Saturday, March 19, 2016


It is that time of a year when we all are done with Winter and waiting for Spring to arrive - and what is so interesting this year is the fact that first day of Spring is not that far away from the Easter weekend.
From my own experience (if you are wine lover:-) I know how tough it was for me to find that perfect bottle of wine to celebrate holidays with my loved ones....well until I've tried Yalumba Christobel’s Moscato.

The wine comes from Australia and if you haven't had a chance to hear about the name before - Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned and operated winery which was established in 1849.
 It is operated by the Hill-Smith Family, located in the Barossa Valley in South Australia.
 Christobel’s  Moscato is named in honor of the late Christobel Hill Smith who was an integral part of the personality of Yalumba for over 60 years. Her vitality and charm bewitched all those around her that's why this is a dashing, lively, aromatic wine, and is reminiscent of its namesake, Christobel.

Yalumba Christobel’s Moscato is the perfect representation of spring and Easter (well - once you look at the bottle - the packaging says it all - with the fresh spring flowers, birds and butterflies).
The label is an excellent reflection of what is inside the bottle as the wine is 100% moscat - it is fragrant with floral notes and tropical fruits. On the palate it is fresh with tropical fruits and just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of effervescence to make it light and refreshing, pretty and elegant.
And...if you are concerned because you are vegan or vegetarian - well - don't worry - it's going to be perfect for you then!
Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do and...Happy Easter:-)

Friday, March 11, 2016


When I've first had a chance to meet Neveen few weeks ago - I left our meeting so inspired by this woman. She is not only one of the most professional person I've met but mostly - so passionate about what she does.
For those of you who didn't have a chance to hear about Neveen - well I am sure you will hear about her soon as she is going to take the lead in the beauty world with her cosmetic brand - Neveen Dominic Cosmetics!
 An industry vet, Neveen owned and operated Africana Salon and Beauty Supply for ten years before creating her signature cosmetics company.
And since I've had a pleasure not only do our exclusive interview with Neveen just this week - I also had a chance to test some of her beauty&makeup products!

Neveen Dominic Cosmetics - offers both skincare (love the wide range of her beauty products depending on your skin type and your needs!) as well as makeup line &... fragrances (both for women and men!).

What I love about the brand are actually two factors - firstly, the makeup line offers such a variety of shades (not only within foundation line but also when it comes to lipstick) but also they are truly long-lasting which for me is always a highlight! Being a busy mom and business woman - my days are crazy and sometimes I am out for meetings entire day without a chance to re-do my makeup. Well, with this line I don't have such issue as the makeup stays in place entire day!

As a makeup artist (yes - I know - some of you don't know that I am ALSO a makeup artist) I've been struggling a lot with finding right shades of foundation especially for Afro - American clientele. Novena's brand is a great solution to this problem!!

Products that you will have to try for sure - are definitely her lipstick (very high-pigmented!) as well as her shimmer (LADIES - Summer is coming  and if you are looking for that perfect GLOW-that product is a MUST-HAVE for sure!).

 Neveen Dominic Cosmetics eyeshadows

Neveen Dominic Cosmetics bronzing pallette - perfect for makeup artists

What I really like about Neveen's fragrances is the fact that they are not overpowering and stay on your skin for quite a long time!! (and they smell differently on each skin!).

Me-having my makeup finished with these perfect red lips:-)

With beautiful Neveen - Founder of Neveen Domenic Cosmetics!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Since my baby Olivier was born (cannot believe he is going to be 14 months old in a week:-) my days are super crazy busy (plus being back at work just a month after he was born) and I rarely have "me" time..
But...starting from end of January, going through the Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Academy Awards until coming in April - Juno Awards - its definitely "red carpets" season and there is no better excuse to do something for've accepted kind invitation from Babor Beauty Spa  owner - Helene - for a Limited Edition Red Carpet Facial yesterday (what a perfect timing to relax on International Women's Day!)

Specifically, in celebration of the JUNO Awards being held in Calgary on April 3rd, BABOR Beauty Spa has created this luxurious facial to get us-women-glowing!
The entire procedure starts with a beautiful cleansing, followed by an exfoliation and toning. (all of that happened after cup of delicious calming tea:-)
 My aesthetician - Laura - was very gentle and during performing my treatment she was explaining me step after step.
After first steps - she've applied fluid - appropriate to my skin type , followed by a face massage and revitalizing mask to breathe new life into my skin.
This facial goes above and beyond with all the little extras including a Sensational Eye Kur, a Rich Hand Mask and a Firming Neck & Decollete Treatment (face, neck and hands massage included!) - to give me an overall more youthful appearance.
Sensational Eyes Refreshing Active Pads and a specific eye massage smooths out fine lines and brightens the eye area. An Elsberry Stem Cell and Daisy Extract hand mask thoroughly hydrates and makes the hands appear more supple, while visibly reducing age spots. And the finishing touch, a Firming Neck & Decollete treatment with marine collagen and coenzyme Q10 help firm and plump the skin reducing the look of fine lines and giving the neck and decollete a visibly fresh youthful appearance.

When you book your Red Carpet Facial you will receive a FREE SKINOVAGEPX Firming Neck & Decollete Cream (20ml) to continue treatment at home.
*Offer valid until April 30th, 2016.

My sincere THANK YOU to Helene, Laura and Babor Beauty Spa team for making my experience a truly relaxing one!! I am loving my GLOW!!

My "treat" from BaborBeautySpa in YYC:-)