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Monday, 29 June 2015

Current Favourites


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I usually go through phases where I tend to do my make up the same each day. This look has been my favourite look lately. The pink and purple tones are fun & summery.
Here is a list of the products I used:
Sonia Kashuk Blush & Bronzer- this is my favourite blush & bronzer, I stocked up on a few before Target left us. The colours are a great combo together, and I love the tiny bit of shimmer.
M.A.C Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick- depending on what you are wearing this lipstick looks more purplish or pinkish.
Make Up Forever Smoky Stretch Lengthening & Defining Mascara c/o- I usually use another type of mascara, & tend to stick to it. This Make Up Forever one has pleasantly surprised me. Not clumpy at all & I mean check out my lashes! It is my new favourite mascara.
M.A.C Pink Freeze Eyeshadow Palette- I love little eyeshadow palettes like this one. The colours go together beautifully & are as equally pretty by themselves. I also adore when things are tiny enough to go in my super packed make up bag. Seriously, why can I not figure out a better system for that thing?
What beauty products have you been into lately?
<3 Kastles
Sunday, 21 June 2015

Bath Time


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Ever since Emery was a little newborn, bath time has been one of Emery’s favourite things to do. She loves being in the water & it is so sweet to watch her play & explore. Our bathroom is not an ideal spot to capture photos of her having a blast. The lighting is terrible & our house is the midst of renovations. So when Canon Canada sent over this sweet little tub filled with fun photo props, a bath time photo shoot in the middle of the living room had to happen.
I just followed the guidelines again on the Baby Moments site to capture these photos. I picked our living room because it has a giant window that lets in lots of natural light. Just like in my first Canon Canada Baby Moments post, I used the EOS Rebel SL1 with the Canon EF 50mm lens to snap these shots. Make sure to have a spotter with you during this photo shoot, and a couple towels. If your little one is anything like Emery, there will be splashing :). Emery was so upset when this bath time was over, she did not want to come out of the tub!
There are lots of fun ideas of different moments to capture on the Baby Moments site. I definitely think I want to try taking some photos of Emery on the swing next. I wish I had known about this site when Emery was a newborn. There are so many adorable ideas. Canon has hand picked a Etsy page filled with inspiration & links to some of the most adorable baby props, check it all out here.
<3 Kastles
             *This post was created in partnership with Canon Canada.
                           Thank you for supporting me & my family.*

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Lavender Love


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Guys, I am so excited! This weekend one of my favourite online store, Obviously Chic is coming to Edmonton for a pop up shop! Jess is the sweetest girl & her shop has the prettiest things! I just got this pretty lavender top from her & couldn't be more obsessed with it. The pop up shop is happening this saturday from 10-5, find out all the details here. Hopefully I will see you there! Don’t be shy, if you see me make sure to say hi!
<3 Kastles
Lavender lace tee: c/o Obviously Chic, Boyfriend jeans: LOFT (similar here), Gold flower necklace: Shop Ruche (similar here), Leopard clutch: H&M, Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington, Nude pumps: Joe Fresh
Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Tropics


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Apparently I am obsessed with tropical prints right now (as seen in my last outfit post). I adore that this dress is comfy, basic & a fun print. I added a light jacket for when it cools down in the evening. What are you obsessed with lately?
<3 Kastles
Tropical dress: PINK (similar here & here), Belt: vintage, Linen stripe jacket: LOFT (similar here), Nude pumps: Kenneth Cole Reaction (old), Bracelets: LOFT, Earrings: ℅ Joe Fresh
                                        *Photos by Vickie Laliotis*
Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Baby Moments


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I have partnered with Canon Canada to help you capture all those special baby moments in your little ones life.
I love how Canon Canada has made it so easy for you. On their Baby Moments site, they have step-by-step tips on how to snap the perfect photos. One of my favourite things is how they have the different ages broken down into categories. Emery is almost 9 months, so I choose a tutorial from the 6-9 months category.
For my first post, I choose ‘Formal Portrait’. I picked out a cute little dress, and gathered up some fun pillows as suggested. One of the key things I have found for snapping awesome photos of Emery is having lots of natural light. Taking photos by a large window works great! I used the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with a Canon EF 50mm Lens to take these photos. I set the camera to portrait mode just like they suggested. Then away we went! Emery was super fascinated with her dress & kept trying to put it over her head. She is also trying to learn how to crawl, so lots of moving around was happening. I suggest using some type of toy that makes a noise of some sort to attract your baby’s attention your way.
I don’t know about you but I am terrible at actually printing photos these days. Lucky for you lovely readers, Canon Canada is giving away a compact photo printer (SELPHY CP910) to one of you! To enter either leave a comment below or head over to my Instagram to enter.
<3 Kastles
On Emery: Tulle Dress- Old Navy, Gold moccasins-c/o Teepeetots & Co.,Bow headband: c/o Obviously Chic
           *This post was created in partnership with Canon Canada.*

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Birchbox Canada


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You may remember me talking about Birchbox before over on this post. I was giddy with excitement when I saw the collaboration they were doing with Rifle Paper & Co. for April’s box. If you don’t know about the artist Anna Rifle & her beautiful products, you need to check it out now!
This box included:
BeeKind Shower Gel-the smell of this shower gel is divine!
Beaver Professional Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner- with coarse hair like mine, anything that helps moisturize & hydrates is a win in my books
Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter Highlighter- my favourite way to use this highlighter is to dab it on the inner corner of my eyes for a dewy eyed look.
Mereadesso All-in-One Moisturizer- me oh my! This moisturizer is an antiaging day/night cream, serum, eye cream, toner, and primer. I am utterly obsessed! I wish I had more!
Sign up for Birchbox now to receive their latest box, which is a choose your own summer adventure! I love the ombre water-colour boxes, so pretty!
<3 Kastles
*Birchbox: ℅. All opinions and views are my own.*


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