• Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Social

    Calling All Fashionistas! How to Make a Fashion Book with Blurb

    Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you want it just for yourself, so you can look through your greatest hits, or you’re a bit of an Internet fashionista who wants to make a book to sell, you’ll find these tips pretty helpful: 1. It’s all about lighting. To make your fashion really pop, choose natural light or studio light with a soft box (you can even make one from…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    How to get the Perfect Manicure for less than $2 with Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips at Dollarama

    I love a good bargain. And a good manicure. Often these do not go hand in hand. That is unless you’ve grabbed some of Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips at your nearest Dollarama for only $3. Just cut the strips into two to get two manicures from one box! So for a little more than $1.50 and with only an investment of 20-30 minutes you’ve got a do-it-yourself mani to rival that of any chi-chi nail salon. No fuss. No muss. And a beautiful, long-lasting manicure that even busy-moms-with-their-hands-in-water-all-the-time will love! Do it. Now.

  • Fashion,  Self Care

    A Good Deal of Pampering at Aurora’s The Green Door Day Spa

    I heart a good deal.  I also heart a little pampering.  So when you combine the two, it’s a match made in a tired mama’s heaven.  Months ago my husband gifted me with a Living Social coupon for a day of pampering at Wellington Studio Salon and Spa, in Aurora; a salon I have driven past but never frequented. Now, before I continue, I should mention that I am a die-hard Aveda kinda gal and, while I am not committed to one place, I do have my go-to hair guy.  I should also mention that I rarely get out for salon treatments (especially after a pedi gone wrong) and I…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Self Care

    New ‘do, New You

    Getting your hair done just simply makes you feel good.  Closing your eyes and reclining while someone else washes your tired locks and massages your scalp is akin to waking up after the best 12 hours of sleep ever.  It is relaxing and invigorating.  And getting a great cut and style can leave you feeling downright glamorous, even in your Lulus.  In fact the most stressful part of this near-orgasmic experience is actually finding, not only the right salon, but, the right stylist. Meet Shaun.  Shaun is the über-talented Styling Director at Fame International Salon and Spa in Aurora, ON.  (Shaun is also a little camera shy).  Lucky for me,…