Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My New Winter Coat

This past week I have decided to finally purchase a new winter jacket. My old winter jackets have either been not warm enough, too short, damaged, etc. My dream winter jacket would be a black knee length down jacket with gold detailing, a belt with a gold buckle and a faux fur trim hood. I have seen some girls wearing it but I don't know where they got it. I should ask! So I did settle for this jacket. I first saw this jacket on my friend in college. She worked at Jacob and that is how I first discovered the jacket. I love that the neck area is puffy so you don't need to wear a scarf with the coat. You can also leave it untied so you will just have puffy lapels on your coat. I like the length of the coat. It just hits me at the knee so it's not too long. It is also filled with down feathers so it is warm! I love that the sleeves are cuffed at the end so no cold air can go up your arm. Now that winter is hitting Toronto really hard, I need to keep warm. These past few days the weather has been really cold! It was -18 degrees celcius with a wind chill feeling like -25. Now that is intense! How are you keeping warm in these cold months? Let me know in a comment! If you are interested in purchasing this jacket, click on the jacket!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Must Have Winter Products

With all this cold weather that is happening where I live right now, it is so important for me to stay moisturized. Here are some of the products I use to keep my hair and skin manageable this winter:

This product is amazing for my dry chapped lips. My lips have got to the point where they were so dry, my lips cracked in the corner. Not a good thing since it made it difficult to do anything; including talking and eating. The only downside to the product is that it strips a thin layer of skin off to reveal new skin. Other than that, I am obsessed with Carmex!

Pantene Pro-V 2-Minute Moisture Masque
I recently just purchased this product but I noticed immediate results right away. My hair has been very dry ever since the weather has gotten very cold and because of my ombre'd hair. Using this hair mask is like feeding your hair water since it is dehydrated. I recommend using this product 1-2 times a week.


Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion for Sensitive Skin
This is also a recent purchase that I discovered this month. It is a moisturizing toner/exfoliator that I can use on a daily basis. It is ideal for people who have very dry to dry skin. It is great for the winter months since it gets rid of any dead/dry skin that I have on my face. The product also has a bit of salicylic acid which will help with the redness that comes with very dry skin.

What are your winter must haves?

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Favourites of 2012 Swatches

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Left to Right:
Coastal Scents 6 Colour Contour & Blush Palette - Highlighter colour
MAC Sculpt and Shape Powder in Bone Beige/Emphasize
N.Y.C. Smooth Skin Sunny Bronzer
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Flush
MAC Blush in Stark Naked
MAC Blush in Style
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in Light/Medium
Same as above but with flash.

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Top to Bottom:
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Light
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Medium
NARS Blush in Orgasm
Smashbox Eye shadow in Pronto
MAC Eye shadow in 100 Strokes
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 2L
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 22L
Same as above but with flash.

Without Flash
Left to Right:
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N19
Revlon Lip Butter in Cotton Candy
Lancome Colour Design Lipstick in Vintage Rose
Shiseido Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer in RS 326
Same as above but with flash.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A New Year. A New Start. A New Me.

Happy New Year everyone! I know I am a little bit late on this but I am finally getting around to it. If you seen my latest video, you know I have been sick for awhile. I was on my couch for what felt like forever but now I am feeling a lot better health wise. However, things in my life have not gone quite as I planned. But that is life so I got to roll with it. The only thing I can do it move up from here. My last post I talked about my past New Years Resolutions. I have finally completed the list for this years resolutions and here they are:
  1. Rock red lipstick at least once a week.
  2. Drink more water/tea.
  3. Write a blog post twice a week.
  4. Make a positive impact in someone’s life.
  5. Plan/hold a successful beauty event. (Details to follow within the year.)
  6. Stay on a positive career path. The only way is up!
  7. Get driver’s license.
I really hope I can actually complete all of these resolutions by the end of the year. Ever since I turned 25, I have turned into a completely different person. I am more determined as ever in my career and in my life to get the things I want. It's either me turning 25 or my new ombre hair. Not sure but something inside of me has changed and I promise to you that you all will be blown away with what I have planned for you all this year. So hold on tight and enjoy what is about to come!