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TBdress inexpensive Homecoming Dresses 2016

In today's post I'll be sharing some amazing dresses that I recently found at TBdress.

They have a huge selection of Cheap Homecoming Dresses for 2016.

They are not just inexpensive but also stay with the latest fashion trends and colors!

You can select from a vast range of styles, colors and fabrics available in just one click.

Along with that they also have Plus Size Dresses at their store.

This online store is suitable for every woman regardless of their size and sense of style.

Below you can see a few of my favorites from their store.

Homecoming or Prom is one of the most exciting days in the life of every young woman.

And I believe TBdress is one of the best places to shop!

Are you a glam girl or more classic preppy? Are you looking for a stunning mermaid style or a glamorous red carpet dress? Are you more of a fan of silk, satin, chiffon or lace?  Vintage Dresses?  Accessories?

TBdress has got them all!

I have been a huge fan of TBdress, I even purchased my wedding dress, veil and tiara on the online store!

As the homecoming dress trend is constantly changing, you can keep up-to-date with the season’s latest looks and be the center of the party.  

The best place to choose the perfect gown is at  

 Check out today for the best homecoming dresses of 2016!


Easy Beauty tips for Summer

The summer season has been exceptionally hot and dry this year in Edmonton.

Although I love summer and prefer it over the cold winter, some beauty problems come along with it.
If you are like me and your hair is naturally wavy or curly, it may turn frizzy.

Longer hair can be hot on your neck.

You feel sweaty as soon as you step out of the shower.

Here are some things we can do to help relieve these problems.

Keep Hydrated

You lose a lot of water from sweating in the high temperatures. It’s important to get plenty of cold water throughout the day.

Pop, Sodas and other sweet drinks just make you thirstier.

Keeping hydrated can also help to prevent a heat stroke.

Staying hydrated also helps to fight dry skin, whether it is winter or summer. It’s a good thing to make a habit of carrying water with you.

Remember there are many fresh fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water, such as watermelons, peaches and plums, these fresh yummy items will also give you a boost of vitamins and minerals.

Go Easy on the Make-Up

One thing I notice when I start sweating is that my eye make-up starts smearing.

Try not to use heavy make-up during these hot days.

You might wish to choose a lighter, water-based foundation or a BB Cream. 

Burt’s Bees has a great BB Cream with SPF 15. It moisturizes, evens skin tone and conceals fine lines, wrinkles and dark under eye areas.

Rimmel Clean Finish Liquid Foundation is lightweight and uses shine controlling minerals to help you avoid the dreaded shiny face. It is fragrance free and gives skin an even complexion without clogging the pores.

Getting a lightweight BB Cream or foundation with sunscreen protection is definitely a big bonus!

Switching dark mascaras and eye-liners to a softer look for the summer, that way if you do sweat it won’t be such dramatic dark smudges.

 Protect Yourself from Sun Damage

Make sure that you are always wearing sunscreen or even sun block.

Choose the protection level that is right for your skin type, and the amount of time you will spend in the sun.

Sun Bum SPF 15 Moisturizing Sunscreen is enriched with Vitamin E. It is water-resistant, vegan and hypoallergenic.

Coppertone SPF 30 Sunscreen contains Aloe and Vitamin E helps prevent peeling and dryness. It is also water –resistant to provide complete protection.


Cooler Hair Styles

At the first sign of high temperatures, my hair goes into a ponytail – anything to keep the hair off of my neck.

Here is a blog post I did on great hairstyles for summer.

Dress to Stay Cool

Most of us want to wear shorts and light-weight tops for a casual summer look.

If you work outside the home, this probably isn’t acceptable work attire. 

If you need to wear dressier clothes, try light, flowy skirts and blouses.

Cotton is cooler than most other fabrics and if it does get wet, it dries fast.

You’ll probably want to avoid tight jeans, close-fitting tops and so on. These tend to make you feel even hotter and more uncomfortable in the warm weather.



Want to provide your locks with a flawless maintenance? Learn common hair care mistakes, which damage your hair and avoid them at any cost!

1. Ignorance of scalp care
According to experts at NYC Hair Salon, scalp maintenance is very important for healthy hair. Unfortunately, there are very few people, who really take care of their scalp. If you want to fix this mistake, you should avoid extremely hot water in the shower and treat your scalp with massages regularly.

2. Excessive usage of heat
Heated tools can make your hair look great, but they can also cause serious thermal damage. Frequent exposure to heat is a very common and dangerous mistake. We recommend keeping the usage of heated appliances to a minimum!

3. Ignorance of regular trims
It’s essential to visit NYC Hair Salon every other month and keep your hair trimmed. Ends are extremely susceptible damage, which can affect an overall condition of your hair negatively. Innocent split ends can grow into breakage or even more serious hair problems, so refresh your ends regularly!

4. Wrong washing habits
Hair maintenance mistakes start in the shower with wrong washing habits. Some people have an obsessive to desire to keep their clean and wash it every day. Excessive shampooing destroys natural oils and essential moisture of your hair, causing terrible dryness. You should shampoo your locks less often to have healthier hair!

5. Improper hydration
Proper hydration is the main prerequisite of healthy hair, but many people fail to provide their locks with enough moisture. It’s not that difficult to hydrate your hair properly. The easiest and most efficient way to do it is to use a moisturizing conditioner each time you shampoo; give it a shot!

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Phyto-C Skincare review

A few years ago I received a sample sized Phyto-C Velvet Gel in my Ipsy Glam Bag. I instantly fell in love with it and repurchased it once my sample was done. 

I was so excited when Phyto-C reached out to me and offered me some skincare products in lieu of an honest review. 

Phyto-C was established by Dr. Mostafa Omar in the United States in 1995. They are committed to developing the most advanced and effective skin care products using natural ingredients. They have been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health for clinical studies. Phyto-C has developed formulas to relieve common conditions such as Vitiligo, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea, Acne, Melasma, Fungal Infections, and improve skin health and appearance.

Here are the products along with benefits and my thoughts:

PHYTO-C VELVET GEL (my fave skincare product!!)

  • Contains Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B3 which help with healing damaged skin and evens out skin tone. Improves skins balance prevents it from drying out.
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Nourishes, hydrates and softens skin
  • Increases microcirculation
  • I like to apply to eye area at night

SUPERHEAL O-Live Serum with Olive Leaf Extract

  • Olive leaves contain high levels of powerful natural antioxidants, as well as anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Reduces scar tissues and stretch marks
  • Helps collagen production, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Improves and relieves symptoms of acne and rosacea 
  • Skin is smooth and firm
  • Apply once daily in the morning


  • Contains O-Live Leaf Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Gel
  • Lightens and evens out skin tone
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Great for reducing scar tissues and stretch marks
  • Firms the skin and refines skin texture
  • Light whipped formula
  • Wear for 40 minutes

PHYTO-C Signature cream

  • A blend of ingredients help stimulates cell interaction, assists in the formation of collagen and combats skin imperfections in just days.
  • Combats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps skins elasticity – firms and tightens
  • Brightens skin tone
  • Skin is smooth and radiant
  • Apply twice a day
  • Beautiful packing

If you would like more info on Phyto-C, visit their website HERE!


Refresh Summer Skin with BVspa

Summer weather can take a toll on your skin just as much as winter. 

There are many factors that can play into this - being out in the sun too much causes skin to try out, while the UV rays penetrating below the top layer of skin can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. 

Swimming in a chlorinated pool can rip the skin of its natural oils and overtime, leading to premature signs of aging. Finally, being in an air-conditioned room for long periods of time can also dry out your skin.

Refresh your skin from the many elements of summer with a body butter or body lotion from BVspa by Bon Vital'

The BVspa Body Lotion and Body Butter are both very moisturizing, however there are key differences between the two. Body butters tend to be heavier and contain more lubricating ingredients such as Shea butter and natural oils to nourish the skin. Body lotions have a lighter consistency and a low oil content, making them moisturizing and accommodating for all skin types.


BVspa Body Butters are made with cocoa butter, Shea butter and essential oils. Cocoa seed butter leaves skin velvety soft, preventing dry, irritated skin. Shea butter also adds a high level of moisture, emollient and skin softening properties.

BVspa Body Lotions contain squalane, which is a vegetable based extract that can help prevent free radical damage that causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. It also contains jojoba oil and sunflower oil, which are great for moisturizing.

Here is my review on other products from BVspa, Click HERE!


Smashbox X-Rated Mascara Review

I received a sample size of Smashbox X-Rated Mascara in my May Ipsy Glam Bag and I just had to review it.

Created in Smashbox’s L.A. photo studio to be the most buildable mascara, X-Rated Mascara lifts and volumizes lashes with each layer and allows you to customize your bold lash look.

The Triple bristle brush allows you to go from dramatic and defined to over-the-top volume.

With each swipe, lashes get separated, magnified, and coated with an interlocking fiber formula that never flakes or smudges. 

The brush was designed with three deep channels to hold the perfect amount of formula for coating lashes, and the three rows of bristles isolate and extend lashes while the Tripod fibers wrap around each lash for amped-up volume.

Roll the brush up and out as you work from base to tip of lashes, taking lashes from subtle to obscenely volumized. 

The brush has a triangular shape or as Smashbox calls it, triangular tripod fibers. 

The 3 rows of bristles are supposed to isolate, amplify, and extend each lash. It also claims to be smudge, flake, and clump-resistant for up to 12 hours.

I loved the length and how my lashes were fanned out and not clumped together. It did give my lashes some volume but I wouldn’t say it was “amped-up” volume.

The one thing I really liked about the X-Rated Mascara, with each coat, it continues to build the length of your lashes but doesn’t clump them.

This mascara has good staying power, I’m not sure about 12 hours but it definitely lasted during the work day.

I did find the more coats I applied, my lashes would get those little balls on the tips and it would flake more throughout the day. I usually stuck with 3 coats.

Because I have teary eyes, I did noticed spots below my eyes after a few hours, but I get that with all mascaras.

I received the sample size but I love the packaging of the full sized X-Rated Mascara, it has a rectangular shape with a twisted center - it’s quite a unique look!

Smashbox X-Rated Mascara retails for $25 CAD and can be purchased from Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale and Sephora.


Gold Stripe Mani

I love gold polish, it gives a sparkle to any mani and is great for all seasons.

I chose this super easy nail design because it looks great and goes with anything.

I chose a white nail polish and a chunky gold glitter polish.

I also used a matte topcoat to get a velvety finish.
I wanted the gold polish to be the star of the show.

I used a toothpick to pick up some chunky gold glitter and apply them to the nail; this step is optional of course.

Here’s what you need:

-         BaseCoat
-         White Nail Polish
-         Gold Glitter Nail Polish
-         TopCoat
-         Matte Top Coat

- Apply a base coat to help protect the nails, this also prevents the polish from chipping.

- Apply the White Nail Polish to the nails, let dry completely.

- Using the thin part of the brush, apply the Gold Glitter Nail Polish down the center of the nail.

-  Using a toothpick, pick up some chunky gold glitter and apply them to the nail to make an even application.

- Apply a fast drying top coat.

- Apply a Matte Top Coat for a beautiful satin finish.

This super easy manicure can be used anytime of the year and it’s great for making shorter nails look longer!

If you would like to recreate this design, please use #BU10Nails on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


Organic Aromas Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser

I recently acquired an amazing Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser from Organic Aromas at a discounted price in lieu of an honest review.

Not only does it work amazingly, it is a gorgeous piece of home decor. It is made from glass and wood. It has a hardwood base and a narrowed glass reservoir with candle-wick top.

This diffuser is silent, you’ll never know it’s on except that it has a soft light rotation, going through a beautiful gradient of rainbow colors. This diffuser offers tranquility while it releases the oils into the air in a soft and organic way.

Organic Aromas even includes their own signature blend oil made with five unique essentials oils for you to use with their diffuser which is heavenly yet intoxicating. I’ve been using my diffuser in the evenings to help wind down for bed.

This is a powerful diffuser. It only took about a minute for my apartment to smell amazing!
It works by using an atomizer to create fine, airborne particles of essential oils and blowing them into the air. 

It does not need water or heat to get the essential oil into the air.

The run time is 2 minutes on, 1 minute off. It has a low and high setting.

These diffusers don't work well with thicker essential oils such as vetiver, frankincense, sandalwood, benzoin and patchouli, if you have these types of oils, Organic Aromas suggests diluting with other essential oils in a blend or perhaps with a thin oil like Sweet Almond oil.

Diffusers like my Raindrop diffuser range from $95, for a hand carved diffuser it is $125 - definitely worth the price.

I LOVE this diffuser!

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I am already looking at getting another one for the bedroom.

I highly recommend that you take a look if you want an essential oil diffuser. They have several different styles to choose from.

For more information, please see Organic Aromas website by clicking HERE!

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