I like to keep my makeup as natural looking as possible. Sure, there are occasions where I’ll step it up a notch, but most days, my makeup routine consists of a tinted moisturizer, under-eye concealer, mascara, tinted lip balm and brows. When I say “brows”, I mean filling in those pesky sparse areas with a fine tipped brow liner or brow powder. I’m blessed with fairly thick brows and I hardly ever pluck them, but just like most women, I have little gaps where my brows aren’t as full as I’d like them to be. I absolutely love the way filled in, fuller brows frame my face and make my eyes pop – it’s just a time-consuming process and never looks as natural as I’d like it to. 

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A couple of years ago, I heard about microblading for the first time and I was instantly intrigued by the idea of natural looking semi-permanent brow makeup. I didn’t jump on the idea of getting it done right away, but started following the trend on Instagram and beauty blogs until I built up enough confidence in the procedure to explore it myself. Of course the idea of tattooing my brows was a little intimidating, but the before and after photos really sold me!

One of my favourite local beauty salons, Sugarmoon, recently added microblading to their list of services, and since I was already a fan of their beauty treatments, I decided to visit them for a brow consultation. I booked an appointment with Ann, one of their estheticians who specializes in microblading. Her iPhone has hundreds of before and after photos from happy clients which was really reassuring to me! The consultation took about 30 minutes; Ann answered all of my questions about the microblading procedure (and I had lots) and then spent the remainder of the time designing my perfect brows by drawing the shape with a soft wax pencil. We reiterated the design a couple of times before landing on the desired outcome and then Ann took a bunch of photos for us both to refer back to. By the end of the consultation, I was ready to go through with the microblading procedure and I booked the appointment for two weeks later.

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What are you doing tomorrow? Because I’ve got a pretty stellar reason to play hookie! Can’t skip work? What about a little lunch time treat? Perhaps a super happy happy-hour? You don’t want to miss this! To celebrate their 10th birthday, The Ten Spot will be offering FREE quickie pedis, manis and all waxing services from 11am to 7 pm in ALL 18 of their fabulous locations! Weeee!

FreeServicesI was living in the Queen West neighbourhood in Toronto when The Ten Spot opened their first location there. I remember going for a mani-pedi and being so impressed by their “anti-spa” mantra – the quick convenience of a local nail salon with the top quality standards and stringent hygiene of high-end spas. Looking at my gorgeous nails, I was hooked and have been a loyal customer ever since!

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I recently teamed up with my friends at Medulla & Co. salon for a fun and playful festival style photo shoot. We have so much fun when we collaborate and the results are always FABULOUS hair! This time, since we’re in the middle of festival season, my favourite hair gurus pulled together some amazing festival-worthy hair styles.

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I love how both looks incorporate colourful hair extensions in totally different ways! I mean if you can’t play with colour for music festival season – when can you?! Keep reading to see more photos from the shoot, including the full outfits!

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Just over six months ago, I embarked on #MyViviscalJourney as an Ambassador for Viviscal Canada – it’s amazing how quickly time flies! You can read about this fabulous all-natural hair supplement and check out the before photos in my first blog post HERE. Today, I’m thrilled to share my results and offer you the chance to WIN a six-month supply of your own!

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I started my Viviscal journey with long hair – the same length I’d had for years. I had no real complaints about the health of my hair at the time, but shedding and breakage were concerns due to my daily reliance on hot tools. After the first two months taking Viviscal twice a day, I noticed how fast my hair was growing and I decided to do something dramatic…

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Just when you think Clarisonic couldn’t possibly get any better – they come out with yet another groundbreaking skincare device that blows the rest out of the water! The new Clarisonic Smart Profile face and body device is the most functional and intuitive device to ever touch your skin!

NEW! Clarisonic Smart Profile Device

They’ve re-imagined, re-designed and re-engineered the Clarisonic as a multi-purpose cleansing device that cleanses 11 times better than your hands alone – 5 times better than previous devices!

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