Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mexico! | Travel

Hey guys! Sorry I've been on a bit of a hiatus lately, work has been crazy. I'm back now though, so look forward to lots of posts. This is a post all about my work trip to Mexico. We mostly stayed in the hotel, because that was our shoot location - but it was still a beautiful trip. It really makes me want to go back to Cancun and see what else the city has to offer. We stayed at the Secrets - The Vine, resort, and I have to say it was incredible. It's all inclusive, and the beach is right outside your door! It was an amazing trip, and I really recommend that resort if you're thinking of going there. Hope you guys had a great weekend and I'll speak to you soon! xx

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Fashion Fix | DYANMITE

Hey dolls - here's a lovely summer shoot I did featuring everything Dynamite! I hope you enjoy, and look forward to more. Thank you so much to Dynamite for collaborating with us here at GNL! :)


Monday, May 18, 2015

Music Monday | New Problems

Hellllo! Here's your tune for the day. It's called New Problems by Cody Simpson. Now, hearing that it's him you might be apprehensive to listen. But trust me, it's a good one. The first time I heard it (when it dropped 2 months ago) I immediately wondered when he transformed into a Jack Johnson-John Mayer hybrid.

The kid has gone away, made some label changes, taken some time to hone his guitar and song writing skills and has come back, in my opinion, a pretty great artist. Plus, I really enjoy his overall chill, California vibe. So, press play and enjoy.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

DocYOUmentary | 3 Docs To Check Out

Hello luvas! Our docYOUmentary series is back to give you the run down on three rad documentaries we think you should check out.



20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Web Wednesday | Why I Hate School but Love Education

This amazing spoken word has been around for a while, but someone made a cool mographic of it. Since it's a topic that's extremely relevant, and dear to me personally, I thought I'd share it again. Enjoy.


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Denim Day 2015


Join GUESS tomorrow, April 29th, by wearing denim in support of Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day campaign. Peace Over Violence is a nonprofit organization that aims to end sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RANT | Bruce Jenner

Alright. I like to keep my posts far away from celebrities, but this really got to me and I had to say something. Here goes. I watched the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner because I honestly wasn't sure if all of the gossip, rumours and tabloids were just being their regular asshole selves, or if the speculation was true.

Of course, after the first few moments it becomes very clear that it is true. Bruce Jenner has identified himself as transexual and will be taking steps towards becoming a woman in the near future.

I wasn't compelled to write this yesterday because after watching the interview, I didn't see how anyone could understand this in any other way other than being a positive thing for society, for our generation and most importantly: for the trans community. But of course (and I think you all know me by now), I read an article (that I liked) and saw that every single comment underneath it was negative. Most people were angry because of the way Bruce's story was being compared to historical events in history, and how in the grand scheme of things, these commenters didn't think he was making a difference at all.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day!

Hello! Today is April 22nd, which means it's ~EARTH DAY~ (insert two thousand earth emoji's).


It's no secret that our earth is in a dire state of affairs. As inhabitants of this fine planet, it's our job to leave it as close to how we found it as possible. Of course, there's going to be the extra sky scraper or parking lot.. But we need to start replenishing the green. After all, it didn't start off as a concrete jungle.

SO. What can we do to start on the path to a happy, healthy earth? Glad you asked.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

Hello! It's April (aka Earth Month), which means EARTH DAY is around the corner! Earth Hour just passed (on March 28th) and we hope you all participated! With Earth Day coming up, we wanted to bring you some eco-friendly fashion and beauty products!

Making sure the earth and - everything that inhabits it - is happy and healthy should be a top priority for all of us! and while that might not be a TOTALLY plausible scenario in today's day and age (even though, it really is - renewable resources anyone?), we have to do everything we can to make sure we get as close to that as possible!

First on our list is nail polish from Lacc (La Couleur Couture). 

Toxic-free, cruelty-free and vegan friendly, each bottle of luxury nail lacquer includes a UV inhibitor to protect against the yellowing/brittleness of nails. This luxurious and highly-pigmented lacquer collection is safe for children, pregnant women and even cancer patients! Our personal picks from the line were the beige, mint, baby pink, and orange! We thought they were perfect for spring! The entire line can be found below.Check out their NEW S/S'15 shades, found at 750+ Shoppers Drug Mart locations, $12.99 each. 



Next up, are these super cute bracelets from ALEX AND ANI! 


The eco-consious jewelry company is passionate about the well-being of our planet and the materials used are sustainable, derived from eco-conscious processes. Each bangle has a unique meaning so you can tailor the arm candy to your personality. We tried to choose our personal fave charms, but all of them are so adorable! Check out ALEX AND ANI's NEW Pursuit of Persephone collection being released April 20th at select Hudson's Bay locations, $42 each.

Looking cute AND being conscious about our dear Mother Earth? There is literally NOTHING better than this. Make sure you go out and grab some Lacc nail polish, a few ALEX AND ANI bangles, and then plant a tree or clean up your local community park! On second thought - you might want to do your nails AFTER the gritty work!

Stay cute, and environmentally aware! 




Friday, April 17, 2015

Triumph Lingerie SS15'

Hello! Spring is officially in the air! Thank goodness, we were SO OVER winter... In light of the amazing weather, today we're talking about our "must-haves" from Triumph Lingerie's super cute SS 15' Collection!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Paint Lounge Toronto | Mother's Day Contest

Hi! Mother's Day is around the corner, and with all of the gift possibilities out there we thought we'd make it easy on you this year and give you a super fun, unique gift option!

The awesome people over at Paintlounge are running a "My Mom is Awesome" Mother's Day contest! Paintlounge has recently been featured on Toronto.com and blogTO, so you know you're in good hands!

Monday, April 13, 2015

FASHION FIX | Streetsville Chic


I really wanted to do some shoots when I got back to Canada - this is one of my favourite areas of the city I grew up in. It's called Streetsville in Mississauga, it's so lovely and one of the oldest parts of Mississaugaa with cute shops and dainty caf├ęs. It's a must-see if you're ever in this neck of the woods! Hope you enjoy this post :) 


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Travel | Hamburg!

Hey dolls! A couple weeks ago when I was in London, I decided to take a day trip to Hamburg, Germany to see some German agencies. It was a super short flight, about 2 hours! I didn't get to see too much because I was only in the actual city for about 8 hours - but what I did see was lovely and so I thought I'd share it with you all.

Hamburg is a beautiful city with lots of water, which makes it really tranquil. It's quite a calm city, definitely not as busy as London so I wasn't used to being so relaxed in between castings! Unfortunately I didn't get to see much, but most of the agencies I saw were right in the centre so I did get a good feel of the city.

One thing I love about Hamburg is how environmentally-friendly the city is. It's so clean, there's literally not one piece of paper or any type of litter on the ground. Not only that, people ride bikes everywhere. There are bike lanes everywhere and there seems to b an ease of communication between the bikers and cars, which is something a lot of countries struggle with.

Hamburg also has lots of beautiful old buildings. I didn't take too many pictures because I was also VLOGGING - yes that's right I'm bringin' it back! So, soon you'll see a proper blog up and I'll link it here when it's all done. For now though here are some of the pictures I did take:


Didn't I tell you there was beautiful water and bikes everywhere?! There really is. It's such an awesome atmosphere to be around. Very calm, cool and collected.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Recipe | Honey Glazed Salmon

Happy Thursday! So we've been pressed for dinner ideas and had some salmon in the fridge, so we decided to do something other than the run of the mill pan fried dish. So we looked up salmon recipes and clicked the first one we came across. We tried Honey Glazed Salmon from damndelicious.net & here's how it went!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

TUNESday | No Way No

Hey y'all! It's Tuesday, and we've a tune for ya! It's called No Way No by Toronto's very own Magic! The vid is pretty cool too!


Hope you're all having a good day!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You knew it was coming...time for a RANT!

Okay so let's just talk about some things that have been pissing me off lately. I recently shared some posts, and wrote some statuses on my Facebook highlighting some articles that revealed Iggy Azalea's blatant cultural appropriation in her music and persona. Of course, people had issues with this. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. My main concern here though is that people are ignorant to the fact that white people and coloured people (in this case black people) are treated very differently in this world. I'm not saying [in the case of Iggy], you're white so you're not allowed to be a rapper. No. You can be whatever you want Iggy. But realize the context of what you're doing in the world we live in. Think a little.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Travels | Tenerife!

Hey guys! Back in December I took a quick trip to Tenerife, one of the most beautiful of the Canary Islands in Spain. Here are some highlights of my trip! 


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day Playlist

It's Valentine's Day! Despite becoming a "greeting card industry" holiday, peeps seem to place a significant amount of importance on today.  Just remember, you don't need to be in a relationship, and you don't need to go overboard to show the people you love that you care about them. With that in mind, no "holiday" is complete without some tunes. So we created a playlist to spark some inspiration for your dates tonight. Take these and add some of your own to set the mood right. 

50 Shades



Thursday, February 05, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide


Hello loves! It’s February, the month of hearts, red, and romance. We recently teamed up with the awesome peeps at Lotus Leaf Productions to curate an “Awards Show Style Guide”, and now we’re back with a Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! Choosing gifts for your significant other can be kind of tough, so we’re here to help you out! & don’t forget, just because you’re a “single pringle” this V-day doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fashion | Award Season Style Guide!


Hey dolls! This week we collaborated with Lotus Leaf Communications to curate a cool style guide for this upcoming awards show season! We were very influenced by the Golden Globes that just took place, so we thought this post would be fun since there are so many more awards shows happening in the near future!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Health | Nike Training Club - Free Yoga Class!

Hey dolls! Today I went to an awesome event put out by Nike in Oxford Circus. I knew that they were running the same type of events in Toronto a couple months ago, but I never got the chance to go. I was really excited when my friend mentioned to me they were doing it in London this week!

Nike Training Club Week is a week where all different types of fitness classes are offered by Nike and taught by experts in their field. They're usually held in different locations of whichever city it's offered in, and best of all they're free! They not only offer classes, but also free swag and healthy food! I don't know how it could be any better!?


Friday, January 16, 2015

Your Holiday Mom

Hello! The holiday season is a time for family, and friends and love. It exudes a warm, comforting feeling. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to feel this way, which can turn this time of year into a really trying period. Even though the holidays are over, I still thought it was important to share. This Feature Friday we're featuring a website that's designed to spread a little love during the holiday season, to those who need it most.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Travels | Scotland: Part 2!

On my second day in Edinburgh, my friend and I decided to take the time to explore the city and some Scottish traditions. Don't forget - I have a quick vlog of this trip at youtube.com/liveshiv! Although we were exhausted from an 18 hour day the day before, we got an early start and began roaming the streets of Scotland around 10AM. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

LUSH | Spacegirl

Hi! FIRST POST OF 2015! We're back back from break, and hope everyone had an awesome holiday season!

I never really take baths. I want to, I just never get around to it. As you all know, Sonia is our resident "LUSH expert", but seeing as I want to venture more into their products (and baths/overall piece of mind in general) this year, I thought I'd try out a bath bomb for myself and see what all the fuss was about.