All posts tagged: Fashion and Beauty

Birchbox Canada January 2016: Moodboard Your Year Reveal

Originally posted on Written in the Cosmets:
If you aren’t familiar of Birchbox, it is a subscription box that costs $10/month or $100/year plus shipping box that contains anywhere from 4-7 beauty products, Click here to sign up today! This months theme is  ‘Moodboard Your Year Reveal’ I love the concept of this box is says 2016: the year of ________. It comes with a bunch of stickers so you can customize it to what your year will be, I chose risks because I will be taking a few of those in the months to come! Here are the products I received this month Bio Republic Skincare Cucumber Breeze Soothing Fiber Mask Set I have tried bio republic masks before and liked them, but not as much as this one! I had an allergic reaction to an exfoliator last week which left the sides of my nostrils dry, irritated, red and peeling (like a lot). My poor nose was sore to touch and my cheeks were red and irritated as well from the product. When…

Cleaning brushes with Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap ♡

I’d heard of this strange sounding product from a few youtubers and so when I came across it in TKMaxx (yes, again) I decided to substitute it for the baby shampoo that I usually use to clean my brushes. It’s common knowledge that not washing your brushes regularly can cause a buildup of bacteria which can cause breakouts on your skin, plus clean brushes apply product much more effectively. It’s a little bit of a hassle and I very rarely find myself in a mood where I want to clean my brushes but it has to be done! Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap is a concoction of organic oils which have antibacterial properties and it can be used for so many things, from washing your hands, to brushing your teeth, to cleaning your floors, I think i’ll stick to just using it for brushes for now but it’s a very handy thing to have around. To clean my brushes with it I first dampen the brush with water from the tap, pointing it downwards to avoid water getting to the…

78 days

Originally posted on Vogue & Dreams:
It is the one month count down until World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto and I am doing as much as I can to get some serious inspiration for when I work that gig. A good half of my friends are still in school right now, or they are working part-time. For me, I am working and getting serious about planning my future as a Masters student at Columbia University. I have been preparing my notes, practice tests and additional research. For today, I have been reading my Taschen book, full of fashion ads from the 20th century, in the hopes that when it is time for me to attend Fashion Week, I will look trendy, original and classic all at once. Point being: dream while others are sleeping. Book – Taschen Books Shorts – Forever21 Thanks for reading! 🙂 ?

e.l.f. Matte Lip Color Review + Swatches

Originally posted on Online Beauty Finds:
Hi everyone, These are the most comfortable matte lipsticks I have ever worn. They are very creamy and will not leave your lips dried out at the end of the day. This review is on the shades “Natural” and “Tea Rose”. They are a roll-up stick and are sized somewhere between a lipstick and a lip liner; the shape helps you apply it without going over the lines. There is about 2.5 inches of product in the tube; which I think is a fair size – it equals to an average lipstick amount. The formula is unbelievably creamy and does not feel at all like you are wearing a matte lipstick. It doesn’t last as long as a true matte formula, which is more drying, but it is decent at about 3-4 hours of wear before fading. Natural is on top, Tea Rose is on the bottom. ‘Natural’ is a beautiful nude which has a touch of beige and peach in it. ‘Tea Rose’ is a mauve-y nude which…

Is it really THAT important to wear sunscreen?

Originally posted on Pretty Little Lewis:
Short answer: yes! And you should be wearing SPF 30-50 everyday. Here’s why: You may not think twenty minutes in the sun could possibly do?that much damage. But you are wrong. Even a few seconds of sun exposure without SPF protection will mutate your cells and could lead to a form of skin cancer later on. Gross. It can take up to 30 years (what!!) for sun damage to appear on your skin. Which means those years you spent at the beach with little or no sunblock (and you thought, hmm I don’t really get freckles or dark spots so I must be all good!) will catch up with you. You are not invincible! Start slapping it on now to avoid future #skinproblems. The sun causes dark spots on your skin. So if you’re trying every kind of spot cream and skin product to try hide them, the easiest solution is just to exfoliate, and load up on sunscreen. You should be wearing sunscreen EVERYWHERE. Not just your face,…

ARE YOU WASHING YOUR FACE CORRECTLY?

Originally posted on be beautiful.:
It may seem like a pretty straightforward concept – squirt some cleanser into your hands, scrub your face, rinse with water, and dry off. Most of us do this everyday (hopefully twice a day!) and don’t put too much thought or effort into it. But, there actually are a few face-washing mistakes that many of us do every time we begin our skin care routine. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of any! Mistake #1: Your hands are dirty. It may seem silly, but before you wash your face, you NEED to wash your hands. In fact, you shouldn’t even think about touching your face without freshly-cleansed hands ever. It’s so important to expose your face to as little bacteria as possible, and we all know how nasty our hands can be. Mistake #2: The water is too hot.  Since cooler weather is quickly approaching, it’s very tempting to use hot water when washing your face. Truth is, hot water washes away skin’s protective oils, leaving it dry, tight,…

Quick drugstore everyday make-up tutorial! Simple and great for beginners!

Originally posted on O so Vogue:
Here is a quick and easy make-up tutorial that is great for going to school, work, or anywhere during the day! It’s really is easy and there are only a few steps so it is great for people that are in a rush or don’t like spending too much time doing their make-up. Also, all of the products are drugstore items so anyone can re-create this exact look!  Below is a collage highlighting the most important steps but if you need more detailed descriptions they will be below 🙂 First start off with a bare and clean face, so do whatever your face-care routine is in the morning and let’s get started! I don’t like wearing lot’s of face makeup to school or when it’s warm so I will not be showing it in this tutorial, although if you prefer using foundation on a daily basis, apply it now. I just use concealer, so first I go in with the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind- dark circle eraser. I use…

5 Ways to Dress Yourself in The Workplace

Is it just me or do you too also dread the words ‘Smart Casual’ …. What does that even mean ? Is it acceptable to go smart or casual and if not how do we define a safe balance in the workplace. It’s no longer as easy as wearing a fitted suit with a knee length skirt every day, or casual Friday where you only have to have a few outfits which you can rotate 4 times a month and hope no one notices the double up on clothing. After months of long thought and cautious outfit planning I slowly found ways to trick our colleagues into thinking we’re style genius. Hope you’re ready for these cheeky little tips which will transform your wardrobe and as have us all sitting at the business table as Sheryl Sandberg suggests, ready to ‘lean in’. Great book by the way! 1. It’s all about the tops These will be your saviours, make sure you mix up colour and ensure you have at least 7 tops all different to…