The Trendy Files

Communications coordinator by day, style and beauty blogger by night. She loves subscription boxes, old Hollywood movies, and coffee.

Reviewing since: 03/2018
Location: Winnipeg, MB Canada
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Vanessa is the founder of the Winnipeg blog The Trendy Files. She is a communications graduate and majored in Public Relations. By day she works in marketing for a technology company and by night she blogs about fashion and beauty. Whether it’s with her blog, work, or day-to-day life, she loves being creative whenever she can.

After starting a blog for a school assignment, Vanessa decided to narrow her blogging focus to fashion and beauty and launched The Trendy Files in July 2015. She credits her mom for her love of all things fashion and beauty, and for her handbag obsession.

When she isn’t at the office or working on her latest blog post, Vanessa can be found watching old Hollywood movies. Some of her favourite things include homemade perogies, hot coffee, and a new handbag. Her go-to look is a faux leather jacket paired with red lipstick and black ankle boots.

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what words come to mind? Just take a moment and think about it. You might have thought of fashion, style, new, or up-to-date. All those words are correct. According to Google, the definition of trendy is “very fashionable or up to date in style or influence.” It’s something that comes into style for a while then fades.

For me trendy means all these things. But do I think trends go out of style? Yes, and no. Sure, the peplum had its few years in the spotlight before it became a distant memory hanging in the back of your closet.

But what doesn’t go out of style or loose its trendy factor? Being comfortable in your own skin. It’s something I’ve come to terms with while becoming an adult. You’re only given one skin, so you’ve got to embrace it. The media might have one definition of beauty, even if it’s forever changing. But that doesn’t mean it has to be your definition of beauty. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (sorry for the cliche). To me there’s nothing more beautiful than someone who is confidant with who they are.

That’s what The Trendy Files celebrates, being comfortable in your own skin. I want to inspire others to do that. And trust me I understand how hard it can be, but once you feel truly comfortable in your own skin it’s an amazing feeling.

What you’ll find on this blog is beauty and fashion inspiration. With a touch of lifestyle posts.


What box categories do you review?
I currently review Women’s fashion and jewelry. But I could also review beauty boxes.

Can I use your images?
Please contact me prior to any use of my images.

How long does it take you to complete a review?
The average time is about one week from receiving the box.

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