees
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