A Guide to Bringing Autumn Flowers Into Your Home // JustineCelina.com + Rebecca Dawn Design
Fall, Flower Education, Flowers, Pantone

A GUIDE TO BRINGING AUTUMN FLOWERS INTO YOUR HOME

Flower friends, it’s been awhile since our last FLOWER EDUCATION post — but today Rebecca Dawn Design and I are back with A Guide to Bringing Autumn Flowers Into Your Home! We’ve had an absolutely beautiful autumn here in Calgary and the changing landscape inspired us to switch up our decor and colour palettes indoors as well. With so many stunning fall blooms to choose from in October, Rebecca and I teamed up to create this moody autumn arrangement inspired by (you guessed it) the Pantone Fall 2017 Colour Trend Report — its been so much fun translating seasonal colour inspiration across categories!

If you’re ready to learn all about autumn blooms, explore the darker side of fall florals and add a cozy touch to your decor, this post is for you! Rich bordeauxs, warm neutrals, blush and grey have been making waves in all things fall FASHION — and they also translate beautifully to flower and interior design. Welcome autumn into your home today as we chat about familiar and unconventional fall blooms and foliage in this Guide to Bringing Autumn Flowers Into Your Home β€” including velvety, wine hued Ranunculus, peach Ranunculus, Mother of Pearl Roses (remember those beauties?), Astrantia, Scabiosa, Saracena Lily, Poppy Pods and Angel Wings Begonia Leaves! Rebecca also shares her expert autumn flower care tips to help extend the life of your autumn blooms for as long as possible.

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Autumn 2017 Trend Guide | Street Chic | Biggest Fall 2017 Trends | Best Red Lipsticks for Fall 2017 | Bangs for Fall 2017 | Calgary Fashion Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fall, Fashion, Hair, Makeup, Nails, Pantone, Trend Guides

AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDE | STREET CHIC

I’m back tonight with the first of many AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDES coming to JustineCelina this year and I couldn’t be more excited to share it! I look different — and I certainly feel different as well. Since taking the plunge and indulging in the eyelash skimming fringe I’d been lusting after since the summer, I’m finding myself completely renergized when it comes to all things fashion, style and beauty. So, we’re changing things up around here — this TREND GUIDE is dedicated to refreshing your personal style for a new season! In addition to diving head first into a handful of this season’s hottest trends, I’m also sharing my favourite ways to revitalize my look without breaking the bank (I shopped my own closet to pull this look together — gotta love that!).

Have the changing seasons left you craving change, as well? Girl, you’re in good company — pour yourself a delicious, juicy glass of red wine and hang out with me for a little while tonight while we chat about sleek locks, red, checks (plaid’s sophisticated sister!), ruffles, soft leather and bad ass boots in this unconventional autumn look. I’m also sharing some tips on how to style this look for a professional settings, simply by changing up a few pieces! Oh, and that archaic rule about no white after Labour Day? We don’t worry about that around here!

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Plant Based Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites | #Vegan, #GlutenFree, #RefinedSugarFree // JustineCelina.com
Dairy Free, Dessert & Treats, Fall, Food, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

PLANT BASED PUMPKIN PIE ENERGY BITES

How was your Thanksgiving weekend, Canadian friends? We had a very busy one traveling all over Alberta celebrating with family and friends before heading to a mountain wedding on Sunday. So, today I’m so excited to bring you a new recipe inspired by my favourite Thanksgiving treat (that sadly I’m unable to fully enjoy due to my dairy and gluten intolerances!) — Plant Based Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites! I’m sure I wasn’t the only one looking to eat a bit cleaner and lighter this week after an indulgent weekend — and that’s was exactly the thinking behind this recipe! It offers all the flavours of traditional pumpkin pie, rolled up into a tasty, nutrition packed little bite. I created them for all my fellow plant based eaters who may also have food intolerances and sensitivities — these simple, no bake little balls of goodness are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar and they seriously taste exactly like pumpkin pie!

If you love pumpkin pie so much you’d like to eat it for breakfast and dessert… and well, anytime you need a little extra fuel to power your busy lifestyle, this recipe is for you! My Plant Based Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites combine pumpkin puree with a powerhouse medley of nuts and seeds, oats, shredded coconut, medjool dates and local honey (or maple syrup, if you’re vegan!) with cozy, autumnal spices for a portable dose of pumpkin pie whenever and wherever you need it. Make them in bulk, freeze them, pack them for lunch (or for your childrens lunches!), or throw a few in a Ziplock bag and tuck them away in your purse for an autumn inspired, nourishing snack on the run! If you have 15 minutes and a well stocked pantry, I bet you can whip these tasty little bites up right now!

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September 2017 Beauty Favourites // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fall, Fragrance, Hair, Makeup, Monthly Favourites, Reviews, Skincare

SEPTEMBER 2017 BEAUTY FAVOURITES

You guys, I seriously can’t believe Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend! 2017 just is flying by. Every month when it comes time to round up my picks for these Monthly Beauty Favourites posts, it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since my last! As I mentioned, September was the busiest month of the year for me both personally and professionally — but I actually discovered quite a few new beauty products, as well as rekindled the flame with a few long time favourites. My September 2017 Beauty Favourites span categories here at JustineCelina — it’s an eclectic, cross category mixture of products at every price point!

Kick back with a delicious chai latte and cozy up for some quality girl time — let’s chat about all things makeup, hair, skincare and fragrance! Last month my favourite products included a foundation and lipgloss from Rhianna’s new makeup brand (yes, I too got caught up in the FENTY hype!), to a new, anti-aging eye gel from Paula’s Choice (there were a lot of late nights and early mornings in September!), a bold, spicy orange liquid lip that I seem to gravitate to every autumn, a budget friendly, nudish lipliner with an autumnal spin, a stunning copper eyeshadows (a must for us green eyed gals!), a very well loved three-in-one volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo that smells absolutely heavenly, a sensual, cozy fall fragrance and another set of amazing, natural looking lashes from my favourite lash brand (they’re brand new for A/W17 and you can find them at Walmart!). If the changing leaves have inspired you to refresh your beauty routine this fall, you’ll love my September 2017 Beauty Favourites!


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Digital Blooms October 2017 | Free Desktop Wallpapers | Design 3 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Fall, Flowers, Pantone

DIGITAL BLOOMS OCTOBER 2017 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPERS

Welcome back for another installment of DIGITAL BLOOMS where I team up with my friend and crazy talented flower designer Rebecca Dawn Design on the first of each month to create 3 free tech wallpapers inspired by seasonal blooms and current trends! This month, we’re drawing inspiration from PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report again — but this time, we’re honing in on Tawny Port, Butterum, Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime to showcase the moodier side of fall florals (I’ll also be wearing fall florals later this monthkeep your eyes peeled for fresh TREND GUIDES coming to JustineCelina in October!).

If you’re ready to embrace a autumn’s dark side, we’ve curated a stunning selection of some familiar and new-to-you blooms — including Ranunculus, Carnations, Astrantia, Scabiosa, Queens Anne’s Lace and Saracena Lilies arranged in undone harmony. Throw on your coziest sweater and fluffiest slippers, pour yourself a second cup of coffee and settle in on this crisp Sunday morning to browse October 2017’s free desktop wallpapers. We hope you enjoy these moody fall florals on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! Let us know which design you chose this month in the comments below — we love to hear from you!

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September 2017 Soundtrack // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Music, Summer, Travel

SEPTEMBER 2017 SOUNDTRACK

Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m really not quite sure how it’s the last day of September… but that means it’s time for a fresh playlist! September was an extremely busy month for me and this was the soundtrack that kept me going as it roared by. My September 2017 Soundtrack is a 3 hour playlist of everything that delighted my ears last month — from easy listening instrumental, to emerging alternative, to chill deep house to a sprinkling of hip hop and R&B. There are also new releases from a couple of my favourite artists this month, including Alt-J and ODESZA. My September 2017 Soundtrack is an easy listening playlist full of good vibes — perfect background music for whatever you’re up to this weekend!

My favourite tunes of September were Bora York and Kuebiko’s Open Tales, a cool, stripped down rendition of The Postal Service’s Brand New Colony, Liyv’s Like You Mean It, Jason Nolan’s Batu, a live, Spotify exclusive recording of The War on Drug’s Accidentally Like a Martyr, ZHU’s Chasing Marrakech, Kidwaste and TRACE’s Friends, Petit Biscuit’s Gravitation, Julian Lamadrid’s The Back Room, Coast Modern’s Dive, Staffaloo’s Throw Me To The Wolves, ODESZA’s Show Me, Galimatias’s Blow Back, Ella Vos’s Rearrange, REGN’s WATR, Pool Cosby and crew’s Please, Mishegas Have Me, Babygirl’s Tomorrow Tomorrow, an elegant cover of Brand New’s Jesus Christ, Freedom Fly’s Adios Amigos, Bay Ledges Tween Love, Bien’s The Best Part and slenderbodies anemone. I hope you enjoy this 50 track playlist! Continue Reading

Radiant Red Juice // JustineCelina.com
Breakfast, Dairy Free, Fall, Food, Gluten Free, Smoothies & Juices, Vegan, Vegetarian

RADIANT RED JUICE

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since I published a fresh juice recipe?! I tend to go through phases with food and 2017 has definitely been full of more smoothie bowls than it has fresh juices. But today I’ve dusted off our juicer to bring you my Radiant Red Juice — a beautiful, summer-meets-fall elixir celebrating the best produce our bountiful Canadian landscape has to offer during this transitional time of year. Like last autumn’s fresh juice, this recipe is also inspired by colour — but this time, it’s a nod to Autumn 2017’s hottest hue (here I go with that PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report again)… red!

I came up with this recipe on a Thursday after a huge farmer’s market run the weekend prior — it was fruit overload in the best way possible. My boyfriend had also just returned from a business trip with tons of Okanagan peaches — plus some gorgeous apples, blackberries and plums straight from a colleague’s mini orchard! We were headed out of town the next day for a weekend wedding, I was researching A/W17 trends and kept seeing red popping up everywhere (hint: there’s going to be a bit of a theme here at JustineCelina next month!) — and before I knew it I was in the kitchen combining all the red (or close to red!) produce we had available for a juice so it wouldn’t spoil while we away. My Radiant Red Juice was the result — a comforting, vivacious juice comprised of heirloom apples, red plums, red pears, blackberries, carrots, ginger, lime and a kiss of cinnamon. This nutritional, crimson powerhouse is loaded with a mega dose of vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids to help to promote a healthy immune system and a radiant complexion. If you’re looking for some fresh juicing ideas as we head into autumn, you’ve come to the right place!

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