Thursday, February 16, 2012

Warm Winter

 We have been so lucky with weather this winter! There has hardly been any snow to speak of, which makes my drive to work a lot less crazy. It has also allowed for less bundling and more fun winter looks - including my new vest! Normally a vest would be saved for the spring or fall, but i have been happily wearing it all month. I'm hoping we transition this smoothly into spring!

Vest {Joe Fresh}, Shirt {Vintage}, Skirt {H&M}, Boots {Payless}

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

So Scentsy - Giveaway!

I am very excited to be hosting my very first Giveaway, the fact that it is Valentine's themed and for a product that I absolutely adore is just the icing on the cupcake! If you read my blog often you will have seen me rave about Scentsy (here and here) and now here is the chance for you to experience it for yourself!

For those who are not yet 'in-the-loop' let me get you caught up to speed. Scentsy's premier line of decorative ceramic warmers and accompanying Scent Bars allow you to slowly melt your favourite scent or mix-and match to create something completely unique! Their warmers use a 25-watt light bulb to encourage the slow melt, which helps enhance and prolong the wonderful aromas.
I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at their 2 newest Scent Bars:

Pixie, their Scent of the month has a subtly sweet floral aroma - this one has been a recent staple in my Tea Rose plug-in warmer. I love that their scent bars can be broken apart to easily distribute the perfect amount whether you use a plug-in or full-size warmer.
Pink Pepper is the ScenTrend of 2012 and has a deep woodsy scent that immediately sets the mood in any room. This scent was developed to lead where the scents of 2012 are heading. It was also designed as a platform for mixing scents and acts as a perfect base to warm up your perfect unique creation!
Be sure to check out their full line of warmers (ranging from $25 - $42) and Scent Bars ($6 each) here they are constantly adding new warmer designs and with 80 scents to choose from you will soon become as addicted as I am!

Giveaway details:

For your chance to win a Valentine Premium Warmer as well as 2 of their hottest new scents Pixie & Pink Pepper enter below!

To Enter:

1. Leave a comment below with your favourite Scentsy Scent Bar  flavour (Required)

for multiple entries:

2. Follow @hiddenjems on twitter
3. Follow Hidden jEm's on Bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect
4. Tweet about this giveaway and mention @hiddenjems and @scentsy

Good Luck to all! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents (sorry no Quebec this time around) and will run until Friday February 17th at noon.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Coconut Heaven

 The day before leaving for Costa Rica I was introduced to fresh coconut...I bought a container of it from Whole Foods and ate it all in less than 24 hours. My goal in Costa Rica was to find a coconut, open it myself, drink the water and eat it! As you can plainly see I accomplished my goal and it was extremely rewarding! The fresh coconut flesh is absolute heaven and I think it is safe to say it is my new go to sweet-treat!

Vest {Costa Blanca}, Dress {H&M}, Necklace {Lucky Brand}, Shoes {Sperry's}

Friday, February 3, 2012

Weekly Hidden Jems

After returning home from a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica it was lovely to come back to the familiar sights of home. Here are a few jems that brightened my week!
 Candy Cane whoopie pies from the holidays
 Forever Nuts in my new infuser
 tiny clothespins and gel pens that i couldn't resist
desk decoration

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Polka Dot Passion

Oversized knits are a favourite staple in my winter wardrobe; perfect paired with leggings and wool socks to curl up with a book or dressed up for the office or an afternoon out with friends. I can say happily that our 'winter' has been incredibly mild and has allowed for much needed fashion creativity!

Sweater {Thrifted}, Belt {Vintage}, Hat & Skirt {H&M}, Tights {Joe Fresh}, Shoes {Spring}