Thursday, 10 October 2019

The Beauty of Facials

Let me just start this by saying that I LOVE facials. I would take a facial over a massage any day (and I'm a pretty big fan of massages too) but trust me when I tell you that not all facials are created equal.

If you've ever let me talk to you about skincare, I will have given you an earful about my good and not-so-good experiences. And since I have your undivided attention right now, I might do just that! I have had a $1500 laser treatment that I felt gave me next to no results, I've had a $350 hydrofacial that I have no idea what it did and I've had spa facials that felt like a nice cleanse, but not much more than that. On the other hand, I've had an IPL laser treatment that had mind-blowing results, microneedling which is quite possibly my new addiction and a series of personalized spa facials that totally changed my skin. I'm focusing on the last of these today but if you have any questions about the others, just let me know.
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Friday, 4 October 2019

Fall Florals

 How many times have you said you were going to wear jeans and a cute top, but then had the hardest time finding that elusive shirt? Well, I've found the most flattering one ever!!
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Monday, 30 September 2019

New In Fall 2019

Lost + Wander Willow Ridge Long Sleeve Top at KAYVALYA
Getting new stock in at KAYVALYA is my very favorite thing at the moment, especially when pieces like this top arrive! 
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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

All About the Linen Pants

Alison Hutchinson is wearing wide leg linen Lost + Wander pants from KAYVALYA
Linen has really come into its own in the past two summers and this year, it is a definite staple. 
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Friday, 2 August 2019

Feline Shorts

Alison Hutchinson is wearing leopard print shorts by Charlie Holiday from KAYVALYA
 Well, if you're after the cutest and comfiest shorts ever, I've found them for you! And I'm not biased because they're on my boutique -- it's because they're the cutest stinkin' things that I decided to carry them!
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A Tank Called Mimosa

Alison Hutchinson is wearing the Mimosa Smocked Crop Top via KAYVALYA boutique
 This is the third crop top that has just landed on KAYVALYA and is it possible that I've saved the best for last? I know it's hard to pick just one but this is in the silhouette of the season so I have a feeling it will be a crowd favorite.
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Friday, 19 July 2019

More Crop Top Cuteness

Alison Hutchinson is wearing the Amelia Floral Crop Top from Lost + Wander at KAYVALYA
 I told you we have a bunch of adorable new crop tops and I wasn't lying! Seriously, how cute is this one?? I could live in it forever.
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Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Cutest Crop Top

 I think this might just be the cutest crop top I ever did see!
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Friday, 28 June 2019

KAYVALYA SALE!!

Jade Dress in Multi Floral by KAYVALYA
I wanted to let you guys know about a huge sale we're having over at KAYVALYA for the entire Canada Day Long Weekend starting today at 2pm PST/ 5pm EST and finishing on Monday, July 1st at 9pm PST/ Midnight EST

Everything on the site is 20% OFF for the entire long weekend!!
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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Summer Must-Have: The Tie Front Top

 Alison Hutchinson is wearing the XIX Palms Pompeii Knot Top from KAYVALYA
 I don't know what has come over me, but I'm completely drawn to every top that ties at the front.
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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Teddy Coat Love | STYLE THURSDAY

Victoria style blogger, Alison Hutchinson is wearing an aritzia teddy coat, all saints tee, levis jeans and a Rebecca Minkoff leopard print bag
 It took me a while to hop on the teddy coat bandwagon, but not because it didn't appeal to me -- I just wasn't in the proper climate for it. But the second that I arrived to winter in Canada, I went out and picked one up.
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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Aveda's Wedding Masque Duo | Beauty Monday

Aveda Tulasara Wedding Masque and Tulasara Wedding Eye Masque
Ok, so I realize that this beauty Monday is a day late, but shhhhh. I won't tell if you don't!

I was having a little think of what has stood out to me as my favorite product at the moment and in all honesty, I wasn't going to choose this one. That was until I didn't use it for a day and felt the HUGE difference it made!
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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Paper Bag Style Pants for the Office | STYLE WEDNESDAY

Alison Hutchinson in Dynamite clothing for the office
 I never thought I would say this, but I'm really enjoying dressing in work wear! I've been living the bohemian nomad life for two and a half years and never thought I would ever look back. Well, I knew the nomad life wasn't going to last forever, but I really hoped the bohemian part would!
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Monday, 4 March 2019

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector | BEAUTY MONDAY

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector product shot
 There's really not that much to say about the Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector other than it is freaking amazing. I honestly don't understand why I don't hear all the beauty gurus raving about this stuff because it deserves so much more hype than it receives.

This review is going to be short and sweet, but trust me when I tell you this stuff is GOOD.
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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Keeping Warm in Spring Colors | STYLE WEDNESDAY

Saba chunky knit sweater in mauve
 I feel like I've only just gotten into the groove of winter and it's already time to transition into spring! Well, it's nowhere near spring weather in Canada at the moment, but I would be lying if I said that all the new spring lines aren't making me feel like it is. And of course this makes me super happy because there's nothing I love more than warm weather.
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Monday, 25 February 2019

Aveda Exfoliant | BEAUTY MONDAY

Aveda Exfoliant product shot
 I think one of the biggest lessons I've learned during my skincare journey is the importance of exfoliating. I've had about a million and one facials, but not until recently did an esthetician explain to me what's happening with my skin and how I can actually help the process while at home.
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Friday, 22 February 2019

5 Things I'm Loving This Week | FRIDAY FAVORITES


I love sharing new discoveries with you guys and so I thought I would start a new series in which I tell you about my favorite things of the week. It will be a mix of fashion, lifestyle and beauty -- pretty much anything that stands out to me. I would love to hear if you are loving any of the same things as me!

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Pearl Drop Earrings | STYLE WEDNESDAY

freshwater pearl and gold hoop earrings from Etsy Canada
 Holy Moly, have I found the most beautiful earrings. I have had the ultimate obsession with pearl everything lately and anytime I see a piece featuring it, I stop to investigate. If you've seen my wedding photos, you will know that I can go a little pearl crazy at times, but I feel like they truly are timeless and ever so classy.
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Monday, 18 February 2019

Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial | BEAUTY MONDAY

Review on the Drunk Elephant Sukari Babyfacial 25% AHA peel and Virgin Marula Oil
 Welcome to my first ever Beauty Monday! I have been doing a lot of thinking on this little blog space that I love so much and have decided to revamp her a little. I will still be featuring fashion and travel, but also wanted to incorporate beauty, which I can't get enough of.
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