Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mèreadesso Skincare: A quick review

Mèreadesso Skincare: A QUICK REVIEW Lip Treats Vancouver beauty blog


What it is: A line of Canadian-made skincare products that includes an all-star Face + Neck Cleanser and (my personal favourite!) All-In-One Moisturizer.  

Beauty bonus: Many of this Canadian company's products serve more than one beautifying purpose, which (thankfully!) serves to streamline our everyday beauty routines.  



Beauty bummer: Those with sensitive sniffers might find the fragranced creams/lotions a tad too smelly.  
Mèreadesso Skincare: A QUICK REVIEW Skin Moisturizer Vancouver beauty blog

Overall:  I tested a few of the Mèreadesso products including the Face + Neck Cleanser, Lip Treats and the All-In-One Moisturizer. And while I enjoyed all the products, it was the All-In-One Moisturizer (pictured above!) that had me ready to toss out all of my other lotions and creams.
This lightweight gel lotion is a must-try thanks to its almost-instant absorption on the skinand long-wearing, grease-free staying power. 
After two weeks of use, my skin looked and felt totally transformed! It was softer, smoother — and all-around happier!


Would I recommend: Definitely! 

Price: $28-$120 

Where to buy: www.mereadesso.com

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Deighton Cup dressing: What I wore

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
If you haven't yet been to (or even heard of!) the Deighton Cup and you live in Vancouver ... it's high-time you attend.

The annual event, which is a fun, fashionable afternoon spent at the horse races, took place yesterday at Hastings Racecourse — and let me tell you — it was a great time.

From the entertainment of watching the parade of high-fashion frocks, to the action-packed horse races themselves, it was a wonderful way to spend a sunny, summer weekend. 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you enjoy my pictures from my first race day! 

Dress: Forever 21 | Fascinator: Claire's | Bag: Chanel | Heels: Ivanka Trump | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co., Dear You,Pretty Things and KV Bijou c/o | Sunglasses: Prada 

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger


Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger


Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Deighton Cup: Race day

I'm off to the races today for the 6th Annual Deighton Cup at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver.

I'll be sharing the day on Instagram and Twitter — but you can also get in on the race-day action here!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume 60 Second Gel Treatment: A quick review


Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume 60 Second Gel Treatment: A quick review
What it is: A treatment mask for hair with a unique gel-like consistency that claims to deliver intensive repair and restructuring.  

Beauty bonus: A gel consistency makes this mask feel very lightweight when applied to hair.  

Beauty bummer: This is a one-trick-pony-type of product. Look elsewhere if restructuring is not your only (or main!) goal.  

Overall: We were intrigued by the gel format of this mask — but the lightweight feel wasn't enough to keep us reaching for more. 

Don't expect a huge dose of moisture with this treatment, as we've found with some of their other 60-second masks. 

Hair felt dry and a bit crisp (so not ideal!) after the first use. Maybe with the use of an added conditioner post-mask tresses would feel hydrated and soft. 

On the plus side, hair did feel slightly fuller. 

Would I recommend: Probably not. Try this one instead. 

Price: Approximately $17 

Where to buy: Salons 



—Tested by Covet and Acquire beauty co-editor Kirsten Harris

Also, on a happier note ... congratulations to Maria who won the giveaway for a $200 gift card to Le Chateau! Be sure to check back soon for a new contest.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
I hosted a Meet the Blogger event at Le Château in Pacific Centre shopping mall in downtown Vancouver this past Saturday — and I had a blast!

During the afternoon affair, I helped the amazing Le Château staff work with clients selecting and styling shoes, clothes and jewelry ... while also snapping a few in-store photos along the way. (Of course!) 

While assisting shoppers, I kept hearing stories of their personal pasts with the brand told again and again. It seems almost everyone has a similar experience with this longtime Canadian retailer — one they fondly remember and use as a catalyst to return to the store these days for their latest fashion fix. 

Hearing and sharing these personal memories of Le Château was by-far my favourite part of the Meet the Blogger event. But playing dress-up with the clothes was pretty fun, too.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the event and shared their stories with me — and if you missed it, I hope to see you next time!

Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Le Château! Click here to enter. Contest closes this Wednesday! 


Skirt and heels: Le Château c/o | Jacket and tank: Zara | Bag: Prada | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Dear You, Pretty Things
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Oops ... I got caught tweeting away! 

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Helping a customer pick trousers ... I loved these ones with a geometric print.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
I couldn't resist these flash-lens frames!


Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Closeup of some beautiful bling!
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Searching the racks for a few perfect pieces.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
These simple camis were divine.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Having way too much fun in the sunglasses department ... again.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Caught again ... this time sharing the event on Instagram! 
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
How cool are these pointed-toe flats from the Anne B. collab! And they're made in Italy! 
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
The brand's Made in Canada line is worth a second ... OK, and maybe third, look.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
One last look at the store — thanks again for having me, Le Château team!