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Just a friendly reminder, you can still grab your Daniel Wellington watch for 15% off with the code "holiday_lifesetsail". As an extra little deal, the lovely people at DW are currently offering free gift wrapping with the purchase of an extra strap…the NATO straps are currently 50% off with the purchase of a watch as well,  so you are getting a really great deal!

If you are interested in the watch I have pictured above, it is the *Classic Sheffield Lady which I chose for it's timeless feel and gorgeous rose gold hardware. I'm so impressed that even with it's larger face it manages to look quite chic on my small wrists, something I've always struggled with when it comes to wearing watches.

Want to gift DW to someone special this Christmas? Be sure to place your order by the 19th and if not, well the discount is still good until the 31st!

Happy Holidays everyone,

xx -b.

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If you didn't get the memo, let me enlighten you…Winter exfoliation is KEY! Well if we're gonna get really real here, you should be exfoliating all year round, but in the Winter even more so. I don't know about you, but I love soaking in a hot bath at the end of the work day and that (on top of already dry weather) really sucks the moisture out of my skin. There's quite possibly nothing more unattractive that flaky lips and dry patchy skin.

Enter Perk Naturals.

I was recently introduced to the scrumptious skincare line that is Perk Naturals. Founded by owner Emily Stencel of Hamilton, Ontario, Perk is a 100% Vegan brand that specializes in body scrubs for natural-minded people. 

After receiving the line just over two weeks ago, I can honestly say that it was love at first…scrub? I've been using the *Lemon and Lavender body scrub about every other day (heck sometimes everyday) since it arrived and my skin is thanking me for it! The *Pucker Up lip scrub has been exceptionally handy on days when my lips are starting to peel or when I want to sport a matte lipstick. Like a good girl, I haven't touched the other two packages (the *Citrus Mistress and *Coffee First) because as any blogger would know, I also live by the "pictures first" rule. But don't worry, you'll be hearing all about those soon enough!

My Lemon and Lavender bag is nearly gone now, which I'd say is very impressive because (according to my calculations) that means it's lasted me a good 10 full uses or so. And I've been very generous with application as well. I've also added a little scoop to my bath water a couple of times for a moisturizing and relaxing soak and, let me tell you guys, it was amazing!

I'm really looking forward to trying out the other two scrubs, especially the Coffee First one since I imagine it will be a fantastic pick me up in the mornings.

If you're interested in trying out Perk Naturals for yourself (or why not gift something to a friend) be sure to check out their Etsy page. If you want updates on their latest products and sales, you can find their Facebook page here.

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Today has been the epitome of what I think every Sunday "should" be…I woke up late, watched a couple new episodes of Mr. Selfridge on Netflix and then got ready for a blogger brunch at Brigg's Kitchen + Bar downtown. If you live in Calgary and have never been to Brigg's before, I highly suggest you try it out! It's fairly new (under a year old) to the city and offers some truly excellent dishes. Their mimosas ain't bad either!

Anyway, I got to have a good ol' chat with some of my favourite blogger friends, Ania, Melanie, and Anneke who are all style bloggers here in YYC. And since I already saw them all yesterday at our holiday photoshoot and earlier last week at a little house party I was feeling like quite the social butterfly (I don't get out much). I'm just so happy to finally get to know some of the other local bloggers here and feel so blessed to call them my friends now too. There's just something about talking to one of your own…I never feel like I'm crazy for doing what I do but rather encouraged to do it better! So if you're reading this ladies, thank you for reaching out and including me in things, I'm so thankful for each and every one of you and only look forward to getting to know you all more! Okay, that's enough of my little love fest for now…

After having a massive brunch with the girls, Steven and I went for a little ice cream date at my favourite ice cream stop, Village Ice Cream. I barely found room for it all, but I was determined that I was going to have my ice cream! You know, you get those cravings once a month and you just can't be stopped. If you live in the city, Village is offering free mulled apple cider during the entire month of December and it is SO good that I would go there just to have that, forget about the ice cream! Okay no, don't forget about the ice cream. And if you were not already aware, they also have a new location on top of their one in Victoria Park, which is in Britannia Plaza.

So that takes us to now. It's 5 o'clock and I'm about to make up some homemade chicken noodle soup to serve for dinner! As for the rest of the evening, I'm going to work on devouring some Netflix…typical Brittany behaviour.

If you're looking for some great new blogs to follow, be sure to check out Ania B., bornlippy, and Anneke Forbes.

And if you're wondering what that holiday photoshoot was all about, be sure to keep checking back on LSS for it because it will be amazing, promise.

Have an amazing week everyone!

xx -b.

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mufeliners liquidliner graphicliner I thought I'd switch things up a bit today by sharing with you a press release I received (and am super excited for) the other day. I'm sure you all know by now that I am a huge fan of Make Up For Ever and everything they do, so I can't wait to try out these new liners!

Available at Sephora and Make Up For Ever boutiques January 2015 are two new liners that offer the purest, deepest, most-richest blacks. Choose from matte liquid or precisions pen formulas for the boldest, blackest lines.

Ink Liner ($27)
Combines professional precision with easy handling to master any line, from ultra-fine to graphically bold, and everything in between. The flexible, ergonomically-designed, calligraphy pen tip perfectly renders the lightest stroke, producing intense, super-matte and quick drying black lines on the skin with flawless wear and hold. Simply dip the felt tip into the bottle and apply along the lash line for the perfect amount of transfer-proof color.

Graphic Liner ($29)
This all-in-one ultra-fine pen liner is ideal for beginners or experienced pros, providing ultimate ease and control to define the eyes with artistic precision. Graphic Liner’s felt tip glides along the skin, creating a clean and long lasting line of carbon black color along the lash line with a glossy plastic finish.

I'll be reviewing the Graphic Liner within the next week or so, so be sure to check back to hear my thoughts and, of course, see it on!

Since I've never bothered with announcing new launches on LSS before, please let me know if you enjoyed this! I personally love to hear about new products to look out for, but would never want to overload you guys with press releases. So please, share your thoughts in the comments below!

xx -b.

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