30 November 2014

Sunday Snap Recap: Instagram

1 - n/a
2 - Wearing some new shoes to school.
3 - R.I.P. Pat Quinn, Heart of a Canuck
4 - November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

1 - Birthday selfie!
2 - Table Etiquette 101 with some friends
3 - Birthday present from a friend... who took it from the restaurant... 
4 - Final birthday selfie of the night! I'm 23!

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28 November 2014

OOTW: Birthday Inspired


I turn 23 tomorrow (2 hours, ack!) and decided to make this week's set inspired by something that I'd wear for a birthday dinner/night out. I am absolutely in love with this coat.

23 November 2014

Sunday Snap Recap: Instagram

[ Working on an audition monologue // Counting down until Christmas break! ]

[ Having 4 roommates with birthdays in November = obligatory house party ]

18 November 2014

Nasty Gal x Vintage Chanel

Ever since Nasty Gal came out with their Vintage Chanel items on their website, I’ve been snapping myself with an elastic band every time I think about looking at all the beautiful pieces. I seem to enjoy the pain it gives me to look at things I can’t afford. Hence why I’m here now, about to show you all the things I have loved the most that they’ve got online.

Any shade of pink with black is perhaps my favourite colour combo.

So many Clueless Cher feels in these two.

Someday. Someday.

16 November 2014

InstaWeek: Snapshot Sunday

1 - Celebrating my housemate, Kathleen's, birthday with some spinach and drinks.
2 - My other housemate reminding me of my chore duty for the week whilst I finish more tequila.
3 - Trying out some new lipstick while laying in bed! (haha!)
4 - Feeling dreadful these last couple days and spending most of it with Netflix and some nice food.

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14 November 2014

Style Steal: Holland Roden x BCBGeneration

I'm a big fan of Holland Roden. Maybe it's the idea that gingers should stick together, but she's absolutely gorgeous and one hilarious gal. You can see her in BCBGeneration's fall campaign and her outfits are killer.

Some of my favourites, which could totally work for this winter, and I will probably steal for my Christmas wish list (steal: they're on sale!):

[ fur jacket / turtleneck (on sale) / pleated skirt (on sale) ]

[ skirt / high-low sweater (on sale) ]

[ pullover / clutch (on sale) / dress (sold out) ]

** All photos/videos/links are BCBG.

08 November 2014

November Through My Eyes

november list

[ on repeat ] FOUR by One Direction (iTunes - out Nov17th) ; 1989 by Taylor Swift (iTunes)
[ refill ] Gimme Brow by Benefit Cosmetics (x)
[ to wear ] Maroon Floppy Hat (Sold Out)
[ to try ] Zoeva's rose gold brushes (x)
[ always on ] Vancouver Canucks games !

05 November 2014

Product Review: Olay Fresh Effects Eye Awakening Cream

Quite often when I'm in a drugstore, I'm always stuck around the skincare section browsing for anything new to try. I have extremely sensitive skin that dries quite easily, as well as red blemishes that like to pop up and remind me of why I love makeup (ha!), so I'm always looking for anything new that might help out. Before my trip back to school, I was in the Superstore stocking up on some necessities to bring with me to Halifax. That's when I found this Olay product.

The Olay Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream. The product claims:

"For a well-rested look, gently squeeze the tube and use the tri-roller ball to massage the cream under your eye area for up to 30 seconds for each eye. Then, let the formula go to work with its naturally-inspired ingredients like honeysuckle, white tea, and cucumber. You'll quickly feel refreshed as you reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles. Plus, it's oil-free and won't clog your pores - so it's good for your skin.

Olay Fresh Effects Bright On Schedule Eye Awakening Cream cools and hydrates your skin with breathable lightweight moisture. Roll on each morning for a well-rested look."

You can view the product and its description here.

I figured it could come in handy during the long day of travel to the other side of the country. Anyone who's spent more than just a few hours on an airplane knows how dry your skin can get. When I travel, I don't tend to put on much makeup; generally just some concealer to cover up any spots. I thought, hey, it might make me look like I'm an actual living person!

So I tried it. On my layover in Toronto, I rolled some of the cream on under my eyes and did what the instructions said. What happened? It only made it worse. It highlighted my dark circles, almost making them darker. I had to throw on some concealer so I didn't look so horrid! Once back home, I tried it a few more times over the next few weeks but it never seemed to do what the packaging claimed it was supposed to.

I don't expect miracles from drugstore brands. I didn't expect it to completely make any darkness disappear, but I certainly did not expect it to almost seemingly darken my eyes even more. The 'awakening' it's titled after certainly was not the effect I had while using it.

If you're looking for something to help with the dark circles and puffiness after a long night of travelling, studying for exams or just after a bad sleep, I'd suggest merely grabbing a cold spoon and laying it underneath your eyes. It helps a hell of a lot more than this did. (FYI - the spoon trick actually helps a wee bit!)

** As with any review, this is my own personal experience and opinion. Everyone and their skin is different, so if you've used it and had a positive experience, comment below and let me know!

Winter Must-Haves

Winter Must-Haves

Just a few of what my own winter must-haves for this season! Some of the things I love most about winter is the ability to cover up in layers and some cozy jumpers (especially during those early morning wake ups)!

04 November 2014

Tell Me I Can

I want to build my forever with you,
Put my entire world around you,
Just tell me I can count on you