BEAUTY | The Perfect Pedicure

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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There’s nothing more luxurious than taking a few minutes for yourself to pamper the areas that work overtime everyday – your hands and feet. Even if your only Valentine’s Day plans are Netflix and cuddles with your significant other, having beautiful nails and soft skin is a sure fire way to feel even more relaxed. 

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Here are a few things I like to do to get  my spa-like relaxation prior to a date:

- Soak hands and feet in Epsom salt. This helps to relax as well as loosen the dry skin and cuticles for removal. This is a crucial step for an excellent manicure and pedicure experience. 

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- Pedi Perfect feet begin with a foot file to soften your heels and remove the dead skin build up that seems unavoidable in these dry winter months. I recommend the Amope Electronic Foot File for this.

- Moisturize! Keep your hands and feet hydrated with a good moisturizer.

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- Now begins the nail care portion. For a quick and easy way to achieve a salon-like nail, I like to use a electric nail file like Amope’s Pedi Perfect Electronic Nail Care system. It’s simple, effective, and saves me a considerable amount of time with a 3-step system of file, buff, and shine. This works wonders on both hands and feet.

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STEP ONE – FILE
- File your nails with precision and speed with this pulsating emery head.

STEP TWO – BUFF
- Smooth out any ridges and imperfections on your nails by lightly buffing with the second Amope head attachment (conveniently numbered). It’s recommended not to buff your nails for more than 15 seconds every 2 weeks as not to compromise your nail strength.

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STEP THREE – SHINE
- This is the step that blows me away every time without fail. Instead of having to wait for polish to dry, I prefer to shine them with this tool as it creates a looks as if you were wearing clear polish. It’s crazy, I know. Healthy nails are just a shine away. 

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The Amopé™ Pedi Perfect ™ Electronic Nail Care System is the perfect and effortless way to keep your toe and finger nails natural looking and shiny. Its ergonomic design allows for use on both toe and fingernails, and comes furnished with two different speed settings (Normal and Fast). The easy to use product comes with three different heads that allows you to file, buff and shine in less than a few minutes.  Get yours now!


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Amopé™ Canada via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Amopé™ Canada



TRAVEL | The Great Jetaway

Friday, January 29, 2016

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There are so many places in the world I have yet to discover and I’m sure you have someone in your life that has a lengthy list of dream destinations too; here’s your chance to make one of their travel fantasies a reality!

Nominate a friend, a family member, or a neighbour to help them win their dream vacation with the Edmonton International Airport’s GreatJetaway contest! It’s easy:

1.     Create a 15 second video explaining who you think deserves the trip of a lifetime,    where they want to go and why. 

2.     Post the video on Instagram or Twitter

3.     Add the hashtag #EIAGreatJetaway in the caption and tag three friends to nominate someone special in their lives.

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My nomination is for my sister, Katie, who has always been curious about our heritage ever since she found out our surname, Karpetz, was unique and only found in Canada. She knew our ancestors had immigrated so surely there had been a name change upon entering North America. After a little more research, she discovered the next closest surname, Karpets, which is prevalent in Russia and the Ukraine. Her dream, aside from seeing the Kremlin and other epic monuments, is to go sleuthing to find any long lost or distant relatives in Russia. As the older generations keep passing away, she has taken it upon herself to become the family historian; this would certainly help her honor that position!

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Check out my video entry on Instagram here.

The top five finalists will be selected on February 4th, 2015

Visit  eiagreatjetaway.com for more details. Good luck!

This post was sponsored by EIA. All opinions are my own. 

OUTFIT | Fire Walk With Me

Friday, January 22, 2016

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OUTFIT | turtleneck - c/o Le Chateau | skirt - vintage | moon dust necklace - gift | studded flats - Christian Louboutin 

Unintentional Twin Peaks vibes in this shoot; it must be the plaid kilt and the forlorn looks. The very best part of this outfit has to be my necklace filled with actual moon dust... MOON DUST! It has made the top 5 most interesting things I own list for sure.

Photographs - Michael Borchert

Designer Spotlight | CC Ruth

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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rings - cc ruth

I've recently become quite enamoured with cc ruth's delicate silver rings. The designer, Cecily, also happens to be one of my best pals. Handcrafted in Toronto, cc ruth makes both hammered and classic silver stacking rings that are gorgeous in their simplicity, worn alone or together with more elaborate rings. Check out her website here.



BEAUTY | Glowing Gardens

Monday, January 18, 2016

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Diorskin Nude Air Illuminating Powder - Glowing Pink  | Dior 5 Colour Eyeshadow - Rose Garden | Dior Addict Lip Flow Liner | Dior Vernis - Lilac all available here.

I didn't realize how ready for spring I was until a package full of pastel Dior cosmetics arrived on my doorstep, ironically on the coldest day of the year. I certainly won't be waiting for the thaw to begin before wearing these beauties.