Monday, April 4, 2016

Everyday Bling - Ring Edition


I cannot leave my house without my rings. I've been wearing the following rings for awhile now and I would totally feel naked if I leave the house without them. Generally I like to wear gold on my hands but I've been rocking the mixed metal look lately.



| RINGS |

I’m quite selective about the rings I wear and I feel like I’ve finally got a selection I’m really happy with. My favourite ring is my grandmother's beautiful opal ring. It was given to me just before she passed away. This ring means a lot to me and I never take it off! The diamond and evil eye ring by Mejuri are my new favourites. I stack them with my own rose gold diamond band that I made a few years ago.  I love the minimal look and the chain makes it so comfy for everyday wear. As you can tell, I keep things pretty gold on my hands but I do like to wear a bit of silver on my pinky with this cute crown ring that I got since high school. It's actually a toe ring turned pinky ring. I'll probably wear this as a toe ring when it's sandal weather again.  



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Drug Store Makeup - Current Favourites


The other week I was browsing through Shoppers Drug Mart, hoping to just pick up a few essentials such as soap & shampoo , I ended up with a whole lot more in my basket than I intended. Here are the products as I always love sharing my drugstore finds with you all.


REVLON 
Ultra HD MATTE LIPCOLOR

I absolutely love these and yes, I've picked up a new colour. As mention in my previous post, these are the new Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour. A luxurious super high pigmented liquid lipstick which applies so smoothly, leaving a matte lip colour once it’s dried, without drying your lips out. Once it's dried, it's also stain your lips at the same time. One swipe of the product is enough to cover your lips, leaving a matte finish which feels moisturizing and comfortable. The staying power is amazing. If I'm out all day and night, I only need to reapply after dinner to give my lips an extra boost. 



Top to bottom: Seduction (sexy neutral colour), Devotion (pop of pink), and  Flirtation (pretty peachy hue)




Next up, L'Oreal Visible Lift, Blur Foundation. This is a little bottle of magic. If you don't need a lot of coverage, this is the perfect 'I just woke up with this perfect completion' look. It also  creates a soft focus blur and melts into the skin without feeling like you have too many layers of makeup on your face. I top that perfect base with Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder from Too Faced on my T-zone area. This much loved item is a must-have if you want to achieve that poreless, flawless look. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My Go-To Casual Wardrobe Staples


Today I would like to share with you some of my favourite go-to items.  I like to keep my outfits simple and spice it up with accessories. I do like a good pattern on a dress or shirt once in a while to make things a little bit more interesting.  


TOP

I’m almost always wearing a t-shirt when I’m just hanging around and my latest obsession is this Adidas t-shirt. They’re super comfortable and easy to throw on so that’s a definite must have for me. If I want to have something slightly dressier, but still low-maintenance I love an easy fit dress shirt. I always roll up the sleeves and usually I pair it with a pair of tights (or without in warmer weather). I also love wearing long blazers like the Chevalier Jacket by Wilfred, over top of t-shirts or tank tops. It is still quite chilly here in the morning in Toronto, so I like to wrap myself in this comfy scarf from Aritzia. I most especially like the colours of this scarf - Neutral enough that it matches any jacket or outfit and a hint of purple compliments well with other neutral tones. 
Bad hair day? Put on a hat!





BOTTOM

I am almost always in tights/leggings (I always pick mine up from H&M). I love to pair them with some cool runners like these from Nike, or a pair of the classic loafers in animal print. I'm in love with these ones - the spots are hearts - so unique and unexpected. 




Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday Night, Date Night Ready



Although it doesn’t happen too often, I do like to go out in the evening for a date night. When those evenings come around, I like to take my time doing my makeup and use products which aren’t in my everyday routine to show some pazzas! One of those being the Dior Pure Light Skin-Lighting Foundation. This lightweight foundation brightens, evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of dark spots. It adds a touch of youthful glow to your skin. It also creates a soft focus blur and melts into the skin without feeling like you have too many layers of makeup on your face. To buff in my foundation, my go to brush recently has been the Tarte Slenderizer Bamboo Contour Brush. I use it as a contour brush too. The shorter end of the brush blends and buff in beautifully.






For the eyes,  I love using the Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in 30 Montaigne. Containing five colours, they are super buttery eyeshadows which are highly pigmented. A new lip offering from Revlon, is the Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour. A super high pigmented liquid lipstick which applies so smoothly, leaving a matte lip colour once it’s dried, except without drying your lips out. One swipe of the product is enough to cover your lips, leaving a matte finish which feels moisturising and comfortable. Although the staying power and finish isn’t exactly the same, these are a great alternative option to the Sephora Cream Lip Stain. Once my make up is set, I add NARS The Multiplier in Copacobana to highlight the high points on my face. This product beautifully highlights, sculpts and warms the eyes, cheeks, and lips. To finish, I like to complete my look and outfit with this gorgeous minimal-style Barbella Necklace by Apostrophe Jewelry. This lovely piece add the right amount of sparkles and makes me feel oh-so-pretty!









Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ARE YOU A SELF-CONFESSED SHOP-A-HOLIC?

Here are a few items I'm currently loving, obsessing and just down right WANT!

            Mason faux leather-trimmed fedora



       Lip Velvet - Oxblood No.437








OVERSIZED FUNNEL NECK JUMPER
Grey, plain and Comfy. It is on sale in Topshop right now. 



       

        HOURGLASS

                         Dim Infusion

 The prettiest coral pink blush/highlighter



What are some products you're obsessing over right now?