Wednesday, 28 September 2016

OOTD: Autumn Knits & Plaid Details

Hello lovelies! Over the weekend Simon and I went for a nice little trek on a bike path in a woodsy area. We ventured off the path for a bit and almost got lost! The weather at this time of year is my favorite: it's still enjoyable but cool enough for sweaters. This knit sweater from H&M is very light and perfect for fall. It was also a bargain at $15.00!
Sweater: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Scrunchie: Ardene
Earrings: Joe Fresh
Boots: Jessica

Happy sweater weather and thanks for stopping by! xo

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Rainy Weekend OOTD

Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Urban Planet
Boots: Jessica

Hello friends! I picked up this sweater from H&M a few months ago and I've been waiting for the weather to cool down to wear it. It's super simple and I love the little slogan on it. Sometimes in life, when things don't go our way, it's important to remember the one thing we always have control over is our attitude. Staying positive will make any rough situation a lot easier to deal with. I find it so ironic that it rained on the day I planned to take these outfit of the day pictures... I had to put the "stay positive" slogan into practice!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Monday, 12 September 2016

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation

Hello lovely readers! I purchased the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation in early spring. This foundation contains a comfort serum and claims to be full coverage, so I was really intrigued. I used it for about two weeks and really didn't like it. It left my skin looking super shiny after only a few hours, even though I set it with a mattifying powder. My skin was very oily at the time, so I decided to set it aside and give it another try in the future. Fast forward a few months later, and my skin is now very dry from soaking up the sun all summer (and from too much benzoyl peroxide!). I decided it was a good time to try this foundation again. I can now say that I really enjoy it! The comfort serum really helps keep my dry skin soothed, and my face stays matte for a good 8 hours. The trick to applying this foundation is to follow the "less is more" rule: I get a much better result when I apply only a little bit in the areas I need to conceal, gently blending it in with my fingers. I use it more like a concealer than a foundation. When I apply it all over my face with a brush or a sponge, I find it feels a bit too heavy.

Have you tried the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour foundation? Thanks for reading! xo

Monday, 5 September 2016

Weekend Adventures

Hi friends! Simon and I spent the long weekend at my parents' cottage. We were blessed to have gorgeous weather for all three days. We visited a few different beaches along Lake Ontario, including one that is only accessible by boat! I wanted to share some pictures with you:

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara

Hi loves! The Lash Trifecta is the first mascara I've tried from Milani. I'm a big fan of their lipsticks and blushes, so I wanted to give one of their mascaras a go. I chose the Lash Trifecta because I really like how the name sounds, and I was drawn to the pretty blue packaging. The formula is slightly on the drier side, but definitely not too dry. What I love about this product is the brush: it's curved and coats all my lashes so easily. There is a spiky ball on the end of the brush which works great for my lower lashes. I haven't had any problems with flaking or smudging. Big thumbs up from me, Milani!

Have you tried any Milani mascaras? Thanks for stopping by! xo