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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Anthropologie Beauty


The best of Anthro beauty

As most of you know Anthropologie is one of, ok my favourite store. It's hard not to go in there and come out empty handed. Everything is so beautiful, unique and inspiring. For the last little while, they have really been stepping up their beauty game. There are so many fun and unique products just waiting for me to test. This is a round up of my favourite ones so far.

The best hair, nail and face masks

Ok, how cute are these? Can't go wrong with the adorable packaging and pastel colors. First of all, I love that the brand Kocostar is Canadian (Canada represent!). Each single-use mask and cream is phthalate and paragon free. They are packed full of essential oils (which in case you haven't heard is all the rage) and they have a variety of kinds to try. My favourite is probably the Hair Therapy one, mostly because it smells like Lavender which is one of my favourite scents. The Nail Therapy one is awesome, especially in between manicures. Of course you can never go wrong with a foot treatment, especially in the summer months. The only one I haven't tried out is the Split End Therapy, which looks promising.

Rose Water

Mario Badescu can do no wrong. You might remember me talking about my love for his products here. The Rose Water facial spray is one my favourites. I love it in the summer time for a little refresher, especially when it's hot out. 

Best lip scrub and lip butter


These are two of my favourite lip products hands down. I use the Butter elixir lip every night before bed. It smells delicious and leaves my lips moisturized but not greasy. The Albeit lip scrub is great at getting rid of dead skin (especially when you get those goopy lines from lip gloss, you know what I'm talking about right?). Not to mention it looks so pretty, comes in the cutest packaging and smells like dessert.

Anthropologie Beauty


The Kaia Juicy Bamboo Natural Facal Cleansing Cloths are the best face wipes  I have ever tried, and I have tried a lot! They smell like a tropical vacation, are cruelty free and made of 100% biodegradable bamboo fibres. 

The MIYU De-Stress MI Beauty Essence is a great little mist that is perfect for helping you let go of some stress. Spritz a little here and there, take a few big deep breaths in and you feel a whole lot better. The pepperminty smell also perks you right up!

Have any of you checked out Anthropologie's huge beauty selection? What are your favourites?

<3 Kastles

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Mom Uniform


How to style leggings

As I was saying in this post, Emery and I have been busy little bees lately. Between play dates, workouts, & running an endless amount of errands, we always seem to be on the go. I have come to perfect the best "Mom Uniform" for all this running around. The first and most important piece to this uniform of mine is a good pair of leggings.

A lot of my leggings were poor fitting and trashed. Not a cute look for this Mama. Thankfully these Mondor Tuxedo leggings have come to the rescue.

Ombre nails

Details: ALDO Accessories Mirrored Sunglasses & Ombre Nails c/o NailitSpa 

Mom style

How to style leggings

Mondor is a leg wear company based out of Montreal, who develops high performance tights and competition apparel. They also create comfortable, fashionable tights designed for active women. I love that they pay attention to the fabrics they use, making sure it is of the highest quality. Most importantly they focus on fit. 

Converse Chuck Taylors


Let me tell you, I have never owned a better pair of leggings then these bad boys. They are the comfiest and chicest pair of leggings. One of my favourite things about them is the fit. They sit a bit higher in the waist so I don't have to worry when I am bending over (which as a Mom of a toddler, happens a lot). They also suck everything in which is a great added bonus. This particular style has faux leather paneling on the sides which definitely steps  up my cool game. I also really like these Moto Leggings, the mesh panels are very on trend.


How to style leggings

The next piece in my uniform is a comfy top or tank that is on the longer side. Don't get me started on how leggings are NOT pants, haha! Then I like to add one more layering piece, in the winter it is usually a cardigan. Right now it's a light weight oversized plaid shirt. If I get too hot, it still looks cool (well at least I think it does) tied around my waist. Last but not least is a classic pair of sneakers.

What does your Mom uniform look like? Does it consist of leggings? 

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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Peony Season

White and Pink Peonies

I have been a long time fan of Peonies long before Instagram and bloggers made them the "It" flower.   My Nana and Mom introduced them to me a long time ago. Fun fact, when Aaron and I were looking at houses I would always count how many Peony bushes each house had. It might have had a tiny influence on which house we ended up with, haha!

White and Pink Peonies


Peonies

White Peonies

Our house has 6 Peony Plants ranging in colour, type and size. Some of the plants are quite young and only produce a few blooms, and some are quite a bit older and produce a ton of flowers!

White Peonies

Can you spot the Bumble Bee? I love that these flowers attract these little guys!

Fuchsia Peonies

Pink Peonies

Peonies

If you have been following me on Snapchat (kastlescamponi) you will see how every time there was a thunderstorm I would run out into my yard to save my Peonies. I love filling my home with these beautiful flowers (but I still like to leave some out for those Bees). You will also see how I found a lady who has 11 Peony Plants lining her fence and another who had their whole backyard filled with Peonies! #LifeGoals.

Peonies

Peonies

Pink and White Peonies

Pink and White Peonies

My Peonies all bloom at different times which is nice. These beautiful Pink and White Peonies are the last to bloom. According to this Peony List they are either called Show Girl or Bowl of Beauty Peonies, I am not quite sure.

Pink and White Peonies

Pink and White Peonies

Pink and White Peonies


Sadly most of my Peonies are all done for the season. At least I have 6+ rose bushes to enjoy for the rest of the summer! Do any of you have Peonies in your yard? 

<3 Kastles




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Monday, 20 June 2016

Jumpsuit Summer.










I remember a couple of summers ago I was pregnant with Emery and there were so many cute jumpsuits out. Not a lot of them would fit with my little 😉 belly. Last summer postpartum me wasn't totally into it but this summer I am all over it. Enter this Brisa Jumpsuit from Anthropologie, the pattern is so fun & the black is slimming. I love the billowy legs, keeps things cool and kinda makes me feel like a Genie. Yes, I just might call this my Genie romper. Have you tried out any rompers lately?

<3 Kastles

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Life Lately

Pink flamingo ottoman & Ban.do agenda

It seems like this time of the year is busy, go go go! Emery and I always seem to be heading out the door during the week. We can't wait for the end of the month when Dada will be done work for the summer! 

If you follow along on Snapchat (kastlescamponi) you will see I have been filling my house with Peonies from the yard. I usually like to put out a tray on my Gold Flamingo ottoman from Obviously Chic filled with favourite mags, flowers & trinkets. I picked up the latest Ban.do Agenda for next year, because if you are Ban.do fan like me these bad boys sell out super fast!

Spring Sephora products

Since Em and I have been spending a lot more time outside my hair has been a little on the crispy side. I picked up a little treat for my hair from Sephora the other day for a extra little conditioning. I thought I would give Bumble and Bumble's Invisible Oil Conditioner a try. I also picked up a few other goodies included Dr.Jart+ Black Charcoal Mask (that everyone seems to be raving about) & Josie Maran's Whipped Argan Oil

Slip on sandals for summer

One trend I keep seeing pop up is slip on sandals & little spaghetti strap dresses. I can get behind the sandals but I am having a hard time committing to any sort of spaghetti strap situation. Mostly because I'm not into wearing a strapless bra, haha! I thought these tan sandals from Joe Fresh would be a nice break from my Birkenstocks (my Birkenstock tan is outta control!).

Julep Maven Beauty Subscription

I have a monthly subscription to Julep, which means each month I get a curated box of their latest beauty products. They are mostly nail polish based but lately they have been stepping it up with some fun beauty products. The last couple of months I have been opting out mostly because we are trying to save moola but I forgot this month. It was a pleasant surprise to see it in my mailbox, plus they always sneak a little candy into each box :).

Scallop Bikini

I've really been struggling with that last 5-10 pounds of baby weight (more on that later 😜), and this cute scalloped bikini from Old Navy has been my motivation. June has been my lets kick some butt month in the fitness & health department. 

Baby Girl Nursery Decor

Poor Emery, her little room is still in progress, although let's be honest she doesn't really notice. Uashmama sent over this adorable Rose Quartz Paper Bag (yes it's made out of paper!) and I love sticking all her cute girlie things in it. It might have to make an appearance in the living room with some peonies in it 😉.

Happy Friday everyone! 

<3 Kastles

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