One of my fave activities to do is head to Shoppers Drug Mart and stock up on some new additions to my makeup collection for the upcoming month or season. But there a few tricks I wouldn’t mind sharing so that you can get the most bang for your buck at Shoppers Drug Mart and keep your wallet happy! 🙂

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So it’s that time of year guys. And no, this post does not contain a Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe as you may have thought. This outfit just reminded me of the colours of one the most popular beverages of the season and I thought it was catchy title. 🙂

I enjoy fall as I am a natural neutral lover and get to break out my beautiful browns, tans, and caramels and rock them without looking dull, as you would, wearing them during the bright & colourful summer.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Some people are afraid to rock certain tones of brown but I think it can be made to look so rich and beautiful if paired correctly. I plan on sharing many more posts featuring these colours and look forward to share more ways to rock browns and neutrals with you guys. Some say not to mix brown and black (my heels are black here), but really I am not one for rules and to be completely honest I chose these ones over my brown heels for comfort reasons. No shame in admitting, comfort can sometimes take precedent over fashion rules, depending on the day.

The day this photo was taken we took a short day trip to Hamilton, Ontario to see the falls and stopped off at one of my fave Italian restaurants, Maccheroni Cucina Alfresco. Mammi Mia, their Spaghettini De Mare…TO DIE FOR!

Spaghettini De Mare

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xo Meghan

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I love experimenting with fashion and sometimes different make-up products. Perfume on the other hand, not quite. My favourite perfumes are the ones I have been using since I first started wearing perfume, sometime during high school. I would occasionally sneak into my mom’s bathroom and quietly look through her collection of perfume bottles. Whichever I liked from the bunch I would spray, attempting to be inconspicuous, and be on my way. I guess you could say I received my first perfume inspiration from my mom, a lady with great taste!

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Here in Toronto we have had 30ºC and above temperatures this last week which made Fall seem non-existent. Then I wake up today suddenly freezing…just another bipolar episode of Canada’s weather situation.

I thought this would be the perfect time to write my farewell to summer of ’17 and come to terms with the fact that the cold weather is approaching, whether I like it or not. Don’t get me wrong, I love the colours and scents of Fall along with the crisp air but the winter has me hoping to eventually get a vacation house somewhere warm & beautiful. GOALS.

This summer was full of ups and downs, though more ups than downs (thank God) but it was a hell of a ride. I will miss it all! Not only that, this summer was full of amazing learning experiences and was also the time I started this blog, so it’s a little special for me. ♥

I started this blog as an outlet for all my thoughts, things I’ve learned and things that inspire me, in an effort to share all of this and in turn inspire someone else. Spreading positivity and light is what I’m about. I wasn’t sure what would come out of it and to be honest, I’m still not, but I have to say I love it and I’m enjoying the journey thus far. I have to say, all of the support I have received in such a short time has been so heartwarming!

One of my last summer getaways was a long weekend visit to the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario. There is so much nature up there to explore.

Farewell Summer '17 + My Relaxed Getaway Style

I decided to keep it comfortable but still stylish, as I normally do on a weekend getaway. I bought this pleated dress from H&M on sale for $10 and layered it with a long sleeve top, talk about budget-friendly. Dressing modest doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on all the cute, sleeveless dresses out there, layering with a light, long sleeve top underneath is all you gotta do.

Farewell Summer '17 + My Relaxed Getaway Style

I love to wrap my headscarf, turban-ish style, with certain outfits or when I’m looking for something really comfortable! This will most likely be the last time you will see me in pink, it’s back to neutrals and jewel tones for me!

I also wrote a post not too long ago on preparing for the upcoming Fall & Winter with important tips & tricks, check it out here!

Until next time…

xo Meghan

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I think its important we talk about this more often, especially us ladies in this modern age of superficiality. How many of us sit down to our daily dose of social media browsing and are bombarded with images of the “ideal” beauty standard, displaying images of “perfection” and dictating how a woman in this day in age should strive to look like?

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Let’s start off with the fact that Viva Divine has been just a tad quiet over the month of August, but I do plan on picking things up this month and onwards!

August was a hectic and interesting month to say the least. If anyone else felt the month was full of ups and downs, went by in a flash, and came with many changes, whether internal or external, you’re not alone! August was just that for me, which is why I took some time to refocus and realign my goals to make sure they are where I want them to be. Of course I did take the month to fully enjoy what we have left of summer here in Canada, as some of you can relate, this time we have is super precious and must be cherished!

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Who else is like me and still loves a good cup of tea in the summer? How about a tea recipe that can be served hot or cold and is made from flowers? Yes please!

The Hibiscus flower is a beautiful bloom that is grown in warm-temperature, tropical regions around the world and can vary in colour. This beverage is known as agua de jamaica in Mexico and Honduras, bissap in West Africa, and In Egypt, Sudan and the Arab world, hibiscus tea is known as karkadé (كركديه).

Hibiscus-Lemongrass Fusion Tea
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I cannot count how many times I’ve been asked questions such as, “So what is the purpose of hijab?”, “What happens if you show a little skin?”, “No one is judging you, it’s ok, can’t you just go without?”, and last but not least…”Aren’t you hot under that?”.

Abaya Love + Why I Choose To Dress Modest

Don’t get me wrong, I  actually love when people ask me questions like these. For one, it gives me the opportunity to educate someone about Islam and the beautiful concept of modesty. Let’s face it, there is a lot of misconception about hijab & modest clothing. Many believe that the concept of modesty and covering one’s body is oppressive towards us as women and is a backwards ideology that does not fit in our current times.

I beg to differ!  This is where it becomes important for girls who choose to dress and live modestly, to tell their stories and voice their views on what modesty means to them.

Abaya Love + Why I Choose To Dress Modest

 

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It’s the middle of the week and we could all use a healthy pick-me-up to get us through our hectic schedules!

Since we have been having some really beautiful weather here in T.O., I was inspired to create a recipe that is delicious as well as refreshing and super healthy. I think a gorgeous smoothie bowl will do the trick! 🙂

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Bonjour Beautiful People,

I have a major recommendation for you guys that left me wondering where this brand has been all my life! So Nuxe has the ultimate collection of luxurious oils that are simply divine!

The great thing is that, 97.8% of the ingredients in this Dry Oil are of natural origin, it has a unique combination of 30% Precious Plant Oils and Vitamin E to nourish, repair and soften your face, body and hair in a single step. Of course I would normally say that being 100% natural would be preferred, but for something this luxurious it has come pretty close.

Not only that, the fragrance is super elegant and leaves a very subtle lingering fragrance to your skin or hair that is really irresistible. Your face and body are left feeling soft and silky. I can see why this product was named the n°1 dry oil in pharmacies in France. 

Apply to your skin after your bath or shower and even apply as a hair mask by leaving on for 10-15 min before washing! 🙂

The one I have is a limited edition which is no longer for sale but if you check out the Beauty Boutique at Shopper’s Drug Mart they carry a great selection! (This post was not sponsored).

xo Meghan