24-hrs of R&R in Gatineau: Nordik Spa, Biscotti & Cie and The Wakefield Mill

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I couldn’t find research to back this next statement, but sometimes I feel like tourists know more than locals when it comes to hotspots in a city. I mean, locals know where the everyday essentials are, but they don’t always go the extra mile, they tend not to explore close to home and don’t necessarily splurge on staycations. But if you factor in the cost of travel, you may be ahead if you just stay close to home and treat yourself! And if you’re too busy to get away for an entire weekend, consider what you can do in just 24 hours. Katie Hession (Yow City Style) and I were up for the challenge when Outaouais Tourism put together a decadent stay for us to experience 24-hours of R&R in Gatineau: Nordik Spa, Biscotti & Cie and The Wakefield Mill were on the agenda!

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Benefit Cosmetics product review | Best mascara and eyebrow makeup for natural brows

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I know I am not alone, but I may have a slight obsession with my eyebrows. Although my habits have changed drastically over the years (goodbye thin overplucked brows, hello bush!) I am still very much committed to my brow regime. As far as eyebrow makeup is concerned, you have to be living under a rock to not have heard of Benefit Cosmetics. Apparently, I recently came out of this rock when I had the chance to test out a few products that were sent to me from Benefit. In this comprehensive Benefit Cosmetics product review, I will be sharing what I love most about all the different eyebrow makeup and how to embrace the natural bushy brow look.

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A regal March break staycation at Ottawa Chateau Laurier: high tea, Art Deco pool and Fairmont Gold experience

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We were invited to the Ottawa Chateau Laurier last weekend for a one-night Fairmont Gold experience stay. This is my open and honest review of our stay at the hotel. Photo credit Kamara Morozuk.

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how to start this post. So instead of wallowing in writer’s block, I poled my family… “Hey guys, what did you like about our stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier?” Here is what they answered!

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Clarins skin care routine: a solution for dry skin in winter

News flash, I have dry skin. I know you guys are tired of me saying it, but such is life. If you suffer from dry skin during the winter months, which I am almost sure everyone does, you can understand why I am on a quest to trying every brand and every product out there! On this post, I get to share the many reasons why I love my new Clarins skin care routine and why it may be a great solution for your dry skin needs this winter!

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