8 Secrets to elevate your everyday look

Clients are always asking me what my 'must have' secrets are.  I've compiled a list of 8 things I cannot live without that are so much more than a quick fix....

 Glow.

Glow.

 Dior makes the best self tanning product in my opinion. It's a gel formula that glides on easily and doesn't rub off on clothes or sheets. It also has a subtle bronzer so you can apply it in the morning.  You need very little to get great results.

Dior makes the best self tanning product in my opinion. It's a gel formula that glides on easily and doesn't rub off on clothes or sheets. It also has a subtle bronzer so you can apply it in the morning.  You need very little to get great results.

 The newest addition to my everyday ritual is Nutraluxe Eyelash serum. I've just started using this incredible product thanks to local beauty maven Kimmy Le, owner of  Bare Wax Bar  (you can buy it there). After only 3 weeks, my lashes are thicker and noticeably longer. With regular use, lashes become so long it appears that you have extensions!  

The newest addition to my everyday ritual is Nutraluxe Eyelash serum. I've just started using this incredible product thanks to local beauty maven Kimmy Le, owner of Bare Wax Bar (you can buy it there). After only 3 weeks, my lashes are thicker and noticeably longer. With regular use, lashes become so long it appears that you have extensions!  

 Condition.

Condition.

 If there is one product in my house that I use the most, it's definitely coconut oil. This miracle product has incredible health and beauty benefits and can be used in a myriad of ways. I use it to whiten my teeth (oil pulling), moisturize my skin and hair, and boost my coffee just to name a few. Read more about it  HERE

If there is one product in my house that I use the most, it's definitely coconut oil. This miracle product has incredible health and beauty benefits and can be used in a myriad of ways. I use it to whiten my teeth (oil pulling), moisturize my skin and hair, and boost my coffee just to name a few. Read more about it HERE

 This Vitamin C Serum by Di Morelli is a miracle worker. The effects of a great serum are cumulative and can have dramatic effects on skin texture and appearance. I use this everyday and think of it as a daily vitamin for my face! The serum was created exclusively by Dr. Morell at the Medical Rejuvenation Clinic in Vancouver. Get it HERE.

This Vitamin C Serum by Di Morelli is a miracle worker. The effects of a great serum are cumulative and can have dramatic effects on skin texture and appearance. I use this everyday and think of it as a daily vitamin for my face! The serum was created exclusively by Dr. Morell at the Medical Rejuvenation Clinic in Vancouver. Get it HERE.

 Face food.

Face food.

 I have been using  Aveda 's "pure fume" Spirit for years and get compliments on it all the time. It has no harsh chemicals and smells like a day at the spa. You can choose from a wide selection of blends and they will make it for you custom, on the spot. My fav is #6 which is the fragrance of their iconic Shampure shampoo. 

I have been using Aveda's "pure fume" Spirit for years and get compliments on it all the time. It has no harsh chemicals and smells like a day at the spa. You can choose from a wide selection of blends and they will make it for you custom, on the spot. My fav is #6 which is the fragrance of their iconic Shampure shampoo. 

 You are what you eat as far as I'm concerned. A daily green juice is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to get your skin glowing and boost your mood. I have one everyday. Check out The Juice Truck in Vancouver for all kinds of healthy juices as well as amazing juice cleanse packages.

You are what you eat as far as I'm concerned. A daily green juice is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to get your skin glowing and boost your mood. I have one everyday. Check out The Juice Truck in Vancouver for all kinds of healthy juices as well as amazing juice cleanse packages.

 Let's face it. A great haircut and colour can elevate your look in spades.  I go to  IS Salon  in Yaletown, Vancouver. If you are unsure where to go, here are my top tips:  Google reviews  Ask around  Bring a photo of the cut/colour you want  Choose a salon with a great product line up  Ask for someone experienced   

Let's face it. A great haircut and colour can elevate your look in spades.  I go to IS Salon in Yaletown, Vancouver. If you are unsure where to go, here are my top tips:

Google reviews

Ask around

Bring a photo of the cut/colour you want

Choose a salon with a great product line up

Ask for someone experienced

 

 Highlight.

Highlight.

 There is nothing like having a wardrobe that is well thought out and organized. It relieves stress and ensures that you always have something to wear. I make sure that EVERYTHING in my closet has a current purpose. By hiring a personal stylist, you can eliminate what isn't working and build a functional wardrobe that is interchangeable.   See how it works  HERE .

There is nothing like having a wardrobe that is well thought out and organized. It relieves stress and ensures that you always have something to wear. I make sure that EVERYTHING in my closet has a current purpose. By hiring a personal stylist, you can eliminate what isn't working and build a functional wardrobe that is interchangeable. 

See how it works HERE.

Airport Style

Someone asked me the other day "how would you describe your everyday style?" and with out hesitation, my reply was "airport style". What does this mean? To me it's a combination of effortless chic and total comfort. Although I love dressing up and wearing heels, my typical everyday look revolves around soft textures, comfy shoes and warm layers....

Here's the list:

 Comfy flats

Comfy flats

 Soft denim

Soft denim

 A loose sweater

A loose sweater

 A huge, lightweight scarf

A huge, lightweight scarf

 A great blazer

A great blazer

 A big bag 

A big bag 

 Sunglasses

Sunglasses

 Accessory essentials

Accessory essentials

Images from Pinterest.com


Must Have: My secret for glowing skin!

I am a self-admitted product junkie but there are a few items that I use religiously and this is one of them. KEYS Reflex ProBiome is a serious miracle worker. All I know is that the first time I put it on before bed, I woke up looking like I just stepped out of the womb.

Did I mention that it's completely vegan and chemical free? Oh. And it's under $25. You're welcome ;)

You can read about it and find it HERE

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Must Have: Urban Decay Naked 3

I've been a huge fan of Urban Decay ever since I first tried their infamous "Naked" Palette. For a mere $60 you have a wide selection of wearable neutrals with velvety, high-pigment shadows that glide on effortlessly offering endless colour combinations. A perfect package to create looks for day or night. The palette was so popular that Naked 2 followed (my previous fav). 

I was instantly drooling when I saw a buzz photo on Pinterest of the new Naked 3 Palette as it features "NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN (and insanely beautiful) rose-hued neutrals—from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter".

Pink is dominating for 2014 and while this set is on trend, it's hues will suit all skin tones and satisfy the diva or the girl next door!

Not yet launched, the palette should available in the next couple of months at a Sephora near you.

 

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Must Have: A standout coffee table book

I have a small collection of coffee table books that I love to pull out when I'm cooking dinner for people. Not only do they look great, they are a fantastic way to reflect subjects that you are passionate about! Here are my favourites...

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Helmut Newton's "Sumo" is a provocative, photography book that will blow you away. It's sexy, edgy and stylish. The book itself is huge and looks great on a glass table... 

GET IT HERE

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Kelly Wearstler's Hue is an interior design dream. It's full of of colour, whimsy and is the ultimate in eye candy. I love her eclectic style. 

GET IT HERE

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The "Great Escapes" series by Taschen is an instant way to transport yourself to the most exotic and beautiful places in the world. My fav? Italy!!! 

GET IT HERE

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Kate Moss by Mario Testino is a sexy, bright retrospect of the model's photographic relationship with the famed photographer.

GET IT HERE

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