Caryl Baker True North Beauty Holiday Collection & Giveaway




I was so excited when my package arrived from Caryl Baker to test some of their new colours from the True North Beauty Holiday Collection.  I was even more impressed with how well they worked with my skin tone and how these colours make my natural features pop! Lately, I’ve been faking the “pregnancy glow” with the North Lights Glow Palette, Ella has me constantly on the move and I’m pretty much rockin’ the tired look all day long. 😉

My First Look- North Lights Glow Palette, Noel Eye Shadow, Golden Lip Lacquer

My Second Look- Northern Lights Glow Palette, Noel Eye Shadow, Maple Sugar Eye Shadow, Notre Dame Lipstick

My Third Look- Northern Lights Glow Palette, Noel Eye Shadow, Maple Sugar Eye Shadow, Golden Lip Lacquer (My favorite look)

I love the new True North Collection so much  I’ve partnered with Caryl Baker to give ONE lucky reader both lip colours that I’m wearing. All you have to do is guess if we are having a baby boy or a baby girl! We find out this Friday morning and the winner will be announced right after we find out the gender!

You can leave a comment on this blog, my Facebook Page, or Instagram

*** Contest open to Canadian residents only

Good luck!!!

Dinner at the Prince of Wales Hotel

Food, Motherhood, Travel










From the moment you walk in to the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-lake you feel a sense of opulent elegance from your surroundings. The hotel itself is handcrafted with original pieces and detail in every room. I had been here once before with my mother for lunch and I knew it was a place I wanted to return to with my husband.

Rick and I came over to the hotel a little early to enjoy a tour of the hotel and the restaurant manager brought us down to the wine cellar which holds many exclusive wines, one of which Rick was proudly holding costs $2000. Of course you don’t need to spend that kind of money to enjoy one of their beautifully selected wines but if you’re feeling a little fancy, the options are endless. Prince of Wales also has a beautiful tea room available, they are offering a 2 for one tea experience for the month of November. The surroundings of the tea room are so beautiful, I would love to come back with my mother. Once we were finished our tour we sat down for pre-dinner music in the lounge. We sat by the  fireplace and listened to a beautiful pianist play and chatted about our day. Rick looked amazing in his new suit and I got to enjoy admiring my husband before our dinner.

When our table was read, we were brought in to the dining area to begin our tasting menu experience. There is no question that you all know I enjoy my food but it was so nice to see my husband enjoy his meal as much as I did. Our waiter and chef were very accommodating to the fact that I am pregnant and I do have some food restrictions. The table sitting next to us, I over heard was vegan, and the chef went above and beyond to create an entire dining experience to suit their needs. The family raved about their dinner and asked for the chef to come out so that they could thank him, I almost flagged him down as well to tell him how much we enjoyed ours.

To give you an idea of their menu click here, you can also view the description of our tasting menu here.

Prince of Wales is a hotel that you really wouldn’t need to leave, it offers all the amenities for your entire stay.  I can’t wait to come back and stay as a guest.

Thank you for having us!