Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year's Eve 2014 OOTD and FOTD ♥

Hello loves :) I decided to get a little dressed up for this New Years Eve since my friends are dragging me downtown (hahaha apparently I am boring, and in the words of my friend "You never do anything fun that doesn't involve food" What can I say, a girl has to eat!!). So I actually have my hair down and I used colour eyeshadow instead of my usual neutral brown and beige. Hope you all have a lovely evening planned, and here's to a great 2014!!
Sorry for the quality!! My shirt is from Smart Set, and my purse is from Ebay (of course!)
I'm just wearing basic skinnies from Bluenotes.
I love the pattern of this shirt! I got it for a steal on Boxing Day :)
I used my Urban Decay palette for this look. The products are listed below :)  
Here's what I used:

-Hervana blush from Benefit
-Urban Decay Primer Potion
-Avon Infinitize mascara
-"Ransom" and "Scratch" from my Urban Decay palette
-Palladio eyeshadow in "Champagne" (for my brow bone)
-MAC eyeshodow in "Charcoal Brown" to fill my eyebrows
-Marcelle BB cream in "Light to Medium"
-Maybelline Fit Me powder in 135

Thanks for reading!! xo 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner Review ♥

Hello loves :) The Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliners are my absolute favourite eyeliners, so I decided to post a quick review for you. I love them for their quality and affordability! Sometimes they will go for as cheap as $1.99 each when they are on sale, how amazing is that?? 

Just a subtle line at the base of my lashes makes them look much fuller :)

They glide on the eyes smoothly, and I've noticed very little crumbling or breaking after I sharpen them. They also do not transfer on to your upper eyelids when you blink (I HATE THAT!). The Glimmersticks eyeliners from Avon are slightly smoother but they do transfer, and I just can't deal with worrying if I look like a mess and checking myself in the mirror all day long!

Here are swatches of my favourite colours, from top to bottom: "Eggplant", "Charcoal", and "Midnight Blue".

The one on the right is full size :) They last me about 3 months, but 
I don't wear them every single day!

Have you tried these eyeliners yet?? Thanks for reading! xo

Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got for Christmas 2013 :)

Hello loves! Here is a quick post to show you some of the lovely presents "Santa" brought for me this holiday season! I am not trying to show off, I just enjoy seeing this type of post so why not post it myself as well :) 
My mom wanted a table tree this year :) 
New scarf! 
Holiday scented candles from PartyLite! 
"Sweater" mug filled with goodies 
More goodies! 
Ciaté foil manicure kit! I will definitely have a review on this once I use it :) 
Hello Kitty eyeliner pencil! 
Bamboo gift set from Fruits and Passion! 
Here is what's inside :) 
ScentGlow wax warmer from PartyLite with yummy wax wheels :) 
Maxi dress from Forever 21! 
Super cozy sleep sweater from Forever 21 :) 
Adorable Forever 21 pj pants :) 
Forever 21 leggings :)

I hope everyone had a lovely and safe holiday with their families! Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Christmas Tag ♥

1. Do you prefer a real Christmas tree or synthetic? A synthetic one :) Easier to clean up!! 

2. You're in a coffee shop, it's December, what do you order? Any kind of holiday drink. I love trying them all. My favourite is the peppermint mocha from Starbucks but I do enjoy a lot of the holiday drinks at Timothy's :)

3. What's your favourite colour scheme for decorating the tree? I really like white trees full of pink and gold decorations!! #barbielicious

4. Giving or receiving? Giving :) Shopping for presents and imagining people's reactions is so fun! But I do love to receive gifts as well ;)

5. To mince pie or not to? I've never had mince meat to be honest. I do love tourtière if that counts?

6. What's your traditional Christmas lunch? Crackers with brie and paté de foie gras, with veggies and dip!
7. Christmas day fashion? CASUAL! Last year I wore a huge sweater and red skinnies, but most of the time I stick to my pjs :)
8. What's your favourite Christmas song? Any version of sleigh bells :)

9. What's your favourite Christmas film? The Grinch with Jim Carrey ♥

10. Open presents before or after lunch? When I was little it was always before, but lately my family sleeps in.  

Thanks Izzy for giving me the idea for this tag! Check out hers here

I tag Amber, Julz, and Lucie :) Feel free to tag yourself of course!! :) xo

Monday, 2 December 2013

November: What I've Been Up To :)

Hello loves!! I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks November has gone by really fast. I'm really excited for December and the holidays!! I will get a little over a week off from work and I'm planning on being really lazy, watching movie after movie on Netflix ;)

So what have I been up to this November?? I decorated my room for Christmas :) My mom still hasn't decorated the rest of the house and to be honest each year she puts up less and less décor... When I move out to my own place I will GO BIG just you wait and see hahaha!!
(Yes I am in love with South Park... #unhealthyobsession)

It didn't really snow until the end of November. Now we have a decent coat on the ground.  Christmas just wouldn't be the same without it!!
I'm also almost done my Christmas shopping! I have presents stashed in every drawer and every crack in my closet! Soon it will be time to wrap them, that's my favorite part!! :)
Happy December and thanks for reading :) xo

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

OOTD: Snakeskin Print Dress ♥

Hello loves :) Here is just a quick outfit I wear to work quite often. I purchased this dress from Fairweather at the beginning of fall. I can't remember the exact price but it was a bargain!! I love dresses, they are so fun to wear (and easy to throw on when you wake up late)!!
I love to wear this dress with a tight bun and big earrings :)

Thanks for reading :) xo

Sunday, 24 November 2013

NOTD: New Sephora Formula X Nail Polish!!

Hello boo bears!! I was browsing Sephora the other day and I came across the new Formula X for Sephora line of nail polishes.  I have never heard of Formula X before, and as I discovered from reading the bottle, it's actually a UK brand! I picked up a glittery red since the holidays are coming up :) Here is my attempt at chevron nails: 
This polish is from the old Sephora by OPI line, in "I Only Shop Vintage".
Here is Formula X for Sephora in "Atom + Eve" (What a cute name!!)

I was a bit disappointed with the Formula X polish since 2 of my nails chipped within one day. However I think I am partly to blame, since I ended up doing a pretty thick coat to get the chevron look. Maybe if I only used one coat of "Atom + Eve" over another red polish as a base it could last longer?? I was very impressed with the wide range of colors the line had to offer!! Go check out these polishes if you haven't already :)

Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Fall OOTD: Skater Skirt and Cardigan ♥

Hello lovelies :) I just wanted to share a quick ootd with you :) I wore this to work a little while ago :)

Skirt: Giant Tiger!! #noshameinmygame
Cardigan: Fairweather
Tank top: Suzy Shier 
I have an unhealthy obsession with this black headband... it's from Forever 21. 
My owl necklace is from Forever 21. 
My heart earrings are from... you guessed it, Forever 21!!!

Thanks for reading!! xo

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Dressy Fall OOTD for Work!!

Hello loves!! I loooove me a blazer. I found this cute cropped blazer at Forever 21. I got it for a steal during a recent online sale. Here I paired it with a black pencil skirt from Ricki's (which I've had forever!). Hope you enjoy :)
This blazer has SUPER shoulder padding! My tank top is from Suzy Shier (it's just a basic ribbed tank).
Messy bun, of course. 
My floral necklace is also from Forever 21. It wasn't on sale, but c'mon, when is Forever 21 expensive?

I think this blazer would also look adorable over a dress. Thanks for reading!! xo

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Nail Trend: Try A Second Color Inside!!

Hello loves :) I saw this super cute idea in Loulou magazine. If your nails are long enough, try painting the inside of your nails with a contrasting polish for a fun look.  Here is my take on it:

 I used a dark blue polish from Forever 21 that already had glitter in it. 
I painted the inside with Orly's "Geen Apple".
I really love this trend!! It is a bit difficult to paint the
 inside of your nails; you need a really thin brush.
For an extra pop I wore this bright blue ring from Ardene.

Thanks for reading!! xo

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Weekend OOTD: Denim Shirt ♥

Hello loves :) I just wanted to share a quick ootd with you!! This outfit is perfect for shopping or having lunch with friends.  Hope you enjoy!
Denim shirt: Forever 21
Cardigan: American Apparel (I've had it since I started uni!)
Jeans: Bluenotes 
  I purchased this denim shirt from Forever 21 about a month ago.  They were having 
a HUGE sale! I believe I only paid $8.50 for it.  I love the plaid and faux leather details.
I paired the jeans on jeans look with a messy bun (which I've been wearing a lot lately, I've been lazy!)

Thanks for reading!! xo

Friday, 1 November 2013

October: What I've Been Up To :)

Hello loves!! I had a fun October but it went by super fast!! I seriously cannot believe Christmas is coming soon. I feel like time is going so much faster for me now that I am done uni, I guess that's how working life goes! Here are some photos from the month:
I have been loving the weather and scenery :) 
Here is just a random fotd from a Saturday. I had time to do a cat eye ♥ 
A random notd from October: purple-pink fade out with navy polka dots! 
(not at all fall colours, but on well) 
I have been SERIOUSLY obsessed with South Park this month!! I never used to really like it, 
but now that I gave it a chance I can't get enough! It's very silly (but who doesn't enjoy toilet
 humour every now and then?). I really enjoy the satires of society, they make you think! Image credit here 
I was very lazy this Halloween and didn't dress up. I wore mostly black and "decorated" myself with
 a spider garland. Sorry for the crap picture quality, I borrowed this from my Instagram!

I hope you all had a fab October :) Thanks for reading!! xo