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?

Recent Pins #1

posted on: Thursday, April 17, 2014

(From left to right: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
I thought I would start a new series where I share some of my recent pins on Pinterest. Here is a look at what I've been pinning lately. I love the two pairs of sandals that I pinned, and would be so thrilled if I could find similar pairs! I also need to look for that Joe Fresh lip product in the bottom corner! I guess it's a tinted lip balm in the colour Kiss and I just think the colour looks so pretty for spring.

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FOTD #4 | Lorac Pro

posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014



I'm here with another Face of The Day post. I was really excited to test out the Lorac Pro palette, and I liked how this look turned out, so I had to snap some photos. I decided to go for a day-time smokey eye and use the pinks and purples from the eyeshadow palette. Because it was a day-time look I opted out of wearing eyeliner. I've actually been going through a phase where I hardly ever wear eyeliner anymore, and only occasionally wear it when if I'm going out at night.

Specifically, for the eyeshadows I used the matte Light Pink all over the lid, the matte Mauve colour in the crease, and worked a little into the lower lash line with a pencil brush. I then used Deep Purple in the outer v. I think next time I do a look like this I will drag the Deep Purple colour over more of the outer lid, and maybe up higher in the outer crease. I tend to always end up doing smokey-eye looks where you can only see it when my eyes are closed. I need to work on that. I also used the shimmery Nude shade along the brow bone.

Lately I have been really loving the combination of my Bobbi Brown Corrector and the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Hightlighting Concealer together. The corrector covers up my dark circles perfectly, while the highlighting concealer brightens up my eye area. I  am still really loving my Healthy Mix Serum gel foundation from Bourjois as well.

I decided to wear the Revlon blush in Wine Not*  and I like how it worked with this look. I applied it fairly lightly so the colour didn't overpower my face and take away from the eyes. I forgot to photograph the lipstick that I was wearing, but it was Revlon Super Lustrous Shine lipstick in Pink Cognito.

So thats the look!


* PR sample sent for consideration 

LORAC Pro Palette

posted on: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I've heard so many great reviews of the Lorac Pro Palette, so while I was in Arizona I had track it down and check it out for myself. I swatched a couple of the colours in store and fell in love, so I had to get it. The shadows are so buttery and smooth and the colours in the palette are all very wearable and great for both day and evening looks. My favourite thing about this palette is that the entire top row consists of matte shadows, while the bottom row contains shimmery shadows. The shadows are described as "velvety-smooth… infused with botanicals and are ultra pigmented to perform wet or dry". I like how sleek the packaging is as well, and I also like the magnetic closure. The one thing that is a little annoying is how quickly and easily the packaging gets scuffed up and dirty. I haven't used the palette too many times so far, but from what I have used of it, I'm liking it a lot. I did noticed a bit of fall out throughout the day from a couple of the shadows, but I found that when I used a primer like the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base the shadows stayed in place better. The palette also came with a travel-sized version of the Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, but I haven't tried this out yet. 

Have you tried the Lorac Pro palette?