Monday, 22 October 2012

Beauty Hit List

Makeup and beauty products are basically fashion's little sister. They are one and the other and makeup can often complete the look, whether it be a subtle lip or bold lashes and a serious pop of colour. Because I consider fashion to be art you wear, I also apply the same to makeup, but on one's face. Because I love making lists and I haven't had time to pull out my camera in a while, here's a list of some must-try items that I've used over the years and have LOVED. Try some, let me know what you think & enjoy!

  • Benetint by Benefit
  • Miss Popularity by Benefit (this actually may be discontinued but it is the best purchase I have ever made)
  • Russian Red Lipstick by MAC
  • Orgasm by Smashbox
  • Hypnose Doll Lash Mascara by Lancome
  • Burts Bees lip-balm
  • Jaqua Buttercream Frosting Lotion
  • Jaqua Pumpkin Spice Face Mask (perfect for fall!)
  • Chanel no. 5 (my perfume since I was 16 years old - it's a true classic)
  • Mistress Champagne Hand Lotion by Butter London
  • Shellac - this is a nail colour which lasts up to 2 weeks. If you haven't tried it, go to your closest spa ASAP 
  • "Take a picture .. it lasts longer" silk glimmery body balm by Benefit
  • Hello Flawless Powered Foundations by Benefit
  • Smokin Eyes Brow and Eye Kit by Benefit
  • Philosophy 3 in 1 Shampoo, Body Wash and Bubble Bath (this comes in every scent you could ever imagine. Some of my favourites: Cinnamon Bun, Birthday Cake, Green Apple and Peach)
  • Cover FX Cream Concealar 
... It seems as if most of these items are by Benefit. I must say I am a huge fan. I have tried many companies including MAC, Clinique, Lancome, Dior and more! Although I find myself usually going back to them, until recently when I started going completely cruelty-free with all my beauty and makeup products. Here are some amazing brands if you want to do the easy switch!!!

  • Cover FX 
  • LUSH
  • Smashbox
  • Butter London
  • Too Faced
  • Live Clean
- M

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Autumn Fashion Wish List

For Spring 2012, I posted my fashion wish list and for some unexplainable reason, I have yet to make one for fall! Fall in my opinion is the best season of the entire year; for food, fashion and holidays. Out comes the best edition of Vogue during the year - and the heaviest - the September Issue. I have been guzzling Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte and indulging in Tim Horton's (yes, I am Canadian) caramel apple danish. I am so excited for Thanksgiving this weekend (and yes, being Canadian we have our holiday earlier) and will be making a Pumpkin shaped cake! But now it's time to focus on fashion now that the weather has become cool and crisp and the days are slowly getting shorter. Studs, animal print and flapper era are very big this fall which is definitely present in my list. I hope to keep up to date, showing off the items from this list later in some of my outfits, so stay tuned! Enjoy!

Autumn 2012 Fashion Wish List

  • Leopard Print Shoes - I want both flats and pumps!
  • BCBG Fringe Skirt
  • Studded Sam Edelman flats
  • Booties
  • Black Maxi Skirt
  • Envelop Clutch 
  • Marilyn Monroe by MAC lipsticks
  • Black cropped dress pants
  • Lace dress
  • Black sheer button-up top
  • Coloured Heels
  • Over-the-knee Socks
  • As many sweaters as I can buy!
  • More charms for my bracelet 
& much more

- M

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Paris, Je t'aime

If fairytales existed I swear they would all take place in Paris. Paris is a city were everyone falls in love with before they've ever been, where little girls dream of having their honeymoon and of course the first home of fashion. I had the gift of being able to travel there this summer. Although I only was there for a mere 3 days, it was the most enchanted 3 days of my life. I, being the biggest fan of bread and desserts, have never eating so well and such delicious food in all my life. It was above 30degrees Celsius everyday, my last day being 39, which made it nearly impossible to function, but regardless I spent the first two days walking everywhere and never taking the subway once, and my final day on a boat cruise and in line for 45minutes for Notre Dame. Speaking of boat tours, the 'canal tour' as it is advertised was probably my favourite experience in Paris. Already being a boat person to start, the tour was so stunning and perfect for seeing the riverside estates, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame from both a far and up close. I didn't book or buy ahead, I just hopped on right next to the Notre Dame and across the street from the Shakespeare Book Store. I don't think I need to tell any of you to visit Paris, but I will definitely urge you all to visit the Parisian Opera, as it is the most beautiful building I have ever stepped foot in. I didn't actually attend the show, but for a couple of euros you are able to tour the opera during the day. I unfortunately have yet to have an affair with a Frenchmen, but I will be going back as soon as my bank account can recover from the weekend. Enjoy and one day live in Paris!

Outside the Louvre.

Top: German Designer unknown, Skirt: Talula, Necklace: Vintage

The Opera of Paris

Crop Top: Mink Pink, Skirt: Forever 21, Watch: Fossil

Laduree - Best salad that has ever touched my lips

Arc of Triumph, map in hand

Dress: Material Girl

Garden across from Notre Dame
On the Canal Tour

Dress: Unknown Parisian Boutique, Crystal Necklace: Vintage, Sandals: Nine West

Outside the Moulin Rouge
- M