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And Your New Miss India Canada Is…

by on Aug.16, 2015, under Blog

Hey guys!

Here is a little peek at the awesome contestants that competed for this year's Miss India Canada!

I competed in this pageant many years ago...In fact this was my first ever beauty pageant! It holds a special place in my heart as it made me realize that 1. I can do anything I set my mind to and 2. I wouldn't always succeed at first but that just meant I had to keep trying and improving until it was my time.

I didn't win this pageant but I learned a lot from this experience (and I did go on to win Miss India Worldwide Canada!). I don't know what made me compete in this pageant but it forever changed my life so I'll always be grateful I went for it :)

I'm always a big supporter of young women becoming the best version of themselves. It isn't easy at all to stand on stage in front of complete strangers and make a lasting impression in just 3 minutes. It takes practice to be able to feel comfortable on stage so I'm proud to see so many great girls in this year's pageant!

Congrats to all of the girls who competed this year and I'm already looking forward to next year's pageant! Watch the video below to see who was this year's winner!

The Miss India Canada pageant is celebrating their 25th anniversary and to mark it they had many special guests in the audience including many of the past winners. A VERY special guest appearance was made by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, who hasn't been to Canada in 7 years!

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June Favorites 2015!

by on Jul.26, 2015, under Blog

Hey sweets!

Lately I have been doing A LOT of shopping and just falling in love with some really great products. So I wanted to share my favorite products that I have picked up this summer. All the products here are budget friendly, good quality, and are on my personal favorites list.

What products have you been loving this summer? Let me know!

Thanks so much for watching and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my official YouTube channel for more videos!

xoxo,

Amin

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Summer Time Fun With The Perfect Drink!

by on Jul.13, 2015, under Blog

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Hey everyone!

What an amazing weekend with all my favorite things: plenty of sunshine, my wonderful friends family, & Canada Dry Club Soda Lemon Lime.
It has a hint of lemon + lime that makes it the perfect refreshing summer drink.

TIP: mix it with your favorite frozen fruit instead of ice cubes (I use frozen strawberries) for a splash of fruity taste. Best part? It's unsweetened and has low sodium!

What's your fav summer drink?

-Amin

#lookwhosintheclub #canadadrylemonlime #summertips #weekendfun #favorite

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Take The Pledge! Stop Diabetes Campaign ft Harshdeep Kaur

by on Jun.29, 2015, under Blog

Hey everyone!

So I took the STOP DIABETES Pledge along with Harshdeep Kaur to give up our favorite sweets for an entire month to support the campaign. Watch the video below to see what we both are giving up!

Join us in taking the Pledge by commenting below or tweeting at us (@amindhillon, @harshdeep kaur, @STOPDMPEEL) with the hashtag #peelawaydiabetes so we can see what sweet you are going to give up for a month!

Don't forget to subscribe to my official YouTube to keep up with my videos!

xo

Amin

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The Kitchen Diaries: Super Easy No Bake Ice Cream Cake!

by on Jun.20, 2015, under Blog

Hey guys!
Today I'm making a super easy no bake ice cream cake that is one of my personal favorite desserts to have at home. Let me know if you try this out at home (tweet or tag me @amindhillon) so I can see how your version turns out!

Recipe:
6 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
1L tub Cool Whip
Chocolate chips
Crushed Oreos

Directions:
Arrange 3 unwrapped ice cream sandwiches with long sides touching on a large serving platter or cake pan lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip and sprinkle crushed Oreos on top of the layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Add another layer of unwrapped ice cream sandwiches and top with 1/3 of the Cool Whip
Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreos and chocolate chips.
Freeze for about 20 minutes or until firm!

Serves: 3-6

If you like the video, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to my channel for videos! :)

XO

Amin

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The Bollywood Diaries: The Time I Was a Showstopper!

by on May.20, 2015, under Blog

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Hey Dolls!

Last week I got to be a showstopper at the fashion show to launch the upcoming ARMAAN magazine. As you might remember, I recently shot the cover for the magazine and am so excited for you all to see it! The magazine will be out by August but the folks from the magazine hosted a fashion show to showcase some of the gorgeous fashions you can expect to see in the issue.

I LOVEEEEE me some Indian fashion so I was excited to walk down the catwalk for designer Anu Khanna wearing a bright red anarkali and of course, I filmed a little from the show. Catch my showstopper walk in the vlog below and keep checking back my blog for the official release of ARMAAN (with me on the cover!).

Don't forget to check out (and subscribe to) my official YOUTUBE channel for all my past videos :)

xox,

Amin

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The Time I Was A Cover Model!

by on Apr.26, 2015, under Blog

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I'm so excited to share this video with you!

Recently I shot the cover for a new fashion magazine called ARMAAN and today I'm giving you a sneak peek at the making of the cover! The issue will be available by the end of July so I'll post the final cover and details once it's released. I'm also unveiling the cover at the launch party (just for the ladies) on May 8. All the event details are in the video description box.

Check out the video below. Make sure to LIKE, COMMENT, AND SUBSCRIBE to my YOUTUBE channel!

xoxo
Amin

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The Red Carpet Diaries: Behind the Scenes from the Anokhi Awards!

by on Apr.14, 2015, under Blog

Hello Dolls!

Today's blog post is something I know you guys always want to see, how I get red carpet ready!
Recently I was a presenter at the Anokhi Awards and got to walk the red carpet (oooh how the tables have turned!) lol

So I wanted to show you how I get ready for a red carpet event. So here's a special behind the scenes look at how I get ready with hair, makeup, and the red carpet outfit. How cool are red carpets? It's such a blast!! I had a great time walking the red carpet and presenting a very special awards category, the Crusader Awards, where I got to present awards to amazing women making a HUGE difference in the world. Sooooo happy to meet these inspiring women!

Hope you all enjoy watching the vlog and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to catch all my video blogs :)

xoxo,
Amin

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My Dirty 30 Birthday Cupcakes: How-To Make Pink Champagne Cupcakes

by on Mar.30, 2015, under Blog

What an amazing "Birthday Month"! So to end March with a bang, this week's blog post features me and Neha from The Bowtie Bakery showing you how to make my birthday treat: PINK CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES! They are soooo yum and perfect for celebrating with at your birthday party or even for a girls night in. We show you how to make these cupcakes at home so if you do re-create them, make sure to show us by tagging @thebowtiebakery and @amindhillon with the hashtag #pinkchampagnecupcakes. Oh and make sure to have a glass (or two) of champagne with the cupcakes!!!

xoxo
Amin

PINK CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES RECIPE:
For the cake:
•3/4 cup (175 mL) unsalted butter, softened
•2 cups (500 mL) Granulated Sugar
•3 cups (750 mL) cake flour
•1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
•3/4 tsp (4 mL) baking soda
•3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
•6 egg whites, room temperature
•1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
•2 cups (500 mL) champagne, room temperature

For the buttercream icing:
•2 cups unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
•8 cups Icing Sugar
•2 – 4 tbsp (30 – 60 mL) milk
•2 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
•food colouring gel of desired choice.

Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes

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Birthday Thoughts…

by on Mar.21, 2015, under Blog

Today's blog post is a bit different...

I'm turning 30 this year and I can't believe I'm saying goodbye to my 20s!!! It's been a time of reflection. I have been thinking about what would I tell my younger self, the 20 year old me as she was excited to be 20 and had all these dreams/goals for herself. So here is a letter I wrote to my younger self with some advice and thoughts on how to navigate the 20s. I went through A LOT in my 20s and in a way, I'm glad to say goodbye to this period. I am excited for this new chapter, my 30s, as I feel like I have some experience now and I know who I am and what I want to be. So goodbye 20s, it was a fun time! It was wonderful memories....but hellooooo 30s! I have a feeling this is going to be a good period :)

To anyone else who is feeling mixed emotions about getting older, this is how I see it. Let yourself feel. Be happy. Be sad. You have every right to admit you fear getting older. We all do. We all wonder what we are doing with our lives. We wonder if we are doing the right thing. But when you wonder what the future will bring, take the time to think back on how far you have come. Whatever choices you have made. The decisions you took...it all lead you to who you are right now. So trust the journey, have faith in the process, and just believe that things happen the way they should. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. :)

XOX
Amin

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