Getting ready for an #IndigoWeekend

This post is not sponsored – but Indigo is easily one of my favourite places in Toronto.  Even just stepping in, hearing Jack Johnson singing about Banana Pancakes and smelling the Starbs ( because if you drink Starbucks you call it Starbs) you know whether you make your purchase here or online you are in for a fun experience.

Here are a few of my new favourites from Indigo:

Eye masks to me for the longest time seemed like something that was a novelty item or not necessary – but I have found the incredible difference when I use this for rest vs when I do not.  For one thing, it is insane how much I am tempted to rest with such a cute mask.  Also I do not have any interest to stay on my phone when I can block out the light. Here is the one I chose BONUS it’s on sale.

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Another of my recent favourites is my new hobo style cross-body in black.  It is the perfect size to fit a book and a water bottle, or any essentials without looking and being too bulky.  I have a tendency for fitting as much as I can in my bags – this was just a perfect size for fitting a lot but staying chic. Sadly this bag is now sold out 😦 BUT they have many other cute accessories here.

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Of course, Indigo is most known for the incredible amount of books they sell.  Having recently watched Blackfish on Netflix, I picked up “Beneath the Surface” – which is an incredible book about what happened at Seaworld from the one of the trainers himself, John Hargrove.  Having recently lost my dog has made me even more passionate about animals than I already was.  I was vegetarian and vegan for a while during high school and it didn’t work for me health-wise but if I could be vegan I definitely would.  Find it so critical to be a part of the lives of the animals in our world and understand their importance.

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PS. thanks if you read the entire post – I will have a giveaway coming up with Indigo in the very near future 😉

Best always,

Melissa  ♡

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Juno Awards Beauty Essentials

Getting ready for any party means looking fresh and fabulous.  From the moment you wake up to your contour and blush, all of the pieces are just as important.

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As I will be attending the Casper Viewing Party for the Juno Awards, I am prepping my look. While still deciding on a dress ( which may just turn out to be an LBD ) it all starts with great hair.

Whether using a service like BeGlammed or a DIY style yourself, for the freshest hair I suggest Garnier Fructis

No matter whether pastel hues or bold shades, you will want a neutral yet defining lipstick. For the last year or so I have stood by my brilliant Tilbury shades.  Nothing says red carpet like Bond Girl, by Charlotte Tilbury.

Last finishing touch, you cannot go wrong with a hint ( or a lot ) of face and body glitter.  Having this brilliant pink shade from NYX it will be sure to hit all the right spots.

Throughout the week I will be testing out these fabulous products and posting reviews.

Best always,

Melissa ❤

*Sponsored Post

Beauty Sleep with Sleep Envie

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important.  Especially with all the running around during the last few days before the holidays.  With Christmas being in just a few days, you want to look refreshed.  Though you’ve been up all night baking for Christmas Day you still want to feel and have a good nights sleep.

Not only is sleep important for looking and feeling refreshed it also keeps you alert throughout the day.  Studies have shown that drunk driving comes similar to drivers that have had little sleep in terms of their awareness on the road.

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I have had my first mattress for who knows how long, and finally I upgraded.  And not just to any mattress but one that I am sure to use for a very long time. It is a Sleep Envie Mattress.

While the mattress is firm, it is just enough to provide support with the softness to make it ridiculously comfortable.

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I have been using the Sleep Envie Mattress in Twin Size for the last week.  It is a combination mattress which mean no matter how you sleep it will work for you.   I have never been more excited to get into bed than with Sleep Envie. Usually I cannot fall asleep right away.  I tend to have to listen to a podcast because of the need for white noise.  Now with just a few minutes of lying down I am sleeping.  For someone who is not a morning person ( mostly a night owl ) I find myself barely even needing an alarm clock.

Not to mention sleeping well, with Sleep Envie you will wake up on a happier and healthier note.  Lack of sleep is also known to cause weight gain and mood swings.  Just simply getting enough sleep can help you not get sick as much and just plain love your life more.

Another great thing about Sleep Envie is you get a 100 night trial – so for more than 3 months you can see just how great a mattress it is. Sleep Envie also carries accessories and pillows.

If you are looking to get a new mattress, or pillow, without a doubt I recommend Sleep Envie.

Best always,

Melissa ❤

 

William Ashley Warehouse Sale 2016

For all of us who love a good shopping today was a lot of fun.  William Ashley invited me to check out the William Ashley Warehouse Sale before they open to the public.

Not only do they have some great home decor and dishes, but an amazing selection of bath accessories, toys, games and more.

Some of the fun finds I picked up include some Christmas Ornaments, Sunflower Lip Gloss, and a plaque with the phrase ” Wine Improves with Age.  The older I get the more I like it” which I find very cute and accurate.   You can never go wrong at the Sale, whether a Girls Day Out or some home supplies with your person, there is definitely something for everyone.

I was invited to the Sale from 10am to 2pm.  Little did I realize I would actually end up spending the entire time there !  And with a neat and easy to use map with a yellow road to follow, it makes the experience relaxing too.

I know for sure that I didn’t buy everything I fell for, so I will definitely be back again.  ashley3ashley2

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The William Ashley Warehouse Sale  is open starting Tuesday October 25th.  They are closed on Mondays.  When you spend $300 or more you will receive a William Ashley Gift Card to be used at the store at Bay and Bloor.  A nice gift on some already ridiculously reduced merchandise.

Best always,

Melissa ♥

*This is a sponsored post.

Chanel x Nordstrom – Let’s Get Gorgeous

There is going to be a bunch of fabulous stores opening at Yorkdale in just a few days.

With Nordstrom Canada opening on October 21st – they will be having a Beauty Bash that morning – pre opening from 8am to 10am.

I am beyond thrilled to be invited by Chanel to check out some of the finest collections at the Beauty + Fragrance + Friends event tomorrow –  event will also be running through Saturday as well.

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With Chanel’s New Fragrance it is no wonder I am excited to share with you all about their fantastic makeup and fragrance experience.

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Hope to see you there !

Best always,

Melissa ♥

Beauty Review : Daos Mascara

Being a blogger, I have been fortunate to try out a variety of different beauty products.  Having hooded eyes, or eyes that are more in set makes it tricky for me to wear any kind of eye makeup, without having a professional put it on for me.

Having Daos reach out to me and send their mascara was a dream.Not only was there no clumping but it thickened my lashes over 500x more than any other I have tried.  I typically avoid eye makeup due to the easiness of it smudging or needing to use an excess amount of makeup remover.  Or the feeling of heavy eyelash makeup making you feel uncomfortable all day.

But with their use of fibre Lash Mascara technology – it makes it so much better.

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You don’t even need makeup remover – it just comes off with water.

It provides unbelievable length and volume – I am lucky to already have pretty long lashes but they even enhances my eyes.

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I am so amazed at this product.  It doesn’t look fake or feel clumpy.  For someone with tiny lashes or someone who doesn’t wear as much mascara you will be thrilled to try this product.   The way it works is that you apply the gel after you have used the first coat of mascara – then the magic happens.  The Daos Mascara truly takes no makeup makeup to a whole new level.

If you are like me and had bad experience with mascara before, this is definitely one that stands out from the rest.  Say goodbye to clumpy gross feeling, sticky gooey substances stuck on and under your eyes.  Say hello to something beautiful, lightweight and picture perfect.

Whether you have dry, oily or natural skin, it will work on any type!  It is super affordable and available at Walmart in Canada and USA!

Best always,

Melissa ♥