Saturday, September 29, 2018

change your home decor for fall.

Nothing stays the same forever. Except home d├ęcor, it seems. While many of us are quick to change our wardrobes…we often fail to alter to our living spaces. Everything is set up how you like it, so why redecorate. Sound familiar? Well, there is one very good reason to make a change. This is your chance to embrace the magic, warmth, and wonder of the fall season. Liven up each and every room in your home with a few small (and affordable) modifications. These ideas are all you need to get started.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

celebrating 100,000 YouTube views.

When I first started my YouTube channel, I wasn't sure anyone would actually watch my videos. Yet somehow? Here I am, celebrating 100, 000 views. To many YouTubers, that milestone may seem small or insignificant. To me, it is a massive achievement that represents years of hard work, inspiration, and most importantly, a passion for all things makeup and fashion related.

Monday, September 24, 2018

beginner series: finding the perfect foundation

Everyone makes mistakes. From second dates to fading trends and even makeup, missteps happen to the best of us. I can clearly recall my very first makeup mistake. (Only I didn’t know it was a mistake at the time!) My liquid eyeliner was so thick it could have doubled as an eyeshadow. It a lot. There are many beauty blunders you may face yourself, especially when it comes to foundation. Both beginners and experienced beauty buffs can slip up on their product choices. Make sure you aren’t one of them! It is time to find the perfect foundation for you.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

forgiveness is the smell that lavender gives out when you tread on it.

Inspiration is always beautiful. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere and other times, it is a constant source of motivation and enchantment. Lately, my inspiration has been coming from lavender. The colour is so soothing and beautiful to look at - and the scent fills me with joy. This particular inspiration is strange because I have never been all that interested in lavender. Sure, I love the colour, but the actual scent? Not so much. This is likely because my mom is allergic to the smell of lavender. For whatever reason, it always seems to cause her to react. So I never had anything with lavender in it. Until now. I found a lavender scented pillow spray and fell in love with the fragrance. Since then, it has been all lavender all the time. Which is why today's post is a good old-fashioned inspiration post.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

transition your wardrobe from summer to fall

Are you having trouble letting go? Of summer, that is. The reality is that summer is coming to a close (the official last day of summer is on the 22nd of this month) and the cool fall weather is just around the corner. That means it’s time to re-evaluate your wardrobe. You may be loving those tank tops and flirty skirts now…. but as the temperatures continue drop, fall fashion becomes a must. Want to make the transition easier? These tips and tricks will help you seamlessly switch your wardrobe from summer to fall.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

gigi hadid + maybelline eyeshadow palette (review)

The first time I heard about the Gigi Hadid and Maybelline collaboration, I was intrigued. I scoured drugstore after drugstore looking desperately for a piece from the line. Nothing. Anywhere. My search was fruitless every single time, which was frustrating to say the least! Especially with beauty gurus from all over the world were discussing the collaboration. Was it good? Bad? It seemed like I would never find out for myself. I had completely given up hope when one day, on a random shopping trip, there it was. Small, simple, and with GH stamped elegantly on the front of the eyeshadow set.

Since this little (emphasis on little) palette had eluded me for such a long time, it was especially thrilling to stumble upon it. And at a discounted price, no less! It seemed that the drugstore beauty gods were smiling on me that day. I just couldn't wait to take it home and see it this product was worth the wait. So...was it? Here is a review of the Gigi Hadid and Maybelline eyeshadow palette.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

love it or leave it? amber heard

New York Fashion Week is always an exciting time. Not only are there plenty of incredible designs coming down the runway but there are also tons of incredible fashions worn by celebrities, fashion lovers, and fans. Out of all the looks I spotted online following the festivities, one stood out. I was immediately struck by the look Amber Heard wore to the Alice + Olivia show. It was definitely head turning....but was it for the right reasons? Her fashion week look is the star of the latest love it or leave it? post here on the creation of beauty is art. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

current obsession: radiance spin-care system

It hasn't been an easy road. Transforming my skin care routine has taken a lot of time and effort. For years, my goals were to improve my skin care routine, be more consistent, and remember to take my makeup off before bed. And for years, it just wouldn't happen. I don't know what changed exactly. This past year has been one of massive transformation on a personal level - and perhaps taking care of my skin just fell in line with the positive changes in my life! Whatever the reason, my current skin care routine is one I feel good about. I am using quality products, am consistently making good choices, and can see noticeable changes. One of the more recent additions to my routine is the Radiance Spin-Care System from Duvolle.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

#OOTD: Kendall and Kylie for Ardenes

Love them or hate them, the Kardashians and Jenners are here to stay. Though people were quick to dismiss the reality stars as flashes in the pan....they have launched multiple businesses, clothing lines, makeup collections, and more. The latest comes from Kendall and Kylie. The sisters teamed up with Ardenes for a fall fashion collaboration that includes a variety of trendy styles, including t-shirts, sweaters, workout gear, distresed jeans, and even purses. I admit: this collaboration has me excited. Not only are the designs easy to wear, stylish, and fairly affordable, but they are perfectly on brand for the duo.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

end of summer: part two (fan expo canada)

It was a little overwhelming. Though I had long wondered what it would be like to attend Fan Expo Canada, my experience was nothing like I thought it would be. Sure, I'd envisioned lots of people, celebrities, and people dressed in elaborate costumes. But nothing could prepare me for the sheer insanity of it all. Recently, my husband and I took the plunge and spent the Sunday of the Labour Day weekend checking out Fan Expo Canada 2018. The moment we entered the building, it was chaos. There were people everywhere, Funko pop figures lining shelf after shelf, and a full schedule of guests, appearances, and everything in between. It was a crazy and wonderful way to celebrate the end of summer.

Friday, September 7, 2018

end of summer: part one (medieval times + cne)

One quote to summarize the end of summer? "The tans will fade but the memories will last forever." It is so true! Though it is hard to believe, we are nearing the very end of the summer season. School is back in session, the morning temperatures are dropping, and before long, there will be fallen leaves covering every inch of ground. With each passing year, the summer months seem to go by faster and faster. Thankfully, they are always full of special moments and memories. This summer was no different. It was loaded with trips to the zoo, concerts, and more recently, a fantastic day at the CNE and Medieval Times.

Monday, September 3, 2018

review: paris hilton cosmetics (glam sticks set)

Another day, another Paris Hilton Cosmetics post! It seems that over the last several months, there have been more and more posts about this brand both here on the blog and on my YouTube channel. Not only am I a fan of Paris in general, but her makeup line is affordable and downright exciting. The latest item that has been added to my collection is this 6 Piece Full Glam Sticks set. It includes a bronzer stick, lip and cheek stick, three holographic sticks, and one glitter stick. That means lots of variety and several small travel sized products to test out. Are these a must have? Or are they only so-so? Here is everything you need to know about this Paris Hilton collection.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

become a happier healthier you

It is a new month. The summer season is winding down and the official start date for fall is a just few short weeks away. Are you looking for a fresh start? A chance to re-focus your mind and feel like your very best self again? Often when we start to transition from one season to the next, our emotions are all over the place. We struggle with those sleepy mornings and regular routines. It doesn't have to be that way. It is possible to make positive changes and achieve a balanced lifestyle. Here are a few ideas to help you become happier and healthier.