Travel Diary: Los Cabos

I’ve come to the conclusion that coming back to reality after a vacation is one of the worst feelings ever… Why can’t I just live an island with palm trees and margaritas 😦
As you can tell by my depression I just got back from the tropics – which is my new fave word btw – and I thought I’d share my experience with you guys.
It’s my second time travelling to Cabo, and I have to say out of all the resorty places I’ve been to it’s probably my favourite. I know Mexico gets a bad rep for being dangerous but Cabo is a such a small city and the people are so kind, you don’t get a scary vibe at all. If you ever plan on a trip to Cabo, here are some tips:

  1. The first time I stayed at the Riu Palace, and although the hotel was gorgeous, food was delicious, the crowd was a lot older. This time we stayed at the Riu Santa Fe, which is right next door, the hotel isn’t as nice and the food isn’t as good but we had way more fun and made so many new friends. Side note: if you stay at the Palace you can use the facilities of the Santa Fe, but not the other way around. If you’re picky about food and want a nicer hotel, I would stay at the Palace and just hang out at the Santa Fe. Which I regret not doing and will do next time.
  2. There is an enter
  3. tainment district which has several clubs you can hop in and out of, as there is no cover!!! The music was pretty shitty, but it really just depends who you’re with. We had a great time every night.
  4. You can’t swim in the ocean. I mean technically you can, if you’re okay with sharks, undertow and dying and stuff. I’m actually a pretty good swimmer but still not tryna die you know. Sooo if one of your requirements is a good beach, I would go elsewhere – although the view of the arch is stunning.

    Now for most important part… outfits and swimsuits!!! Click on the pics below for more 🙂


    Links below:
    Topshop Dress
    Mink Pink Swim Top/Mink Pink Bottoms 
    Wildfox Jumpsuit
    DVF Romper – not available anymore
    UO Crop top / AE Embroidered Shorts – not available anymore
    Oh Polly Bikini
    Nicole Miller Romper

13 Travel Essentials

With summer just around the corner, everyone wants to go away and do some exploring. I’ve been preparing for vacation all week and I thought it would be really useful to do a carry on/travel must haves for any type of trip you might going on. Keep reading…
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  1. Hand Cream
    If you’ve ever been on a plane before I’m sure you’ve noticed your skin feeling really chalky and dry. It’s really not a good feeling, so have a small tube of cream to keep reapplying on your skin. Make sure it’s under 100ml!
  2. Eye Drops
    The atmosphere on a plane is incredibly dry, due to the high altitude. So it not only does it put a strain on your skin, but it sucks the moisture out of your eyes as well. So make sure to keep a bottle of eye drops in your bag, to keep your eyes lubricated and awake, especially if you have an overnight flight.
  3. Sleeping Mask/Ear Plugs
    If you’re planning on sleeping on a flight, I reccommend having these two things to trick your body into sleeping, since it’s not in it’s usual sleeping position. I’m a very light sleeper and I have trouble falling asleep on planes. So using a mask and ear plugs, drowns out all the light and noise and makes me feel more relaxed and my body more open to sleep.
  4. Earphones
    I know this is an obvious one but some people rely on getting a free pair from the plane. A lot of airlines these days charge for a set of headphones, or might not even have them. Stick to what you know and bring your own pair. Can you imagine being stuck on a plane for hours without headphones…. horrifying thought.
  5. Phone Charger/Adapter
    Depending on what country you’re travelling to, they may have different plugs and none of your appliances will work. Trust me, been there done that. Do your research beforehand, and if you do need an adapter the airport is great place to buy a universal one.
  6. Snacks
    The worst is when you get hungry in the middle of a flight, or you might just hate airplane food. Pack a couple small packs of snacks to keep you satisfied for the duration of the flight. A couple granola bars or mini chip bags can go a long way.
  7. Pain reliever pills
    You know never what can happen so keeping a travel sized bottle of Advil is a major key. Just in case you get a headache from the turbulence or stomach ache from the food.
  8. Mouthwash
    If you don’t wanna pack a toothbrush and toothpaste in your carry on, a good alternative is mouthwash. Quick, easy and no hassle.
  9. Magazine/Book
    I don’t think I’ve EVER travelled without both of these. I find reading on a plane really relaxes me and makes the time fly by. Especially good for keeping you off your phone and not wasting battery!
  10.  Fuzzy socks
    Keeping your shoes on for hours is uncomfortable, not to mention when your feet get that weird fuzzy feeling on a plane.. you know what I’m talking about. Wearing a pair of fuzzy socks will keep them warm and comfortable.
  11. A Pen
    This actually just reminded me to put a pen in my purse. Always needed to fill out customs forms for when you’re landing. You don’t wanna be that person asking everyone to borrow a pen.
  12. Anti-bacterial Wipes
    Germs are EVERYWHERE! You never know the different type of bacteria that is on a plane, since people from all over the world have sat in your spots. Wipe down your fold up table in front of you and armrests when you first get on.
  13. Gum
    Chewing gum before takeoff and landing will help prevent your ears from plugging. Not. A. Good. Feeling.

OOTD: May 17

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Hi friends! I know its been a while but I’ve had a hectic couple weeks so excuse my lack of posting. Is everyone as happy as I am that it’s finally May… I had forgotten what warmth felt like -_- WE CAN WEAR SANDALS AGAIN people!!! what is life I could cry
Okok let me pull it together…. anywaysss I’m in love with this moto suede jacket from Zara. My favourite thing about Zara is that you can buy trendy pieces for a great price, so even if goes out of style by next season you won’t feel bad. For example I wouldn’t splurge on a PINK jacket like this, it’s not an investment piece so I prefer to buy it from Zara. Surprise surprise the grey dress is also from Zara lol. They have great basics too ok, leave me alone. Shoes are by Steve Madden and super comfortable!

Can’t find the jacket online anymore, but I did recently see it in-store, so check that out if you want it.
Dress available here
Shoes available here

OOTD: I <3 J Brand

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Can you tell how jean obsessed I am? I feel like every outfit post I do involves a new pair of jeans.. *sigh*

Trust me when I say J Brand is one of THE MOST comfortable brands of denim out there. I’ve tried so many high-end jeans and they are tied with Paige as my favourite!!! The ones I’m wearing here are from the spring collection in Alana High Rise Crop Remnant, available here. The navy stripes at the hem limit what colour tops I would personally wear; I’d probably stick to light neutrals or a burnt orange looks really good too. If you don’t have a linen button up for spring/summer, then please put that on your list of things to buy. So simple yet so chic. The one I’m wearing is from Aritzia, available here. Obviously paired with my Adidas Ultra Boosts, cause once you wear those you can’t be bothered with anything else.
I promise my outfit post won’t include jeans!!! (but.. I don’t trust myself so don’t hold me to it).

 

OOTD: sporty vibes

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If you know me, you know I love a good all white outfit. So obviously I had to bust out all my white wardrobe as soon as April hit. It is still chilly in Toronto, which I surprisingly don’t mind cause I get to wear my favourite jean jacket from Topshop. The Champion crew neck is actually a mens sweater (I wanted the white colour and it only came in mens *eye roll emoji*). Fits really big though so looking back on it probably should’ve just gotten a women’s fit. I got that from Urban Outfitters. My jeans are by Frame… what else is new lol, they are the Le Skinny de Jeanne. Catch me in white jeans all summer 17. Bag is Givenchy mini Antigona in red. Shoes are Adidas Ultra Boost in white (which you should go a full size down in btw). Ok bye!

 

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Review: Shiseido Products from Influenster

I looove trying new products because you never know when you’re gonna strike gold and find a new holy grail! So I was super excited to receive a few Shiseido products complimentary from Influenster to do a review. I’ll be honest I’ve never tried any Shiseido products, mostly cause I just thought it was like a mom brand you know? I am now realizing I was sleeeeepin’ on them big time..

1) Ibuki Smart Filtering Smoother Serum
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Ok forget that super complicated name, in simpler terms it’s a blurring product that reduces the appearance of pores, while making your skin smooth and producing less oil throughout the day. And coming from a person with oily skin, I can honestly say it does all three. I’ve been using it everyday for a week now, my skin looks noticeably smoother which makes my foundation look much more flawless and natural. Not to mention, I don’t have to touch up at all throughout the day anymore. It only takes a tiniest bit on your t-zone too, to create a smooth canvas for your makeup. If you have oily skin, I recommend this product 10/10!! I’ll definitely be buying a new bottle when mine finishes. The product does say it works for all skin types, so you can check it out if you have dry skin, I really don’t see it not working just as well. Click here to see it online.

2) Ultimate Power Infusing Concentrate
s1641711-main-LheroThe purpose of this serum is to slow down signs of aging (wrinkles, fine lines, etc.), so with that being said you usually don’t expect short term results with anti-again products!!! The whole point of them is to save your skin over a long period of time, and your early 20’s is the best time to start because they work as preventative products. Now onto the product itself, first off I am obsessed with the scent – to the point where I will repurchase it just for that reason. Obviously you will not see the results of the anti-aging treatment right away, but what I have noticed in the span of a week(!!!) is my dark spots fading and my skin looking brighter. I can only imagine the results over the next few months. It is a little pricey at $79CAD for a bottle, but hey cheaper than a facelift right? LOL. It also works for every skin type so I suggest asking for a sample at Sephora to test it out. Click here to see it online.

OOTN: spring blues

HAPPY SPRING Y’ALL!! Hope March is treating you well. In case you’re wondering I’m having a GREAT month, cause #MoreLife obviously. Not to mention the weather is warming up and we all know how I feel about winter *rolls eyes*.
Anywayssss getting to the fashion, this is probably my favourite outfit that I’ve ever worn…. I first saw this bodysuit at Zara and it led me on a mission to find a pair of navy pants, which I found from ASOS. And I thought my pink Louboutins were the perfect shade to add a little contrast. Links to all pieces below! Let me know what you think! xxx

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