Beauty

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!

Holiday Gift Guide | for the makeup obsessed

We all have that on friend who just cannot get enough of makeup, they are always buying a new lipstick or watching tutorials you YouTube. Admittedly, I think I am becoming this friend. But ain’t nothing wrong with loving a good palette or bronzer!! Whatever your budget, there are soooooo many great gifts you can give, that your friend will 110% love. Just to let you know, it is totally okay if you find something here that you like and that you go buy it for yourself (;

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Too Faced Melted Lipsticks $36 | Beauty Blender $28 | NYX Contour Kit  $25| Becca Highlighter $46

Real Techniques Brushes $49| Morphe Eyeshadow Palette  $22.99| Sephora Bag $33 | Sweater $30

Next stop: italy!

I’M IN ITALY!!! I am so excited to have the chance to explore Italy again, this time exploring more then Rome. I have a week off from school and two girls I came to Scotland with asked if I was down for Italy and of course I said yes. Honestly, if you live in Europe, you are super lucky to have relatively cheap flights to and from the UK/Europe. I’m taking full advantage while I’m here.

With all that excitement, I’m not bring my laptop, because it was getting seriously squished while I was packing and I didn’t want to risk anything happening to it. I have a couple posts scheduled to go up during this next week and I’ll probably try to post some photos through my phone app.

I really don’t understand how people can pack for “3 weeks in a carryon”, because I’m struggling to pack for one week in a carryon. I also feel like I’m bringing nothing, anyone else feel my pain?? I’m going to be an outfit repeater so don’t mind me, lol. PLEASE make sure to follow me on Instagram @hungry4style_ to keep up with me on my trip (hooray for hotel WIFI). Here are some pics from my last visit to Rome. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll be wearing shorts this time 😦 11215141_10205397195868886_3426427136755182260_n 12004888_10205397174388349_6017547561285007388_n 12006148_10205397175548378_4666063357386497032_n 12033195_10205397190148743_9206048117168383884_n

Series: 15 pieces..20 ways

Are ya’ll ready for this? I’m starting a series of 10 posts, about 15 key pieces to pack while traveling and 20 different outfits you can make from them. I bet you’ve seen the articles on Pinterest of ‘How to pack for 3 months in a carry on’ or ’10 pieces, 20 outfits’. They always intrigue me because I love packing and I love finding new ways to wear the clothes I have. This series will be my spin on these posts.

Let’s get the deets:

  • The most important detail is that this series is a part of my coursework for University in Scotland. I figured since I came here with only two suitcases, and had to pack minimally, it would be a great idea to share the different ways to wear what I packed.
  • The outfits will be for Fall weather (if you live in a colder climate), I’m living in Scotland right now which has similar weather to my home in Canada.
  • Each post will have 2 outfits featured in it (2 outfits x 10 posts=20 outfits… yay!) and the collage of the 15 pieces. I will be talking about why I paired these together and where you can wear them.
  • Accessories, bags and makeup are not included in the 15 key pieces because they are items that do not take up a lot of room in your suitcase and can be worn with every single outfit created

I hope you enjoy this series and are inspired to find new ways to wear your clothes, whether you’re travelling or at home. Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon!

Friday Favs + Mini Review #shapematters

So, this week’s Friday favourites is just going to be one product but I swear to god this product is so amazing it takes the place of like 5 other products you have in your makeup collection. If you don’t know, I’ve started to get more into beauty and makeup products and I want to bring that into my blog. Much like fashion and clothing, makeup is a way of having fun and trying new things. It’s not about disguising yourself or trying to be something you’re not. It’s about doing what makes you happy and feel good! Enough rambling and let’s get to the good stuff.

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This week I’m talking about the new Smashbox #ShapeMatters palette. If you follow me on Instagram (which you should) then you have seen a couple posts where I rave about how amazing this product is. This product contains 2 eyebrow powders and a wax, 4 contour and highlight shades and 9 eyeshadow shades, oh and a double ended brush for the eyebrows and eyeshadows. This palette is honestly so multi-purpose, it’s amazing. Every single colour in this palette is amazing and can be used for day or night makeup looks. The colours have great pigmentation and they blend very easily. I’ve been using this palette like every single day since I’ve bought it and the colours last so long on the skin. The palette is $69.00 on Sephora.com and it is SO worth the price. I’ve been wanting to buy the contour palette and sticks from Smashbox but have held off since they are a little pricey. So as soon as I heard about this palette, it was a no brainer that I needed it.

Now we’re getting to the real good stuff; swatches and pictures.

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Left to right, top to bottom:

[BROW] eyebrow wax, taupe and soft brown

[FACE] contour, bronze, highlight and glow

[EYE] vanilla, totally nude, champagne, stripped, posh, platinum, sumatra, aubergine, blackout

I’ve been loving wearing ‘GLOW’ as a highlight and ‘HIGHLIGHT’ to set my under eye concealer. Oh the irony. I use ‘CONTOUR’ everyday to, you guessed it, contour. It gives a really natural looking structure to the face, unlike some other powders that look to orange or unnatural. I haven’t gotten around to using the darker eyeshadow shades but I have used almost all the lighter ones and I love them all.

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[BROW] taupe and soft brown

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[FACE] contour, bronze, highlight and glow

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[EYE] blackout, aubergine, sumatra, platinum, posh, stripped, champagne, totally nude, vanilla

If you haven’t gotten the hint already then what I’m trying to say is that you need this palette. Even if you’re a beginner to the makeup world (I still consider myself one), this is a great multi-purpose palette to get you started. If you are usually unsure about buying palettes because of the price or maybe you won’t use a couple shades, like myself, this palette will seriously amaze you and it is definitely worth the price. For me, I took into consideration that I wanted to buy the trio contour sticks from Smashbox and those alone are $52, this palette was only $17 more and I got 1 more contour shade, 9 eyeshadows, a brush and 3 eyebrow products. If that’s not a great value, I don’t know what is.

Comment below if you liked this post and want to see some more beauty-related posts. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see daily posts and what I’m up too and wearing!! @hungry4style_

Happy Friday!!

Wishlist…Book Edition

A lot of people know that I don’t like to read unless it has to do with fashion. This mostly includes magazines, but over the past year I have come across and read some really good books under the realm of fashion and blogging. Recently, I went to Chapter’s and I saw a few books that I need to buy, as in I need them right now. I have heard about all these books but have never looked at them in the flesh. I think the Summer is a perfect time to catch up on some reading you’ve been too busy for. I can’t wait to buy these and sit outside on a sunny day with some Starbucks and start reading! If you have read these books let me know what you think in the comments!

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Friday Favs

Today’s Friday Favs will be a little different because I will just be talking about one item in particular because I have been wearing them almost everyday. Drumroll please… this item is a lace bralette. I have quite a few different styles and colours in these and I LOVE wearing them. I wear them around the house, if I don’t feel like putting a real bra on (we’ve all been there) and I wear them when I’m going out. They are so comfy and add a super feminine touch to your outfit. It also looks really cute when it’s peaking through your top. All of mine are from Aerie because they seem to sell the largest product range. There are so many stores that sell lace bralettes so I suggest you grab some!

I’ll share a couple pictures of the ones I have but I’ll leave some links below on where to find some other really cute ones. The great thing about Aerie is that they sell these bralettes through every season and they come in so many colours, bright neons for summer and darker hues for fall/winter. They have some with padding for days where you are wearing it out or if you just want the support and ones without padding for lazy days or for smaller chested women.

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Some other stores that sell too cute to be real bralettes are Aritzia, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal and so many more. Let me know where you have bought you’re fav bralettes from in the comment box below! Happy Friday!