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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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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Beauty, Life

Beauty + Babes Giveaway

Babes, this is the blog post that I have been dying to write pretty much since Beauty + Babes launched – it’s finally time for a giveaway! I am SO excited for this, and I really loved picking out the perfect babe-approved products. The lucky winning babe will receive a super cute Sephora brand makeup pouch (perfect for stashing makeup to grab on the go to holiday parties!) AND a Kat Von D Studded Kiss Mini Lipstick Set, complete with 9 (yes, 9!) different lip shades! The rules for entering are super easy – just make sure you follow the Beauty + Babes blog, as well as the blog’s twitter feed, @beautyandbabes. Comment below letting me know what your #1 must-have beauty product for the holidays are, and you’re all set and entered – it’s as easy as that! The giveaway will end on Monday, November 24th at midnight, and I’ll contact the winning babe to give her the good news. Can’t wait to see all your comments and entries! lip
Beauty + Babes Giveaway

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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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Haute Halloween

Haute Halloween
Babes, Halloween is upon us and it is time to lock down that costume idea. This year I’ve decided to lean more towards a fashion inspired costume rather than the good ole reliable “Sexy Anything” costume – you know the ones; sexy plumber, sexy construction worker, sexy pencil (yes, I’ve actually seen this costume IRL). While those costumes are fun in their own way and I definitely did participate in the exaggerated Halloween sexiness back in my university days, in my old age of 28 I have (happily) outgrown this phase.

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Autumn Accessories

Autumn Accessories
Some say accessories (and diamonds) are a girl’s best friend, and I couldn’t agree more! On lazier days (read: rainy, cold, dreary days where I don’t have too much going on) I personally tend to keep my outfit simple and monochromatic, and I really play up my accessories. I am really getting into scarves and hats as of late – I cannot resist a good, thick scarf (really loving plaid and bright, fall colours – think apple red, hunter green, royal blue) and hats are just amazing for those bad hair days. Above are some autumn accessories that I am totally coveting – leave a comment down below and let me know what you babes think are some must-have fall accessories!

Brooks brothers watch
brooksbrothers.com

Fat Face thick scarve
$40 – fatface.com

Wool scarve
lorisshoes.com

Jigsaw gray beanie hat
$79 – jigsaw-online.com

DVF glove
piperlime.gap.com

Wildfox fox glasses
wildfox.com

Ray Ban ray ban eyewear
sunglasshut.com

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