Friday, August 19, 2016

PERFECT WAY TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY - MANI&PEDI DATE WITH MY GIRLS!!!!



Just couple of weeks ago I've had a chance to celebrate my Birthday - those of you who know me or had a chance to celebrate with me - you know we've always done it the "dinner style".
This year - because motherhood got even more busy:-) - I thought it would be nice to celebrate it a little bit differently - in a way that all ladies would enjoy it - so I thought about hosting mani/pedi party at one of my favourite places in Calgary, located in Mission (on 4th street) - Uptown Boutique Nails&Spa!!


Uptown offers high quality beauty services - focusing on nails - using the top brands available on the market. Moreover, beside the amazing interiors (feels like being in NYC) - the staff is just amazing- so professional and kind.

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Beautiful interior design of the Uptown:-)


Couple of my fav nail polish brands - @TomFord & @Louboutin


There is no way I could celebrate my Birthday without champagne - so we all enjoyed chilled Taittinger Champagne (thanks Tiffany for organizing:-) on the hot Saturday afternoon:-)

Special THANKYOU to Taittinger Champagne for my fav "bubbles"

Delicious appetizers from Yann Haute Patisserie 

While chatting and catching up (getting our nails done) all ladies truly enjoyed some appetizers prepared by chef Yann Blanchard from Yann Haute Patisserie (thank you Jeraldine!!).

Getting my hair "fixed" by my talented and lovely friend - Shauna Jayne Bellerose:-)

Few of my lovely GF:-)



Cheers w/beautiful Lana:-)

Special surprise - quick visit of my baby Olivier:-)





Special ThankYou to all of my girlfriends - who made it and celebrate my birthday that day - and to all of you who sent me kind notes & wishes!!!
Lots of love sent your way!!!

Special THANK YOU note to talented Paulina Ochoa Photography for taking amazing photos & capturing unforgettable moments!














Monday, August 8, 2016

GETTING MY GLOW WITH GLO ANTI-AGING TREATMENT BAR!





Just last week I had a chance to experience my first treatment at 
Glo Antiaging Treatment Bar in Calgary!
Exciting?Yes!!!
Why??? Because of few reasons!
Those of you who know me and follow me for some time - know how much I love beauty and all news related to this topic. Moreover, as a beauty blogger, stylist, person who work within fashion and media industry - I know how important it is to keep your skin looking fresh and..glowing:-)
Well - after becoming a mom - I have been so busy with the new role as well as working full time and doing million other things! So maintaining healthy, glowing skin is sometimes a challenge!
Another reason - this new beauty spot in Calgary will get me GLO ready for our annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala in November - as one of our partners supporting this project - all to raise importance of culture in our life and..give back by raising funds for this year charity of choice - Kids Cancer Care in Alberta!!

After my first personalized consultation with Keri and Branda (love these ladies!) - I've had my first treatment done last week, called HydraFacial.
It's all about hydrating the skin(after cleansing of course and few other steps!) which is a first step to get my skin ready for my next treatment  - Venus Viva (I am so excited for this one so stay tuned!!)

Happily waiting for my first treatment at GLO!


During my first HydraFacial treatment



My skin felt absolutely amazing after the treatment - looking fresh and radiant event without the makeup!!
You will definitely see the difference after just first session!!
If you would like to learn more about this amazing beauty to-go place in Calgary as well as about their services - check their website or visit the place - you won't be disappointed!!

p.s. After my facial - Branda hooked me up with Lymphatic Drainage treatment - after just 25 minutes - I felt re-energized and...lighter:-) Perfect for those of you who need eliminate toxins, puffiness and actually - amazing for regular travellers!!!



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Thursday, August 4, 2016

DISCOVER THE NATURAL BEAUTY WITH ZORAH COSMETICS!!!!





Just recently I have been introduced to this beauty brand - called Zorah Biocosmetiques - made in Quebec Canada featuring the power of precious oil - Argan oil. This precious oil, which has been used in Morocco for centuries, contains extraordinary dietary, pharmaceutical and cosmetic properties. It is extracted from the fruit of the Argan tree–a tree unique to Morocco–which is grown to fight desertification and happens to be protected by UNESCO.


What I love about the line is the fact that it is an organic, environmentally friendly and fair-trade line of products. Moreover, Zorah biocosmétiques is not only recognized for the quality and effectiveness of its products and service, but the entire line was created ecologically using only the finest organic and fair-trade ingredients.





I've had a Kaïla i've had a chance to test 4 of their products: Kaila, Sitala, Hani & their Volumizing Mascara.



Kayla is 2in1 cleansing gel that gently and deeply cleans and purifies the skin. 
Used for thousands of years by North American Natives to detoxify and deeply cleanse skin, Canadian elderflower has a calming and effect on skin. Kaïla soothes inflamed skin while boosting its immune defense system. Caress your face with this mild and relaxing gel that will leave your skin soft and glowing. Its great for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin.


Sitala is great moisturizer that deeply tones, moisturizes and nourishes your skin! Exceptionally effective, sitala  stimulates skin cell regeneration, leaving skin firm and toned.What I found great about this product is its tightening effects that you can feel as you apply it. Sitala will make you look like you’ve had a natural “face lift”!


Well - I think you will love this product for sure - especially during the summertime!!!
Hani is the first and only after-sun skin care to offer the active benefits of an exclusive blend of Organic Argan, Chìa, and Kendi oils.
It reduces redness and sun damage, as well as instantly soothes and refreshes sun-exposed skin and rapidly regenerates dried-out skin. It has high concentration of  Omega 3, 6 and 9, vitamin E, and anti-oxidants.


If you are looking for that perfect mascara that works great in your inner-corners of your eyes - this is the one you have to try!!!
Supple and fine bristles at the tip of the brush surround and separate even the tiniest lash, while firm and thick bristles at the base of the brush shape lashes. Intense black color from pure mineral pigments. This unique formula, enriched with organic Argan oil, surrounds and treats each lash to give it breathtaking volume and perfect definition. What is great about this mascara is the fact that it is opthalmologically tested & suitable for use with contact lenses.


For more information about the brand and their products, visit their website!!
If you would like to purchase them in Calgary - you can find the products at @PlanetOrganic stores across the city:-)

Monday, July 11, 2016

THE TRUTH BEHIND ITWORKS!! - MY FIRST 30-DAY JOURNEY!!




Those of you who are following me on social media and checking my blog regularly - know that I have been trying selected products from ItWorks! the last month.
I actually had a chance to get introduce to the brand right after my son was born-trying their amazing wraps (my sincere ThankYou to Tanya Valk!) but just recently I've seen results of people using selected products for 30/60/90-day challenge - and I was amazed by their results!


Last month I've had a chance to meet such a lovely person - Shayba Lee Kennedy - who I partnered with to go on a journey with ItWorks! again trying their Greens, Thermofit, Formula FF and Defining Gel!
I really like the products - and thought I would share my results(picture was taken this morning!) but I think it would be even better if I would implement their amazing body wraps - so stay tuned as we are going to continue my journey for the next 30 days - and we will be adding their crazy amazing wraps:-)

For more information about products and more info - please contact Shayna directly!
She is amazing!

Me - Mommy of 17month-old Olivier - after 30-Day of trying ItWorks! products

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

BEAUTIFUL FEYA CANDLES ARE MAKING A CHANGE IN THE WORLD!!






Just recently I've had a chance to discover new company called Feya Candle Company thanks to power of social media. Because I love fragrances and candles - I was inspired while browsing their Instagram pictures and thought that it would be great to learn more about the brand as well as to check their candles!!




Feya Candle Company first began as a big dream to change the world.  Founder - Sarah Mullins wanted to honor the legacy of her Grandmother and Aunt who helped raise her and chose to name the company after them. 
 With a knowledge of candles and having ran a retail storefront for 3 years, Feya was launched as a nationwide wholesale-only company with a mission of delivering a meal to a child in need for every candle sold. 

 Available in boutique shops in over 20 states, Feya then expanded to online retail sales so anyone, anywhere is able to purchase a candle and help change the world.  They have hand delivered meals to impoverished communities in Haiti & Nicaragua, as well as City Missions all over the United States.  
What is so important - they hand deliver so they can guarantee the money is being used for food and they can personally make a difference by meeting the families and working in the communities. I am amazed by the number of meals they have been able to deliver so far: 12,417!!!

Feya Candles are 100% soy candles with all natural wicks, available in 12 fragrances.  
The benefit of soy candles is a longer burn time (approx 50 hours per candle), cleaner burn (no black soot or smoke) and a stronger fragrance.  












My sincere ThankYou note to Feya Candle team for sending me a gift of their TOP4 Best-Sellers, including Sage&Lemongrass, French Vanilla&Amber, Sandalwood and Pear Spice!!
My house is going to smell so beautifully this summer!!!

And to all of You who love candles as much as I do - together with Feya Candle Company - we've created special PROMO CODE to receive Your 10% OFF your online purchase when you use the following code:  FASHIONCALGARY

Happy Shopping:-)



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NEW SHOPPING DESTINATION IN ASPEN/CALGARY - WELCOME TO HOUSE OF LALEH!!!



Last week I've been invited for the preview of new boutique located in Aspen community, in Calgary, called Boutique Laleh. They've had their Grand Opening happening last Saturday but I wanted to share the excitement in advance:-)

Boutique Laleh (meaning "The house of Flowers") is an upscale women's clothing boutique owned and operated by Samantha Nyakudya, that carries Ready-to-Wear (RTW) designer and casual/contemporary apparel & accessories for women. In addition, you will also find designs created by the store owner - Samantha - called The House of Laleh INC. When it comes to brands selection - you will find it very interesting for sure - as the boutique carries brands from LA, UK , such as  LA LUX, Hera, Caribbean  Queen and to name a few.



What I found very interesting about the place is the concept itself - the boutique owner - Samantha- wanted to open an exclusive space that is almost like a personal closet where you can just walk in, find something you love and leave happy with something unique. The energy in the place is very relaxed and comfortable for sure!! (plus after seeing all the clothing and accessories selection - you won't like to leave!).






Boutique Laleh provides services such as Style Assessments, personal shopping, and special ordering to customers during store hours and by personal appointments. Boutique Laleh’s innovative Style Assessments and educational emphasis in helping women develop their personal styles will definitely enhance the store reputation as a truly unique boutique in #YYC!!

Excited for the Grand Opening(after some shopping:-)

To learn more about the Boutique Laleh- check the brand on Social Media, including their Instagram profile at: Boutique Laleh : Houseoflaleh as well as their Facebook page.


Friday, June 17, 2016

ASCOTS, TIES AND OTHER MENS ACCESSORIES AS PERFECT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS!!




Last Sunday I've had a pleasure to be at @GlobalTV Calgary - SundayMorningNews - talking all stylish mens accessories that can be a perfect gift for Father's Day!!
If you missed watching it - here are just few pics showcasing great ideas - definitely worth exploring tie and bowtie gift sets from local brand - Studio Maviz, English foulards (100%Italian silk) available exclusively at FashionCalgary website, pair of classy elegant or more casual sunnies from local eyewear store - SolOptix, great gift ideas (including FitBit, Daniel Wellington classic watch, Grosche Coffee Maker, Olympic wear etc) available exclusively at Hudson'sBay as well as something for Dads who pay attention to their hair and skincare - including amazing gift sets from Redken available at Edges Salon&Spa in Calgary as well as $40 Dermalogica Shave Kit -exclusively for TommyGuns Barbershop across Alberta.




Make sure to check #limitededition #english #foulards available exusively at @thefashioncalgary !

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