Sephora Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Lovers

Welcome to my first holiday gift guide – the gift guide for beauty lovers! I’m planning a few more, please let me know if you have any specific requests for types of gifts. You can check out last year’s gift guide here. Here is a selection of some of my favourites available at Sephora. As a beauty junkie, I’d be thrilled to find any of these goodies under the tree. Just click on any of the photos below to shop!

The Sephora Holiday Sale is on until November 11th. VIB Rouge members save 20%, VIB members save 15%, and everyone else saves 10%!

I hope you found this gift guide for beauty lovers helpful. Happy holidays kittens!


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Tradlands 111 Ely Charcoal Flannel Review

Welcome to my first Tradlands review! I was very kindly sent the Tradlands 111 Ely Charcoal Flannel to review and I can’t wait to share the details with you!

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Image from Tradlands’ website

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My breast reduction surgery story

This is an unusual post for me, particularly because I tend to stay away from anything too personal on this blog. I’m kind of private that way. It may be partly because I’m a Xennial – a micro-generation born between Generation X and Millennials. I grew up without the internet and so I’m not terribly comfortable sharing too much online. Anyway, today’s post is my breast reduction surgery story. I’m sharing it because, even though it makes me kind of uncomfortable, I read so many of these types of posts before I had my surgery and I found them incredibly helpful. So without further waffling, here is my breast reduction surgery story.

My story

I was very slim until about 27. A couple of things changed in my life at that time which led to some weight gain. With the weight came much larger breasts. I went from about a b cup to a g cup. It was kind of a shock. I’m fairly petite at 5’3″ and I looked quite top heavy. I never really got used to my new body, and until very recently, I really hated it. I was living in Vancouver in 2013 or so and had a lovely family doctor. He was the first person who suggested to me that a breast reduction might be a good idea. He got the process started for me, but by the time I got the phone call about meeting with a plastic surgeon I was back in the Yukon and no longer covered under BC healthcare. I forgot about it for a while.

Poutine and Prada: Breast Reduction Surgery Before
This is me pre-reduction. My bra size was 34G.

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Maison Margiela Replica Review

 

My love affair with fragrance has been ongoing for as long as I can remember. When I was a young teenager I received an apple scented body spray for Christmas. I was beyond thrilled and wore it to death. My tastes have matured since then but my intoxication with scent has remained the same. I still buy most of my body products based on smell. Fragrance invokes memories for me in such a visceral way. Any time I catch a whiff of nutmeg I’m immediately transported back to the trip I took to Greece in my early 20s, because I bought a nutmeg scented perfume while I was there. Dior’s Poison will forever be the scent I associate with my mother, all dolled up in a big 80s way for a night out on the town. Maison Margiela’s Replica fragrance line is designed to invoke long buried memories so I was hooked as soon as I learned about their perfumes. Welcome to my Maison Margiela Replica review!
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From the Sephora website:

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An office appropriate fall outfit. What I wore on October 1st and a sad goodbye

An office propriate fall outfit

A fall outfit: Poutine and Prada fall 2019 Aritzia Michael Kors Sam Edelman

Well, it’s October. Fall is officially upon us. I’m scraping the frost off my car in the morning and the air is starting to smell like snow. On the positive side – it’s time for office appropriate fall outfit planning!

I found this Michael Kors skirt at a consignment shop last week for a mere $25! I was so excited and immediately started planning all the great office appropriate fall outfits I would be able to create with it. On this day I paired it with a slim fitting black turtle neck and ankle boots. As I was throwing on my trusty leather jacket I spied this scarf hanging in the back of the closet and decided to wind it around my neck a few times to finish off the look and keep me warm. I liked the resulting look. 

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