Monday, 20 October 2014

Product Review - Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

paul mitchell shampoo and conditioner

Saying that my hair is dry would be the understatement of the year, especially since I've moved to Canada. The long winters and -30 degrees temperatures wrecked havoc on my once perfect mane that did not used to need any other care than regular shampooing and some conditioning once in a while. Now I could shovel conditioner and masks on and still be a frizzy mess (thank you polar vortex!).

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The Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner from Hairtrade could not have arrived at any more of an opportune moment. I didn't waste any time trying them and I am starting to already notice some results - there's a definite increase in softness and volume and I am hoping to see an even better outcome in a couple of weeks (thank you Hairtrade!).

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Pros:
- Smells really nice
- You can feel results after the first try
- Gentle on the scalp - I have very sensitive scalp and I am still to feel any itchiness from it

Cons:
- The price is a bit on the steep side

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In conclusion, I am really happy with my complementary full sized samples of Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. If you have dry hair and feel like splurging on good quality products, I would definitely recommend them.

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Shampoo and conditioner courtesy of Hairtrade via EtailPR


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Nice and Easy

Fall Fashion Inspiration

Today's outfits are all about simple pieces that easily come together to form something great (kind of like when you put me in the same room with a chocolate cake) because who doesn't like it when things are nice and easy? Now if you'll excuse me, I shall spend the rest of this hour obsessing about a time when my closet will be containing all of these beauties.


Fall Fashion Inspiration

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 13 October 2014

The New Minimal

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I'm not exactly sure what started it. Maybe it was the Gap commercial, or the whole normcore movement, or maybe it just kind of developed as a reaction to all the over the top "statement pieces" we all hated to love so much. One thing is sure, minimalism is here to rule fall fashion and it won't be going away very soon. What is your take on the normcore trend?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 10 October 2014

5 Under $50 - Ankle Boots

5 boots under $50

You know that moment when you're bundled up in your electric blanket (because it's Canada and there's no such thing as autumn) and you decide that you have nothing to wear on your feet in this weather that's both windy, cold, sunny and wet at the same time? You probably don't, but that's exactly what I was feeling when putting together this list and the cold is making me overshare.

But let's get back to business. If you are looking for that perfect fall bootie you might want to take a look at these awesome finds - a mix of classic and statement pieces all under $50. I'd be on the watch for the Silence and Noise black leather ones which are an absolute steal at this price.

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

New Season - New Nails

pink nails

I know it's time for me to fall head over heels (yes, I went there) for all the deep reds and purples, but all I can think about are light neutrals. I went for a powder pink that almost blends with my skin tone and works out nicely with my newly discovered black and white obsession. What colours are you ladies rocking on your nails this cold season?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 6 October 2014

Black and White

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I usually love me a pop of colour in my life but lately neutrals have been my biggest craving. I scored this cosy cardigan at Winners last weekend and the velvet skirt has been a go to item in my wardrobe for years now. They seem to be getting along great so I have no intention of separating them through the course of this cold season. Any good finds lately, you'd like to share with me?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Two Halloween Costumes Inspired by the Swinging 60s

Halloween Costume Ideas

I usually don't do posts for Halloween since I never get around to celebrating it for some reason. This year, however, with the alarming quantities of witch, superhero and princess costumes I'm seeing everywhere I turn, I felt the need for an intervention. For those of you who don't feel like going with the flow of the masses, I give you these really cool outfit ideas inspired by the swinging 60s. Now that I've done my duty, I need to get my hands on a short blond wig and some serious quantities of eyeliner.

Halloween Costume Ideas


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Sweater Weather

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You know how a lot of people get super nostalgic about fall and can't wait to layer up and drink pumpkin spice lattes? Well if I lived in a tropical country and didn't have to see a sweater or dried leaf in my whole life, I would be a very happy gal. Still, I have to admit the reality of my situation and get all bundled up because the cold season is no joke in Canada. How do you feel about layering?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora