Five Favourites: June

Nails 3June is one of my favourite months of the year. It’s my birthday (on the 17th) but it’s also the beginning of summer. The days are longer and we’re all settling into summer schedules. Beach days, summer getaways and sunshine filled adventures are on the horizon. It’s been a busy, but wonderful month, so I’ve rounded up five of my favourite things from June to share with you.Nails 9Nail 4Nails 2Nails 1SensatioNAILS
One of the absolute best beauty finds of the month has been SensatioNAIL. This system has completely changed how I paint and care for my nails. If you’re a long time reader, you know I love my long nails, but trips to the nail salon are pricey and time consuming.

SensatioNAIL is an at home gel manicure kit, and it is so easy and quick to use. Paint on your desired colour polish (they have a fantastic variety of shades) and pop your wet nails under the UV light. In 30 seconds, the polish cures. Two coats is more than enough. I’ve done a full manicure in under 5 minutes. The polish won’t dry until you place it under the lamp, so if you make a mistake it is easy to fix.

For removal, SensatioNAIL has silver foil you can soak the polish off with, or you can just pop off the nails after a few days. If you do this carefully, it won’t harm your natural nail at all. I highly recommend trying out this product. It’s seriously one of the best at home nail care systems on the market.
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For my birthday, Jonathon and I spent the day at one of my favourite places, Scandinave Spa. It’s one of the most relaxing ways to spend the day. Whenever someone asks me ‘What should I do in Whistler?’ I tell them to visit this slice of heaven.

As you can see from the photos above, the views are incredible. The spa features saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and plunge pools along with multiple areas to relax. My favourite is to bring a book and sit near one of the outdoor fire places. Talking is not allowed, which forces you to really rest, relax and unwind. EtsyLocal Favourites
A few weeks ago, I attended a fantastic Summer Trends event with Etsy Canada. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Etsy and all the wonderful gems you can find on their website. In our gift bag from the event, we were given a delightful selection of locally sources goods including this wooden cutting from The Iron Brand and Drizzle Honey. Paired with some bread from one of the best cafes, Nelson the Seagull and a delicious cup of coffee made for a lovely Sunday morning.
Quiet LondonLondon 4Quiet London
When I mentioned we were travelling to London, my friend brought over this wonderful book called ‘Quiet London.’ London is a bustling city filled with so many rowdy, crowded spots. Quiet London is a guide to all the quiet places to meet, drink, eat, rest, shop, sleep or read. There are short descriptions for each venue, alongside contact details and beautiful atmospheric photographs. So many of the places featured in this book I had never heard of before, which will all be just perfect when we need a little breather from our London adventure.Market-Rose-RosePopsicles2Market-Rose-BrunchSpreadRosé All Day
When I received an invite to a preview of the Shangri La’s ‘Rose All Day’ brunch, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Hosted on the patio their restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges, the Rosé All Day’s menu features shared plates, delicious drinks, and live entertainment. The Rosé All Day brunch takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, throughout the summer. Not in Vancouver? Create your own Rosé All Day! Kim Crawford Rosé is my favourite. It’s dry, crisp and perfect to enjoy on a sunny patio. June is rosé month after all!

Market-Rose-All-Day Happy Summer to all of you!

  • Those popsicle drinks look awesome! And that gel mani set seems like a great investment. Your nails look gorgeous babe.

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Thank you Yasmin! That popsicle drink was SO good 🙂

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    No way!
    We share the same Birthday!
    Except since I live in OZ it is winter here – and I love it!
    That nail polish line looks great! I love being able to do my own nails at home.
    I would wear sunscreen on my hands using that UV light though.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

    • Oh no way!! Happy belated birthday.
      So we have the same bday and we’re both heading to London in September? Seems like we’re leading parallel lives on opposite side of the globe 🙂

      • Kiri Yanchenko

        I know right! We are too awesome!! I started applying for my visa for Russia last night coz I am going there after London…
        What did you get for your birthday? I am not sure I read that in the post…
        Kiri

        • Oh amazing! We’re thinking of heading to Prague after London. Getting so excited.
          I didn’t blog about what I got for my bday, but I got a new camera for video! I’m going to start vlogging more – London seemed like a perfect place to vlog 🙂
          Hope you had a lovely bday Kiri!

          • Kiri Yanchenko

            I did!!
            Yay for new camera.
            I want to vlog too but I a must scared – I want to look professional and nice in the videos. I think I need a pull down screen for the study so I can do it in there.
            Kiri

          • I totally hear you. I think travelling is a good way to start – lots of content to film, and you don’t need to be on camera too much. Then you can do voice overs afterwards.
            Just followed you on instagram so we can stay in touch 🙂

          • Kiri Yanchenko

            Ok! That is a really great idea. I am going to film when we go away! Thanks for the idea!! Yay – I saw. Thanks for the Instagram add!
            Kiri

  • Loving your five favourites feature!! And the photos are so lovely as well + seeing your b-day weekend is getting me very excited for my own b-day in July. Whoot, whoot! Let the planning begin. Haha! As for at home gel nails?! All over it and can’t wait to check out the kit!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Ooh we’ll have to plan a patio date to celebrate our birthdays 🙂
      You will LOVE the SensatioNAIL kit – it works SO well!
      Happy almost Canada day weekend lovely xo

  • Oh, I would love to get the SensatioNails kit. It looks amazing and it would be so easy to have beautiful manicure all the time!
    Hugs,
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

    • I would highly recommend check it it out Miri! It works SO well.

  • That scandinave spa looks amazing and obviously worth to go for some relaxation time.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    • Literally heaven on earth! Its so relaxing. Perfect way to spend the day 🙂

  • Loving this roundup, and happy belated birthday! Those nails look fab and YES rose all summer long!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    • Thank you so much Annie! Hooray for summer time 🙂

  • Taylor Kerling

    I LOVE when people recommend food & Rose! Happy (late) Birthday!
    http://www.taytayrose.com

    • Right?! Perfect summer time combination 🙂

  • I need that at home gel manicure kit! I love gel manicures so much, but don’t love the salon price tag!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Ah Brook this one is SO good! I think you can find this kit on Amazon, and the nail polish sells at most drug stores. It’s seriously amazing 🙂

  • Rina Doria

    It sounds like you’ve had a fabulous June month! Happy belated birthday to you! I need an at home nails system like you so I can save some money on going to the salon =P. I’ve also always wanted to try to Scandinavian spa in Whistler! I’m planning to go with a girlfriend soon =). I’m so sad I missed all the amazing events you attended this past month! I need to get on the right PR lists in Van ;).

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Thanks for stopping by my blog Rina, and for the bday wishes! AH you will absolutely love Scandinave Spa. It’s seriously one of the best places to relax and spend the day. Be sure to bring a book or a few magazine – sitting by the fire reading is my favourite part 🙂
      I’m sure there will be lots of fun summer events coming up, and yes you do need to get on the lists!! Keep in touch on insta, and hopefully we can connect at an event soon. Happy Canada Day weekend XO

  • Caitlin

    That spa looks incredible!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you Caitlin!

  • Such a lovely post! Loved the London feature.

    http://www.whatisrawrote.com

    • Thank you so much Isra! That London book is SO good!

  • Lovely post, everything looks amazing! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you Gemma! Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead

  • Rosé everything is a must for summer! I love the gel nails UV system, a perfect way to save some money in between salon visits

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    • I couldn’t agree more! Hooray for Rosé!
      I would highly recommend testing out this kit – it has serious changed how I manicure my nails. SO easy and afforable

  • Kim

    Rose with brunch sounds like a perfect morning!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • It was pretty fabulous! I have a bottle of Kim Crawford Rosé on ice waiting for the weekend 🙂