Tuesday, December 25, 2018

grinch movie review + merry christmas!


Merry Christmas! It's hard to believe but the big day is here already. Quite frankly, the last few days have been an absolute blur. All of the last minute details were finally crossed off the to-do list, the baking was finished off, and there was an awful lot of time spent with family and friends. I will be sharing the details of my seasonal celebrations in future posts....but for now, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. However you are celebrating today, I hope every moment is filled with joy, love, and laughter. Just a note that this is the time of year where I take a week off from blogging. So you can expect to see a new post from me one week from today. Until then, here is a movie review of the new holiday movie, The Grinch.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

tips to avoid holiday stress.


Life gets busier and busier. These days, we have more on our plates than ever before…. with no end in sight. There are those extra tasks at work, a daily commute, endless responsibilities at home, and a bustling social life. No wonder stress is such a common issue. (One third of men and women in North America live with extreme stress on a regular basis.) It only gets worse as the holiday season approaches. Suddenly there is even more to get done. Not to mention all the pressure to make things perfect! Stop living with stress. These tips will help you relax this holiday season.

Friday, December 21, 2018

visiting a christmas story house + museum


It has been a while but the memory lives on. Especially during this time of year. You may recall my blog post from way back in October, where my husband and I visited Ohio for a wedding. (If you missed it, feel free to check it out here.) Back then, I mentioned that I would be doing a full post about my visit to A Christmas Story House and Museum a little bit later. Well, the time has come! Now that Christmas is just a few days away...it seemed like the perfect time to talk about my experience. So, here are some pictures, videos, and everything you need to know about the iconic movie house.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

festive fashion done right.


Want to show off your Christmas spirit? Then infuse your wardrobe with some holiday cheer. If you’ve spent any time at the mall lately (and let’s be honest, now that it’s shopping season has begun, you probably have), you know all about festive fashion. Trendy stores and department stores have one thing in common: holiday inspired clothes and accessories. Everything from sweaters to earrings seems to have come down with a serious case of the jingle bells. Pulling off a festive look can be tricky – at least if you want to look stylish. Don’t despair! You can still wear that Frosty sweater without sacrificing your impeccable fashion sense. This is your guide to festive fashion done right.

Monday, December 17, 2018

john denver christmas specials (ranked and reviewed)


John Denver and Christmas go hand in hand. From Christmas albums to movies and television specials.....John showed his love of the season time and time again. Thankfully, each year we can all watch, listen, and enjoy his contributions to this wonderful time of year. In the past, I have written about John time and time again. This year I wanted to do something a little different. Since I have been watching all of his old Christmas specials, it seemed like a good idea to write about them as the countdown to Christmas continues. So here they are, ranked and reviewed.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

makeup tutorial: the nutcracker and the four realms


Early in November, I went to see the Disney movie, the Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Though I was expecting something quite festive....it was a little light on Christmas. The beginning of the film featured an elaborate party, but there wasn't a whole lot of Christmas overall. That being said, it was a good movie with equal amounts of action and heart. However, there were a few elements that really stood out to me. Like the golden highlighter on the nutcracker, the sugary sweet sugarplum fairy, and Clara and her stunning purple dress. Since each one of these elements fueled my inspiration, I decided to combine them. The end result was a fabulous Nutcracker inspired makeup look.


Friday, December 14, 2018

my christmas wish list from dresslily


Coupon: DLBF25


DressliLy is a global fashion online shopping site, selling Fashion Dresses, Home Decoration and Accessories. Recently,  DressliLy reached me via email, stated that they are offering an up to 90% off discount and free shipping for any price range instead of Free shipping above $39. It is right at the moment, I was frustrated because I want special Christmas decoration from others, and I assume that people may wonder how’s the quality when are they’re relatively cheap, then I decided to give it a shot. The shipping is mailed quickly, which is faster than similar kinds of sites. The moment I got my package, I realized I have to share my experiences with everyone.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

seasonal favourites for 2018


Somehow, the month of December always seems to move at lightning speed. It feels as though I waited ages for December to arrive and now....it is all going by too quickly. Anyone else feel the same? I wish I could slow down this time of year. That way, I could sit back and appreciate all of the little moments that make the Christmas season special. Confession: that is sort of the goal with my post today. I wanted to share some of my seasonal favourites for the year. That way, I can take time to reflect on some of the things that have been making me smile so far. Here you will find lots and lots of favourites, from movies to music to food and more.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

top 5 favourite holiday nail polishes + fun winter nail ideas


For the last couple of days, my nails have been bare. This is unusual for me. Many years ago, my work wouldn't allow any sort of nail polish whatsoever. So when that finally changed it was all nail polish all the time. To this day, it is rare that there is not some sort of colour on my nails. The reason for the bare nails? I am gearing up to create something special and holiday themed. In truth, I am searching for the perfect festive shade of green. But until I find it, I am making the most of the shades already in my collection. On that note, I wanted to share my current top five favourite holiday nail polishes.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

why i love obscure christmas specials (and my top five)


Some people watch Rudolph or Frosty and call it a day. As for me? I am Christmas special obsessed. From poplar holiday movies to beloved television classics to the completely obscure and forgotten....I love them all. Today's post is dedicated to those not-so-commonly discussed movies and specials. That includes why I love them in general as well as a few standouts to consider on your next night in.


Saturday, December 8, 2018

three fabulous winter makeup looks



The holiday season is officially underway. That makes right now the perfect time to have fun and get creative with your winter makeup. Forget about traditional red lips or cat-eye liner. This is your opportunity to do something a little bit different. Whether you are heading to an holiday party, catching up with old friends, or spending time with loved ones....these fabulous winter looks will get you out of that makeup rut once and for all. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

look your best during wedding season with ever pretty


Are wedding bells in your future? It seems that everyone I know is either planning a wedding or is hoping for a romantic Christmas proposal. Whether you are planning to say your own "I Dos" in the near future (or know someone who is), now is the perfect time to start making important decisions. With ever-pretty.com, it is easier than ever to do just that. They have an incredible selection of dresses for brides-to-be, wedding guests, and of course, everyone in the bridal party. With so many beautiful pieces to choose from...it won't take long for you to fall head over heels in love with a stunning gown.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

my hanson experience (meeting and interviewing my favourite band)


Sometimes, dreams come true. When they do, it is often unexpectedly....long after you had given up on the idea. For me, that happened late in November. It was an ordinary day like most others. Until I checked my email and found that I had won a meet and greet for Hanson. My favourite band. (Not just my favourite band, but my favourite band since the age of ten.) I was ecstatic to say the least! Then a few days later, I received another email. The reporter for the show was unable to attend and they were offering me the spot. That meant not only would I get to meet my favourite band but I would get to interview them as well. Cue freak out.

I was in a panic, unsure of whether or not I would actually be able to complete the task. I mean, properly meeting Hanson had been on the top of my bucket list for decades. Would I pass out? Would I cry? Would I even be able to speak? I was full of doubt but was thankfully able to pull it together with support from loved ones and lots of positive thoughts. As the reporter, my interview was recorded (and is currently posted on hanson.net) and I was asked to write a full review of my experience for the website. Today, I wanted to share the latter with you all.

Monday, December 3, 2018

review: too faced christmas dreams holiday set


The holiday season makes me smile for an awful lot of reasons. Like spending time with family, drinking cups of hot chocolate, and looking at all of the beautiful decorations. Another reason it is so wonderful? All of the seasonal makeup releases, of course! Each and every year, beauty brands release limited edition items inspired by the holidays. In the past, I have tried out quite a few....most notably from Too Faced. Not only are they one of my favourite high end brands in general, their seasonal releases are always so much fun. (You can check out reviews from holidays passed here and here.) This year, I added the Christmas Dreams set to my makeup collection. Ready to take a peek inside? Here are all the details you need to know before you add it to your wish list.


Saturday, December 1, 2018

hello december + christmas gift guide (the perfect present made easy)


It is my favourite time of year. Finally, December has arrived! For all of those Grinch-esque people who hate to see anything Christmas-related before the first of the month....no more complaining. The countdown is officially on. Quite frankly, I am loving every minute of it. This is the time to enjoy seeing all of the lights, decorating, wrapping, watching holiday specials, and so much more. I love all of the traditions and spending time with loved ones. This month,  you can expect lots and lots of themed posts to celebrate the spirit of the season. Starting with today! Here are is a Christmas gift guide to help you find the perfect presents, quickly and easily.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

new in: avon bracelet set


One of my favourite quotes lately is: "accessories are the exclamation point of a woman." It makes me smile because it is so true. There is something about finishing off an outfit with the perfect selection of accessories. It just makes you feel good! Those final touches can transform an ordinary, run of the mill look into something that looks incredible, and better yet, makes your confidence soar. Yes, accessories are an absolute must. A little while ago, I was gifted this beautiful bracelet set from Avon (pictured above). I have been totally obsessed with it ever since. It's not hard to figure out why...the Avon Safari Stretch Bracelet set has it all.

get glam this christmas with ever pretty


You know what they say....it's the most wonderful time of the year. Though this saying may be a little cliche by now, it is still oh-so-true. The holiday season is always full of joy and excitement. The reason for this is pretty simple. Christmas goes hand in hand with parties, dinners, and get togethers with family, friends, and co-workers. It is a time to be social. It is a time to let loose. It is a time to have fun. Oh, and it is a time to be fashionable! Having the perfect outfit for each and every one of the special seasonal events in your future is an absolute must. Not only do you want to look festive (and wow in all of those holiday photos) but you also want to feel incredible, from head to toe. One surefire way to dazzle this Christmas is to shop online at ever-pretty.com

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

liebster award.


What a surprise! First of all, I would like to thank Laura from Lalabetterdayz for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It was a lovely surprise and I am so honoured. In today's post, I will be answering her questions and sharing my own questions for whoever would like to participate. Here goes....

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

rosegal haul (dress, top, and accessories!)


Remember a little while ago, when I posted about my wardrobe lacking a certain something lately? Not anymore, thanks to Rosegal. There are plenty of new items that are sprucing up my closet. (You may remember my recent post featuring some gorgeous new tops.) It was thrilling to open up my mailbox and see a package full of beautiful new pieces. That includes a new top, dress, and pair of earrings. Ready to take a closer look? Here is my latest Rosegal haul....


Monday, November 26, 2018

Jeulia Dazzling Wedding Jewelry For Women


Accessories tell a story. They aren't just pieces of jewellery that adorn your body from time to time. They are memories, milestones, and statements about who you are. Each and every piece in your current collection is beautiful and represents something special about your journey. Are you looking for something new? A way to celebrate an occasion? Treat yourself to something sparkly? Then you may want to consider checking out the breathtaking pieces from jeulia. Just one click and you will be swept away by all of the stunning pieces. Each one is high-quality and looks spectacular. It won't take long to find something that makes your heart soar.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

love it or leave it? ashlee simpson


I have been a fan of Ashlee Simpson for a very long time. Back in the day, I watched her reality show. I bought all of her CDs. Saw her in concert. Met her after a Chicago performance in the West End. Bought pieces from her Wet Seal clothing line. Watched her on Melrose Place. And more recently? I've been keeping up with her new show, Evan + Ashlee. Though I've always kept up with her professional career, I must admit, her style has also had an influence on my life over the years. I got Ashlee Simpson-esque bangs (which were admittedly, not a great look on me) and I admired her edgy-chic outfits. Now, her style is a little more boho-glam....but I love it all the same. Which brings me to the real purpose of this post. It is a good old fashioned love it or leave it? 

Friday, November 23, 2018

tips to stay warm in cold weather


Miss the sunshine? Join the club. The warm summer rays have now become a distant memory. In their place are clouds and rain. (Soon to be snow and slush, if it hasn't happened already.) That’s right. We are deep into fall…and winter is not far behind. Sick of feeling cold all day long? Tired of staying indoors? You don’t have to. These tips will help you stay warm day after chilly day.

find the perfect ring with bbbgem


There is nothing like a little sparkle and shine. Finding a ring that dazzles is easier said than done. Sure, there are lots of beautiful pieces out there....but there is a difference between beautiful and sensational. Thankfully it is easier than ever to find a piece that stands out. BBBGEM is a jewellery company that has it all. They specialize in engagement rings, wedding rings, custom pieces, and so much more. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, you can rest easy knowing that each piece is well crafted and stunning to look at. Are you searching for the perfect ring? Not sure where to begin? Here is everything you need to know....

Thursday, November 22, 2018

stay active all season long with wholesale airtrack


The cold weather might be on the way (or already arrived, depending on where you live) but that doesn't mean you need to give up on physical activity. There are plenty of ways to maintain your health and fitness routine throughout the year....whether there are leaves on the ground or snow is falling from the sky. One idea to keep in mind? An air track of your very own from Wholesale Airtrack. In case you aren't familiar, an air track can be used to practice gymnastics, tumbling, martial arts, group sports, or it can also be included as part of your at home workout routine. The possibilities are truly endless! This versatile piece of equipment provides both stability and a soft place to land.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

trash or treasure? kardashian beauty makeup


It had the potential to be a major beauty find. It also had the potential to be a complete and total waste of money. When I stumbled upon a Kardashian Beauty Au Naturel Nude Lip Set (in the shade In The Buff) for a mere three dollars at a Winners......my heart beat faster. Could it be? After all those years of searching for Kardashian Beauty products, could it really be right in front of me? Within reach? I distinctly remember visiting Ulta a couple of years back. I was visiting the states and it was my first time ever being in the store. I'd heard that they carried the Kardashian Beauty line and was thrilled for the chance to get my hands on some of it. (Yes, I love the Kardashian's/Jenner's. I've made videos and have written many blog posts about them over the years!) Turns out, they had stopped selling the line just days earlier. It seemed that I would never see Kardashian Beauty products for myself. And then, bam! There it was. So, was it trash or treasure?

Monday, November 19, 2018

my discount shopping trip experience


It has sort of become a tradition. For the last couple of years, my mom and I have taken a bus tour to the states before the holiday season begins. It is a weekend trip that takes the bus load to Erie, Pennsylvania for tax free shopping. Though we had a lot of fun last year, there were no plans to go again, since the tour company had decided to raise the price rather significantly. Turns out because of this, the bus wasn't quite full. So we snagged a bit of a discount and away we went! The trip had a jam-packed schedule and there was lots and lots of shopping to be had, though things didn't go exactly as planned. Here is a recap of my mini getaway....

Saturday, November 17, 2018

new in: tops from rosegal


My wardrobe has been lacking something lately. (Thank goodness for Rosegal. They totally saved the day recently. And speaking of Rosegal, be sure to check out their Double eleven sale and the stunning NEW ARRIVALS.) It seems that whenever I have a special event coming up....nothing hanging in my closet feels quite right. That happened not long ago, when I was preparing to meet Trisha Paytas. I tried on outfit after outfit and nothing was working. Luckily, the same day I was choosing my outfit, a package from Rosegal arrived. Inside there were two pieces, and one of them was so perfect that I ended up wearing it to meet my idol. Want to see the pieces up close? Find out more about the quality? Here are my thoughts on a couple of tops from Rosegal.....


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.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

currently loving: FYY laptop bag


Some people do everything on their cell phones. I am not one of those people. For me, my laptop is my everything. It is not just a computer but a way to connect, research, write, work, and share. It is where I edit photos and videos, work on articles, create content, and catch up with old friends. My computer is an everyday part of my life...and I love it. So of course, I am always focused on taking good care of my favourite piece of technology. That includes protecting my beloved laptop, whether I am at home or on the go. Thankfully, FYY has the solution.

score big with the rosegal double eleven sales


Things are about to get busy. Now that Halloween has ended, the holiday season is on the forefront of everyone's mind. Soon there will be lots of Christmas shopping, crowded malls, and all of the chaos that goes hand in hand with this time of year. Maybe you pride yourself on being an early shopper or perhaps you are feeling a little more budget conscious than usual courtesy of the upcoming festivities. That's okay! One of the easiest ways to save on fabulous fashion is to save big online. ROSEGAL is currently having an online event - and that means savings, savings, and more savings.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

four haunting halloween activities.


Boo! The spookiest time of year is finally here. It is much more than your typical candy-coated holiday. (Though there will certainly be plenty of candy given out to eager trick or treaters.) This season is all about scary stories, fake blood, and haunted houses. Get in on the action. Instead of letting another Halloween pass you by…make the most of it. How? Try these haunting Halloween activities. Your celebration will be full of fun, excitement, and maybe even a few scares.


Monday, October 29, 2018

halloween costumes: to trend or not to trend?


It’s a serious question. One that is probably weighing heavy on your mind right this very minute…should you go trendy with your Halloween costume? Maybe in the past you regretted the Tan Mom ensemble you put together or wish that you hadn’t dressed up as VMA Miley Cyrus. Trendy costumes are without a doubt funny and they tend to go over well at Halloween parties. Unfortunately, looking back on those costumes doesn’t always fill your heart with joy. Before you put the finishing touches on your Halloween costume this year, it is time to take a closer look at trendy costumes: the pros and the cons. 


Saturday, October 27, 2018

easy last-minute halloween makeup ideas


A little makeup goes a long way… especially during Halloween! The right combination of colours and contours can take your costume from store bought to best dressed. A fantastic Halloween costume isn’t just about putting on the perfect costume. It is about creating a memorable look from head to toe. Need a few makeup ideas to get you ready for the Halloween festivities? These ideas will make getting ready (and looking your best) easier than ever. Whether you are running late or got invited to a last-minute Halloween bash, these quick and easy makeup looks will take you ten minutes or less, lashes included!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

pick the perfect halloween costume.


My birthday is officially over, which means one thing: I am in full-blown Halloween mode. It is always an exciting time of year. To celebrate, I will be attending a Halloween party on the weekend (I'll be sure to take pictures of my costume and share them on here at some point), having a movie marathon the day of, and seeing the new Halloween film with a good friend. There are so many things to look forward to. Since I am fully in the holiday spirit, my posts over the next several days will all be Halloween related. To start things off, here are some tips and tricks to choose the perfect costume for any event.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional.


Happy birthday to me! Well...almost. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am pretty excited about it. Not only have I taken the next couple of days off of work (because no one should work on their birthday, in my opinion) but there are a lot of fun celebratory events coming up. Tonight is date night with my husband. We are going to see Goosebumps 2 in the theater and are going out for dinner beforehand. Though I used to love elaborate birthday plans, now all I really want, is to spend time with the most important people in my life. So, date night tonight and tomorrow night, celebrating with my family. Since I am a twin, my brother and I obviously share a birthday. This year, it is his turn to choose where we go out to dinner. After that, it will be some time spent at home, eating homemade cake and opening gifts. Not a bad way to celebrate! There are a few other birthday-related events coming up in the near future as well. That includes a night out with friends and a couple of dinners. For now? I wanted to do a fun little birthday tag to celebrate the big day.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

top 5 favourite too faced products


For the most part, my makeup purchases happen at the drugstore. My all-time favourite mascara is from Cover Girl, I normally use foundations from Rimmel, and my most-used concealer is from Hard Candy. Despite this, there are an awful lot of high-end products in my makeup collection....and plenty of them are from Too Faced. It is my brand of choice. Since there are so many wonderful Too Faced products on the marked (along with their limited edition holiday releases that always seem to dazzle), it was pretty difficult to come up with a top five list. Many items fell just short of those coveted spots. Without further ado, here are my top five favourite products from Too Faced.

Friday, October 19, 2018

3 looks 1 palette (featuring too faced then + now eyeshadow palette)


There are no limits to creativity. Especially when it comes to eyeshadow palettes! There are countless ways to mix and match colours to create head-turning look after head-turning look. Though some palettes are a little more limiting (due to poor variety or limited shade selection), the Too Faced Then & Now eyeshadow palette has plenty of options. From soft mattes to neutrals and colourful glitters...it was a lot of fun playing around with the different shades inside. Which is what inspired today's blog post as part of Too Faced week here on the creation of beauty is art. Since I have been using this palette an awful lot lately, I wanted to show some of the more recent looks I've created with it. Here are 3 looks featuring 1 high-end eyeshadow palette.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

stay warm and stylish this season with Luvyle


Brr! Can you feel the chill in the air? The weather is getting colder and colder with every day that passes. This sudden shift has made me take a good long look at my coats and jackets. There are an awful lot of pieces in there, but not all of them are suitable for this oh-so-cold fall weather. (It seems to be chillier than usual this year where I live. Not too happy about that!) Knowing that my outerwear is in need of a major overhaul....that lead me to Luvyle.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

review: too faced 20th anniversary collection


Too Faced is known for its bold packaging and fabulous themes. From the Peach palette to the Life's a Festival collection, there is always something wonderful to look at. More recently? The brand released their 20th anniversary collection. It featured several different products, including the Then & Now eyeshadow palette and a line of Metallic Sparkle Lipsticks. From the anniversary launch, I added both the palette and one of the glitter lipsticks to my makeup collection. Ready to see how they perform? Here is my full review of the Too Faced 20th Anniversary Collection.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Save Big With Rosegal This Halloween


Since childhood, Halloween has always held a very dear place in all of our hearts. It captivates with a sense of romance and excitement. New relationships are formed and memories that last a lifetime are created. With Halloween knocking on the door, it is important to try and stay ahead of the trends with a fashion sense that showcases your inner ‘Boo!’. Perhaps more importantly, it is finally time to have a fun-filled Halloween that doesn’t break the budget. So, to ensure that this Halloween is special, Rosegal has introduced scary ways for you to save on outfits this Halloween. Enjoy 20% OFF With Coupo: RGGOO and Shopping Now!

Monday, October 15, 2018

too faced week (reviews, makeup looks, and more)


Too Faced is one of those brands you either love or you hate. Their glittery shadows and gimmicky packaging tends to be polarizing. Some people are obsessed with the whimsy and others are turned off by all of that glitz. As for me? I am completely and totally addicted to Too Faced products. The reason is simple: I love all things glitter. (You can check out a glitter theme week post here.) Add in cute packaging and fun makeup launches and Too Faced has it all.

5 Simple Yet Stunning Halloween Tips

At Rosegal, we have pride ourselves on our ability to assist our clients in the creation of unique Halloween costumes. As a result, we have assembled a few ideas that could just be your look for this year’s Halloween extravaganza. Use Coupon “RGGOO” Enjoy 20% OFF Discount.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

inspired by: chicgostyle


Lately, my wardrobe has been feeling a little flat. It's not that there aren't lots of beautiful pieces to choose from...but every now and again, you just need to breathe new life into an existing wardrobe. Mixing it up is a must! That is why I've been checking out some of the pieces on Chicgostyle. The website has plenty of beautiful pieces to both browse through and fall in love with.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.


With so many destinations on my travel bucket list, Ohio was not in the running as my next vacation spot. I never imagined that I would take a road trip to Milford, Ohio of all places....and yet, I did. A few weeks ago, two of my friends were married in that small city. That meant hours and hours of driving to be there for the special occasion. Since it was quite far away, my husband and I decided to turn the road trip into a mini-getaway. We did a few touristy things along the way, attended the wedding, and visited an attraction on the way home. So, without further ado, here are some highlights from the trip.

Friday, October 12, 2018

tbdress app: my experience


My phone is constantly saying: no free space available. The reason for this? All of the apps that I have downloaded. There all sorts of social media ones, a couple of games, photo editing apps, and most recently, the tbdress app. It only makes sense. After all, fashion is an important part of my life. It inspires me. The right outfit can do more than make you look good. It can make you feel good.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

outdoor running tips for the fall season


Brr! There is definitely a nip in the air. In fact, some mornings, you can even see your breath. Could it be? Fall is truly here to stay. Leaves are scattered on the ground, the temperatures are dropping, and more of us are choosing to stay indoors. Don’t let the weather get you down or prevent you from getting in a great workout. Start running! This form of exercise can be incredibly beneficial, boasting reduced stress levels and improved health. Plus it can be done throughout the fall season. Ready to get started? These outdoor running tips will keep you safe and healthy.