Sunday, July 22, 2018

90s week: my choker collection (guess, hot topic, and more!)


As a child of the 90s, I am very familiar with trends from that particular decade. Out of everything, my absolutely favourite trend had to be chokers. (Though inflatable furniture was a close second.)  Back then, I had tons of black ones made out of woven plastic. Some were worn around my neck and smaller ones around my upper arm. Ahh, the good old days of fashion! When chokers made their triumphant return, I was admittedly hesitant. Been there done that, right? But I'd always loved the way they finished off an outfit with just the right amount of attitude.

Friday, July 20, 2018

90s week: lime crime pocket candy eyeshadow palette (review)


Lime Crime is still a relatively new brand to me. The first time I ever tried them was at IMATS a few years back where a couple of lip products caught my eye. (You can take a peek at them and my IMATS haul here.) Since I am not one to order makeup online very often...it was a lovely surprise to stumble across the Lime Crime Pocket Candy eyeshadow palette in an actual store. I was doing a bit of browsing at a Winners location downtown when bam! There it was. An eyeshadow palette that looked exactly like a Polly Pocket. It was love at first sight and I bought the palette without seeing the eyeshadow shades inside. So...how is this 90s inspired makeup? Here is everything you need to know.

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 Styles that were one dubbed vintage or hysterically outdated have become red hot fashion trends.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.