Beauty, Fashion

Blonde Kim for the Win

Babes, it won’t be a surprise to anyone out there that I absolutely adore blondes – especially platinum, brass free, almost white blonde. As all of the internet knows, our dearest Kim decided to debut her hair jump from the darkest of browns to the lightest of blondes during Paris Fashion Week – and I have LOVED every minute of it! There are so many conflicting opinions out there (such as Ye MADE her do it) and memes (Oh God, the memes) – but I’m only interested in the opinion of my babes – Are you LOVING or LEAVING Kim’s blonder than blonde look?

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Fashion

Bikini Babe Dreaming

Babes, I don’t know about you but the weather here in Toronto has been downright freezing…we’re talking about an ungodly -20C. This kind of weather does absolutely nothing for me, and when this type of brutal temp hits you can usually find me practicing my best “babe-in-a-blanket” pose, dreaming (as well as wishing and praying) of a tropical location where I can get my tan and drink on. I’m a sucker for bikini’s – any reason to buy one works for me. I am loving more neutral and muted tones/designs for the upcoming (not fast enough) summer season, and am absolutely dying over interesting necklines and strappy details to the MAX. Babes, definitely let me know down in the comments what type of bikini/one piece you’ll be planning on rocking the next time the sun decides to give us some heat! Until then, I’ll be fantasizing about sun, heat, and margarita’s on ice…a babe can dream!Bikini Babe Dreaming

Mikoh one piece swimsuit
190 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Zimmermann swimsuit swimwear
310 CAD – zimmermannwear.com

Agent Provocateur swimsuit swimwear
150 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Vix bikini swimwear
285 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Vix swimsuit top
170 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Mikoh string bikini
125 CAD – net-a-porter.com

ADRIANA DEGREAS black bikini
330 CAD – modaoperandi.com

SHE MADE ME brazilian bikini swimwear
77 CAD – matchesfashion.com

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Fashion

Winter Inspired White

Babes, we’re officially bracing winter here in Toronto – personally, right now I am loving it – but that may become a different story after a few weeks. I am absolutely LOVING a crisp, white wardrobe for winter, paired with fur and vintage pieces – I cannot get enough! Let me know down in the comments what pieces you babes absolutely need in your winter wardrobe!Winter Inspired White

Balmain white blouse
$1,205 – yoox.com

Alexander McQueen peplum top
alexandermcqueen.com

Whistles crop top
$200 – whistles.com

White shirt
$21 – newlook.com

White skirt
chicwish.com

Delpozo dress pants
modaoperandi.com

Jane Norman white skirt
$45 – janenorman.co.uk

Stuart Weitzman sandals
neimanmarcus.com

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Beauty, Fashion, Life

Christmas Wishes

Now, I don’t mean to panic any of you beautiful babes, but I think I should let it be known that there are only 35 – yes, 35! – shopping days left until Christmas! Usually I leave things to the last minute – so guilty of this – but luckily I’ve started online shopping a few weeks back and have done some of my Christmas shopping. It’s times like these I am so happy I work in the hair/makeup/beauty industry – it makes shopping for the women in my life just that much easier. I’ve started to compile my x-mas list to give to my man (let’s be honest, I completed it months ago) and here are my top picks:
1. Gucci Cosmetics – I have been obsessing over Gucci’s cosmetic line since it launched back in October, and have been so disappointed that the line is not available to ship to Canada from Gucci’s website (crying face). I’ve been told Gucci cosmetic’s are available at Holt’s, so even though my BF tells me I already own way too much makeup, I’m hoping to find a few of these treasures in my stocking!
2. Valentino Rockstud Patent Leather Slingbacks – Babes, I die (or live?) for these amazing Valentino slingbacks! I’ve had my eye on these babies for a few good months now, and I know if I had these in my wardrobe they would most likely become my daily drivers. I love how they look with skinnies, skirts, dresses – everything! I want, want, want!
3. Candles – I really don’t know any babe who isn’t a maniac about candles, but sometimes I take it to a whole other level. To say that I am candle obsessed is an understatement – I love candles of any brand, size, and smell (especially any sugar, pine, or clean linen scent!)
4. Sexy Lingerie – yes, yes, YES! I love receiving lingerie as a gift, especially since we babes know how pricey lingerie can be. I hope to receive some sexy pieces from my favourite lingerie line Agent Provocateur and the ever sexy Victoria’s Secret.
5. Something Sparkly – last but definitely not least, I think every babe has some sort of sparkly shiny jewellery on their wish list, be it an amazing pair of earrings, a tennis bracelet, or that special once in a lifetime ring – sparkle sparkle! 
So babes, those are my picks this Christmas – let me know down in the comments what you are craving to see under the tree this year! Until next time, happy (in person/window/online) shopping!Christmas Wishes

Agent Provocateur pajamas
$350 – agentprovocateur.com

Hanky Panky bra
net-a-porter.com

Agent Provocateur panty
$195 – agentprovocateur.com

Gucci leather handbag
$800 – flannels.com

Allurez gold ring
$6,180 – allurez.com

Gucci lipstick
gucci.com

Lips makeup
bergdorfgoodman.com

Gucci makeup
gucci.com

Gucci fragrance
sephora.com

Wine glass
gilt.com

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Date Night Essentials

Babes, I don’t know about you, but I have been SO busy lately (work, appointments, shopping, etc) and life is showing no signs of slowing down especially with the holidays coming! That being said, I am DYING for a date night with my man, just the two of us, somewhere romantic…you know the drill. As of late, my absolute date night essentials are:
1. Hot Outfit – this one is self explanatory. Lately, I am loving leather everything and anything.
2. Sexy Nails – I’ve been really into my nails lately, experimenting with a new shade daily. Black and shiny (think patent leather-ish) is my number one nail shade right now.
3. Racy Underwear – Again, self-explanatory, but your bra and panties are something you can really have fun with. Victoria’s Secret has some really fun stuff out right now for the holidays, and Agent Provocateur is always on point with their designs.
Let me know down in the comments what your absolute essentials are for a babe-approved date night!
Date Night Essentials

Marni turtle neck shirt
modaoperandi.com

Balmain high rise skirt
$6,375 – balmain.com

Atsuko Kudo latex lingerie
luisaviaroma.com

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
bloomingdales.com

Nail treatment
etsy.com

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Babes, Fashion

Babe of the Week: Lauren Parsekian

So Babes, let me introduce you to my major girl crush and Beauty + Babes Babe of the Week – Lauren Parsekian! Now, if her name doesn’t ring any immediate bells, don’t panic. She isn’t a runway model (although she should be) and she isn’t a Hollywood starlet (although she could be) – she is a producer, director, co-founder of the Kind Campaign, and in terms of public notoriety, the public probably knows her best as the wife of Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul. The girl is absolutely stunning, and really is the epitome of a woman with beauty and brains. She is so naturally gorgeous and is truly a classic beauty – she has stunning bone structure, an insanely model-esque figure, and DROP DEAD GORGEOUS hair! I cannot get over how natural, shiny, and healthy her long (I’m guessing 24″) blonde locks are. Lauren definitely tops my list of hair envy babes, and to celebrate her as this week’s Babe of the Week, here are her top three looks!

lauren parsekian

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I cannot get over how gorgeous Lauren looks in this stunning  floor length deep red gown she rocked to the 2014 Golden Globe awards. I love the deep-v cut neckline, the feature knee-high front slit, and the slight mermaid silhouette – she looks absolutely phenomenal! I am LOVING her hair – voluminous, sleek, and sexy – and her diamond accessories set off the look perfectly. Her smoky makeup is perfect for a red carpet appearance without being over-done, and overall, she looks simply amazing. I almost wish I could cut Aaron out of the shot so we could see more of Lauren’s look – sorry AP!

US-ENTERTAINMENT-NEED FOR SPEED-PREMIERE

2.

Lauren does mesh and sheer paneling absolutely RIGHT in this amazing maxi length black gown she wore while supporting her man at the premiere of Need for Speed in March 2014, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in LA. I absolutely adore her ombre hair, and I love the sleek low ponytail she is rocking. Her statement necklace works perfectly with the overall look, and although her dress is mostly 40% sheer, it’s done in a classy and elegant fashion. Lauren looks perfect – I cannot wait to see more of this babe on the red carpet.

LP wedding

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My absolutely favourite look of Lauren’s has to be her on her wedding day – she is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. She looks radiant and glowing, and overall just so happy! I am obsessed with her hair which is styled in soft, romantic curls, and her light smokey eye makeup is paired perfectly with soft blush contouring and a nude lip, which is one of my all time favourite make up looks. Her dress is the “Paris” design by Kenneth Pool by Amsale Aberra – she looks amazing in the corset top with sweetheart neckline, which fits her figure perfectly, and the tulle asymmetric gown adds some drama, which is necessary for every bride on her big day! THE BOTTOM LINE: Lauren Parsekian is one smart and sexy babe – Aaron Paul, don’t ever let her go! 

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