Saturday, October 30, 2021

spooky streaming favourites for halloween.

Tomorrow is Halloween. That means this weekend is dedicated to all things spooky. Yes, this is the ideal time to stay inside and watch lots and lots of seasonal movies. (And enjoy some delicious treats as well. Get the candy corn and mini chocolate bars ready!) Not sure what to watch? There are so many different options, but it all depends on what you are in the mood for. Something family friendly and fun? Something scary and iconic? Something a little bit different than the usual Halloween fare? Here are lots of spooky streaming favourites to consider watching this Halloween weekend. 

Friday, October 29, 2021

shake up your style with prestarrs

Has your wardrobe been feeling a little lackluster lately? Maybe you need something for a special occasion or your older pieces are starting to show obvious signs of wear. There are many reasons to splurge on something new. Thankfully, it is easier than ever to find what you need. There are many benefits associated with online shopping. Not only can it be done 24/7, but there is often a wider variety of products to choose from than at a traditional retail location. Ready to start shopping? Then be sure to visit Prestarrs for an impressive selection of fashionable pieces. This online retailer has it all.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

super simple halloween nail ideas

Halloween is almost here. Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the season? All you need is a little nail polish to make it happen. Though I absolutely adore all of the elaborate seasonal nail designs on Pinterest and Instagram....they aren't exactly practical or accessible for the average beauty lover. That is why this list is all about super simple Halloween nail designs. They are suitable for all skill levels and will certainly make this season feel extra special. 

fabulous fall fashion with baginning

Some seasons are better than others. There is no doubt about it: fall is one of the best times of year. Not only are there fallen leaves, cooler temperatures, and cozy vibes...but there is also fall fashion to consider. I love the warm colours, oversized sweaters, and stylish purses that accompany the season. Is the latter lacking in your wardrobe? Not to worry. Baginning has plenty of stylish options that are ideal for autumn. (And winter, spring, and summer! There really is a little bit of everything.) This online retailer makes it easy to incorporate a little wow into all of your seasonal looks.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

80s themed halloween look + cover girl that's rad! palette review

One Halloween costume that never goes out of style? 80s themed ensembles. This is one classic look that is fun to wear and easy to create. Need something last minute? Don't want to overspend on a store bought costume? Then the 80s are your best bet. All you need to do is grab the most colourful items from your wardrobe. Bonus points if you have acid wash jeans or a cute pair of mom jeans to pair with your colourful shirt or vest. Look for scrunchies, legwarmers, or lightening bolt earrings. Any accessories you have that are colourful, bold, and fun are fair game. When it comes to makeup, look for bright colours in your existing makeup collection. If you are looking for something new to test and try...the Cover Girl TruNaked That's Rad! Eyeshadow Palette is an absolute must. It is both affordable and 80s themed. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

live every day like it's your birthday.

Birthdays are special. Especially these days. I have always been a bit of a birthday brat (I love cake and presents and feeling like a queen for a day) but now that my second pandemic birthday has arrived...this day means more than ever. I am so grateful to be safe, to have my family nearby, and to be able to enjoy all of the little things in life. Like birthday cake with sprinkles! This year, the celebrations will be pretty low key, but certainly more than last year. The plan is to have a virtual movie night with some friends (we will all watch the same movie at the same time and chat about it online) and then dinner with my immediate family. I am very much looking forward to celebrating the day - both virtually and in-person - with the people that I love most. That is what birthdays are for, after all! To celebrate the day, a birthday tag seemed to be in order.

Friday, October 22, 2021

2 looks 1 palette: revolution forever dynamic tranquil palette

It was only a few months ago that the Revolution Forever Dynamic Tranquil Eyeshadow Palette was reviewed on the creation of beauty is art. (In case you missed that review, you can take a look at it here.) Since then, this small but mighty drugstore release has been used often in my day-to-day life. As I've mentioned previously, doing my makeup brings me a lot of joy. So, even though I work from home, this is something that I try to make time for each day. This Revolution palette is perfect for the days when I want something ultra shimmery or ultra colourful. Which is why for this 2 looks 1 palette post, there will be a shimmery metallic look as well as a colourful blue look. Ready to see how they turned out? Here are some recent looks created using the unforgettable Revolution Forever Dynamic Tranquil Eyeshadow Palette.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

love it or leave it? zendaya

There is no doubt about it. Zendaya is one of the hottest stars out there. She is known for her singing abilities, her hit TV shows and movies, not to mention her style. Zendaya always turns heads on the red carpet. More recently, she appeared at the Women in Film Annual Awards Ceremony in a bold dress that made waves. It was certainly an adventurous and unusual choice. Curious about the outfit in question? Keep reading to find out whether this is a love it or leave it....

Monday, October 18, 2021

review: jessica simpson lip products (beauty fiend nude lip kit)

Jessica Simpson is a memorable celebrity for so many reasons. Not only has she had a successful pop music career, a hit reality television show, a celebrity perfume line, a billion dollar fashion empire, and a hit memoir....she also has dabbed in the beauty world every now and then. It wasn't too long ago, that I was browsing the selection at Winners that I found this Beauty Fiend by Jessica Simpson Nude Lip Kit. It contained four different lip products and cost a mere $9.99. Needless to say, curiosity took over, and this little lip kit came home with me that day. Since I am a fan of both beauty products and Jessica Simpson, it only made sense. Ready to find out what was inside this aesthetically pleasing lip kit? See how it all performed? Here is everything you need to know about the Jessica Simpson Beauty Fiend Nude Lip Kit.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

kylie jenner week: makeup look and mini reviews

It is hard to believe, but this theme week is at an end. That's right...this is the last post for Kylie Jenner Week here on the creation of beauty is art. And this one features mini reviews of some makeup products from Kylie Cosmetics as well as a makeup look that puts them all to good use. Have you been curious about the Kybrow products? The Kyliner? How about the beloved lip kit? It is time to take a closer look at these items and find out how they performed. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

kylie jenner week: kylie fashion inspiration

Kylie Jenner isn't just known for her plump pout and successful makeup brand. She is also known for her daring sense of style. Her red carpet looks tend to play with colour and pattern...and there are always strategically placed cut outs involved. She isn't afraid to wear form-fitting gowns one night and oversized jeans the next. As someone who is not nearly as daring when it comes to personal style, it is always exciting to see what Kylie is wearing in her latest Instagram post or in a new photoshoot. Her outfits are never bland or boring. She certainly stands out with her style! Ready for a little fashion inspiration? Here are some of my all-time favourite Kylie Jenner looks as part of the latest theme week here on the creation of beauty is art. 

find must have menswear with soinyou

Fall is a wonderful time of year, but to be honest, I am already thinking ahead. Christmas is a little over two months away. Since so much holiday shopping needs to be done online these days, ordering ahead is always a good idea. Whether you or a loved one needs a fabulous outfit for a holiday party or special event...or you want to give the gift of fashion this year...there is no better time to start browsing. That is exactly what I have been doing thanks to Soinyou. This online retailer has an impressive assortment of menswear that is anything but ordinary. That means it is possible to shop for yourself, spoil someone you love with a few unforgettable pieces, or find a special event look that will turn heads. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

kylie jenner week: early impressions (kylie skin)

Kylie Jenner Week is in full swing here on the creation of beauty is art. While the last post included a haul and a video...this post is dedicated to Kylie Skin. Though I have been able to try out different Kylie Cosmetics products over the years, this was my first time being able to use Kylie Skin. Excited doesn't even begin to describe it. As I have mentioned many times before, taking better care of my skin is always on my list of new years resolutions. This is because I often struggle to be consistent or to do a full skin care routine. Thankfully, the 6-Piece Kylie Skin set makes taking care of my skin foolproof. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

kylie jenner week: kylie cosmetics haul + video

There is no denying the fact that Kylie Jenner is a pop culture icon. This starlet grew up on reality television but made a name for herself thanks to Kylie Cosmetics. The beloved lip kit totally transformed the beauty world. Since then, Kylie Cosmetics has become a massive brand that continues to expand. Case in point? Kylie Cosmetics is now available in Canada. Woo hoo! Previously, her products were available online (with steep shipping fees) and in the US. In the past, I had placed a small handful of orders on her website. However, the shipping fees and exchange rate made it a once and a while treat rather than something that could be done on a regular or even semi-regular basis. Whenever I would visit the US on a shopping trip or vacation, it was Ulta, Ulta, and more Ulta, because I wanted to take home a few Kylie Cosmetics items with me. But now? All of that is over. Kylie Cosmetics is finally available in my country and I could not be more excited. Now, I will be able to pop over to the drugstore if I run out of something or if I am in the mood for a new lip kit. What bliss! 

To celebrate the release of Kylie Cosmetics in Canada, the creation of beauty is art. is having a theme week. That's right...this is Kylie Jenner Week. There will be makeup looks, reviews, and so much more.

Friday, October 8, 2021

does it work?? kaja wink stamp (eyeliner stamp + eyeliner pen)

Every once and a while, a product comes along that makes you wonder. The Kaja Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner Stamp and Eyeliner Pen set is certainly something that made me wonder. It claimed to deliver a perfect wing in seconds. What could be better than that? As someone who has always struggled with winged liner (despite my obsession with it) this sounded like a total dream come true. Finally, my winged liner would match. I don't know why, but liner on my left eye is always a breeze and liner on my right eye is always a nightmare. I can never seem to get the right to match the left. It feels like such a struggle, no matter how many times I do my makeup. And I do my makeup almost every single day! Despite that, winged liner is always the hardest part for me. The idea of a stamp that would simplify the application process really interested me. So....does it work??

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

#FOTD: bronze and gold fall makeup look

It is time for another #FOTD. Lately, one of my favourite things has been to do my makeup for no reason at all. I really don't leave the house much (thanks to working from home and doing everything possible to stay safe) a little makeup look can really go a long way. Not only does it boost my mood and make me feel a little more polished, but it adds a bit of normality to my days. Not to mention a healthy dose of self expression! Since the fall season is fully underway, my go-to colours seem to be lots of warm bronzes and golds. They just scream autumn because they remind me of the leaves changing colour and all of those stunning warm shades. It also helps that warm metallics are ideal for everyday makeup looks. Ready to take a peek at this recent fall makeup look? Keep reading to find out what products were used and how this seasonal makeup was created.

Monday, October 4, 2021

review and reveal: charmed aroma disney stitch jewelry candle

Stitch has been one of my favourite Disney characters for a very long time. Even though he can be mischievous at times or make mistakes...he is also deeply caring and loyal. This is something to admire. No wonder there are so many Stitch t-shirts and accessories floating around my wardrobe. There is something special about this adorable alien. Recently, my mom gifted me a Stitch themed candle from Charmed Aroma. Though I have burned many Charmed Aroma candles in the past few years, this particular candle stands out, because it also comes with a fantastic jewellery tray. Ready to take a look at what was included in this limited edition Disney x Charmed Aroma release? Here is everything you need to know about this Stitch themed candle. 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

inspired by: olivia rodrigo

The other day, there was an article on Buzzfeed called, "21 Times People Realized They're Officially Old." One of the first items on that list was: hearing songs from when you were a teenager on the oldies station. I can say that I honestly felt that deep in my soul. Growing up, there were certain radio stations that my mom would listen to. Those stations would play all sorts of "oldies" tunes. Music I had no real interest in. But in recent years, those same radio stations have begun to play the music of my youth. The songs that have meaning to my life. Songs from Britney Spears, Nsync, Spice Girls, Ricky Martin, and on and on the list goes. The songs that matter most to me are now considered oldies. It is a strange shift to go from the target demographic in most things to...well....not the target demographic in most things. The Top 40 radio stations now play music that I cannot stand. The new releases section is overloaded with CDs from artists I do not recognize. When did this happen? I'm not exactly sure, but it is a strange feeling nonetheless. Though, there is one artist who makes me feel both old and young.