Softlips Cubes Review

posted on: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Finally I am getting to my Softlips Cube* review! I love these lip balms! First of all, the packaging is just so cute and I love how the package colour coordinates withe the scent. I also love the "glass" look to the cubes. It make them seem a little more sleek and sophisticated then your average lip balm. I have literally been taking the Vanilla Bean Cube everywhere with me. It permanently lives in my handbag now. The two balms that I have are Vanilla Bean and Berry Bliss. Berry Bliss is lovely, but one of my favourites scents ever is Vanilla, so of course the Vanilla Bean cube was instantly my favourite of the two. 

The lip balm itself is smooth and silky, and leave your lips with a pretty shine. Softlips describes the cubes as "5-in-1 lip care". The five benefits are listed as hydrating, replenishing, smoothing, protection, and shine. The cubes are formulated with shea butter and antioxidant vitamin A, C, and E. I definitely agree that these are hydrating and moisturizing on the lips. A new favourite product for sure. 

Have you tried the Softlips cubes yet? Which one is your favourite?

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#shopyourmood | Dressing for my mood with Elle and Hudson's Bay

posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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 This Fall Hudson's Bay and Elle Canada introduced a series of shop ready videos that included all of Fall 2014's best trends. The theme of each video was based on five different moods (happy, rebellious, powerful, relaxed, and romantic) which I thought was such a cool concept. I definitely dress for my mood, but not only that, I also dress to enhance or change my mood. For example, if I want my mood to lighten and I want to feel happy, I might pick garments with more colour or fun patterns, and if I want push my comfort zone and I might pick pieces that reflect a rebellious tone.  

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Hudson's Bay at Chinook Centre recently celebrated their newly renovated location with a couple weekend events, so I thought this would be the perfect time to take some of my inspiration from the #shopyourmood videos and try out some looks. I was really inspired by the "Relaxed" mood video, so I went in search of comfy knits and cozy cardigans. I had so much fun trying on all of the new brands and I seriously have a sweater obsession, so I ended up putting together four different Fall looks. One common pieces between all looks was a pair of Ash ankle boots. Of course those had to come home with me!
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Outfit #1
Theory t-shirt sweater dress
BB Dakota Cardigan
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

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Outfit #2
Vince Sweater
Vince grey skinny jeans
Fossil Sydney Satchel
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

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Outfit #3
Free People lace detail t-shirt
Maison Scotch oversized cardigan
7 For All Man Kind textured jean leggings
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

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Outfit #4
John & Jenn leopard print sweater
Rebecca Taylor faux leather pleated skirt
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

I also have a post up on the  Elle Canada Blog, so please check that out and leave a comment! I would also love to hear which of these four looks you like best. Finally, How do you shop or dress for your mood?

xo Ashley

photos by Lorie Boychuk

Fashion Beauty Panel | Colour For Your Eyes

posted on: Saturday, September 13, 2014

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This weeks Beauty Panel challenge was inspired by a celebrity trend of wearing coloured eyeshadows. The challenge was to show how to wear coloured eye makeup that would compliment your eyes. Instead of playing it safe and sticking to the browns, bronzes, golds, coppers and pinks that I I tend to wear, I decided to go with a neutral eyeshadow and a thick winged liner in a periwinkle blue. I've actually been wearing this eyeliner quite a bit lately, so I wanted to show it off. 

If you would like to read the about my look check out the post here!

How do you wear coloured eyeshadow or eyeliner?

xo Ashley

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Monthly Favourites | August

posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2014


I'm pretty late on posting my August monthly favourites! During August I was loving my Revlon lipstick in Primrose. I wore this lipstick almost everyday. A late edition into my august favourites was the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. I had been wanting to try it for a while, so when Brittany of Life, Set Sail said she loved it and suggested I buy it while we were out shopping I knew I had to have it! It has quickly become an essential part of my makeup routine. I also have been loving this purply-blue eyeliner from Maybelline. It caught my eye when I was picking up some things at Shoppers, and I've worn it a couple days a week since then. I used it in a post for the Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel if you want to check that out hereNext up on my monthly favourites list is my Wild Rose Beauty Balm* by Neal's Yard Remedies. When I use this before bed I feel like I'm having a luxurious spa day. The scent is so soothing and relaxing, and the perfect edition to my nightly routine. I've mentioned the Skindinavia Primer Spray* in a favourites post before, but I used this non-stop all August. I just love how light it feels on the skin. Finally I've been trying a new day moisturizer by Optimera*, a new skincare line that recently launched in Alberta. I am loving it. My skin has felt soft and hydrated during all of August.

What makeup and beauty products did you find yourself using a lot during the month of August?

xo Ashley

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Fashion Beauty Panel | Statement Eyes and Lips

posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Somehow I forgot to post last weeks Fashion Beauty Panel look! Last weeks challenge was wearing statement eyes and lips at the same time. I decided on orange-red lips and winged eyeliner which I created with a gel eyeliner and bent liner brush.

You can read the rest of my beauty panel post here

How do you wear statement eyes and lips at the same time?

xo Ashley

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