Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Bonne Fete | Wishes For A New Year & A New Chapter | My Birthday Wishlist

Bonne Fete | Wishes For A New Year & A New Chapter | My Birthday Wishlist | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

I don't know about you but I find so much joy in celebrating the little milestones in life. I try to treasure every second of every day and remember the moments that might seem insignificant but might actually be monumental. 

I think it is so important to celebrate each new day, new month and new year because you never know where life is going to take you. This mindset means that I LOVE to celebrate birthdays, not only my own but everyone that I come in contact with. 

Well it just so happens that my birthday is right around the corner and I could not be more excited. Not only am I turning 26 but I am coming onto a year that is going to mean an incredible change in my life. 

26 will be the year that I become a wife and a godmother, the year that I fulfill a life long dream of visiting the happiest place on earth, and the year that I find my truth in the who I am and how I want to live my life. 

It's a big year and I want to celebrate it with my closest friends and family who have been incredible rocks in this past chapter. Of course, I am blessed with people who speak the same love language as me so I needed to round up a few things that I would love to receive for my birthday. 


Do you like to celebrate birthdays? When is yours?
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Saturday, 18 February 2017

An Extraordinary Week Of Hearts, Flowers & Sparkle | An Instagram Roundup with Hillberg & Berk

An Extraordinary Week Of Hearts, Flowers & Sparkle | An Instagram Roundup with Hillberg & Berk | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Happy Weekend! How is it possible that it feels like February just started but it also seems like it's going to be over in a flash! This past week brought one of my absolute favourite holidays Valentine's Day and I wanted to share a few highlights from my week!


It started off with a coffee date with my lovely friend Teo, an artist for Smashbox Cosmetics. We stopped by one of my favourite local cafes called Saint James and spent hours chatting and getting to know each other. 

I also had the absolute dream come true of picking up my finished wedding dress! There is nothing more magical and romantic than getting to take your dream dress home! 


Next came the big day itself! Valentine's Day is one of my absolute favourite days purely for the overall atmosphere it creates. Sadly, we live in a world that is filled with negativity and we often feel underappreciated, undervalued and frankly unloved. That's why I think it is so important to take advantage of a day that helps us stop and smell the roses for even just a second. 

It's time that we think of Valentine's Day in a different way, instead of something that is only for happy couples, let's make it a day to celebrate love and appreciation for anyone in your life. So this year I teamed up with Hillberg & Berk, a lifestyle brand of handcrafted, artisan jewellery that is designed to stand the test of time and do good for those who wear it. 

Hillberg & Berk is a Canadian company founded by Rachel Mielke, an inspiring entrepreneur who wanted to create a collection of beautifully designed pieces that help empower and encourage women. 

At H&B they believe every woman should possess self-confidence, an optimistic outlook on life and several pieces of beautiful jewellery that she truly loves. These pieces are made from the finest semi-precious stones and metals, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals sourced from around the world and many pieces can be worn several different ways, allowing for individualism and simple day-to-evening transition. 

An Extraordinary Week Of Hearts, Flowers & Sparkle | An Instagram Roundup with Hillberg & Berk | labellesirene.ca

To celebrate the love that exists between women and their closest friends, Hillberg & Berk released a series of their Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings in a gorgeous ruby red shade that is meant to be shared from one friend to another. 

The perfect gift for a Galentine, the Sparkle Ball earrings are designed to help women believe that they sparkle, every day and to capture it for all to see. This contagious burst of confidence, self-love, laughter and joy is meant to be passed along in the "Share Your Sparkle" movement, a movement of women empowering women and feeling empowered themselves. 

H&B was so incredibly kind and they sent over two pairs of the Sparkle Ball earrings to help me share my sparkle with one of my very best Galentine's! I passed them along to my Matron of Honour, a beautiful woman and new mom who deserves to sparkle brighter than the sun.


The Sparkle Ball Stud Earrings retail for $70 CAD (10mm) and $80 CAD (12mm) and come in a variety of shades and finishes (including Opal, Mauve, Black, Peacock, Sapphire & Champagne Fade). They are made from handset crystal in a clay base with a sterling silver cap. 


They are absolutely stunning, the perfect pair to go with every outfit and every occasion. 

I truly believe that Hillberg & Berk create beautiful, timeless pieces that encourage every woman to shine bright and never be afraid to sparkle! I am so impressed by the Sparkle Ball earrings and I think every woman needs a pair of her own!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Disney Style Stories | Storybook Style In A Girl's Favourite Accessory | DisneyxDN Danielle Nicole Handbags

Disney Style Stories | Storybook Style In A Girl's Favourite Accessory | DisneyxDN Danielle Nicole Handbags | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

One of my biggest goals for 2017 was to share a little bit more of me on this space. I want you guys to know me, the real me, who I am deep down from my biggest passions and fondest memories to my favourite movies and odd obsessions. 

I have already started to share little tidbits about my life on my Instagram (@labellesirene_) from my faith to my collection of mugs but now I want to bring that to the blog. 

Let's jump right into the first of what I'm sure will be many Disney Style Stories. Disney is a massive part of my life and it is probably one of the biggest peaks I can give you at who I truly am. 

I was raised on Disney movies and a massive amount of my childhood memories have something to do with a movie, a song or a character. My home is filled with nods to the world of Disney from a Beauty & The Beast themed dining room and a pile of stuffed creatures to pieces of artwork and a collection of Tsum Tsums in my office. 

I'm definitely not ashamed to share my love for fairytales and cuddly sidekicks so the new DisneyxDN collection for Danielle Nicole Handbags is right up my alley. 


Danielle Nicole has a collection of beautifully classic handbags that infuse runway inspiration into pieces that are made for real life accessibility but in a fun, contemporary way. Their everyday collection is sold all over the world in stores like Nordstrom, Macy's and Nasty Gal but their new collaboration with Disney is what really captured my attention. 

The DisneyxDN collection celebrates the classic Disney princesses and heroines like Snow White, Ariel, and even Tinker Bell. It consists of statement-making handbags and accessories that bring the classic Danielle Nicole style together with the whimsy of sparkles, pom poms, and metallics. The best part is they range from $50 to $90 USD which is an absolute steal!


I have fallen in love with the pop art style and fun accents that come with the Danielle Nicole handbags but the brand new Beauty & The Beast collection took that love to a whole new level. From Mrs Potts and Chip to the enchanted rose and a beautiful storybook, they have absolutely nailed a BATB themed range. 

I definitely have my eye on a bag or two so stay tuned to see which one I add to my Disney obsession! 


Are you a Disney lover? Which bag would you love to carry?

first photo credits - @ohyeahem , @abbycorkins, @punkmunky23
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury

A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you are celebrating someone special today even if you are just celebrating YOU! Valentine's Day may be all about hearts, flowers, and happy couples but I also think it is the perfect occasion to remember how special, wonderful and worthy you are yourself! 

We often get so caught up in life and relationships that we forget to cherish and celebrate what makes us who we are. So this Valentines Day, take the time to treat yourself with a delicious latte, a yummy treat or a brand new lipstick. 

Even if you have a significant other to celebrate on this day (like myself), make a point of taking a few minutes to reflect on the beautiful parts of you! 

My Coffee Shop Love Story

My fiance and I actually fell in love over a series of coffee shop dates and it will always be something that is very special for the both of us, but visiting my favourite cafe and enjoying a decadent latte on my own is one of my favourite ways to treat myself. 

Taking the time to sit alone and cherish each little second is such a blessing in disguise. It's the perfect opportunity to reflect on the stresses of life and reconnect with the positive moments and the sunny outlooks. It gives me a chance to remember what I love about myself and why I am working so hard for my dreams to come true. 


This year, I stopped by my favourite Parisian cafe - Cafe Augusta - and enjoyed a delicious Toasted Marshmellow Latte along with a new treat to myself - a lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury

I have quickly fallen head over heels for Charlotte Tilbury and a new lipstick is the perfect way to show myself a little love. Everything Charlotte makes is luxurious, decadent and so incredibly feminine. Her products scream sophistication and the formulas are incredible. 

I have quite a few of her iconic products on my "must try" list including her Filmstar Bronze & Glow Palette, her Magic Foundation, and her Pillow Talk Lip Liner. For now, I am loving her signature K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink and her Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Uptown Girl

A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca
A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca
A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca
A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca
A Coffee Shop Love Story | Celebrating YOU This Valentine's Day With Charlotte Tilbury | labellesirene.ca

How will you celebrate YOU on Valentine's Day?


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Friday, 10 February 2017

Colour Therapy | Must Have Colouring Books To Join Self Care & A Love For Fashion

Colour Therapy | Must Have Colouring Books To Join Self Care & A Love For Fashion | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

Who says that colouring is only for children? Adult colouring books are all the rage right now and it's easy to see why! 

We live such chaotic lives and we rarely take the time to stop and smell the roses. This leads to stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and a lack of passion. So why not take a few moments out of those long days to put ourselves first?

The act of repetitive sketching combined with mesmerizing images and bright shades of colour can have an incredible impact on our busy minds. Those few moments of silently connecting with our inner child will get those creative juices flowing while bringing down stress levels, clearing our clogged brains and helping us find our center. 

For those of us who have an integral love for fashion and style, the classic offerings of nature scenes and mandalas might not quite do the trick but luckily some of our favourite designers, editors and illustrators have answered the call. 


Colour Therapy | Must Have Colouring Books To Join Self Care & A Love For Fashion | labellesirene.ca

Fashion related colouring books are popping up everywhere and they range from instructional guides to inspirational editorials. They come in all shapes and sizes and cover a multitude of topics so there is a perfect pick for every sense of style. To top it all off, the expertly designed covers make for an incredible coffee table statement. 

I have already started my colouring book collection and it's really helped with my overall mood and focus! I've created a list of Must Have Colouring Books For The Fashion Lover, which one will you pick up first?
Colour Therapy | Must Have Colouring Books To Join Self Care & A Love For Fashion | labellesirene.ca


Are you loving the adult colouring book craze?

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Hey Beauties! 

I think we all have our own little vices when it comes to makeup. For some, it might be a mascara obsession or a collection of foundations but for me, it's all about the lipstick. There is something about a pop of colour or a sultry nude lip that pulls a look together and ties it in a neat little bow. 

While I don't feel complete without a statement lip, I also know what comes with such an obsession. Lipstick is definitely not foolproof and I don't want to spend my days worrying about smudged lines and colourful teeth. 

The only way to get that fully done lip without any of the mess is to go for a foolproof matte liquid lipstick and lately I have been reaching for the Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks ($24 USD/$28 CAD - 0.13 fl oz) are not your average ultra drying liquid lipstick. These beauties have an incredible formula that makes them ultra comfortable while also being budge-proof, smudge-proof, non-feathering and water resistant. 

Formulation

The top notch formula contains Advanced Polymer Technology and lip smoothing Primer Oil (my new obsession!) for lip colour that feels goods on but also stays put for up to 8 hours. The long wearing liquid applies completely opaque in one swipe and melts right into your lips before setting into a comfortable, featherweight second skin. 

It applies with an ultra creamy texture that smooths over any bumps and lines in the lips. It then dries down to a soft matte finish but never achieves that matte, dry, cracked feeling. They seem to meld into one with your lips without becoming dry, tight, or flaky. 

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

That seamless finish will stay fresh and flawless all day long without flaking off or bleeding into any fine lines. The only thing that affects their wear is a greasy meal which will make it transfer just the slightest bit. 

Packaging

The Always On Liquid Lipsticks come housed in sleek, square tubes with a clear base to show off the gorgeous shades inside. The packaging not only looks sophisticated but it is very well designed. The tube is compact and the precision tip applicator applies the perfect amount of product in one swipe. 

It is shaped with a thin, pointed teardrop that gives you the ability to line the edges and then fill in the centre smoothly for clean lines and no buildup. It also features a unique no-drop reservoir that makes it impossible to apply too much product. 

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

Shade Range

They come in 20 stunning shades that range from dynamic nudes and rosy pinks to deep reds and bold pops of colour. Every shade is intensely pigmented and applies true to colour in that one simple swipe. Only two shades are slightly patchy but can be smoothed out easily. 


Babe Alert (nude rose), Stepping Out (deep nude), Drivers Seat (warm pink), Baja Bound (pink coral)


Blast Off (bright pink coral), Dream Huge (mauve pink), Big Spender (rose), Shockaholic (bright pink)


Let's Dance (pink neutral), Out Loud (deep orange), Thrill Seeker (bright red orange), Bang Bang (yellow red)


Bawse (deep red), Disorderly (deep brick red), Misconduct (deep warm plum), Girl Gang (plum)


Some Nerve (vibrant purple), True Grit (deep warm brown), Chill Zone (deep cool grey)

Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca

I have been completely obsessed with the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks since they landed on my doorstep and I have tried just about every shade but a few have made multiple appearances. I am particularly fond of Stepping Out, Baja Bound, Drivers Seat & Out Loud. 

I keep reaching for these lipsticks because they have the fuss-free matte finish that I'm looking for but they actually feel good on the lips! I can apply them in the morning before I run out the door and I don't have to worry about them until I get home. Sometimes I even forget that I'm wearing a bright, bold lip because they feel like nothing on. 

If you are a fan of matte lips but hate the dry feeling then you definitely need to try the Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks. They are available at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, Ulta & More! 

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Smooch Proof Studies | Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Liquid Lipsticks | Review & Swatches | labellesirene.ca


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