Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obsessed With These Looks From Kate Beckinsale

"Underworld: Blood Wars" London Press
Dress: Ulyana Sergeenko
Hair Stylist: Bridget Brager | Make-Up Artist: Molly R Stern
Stylist: Taylor Jacobson
"Underworld: Blood Wars" Mexico City Premiere

Gown: Vionnet | Sandals: Stuart Weitzman | Rings: Noudar Jewels
Hair Stylist: Italo Gregorio | Make-Up Artist: Matthew Vanleeuwen
Stylist: Taylor Jacobson

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ouuu... I love me some lace!

Kaley Cuoco rocked the Red Carpet at the LA Premiere of "Why Him" wearing this whimsical white lace and sheer frock, which I am completely in love with. Number 1 the lace is gorgeous and number 2 I love the ruffle-like detailing throughout the skirt and the scalped edge t-shirt and high neck, simply beautiful. I however am not the biggest fan of her accessories, the chunky metallic shoes and white and silver box clutch were a little hard for me, if she went with a metallic strappy sandal, even if it had a chunky heel, and a matching metallic box clutch, I feel the look would have been softer and a little more complementary. Cuoco completed her look with soft waved hair, a dramatic smokey eye, and a nude-pink lip, which is Rebecca approved, unlike those accessories. What do you think of this look, love it or hate it. Leave me a comment!

Frock: Tadashi Shoji | Clutch: Naeem Khan | Shoes: Via Spiga
Hair Stylist: Christine Symonds | Make-Up Artist: Jamie Greenberg
Stylist: Brad Goreski

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mini Review: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup

I was definitely skeptical the first time I used the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm but after using it a couple more times I am completely sold! This product is the real deal! For anyone who doesn't know what the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm is, it is a makeup remover in the form of a balm that removes every single morsel of makeup simply by rubbing the balm into your skin and then rinsing off with water. Foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, eyeliner you name it, literally gone within minutes! However, the power of this product doesn't stop at makeup removing, it also acts as a face cleanser and an anti-ageing serum. The sulfate-free formula uses extracts and botanicals to remove all makeup and toxins leaving the skin feeling cleansed (not stripped) and hydrated, while the Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate™ activates on contact creating a light barrier of hydration that helps keep out impurities leaving your skin healthier and more youthful. If all that wasn't enough it is also good for All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin, and was developed in conjunction with Plastic Surgeons. I pretty much can't say enough about this product, so go try it out yourself. I promise you, you won't be disappointed!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup ($52)

** Don't forget to use your Ebates account, Amazon offers Cash Back and who doesn't want that? Not signed up for Ebates, click HERE to get started! **

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Asian Inspired Chicken + Broccoli

I am back to cooking again! After a long hiatus of simply being too lazy, it feels so good getting back in the kitchen and eating healthy homemade meals. Also, going to Dominican Republic for my Bestie's Wedding in less than 2 weeks is motivation enough, but adding no working-out to the mix (because of having my Appendix removed) doesn't help. However, both reasons are giving me great excuses to start doing something I love again! And this meal was definitely a great reminder why I love to cook so much! To say this meal was flavorful doesn't even do it justice. This was possibly the best Chicken I have ever tasted and to think I made it and it was so easy puts a massive smile on my face, and a happy Boyfriend to-boot! The Chicken was so juicy and the Marinade was tasted throughout, then paired perfectly with the 'sauced-up' (if you may) Broccoli, it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! You NEED to make this for Dinner, like this week!
Ingredients and Directions are below!
1. Broccoli - 3 Heads
2. Chicken Breast - 3
3. Olive Oil
4. Asian Inspired Marinade 

Marinade Ingredients
1. Ginger - 1/2 Tsp Grated
2. Garlic - 5 Cloves Grated
3. Soy Sauce - 3 Tbsp
4. Oyster Sauce - 1 Tbsp
5. Honey - 2 Tbsp
6. Sesame Oil - 2 Tsp
7. Pepper - 1/2 Tsp
8. Sriracha - To Taste
9. Salt - Small Pinch

1. Mix together all Marinade Ingredients in a large Ziploc bag. Place Chicken Breasts in and cover completely with Marinade. Put in fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking. (I Marinaded the Chicken for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.)
2. Pre-heat Oven to 450 degrees.
3. Chop Broccoli into Florets.
4. Prep baking sheet with Aluminium Foil and Olive Oil. Place Marinaded Chicken on one side and Broccoli Florets on the other.
5. Pour remaining Marinade over Broccoli Florets and mix to cover all pieces. 
6. Place in Oven for 20 minutes.
7. Once cooked, remove from Oven, let sit for a couple of minutes, and plate.

Once Again J-Law For The WIN!

"Passengers" LA Premiere

Gown: Christian Dior | Jewellery: Beladora
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Jillian Dempsey | Nail Artist: Jenna Hipp
Stylist: Jill and Jordan

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mini Review: Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish + Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Supreme Body Butter

With Christmas literally right around the corner I'm sure a lot of you have started to panic over finishing up, or starting, your Christmas Shopping. Well I'm here to help! These two Kristals Cosmetics Products will not only bring a smile to any loved ones face, they will also help nourish and hydrate their skin, which at this time of year is basically impossible! I have been using both the Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish - Free Magic and the Kristals Cosmetics Rock Crystal Supreme Body Butter - Free Magic for the past couple of months and my skin has never felt better! I have yet to experience that dry, flaky, chapped, and itchy Winter skin that I normally have by now and all I have been doing is using the Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish 2 to 3 times per week and the Rock Crystal Supreme Body Butter daily. It's that simple people! The secret is out, all you need to do is find amazing products that actually work, and these two Kristals Cosmetics Body Products are a huge hit in my house!

So, you ask why I think these 2 Body Products deserve Holy Grail Status, well the Rock Crystal Performing Body Polish - Free Magic is an exfoliator that encourages a younger, firmer, and healthier looking skin from the inside out. This can only be achieved by using top-notch ingredients such as all-natural sea salt (creates exfoliating agent), sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, and sesame oil (creates moisturizing agent) just to name a few. The Rock Crystal Supreme Body Butter - Free Magic is a natural butter that soothes, moisturizes, and offers multiple healing properties. This couldn't be possible without using leading-edge ingredients such as glycerin (promotes elasticity), African Shea butter (renews cells), and Beeswax (helps sooth and soften) amongst others. Overall Kristals Cosmetics ensures only the best ingredients are used when making their fantastic products to ensure maximum results. I mean what's the point of using a product if it doesn't have any benefits? To learn more about Kristals Cosmetics you can visit their website by clicking HERE. Also, they share a lot of information via their Social Media Platforms, Twitter | Instagram | Facebook, so be sure to follow them.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Book Review: "The Couple Next Door"

Me reading "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena started off as a random recommendation from ClassPass' Facebook page, I didn't know anything about this book I just thought the title and how they were portraying it as a 'similar' read to "The Girl On The Train", which I loved, seemed right up my alley. And boy was I not disappointed, even my Mom had read and loved it! "The Couple Next Door" is a fictional thriller based on a young couple who seem to have everything, however after a traumatic event happens one night while next door with friends everything changes. As the book develops everything you thought you knew falls apart. Between hidden secrets, deception, and family entanglement, this novel takes you on a wild ride from start to finish, leaving you shocked and wanting more. It is no surprise why this novel is a New York Times Bestseller and has a 4/5 star rating on Kobo's website. If you are looking for an easy read that will keep you on your toes this is definitely the novel for you! I HIGHLY recommend it! Happy Reading!
NOTE: I purchase all my E-Books from the Kobo website and also use my Ebates account to get Cash Back from my e-book purchases! So not only am I saving the Earth by reading digital copies, I am also putting money back into my wallet, who doesn't love that! Be sure to sign up for Ebates by clicking HERE and if you haven't shopped on Kobo click HERE to get started.

**Please leave any Book Recommendations in the Comment section below. I'm always looking for another good book to dive into!**

Monday, December 12, 2016

Best Dressed: 2016 Critic's Choice Awards

Jessica Biel

 Gown: Elie Saab | Sandals: Stewart Weitzman | Jewellery: H. Stern
Hair Stylist: Giannandrea | Make-Up Artist: Kayleen McAdams
Stylist: Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn

Sarah Paulson

Dress: Vera Wang | Clutch: Tyler Ellis | Jewellery: Niwaka
Hair Stylist: Bridget Brager | Make-Up Artist: Adam Breuchaud
Stylist: Karla Welch

Winter White Has Never Looked This Good

Chrissy Teigen attended the Target Toy Cracker Premiere in NYC looking amazingly festive in this white jumpsuit with beaded top and pleated cigarette pant. Keeping with the white theme, Chrissy accessorized with a white box clutch, white stilettos, and diamond over-sized studs. Simple ear-tucked waves, subtle bronze smokey eye, and nude lip completed her H2T look. Now, where can I find a jumpsuit exactly like this one that isn't thousands of dollars... anyone know?

 Jumpsuit: Mario Dice | Stilettos: Christian Louboutin | Clutch: Judith Leiber | Jewellery: Le Vian
 Hair Stylist: Lacy Redway | Make-Up Artist: Renny Vasquez
Stylist: Monica Rose

J-Law's "Passengers" Press Tour is a Fashionable One

"Passengers" Paris Photo Call

Ensemble: Dior | Stilettos: Soebedar
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Fulvia Farolfi
Stylist: Jill and Jordan

"Passengers" London Photo Call
  Dress: Proenza Schouler | Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Fulvia Farolfi
Stylist: Jill and Jordan
"Passengers" Berlin Photo Call
Ensemble: Dolce & Gabbana | Stilettos: Christian Louboutin | Ring: Randall Scott Fine Jewelry
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Fulvia Farolfi
Stylist: Jill and Jordan

"Passengers" NYC Screening
Dress: Sally LaPointe | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Earrings: Dana Rebecca Designs
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Jillian Dempsey
Stylist: Jill and Jordan 

"Passengers" LA Photo Call
 Ensemble: Altuzarra | Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Hair Stylist: Jenny Cho | Make-Up Artist: Jillian Dempsey
Stylist: Jill and Jordan

Best Dressed: 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Lady Gaga: On Stage
Gown: Yolan Cris | Earrings: Cartier
Hair Stylist: Frederic Aspiras | Make-Up Artist: Sarah Nicole Tanno
Stylist: Tom Eerebout

Lady Gaga: After-Party
Gown: Azzedine Alaia
Hair Stylist: Frederic Aspiras | Make-Up Artist: Sarah Nicole Tanno
Stylist: Tom Eerebout

Bella Hadid
 Gown: Julien Macdonald | Sandals: Jimmy Choo | Jewellery: Messika
Stylist: Elizabeth Sulcer

Alessandra Ambrosio

Gown: Alessandra Rich | Pumps: Gianvito Rossi | Clutch: Jimmy Choo |
Rings: Shay Jewelry | Earrings: Djula Jewelry
Hair Stylist: Danielle Priano | Make-Up Artist: Carolina Gonzalez
Stylist: Jennifer Mazur

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Done Right with Sentaler

With so many options in the market, choosing a Winter Jacket/Coat can be a gruelling experience. There's nothing worse then purchasing a jacket/coat thinking it's going to be warm enough for Winter and then freeze your butt off when you wear it outside for the first time. Well look no further, Canadian Luxury Outerwear Brand Sentaler has all of your Winter needs. From Coats to Scarves, Sentaler uses only the best Alpaca from the Peruvian Andes, and being in Peru this summer really gave me a special connection with the Brand! So not only are their products extremely fashionable and available in an array of amazing bold colours, they're also made from the highest quality Alpaca, making them extremely warm and Toronto-Winter Friendly! Plus, if their products are good enough for Kate Middleton, who wore their Wrap Coat w/ Ribbed Sleeves while in the Yukon, and Suits star Meghan Markle, wearing their Double Breasted Trench Coat while on set in Toronto, then their products are good enough for us common folk! I have included some of my favourite pieces below to help with your shopping, which you can do either online by clicking HERE, or by visiting your closest Holt Renfrew, Hudson's Bay, or Nordstrom. Wishing you a warm, yet fashionable, Winter!
(Left to Right) Round Neck Cape ($995) | Wrap Coat w/ Ribbed Sleeves ($1,195) | 

(Left to Right) Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat ($1,595) | Double Breasted Trench Coat ($1,795) | 

(Left to Right) Baby Alpaca Scarf ($150) | Baby Alpaca Scarf ($150)
Another thing I love about Sentaler is that they love giving back. This Winter they have teamed up with SickKids, creating their #Sentaler4SickKids Initiative, where 25% of all Sentaler Hat purchased will be donated to SickKids.

(Left to Right) Kids Ribbed Hat ($120) | Adult Ribbed Hat ($150)