It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow. My favourite pink-filled special occasion! This year, I’m celebrating with a fun beauty contest in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart.
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Planning my wedding has been full of incredibly fun and emotional moments. Putting together my bridesmaid ask gifts was definitely one.
I decided to put together a box full of goodies for each of my bridesmaids that would represent the themes of my wedding. I included a mini champagne bottle to get the party started (I took off the label, spray painted them rose gold and dipped them in glitter), rose gold nail polish because I’m obsessed with rose gold, delicious macarons from AG Macarons (they are my go-to whenever I need to give a sweat gift) and a stress release candle to keep everyone relaxed (and by everyone, I mostly mean me haha).
I then had the amazing Cecile Lau Calligraphy put together the most beautiful tags and ask cards for me. I love the look of the watercolour designs she does.
Lastly, I took a trip down memory lane through my photo boxes and pulled out all of my favourite photos for each one of my bridesmaids. I then created a collage on the lid using all of my fav photos. Needless to say, I was a crying by the end of it and couldn’t wait to give out the boxes.
My sister is going to be my maid of honour and my bridesmaids include one of my oldest childhood friends, my university roommate, one of my best friends that I met years ago through work and my future sister-in-law. We just picked out the bridesmaid dresses this week and oh my gosh are they ever pretty! If I wasn’t so excited to wear my wedding dress, I’d be jealous of these bridesmaid dresses haha. They are so dreamy!
For me, facials are something that I do and then immediately question why I don’t them more often. I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris at the Shangri-La in Toronto and I can honestly say it was THE best facial I’ve ever had.
I’ve had my fair share of good facials, but this one was next level amazing. They literally do every treatment you could possibly imagine and the only products they use are Caudalie products. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that Caudalie is one of my favourite skincare brands. The products feel/smell amazing and are super hydrating for my dry skin. They also don’t irritate my sensitive skin which is the best part.
I’ve had facials where your face feels so irritated after that you feel like you were better off not having the facial. With Caudalie products, I don’t have to worry about how much product they are putting on my face because it never irritates me.
The spa itself is so beautiful and zen AF. You feel instantly relaxed as soon as you walk in. The treatment rooms they keep extra dark (which I love) and the staff were really friendly.
I received the Vinoperfect treatment and the Oxygen treatment. The Vinoperfect treatment restores radiance and vitality. The sculpting massage with essential oils is definitely the highlight as well as the small hot and cold basalt stones face massage. I’ve had hot stone massages on my back before, but definitely never on my face. This was seriously next level. They alternate between the hot stones and the cold stones and circulate them around your face. I’ve never experience anything like it.
Playing dress up was a huge part of my childhood. I also spent a lot of time throwing weddings for my Barbies. So when I got engaged, I couldn’t wait to get to play dress up in the prettiest dresses I’ve ever seen. I was like a kid in a candy store getting to try on all of the beautiful gowns. I committed to trying on all the dresses – no matter how outrageous or extra. I was basically like, “bring me all the tulle and glitter and pops of colour.” And although I was so happy when I finally said yes to the dress, I also was a little bit sad that dress up time was over.
So, when David’s Bridal invited me in to play dress up in some of their gowns and accessories, I couldn’t pass it up. I know it’s a risk to try on wedding dresses after saying yes to the dress, but I just couldn’t help myself. Below, I’ve put together 3 different looks for 3 different wedding types. Check it all out and let me know your fav!
Look #1: Fairytale
This Vera Wang gown seriously has my heart. The flower belt is actually removable as well. This look is all about feeling like a princess. I added a cute little veil, a sparkly clutch and beautiful rose gold earrings. I love all of the layers of pink tulle. You can’t help twirling in this dress.
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Look #2: Destination
This next look is all about an easy-breezy destination wedding look. This gown is so light and easy to wear. I also chose a block heel to help make walking in the sand a little easier. I skipped the veil and instead opted for a really pretty crown headband. The back of this dress would also be perfect for a more traditional wedding. This dress is so pretty and versatile. It also has a pink tone to it that doesn’t really show up in these photos, but it’s seriously dreamy. I added a white, lace clutch and a diamond bracelet to finish off the look. I also put my hair up, since most destination weddings take place in hot weather and it’s so much easier to manage this way.
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Look #3: Ballroom/Glamorous
This next look brings the drama. The cathedral veil adds so much glamour to this look that would be perfect for a big ballroom wedding. I upped the glam factor with a statement necklace and didn’t shy away from an over-the-top platform pump. This veil was seriously fun to wear. It really had me rethinking the veil for my dress. This dress also has a hint of blush pink and I love how flattering the trumpet silhouette is.
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Thanks to David’s Bridal for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Very special thank you to Nina from Shic Pic Photography for the beautiful photos! Be sure to reach out to her for any and all of your photography needs. Her work is always amazing