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!

 

My Hangover Guide

As a twenty something living near the big city (Toronto), going out to bars is a part of my lifestyle. At no one’s fault besides my own,  I occasionally may drink one more rum and coke or tallboy then intended. We all know what that means, hangover city: population, me. I wanted to share my hangover guide and things I actually do the morning after. However, the first tip is something you can do the night before to wake up feeling a little less like an alcohol sponge, and more like a human being.

THE NIGHT BEFORE

-take ibuprofen and drink at least 2 glasses of water

-this tip may not help your pounding headache or weak stomach but at least your skin will feel great in the morning, which can help you feel great, apply this Clinique overnight mask, after taking your makeup off, to feel hydrated in the AM

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SLEEP AS LONG AS YOU CAN

-sleep is probably most important after a wild night out, my advice is to stay in bed until 2pm and then start to move

-check out Casper’s Pinterest page to get some bed inspo that will make you want to stay in bed all day long (check out their mattresses to learn more)

DRINK WATER 

-forget 8 glasses a day, try 20 glasses when you’re hungover

-sports drinks, like gatorade or powerade can also work wonders

WASH YOUR FACE / HAVE A SHOWER

-nothing feels better then having a hot shower and washing the thought of drinking away

-freshen up by going through your morning skin care routine (cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize), I guarantee you will be at least a little bit better

-if you are heading out for the day and are wearing makeup, prime your face with Too Faced Hangover primer to cure your skin hangover

EAT ANYTHING 

-by anything I mean anything, even that leftover pizza you ordered at 2am, there is no shame, getting any food into your system will help you feel better instantly

COFFEE

-need I say more? “one venti triple espresso latte please”

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GET MOVING

-it may be in your best interest to get out, grab coffee, brunch or head to the mall

-put on a comfy, lazy outfit, may I suggest leggings, oversized tee and a blanket scarf

-if you’re still feeling like hangover city is winning, then rock a red lip, instant perk up in in your mood and state of mind

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Visit Casper’s blog to see their guide on getting rid of your hangover and find some funny GIFs! ALSO, tomorrow is National Margarita Day (Feb 22) so you will definitely need to keep these tips in mind while you are salsa-ing and sipping margaritas. I hope you enjoyed my guide and let me know what you always do when you’re struck with a horrible hangover!

Cold Weather Essentials

Who the heck is El Nino? I have never heard of him until recently, when we all thought we were going to have a warm winter. Hah! What a joke that was. It was been getting colder and colder by the day. I wanted to share some of my cold weather essentials, because I have noticed the items in my purse/car have changed, along with what I wear.

First and foremost, my ultimate essentials are lip blam (vaseline or Blistex), hand moisturizer (Eos one smells amazing) and mittens. I cannot leave the house without these three. Morning and night I am finally starting to moisturize my face, very important because my skin is getting very dry atm. I had to put tissues in there because, snot…lol. Clothing wise, thick socks, scarf, hat and turtlenecks are a must. Do not hate on the Uggs, okay? For the days when I’m just getting gas, coffee or running errands, they keep my toes toasty and are very comfy. Cold Weather Essentials

 

New Years Inspiration

New Years equals sparkles, glitter and sequins. There can’t be one outfit or makeup look without one of those three. I wanted to share some of my favourites for New Years, from makeup, to shoes to accessories. I hope you get some inspiration, because if you’re like me and have no clue what to wear or what makeup look to do, then you will need some inspiration.

Have a safe and Happy New Years!

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Holiday Gift Guide | for the fashion fiend

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and I still have gifts to buy!! Anyone else?? This last gift guide is for all of us who literally left it to the last minute, or for the ones who celebrate Christmas on a different day, or for the ones who still have multiple holiday parties to go to. I’m trying to get out early to beat the crowds but I don’t think that will even work, there are some people ready at the crack of dawn to go out shopping… crazy people.

I hope you enjoy this last gift guide and have gotten some great gift ideas from all my gift guides. Stay tuned for more holiday themed posts, such as; day to night holiday looks, holiday makeup, cold weather essentials and more. Have a very Merry Christmas and thank you for reading!

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Art Print $25| YSL Card Holder $225 | Beanie $11.90 | Bust form $ 69.99

The Fashion Book $30 | Business Card Holder $30

Holiday Gift Guide | for the wannabe interior decorator

Christmas is getting closer and time is running out to get your gifts!! I still have a few gifts to get for friends/family so I’m going to have to brave the malls right before the big day. Yikes. Anyway, todays gift guide is for the person in your life who is always decorating their room, buying the nicest home decor and just wants to have the best looking house on the block.

This gift guide was hard to find items because everyone has different taste and style. However, I hope you got a little bit of inspiration. There is one last gift guide before Christmas, going up on Christmas Eve!! Screen Shot 2015-12-20 at 7.27.21 PM

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Ikea Gift card | Camera Decor $24.50| Wire Storage Bin $19.99| Elements of Style book  $31.49

Holiday Gift Guide | for the wanderlust soul

There is always one friend who seems like they are never at home, always globe trotting, always on a new adventure. The gifts below are perfect for someone who already has their next adventure booked or for someone who is still saving up for that big trip. Heck, even for anyone that is just darn right obsessed with travelling. Hope you get some inspiration!

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Map Watch $34 | Scratch Poster $29.50 | Selfie Stick $14.95

 Travel Journal $40 | Personalized Passport Cover/Luggage Tag $59