Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Monday, 30 January 2012


I think I am wishing it was summer already, so I'm currently craving a bronzey/soft makeup look.

Here's one go-to look I love:

- Use a tinted moisturizer or even skip and just apply moisturizer and concealer where needed. Keep skin as fresh and natural as possible
- Apply Bronzer on the higher planes of your face, then smile and apply a shimmery, peachy blush on your cheeks. Apply a little highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, chin, forehead, eyes and cupids bow. This Trio palette from Nars containing Orgasm Blush, Albatross highlighter and Laguna bronzer ($55 at Sephora) is perfect for all three!
- Apply a soft, shimmering, bronze eyeshadow, one of my faves is Woodwinked from MAC ($18).
- Apply a thin line of brown eyeliner, such as Maybelline Master Drama in Bold Brown.
- Curl lashes well and apply several coats of a waterproof mascara. Try Rimmel MAX Volume Flash.
- Use a nude lipstick like Revlon Colorburst in Soft Nude, blot and add a touch of clear or peachy gloss if you like.

Done! This is a great look for travel and vacations since it doesn't require many different products, is quick and easy to apply, and neutral enough to wear with many different outfits. Add some loose waves, a braid or messy updo to your hair keep the look effortless and beachy.

Here's an example of how it might turn out:

Thursday, 26 January 2012



I will have to admit, this trend has been going on for awhile now and I haven't really gotten that into it. It could be fun... basically mix "blocks" of solid colour into your outfit/accessories. You can either choose a piece that is already "colour-blocked", or mix your own (example, turquoise dress pants, orange top, pink shoes).

Here are some items I found that are all great deals for this look:

Color block dress
$70 - asos.com

Forever 21 shirt
$23 - forever21.com

Forever 21 lightweight blazer
$25 - forever21.com

Victoria's Secret high heel shoes

ASOS suede high heels
$70 - asos.com

Victoria's Secret high heel shoes
$75 - victoriassecret.com

Forever 21 crossbody handbag
$23 - forever21.com

ASOS shopping bag
£20 - asos.com

Forever 21 wristlet handbag
$13 - forever21.com

Forever 21 velvet belt
$6.80 - forever21.com

New Arrivals - 2005758364
$16 - canada.forever21.com

New Arrivals - 2005758364
$16 - canada.forever21.com

Monday, 23 January 2012


Okay, so time for another celebrity whose style I am inspired by. This round it's stylist extraordinaire, Rachel Zoe. Since watching her show, I have not only been inspired by her style, but also her work ethic! She might sound "like totally" of out of it (LOL), but she really seems like a kind-hearted, hardworking and intelligent woman.

Mainly inspired by 60's and 70's, you will find her in many flowy Bohemian looks (loves her caftans) and Disco era sequin tunics and dresses. You'll rarely find her wearing flats; I was impressed with how she rocked stiletto, platform, thigh-high boots while 9 months pregnant. She mixes different textures into her look and is amazing at layering and accessorizing. There is a lot of bad press about her being too thin, but she definitely seems like a work-a-holic, who probably barely makes time to eat. Either way, she knows how to dress for her body and looks great.

Last year Rachel launched her own high-end line (she already has another through QVC). Although I know she isn't a proper designer, I'm loving what she is putting out, probably based on her archives, taste and knowledge of fashion.

Here are just some of my favourite looks she's worn:

Here's some of what her line "Rachel Zoe" has to offer

Here's a peak at her Resort 2012 collection:

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