Saturday, December 31, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 24


Well, it is New Years Eve! I hope you all have exciting things planned for tonight. As for me? I will be having a quiet night in, watching Ryan Seacrest on my TV. As much as I love this tradition, there is part of me that would really love to go out and party with the rest of the world. Whether you are going out or staying in, be safe and have fun!

Friday, December 30, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 23


The New Year is quickly approaching. Have you started working on your resolutions yet? I have been giving mine a great deal of thought this year. It is always nice to have goals to work towards. I haven't written out all of my resolutions yet, but I aim to do so tonight or tomorrow. After all, I always liked the idea of a fresh start.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 22


Already I am on day 22 of the 30 day beauty challenge. Nearly there! Today's challenge is: Beauty Tips For a Big Night Out. Personally, I always love getting ready for a night out. There is something thrilling about taking extra time and care with your hair and makeup, and getting yourself in the right frame of mind for whatever the evening may hold.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 21


Slowly but surely, I am beginning to get back to my regular routine. Today is unfortunately the last day of my mini-vacation. Back to work tomorrow....sigh! I am still trying to cling to the holidays as much as possible, though. On that note, here are some of my favourite holiday photos and a couple of the Christmas gifts I was given.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 20


Happy holidays! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I look forward to reading all about them. My Christmas was wonderful. To summarize it: I ate far too much, was given more than I could ever deserve, and spent the day with my amazing family.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 19


Finally, it is Christmas Eve! I am so excited! Today, I will be baking with my mom, getting the last minute things finished and watching Christmas movies. It is very exciting. I am going to take a mini break from the 30 day beauty challenge and will resume as scheduled on the 27th.

Friday, December 23, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 18


There is a special kind of energy when you get together with your friends you haven't seen in a while. We all met up to get our picture taken with Santa, go to dinner, and hang out. It was a really fun day! We also decided it would be fun to get dressed up for the occasion. So, I wanted to share the picture that we got along with the makeup look I created for the occasion. It was all about simple glam.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 17


Only three days until Christmas! It is such an exciting time of year. Now for day 17 of the 30 day beauty challenge: Fashion Pieces on Your To-Buy List. Ready to take a peek at the items I've been lusting after? Here goes....

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 16


Well, finally got word on my computer. The new screen came in, but now my laptop won't boot up at all. Which means, I have to take it in somewhere and pay money I don't have to try and get it fixed. Sigh. So much for my Christmas miracle. In happier news, today I am meeting up with a group of my friends to catch up before the holidays. We are going to get our picture taken with Santa and go to dinner. Very exciting. Also exciting? The fact that my friend and I recently hosted a dinner party. I wanted to share a few pictures from the evening. So keep reading to check them out.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 15


Last night was the dinner party my friend and I hosted at my house. It was definitely an experience. I may not be the best hostess, but ultimately, I had a good night. And now onto today's beauty challenge: Your Favourite Piece of Jewellery. Now, I don't know if this is my favourite piece of jewellery, or just my favourite piece at the moment. All I know is that I am loving it! I picked this ring up at Forever 21 not long ago, and keep looking for excuses to wear it! Here it is pictured with my new glittery gold Material Girls purse.

Monday, December 19, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 14


Today is the Christmas dinner my friend and I are hosting. I am feeling kind of anxious about it. I have never been good at hosting things - I always feel so much pressure for things to go well. I will be sure to let you all know how things turn out though. Almost halfway there....today's beauty challenge is: Photo of a Hairstyle/Haircut You'd Like to Have.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 13


I hope your weekend is going well. I am still crazy busy, but I keep trying to get everything done. While I try to do that...here is today's beauty challenge: Photo of Your Fashion/Style Icon. To me, Audrey Hepburn is perfection. She embodies everything I strive to be, and so many qualities I admire. Not only was she jaw-droppingly beautiful, she possessed so much class, grace, and elegance.  There are so many reasons why Audrey has left a lasting impression: her style was classic and chic; her films were dynamic; she had a kind and giving heart.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 12


This weekend is going to be a very busy one for me. My friend and I are hosting a Christmas party on Monday night, so we will be busy planning, cooking, and getting everything ready. Phew! Here is today's beauty challenge: Favourite Colour of Clothing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 11


Happy Friday, everyone! It's hard to believe how quickly this week has gone by. I feel like there is so much to do still. Working, decorating the house, and planning a Christmas party....what a busy season. Today's beauty challenge is: Bag You Want to Have. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 10


It is day 10 of the 30 day beauty challenge, and today's challenge is: Current Fashion/Style You Like. This was a tough one because there are so many styles that I have been loving lately.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 9


As promised, here is a picture from my work Christmas party, with my friend. I chose a casual but pretty tank/lace dress from my wardrobe, paired with glittery black kitten heels. For makeup, I went with a wintery look that was made up of frosty whites and shimmery blues with a deep red lip. Now onto today's beauty challenge: Your Favourite Pair of Shoes.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 8


As I mentioned in my last post, my work Christmas party was last night. The party itself had it's moments, but it went on way too long. My friend and I made it fun though. Overall, it was a good day. I will do my best to post some pictures soon. Today is day 8 of the 30 day beauty challenge, and today's challenge is: A Photo of You Getting Fashion Wrong.....a very easy challenge for me.

Monday, December 12, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 7


I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty busy, but mostly good. Tonight is the Christmas party for my work, which hopefully will be a good time! An interesting way to spend a Monday night, at any rate. Today marks the 7th day of the 30 day beauty challenge. A week already. Today's challenge is: Favourite Item of Clothing. For this challenge, I am going to cheat a little bit and pick two things. The first is my favourite item of clothing in general, and the other is the item of clothing that means the most to me.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 6


It amazes me how quickly the holidays are approaching. It feels like there is so much to get done, and not nearly enough time to do it in! Today, my mom and I are starting in on decorating the house. Christmas is a big deal in my family, so this is quite the task. And now, for today's beauty challenge, the question is: Your Favourite Makeup Brand.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 5


Today's challenge in the 30 day beauty challenge is: An Outfit That is Totally You. I had to really think about this one. I don't know quite how to describe my style....part English rose, old-school glam, and maybe some 80s chic every once and a while. It changes so much depending on my mood. However, for this challenge, I decided to showcase the kind of outfit I've been wearing a lot lately.

Friday, December 9, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 4


Day four already! This challenge has really been keeping me posting, that is for sure. Despite the hectic holiday season, I've actually had more time to blog lately. Since my internship is over, I've given myself December to catch up on all of the things I hadn't had time for. Like reading books, organizing my room, and catching up on some TV shows. Onto today's challenge: My Favourite Foundation.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 3


It is day three of the 30 day beauty challenge! Today's challenge is: Your Hairstyle. On it's own, my hair is pretty wavy and generally a mess. I tend to straighten it as much as possible. I am not all that great with hair, but my favourite hairstyle to do is a half up, half down style. Basically, I tease the top of my hair, pin it back, and then curl the rest. Pretty simple, but it looks nice, I think.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

30 day beauty challenge: day 2


Day 2 of the 30 day beauty challenge is to post a Picture of Your Favourite Bag. This one is an easy one for me. There is one purse that I reach for time and time again. I love the bold details and the large size. It fits everything I need it to.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

30 day beauty challenge & makeup look of the day.


Ready for something exciting? I came across this really fun 30 day beauty challenge that I have decided to try. So, for the next little while, I will be posting about the following topics....

Saturday, December 3, 2011

simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Nothing is more elegant than a pair of white gloves. Chic, simple, and glamorous, they are a lasting fashion staple. Lately, I have become more enamored than usual by white gloves. They convey such elegance and sophistication. I don't own any yet, but am constantly on the hunt for just the right pair.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

snow had fallen, snow on snow, in the bleak mid-winter, long ago.


First off, I would like to thank everyone for your kind words in regards to my last post. At the moment, I am using my messed up, broken computer, until I am able to find some sort of solution. November hasn't been the greatest month for me - which is why I am so optimistic about December. Family, friends, and the many wonderful times the holidays bring. Here are a few of the images inspiring me right now.