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Fall is literally right around the corner so for todays post I wanted to share some of my current must-haves! See below for the items I’m loving for this fall!

  1. Cravings Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen | I adored Chrissy’s original cookbook ‘Cravings’ so I can’t wait to get my hands on her second (you can pre-order it now)! I mean, it is the season for comfort food, right?
  2. Deluxe Bronzing Mousse + Applicator Mit from Loving Tan | The sun may be going away but that doesn’t mean that my “glow” has to – I use Loving Tan’s Bronzing Mousse year round (or should I say when I’m not too lazy lol).
  3. Mohair Sweater from H&M | This sweater looks cute, has a lovely texture and gives warmth!
  4. Mini Geometric Bag from Mango | Animal print is having its moment but instead of buying multiple clothing items (that are likely to go out of style by Spring) I opted for this mini bag that can be styled with any outfit!
  5. Monogram Belt from Gucci | This item is definitely a splurge, but I think it’s worth it as it can be worn so many ways. Jeans & a sweater, dresses – you name it.
  6. ‘say it ain’t soho’ from essie | Probably one of my favourite nail shades for Fall 2018, this shimmering metallic copper is stunning! Read my full review here.
  7. Pumpkin Soup Bowl with lid from Crate & Barrel | Re-decorating your house every season is just out of the question (and so expensive!), so I opt for cute accent pieces instead. These cute and purposeful pumpkin serving bowls from C&B can be used for Thanksgiving, Halloween and all throughout the season.
  8. White Boots from Aldo | There’s no question about it, white is IN this season! These white booties from Aldo are the perfect way to complete any outfit.
  9. Pumpkin Candle from Bath & Body Works | This one is pretty much self explanatory – you can watch my full B&BW Fall Candle Haul video here!
  10. Dark Girlfriend Jeans from GAP | I have been loving looser fit jeans lately so this was an easy pick – I just swapped out my light wash mom jeans for darker hued girlfriend jeans (that way they will still look cute with boots)!

♡ Lauren

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Red mani lovers rejoice! Sally Hansen has literally got a red for every woman in their new Complete Salon Manicure Red/esign Fall 2018 collection!

“Celebrate the simple elegance of the classic red by choosing YOUR preferred shade. it’s red, redefined.” – Sally Hansen

Want to find your perfect red? Keep on reading:

Cherry Delightful (NEW!) a universal red that works with every skin tone – Sally Hansen

Warm Regards

Red My Lips

Red-Handed (NEW!)

Oh So Lava-ly (NEW!)

Red Over Heels

Society Ruler

Berry Fancy (NEW!)

Belle of the Ball (NEW!)

The recipe for a flawless red manicure is right at your fingertips! Snag Sally Hansen’s Red/esign collection now at drug and mass retailers across Canada for CAD $9.95 each.

♡ Lauren

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New York Fashion Week has come and gone once again, leaving us all feeling freshly inspired when it comes to beauty and fashion trends.

See below for my favourite #essielooks of SS’19:

REBECCA MINKOFF


Photos taken from Instagram

“For the I AM MANY Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2018 Fashion Week film series, Tori H. for essie created a subtle and sophisticated “color block” design using some key favorites and the stop, drop & shop shade from the new essie fall 2018 collection inspired by New York City.” – essie

Shop the shades: ‘skinny dip’, ‘stop, drop & shop’

KITH


Photo taken from Instagram

‘Inspired by the iconic brands featured in KITH’s Spring/Summer 2019 show, Alicia Torello for essie created four nail looks that spotlight signature design elements such as Tommy Hilfiger’s flag and Versace’s Greek key border. “It’s a modern and graphic twist on recognizable hallmarks,” said Torello. These four unique nail looks featured licorice, forever yummy,and booties on broadway.’ – essie

Shop the shades: ‘forever yummy’, ‘booties on broadway’

JEREMY SCOTT


Photos taken from Instagram

‘Inspired by the vivid colors found in Jeremy Scott’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Miss Pop for essie created an “orbit nail,” using vanity fairestbutler pleasein the cab-anasplash of grenadine and cute as a button, that paired perfectly with everything from vibrant plaids to clear bustiers embellished with rhinestones. “The look is totally 90s, but in a grunge-y way,” she said of the bright and bold manicure.’ – essie

Shop the shades: ‘vanity fairest’‘butler please’, ‘in the cab-ana’, ‘splash of grenadine’, ‘cute as a button’

KATE SPADE


Photos taken from Instagram

“She left a little sparkle wherever she went” were the words that inspired the Kate Spade Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Nails by Julie Kandalec for essie.

Shop the shades: ‘skinny dip’, ‘summit of style’

MONSE


Photo taken from Instagram

“The nails I designed for Monse featured minimalistic graphic designs that varied from model to model. Less of a nail art “look” and more of a quirky nail accent.” – Rita Remark for essie

Shop the shades: ‘blanc’, ‘mademoiselle’

Seems like the here to stay base coat and speed.setter top coat were the show stealers this season! Are you bold enough to rock these nail looks day to day?

♡ Lauren
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Hi guys! You probably know by now that I’m totally obsessed with skincare products, so for todays post I thought that I would share my top facial oil picks for each skin type and why you should start using one asap!

 

 

Facial oils are now one of the hottest skin care crazes despite being around for ages. Oil’s relationship with skin is tough, to say the least; some women seem to produce too much of it, while others don’t produce enough. That’s why so many of us, mostly those with oily skin, worry about our skin care products containing oil. However, oil can actually be a great thing for your skin (depending on which one you choose).  Oil works to replicate what your epidermis is missing, the best oils do not sit atop your face feeling greasy and film-like. A good facial oil should sink into your skin and hydrate immediately. So now the question becomes, which one?

 

For starters let me address Mineral Oil,  this “oil” is not your friend. Mineral Oil is a byproduct of petroleum therefore it sits on top of the skin and creates a barrier, blocking absorption and clogging your pores. Please, whatever you do, stay away from any facial product containing Mineral Oil (also referred to as Paraffinum Liquidum).  Now, depending on your skin type and concerns there are many oils to choose from…

 

COMBINATION and OILY SKIN

Truth: Applying oil to already oily skin can actually help manage pore-clogging sebum and regulate the amount of oil your glands produce. The right face oil can benefit any skin type, even acne-prone. Try these:

 

Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil

Sunday Riley U.F.O Ultra Clarifying Face Oil

Clarins Lotus Facial Oil

 

 

MATURE SKIN

Truth: Oils deliver powerful antioxidants and prominent anti-aging ingredients that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also giving skin the volume and density that it lacks. Try these:

 

Herbivore Orchid Facial Oil

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

L’Oreal Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil

 

 

NORMAL and DRY SKIN

Truth: Oils obviously moisturize but did you know they also boost radiance giving your skin that “glowy” look. Oils help retain the skins natural hydration all day long- without residue. Try these:

 

Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

 

 

If you’re still unsure about using an oil on your face alone, mix a drop into your usual face cream or foundation for a little boost of hydration. 🙂

♡ Lauren
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Products mentioned:

La Mer Cleansing Gel

Tatcha Water Cream

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum

Peter Thomas Roth Firmx Peel

Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Creme

Olehenriksen Retin-ALT Serum

Olehenriksen Goodnight Glow Sleep Cream

Herbivore Brighten Mask

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder

Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

Tarte Creaseless Concealer

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♡ Lauren