Thursday, November 15, 2018

review: nyx perfect filter eyeshadow palette (olive you)


There is no such thing as too much eyeshadow. When it comes to beauty products, it is always on the very top of my list. Though eyeliner and mascara are must-haves....eyeshadow fuels my creativity like nothing else. I love playing with colours, finishes, and textures to create a head-turning makeup look. Recently, I came across the NYX Perfect Filter eyeshadow palette in Olive You. The shades were immediately attractive to me because many of them were quite different from the shadows already in my makeup collection. So, I decided to take the plunge and give Olive You a try.

Monday, November 12, 2018

meeting trisha paytas (concert + meet and greet experience)


I love Trisha Paytas. A lot. Many years ago, I discovered her YouTube channel when a video of hers showed up in my sidebar. Though I wasn't necessarily looking for someone new to watch...there was just something about her. She was so beautiful and the video topic sounded interesting. So I clicked. Before I knew it, I was watching video after video after video. Over the next several weeks, I spent my time going back through all of her content. (Yes, all of it.) Since then, I have become a huge fan of hers. I love Trisha's bubbly personality, her ability to be honest and raw with her emotions, and the fact that she always picks herself back up again after a fall. She also has amazing style, which I touched on in my style icon post. After all of these years of watching her videos, buying her music, and being a fan....I finally had the chance to meet her. Trisha decided to do a tour and came to a city not too far away from me. So, I bought a ticket and made the journey downtown to see the show and take part in the post-show meet and greet.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

new in: britney spears prerogative perfume set


Britney, Britney, Britney. Not only is Britney Spears one of the most iconic performers of all time but she is a fragrance mogul with over a billion dollars worth of sales. Recently, she released her twenty fourth perfume, Prerogative. It is a little bit different from the others in her line because this scent is not meant just for women. According to an interview with the Pop Princess herself, it is targeted towards all genders and backgrounds, making sure that the scent is as inclusive as possible. She said, "I wanted to create a fragrance that says 'be whoever you want to be - no labels, no judgement.' None of us are defined by one thing." With a positive perspective and a string of successful fragrances under her belt....Prerogative is Britney's most ambitious release yet. So, how is it?


Thursday, November 8, 2018

review: essence all about the magical forest eyeshadow palette


Who says drugstore makeup lacks in quality? It seems there are more and more affordable brands releasing quality products at a reasonable price. Essence is just one example. In the past, many of my essence hauls have left me impressed and inspired. Which is why I am always open to testing out new items from the brand. The latest one is All About The Magical Forest eyeshadow palette. It is easy to understand why I was so drawn to this product. The cute theme and dazzling colours were enough to grab my interest immediately. So, here is everything you need to know about the palette.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

four reasons to wear suede.


Every now and then, a fashion trend takes over in a big way. This season? That trend is suede. The material was featured in collections from Chloe and Isabel Marant, to name just a few. It isn’t just designers that are obsessed with suede right now. Everyone from fashion bloggers, fast fashion stores and probably your next-door neighbour seem to have embraced the trend. You can too. If you are feeling a little hesitant or on the fence, don't worry. Here are four reasons to wear suede.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

birthday highlights + halloween looks


It is a busy time of year! Fall always seems to be one activity after the next, after the next, after the next. At least in my experience. Within the span of a month, there is my husbands birthday, my birthday (and my brother's), Halloween, and everything in between. This year in particular, things have been a little hectic. I've been lucky enough to take some day trips, hang out with friends, and make lots of wonderful fall memories. Not a bad way to celebrate. Today's post is all about looking back at a few of those moments. That includes some of my birthday highlights and a peek at my Halloween costumes. Here goes....


Friday, November 2, 2018

review: hard candy just glow! highlighting palette (struck by light)


My eyes instantly lit up. There were new Hard Candy products lining the shelves at my local drugstore. It had been a while since there any major changes happened in the section....so I was quite eager to take a look at the new line. Out of everything, the most eye-catching had to be the Just Glow! Highlighting Palettes. There were three in total. The first was a basic and bronzey highlighting set, the next had cooler blue tones, and the last was had a mixture of pinks, purples, and bronze colours. As you can see from the photo above, I decided to try the last of the three. (Though I must admit, that blue one was very tempting! It sold out quickly though, so I may have missed the boat.) Struck By Light includes three powder highlights and three cream highlights. Is it good? Bad? In between? Here is everything you need to know before you pick up the palette.