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2.18.2018

How to look cute in winter

Coat Gap | Pants Adidas | Boots Aldo Pevio
When a Canadian tells you that it's possible to look cute during winter, it's real advice! Our winters last about 6 months and it gets so hard to look cute and presentable on a work day or during the weekend. But, I'm here to tell you that I made it a point this winter to step up my game and to show you that you can still put together stylish outfits without being exposed to the cold. 

Quand une canadienne vous dit qu'il est possible d'avoir de beaux looks en plein hiver, et bien, c'est un vrai conseil! Nos hivers durent environ 6 mois et il est si difficile d'avoir l'air mignonne et présentable que ce soit pour une journée au travail ou durant le weekend. Mais, je suis ici pour vous dire que je me suis mis un but cet hiver et c'était de faire un effort sur mes looks, afin de pouvoir vous montrer qu'on n'est pas obliger de sacrifier le style pour avoir l'air trendy en hiver, sans être exposé au froid bien sûr! 

Blazer vintage | Fanny pack Forever21 | Boots Aldo Oliewet

Coat old H&M | Corduroy Pants Old Navy | Boots LaCanadienne | Bag Louis Vuitton vintage

Coat Gap | Sweater + Pants set Aritzia

Coat Gap | Belt Gucci | Shoes Aldo

Coat + Sweater + Jean H&M | Shoes Frank And Oak


2.12.2018

The January Edit

This year, I decided that every month, I was going to share with you 5 items that I've been loving and using non-stop, from beauty, to tech, to travel necessities, to a fashion piece, everything that integrated my routine in January. 

Cette année, j'ai décidé qu'à chaque mois, j'allais vous partager 5 items que j'ai apprécie et que j'utilise sans arrêt, un petit mélange de produits de beauté, de technologie, des nécessités voyages et même un pièce mode, tout ce qui intègre ma petite routine du mois de janvier. 

1. Armani Because It's You perfume
A couple of months ago, Armani spoiled the boyfriend and I with their new scent and we haven't stopped wearing it since. The perfumes have an enticing very mysterious and sexy smell. The perfumes have a fruity floral scent with a hint of something vanilla which I've noticed are some of my favourites and which smell absolutely sexy on a man.

Il y a quelques mois, Armani nous a gâté avec leur nouveau parfum et nous n'avons pas cessé de le porter depuis. Ces parfums ont une odeur très mystérieuse et sexy. Ils ont un parfum floral et fruité avec un soupçon de vanille ce qui m'a fait que j'ai remarqué que ce sont mes notes préférées pour un parfum et bonus, sentent absolument sexy sur un homme.

2. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder
This is a makeup step that is very much forgotten by many but trust me when I say it makes a great difference in your makeup wear. I apply this Microfinishing loose powder when my makeup is done and it gives a photo-ready finish and locks everything in. I also noticed that it prevents my concealer from cracking during the day and no ghost face for photography.

Voici une étape de maquillage qui est souvent négligée par beaucoup, mais croyez-moi quand je vous dis que cela fait une grande différence quant à l'apparence de votre maquillage. J'applique cette poudre une fois mon maquillage terminé et il donne une finition prête à photographier. J'ai également remarqué que cela empêche mon anti-cernes de se briser pendant la journée et aucun visage fantôme pour la photographie.

3. Vichy Idéalia Gel Cream
Changing face creams for me is a big time, I have trust issues lol. I always need something that is not oily as my t-zone tends to oil up during the day but I also need to make sure that my face is moisturized and plump. The Vichy Idéalia Gel Cream was my life saver when I came back from Mexico as it really hydrates my skin but does not leave a dewy look and acts like a perfect makeup base. I don't wear foundation, only concealer, so I need something that makes my skin look good.

Changer de crèmes pour le visage est une grande étape pour moi, j'ai de la difficulté à faire confiance à une crème, lol. J'ai toujours besoin d'une crème qui n'est pas grasse, qui va bien hydrater mon visage, mais sans accumulation sur ma zone T durant la journée. La crème Idéalia de Vichy a sauvé mon visage lorsque je suis revenue du Mexique, car elle hydrate vraiment ma peau, s'imbibe très bien et agit comme une super bonne base de maquillage. Sur une base régulière, je ne porte pas de fond de teint, seulement un cache-cernes, alors j'ai besoin d'un produit qui va me donner une belle mine. 

4. Urban Decay Rehab Makeup Prep Lip Love
My new favorite lip addiction. I apply this every morning before leaving the house and at night before going to bed and it makes my lips so soft and plump. I usually have a lot of trouble finding the right lip products because they either dry up my lips or have a weird smell. I was pleasantly surprised by this Prep Lip Love by Urban Decay, it rapidly dissolves in my lips which makes it the perfect base for lipstick.

Ce nouveau baume à lèvres est ma nouvelle obsession. Je l'applique tous les matins avant de quitter la maison et la nuit avant d'aller au lit et mes lèvres deviennent si douces et pulpeuses. J'ai généralement beaucoup de mal à trouver des bons produits pour les lèvres parce qu'ils sèchent mes lèvres ou ont une odeur bizarre. J'ai été agréablement surprise par ce Prep Lip Love d'Urban Decay, il hydrate rapidement mes lèvres, ce qui en fait la base parfaite pour le rouge à lèvres.

5. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Concealer
As I mentioned before, I do not wear foundation on a daily basis, very rarely actually. My goal in life is to never have to wear makeup to the exception of bronzer and mascara but these days, with the long work days my dark circles are living it up, which means concealer is much needed. Finding the right concealer can be a long adventure, your skin changes, your dark circles get darker. The new COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Concealer honestly is really doing the job for me, it hides my dark circles without looking cakey and does not break or crease during the day.

Comme je l'ai déjà mentionné, je ne porte pas de fond de teint tous les jours, très rarement en réalité. Mon but dans la vie est de ne jamais porter de maquillage à l'exception de la poudre bronzante et du mascara, mais ces jours-ci, avec les longues journées de travail, mes cercles noirs sont très apparents, ce qui signifie que l'anti-cernes est indispensable. Trouver le bon anti-cernes peut s'avérer être une longue aventure, notre peau change, vos cernes s'assombrissent. Le nouvel anti-cernes COVERGIRL Vitalist fait honnêtement vraiment le travail pour moi, il cache mes cernes sans avoir l'air gélatineux et ne se casse pas ou ne se ramasse pas sous mes yeux pendant la journée.

Do you have some products to share with me? I'm all about discovering new things!
Avez-vous des nouveaux produits que vous adorez? J'adore découvrir des nouveautés! 


1.21.2018

Where to find swimsuits for the busty girls

Let's not kid ourselves, having a larger cleavage is not always a gift. I'm not here to complain about it but mostly to give all you girls some information on where I shop all my swimsuits. On the beach, I embrace my body, my curves and my bust but I want to make sure everything stays in place. After a couple of months of traveling and ending up on a beach (can't stop, won't stop), I've gathered my my favorite places to find a swimsuit for busty girls. Sooo many of you have sent me a DM, commented or even emailed me asking where I find my swimsuits, so here is my list: 

N'inventons pas des histoires, avoir une plus grande poitrine n'est pas toujours un cadeau. Je ne suis pas ici pour m'en plaindre mais surtout pour répondre à vos questions et informer les femmes sur les endroits où je retrouve facilement des maillots pour les filles avec des grandes poitrines. Je me sens super bien sur la plage, j'apprivoise mon corps, mes courbes et plus spécialement mon buste, mais je veux m'assurer que tout reste bien en place. Après quelques mois de voyage et finissant toujours un peu sur une plage (je ne peux pas m'arrêter, je n'arrêterai pas), j'ai rassemblé mes maillots de bain préférés et mes endroits préférés où trouver un maillot de bain pour les filles avec une plus grande poitrine.

1. Old Navy & Gap

2. La Vie en Rose

I've gathered many other swimsuits that are either already in my shopping cart or on my wish list:


If you have any other good retailers that sell amazing and stylish swimwear for us busty ladies, do share, because I am clearly already planning another trip in the sun ;) 

Si vous connaissez d'autres magasins qui vendent des maillots pour les femmes avec de bonnes poitrines, n'hésitez pas à partager, car vous savez que j'organise déjà mon prochain voyage au soleil ;) 

1.16.2018

How to spend 4 days in Tulum - City Guide

This year, I had a very very special birthday for my big 3-0. I got woken up at 1am by my sister and my boyfriend and they told me I had an hour to pack my suitcase because we were leaving to the airport to a special destination. Until I stepped foot in the airport, I had no idea where I was going. Little did I know I was going to cross off a city from my bucket list: Tulum. I've been dying to go to Tulum for years and my sister, my boyfriend and my amazing family made it all happen. They booked an Airbnb and a car and the rest was planned an hour before our flight by yours truly ;) I told you, I've been holding on to a list for Tulum for years. I received soooo many direct messages on Instagram that I decided to share with you exactly how to spend 4 days in Tulum. 
Firstly, the best way to discover Tulum in my opinion is by living in the pueblo (the village) and renting a car. You can then have access to everything on your own schedule and not depend on anybody. When you are 2 or more this way of discovering Tulum is honestly the best. Tulum is a small city in Mexico that consists of a paradisiac beach, a small little town, ruins, amazing restaurants, cenotes and so much more. We rented an amazing Airbnb owned by french couple that have been living in Tulum for years. When I travel, I really love to discover the local markets and restaurants and that they pointed us exactly in the right direction. Here is exactly how we spend our 5 day trip: 
Day 1
The drive from Cancun to Tulum is super easy and approximately 1h30 min. For those of you wondering about parking in Tulum when you rent a car, no worries, we found parking absolutely everywhere from the pubic beach, to the hotels, to the restaurants, you usually end up on the side of road and sometimes pay a dollar. Everyone is so chill and relax, no parking tickets ;) We arrived at our Airbnb and went straight to lunch at the corner street restaurant called Los Aguachilles, a recommendation from our hosts. Next stop, we had to hit the beach. Since it was almost sunset, we decided to visit the local beach in Tulum called Las Palmas. We finally ended our night as one of the many cool restaurants in Tulum called Gitano, really good food, a bit more pricey, the food was ok, you mostly go enjoy the decor and the whole vibe of the restaurant.
Day 2
Living at an Airbnb means you could hit the local grocery store and have a calm breakfast and coffee in the morning before starting your day! Then, we drove to the Coba Ruins, which is a 45 mins drive. During the drive to the ruins, you pass through small villages and these are the best spots to shop. From hamac stores, to leather bags and shoes, everything is made by the locals and most of the time you visit their studios directly. Arrived at the Coba Ruins, the area is huge, make sure you rent bikes to ride to the ruins and climb to the top for an amazing view of the jungle. Another 45 mins drive back to Tulum and straight to Coco Tulum, probably the most Instagrammed spot in Tulum. One thing you need to know, you can access the hotels for a full day, some of them ask you for a minimum of consommation, like Coco Tulum $25US or other others just ask you to buy something with no minimum required. Honestly, $25US for a full day at a breathtaking beach, lounge chairs, access to everything is pretty amazing in my opinion. We arrived there perfectly on time for lunch. Suppertime, we wanted to try a local restaurant, La Querida was on the list and it honestly was soooo good. Tacos, Quesadillas, Guacamole, tasty Margaritas, you name it! After walking for a couple of minutes in the Pueblo, you quickly realize that the locals in Tulum are mostly expats, Germans, Italians, Americans, who packed their bags and move to Tulum. 
Day 3
My love for brunch is so strong and Tulum is filled with amazing spots. We made our way to Raw Love Café which is situated in a hotel and I had the absolute best açai bowl. The restaurant is vegan and gluten free. On top of my Tulum list was Casa Maca, Pablo Escobar's old estate. Situated at the end of the hotel strip on the main road, it is very hard to find, but once you step foot in this house, you've stepped foot in Paradise. This hotel has the absolute best part of the beach, so calm, gorgeous and you only need to purchase drinks but we decided to have lunch and spend the whole day at this gorgeous hotel. At night, we discovered the prettiest restaurant called Mamasan, the decor and food in this place are amazing. We ended the night at Batey Bar which is known for the best mojitos in all of South America and they were SO so good. 
Day 4
Another day, another brunch, this time at Tunich, a Canadian owned little restaurant on the main road. We followed with a visit to the Grand Cenote, which is breathtaking. Make sure you bring your towels, flip flops and water bottle. It's one of the main Cenotes in Tulum so it can get crowded, try to arrive their early. We followed by spending our last day at Hotel La Zebra which has a really nice beach area and really good food. Once again, another hotel where you only need to purchase food and drinks to spend the day and have access to the day beds. We loved La Querida so much that we had supper there for our last night. 

Tulum is an absolutely amazing city, most tourists visit the city while staying at hotels, however, I truly believe you get the full experience if you stay at an Airbnb in the Pueblo and just hotel hop during your trip. It is so easy to drive around, find parking and you don't need to depend on anybody, you create your own schedule and discover Tulum freely. Don't hesitate if you have any questions, I would recommend you add Tulum on TOP of your travel list!!! We are already planning our return for this year :)  


12.23.2017

Spending the day with her


I don’t get to see my sister enough. Ever since I moved out, we spend less and less time together. We don’t do it on purpose, but we both work a lot , which makes seeing each other difficult. Every holiday season, even before I moved out, we always made it a point to spend a day together, snuggled in bed, binge watching TV shows. We are both huge TV series fanatics, and to us, this was the perfect day. I am not kidding when I say I look forward to the days spent in bed, in my pajamas, watching show after show. 
Une chose est sûr, je ne vois pas assez ma sœur. Depuis que j'ai déménagé, nous passons de moins en moins de temps ensemble. Nous ne faisons pas exprès, mais nous travaillons beaucoup. Chaque saison des fêtes, avant même que je déménage, nous avons toujours pris le temps de passer une journée ensemble blotti dans le lit à regarder des émissions de télévision. Nous sommes toutes les deux des fanatiques de séries télé et c'est ce que nous appelons notre journée parfaite. Je ne plaisante pas quand je vous dis que j'attends avec impatience ces jours où je peux juste passer une journée au lit dans mon pyjama à regarder émissions après émissions.

The perfect day starts with the perfect pajamas, because, well, if you are spending the day in bed, you better look cute doing it, and you better be wearing the best pajamas. Since I’m a Virgin Mobile Member, I pretty much have the My Benefits app constantly open. Since I recently discovered that I could get 15% off at La Vie en Rose, I decided to treat my sister and I to matching PJs, because why not surprise her? And, because since I can remember, we’ve always had matching pajamas. PJs? check! 
Notre journée parfaite commence avec le pyjama parfait, car si je sais que je vais passer ma journée au lit, je veux un petit pyjama mignon et confortable. Comme je suis un Membre Virgin Mobile, j’ai toujours mon application Mes Avantages ouverte et j'ai récemment découvert que je pouvais obtenir 15% de rabais chez La Vie en Rose, alors, j'ai décidé de faire plaisir à ma petite sœur et de nous acheter des pyjamas assortis. Depuis que nous sommes jeunes, nous avons toujours eu des pyjamas assortis, donc, pourquoi pas continuer la tradition! 

Now time for snacks. The Hanine’s are known to be snack experts. One thing that’s mandatory for TV night is popcorn, but not just any type of popcorn, Kernels popcorn. When I host my sister, I don’t cheap out on snacks, and I know she absolutely loves the Ketchup flavored popcorn from Kernels. We used to beg my mom to buy it for us when we were young, and I knew this would make her smile. So, I made my way to Kernels and went a little overboard, but as a Virgin Mobile Member you get a crazy deal you buy 1 bag, and get 1 medium bag for free! I went with Ketchup and Caramel - always winning choices. 
Maintenant, parlons des collations. Les Hanine sont connus pour être des expertes en matière de collations! Une chose qui est obligatoire pour une petite soirée de télévision c’est le popcorn, mais pas n'importe quel type: le popcorn Kernels. Si j’invite ma sœur chez moi, je m’assure toujours de lui offrir de la qualité et je sais qu’elle adore le popcorn au ketchup de chez Kernels. Lorsque nous étions petites, nous avions la mauvaise habitude de supplier ma mère de nous l'acheter, donc, je savais que le popcorn au ketchup la rendrait heureuse. Je me suis donc dirigée vers Kernels et en tant que Membre Virgin Mobile, vous obtenez un rabais de fou, vous achetez 1 sac moyen et vous obtenez 1 sac moyen gratuitement, alors j’ai choisi le popcorn au Ketchup et un sac au Caramel, toujours des choix gagnants. 

Cozy pajamas, popcorn for days and so much TV to catch up seriously makes it the perfect sister date in our books. Next time, we decided we’re going the extra mile and renting a hotel room, because who’s says you can’t spoil yourself sometimes!!!
Pyjama confortable, pop-corn à profusion et des séries télé pour des heures, c’est la recette parfaite pour une belle soirée entre sœurs. La prochaine fois, nous allons y aller encore plus grand, en louant une belle petite chambre d’hôtel, il faut se gâter desfois!!! 

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