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November 27, 2014

Fall Beauty: Hits + Misses

I haven't done a Hits + Misses in FOREVER! I've tried so many new beauty products and am so behind in reviewing. These can take weeks to months to test and review and its usually so subjective since everyone reacts to skincare products differently and whatnot. This hits and misses edition is more makeup looks for fall however so it was easier to come to a verdict on! Enjoy! 

November 22, 2014

Colour Combo :: Ivory + Black

Although I should be really focusing on studying and work right now, I've been spending more time than I should, putting together my post-exam holiday plans hehe. What do you guys have in store for yourselves? Any Black Friday shopping?? I'm normally 100% the devoted and committed type that treks out at 7am to line up but this year I'm gonna go the lazy relaxed route and shop from my bed and iPad. But Boxing Day, I still may go in-store. Some of the door-crashers are just too good to pass up! (hint: Sephora is one of them!!)

Anyways, on to the real point of my post - this outfit was inspired by one of my favourite colour combos, ivory and black. Or off-white, nude, neutral, whatever you want to call it. When I re-painted my room, I chose to theme my decor and furniture around this colour scheme and I love it - it's easy on the eyes and calming which is perfect for the bedroom. This is my usual go-to outfit for date nights in the fall and is easily transitional from day to night, work to play type of situations. 

November 18, 2014

Q+A: MY LOUBOUTINS! (Review, Care, Comfort, Sizing, Overall Thoughts)

Today I bring you a very exciting and special review that I've been waiting forever to do. I get quite a few questions from friends and readers about my Louboutins regarding sizing, care, comfort and all that jazz so I decided to do a video review to address all of those inquiries! Enjoy!

November 14, 2014

Miracle10 Cosmetics Beauty Blogger Party

Hi everyone! Last night I had the honour of attending Miracle10 Cosmetics' Beauty Blogger Party - thank you to Miracle10 for the invite! It was so much fun and I gained a lot of new insight and beauty tips from two amazing speakers, Sarah from SarahOhm.com and Michelle from Beauty Editor. I was also so grateful for the express manicures, makeovers, FOOD (I wish I took photos before I started consuming everything), gift bags, and booking our complimentary chemical peels! I also really appreciate that the consultants took time with each attendee to give them a full skin analysis and curated a gift bag of products specifically for our skin types. I've been dealing with hormonal skin for the past 1.5 years and its a pain so hopefully these products will shed some light on my skin problems!

I'll follow up with another review on the brand and the spa services once I've had the peel done and tested out some of the products from the gift bag but I can definitely vouch for their friendliness, helpfulness and knowledge! Check out their clinic if you're in the Toronto area! 

Miracle10 is a skincare line created by the Toronto Plastic Surgery Clinic in Yorkville. What I love most about their products from what I learned at the party was the fact that they are fragrance-free, paraben-free, not tested on animals, and made in Canada. I also love that one of the products in the gift bag is an AHA gel - AHA is one of my favourite ingredients in skincare products that I've recently learned about so I'm extremely excited to try this one.

First impressions: beautiful clinic/spa, clean and crisp decor and really shows off their products

November 12, 2014

Outfit: Lines & Stripes

Happy hump day! Midterm week just passed and fortunately my studying paid off and all my exams turned out well. Too bad finals are in about a month so I'm not getting much of a breather until I jump right back in. 

The classic fashion rule is that vertical lines make you appear taller and slimmer so this is one reason why I opted for this dress shirt ;) I also do love monochrome outfits and stripes in general too. The horizontal pocket lines cut off the vertical pattern in order to add a little twist so the outfit isn't so 2-dimensional and lackluster. Instead of pairing it with the typical black legging, I opted for my Forever 21 khaki pants to make it more work-friendly but also casual enough for after work drinks/lounging.