Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Favourites!

Hey everyone! I thought I would share some of my monthly favourites with you this month! I know I do Friday Favourites posts weekly, but usually they're more of things I find around the internet that I find interesting. In my monthly favourites I'll share some beauty and other things I've been using a lot that month!

These are some things I love this month! I forgot to include one item in this shot of everything, but you'll see it later on in this post.

My first favourite is this L'Oreal Paris Futur-e Moisturizer. I've been using this for a few months and I really love it. I use it every morning after I wash my face and before I apply my foundation. It does a great job of moisturizing my face without making it greasy or oily at all. It also has SPF 15 which I love! I used to have quite a few dry patches on my face, but since I've been using this moisturizer they've been gone!

This next product is something I've been hearing so much in the beauty community lately and had to try out. It's the NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny! It's the perfect shade for my complexion and isn't orangey at all. It's completely matte too so I use it for contouring!

I posted about this quad back when I got it, and it's the Revlon Colorstay quad in Adventurous! This quad has four shades that are absolutely perfect for fall, and I've been wearing shadows from it almost every day this month! Check out swatches I did here!

Next is my favourite fall nail polish, Just A Little Rosti At This by OPI. It's a gorgeous creamy dark burgundy colour. I got this last fall and it spent the majority of the season on my nails. I haven't worn it in a while because it's not so much a summer shade, but this month I've started wearing it again and I absolutely love it.

This is another polish that I love in the fall. It's Eiffel For This Color by OPI. This is a nail polish that I actually found in my mom's cabinet last year and I've kind of taken it haha. She doesn't really wear nail polish though. This is just a really, really dark purple with very subtle shimmer.

This is the product I forgot to include in the photo of everything above, but I couldn't just leave it out of the post. This product is Pantene's Detangler Spray. I got this earlier this month because whenever I try to brush my hair when it's wet from the shower, it is always so tangled and so difficult to get a brush through. This spray has definitely helped a ton though and now I can't imagine not ever using it!

I couldn't really make a favourites post and not include my fall Bath & Body Works candles! These are in the scents Farmstand Apple and Autumn. I've been burning one of these candles on almost a daily basis lately and I love how they can fill a room with a warm, cozy fall scent.

The last thing in my favourites this month is a book, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I haven't finished the book yet, but I'm almost done and I'm loving it! I can't wait to see the movie hopefully in the next week or so!

What are some things you guys have been loving this month?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Favourites

I can totally relate to this.

I absolutely love this dress from Forever 21. I'm going shopping in Toronto tomorrow so I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for it!

These plates! So cute!

Kelly Osbourne just looks fabulous on this magazine cover. Obsessed with her hair!

This poster and the process photos of it! I love seeing progress shots of design.

This poster and quote(s).

This is so incredibly accurate for most of my design projects in school.

Haha I really hope this isn't true.

This photo gallery of photos from a Haunted House that takes your picture.

Cassadee Pope's audition on The Voice! Hey Monday used to be one of my favourite bands. I've met Cassadee before and she's such a sweet girl and so talented. I'll definitely be rooting for her this season!

~Instagram Faves~

I won a free dress from Romwe this week! They're sending a dress in a random size though, so I'm really hoping the one I get fits! If not I'll gift it to my sister or a friend :).

My friend Megan got this amazing gooby pls hoodie for her birthday this week.

Megan and I have been playing a lot of Slender this week! Such a scary game!

I did a photoshoot of my sister and her horse today! I'll post some photos once I've edited them!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Outfit of the Day: First Days of Fall

Fall has finally arrived and I am loving it! I think fall is my favourite season, for many reasons. I love fall fashion, my birthday is in the fall, pumpkin pie (!!!), and I love the weather because I'm not constantly hot and sweaty or freezing cold. It's perfect.

I quite liked the outfit I wore today so I thought I'd feature it in an Outfit of the Day post! The jacket and skirt are fairly new, but the shirt, tights, and boots I've had for a year or so. I actually hadn't worn this shirt in such a long time, but I loved it with this skirt! I'm happy I've found a way to wear it that I like! I've also noticed lately that I've been wearing quite a lot of black, so I'm going to try and incorporate colour into my fall outfits some more (hopefully).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

eBay Haul!

This haul is looong overdue. I ordered 5 things from eBay in a week last month, and one of the items didn't end up coming in the mail, but the sender has just resent it. I didn't feel like waiting another 2-4 weeks for that item to arrive to post this haul though, so I thought I'd just share the other 4 things I got!

I used to be really hesitant to shop on eBay, but after I sort of discovered how many awesome (and inexpensive!) things there are on eBay, I'm hooked now!

The first thing I got is this geometric necklace! I saw one of my favourite YouTube beauty gurus, NikkieTutorials, wearing it in a video of hers and I had to have it! I'm not really a big necklace person, but I really want to start getting more into wearing bold necklaces and bracelets! This necklace is sort of a knockoff of this House of Harlow necklace, which is sold for $76. But I got mine for only $2.80! // eBay Link!

The next thing I ordered was this floral iPhone case! I only had 1 iPhone case I really used, so I wanted to get some more so I can switch them up! This case says Cath Kidston, but I'm not sure if it's an authentic Cath Kidston case. It looks pretty authentic to me though, and the $5.50 price tag definitely beats the $40 one on real Cath Kidston cases! // eBay Link!

I got another necklace during that week of purchases too! I saw a similar necklace (only in pink) in a lookbook post, and I loved the bold look of it so much I hunted one down on eBay! This necklace comes in green, hot pink, and blue. It is definitely a statement piece, but I love it so much! // eBay Link!

The last item I got was a beauty sponge! I had heard so much about Beauty Blenders on YouTube and I really wanted to try one out, but without spending $20-$30 on it. I found a similar sponge on eBay for less than $2.00! I tried it out for the first time this morning (after I took these photos) and I have to say I'm not really a fan. Maybe it's not as good of quality as the Beauty Blenders, or maybe it's something I should try out again, but for now I think I'll just be sticking to my foundation brushes. // ebay Link!

I'm sure I will have some more eBay hauls in the future, since I've already ordered something else since I bought these items, and I had to have another item re-shipped. Overall I'm really happy with my purchases from eBay though! So many great items for hardly any money!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Favourites

This freaking adorable cross-eyed kitty.

Mascara from 1917!

This comic is me.

This dapper puppy.

These are 10 things I pretty much always want to do.

This song, Just Give Me A Reason, by P!nk featuring Nate Ruess (of fun.)! Two of my favourite singers. This song is perfect.

~Instagram Faves~

Sephora opened in the mall in my city!

I saw Owl City last weekend and shot the band that opened for them, Action Item!

Last weekend I also saw a screening of Imogene at TIFF and it was SUCH a good movie!

I baked peanut butter cup cookies tonight!

How Much Does My Face Cost?

I've seen a few people do this tag and it seemed like fun! Pretty much you add up the total cost of all the makeup you use almost every day to see how much your "face" costs! This is a look I wear usually 3 or 4 days a week.

L'Oreal Futur-e Moisturizer - $9.00
Revlon ColorStay Foundation - $15.00
Marcelle Face Powder - $14.50
Rimmel Natural Bronzer - $7.50
Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette - $9.50
TiGi Bed Head Cyberoptics Eyeshadow - $14.00
Urban Decay Primer Potion - $24.00
Rimmel London Kajal Pure White Eye Kohl - $6.00
L'Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Eyeshadow - $6.00
MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo (Play On Plums) - $25.00
MAC Eyeshadow (Embark) - $18.00
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner - $9.50
Maybelline One By One Volum Express Mascara - $9.00
EOS lip balm - $4.00
TOTAL: $171.00

I can't believe all of the products I always use cost so much! And that's not even including my makeup brushes! But it was interesting to see how much it all comes to!

I tag anyone else who wants to do this! It's pretty fun to do!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Forever 21 Fall Haul

I did a bit of shopping yesterday with my mom! I got a cardigan, skirt, shorts, and some tights!

I really wanted a plain black skirt and cardigan since I didn't have either and they seem like staple items. I found the shorts on the sale rack and I really liked the distressed look of them, and they came with a stud belt! And I got the burgundy tights because burgundy is one of my favourite colours this fall!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Favourites

Hey everyone! I can't believe I haven't posted in nearly a week. I just finished my first full week back in school so I guess I needed to get adjusted to my new schedule. Hopefully I'll get back into posting more regularly soon! Anywho, here are some things I love this week!

Brendon Urie (of Panic! At The Disco)'s engagement photos! They are so beautiful.

This poster haha! It really bothers me, but it's so clever and funny!

This gorgeous dress! I love the skull so much.

This comic is incredibly accurate.

These cute skull rings!

Goodbye summer, and hello fall!

This unicorn manicure. Amazing.

Glee season 4! It premiered last night! This is my favourite song/performance from the episode.

~Instagram Faves~

I did a stippled gradient manicure this week!

My kitty being adorable.