Charlotte Tilbury Toronto Collection Launch!

Don’t you just hate when you find a product that looks amazing and when you keep researching, you find it’s not available anywhere near where you live. The disappointment is real. Well I’ve been eyeing Charlotte Tilbury’s products for so long that I even planned a trip to the counter for an upcoming trip to London. I was thrilled when I heard she was launching her line at Holt Renfrew in Toronto, so I had to attend the event to hear Charlotte speak as well as pick up some goodies for myself!

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Snack time – Zucchini Chips

If I’m ever having a junk food craving, it’s usually for something salty. Don’t get me wrong sweet treats are delicious, but in my opinion nothing beats a good bag of chips. My favourite? It’s a tie between ketchup chips (a true Canadian classic) and Dorito’s Sweet Chilli Heat. Though I’d love to eat a whole bag of chips myself, I quite simply can’t undo all the hard work in the gym. Today’s snack comes from a foodie blog called My San Francisco Kitchen with yummy baked Zucchini chips.

IMG_1241This recipe was super easy to whip up. Prep time is about 10 minutes with about an hour to bake. All you do is slice your zucchini and toss in olive oil with spices! The recipe suggests using a mandolin slicer to get the zucchini nice and thin, but since I didn’t have one I just used a tiny but sharp knife, which worked fine. My two small zucchini yielded a small amount of chips. If you are looking to make a big batch, make sure to stock up on the green guys.

IMG_1242As for the taste – YUMMY! I loved these. The paprika really added a great spicy kick, which is right up my alley. I thought my chips were getting a bit burnt so I hastily took them out at the 1-hour mark. Unfortunately they were not crispy enough so I think they would have been fine cooking for the extra half hour. Over all these were a great snack and a fun way to add in an extra veggie to your daily intake. IMG_1245

Let me know some of your favourite healthy snacks?

Until next time,

Sarah x

Travel Tricks – Evening Outfits and Make-up Routine

There is no question that beach vacations are super fun and relaxing. Soaking up the warm sun all day. The natural sea salt water curls. The mid day Piña Colada. After spending most of the day in a soggy bikini and sticky from sunscreen, I like to dress up for dinner and night-time entertainment (and more Piña Coladas). Here are a few outfit of the night pictures from the week.

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Now you are probably wondering about my beauty and hair routine. I didn’t pack any of my hot tools for the week, so my hair care was simple. My hair was just washed and air-dried, and I added a spritz of Living Proof Instant Texture Mist (Oh Sephora samples, how I Love you). This texture mist was great for adding extra wave and body. For beauty I tried to keep it to the basics, as gross but true, the evening humidity tended to sweat it off.

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Products used:

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, Nars Creamy Concealer, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, Naked Basics Pallette (for Brows and Eyeshadow), Anastasia Brow Wiz, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Clinique Chubby Stick Contour, Nars Contour Blush, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara, MAC Lipstick in Plumful.

Let me know some of your favourite summer make-up products!

Until next time,

Sarah x

Travel Tricks- What’s in my Carry-on Bag

Recently, I was lucky enough to take a relaxing vacation to Cuba with my lovely boyfriend. Since a lot goes on during the travel process, I thought I would do a travel series to help any jet setting readers!

Today we tackle the most daunting yet exciting part of the vacation – the flight. I personally love flying, my boyfriend on the other hand..not so much! The rush of speed from taking off makes me want to reach my destination quicker. But once you’ve been in the air for a while, things can get tough. So I decided to share some of my in flight essentials!

IMG_1141  Long flights can be draining, so entertainment is key. I always bring my Ipad stocked with music and TV shows – I was late on the Sons of Anarchy bandwagon but now I’m hooked! I always pack at least two books for a vacation and John Green’s Paper Towns has been on my list for a while. Stay tuned for a book review coming soon!
IMG_1143I like to dress in layers when traveling, that way I’m prepared for anything. This sweater was featured in my summer clothing haul and kept me super cozy and warm. Most of my important travel documents are organized in a travel wallet, which I did not feature, but my passport and wallet are kept handy. Other necessities include sunglasses, gum, tissues, lip balm and hand sanitizer (let’s be real airports can be yucky). As for beauty, I tend to go bare face when traveling. The dry air stirs up trouble with my skin so its best to not clog pores with make-up.

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Be sure to check back for the next travel related blog post! Let me know some of your carry-on essentials!

Until next time

Sarah x