Hello Loves!

Although, we are still living in unpredictable weather, I am thinking it’s safe to say that Spring has finally sprung! THANK YOU LORD! The amount of times I have set all my patio furniture up, just for it to snow an hour after…. ugh Mother Nature you will be getting my bill.

Anyway, with my intense excitement for Spring, there has been a slight change in my uniform. What?! It seems to be that I am wandering out of the dark side, only slightly, I still have one foot firmly planted in my all grey closet. I am happy to have found this new interest in colours. Maybe it was that ghastly Starbucks unicorn drink I consumed.

Alright, maybe I am over exaggerating when I say ‘colour’, but for me beige or cream is like wearing bright pink! But I’m feeling rather daring in my old age. Watch out world this rainbow queen is coming for ya!

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Hello Loves!

This past weekend was one of the best weekends I have had in a while. You probably already saw from my hundreds of Instastories that Sameer (@playingwithapparelmen) celebrated his 28th birthday! So to celebrate we hit the road and headed to Montreal for a mini staycation at the luxurious Hotel William Gray. Now a bunch of you are going to be excited by this as you actually asked me to do a review of this hotel, and may I say thank you for demanding such a thing, as it was AWESOME!!

The Staff

Let me start off this review by thanking the wonderful staff of this hotel. Staff can make or break a trip, the staff of Hotel William Gray went above and beyond. To the point of leaving the hotel to show us exactly where the coolest bar is (more info later) and to show us how to get in. It was amazing, we felt like part of the crew.

The Hotel

Surrounded by culture in the heart of Old Montreal stands Hotel William Gray. In it houses 127 luxury rooms and suites, a spa, shopping, restaurants, event space, a cafe, bars and some of the most gorgeous views of the city. When it comes to location this truly can’t be beat, it is in walking distance to all sites that Old Montreal has to offer and more.

The Room

Sat on the corner of 7th floor was our room. Walking in you are welcomed by the sun, this room was surrounded by floor to ceiling windows showing off the beauty of Old Montreal. It was everything you could ask of a hotel room, Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso machine, the most incredible multi jet shower, exposed concrete ceilings, gorgeous furnishings, the comfiest soft white bed, and views for days. There was not one thing that could or should be changed, everything was perfection.

Food

If your looking for food this Hotel William Gray has you covered. Order room service from their extensive menu, or head downstairs to their acclaimed restaurant, Maggie Oakes that boasts local produce and home grown greens. If your looking for something to grab and go, the Café Olimpico is the spot, located by the hotel lobby is one of the cutest Instagrammable cafés that has an extensive coffee, tea and pastry list.

Entertainment

If you are 18 or over then you will probably be looking for some drinks. Head to the 8th floor and you will find Terrasse William Gray, a stunning rooftop bar with some of the most gorgeous views and fabulous atmosphere. But if you want a break from the hotel then ask the staff to show you, The Coldroom, I’m not going to give too many details on it as it is a proud Montreal secret, but you can thank me later, it’s pretty cool.

Everywhere you look at Hotel William Gray is something fabulous, the amount of detail that went into this hotel is awe-inspiring. This will most certainly be our home away from home in Montreal.

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Hello Loves!

So a couple of weeks ago I told you guys that I am now a proud member of the Amazon.ca associates program! Yes, still can’t believe it. Also, in that posting I linked a couple of my fav finds from Amazon.ca… you can check out that posting HERE! So many of you fell in love with the hair Elasticizer that I linked to, that I thought I would let you in on a couple of my beauty holy grails.

Philip Kingsley – Elasticizer

As I said I had linked this in the previous posting and people went crazy for it. You may have also caught my insta story raving about this brand and product. I used to use and live by the Elasticizer when I would chemically straighten my hair… I know! Worst mistake ever! But this pre shampoo treatment worked wonders, it healed my hair from the inside out, making it stronger, longer and healthier. I used this for a good year and it completely transformed my locks.

Tony Moly – 7 Day Brow Tattoo

You guys know how obsessed I am with brows, you can take away everything I own but please leave me with a good brow pencil. Over the past few months I have been a sucker for temporary brow tattoos. It’s not as scary as it sounds, I promise, what I am talking about is a super fine brow marker that allows you to create individual hairs… like a brow tat does, but you can take it off at the end of the day. In fact a couple of weeks ago I did a Insta story showing you this particular brow ‘tattoo’ and how I use it, and I had an OVERWHELMING amount of people asking where to get it… so here it is!

 

Fine Wind – Black Mask

We have all seen the hilarious videos of people crying while taking off these extreme black head removing masks. But as painful as it seems, they bloody work! I used the Fine Wind black mask the other day strategically placing it on my nose and chin (also because I’m a whimp and didn’t want it to hurt), and was left with the most clear pores I have ever had.

Amazon.ca offers a wide variety of beauty products that can all be found at the click of a button. Use this search bar to find exactly what your looking for…. maybe a mother’s day gift!

Happy shopping gorgeous peeps!

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Hello Loves,

A wise soul once told me, there is always room for self improvement. This is incredibly true. In months like this when the ever changing weather has me so incredibly uninspired, I find myself lost and confused. It is important to use this time to figure myself out.

What would I change about myself? What do I want to do? How could I be better? Consumed by my own thoughts, I am desperate to seek answers. While scouring the pages of Google I stumbled across this self help page, ‘Life Hack’, here there was a comprised list of 42 practical ways to improve yourself. Over the next year I plan to follow this guide, picking up a few ways each month. Now as I said above, there is always room for self improvement…. I am happy with what I have learnt and implemented into my life so far, and that is really the important thing isn’t it… feeling happy with ones self.

Here are a few ways I plan to improve myself over the month of April:

  • Reading

Now the guide asks you to read a book everyday, and for as much as I wish this to be possible it just isn’t. It also mentions some great self help books, which again unless they can also be used as a pillow I just can’t. I am however already an ‘avid’ reader, my bedside table is lost under piles of books (maybe my problem is, is that I’m a hoarder). I read as much as possible and have always found that, for me, getting lost in a good old mystery novel is the perfect ticket to inspire me.

  • Language

Number 2 out of 42 is to learn a new language. Now although I already have trouble with the English language, and I’m born in England, this is something I have wanted to do for a loooong time. I did once know another language, German actually, back in high school I was in the top of my class in German… but ask me anything now I will reply ‘guten tag’…, that’s all I got. For now I plan to learn French, why you may ask?, because I’m a huge fan of French cinema and I’m sick and tired of having to read subtitles.

  • Hobbies

Lastly for the month of April, I plan to pick up a new hobby. When it came to this one I was left confused, there are soooo many things that I am bad at. I mean if my hobby could be watching Netflix, I would be great at that, but the thing is it’s already a hobby and I already excel at it. So for a new hobby I plan to pick up cooking. I figured this would be a good hobby to have, not only am I learning a new skill but I might actually be able to serve something other than cheese pasta. Mmmm cheese pasta.

To read all 42 ways to improve yourself … CLICK HERE

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Hello Loves!

If you asked me what’s my fav online shop? I would quickly answer Amazon.ca, as a proud prime member I can order anything from cleaning products to a cute little dress and get it at my front door in two days!!

With this it gives me great pleasure to announce that I am now a delighted member of the Amazon.ca Associate program!! AAAAAA!!! I actually can’t believe it, I’m over the moon!

What this means is that each month I will be scouring the pages of Amazon.ca to bring you some of my fav finds. I am starting this amazing program off right now by bringing you my must have’s for spring beauty and fashion.

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