September 17, 2018

How to Choose the Perfect Glasses: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Bijuleni - How to Choose the Perfect glasses: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself - Jack and Norma BonLook Glasses

Bijuleni - How to Choose the Perfect glasses: 4 Questions to Ask Yourself - Jack and Norma BonLook Glasses

I love shopping for eyeglasses and finding my perfect pair.  If you are new to buying glasses it can be a little bit overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Before getting overly excited and purchasing a pair of glasses you will be stuck with for the next 2 years, you may want to take a step back and ask yourself the following questions to help you make the right choice.
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September 11, 2018

Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Essential oils are all the rage these days and for a good reason! With everyday stress on the rise, I got 99 problems, but essential oils ain't one. I recently got a diffuser from Thursday Plantation, and I feel like essential oils have helped solve most of my problems. From helping with my sleep patterns to giving me the mental clarity I need, to even transforming our home into the airy sanctuary I always dreamed of. If you are not using a diffuser at home then you need to start asap!

My top 4 benefits of using an essential oil diffuser at home:

Bijuleni - Why You need an Essential Oil Diffuser at home

Your Home Smells and Feels Lovely

Whatever is going on in your life, your home should be your sanctuary. I always call it our "safe space". But, it didn't 100% feel like it. Since we started using essential oils, as soon as I walk in through the door, our home smells divine and feels much more welcoming. Especially after working a long day at the office, our apartment has become our little sanctuary of relieving stress and feeling tranquil. Unlike other air fresheners, the Thursday Plantation essential oils I use have a 100% pure, natural oils fragrances and free of chemicals, so we usually leave our diffuser on all day. Lavender essential oil is our go to. 
Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Promotes Better Sleep

I have a very hard time falling asleep at night. Ever since I started using the essential oils diffuser, my sleeping patters are more stable. When you diffuse essential oils the mist produces a long lasting effect to help continuous sleep throughout the night. I move the essential oil diffuser in our bedroom 30 minutes before I go to bed, and I close the door to create a sauna like effect. This has drastically improved my sleep cycles, and the scent of the lavender essential oil has a calming effect on both body and mind.

Prevents Illnesses

You also need an essential oil diffuser at home because essential oils have powerful anti-microbial that can help kill germs lurking in your home. By diffusing the oils into the air, you can kill off airborne germs before you get sick, and also help to boost your immunity. Essential oils like eucalyptus, sweet orange, and peppermint work by stimulating the production of white blood cells which boost the immune system. I love using the peppermint an eucalyptus essential oils for this reason, especially now that fall is on its way, and so is flu season.

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Boosts Your Mood and Mental Focus 

I get distracted or lose focus very easily when I work at home. To enhance my focus and stay on track while being in a great mood, I turn to my diffuser! A much healthier alternative than coffee to keeping my energy levels up, and getting my work done. Especially when I feel stressed with deadlines, the Thursday Plantation peppermint essential oil is the perfect solution to keeping my stress levels low.

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

Bijuleni - Why You Need an Essential Oil Diffuser At Home

My Favourite Essential Oil Diffuser 

Essential oils have a variety of therapeutic qualities, many more than the ones I described above, which is why I highly recommend you incorporate essential oils and especially a diffuser into your daily life. I  love using the Thursday Plantation Bamboo Diffuser to create an aromatic and calming atmosphere in our home. Both Kam and I are obsessed.

Here's what I love about it

  1. Diffuses a cool mist 
  2. It's super easy to use. Simply add tap water and essential oils to the diffuser, use the touch controls on the front to start the color cycle, pause on any color you wan to set. 
  3. Colour-changing LED light illuminates the water with 7 soothing colours to choose from depending on your mood: pink, yellow, blue, green, red, yellow and clear.
  4. The top half of the diffuser is made of frosted plastic that emits a lovely ambient color, making the space feels like a spa. 
  5. Time Feature allows you to set the diffuser to run for continuous, 1 hour, 2 hours or a 10 second interval.
  6. The diffuser automatically shuts off when the water level becomes too low.
  7. It operates quietly, and you won't even know it is on, except from smelling the lovely scents.

Do you have an essential oil diffuser at home? Would love to hear your thoughts.

*Thank you to Thursday Plantation for collaborating with me on this post 

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August 21, 2018

The Advantages of Making Pour-Over Coffee

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Bijuleni - The Advantages of Making Pour-Over Coffee

As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, my favourite coffee trend to date is pour-over coffee. Unlike popular belief, the pour-over coffee making technique has been around forever. Dating back to 1908, German housewife, Melitta Bentz, made the first two-part filtration coffee system, by inventing the original Pour-Over. The pour-over process is divided into three stages: warming the water, prepping the beans and pouring into the cup. What is so special about the Pour-Over Coffee method everyone has been talking about? I have rounded up 4 advantages why pour-over coffee is the way to go.
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July 6, 2018

Dyson Supersonic Review + Wedding Summer Hair

Bijuleni - Dyson Supersonic Review + Wedding Summer Hair

Bijuleni - Dyson Supersonic Review + Wedding Summer Hair
When I held a poll on my IG stories if you wanted to read a review about my Dyson Supersonic ™, I was not surprised that 398 of you voted yes. The Dyson Supersonic has been on everyone’s must have item list, and it is also the most talked about hair dryer. With wedding season around the corner I thought I would also do a step by step tutorial on how to style your hair for the occasion. Whether you are the bride, bridesmaid or a guest, you want your hairstyles to be on trend this wedding season, despite the humidity. Read my Dyson Supersonic review below and see how you can achieve salon hair right at home. . 

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July 3, 2018

4 Face Masks You Need To Try Right Now

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Bijuleni -Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Rose Mask

I didn't start using face masks regularly until this year and they have made a huge difference to my skin. I have always had a regular skincare routine, but I never paid attention to the importance of face masks. These are 4 masks that at the moment have been doing miracles for my tired, dehydrated skin. My main aim of using these masks has been to hydrate, even my skin tone and give my skin that natural healthy glow that has been missing because of environmental stressors. Read below all my go to face masks.
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June 24, 2018

How to Throw a Stylish Canada Day Summer Party

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Bijuleni - How to Throw a Stylish Canada Day Summer Party

Holiday decor tends to be a bit tacky, but it doesn’t have to be. With Canada Day around the corner I wanted to share my tips how to throw a stylish Canada Day summer party for friends and family. Red and white will rule the day, but if you want to put together a memorable party, having a unique take on the décor is essential.
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May 22, 2018

Traveling Light: 5 Rules to Help You Pack Less

Bijuleni - Traveling Light: 5 Rules to Help You Pack Less

I always overpack. Half of the time I am traveling I find myself wearing the same thing over and over again, even though I have a suitcase full of options. I recently found the joy of packing less and traveling light. What really helped me is having a concrete strategy about what I am going to pack and sticking to it. Below are my 5 rules that have helped me to pack less and travel light.
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May 17, 2018

5 Affordable Ways to Make Your Desk Area Look Pretty

5 Cheap Ways to Make Your Desk Area Look Pretty
One of the most important areas in my apartment has always been my office nook. This is where most of my creativity comes from, so the space has to inspiring. Even if you are on a budget, there are some inexpensive ways to turn your office area from drab to fab. Your office can look pretty and most importantly inspiring. Why spends thousands of dollars when it can be done for cheap and within budget? Below are my tips how to make your office fun without breaking the bank.
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May 14, 2018

5 Pink Buxom Va-Va-PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipsticks To Try This Spring

5 Pink Buxom Va-Va-PLUMP Shiny Liquid Lipsticks To Try This Spring

Say goodbye to drying, matte lipsticks that leave your lips dry. Buxom launched Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in 20 incredible shade selections, and I'm obsessed. I have actually never tried the brand before, but Va-Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipsticks has taken my spring lip colour to a whole new level. This plumping liquid lipstick will leave your lips with a high pigmented, ultra-shine, opaque color. 
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May 7, 2018

3 Quick Steps To Beat the Afternoon Slump With SunRype

Bijuleni - 3 Quick Steps to Beat the Afternoon Slump

SunRype Slim 10

Have you ever wondered why afternoon siestas are so popular in Europe? If you pay attention, you will notice that 3pm is usually the time of day where you have the least amount of energy and when you start feeling fatigued. This is what I call the afternoon slump. When your energy levels drop, so does your productivity. Below are three quick steps I follow to beat the afternoon slump:

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April 30, 2018

6 Things You Should Never Apologize For

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I entered my 30s with the aim to be a better version of myself. To be more self-aware, to be happier with who I am, to feel fulfilled with my surroundings, to lead a life that inspires and makes me want to keep going regardless of the direction. Now having turned 32 a couple of weeks ago, I also promised myself, I would stop habits that did not make me happy. Habits that placed limits on whom I want to be or habits that drive negativity into my life whether they are external or internal. The first step to my journey was to stop apologizing for things I should not be apologizing for. 
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April 20, 2018

3 Easy Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Aging Skin


I always thought I had time. Time to eat healthier, time to exercise more, time to incorporate a daily skincare routine. Truth is though, time flies and in order to have healthy looking skin you need to start from an early age. As you may recall, a couple months ago I started my journey with clean eating, but I felt like there was something missing. I wanted to be even more proactive and have a lifestyle that would fight the premature aging of my skin. Today, I am sharing with you three easy anti-aging lifestyle habits I incorporated into my life.

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March 22, 2018

GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review

Bijuleni  - Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Black Bag Review
Gucci Marmont handbags are becoming an instant favourite. The fresh updated look of the Gucci brand has definitely put Gucci on the map again as the it bag to have. Read below my review of the latest Gucci bag I added to my collection, the Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag.

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March 19, 2018

How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture

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Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room

Bijuleni - How to Mix Modern and Traditional Furniture - Small condo dining room
Our dining room area has been a hot mess for the past couple of years, and was actually nonexistent. Kam and I are always on the go, never eat at home, and in most cases if we do eat at home it is always in front of the TV. The task of finding the perfect dining room set for a small condo apartment was overwhelming, until I came across the most beautiful French country Walnut Dining Chairs in Style of Louis XV at HomeSense. But how would I fit such a traditional piece into such a modern space? One of my favourite home décor styles is transitional style. Transitional style is a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture and accents.To simplify the process and achieve a cohesive transitional style, read below 4 key elements you want to consider when mixing traditional  and contemporary furniture.
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