TopBox Review- July 2015

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Let’s check out last months Topbox!

BareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara- This mascara wand has the exclusive Protwist 180 wand that adds volume, length and thickness!

Blinc Eyeliner– This is a totally different kind of liquid liner. It is a “layer of colour” rather than a cosmetic and as such doesn’t fade, smudge or run. It will only slide off with a combination of both water and pressure, ensuring that it only comes off when you are ready to remove it. I tried it and it went on super smooth and only came off when I wanted it to!

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum– This serum comes in cute space age capsules and helps to replace lost Ceramide in the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I loved the way that it felt on my face but it left an oily residue on my hands.

OFRA Cosmetics Universal Eyebrow Pencil– Really loved how this pencil was as good at creating subtle brows as well as a more dramatic look.

 

Twin Essentials- Five Months

Twin Essentials- Five Months
Bumbleride Indie Twin- I did so much research on double strollers when I was pregnant and it took me a long time to settle on this stroller but I could not be more thrilled with it. It is a dream to push (due to its air filled tires) has a large basket as double strollers go and come in the cutest colours. 
HoMedics White Noise Machine– In our house, white noise is a nap and bed time staple. With our first babe, we had the Sleep Sheep, but this time around we decided on a machine that could run all night as to not disturb sleep cycles as well as to mask the sounds of a busy household. This one is great and really reasonable priced.
JJ Cole Diaper Clutch– A diaper clutch stashed inside the diaper bag is great for quick changes on the go. This is especially important for me with Peanut as she decides to blow her diaper every time we leave the house. Kid refuses to poo at home!
Fisher Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat– This seat is amazing for babies who want to sit up but are not big enough for the Bumbo. It also has toys attached for entertainment. This has been an amazing investment especially now that my kiddos are rejecting the bouncy chair and the swing (those are for babies, mom!)
Whoozit Infant Toy– This toy is addictive for babies. There is nothing else I can say but every kid MUST have one.
Honest Co Organic Breath Easy Rub– My babes have already had multiple colds and I have found that rubbing this on their chests and the soles of their feet has really helped and has been kind to their delicate new skin.
Honda Odyssey– We are now part of Minivan Nation. Sigh. However, the Odyssey is about the sexiest one on the market and it has proven to be a pretty sweet ride so far. Super comfy and easy to get all three kids in and out of. We are going on a pretty long road trip soon so that will be the ultimate test!

 

 

 

 

 

What I Wore- Shorts for Summer

A couple of years ago I would never have considered wearing shorts (not a huge fan of my legs) but there are so many cute choices out there now that I have bitten the bullet the last couple summers and picked up a few.

I am still carrying extra weight after the birth of the twins so I have been carefully picking some comfortable summer pieces to carry me through until I get back to my normal size. I fell in love with these shorts at Mendocino recently and I have been wearing them almost every day. So comfortable and perfect with my plethora of black tops!!!

What is your opinion on shorts??

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Cardigan- Joe Fresh (old but I just bought this one from Reitmans)/Tank- BoobDesign/Shorts- Lovestitch via Mendochino/Bag- Gap (similar) /Shoes- Shoe the Bear via Heel Boy/Necklace- Treasure Lanes Vero Beach /Sunglasses- Karen Walker

Linking up with Style Elixir/The Pleated Poppy/The Stylish Housewife

Summer Style at eShakti

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Last summer, I was lucky enough to receive a dress from eShakti that I customized to my exact specifications and I was in love (check out the post here).
For this summer, the line has expanded to include shorts, pants and jumpsuits as well as collections of Contemporary, Bohemian and Retro Modern styles!
It is so much fun to play designer while creating a perfect version of the pieces to reflect your personal style!!! I also love that the sizes go up to 36 so everyone can shop this super fun collection!
Here are some of my favourite looks for this season!!!
eShakti Summer 2015
As if you need further enticement to check them out, eShakti has offered my readers a $35 gift coupon.
Use the code CITYINHEELS35
(** please note eShakti only ships to the US and Canada)

What I Wore- Flea Market Finds

I have really been working the monochromatic uniform since the littles ones were born but with the weather finally turning a corner in Toronto, I decided to pump up the colour a bit.

I bought this amazing tote at the Junction Flea Market a couple of weekends ago. It was made in Nepal by female artisans at risk of sexual slavery and the importers made sure that they were paid a fair living wage for their products.

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Bag- Mulxiply via unikati & Co/ Tank- H+M/ Jeans- Forever21/Scarf-Forever21(similar)/ Sunnies- via Two Lamb Boutique/Sneakers- Converse

** Linking up with The Pleated Poppy/Because Shanna Said So/The Stylish Housewife

Father’s Day Gift Inspiration!

Fathers can be hard to shop for so I decided to put together a little list of things that I know my husband would love to receive from our little ones  for Father’s Day this year!

Father's Day Gift Inspiration!

Money Clip- Christofle /Shirt- J.Crew/ Bag- Jack Spade/Sunglasses- Ray Ban/Cookbook- Indigo/Shoes- Natives/Whisky Rocks- Teroforma

Topbox Review- May 2015

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It has been a while since I shared what arrived in my monthly Topbox! This month had four products, three of which I LOVE!

Lise Watier Sublimessence High Concertration Age-Defying Serum (available September 2015) – Topbox members are among the first to try this new product. The texture is quite thin and spreads very easily. As soon as I applied it, my skin felt silky silky smooth and still felt amazing the next morning. I will be rationing this product out until I can buy more in September in store!!!

Essie Mini Nail Laquer in “Suite Retreat” – Essie polish is my absolute fave and this purple/blue colour is SO nice. I immediately painted my nails with it (see pic above)

Medusa’s Makeup eyeshadow in “Amulet”– This shadow is super pigmented and goes on very thick which I like in a shadow but the colour is not my style at that moment (I am more into neutrals right now) so I will be passing on to a friend who really digs a dramatic smokey eye.

The FACESHOP Herb Day Cleansing Foam Aloe – This product smells amazing, was super foamy (which I like in a face wash) and left my skin soft and not tight at all. Highly recommend!

Twin Essentials- Three Months Old

It is so hard to believe that almost three month have passed since the Peanut and Meatball were born!
Here are some of my essentials at the moment!
Twin Essentials- Three Months
Mam Pacifiers– We started using these on the recommendation of our night nurse and the twins adore them!  They won’t use any other brands so we have a zillion of these floating around the house.
Aden + Anais swaddles– Our babes love the swaddle! These are the best ever and also serve a million other purposes (nursing cover, blanket, carseat cover)
Ours by Cheryl Hickey 3 -in-1 Hydrating Oil– We have used this since we started a night time routine. The lavender scent is so calming and gentle on the skin.
Grago Little Lounger– The twins have been sleeping in these every night since they came home from the hospital.  They are a perfect safe space for them to sleep in our room.
3 Sprouts Stroller Caddy– these are so adorable and also super convenient to hold all the little things (like pacifiers!) that I want to have close at hand when we are out and about.
Dapple Bottle Wash– Cleans the bottles so well that they squeak! 
Dr Brown’s Bottles- THE BEST BOTTLES. Period. Full stop.
 Huggies Clutch and Clean– A cute, reusable diaper clutch that holds an entire package of wipes, which I need!

Spring Style- Pretty in Blush

Blush, a soft pink, is a really nice alternative to white this spring and I have found some amazing pieces to add a pop to your on-trend neutral wardrobe!
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Dress- Maje /Shirt- Iris and Ink/ Flat Sandals- BCBGeneration /Heeled Sandals- Steve Madden /Backpack- Charlotte Russe/Sunglasses- Express 
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