Category Archives: Beauty

Colgate Daily Repair + $250 Fairmont Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate Total* Advanced Health* Daily Repair.

I have a confession to make.

So what’s the one thing I slack on?

Brushing my teeth before bed!

Honest to goodness, there are times when I am SO tired that I fall face first into my pillow and into snoozeland. I wish I could be more consistent about it just so I could rock my nighttime routine and help prevent cavities. The weird thing is that I am beyond diligent about flossing and I do it daily. My whole day feels off if I don’t floss in the morning. (more…)

7 Essential Summer Beauty Tips

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate* Optic White TM/MC.

Summer is right around the corner and I’m trying to get my summer beauty routine up to speed with all the fun events I have planned with friends and family over the next couple months. Hello, wedding season!

I’ll be flying a bunch, going glamping and attending a mini family reunion in New York City. I’m definitely trying to make sure I look and feel my best for this summer and beyond. So I’ve put together a list of my 7 Essential Summer Beauty Tips to get you ready for all the warm weather and the activities that go with it! (more…)

My Colgate Optic White Beauty Lounge Makeover

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate* Optic WhiteTM/MC.

I’m pretty good about taking care of my skin, working out and eating well.

However taking care of my smile is one of things I am diligent about because it truly expresses who I am to the rest of the world. A warm smile is just contagious and opens you up to new people and new conversation. Having spent the past couple years traveling and moving cities, I make a point of smiling as much as possible because you never know who you will meet and connect with. (more…)

Spa Life: Park Hyatt Tokyo


Konichiwa! I’m back from Tokyo!

I had a bit of time to kill this month while I was waiting for some documents to be renewed, so I took a last-minute solo trip to Tokyo. With about 2 weeks notice, I was able to book myself on a flight, hotel (including the Park Hyatt Tokyo) and activities for a 10 day trip to just Tokyo this time. I tried to convince Paul and my sister to go, but no one could take the time off work with such short notice.

So I decided to go anyway! Tokyo is a city I’ve always wanted to return to – so here was my chance to enjoy it and explore it on my own. 10 days was perfect because I started to get lonely (not being able to speak Japanese) and I missed Paul and BINGO terribly.

I chose to do a city vacation with a jam-packed itinerary where I was seeing and doing a lot of stuff. It’s easy to burnout this way, so I am all about booking in downtime and unique spa visits into my travel plans. (more…)

Spa Life: Esme Beauty + Floral Bar – Calgary

Esme Spa Calgary

By: Colleen Seto

Even on a stormy winter morning, entering Esmé Beauty & Floral Bar is like finding an oasis. Located in a charming old house on Calgary’s busy pedestrian strip, 17th Avenue, Esmé offers an array of beauty services such as manis, pedis and waxing. (more…)

Beauty Favorite: Bio-Oil

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A sponsored post.

Does your skin feel dry coming out of the winter season?

I usually switch to a more intense body moisturizer like Bio-Oil in the winter months to help combat the effects of the dry winter air or too much time on airplanes. There are some days when I’m just running late or too exhausted (or lazy) to layer on multiple beauty products to keep my skin looking great. (more…)