Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Wedding Wednesday | Squad Goals | Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration


Hey Beauties! 

Happy Wedding Wednesday! With the arrival of a new year has come wedding planning madness and it has hit me all at once! There are just over 6 months to go and my to-do list is miles long with meetings and appointments taking over my calendar. 

Just this month alone,  I will be picking up my wedding dress for the first fitting, picking out dining reservations for our honeymoon, sourcing furniture and decor, discussing details for florals, booking hotel rooms for guests, and helping my girls pick out their bridesmaid dresses. 

I'm trying to take it not only one day at a time but also one task at a time. I feel like it is so easy to get overwhelmed when planning a wedding and I want to enjoy each and every step. So with that in mind, the first task I want to take on is bridesmaid dress shopping. 


My bridesmaids are the three most important women in my life and they have each had an incredible impact on my journey. There is no one else I would rather have stand by my side on such a big day so I want them to feel their absolute best while achieving the overall look I have in mind. 

That look is pretty simple, I have dreamt up a whimsical trio of dresses in shades of blush, champagne and rose gold with mismatched styles, textures, and patterns. I love the overall look of dresses that don't match but still go together, I feel like it is very chic and stylish but with a more modern twist. 

I am leaving the exact dress up to each girl so that they can choose what works best for them as long as it fits with the other two. So we are heading to David's Bridal in a few days to play dress-up and hopefully we will find exactly what we are dreaming of. 


Follow along with my wedding planning journey on Instagram (@labellesirene_) where I share inspiration and sneak peeks! 

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Winter Warriors | Protecting Delicate Skin From Winter Weather | Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review

Winter Warriors | Protecting Delicate Skin From Winter Weather | Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Mother Nature seems to be playing tricks on all of us this year with freezing cold winds, blizzards and even giant hail in places that normally don't see a speck of snow. I may be Canadian but even I can't wrap my head around this kind of weather and truthfully my skin is not having it either. 

The average winter weather isn't very kind to your skin to begin with, but this year is making me re-evaluate my typical "cold weather routine". 

Not only do you need to load up on moisture, SPF, and nourishing serums for your face but you need to take extra caution with the most delicate skin like your lips and your eyes. That delicate skin is the first to show damage in harsh conditions and it is also the most difficult to repair. 

Winter Warriors | Protecting Delicate Skin From Winter Weather | Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review | labellesirene.ca

Love Your Eyes

To help save your pretty eyes from dry, flaky skin, patchy lids and fine lines make sure to use a heavy-duty eye cream like the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream or the Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm both morning and night. 
Then as an extra boost, use a treatment like the Sephora Collection Eye Mask once or twice a week. They come in 8 different kinds like Rose (ultra-moisturizing & brightening), Pearl (perfecting & brightening, Avocado (nourishing & repairing) and Orchid (anti-aging and smoothing). The extra bit of love will go a long way in this weather! 

Love Your Lips

Dry cracked lips are pretty much inevitable during the winter months but it's important to try to prevent and treat them as much as possible. Start from the inside and drink as much water as you can then nourish them on a regular basis using a medical grade or natural lip balm. I love the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment and the Nuxe Reve de Miel Balm

The next step to supple, hydrated lips is an overnight treatment like my new obsession the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($24 CAD - 0.7 oz) 

The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask follows in the footsteps of the Sleeping Mask trend that has come over from Korea. It is a leave-on treatment that hydrates, soothes and gently exfoliates for smoother, more supple lips. Think of it as the final step in your beauty routine before you hit the sheets, it works as you sleep to revive and refresh your lips. 

Winter Warriors | Protecting Delicate Skin From Winter Weather | Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Review | labellesirene.ca

The Lip Sleeping Mask has a unique softening balm texture that is slightly thicker than the usual balm but doesn't feel heavy, sticky or greasy. When applied with the silicone spatula it immediately soothes the lips and adds a splash of hydration. 

It features an exclusive Moisture Wrap technology that closely adheres and forms a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and the active ingredients. 
Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, a mix of antioxidants and a Berry Mix Complex that combines the benefits of 8 different berries (raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, goji berry, soapberry, cloudberry, & coffeeberry). The mixture gives off a super sweet taste and fragrance that reminds me of a watermelon jolly rancher. While that scent is quite strong at first, it quickly fades to a more comfortable level. 

The balm feels like an absolute dream, instantly giving your lips the moisture they were searching for! It soothes any irritation, plumps, and hydrates deep down leaving you with soft, smooth, supple lips free of flakes, cracks, splits and sores. 

It can also be used in more than just one way! You can apply it as an overnight mask, as a lip balm, or as a quick fix before makeup. 

If you are suffering from damaged lips then the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is the one for you! Take the time to treat that extra delicate skin and you will be thankful for it in the longrun! 

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go!

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go!

Hey Beauties! 

Whether you are a blogger, entrepreneur, pr maven, social media strategist or an all around Girl Boss you know that running your own empire takes a ton of work. It's not your typical 9-5 and it's definitely not the kind of career that you can leave at the end of the day. 

It's a 24/7 kind of job that requires you to juggle a million different things at once and somehow keep it all organized while living a normal life. It's not an easy task but I find that the key to staying organized is to arm yourself with an array of stationery essentials.

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go!

Whether you are in the office or on-the-go there are some stationery staples that every Girl Boss needs to have on hand. With everyone making resolutions to get organized I thought I should share my must-have bits and bobs that I rely on to stay on track. 

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go!

Stationery Essentials

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go! | labellesirene.ca

1. A Desktop Memo Pad - Indigo $10
2. A Chic Envelope Opener - Sugar Paper $168
3. A Coffee Mug - Reiko $35
4. A Set Of Notecards - Sugar Paper $34
5. A Series of Notebooks - Eccolo $30
6. An Agenda - Ban.do $35
7. A Set Of Pins, Clips, Tape and Post-Its - Ted Baker $39
8. A Signature Pen - Indigo $18
9. A Travel Notebook - Ted Baker $31
10. A To-Do List - Sugar Paper $17
11. A Desk Calendar - Sugar Paper $82

Get Organized For 2017 | Stationery Essentials For The Girl Boss In The Office Or On The Go!

I hope this roundup helps you find a new notebook or two to keep you organized for 2017! 

What is your favourite kind of stationery?

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