My Collaboration with “Bloom & Blossom”

Good morning beautiful souls, welcome to my channel if you are new! Or, welcome back if you are returning! So happy to have you back! So I know it hasn’t been the most easiest couple of weeks that’s for sure. Whether you are practicing social distancing, in self-isolation or even quarantined… it’s not fun or easy. I know this comes with a lot of brainstorming! If you are a momma, this calls for keeping your kiddos entertained all day, which I am not a parent myself but I will not judge you if that cup of coffee secretly has some baileys in it, just saying! I give you so much credit and together, we will get through this. I truly believe in the importance of empowering individuals during these crazy times and giving out a bit more extra love than usual. We are all in this together.

On my channel, whether it be on my blogging site or on my Instagram feed, I always try to keep everything more upbeat and positive. I have always been the more optimistic type, but trust me, I don’t shit rainbows and butterflies if that is what you think! I have my days but for the most part, I love providing unique, fresh, upbeat and positive content for you to view! During these tough times, I am going to be on my A game 110%! I am way way WAY beyond excited to share this wonderful collaboration that I was so honored to be apart of! So, without further or due, shall we jump right in?!

When it comes to Spring Time, I always love a couple of things. First, a pretty good spring outfit of course, second, some cute spring accessories. But, there is something missing if I do say so myself. Since I am always pretty much carrying around a drink with me at ALL times……. what if your drink could look hella fashionable!? Would you be down? I sure would be! That is why I can not wait to share this amazing company I was so fortunate to partner with for this collaboration! I partnered with this amazing company called, “Bloom & Blossom”! They provide a whole bunch of adorable and unique products on their website involving CUTE sayings! From ceramic mugs, crew neck sweaters, decals, tumblr mugs, you name it! When I say this company has the cutest sayings, I mean…….they are STINKING CUTE!

I absolutely love the name “Bloom & Blossom!” and I wanted to know how owner and creator, Kennedy Stanton, came up with it! Kennedy states, “It took me quite some time to find a name. I didn’t want something cheesy I wanted something light, pretty and different. It’s a good reminder for me that we have to bloom & blossom in life to be who we are meant to be. I believe we do this over multiple phases within our life, remember we aren’t meant to be stagnant”. I absolutely LOVE this and the backstory behind this name. I am always so curious behind company names and I find this meaning beautiful. I seriously could not agree more with Kennedy’s thoughts behind this, so true & accurate!

I was also very curious as to how Kennedy started her lovely business, and what the process was like creating it! I have never owned a business myself so this really fascinates me! Kennedy shares that her work started as a hobby as she never actually had the intention of making it a company. She states, “Oddly enough the first item I sold was funny egg cartons with sayings on them. They blew up for me locally and I couldn’t keep enough in stock. Then I moved into apparel and people were buying those from me. They kept saying I needed to do this as a business. So finally I started my social media approx 9 months ago, my website 2 months ago and then incorporated in January of this year”. That is absolutely unreal and I am so proud of you! Who knew it would’ve started from egg cartons! That is amazing. Kennedy is a prime example that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything, just have to stick to it and keep going! Her business is so creative, and the sayings on her products are hilarious, cute, sweet and classy!

I was beyond excited when Kennedy wanted to collaborate with me! She had gifted me this beautiful Custom Tumblr which I seriously can not get enough of! I had always wanted my slogan on a mug/cup and this turned out AMAZING! BEAUTS…. when I received this in the mail I was blown away at how perfect it turned out, she did a beautiful job! Did I mention the colour is breath taking too! I received mine in a “Rose Gold” shade, and there are hints of sparkles in it as well, so stunning! She has so many colours and designs to choose from which I love. Her tumblr cups are safe for hot and cold liquids, stainless steel, and are 20 oz. These retail in store for around $20.00 which is amazing considering the quality of the product and how much detail she puts in! I am seriously going to be carrying this around with me EVERYWHERE, move over boring water bottles, this new fella is coming in to STAY. Some of the amazing colours that she has includes, “Matte Rosewood, Matte Blush, Matte Sea Glass, Matte Black, Matte Midnight and also Silver (they are all absolutely flawless and so aesthetically pleasing!). My product also came with care instructions as well which is always great to have, so you know how to properly take care of it!

I don’t know about you beauts, but I swear I live for products with adorable sayings on them such as mugs and cups. Each morning, when I go and grab my coffee I always have to make sure it is in a cute mug….am I a little extra? I swear this puts me in a great mood, starts my day off right, and also just makes me feel dang good, anyone else!? It’s all about the little things in life.

“They say good things take time, that’s why I’m always late!”

I have to say I am beyond proud of Kennedy for opening up this business and owning this herself! She makes everything, packages everything up, and still works full-time! Can you say GIRLBOSS or what!? She’s amazing, and so inspiring as well! You can clearly see all the hard work she puts into her company that’s for sure! Of course you can’t forget about her fiance who is her biggest cheerleader! Love that so much!

I want to personally take the time to thank her for allowing me to collaborate with her and this beautiful company! She truly is going places and can not wait what the future holds in store for her! I had an amazing time conducting this blog post and showing you beauts just one of her gorgeous products! If you beauts wish to check out some of her amazing products you can reach her on Instagram at “@bloom.n.blossom.designs” and you can check out her website at :https://bloomblossomdesigns.com/. Be sure to show some love & support by giving her a follow!

Take care beautiful souls, stay healthy & keep washing those hands!

My Spring Collaboration with “Canadian Beauty Box”

Good morning beautiful souls, welcome to my channel if you are new! My name is Alyssa! I am so grateful and happy you stopped by! I am super excited that spring is just around the corner and the nice weather is showing up! Literally, nothing like the birds chirping, the sun shining, bringing out the cute outfits, and feeling in a more upbeat mood! I don’t know about you beauts but this nicer weather is such a mood changer! With spring around the corner, you know what that means! Hello Spring collaborations! BEAUTS…. I am super excited to share with you guys this amazing company that I am so thankful to work with again! If you guys saw previously, I had reviewed their Winter Subscription Box. There were so many gorgeous products inside! Now I am super eager to share with you guys the Spring Subscription Box! Let me just say this…… you’ll want to grab one of these for sure, hands down! So…. shall we get started!?

“Live life in full bloom”

What I adore about this wonderful company is that they include so many wonderful Canadian Beauty, Fashion and lifestyle products, giving you all those mad spring vibes! This company helps support local Canadian companies which I absolutely LOVE. I love supporting local businesses! You also get to hear about so many unique and beautiful companies out there. which is amazing! Can we just talk about how stinking cute the packaging is! I love the design of these boxes, and I am loving the giant “EH” sticker! Such a nice touch to this!


So like I had mentioned earlier, there are so many wonderful products located in the box! I am going to share and review all the products with you beauts so grab a cup of tea or coffee! The first product located in the Spring Box is the “Agate Phone Grips “ by AA Designs. This beautiful company sells Aromatherapy and Gemstone Jewlery, ranging from wholesale to custom orders. Their pieces are STUNNING, and I simply could not get over how gorgeous the phone grips were! The phone grips help provide a secure grip for your phone, and also can act as a stand as well. Did I mention how classy and elegant they look? This product also includes a 3M sticker on the back so you can attach it to the back of your phone! You can find this company on Instagram at “@aadesignsjewlery” This product retails in store for $28.00.

“I swear I have never seen a phone grip that looked this cute before!”


The next product that I am going to share with you guys located in the box is this “Bare Blend Face Oil” by The Salted Rose. This company offers luxe natural self care & lifestyle products. This face oil is super gentle on your skin and includes a blend of high quality oils. This is the perfect product to keep your skin feeling nourished and hydrated! I absolutely love this product and love how it makes my skin feel! This is a must have in your selfcare routine that’s for sure! I also love and adore how cute the packaging is! It really is pleasing to the eye, and I love all the products this company has to offer. This product does not contain any essential oils and is safe for all skin types. You can find this company on Instagram at “@thesaltedrose”. This product retails for $30.00 in store”.

The third product that I am going to discuss with you beauts are these GORGEOUS earrings! These are the “Fringe Hoop Earrings” by Clover and Coast. You beauts know I absolute adore my earrings! I love a whole bunch of different styles, and love pairing them with different outfits! I love this beige neutral colour that I received, they go perfectly with so many looks! I love the fringe tassel look, and can not wait to style them in lots of ways! I truly think that jewlery can spice up any outfit and dress it up! Love these SO SO much! You can find this stunning company on Instagram at “@cloverandcoast“. These earrings retail for $26.00 in store. I tell you guys….. this is a must have in your spring collection! Just saying!

(These are literally the cutest earrings for Spring!)

The next product that I am going to be sharing with you beauts is the “Accurate Rumor Hair Clip” by Kash and Co. This hair accessory is so stylish and chic, I can’t get enough of it! I truly want to get more into hair clips and experiment with them a lot more! I love the pearl detailing on this particular piece, and love how classy it looks. You can pair this with so many different outfits! I love the variety of hair accessories this company has to offer. They have such cute scrunchies and hair clips. Who said doing your hair in the morning had to be boring? This Spring, let’s bump things up a bit! You can find this cute company on Instagram at “@mykashandco”. This clip retails for $18.00 in store.

(Something about pearl clips that makes me feel classy as hell!)

“ Good hair does not stay home on a Friday!”

Okay, so I know what you guys are thinking, how can a box have so many adorable and cute goodies in it! Hey…. we are just getting started my dear friends! The next product located in the Spring Subscription Box is the “Hot Mess Room Spay” by Arrow It Forward. GUYS…… I am absolutely obsessed with this spray and can not get over how good it smells! I literally spray this all over my room, on my bed sheets, pillow…. you name it. I have worked with this amazing company before and I am hooked on ALL her products. Her work is amazing, and the scents are heavenly. When I look for room sprays or candles, I want to ensure you can really SMELL them in the room! Trust me when I say this, you can for sure smell everything and won’t want to stop smelling everything! Did I mention how cute the labels are and the packaging! The label on the front of this product states, “a barely hanging on blend of leggings and dry shampoo” (how freaking adorable is that!). Pretty much when you’re a “hot mess!”. I am actually spraying this all over my room as I type this…no biggie or anything! You can find this company on Instagram at “@arrowitforward“. This product retails online for $14.00 (brb…. just going to bathe in this).

(This product contains notes of Jasmine, Sandalwood and White Amber. Can you say YUM?)
(This bottle pretty much sums up my life! Just saying)


Extra extra read all about it, Lyss is getting eco-friendly and we’re going to SHOUT IT! Guys, it’s happening! I am so happy to start using this product on a daily basis! This is the “Bambu Smoothie Straw” by AllBambu. This is such a unique product that I think everyone should carry with them! This straw is made completely out of bambu, it’s organic, GMO-Free, Vegan and also Cruelty-Free as well. I love how stylish and convenient this product is! It comes with a case and a cleanser too. Ps… I am one of those people that loves my straws and I hate asking restaurants for them! For sure going to be carrying around this litte fella in my purse! You can find this amazing company on Instagram at “@allbambu.inc”. This product retails online for $12.99.

“It’s time to be Eco-Friendly!”

Peace out plastic straws, Bambu is coming through!

You beauts know I have been all about skincare recently and I love finding great skincare products that are good for my sensitive skin. I was so thrilled that Canadian Beauty Box added this unreal product in their box! This is the “Refresh Face Wash” by Medikate. I am absolutely hooked on this face wash you guys! It is so gentle on my skin and has such a nice minty scent and feeling to it! This cleanser helps to remove any dirt and makeup on your skin without striping any natural oils! It is so important to cleanse your skin daily, and this is by far an amazing product to include in your daily routine! This product is also great for all skin types which I adore. I love how refreshing it makes your skin feel too! For sure helps you wake up in the morning let’s just say that! You can find this company on Instagram at “@medikate.skincare”. This product retails online for $49.99.

This product is so refreshing on your face!

The last product that I am going to share with you beautiful souls is this amazing “Nail Serum” by Bitter Gold. First off, can we just take into consideration how beautiful and gorgeous the serum is! I love how it was designed, so adorable! This product is a clear and odorless serum that helps strengthen and harden the nail as it grows. There is Biotin and Silica located in this product which is awesome! I don’t know about you beauts but my nails currently need all the help they can get at the moment! My nails are so brittle and weak, so I can not wait to try this out! You can check out this beautiful company on Instagram at “@bittergoldnails”. This product retails online for $9.99! Let’s say goodbye to damaged nails!

“Life isn’t perfect, but your nails can be!”

I want to take the time to personally thank Canadian Beauty Box for allowing me to collaborate with your beautiful company again! You guys are amazing, and I had such a great time reviewing the Spring Subscription Box! If you beauts are looking to try out some amazing local Canadian Companies be sure to get your hands on one of these! I seriously can not get over how unreal this box was and how STUNNING everything is inside! Loving all the spring feels!

Be sure to use my discount code “ALYSSA” for 20% off your order today! Trust me when I say you’re going to want to grab one of these! I hope you beauts have a positive and beautiful day!

My Experience and Collaboration with “Tan on the Run”

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Good morning my beautiful and gorgeous souls! I hope everyone is having an absolutely fabulous week so far! It’s a new week, so you know what that means right? It’s time to set yourself up for a positive one, and it’s time to set some goals for yourself! I honestly love sitting down and planning out my week. It really just makes you feel so productive and puts you in a great mood. I have always been a planner for as long as I can remember!  I like to have absolutely everything laid out, and stick to a routine…anyone else!?  Aside from planning out new goals I want to accomplish throughout the week, I also adore trying new things!  I can not wait to share with you beauts what I tried

! I am super excited about this wonderful collaboration, and I am eager to share my experience with you guys! I recently collaborated with a wonderful company called, “Tan on the Run”. I spoke with a beautiful soul, Samantha Milani, in regards to a potential collaboration opportunity and I was ecstatic! Of course I agreed to the collaboration right away, and could not wait to meet this lovely lady and check out her studio in Hamilton Ontario.  As you beauts know, I am always in Hamilton as my other half lives there, so I love hearing about local businesses and supporting them! Samantha’s studio is located on James Street North (aka a very pleasant and adorable area, so many cute shops to check out!). I honestly love walking down this street with the boy on a Saturday! So peaceful!

The Studio & Atmosphere

Since I have so so much to chat with you beauts about my amazing experience, let’s first start of by stating a well known fact. Samantha’s studio is by far the cutest thing I have ever SEEN. Literally, everything was so aesthetically pleasing to the eye, I was overwhelmed with excitement when I saw it! She did such a beautiful job designing and decorating her studio! Everything was seriously on point, I mean guys... she painted this garage door in her studio pink. Like, the amount of pictures I would seriously take in there! The absolute cutest. I love when places feel welcoming and bring in so many cozy vibes! This really helps create a warm atmosphere, and right away, I knew I was in the right place!  Samantha, you can help decorate my room any day of the week… just saying!

“…like seriously come on, this is STUNNING!”

“…..the prettiest thing you can wear is a smile, and a tan”

Now I know what you beauts are probably thinking, you want to hear more about the company, am I right? I honestly have never heard of “Tan on the Run” before, but was so fascinated hearing all about the company! What makes this company so unique is that they are actually a mobile airbrush spray tanning service company. You can actually use their services in your own home, office, hotel, you name it! Seriously, how convenient is that! I absolutely adore that! For my experience, I went to her lovely studio and received my spray tan there! Within the company, they use the highest quality exclusive tanning solutions and what I absolutely adore is that their products are vegan, aloe based and Paraben-free! They are also hypoallergenic, customized for all skin tones, last up to 7-10 days, and have anti-cellulite/anti-aging formula in them.  I love this because you are inhaling no harsh chemicals whatsoever!

So beauts, I have to admit, I used to be one of those girls that adored tanning beds and literally love cooking my skin. I loved how my skin looked after a nice tan and I truly felt really good about myself. I can proudly say I have stopped using tanning beds, thank goodness, but I do enjoy laying out in the sun or even purchasing tanning lotions from the drugstore.  As much as I love using tanning lotions from the store, I always look like a hot streaky mess afterwards, literally am not a pro whatsoever. One of the things that stood out to me about “Tan on the Run”, is that somebody is doing the spray tan for you, in a convenient atmosphere and there are no streaks afterwards! Unreal, I am so down for that.  Whether you are looking to prepare for a vacation,  to look good for an event you may be attending, or heck even just because you randomly want glowing skin, this is the service for you!

“Bronze is my happy colour…”

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So, to be quite honest with you beauts, I had no idea what to wear when receiving the tan! I messaged Samantha asking and she stated it was my choice to be fully nude, partially or have some undergarments on. I chose to keep some undergarments on, so I would be able to show you beauts the tan lines (they are wicked, I was shook!).  Even though I was partially naked, Samantha made me feel extremely comfortable in her studio and was such a sweetheart! For me personally, engaging in conversations can be more challenging with my social anxiety getting the better of me. I was so happy that she made the atmosphere so comforting as if we had known each other forever! I love individuals like this.

The Tanning Process

So when I first entered her studio, I went into her back room where everything was all set up. She asked if I wanted to shower within the 4 hours or 8 hours after getting the spray tan. I had plans later that day, so I chose to shower within the 4 hours! I then changed and put on the robe while I waited for her to finish mixing the spray tan. She then got me all prepped and we were then ready to start the tanning process! Since I am a total newbie at this, Samantha was so helpful during the whole process, guiding which poses I needed to do in order for her to get every part of my body sprayed. Along with her guided help and comfortable atmosphere, the whole process was really enjoyable. Having social anxiety can be the biggest downfall for me when it comes to meeting new individuals and having business meetups! She helped so much, and it felt so natural engaging in different conversations while getting the spray tan done! It was around a 20 minute process but it felt like nothing! The tan is cold while getting sprayed but 100% worth it completely!

“Beauts, can we just check out those tan lines! Like hello!”

“Tan on the Run Products”

Afterwards, Samantha explained the after care process and also gifted me a few of their “Tan on the Run” products to try which was SO sweet! I am super excited to try out all the products and share my views on them with you beauts! So far, I have tried out most of the products and I am currently living for them! The first product that I want to share with you guys is this gorgeous “Oh So Raw Soap” which is unscented. What I adore about this product is that it is so natural! When rinsing off after the 4 hours, you want to stay away from harsher soaps such as Dove and Olay. I used this little fella and it was so gentle on my skin. This bar soap has Shea butter in it, and helps to calm irritated skin as well. This soap retails on the website for $15.00.

“Glowing skin is always in”

The second product that I want to share with you beautiful souls is this amazing moisturizer. This is the “Oh So Pure Organic Shea Butter”. This cream is the definition of heaven, hands down. It is so important to keep your skin moisturized constantly after receiving your spray tan, at least twice daily. I have been using this cream and simply can not get enough of it! Absolutely love it. The smell is so amazing as well, literally just want to eat it up! I use this moisturizer in the morning when I wake up, and at nighttime before I go to sleep. This product retails on the website for $20.00.

This next product that I am going to share with you guys is an absolute beauty! I seriously love this thing so much oh my goodness. So I have always adored makeup and experimenting with it. One thing I have not tried yet however is liquid bronzer. I think I was honestly scared to try it! I received the “Oh So 24H Liquid Bronzer + Kabuki Brush (Vegan)”. What I adore about this product is that it’s extremely moisturizing, and it lasts literally all day. See you later powder bronzer, this bad boy is moving in! Simply spray the kabuki brush that it comes with, and apply it like a normal bronzer on your face. It literally is so so simple, and looks absolutely amazing! I was BLOWN away. You can also use this product on your body such as your neck as well! Instant beach babe ready! This product retails for $45.00 on the website, and it is a MUST HAVE.

The next product that I am super eager to try out is the “Oh So Tan Extender + Moisturizer: CoCo Beach”. This product sounds absolutely amazing and helps make your tan last for up to a week with a single application. I have not tried out this product yet as my tan is still fresh, but I am so down to make my tan last for as long as I can! This product goes on evenly, is non-staining and results appear as little as 4 hours afterwards. You want to ensure that you exfoliate beforehand to help prevent uneven tanning. Also be sure to wash your hands really good afterwards to avoid any staining. This product is 100% natural, organic, vegan and also Paraben-free. I love this so much! You can find this product on the website for $20.00.

Lastly, I received the “Oh So Moroccan Exfoliating Glove” which retails online for $10.00. This glove helps with tan removal and is a weekly body scrub. It is suitable for all skin types, and helps remove dead skin cells, blackheads and ingrown hairs. This glove should be replaced every 8-10 uses.

When discussing the before and after process of the spray tan, Samantha was extremely helpful! I was a complete newbie at it, and literally needed a whole lay out with what to do! Before receiving the spray tan, you need to shower, exfoliate and remove body hair 8-24 hours before your appointment. Your skin should be clean and dry before receiving your spray tan. Also be sure not to apply any deodorant, makeup, moisturizer or oils prior to your appointment (Yes I was quite aware I would have smelly pits and me acne would be out for everyone but hey, literally all worth it in the end)! Also be sure to have your hair in a pony tail, away from your face. Remove any jewelry that you may have on. You will not be able to bathe, shower or exercise at least 4-8 hours after your tan. I showered 4 hours after my tan to remove the excess product on you.

“Great tans don’t happen by chance, they happen by appointment”

(Samantha gifted me some lovely products to try out from “Tan on the Run”…. how sweet is that!

I want to personally take the time to thank Samantha Milani for reaching out and allowing me to collaborate with you! I absolutely am loving this company, and I seriously can’t get enough of the products. You beauts have to go and check out her cute studio located on James Street North in Hamilton Ontario. Seriously, the absolute cutest and coziest set up! If you guys are interested in trying out a spray tan, simply contact her at 905-741-3953 or check out the Tan on the Run website at “www.tanontherun.com”. Be sure to follow her on Instagram at “@tanontherun905” . You also have the option of choosing mobile or In-Studio as well, which is super convenient. If you have an event coming up, a body competition, or just want to look damn sexy, I highly recommend checking her out and sending her a message! It was an absolute pleasure meeting Samantha, and I have received so many compliments on my tan so far! I don’t know about you beauts, but having a tan meets you feel so good! So what are you waiting for?

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week! Take care and stay positive.