Tuesday, July 22

The "Fitness" Issue

Kate Hudson's new fitness line, Fabletics
Fitness for me has always been an up and down battle.  Some months, I'm getting up at the crack of down to do a 5K run in the wintery cold.  Other times, walking to the bus stop seems like such a chore. Discipline and ongoing motivation to stay active and eat healthy are not my strong points. I've done a lot this year in regards to my personal style and professional ambitions, but I have not been keeping up with my fitness goals on any level.  Well all that is about to change. I definitely want to get back in the game.

Sunday, July 20

Sun Protection for Black Skin

Neutrogena Moisture Oil Free SPF 30 /  Clinque Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Cream

Growing up, there was a misconception that Black people don't need sunscreen. We thought we were immune to the damages of the sun since we were already Black.  But boy, were we wrong! When I look at the stats, I get scared for us. According to the National Cancer Institute, Black Americans with skin cancer don't catch it early enough, which is why skin cancer fatality rates are higher among them than other ethnic groups. We assume that, due to our darker skin tones, we can skip sunscreen altogether. The result? Higher death rates from melanoma, a dangerous skin cancer.

Monday, July 14

Weekday Links

  • Summerlicious 2014 is in full effect.  Have you made your reservations
  • A new generation of matte make-up promises a look as fresh as a crisp white dress 
  • Had really yummy dim sum at a new restaurant in Toronto.  Located on trendy King Street West, Pearl King has friendly service and great tapas too.

Sunday, July 13

Show & Tell: Shopping Haul!

The last week of my life has been hectic to say the least.  It's Sunday and I'm finally starting to catch my breathe. After a successful Pop-Up Shop for Stella & Dot, I came back home with a tonne of stuff - jewelry, display cases, trays, catalogues. Now I have to find a way to store and organize it all in my home office.  A friend suggested going on Pinterest to find some chic office storage ideas. So Like, Whatever is now officially on Pinterest! My first board - closet office space ideas.

Saturday, July 5

Show & Tell: Kahlo Bib Necklace - Hematite

Today's Statement Look: The Kahlo Bib Necklace from Stella & Dot. Custom-molded metal nuggets mix with glass stones to create a statement bib. Mixed metal makes this piece incredibly versatile to go from day to night. A little bit on the pricey side, Ladies.  But let's earn yours for free with a Trunk Show.  August dates still available.  MSG me for deets.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Stella & Dot at Summer Bling '14

I'm so excited to announce that I'm having my first Stella & Dot Pop-Up Shop event!  As part of Summer Bling '14,  jewelry and accessories from the new Summer collection will available just for you! Plus everyone who attends and books a Stella & Dot Trunk Show with me for the month of July, will be entered to win a super-duper Stella & Dot prize pack. Exciting!!

WHERE: Lux Spa @ 25 Bellair St., Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday, July 9 @ 6:30pm - 10:00pm

No entry fee but RSVP here for more prizes and swag.
Please stop by. Can't wait to see you there! 

Wednesday, July 2

The Beauty Secret You Should Know


If you have oily skin like I do, then you've probably tried a lot of different things to keep it under control. Especially in the summer. Primers, gels, blotting paper and all sorts of lotions and potions to keep that oil in check. I mean when you're make-up begins to stream down your face in the middle of the day and you start breaking out due to clogged pores - it's just not a good look.

Tuesday, July 1

Show & Tell: Summer Wedding

Now that it's officially Summer - we've hit the high point of Wedding Season.  I myself have just received a last minute invite to a Summer wedding so I'll definitely be heading to the Stella & Dot Wedding Shop