Monday, July 27, 2015

White vest + Privilege giveaway

Privilege Clothing Vancouver Willow vest @shopforthepriv instagram giveaway

Longline pieces are currently ruling my wardrobe.

From casual trench coats to this vest from Metro Vancouver-based retailer Privilege Clothing, I can't get enough of the relaxed yet elevated style.

I find a topper like this one can elevate the simplest basics into style stars. Case in point: Birkenstock sandals and a body-con midi dress.

Oh, and speaking of elevating ... if you're looking to elevate your wardrobe, Privilege is hosting a $1,000 Instagram giveaway. It's super simple to enter, just head to my account (@aleesha_h) or the shop's account (@styleforthepriv) for details on how to enter.

Good luck!

Vest: Privilege Clothing 'Willow' Vest c/o | Dress: Aritzia | Shoes: Birkenstocks | Bag: Aritzia | Sunglasses: Ray Ban 62mm aviators | Jewelry: Birks, Tiffany and Co, Movado

Birkenstocks outfit idea how to wear

Friday, July 24, 2015

By the sea

Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris
I love when an outfit exceeds all expectations.

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I don't always love a good black midi dress with a denim jacket thrown over top and a pair of sleek sandals (not exactly groundbreaking!).

But these outfit photos came out so well, I'm thinking day-um, I need to put this look on repeat. :P

And with the way I've been feeling lately (tired!), I just may wear and re-wear, and wear and re-wear, and ... you get the point.

Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by!

Sandals: Sanuk Canada c/o | Dress: Aritzia Babaton 'Freddie' | Jacket: Zara | Bag: Auxiliary by Aritzia | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. T 'Smile' | Bracelets: Tiffany and Co. and Birks 'Rock and Pearl'
Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream: A quick review

EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream: A quick review

What it is: EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream is a rich shaving cream formulated with a host of skin-conditioning ingredients including Shea butter, vitamins B3, C and E — for a smooth, (wet or dry!) shaving experience. 

Beauty bonus: Also formulated with aloe and oat extracts, this cream leaves skin razor nick and bump free.

Beauty bummer: Slightly unexpected, this shaving cream doesn't foam. 

Overall: This shave cream was very rich feeling when dispensed, but felt a little thin when spread over skin. 

We almost nixed it ... until we felt our super smooth skin post shave! #divine

Green tea and grape seed extract are in the mix, leaving skin brighter and uber-moisturized. In addition to these skin-nourishing elements, you can feel even better knowing this product is paraben and pthalate-free! 

Would recommend? Yes 
Price: $4.99 
Where to buy: Mass retailers 

—Review by Covet and Acquire Beauty Editor Kirsten Harris

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Wide-leg trousers

Wide leg pants outfit idea all black summer

When it comes to trousers, I'm loving the return of a wide-legged silhouette.

Not only do I think they often look significantly more chic than skinnies, but the roomier cuts are a sartorial godsend for girls like me who have a little bit more junk in the trunk. Lol.

I wore this look to work a week or so ago, and I have to say, I felt so stylish and so comfortable —And that's not a combo that comes along too often when it comes to trying out new trouser styles.

I think I've found my new obsession!

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by.

Pants: HM (now on sale!) |  Top: Zara | Bag: Old Navy c/o | Mules: J.Crew 

Wide leg pants outfit idea all black summer Vancouver blogger

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Philips Bikini Genie bikini trimmer: A quick review

Philips Bikini Genie bikini trimmer: A quick review

What it is: A battery-powered electric shaver from Philips specifically designed for use in the bikini area. The compact trimmer works wet or dry, so you can use it in the shower (bonus!). Comes with a detachable 3 mm head for "styling" or the set .5 mm blade for a closer crop.

Beauty bonus: This trimmer is perfect for packing away in your travel case for mid-vacay touch ups. It even comes with a little drawstring pouch for simple, on-the-go storage!

Beauty bummer: While the .5 mm blade length ensures a clean, smooth shave — diehard wax fans might miss that extra little bit of hairlessness.

Overall: This little trimmer is a must for those who are a fan of a meticulous hair situation, ehem, down there — male or female!

We loved the fact that this shaver could be used in or out of the shower, meaning there was pretty much no excuse for a "forgotten" cleanup.

Although we would still head in for a wax appointment to keep things tidy, the Bikini Genie made quick touchups a cinch,

Would recommend: Yes! If you aren't a fan of waxing or can't get in for an appointment because of a busy summer schedule, this mini trimmer is a perfect option.

Price: $19.96
Where to buy: Wal-Mart

Conair Infinity Pro The Ultimate Brush ionic hairbrush: A quick review

Conair Infinity Pro The Ultimate Brush ionic hairbrush: A quick review

What is it: A battery-powered hairbrush that emits an ion stream to smooth and de-static strands, leaving strands free of frizz without the use of hot tools.

Beauty bonus: Thinking ahead to sweater and scarf season, this brush could be just the trick to banish serious static head. #Canadianproblems :P

Beauty bummer: The delicate ion emitter is exposed to potential damage from other items in our hairbrush drawer, so store with caution.

Overall: This product was certainly intriguing — yet it seemed like a gimmick that would in no way deliver.

It definitely surprised us with its performance!

When compared to a regular brush, hair was way smoother and less frizzy post-use.

Was it a miracle frizz tamer? Not quite. But did it leave us with post-brush poof? Not at all.

It left tresses feeling much less static-y and slightly more shiny —  no product or heat needed. Pretty nice!

Would recommend? If you're looking for a heat-free alternative to get smooth hair, this may be your tool!

Price: $39.99

Where to buy: London Drugs

—Review by Covet and Acquire Beauty Editor Kirsten Harris