My Collaboration with “From Rachel”

Good morning beautiful souls, it’s Friday and you know what that means, let the weekend begin! What are your plans? I am currently going to spend time with the family, probably stay all cozy and warm as well! I am almost done all of my Christmas shopping, and did most of it online which has been fun! Usually when it comes to Christmas shopping I dedicate a few weekends to go to the mall, rush around the large heap of people and try go gather my sanity back…. it’s tough and usually gives me a lot of anxiety not going to lie! However, this year I did a majority of my Christmas shopping online and have been pleasantly surprised with how many beautiful things I have found! I highly recommend purchasing some of your gifts online, you save yourself the rush of everyone, and also you can be in the comfort of your own home, with a cup of tea or coffee! I love this.

“Let’s ask Rachel!”

One company that I recommend checking out this holiday season is “From Rachel”. I found this adorable company on Instagram and was super excited to take part in a collaboration with them! This company is a woman’s clothing store, more specifically selling absolutely GORGEOUS tights…. like flawless. I am not going to lie, I have never really worn tights too much with dresses or skirts, I just didn’t really know how to style them, wear them, or what shoes to wear with them as well! I didn’t really care too much about fashion back in the day, let alone how I presented myself. Can we just start off by saying, “I have been missing out”. I can not get over how classy a pair of tights can pull together an outfit. These tights you guys, are so sexy, chic and stunning with outfits. I was gifted two beautiful fashionable pair of tights that literally suit my style so well, I couldn’t believe it!

“The secret of style is to feel good in what you wear”

The first pair that I was gifted were these flattering “Over-the-Knee Lace Crown Tights”. These tights have a faux lace finish which own my heart completely, I have received numerous compliments on this gorgeous pair! I simply paired this with an over-sized classy bow sweater, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to styling these! You can wear a gorgeous holiday dress, or a high-waisted skirt and be the talk of the room! These tights retail for $20.00, and are literally a must have in your wardrobe! These are honestly going to be my go to holiday looks and can even be such a cute “holiday gift for her” or for your significant other.

The second pair of tights that I was gifted were these adorable, “Glitter Tights”. I absolutely love anything in relation to glitter….like completely. I think sparkly products are so stunning, and they make me so happy! I think these tights are flawless! Heck let’s be real, I think every single pair of tights that this company sells are extremely fashionable and so chic! I paired these tights with a turtle neck black dress, super cute for the holidays or for family gatherings! These tights retail for $19.00 on the website.

“Style and confidence requires knowing yourself and wearing what you feel best in”

“Like….. can we appreciate the glitter on these tights?!”

I honestly can’t get enough of these tights and can’t wait to explore some of the other designs! When it comes to the holiday season, I love getting all dolled up, looking nice, and feeling all the festive vibes for sure! I honestly wish I started incorporating tights into my wardrobe a long time ago but I was so new to them, I wasn’t too sure which ones would look good! I can for sure emphasize how much I recommend for you beauts to try these out for yourself! They are super stunning, and there are so many designs to choose from! I think my favourite would have to be the “Over-the-Knee Crown Lace tights”! They are so unique, different, and can you say SEXY?!

“Holiday parties here I come!”

I am also super excited to throw in an amazing discount code for you beauts to use as well which is valid until the end of the year! Simply type in, “ALYSSAHOTRUM20” at checkout for 20% off all regular price e-shop orders! How amazing is that!? What are you beauts waiting for? It’s time to feel sexy, sassy and chic, it’s time to focus on you! It’s time to feel good about what you are wearing, it’s feeling sexy when you look in the mirror, and it’s about feeling your best! I love this company, and highly recommend checking out their Instagram page at “@fromrachel” or their website at “www.fromrachel.com”. Did I also mention that you can sign up for the Subscription service as well!? You can get 50% off your first box with a two box commitment! Simply get two pairs of tights regularly $27.50 for only $13.75! Love this!

I want to personally take the time to thank this wonderful company for allowing me to collaborate with you guys! You offer such stunning pieces, and I can not wait to wear these to family holiday gatherings in the near future! I hope everyone has a beautiful Friday and an amazing weekend!

My Collaboration with “Vionic Canada”

Good morning beautiful souls! I hope everyone is having an amazing start to their week so far! I want to welcome you if you are new to my channel or if you are coming back to visit welcome back! I have been nonstop busy these past couple of weeks in regards to blogging, Christmas shopping and Christmas festivities! I love the holiday season for so many reasons! First, I love buying and picking out presents for loved ones. Second, I love spending time being cozy all snuggled up on the couch with the Christmas tree all lit up. Lastly, I love dressing up for holiday festivities! One thing for sure is you have to have a gorgeous pair of shoes to rock your outfit. I absolutely love fashion, and I love trying out new styles and putting new outfits together. One company that I simply can’t get enough of when it comes to footwear is “Vionic Canada”. I am super stoked to share with you beauts that I recently collaborated with this stunning company! YAY!

I tell you….. it’s something about a good pair of shoes.

Let me just start off by asking one simple question… have you checked out their website yet!? There are shoes for every single occasion and they are all FLAWLESS. We are talking cozy slippers. dress shoes, running shoes, even cute pairs of booties! I was so fortunate to be gifted a pair of these Black Leather “Madeline Ankle Boots”. These boots are so adorable, and I adore the little tassel on the side! I love how these are the perfect height too! The heel is not too tall and they are super comfortable to walk in! There are three different colours and materials to choose from; black leather, chocolate leather, and Greige Suede. All the colours are to die for and the neutrals literally can go with any outfit!

“Good shoes take you good places”

These cute ankle boots can be paired with so many different outfits, but I am absolutely digging them with these black tights and leather jacket. These shoes are originally $249.95 but are currently on sale for $159.99! Like YES PLEASE!

The fact that there are size 11’s… I am on cloud nine!

I don’t know about you beauts but when I pair a cute outfit with an amazing pair of shoes, I literally feel on top of the world…. hands down! I recently wore this outfit while going shopping for Christmas presents and received multiple compliments! I couldn’t believe how comfy these boots were too, wow! I highly recommend checking out their website and grabbing a pair for yourself, super cute for holiday festivities or parties you may have coming up!

“I automatically have a good day if I’m wearing a cute pair of shoes”

I want to personally take the time to thank “Vionic Canada” for allowing me to collaborate with your amazing company, you guys are the best! Thank you for having the cutest pairs of shoes & in bigger sizes…… horray for size 11’s! Be sure to follow this company on Instagram at “@vioniccanada” or check out their website at “www.vionicshoes.ca”.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a fabulous pair of shoes…”

I hope all of you guys have an amazing rest of your week! Don’t work too hard and make sure you put some time aside for some self care! Have a fantastic day!

My Collaboration with “Zavida Coffee”

Rise & shine beautiful souls, today is a new day!

Good morning beauts, I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far filled with tons of positive energy and vibes! I have been trying hard to convert myself into more of a morning person but I tell you… with these winter months… it is SO hard to get out of bed in the morning, am I right? I always get up each morning around 6:00 a.m on weekdays, and try to start my day, half asleep usually! One thing about my job is that I have to wake up early each morning, but that’s not always a bad thing. One, because I can get a lot of things accomplished and done in the morning, and two, I have my life saver to look forward to! One word….coffee.

Tis the season to stay warm & cozy!

It’s so funny because I was a tea girl before I was a coffee girl, but after working with children, I became a coffee girl….crazy how that works eh!? I really do enjoy making a cup of coffee and bringing it to work with me. It really does start my day off in the right direction, but it helps so much when the coffee tastes phenomenal. I am super excited to share that I recently collaborated with an amazing coffee company called, “Zavida Coffee”. I am blessed to have this wonderful opportunity and could not say no…. Coffee is my life! I was so happy to try out a few flavours for you beauts! There is honestly nothing better than being all cozy, sipping on your coffee, and staying warm in these winter months. I was recently gifted two different kinds of coffee from this beautiful company, as well as a mini syrup to add into my my coffee! So sweet!

Did someone say Coffee?!

Within my package I received two different flavours of coffees. The first is this beautiful, “Costa Rican Cielo Alto” coffee. I received these packages in the single serve coffee cups because I own a Keurig at home! This one tastes so delicious! You receive 24 cups in the package, and this flavour is from the fertile volcanic soul of Costa Rica. This well-defined and medium-bodied coffee is super yummy on it’s own or with a flavour shot added to it! This coffee also has a sweet aftertaste to it, simply with floral notes. This coffee retails for $17.95, and is perfect for sitting at home or bringing to work!

“Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other”

I absolutely love pairing this coffee with my “Cinnamon Bun” unsweetened mini syrup. BEAUTS…. this honestly tastes like heaven in a mug, and it smells DELISH. I look forward to putting this little fella into my drinks such as hot chocolates, coffees, mochas, you name it! What I absolutely adore about this product is that these syrups contain zero sugar, zero artificial/ natural sweeteners, zero calories, zero gluten and zero allergens. I love the taste of the Cinnamon Bun! It literally tastes like there’s a cinnamon bun right in my mug! Simply dispense two pumps of the syrup into one 12oz cup of your fresh brewed coffee! This product retails for $19.95 and comes in many other flavours as well, such as: French Vanilla, Caramel Royale, Hazelnut, Hazelnut Vanilla, Irish Cream, English Toffee and so many others! This is for sure one of my go tos!

Anything Cinnamon Bun flavoured calls my name!

The last product that I received was probably my favourite one out of the bunch! I simply can get enough of the, “Creme Brulee” coffee. Yes you heard me…. CREME BRULEE…. pardon me. I was so beyond excited to try out this coffee for myself, and it honestly tastes as good as it sounds. I am for a super yummy flavoured coffee, especially one that reminds me of Christmas! This coffee is the single serve coffee cups and there are 24 of them in the pack. There is a beautiful richness of Vanilla Cream as well as the sweet aroma of caramelized sugar (is your mouth watering yet!?). I love getting into my jammies or your cozy comfy clothes and sipping on this yummy coffee blend! Did I mention that when purchasing coffee packages from Zavida Coffee, one tree will be planted? YUPP. I absolutely adore that and think that is amazing! Yay Zavida Coffee! This product retails for $17.95 in store, and you can also choose which coffee blend you would prefer either; single serve, whole bean & ground or wholesale. There are so many delicious coffee flavours to try out for yourselves!

“Coffee; liquid that smells like fresh ground heaven”

Everyday calls for a yummy cup of coffee!

I want to personally take the time to thank Zavida Coffee for allowing me to collaborate with your amazing company, you guys are fantastic! This is by far one of my favourite coffee companies! (I drink a ton of coffee!). I am hooked on all of the products and can not wait to try more of the products out for myself! If you are a coffee lover like myself, you need to get your hands on these products! Be sure to follow “@zavidacoffeeroasters” on Instagram or go to their website at “www.zavida.ca”. Let me know if you beauts try any of these amazing coffees for yourselves, I am super curious how some of the other blends taste!

Be sure to use my personal discount code, “ALYSSAH10” for 10% off the entire store!

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week! Stay positive, stay focused & keep sippin’!

Reviewing the “Monat Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection”

Hair care products? Heck yes I’m in!


Good Morning beauts, I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday so far, you are halfway through the week! You got this guys! This has been a great week so far, thank goodness, filled with lots of deep thinking and trying to relax the body. Since Christmas is fast approaching, and the holidays are right around the corner, often we become so stressed out and forget to put time aside for ourselves. The last thing I completely forget about caring for is my hair to be honest! I have used just boring normal shampoo and conditioner or sometimes I use my purple shampoo to tone the blonde in my hair. I have never really been the type of girl to really put an arm and a leg into my haircare routine….. until NOW.

“I like my products like I like my people. Nontoxic”.

Beauts, I recently tried the “Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection” from Monat. I have tried some products in the past from Monat, and really enjoyed them! This is my first time trying this collection and I have to say….wow. Having blonde hair, doing my purple treatments, and styling my hair each day takes a huge toll on it. I have started using these three products; the shampoo, conditioner and the super moisture masque and have absolutely been loving it! The smell of these products you guys is to die for. Honestly it reminds me a tad bit of a cologne smell and I am not complaining whatsoever. I literally have candles in my room that smell like guys…. no big deal…. that scent is just heavenly! I honestly have been looking forward to my baths and hair care routine now!

brb beauts…… call me when you need me…

Start by using the “Advanced Hydrating Shampoo“, lather and leave this product in for 1-2 minutes. When you are done, simply repeat this step again. The first wash removes excess dirt and grime from your hair, while the second wash gets your hair super clean! GUYS…. can I just emphasize how much this shampoo lathers in the second wash…. just wow. I literally can feel my hair getting clean, it’s unreal! I didn’t think I would be this excited about a shampoo in my life….. someone pinch me?! After using the shampoo you are going to take the “Advanced Hydrating Conditioner” and apply this on your hair for 1-2 minutes. This leaves my hair feeling so smooth! I love it so much!

Afterwards, you can apply the “Super Moisture Masque” to your hair 1-2 times per week. Apply this product to clean, towel dried hair. Be sure to leave this product on your hair for at least 5 to ten minutes allowing it to fully absorb. Rinse the masque off afterwards and voila! You are on your way to soft, healthy and beautiful hair. I honestly have been trying to take better care of my hair and skin in these harsh winter months. This has been working wonders for me, and I am so happy I received these products to try out!

“It’s okay to be a little obsessed with your hair…”

“I have never been this excited about a shampoo before!”

I am beyond grateful to have had the wonderful opportunity to try out this line for you guys! If you beauts are interested in trying out some Monat products for yourself simply message my friend Catherine Anne Black on Facebook or Instagram. You can dm her at “@cather1neann3” or find her on Facebook “Catherine Black“. She is super helpful when it comes to all the Monat products and would be more than willing to help you out! I hope you beauts try some of these products for yourself and if you do let me know what you think!

Direct Message: “@cather1neann3

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Enjoy your Wednesday !