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My Kobo Journey

May 26, 2016
kobo ereader

I am about as big of a bookworm as they come. In fact, part of the reason my eyesight started going so early on was because I used to stay up late at night (on top of being a bookworm, I’m a night owl too!) burning through book after book. I’d always been enticed by the idea of an eReader but at first, I was a bit tentative about ditching my beloved books—could I really do without the weight of…

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Beauty

Day to Night Braided Crown Tutorial

May 24, 2016
Best wedding hair tutorials

While my new short hair has opened up the door to a bunch of new styles (more on how I style my shorter ‘do soon!), when my hair was just a touch longer, Alicia and I collaborated on a fun styling day with the beautiful Nadia Bullock, who is a seriously talented stylist and an all-around lovely person. I told her about my styling woes with fine hair (seriously so hard to find updos that hold and look good!) and she…

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Beauty

AM to PM Beauty

May 23, 2016
Revlon 2-in-1 Foundation

If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a massive fan of day-to-night looks, whether it comes to my hair, style or even ways to transition my workout looks to the streets. Like so many of us, my days are all over the place and I need as many tips, tricks and products that double-task, are simple and easy to carry with me the whole day. Revlon has been nailing these hardworking products these days and their latest ColorStay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup…

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Style

Flare for the Dramatic

May 19, 2016
how-to-wear-flares

Happy almost-Friday! Happy to get back to posting after a bit of radio silence—I don’t know why, but this week I’ve just been really, really tired. I honestly have no idea why—still kicking this bug I had a couple weeks ago maybe? Whatever the reason, I thought it wouldn’t be such a bad call to just take some time off. I feel like none of us ever really do, and I definitely see it with those closest to me—my parents…

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Fitness

The Dailey Series: How to Get Toned Arms

May 12, 2016
Arm workout for summer

If you’ve been following my road to recovery since I had my series of back injuries, you’ll know just how much The Dailey Method has helped me. Just months ago I was able to do anything without ever having to think twice about it, and being an active person, that included everything from swimming to spin to boot camp to kickboxing. Since I’m still very much recovering and get flare-ups since my back sprain, I at first felt really dejected…

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Life

My Instagram Editing Tips

May 10, 2016
How to edit Instagram pics like a pro.

I’m always a bit taken aback (and super, super flattered) by the near-daily requests for my editing process on Instagram. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post (all about the new algorithm), Instagram is one of my favourite platforms—there’s really no better way to give an at-a-glance representation of who you are, what you love and what makes you, well…you! When I think about who I am (a serious West Coaster with a penchant for travel, all with a serious fixation…

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