NEW BEAUTY + SKINCARE!

Wow, how long has it been? WAY TOO LONG!! I’m happy to be back writing blog posts and posting more content on Instagram and Facebook. So some news, I have officially graduated with my bachelors degree in fashion management and this is why I have so much extra time on my hands, lol. I hope you enjoy this mini haul / review on my new products.

As an avid stalker on social media I have been so intrigued by Jen Atkin’s line of hair care, so after buying and loving the wave spray I wanted to try the Dry Shampoo Foam. My hair is pretty thick so I usually only use dry shampoo on the third day and it soaks up the excess oil on my roots and gives some volume to my flat, third day hair.

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These two lil guys are my most recent purchases. Still awaiting to see if they have a long term impact on my skin but the Glow Tonic smells great and leaves my skin feeling very clean and refreshed. The Saje Zap spot treatment is good for my bigger pimples and the scent of essential oils is very calming.

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This face mask…well it’s just great, enough said haha. The flash illuminator is also great, I use it under my makeup to create a ‘glow from within’. image3

THIS MOISTURIZER IS THE BOMB. My skin legit looks like it just drank five bottles of water, it looks so healthy and glowy I love it. image4

I’ve been using this cleanser with my Clarisonic as recommended by the woman at Sephora and it leaves my skin very clean, exfoliated and smooth. image5

SHOEBOX PARTY!

December 1st means it’s the time where we all say ‘Oh shite!! I better start my Christmas shopping’. I make lists on top of lists of gift ideas to buy for friends and family, yet every time I go to the mall, I seem to only think of what to buy for myself. I better not be the only one who does this!! Lol. It is so easy to be selfish but it is even easier to think of others this Holiday season. I wanted to make this season more about giving and less about the getting. I hosted a Shoebox party last weekend with some friends and family, and I know what you’re thinking ‘WTH is a shoebox party?’. No, it is not a party where we drink and dance with shoeboxes. It is a party where you fill up shoeboxes with goodies for homeless or risk of homelessness women. Since I live in Toronto, these shoeboxes will benefit women in the GTA. Thank you to my friends and family who helped out and donated!! We were able to make 12 boxes.

To learn more, click the link below!

The Shoebox Project

 We all spend so much over the holidays and some people get absolutely nothing. It takes less then $50 to help out others who are less fortunate then us. I hope this inspires you to find a local charity and give to others this holiday season. Other then the Shoebox Project, you can sponsor a family for Christmas who cannot afford gifts for their children, or hand out Timmy’s gift cards and mittens to men and women on the street. Whatever it is, YOU can make a difference this Holiday Season.

Merry December!

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In the past week I have bought 3 bralettes, two of which look pretty much the same. I think it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed. It’s hard not to buy them when they are so damn cute and a ‘lil sexy. I love the idea of wearing a lingerie inspired look where you can ever so slightly see the lace; hence the title of this post.

One look I love is wearing a white shirt with the first few buttons undone, denim, jewelry and some lace up sandals. There are a couple ways to change up this look depending on what you’re doing. Add some sneakers and shorts for the day or pop on some red lipstick, stacked rings and heels for a night out. Be sure to check out my Instagram in a couple days to see the looks in action!

For more sexy lingerie inspiration, check out Adore Me’s Instagram and their #sexysummerlingerie tag!

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sneaker gang

This post is called sneaker gang because I feel like I am part of a not-so-secret group that loves sneakers. There are so many new sneakers being released and I am creating a mental wish list as I type this. To me, sneakers are a must have shoe because there are so many different styles; trendy, skate, running, casual, etc. I remember when sneakers first made an entrance into the market as being ‘fashionable’ and you could wear them with your everyday clothes, not just with workout apparel. Since then, new styles are being dropped on the daily.

My fav sneakers that I own are the classics; Adidas, Converse and Nike. They are all the black and white colourway ones, because aesthetic, duh. Also because they pretty much match whatever I wear. I have the Nike Theas, Adidas Originals and Leather HiTop All Stars.

The Classics

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The Wishlist

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I’m hoping to get to a Foot Locker on the 26th, so I can snatch up the Puma Creepers. As soon as I saw the Ad for them on Facebook, I died. I never imagined myself liking a pair of creepers but the mix of suede and colourway is just so pleasing to the eye. The vans come in a close second on the wish list. I either want the hi tops or the low top in a light, pastel colour.

Comment below your fav sneakers you own and what ones are on your wish list! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @hungry4style_

TOP 5 spring jackets

Spring is a time where you need a few different types of jackets because the weather is so unpredictable. It could be sunny and hot on a Monday and then pouring rain Tuesday. Spring is definitely the season of jackets. The more the merrier, as they say! Or, it is just an excuse to go shopping and buy a new jacket. Today, I wanted to share my top 5 jackets for Spring and what they’re great for/how to style them.

#1. The Bomber

The bomber jacket is my fav for Spring because you can literally wear it with everything and it will work. Pair it with some blue skinnies, a tee and sneakers.

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#2. The Trench

Wearing a trench just makes you feel fancy and classy, am I right ladies? This option is great if you wear more business/business casual outfits on a daily basis. I love the light grey colour for the Spring, it will brighten up any outfit.

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#3. The Unique Jacket

I called this one the unique jacket because there is always trends for the Spring season and this is where you can go ahead and just buy what is trendy. Suede and fringe are a huge hit this season and it’s a great style to wear as a statement piece.

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#4. The Leather Jacket

Classic. I do not feel the need to explain why a leather jacket is necessary for Spring. I do like the longer, motto style jackets because they give off a cooler vibe, compared to the cropped, no buckle styles.

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#5. The Denim Jacket

I love how there are so many different styles of denim jackets, cropped, oversized, ripped, bleached. The options are endless, and it is finally cool to wear denim on denim again! This jacket is great to wear with jeans, leggings, joggers for a more casual vibe.

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Mango

Joggers

Oh joggers, the ‘cute sweatpant’. That is really what they are. If you think about it, joggers are meant for running and when you don’t run they are meant for lying around the house. The fashion jogger is just a cute version of sweatpants that are socially acceptable.

I totally forgot that I owned these ones until I was going through my drawer that has the clothes I don’t wear too often. As soon as I saw them I was like ‘Okay Lilly, these look Spring-y and the weather feels Spring-y so lets style them asap!’. I wore them with staples of mine; a black high neck shirt, sneakers and a longline black coat.

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Coat: Forever 21 | Shirt: New Look | Joggers: American Eagle | Sneakers: Call It Spring

NYX Haul

NYX cosmetics is finally in Canada! Well, that is old news but the not so old news is that I recently visited their location on Queen St in Toronto. Very small store, but HUGE selection of makeup. It was like I went to makeup heaven. Before the arrival of NYX stores in Canada, there was a small selection of cosmetics at Rexall and Shoppers, and I mean small selection. Needless to say, I’m happy NYX has arrived with their full range of products.

Let’s get into it; I bought their colour correcting powder (banana shade), HD concealer, soft matte lip cream and a duo fibre foundation brush.

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So far the brush applies foundation really well and evenly, my only comment is that the bristles shed and it looks like I have little black eyelashes on my face. I have been using the powder over my under-eye concealer and I can’t say that I notice a huge difference in colour correcting but it leaves my skin looking smooth and shine-free. I haven’t had a chance to wear the lip cream yet but I have heard so many good things about the product (long lasting, great colour). I’ll post on my Instagram when I wear it so you can see the amazing colour and finish!

The latest beauty trend is colour correcting, so naturally, I had to give it a try. It feels slightly odd to put green concealer all over my face, after I first applied it I asked myself ‘will I look like Shrek after I’m done my makeup?’ I use a real technique buffing brush to blend it out and it does cover the redness I have on my cheeks, chin and forehead (where all my pimples are). It leaves a mint tint to your skin but that all goes away once you apply foundation.

Overall, I am happy with all my purchases and would recommend them to you! ALSO, if you’re in the area of Downtown Toronto or Mississauga (Square One Shopping Centre  you can visit the NYX store for yourself. Be prepared to swatch and spend some money. Comment below any of your NYX favs!