Rachel Parcell Clothing

Hello Lovely! If you haven’t heard of Rachel Parcell, you are really missing out. I came across her social media approximately a year ago and have been obsessed ever since. Rachel is a major #bossbabe because she is a wife, mother to two adorable babies, blogs at Pink Peonies AND has her own clothing line that you can shop HERE.

Her style is very feminine, romantic and classic which I absolutely love. She launched her brand Rachel Parcell last year and she recently released her Spring 2017 collection which is absolutely stunning. Knowing that my husband would kill me if I purchased one of everything, I settled on buying only a couple items. This top is one of them! I just adore the bell sleeve and the back has a gold zipper which adds such a feminine detail.

 Rachel Parcell Spring 2017

Rachel Parcell Spring 2017

rachel parcell clothing

rachel parcell clothing

Styling & Shop

This top can be paired with jeans and sandals to create a casual look, or you can pair it with a skirt and heels to dress it up. This top runs TTS, so just follow the size charts she has supplied on her site! You can shop my top HERE.

Check out my recent post about adding a pop of colour to your wardrobe HERE.

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As you can see from the title, today I will be reviewing Sunday Riley’s Good Genes & Luna products. I tested these products over the span of 14 days, which is what is recommended to see full results so, if you are curious as to how this product reviewed for me, please keep reading!

Sunday Riley’s Price Points

Anyone who has researched this brand knows that these two products are quite the investment. For a full size bottle of Sunday Riley’s Good Genes, costs $175. For a full size of the Luna Night Oil, you are looking at $131. That is quite the splurge when it comes to your skin. I was trying to find reviews on these products since their descriptions sounded super tempting and was coming up kind of short on quality of reviews. I wandered into our local Sephora to talk to a beauty consultant about the products and see what my options were. The consultant showed me the Total Transformation Kit  which is a half size of the regular bottles, and retailed at $101. I figured that I could sacrifice $100 in hopes that this product really does work. AND with this kit, I could get a good amount of uses out of to see the actual effects on my skin.

My Review

Let’s do a little background on my skin. I have a combination skin type. Certain areas of my face tend to get oily, and I have some dry spots as well. I wanted to find something that was great at balancing out these two issues. I have pores that I am constantly trying to minimize and every now and then I get lovely little break outs.

You can see in my before picture below that my skin was AWFUL. It also doesn’t help that I am sleep deprived and always running on minimum energy levels. I had a ton of redness, large pores, dry patches and tons of uneven colour.

I have just passed the two week mark of using this product, so let’s dive into my thoughts.

In a nutshell, is it worth the $$$? Honestly… no.

Did my skin change at all? Yes, however I don’t think I saw the results it claims to give and my skin doesn’t actually feel any better than it did before. With this price point and the reviews, I assumed my skin would at least feel soft! Which is not the case. You can check out my before and after pictures below from Day 1 on the TOP and Day 14 on the BOTTOM.

For me, this product didn’t live up to the hype. But remember, my skin is different from yours, so this product MAY work for you! That’s the “beauty” of the skincare/beauty world… there are products out there that work differently/better for certain people. We just have to find them!

Before Picture vs After Picture

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Bumbo Review

When I started to be exposed to baby products, I somehow had it in my head that the Bumbo was a MUST HAVE item. It was one of the first products that I registered for, and was hoping to get them for the boys. Much to my surprise I did receive two of them from my baby showers and I was thrilled. I washed them down, and set them aside impatiently waiting for the day that the boys could start using them, Well, that day has come and I wanted to do a review on this baby product.

Bumbo – What is it?

A bumbo is a rubber material seat that you can use for play time, or feedings. It is technically supposed to be used to play and only supposed to be used on the floor. They are not supposed to be used on raised surfaces although I know people do use it on their counters to feed their babies. I used mine specifically for play time on the floor.

Pricing

The bumbo is priced at $80 for the seat, and then it’s an additional $16 for the tray. You can shop the bumbo HERE.

bumbo review

Review

My intention for the bumbo as I mentioned, was to use this strictly for play time seat. Once I was comfortable with the boys being able to hold their heads up, I started slowly introducing the Bumbo. I mainly used it when I would want to shower, I would put the boys right outside of the shower so I could always be within an arms reach of them, and be able to see them the entire time. The Bumbo’s worked great when I needed them, however there is one major downside to this product.

My boys grew at an exponential rate so I could only use the Bumbo’s for approximately 6 weeks. The structure of the bumbo makes it difficult for babies who have chubby legs, fit into the seat. I was noticing every time I would put the boys into the bumbo it was becoming more and more difficult to get them in and out. Then I noticed in the last time I put one of my boys in, I saw that their foot was turning purple from circulation being cut off so I immediately took him out and have not used it since.

So, what are my thoughts? The Bumbo is great if you have a smaller baby, and if you foresee a ton of usage. My best tip would be to register for it, as most people LOVE to buy this item!

Do some research if you want to find a different type of chair if you have little chunky legged babes.

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pop of pink

If you are anything like me, your closet is filled with the same colours. Black, White, & Grey, Why not have fun with a bright pop of colour to add in to your wardrobe! I always itch to add a pop of colour in the spring/summer since our winter here are always so grey. Spring time always brings out a feeling of wanting a fresh start with my wardrobe and I am kind of over the whole “floral for spring” thing. As cute as floral print is, I just don’t like to overload my closet with it.

Bright pink is such a stunning colour. It immediately draws your eye in and is super feminine, When I saw this bag while shopping in Seattle, I had to have it! First of all – I am a major Kate Spade fan. The quality is great and I love basically everything they sell. Even their desk accessories are super cute!! We were in Seattle for one day, just to shop, and I knew I wanted to start adding some colour into my wardrobe so accessories can be the perfect way to do that.

You don’t have to spend a lot to add that bright colour either! Forever 21 or H&M have great options for accessories that are very affordable. You could add that pop through earrings, or a necklace. You could add a bright bag like I did in this post, or you could add a pop of colour in your lipstick!

I have included a bunch of fun and bright accessories that can go with multiple styles of clothing. Everything from bags, scarves, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings! I hope you all enjoyed this post. Let me know what your favourite accessories are and where you shop for them! I am always on the hunt for cute and affordable accessories!

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L'Oreal Beauty

L’Oreal Paris Beauty has some of the BEST beauty products at the drugstore and today I want to share with you a few of my “must have” items!

L’Oreal Favourites

The products that I am going to share from L’Oreal are a constant repurchase for me. I feel unsettled if i do not have these products on hand.

The Foundation that I love is L’Oreal True Match and I wear the shade W3. This formula is very easy to blend and it comes in a ton of shades. It is a medium coverage foundation, but you can build it up depending on how you apply it. I apply this foundation with a beauty blender, and it gives the foundation the most flawless look.

I also use the True Match Concealer in the shade Fair/Light W1-2-3. It is a great drugstore concealer and I love that it comes with a wand for easy application. I will highlight the areas i want to conceal with the wand, and then use my beauty blender to blend in excess product.

Okay and let’s talk about lashes for one second. The BEST combo for your lashes are this primer and this mascara. If you don’t have these products in your makeup kit, are you living under a rock? You absolutely NEED these two.

And my next must have item is this lipstick. It is so pigmented and is really creamy. I absolutely love this lipstick in any shade.

What are your favourite L’Oreal products??

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solid food must have items

We are in the full swing of solid food feedings, so I figured it would be a good idea to share some of the products I am loving!

Solid Foods Products – What You NEED

Get yourself a ton of easy to wash bibs. I love THESE ones since they are easy to rinse in the sink after a feeding, and dry quickly. I recommend buying at least 6 bibs. This way if you aren’t rushed to do laundry every day, you will always have a clean bib around.

Soft Spoons are another product you absolutely need to introduce solid foods. Babies mouths are super sensitive so you need special spoons for each stage of solid foods! I recommend THESE ones to get started.

Various sizes of bowls. As your baby grows he/she will begin to eat more and more. I bought THESE and they are working for right now, but the boys will be out growing them very soon. They have some pretty big appetites. I have my eye on THESE for the next step which I am so excited to try out.

Freezer storage containers are another product that you need if you make your own baby food. I bought THESE and I do really love them. I love these because they come with a freezer tray so the containers aren’t all over the place in your freezer, and the containers are really easy to clean/work with.

A highchair is a MUST for feedings, I have THIS one and I really LOVE it. It folds up so it doesn’t take up a ton of space in the dining room and it has a ton of different settings for seat positions. It also grows with your child to a toddler stage where they can sit at the table with you during dinner time but still be properly strapped into a seat for safety. I highly recommend this chair!

solid food products

Solid Foods Products – What You WANT

Okay, how cool are THESE?! The second I saw them I had to get them!! They are seriously the best invention for solid food feedings. The risk of contamination is removed when you are on the go for feedings. This makes things so much easier for us moms! I absolutely Love love Love this product!!

Floor Mats are another product that aren’t an absolute NEED but definitely a WANT. I recommend THIS one. I have heard amazing reviews about it, and who doesn’t want to protect their floors?

Tupperware is another WANT, especially because of its price tag. However, you can’t go wrong with the investment that you can use forever. Tupperware is so durable and really is great for larger sizes for storage.

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Getting married in the near future? First and foremost, Congratulations! Are you looking for something to help you look and feel your best on your big day? If yes, then let me introduce to you Bridal Bliss. Bridal Bliss is a 8 week comprehensive fitness & nutritional guide that will transform your mind, body and spirit.

An amazing woman that I have the pleasure of knowing, Nicole Young, has created this comprehensive guide alongside personal trainer Olivia Retter. Nicole has a background in Culinary Nutrition, and also owns a health & wellness blog, which you can find HERE. Olivia is an MFC certified group and personal trainer. They both possess a passion for living a healthy and happy lifestyle, which really shines within this e-book.

I have had the honour to preview this incredible guide and I have decided to do the 8 week program myself! Keep in mind, this doesn’t have to be specifically for brides-to-be. If you are wanting to pursue a change in your diet and fitness routines, then this can be an incredible starting point. I will be posting weekly updates on how my progress is going so stay tuned!! Also – this guide retails for $35!!! Which is extremely affordable, AND RIGHT NOW they have an Intro price of just $20!! For $20 you can begin the transformation you have always wanted!! (we all know summer is coming up fast!!) Keep in mind this Intro price is only available for the first week! This e-book launched today so there is a full week left to take advantage of that sale price!

You can find all of the details on this program HERE or HERE

Follow their social media for inspiration! These #bossbabes are just getting started so go show some love! Head over to my Instagram and I will tag their accounts in the Bridal Bliss picture so you can easily follow along the journey of incredible women.

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Spring 2017 has the most amazing fashion trends being released! Ruffle and bell sleeves, raw edge denim, cute slide sandals, pastel colour ways and gorgeous textures!

I know I am not the only one who is anticipating the warmer weather and craving a fresh wardrobe. It’s becoming extremely difficult to not spend tons of money on a full new wardrobe when everything is so cute this season!

Below you will find some pieces that I am dying to get my hands on for Spring 2017. What are your favourite fashion trends that are coming out for this spring?? Comment below! I know you 90’s girls are probably loving the floral print denim that is on trend and the amazing platform sandals. I feel like I am 10 years old again!!

Floral Dress | Tote Bag | Blush Top 

Sandals | White Top | Structured Bag 

Sunnies | White Denim | Hat

Booties | Dress | Crossbody Bag

On another note, Ryan and I are on home stretch of having our basement finished.. anyone who knows us knows that this is HUGE. We wanted to create a space for our boys to go wild and play, and our main floor doesn’t really have a lot of space for their “bigger” toys. We are so excited to start utilizing the basement!!

Hope you all have an amazing week.

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xo, Jordyn

Remarcable

I want to review the Marc Jabobs Beauty Remarcable Foundation! I purchased this foundation about a month ago and have been using it very regularly. Please keep reading to find out my review!

Remarcable Packaging

Marc Jacobs Beauty always has the most stunning packaging. The foundation bottle is very sleek and I love the wand that the product comes out on. I apply it directly to a clean beauty blender and then i can apply the foundation to my face.

Remarcable

Pricing

The Remarcable foundation is a little on the pricey side of foundations. This is the most expensive foundation that I own, retailing at $69. You can buy this product HERE.

How To Use

I was looking for a long-wear full coverage foundation when I stumbled upon the Marc Jacobs Remarcable. It works with all skin types, and depending on how you apply the foundation it can give you different looks. I take the wand and smear the product onto a beauty blender, and then dab the beauty blender over my face. I will then take my F80 brush and buff it into my skin. It gives me a full coverage and flawless look. A little goes a really long way with this product, so I know that this bottle of foundation will last me a lot longer than majority of the foundations that I own. The product blends perfectly and doesn’t look cakey on the skin.

My Review

Is it worth the money?? Depends what you want out of your foundation. For me, having a full coverage foundation is a MUST. Having a long wear foundation is a MUST and having a product that works with different skin types was a MUST. The reason I say that is because of my hormones being all over the place with my pregnancy, after birth, and now finishing breastfeeding. My skin type was different all of the time, so it was important to find a foundation that could handle my skin at its best and worst. For me, this product is 100% worth the money. I am using less product when applying my makeup so I am not purchasing foundation as often, and I was spending about $50 a bottle anyway, so I wasn’t splurging too far off that price point. I do really love this foundation and would recommend it to anyone who needs a full coverage. You will LOVE this product! Shoutout to my full coverage needing girls!

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dynamite jeans

It is no secret that I LOVE Dynamite clothing! I have been a die-hard fan for years now, and I wanted to share with you my latest obsession. These light wash distressed jeans!

Comfort

I do wear yoga pants 90% of the time, however when I do decide to wear jeans I always grab a pair from Dynamite. They are really comfortable, and have some stretch to them so the more you wear them, the more comfortable they get! This pair of jeans I am especially obsessed with because of the distress detailing. Having jeans that are torn at the knee is key in making a pair of denim more comfortable. You have no restriction when you are bending your legs! Stupid to say, I know… but it’s the truth! There is nothing worse than putting on a pair of jeans that make you feel like you have cardboard boxes on your legs!! These jeans are also such a gorgeous colour, the light wash is really popular right now, so it will be a perfect pair of jeans to get you through spring and summer!

dynamite clothing denim

Pricing at Dynamite

Dynamite Clothing has great price points for denim as well. You won’t be breaking the bank to be able to get in on the new seasonal trends. And who doesn’t love saving some money? (maybe to spend that saved money on something else… haha). Most decent pairs of jeans are anywhere between $40-$100+. These jeans are under $60!! You cannot beat the quality for this price! If you are a bargain shopper, like most, Dynamite typically has great sales often so subscribe to their email list!

 Dynamite Jeans

Styling

You can easily dress these jeans up or keep a casual look as well. Pair the jeans with heels, a trendy top, a cute clutch and you are ready to go on a night out. If you are wanting a more casual look, opt for a plain T-shirt and some sneakers!  You can have a very simple, yet put together outfit! Win-Win!

SHOP

I have linked my denim HERE so you can easily find them.

Check out below at some other Dynamite Jeans that I have linked as well. Happy Shopping! Comment below where you love to buy your jeans from!

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xo, Jordyn