Thursday, August 17, 2017

review: urban decay moondust palette


It has been a full-blown makeup drought over here. Okay, not really. I still have more makeup that any one person technically needs...but it has been quite a while since new makeup has entered my life. One of my resolutions for the year was to use more of what I have rather than constantly focus on the new-new-new. As a reward for cutting back, my husband surprised me with the Urban Decay Moondust palette. Cue excitement. Not only was this new makeup....but a sparkly glitter palette that I had been lusting after for ages.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

why trisha paytas is my style icon.


Everyone has a style icon...whether you look up to a red carpet celebrity, a friend, family member, or even an Internet sensation. Over the years, there have been many people who have influenced my love of fashion and beauty. The short list includes designers like Victoria Beckham and Betsey Johnson - and women like Audrey Hepburn and Khloe Kardashian. Though each one is very different from the other, they represent something that resonates within me. For instance, Victoria and Audrey personify elegant sophistication while Betsey and Khloe are all about having fun. I like to think that my style has a bit of both, combining both the classic and the playful.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

getting inspired by: yoins


Honestly? My wardrobe lately has been feeling a little stale. Most of the items hanging in my closet have been worn over and over again. This is both a good and bad thing. It is great because it means there are a ton of favourites for me to choose from....but not so great because it has left me feeling uninspired. There is nothing like a couple of well-chosen pieces to completely re-vamp your wardrobe.

Friday, August 11, 2017

simple ways to score beachy waves.


Is a day at the beach on your calendar? Even if it isn’t…you can still snag relaxed beachy waves. You know, the ones only an afternoon of surf and sand can provide. It is possible to achieve those gorgeous waves from the comfort of your own home. Want to make sure you are summer ready…wherever the day may take you? This is your guide to sexy beach hair!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

beginner series: contour like a pro


Contour kits are everywhere these days. You can find them in drugstores, Sephora, MAC, and every beauty counter imaginable. Never before has highlighting and contouring been so popular. Thank the A-list for that! Are you a beginner? Then the concept of contouring your face might seem a little overwhelming. What goes where? And how can you avoid noticeable mistakes? Now that the world has gone contour crazy…. it is time to learn the ropes. This beginner-friendly guide will help you get started.

Monday, August 7, 2017

summertime makeup musts.


Summer is fully underway. Though mine had a slow start...things are finally starting to look up. Not only am I feeling better (finally), but there are quite a few special events to look forward to. They kind of popped up unexpectedly! Since I am doing what I can to embrace what is left of the season, I thought today's post should be about the essentials. Be sure to throw these summertime musts in your makeup bag.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

travel far enough and you meet yourself.


It has been a while since I've fallen in love with a city. Recently, my husband whisked me away on a last-minute weekend getaway. The destination? Ottawa, Ontario. Though it was only a four hour drive away, I hadn't been there since a brief stopover in the eight grade. Needless to say, my memories of the area were foggy at best.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

how to rock the 90s trend.


Get your scrunchies. Bring out the plaid. Throw on your overalls. Marathon 90210. In case you hadn’t noticed, 90s fashion trends are back in a real way. Styles that were once considered dated are now at the forefront of fashion. Even though you probably threw out your mini-back pack long ago…. now you can step back in time and re-visit those old favourites. There are so many ways to embrace this fashion resurgence. Here are a few easy ways to wear the trend with ease.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

review: l'oreal colorista washout hair colour in #red


Adventurous? Me? Not even a little. My idea of taking a risk is setting the alarm ten minutes later than I should. Generally speaking, I like things meticulously planned. (Okay, okay, I can be a bit of a control freak from time to time.) When it comes to my hair, basic is the best word to describe it. I typically opt for medium to long length with layers. Nothing more and nothing less.