Wednesday, November 30, 2011

when bad days get worse.

Today has been an awful day. To start with, I've been quite ill. All I've done is drink water, watch TV, and try not to move. I eventually decided I would try and catch up on some blog stuff. I opened up my laptop - which was sitting exactly where I had left it the previous day - and there was a series of giant cracks on the left side. And better yet, nothing will show up on my computer screen around the cracks.

Monday, November 28, 2011

champagne or high heels. one must be prepared to suffer for it.

Shoes are my weakness. I have an addiction to high heels, despite the fact that I don't have nearly enough occasions to wear them. However, I am good at ignoring this fact! I recently bought a gorgeous pair of Paris Hilton heels. They are a pretty purple, with a cute bow at the front. Fun but simple. I am already thinking of outfits to wear them with, which is clearly a sign of love.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

the only source of knowledge is experience.

It amazes me how much an experience can change you. For the last three months, I have been interning with Young Hollywood. The website focuses on celebrities and entertainment news. (The last article I wrote for them was on Natalie Wood, which you can read here.) In my time with Young Hollywood, forty-five of my articles have been published on the site.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

sugar, sugar.

In the midst of my busy, stressed out life, I made time for one important day. On Monday, I went to a book signing by Buddy Valastro (The Cake Boss!) and also took in his show that same evening. My mom had bought the tickets for the show months ago, so it was exciting for the day to finally arrive.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

i know God will not give me anything i can't handle. i just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

My life has been pretty full in the last several months. I have been working at my job, doing an internship, blogging and occasionally attempting to have a social life. I was handling it all pretty well, despite never having free time. Until tonight, that is. With one week left of my internship - which I have genuinely loved doing, even if it meant giving up my free time- I broke down. I could feel it coming on all day at work - I was in a foul mood for no reason at all. Everything got to me. It all felt like too much.

Monday, November 21, 2011

love it or leave it?

Gossip Girl is all about the fashion. It sports designer gowns and trend-setting looks. Which is why Blake Lively stood out at Gossip Girl's 100th Episode Party in New York City....but maybe not for the reason she should have.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

makeup tutorial: classic kristen stewart purple and black smokey eye

People either love or hate Twilight. Personally, I love it. I love how dramatic and over the top everything is. I love being on Team Jacob. Yet, I love the idea of a love so intense between Bella and Edward. Basically, the only thing I care about at the moment, is Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

In a few hours, I will be seeing the movie! To ease my anxious excitement, I have decided to do a Kristen Stewart makeup tutorial. The look I am recreating, is from the premiere of Eclipse. This is actually my favourite makeup look from Kristen! I love the combination of that vibrant purple and black. The look is smokey, sexy, and beautiful.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

desire of having is the sin of covetousness.

Inspiration struck tonight. Despite all of the work I need to get done, and the fact that I have to be up early tomorrow, I found myself on the hunt for photos that captured this inspiration. Here are some of my favourites:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

scent of the moment.

I love perfume. The right scent can completely pull together a look, making it more than an outfit, but a frame of mind. Every morning when I go through my (rather large) perfume collection, I really think about what my perfume is going to say.

Monday, November 14, 2011

i just shop for shopping's sake.

Yesterday, I did a bit more Christmas shopping. I am really trying to get things done whenever I have free time, because I seem to have so little of it lately. My mom and I went shopping at this massive mall - it took us like six hours to get through it all! It was a long, but good day. I only have a few more gifts to buy people for Christmas. One of the downsides of Christmas shopping, is that I tend to pick up things for myself as well. It's terrible! Here is what I ended up buying.....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

easy, breezy, beautiful.

Jessica Stam is bringing her striking and beautiful high-fashion look to the latest CoverGirl ads! She is the face of makeup artist Pat McGrath's new Lip Perfection Runway Shade line of lipsticks. Jessica is joining a long line of gorgeous Cover Girl models - from Jennifer O'Neill, Cybill Shepherd and Christie Brinkley, to Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Taylor Swift. Today's post is dedicated to her striking advertisement photos....

Friday, November 11, 2011

random acts of kindness.

Sometimes I am reminded about the goodness that exists in the world; It becomes so easy to get caught up in cynicism. Yesterday, I did a bit of early Christmas shopping with a friend. At some point near the end of the night, my wallet fell out of my bag. I had no idea it happened, even after I returned home. It wasn't until I received a phone call from the wonderful woman who found it, that I even realized.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

deceiving others. that is what the world calls a romance.

Lately I have been very inspired by romantic, elegant, and daring images. Life at the moment has been rather busy - it seems I am always working on something, and there is never enough time. So in these busy moments, romantic photographs revive me. Here are some of the photos inspiring me at the moment...

Monday, November 7, 2011

being wild at heart is really who I am.

Sometimes, makeup is like a love affair. You fall madly in love with a product for a while - the two of you are inseparable; You reach out for it without even realizing. Currently, I am having that kind of love affair with the Wet n Wild Color Icon trio, Walking On Eggshells.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

every beautiful thought has been already sung.

Selena Gomez is truly becoming a red carpet stunner. She has consistently been one of the best dressed at every event she attends. This years EMA red carpet was no different! Selena looked simply stunning in a short lace gown. She accessorized perfectly with a red clutch, adding that perfect pop of colour! Sophisticated and elegant, this red carpet outfit was another excellent choice from Selena.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

makeup look of the day: christina aguilera inspired

Recently, I came across some red carpet photos of Christina Aguilera for The Voice. She looked absolutely beautiful! I love the way she wore her hair, her dramatic eye makeup, baby pink lips and glowy skin. When doing my makeup this morning, I was really inspired by this look. Though I am nowhere near as tanned as Christina, I tried to go for a more bronze, glowy look on the skin. I used a really bright pink blush as well! For the lips, I used my favourite lip gloss, NARS Turkish Delight. And for the eyes, I went dramatic and dark, like Christina, and tried to play up the lashes as much as I could.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

i just came to say hello.

There is nothing better than receiving a bag from Sephora! For my birthday a few weeks ago, my sister handed me that signature black bag. Inside, was the Say Hello Palette from the Hello Kitty collection! I was super excited about this, because I love Hello Kitty and had been wanting to try something from the makeup line for a while. I have been trying this out for the last little bit - here are my thoughts on the palette....

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

she lowered her lashes until they almost cuddled her cheeks.

When it comes to my makeup, I love a bit of drama. Which is why I adore false eyelashes. (I only wish I was better at putting them on!) False eyelashes have been applied since the beginning of the 20th century. They were first used in the 1916 film, "Intolerance." The director wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks, in order to make her eyes appear bigger. They were originally created by a wig maker, who wove human hair through gauze. This was then gummed to Seena Owen's eyelids.