Friday, September 28, 2012

by seeing london, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.

I leave for London, England tomorrow morning! I have been lucky enough to visit several times over the years, but every time I go, I am just as excited. London is my favourite place in the world - other than home, of course!

If things are quiet here for the next week, it is because I am off shopping and sight-seeing. I hope you all have an amazing week!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

guest post: Mainly Meghan

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well so far - only two more days until the weekend! I wanted to introduce the very first guest post on the creation of beauty is art. by Meghan from Mainly Meghan! Thanks so much to Meghan for this amazing fall inspired post!

Monday, September 24, 2012

you think i'm pretty without any makeup on.

When it comes to makeup, I am like a kid in a candy store. It doesn't matter where I am - drugstore, Sephora, MAC - suddenly, my impulse control vanishes. I love trying out new makeup products, colours, brands....I just can't get enough! I'm sure there are quite a few people out there who relate to this problem! I recently added a few new things to my makeup collection.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

on the way to every story's happy ending.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a Scott MacIntyre fan. The multi-talented musician, author, and American Idol Season 8 top 10 finalist, recently taped an interview for 100 Huntley Street. Since I am such a massive fan of his, I had to be there.

Despite the short notice and the two hour drive to get there, I saw Scott MacIntyre. It was such a wonderful experience! I was able to watch him perform two original songs and film the interview segments. I also met his beautiful wife, Christina, for the first time - she was so lovely.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

favourite fall trend: baroque

With each new season comes a new fashion trend. This fall season, my favourite trend has to be Baroque. I cannot get enough of the rich, ornate pieces that are flooding the runway. The Baroque trend is inspired by the clothing worn by the nobility during the Baroque period of the 16th and 17th century. This style of clothing is ornate, rich, and decorative. This period represented luxury, so this trend is about being a little over the top! The Baroque period has been inspiring many designers collections, from Dolce and Gabana to Armani.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

and falling's just another way to fly.

I love traveling and taking vacations. It seems I am always saving up to take one or am dreaming of some place to go! Recently, my boyfriend and I took a weekend trip up to Niagara Falls. It felt way too short, but it was a ton of fun. While we were in Niagara Falls, we kept ourselves busy by checking out the falls and going through the novelty museums on Clifton Hill. It was the perfect getaway from everything. Since I can't resist a good novelty photo, we took a ton of pictures during our time there. Here are a few of them!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

new makeup post: fall luxe box edition + giveaway winner!

Before I get to today's post, I am super excited to announce the winner of the VIVI Clothes $15 (US) Voucher giveaway! The voucher goes to Selina from Capturing Everyday Beauty, who has been contacted with the prize! Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Selina!

Now, onto today's post!

A new season means a new Luxe Box! I love getting things in the mail - that aren't bills! And I love trying out new beauty products! Which is why I am always so excited when my Luxe Box arrives!

Friday, September 14, 2012

zest is the secret of all beauty. there is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

Dior's DiorShow mascara is one of my all-time favourite mascaras to use. The original formula is incredible for lengthening and thickening lashes. The mascara creates a bold and dramatic look! I cannot get enough of this mascara! When I heard about Dior's DiorShow: New Look mascara, I couldn't wait to try it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

I love when a makeup look comes together just right. I was going through some pictures on my computer from the summer and found a few makeup looks I captured because I felt so great after I had finished them! Here are some of those looks.

Monday, September 10, 2012

love it or leave it?

Avril Lavigne has been making a lot of headlines lately. Her engagement to Nickelback frontman, Chad Kroeger raised a whole lot of eyebrows! It isn't just her engagement that has been making news...

Avril recently attended the Magic Fashion and Apparel Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. She was there to promote her fashion line, Abbey Dawn. She wrote a long black skirt, a baggy Abbey Dawn t-shirt, a black fedora, and a pair of bright red glasses, to the event.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

you may have a fresh start any moment you choose.

Sometimes, I am very spoiled. Recently, my mom bought me a few new pieces from Joe Fresh for no reason at all! It is always nice to come home to new clothes! Here are the latest additions to my wardrobe....

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

in high school i tried out for the spelling team, but only because I wanted a letterman jacket.

With September in full swing, I have become super inspired by Letterman jackets. There is something about that All-American look that is just perfect for fall! I recently threw my own Letterman jacket (a great buy from H&M!) over a tank top and shorts to create a simple fall look - great for the transition between the summer and fall months! Recently, Taylor Swift was seen rocking an over-sized Letterman jacket! It completely pulled her retro-inspired look together! Here are some Letterman inspiration pictures to get you excited about fall.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

september days are here with summer’s best of weather and autumn’s best of cheer.

How on earth is it September already?? I find myself wondering how summer went by so quickly. Is anyone else having this problem?

I had an amazing summer. I spent it with a lot of great people, having fun, experiencing new things, and enjoying the warm weather. I worked a lot this summer, but it has largely been rewarding and exciting.

I was lucky enough to end my summer with a concert from my favourite band - Hanson! Hanson concerts are my happy place. I was thrilled to say goodbye to summer in such a perfect way!

On an unrelated note, this is my 250th post - hard to believe, but super exciting!

I hope you all had amazing summers! What were your highlights?