3 Canadian swimwear brands to shop this season.

With Hot Girl Summer right around the corner, what better way to kick off the season with some new bikinis and swimsuits? Here are my favourite Canadian swimwear brands to support this summer.

1. Xel Swimwear

Unique like every seashell, Xel Swimwear strives to promote confidence and encourage every person to BREAK FREE of their “shell” – to stand out and to be proud in your own skin.

Use discount code “Hannah” for 15% off your order

2. 437 Swim

Two Canadian Best friends, Hyla Nayeri and Adrien Bettio, launched 437 in the summer of 2017 out of the townhouse they lived in during their last year of university. Talk about #bossbabes

Hot Girl Summer Swim - 3 Canadian swimwear brands to shop this season By Allure and Poise
*disclaimer* affiliate links included | photo from 437

3. Madel

These beautiful handmade bikinis are so flattering and comfortable! Slow fashion at its finest!!

Hot Girl Summer Swim - 3 Canadian swimwear brands to shop this season By Allure and Poise
Photo From Madel

How to become an instagram influencer with only 1000 followers

Have you ever wanted to be an Instagram Influencer? Well you do *not* need 10K followers to start! I started when I hit 1000 followers and it has been so much fun!

This is your sign to start taking your Instagram seriously.

How do I start + What do I need to know?

1. Post Regularly

Pick a schedule and stick to it! Whether it is once a week, three times a week, or every day – consistency is key.

I typically post everyday or close to it!

2. Pick an aesthetic

a) presets/filters – pick 3-5 filters or presets to use interchangeably so your feed does not look too saturated or stagnant. More filters/themes seem to make your feed more cohesive and aesthetically pleasing.

b) Use a planning app to plan your feed. I use Unum which is free. But Planoly is super popular as well.

3. Reach out to brands

Once you have a feed of about 21 photos, It is now time to start pitching yourself to brands! I find when first starting out, it is best to purchase something and shoot the heck out of it and post it on your feed. Why? Because when you reach out to brands and you include your link to your profile, they will see you genuinely love their brand enough to purchase something and they are usually more willing to gift you products.

Things to include in your pitch:

  • a short introduction (what kind of influencer/creator/blogger you are, where you are located, etc)
  • your statistics (you can find this in the insights section of your instagram)*
  • what you can offer the brand in terms of content
  • link to your Instagram profile

*To find insights you must have a creator or business account on instagram

If you have any questions, DM me on Instagram. I also post a lot of educational TikToks on the micro-influencing topic.

Let me know if I should do a part 2 🙂

Bye Bye Acne – How to get rid of acne using one simple step

How to get rid of acne using one simple step? By using Blume’s Meltdown oil and incorporating it into your skincare routine. I truly swear by this product.

Natural Acne Treatment

Here is my before + after photo



This amazing product is so worth the $$$ I cannot recommend it enough! Feel free to use my discount code:  HANLAM10

Let me know what you think!

Let’s talk about hair

Beautiful, silky soft hair has always been something that all women hope for. Today, I am giving you the rundown of what I currently use to achieve that look.

*disclaimer* affiliate links included

The Hair Routine, a Canadian-based brand, strives to promote healthy hair rituals and features 5 main products: shampoo, conditioner, and 3 different types of hair masks – and Yes, I have tried them all.

The Hair Routine is:

  • 95% natural
  • eco-friendly with reusable glass jars
  • Vegan
  • Non-toxic
  • Sustainable

I have a special discount code for anyone interested: hannah10

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

The 5 Best Fashion Movies To Watch

Need some fashion inspiration? In dire need of some girl time? I have got you covered. For those of us who get a *thrill* out of seeing a gorgeous dress, or a stunning pair of heels, you definitely need to check out these 5 best fashion movies.

No surprises here! This iconic movie has everything every girl has ever wanted: fashion, beauty, and romance

The Devil Wears Prada (Widescreen) (Bilingual): Amazon.ca: Anne Hathaway,  Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker,  Tracie Thoms, Rich Sommer, Daniel Sunjata, David Marshall Grant, James  Naughton, Tibor Feldman,

I feel like every girl as a teenager can relate to this one!

The best fashion movie for girls night –amirite?

Jewel heist but *make it fashion*

Ocean's Eight Poster

Ladies! Some iconic outfits in this one!!!!

Have any more Fashion movie recs? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Aritzia Summer Lookbook

With summer right around the corner, it is time to start bringing out the summer wardrobe. With a much anticipated ‘back to normal’ lifestyle free from COVID-19 restrictions, it is time to show off your summer flair once again!

This Summer’s trendy pieces are exclusively from Artizia’s 2021 summer collection and here are a few of my favs:

  1. The TNA Tennis Skirt

This Skirt is so iconic right now! Tiktok and Instagram are blowing this fashion staple up! A skirt that is a skort what more could you ask for?

TENNIS SKIRT - High-waisted tennis skirt

2. Wilfred Tryst Dress – a beautiful sage dress made with a satin feel

This stunning Japanese inspired dress is so elegant – truly an allured and poised piece. This dress is perfect for summer hot days, it is both light and airy and the thing to wear on date night!

TRYST DRESS - Satin, square-neck mini slip dress

3. Wilfred Yacht top + Verona pant

I can already see this set being styled on a beautiful picnic or for patio season. This set is so versatile, dress it down with a pair of sneakers or dress it up with a pair of heels! What more could you ask for!

YACHT TOP - Square-neck t-shirt

Interested in some more summer fashion staples? Click here to browse my saved list at Artizia!

Feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions or suggestions!