For my manicure this week I decided to do some subtle polka dots! I used the Pantone Colour of the Year - Radiant Orchid - to create these pretty spring nails! The polishes I used were Julep Rae as the main colour and Essie Under Where? for the dots. I topped it off with Seche Vite and that's it! I love how this manicure turned out. It's subtle but still really cute!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent most of it working but I still managed to get out and enjoy the nicer weather we had! Here are a few things I did this week!
1. I got a couple of plants today! I got them for my desk at my internship since it's kind of bare but I love them, they're so cute!
2. I took this picture today when I was at Lowe's with my mom picking out some plants. I love all the greenery and colours there!
3. I also got some Menchie's today! It was very colourful today with cotton candy and Lucky Charm's flavoured fro-yo with Froot Loops, Clodhoppers, sprinkles, and a sour watermelon to top it off! So yummy!
4. My March Julep Maven box came in this week! Keep an eye out for a post about it this week!
5. A picture of my nails this week - I loved this colour so much! It's OPI Toucan Do It If You Try from the new Brazil collection.
6. This is a piece I designed for fun this week. The left is my quick sketch of my idea for it and the right is the final piece I made! It's featuring lyrics from the song Lonely Girl by Tonight Alive!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Above: I have been obsessed with Lily Melrose's fashion blog lately. She has my ideal style! / I love this fresh take on a cat eye! / How cute are these foxes? / I really want a pair of chelsea boots!
Below: This garden looks like paradise right about now. / This illustration is too cute. The Good Charlotte lyrics make me feel super nostalgic too. / Who didn't love the Oscars selfie? / These cacti cupcakes are amazing!
Thursday, March 6, 2014
One of my favourite trends for Spring/Summer this year is black and white. I love that dressing in black and white is going to be a trend because I wear a lot of it already, especially during the winter, so I'm excited to carry it out into spring too! Dressing in black and white is so easy because everything matches! You can be bold and mix patterns if you're careful, or wear solids to break it up a bit. Above are some black and white outfits I found on my Instagram and as you can see, I wear it a lot!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It's been a while since I've made an order from ELF, so when I noticed I was running low on a couple things from them a few weeks ago I decided to make another order! ELF products aren't sold in stores in Canada really, though you can find the odd product here and there in Winners or Marshall's. I prefer shopping online for ELF products though as there's usually a good coupon code to use or something and it's a good chance to try some new products!
The two main products I was sure to get were the Studio Brow Kit in Medium and the Essentials Wet Gloss Last & Brow Clear Mascara. I use both of these products every day for my brows and was running quite low on both of them! The brow kit has a tinted wax and a powder in it, and I use the wax first and set it with the powder. I then comb through my brows with the clear mascara to set them in place! I love both of these products and for a combined $4 it really can't be beat.
I also picked up a Studio Blush in Tickled Pink. I have one other Studio Blush and I really wanted to try another! I've only used this once so far but it's a really pretty light pink shimmery blush!
I got the Studio High Definition Powder since it is a very commonly talked about product from ELF. I've used it twice now and I am impressed with how matte it keeps my skin, but I'm not a fan of how it makes my foundation look when I apply it on top. I'm going to continue trying it out though and maybe I'll come up with an application technique that works for me.
Another new product for me that I got was the Studio Maximum Coverage Concealer in Porcelain. I have yet to try this but it looks like it might be a little too dark/yellow for me. I'll give it a try though and see how it goes!
On a whim I decided to try the Studio Daily Brush Cleanser for spot cleaning my brushes in between washes. I haven't really used this one yet either but I'll be testing it out soon!
As a girl who wears a lot of bright and/or dark lipstick, I thought the Studio Lip Lock Pencil might come in handy for me. I don't usually have a problem with lip products feathering on me but this might be a little extra preventative step for me just in case.
I got a couple products from the Essentials Tools line, the Eyebrow Stencil Kit and the Shine Eraser. The Eyebrow Stencil Kit I got just because I was curious about it since I've never used brow stencils before. Unfortunately all of the stencils in the kit were too narrow for my fuller brows. I got the Shine Eraser as well which are blotting sheets. I tend to get a bit oily in my T-zone throughout the day so I thought these might come in handy!
The last thing I got was the Studio Flawless Concealer Brush. I have one of these already but I absolutely love it so I picked up another. This, just like its name suggests, applies and blends concealer flawlessly. It works for under the eyes or on blemishes. It's super soft and fluffy and softly blends concealer into the skin. I use the one I have every day and sometimes get lazy with washing it so that's why I picked up another!
Have you tried any of these products from ELF? What were your thoughts on them?
And do you have any favourites from ELF? I'd love to know!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I recently updated my nail polish storage from the little nail polish shelf I made a DIY on a couple of years ago, to an over-the-door shoe organizer! I got this idea from one of missglamorazzi's YouTube videos from a while ago showing her nail polish collection and storage. My collection has long since outgrown the nail polish shelf I made and I figured this would be a nice organized way to keep my collection that is also out of the way but easily accessible!
I organized my collection by colour, and not by brand, because when looking for a nail polish I'm not typically looking for a specific brand. I love the way it looks being organized by colour as well!
Click on below and I'll show you more in-depth of how they're all sorted!
Monday, March 3, 2014
I can not believe it's already March. And yet, we're still stuck with all this horrible winter weather. I read today that Toronto had its coldest winter in 25 years this year and was on Extreme Cold Weather Alert for 32 days. Yeah, it has not been fun. Everywhere you look in stores now though all you see is fun stuff for spring and summer and I'm so ready for the weather to warm up. Here are some things I'd like to get my hands on this month!
1 // I really love these midi rings from Forever 21. They look super cute stacked but would look great on their own as well! I love the idea of wearing a ton of small dainty rings.
2 // This polka dot skater skirt is so cute. I love wearing skater skirts year-round and I'd love to have a polka dot one!
3 // I love this doughnut tee! Because who wouldn't want to wear doughnuts with sprinkles on their shirt?
4 // This teal triangle necklace is so pretty! It's a smaller way of wearing a statement necklace and I love the look of it.
5 // These high waisted shorts would be great to pair with cropped tees in the spring and summer!
6 // I've had MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle on my makeup wishlist for so long, I'm thinking I'll probably end up buying it soon!
7 // I was in Sephora yesterday and swatched this Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Cougar on my hand and the colour was the prettiest bright pink! I haven't heard much about these lipsticks but I might have to give this one a try!
8 // This ivory pouch would be great to carry in place of a purse if you don't need to have many things with you! I've never owned a clutch but it's something I'd like to look into getting!
9 // The Everlasting Love Liquid Lipsticks by Kat Von D at Sephora look so amazing. I'm obsessed with the one in Jeffree!
1. Midi rings // 2. Polka dot skirt // 3. Doughnut tee // 4. Triangle necklace // 5. High waisted shorts // 6. MAC Soft and Gentle // 7. Sephora lipstick // 8. Midsize clutch // 9. Kat Von D liquid lipstick