William Ashley Warehouse Sale 2016

For all of us who love a good shopping today was a lot of fun.  William Ashley invited me to check out the William Ashley Warehouse Sale before they open to the public.

Not only do they have some great home decor and dishes, but an amazing selection of bath accessories, toys, games and more.

Some of the fun finds I picked up include some Christmas Ornaments, Sunflower Lip Gloss, and a plaque with the phrase ” Wine Improves with Age.  The older I get the more I like it” which I find very cute and accurate.   You can never go wrong at the Sale, whether a Girls Day Out or some home supplies with your person, there is definitely something for everyone.

I was invited to the Sale from 10am to 2pm.  Little did I realize I would actually end up spending the entire time there !  And with a neat and easy to use map with a yellow road to follow, it makes the experience relaxing too.

I know for sure that I didn’t buy everything I fell for, so I will definitely be back again.  ashley3ashley2

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The William Ashley Warehouse Sale  is open starting Tuesday October 25th.  They are closed on Mondays.  When you spend $300 or more you will receive a William Ashley Gift Card to be used at the store at Bay and Bloor.  A nice gift on some already ridiculously reduced merchandise.

Best always,

Melissa ♥

*This is a sponsored post.

Chanel x Nordstrom – Let’s Get Gorgeous

There is going to be a bunch of fabulous stores opening at Yorkdale in just a few days.

With Nordstrom Canada opening on October 21st – they will be having a Beauty Bash that morning – pre opening from 8am to 10am.

I am beyond thrilled to be invited by Chanel to check out some of the finest collections at the Beauty + Fragrance + Friends event tomorrow –  event will also be running through Saturday as well.

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With Chanel’s New Fragrance it is no wonder I am excited to share with you all about their fantastic makeup and fragrance experience.

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Hope to see you there !

Best always,

Melissa ♥

Beauty Review: Belif Cosmetics

Make up is only as good as the skincare you use underneath. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturized is one of the most important things you can do for not just how you look but how you feel.

I was beyond thrilled for Belif Canada to send me a sweet package of goodies.  This included the Aqua Bomb and the Moisturizing Bomb.

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Even on days where I just go for brunch with my sisters, I don’t reach for every inch of makeup.  Instead I put on some lipstick , grab my sunglasses but ensure that I have exfoliated, hydrated and moisturized my skin.

Would highly recommend this to anyone who always wants to keep their skin looking beautiful. 

For more about the gorgeous Belif Canada check them out at http://www.belifcanada.com 

Best always, 

Melissa ❤

Beauty Review : Daos Mascara

Being a blogger, I have been fortunate to try out a variety of different beauty products.  Having hooded eyes, or eyes that are more in set makes it tricky for me to wear any kind of eye makeup, without having a professional put it on for me.

Having Daos reach out to me and send their mascara was a dream.Not only was there no clumping but it thickened my lashes over 500x more than any other I have tried.  I typically avoid eye makeup due to the easiness of it smudging or needing to use an excess amount of makeup remover.  Or the feeling of heavy eyelash makeup making you feel uncomfortable all day.

But with their use of fibre Lash Mascara technology – it makes it so much better.

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You don’t even need makeup remover – it just comes off with water.

It provides unbelievable length and volume – I am lucky to already have pretty long lashes but they even enhances my eyes.

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I am so amazed at this product.  It doesn’t look fake or feel clumpy.  For someone with tiny lashes or someone who doesn’t wear as much mascara you will be thrilled to try this product.   The way it works is that you apply the gel after you have used the first coat of mascara – then the magic happens.  The Daos Mascara truly takes no makeup makeup to a whole new level.

If you are like me and had bad experience with mascara before, this is definitely one that stands out from the rest.  Say goodbye to clumpy gross feeling, sticky gooey substances stuck on and under your eyes.  Say hello to something beautiful, lightweight and picture perfect.

Whether you have dry, oily or natural skin, it will work on any type!  It is super affordable and available at Walmart in Canada and USA!

Best always,

Melissa ♥

Batman VR at Fan Expo Canada – Be The Batman

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I am so impressed with this game.  VR – Virtual Reality is something that I have loved since I initially tried it.  But seeing yourself in the mirror as Batman, moving your hand which is actually Batman’s is one of the most thrilling things I have every experiences in my entire life.

Warner Bros. was lovely in letting me try out the Batman Arkham VR game at Fan Expo.  I had 20 minutes to try out the demo.  It is truly an experience that will leave you with goosebumps – feeling emotionally connected to what is happening around you.

It starts with you talking to Alfred.  You are in front of a piano, trying to play it.  The following location is being on a platform being descended into the Batcave.  Although I knew in my right mind I was in Toronto at Fan Expo standing on solid ground I could not help but shake in fear as I descended to his lair.  Seeing the bats surround me and the scenery is so immersive you can’t help but believe it is really happening.

It is in the cave that you put on the Batsuit.  You also set up your weapons and scanner for the crime scenes you get to solve.  Not to brag but I was better than I thought I would be.  Though this could also be because it was demo mode.

I will say I was nervous yet excited of what it would be like to see the Joker in VR as the Batman.  Did not see him in the demo, but curious of course.

Batman VR will be launching on October 11th 2016 for Playstation VR.   My birthday is October 10th in case you were wondering😉

Best always,

Melissa ♥

@Cirque du Soliel Toronto #Luzia

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I have never seen a Cirque Du Soleil show before and after Luzia I don’t know why I waited so long. It takes you into a flight of a place where Mexico appears as if a dream.  With elements of light, rain and music, it is nearly impossible not  to fall in love with this stunning show.

Through acrobatic works, contortionists and poetic symbolism the culture is displayed as vibrantly as the colors that represent this beautiful place .  It will take you and your heart soaring.

As explained by Show Director Daniel Finzi Pasca “A fragment is like a pebble you

slip in your pocket, keep close to your heart and safeguard like a cherished

memory”.  And this show is a mosaic of many pebbles.

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Never thought that music paired with a monarch butterfly and a horse could move me so much emotionally.

I was fortunate enough to also have a Media Backstage Tour with both some of the artists and the costume design team.   I even had a quick chat  with Luzia singer Majo Cornejo who talked to me about her love for the show, especially being from Mexico herself.

The costumes seeing them close-up were more beautiful and vivid than I could have imagined.

I know for sure while Luzia is still showing, I am going to see it at least one more time.  It is an experience you will want to share with the people you love.

  Watching Cirque Du Soleil – Luzia is pretty close to going to Mexico.  The sights, the sounds and the emotions are all there.

Hope you too get a chance to see this incredible show, and experience something like nothing else.

Best always,

Melissa ♥