MicroBlading

In case you missed it, I got my eyebrows microbladed yesterday!!!! This is something I have wanted to do for so long now but being pregnant the last year followed by nursing meant I had to wait until I was no longer breastfeeding (unfortunately it came to an end recently which I will touch on in another post) but this meant I could finally get my brows done!

My very dear friend Linda recently opened her own Brow Studio, Bella Brow and Spa in south Edmonton! I have known Linda for almost 6 years and there is so one I trusted more to do my brows!!

The Process

First step is to decide whether you want Ombre or Feathered Brows. These are two different techniques that give two very different outcomes. Ombre Brows have a darker tail of the brow and fade to a lighter shade as you near the head of the brow giving the appearance of a finished makeup look fading from dark to light. Feathered Brows have a more natural look mimicking the look of real hair follicles/stems. I chose to do the feathered technique because I am not wearing makeup much these days and wanted the appearance of fuller, more natural brows!

Next step and one of the most important aspects of the procedure is the measuring. It is critical to make sure your brows are even (most natural brows are not) . Here is a photo post measuring and outlining of my brows!

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Next we selected the ink that best reflected my natural hair colour. Once your brows are healed the pigment of the colour will fade 30-40%, the brows appear very dark immediately post procedure as you will see in the photos below but once healed will look very natural in colour!

The feathered microblading process uses a single blade with ink to slice the skin, replicating the natural look and curvature of a brow hair. It feels like a cat scratch, Linda was great and used numbing cream which made the treatment very comfortable.  Most appointments range from 1-2hrs depending on the desired shape and thickness!

Lastly lets talk about pricing! Linda charges $350 whether you are wanting ombre or feathered brows and the first touch up is FREE!! The rest of her services and pricing you can find here. This is THE most reasonable price I have seen especially considering there is no fee for the initial touch up appointment!!

Overall I could not be more ecstatic with the results, they are absolutely gorgeous, they look so natural and they are exactly the shape I was hoping for! Ive added some before and afters below! Seriously how amazing do they look!!

I have linked Bella Brow and Spa’s Facebook Page Here, Instagram Page Here as well as her website here. Feel free to get in touch with her if you have any questions about the procedure itself or to book your microblading appointment!!!

Thanks for reading!

Sarah xo

 

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29 Years Young

Today I celebrate turning 29 and the last year in my 20’s ahhh!!! I cannot help but feel so unbelievably grateful for this past year, easily the best year of our lives! We found out we were expecting our little man, took trips, spent quality time with family and enjoyed our little family of 3 before we added another set of feet! Cash arrived in January and our lives have forever changed in the most amazing way! Its funny how I now cannot imagine our lives without him!!

I remember talking about being in my late twenties, all the plans and expectations I had for myself in all aspects of my life and although I’m not totally all together (there is still lots I want to do) I am SO glad my life did not turn out the way I expected or anticipated to. I have the most beautiful little family and without the hurtles and humps it wouldn’t have led me to this exact moment sharing my life with the loves of my life Clayton, Cash and Cali<3

I hope you enjoy this little collage of my 28th year<3

Sarah xo

Overalls

I have been absolutely loving wearing my overalls lately and have been on the hunt for some cute shortfalls so I thought Id share my great shopping finds with you all!

I love wearing my overalls with a loose fitting tee, Z Supply are my absolute favourites! Z Supply can be bought here in Edmonton at Miss Boss! Another dressier option would be an off the shoulder/peplum sleeve top like this one!!

Hope you enjoy!

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Abercrombie Denim Shortalls

American Eagle Olive Shortfalls

Forever 21 Distressed Overalls 

Anthropology Pilcro Overalls

Forever 21 Skinny White Denim Overalls

 

 

 

Summer Sun Essentials

I am so excited to have teamed up with Glitz Spray Tanning to bring you the best summer sun essentials for safe tanning and moisturized skin!!

First up is their gorgeous new line of exclusive soaps! They have a huge array of different scents and it is soo silky smooth and moisturizing! One key to keeping soft, tanned skin is keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized, these soaps will do the job! They are also the perfect size to gift for a bridal shower or birthday gift for your bestie!

Another line that Glitz Tanning recently started carrying is Sun Bum! I had heard a lot about Sun Bum and was so excited to find out Glitz Spray Tanning carried their line. Sun Bum is a vegan, cruelty and paraben free company manufacturing all natural suncare and haircare products! I picked up the 15spf and 30spf, Glitz also has their Cool Down for sun aftercare that will be next on my list! I love that their sunscreens are waterproof for 80min and come in the spray containers, I find them so much easier to apply!

Along with the Sun Bum and their exclusive soap line Glitz Spray Tanning also offers THE best spray tans! I had one done for my maternity photo shoot last fall and one for our pregnancy announcement last summer and they were absolutely perfect! With wedding and grad season right around the corner give Lauren a call for that flawless, sun kissed glow!

Have a great weekend!

Sarah xo

 

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Eliasz & Ella Spring & Summer Collection

Eliasz and Ella just released their new spring and summer collection and I could not be more excited to share these gorgeous pieces with you! I couldn’t resist pairing these beautiful pieces with this floral dress, a perfect combination for a wedding or event!

I am so in love with the Rose Quartz Ballroom Collection,  the Drop Earrings are the perfect length and the rose quartz stone is the perfect size to compliment and highlight the beautiful stone! The Necklace, with the rose gold chain is simplisticly stunning and hits right below the collar bone to feature a beautiful open necklace or high neckline!

If you follow me on instagram you know the Eliasz and Ella Bangin Bracelets are an everyday essential for me and these smaller banging bracelets do not disappoint! The Aqua Bangin Bracelet and Ice Quartz Bangin Bracelet with rose gold detail compliments the Ballroom collection perfectly and I love pairing it with the floral detail of this dress!

Head on over to Eliasz & Ella to check out more of their new Spring and Summer Collection!

 

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Jewelry was provided to me by Eliasz & Ella!

Dress: Asos Maternity (I bought this last summer and never got to wear it, you’d never know it was maternity!)

Shoes: Express (Similar Here)

 

Wedding Season Attire

Wedding season is right around the corner and Im not sure if its our age or what but we have 5 weddings this year!!!! Its been on my mind to start the hunt for some cute pieces and I am such a sucker for lace, pastels and florals come summer time, yes it is typical but so classic! I love the variation you get when shopping in the summer months, high necks, cold shoulders and eyelet are all on trend and perfect for those beautiful outdoor weddings! Also for those breastfeeding mamas, a cold shoulder or scrappy dress is perfect, just pull down the strap and you’ve got full access to the milk makers;)

These four pieces immediately caught my eye so I had to share and they are currently all 40% off!!

 

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Yellow Eyelet Dress

Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress

Blue Lace Dress

Pink Lace Dress

Diaper Bag Essentials

One thing is forsure, I do not leave the house without this bag! I have traded in my purses for a diaper bag and I’m totally loving it, especially because I’m in love with my diaper bag!! There is definitely a fine art to packing a diaper bag, you don’t want to overpack because you are hauling that bag everywhere but you don’t want to under pack for fear of forgetting something critical you may need! These essentials I could not live without and make life outside of the house and on the go so much easier!

Skip Hop Grab & Go Changing Station

This change pad is awesome. You can pack you diapers and wipes in the inside pockets so there is no need to take your whole diaper bag to the changing station, just this handy little clutch! Also once your baby gets bigger and you no longer have to carry their food, you can just take this clutch with you or keep it in the car to have on hand! I also love that the change pad itself is large and can be detached from the zipper compartment if you only want to take the pad! I look around for a while before I went ahead with this change pad and I am so happy with my decision!

The Over Company Nursing Cover

I have used this cover so much its ridiculous! Not only do I use it for nursing but I also use it over the car seat as a cover. Now thats is warmer out its nice to have a cover that blocks out the sun but also allows air flow and although I haven’t used it in a shopping cart, it also converts to be used in a shopping cart. It s win/win for functionality and style, every mom needs one!!

Wildbird Sling

If you follow me on instagram you know through my stories that I love to baby wear. I find it so much easier to put Cash in a sling vs hauling that heavy car seat everywhere. For almost all of our outings and for our nightly walks he is in the sling. It gives me complete use of both my hands while baby is close and comforted in the sling.

Formula Dispensar/Divider

Before I found this cute little divider I was using ziplock bags and lets just say this is wayyyyy better!! We started formula feeding when Cash was only a couple days old due to a bout of jaundice and complications from my breast reduction surgery that resulted in a low supply. For any mamas using formula at all, this little container is worth its weight in gold. Easy to pour out and small enough to fit in any pocket it is a great little accessory that allows you to ration the necessary formula for your bottles.

Another side mention, unfortunately it does not fit in my diaper bag however if you are using formula I HIGHLY recommend the Baby Breeza. This has been one of the best investments we have made for any baby item. It heats the water to the perfect temperature, rations the perfect amount of formula and makes a bottle in less than 10 seconds! I would wait to purchase until baby is eating at least 60mls/2oz as this is the smallest setting however after that this tassimo for babies is brilliant!!

Baby Clothes

I always carry an extra onesie, set of clothes and a couple bibs (hello drool) with me just in case we have a blow out (which has yet to happen when we are out and about, thank god!!) Some of my favourite baby clothes come from local companies HazelberryCo & The Modern Kid Co as well as Joe Fresh and Carters!

Now with summer here as well I always have his turtle sun hat, baby sunglasses, and summer spray (safe for babies) on hand. I also also bring my Tofino Towel with me if we are going to the park or planning to sit outside!

Diapers & Wipes

When it comes to actual diaper products the Burt’s Bee line is so awesome. We have used the Burts Bee’s Baby Lotion as well as diaper cream since Cash was born and have not had a single rash! I also keep the Penaten Diaper Cream on hand just in case his little bum needs come extra hydration or his poops are extra messy!

Another brand we have used since Cash was born is the Seventh Generation Diapers and Seventh Generation Wipes (I also love their cleaning products). I also love that their diapers made with the environment in mind, have zero bleaching chemicals and are ultra absorbent!

Lastly my lovely Fawn Design Diaper Bag (Stone Grey)! I bought this diaper bag off of their Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook page and I could not be happier with the bag. It is functional, stylish and I love that is is a backpack, has so many compartments and is easily worn while i baby carry. It also allows me to have hands free which I have learned is literally a life saver when you have a baby. I initially started out with the Lassig diaper bag which was a beautiful bag however I found carrying the carseat and diaper bag left me with zero hands to open doors or get around!

Hope you guys enjoy!

Sarah xo

 

 

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