Monday, July 30, 2012

Pre-Baby Cut & Style with John Frieda's Master Stylist Alain Larivee

I was recently invited by the wonderful people behind John Frieda to experience a cut and/or style with their Canadian Creative Consultant Alain Larivee at their pop up salon tour in downtown Toronto.

I jumped at the chance to not only get a pre-baby cut but to get it from a master stylist like Alain!

Before the event there was a knock at the door and I got this amazing surprise :)

What was included:
A cute neon yellow bangle
DKNY Sunglasses 

I mean as if that wasn't awesome enough right?!

Saturday I headed out to meet Alain and the JF team at the Frizz-Ease Salon Tour which drew in huge crowds of on-lookers!

When I arrived he was working on a stunning girl and was perfecting this funky braided do...

My hair went from Frizzy to Sultry with his magic touch and a few amazing JF products. Heres my before and after... What do you think?

I felt ridiculously spoiled thank you to the kind people at Apex PR, John Frieda, Alain Larivee & Justin! I had a great time and now I don't feel so guilty about not making time for my hair before baby arrives!

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Friday, July 27, 2012

4 Easy Summer Hairstyles From Our Friends At John Frieda

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Im a fan of all these super easy styles but for some reason my "poof" just never looks that good! *Sigh*

Have you or will you rock any of these trends this season?

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Baby Talk: 24 Weeks and Feeling Bigger...

Weeks Pregnant: 24 weeks

Weeks to go: 16 weeks

How I'm Feeling: Bigger!
Insomnia has set in! I also find that my hips hurt when I wake up from sleeping on my sides because I was always a side and tummy sleeper... I think it may be time to add another pillow to the mix because the Snoogle just annoys me.

What I'm Feeling: Still feeling the pokes, jabs, kicks, turns... baby is a bit more active these days.

Craving: Fruit

Projects on the go: Still working on the nursery! Hubby has finishes the paint and trim but since we are painting a guest room as well we wont be setting up the nursery until that room is painted as well.

Trying to decide: Nursery accessories, crib mattress, bassinet vs play pen for baby's first month in our bedroom, accent colour for nursery (why is this so hard to decide!!)

Decided on: Crib, Glider, Dresser/Change table, Monitor, Nursery area rug, Stroller, Diaper bag, Baby in car decal :)

Picked this up in Vancouver for the hubs :)
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Empties: Vasanti Cosmetics BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

After approx. 1yr of 3x a week usage I have to finally toss out my empty BrightenUp! container..... *sad face*

I LOVE this product as I have dry patches that this really helps eliminate so I was really sad to toss it, however this means Ill be heading out to pick up a new one because its become a staple in my morning shower routine!

Anyone else swear by this product?
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

This Preggo Is Off To The West Coast!

Today I leave for a tiny vacation with my family to celebrate my grandfathers 92nd birthday in Vancouver and then to visit my cousins and shop for baby in Seattle.

I'm so nervous about the flight mostly because I get air sick as it is and even though the Dr. has given me the ok to take a gravol I'm not convinced it will work because I normally try to sleep when I take it. Ive been told however that being pregnant I must get up and walk every hour to prevent blood clots....

So here's hoping I have a great flight with no issues!!

See you in a week...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adult Essentials Gummies - Safe For Preggos Hurray Thanks ShesConnected!

I'll admit, I've never been a good vitamin taker.... either I would forget, they were too hard to swallow, they tasted awful or I just got lazy.

Since becoming pregnant though Ive had no choice in the matter as baby needs vitamins! Im currently taking my prenatal, calcium and have just recently added the Adult Essentials Gummies to my routine. When they arrived I made sure to email and ask if these were safe for pregnant women to which I got a very quick reply saying yes these are 100% safe Yay!

I've recently been named an Adult Essentials Brand Ambassador and was sent these vitamins to test out. When they arrived I was blown away with the variety, they have a vitamin for B12 which helps to support a healthy metabolism and enable your body to efficiently metabolize fats and protein. B-Complex which supports a healthy metabolism and help ensure your body generates the energy you need to meet the demands of your fast paced life. A Vitamin D which helps prevent deficiency and supports a healthy metabolism, strong bones and teeth. An Omenga-3 which is the first 100% fish oil gummy designed for adults to name just a few from their line up.

The gummy I take is the Multi-Vitamin with Omega-3. All the Adult Essential gummies are guaranteed dairy, gluten and nut free, with no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours which is so important to me because I want to know whats going in my body especially with our future daughter inside!

I take 2 of these gummies daily and its kinda like a treat for me :) They taste look good, smell good and most importantly they taste good!

This mama-to-be is very happy!

These amazing gummies are available online at or for in store locations see the Adult Essentials website for more info.

You can connect with Adult Essentials on their Facebook page or through Twitter.

Disclosure – I am participating in the Adult Essentials Blogger Outreach program by ShesConnected. I received a supply of vitamins and compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Baby Talk: 22 Weeks and Feeling Baby Wiggle!

Today marks 22 weeks pregnant!

I'm still getting the "you haven't even popped yet" remark a lot even though I think the belly is growing, perhaps its more noticeable to me because I can feel her. I feel her moving or turning, punching and kicking me, although its soft it is there and I couldn't be happier! I am however waiting for my big round "I'm obviously preggo" belly.

You always wonder what having a baby inside you feels like and everyone describes it different. Some say you feel little flutters or butterflies but to me it feels like bubbles popping in my belly. Does that make sense? Its so cool and it really does make me feel so much more connected to baby. Hubby felt her move for the first time last night and it kinda weirded him out which I'm sure is natural when the baby isn't growing inside of you lol.

(Taken at 21 weeks)

Weeks Pregnant: 22 weeks

Weeks to go: 18 weeks (over half way there yay!)

How I'm Feeling: Pretty good although I can tell I'm getting tired quicker and am slowing down faster these days. Slight pain in my lower abdomen from time to time. Allergies still bothering me but not as bad as before.

What I'm Feeling: Pokes, jabs, kicks, turns... baby isn't always active but does let me know she's there which I love!

Craving: Nothing really.. perhaps 3rd trimester?

Projects on the go: Nursery! So far we have chosen the paint colour and painted the 1st coat. Working on the second coat and trim this week then we can move a few items in.

Trying to decide: Which stroller we want to go with (its harder than I thought to decide), which accent colour we want to compliment the light grey & white nursery. Don't want it to be over the top girly so no hot pink but deciding between a really pale pink, pale aqua or pale blue.

Decided on: Crib, Glider, Dresser/Change table, Monitor, Nursery area rug

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Enter To Win A Year’s Supply Of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Products! Open Internationally

My good friends are Elizabeth Grant are celebrating an anniversary! To celebrate they are hosting a huge giveaway!!


The grand prize is 6 packages delivered to the winner over the year, each package containing one of each: (Biocollasis Complex Day Crème ($99 each), Biocollasis Complex Night Crème($120), Biocollasis Complex Eye Crème ($55), Biocollasis Complex Day Serum ($65 each), Biocollasis Complex Night Serum ($75), Biocollasis Complex Eye Serum ($63 each), Biocollasis Complex Gentle Cleanser($30), Biocollasis Complex Pore Refining Lotion($28)

X 2 Collagen Miracle Concentrate ($75 each), X 2 Biocollasis Complex Wrinkle Concentrate($80 each), X 2 Elizabeth EDP($69 each), X 1 Essence of Torricelumn 4 pack ($150), and X 3 Ultimate Cellular Concentrate ($99 each)

GRAND TOTAL of each Grand Prize: $4125



Contest Period: Starting on 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time, July 1, 2012 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, July 31, 2012.

Eligibility: contest is not open to Elizabeth Grant International employees, suppliers, or their immediate family members. Must be 18 or older to enter. Open Internationally.

If a selected entrant cannot be reached within five (5) days following the draw, declines the prize, or fails to authorize use of their name for publication on our website and other media another entrant will be selected.

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