Mini Drugstore Haul

posted on: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Maybelline Blushing Beige and Ravishing Rose

Maybelline Colour Tattoo, 09 Nude Compliment

Essie, Find me an Oasis | Nails Inc., Porchester Square | L'oreal, Tangerine Crush

So I wouldn't technically call this a haul because I didn't buy all these items all at once. I'm the type of person who usually only buys one item at a time. If I'm out getting groceries or running errands and I see a sale or a deal I will usually pick up one thing, and that's how this little collection accumulated. I grabbed a lipstick and a colour tattoo from the Maybelline limited edition Dare To Go Nude spring collection, a lipstick from the Maybelline Buffs collection, and then three nail polishes that I thought would be nice for spring and summer. When I saw that Nails Inc. Porchester Square was on sale it was a must buy for me. I have seen so many rave reviews of it, and I love the colour. I'm also a sucker for Maybelline Colour Tattoos, so as soon as I saw the Dare To Go Nude display I knew I couldn't resist. There were four new colour tattoos on the display, but the colour Nude Compliment was the only one that appealed to me.

So there you have it. A little collection of my recent purchases.

xo Ashley

Sunday Link Love #2

posted on: Sunday, April 20, 2014

Here is my second instalment of links that I've been loving from the blogosphere over the last couple of weeks.  

First of all, I was going to share this post by Brittany of Life, Set Sail, because I love her Bobbi Brown lip colour and need that t-shirt from Aritzia, but then she posted today about a new online magazine that she will be writing for, and I decided I also needed to share that! The magazine is called A Little Opulent and is by bloggers for blogger. You can find Brittany's post about it here

I'm loving the Manicure Monday posts from Sharon of Under The Blush, and although I'm not too great at nail art, I'm thinking that I could actually do this polka dot manicure

Anna of Vivianna Does Makeup wrote a post, The Tale of Going Barefaced, which I loved. 

This Marbled MacBook DIY by Linda of The Mavric is amazing! I might have to try this DIY for myself. 

And finally, this post on the Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure by Coco of The Beauty Milk, because I have been obsessing over this blush since it was released. 

Easter Nail Polish

L'oreal Le Pastille and Sweet Lilac
I feel like every spring my love of nail polish is renewed. Over the last couple weeks I've been getting back into nail polish and have picked up a couple new shades for spring. I noticed a L'oreal display with a few different pastel colours and two speckled nail polishes and I fell in love with the pale pale lilac and the pink with black speckles. What I love about these nail polishes is that they are so pale they are almost white! I thought these two colours would be the perfect combination for the Easter weekend.

What colours are you wearing on your nails this spring?

Pastel Peplum

posted on: Saturday, April 19, 2014

 I wore this outfit to a wedding shower last weekend. I love the fact that this shirt has a slight peplum feel to it, but it still has movement and flow to it. This is one of my purchases from my phoenix trip. When I was shopping with my friend Lindsay in Phoenix we thought it would be a good "therapist" shirt. I think it's kind of funny that one of the first things I started thinking about once I found an internship for the fall was how to start developing my "therapist" wardrobe. I think the fun thing about clothing and personal style is that it can be a creative way to represent your personality and different aspects of your life. 

Outfit Details
Danier leather jacket
Loft silk shirt
dress pants ℅ Joe Fresh
Joe Fresh necklace
Fossil watch
Coach shoes

Photos by my little sister

Coral, Peach, & Orange for Spring

posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

It is currently still snowing here in Calgary, so I thought I would do a spring related post to get myself in the spring mood. One range of colours that I cannot resist are corals, peaches, and oranges. The urge to collect anything in this colour range drastically increases for me each spring. In the past I have definitely leaned more towards corals, but this year I am opening up more to orange. Back in February at the Holts Spring Trends talk with Lisa Tant, Lisa mentioned that orange was a hot colour this spring, especially for lips. I'm definitely on board with this trend. Here are a few of the coral, peach, and orange lip and nail products that I have been gravitating towards so far this spring.

Last spring I wore the Revlon lip butter in Juicy Papaya, Revlon lipstick in Siren, and MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Coral Bliss to death. So far this year I have been obsessed with Bourjois Color Boost in Peach on the Beach, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #14, and NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie.  I also really love Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Kiss Me Coral. Another Revlon find is their matte lipstick in Smoked Peach. Although this lipstick is matte I find it still has a bit of sheen to it, which I like. I also think that the Rimmel Apocalips in Steller is a nice version of a pink coral for spring. Finally, my Quo Luminous Gloss stick. It was my first venture into pencil lip products, and I still really like it. It's nice for a sheer wash of colour.

For Nails I have a post coming up featuring my Gosh nail polish in Miss Sweety, and I can foresee myself wearing L'oreal Tangerine Crush many times in the upcoming months.

What are your favourite coral, peach, or orange lip and nail products?