Cable Knit & Mosaic Diamonds

posted on: Saturday, December 27, 2014

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can't believe this year is almost over and that New Years Eve is just around the corner! I'm on a break from school and my internship right now and it has been so nice to visit and spend the holidays with family.

This is the outfit I wore on Christmas Eve. Usually I dress up a little more but this year I decided to go for comfort and wear a cozy sweater, black jeans, and a gigantic blanket scarf. 

Outfit Details
Cable knit sweater* and wide brim hat* (similar) from Joe Fresh
Jeffrey Campbell boots

Photos by my little sister

xo Ashley

Holiday Glitter Nail Polish

posted on: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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I'm starting to get quite the collection of glitter nail polishes so I thought I would share the three polishes that I will be wearing this holiday season. 

Last year I received Essie On A Silver Platter as a Christmas gift and had to wear it immediately. I had to break it out again this year and wore it last week over top Essie Master Plan. On a Silver Platter is described as a gold polish with violet and antique silver holographic glitter. Next up is Essie Jazzy Jubilant. I'm currently wearing this polish over Revlon's Gel Envy polish in Up The Ante. I think this combination would be really fun for New Years as well. Jazzy Jubilant is a confetti-like glitter polish from the Luxeffect collection. Essie describes this polish as space-age glamour. Finally, I have been saving Essie Summit of Style for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Summit of Style is a bronze glitter polish that is also from the Luxeffects collection. I'm still deciding on what to polish to pair it with. I was thinking Essie Cocktail Bling, Urban Jungle, or even maybe a red. 

Let me know what polish would you pair Summit of Style with!

xo Ashley

Double Plaid and Ray Ban Sunglasses

posted on: Saturday, December 20, 2014

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I was recently asked to style a pair of glasses from Smart Buy Glasses for the holidays. Although there is a large selection of sunglasses and glasses on the website, it didn't take me long to pick out a pair to style. I have had my mind on a pair of Ray Bans for ages, but just couldn't decide on a style. I decided to browse the Christmas Gift Guides on the website for inspiration and noticed a category for the "Retro Gal". Of course there were a few pairs of Ray Bans in the retro gift guide. I hadn't really looked into the Meteor style before, but I immediately fell for them. Before I decided on the Ray Ban's I was also tempted to grab the Burberry glasses in the style BE2144, which is a style I already own. Smart Buy Glasses has them in a violet shade and I already knew that I adored these glasses, so I was tempted to just grab another pair. In the end I decided to go with the Meteor sunnies, and I am so happy with them! I was also really impressed with how quick my sunglasses shipped to me! If you are like me and are nowhere near finished Christmas shopping and are buying for someone who has sunglasses on their wish list, I suggest checking out Smart Buy Glasses.

On another note, I have gone a little overboard with the plaid, but I just couldn't help but pair my two favourite plaid pieces together for this look. This scarf is seriously so cozy and warm, and I am loving that both the scarf and shirt have mixed prints. The nails don't exactly go with the outfit, but I had to try out the Essie polish in Jazzy Jubilant. I am loving glitter nails for the holidays, and I couldn't resist picking it up when I stopped by Shoppers Drug Mart the others day and noticed the Essie polishes were on sale. 

Outfit Details
scarf*, plaid shirt* and boots from Joe Fresh
Faux leather panel skirt via Front Row Shop
Essie Luxeffects nail polish in Jazzy Jubilant
Revlon Gel Envy nail polish in Up the Antes

xo Ashley

Maybelline | Colour Tattoo Leather

posted on: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The Maybelline Leather Colour Tattoos have been out for quite a while now and I've been meaning to review the two that I own. The colours that I picked up are #80 Creamy Beige and #95 Chocolate Suede. My favourite of the two is Creamy Beige. This colour is just a really nice base colour under eyeshadows. Chocolate Suede tends to apply a little patchy compared to the other Colour Tattoos I own, but if you blend it out with a brush then it's fine. I  always blend out my Colour Tattoos with my Sephora Pro Cream Shadow brush (#28), which evens out the colour and softens the edges beautifully. Once these shadows set they are budge proof all day and really extend the wear of any eyeshadow you wear on top. I love wearing these two Colour Tattoos with my Make Up Forever Trio and the Naked2 Basics Palette. I've seen these described at matte but I wouldn't say they are matte. They lean more on the matte side then some of the other Colour Tattoos, but there is still some shimmer running through them, with Chocolate Suede having more shimmer then Creamy Beige. 

Have you tried the Leather Effect Colour Tattoos? Which colour tattoo is your favourite?

xo Ashley

L'Oreal Pure Reds | Blake

posted on: Saturday, December 13, 2014

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So I wanted the L'Oreal Blake lipstick the second I heard about it on UK blogs and YouTube channels.  I not-so-patiently waited for its release in Canada, and the second I heard that The Pure Reds Collection had hit drugstores I went in search for it. The Blake shade from the Pure Reds Collection is described as a pure ruby red with a matte finish and hydrating texture. I'm really loving the colour and texture of this lipstick, and the matte finish isn't too drying like some matte lipsticks can be. I think this lipstick is also perfect for the holiday season.

What do you think of the L'Oreal Pure Reds Collection? Which reds are your favourites?

xo Ashley


posted on: Friday, December 12, 2014

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Somehow it completely slipped my mind that I had these photos until now. I feel like these photos were taken ages ago. I decided I should post them before fall becomes too much of a distant memory. Also, I really need to get back into the swing of things with outfit photos.

This little velvet dress is pretty short for me, so I decided to layer it over top my faux leather leggings, then throw a light sweater overtop the dress. I realize now that this whole outfit, minus the boots, is from Aritzia.

Outfit Details
T. Babaton velvet dress
T. Babaton sweater
Wilfred Free faux leather leggings
Talula Trooper jacket
Gap boots

xo Ashley

Three Favourite Face Masks

posted on: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

These three face products have quickly become my favourite masks, and they are especially great for the winter months!

Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm*
I was initially just using this product as a balm cleanser/makeup remover before bed, but lately I have applying a thicker layer and leaving it on for around 15 minutes as a hydrating mask, then removing it with a muslin cloth. You can also just use a little bit of the product as a moisturizer. I adore this beauty balm because it had so many different uses and I think the scent is really soothing and calming.  I especially love that I can use it as a mask during the winter months to help keep my skin hydrated.

Skoah Aha Mask* and Skoah Hydradew Mask*
I have typically been using these masks one after the other. I use the Aha Mask in the evening and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes and then apply the Hydradew Mask afterwards and leave it on over night. The Aha Mask is a gentle exfoliant and keeps my skin smooth, while the Hydradew Mask helps my skin stay hydrated.

I feel the combination of using these three masks has been working pretty well for me and my skin. It had been a lot more hydrated then I remember it during previous winters.

What products do you use to keep your skin smooth and hydrated during the winter?

xo Ashley

Rimmel | Lip Liner in Eastend Snob

posted on: Friday, December 5, 2014

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I love finding new lip product combinations. Lately I've been loving Rimmel lip liners, and especially loving the liner in the colour Eastend Snob. Eastend Snob is a mauve pink colour and has a matte finish. One of the combinations that I have been loving with this lip liner is using it with the NYX lipstick in Thalia. The combination gives a nice pinkish-nude colour. I cannot remember where/when I first came across the Rimmel liner in Eastend Snob, but lately I have been seeing it pop up on quite a few blogs, so I thought I would chime in with one of the ways I've been using it. 

Do you use lip liners? What are your favourite lip liners and lip product combinations?

xo Ashley