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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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 ♥

#NYXClassof2016 Launch !

I am so so so excited about the NYX Canada launch today! Last night I attended the #NYXClassOf2016 Prom Inspired event.  It was a beautiful and fun evening.  It was so great to check out the stunning collection.

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Finally arrived at the Berkeley Church – so so excited !! 
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I’ll take one of everything ! 

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Perfect accessory for your little black dress… shimmer eye shadow !

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Signing the Grand Opening celebration board!

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Cheers to an amazing night !

As a gift, guests were given the CUTEST vegan leather backpack – with their Beauty School Dropout palette, and an adorable colouring book and pencil crayons.  Yes I love to colour my eyes as much as colouring in general so I was thrilled to receive this.

It is launching today at the Toronto Eaton Centre location !!  This is NYX’s 3rd Canadian store!  They are also giving away up to 1K prizes everyday ( May 13, 14 & 15 ) I am sure the launch at the Toronto Eaton Centre today will be  packed full of beauty enthusiasts looking to perfect their summer looks.

Best always,

Melissa ♥

#BodyInvestTO : The First Electric Pulse Training Studio in Toronto

Easily one of the most interesting and different workouts I have tried is the EMS training with Body Invest.  It is a beautiful new gym studio located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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EMS training – being hooked up to Electrical Machine – something surreal and yet one of the best workouts I have ever done.  With my first session being just an introductory so I didn’t get all sweaty afterward.  But it was quite enjoyable.  I could feel the effects of the workout afterwards.  And I loved it.

EMS exercise sessions involves wearing a full-body training suit outfitted with 18 electric pulse sensors working to simultaneously stimulate contractions in all of your major muscle groups.  This is how it is defined by Body Invest.  This incredible way to get in shape has actually been around since the ’50s.  And this gym is one of the first of it’s kind in Canada.

It is amazing to be able to know that I burned so many calories in such a short amount of time.

This is easily something you can do during a lunch break between work or have them come to you ! How incredible – and of course allows for no excuses not to keep a workout as a part of your daily lifestyle.  A simple 20 minute workout was equivalent to a regular 90 minute workout! Incredibly not only making you toned but also less tired.  What a perfect combination.

The only tricky part is that if you start to laugh( as I nervously did trying it out for the first time ) the machine continues to move in when you breathe out a lot so breathing in will be tougher.

What I loved about it was that when doing something like a push up or sit up it allowed for you to have to keep your posture – with the electric movement to your chest, legs, arms and stomach. Truly a full body workout.

I will definitely be back to try more of it!

Best always,

Melissa  ♥