Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette

posted on: Sunday, February 22, 2015

I received this amazing Tarte Park Ave Princess Contour Palette as a gift from my mom back during Christmas and I have been using it nearly everyday since! I've been switching up my blush (because I have too many blushes that I love), but I have been leaning towards using the bronzer and the highlighter in this palette most days. The bronzer is great because it is matte, and the blush and highlighter are just beautiful. The colours that come in the palette are the bronzer in Park Ave Princess, blush in Posh, and highlighter in Champagne Gold. 

Have you tried the Park Ave Princess Contour Palette? What's your favourite Tarte product? I'd also love to hear your suggestions for my next Tarte blush purchase! 

xo Ashley

knits, lace, and polka dots

posted on: Friday, February 6, 2015

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This is an outfit I threw together last weekend when I took my sister shopping for her birthday. I was running a little late to pick up my sister, so it was super easy to throw on this sweater and be ready to go! I love that the sweater has this lace layer already attached! It was also pretty snowy and cold so I had to grab a cozy scarf to stay warm.

I also wanted to mention that I am completely head of heals for this Daniel Wellington watch! If you have had your eye on one, you can get 15% off of your purchase of a Daniel Wellington watch with the code 'lionslacelattes' until Feb. 15th!

Outfit Details
Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles Lace Trim Sweater
Target polka dot jeans
Joe Fresh boots
Aerie scarf (similar)
Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady Watch

Photos by my little sister

Make Up For Ever | Give In To Me Collection

posted on: Monday, February 2, 2015

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By now you all know that I am quite a big fan of Make Up For Ever. I don't think I've tried a product by the brand that I haven't loved. So, it will come as no surprise when I say I am absolutely loving the limited edition Give In To Me face and eyes collection. The makeup set is based off of the makeup worn by the character Ana from the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Whether you check out the limited edition makeup set because you are a fan of the book/movie or a fan of the brand, the value of this set is incredible! In it you get four artist shadows (Pink Ivory, Taupe Grey, Silver Brown, and Reptile), the Smoky Extravagant Mascara a Lab Shine lipgloss in D14, the Graphic Eyeliner, and a Rouge Artist Natural lipstick in N4. 

Instructions to create three looks from the movie come with face and eyes collection, with makeup tips right from Victoria Dawn, the head of the makeup department on set of Fifty Shades of Grey. There are also countless other ways you can create makeup looks with this collection. I've already been playing around with the eyeshadows quite a bit and am loving the versatility of the eyeshadow quad! 

If you love Make Up For Ever you should definitely check out this set, and if you are interested I'll be posting up some makeup looks using this set soon!


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder | Dim Light

posted on: Sunday, January 25, 2015

I took these photos way back when I first bought the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. This is seriously one of my favourite beauty products and I will definitely repurchase it when I run out. Dim light is described as a finishing powder that has a neutral peach-beige colour with a perfect balance of warm and cool tones to blur imperfections. I think it's a really versatile powder and is just beautiful. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I use this powder a lot because I have hit pan. I have noticed that if I use this powder with a dense brush then it doesn't look great, but if I dust it lightly all over my face with a large fluffy brush it creates a soft-focus effect that I love.

Do you use any of the Ambient Lighting Powders? Which ones are your favourites?

xo Ashley

Lately Vol. 16

posted on: Saturday, January 17, 2015

I realized I haven't done a lately post in a few months, so I thought I would write a little update. Things have been really busy around here and I haven't been posting on the blog as consistently as I was before the new year. These next few months of school and internship are amping up and I have been spending most of my spare time reading, studying, or writing. I'm really enjoying my counselling internship, but I am also looking forward to June when I graduate! To balance out the lack of blog posts I've been trying to post more often on my Instagram account. I've mostly been posting daily outfits and daily makeup. I have also been wanting to start up a YouTube channel and have a page set up but haven't been able to film a video yet. I have been thinking that I would do monthly favourites and attempt some "get ready with me" videos. Let me know what kinds of videos you'd like to see! 

So that's pretty much what's new with me! Please bear with me as I adjust to my new school schedule for the next couple months. I'm hoping to get back to a more regular and consistent posting schedule soon! In the mean time check out my photos on Instagram.

xo Ashley