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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beach Day Essentails


We here at Blossom Lounge are big beach day advocates. Being from Nova Scotia myself, (Canada's Ocean Playground) I have grown up spending my summers on the beach and have learned a few tips for skipping unnecessary packing resulting in a lot of shlepping. I have rounded up 13 of my Beach day essentials all able to fit into one very stylish Rebecca Minkoff tote. Read below to see what 13 items you should be taking on your text trip to the beach!


1. Rebecca Minkoff Tote: We love a good beach bag, but sometimes things tend to get lost in them because of their lack of pockets. We love this tote by Rebecca Minkoff  because it's big enough and casual enough to take to the beach. It's also super stylish and comes with a cross body strap that makes it easy to carry.

2. Dust Bag/Small Clutch: Because it's necessary to take a few beauty products to the beach, make sure that they are all organized in one little clutch. The RM tote comes with a pretty cute and practical dust bag. Perfect for putting any products being used at the beach.

3. Yoshi Samra Flip Flips: Flip flops are basically a no brainer when it comes to going to the beach. The plastic ones seem to be the go-to sandal when it comes to beach day attire. We at Blossom like to try something a bit more stylish like these leather Yoshi Samra nude, studded flip-flops.

4. Stylish Bikini: Triangl bikinis are as comfy as they are stylish. We love the fact that they are made of neoprene (scuba material) making them extremely durable in the water. (not available at Blossom Lounge)

5. Sundry Tank: There is no need to pack a fully planned outfit for the beach. We love the look of a long, loose t-shirt or dress over a bikini, and this Aloha tank by Sundry couldn't be more appropriate. The colour and slogan are perfect for the beach and the length covers everything you need to until you are on the sand.

6. BKR Water Bottle: These extremely durable and chic bottles are the perfect item to pack in your tote. Plus you are saving the planet by going green and not packing a plastic bottle. The bright orange colour will also stand out amongst all of the other boring water bottles.

7. Waiting for the Sun Sunglasses: Of course if you are going to be spending the day staring at the sun protection for your eyes is a must. These handmade, bamboo sunglasses by Waiting for the Sun make all natural all kinds of fashionable.

8. Lip Conditioner: Lips tend to get extremely dry at the beach so taking a lip conditioner that works is super important. Balmy Days by Ilia Beauty is an all natural moisturizer that keeps lips feeling soft and supple all day long.

9. Vitamin C Serum: Being in the sun all day is nice, but it can also really do damage to the sensitive skin on your face. Give some of that vitamin D you got some vitamin C with the Elizabeth Den for One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum. With a potent mix of antioxidants, this serum will naturally brighten and replenish your skin.

10. Body Mist: Just as your face can dry out in the sun so can your body. Replace some of that lost moisture with Kai Body Glow. A mist that is jam-packed with natural ingredients like jojoba oil, aloe, chamomile and cucumber extracts. I love it because it's easy to apply, just spray on your skin and let it soak in.

11. Sunscreen: If there is anything you should take to the beach it's sunscreen. Before applying any of the sprays or serums apply an SPF of 30 or higher liberally to your skin to protect it from harmful UV rays. (not available at Blossom Lounge)

12. Beach Towel/Blanket: If you are going to be laying down on the sand all day make sure you have packed a comfy blanket or towel to lay on!  (not available at Blossom Lounge)

13. Basic Accessories: Wearing accessories to the beach is totally acceptable to us Blossom Ladies. Of course statement necklaces and arm parties are a little impractical, but a single beaded wooden bracelet is not. This Gold and Grey tassel bracelet is the perfect beach day accessory.






Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Label to Love: LOVEFRESH

One of the newest labels to the Blossom Lounge beauty brand family is LOVEFRESH,  a Toronto based, all natural collection of scrubs, lotions and potions created by Stacey Davis who believes that beautiful, glowing skin can be achieved using all natural products. We believe in the same thing here at Blossom Lounge and that is just one of the reasons LOVEFRESH is a label to love. The clean, chic packaging, captivating, fresh scents, and products that actually do what they say makes LOVEFRESH one of the fastest selling brands at Blossom Lounge! Read below to learn more about each product we sell and head on into Blossom Lounge today to try it for yourself. Trust us...you will love (fresh) it!

All information about the LOVEFRESH product was found on www.lovefresh.com*

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blossom x BKR Water Challenge

We have another update from our beauty and style bloggers who have joined our 2014 Blossom x BKR Beauty Water Challenge.  Read how Amber from Canadian Fashionista loved the health and beauty benefits from this challenge and still brings her BKR hot pink bottle everywhere she goes. We love how she uses elastic bands to keep track of how many bottles of water she drinks everyday!
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You can purchase your own bkr bottle here or visit us in stores!

Join us in our challenge for a healthier life! Include our Blossom x BKR Beauty Water Challenge badge on your blog and share your journey with us!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

How to Stack Rings Like a Pro

Figuring out how to stack a bunch of rings on both of your hands can be difficult, especially if you have grown up following the "less is more" mantra. But we over at Blossom Lounge have so many pretty rings that we can't just choose a few to wear everyday, we want to rock them all! And lucky for us, "less is more" no longer applies. Stacking rings can be an easy and effective way to spice up a plain outfit and can be totally customizable depending on your mood. Read along to find out some basics for getting your ring stack on!
Freshly painted and un-chipped nails are the first step in making sure that your rings look stylish. Blossom Lounge has a great selection of colours from Butter London, and I am loving this bright pink shade called Kerfuffle for the summer. 
Begin by picking rings that are in different shapes and sizes and make sure to balance out each hand by placing and spacing rings out on different fingers. Once you like what your first layer of rings looks like move to the mid finger rings.
Play with mixing metals and textures for your midi rings. We love the double snake midi ring from Jenny Bird for its serpent skin texture, and wrap around style. The Dogeared feather and triangles are also great as you can switch the triangles in opposite directions and the feather gives added texture.
Once you have finished putting and placing all of your main rings on your fingers grab a few simple rings (H&M has some cheap and basic ones) in mixed metals and place them wherever you think your fingers could use a little more love. Make sure to leave some white space, keeping at least one finger bare on each hand. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

What to Wear This Canada Day!


Feeling a little stumped about what to wear for this years Canada Day festivities? Look no further because Blossom Lounge has got you covered! 

Most people want to spend their Canada Day break outside in the sun, whether it be at a barbecue, beach or concert, so being patriotic in red and white, and dressing to fit the occasion is key. 

These white Mavi cut offs are super flattering and comfy, making them the perfect shorts for a Canada Day spent running around outside or picnicking at the park! Next, opt for red on top. I love this graphic sweater from sundry that feels stylish but not fussy, really the perfect Canada Day sweater! 

For the finishing touches to your Canada Day look, grab a pair of flat shoes (no one wants to be running around in heels), a great bag a hat and a pair of sunnies to stay protected!

But before you leave don't forget a few pieces from Canadian jewelry label Jenny Bird, a Canadian flag and lots of Canadian spirit!

Happy Canada Day everyone!





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Blossom x BKR Water Challenge

What better way to kick off the summer then with more results from our 2014 Blossom x BKR Water Challenge.  We love that so many people have joined us in our journey to healthier lives. Don't forget to bring your BKR bottle from Blossom Lounge every where you go and come join us at our Yoga summer series on Sundays !

{First time you are hearing about all this?  You can read more about our water challenge  here and learn all about our summer yoga series here. }




Join us in our challenge for a healthier life! Include our Blossom x BKR Beauty Water Challenge badge on your blog and share your journey with us!
 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Yoga Summer Series


 We are so excited to announce that Blossom Lounge has teamed up with Moksha Yoga Markham for a summer yoga series outside at the beautiful bandstand on Main Street Unionville. 
On June 15th at 10:00 am Moksha Yoga Markham's owner Denise Tsui will be teaching the very first Yoga class so make sure you come out and join us! The series will continue all summer long on Sunday's and afterwards you can go visit the famous Stiver Mill Farmers Market and sample some of the delicious locally grown fruits and veggies.
  
We love to spread awareness about healthy living and equally love that so many people have joined us in our journey to healthier lives this past year.  We send out a special Thank you to Main Street Unionville and Whole Foods Market for supporting the summer yoga series this year!

Follow the highlights and updates on our facebook, twitter and instagram accounts and use hashtag #blossomxmokshayogamarkham! If you take a picture of the event and use the hashtag we just might feature your picture!


BKR water bottles perfect for the event are available here. New colours coming soon!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Inspired by: Audrey Hepburn


Grace, beauty and class are synonymous with Audrey Hepburn and in honour of the iconic star's 85th birthday recently, I’ve put together an outfit that is inspired by her. As a longtime fan, I love what Audrey epitomizes -- her timeless style and elegance is both effortless and inspiring. We all remember her infamous Givenchy LBD, paired with lustrous pearls and cat eye sunglasses in Breakfast at Tiffany's. I've updated this iconic look with a LGD -- a sleek and fitted diamond printed gray dress (available here). No matter what she wore, Audrey carried herself with such simplicity and sophistication that gave way to impeccable style for years to come. 




Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Spring Pumps


When spring is in full bloom, I love nothing more than slipping into a pair of sexy pointy toe pumps. With all the pretty colours, classic neutrals, and various prints that spring pumps offer, it’s a fun and fresh way to dress up your feet and play up your outfit. Here are some of my favourite pumps I’ve been lusting after this season.