Merry Christmas

posted on: Tuesday, December 25, 2012

wrapping paper, card and ribbon c/o Papyrus

Joe Fresh Eye Shadow

posted on: Monday, December 17, 2012

As mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I received some Joe Fresh beauty products to test out. My first posts were on nail polish and coloured eye liner, and now I'm onto the eye shadows. For this look, I used a combination of shadows from two palettes. The first was a face palette including three shadows, blush and three lip glosses. The second was an eye shadow quad, including four shimmery neutral colours.   

For a base colour I used the shimmery brown in the bottom left of the shadow quad, then used the shimmery white to highlight the brow bone. I used the dark brown shadow from the face palette in the crease of the eye and I also used it as an eye liner. For a final touch I added a sweep of the shimmery pink from the shadow quad.

I really like neutral colours for makeup, so these two palettes worked perfectly for me. The shadows go on quite light compared to some others that I own. I've found that if I'm going for a bit more of a dramatic look that adding a little water to the shadow will make it go on darker and last a little longer.

Winter Wish List

posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2012

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This is going to be a brief post. I'm taking a quick break from writing a paper and I thought I would just post some of the items on my Aritzia wish list. Velvet, burgundy and big sweaters are some of the things that have been my mind lately. 


Also, the winner of the CoutuKitsch giveaway is #5 Barb! Congratulations! Don't worry if you didn't win this time around. I have another CoutuKitsch giveaway coming up.

Coffee Shops and Stars

posted on: Monday, December 10, 2012

It's been awhile since I've done an outfit post. This is what I wore on a day spent studying and writing papers last week. I usually like to study or write in the comfort of my own home but lately I've found that I'm much more productive when I'm at a coffee shop. Maybe because when I'm at home all I want to do is look up decorating inspiration, or clean and organize my new place. 

Outfit Details
Gap boyfriend button up (similar)
Zara sweater (similar)
Jessica Simpson jean leggings via The Bay (similar)
Jeffery Campbell ankle boots

Lately Vol. 7

posted on: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy and the result is that I've been absent from the blog. With moving, school, and work there hasn't been much free time, and when I do have free time it's spend on homework or cleaning. We've finally started to settle into our new place, and I'm excited for life to get back to normal. Although I've been busy I can't complain. I'm loving life right now. School is really fulfilling and I feel so happy when I'm learning. Other then school and work I was able to sneak out for a bit to the Hillberg & Berk grand opening with KD. Afterwards we grabbed some hot chocolate and donuts and chatted. I also attempted to dye a skirt and a pair of pants black. I'd never dyed any garments before, so I didn't know what to expect. Both items turning a deep purple instead of black, which I ended up really liking. I plan to eventually get around to doing a before and after outfit post. Anyway, below are a few photos from instagram of what I've been up to. 

studying | our kitchen under construction
favourite CoutuKitsch bracelets | A horse in the city 
Mirror photos: what I wore to dye a skirt and pants | wearing layers
snow, sorels, gingerbread lattes, and new shoes
Hillberg & Berk grand opening | donuts and hot chocolate with KD
homework | saturday class, cultural psychology