Friday, March 16, 2018

st. patrick's day inspired makeup look.

Holidays always manage to bring joy to my life. From the colourful decorations to the family traditions...everything about those annual celebrations feels special. Though St. Patrick's Day is not a holiday that gives us time off work or brings relatives together, it has a special significance to me. It was on that day, many years ago now, that I met my husband for the first time. Ever since, I have always thought of it as "our" holiday. We make a point to spent it together and do our best to make it special.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

gentle ways to remove your makeup.

It can be tough. Removing your makeup, that is. Some products force you to tug and pull on the skin. Others cause you to rub, rub, and rub some more. (And there is still be waterproof mascara left over!) If you are anything like me, you want smooth, healthy-looking skin day after day. To achieve this....gentle makeup removal is a must. Here are a few ways to make it happen.

Monday, March 12, 2018

top 5 favourites series: blush

It is my weakness. Whenever a gorgeous new blush crosses my path, it simply must become part of my (always expanding) blush collection. Though I have gotten a lot better over the last little while...there is still a ton of blush floating around in my makeup room. I just love it! It constantly amazes me how the right shade can transform a look, give it polish, and pull everything together. Out of the many products I have used over the years, there are a few that continue to stand out. So, here it is! This is my list of the top five favourite blushes.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

fashion inspiration: Dresshopau

Few things inspire me more than fashion. It constantly amazes me how powerful a stunning outfit or dramatic dress can be. Not only does it look good but it makes you feel radiant, confident, and excited. The colours, the shapes, the design details....every little bit adds up to an extraordinary piece that inspires you to be your best self. To some people, fashion is nothing more than something to wear. But to fashionistas? Clothing is a tool to stand up and show the world who you are. If you fall into the fashionista category, then you will want to pay attention to Dresshopau.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

love it or leave it? winnie harlow

There are plenty of supermodels out there...but none like Winnie Harlow. I remember watching her on the twenty-first cycle of America's Next Top Model and being amazed by her beauty, talent, and drive. (Though she wasn't exactly beloved on her season, if I recall correctly.) Since her time on the show, I have done my best to keep up with her via social media. That means double tapping her Instagram photos and checking out modelling campaigns. During London Fashion Week, Winnie stepped out in a bold outfit that definitely turned some heads. Was it good? Bad? Somewhere in between? It is time to find out with another installment of love it or leave it.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

chasing your dreams and staying motivated

We all have big dreams, well thought out plans, and hopes for the future. Sometimes they have to do with our personal lives and other times they relate to our careers. Whatever those big dreams may be – it is important to stay motivated. Honestly? That can be tough sometimes. There are so many people chasing their own dreams, it all starts to feel impossible. It's not! Keep your head held high and push through. It is the best possible way to achieve success. Still not feeling cool, calm, and confident? Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated….

Sunday, March 4, 2018

high end makeup review: YSL and Givenchy

High end makeup is a luxury that I don't treat myself to very often. Every now and then? Sure. On a regular basis? No way. So you can imagine my shock and delight when two high end lip products entered my life. Out of everything lining the shelves at Sephora, these likely wouldn't have been my first choices....but trying them out was exhilarating. The latest items in my makeup collection are the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick in Orange Perfecto and Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick. Today, I am going to share some of my thoughts on each one.