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Bridesmaid Proposal Gifts That’ll Have Them Saying ‘YES!’
It’s finally time to ask your besties to stand at your side on your special day as you say ‘I do’ to the love of your life, but you don’t want to just ask them. You want to add a...
47 lip balm flavours - and counting
So are you curious to know which ones were my very first flavours? This is a pic of my very first three: Caramel Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Chai Hot Chocolate. Getting ready to launch with these was such...
Lightning Lips??
Today's Story: The Name. The thing about businesses (and well, most things actually) is that they need a name. I expected to agonize over it, like we did for the name of our second baby (her first health card actually...
Re-framing the deal-breakers
Feeding newborns gives you a lot of time to do quiet things, like binge watch Dexter on Netflix (but only when your other kid is sleeping, cause, well, Dexter.) or finding a ridiculous amount of kids activities on Pinterest that...
Google Made Me Do It
A few years back, I was talking to a friend of mine (Ok, it was Google) when it came up in conversation (uhm, search results) that you could make lip balm that smelled like chocolate in your kitchen. Whaaaaat?!!! Yes,...
Pre-kids Sylvie
  I like to say that over the years, I've been so many different Sylvies. My younger self would have thought a lot of those people were dumb, but I love them all. One person that I need to introduce...
The Amnesia Kit
So yesterday I told you the story about how a moment with my sister led me to have a change of heart about the cosmetics industry. In the years that followed, I really pared down on my stash of beauty...
How Cellulite Cream Changed My Life
Today, I would like to introduce you to my sister. Her name is Renée, but we loved to call her "crotte de Renée" which sounds like booger in French. But she forgave me for all of this once I started...
First jobs foreshadowing the future
Here she is! This is 21 year old Sylvie on her college graduation day! Although she was mortified to discover how the flash made her top to see-through when the photos were developped weeks later (funny how all the no-gown...
My Hot Shot Photography Moment
One of my very first college assignments resulted in this photo. I had a photo styling course as part of my curriculum, and just a few weeks into it, we were living the dream: we got to style a *real*...
Can You Shop for a Living?
Are you ready for the next chapter in my story?!! Meet Grade 13 Sylvie (yes, I am old enough to have been in Grade 13). She has better hair than Grade 9 Sylvie (see, I told you) and she's also...
This is me in GRADE NINE BABY!
With all of the rebrand excitement happening here, I’ve found myself telling the story behind Eclair Lips pretty often lately. In true Sylvie fashion, it’s a L-O-O-O-N-G one, but one that is near and dear to my heart. So I...
How I Started Selling to Shops
  Back in April of 2015, about a month after I launched Eclair Lips, I was setting some goals. Seems simple, right? Only since that time, I have learned two very important things: 1. I used to really suck at...
Lip Balm Label Limbo
Back at the beginning of August, this happened to me: What you see here is the polished version of the crisis that this photo represents: my printer decided it hated me. And not just in the annoying paper-jam-from-hell kind of...
Jack of All Trades, But Photographer No More
When I graduated from college, I was beyond excited to get a job in my field - I was going to work for a cosmetic distribution company AND I was going to be in the marketing department! I was thrilled,...
Farewell Facebook
So it's been a little quiet over on my Facebook page lately. Don't worry - I won't be mad if my absence went unnoticed, and I'll certainly understand if you're buried under all sorts of other updates, and in fact,...
The Pencil Box
Have you ever read the book Eat, Pray, Love? I have. You’re probably not surprised, and you’ve probably read it too. It was given to me as a gift by my dear friend and boss back in 2008, and she...
How being crappy changed my life. For the better.
Have you ever been on a job interview where they asked you what your biggest flaw is? I remember reading how people might ask that question and I thought for sure it was a joke. I mean, who has the...