Her Majesty’s Pleasure

I have walked by Her Majesty’s Pleasure on King countless times, and it has always caught my eye.  From the street you can see the white marble counters and clean aesthetic, with bottles of champagne along the bar.  I have always wondered exactly what it was though, because upon further inspection, one can see the rows of nail polish along the far wall.  While looking for a place for my cousin and I to go for manicures this summer I came across HMP and realized it’s actually a spa with multiple salon services.  Unfortunately they did not have room for…

My Skin Care Regime

I have very pale and sensitive skin.  My skin breaks out, but is also incredibly dry, so I have to be careful about how I take care of my skin.  When I was a baby I actually broke out on my skin, as it had a reaction to the new atmosphere outside my mother’s womb!  My grandmother actually covered my face with a blanket when she took me out in my stroller because of my baby acne!  The following is what I have found to work best for my skin type. Wash: Kate Sommerville I wash my face first thing in…

Travel Beauty Essentials

A comprehensive list of all my travel beauty necessities! Scent: Tom Ford Soleil Blanc I discovered this scent last year while perusing the Tom Ford counter at Sak’s.  My friend mentioned it smelled like sunscreen and I of course had to investigate!  I immediately fell in love with the scent, a medley of all aroma’s of a sunny vacation.  Notes of sweet tropical fruits, coconut and sunscreen.  I wore this all last summer and will probably follow suit this summer.  It is an absolute must for a sunny vacation.  The olfactory nostalgia immediately brings me back to my childhood March Break vacations with my family…

Travel Workout: Ballet Beautiful

Spotlight on my new favourite workout!  I first discovered Ballet Beautiful about a year and a half ago.  I have danced on and off since the age of four, cumulatively totalling about seventeen years as a dancer.  I’ve studied ballet, variations of jazz, variations of hip hop, pointe, contemporary, modern, lyrical, highland and hula.  My favourite has always been ballet.  I consider myself quite lucky to have found something I love which has the added value of increased physical, mental and emotional health.  While I would love to be able to dance every single day at $14-18 per class I needed to find a…