2.28.2015

My Pastel Plan


It's pretty official that to be on trend this spring, you need to incorporate pastels. I love the mod throwback but pastels aren't the most flattering. Little stokes here and there, however, can keep you in fashion and looking fine:)

Here are a few subtle ways to add pastels to your makeup without looking like you used chalk for lipstick. Be sure your skin and lips are well hydrated before applying anything pastel. Choose either your eyes OR your lips. You shouldn't play up both. Nude eyes with a pastel lip or a touch of pastel liner with a nude lip. Both look very pretty.





Pastels can be tricky to incorporate but I think these makeups do it well: on trend but not overboard.

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2.24.2015

Front & Centre

It's finally here to stay! Or so I think… 

I've been waiting for the centre part to resonate!!! It first appeared on FW13 runways, with forecasts that it was trending, but it took a long while to hit. The deep side part had been on everyone's radar. Well, that was until now. The catwalks of SS15 had centre parts everywhere, and in every way.

Chloe - Straight & Centred


Mary Katrantzou - curled & centred



Hugo Boss - Short & Centred



Yves Saint Laurent - Ombre & Centred



Donna Karan - Pulled Back & Centred



It's finally time to get started on the trendy part. Go slow and move your side-part a little more to the centre everyday. You'll be on trend before you know it!

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2.20.2015

My Next Purchase is...

Rosehip Oil! I've never wanted something so badly! My skin has been a bit off lately, and after researching solutions, I discovered this little saviour! The term ‘small and mighty’ has never been used more perfectly. 

From dehydration to scars, stretch marks to fine lines, this oil is a miracle worker. It contains Omega 3, Omega 6 AND Omega 9. It is basically a multi-tasker that moisturizes and nourishes our skin’s reserves when supplies are starting to dwindle.



Quick Facts:
  • Comes from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, a wild plant that grows in Chile
  • Extremely high in essential fatty acids (over 70% of the rosehip seed is fatty acid)
  • Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, Vitamin A (retinol), and linoleic and linolenic acids—all superstars for skin and hair health
  • Was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Native Americans for its healing properties
Health & Skincare Benefits:
  • Corrects UV damage from the sun
  • Reduces appearance of scars, burns and stretch marks
  • Treats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates dry skin
  • Great for eczema and psoriasis
  • Evens skin tone = awesome if you have hyper-pigmentation, age spots or other minor skin discolorations

AND, it also makes your skin glow! And who doesn't like that?!

I'm sooo ready for this oil.


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2.12.2015

Be Bold & Be On Trend

The look that stands out for Spring Summer 2015 is exceptional striking: full bold lips along with super bold brows! They were everywhere on the SS15 runways last fall and are consequently all over beauty blogs and instagram as of late. 

From Carolina Herrera...


From Burberry...


From Tanya Taylor...


I'm actually quite in love with the look. I'm all over the darkening and filling of my brows and I am happy to pull out my bold lip colours. My current fav is Revlon's Colorstay in 047. 


But what I am really crazy about is Geisha Ink! It is incredible to fill in brows. It looks amazingly natural and it stays put! It's available in both black and brown. Fun fact is that it was launched in 2008 in Vancouver(!!!) by internationally renowned make-up artist Sara Au Yeong. 



 I can't wait for Spring!!!

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