Friday, November 29, 2013

The Highlights Of My Week 2

Here are some highlights of my week:

From right to left:

Illamasqua winter collection/ Toronto at night/ Waffles at Harlem restaurant in Toronto
Hot & Sour Soup/Scandal lipstick from Illamasqua/ Illamasqua lipsticks

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Illamasqua has just launched their new winter collection and I am really excited to be able to showcase some of their newest products!

   Eyeshadow: Fatale Palette

The eye shadows in this winter palette are highly pigmented, which is something that Illamasqua has truly mastered in their eye shadows. Every time I swatch a colour, it feels like silk on my skin and is so smooth and light. The colors in the winter collection are absolutely gorgeous in my opinion. I am a fan of every color, which is a bit rare as I have a tendency to wear neutral colours (e.g. bronze) on my eyelids. However,  I not only like all of the colors in this palette (which is also rare), but I actually can envision myself wearing each of these colors. 

  • Charm is a versatile color that will look great with all of the eye shadows in this palette! 
  •  Women of colour/deeper tones will looks great with ensnare and mystify on their lids.

Sculpting Powder Palette: Duo Lumos & Heliopolis

This is sculpting palette, is a great palette for contouring and highlighting on the face. I like that it has some glitter in the highlight color, which will give a bit of a glow to the face. Similarly, to the eye shadows, this powder applies so nicely to the skin and feels quite light on the skin. In fact, I really like when it feels like there is nothing on my face, even though I have product on. 

Although this is a great palette, it is too light for my complexion. However, for women with lighter skin tones, this would be a great palette to try out. 

Lipstick Collection

I really like Illamasqua for their lipstick, because they always have such bright and vibrant colours. 

One of my favorite colors from this winter collection is Scandal. I really like pink/peachy colors, so I figured that I should give this one a go. Here is a look of Scandal on my lips: 

  I think this lipstick color looks nice with my complexion and is not too overpowering, nor washes out my color. However, as this color is quite matte, I think it is important to use a lip liner and moisturizer (if you prefer) before applying this lipstick on. 

Nail polish: Blizz & Boosh

The new polishes from the winter collection: The glittery nail polish is called Blizz, which makes sense considering that it looks similar to a winter snow storm. The other color is Boosh, which is a color that I am more drawn to as I like dark gothic colors on my nails during the winter. I have not tried either polishes yet, but I am such a big fan of nail polish that I wanted to show you guys a sneak peek into Illamasqua's new winter nail polish.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Highlights Of My Week!

Here is a look of my week which will hopefully give you a bit of a taste into my social life.

From right to left:

Tristan fragrance launch/Aldo midi rings /Tristan mini cups cakes
The Best Best Man movie in theatres/ Pecan crusted cheesecake/ Burberry Boots (I have been stalking)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Clothing retailer Tristan has just launched their new fragrances ELLE & LUI in their stores yesterday. The line is French inspired with Elle being for women and LUI being for men. The packaging of the fragrance bottles is quite simple with a wooden cover, which gives the product a very natural and pure appearance. 

As I am familiar with Tristan's clothing line and have bought a few pieces myself, I wanted to try out their new fragrance for women and see if I would like it. Initially when I sprayed the ELLE perfume on, I could smell a bit of the alcohol in the product, which I didn't like too much;  however, as the perfume began to dry on my skin the scent started to smell much better. I would best describe the scent as a combination of baby powder and flowers; giving it a very feminine quality. 

Overall, as this perfume is not very strong in smell, it is good for individuals that prefer to wear light  feminine scents. 

Tip: Make sure you try out a scent before you purchase it as perfumes always smell different on each individual. 

Although this is no beauty product or fragrance I wanted to include a picture of the cupcakes they were serving at the event, because I thought it was really interesting that they had mini cupcakes with the Tristan brand on it. I guess brands are on everything these days. Not only were the cupcakes really cute, but they tasted really good too! Yum!

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Monday, November 18, 2013


I recently went "window shopping" with a friend and ended up purchasing a few items from Aldo. Funny how that always happens huh? 

Anyways, it was a worth while purchase in my opinion, because I have been looking for 
 some midi rings for a while now, but I felt they are always so expensive when I see them and I am not willing to spend $10-$15 on something that I may not wear too often since I'm not that big fan of costume jewellery rings. Let's just say I had a bad experience with costume jewelry rings- green fingers. 

However, when I noticed the that the midi rings were marked down to $5.98 from $8.00, and they were additionally marked to 2 for the price of 1, I decided that I should snatch them up fast since they were cute and on SALE (bonus)! 

As soon as I got home with my new purchase I tried them on and tried to experiment with different looks, because they can be stacked or merely placed on one finger.  They are so fun to wear and I am really happy that I ended up getting 2 for the price of 1 since they are really cute and are so versatile. It's amazing how many different looks you can create with only a few rings on. 

Below are a few pictures of different ways to style midi rings. The key is to have fun and play around with creating different looks cause you never know what amazing look will be created. If you haven't purchased a midi ring yet, I think this definitely something you can add to your Christmas list. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and feel inspired to try out this fun trend!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

AWOL Nail Polish by Topshop

As many of you reading may already know from previous post that blue is a big color for fall, I decided to focus this post on another blue nail polish that I consider to be my go-to color for this fall- AWOL by Topshop.

This polish (AWOL) comes from the Topshop nail polish collection and can best be described as a royal blue. Although I find some of the nail polishes by Topshop to be slightly streaky, this color in particular applies very easily and looks great on the nail. In my opinion, once two coats of nail polish are applied  along with a top coat, the color will shine and look great on your nails.

Overall, if you are looking for a nice royal blue to don on your nails, this is a great color that can be worn during fall as well as winter, and is admittedly one of my favorite colors that Topshop has to offer. 

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