My Travel Must Haves

My husband and I recently won a trip to Vegas, B I G thanks to Lanka Jewels (where he bought my engagement ring). While on the trip I realized quickly that each day I used the same six items. I wanted to share these items with you as some of them are from my favourite local shops, and the others are products that I have purchased and are frequently used everyday items.

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Creative Photo Shoot with Quantum Images Inc.

It was raining, it was pouring, and it was so much fun! It is not every day that the model (myself) and the photographer want to venture into the pouring rain to see what we can create. Due to our busy schedules and both of us eager to create something unique we went for it, finger crossed, to see what we could capture.

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Style Photo Shoot: WEWEST

For my first mini style shoot, I am featuring WEWEST‘s Black Floral Kimono.  WEWEST is an online boutique launched in 2014. They offer a style that is both chic and exclusive by keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends. Born in Toronto, with west coast influences, you can always count on them to make a statement.  Their goal is to seek out on trend fashion items for affordable prices.  I am absolutely in love with this Kimono that they sent my way.  With the kimono being so light weight and breathable it has been my cardigan of choice for the warm fall weather we have been experiencing.

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Hair Styled by: Mauve Hair Design // Photography: Roxann Redekop // Black Floral Kimono: WEWEST // Gold Necklace: H & M // Grey Tank Top: Old Navy // High Waist Jeans: Urban Outfitters // Tan Suede Boots: Old Navy

Backyard Style Shoot: Fall inspired Hair & Make up

Adrienne Nicole Makeup Artistry and Mauve Hair Design have teamed up to style Jessi, our beautiful model, for this fall inspired photoshoot.  Their combined skills and knowledge in the fashion industry made for a remarkable day of styling and photography.  Together they styled two different fall looks, a soft natural everyday look and a vibrant elegant evening look.

It has become apparent,  that this fall, a medium length hair cut is becoming very popular.  The combination of this cut and a subtle ombre is perfection.  For the everyday classic look Roxann, from Mauve Hair Design, first straightened Jessi’s hair with a flat iron then backcombed it to create slight volume.  The only product used for this look was “Big Sexy Hair” hairspray, used while backcombing.  Roxann chose this look as it is quick and chic.  This hair style was completed in just ten minutes, from dry hair.

Adrienne chose cool natural colors to enhance Jessi’s fall look.  Adrienne applied a primer, foundation, concealer, and translucent powder to give Jessi a vibrant natural glow.  To finish off Jessi’s cheeks she applied a Dark Golden Mineralize Skin finish bronzer by MAC and a Peaches Blush by MAC. Using the lighter shades from her Urban Decay Naked 2 Pallette for eyeshadow, a slim line of eyeliner, and a quick layer of mascara the eyes beamed with perfection. After a light coat of Peach Blossom lipstick by MAC, her look was complete. The completed look is so calm and refreshing, it is sure to be a go to look for your everyday fall style.

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With a quick break in our photo shoot we were able to change this everyday look into a classy chic evening look.  Roxann loosly curled Jessi’s hair by sectioning off small parts using her flat iron, curling away from the face, creating a soft curl. The slight ombre in her hair creates a lot of depth and texture within each curl.  Meanwhile Adrienne, added darker shades from her Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette to darken Jessi’s eyeshadow as well as applied Viva Glam III lipstick by Mac to create a vibrant bold look.

Only those few additions and you can quickly and effectively take the natural and convert it to a more dramatic “out on the town” style.  The results were phenomenal, the loose curls and darkened lips have fall written all over them.

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We were so pleased with the outcome of our first style shoot that we got one of our favorite images framed.  It was so simple and looks so sharp.  Download the App “Instantly Framed” and you are on your way to having your photos perfectly framed and sent to your door in minutes.  Follow the instructions on the App to ensure you get to experience it’s full potential.  As a thank you for viewing today’s post we would like to share a special offer with you, when you order your own frame from August 14th thru the 20th.

For $15 off one frame, $25 off two frames, and $35 off four frames use COUPON CODE: CIJOY15 at checkout.  Enjoy! *Please Note: Instantly Framed does not currently ship to Canada, but has FREE three day shipping in the United States.  Instantly Framed plans to ship to Canada in the near future.  App is also only available for iPhone.*

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Natural Everyday Attire
Hat: Thrifted
Brown Long Sleeve: H&M
Boyfriend Style Jeans: Joe Fresh
Black Sandles: Birkenstocks
Watch: Nixon
Necklace: Woodland Owl Trinkets

Elegant Evening Attire
Black Sweater: Oak and Fort
Floral Skirt: Delia’s
Watch: Nixon
Necklace: Woodland Owl Trinkets
Purse: Michael Kors

Make up
Radiance Primer by Laura Mercier
HD Make up Forever Foundation
Make up Forever Concealer (under eyes)
HD Make up Forever Translucent Powder
Dark Golden Mineralize Skin Finish Bronzer by MAC
Soft and Gentle Highlighter by MAC
Peaches Blush by MAC
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Eyeshadow
Clinique Cream liner in Trueblack
Peach Blossom lipstick by MAC
Viva Glam III lipstick by MAC