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Festival season is in full swing and with all the thought we put into our festival style, it’s important not to overlook the beauty component. To me, festival beauty should be effortless…or at least appear that way! I like to keep my makeup natural, with glowing skin, water or sweat-proof mascara and a pink tinted lip balm. To achieve that flawless festival glow, there are two things that go hand in hand – sunkissed skin and sparkling white teeth!

DSC_2120We all know that white outfits enhance the appearance of tanned skin – well so does a bright white smile ladies, and I have Colgate* Optic White* Platinum TM/MC High Impact White TM/MC  toothpaste to thank for that! Whenever I travel for a music festival (such as WayHome this weekend and Osheaga the following weekend), I always pack my whitening toothpaste, sunless tanning lotion and of course sunscreen!

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I recently discovered a new brand on Shopbop called Yumi Kim by New York based designer, Kim Phan – and it was love at first sight! Her collections include vintage shapes in flirty floral prints and almost every piece is made of 100% silk. I have been stocking up on lightweight maxi dresses for my honeymoon in Bali this fall and when I saw the Rush Hour maxi wrap dress I knew that it would be perfect for the occasion!

DSC_2048Dress: Yumi Kim from Shopbop, Handbag: Ela, Shoes: Le Chateau, Ring: Amorium

This gorgeous Yumi Kim maxi dress is fully lined and super comfortable to wear on a hot day. The classic wrap style with a v-neck and crossover shoulder straps lends itself perfectly for a dressed up day or night look. The wrap style offers a sexy little peak of your legs as you walk too!

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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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This summer I’m all about soft, romantic silhouettes and fabrics…ok, who am I kidding? That’s every summer! I spotted this Lovers + Friends dress on Shopbop last month and I couldn’t resist picking it up. I love the lace-up neckline, comfortable elastic waist and sheer sleeves in romantic summer lace. It’s the perfect dress for a summer date night.

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Dress: Lovers + Friends from Shopbop, Necklace: LiliClaspe, Bag: Rok Cork, Shoes: Zara

Since the sleeves are sheer, they breathe really well so you can wear it on a summer day without getting overheated. It’s one of those dresses that makes getting ready so quick and effortless – you don’t need a lot of accessories and it looks best with soft and natural makeup.

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Surprise, surprise… I bought another over-the-shoulder dress! I can’t get enough of them this summer! They’re so comfortable and effortlessly chic with the added bonus of no strappy tan lines. I picked up this pale blue linen number at one of my new favourite online shops – Reformation. Be careful ladies, the dresses on this site are seriously addictive!

1338Dress: Reformation, Shoes: DSW, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban c/o Shopbop

The relaxed fitting Tennessee Dress takes the over-the-shoulder trend to a new level with an oversized ruffle bodice and mini-pockets. It’s the perfect length to wear with sneakers or flat sandals for a casual day time look. I styled it with my new Feiyue white sneakers from DSW for a cute athleisure look.

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