September 1, 2014

OSiS+ Wax Dust

Think about this concept for a second: a hair wax that is actually a powder. Whaaaaatttt? Ever the innovators in all things hair, Schwarzkopf Professional recently launched OSiS+ Wax Dust ($23.50 CAD), a new product that is kind of incredible.

Like the popular Dust It, Wax Dust comes in a small 15 g shaker bottle. However, the powder inside is formulated to transform into a light creamy wax consistency in the palms of your hands. This means you get all the benefits of a wax while maintaining a dry, texturized style that's remouldable and without the heavy buildup.

To use it, I typically sprinkle a small amount of powder directly onto my hair and use my hands to work the product through, twisting strands to create texture as I go. It's important not to use too much product as it can get a little sticky -- particularly at the roots if your hair tends to get greasy. Wax Dust also has no discernible scent and blends in easily despite being white in colour so you don't need to worry if you've got dark hair like me!

August 27, 2014

Red & Navy

I love red and navy together so I may have gone slightly overboard with the matching on this outfit... but at least my sunglasses are different? Speaking of, I really can't get enough of flash lenses these days. I want to collect them all!

Dress: The Kooples (similar) / Shoes: Joules (c/o) / Bag: Joules (c/o)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (here) / Bracelets: AVON (c/o) (here and here)

August 23, 2014

Mes Vacances: Québec City

Bonjour! I'm now back from my vacation and thought I'd share a few pictures with you all. The first stop on my east coast itinerary was Québec City.

Since this was my first time visiting, we made sure to hit up as many of the tourist attractions as we could. Old Québec is a popular destination with its historic buildings, fortifications, and view of the St. Lawrence River.

I especially loved how quaint and charming the neighbourhood was. BC is such a new province by comparison so we don't get to see architecture like this anywhere. Some of the structures we saw date back to the 1600s!

A relatively short drive away from the city is Île d'Orléans, which has apparently been described as the "microcosm of traditional Québec and as the birthplace of francophones in North America." With lots of farms and wineries, I can see this being a great place for locals to escape to.

Close by was the Chute Montmorency, a waterfall that is actually higher than the more famous Niagara Falls.

I spent a lot of my time in Québec eating copious amounts of carbs (I'll be posting some of my favourite vacation eats soon). Of course, brunch everyday was a necessity.

We also discovered a great lookout spot by the Citadelle de Québec, which gave us a different view of the famed Château Frontenac. So pretty, isn't it?

Hope you enjoyed this re-cap... Montreal is coming up next!