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what to wear : wood watches by jord …

When it comes to my accessories, I often lean towards feminine, delicate and lightweight. Arm candy is often my favourite, and I can be found most days of the week pairing thin bangles with small charm bracelets and the like.


But then, I’ll often find the need to offset the delicate with something strong. I might wear my arm candy with sweats and a pair of high-tops. Or, a button down denim shirt and a baseball cap. It’s just the way I pair things.

My favourite way to wear delicate versus strong is with my watch. My choice in watches has always been more strong and statement than soft and sweet and you will often find me reaching for a men’s style watch over a women’s one. I like large faces and strong bands, and while I do own a leather one or two, I adore the look of metal links.

So, naturally, when Jord watches, the makers of a series of beautifully crafted wood watches, wanted to send me one, I immediately scoured my options for the biggest, most masculine one. I opted for the Fieldcrest, a midsize watch perfect for days when I feel casual and days when I want to dress it up a bit. Plus, it gave me the look of links but in a different texture than metal. I loved that!


Made of dark wood and complete with a black face, I wear my Jord slightly loose and I am more akin to wearing watches like bracelets rather than cuffs. I should also add that while I do try to wear a watch most days of the week and actually look at it as often as possible, I am the type of person  who arrives RIGHT on time (or one minute late) as opposed to five minutes early – so keep in mind that for me this watch is all about stylizing my overall look and not necessarily function. I wish I could honestly tell all of you that I’m the most punctual person to never leave you waiting. I’m not.  Ha ha!

So that said – the very beautiful look of a wood watch is so versatile for any look I choose. Like any other watch you may have in your accessories wardrobe, Jord watches can be fitted to size, come in a range of colours (light wood to deep dark wood), and a variety of sizes (they do have a women’s line filled with smaller styles). In addition, the face of your watches come in a variety of colour sad styles which means you can easily choose a watch that suits your personal style preferences.

As mentioned above, I chose a darker style that’s pretty standard : dark wood with a black face. I tend to wear a lot of black, grey and navy in my wardrobe so this pairing made the most sense of me.


My absolute favourite thing about this watch : it’s super lightweight! So I get all the feel of a strong men’s watch … but the airiness of something as delicate as my gold bangles. Given what we do  at BlushPretty, my arms get a good workout flailing around doing hair and brushing on makeup – I can move around freely without feeling like my watch is getting in the way. You might think, “OMG Steph – it’s just a watch! How can it get in the way?” but the way I have done things in the past, I’ve been known to remove my jewellery halfway through the day.

I’m really impressed with my Jord Watch, and it’s in regular rotation with my outfits. Im really thankful to Jord watches for letting me test one out! Now if only I could be really really really on time … for everything …

Have great weekend everyone!

– stephanie –

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scene+heard : spring into wellness …


Just a reminder that our Mother’s Day event is just two days away!

If you haven’t RSVP’d yet but would like to attend then don’t sweat it! There is still space. Just email us at by Friday May 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm
and we will save you a spot.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


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from around the web : a little makeup helps …

It’s hump day!

And I just wanted to share this insane before/after picture of the incomparable
Heidi Klum direct from her very own Instagram.

While Heidi in undoubtedly beautiful without the makeup, the hair,
the lighting and the photography,
this just goes to show that a lot of work goes into
all those beautiful images you see in the magazines, online
and pinned on those pinterest pages.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


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locks+lashes : when size kinda matters …

I’m going to put it out there in the universe that the BlushPretty team has the most naturally beautiful brides. We’re talking great features, great skin, great attitude. We’re certainly not complaining …

While our brides are fit to walk down the aisle with some blush, gloss and a curl in their hair … sometimes … it’s fun to add some “oomph”. And usually, that oomph comes in the form of luscious fuller hair, or long fluttery lashes. It’s the one case where size really does matter … we’re talking longer, lusher, fuller …

I wanted to take a quick moment to remind all of you brides out there – and perhaps the ladies who like a little glam everyday – that we have the hook-ups to two great services.

As you already know our team represents the fabulous and talented Samantha Wilson.  We’re talking a finalist in Salon Magazine’s 2015 Bridal Hair contest, editorial photography mainstay, and all-around great hair artist!

candy photoshoot by Rhommel Bernardino
Makeup by Crista Aguinaldo
Hair by Samantha Wilson

If you happen to be in the market for hair extensions to add a more fuller, longer look to your hair, Samantha’s your girl. No beans about it. We’re talking a consultation to go over the different types of extensions you can use to create your look; having Samantha source and purchase the right extensions for you; and then, having them custom coloured to match.

Sure, the above photograph probably isn’t bride material – ha ha – but it is a testimonial of what Samantha can do with extensions: colour to match, colour to change, colour to however you wish! Custom created and coloured extensions are key for several reasons : they’ll blend into your hair seamlessly that no one will be able to tell you’re faking it; they’ll accommodate your chosen hairstyle for the day (they won’t be too long, or too short); and they can be used over and over again with proper care.

And let’s not forget about the other thing where length matters : lashes!

It’s not uncommon for brides to wear false lashes on the day of their wedding, but for those who are looking for something that lasts longer than the wedding day itself, perhaps into the honeymoon, lash extensions are the way to go!

Photo from @FCLToronto, Instagram

Our Toronto studio is also home to Flirt Custom Lash Studio, the place where lashes are transformed. We’re talking lashes that lift and lengthen and stay pretty throughout the whole night without a smudge of mascara. While you might lose a lash or two here or there, there is no risk of the entire false lash falling off before you say I do … and let’s all agree, that is key for many brides! If we have piqued your interest, your best bet is to set up a consult or appointment with Paddy at the Toronto studio to discuss your options.

If we have you thinking a whole new beauty game plan, and you wish to speak with either Samantha or Paddy, send us a quick note and like I said, we’ll hook you up! Email us at beauty!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!



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artistlife : nuzzles and nudges for naomi …

There really isn’t much more to say about Naomi … now is there?

we love our clients and we love our team.

what a nice humpday we’re having!


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