Ballet Beautiful Review: Swan Arms Cardio, Backstage Workout & Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn

Train like A Ballerina I have seen real changes in my body since introducing Ballet Beautiful into my life, including improved posture, toned muscles, increased energy and improved mood.  This is an updated Ballet Beautiful review as I now have three more DVDs in rotation, Swan Arms Cardio, Backstage Workout & Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn (my two previous Ballet Beautiful reviews are linked at the bottom of this post).  Swan Arms Cardio and Backstage Workout have now been released on iTunes, while the three twenty-minute videos from Essential Ballerina: Dance Class Burn are available in the Ballet Beautiful streaming library on their…

Skincare Routine, What’s the Right Order?

With all the products we as women have available to us and each one serving it’s own purpose, it can be a bit overwhelming.  I personally have five to eight steps in my skincare routine alone depending on day, or night and this doesn’t even include any makeup, self tanner, masks, or exfoliating.  The order in which your products are applied can actually make a difference in how they interact with each other as well as your skin.  So today, I’m taking you through the correct skincare routine order to make the most out of your products and ensure their…

Luxury Fragrances for All Seasons

a woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future- Coco Chanel Fragrance is always my last step in getting ready and I would honestly feel incomplete without it.  I use it as a way to set the tone for that day.  For example the first really nice day of the year I always reach for Tom Ford, Soleil Blanc, or Miss Dior when I’m feeling fun and girly.  The olfactory area of the brain, where scents are decoded and understood is strongly linked to the part of the brain that stores emotional memories.  It is because of this that a…

Best of Toronto: Food, Coffee, Shopping & Beauty

I wanted to curate a list of my Toronto favourites for all things lifestyle, beauty, fashion, food etc.  I find these so helpful when I’m visiting a new city, or even when I’m looking for some inspiration myself in Toronto.  I am such a creature of habit so, as much as I like trying out new things, when I find something I like I am pretty loyal to what I have found works for me.  I hope if you are visiting Toronto, or are a Torontonian yourself you will take a chance to check out some of my options and…

Ballet Beautiful Review: Custom Workout

I was first introduced to Ballet Beautiful through some of her short videos on YouTube, some of which were taken from her DVDs.  I have since collected six of her eight DVDs (save for her prenatal collection) and have been relying on these as my exclusive source of exercise for the past five years.  Since early October of this year I have done a Ballet Beautiful workout at least six days a week and have been loving the results. (I have a DVD review here) For Christmas I received a new MacBook, which much to my dismay does not have…