Wednesday, April 16, 2014

OUTFIT | Casual Canadian Tuxedo

Hey y'all! So, I feel like my blog is geared more towards beauty but I'm equally interested in and love fashion/style, so I'm going to work on posting more outfits.  My style fluctuates and changes from day to day.  I prefer a more casual day look but when I go out at night, definitely more dressy and edgy.

Today's look is very relaxed and very Canadian.  You may have heard of the phrase "Canadian Tuxedo", this is consists of wearing denim on denim on denim.  A Canadian tuxedo can either be very fashionable or a complete disaster.  To see an example of the latter please view this gallery of hilarious photos of celebrities rocking the Britney and Justin denim outfits circa the 2001 AMA's.

I layered a Canadian brand Roots sweater over my denim shirt, to make it less... denim-y and also because it's really cold outside.   If you live in Canada then you'd know that mother nature has a bad case of schizophrenia aka one day its +17 degrees Celsius and the next it's a blizzard out.  Mother nature is such a tease! I finished the look off with some white converse.  

Vintage Denim Shirt
Roots Crew Neck
Zara Jeans 
Converse in White      

Monday, April 14, 2014

My First Makeup Items by Chanel!

LIPSTICK | Rouge Allure Velvet #42 L'Eclatante
BLUSH | Chanel Powder Blush #99 Rose Petal

Ah! My first makeup items from Chanel.  I absolutely LOVE these items.  I purchased these items at Duty Free while travelling from Miami to Toronto, meaning they were a lot cheaper than what I would pay in Canada.  The colours, the packaging and the formulas are awesome.  I purchased a matte pink lipstick called L'Eclantante and an amazing salmon pink blush called Rose Petal.  I've been eyeing the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvets for a really long time as I'm matte lipstick obsessed.    

The blush has a microscopic golden shimmer to it and goes on sheer, which gives an awesome glow!  Although I usually avoid the brush that will sometimes come with a blush/eyeshadow kit, this one did apply this product perfectly.  The lipstick is matte but still very creamy meaning the colour may not last as long but the formula won't be as drying as ultra matte formulas such as MAC's Ruby Woo for example.  The lipstick is super pigmented and very "Spring".

I'm usually only purchase from "makeup and skincare only" brands (Makeup Forever, NARS, MAC, etc.) rather than "designer" brand makeup (Chanel, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs).  After this purchase, I will definitely be exploring more into some designer makeup brands.  I need that Tom Ford lipstick ASAP.      

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Drape Trench | Perfect Spring Jacket

Spring has sprung, FINALLY!  What seemed to be the longest winter of all time here in Canada, has finally ended (I think), aka it's time to store away our winter coats and break out the spring jackets.  Yesterday, I realized I do not own a single practical spring jacket.  Not one.  So I'm on the hunt for the perfect trench.  A classy, light, spring appropriate jacket that should grace every closet and most importantly, mine.  Bring on the rain Toronto.  

Unfortunately, I do not have the budget for a Burberry Trench, arguably the most iconic and classic trench coat of all time.  Traditionally, a trench coat has 10 front buttons, large lapels with a waist belt but I've discovered some nontraditional (and super cute) alternatives because let's be serious, who has time to do up 10 buttons?

The drape trench is easy to throw on and go.  The Zara (bottom right) and ASOS (top left) coats are my favourites of the bunch, neutral colours go with everything.

ASOS Double Breasted Trench in White
Incognito Trench Coat
The Whitepepper Oversized Trench
H&M Trenchcoat in Light Denim Blue
Zara Flowing Trench Coat in Beige

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hot Pink Lips ft. MAC, Maybelline and Lancome

I know bright orange is the lip colour of the spring season this year, but let's not forget about pink!  I will never not love neon pink lipstick.  Unlike orange, I think a hot pink lip looks amazing on every skin tone.  It's also a perfect spring/summer colour.  I'm singling out three awesome (and similar) neon pinks in my lipstick collection, at three different price points.

I usually like to rock my bright lipsticks with neutral eyes and strong brows to avoid looking over the top, which is not my style.  All eyes should be focused on the lips!  A pink toned blush can compliment the pink lips but I personally would use a light hand to avoid looking circus clown-esque.

ONE / MAC Candy Yum Yum $18
My number one neon pink lipstick and top five favourite MAC lipsticks is Candy Yum Yum. Every girl should own Candy Yum Yum, for real.  It's ultra neon with a matte finish.  This formula can be drying but the colour lasts.  

TWO / Maybelline Vivids Fuchsia Flash $7.99
This is a very close dupe to MAC Candy Yum Yum (as you can see in the photo above) except it's a glossy finish and it has more pink undertones.  The longevity isn't great as with a lot of moisturizing/lightweight lipsticks.  The price can't be beat!

THREE / Lancome Rouge in Love in Pink Bon Bon $31
This neon pink has bluer undertones than the other two picks, which make your teeth look whiter FYI! It's glossy, non drying and has super moisturizing finish.  It's not as long wearing as I would like, but otherwise I can't complain!

Will you be embracing the hot pink lips this summer?  Comment below!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Outfit | Vacation Planning!

I am notoriously bad at packing.  I either pack way too much or way too little and all the wrong things (like a shirt and pants that don't go together).  To combat this, I've decided to plan out some of my outfits so I'll have exactly what I need!  Here are a few outfits I put together for my vacation!

Outfit One
Leather Visor - Forever 21
Shirt - Forever 21
Shorts - Vintage
Sunglasses - Ray Ban Erika's in Matte Black
Shoes - Converse

Outfit Two
Dress - Forever 21
Shoes - Aldo
Sunglasses - J. Crew
Necklace - Aldo

Outfit Three
Shirt - Top Shop
Shorts - Vintage GAP
Body Chain - Aldo
Hair Band - Forever 21 
Sunglasses - Aldo
Flip Flops - Walmart (LOL)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vacation Beach Beauty Essentials!

My Vacation Beach Beauty Essentials!

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, I'm heading on a beach vacation today so I thought I would do a post on my beach beauty essentials.  Although, it's like -6 degrees celsius in Toronto so I'm not sure how relevant this post will be for my Canadian friends.  We can all day dream about summer though, am I right?  So over winter...
  1. Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer with SPF 50 - Avoid those wrinkles and sun damage!
  2. Argan Magic Intensive Hair Oil - For when your hair gets dry from the sun and salt water.
  3. NYC Smooth Skin Loose Powder - Say goodbye to shine!
  4. Schick Hydro Silk Razor - The best razor ever, no seriously, it's amazing.
  5. Softlips Vanilla SPF 20 - SPF lip balm to avoid burnt lips.
  6. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream SPF 30 - If you don't want to go to the beach sans makeup, a light coverage BB cream with SPF will do the trick.
  7. Covergirl Waterproof Flamed Out Mascara - If you choose to wear mascara, waterproof is key for the beach, raccoon eyes aren't cute.  I chose a brown mascara for a natural look.  
  8. Stila Convertible Colour in Peony - Can be used to add a little colour to the lips or cheeks. 
  9. Vaseline Aloe Moisturizer - Moisturize, especially after being in the sun.
  10. QUO Eye Makeup Removers - I bought wipes for the eyes and face to freshen up if needed.
  11. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 45 - Last but not least, a high SPF sunscreen to protect that skin!
What are your beach beauty essentials? 

I'm Going on Vacation!

I'm going on vacation to Costa Rica today, yay!  I won't be posting for the next week, other than the two posts I have queued up.  I wanted to queue more, but there are not enough hours in a day!  I plan to take tons of pictures for personal use as well as some vacation related blog posts I have planned.  

See you all in a week!