Once the tree is up and decorated that is when I get inspired to start wrapping presents (one of my favourite parts of giving a gift!), I love simplistic wrapping that has an old fashioned feel to it. Twine and twigs, cranberries and garland are some of my favourite bits to add to a gift. Hope this gives you a little gift giving inspiration!!
Check out this little BTS video of the new portrait studio in Canmore! I am so fortunate to get to work with such an amazing photographer and even luckier to be able to play on such a beautiful model like Janelle! Hope you like it and come visit us at the studio!!
Alexis Mckeown Photography: http://alexismckeownphotography.typepad.com/alexis-mckeown-photoblog/
New website for my new baby makeup business:) michaelahowie.com
Okay loves! This is our first giveaway! Lets see how this goes:) ashressaday recently had its first birthday. We wanted to give away something really special, something we both love so much and hope you will love as well! We are going to be giving away a beautiful Clhei handbag. This one in particular is one of our favourite bags and you can have one for yourself! Here is how to enter!
Follow us on Instagram (shressblog) and take a picture of what inspires you most. It could be anything from a quote to a picture collage. Then #ashressadaygiveaway
*remember to make your profile public so we can see your Instagram!
If you don’t have Instagram find us on Facebook and make sure to like us and send us something inspiring, or upload your own photo and #ashressadaygiveaway
Thanks so much for reading! We have had such a fun year! We are SO excited to see what you guys send in! XO love Adri & Michaela
Visit www.clhei.com to see all the beautiful purses! Like them on facebook to see all the latest updates!
*This giveaway is international, it will be closed two weeks from now! xx
Cleaning makeup brushes is just one of those tasks that takes time and patience but is REALLY important. Once a week I like to do a really good clean of my brushes getting rid of any old makeup, bacteria dirt, oil and all the other lovely things brushes tend to gather. This is the method I follow to clean my brushes:
1.Set up a towel for your brushes to lay on!
2. Begin to rinse your brushes with lukewarm water
3. Take any cleaning product of your choice (soft soap or shampoo) and run the brush back and forth in your hand. You will see the old makeup rinse away!
*can also substitute the side of the sink if you don’t want to use your hand.
4. Squeeze the brush gently, the water and makeup will continue to rinse away.
5. Repeat if necessary! You may have to assess the brush situation, there could be more makeup in the brush than you think!
6. Lay the brushes flat to dry completely before returning them to your kit!
This could be a good new years resolution for those of you who don’t wash your brushes very often! Cleaning your makeup brushes is an important part of your skin care routine because you don’t want to apply bacteria and dirt to a nicely cleansed face:)
We have SO many crab apples this year on our trees! We’ve given buckets away and still have plenty to work with. They are surprisingly really sweet and pleasant to eat… not sour at all! I made this apple cake for a friend who was going away for school. It was delicious with a dollop of whipping cream on top! We’ve also had apple pie, apple crisp and apple muffens over the last couple days. My next project is a mug of steamy apple cider with a cinnamon stick! Mmmmmm ..Fall is here!
How sweet is this picture? The dress! The shoes! The hair! The clutch! The twirl! I wish I could dress up like this every day!
*image found on pinterest
I was pinterest hunting today and came across so many adorable things! These were a few of my summery favourites.