Tiny Devotions – Mala Beads

Fashion & Beauty, Just for Fun, Products and Brands


I was introduced to beautiful Mala Beads by Tiny Devotions a while back and haven’t been able to get them out of my mind.  Tiny Devotions is a Canadian company that creates mala beads for the bohemian girl (or in my case a girl who loves wearing jewelry with a message).  Their mala beads and accessories represent “the free spirited lifestyle of living your dreams, following your passions and looking good as you do it”.  Since I’ve been struggling a little lately with following my dreams, or following a path that with lead me to the amazing moment of living my dreams, I’ve been looking at the Tiny Devotions website on a daily basis looking for the perfect mala beads to inspire me. Here are the four that I’m torn between — for their messages, for their mantras, and for their beauty.

Tabula Rasa: Luck, New Beginnings, Potential.

Tabula Rasa — Luck, New Beginnings, Potential

The Law of Attraction Mala -- Friendship, Growth, Love

The Law of Attraction Mala — Friendship, Growth, Love

Ashley Turner: Urban Priestess Mala -- Heart Chakra, Meditation, Self-Reflection

Ashley Turner: Urban Priestess Mala — Heart Chakra, Meditation, Self-Reflection

Hamsa Silver Intention Necklace -- Luck, Protection, Strength

Hamsa Silver Intention Necklace — Luck, Protection, Strength

I love the beauty, simplicity, and meaning behind each of these malas/necklaces. They have so many to choose from and I’m sure you’ll be able to find the perfect mala for YOU, for this point in your life, and for what you want out of life. If you’re struggling, there’s an article that can help you choose your very own mala beads here. To connect with Tiny Devotions check out their website, Twitter, and Facebook. Let me know what you think about these beads in the comments — which one would you choose if you were me?


Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Vienna Victoria — Where Jewelry Meets Makeup

Fashion & Beauty, Products and Brands

Have you noticed the Pretty Living PR button on the side bar? Well I’ve teamed up with them to bring you a few posts a month on the latest fashion and beauty products. This post is for all you ladies out there who have ever gone out with a wristlet that couldn’t fit your lipstick and realized half-way into the night that you really need a touch-up.


Introducing the Vienna Victoria Collection, which received a lot of hype at the Teen Choice Awards this year by the way. “V & V is a brand committed to fashion and function. As a designer, I want women to know they can have it all! I believe women should feel great no matter where they are going, whether it is the supermarket, the boardroom or a fancy dinner,” explains Designer Satin Van Cleef. Women have proven to be masters of multitasking and now Vienna Victoria has redefined the art of multitasking with a collection of multi-use fashion jewelry. Glamorous and stunning defines the Vienna Victoria brand and like women it does more than one thing at once.


Made with Swarovski Elements, V&V Jewelry is designed with yellow, white, rose, and black gold over bronze compacted with lipstick luxuries. The luscious lip colors and glam glosses are formulated with ingredients such as Shea Butter, Aloe, Vitamin A, C and E to moisturize and color your lips.  And even better, it’s all refillable. So basically you get to free up some space in your wristlet, have a beautiful piece of jewelry to compliment your outfit (I love the rings), and you get to look good all day and all night — WIN!

“I love a great bag just as much as the next girl, but sometimes you just want to travel light.” –Satin Van Cleef

I love to travel light, it’s the only way to go when you’re at a wedding or an event in the city and I think V&V Jewelry really has something special going on. If you have a chance to check out their website, take a little time to read how the company was born, it’s a great story. Let me know what you think about this innovative jewelry in the comments too!


Love Always

Vanessa Xo

Moda L Boutique, Where Fashion meets Love

Fashion & Beauty, Just for Fun, Products and Brands

I found this place that I really don’t want to tell you about. Yes, you read that right, I don’t want to share it with you. Why? Simply because I’ve finally found a boutique (close to home) with unique pieces for every occasion and I don’t want you to end up wearing the same thing as me, that’s why!

Fine, fine, you broke me down – I was being a little bit crazybeautiful  selfish.

The boutique is Moda L Boutique in Woodbridge. The owner is a lovely lady named Linda Lupo and the boutique is beautiful, simple, and chic (decorated by Dianne Carbone).

The jeans are to die for, I wanted to purchase about three pairs!

PERFECT for an evening out or a day in the office – depending on your accessories and shoes!

See that blank spot in the top right box? I bought the necklace that was hanging on the mannequin as a Christmas gift – beautiful and affordable.

Favourite evening look. Sexy, simple, and classy.

Favourite casual look – the vest is so soft!


As you can see, Linda carries a huge selection of clothing, jewelry, scarves, bags, and shoes. She carries a long list of great brands including Valentino, Missoni, Etro, Pink Violet,  Paracuso, Sevens, Miss Me, and many more.

There is so much to choose from, whether you’re looking for work clothes, evening wear, a date-night outfit, a prom dress, or everyday costume jewelry. Now do you understand why I didn’t want to tell you about this place?!

I got a chance to talk to the owner (a friend of my Mama) and asked her if I could write about her store; she was humbled. She told me that she’s always loved working in retail, and dressing people – making other women look and feel great. She owned a boutique  for about 12 years but decided to close because she wanted to raise her two boys. She always knew she would do it again and lucky for us, she has.

So, what’re you waiting for?

Check out this FAB boutique and tell Linda that I sent you! 😉

Love Always
Vanessa Xo