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Snake Skin : The New Trend Everyone Is Wearing

With the recent animal print for Fall trend such as : leopard, tiger, zebra and the latest snakeskin, I thought I'd finally give one of them a try. I haven't really been into patterns before; I was more of a stripes/plain clothing kinda gal. But that changed this year with the addition of floral patterns and now the snake skin print. What I love about the trend is how versatile it is. There is a vast array of colours in different types of prints.

My Instagram feed is filled with fashion girls who I follow for inspiration, and every time I'm on the app, I see at least one girl wearing some kind of snake skin clothing/accessory. From a blouse to over the knee boots, snake skin patterns are taking over.

I will link down below some other amazing and affordable snake print clothing and accessory I found online and also my outfit details. I think it's just unbelievable to what extent this trend has taken over everything.

Snake Skin : The New Trend Everyone Is Wearing
Fluffy White Sweater - H&MBomber -Forever 21, Skirt - H&MOTK Boots - ALDO

I was on the hunt for something that would not catch too much attention. I chose something I would be comfortable to wear, simple yet still cute. I absolutely love how this look turned out; a simple snake skin print mini skirt, a fluffy white sweater, see-through tights, over the knee boots, and an olive green bomber.

While on the hunt for this skirt, I found some really cool and amazing things : 
SnakeSkin-Patterned Clothing
Denim Jacket (Boohoo),
Body Suit (TopShop),
Faux Leather Ruffle Wrap Mini Skirt (Boohoo), 
Wool Coat (Boohoo),
Midi Dress (Boohoo),
Bodycon Cami Dress (ZAFUL).

SnakeSkin-Patterned Accessories
Bracelets (H&M),
Hoop Drop Earrings (ROMWE),
Leather Loafers (H&M),
Shoulder Bag (H&M),
Ankle Boots (ALDO),
Bikini Set (ZAFUL).

Toronto Christmas Market 2018

The magic of the Christmas season at the Toronto Christmas Market is beyond amazing, and I got to experience it this year. I am definitely making it a tradition to go every year. Hosted for the 9th time at the Distillery History District, the festival includes local vendors, amazing food and drinks, Christmas carolers, and stunning light displays. You can also enjoy family-friendly activities such as Santa and the elves, children's storytelling, a ferris wheel, a carousel, and at the center of it all, a gigantic Christmas tree.

The festival is free on weekdays until Friday at 5pm except Monday (closed) and a $6 entry fee on weekends starting at 5pm on Fridays. The Toronto Christmas Market is running till Dec 23rd this year. Go rediscover the magic of Christmas and enjoy an amazing atmosphere with your friends, family or your loved one.

However you celebrate the holiday season, I hope you truly enjoy and savor it. And may it bring you love, happiness and everything that you've ever wished for.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

1 Item 5 Ways : Black Turtle Neck

Something I've always scouted for, was a nice thin basic black turtle neck; mostly to use as a layer in the winter time. I found this one from ZARA at the beginning of Fall, and I'm obsessed. I have probably worn it more than 30 times already. l have styled it in different ways, and I just love how the outfit turns out all the time. 

I've been on the fence about getting the burgundy and/or the white one, because I'm trying to be a responsible adult and not spend too much on unnecessary things. I hope you like how I styled it and let me know if you guys think I should go back to the store and get the other colours?

LOOK 1 : Styled with a dress and OTK boots

LOOK 2 : Styled with a suede mini skirt and ankle boots

Look 3 : With Overalls and OTK Boots

Look 4 : With a Sleeveless Top and Mini Denim Skirt and high boots

Look 5 : With Red Pants and OTK boots (styled as ankle boots)
Let me know which one is your favourite and if you like this kind of blog post? I'm thinking of turning this into it's own category on the blog

The Body Shop Products Review

         Hi guys! First of all, let me just say that I have been a fan of the Body Shop ever since I moved to Canada. I pretty much own all of their Tea Tree Oil products (face mask, night cream, drops, and cleanser). I am always restocking on my favourite moisturizer Vitamin E, and I absolutely love their body butters. So to partner with them to review these products, was a HUGE thing for me.

         Secondly, let me tell you how awkward it was for me to pick up these products from the store. I wasn't sure what to say since I've never done anything like this before. Initially, I walked into the store and told one of the associates that I'm here to pick up a package, and she immediately thought that I ordered something online and came to pick it up. It took her some time to realize, but she finally called her manager who knew what to do. 

         I thought I was only going to receive a little something to post a picture of, but OMG they gave me so much to review and comment on. At that moment, upon receiving everything, I felt very overwhelmed.

         Being such a perfectionist, wanting to do everything right, I instantly starting checking out the work of some of the other bloggers out there, and realized that I'm going to have to be creative about taking a photo of the products. I realized that I needed a colour palette for the photo, so I grouped all the yellow products together and all the pink ones together, and started looking for some props to use them with.

         I hope you like the photos, and that the review helps you get an idea of how amazing their products are.

         Before we get started, here's a breakdown of all the products I received :
1. British Rose Collection Premium Set ($46)
2. Vanilla Marshmallow Delights Festive Sack ($28)
3. Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying and Polishing Face Mask ($28)
4. Vanilla Marshmallow Body Butter 200ml ($21)
5. Coconut Beautifying Dry Oil for Body, Face and Hair ($16)
6. Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask ($16)
7. Coco Calming Face Mist ($10)
8. Lipstick 

SCENT : British Rose
The first thing I chose was this British Rose Set. I went with this particular scent because I am already addicted to their British Rose Face Mask, and I knew I was going to absolutely love the collection even more. Everything in this collection has such an unbelievable amazing and strong Rose flower smell.
I have incorporated the British Rose body yoghurt into my everyday routine. I use it in the morning when I'm mostly running late as it absorbs in seconds.

I cannot live without a hand moisturizer, especially during Winter time. I moisturize like crazy. I keep the British Rose moisturizer at my work place and constantly use it. What I absolutely love about theses hand moisturizers is that even though I'll wash my hands, the scent pleasantly remains. So, if I ever forget to moisturize after washing my hands, it still smells fabulous and feels extraordinary.

As for the shower gel, from what I've used in just one week of using, you could probably tell how much I am loving it. I have always loved a good scented shower gel. I had been obsessed with the Watermelon Yves Rocher Shower Gel but unfortunately it has been discontinued months ago. Luckily I think that I might have found a new favourite one, the British Rose shower gel.  

Vanilla Marshmallow, is my new favourite thing. Again, just like the British Rose one, this has been added to my everyday routine. I carry this hand moisturizer in my winter jacket's pocket, as it has become my favourite. I finished the mini shower gel in 3 days and then moved on to the British Rose one. I love the body butter so much that I gave my Strawberry one a break and instantly started using this one. I mainly use the body butter after a nice long shower at night. I just love how smooth and moisturized my legs feel before going to sleep. 

The Chinese Ginseng together with my favourite British Rose face mask has been a great combination. The Chinese Ginseng face mask works amazingly on some parts of my face to remove unevenness in my skin. It's an exfoliator face mask, leaving my skin with glowing and fresh skin. I use it on my chin area, on my forehead and on the apples of my cheeks. Combining both the Chinese Ginseng face mask and the British Rose face mask, allows to treat the dark circles underneath my eyes and the unevenness of my skin. 

I haven't gotten the chance to try every single product, but so far, everything that I have used, I have loved (probably because I love the scent so much, it automatically makes me love the product).
To finish, I wanted to thank @thebodyshop for giving me the opportunity to try some of their new products, and to review them. I am also happy to report that Vanilla Marshmallow products such as the body butter and the shower gel will definitely be kept in my routine for now.

I hope you liked this blog post and that it was helpful for you and hopefully we can all be body shop users together.