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April 12, 2018

Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love
April 12, 2018
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I think I own more red than any other colour. 

Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but I am definitely a "rouge" fan. 


This outfit was inspired by Taylor @ Live Love Chardonnay! Her style is impeccable. Make sure to check her out on Instagram - her stories are so cute! I'd love to start incorporating more "Girl Power" in my posts by sharing other ladies blogs and Instagram accounts! Stay tuned for more. 


Beret : Free People
Jean Jacket : Vintage
Tee : Levi's 
Trousers : H&M
Booties : Topshop/Hudson's Bay
Purse : Le Chateau 
Earrings : H&M


April 10, 2018

DIY Rosewater Toner

DIY Rosewater Toner
April 10, 2018
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It can take years to find something that works well for your skin. I am almost 30, and it has taken me years to find out what really works for me. 

99.9% of products I use on my face are handmade, vegan and all natural. 

I enjoy making my own scrubs and soaps and will be sharing all my personal recipes for beauty here on The Brunette Shake. 




This past weekend I spent some time making my rose water. It's super easy and only has 3 ingredients (sometimes 4). 

1. Three cups of rose petals 
2. Three cups of water
3. Teaspoon of witch hazel oil (and/or rosehip oil or any oil you may LOVE for your skin)



You boil the water and rose petals for about 7 minutes. After it boils I like to let it steep for about 15 minutes, sometimes even 30 minutes if I forget about it and get distracted. 


Drain the mixture

Add witch hazel

Pour your mixture into mason jars. 

Ta da! 

Ces't fini. It's that easy! This DIY toner has worked well on my skin for years. There are so many variations of rose water, you can even add vodka (which works really well if you have oily skin)
April 9, 2018

Travel Dreaming

Travel Dreaming
April 9, 2018
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Sometimes the closest I can get to my dream places are in the pages of a book. 

Chapters is my place to explore travel books. 

I actually discovered the most wonderful book called "Wanderful" which is a bohemian travel guide. I absolutely fell in love!



I can spend hours wandering the book stores. 

Next stops on the #HGSWorldTour : 

Australia
 England
France

Keep track of my adventures on my Instagram and see how funny I really am on Twitter

xx

Hillary 
April 7, 2018

Clementine Cafe

Clementine Cafe
April 7, 2018
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My nickname in high school was Clementine, so when I discovered there was a local cafe with the same name I jumped at the chance to go there. 

It was super whimsical inside, with quirky and fun details. 

The coffee was amazing! 

I wore my favourite new Zara suit with a pearly beret from Free People. The pearl necklace is vintage, and was a hand me down/heirloom from my Nanny. I felt like an 80's student going to art school in this outfit, and I absolutely loved it. 

Also - sidenote, do you know how difficult it is to take a photo holding a coffee cup? My hands looked like man hands. 

The coffee art was the best in town, and we had such a wonderful time. 




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