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Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Case of 'Nude' Tones Bras

Photo: Thirdlove

When shopping for a bra, I usually go for the basics. One that matches my skin tone so I can wear it with most of my clothing, black, navy and a "fun" one. I know I've typically seen the "skintone" bra color called nude. Being a white female, I recognize this as being one of the white privileges. When I shopped, I wouldn't call it nude when speaking to the associate. I would mention something like "a bra that matches my skin or I would call it off-white, beige or cream. Realistically, I know that is not enough. Why is a fair toned bra still called nude? and why are some brands only offering one type of nude color? I mean is a nude bra really nude for each one of our unique skin tones? Does that one nude tone sold in a particular style represent a black woman? And all the other skin tones across the world? I started looking at intimate brands to see which ones had multiple nude tones in their bras and which ones did not.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Blazer & Go

There are a few pieces in my closet that I don't mind spending extra money on. I call these my investment pieces; you can try to use that if you happen to spend a little more on something you like and need to justify your purchase!  In all seriousness, a winter jacket and boots (living in Canada and wearing them for 6 months out of the year) are definitely items I don't mind spending money on and my third investment piece is a blazer. Since I'm not much of a winter person, I will skip talking about the first two and focus on what to look for when purchasing a blazer and why I believe it's okay to spend a little more on a blazer as a closet staple.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Beauty in 5

Like many mama's, I have had less time to do my hair and makeup on a daily basis since having children. Since I've been home at lot more with the little ones, I tend to be makeup free.

When I had to run some errands and/or felt like putting on some makeup, I needed something quick to get me out the door. I also was more cautious of what I was putting on my face since my children are constantly close to it. I didn't want anything that potentially could rub off on them and cause a reaction on their delicate skin, especially for a newborn or under one year.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Easy toddler Activities to do while you are staying home

Many parents are finding themselves at home with their children nowadays as we are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. I truthfully consider myself lucky to be able to be at home during this unprecedented time and while yes, things may be challenging, it is nowhere in comparison to the amount of work our essential workers are putting in day in and day out. If you are one of those people and are reading this, Thank you.

Although I did some activities at home before our lockdown began, I relied heavily on our playgrounds, our community kids programs, play centres and the mall (mainly for me) to entertain my two young-ins. I definitely had to up my creative skills and polish up on some of my teaching skills to keep my children entertained while we stay home

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Mom Gift Ideas

I remember the first time bringing my son home from the hospital. My husband and I got through the door, brought our son to the family room still in his detachable car seat, both looked at each other with the face "now what?" We didn't have to say a word as we were both thinking the same thing.
 As much as you prepare and think you'll be ready you never truly are!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Spruce up your Water

It's the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada (also known as May 2-4) and we finally have some decent spring like weather. That means we'll be spending as much time outdoors as possible...as tomorrow calls for rain. I don't know about you, but I always found the Victoria Day Long weekend to be the unofficial start to summer.

Monday, May 11, 2020

all things coffee

I thought I wouldn't become that coffee drinker. You know, the one that needs their coffee a specific way, or at a specific time, or a certain brand or coffee chain. I considered myself a casual coffee drinker; when I'd be out at a restaurant and order a latte with dessert or brunch with my girlfriends or more specifically at my grandparents when they would take out the vintage Bialetti Moka express.

Monday, May 4, 2020

mothers day gift guide

With Mother's Day less than a week away it's time to start thinking of a special gift that will show mom just how amazing she is. Let's face it...there is no better time to spoil mom than now stuck in quarantine! Mom's everywhere have been adapting to a new norm with their kids and have had to be mom, home school teacher, continue to work either from home or at their workplace, some with little to no support so let's show mom a little extra love that she deserves! take a look at the mother's day gift guide (quarantine edition) to give you some ideas and support some of your local businesses!
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