Wednesday, July 18, 2018

90s week: 4 simple ways to snag the 90s look


Feel like getting trendy? How about stepping back in time? There is something undeniably exciting about the return of 1990s fashion. Suddenly we are seeing old-school designs come back in vogue. Everything that had been forgotten (like exaggerated lip liner and ultra distressed jeans) is bigger than ever. If you are ready to embrace the trend then keep reading. These tips will help you snag a fabulous 90s inspired look in four simple steps.

Monday, July 16, 2018

90s week: 1990s inspired #OOTD


The 90s have returned with a vengeance. Styles that were one dubbed vintage or hysterically outdated have become red hot fashion trends. From chokers to baby tees, mini backpacks, and velvet everything....there is no denying the impact this decade had made on the fashion and beauty industries. Since everything nostalgic is new again, it only makes sense to dedicate my latest theme week to the 1990s. This week, you can expect to see a 90s inspired outfit, a product review, a spotlight on classic trends, and my (admittedly large) choker collection. Ready to get started? Good! It is time to celebrate all things old-school.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

kourtney kardashian: love it or leave it?


In all honesty, I never thought a time would come when I would write a blog post about Kourtney Kardashian. It is nothing personal...she just happens to be my least favourite of the bunch. While I have written about Khloe, Kim, and even Kylie in the past, I never had a reason to write about Kourtney. The main reason is that the others are far more ingrained in the fashion and beauty industries. Plus, I kind of adore them! That being said, when I saw a recent paparazzi picture of Kourtney, I instantly knew that I wanted to share it as part of my ongoing love it or leave it? series.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

review: maybelline lip studio python metallic lip kit


Lip products? I've got plenty! But who cares? No big deal....I want mooooore. (If you read that first line to the tune of "Part of Their World" from The Little Mermaid, you are amazing.) On a more serious note, I have tons of lip products in my makeup collection. More than I will ever use up. Which is why, over the last several months, I have cut back my lipstick purchases dramatically. There has been the odd exception though....like the Maybelline Lip Studio Python Metallic Lip Kit in the shade Provoked. There was just something about it. The colour, the compact packaging, and the optional metallic finish. It had the potential to be the ultimate on-the-go set.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

seven years of the creation of beauty is art.


My lucky number has always been seven. There is no rhyme or reason behind this choice...the number simply stands out to me. Seeing as seven is my lucky number, I am especially excited to be celebrating seven years of the creation of beauty is art. It is hard to believe that my very first post was published all of those years ago. Since then, this blog has seen me through some major life changes. From various writing jobs to getting married, this space has been my constant companion. As I take time to reflect today, I realize how incredibly proud I am of all the hard work and dedication that has gone into each and every post. (All 1255 of them!) To celebrate this special occasion in style, here is a little tag so you can get to know me better.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

how to make runway makeup wearable


There is nothing like a runway show to get your inspiration going. It’s not just the fashion or the hair. Just think of all the bold makeup! From Fashion Week to the unveiling of a brand new collection, runway makeup is rarely shy. Even the most muted looks are unique or out of the ordinary. No wonder beauty lovers continue to turn to the catwalk for creative new ideas. Do you love over the top runway makeup? Season after season there are countless elaborate creations…but is it possible to make them wearable? Absolutely. These tips will help you take even the most out of the box runway looks and adapt them for your day-to-day life.

Friday, July 6, 2018

haul: zara, hot topic, hudson's bay, and more


Sometimes, an unplanned shopping trip is all you need. There is something about the mixture of companionship (spending time with a good friend while you browse through endless racks of clothing) and adventure (you might stumble upon something truly thrilling) that makes a day at the mall downright special. Not long ago....I was able to spend an impromptu afternoon doing a bit of shopping. Though I wasn't looking for anything specifically, several items managed to take my breath away. Of course, those items simply had to come home with me. Are you ready for a good old-fashioned mall haul? Here it is!