December 20, 2017

What To Wear To a Fall Wedding

What To Wear To a Fall Wedding - Floral green midi dress

Bijuleni - What To Wear To a Fall Wedding - Elegant Floral Green Midi Dress

Fall is a popular season for weddings, but always leaves guests guessing what to wear. Fall wedding guest dresses are actually really pretty and such a fun season to dress for. So what is my favourite kind of dress to wear to a fall wedding? This floral midi dress is the perfect dress to wear as a guest to a fall wedding. Check out my general tips for choosing a floral dress to purchase for a Fall wedding.

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December 18, 2017

3 Things to Pack for a Girls Trip in the Fall

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I love travelling with my girlfriends all year around, but one of my favourite times to travel has got to be fall. I love traveling with my girlfriends because it calls for cozy nights by the fire, and girly activities indoors. But in order to have the perfect night in with your girlfriends while you are away, you also need to pack the right items. I have rounded up all my favourite products you should pack for a cozy night in. 

Bijuleni - 3 Things to Pack for a Girls Trip in the Fall - Festive Nail Polish - Manicure

Bijuleni - 3 Things to Pack for a Girls Trip in the Fall - Festive Nail Polish - Manicure

Nail Polish 

Best activity to do when staying in with your girlfriends? Manicures! Pack your Joe Fresh Gel-Look Nail polishes for a fun evening of a salon like experience. Sip on your wine, eat some cheese and do your nails while chatting with your girlfriends. Joe Fresh always comes up with beautiful holiday collections. These polishes are super easy to apply, mess free, and  they leave your nails with a glossy finish. No one will know you did your own nails. My fave colours from the collection are, Pine Forest, Lover’s Kiss,and Cotton Candy.
Bijuleni - 3 Things to Pack for a Girls Trip in the Fall - Hair products - Friendship goals

Bijuleni - 3 Things to Pack for a Girls Trip in the Fall - Hair products - Friendship goals

Hair Products

Since The JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka was right by the lake we packed hair products that would keep our hair intact from humidity. I personally use hairspray all the time and the göt2b Glam Force High Hold Hairspray is perfect, because not only keeps your curls in place, it also reduces frizz. Another thing I love about it, is that it is not sticky which is amazing.

The Glam Force Sculpting Gel is my holy grail for baby hairs which I got tons of! My routine is to apply the sculpting gel on those little tiny baby hairs that are all over the place followed by spraying the Glam Force high hold hairspray. Then I lightly pat my hair down to lock the sculpting gel with the hairspray. This technique has worked miracles for me when it comes to taming those baby hairs.

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Cozy Pjs and Warm Socks

If you are going away for a weekend getaway in the fall with your girlfriends, then you better be packing those fuzzy warm socks and cozy pj's. For our weekend away we packed our extremely soft La Vie En Rose pjs and the cutest socks ever. I am wearing these cozy pants.

Don't forget to check out my girls weekend away at Muskoka. 


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December 11, 2017

5 Easy Tips to Style Your #Shelfie for the Holidays

Bijuleni - 5 Easy Ways to Accessorize your Bookshelf for the Holidays - Vintage Christmas decorations

Bijuleni - 5 Easy Ways to Accessorize your Bookshelf for the Holidays - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy and holiday gingerbread cookie

Bijuleni - 5 Easy Ways to Accessorize your Bookshelf for the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and if you have not already decorated your home chances are that you are in the progress of doing so. Putting up your Christmas tree is always main priority, but accessorizing your home for Christmas is just as important.
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December 1, 2017

Girls' Fall Weekend In JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka

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Luxury at its best with a cozy feel just like home, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa (The Rosseau) is the perfect fall getaway with your girlfriends. Overlooking Lake Rosseau with a beautiful private beach, this resort is a heavenly option for anyone that wants to get away from the busy city lifestyle and enjoy a relaxing yet fun weekend with their girlfriends.
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November 29, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

The holiday season is fast approaching. I usually start thinking about holiday gifts pretty early to avoid the stress. My ultimate stop for gifts for the holidays is the Holt Renfrew Centre, located in the Yorkville area of Toronto. Without fail, each time I stop by there, I always find something I adore. Regardless of whom you are shopping for, Holt Renfrew Centre has a variety of great retailers to choose from. I’ve put together a mini gift guide to help you with your search for the perfect holiday gift for your girlfriends, mom, sister or whichever girl boss you are shopping for.

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Starbucks coffee

For The Coffee Addict

Coffee related gifts may seem basic, but over the years I have found that people love practical gifts. And who doesn't love coffee? Grabbed a Christmas Blend coffee bean bag and a very festive red ceramic travel tumbler from Starbucks for my friend that loves coffee on the go.
 
Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Puppies Calendar for the Boss girl

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - puppies calendar

For The Girl Boss in Your Life

Calendar Club has the cutest planners that will definitely get your girlfriend making plans for the New Year. I picked up the Pooped Puppies planner for my cousin, and the 2018 Paris planner for my bestie because she loves anything that is Paris related. Planners also make the perfect stocking stuffer.

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Purdys Chocoalate box

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy with chocolate bear

For The Chocolate Lover

The most gifted item during the holiday season is a box of chocolates. Lindt chocolate tastes so good and it is definitely a family favourite. I love giving it to my parents as a New Year's gift. I also picked up the cutest chocolate Teddy Bear for my niece which she will love.

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For The Homebody

For the friend that is a homebody and loves staying indoors during the cold months of winter, I suggest grabbing a pair of socks from Legs Beautiful. They have a great selection of socks for the holidays and other styles to be worn all year around. I am wearing the super cozy, Ralph Lauren indoor booties, also from Legs Beautiful. Another staple item to gift that can be worn both indoors and outdoors is this a burgundy plaid blanket scarf from M Boutique. 

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For Your Bestie

Another great shop at the Holt Renfrew Centre I always find amazing gifts at is Ginkgo Health Shop. I picked up a bottle of Skin Essence Organics Pure Gentle Facial Cleanser and the Rosehip Seed Oil. Both great products to gift to your bestie that has sensitive skin or if you are looking for products that have amazing nourishing properties and cleansing benefits that do not leave the skin dry and damaged. 
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For Those That Love Sentimental Gifts

Watches are one of my favourite things to gift because they are so timeless. I picked up a beautiful rose gold watch from Fossil for my sister and I am also thinking of adding a sentimental value to it by having it engraved.
Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

Pamper Your Mom

My mom is always super busy so what’s a better gift for her other than this de-stress On-The-Go Kit
from Escents Aromatherapy. The kit includes a stress relief inhaler, mini bath bombs, roll-on and body mist all at a very affordable prize.

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For The Traveler

Right now, backpacks are the must have item for your bag collection. They are also super convenient for anyone that travels or blogs and has to carry their DSLR camera everywhere they go. This grey backpack from Zara is very roomy and the quality of the leather is very durable.

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre

Bijuleni - Holiday Gift Guide For Her With Holt Renfrew Centre - Big Holiday bow

Something for Yourself

While I was browsing I came across this beautiful Christmas red sweater from Zara and I could not pass it up. I am actually wearing the sweater backwards because I always wear my hair down so this is a great way to showcase the bow. Plus, the sweater looks amazing backwards. I also picked up a BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Flat Iron 1-1/2” from Trade Secrets because it is really hard to not treat yourself when you are shopping at the Holt Renfrew Centre (my hair has been styled with the flat iron as seen in pictures).

Those are my favourite items I picked up from the Holt Renfrew Centre while shopping for my holiday gifts for all the ladies in my life.  Make sure to stop by the Centre for more amazing deals and finds during the holiday season not just for women, but also for men as well.

*All items can be purchased at Holt Renfrew Centre at the stores mentioned in my post above.

Thank you to Holt Renfrew Centre for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed and choices mentioned in this post are my own.



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November 28, 2017

Getting My Body Back on Track with Clean Eating

Bijuleni - Getting My Body Back on Track with Clean Eating
Bijuleni - Getting My Body Back on Track with Clean Eating

Why I decided to Try Clean Eating

For over a year now I have been going back and forth between an allergist, a dermatologist and my family doctor. No joke I have been living Groundhog day! In the meantime I have gained weight, I am always bloated and faced with stomach pains after meals, I am feeling fatigued, dizzy and off balance all the time. Essentially I have been feeling defeated. With doctors not giving me a solution, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands.
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November 22, 2017

Stress Free Holiday Shopping at the Avion Holiday Boutique

Bijuleni - Stress Free Holiday Shopping at the Avion Holiday Boutique

Stress Free Holiday Shopping at the Avion Holiday Boutique

Stress Free Holiday Shopping at the Avion Holiday Boutique

Driving around in circles to find a parking spot, overcrowded stores, tired arms from carrying around my heavy winter coat, not finding a chair to sit and rest; that is what I am faced with when I visit the mall during the holidays. Now that I am an RBC Avion cardholder my holiday shopping experience got a makeover by having access to the Avion Holiday Boutique. What is so unique about the Avion Holiday Boutique at Yorkdale Shopping Centre? Everything.
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November 21, 2017

Margot's Custom Jewelry by Origami Owl

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Bijuleni Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Bijuleni -  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Margot with her mommy

I love being a puppy mama and spoiling my puppy Margot with gifts. Especially now that the holidays are around the corner, I wanted to get something special for her. When Origami Owl launched their PAWS Collection I knew it would make the perfect gift for my little sassy princess. What does the Paws Collection offer? Origami Owl has created an amazing collection of collars, twist lockets with crystals, plain twist lockets, and custom pet tags for your little furiends.

Bijuleni- Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl Charms

Bijuleni- Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl - Cavalier King Charles Cavalier

Living Locket 

How does it work? First, I had to pick the style of living locket I wanted for Margot. I opted for the Brushed Silver Collar Twist Living Locket Base with the Medium Face Swarovski Crystals. After I had my locket picked, the next step was to look through the charms section to find which charms I wanted to fill Margot's pet locket with.

Bijuleni- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Tri colour

Bijuleni- Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl Charms

The Charms

I went a bit overboard with the number of charms I picked for Margot's locket. The locket holds approximately 4-6 charms (depending on size), but I found so many charms that matched Margot's personality and the activities I do with her. For example, I choose the coffee charm because every weekend we go to our local coffee shop and Margot has a puppuccino which she loves. I also got her the donut because she has a donut toy she loves to play with. The charms inside your dog's locket should tell a story about them and your life with them. I added some extra bling to the locket by including the gorgeous  stardust Swarovski crystals since Margot's personality is over the top.  

Her locket is a bit crowded so what I usually do is remove 1-2 charms so there is a bit more room inside the locket. In the pictures I have included all of the charms inside the locket. 

These are the charms I order for Margot from Origami Owl

Inscriptions Bone Collar Slider 

I actually got an inscription tag for Margot a couple of months ago but it kept touching her collar and the noise was so annoying. The stainless steel inscription bone collar slider from the PAWS collection is paw-rfect because it doesn't hang in front of your dog's neck but it simple slides into the collar hence no noise! Even though Margot has a microchip you can never have enough identification on your dog and the Inscriptions Bone Collar Slider is the perfect addition to your pets customized collar. I incscripted Margot's name and my phone number (My phone number has been blurred in photos.)

Bijuleni- Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl - Cavalier King Charles Cavalier wearing her custom locket

Bijuleni- Margot's Custom Dog Jewelry by Origami Owl - Cavalier King Charles Cavalier

The Collar 

There are two different types of collars you can order. One is a black and white gingham dog collar or you can choose the solid black colour collar which is just as pretty. Margot of course got both  collars because you can never have too many options. For the best fit make sure to measure your fur baby's neck. Slip this chic dog collar on your favorite companion and keep him and her outfitted in comfort and style. 

Margot loves wearing her new custom locket on her collar with all the bling that I carefully picked to suit her personality. Whether you have a cat or dog I definitely recommend. Now Margot just needs a  little trim so you can actually see her pretty living locket. So much hair this girl.


Thank you to Origami Owl for Collaborating on  this post. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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November 16, 2017

What to Wear to Every Type of Holiday Party




Christmas is around the corner and the party invitations are starting to come in. I love going to Christmas parties, but the big question always haunts me. What do I wear? Depending on the occasion there is always an answer and a go to outfit that will end the stress everytime you have to attend a holiday party. I got together with my favourite gals again and with the help of Oshawa Centre we styled our outfits to show you what to wear to every type of holiday party you may be attending this season without the stress.
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November 15, 2017

3 Reasons You Need To Have Coffee Dates with Friends at Home

3 Reasons You Need To Have Coffee Dates with Friends at Home

3 Reasons You Need To Have Coffee Dates with Friends at Home


Instagram is pouring over with images of fancy latte art, hip interiors, and cool must go to coffee corners. But as much as I love coffee shops, I can't think of a better spot to have a cup of coffee than at home. I usually have my coffee early in the morning, unless a friend wants to grab coffee with me,  then, I am on it! Nothing beats coffee dates with friends. But instead of running across town to that so-called perfect coffee spot, I like to optimize my free time by inviting friends for coffee dates at my home. 

Here are my 3 reasons why you should have coffee dates with friends at home


Have Tasty Coffee Without Breaking the Bank

Coffee shop visits can get quite pricey, especially if you buy coffee every day. Having coffee dates at home is an inexpensive yet flavourful alternative. I always thought you had to pay more for quality coffee. Wrong! You don't need to spend $7 a cup, nor do you have to spend a fortune on coffee brewing equipment for that perfectly-brewed cup. Lucky for you and me, the Melitta Pour-Over Coffeemaker is a quick and convenient way to hand craft coffee out of our kitchens. My friends get to enjoy coffee for free, and who doesn't love a free cup of coffee? 

Comfort Above All

The phrase Home Sweet Home exists for a reason. My besties and I always enjoy our coffee dates at my house because it is our safe zone. They can take off their shoes and put their feet on my couch. They can help themselves to freshly-made goodies, pour themselves another cup of coffee, and they can also play with my puppy Margot. Better yet, we can have heart-to-heart talks without worrying about privacy. Anything goes when you have a coffee date at home.

Be Your Own Barista for Guaranteed Quality

When my bestie and I go to a coffee shop, the baristas sometimes get our coffee order wrong. But when you make your coffee at home, you know 100% what you’re getting and that you’re getting your perfect cup. That is why I love using my Melitta Pour-Over Coffeemaker. The Pour-Over system is also easy to use, not messy and environmentally friendly. You will serve a superior cup of coffee to your friends in no time, and your friends will thank you later!


Coffee dates are an important aspect of my life, but so are friends. I love having coffee dates at home and spending quality time with my besties while also sipping on quality coffee that is flavourful, yet easy to make. After all, I am not as skilled as a barista, but with my Melitta Pour-Over Coffeemaker, I don’t have to be. 

Have you ever had coffee dates with friends at home?

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Melitta Canada

Find out more about Melitta at Melitta.ca


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