January 29, 2017

My Style Profile

 

I’m super excited to have been featured on the Fresh Collective Style Profile. It’s a blog series, run by a fashion boutique in Toronto that highlights local professional women. They stock versatile, beautiful; comfortable fashions mostly by local independent designers.  I absolutely loved the experience and working together with the owner Laura-Jean and the delight-able Steph to discover the best looks for me.  Want to check out my profile? You can do so here: Char’s Style!

November 8, 2016

Biker jackets on the brain

Loving some of these biker jackets I’ve been seeing around. So what about you, are you a fan of biker jackets too?

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October 22, 2016

Holiday Reveal Party

I had a fantastic time last night with my girlfriends! They popped over to my place and we opened, smelled and experienced the new Holiday Arbonne Collection. We LOVE it!!! It smells so yummy and the packaging is absolutely beautiful. We also had a makeup demo by my fabulous friend Sandy who’s been a professional makeup artist for over 10 years. My sweet friend Cate was our magnificent model last night. She opted for a look with a smoky eye and to achieve that look flawlessly, Sandy used the Midnight Muse Holiday Set. We learned so much, laughed a lot and people were able to get their holiday shopping done early and in a fun relaxing atmosphere. Everyone will also have a chance to give back to a great cause since 15% of all purchases from my store in October and November will go to help support the local food bank.

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Shop the look at my Beauty Boutique and get in touch with Sandy at: sc.makeup@gmail.com

October 20, 2016

Daal crockpot recipe

I love making soups and stews for the fall and winter and I have the best friends ever who always share recipes, ingredients etc. Well, recently, I wanted to make Daal/Dal/Dhal (Indian spiced lentil soup) for our family Thanksgiving dinner but needed to modify it because of time constraints. Well my amazing network of mommy friends weighed in with suggestions and spices etc. and I was able to make an amazing Daal recipe that my family thoroughly enjoyed and I’m sure yours will too.

General Ingredients:
1 cup dried yellow split peas
5 cups of water
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garlic flakes
1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube

Optional depending on time. Ingredients for Tadka.
1 tbs oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Instructions:
Place all of the general ingredients in a crockpot.
Allow it to cook for at least 3 hours on high.
Heat a pan with oil.
Fry cumin and mustard seeds lightly.
Ladle a cup of daal broth into the pan.
Pour it all into the crockpot.
Add salt if you need to.
Let it cook for 1/2 hour more.
Enjoy.

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July 15, 2016

Vegan Makeup Demo by Makeup Artist Daneille Mattis

Looking for an awesome makeup artist in Toronto? Then you’ve got to check out Daneille Mattis from Glam by Dan! She creates gorgeous, natural makeup looks that are soft and glamorous, and allow the model’s beauty to shine brightly. Dan specializes in wedding and event makeup. She’s quite popular on YouTube and Instagram with over 25,000 followers, and in addition to her beauty biz, she’s also a full time business student. As you can tell, I’m a huge fan of this young woman and her work!

I invited Daneille to pop over and create her signature ‘Glam by Dan’ look using Arbonne’s vegan makeup, and the result was stunning. It goes to show, you can use pure, safe, beneficial makeup and still get a gorgeous, radiant look.  I’ve seen her makeup skills in action many times, including two weddings where she was taking excellent care of the brides and their accompanying wedding parties.  As you can imagine, Daneille comes highly recommended by her clients.  If you’d like to get in touch with her, you can do so at: Bookings@daneillemattismua.com

Shop the look:

Makeup Primer
CC Cream – Medium
Perfecting Liquid Foundation with SPF 15 Deep Bronze
Got You Covered Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Cocoa
Bronzer
Sheer Glow Highlighter
Setting Pretty Translucent Loose Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Blush, Dusty Rose
It’s A Long Story® Mascara
It’s All in the Eyes Eye Shadow, Monsoon
It’s A Fine Line Pencil Eye Liner, Carbon
Glossed Over Lip Gloss, Calla
Arbonne Cosmetics Brush Set