A Makeup Love Affair + Giveaway

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Yahoo, it's Day 3 of the 5 Days of Giveaways and wow is today's ever a fun one for the makeup lover! Quo is a brand exclusively found at Shoppers Drug Mart and if you remember back a few weeks ago I shared some of their holiday gift set collection. Well it seems I saved the best for last!
This Ultimate Colour Vault is literally a makeup lover's dream. With 48 eye shadow colours, 4 face powders, 4 colour correctors, 4 blush colours, 4 highlighters,  3 brow powders, 3 brow creams, 6 eye liners, and 12 lip glosses, this is the ultimate set! This set is dual layered meaning that the eye shadows and lip colours are on top, and the top tray slides out to reveal the face colours.
Today is your chance to win the Ultimate Colour Vault and believe me you don't want to miss out on this one! The colours are nicely pigemented, go on smooth, and really who doesn't love to play with a huge assortment of makeup options. I am a total blush-aholic and the colours included in this set are fantastic! So now make sure you enter below, good luck!

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Add This To Your Man's Stocking.....+Giveaway

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Oh the dreaded question every year, "what do you get the man or men in your life?". I admit I struggle with buying for the men in my life every year and I am always looking for great gift ideas. This is where American Crew comes in to provide you with great gift ideas for the men in your life. American Crew is the leading salon brand in men's grooming. From hair styling, shaving and cologne products American Crew will definitely have a great product to add in a stocking or to give as a gift.
It's rare that I get men's products to share with you all, so it was a lovely change to be able to try out these awesome American Crew products. I immediately tried the Fiber product on my son's hair. Of course he knew who Elvis Presley was and actually chose this one to try on his own. The Fiber product helps to thicken hair, while giving hair a pliable hold. Oh MY!, did this product ever work. My son Charlie is always asking for the spiked hair look and this product was perfect to achieve that look.
My husband was very excited to try the shave gel, and this was also another huge hit in our house. The gel went on easy and gave great facial coverage before he started to shave. It left my husband's skin smooth and refreshed and he was definitely impressed.

I must confess I actually tried the pomade product shown below. I tend to have a lot of fly away hairs on the top of my head and I find it hard to get them to stay down.  I tried a small amount of the pomade and 'voila' my fly away hairs were down for the day! I definitely recommend starting with a small amount and then adding to the hair as you think you need it. I might have to hide this one away from my husband.
Today American Crew would like to give one lucky reader a prize package of some fantastic grooming products! Use the Rafflecopter and enter below.
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5 Days of Giveaways - Can You Have Too Many Handbags?

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WOW! It's that time of year again, time to have a few days of giveaways on the blog. Let's start today with this great Tignanello Handbag. I love the Tignanello brand because the bags are trendy, incredibly well made, and at a great price point!
This metallic messenger bag is perfect for the girl on the go. This bag is perfect for everyday errands, if your a student, busy mom, career girl, this messenger bag will hold all your essentials. Use the Rafflecopter to enter below!

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Getting Golden- Why to Try Colour for the Holiday Season

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It's time to start looking for a great holiday dress, and if I have any advice it's not to be afraid of colour. Wear your favourite jewel tones, or a great coloured velvet piece with pride! As for me, well I will be rocking this golden yellow and blue coloured dress. What you really can't see from pictures is that this dress has an incredible textured jaquard like fabric which really elevates this piece of clothing.
Again my shoes are from Nine West and right now the fall collection is 40% off! Get these Aaronita style heels for under $90.

Come On Get Happy + My Instagram Thoughts

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Oh you know just another week trying to fit everything in. I have to be honest it's been a hard few creative months for me. I have read many bloggers post about the loss of engagement on Instagram and well, I am feeling it too. It's quite defeating to know that my posts are being seen by less than half of my audience due to the new algorithm. If you haven't heard the new algorithm basically decides what you see, rather than having posts in chronological order. This means that many bloggers are finding it harder to reach their audience resulting in lower engagement all around.
Growing an authentic following has become much more challenging and many bloggers are resorting to buying followers or likes in order to stay on top of the blogging game. At one point I admit I was using an Instagram service to help me manage my Instagram. I wasn't using it so much for the growth, but more for the management side. I wish I had time to like photos and find and follow amazing accounts but working full time, and being a mom makes it very hard. Nevertheless, after a couple of months, I did find my following was growing but the lack of control over who I was following, and which photos I was liking really bothered me. I have LONG SINCE cancelled the service I was using and yes my engagement has gone down immensely, but I can rest easy knowing that I am back in control.  So love it or hate it, I did what I felt was right for me. If you're angry at me for using an Instagram service then all I can say is, that I tried it and really didn't like it.
All I can do is be me and finding the momentum to keep blogging comes from a place of passion for me. At the end of the day, as much as I want more of you to see and hopefully appreciate my content, I keep reminding myself why I started my blog in the first place. I started this blog as a positive space to share my love of fashion, beauty and lifestyle ideas. I never thought in a million years it would grow as much as it has. I am so thankful to be in a position to work with incredible brands. Running this blog has taught me more about social media and business than I could have ever imagined.  If my own personal brand grows on social media or it doesn't, it will all be ok. So I'll leave you with a last question, does growth in your following really matter? Also if any of you are personally interested in social media let me know, I am happy to share an tips or tricks that have worked for me.
Now, onto this great coat, yep it's pretty awesome right? Make sure you grab it now before it sells out! Oh and head to Nine West to grab my Watley style shoe for 40% off!
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Winter is Coming.....the perfect winter coat...

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I hate to say it, but here is Canada, winter is coming, and with that means finding a great winter coat. You know, one that's ultra-warm, stylish, and at a great price point. As always I have tried to do that work for you, and today I am pointing you in the direction of your perfect winter coat from Noize Original. The Noize Original brand uses faux fur and vegan leather accents, so yes you can feel great about the product you are buying.
I was lucky enough to get together with my fave blogger babes, and we are each showing off a great Noize style. My style is called the Hannah in the gun metal grey colour. Keep reading to see which styles my blogger besties have on. 
Next I have two pieces of great news, first, you can shop online at for a limited time make sure you enter code teachinfashion to get 15% off your order!  Second, head to my Insta account Sunday November 19 at 9pm for a great giveaway to win a coat of your choice. that will run for a few days.

 In the pic below, next to me is Jenelle in the Maple Bomber. Next to her Zeba is in the Hannah style in light ash. Dee is wearing the Hannah in forest green, and Amanda is wearing the Kinsley style.

Photos by the lovely Kathy DeMerchant

Getting Lush-ious

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Oh it's my favourite time of year, all the incredible holiday beauty sets are in stores and I have to tell you, the ones that I am showing on the blog are the best value for your dollar! Today let's talk about Lush, a brand near and dear to my sentimental heart. I have been buying Lush products for years and it's so refreshing to see what holiday sets they put on the market each year. 
No matter what your price point is, Lush has amazing gift options for everyone on your list. This year besides the products being fantastic, the packaging is incredible too!

The Secret Garden set comes with everything you need for fresh and 'rosey' skin. There are six products in this box, and I have been using the Buffy bar for years ( I was thrilled to see it included). Again, this gift comes wrapped in gorgeous paper, and would make the beauty lover in your life smitten with glee.

The Merry and Bright Set comes with everything you need for the shower,  and your body after the shower. With nine products included you get, two shower gels, two body conditioners, one scrub, one body lotion, a lip scrub, and the candy cane a creamy body wash chock. In my mind this set is a great value at $85.95.

As always Lush crushes the competition with their bath bombs, and wait until you see the Christmas ones! This one is called Christmas Sweater and it looks well just like your fave Christmas sweater.
Make sure you head to the Lush site now and start your holiday shopping early! Oh and by the way, Lush delivers! WOO HOO!