Today is a special day of celebration, as it is my 23rd birthday! This day encourages me to examine how far I have come, what I have learnt in the past year and to pursue goals that I have not yet had time for. This year I have really started to dress more sustainably and lead a more minimal lifestyle – and I am very proud of myself for that. My goals for this upcoming year are to buy less, buy used, buy better and only buy items made from natural materials.
This year my celebration is a little more glamorous, as I was gifted this beautiful rose gold bracelet from Paris Jewellers. Paris Jewellers is a Canadian luxury jewellery retail brand that is co-owed by two sisters. Nothing quite like the inspiration of these successful women to motivate me to accomplish my goals!
Jacket: thrifted vintage (wool) / Sweater: thrifted Express Tricot (100% cotton) / Jeans: Calvin Klein (100% cotton) / Purse: designed and handmade by VEIN Design – Vanja Knezic (100% cotton) / Shoes: Aldo / Bracelet: Paris Jewellers /
A few years ago, I did not own any rose gold jewellery, however in this past year I have grown very fond of rose gold. Rose gold is such a soft and warm colour, which makes it flattering on every skin tone. I like how this bracelet has a dainty adjustable drawstring, perfect for my petite wrists. It also sparkles brilliantly and adds eye-catching detail to any outfit.
Thank you Paris Jewellers for adding some glam to my birthday celebration! Find this bracelet and many more beautiful pieces at Paris Jewellers, located in Midtown Plaza and Lawson Heights Mall.
– bracelet received by Paris Jewellers, all thoughts and opinions are my own –
Aveeno is a brand that I have grown up with, as it is a more natural, gentle and affordable alternative to a lot of skincare products. It has always been my go-to drugstore product line. Today I am reviewing the Fresh Essentials line, which incorporates active naturals that help to combat many environmental stressors in the skin.
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer
I wrote a review on this facial lotion over a year ago. So, I have actually been using this moisturizer to start off my mornings for over a year! My favourite thing about this moisturizer is that it has SPF30! I also love the packaging, the pump is so convenient! This product is really moisturizing and has a delicate floral scent which I love. This product does not cause acne, is really hydrating and is a heavier cream based product, so a little goes a long way!
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Daily Exfoliating Scrub
This exfoliator provides a very gentle exfoliation, so it is suitable to be used daily. This is a gentle product, which doesn’t leave the skin feeling raw afterwards. I would recommend using this product in the morning, or removing your makeup before you use it, as it does not contain soap. This creamy exfoliator is great at buffing and polishing away impurities to leave your face smooth and soft.
Aveeno Fresh Essentials Hydrating Night Cream
This cream is very comparable to the daily moisturizer, same scent, consistency and both contain vitamins A, C, and E. I love how this cream does not cause acne, as most night creams tend to do that to me. This product takes a bit to absorb into my skin, as I tend to use more of it for a more hydrating effect. I massage it in and it absorbs quite nicely. I have eczema and this is the first winter I have not gotten huge dry patches on my face and I do believe it is because of this product.
I am excited to announce that I am having a giveaway! The lucky winner will receive these 3 Aveeno products that I have reviewed for free! Here’s what you have to do:
1. Follow my blog and my blog Instagram account @RawFashionBlog
2. Tag me in a picture of what your winter essentials are for looking and feeling fresh with the hashtag #FreshEssentials and #RawFashionBlog for a chance to win!
[must be a Saskatoon resident to enter]
– these products were sent to me for review purposes, all my opinions are honest and my own –
For all my lovely readers that live in or around Saskatoon, I would love for you all to join me at the PARKLUXE Fashion Show!
Expect a great time with amazing and inspiring shows! This fashion show hosts all Canadian designers, including Rebecca King, Caitlin Power and Malorie Urbanovitch. You will not be disappointed! All funds raised from this event will be donated to the arts and fashion organization, PARK, to host future events! Get your tickets here!
Date: Thursday October 30th, 2014 @ Rouge Gallery #200-245 3rd Ave South!
Time: Opening Reception 7:00pm
I hope to see you all there! I will be blogging about this event, so stay tuned!
Don’t have anything exciting planned for this weekend? Well I’ve got you all covered! Come hang out with me at the Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival! Selected events proceeds will be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I will be attending these events and blogging about them this weekend so keep an eye on my instagram and blog as I will be updating you!
Here is a rundown of the events!
Thursday May 29
@ Midtown Plaza (in front of The Bay)
12:15pm or 5:15pm
Friday May 30
@ Green Ark Collected Home 212 20th Street W
$10 Admission (must be 19+)
7pm to 11pm
Saturday May 31
@ Mercedes Benz Saskatoon Showroom
$45/$75/$150 Admission (must be 19+)
Sunday June 1
@ River Landing Amphitheatre
12pm to 5pm
Tickets are available here!
Hope to see you there!