posted on: Sunday, September 27, 2015

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I've always thought watches were a great accessory, but I didn't realize how much I really needed a watch until I started my counselling internship. Now I'm really loving integrating watches into my work wardrobe each day. I think choosing different styles of watches can bring a new dimension of character to an outfit.  My newest watch is a wood watch by Jord, which was kindly sent to me to try out. I think it's such a unique style of watch, and a bit unexpected. I chose the Fieldcrest watch in Maple because I loved the look of the light natural colour of the wood and the graining, but I also thought that the Zebrawood looked amazing too (you can also see me wearing the watch in this post).

Do you wear a watch? What's your favourite accessory?

xo Ashley

Outfit Details
HM bag
Revlon Gel Envy Nail Polish in Get Lucky

Orange Lips for Fall

posted on: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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A couple weeks back the Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel was given the challenge to show how to wear orange for fall. I ended up coming up with a look, but did not get around to editing the photos in time. I decide I should probably post the photos anyway! I think that lipstick and nail polish are always fun ways to try out a colour trend. I also have a bit of a collection of orange lip products so I thought I would share some of my favourites. If you are intimidated by pure orange you can also go for an orange toned red lipstick or a peachy-orange colour. for this look I'm wearing the new Maybelline Colorblur Lip Pencil in Orange Ya Glad. The neat thing about this lipstick is that it has a smudger on one end so you can create an ombre effect. I attempted the ombre effect for this look but it ended up quite subtle. 

What do you think of orange lipstick?

xo Ashley

Happy Birthday

posted on: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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September is my birthday month, and I could not wait to get my hands on the Sephora birthday gift from NARS. I literally rushed to Sephora right at the beginning of the month. The gift includes two of the NARS lip pencils. One satin pencil in the shade Rikugien described as a rose pink, and a matte pencil in Cruella, which is described as a scarlet red. These are perfect to carry with you in your purse and great to go from a day look to a night look. I also included some photos of the other NARS Satin Lip Pencil that I own in the shade Yu. This one is described as a vivid pink. I really love the formula of the matte lip pencils and the colours Red Square an Train Bleu are on my wish list. 

Did you grab the NARS birthday gift at Sephora this year? 

xo Ashley

Urban Decay | Naked Smoky Palette

posted on: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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I recently received the Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette as a gift from a friend (thanks Karolina!), and I have been absolutely loving it! I think it has a great mix of browns, bronzes, greys, and purples, which means that there are so many different variations of a smoky eye that you can create with this palette. I've even worn some appropriate day looks with the shadows in this palette. Something that I really like is how the shadows are arranged in this palette and how all the matte shades are together. Another thing I'm loving is the packaging! I love the magnetic closure and the smoky effect pattern. I can't wait to start experimenting and creating endless smoky eye looks. 

Do you own the Naked Smoky Palette? Is there a palette you can't live without? 

xo Ashley

Phyto Event at Sephora

posted on: Friday, September 11, 2015

I recently had the opportunity to stop by Sephora Chinook Centre to be pampered by Phyto. They asked me a few questions about my hair then got to work on giving me the perfect blow out. I've tried out the brand before and really liked the products. The products used in my hair were, Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray, Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray, and Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil. After my hair was done it had a lot more volume and was very smooth. The great thing was that the volume lasted all day! I also got to leave with a bunch of mini products to test out so you will see a review coming soon! In the mean time you can check out my previous review on some of the Phyto products here

Have you tried Phyto hair products? What is your favourite product or what are you dying to try out?

xo Ashley