Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1-800-whats-our-sign-compatibility an #ootd

I know it's been quite a while, but this summer has been quite a whirlwind. 

From travelling to New York and then exploring the streets of Venice, Italy, then coming back to Vancity and having to dive into a new job as a graphic design assistant then going to work in a showroom for a week, dentist appointments, working as a Student Assistant at my Uni, SO.MANY.THINGS.

And the party doesn't stop, more work, a wedding coming up this weekend, and shortly with school coming around the corner I've just been non-stop!

But today, my friends, I got a lovely break. On this beautiful Tuesday I went out with one of my best for a little window shopping downtown, drank an excellent cappuccino and ate delicious salted caramel doughnut. And amazing company of course. 
Just like me and Angela always do, here are some shots of my outfit of the day ;)

Talk soon!

Jacket/Top/Leggings, Talula/Aritzia; Shoes, XXI; Bag, MATT & NAT

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Where's the camera, an #ootd

So, I'm back from New York/Venice and I have a potential job lined up for the summer if I can ace the interview. I don't even remember the last time I had a job interview, it's been that long. Anyhow, an update of my field school trip should be coming sooner rather then later..*Fingers crossed*

And also this sunshine is great but I'm that weird person who misses the rain when the sun is out and wants the sun when it's raining. Can't win this game of life.

Nike Roshes, Old Navy Shorts, Shirt from Macy's Bar III

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Heigh-ho Heigh-ho, off to school (abroad) I go

Click here to see backpack

Hello friends, tomorrow I am off for an incredible little adventure to New York City (again) and Venice Italy.

Now, I've never been to Europe before so to say I’m excited is an understatement. I'm going on a field school for 2 Art History courses (one was a studio class and the other was a lecture), so it was 3 weeks where I live, 2 weeks in NYC and 1 in Venice. I can't believe I leave tomorrow morning! I'm a little nervous as always but very excited. I hope I get a chance to post 1 or 2 times on my trip, I know that I will for sure have tons to post when I come back.

Moving on, I purchased this gorgeous MATT & NAT backpack a couple weeks ago to use for this trip because A. Its vegan leather (cool af) B. It fits the world, C. It will be better for my shoulders vs a cross-body and D. It looks cool. Also, the lining is made with 100% recycled water bottles which makes me feel good about the environment.
I also intend to use this when I come back from this trip, don't you worry. Hopefully my bag addiction won't get the best of me while I'm away.

Any who, off I go to visit Carrie Bradshaw's apartment & sing in a gondola!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The new LBD an #ootd

Zara Dress; Coach Bag & Shoes; Guess Jacket; Clover Ring from Night market; "J" Ring from New York; I have no idea where my Necklaces are from; Lipstick is Film Noir from MAC

Monday, April 27, 2015

First, we're going to moisturize

At the beginning of any makeup tutorial that you've ever watched, a good beauty guru will tell you that they've moisturized their skin. These three moisturizers work in different ways and are my favorite ones currently.

The Moisture Serge by Clinique is remarkable. I bought it because of all the hype I heard about it from various youtubers & bloggers. I had high expectations and at first I didn't really enjoy the gel formulation but after a couple days something magical happened and I have no idea why I second guessed its brilliant moisturizing abilities. The gel is kind of a medium weight and the jar says you can use it on top of makeup so that's a plus if you plan on taking it around with you.

The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream is of a thick consistency. It's what a typical moisturizer is like. It feels like its working the second you put it on your skin and throughout the day I've noticed that my skin still feels hydrated.

Lastly, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion by Clinique is a yellow tone which doesn't show up on your skin at all. I think it's that color to even out the tone of your skin. This moisturizer is the most light weight out of the three. I use this on days where I have time to let this sink it before applying my makeup. Because it's thinner, I tend to use a little more since my skin type is normal-dry.

I'm interested in diving into some higher end cleansers, any recommendations?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Trio of staples

These three new items have graciously made their way into my life and surprised me.

After having a mini sample of the Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner I was sold! The mini that I had previously owned (and used the heck out of) didn't last for a very ling time and I feel like after a couple week of using the full size version its dong the same. The product still comes out and glides on perfectly but I feel like the tip of it needs to be tested a couple times (on my hand) before I attempt the flick. I don't know if that's just how this product runs out or if I need to shake it more before I use it. Still, overall this product is a keeper!

I have never been a big fan of the Maybelline mascaras because they don't cost a lot and I think most of them have plastic wands. I bought the Rocket Volum' on a whim just to see how it would work out. Aside from the fact that there is like 20 different mascaras they have on the shelf this one works pretty well. It could be a potential re purchase. It holds a curl pretty nicely & it make my lashes thicker for sure. It's definitely not a disappointment like I thought it was going to be.

I was gifted this NARS mini matte lip crayon (not sure of what the color is) but it applies so nicely and thought its a matte finish it doesn't dry like a stain.It's easy to use and is going to come in handy for Spring!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Half way there an #ootd

Crepe bomber jacket - BAR III (Macy's in NY)
Dress - H&M
Sandals & Sunglasses - XXI Forever 

The school year has ended and I can't believe that I am half way though my degree. Makes me wonder if the next 2 years will go by quicker or slower. Quicker I hope.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Replenish & Stuff

It's about that time where the semester has finally ended and i'm not sure about you, but I know that all that crazy stress has shown through on my skin.

To combat the weirdness, I've been using the Vitamin C Reviver Duo from the Body Shop. I don't use the step 2 (eye cream) as much as I use the Step 1 which is a roller ball applicator with a serum that cools my under eye area and just feels good. Is this doing anything for my skin? Not sure, I don't have puffy under eyes but I can say that the area around my eye feels prep'd for makeup and feels refreshed in the morning

Good ol' Vaseline has been helping me out with a bunch lately, I saw a post (several posts) on Pinterest with Vaseline hacks and its great. If you're not already using it to buff onto dry skin you need to. You should also start using it in replace of your brow gel, put down fly-away hair, and even use as a base to intensify eye shadows.

This is my first Burt's Bees lip balm, it's scent is Grapefruit, which I seam to be obsessed with at the moment, and the function of this balm is "refreshing". It smells like heaven and if I'm not wearing lipstick this is what I have on.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The bags under my eyes aren't Prada no more.

Lets be honest, we've all probably had that moment when we realize that our drugstore favorites just don't work like the real deal stuff does. I have officially retired my Hard Candy concealers for this shiny new glory.

I love NARS, I think I can say it's my favorite makeup brand & I held off buying this even though all the blogger & vlogger reviews were great because I just couldn't justify the price. Which kinda doesn't make sense because I have no problem buying a NARS blush...The point is, I finally gave in and purchased the Creamy Radiant Concealer in the color Ginger/Medium 2.

I've only used this a couple time but I can already tell you that I love it. It doesn't crease and it doesn't look heavy on the skin. I think the translucent powder from NARS would pair nicely with this. Maybe that will be my next splurge after I finish my Bare Minerals translucent powder.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got some new Specs

I've literally been waiting to find a good pair of glasses for about a year now. The big problem with this is that I'm  just a little picky. I want something that is unique and classic, and that also suits my personality.

This pair that I have finally become obsessed with is by a brand called Superdry. I believe this company is a UK based brand that uses Japanese and Americana inspired influences.

The lovely frames that I purchased caught my eyes (haha #punny) because it's like a black version of a typical tortoiseshell print. These match to absolutely everything and were a very reasonable price.

I used to wear my previous glasses around the house but I didn't feel very comfortable wearing them out of the house because I didn't really feel myself in them. I am so excited that these new specs have made their way into my life.

Besides that, how are you all? Surviving this semester/year so far?


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