8 Ways to treat *Yourself* this Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is of course about feeling loved. But what if you are single? A busy mom with kids? Newly heartbroken? This year I've decided to post some some truly luxurious treats that I believe every woman should consider giving themselves. Forget chocolate, flowers and a partner.... these are all items that last more than a night and are at least in part, a little expression of self love.

Happy Valentine's Day beauties...

XO Ana Snow

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Denim: The Next Generation

The new denim is changing all the rules. Say goodbye to the basic skinny and get ahead of the curve with these modern shapes...

Go Wide

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Think 90's

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"The Girlfriend"

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En Blanc

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Diary: My First TV Spot!

Yesterday was an exciting day for Collection Eight as I filmed a day of styling and closet organization. The project was for the lovely Kelsey Klassen, local reporter for newspaper WE

Kelsey wanted a more streamlined look so we got back to basics with chic pieces that elevate her everyday style. Here are some highlights...

 

  Kesey's first look. A minimal approach with a pop of colour for work. Sweater by JCrew and skirt by H and M.

Kesey's first look. A minimal approach with a pop of colour for work. Sweater by JCrew and skirt by H and M.

  A Parisian inspired weekend look. We used a mix of her own pieces as well as some newly purchased updates. Striped tee by Club Monaco, jeans by Zara.

A Parisian inspired weekend look. We used a mix of her own pieces as well as some newly purchased updates. Striped tee by Club Monaco, jeans by Zara.

  We discuss which pieces need to go. 

We discuss which pieces need to go. 

  Here are the results of what we got rid of. It's a truly life changing experience to let go of the things that are weighing us down.... stay tuned for the video clip next week to view the full results of Kelsey's cleaned out closet!

Here are the results of what we got rid of. It's a truly life changing experience to let go of the things that are weighing us down.... stay tuned for the video clip next week to view the full results of Kelsey's cleaned out closet!

Tie One On

My current obsession is bows. This simple statement addition skyrockets any look to "Paris chic" in an instant..... Croissant anyone? xo

  Statement shoes

Statement shoes

  Nina Ricci 2014

Nina Ricci 2014

  Backstage bow

Backstage bow

  Chic.

Chic.

  Kate Spade

Kate Spade

  Burberry SS 2014

Burberry SS 2014

Gifted.

Fun, chic gift ideas (in every price range) for the lovelies in your life....

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1. A Fancy Candle 

Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle - smells like a cozy fireplace!

2. A chic pair of studs

Kate Spade Bow earrings - so snappy.

3. A "nobody has this wallet" Wallet

Commes des Garcons Zip Around Polka Dot Long Wallet - original

4. Subscription to a great mag

Vanity Fair - need I say more?

5. Upscale Hair Ties

Marc Jacobs Dynamite Hair Ties - elevates an everyday look

6.  A cool twist on a key chain

Loewe Panda Key fob - fun and frivolous

7. A Fantastic Watch

Michael Kors Embellished rectangle watch - my new fav

8. A Great Pair of Shades

Saint Laurent Square Frame Sunglasses SIMILAR HERE - understated drama

 

Party Girl

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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Styled: Cabin Weekend

Guest Edit: Beverly Fink

Beverly Fink is pretty much a makeup legend. She's an eco beauty expert who has worked with supermodels like Niki Taylor and Cindy Crawford and contributed to powerhouses like Vanity Fair, Seventeen and MTV. She's even collaborated with Helmut (insert swoon here) Newton!!! 

To kick off the holiday season, I've asked Beverly to share her top eco beauty picks for fall/winter. This list is the perfect mix of guilt free must have trends and underground finds! Thanks Beverly! XO

 The Vamp Lip  Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in "Lust for Life"   GET IT HERE

The Vamp Lip

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in "Lust for Life"

GET IT HERE

 The Party Girl Polish  Zoya Nail polish in "Pixie Dust"   GET IT HERE    

The Party Girl Polish

Zoya Nail polish in "Pixie Dust"

GET IT HERE

 

 The Kiss Maker  Hollywood Lip Tea scrub   GET IT HERE

The Kiss Maker

Hollywood Lip Tea scrub

GET IT HERE

 The All in One  RMS lip2cheek in "Demure"   GET IT HERE

The All in One

RMS lip2cheek in "Demure"

GET IT HERE

 The Miracle Worker  Christopher Drummond Duo-Phase concealer   GET IT HERE

The Miracle Worker

Christopher Drummond Duo-Phase concealer

GET IT HERE

 The All in One  Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream   GET IT HERE

The All in One

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream

GET IT HERE

 The Skin Softner  CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion   GET IT HERE

The Skin Softner

CV Skinlabs Body Repair Lotion

GET IT HERE

 Beverly Fink

Beverly Fink

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fluffy, fuzzy and teddy bear like comfort is being spotted from Paris to New York. Comfort, edge and cute rolled into one. I'll take it. 

 Street style genius in pink.

Street style genius in pink.

 Angora elegance.

Angora elegance.

 MK

MK

 Vancouverite Jordan wears vintage Angora.

Vancouverite Jordan wears vintage Angora.

 Kate Bosworth rocks grey fur and sequins

Kate Bosworth rocks grey fur and sequins

Images from Pinterest.com

 

 

To interpret this look, I've chosen what I think is the perfect sweater. This Dagmar beauty from Net-a-Porter is absolutely gorgeous and the price is right at $240. 

GET IT HERE 

Great gift idea...

I was so excited when Net-A-Porter announced the "Glossybox". It's the perfect way to order from the luxury online retailer on a budget. The beauty box is loaded with a sampling of some of the most sought after beauty products. This is an ideal solution for anyone looking for an impactful Christmas gift for a fussy fashionista without spending a fortune. At only $40, everyone wins ;)

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