Jul 23, 2014

eLUXE Summer 2014 Lookbook

Tweed Top: Rebecca Taylor | Jeans: By eLUXE | Shoes: H&M (similar in black) | Necklace: c/o Smart Set | Rings + Bracelets: various

A few weeks ago I worked on a not-so-secret project with eLUXE and a few other Toronto fashion bloggers. I got to style and model an entire outfit for their Summer 2014 Lookbook! Thrilled that they asked me, it got even better when I found out it was sponsored by Samsung Galaxy S5 and that we'd get to play with the new gold and blue phones.

Naturally I couldn't wait to style the Samsung Galaxy S5 in gold but when I saw the stunning electric blue version, I just HAD to incorporate that one into my look instead. The theme of eLUXE's Summer 2014 Lookbook is Hot Days, Cool Nights. Since I've been obsessed with cropped denim lately, I thought it would be fun to pull something together that would be suitable for daytime, but could easily be worn in the evening as well.

I had such an amazing time getting glammed up and being in front of the camera, although I must say I was also VERY tempted to take one of the phones home to try.

Check out the eLUXE Summer 2014 Lookbook!

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Makeup and hair done by Shaindy Nacson

Photos by Vincent Lions

Jul 16, 2014

Our Love Shoot

With less than 90 days left to the wedding, the excitement (and nervousness) is really starting to build up. For the longest time we didn't bother with an engagement shoot, thinking it wasn't something we desperately needed. Our engagement ceremony in Pakistan was more extravagant than we thought and got some great photos to share from it. However, a few friends suggested we do one for memories and just for the "fun of it", so we gave it a shot!

We finally took the time recently to do the engagement shoot and we are both SO happy that we actually went through with it. It was nice to spend a beautiful morning together doing what we love to do and having it all captured for us. For those of you iffy about engagement shoots, I highly recommend you do it! Think of a story or theme in your mind and it will make the process a lot easier and more enjoyable.

Jul 3, 2014

Celebrate the Summer with LUSH Cosmetics (+ giveaway)

Ever since I first discovered LUSH back in grade 12 I have been in love with their fresh, handmade products. From the bath bombs to shower scrubs and luxurious hair treatments, there isn't anything I'm not confident in trying.

I'm excited to hear that LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics will be opening it's 200th store at one of my favourite spots in Toronto, Yorkdale Shopping Centre! The store will open doors to public on Friday, July 11, 2014 and I am SO honoured to be hosting the grand opening with three of my close blogger friends: Elaine Atkins (Toronto Beauty Reviews), Jenny Jovanic (Crazy Style Love) and Deanne Castro (My Fash Avenue).

Come and say hi to us on July 11 at the new LUSH store at Yorkdale!
I will specifically be there between 5:30-8:30 p.m. ET but you can drop by any time that day as there will be lots of prizes, giveaways and gifts with purchase. 

Jul 2, 2014

Spread Good Energy with Starbucks Refreshers (+ giveaway)

Nothing gets me ready and excited for the day quite like coffee; but in the summer I almost find it's too heavy when all I want is something light with the right amount of caffeine and endorsements to wake me up. Just a couple of years ago Starbucks introduced Refreshers, which are made from real fruit, B vitamins and shaken with caffeine from Green Coffee Flavour.

This summer Starbucks is spreading good energy by introducing through three new flavours: Raspberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Lemonade and Blueberry Acai! As part of the campaign, Starbucks has been giving away samples of the Starbucks Refreshers at various major events in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, so you may get a chance to try them as well. Continue reading to find out which flavour I liked the most!